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GIS Analyst

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces,  New Mexico
GIS Analyst

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Provides up-to-date campus maps to the NMSU community. Project construction and renovation support – construction. Generate space utilization reports, property and location reports and official building lists. Maintain and archive space plans, records, construction documents.

Classification Summary
To conduct GIS analysis, plan and implement Geographic Information Systems (GIS) focused program initiative for an identified client-oriented operational entity of the University. Perform activities to support the design, development, and operations of NMWRRI and GIS Laboratories.

Classification Standard Duties
Supervise, direct, delegate, and evaluate work of assigned staff. Design, develop, maintain, and provide daily management of GIS for funded research projects. Organize and deliver training sessions for project collaborators in use of GIS. Inform department staff and faculty on GIS projects, computer issues, and associated data sets. Consult with graduate students on thesis research related to GIS and associated data sets. Utilize GIS to create intelligent maps and databases for research. Assist project collaborators and students in preparing data for GIS analysis. Prepare progress reports on current projects for clients and departmental records. Answer questions for project collaborators and staff concerning projects, timelines, and budgets. Build Web-based GIS applications.

University and department policies and procedures; functional & theoretical understanding of geographic information systems, spatial statistics, data base & graphics interaction; knowledge of vector and raster based software & analysis; principles of project supervision; and extensive knowledge of computer hardware. Successful applicant must have detailed knowledge of the use of GIS in natural resource management, transportation, and other applied research areas, and working knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server, basic programming skills, Web-scripting, and the use of GPS tools.

Articulation of applied research problems; problem analysis & resolution; leadership, training and education of project staff, with experience of managing teams in the field highly preferred; report preparation; and public presentation.

Direct, evaluate, and supervise applied project work; communicate effectively in written and oral form; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct several activities; and conduct GIS analysis and evaluate output from such analysis.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience
One (1) year of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience collecting data using GPS units and developing applications.

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