Geospatial Data Analyst - GINA

Geospatial Data Analyst - GINA

  • 527661
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 80
  • UAF Geophysical Institute

The Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) within the Geophysical Institute seeks a geospatial data analyst to work on grant-funded environmental monitoring and assessment projects. GINA serves products and assessments to the public via numerous public data portals; we are looking for a team member to assist with the robust delivery of these products, accompanied by innovative visualizations. This position includes the opportunity to support projects in wildland fire risk assessment, air quality monitoring, and remote sensing of natural hazards. The successful candidate will perform geospatial scientific data analysis using GIS tools and Python, increase the visibility and impact of our data products through the University of Alaska data portals, directly collaborate with our operations and research partners, and have the opportunity to present projects at conferences and seminars. GINA has a flexible office environment and collaborates with multiple groups at the University of Alaska system.

The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits, including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, members from marginalized communities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

To thrive in this role, the candidate should enjoy working in a team environment across a diverse set of research projects. The candidate must also have experience working with geospatial data analysis software and Python, and be willing to expand their programming skills to meet project needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, geography, or physical science/natural science plus three years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Demonstrated experience with geospatial software and/or analysis tools, including a programming or scripting language such as Python or R.

Position Details:

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment. This position is full-time, Grade 80, term-funded, exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, based on education and experience. 


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

*You must be a U.S. Citizen and provide this confirmation in your resume or cover letter. 

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357 or at uaf-gi-hr@alaska.edu. 


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