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GIS and Drone Technology Lab Assistant - Grant Funded

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Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $42,274 - $52,423
Pay Grade: PT Hourly PT - 19 to 29 hrs
Division: Provost
Department: Business/Social Sciences

Grant Funded Position: Yes

Schedule Information: Hours may vary based on class schedules, but generally: Tuesday 3:00pm-9:00pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:00am-2:00pm, Fridays: 9:00am-2:00pm (variable), Saturdays: 7:00am-5:00pm (variable)

Hours per Week: Hours will be between 19-28 hours a week.  Weekly hours will vary depending on the semester when classes are in session.

Benefits: Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; Professional Development Funds; and 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester.

Work Conditions: Must be able to push 50 lbs. to 100 lbs. and work in indoor and outdoor environments, including extreme temperatures with continuous walking, reaching, bending, and/or kneeling.  Must be able to lift 20 to 50 lbs.  Must be willing to travel off-campus to educational locations.  Available for a rotating schedule including work on evenings or weekends.

Duties of Position: Performs routine preparation and setup of hardware and software required for instruction and student field experiences.  Troubleshoots equipment and software to ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition for instructions. Organizes and manages the distribution, storage, and inventory of instructional supplies. Assists Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Drone program faculty and students in an instructional setting.

Assist in setting up laboratories, workshops, and demonstrations as planned by faculty, including moving equipment to and from storage facilities to learning sites.

Ensures that all equipment is returned to secure storage after use.

Identifies occurrences of equipment malfunction or breakage and needs for equipment replacement or addition.

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, maintains inventory of program instructional supplies, equipment, and supplies.  Unpacks, stores, and secures supplies and equipment.

Monitors students while they perform their drone flights and ensures they are following the proper safety procedures.

Monitors student use of the geospatial technology laboratory and done flight areas.

Provides technical support to students while performing their laboratory assignments in a field or classroom setting.

Participates in program workshops, information sessions, recruitment and special events that require GIS or drone technology equipment.

Performs clerical assignments, such as data entry using Microsoft Office or other software, making copies, filing documents, attaching labels, etc.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: Associate's degree or higher with college level certifications in GIS or Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS). Valid Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.

Experience Requirements: 1 or more years' experience ArcGIS software and as a UAS pilot. Must be fluent in English and have own transportation to reach local field learning sites.  Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.) Ability to work independently and must have excellent customer service and communication skills (oral and written.) Experience maintaining and repairing computers, UAS, or other technical equipment is a plus.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: November 25, 2022.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 10/24/22