Conservation International (CI) is a non-profit institution headquartered outside of Washington DC, working in over 43 countries to conserve biodiversity, manage ecosystems, and ensure the delivery of related goods and services to people. CI's mission requires the integration of conservation into development strategies. Ensuring that natural capital and ecosystem services are appropriately valued and incorporated into key economic and land use decisions is a key response to this challenge. Implementing such "Green Economies" requires multidisciplinary, long term engagements spanning economics, spatial planning, private sector engagement, markets for ecosystem services, policy, and a practical understanding of economic and political drivers in the countries where CI works. We are seeking international expertise in natural resource economics to fill an Economist/Spatial Analyst Position within our Science + Knowledge Division. The Economist/Spatial Analyst will work to ensure that natural capital and ecosystem services are appropriately valued and incorporated into economic and land use decisions. This position will contribute to Green Economies through applied research and political engagement on a) Spatially explicit analysis of economic returns from business as usual vs. conservation based land uses, b) Practical solutions including responses to market failures and application of state of the art in landscape planning, and c) Developing innovative approaches to spatially explicit land use tradeoffs. The economist will serve a key technical role in teams engaging national/regional governments and will be instrumental in developing CI's vision and approach to green economies. Accordingly, he/she will balance practical collaborations with analytical rigor and production of high impact publications. In addition, he/she will be a part of a team which engages private sector, civil society and public sector stakeholders in the GEI and therefore will play a critical role in cultivating partnerships and ensuring stakeholders are well integrated into the Green Economy Initiatives.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Devise and apply spatially explicit and replicable systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting environmental and economic data for engagement in green economies Produce economic impact statements for environmental and natural resource policies, standards, and programs to be utilized by key decision makers through policy, ecosystem service markets, formal and informal private sector engagement Conduct research based on GIS methodologies, social science methodologies and economic theories as they apply to natural resources and environmental or regional economics Provide technical advice to S+K, CI units, CI country programs as well as key public and private sector stakeholders through focused technical projects and the supervision of consultants Prepare reports and disseminate analytical results through technical reports, scientific journals, oral presentations, etc.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Mostly normal office environment in developed and developing countries. Domestic and International travel estimate: 30-40+%. Occasional time in the field including camping, hiking, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Advanced degree or demonstrated technical proficiency in natural resource economics or related field; Minimum 5 years of related work experience working on environmental economics and/or land use planning relevant to conservation and development issues Advanced knowledge in area of environmental economics, including global markets, related natural resource management policies Advanced proficiency in data collection, compilation, analysis and innovation in the designing and developing of concepts, applications, and technologies Proven ability to publish technical or scientific writings in peer review journals Ability to delivering presentations; interpreting and presenting information to suit the target audience Demonstrated ability of working effectively with multicultural, multidisciplinary teams to produce results Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders from local and national governments to the private sector Expertise in statistical tools and GIS software, i.e., IDRISI, ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine. Preferred: Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese Experience with Systematic Conservation Planning (Marxan) software a plus.
The Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration, Inc. (www.cemar.org), an Oakland, California based nonprofit, is seeking a GIS Analyst to begin work around October 15, 2010. The Analyst will work with CEMAR staff to apply GIS tools and techniques in support of our work on steelhead restoration and conservation hydrology in California. Qualified candidates will have several years of professional experience with ArcGIS, including key extensions such as Spatial Analyst, ArcHydro and 3D Analyst. Understanding of ArcGIS ModelBuilder, Visual Basic programming and interfacing with Microsoft applications (Access, Excel) is also important. Candidates should have references that document their abilities in this regard, including experience maintaining a geospatial database library. Strong candidates will also possess the ability to provide general information technology support for a small business with a mixed network (Macintosh & PC), including software installation, virus detection, hardware/software maintenane and upgrades, network storage/ftp server, and intranet/internet networking. Basic HTML-authoring knowledge (such as Dreamweaver™), an understanding of cartography, and a willingness to do some scientific fieldwork in support of CEMAR’s program will strengthen an application. Our ideal candidate is a GIS professional with the experience cited above who is also committed to building a sustainable future through work in the nonprofit sector. Candidates must have a positive attitude and demonstrate the capacity for constructive collaboration across disciplines. Salary is commensurate with experience and training. CEMAR offers all employees medical and dental insurance, and access to a retirement program.
For more information, please forward a brief cover letter and resume to:
Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration
4179 Piedmont Ave, Suite 325
Oakland, CA 94611
or via email to krystal “at” cemar “dot” org
CEMAR is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and that respects the dignity of every employee and contractor. CEMAR will employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability, without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification or preference, age, physical or mental disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
DOGAMI releases Lidar for Willamette and Rogue Valleys.
See DOGAMI's Lidar Data and Lidar Imagery Series Publications web page:
Portland Public Schools is hiring a Data Analyst and Data Manager here. Here's a link to the postions:
(From PPS posting): "We use ArcGIS, Oracle and MS Access right now, but could also start using PostGIS or something else (Geodjango?) for webmapping, depending on who applies. The one job mentions visual basic, but any scripting language familiarity is fine (Python, Java, PLpgSQL,R etc)."
Our office is hiring a web GIS developer to do some more web
2.0 things for us. Here's the job listing:
The person would be working on our IT/GIS team and with both the field and
Career opportunity at Conservation International (Arlington, VA)
Remote Sensing Analyst
A three-year Ph.D. Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) position is available at U.C. Berkeley for a USGS-led, NASA-funded project on remote sensing of wetland carbon sequestration: “Advanced remote sensing to quantify temperate peatland capacity for belowground carbon capture.”
In collaboration with USGS and Berkeley scientists, the overall goal of this research is to develop practical and reproducible methods to quantify and map belowground net primary productivity (BNPP) of marsh vegetation from remotely sensed measurements of aboveground plant characteristics and aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) under several controlled experiments.
The applicant should have a BS or MS in environmental science/ecology, or equivalent, and some experience in plant science and geospatial technologies (GIS/Remote Sensing).
The GSR will work with Kristin Byrd (USGS) and Maggi Kelly, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at U.C. Berkeley (see http://kellylab.berkeley.edu/kellylab-job-openings/ for more information).
Graduate student salary and in-state tuition is available for three years. Expected enrollment date is fall 2011, but research may begin summer 2011.
Please contact Maggi Kelly with your interest ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Cc: Kristin Byrd ( email@example.com ). For more information about the department and to apply, see http://espm.berkeley.edu//gradprograms/index.php .
Application deadline is December 1.
The Tahoe Science Consortium (TSC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as executive director. The purpose of the TSC is to support and facilitate efforts that contribute to the restoration of Lake Tahoe, its watershed, and its air basin by providing timely scientific information of direct relevance to natural resources management. The executive director will oversee the consortium’s day-to-day operations, and work with a team of senior scientists to develop and implement strategies for identifying, completing, and communicating relevant science in the Lake Tahoe basin to resource agency and stakeholder representatives. The Consortium’s office is located on the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village, Nevada. A full position description, including application can be found at http://tahoescience.org/