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ASM - AZSITE Database Technician

03/23/2024 14:42 | AAC Board Admin (Administrator)

Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona is in search of a Technician, AZSITE Database (Geographic Information Systems Professional I). The primary role of this position is to perform checks and preprocessing on geospatial and attribute data prior to upload to the AZSITE cultural resources geodatabase. The Technician assists the Database Specialist in developing and utilizing internal data management tools and techniques. The Technician also performs some public-facing duties such as updating and maintaining the AZSITE website, recording AZSITE Consortium Executive Management Board Meeting minutes, and communicating with users.

This position has a workstation and office space at the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona main campus. Remote work is possible if you have a computer and internet connection to connect to your workstation remotely.

The successful candidate will have strong problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple workflows. A background in archaeology is desirable but not required. Experience with ArcGIS Pro and relational databases is a plus.

AZSITE is a Geographic Information System (GIS) that serves as Arizona’s consolidated geodatabase of recorded cultural resources, including prehistoric and historic sites and properties, and surface surveys. AZSITE is a collaborative project of the AZSITE Consortium, established under Arizona Executive Order 2006-03 and consisting of the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus, the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Validate geospatial and attribute data relating archaeological surveys and sites prior to upload to the AZSITE database. Perform quality control on data already in the databases, including evaluating and addressing correction requests from the ARO and the AZSITE user community. These processes require attention to detail with GIS software and geoprocessing techniques, problem-solving skills, and familiarity with relational databases. Education with archaeology or similar disciplines is helpful but not required. (80% of effort)
  • Work with the AZSITE Database Manager to develop and implement updates to AZSITE workflows, applications, informational materials, and user forms. Compile data extracts for users requesting AZSITE data for their project areas. This component involves creative thinking, problem solving, and GIS, database, and programming skills. (10% of effort)
  • Assist with AZSITE public-facing and administrative responsibilities, including user account management, user communication and listserv management, recording AZSITE Consortium Executive Management Board Meeting minutes, and maintaining and updating the AZSITE website. This component requires attention to detail, good written and verbal communication skills, and basic or advanced web development. (10% of effort)
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to independently manage and prioritize a diverse workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals.
  • Attention to detail.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience and 1 year of relevant work experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Coursework and/or work experience in anthropology or archaeology.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Pro.
  • Experience with programming languages including Python and SQL.

FLSA: Exempt; Part Time; FTE 0.5 (20 hrs/wk); benefits eligible;

Rate of Pay: $25.50 - $31.87

Contact Information: Gabe McGowan

Open until filled.

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