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Geospatial Analyst I – Mapping technician
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Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305
United States
Stanford University
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Associate
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • Job Code: 4348
    Job Grade: G

    Welcome to Land, Buildings & Real Estate
    Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University’s physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university’s academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford’s 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

    Who we are:
    Maps & Records creates and maintains a central resource of historic, current and future land, buildings, real estate and infrastructure information for Stanford University. Maps & Records is a part of the department of Land, Buildings & Real Estate and serves as an information resource and mapping service for all areas of the organization. We also serve as a facilities information resource and mapping service to departments campus wide.

    What we do:
    We provide several services in support of our mission including:
    • Research services
    • Online resources and associated training
    • Map products
    • Custom mapping, surveying and geographic information system (GIS) services
    • Floor Plans and Space Data
    • Utility locating required by law (Underground Service Alert)
    • Plans review communication and hosting
    • Standards and policy for the use of spatial information

    Additional key responsibilities include:
    • Data and system support for Stanford’s indirect cost recovery
    • Ongoing maintenance of Stanford’s infrastructure and utilities maps
    • Coordination and communication of address ID and facility ID assignments
    • Shepherding the on-going development of facilities information resources
    • Mapping and data support for Stanford Emergency Preparedness & Planning
    • Supporting the facility design guidelines updating process
    • Leading campus-wide construction logistics meetings and mapping

    Who you are
    You are the Geospatial analyst I – mapping technician.
    You are passionate about maps, construction, drawings and engineering survey instruments.
    You enjoy producing usable drawings with AutoCAD and embrace learning new spatial software and technologies. You took your love for all these items and decided to pursue it as a career…which is why you are reading this and are really excited to read some more.
    You are a fan of geography and technology and truly enjoy how they both come together.
    You enjoy going out to the field, interacting with contractors and being part of a construction project. You enjoy challenges and work well under pressure, and you have the technical proficiency to learn new technology.
    You have been at constructions sites and enjoy all the rewards and challenges that come with working in the field: walking around a worksite, marking the location of subsurface utilities on the ground for excavation, collecting data, seeing a project come together, interacting with a variety of people and creating maps for others to use.

    Your primary responsibilities include**:
    You will go out to the field and meet with contractors, engineers, excavators. You are the eyes and ears of the campus. You will be the gatekeeper of the work started, and as such, you will have constant communication with contractors.
    • Under direct supervision assist with the collection, production and presentation of engineering quality geospatial information.
    • Assist with engineering quality field data collection and measurements using engineering survey instruments.
    • Safely drive Stanford University vehicles to construction sites
    • You will be out on the field up to 70% of the time - assisting excavators to help identify any obstacles before any work is started
    • Inform engineers, licensed contractors, and utility system owners on construction plans of subsurface utility locations.
    • Assist with locating and marking subsurface utilities in support of construction projects.
    • You will be on your feet walking the site or on your knees looking at holes, clamps, open boxes or jumping inside a trench to trace utilities.
    • Use equipment to open manhole and utility vaults – sewer storm drain, high volt, communication vaults, etc.
    • Lifting equipment up to 50 lbs. [Carrying tracing machine on a backpack]
    • You will collect mapping data using drones, 3d laser scanners, total station and GPS
    • Using AutoCAD, you will produce engineering quality plans, maps, drawings, schematics, and cross sections for use in construction of small to medium projects and ongoing operations.
    • Query geospatial data sets to produce map-based reports for use in reports and management analyses.

    The schedule will be Monday to Friday = 7 am to 4 pm
    Weekends – occasional weekends as necessary

    ** Other duties may also be assigned
    To be Successful in this position, you will bring:
    • Associate’s degree and two years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
    • Knowledge of and ability to use geospatial software programs such as CAD, GIS, databases, and geospatial data processing engines.
    • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering plans and drawings.
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals with a wide range of language skills and from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to complete basic mathematical calculations.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s License

    Bonus points if:
    You are familiar with
    • PlanGrid
    • Land surveying
    • GIS – software

    Why Stanford is for You
    Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Check out the Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
    • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
    • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
    • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
    • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
    • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
    Additional Information

    Stanford University Profile:
    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
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