Since its founding more than a century ago, Stanford University has continued to find solutions to the great challenges of our time and to prepare our graduates for leadership roles in an increasingly complex world. Overarching a collective of ten departments, the Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) organization at Stanford supports the university in realizing these objectives. LBRE is committed to the preservation and enhancement of Stanford's campus and adjoining lands and constructs and maintains facilities in which advancements across the academic spectrum is made possible. LBRE takes pride in the care and stewardship of the 8,100 acres that makes Stanford the special place that it is. We are Caretakers of a Legacy.
Land, Building, and Real Estate is seeking a candidate to fulfill a GIS position to provide support to IT-Applications team. The position will be responsible for developing and supporting mapping applications and conducting spatial analysis tasks to support the operational core of Stanford University's campus. This position provides an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with GIS software and build essential professional skills in a business environment.
Who you are:
You love using technology of all types.
You've been drawing maps before you could spell your own name.
You know Geography should be a required subject in all schools.
You took the same Geography course 3 times in a row, just for fun.
Some people think peanut butter and jelly is the greatest pairing ever - You know Geography and Information Systems is the greatest pairing, EVER.
Reading maps is not just a weekend hobby for you, its's an art.
You are so organized; they know you on first name basis at the Container Store
What will I do as a GIS Specialist level 1:
You will have the opportunity to travel around campus [bike, golf cart, electric scooters] to view what the maps represent
You will assist in developing the maps that everyone sees [staff, faculty, visitors]
You will take data and digitize it into map information
You will transfer hardcopy data into our database
You will interact with multiple departments and build relationships
As you discover new solutions to problems you will be able to share that knowledge with others by documenting it in our wiki and customer facing website
* Other duties may also be assigned
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
What we require
Background in information technology, programming, full stack exposure would be ideal
Ability to quickly gain proficiency in new technologies
Strong communication skills.
A strong interest and background in GIS (geographic information systems) and location services
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creative, Curious and Flexible.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Create maps, charts, tables, graphs and graphics using GIS and related software. Identify attributes to be associated with mapped features and link to features as data are collected, surveyed or drafted.
Develop and maintain geospatial databases. Conduct research to locate and obtain existing databases. Correct data to ensure highest degree of accuracy.
Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observations, GPS, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and existing maps.
Analyze and integrate spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
Identify and display geographic relationships among varying types of data.
Enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using various cartographic methods.
Work with clients to identify data needs.
Move, copy, delete and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or for electronic transfer.
Modify or test existing scripts.
Education and Experience Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of relevant GI software and graphic image editing software.
Basic understanding of industry standard scripting languages.
Understanding of topologic types and relationships and database design elements.
Proficient at MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
Able to coordinate and execute simple design projects.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Experience reading and interpreting maps, engineering and architectural drawings.
Possess cartographic aptitude with ability to complete basic mathematical and statistical calculations.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Able to use engineering blueprint copier, plotters, scanners and printers where applicable.
Solid comprehension of coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography and map scales
Creating and maintaining documentation in collaborative web based technology Google Docs and Google Sheets
Some experience working with Spatial data
Basic understanding of any scripting languages such as Python
Knowledge of relational databases
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or Adobe Creative Cloud software, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.