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Geospatial Lab Coordinator

Requisition ID req1882
Department Geography
Campus Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Academic Prof - Full Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; this job posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

Our Geospatial Information System program is growing! We are recruiting for a full-time Geospatial Lab Coordinator to support faculty to develop and offer student labs; establish lab hours and tutor schedules; manage equipment; liaise with IT on software and lab technology; collaborate with instructors to set up labs; initiate partnerships with other PCC departments; and assist with marketing the GIS program to prospective students.

Hours & Days:
Lab hours span Monday-Friday.  This position will coordinate the lab schedule, but work hours would typically be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional weekend work.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty to establish lab lessons and set up lab
  • Demonstrated technical skills and understanding of GIS and UAV equipment, hardware, and software
  • Proven ability to work well with colleagues to identify instructional needs, communicate and implement plans
  • Experience identifying safety issues and implementing safety procedures
  • Experience working with system wide departments or entities to ensure that processes are followed, risks are reduced and resources are acquired to meet goals
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and support the GIS program’s commitment to increasing diversity in our GIS program and widening access in terms of gender, socioeconomics, age, race and ethnicity

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS or related field (Note: Experience performing the duties described may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Two years of experience in the Geospatial field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Curriculum development experience 
  • Experience supporting faculty in the classroom
  • A UAV pilots license
  • Experience working in a GEO/GIS lab setting
  • Experience working with students and supporting their academic goals
  • Experience working with diverse populations in a community college setting

Position Grade 4
Starting Salary Expectations $56,401 to $60,422 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $56401 to $97805 Annual Salary
FTE 1.0
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP.  PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions. 

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:  (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
  • 1 day of sick leave per month
  • 11 holidays
  • 3 additional personal leave days per year

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work pressure, disturbances of workflow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Some learned physical skills are required. Physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lifting; guiding and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment; occasional periods of sustained effort.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.