GIS Analyst

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job Summary: The GIS Analyst provides research support and technical services in the area of geographical information systems (GIS). Administers geospatial data and conducts research analyses of this data. Writes GIS-based statistical reports, develops and writes training materials, and conducts software training involving GIS functionalities. Interfaces with a variety of external constituencies, including research sponsors, state agency professional staff, and the media.

Additional Department Summary: Assists the lead GIS Programmer in supporting various GIS data and applications. Collects, populates, and maintains data in spatial geodatabases under general supervision of the GIS Programmer. Creates maps and analyze spatial data as collected and contained in the aforementioned geodatabases. Performs tasks such as data file conversions, field audits, training personnel in GIS functionality, overall GIS maintenance across campus, and should possess demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office’s suite of tools. Provides hands on support to entities utilizing GIS across campus

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in geography, civil engineering or computer science or higher and some GIS experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions.

Skills and Knowledge: General knowledge of file formats, including those related to GIS, basic computer operations, and applicable ESRI GIS software is required. Excellent verbal and electronic communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of cartographic/mapping systems. Experience with a relational database management system such as SQL Server. Experience with manipulating spatial data through CAD software and transforming data with tools such as FME.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster



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