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Geoscience Laboratory Technician (Part-time, Non-benefited)

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Posted: 10/25/2020

Geoscience Laboratory Technician (Part-time, Non-benefited)
Category: Part-time Non-Benefited/Hourly RSS feed of all Jobs        
Department: Earth, Environment & Physics
Locations: Worcester, MA
Posted: Aug 30, 2020
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: PT No Benefits
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About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college. 


Job Description:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:    Department Chair of Earth, Environment, and Physics
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Subordinate student personnel and classified staff when so designated by the chairperson.

General Statement of Duties: The Geoscience Laboratory Technician is responsible for managing Earth Sciences and Geography laboratories and campus GIS infrastructure.


  1. Maintains GIS, geography, and geology laboratories
  2. Maintains and fabricates departmental laboratory and field equipment
  3. Operates the department's UAV/drones for academic, educational, research, and marketing purposes
  4. Provides GIS expertise to faculty, students, and outside clients
  5. Administrates Worcester State's ArcGIS Online platform and ArcGIS Server.
  6. Works with WSU Information Technology Office to maintain GIS Lab and department Geospatial technology equipment.
  7. Assists in conducting administrative affairs of the department and of the laboratory including taking attendance, keeping records, and taking inventory
  8. Procures department equipment and software
  9. Works with vendors on negotiating pricing of supplies
  10. May assist with providing academic support for students
  11. May conduct and participate in field trips
  12. Demonstrates sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, socioeconomic background, or learning style
  13. Serves as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate



  1. Bachelor's degree in Geography, Geology,GIS, or closely related field.
  2. Proficiency in the use of the ArcGIS product line especially ArcGIS desktop and ArcPro.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment.
  5. Professional competence as evidenced by personal growth and development and recognition thereof by professional colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in developing online geospatial applications.
  2. Experience in mineral and rock identification process.
  3. Field experience in Natural Resource sampling and analysis


Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. 

Hours: 12 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $18.76 per hour

This is a part-time, non-benefited, hourly position. Maximum hours per week are 12, and based upon departmental need. 


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at A representative from the department will contact individuals for interviews.

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