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Research Support (Research Associate, Geospatial Information System & Database Manager)

31 Aug 2012 10:54 PM | HIGICC Administrator

Title: Research Support (Research Associate, Geospatial Information System & Database Manager)

Position Number: 0079709T

Hiring Unit: Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management

College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Closing Date: September 6, 2012

Minimum Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time, Temporary through February 1, 2014

Other Conditions: Annually renewable dependent upon performance, funding availability, and program needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will assist the project leaders in developing a geospatial database and data analysis system server for agricultural land use planning and natural resource management for the State of Hawaii. The developed server will have quality-controlled data layers on natural resources, land uses, and economics and be capable of analyzing these geospatial data layers to generate information that meet client needs. The position will also develop the capability to make the populated data layers and data analysis functions available via Internet with a user-oriented, web interface. The project will initially focus on the Kaiaka Bay watershed for prototyping. It is funded by the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture (DOA).

-. Configure and maintain a geographic information data server, including the host operating system.

-. Configure and maintain the server to perform various geospatial data analyses, including installations of various software packages.

-. Develop and maintain a user-oriented, web-based interface to process geospatial data on the server and to retrieve geospatial information from the server.

-. Assist in developing and populating a geospatial database, and maintain and update the database, including data quality control, metadata, regular backups.

-. Assist in performing geospatial data analyses that meet client needs.

-. Regularly meet and communicate with the project leaders, the personnel from DOA, and the CTAHR system administrator who configures and maintains the server hardware -. Perform additional tasks that emerge during the course of the project.

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