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GIS Technician

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504457
Division/Organization: Extension
Department: Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Location: MINERAL POINT RD 3817
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, STEM


Department Overview:

The Survey conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research. We provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, water resources, soil, and biology of Wisconsin. We collect, interpret, disseminate, and archive natural resource information. We communicate the results of our activities through publications, technical talks, and responses to inquiries from the public. These activities support informed decision-making by government, industry, business, and individual citizens.

Anticipated Start Date:

As soon as possible/Flexible

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):


Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This position can work partially remote, in person, or fully remote after initial training. Initial training will be in person at WGNHS's Mineral point office. 


Anticipated Hours Per Week:

This position has 8-16 hours per semester with additional hours possible during the summer. 



Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
  • Familiarity with parcel/cadastral mapping, subdivision plats, and the public land survey system (PLSS)
  • Experience in geology, hydrogeology, or environmental science

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 Experience with geospatial data editing in ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) or ArcGIS Pro

Position Summary/Job Duties:

  • Review water well point locations and attributes, compare to reference parcel, address, and imagery layers
  • Edit location and attribute data to improve spatial accuracy, assess data quality

To apply: Submit current resume as well as a 1-paragraph statement of interest/cover letter and a brief list of relevant experience (including classwork, professional experience, or other projects). Please direct any questions to

Physical Demands:

Ability to use computer for extended amounts of time. 

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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