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GIS Laboratory Assistant - Government Publications

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Posted 10 October, 2013. Closed 18 October, 2013.


Government Publications

Job Title:

GIS Laboratory Assistant

Date Posted:

10 October, 2013

Closing Date:

18 October, 2013

Number Available:



$11.15 per hour


12-15 hours per week

Schedule to be determined for hours between 4:00pm and 7:00pm Monday-Thursday and 1:00pm to 4:00pm Friday.


  • Staff a 20 seat GIS lab
  • Provide public service by assisting and training GIS users to find geospatial data and execute GIS software operations
  • Consult with lab users on GIS software and data questions
  • Trouble-shoot software
  • Perform data identification, retrieval, transfer and manipulation to produce maps
  • Create and edit documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:


    • Experience using ArcGIS Desktop and goeospatial 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 level knowledge of MS Excel
    • Web editing skills
    • Ability to explain complex technical procedures orally and in writing

    Desired Qualifications:

      • Technical documentation writing experience
      • Technical training experience
      • Public service experience
      • Programming knowledge
      • Database/information systems background
      • Knowledge of MS Access

      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 Safari/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