Job Description: GIS Specialist – Education/Research

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How do you use GIS to help your company?
I help students, staff and faculty use GIS software and find GIS data to further their research.

GIS software used:
All ESRI products. ENVI- remote sensing and GIS.

What skills do you need to be successful in your position?
The patience of a teacher, skills with GIS software, cartographic knowledge, familiarity with university research methods.

What do you particularly enjoy about your position?
I enjoy helping people apply GIS to a wide range of applications.

What don’t you like about your position?
I rarely get to work deeply with one project, so my programming skills are rusty!

How did you get started in GIS?:
I studied Geography.

How did you find out about your current position?:
Through GIS Job Clearinghouse

What parting words of advice to you have?:
Pick a subject area or a particular part of GIS to focus on. In the future, we will probably need to specialize more than we do already.

Submitted March 19, 2001.

Job TitleIndustryLocation
GIS SpecialistEducation/ResearchCalifornia
Years of ExperienceEducation
Salary Range
($ USD)
3Postgraduate$43,000 – 55,000/year

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