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Geospatial Analyst II

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

Job Title
Geospatial Analyst II

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Harte Research Institute

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

TAMU-CC is a dynamic university designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) with approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations. We employ over 1,400 full-time and 2,000 part-time Islanders (including students/GAs). The University attracts highly talented faculty and staff and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs. As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TAMU-CC benefits from a range of resources, increased visibility and influence, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies.

TAMU-CC's beautiful campus is located on a 240-acre island on Corpus Christi Bay and was ranked #1 College by the Sea by Best College Reviews. Our natural setting is enhanced by its modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities.

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The Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab (CMGL) in the Harte Research Institute (HRI) of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is seeking to add a Geospatial Analyst focused on coastal geoscience to our team. CMGL is a multidisciplinary group studying past changes, mapping current conditions, and modeling future changes in coastal environments. GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists, Geoscientists, Biologists, Data Scientists, and Modelers collaborate to gain a better understanding of how past and ongoing processes, such as sea level rise and hurricanes, have and will change coastal environments. We place the results of our work in the context of improving natural and human resilience and hence work with other groups at HRI studying socio-economics, policy, and ecosystem science.

Under general supervision, the Geospatial Analyst performs Geographic Information System (GIS) research, analysis, and modeling work of assignments which may involve planning and directing certain phases of research projects and preparing deliverables for work primarily involving coastal science. They assist with the implementation of key projects and identifies opportunities where geospatial analysis can provide solutions to complex issues.


Functional Area 1: Research

Percent Effort: 85%

Job Duties
  • Provides geospatial analyses and visualizations for coastal and marine research. Trains and assists program staff in data collection, data processing, analyses, reporting, and presentation of results on projects.
  • Develop, improve, and enhance databases key to program area.
  • Develop new and enhance existing web applications as necessary for program area.
  • Adapt, enhance, develop and/or implement cutting-edge techniques that utilize remote sensing, environmental data and modeling to derive products needed in program area.
  • Lead geospatial data management for the Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab and assist in submitting data products to the GRIIDC data repository.
  • Prepare research reports, maps, databases, presentations, and web products as deliverables.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and scientific manuscripts.

Functional Area 2: Support

Percent Effort: 15%

Job Duties
  • Attend meetings to give presentations and represent the institute as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in, Spatial Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Geography (GIS) or related field.
  • Four years of related experience or equivalent combination of post-graduate education and experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of concepts and processes of geospatial analysis including creating, manipulating, editing, organizing, maintaining, geo-processing, analyzing, and visualization of spatial data.
  • Analytical skills in at least one of the following areas: environmental geospatial modeling/analysis, remote sensing, geospatial statistics.
  • Proficient in MS Office and ArcGIS.
  • Familiarity with concepts of computer programming and application development.
  • Ability to work well on an interdisciplinary research team.

  • Master's degree in, Spatial Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Geography (GIS) or related field.
  • Research experience on coastal or marine problems.
  • Knowledge of coastal environments.
  • Programming experience using MATLAB, Python, or related system.


Grant Funded

This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon continued funding.

BENEFITS (rules, policies, eligibility apply)

From our generous benefits package and professional development opportunities, to our retirement programs and our commitment to service excellence, the Island University is an engaging and rewarding place to work.

  • Medical
    • $0 - $30 per month for Employee Only coverage after university contribution ($920 value).
    • Up to 83% of premium covered by the university:
      • Employee and Spouse
      • Employee and Children
      • Employee and Family coverage
  • Dental & Vision
  • Life Insurance, Accidental D&D, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account and Day Care Spending Account

On-campus wellness opportunities

Work Life Solutions:
  • Counseling, Work Life Assistance, Financial Resources, and Legal Resources

Tuition Benefits:
  • Public Loan Forgiveness
  • Book scholarships
  • 100% tuition coverage for up to 18 credit hours per fiscal year (other rules may apply).

  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) or Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Account/Deferred Compensation Plan

Time Off:
  • 8+ hours of vacation paid time off every month.
  • 8 hours of sick leave time off every month.
  • 8 hours of paid time off for Birthday leave.
  • 12-15 paid holidays each year.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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