Geospatial Analyst

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a Geospatial Analyst position.

The Geospatial Analyst shall assist a multi-disciplinary research team in the development of new drought monitoring tools and decision support systems. The individual will work with climate and remote sensing experts to research and develop remote sensing-based techniques for drought assessment and investigate new statistical and geospatial modeling techniques for drought monitoring. The individual will also assist in the development of web-based tools and applications to disseminate geospatial information to the public and the maintenance of a historical climate, remote sensing, and other geospatial information databases.

Bachelor's degree (plus six months of relevant experience) in geography, climatology, meteorology, computer science, statistics, natural resources, remote sensing, GIS, environmental science, or a related field is required. Master¡¦s degree in one of the above fields is preferred.  Relevant coursework can substitute for experience. Knowledge of statistics, environmental modeling, and/or computer programming essential. Excellent computer and organizational skills, oral/written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team necessary.  Preferred skills in the following areas include: 1) understanding and experience in database design and maintenance (e.g., SQL Server), 2) understanding and application of data mining/knowledge discovery methods or geostatisical techniques for environmental modeling, 3) familiarity with computer programming languages and applications development (e.g., .Net), 4) familiarity or skill in the geovisualization of information, and 5) experience in the development of geospatial web-based tools. 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UNL offers a benefits package that makes available group life, health, and disability insurance and family coverage programs at minimal cost to the employee; TIAA/CREF and/or Fidelity Investment Fund retirement plans; excellent vacation and sick leave plans; and staff and dependent tuition remission.

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Review of applications will begin July 7, 2008, and continue until a successful candidate is identified or the search is closed. 

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