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
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.