GIS PROJECT DEVELOPER at University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 24 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The GIS Project Developer at CSA will be responsible for: 1) ascertaining, applying for and monitoring grant/contract/RFP opportunities for geospatial and/or data analysis projects. The GIS Project Developer will grow and promote the Center in its technical services offerings and overall research impact on the OU-Norman campus and among prospective external clients; 2) providing design, development and programming for custom geospatial solutions towards effective project outcomes and the enrichment of the Center's technical portfolio; 3) contributing to the Center's research and education output through presentations, publications, conference participation, and training sessions both internal and external to OU. The GIS Project Developer will also perform technical work on GIS assignments currently managed by CSA for various public entities, including the Oklahoma Election Board, Oklahoma Tax Commission, The Cherokee Nation, and Oklahoma Water Resources Board. Other tasks will present from a variety of stakeholder consultations and/or from work related to ongoing grant-funded projects maintained within and outside the Center for Spatial Analysis. Requests for custom applications development (mobile geospatial applications, web mapping development, server/storage solutions, etc.), cartographic services, analyses involving remote sensing, data and spatial analysis requests are common from clients across the institution, state, and region.

Required Education: Master's Degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, OR:

  • 2 yrs exp. in custom geospatial application development, grant writing, higher education or government


  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English

  • Basic math skills

  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions

  • Experience with writing grants - must be willing to seek as well as collaborate on contracts and grants with a variety of colleagues.

  • Effective decision-making skills. Strong initiative to solve problems.

  • Advanced computer skills with wide knowledge of business software, especially with Microsoft Office and geospatial applications.

  • Readiness to present at conferences and/or professional development events to educate colleagues and customers on latest developments.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking for spatial problem sets. Should be conversant in the general concepts, tool and outcomes associated with the analysis of spatial information.

  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff. Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives. Excellent customer service.

  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information. Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines .


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods; may be required to travel; may require contact with other departments or university officials. May also need to reach, see including color, depth perception and clarity, sit,engage in repetitive motion and communicate frequently.

Departmental Preferences:

  • 3-5 yrs exp. in custom geospatial application development, grant writing, higher education or government

  • Professional-level expertise in geographic reasoning, geospatial technologies (GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing), ESRI applications (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, etc.), spatial programming applications (Python, R, Javascript, etc.,), and database programs (Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Access and SQL).

Supervision: Student Group


Special Instructions:
If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit


Required attachment: Examples of code, publications, presentations and/or grant writing examples.