Geoscience Manager-Digital Mapping Laboratory

Idaho Geological Survey (IGS)
Moscow, Idaho
Apr 19, 2018
May 19, 2018
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University of Idaho


Geoscience Manager-Digital Mapping Laboratory


Location: Moscow


Division/College: University Research (Div)


Employee Category: Exempt


Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience, up to $70,000


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Position Summary:


The Geoscience Manager for the Digital Mapping Laboratory of the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS ) is stationed at the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho. The incumbent will manage and maintain production, publication, and delivery of geologic and other IGS maps, products, and data. The Geoscience Manager will supervise the Digital Mapping Laboratory staff, which includes GIS Analysts and Digital Cartographers. Incumbent also oversees Information Technology contractors. Maintenance and purchasing of lab software and hardware and co-management of the IGS website and Windows network domain are additional responsibilities of the position. A strong understanding and demonstrated work experience in geologic mapping are important skills for the incumbent to successfully interface with geologic staff on IGS research projects. Light travel will be required as needed to attend professional or state meetings and to visit the Boise office of IGS .


Minimum Qualifications:


• Master’s Degree in Geology or closely related field.

• Proven experience with ESRI ArcGIS software applications.

• Three years of post-degree applied ArcGIS work experience with geologic and geospatial data (teaching experience at any level or graduate TA or RA assistantships or Post Doctorate Internships are not counted as applied work experience).

• Proficient understanding of geologic maps and geologic mapping principals.

• Proficiency in general office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office).

• Working knowledge in database design.

• Working knowledge of programming language for GIS applications.

• Working knowledge of PC computers including servers.

• Valid driver’s license and ability to pass University of Idaho Defensive Driving course.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Map publication experience including publishing maps and other publications using ArcMap and Adobe Illustrator.

• Proven record of successful management of technical staff including direct supervision of geology, GIS , and digital cartographic employees.

• Demonstrated ability to lead and be part of a larger team working environment.

• Proven knowledge and work experience with management of IT contractors.

• Working knowledge of SQL database scripting language.

• Working knowledge of computer IT systems including MS Active Directory and managing local domains.

• Proven and advanced knowledge/work experience with Python programing.

• Demonstrated experience with teaching GIS and database skills to technical staff.

• Applied GIS /geology work experience with a state or federal geologic survey.

• Proven experience with conducting geologic mapping.

• Proven working experience with Lidar applications in the field of geology.

• Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field with an emphasis in geospatial and GIS applications of geology.

• Registration as an Idaho Licensed Professional Geologist (PG) or ability to complete licensure within 18 months of employment at IGS . Licensure enhances eligibility for merit-based pay increases.

• GIS Certificate or equivalent.

• Working knowledge of AutoCAD software.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


Ability to carry and/or otherwise move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.


Posting Number: SP001728P


Posting Date: 03/14/2018


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions:


Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 16, 2018.


Finalists for this position are required to travel to Moscow at IGS expense for an interview and provide a 30-minute oral presentation on their applied work or research on geological projects using GIS and other applications.


Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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EEO Statement


University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.