Research Associate I-GIS Analyst (Ippolito)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 05 Jun 2022

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Working Title Research Associate I-GIS Analyst (Ippolito)
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202200682AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate I
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $52,000-$55,000 + benefits package
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/05/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world’s most pressing food production issues and crucial matters about Earth, its ecosystems, and their services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to global food production and ecosystem function and protection.
This position will be funded through the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, but will be located in the Center for Agricultural Resources Research (CARR), 2150 Centre Ave Bldg. D in Ft Collins.
Position Summary
This position provides advanced GIS support for the USDA-ARS Data Innovations project and the Agricultural Collaborative Outcome System (AgCROS). Work consists of programming utilizing advanced ESRI GIS technologies.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and publish maps in ArcGIS Pro and Desktop, build complex forms in Survey123 and Collector, and manipulate data in ArcGIS Online
  • Demonstrated data management and manipulation skills
  • Experience working with big datasets.
  • Basic knowledge of Python and scripting
  • Knowledge of raster image processing techniques
  • Ability to explore advanced tools in ArcGIS.
  • Working knowledge of user interface development systems used in software application development such as remote desktop, GitHub, MS SQL Server, and Office 365
  • Knowledge of hardware and software functions, network and operating system specifications, sufficient to develop new work methods, and standards.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Windows Server.
  • Basic knowledge of working with remote desktop in local system as well as cloud systems.
  • Working knowledge of the USDA-ARS Partnerships for Data Innovation platform.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience with advanced geoprocessing and geo-analytic techniques
  • Model builder experience in ArcGIS
  • AI and ML experience with GIS data
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Map creation/publishing
Works with feature, vector, and raster datasets using ESRI ArcGIS Pro/Desktop. Ability to add attributes to feature/raster data. Ability to run calculation on attributes. Publish data to both ArcGIS online and enterprise is required. Basic knowledge of web application builder, and templates. Basic knowledge of virtual machines both locally and on cloud. Basic knowledge of metadata standard particularly ISO 19115.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Design of field collection tools and dashboards
Experience building field collection applications using ESRI Survey123, collector, and workforce. Ability to manipulate output feature layer to create dashboards and output visualizations. Knowledge of crowd sourcing and basic GIS output algorithms. Knowledge of either IOS or Android phone. Ability to learn cutting edge technologies in GIS.
Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty Category GIS models/scripts
Ability to use ArcGIS model builder. Basic knowledge of python, or R. Ability to use existing scripts to create GIS output. Ability to document all processes and basic knowledge of GitHub.
Percentage Of Time 15

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, all materials must be received by 06/5/22. Applicants should upload the following: (1) A cover letter outlining how your experience meets the required and preferred job qualifications of the position; (2) resume; (3) contact information of at least three professional references, one of who is/was an immediate supervisor, who has firsthand knowledge of an applicant’s professional abilities. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates; and (4) unofficial transcripts. For inquiries about the position, contact Search Chair, Dr. Jim Ippolito at For additional information about Colorado State University, consult the university’s website at
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Special Requirements/Other - Will need to also pass a USDA background check
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EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
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Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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