Principal Technician (GIS/RS)

Job Description

The incumbent will manage the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing(RS) and Cartographic technical functions in the Geography and Environmental Sciencesclusters including managing GIS/RS technical staff, the GIS/RS LAN and associated facilitiesand equipment (including operation and maintenance). S/he will be required to provideexpert support and training to staff and students on all aspects of the School’s GIS/RSlaboratories. In addition s/he will be expected to assist in the provision of GIS, RS, andcartographic services to the School. S/he should have strong interpersonal qualities toenable the interaction with under- and post-graduate students and academic andsupport staff members.The incumbent will report to the Technical Manager Operations: DBN.

Responsibilities + Skills

Strong practical and theoretical working experience in GIS, Remote Sensing and GPSKnowledge of Windows, data management, imaging LANs and digitizing


Relevant Honours degree with specialisation in GIS and Remote SensingFive years relevant experien


Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 17th June 2020
  • Designation: Principal Technician (GIS/RS)
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: 0
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 17th June 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as “The Soul of the University.”A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complementary Schools which are located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.The College of Humanities is committed to the University’s vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

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