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Gis Data Manager, Bullard Center For Environmental And Climate Justice

Employer
Texas Southern University
Location
Trammells, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Title Information

Security Sensitive Position?

Yes

Hours of Work

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number

TSU202872

Official TSU Title

GIS Data Manager, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice

Grant Title

GIS Data Manager, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice

Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

The GIS Data Manager, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice is responsible for providing technical expertise and supervision for day-to-day implementation and operation of the GIS within the context of programs, research initiatives, and policy directives. The GIS Data Manager is also responsible for managing research projects involving the collection, analysis, and dissemination of geospatial data.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

  • Manage web-based/interactive GIS hardware and software for the Bullard Center including conducting evaluation of needs, licensing, recommendations for system and data architecture.
  • Oversee and provide technical guidance regarding activity associated with implementation, operation, and enhancement of the GIS assistance and visualization for Bullard Center-associated research projects.
  • Conduct research and development on new GIS related products and procedures.
  • Summarize and convey relevant information to external community groups and partners in the HBCU CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium, HBCU Climate Change Consortium and National Black Environmental Justice Network.
  • Develop and provide training to internal users on geospatial/big data management and other operational issues.
  • Coordinate GIS data sharing and storage for external partners of the Bullard Center
  • Maintain current knowledge of enterprise GIS technologies and developments in the field through relevant training, literature review and attendance at conferences and symposia.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
% FTE

1.0

Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience.

Education
  • Master's in Geography, Urban Planning, Epidemiology, Environmental Science, or related fields.
Required Licensing/Certification

N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Strong research knowledge in environmental and climate justice.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Technical writing and research publication experience.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and computational skills are a plus.
  • An interest in policy impacts is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.
Skill in:
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Independent worker.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Conduct training on the use of GIS software to diverse audiences.
  • Handle sensitive and/or confidential information.
Work Experience

Interdisciplinary research experience at the nexus of environmental justice, transportation equity, climate change, food insecurity, and heat island effects, green space justice, and natural disasters.

Preferred:
  • Five years of work experience in the GIS field and or related activities. Extensive knowledge of GIS software and technology and information services. Extensive knowledge of and proficient use of ESRI formatted geo-databases and remote sensing data.
  • Working knowledge of Python scripting and SQL for big database management.
  • Proficiency with full Esri software suite including ArcGIS Online and ESRI Server.
  • Experience publishing and maintaining ArcGIS web-based map services and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate academic research into useable tools and metrics for decision-makers.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups which include community groups, elected officials, policymakers, non-profit groups, etc.
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams and/or community-based research projects.


Working/Environmental Conditions

Limited standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.
Using or carrying equipment.

Desired start date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date

Open Until Filled (overrides close field)

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * Do you have a Master's in Geography, Urban Planning, Epidemiology, Environmental Science, or related fields?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have interdisciplinary research experience at the nexus of environmental justice, transportation equity, climate change, food insecurity, and heat island effects, green space justice, and natural disasters?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have five years of work experience in the GIS field and or related activities? (preferred)
    • Yes
    • No

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Other Document
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Optional Documents

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