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Post-Bacc LAL Technician

Employer
Sewanee: The University of the South
Location
Sewanee, TN
Closing date
Jun 30, 2021

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Job Details

Open Date:

06/16/2021

Close Date:

06/30/2021

Classification Title:

Post-Bacc. Landscape Analysis Lab Technician

Division:

College of Arts & Sciences

Department:

Department of Environment & Sustainability

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:

NE8

Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time

Appointment:

Term

If Term, specify number of years:

1 year

Primary Function:

Provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support on campus through the Landscape Analysis Lab by creating maps, creating and updating spatial data, and conducting spatial analyses for a variety of campus departments, offices, faculty, staff, and students.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

To Provide GIS support for the University of the South. As part of that primary responsibility, this position will…

  • Support geospatial analysis of the Domain, including but not limited to faculty research, student projects, independent studies, faculty, staff, and student requests, and training of staff or students in specialized software.
  • Create, update, maintain, and document GIS data for the Domain, including both online and local data and resources
  • Collect and update data in and around Sewanee using Esri data collection apps and GPS
  • Create new and update existing online web maps, web apps, hub portals, and storymaps
  • Tracks all activities and reports weekly to supervisor (LAL Manager).

Judgment Required:

Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.

Budgetary Responsibility:

Monitors expenditures against budget; prepares budget data for review/approval by supervisor/department head.

Machines & Equipment Used:

Computer use, GPS, some field data collection using cell phone or tablet apps
Potential use of UAV (drone) for aerial video and imagery acquisition

Education:

Bachelors degree

Experience:

Experience or classroom comparable to an introductory and advanced GIS course (ex: ENST 217 and 317)

Job Related Skills:

Required: Experience and competence with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online
Recommended: Familiarity with ArcGIS Online storymaps and web apps, Esri data collection apps such as Survey 123, Collector and Field Maps, Esri Workforce, lidar processing, and image analysis, GNSS

Licenses/Certification:

Driver’s License

Student Contact:

Multiple backgrounds, interests, and majors who are looking for GIS assistance

Internal:

Internal interaction with various departments looking for GIS assistance as delegated by supervisor.

External:

Only rare interaction with external agencies as delegated by supervisor. Most likely with agencies such as town planners and architects working with the University of the South and referred to LAL by an internal department.

Supervision Received:

This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.

Positions Directly Supervised:

none

Positions Indirectly Supervised:

LAL workstudy

Confidential Information:

none

Working Environment:

Office and domain

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds (Sedentary work), Must be able to carry up to 10 pounds (Sedentary work), Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Organization

Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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