Harrisburg University Job Posting: Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) Lab Manager

Harrisburg University Job Posting
Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) Lab Manager

Position Description:
In 2013 Harrisburg University established a Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) to support a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to map abandoned coal mines. This project as well as other projects obtained through industry partnerships and grants requires a GIS Lab Manager to coordinate activities and productivity. Under the supervision of the GTC Laboratory Director the lab manager will provide supervision and assistance to undergraduate students on the Mine Mapping Grant (MMG) project as well as other projects, training and grant work undertaken by the GTC.

Laboratory Manager Responsibilities:
• Tracking project progress on multiple projects including undergraduate hours, expenses, inventory and invoicing
• Delegating and managing project tasks performed by undergraduate students
• Scheduling undergraduate student hours
• Designing and documenting workflow procedures
• Assisting students with technical GIS project tasks
• Applying GIS Analysis skills to the MMG project environment
• Assisting the GTC Director with proposal and grant writing tasks related to applied GIS projects
• Assisting the GTC Director with professional development training and high school summer camps.

Project Qualifications and Requirements:
• 1 to 3 years of GIS data production, editing and analysis experience using ESRI ArcGIS software.
• Project Management and classroom training experience is highly desired
• Must be detail and quality oriented as well as highly organized.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required for project progress, time and budget tracking.
• The Laboratory Manager must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to express project progress to the Laboratory Director, Harrisburg University Staff and Faculty, Laboratory visitors, community members and Laboratory partners.
• Must play a leadership and management roll that includes directing student tasks, and explaining project processes for students to follow. Must be able to confidently lead students by example.
• Willing to take occasional day trips for the MMG grant or other projects as necessary
• Ability to identify and write proposals for grant based and other related GIS projects that fit the GTC’s capabilities.

Interested applicants should send a Resume, Cover Letter and Professional References to Prof. Albert Sarvis (asarvis@harrisburgu.edu).