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:
Borderlands Research InstitutePosting Date:
Commensurate with experienceRequired:
Advanced degree in Natural Resource Management, Geography, or Geographic Information Systems, or closely related field. Preferred:
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. Primary Responsibilities:
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.
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. Other Information:
Position is security sensitive.
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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.