The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is seeking to hire for GIS & Remote Sensing (Official title: Scientific Specialist, Geospatial Science) to provide technical support for two federally funded mapping data programs; staff routinely work in close collaboration. For the Illinois State Water Survey, process and maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for the Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program (CHAMP) with a focus on preparing digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) databases. For the Illinois State Geological Survey, implement prescribed activities to process, maintain, and provide access to Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) point cloud data, derivative elevation data in vector and raster formats, and metadata for the Illinois Height Modernization Program (ILHMP).
The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment. Learn more at go.illinois.edu/PRIjobs.