Numeric and Spatial Data Specialist
The Data Services program in the Academic Services Department at the Kennedy Library promotes the discovery, exploration, creation, and sharing of data in support of Cal Poly's programs of learning, and research.
Under the general direction of the Data Services Librarian, the Numeric and Spatial Data Specialist provides technical expertise and support for developing and evolving library services that assist students, staff and faculty with finding, using, managing, and visualizing numeric and spatial data.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree and two years of relevant experience (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of required education on a year-for-year basis)
- Demonstrated ability to provide successful consultation and instruction about GIS and numeric data.
- Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn about creating, maintaining, managing, providing access to, and storing geospatial data.
- Experience teaching/training users (instructors, staff, students) in use of applications or information resources.
- Demonstrated experience with managing numeric or GIS data.
- Working knowledge of software for numeric and geospatial analysis with strong problem-solving, statistical and analytical skills.
- Working knowledge of data and file structures, database systems and utilities, operating systems, and interface programs.
- Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric and geospatial data.
- Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population.
- Demonstrated customer service skills including diplomacy and ability to apply sound judgment, using good negotiation skills and managing conflicts to build cooperation.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to set and assign priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
- Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to supervise and train student assistants.
- Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, web-based applications, as well as online calendaring and email.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate workshops and training sessions, and the ability to identify and support outreach across campus and community constituencies.
- Ability to develop, interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
- Degree in GIS or related field.
- Experience managing a geospatial imagery collection.
- Experience using and applying GIS in a library or higher education environment.
- Experience with spatial or data literacy curricula.
- Knowledge of trends in data management, visualization, and numeric analysis.
- Demonstrated ability to provide successful consultation and instruction about data visualization and use of statistical software.
This position is open until filled. Anticipated hiring salary range is $4,314 - $5,177.
To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #102681. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity & actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. EEO
About Kennedy Library
With annual visitors exceeding 1.2 million, the Robert E. Kennedy Library is a campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources with technology to support the University's evolving academic programs. We take pride in leading the way with innovative services, technologies, and collaborative spaces. The Library hosts and manages university-wide computer labs and open access computers, provides free checkout services for laptops and a wide range of AV devices, serves as the home for the Digital Commons (Cal Poly's institutional repository), and provides technology-enabled, collaborative, student-friendly spaces like the Learning Commons and café on the second floor. Planning is underway for a major expansion of the Academic Center and Library. The Library and Information Technology Services are now part of a newly established Information Services Directorate.
About Cal Poly
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and approximately 1000 graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
About San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, along the beautiful central coast of California, with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and wine country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, south of Monterey and Big Sur, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant, culturally rich small-town community in an uncrowded and extraordinary natural setting.