GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist & Geospatial Center Director

Location
Beaumont, Texas (US)
Salary
$80,000 for 9 months, 12 months possible at $107,000
Posted
Aug 01, 2018
Closes
Sep 30, 2018
Ref
GIS Remote Sensing Center Director
Education Level
PhD
Desired Certifications
GIS Certification
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Paid
Sector Type
Academia

OPEN POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES

LAMAR UNIVERSITY, BEAUMONT, TEXAS

POSTING NUMBER:  201121583

POSITION TITLE: GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist & Geospatial Center Director

POSITION NUMBER:  499699

POSITION TYPE:  Faculty/Director 


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

The GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist and Center Director will support the Lamar Geospatial Center (LGC) by developing and teaching remote sensing classes and workshops, as well as GIS and GPS classes including those supporting GIS Certification, a Minor in GIS when required; and, eventual development of a Masters in Geospatial Science. This person will lead the day-to-day operations of the LGC and projects associated with it, including database management, submission of reports, and the writing of grant proposals pertaining to the LGC. Note that funded research and presentations/publications are also expected duties of the successful candidate. A track record of funded projects is desirable.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Develops and teaches workshops related to remote sensing and geospatial technology.
2. Develops and teaches academic remote sensing and GIS classes offered for credit toward GIS Certification, a GIS Minor, and Masters in Geospatial Sciences through Lamar University.
3. Manages people responsible for the collection of data, data entry, data conversion and data organization of LGC geospatial products.
4. Performs data verification and QA/QC for LGC geospatial projects.
5. Generates reports, maps and other technical documents in support of LGC geospatial projects.
6. Writes research proposals, makes presentations, and publishes research results.
7. Promotes the Lamar Geospatial Center to the community.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Knowledge of multiple operating systems and remote sensing/geospatial software applications, particularly the ESRI suite of ArcGIS software products and common extensions on a Windows operating system.
2. Ability to provide technical support to clients for remote sensing, GIS and GPS related hardware and software issues.
3. Highly skilled in collecting, processing, editing and manipulating geospatial data.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Ability to effectively lead a team of geospatial specialists.
 

EDUCATION:

A Geoscience or Planetary Science related Ph.D. degree specializing in Remote Sensing, or GIS/Geospatial Science is required.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Applicant must have at least 3 years of increasingly responsible Remote Sensing and GIS project management experience. Field experience with GPS units, and post-processing knowledge, is important. Thorough knowledge of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS computer applications is expected.
 

APPLICATION PROCESS:


Please access Human Resources’ job application page at https://jobs.lamar.edu  and click on Faculty Positions.  Find this position in the list and click on it.  This will take you to the posting details and the Apply for this Job tab.  Please include (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy.  Also requested are the names and contact information for at least three references and letters from them if available, as well as unofficial transcripts and other miscellaneous information you would like to include.  Alternatively, you can send this information to Lamar University, Human Resources, 4400 MLK Pkwy, P.O. Box 10009, Beaumont, Texas 77710.  However, the online application process is preferred.

SALARY:  Commensurate

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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