Field Research Technician

Austin Peay state University

Clarksville, TN

ID: 7068464
Posted: July 31, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The GIS Field Research Technician works under direct supervision of the GIS Center Director. This position will have primary responsibility in GIS projects along with daily duties for the GIS Center.

Founded in 1927, the school is named after former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, a Clarksville native. Austin Peay is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. Austin Peay’s strategic plan focuses on five goals that will guide the University through the next 10 years. The five goals are growing enrollment, building student success, sustaining University growth, expanding diversity and enhancing communication.

Austin Peay passed the 11,000-student mark in the fall of 2019 and continues to be one of the fastest-growing universities in the state.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- GIS mapping and Geodatabase design with current GIS Projects.
- Collect GPS information through the use of GPS equipment.
- Maintain GPS projects.
- Update and maintain GIS files and maps.
- Produce technical writings and presentations related to GIS/GPS technology.
- Work with city and county clients on GIS and GPS projects.
- Prepare and maintain cartographic maps.
- Develop new GIS/GPS applications.
- Work with students on GIS/GPS projects and supervise as needed.
- Teach GIS/GPS software to students and clients.
- Update city and county GIS clients on a regular basis.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
- Ability to use a personal computer and associated software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
- Ability to use ESRI ArcGIS Software for mapping projects.
- Ability to cooperate, work well, and get along with supervisors, coworkers, students, University community and the public.
- Ability to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to effectively supervise students.
- Ability to make mathematical computations accurately.
- Ability to learn new software programs as related to GIS.
- Ability to use GPS equipment and software.

Physical Requirements
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required occasionally.

Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
- Experience with ESRI ArcGIS, GPS equipment and software programs.
- A background search will be required of the successful applicant.


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