Geographical Information Science (GIS) Technician and Support Specialist, PSS4

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Geographical Information Science (GIS) Technician and Support Specialist, PSS4

Job no: 493956
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Professional

The Geographical Information Science (GIS) Technician and Support Specialist provides technical support to the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability for Geographic Information Systems GIS teaching and research activities.

The position will provide computing support for departmental software, desktop, server, networking and virtual environments, as well as GIS database development. The ideal candidate should demonstrate proficiency with industry standard vector and raster GIS and remote sensing software, GIS database formats, as well as a broad understanding of geospatial analytical tools and procedures.

Tasks include the following:

  • Desktop and server hardware setup and maintenance
  • Coordinate the installation and maintenance of GIS software on virtual desktop infrastructure environments
  • Manage and maintain ESRI ArcGIS and other geospatial software licenses for both faculty and students and coordinate with external GIS technical support related to these licenses as needed
  • Manage and maintain Linux and Windows based servers
  • Manage and maintain departmental equipment, including but not limited to GIS computer hardware, software, printers, scanners, and plotter
  • Supervise the operations and maintenance of the Department’s GIS technology classrooms and labs
  • Technical support for faculty and students related to GIS teaching, research, and funded projects
  • Liaison to Academic Technology and related campus offices
  • Support departmental computing tasks, including graphic design, equipment and software purchasing, department web page maintenance and social media
  • Assist the School of Earth & Environment with web page maintenance
  • Provide GIS software and hardware consultation for other departments in the School of Earth & Environment
  • Other departmental technical support as directed by the Department Chair


  • One (1) year of professional experience in a related technical field
  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, computer science, information systems, or a related field
  • Experience with GIS analytical software and database development and management
  • Experience with website development and maintenance, including web-based mapping technologies is highly desirable

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative interdisciplinary team environment with departmental faculty, staff, and students, IT staff, and administration
  • Professional experience in a GIS office environment and/or GIS/ESRI certification
  • A focused, pragmatic, and result-oriented work ethic with strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and stay current with rapidly changing technologies
  • Knowledge of some structured programming languages such as html, javascript, Python and PHP
  • Proficiency in Web and online design, implementation, and evaluation

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application review will begin on 8/30/19 and continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: Aug 15 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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Posted: 8/16/2019
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