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GIS Specialist

Sul Ross State University

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Instructions to applicants:

How to Apply: Submit letter of interest, resume, a completed Sul Ross State University application, and contact information for three references.

Job Title:

GIS Specialist




Borderlands Research Institute

Posting Date:


Until Filled:



Commensurate with experience


Advanced degree in Natural Resource Management, Geography, or Geographic Information Systems, or closely related field.

Must have excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and be technically current in geospatial techniques and platforms.

Seeking an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program.

Must have experience with ArcGIS, remote sensing, Adobe and Microsoft software packages. Must have experience with relational database management, technical writing, and web design and maintenance.

Must be comfortable with programming, particularly with Rand SQL.

Must be prepared to learn new skills and adopt new approaches as field develops.


Ability to create, maintain and update GIS databases using the ESRI suite of ArcGIS software, as well as non-ESRI products, such as PostgreSQL and PostGIS.

Candidate should be able to collect, prepare, digitize and code spatial data into GIS format and convert GPS data into GIS datasets.

Experience with programming API-based routines preferred, as well as experience with server-based data management. Candidate will conduct mapping research to ensure accurate use of data and resolve conflicting information. Familiarity with web-based GIS applications. Advanced spatial analysis skills and experience with Python and R. Ability to evaluate, analyze and implement GIS information needs and/or assist technical professionals in analysis and assessment of a variety of disciplines and generate reports and produce graphics for use internally and for constituents. Provide technical assistance and support for GIS projects, applications and data.

Primary Responsibilities:

Candidate will be responsible for coordinating, managing, and cultivating a database management system for geospatial data including managing GIS-based decision support tools for land management for the Institute. This coordination effort will involve working with a team of research scientists, faculty, and staff for the various programs at BRI. Candidate will also help assist students and staff working on projects and other duties as needed.

Position is security sensitive.

Other Information:

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.



Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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