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Spatial and GIS Analyst

Date Posted
20th June 2017
Education & Training, Marine
Job Type
St. Thomas, USVI
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The successful candidate will provide research and technical support for the GeoCAS Institute, and an active member of the research team at the MacLean Marine Science Center at UVI.

Job Description

The candidate is expected to work on multiple research projects of spatial nature, and will be expected to contribute to the advancement of geospatial and geocomputational research portfolio of the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies.

Required Qualifications    
The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Collect, analyze and distribute geographic and geospatial data relative to environmental and marine sciences research in the US Virgin Islands and the broader Caribbean region; 
  • Organize and manage enterprise and “big data” geodatabases and relational databases including SQL server and ArcGIS server databases and data cubes; 
  • Assisting in developing and managing of WebGIS forms and apps, crowdsourcing GIS data and maps, organizational content and user web management; 
  • Assisting in developing geospatial queries, scripts and development operations, including SQL queries, Python scripts, and JavaScript GIS apps; 
  • Assisting in managing ArcGIS server campus-wide licenses and installation distribution and services; 
  • Assisting and contributing to manuscript, report and research proposal writing and production, and; 
  • Performing other duties as determined and instructed by the CMES director, in conjunction with the GeoCAS Director and Environmental Data Manager.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in environmental sciences, geographic sciences, computational sciences or related field, OR Bachelor’s degree in marine sciences, environmental sciences, geographic sciences, computational sciences or related field and minimum of 3 years of demonstrated professional experience in geographic information science-related research or management; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Geographic Information Systems (specifically ArcGIS including spatial and geostatistical analysis tools); 
  • Demonstrated strong statistical and computational skills, including understanding of parametric and non-parametric statistics (spatially and non- spatially explicit, spatial interpolation, spatial regression, krigging, etc); 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and managing relational database operations especially in GIS (including geodatabase relational operations, topological rules, linking and joining relational databases, and SQL query language); 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team settings and meeting tight deadlines with tangible deliverables; 
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with a range of clients and collaborators, including students, faculty, staff, professionals, organizations, and the general public; 
  • Strong desire to learn new skills and tools and receive instruction and training.

Additional Desired Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with scripting languages related to GIS and relational database operations, including Python scripting for GIS, JavaScript for GIS apps, HTML or PHP web scripting and/or .NET and Visual Studio; 
  • Familiarity with marine and/or environmental research; Advanced SCUBA Diving; advanced statistical or mathematical/computational software (e.g., Mathematica, Statistica, SPSS, R, etc.); 
  • Ability to manage ArcGIS server installations and cluster server computing operations and services or at least a strong desire and ability to learn; 
  • Experience on geospatial IT operations.

Physical Demands    
Physical Demands: Should be able to lift a minimum of 15 pounds. Occasional outside fieldwork collecting spatial data is required for this position.

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