Specialist GIS TechnicianCartographer

Website New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

A Research Division of the New Mexico Tech

Job Description:

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources is seeking a Specialist GIS Technician Cartographer for our Geologic Mapping program. We are a research and service division of New Mexico Tech (NMT) in Socorro, NM that acts as the geologic survey for the state. Since 1927, the bureau has been publishing geoscience research and information in order to inform the professional geologic community, the general public, and decision-makers about the diverse geology of New Mexico.

This position requires the initiative for self-directed technical support of the Geologic Mapping Program. This position also requires collaboration within a team, and various members of the bureau staff, and external authors. The position requires excellent communication skills. Duties may include (but are not limited to): utilizing GIS software, designer software (Adobe Creative Cloud Suite desired), use of internet technology, and the use of database software to generate accurate, high-quality geologic maps. The desired applicant would have a working knowledge of the steps and processes involved in producing well-executed cartography, the ability to problem-solve issues related to complex GIS and geoscience concepts, and basic technical and geologic editing. The position is supported in entirety by soft-money contracts and the continuation of the position is contingent on renewed contract awards for subsequent years.

The knowledge generally associated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (or related Earth Science field), or an Associates degree in Earth Science, GIS, Cartography, or Geography with 2 or more years geology experience are required of the applicant. Knowledge of ArcDesktop, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop (are strongly desired). Knowledge of basic software including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software is required. The ability to learn new hardware or software quickly is required. The ability to develop layouts, production skills, and basic technical and geologic editing is required. A Master of Science degree in Geoscience is desired.

Required Education:

Associate of Science degree required with an area of study in Earth Science, Geology, GIS, Cartography, or Geography and 2 or more years of geology-related work experience.


Bachelor of Science degree required with an area of study in Geology or Earth Science (GIS experience is preferred).


Bachelor of Science degree required with an area of study in Geography, Cartography, or GIS and a minor in Geology or 2 or more years of geology experience.

To apply:

Visit https://www.nmt.edu/hr/employment.php

Fill out an application form and submit the application form, cover letter, resume, transcripts, and any other pertinent examples via fax or email (listed on the webpage).

To apply for this job email your details to phil.miller@nmt.edu