Employment Opportunity - Part-time GIS Analyst

The Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware is seeking a part-time GIS Analyst. The analyst will work with LiDAR data to create a hydrologically-enforced digital elevation model (DEM) for the entire state of Delaware. Hydro-enforcement includes the modification of the DEM to allow for downslope flow in areas where the bare-earth DEM includes artificial impoundments such as culverts and bridges. The hydro-enforced DEM will be used to extract updated stream networks and watershed boundaries. Analysis and editing of both vector and raster data, watershed and hydrologic analysis, and documentation will be major components of this work. There may also be the opportunity for field work such as collecting GPS measurements and site visits for quality control.

This part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week), located at the Delaware Geological Survey Building in Newark, DE, is expected to last approximately 12 months in duration. Hourly pay rate based upon experience. Contact Dr. Naomi Bates at the Delaware Geological Survey for more information (nsbates@udel.edu).

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Naomi Bates (nsbates@udel.edu). Applicants must also complete a DGS application form. Completed applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Required Skills:

  • ArcGIS: raster and vector analysis
  • Perform calculations using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension
  • Experience working with Digital Elevation Models


Desired Skills:

  • QGIS/GDAL experience Python programming
  • Understanding of LiDAR analysis and manipulating large data sets
  • Experience using ESRI Collector App
  • Hydrologic/watershed analysis using ArcGIS or other GIS packages


Anticipated Start Date:

November 2017


The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check and a valid driver’s license. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

For questions and information, contact DGS at
delgeosurvey@udel.edu, 302-831-2833