26 Apr 2016


Southwest Minnesota State University – Posted by JobTargetOCMarshall, Minnesota, United States

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Job Description


RESEARCH ANALYSIS SPECIALIST – GIS OPTION vacancy at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. This is a 60% position, $21.44 – $31.45/hour. This position includes organization, training, and education in the implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology for potential public and private users in Southwest Minnesota; will provide contract GIS-related services for regional users; identify and meet the needs of SMSU faculty and students for GIS services, including large format printing needs for the SMSU campus.

Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job):

  • Master’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Sciences or other appropriate degree.
  • Graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with GIS software applications and website maintenance including construction, digitizing, data conversion, data management, and cartographic skills.
  • Experience teaching GIS courses, labs, workshops, or seminars.
  • Strong background and thorough knowledge of the theory and use of GIS and an extensive understanding of Systems Analysis and Design procedures for the implementation of GIS.
  • Knowledge of current, state-of-the-art computer and information technology systems, networking, hardware, and software.
  • Competence and training in the use of GIS software including, but not limited to, ArcView and ArcInfo.
  • Working knowledge of various computer operating systems and internet, website maintenance.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization and the university.
  • Computer network administration skills/training.
  • Available to travel – up to 2 days/week; some overnight travel – up to 2 nights/month anticipated.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment and materials up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications (desired but not expected to have to enter job):

  • Ability to support courses such as Precision Ag

Application deadline for applying is May 13, 2016. To apply for this position, applicants must submit their resume and application through the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) Employment web site: http://www.mn.gov/careers Follow the directions on the MMB website to apply for this position. Use Job ID Number 4901 to view and apply for the vacancy.

Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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