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Job Summary

We are enhancing the GIS consulting capacity of the Advocacy and Research Support team within LSA Information Technology. The specific role we seek to fill is that of Computer Consultant I.  Your primary responsibility will be to assist members of LSA with their GIS needs. The job will include utilizing the broad range of applications and services that constitute the Esri ArcGIS Platform, such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, Story Maps, GeoPlanner, Business Analyst, Collector for ArcGIS, and Explorer for ArcGIS. You may also need to leverage non-Esri software and services (e.g., QGIS, R). You will regularly meet with faculty, staff, and students who are in need of GIS expertise to enable their research and teaching. Your primary responsibilities will include gathering and documenting requirements, design, analysis, selection, and implementation of solutions, and communication and collaboration with users at all stages of a project. This is a part-time position, with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week; higher workloads may be possible, as much as 40 hours per week depending on the time of year and student availability. Pay rate is $12-$18/hr, based on your level of education and experience.

Required Qualifications*

1) Recent GIS experience, either coursework or on the job, primarily with Esri’s ArcGIS platform; 2) Eager and agile learner to accommodate the continuing evolution of GIS software and services, and the broadly varying needs of each unique project; 3) Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain and document your work for audiences with varying levels of GIS expertise; and 4) Critical thinker with ability to troubleshoot difficult problems independently and as part of a team.  Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in the following areas: 1) Graphical design skills and experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other drawing, design, and photo-editing software, 2) Python, JavaScript, HTML, and web services, as they pertain to ArcGIS; 3) Experience developing applications for mobile operating systems and devices, such as iOS and Android; 4) Survey design, delivery, and analysis, and experience with Qualtrics; and 5) Familiarity with field research methodology.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.