Coordinator, GIS, Rutgers University

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Coordinator, Geographic Information Systems -


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Recruitment/Posting Title

Coordinator, Geographic Information Systems

Job Category

Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)


SEBS-Eco,Evol& Natrl Resources


The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources specializes in ecology, evolution, and natural resource conservation. We study the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity, conserving and restoring native ecosystems, and issues of global change such as managing natural resources within urban ecosystems.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Coordinator, Geographic Information Systems for The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. This position reports to the Director. Applying adequate security, archiving and documenting procedures followed. Also interacts with other Rutgers researchers, JCNERR staff, and external collaborators, and user groups to conceptualize problems, identify data needs and develop appropriate technical solutions. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Coordinates the development and analysis of geographic information system data to support a coastal environmental and hazard assessment as part of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis managed project. 
• Maintains GIS database in an organized fashion with adequate quality control and documentation.
• Performs data collection efforts or conducts interviews with respondents regarding local, regional, or national studies. 
• Interacts with internal and external clients for exchange of information and to provide basic explanations. 
• Keeps records of work performed and maintains a database as required.
• Prepares progress reports, summary materials, and fact sheets as required and requested. 
• Conducts Internet searches to obtain additional information. Collects, sorts, processes samples, performs preliminary analysis, and analyzes data.
• Designs/produces, in a timely fashion, maps/graphics in hard copy or for the Web display that are informative and visually appealing. 
• Conducts geographic analysis and assessment using GIS/RS techniques with attention to detail and accuracy.
• Develops and manages a complex geospatial data base to support the research and outreach activities of the NOAA NERRS Science Collaborative project under the overall coordination of the Center Director.
• Plans and for and executes field sampling campaigns; analyzing and synthesizing data to generate scientific information.

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Full Time

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Admin Assembly (MPSC)

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Terms of Appointment

Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility



Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a Bachelor’s degree preferably in ecology or natural resource management, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Requires knowledge of ArcGIS application, ERDAS Imagine (or equivalent image analysis) and statistical/modeling software.
• A driver’s license is also needed for field work in the NJ Coastal salt marshes (1-2 hours away from campus).

Preferred Qualifications

• First-hand experience in field-based vegetation sampling methods with background in plant identification, RTK surveying and global positioning systems technology is needed.
• Advanced course work in remote sensing and geospatial information systems with a minimum of 1 year full or part-time experience in geospatial information analysis. 
• First-hand experience in coastal salt marshes with an interest and background in salt marsh ecology.
• Experience with web page development software such as WordPress and graphics software such as Photoshop.

Equipment Utilized

• ESRI ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Trimble GPS/RTK Surveying equipment and software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Ability to undertake field work on coastal salt marshes which can be physically demanding environments.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:


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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References