Job Detail

Organization: Center for Geospatial Science and Technology - CSU, Northridge
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 2022-03-25
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Start date: Immediate
Location: CSU, Northridge (CSUN) Campus

The Center for Geospatial Science and Technology at California State University, Northridge is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented GIS Technician to support Center activities. More information about the Center can be found on our website at:
This position requires a solid understanding of GIS and an in-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop. Under general supervision of a Project Manager, the Technician is responsible for a variety of duties related to the Center’s National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Project. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of hydrography concepts is required. These duties may include but are not limited to engaging in data editing and data development, performing QA/QC tasks, creating maps, performing spatial analysis, documentation development, tracking and overseeing task-specific progress, and training and supervising interns. The GIS Technician will also perform other related duties as assigned.

• BA/BS in Geography OR related discipline with concentration in GIS or a GIS Certificate;
• 1+ years of related paid work experience;
• Comprehensive understanding of concepts related to GIS (i.e. map projections, data processing, data and file management, spatial analysis, topology, linear referencing, etc.);
• Experience and knowledge of hydrography-related concepts and datasets,
• Demonstrable skills in spatial data creation and editing;
• Knowledge of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures;
• In-depth knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop and Microsoft Office Products (i.e. Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.);
• Attention to detail and a deep understanding of methods to ensure data and project integrity;
• Excellent communication skills; and
• Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and tasks.

• Experience and knowledge of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD);
• Experience supervising, training, communicating with and delegating to staff;
• Experience in developing project documentation including, but not limited to: workflows; standards documentation, and progress trackers;
• Fundamental understanding of relational database design concepts;

Salary commensurate with experience. This position is full time and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Employment is through The University Corporation (TUC).

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Center for Geospatial Science and Technology
[email protected]

Use the subject line: GIS Technician Position

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