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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

Desired Qualifications   
  • Creating and maintaining documentation in collaborative web based technology Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Basic understanding of programming languages such as: SQL, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript
  • 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.


Job Code: 4767
Grade: G
Exemption: Non-Exempt

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