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GIS Laboratory Assistant - Government Publications

Posted 21 September 2016. Closed 2 October 2016.


Government Publications

Job Title:

GIS Laboratory Assistant

Date Posted:

21 September 2016

Closing Date:

2 October 2016

Number Available:



$13.60 per hour

Start Date: 10 October 2016


15 hours per week; Monday-Thursday 4:00pm and 7:00pm, and Friday 1:00pm to 4:00pm


  • Provide public service in a 21 seat GIS lab
  • Assist GIS users in finding geospatial data and executing GIS software operations
  • Consultation on GIS software and data questions
  • Software trouble-shooting
  • Data identification, retrieval, transfer and manipulation to produce maps
  • Some technical 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 orally and in writing

    Desired Qualifications:

      • Technical documentation writing
      • Technical training experience
      • Public service experience
      • Programming and/or 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
        • Cover Letter
        • 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