GIS Technician

GIS Technician

  • 528276
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • Remote
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 76
  • UAF Geophysical Institute

The Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory (GIPL) seeks a geospatial data analyst to work on grant-funded environmental monitoring and assessment projects. The GIPL conducts a wide range of research centered around the response of permafrost to ongoing climate change and associated impacts on the built and natural environment. We are looking for a team member to assist with the collection and analysis of a range of spatial datasets. This position includes the opportunity to support projects focused on permafrost-affected coastal change, permafrost-infrastructure interactions and associated hazard map development, and mass-movement mapping and monitoring.

To thrive in this role, candidates should have extensive knowledge of GIS tools and programs including ArcPro, Q GIS, and ArcOnline; programming experience with R, Python, or similar; and experience in creating cartographic products with spatial data and field observations.  Additional qualifications include experience with data visualization using the Adobe suite (e.g. Illustrator and Photoshop), familiarity with Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) techniques, and knowledge of GIS database creation and management. The ability to work closely with co-workers and supervisors and prepare and present research to internal and external groups both in written and oral form is also an important component of this role.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year college coursework in a field relevant to the research (e.g. natural resource management or geographic information systems) and one year experience in a field relevant to the research (e.g. natural resource management, environmental consulting, cartographic analysis) or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Details:

This is a term-funded, one year position.  Review of contract renewal will be on an annual basis at the University's discretion and is contingent upon additional budget support being secured for this position. Hybrid and remote work options within the United States will be considered.

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.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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. 


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

 

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