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National Drought Mitigation Center

Employment

GIS Specialist I
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Natural Resources

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), based in UNL’s School of Natural Resources (SNR), is looking for a GIS Specialist I to work with climate and remote sensing experts on a variety of operational drought tools and datasets, involved with research projects as needed. This position will have a familiarity with the R statistical language, MATLAB, ESRI ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro, as well as programming and scripting within these packages. Employee should be familiar with relational databases and have experience with Structured Query Language (SQL). They will be heavily involved in migration of NDMC models to R and will assist in developing a system to map models outside of the current MapCubist system. They may be required to present results and processes formally and informally to both internal and external audiences.

Minimum required qualifications: B.A./B.S. in geography, climatology, meteorology, computer science, statistics, natural resources, GIS, environmental/water sciences, or related field required plus one year experience with GIS applications specifically ESRI ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro. Excellent computer and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet UNL driver eligibility requirements.

Preferred qualifications: M.A./M.S. in geography, climatology, meteorology, computer science, statistics, natural resources, GIS, environmental sciences, or related field. Preference may be shown for individuals with advanced degrees. Three years’ experience in one or more of the following or one year of experience with a MA/MS: 1) advanced skills in the ESRI ArcGIS, ESRI ArcGIS Pro, R and MATLAB packages, 2) familiarity with ERDAS IMAGINE or Exelis VIS ENVI, 3) experience with ESRI ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and Google Earth Engine, 4) familiarity with geoweb services including but not limited to image, feature, map, kml, json, geojason and OGC services, 5) experience with statistical applications and environmental modeling/applications, and 6) programing or scripting experience in R, Python, MATLAB and IDL scripting.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Applicant review will begin May 31, 2022. View requisition S_220468 at https://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

GIS Specialist II
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Natural Resources

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), based in UNL’s School of Natural Resources (SNR), is looking for a GIS Specialist II to work with climate, remote sensing and social science faculty and associated experts and collaborators on a variety of operational drought tools and datasets, and be involved with research projects as needed. This position will have familiarity with the R statistical language, MATLAB, ESRI ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro, as well as programming and scripting within these packages. NetCDF open-source Python experience is necessary. This position will assist in the development and maintenance of several drought information systems for international partners. Employee should be familiar with relational databases and experienced with Structured Query Language (SQL). Employee will assist NDMC faculty and staff in the assessment of new and emerging technologies that may support or enhance the work that the NDMC is doing or the services they are offering.

Minimum required qualifications: B.A./B.S. in geography, climatology, meteorology, computer science, statistics, natural resources, GIS, environmental/water sciences, or related field plus three years’ experience with GIS applications, specifically Qgis, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ESRI ArcGIS Pro, statistical applications, and environmental modeling/applications. This may come in the form of work, advanced degree or research projects or a combination of both. Experience with NetCDF, binary rasters, asci rasters, GRIB and various other data types will be necessary. Programing or scripting experience is required. Excellent computer and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet UNL driver eligibility requirements.

Preferred qualifications: M.A./M.S. in geography, climatology, meteorology, computer science, statistics, natural resources, GIS, environmental/water sciences, or related field. Experience in the following areas: 1) advanced skills with ESRI ArcGIS, Qgis, R, PCA, Mathmatica and MATLAB, 2) familiarity with ERDAS IMAGINE or Exelis VIS ENVI, 3) experience with ESRI ArcGIS Server and Google Earth Engine, 4) familiarity with geoweb services including but not limited to image, feature, map, json, geojson, kml, and OGC services, and 5) preference will be given for experience in scripting and programming using one or more of the following: Arcade, R, Python, MATLAB and IDL. Five years’ experience in one or more of these areas with a BA/BS and one year of experience with MA/MS and 5) experience with machine learning/data mining methods and analyses.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Applicant review will begin May 31, 2022. View requisition S_220471 at https://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.