Geographic Information System Professional I (Part Time)
Arizona State Museum
Department Website Link
Tucson, AZ USA
The Arizona State Museum (ASM) at the University of Arizona seeks an adaptable, self-motivated, collaborative individual to serve as the GIS Technician for AZSITE, Arizona's official geographic information system of archaeological and historical properties in Arizona (Arizona Executive Order 2006-03). In coordination with the AZSITE Database Specialist, the incumbent prepares submissions of archaeological and historical data for upload to AZSITE, performs quality control operations on existing AZSITE data, and contributes to ongoing development of data management practices and user applications for AZSITE. Additionally, the incumbent will assist the AZSITE Database Specialist with program responsibilities including user management and communication, accounting, and public engagement.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate attention to detail, the ability to work independently and have strong problem solving abilities.
ASM is a member of the AZSITE Consortium that also includes Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. The GIS Technician position offers the opportunity to collaborate with AZSITE Consortium institutions, cultural resources management professional, academic researchers, and more. For more information on ASM's mandated programs and AZSITE, visit http://statemuseum.arizona.edu/crm
As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, a furlough and pay reduction program has been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the plan will be notified in accordance with adopted furlough and pay reduction program guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the furlough and pay reduction program and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu.
Outstanding UAbenefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance anddisability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state andoptional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; andmore!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Performs quality assurance on geospatial and attribute data from archaeological/historical submissions prior to upload to the AZSITE
databases. This process can include verification of electronic data with ASM Archaeological Records Office (ARO) records, validating data type and format, and digitization or geoprocessing of geospatial data.
Performs quality control on existing AZSITE data, including responding to corrections requested by users and ARO, to ensure accuracy of geospatial and attribute information.
Compiles AZSITE geospatial and attribute data for users requesting extracts of data for project areas.
Assists the AZSITE Database Specialist in managing and updating the AZSITE website.
Assists the AZSITE Database Specialist in recording minutes and conducting public engagement around AZSITE Executive Management Board meetings.
Assists the AZSITE Database Specialist with routine user management tasks and user fee accounting.
Assists the AZSITE Database Specialist in developing and updating instructional materials and forms related to AZSITE use.
Assists the AZSITE Database Specialist in the development and update of user data submission applications and protocols.
Assists the AZSITE Database Specialist in the creation and implementation of scripts and procedures to maintain consistent and accurate data, particularly during transfer, storage and retrieval.
Additional duties may be assigned.
Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
Completion of at least six college-level courses in GIS, computer science and/or archaeology, or three years of broadly diversified experience in GIS, computer science and/or archaeology.
Interest in relational databases, web development, SQL, Python, and/or other programming languages.
Demonstrated professional experience with GIS, including advanced editing, geoprocessing and/or scripting.
Demonstrated professional experience with relational databases, including SQL, and/or web development.
Educational or professional familiarity with archaeology or related fields.
Full Time/Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay
Career Stream and Level
Geographic Information Systems
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates
520 621 3602
Open Until Filled
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.