Department: Geospatial & Analytics
Reports to: Geospatial & Analytics Sr. Manager
HARC (the Houston Advanced Research Center) is a non-profit
research hub dedicated to performing independent analysis for people and
institutions seeking scientific answers in support of a sustainable future.
HARC’s research focuses on clean air, clean water, and clean energy. HARC is
located in The Woodlands, Texas, 30 miles north of Houston. HARC offers
competitive compensation and benefits as well as the opportunity to work in an
exciting collaborative environment. Learn more about HARC by visiting our website
Responsible for performing applied research and technology
development utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), analytics, and
related science and technology. Must have ability to plan assignments and
manage time efficiently across multiple projects and complete deliverables
on-time and on budget. Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary teams and
collaborate with other team members having diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Geography, GIS, or related disciplines with a
minimum of 2-4 years’ experience working with GIS, cartography, spatial data,
and ESRI geospatial platforms; or Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, or
related disciplines with a minimum of 4-6 years’ experience working with GIS,
cartography, spatial data, and ESRI geospatial platforms.
Analyst or Sr. Analyst designation is commensurate with
experience and will be determined based on candidates.
data analysis using a variety of vector and raster datasets including but not
limited to U.S. Census, environmental data, climate data, land use/land cover, aerial
imagery, and LiDAR.
with cartographic theory and cartographic best practices to generate web-based
maps as part of HARC online analytical and story map tools. Must present a
portfolio of cartographic body of work as part of interview process.
Cartography can be static or web-based interactive maps. Ability to demonstrate
the communication of complex data to a non-technical audience is critical to
the success of this position. All work must be your own and not the result of
group or team projects.
with raster-based land use land cover data development and change detection
using data such as USGS NLCD and NOAA C-CAP Land Cover databases.
in spatial analysis with various forms of raster data and modeling.
with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online to create configurable
web maps, apps, and story maps using existing layers. Customer programming is
not a requirement.
to write, debug, and deploy Python or other scripting languages to automate geospatial
with developing geoprocessing models and tools using ESRI Model Builder.
of spatial databases and spatial data development concepts such as projection,
versioning, geostatistical analysis, metadata, and quality control.
with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
ability to perform in a team environment and manage multiple assignments
written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
deploying, and maintaining ESRI Geospatial Database servers, ESRI ArcGIS
Server, Portal, and Enterprise platforms.
map services to ArcGIS Server/Enterprise or ArcGIS Online.
of SAS or R programming languages and techniques a plus.
of SQL and SQL Server databases a plus.
of raster analysis using software such as ENVI or ArcGIS Pro a plus.
a land cover data from LandSat or high-resolution imagery processing using
machine learning or AI concepts a plus.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
digital mapping products for use in technical reports, proposals, project
websites and presentations.
quantitative and statistical analyses on geospatial datasets.
and analyze remotely sensed data.
and combine geospatial datasets using standard techniques.
quality assurance of geospatial datasets;
metadata for geospatial datasets using established metadata standards;
with HARC research staff to develop research ideas and analytical methodologies
for multidisciplinary projects.
to project reports and proposals by writing data documentation and descriptions
of data analysis protocols.
contributions to discipline through the creation of publications, technical
reports, software applications, web sites, conferences and external
broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles, theories and practices in GIS
and geospatial technologies.
HARC can accept
candidates who require sponsorship to work in the U.S.