The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) located in Palisades, New York, is seeking a Staff Associate II/GIS Programmer to join its team.
GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development) works with countries to generate, validate and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and subnational boundaries. GRID3 combines the expertise of partners in government, United Nations, academia, and the private sector to design adaptable and relevant geospatial solutions based on capacity and development needs of each country.
Under GRID3, the Staff Associate II will support complex geostatistical data processing tasks and workflow development by solving moderately complex problems. In addition, he/she will develop data visualization dashboards and tools to represent complex spatial interactions and patterns. Likewise, the incumbent will contribute with the production of core spatial data layers (settlements, infrastructure, and boundaries), as well as provide support the integration of spatial data layers into online data platforms. Moreover, he/she will support the development of documentation in the form of technical briefs, training materials, and metadata, and will make substantial contributions with GRID3's knowledge base related to geospatial data use and integration in the form of online curriculum and other outreach materials. Finally, he/she will provide GIS support to other projects, as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities may include: - Supports complex geostatistical data processing tasks and workflow development related to the production, validation, and curation of GRID3 core data spatial layers, mainly: settlements, boundaries, and infrastructure. - Supports and substantially contributes with the design, scripting, and implementation of monitoring and data visualization tools, dashboards, and online platforms (e.g. ESRI Hub, Shiny-based dashboards) in support of data-driven, in-country decision-making. - Substantially contributes with GRID3's knowledge base related to geospatial data use and integration by developing content for GRID3 online curriculum and outreach materials. Supports the development of documentation of data processes in the form of technical briefs, white papers, webinars and other training materials, as well as metadata. - Works in coordination with other staff at CIESIN in order to successfully accomplish project's milestones and deadlines. - Participates in teleconferences, meetings, working groups, webinars, and related coordination activities as needed. - Reports to the Senior Staff Associate serving as Associate Director for Geospatial Applications Division, and receives guidance from GRID3 project leaders. - Exercises independent judgment and initiative within specific objectives. - Must be able to work in interdisciplinary teams.
Internal Number: 6341
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