Works in a team environment to research, process, validate, and analyze geospatial data, satellite imagery, and crop insurance information in support of data mining efforts.; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate
Responsibilities: 40% Performs research and scientific analysis on geospatial data, satellite imagery, and crop insurance information; researches and recommends new data sources for future use
30% Develops and runs algorithms to process and validate geospatial data using SQL and Python; Updates and maintains spatial datasets inside an enterprise data warehouse
15% Tests web mapping interface and determines best cartographic practices for visual interpretation of data; develops new geospatial application ideas
10% Provides support and technical expertise to coworkers and clients for all GIS related functions; presents web mapping applications and geospatial analysis projects to clients
5% Performs other duties, as assigned
Required Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in geography, geographic information systems, or related field; 3 years of GIS experience, including acquisition and management of spatial data, map production, and geospatial analysis; Proven experience in ArcGIS Desktop, ESRI suite of GIS tools, and Python scripting; Experience writing algorithms and conducting analysis in SQL with a firm understanding of relational database theory;
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Expert knowledge of coordinate systems/map projections, data resolution, data types, FGDC and OGC standards, and cartographic best practices; Ability to produce professional, high quality, GIS-based cartographic products; Ability to multi-task, self-direct, conform to shifting priorities, and work in a team environment;
Other Requirements: Must qualify for USDA security clearance.
Preferred Requirements: Masters degree in geography, geographic information systems, or related field is preferred. Previous use of remotely sensed data and weather data is preferred. Experience administering and tuning an enterprise geodatabase; and experience creating map and image services within the ArcGIS Server environment is preferred.
Internal Number: R-015776
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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