Job ID: 102708

Senior GIS Draftsman position

UAE University

  • Jan. 23, 2018
  • Senior GIS Draftsman position
  • College of Science
  • UAE University
    Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Aug. 1, 2018
  • Professional Staff
  • Geology - GIS

The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a Senior GIS Draftsman position. Candidate is expected to contribute in collecting, analyzing and interpreting geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs and satellite data. In addition to contributing in research, study and in preparing maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for educational purposes.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of the Geology department. His/her primary interaction on-campus (internal) with the students is teaching Mapmaking, and with the Faculty is to prepare instructional materials. His/her external interaction is to secure maps from national and international map libraries.
Duties and Responsibilities of the candidate will be:

  • Creates maps, graphs and other illustrations and maintains their quality control for various project and technical reports.
  • Creates, records and/or digitally extracts geospatial or statistical data from a variety of sources and performs spatial analysis on the data.
  • Maintains and updates a map library for the assigned operating unit.
  • Develop design concept of map product.
  • Define production specifications, such as projection, scale, sign and colors of new or revised map products.
  • Revise existing maps and charts and correct maps in various stages of completion.
  • Draw maps of geographical areas to show natural and constructed features and political boundaries.
  • Plots natural land features, geologic formations, highway locations, culture features and land descriptions.
  • Scribes cadastral maps, planimetric maps and topographic maps, city and county maps, geologic maps urban and state and national forest boundaries; writes legal urban and urbanized boundary descriptions.
  • Assist staff with teaching aids and maps to be used in theoretical and practical classes.
  • Equips and prepares remote sensing of GISE labs as well as assisting students on practical assignment related to course work.
  • Create database for study-areas using geographic assistance software
  • Trains people in workshops, looks after geology lab
  • Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor (Teaching the practical course of Structure lab. And Field geology Lab.

Minimum required qualifications is MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing with preferred background qualifications in geology and demonstration of some laboratory teaching experience.

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Contact Information

  • Dr Khalid Albloushi
    College of Science
    UAE University
    Geology Department
    P.O.Box 15551
    Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • +971 (0)3 7136381

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