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Data Editing Technician

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

The USU Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory in the Quinney College of Natural Resources is seeking data editing technicians. This position requires attention to detail, ability to learn new applications, willingness to ask questions (communicate), and the ability to think critically and work independently. The capability to look at, and interpret, what is displayed in pictures (aerial imagery) is crucial. The data editing positions are rewarding; however, applicants should know that this type of work can be tedious at times and it is important to step away, take breaks, and maintain the ability to focus while working due to the need of exceptional accuracy.

The position requires reviewing and editing of geospatial data. The individual will be required to evaluate the accuracy of land cover data compared to what is seen on an aerial photograph and then make changes to correct the data as necessary. The position also requires the ability to ask questions, work both with a team and independently, and maintain excellent focus while completing detailed tasks.

Some questions you will be asked at an interview:

+ Are you able to pay close attention to detail for long periods of time while working on projects that may be tedious?

+ Are you able and willing to learn new software applications and skills?

+ Are you comfortable asking questions? Are you willing to ask questions when you are confused, need help, or simply need a second opinion?

+ Provide an example of how your ability to think critically and work independently.

A few things to know:

+ High quality work is expected.

+ Excessive speaking on the phone or persistent texting is not allowed as it causes disruption to both other employees as well as reduces quality of individual work.

+ Listening to online books and music is acceptable. Watching online or recorded shows/sports/movies or similar is not allowed.

+ Employees are expected to take breaks, create unique work schedules (during work hours) that help facilitate high-quality results, and practice digital selfcare (resting eyes, getting up and moving, pausing from time to time).

+ Offsite work is not allowed. Employees are assigned an office/cube that is theirs to use for work and school purposes.

+ The Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory is a relaxed work environment; however, exceptional work quality and communication are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Excellent attention to detail

+ Critical thinking

+ Ability to learn new applications

+ Willingness to ask questions

+ Ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Understanding of geographic information systems and/or remote sensing

Applicants will be trained to complete the necessary work. Applicants will go through a trial three-week period where their work will be assessed and, at any time during, or at the end of that period, if the applicant is not happy with the position or the supervisor is not satisfied with the work, the position may be terminated.

Along with the online application, please attach:

+ Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under "Resume/CV".

+ Unofficial copy of transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-10"

+ Cover Letter should be typed/pasted at the end of the application process.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

$13.50 per hour

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

The S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources is nationally and internationally recognized for its research, extension, and teaching on natural and socio-environmental ecosystems.---It is a high-impact college at Utah State University with almost $11M in research funding annually, 61 tenure-track faculty in three departments, and close partnerships with federal and state natural resource agencies.---

The Department of Wildland Resources in QCNR encompasses research in applied terrestrial ecology, including the ecology and management of wildlife, forests, rangelands, conservation biology, and climate change adaptation.------Award-winning faculty teach courses that prepare students for professional careers in many natural resources fields, including programs accredited by the Society of American Foresters and the Society for Range Management and aligned with the Society of Ecological Restoration.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU's statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master's and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university's ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State's land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

*updated 04/18/2022

Requisition ID: 2022-5215

Street: 8800 Old Main Hill

Job Classification: Non-Benefited

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: +/-30 Hours per week

Name: Quinney College of Natural Resourcs

Keywords: Utah State University, Logan , Data Editing Technician, Professions , Logan, Utah

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