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GIS Laboratory Assistant - Government Publications

Posted 28 September, 2017. Filled 13 October 2017


Government Publications

Job Title:

GIS Laboratory Assistant

Date Posted:

28 September 2017

Closing Date:

13 October 2017

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour


15 hours per week; Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Staff a 21 seat GIS lab
  • Public service assisting GIS users to find geospatial data and execute GIS software operations
  • Consultation on GIS software and data questions
  • Software trouble-shooting
  • Data identification, retrieval, transfer and manipulation to produce maps
  • Documentation writing
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:


    • Experience using ArcGIS Desktop and geospatial data to create maps for analysis
    • Completion of at least 1 of the following courses or equivalent: GEOG 360, GEOG 460, ESRM 250, URBDP 498 (GIS).CEE 424, OCEAN 452
    • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel
    • Web editing skills
    • Ability to explain complex technical procedures in person and in writing

    Desired Qualifications:

      • Technical documentation writing
      • Technical training experience
      • Public service experience
      • Programming
      • Database/information systems background

      Application Process:

      1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
      2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
        • Application form
        • Resume

      Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

      For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
      Erik Dahl