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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/28/22

Applications Due02/28/23

Vacancy ID113387

AgencyCanal Corporation

TitleStudent Assistant- Canal Real Property Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $17.50 to $17.50 Hourly

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 0%

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications Canal Real Property Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Student Assistant:
Candidate must be a student actively pursuing a four-year or advanced degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Data Management or related field and possess an understanding of general GIS concepts, cartography, geospatial data management, and relational database concepts.
Required skillsets include:
• Working knowledge or ESRI products including ArcGIS 10.x, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS online
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office MO applications
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Strong attention to detail with excellent research, analytical and judgement capabilities
• Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment
• Experience using Google Maps/Earth, including importing KML files

Duties Description Candidate is to assist Canal Real Property Management (CRPM) staff with mapping and GIS activities, such as developing and producing GIS visuals using ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of products to support NYS Canal Corporation initiatives and day-to-day operations; reconciling and updating GIS layer data with other data sources (e.g., NOAA, CIMS); updating/creating GIS tools and apps to assist Canal managers and engineers with project planning and making data-driven decisions; and performing continuous maintenance and improvement to digitized Canal GIS line work such as bank elevations, channel limits, contouring of bottom topology, and dredge depths.

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Telephone 518-449-6003


Email Address


Street 30 South Pearl Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume by the application deadline of 2/28/2023, to Please include the position title, Canal Real Property Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-Student Assistant, in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

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