Posting Number PG191189EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Associate
Anticipated Hiring Range $50,000 - $60,000
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department College of Natural Resources
About the Department
The College of Natural Resources is a world leader in the sustainability and
stewardship of the planet we share. Across a broad array of programs, we
supply students with the technical expertise and hands-on experience they need
to thrive out in the world. We encourage our award-winning faculty to work
across disciplines and find innovative solutions to global challenges. And we
partner with industry and government to put our research to work in
For almost a century, the college has served vital industries in North
Carolina — including the state's largest manufacturing sector, forest and wood
products, its largest service sector, tourism, and more than half a million
forest landowners. Together, these industries sustain more than half a million
jobs and generate $50 billion in annual economic impact. But our research goes
even farther afield: We're recognized globally as experts in sustainability,
the management of land and water, and solutions at the intersection of built
and natural environments. In keeping with NC State's land-grant mission, we're
dedicated to securing a healthier, more sustainable future for all.
Essential Job Duties
The primary responsibilities of the research associate include but are not
Maintaining and improving an existing collaborative online geospatial data
Providing GIS system administration, GIS database editing, geocoding,
geoprocessing, data conversion, workﬂow management, spatial analysis, and
quality control processes in desktop and web-based environments.
Performing geospatial data creation, improvement, and quality control
Developing and maintaining GIS ﬁles and associated spatial and tabular
databases on local and online servers.
Assisting collaborators on GIS data development and improvement tasks
Assisting with research and implement new GIS spatial ﬁles related to
local and regional development, zoning, housing, economic, census, and
other associated trends
The selected candidate will also be helping transfer the know-how and tools to
research partners. As a part of this, they will be responsible for training
and providing technical support to help research partners import and implement
out-of-box GIS tools or tools developed in-house.
Occasional out-of-town travel will be needed (Once every three months for
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor's degree plus 3 or
more years of independent research experience.
Other Required Qualifications
Experience in ArcGIS Server implementation and maintenance.
Strong working knowledge of various GIS software (ESRI or open-source).
Knowledge of programming in Python or C# and/or R.
Knowledge of web and/or mobile geospatial application development using
ESRI or open-source platforms.
Experience with ArcPy package and ArcGIS API for Python
Familiarity with programming using C#
Basic to an intermediate level understanding of ESRI APIs, JSON, XML,
REST, or other connection services
Basic to intermediate level knowledge in remote sensing
Basic to an intermediate working knowledge of network analysis
(geospatial and otherwise).
Familiarity with social media outreach/advertising systems and system APIs
for creating location-specific outreach campaigns. If the candidate has no
prior familiarity with this, we require their willingness to learn.
Understanding of location-based social media data analysis
Familiarity with applying geo-fencing for analysis and targeted public
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Interest in research and academic publishing
Ability to self-motivate to work independently and as a team on multiple
projects and teams simultaneously.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 09/14/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the
contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00108771
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 150101 - College of Natural Resources
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals
with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the
application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
NCSU Executive Search Services
Other Online Job Board
Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
Job / Career Fair
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
NCSU Employee Referral
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If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have experience in network analysis with geospatial networks? If so, describe your experience performing analysis/development with geospatial networks.
(Open Ended Question)
Please briefly describe your programming experience.
(Open Ended Question)
Have you administered ArcGIS Server/Database environment? If "yes", please describe your experience setting up and supporting ArcGIS Server/Database environment.
(Open Ended Question)
Application Materials Required
Contact Information for References