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Posting Number: YUSA-9906
Position Title: GIS Reference Assistant/Coordinator
Department: Map Library
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 11
Salary: Annual salary of $58,685 will be prorated based on the number of weeks worked.
Duration: Limited Term Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Position Start Date: July 18, 2016   Position End Date: July 28, 2017
 
Purpose:
The Map Library GIS Reference Assistant/Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to act as a team leader in providing customer service and assist with reference and data inquiries to library users at the Map Library. This position provides direction to casual part-time assistant staff including scheduling, and training. Under the direction of the Map Librarian, this position is also responsible for maintenance and setting up webpages for the Map Library. In addition assists with the acquisition, processing, promoting, and maintenance of the print and digital collection at the Map Library including providing administrative and general office support.
 
Education:
University degree in Science, Geography or Environmental Studies. Specialized courses in Geographic Information Systems and Science.
 
Experience:
Two years recent related experience in providing front-line public services in a reference environment or in another high volume public service area. Online database searching and Geographic Information System experience required. Some academic research experience preferred; some experience directing others.
 
Skills:
Basic keyboard skill; accuracy essential; knowledge of general and science related bibliographic searching tools essential; knowledge and experience using geospatial data and GIS software, preferably ArcGIS; knowledge and experience reading and interpreting cartographic information; demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas; intermediate word processing, spreadsheet and database skills preferably in MS Office (Word, Excel, MS Access), knowledge and experience using web based coding and web authoring software; ability to maintain accurate records and work with data to compile reports; use of an online records system; working accurately with figures; working independently; excellent customer service skills including the ability to deal effectively, courteously and diplomatically with people; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience answer general enquires, and enquires related to science, maps and GIS in a clear and concise manner, specifically in a reference oriented environment; excellent organizational abilities including setting priorities, multi-tasking, and working under high volume pressure; problem solving skills and good judgment.
 
Additional Notes :
Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes
 
Dates:
Internal Posting Date: May 9, 2016
Internal Application Deadline: May 16, 2016
 
Extended Posting Date: May 20, 2016
Extended Application Deadline: June 3, 2016
 
External Posting Date: May 20, 2016
External Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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