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Wednesday, October 19


***APPLY at # 0836400*** ---JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provides technical expertise in Geographic Information Technology (GIT), including, but not limited to, remote sensing (RS), geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning systems (GPS). Develops databases and creates, analyzes, and/or processes spatial and non-spatial biological conservation and related data. Performs application design, programming, modeling, and provides support for computer-based GIT mapping and related statistical software. Administers selected grant-funded projects, and provides technical and administrative leadership to a team of GIT staff and/or students. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Provides complex and integrated computerized GIT analysis of conservation biology problems; 2. Performs data analysis, computer programming, and software development for GIT applications, to include maintenance of existing systems and research/development for future enhancements. 3. Analyzes project proposals, identifies omissions and errors in requirements, and conducts feasibility studies; recommends optimum approach and develops GIT application designs for approved projects. 4. Guides users in formulating requirements; makes recommendations on alternatives and implications of new or revised GIT software and applications. 5. Documents, designs, codes, and tests GIT models, web mapping solutions, and GIT applications; designs and carries out GIT procedures, both simple and complex; 6. Prepares training materials and gives presentations to users; interfaces with and serves as liaison to agency and NGO clients regarding special requests and operational issues as they arise; ensures that GIT products are delivered within a timeframe acceptable to the client, and solicits feedback for improvement of future services. 7. Oversees, guides, and coordinates spatial research and publication activities of NHNM staff and students, to include assistance with report preparation and Internet-based materials. 8. Develops, or assists in the development and writing of grant proposals for research projects, as appropriate. 9. Leads, trains, and supervises NHNM technical staff and/or students, as appropriate, in GIT analytical procedure; oversees, guides, and coordinates research and publication activities of staff and students, to include assistance with report preparation and internet-based materials. 10. May participate in the overall management and administration of all GIS related aspects of NHNM. 11. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems ---PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of GIS applications in conservation biology and natural resources management issues. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with NHNM staff and partners. Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in GIS, modeling (specifically species distribution modeling and habitat modeling). • Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in GIS, spatial websites, and spatial modeling. • Ability to evaluate and interpret end user information requirements, and to develop and implement appropriate technical solutions. • Knowledge of Windows, ESRI, and ERDAS software. • Ability to utilize and macro-program in SAS, ARC/INFO, and/or comparable statistical/analytical programs. ---SALARY: $3,434.31 to $4291.65 (MO) DOE; ---INSTITUTIONAL COMITTMENT: The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
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