Scientific Specialist, GIS and Remote Sensing

State Geological Survey
Illinois State Geological Survey
Contact Name
Sheena Beaverson
Contact Email

As part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, our agency has released an ad seeking a Scientific Specialist, GIS and Remote Sensing.  

Applications are now due before 6:00pm September 25, 2022

See full job announcement at:

Overview:  The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) and Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) are seeking to hire a 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 ISWS, 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 ISGS, 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).

Associate Research Scientist, Scientific Data Preservation

Illinois State Geological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
222 Natural Resources Building
615 E Peabody Dr | M/C 650
Champaign, IL 61820
217.244.9306 |
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