Closing date: 2022-07-11
Position: GIS Specialist I
Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Country: United States
Contact: Katie Leaverton
Contact Email: Kleaverton@cbf.org
New GIS Specialist job opening at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation - an environmental non-profit based in Annapolis, MD, USA, with the ultimate goal of "Saving the Bay!". The GIS Program is a small-but-mighty team that supports all CBF departments and offices across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. If you have experience as an ArcGIS Online administrator, creating static and interactive maps for a variety of audiences, and educating colleagues to increase GIS-literacy through trainings and other tools this job may be for you! Check out the job posting here --> https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/gis-specialist-i.html
Environmental nonprofit that has been working toward the ultimate goal of "saving the Bay" through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Closing date: 2022-04-15
Position: Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
Organization: San Francisco Estuary Institute, Environmental Informatics Program
Country: United States
Contact: Lauren Stoneburner
Contact Email: Lauren.Stoneburner@gmail.com
SFEI is seeking a GIS/Environmental Analyst to join the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team. This position will be a full-time position (40 hrs per week), under the supervision of the GIS Manager. A successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and passionate about applying technical skills to address environmental problems. You will collaborate with your colleagues to ensure an optimal relationship between science and policy through innovative approaches to information collection, display, and analysis. Although a strong foundation of GIS skills is required, an environmental science background to enable effective landscape interpretation, change analysis, and mapping is ideal.
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SFEI Mission: We deliver visionary science that empowers people to revitalize nature in our communities.
San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has a 27-year track record of serving local, state, and federal agencies by developing and translating science to measurably improve the health and resiliency of Bay-Delta ecosystems. SFEI is a boundary organization at the interface between science and policy, recognized nationally for our ability to build consensus to support effective environmental decision-making and policy. Over the next five years, SFEI will be implementing our Strategic Plan that will focus on advancing visionary science, harnessing innovative technology and big data, and communicating science to inform, inspire, and empower stakeholders in an effort to fulfill our vision and mission for the Bay-Delta and beyond.
SFEI is committed to building a culturally diverse staff, and we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and other groups commonly under-represented in environmental science.
SFEI has 70 staff who represent numerous scientific and technological fields including chemistry, modeling, ecology, wildlife biology, landscape planning, historical ecology, geomorphology, geospatial modeling and analysis, and web development. We are seeking a talented scientist to join a dynamic, supportive, team-oriented work culture that is driven by our vision and mission. We have many long-tenured staff who have built and expanded the foundation of the organization and are looking for a key person to grow with us.
SFEI has three major programs: Clean Water, Environmental Informatics, and Resilient Landscapes. These programs have multiple focus areas including the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay, the Nutrient Management Strategy, contaminants of emerging concern, the Regional Data Center, aerial drone research, geomorphology, multi-benefit urban greening and design, ecosystem restoration and climate adaptation, urban biodiversity and resilience, and green stormwater infrastructure.
This community will be well represented by Craig Beech of Regenerative SPACE & the Southern African SCGIS in next Monday's Spatial Lightning Talks, hosted online by UCSB's Center for Spatial Studies. In one hour, 13 presenters from six countries will each have three minutes to deliver a perspective where space--interpreted broadly--matters. Afterwards, presenters and attendees will be able to interact via virtual tables (i.e., small-group video chatrooms).
NatureServe is hiring a Spatial Data Program Manager. They are seeking a highly collaborative leader with a commitment to conservation to guide NatureServe’s spatial data program and advance our biodiversity conservation mission. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a mid-career scientist/manager with a high level of expertise and demonstrated success in developing, managing, analyzing, and sharing spatial data to support conservation.
Please find the full job description here.
In addition to this position, NatureServe will likely be posting a GIS analyst position in coming weeks. A job posting for that will be up on the website soon.
Closing date: 2022-03-03
Position: Geospatial Data Administrator
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Country: United States
Contact: Zach Ferdana
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Geospatial Data Administrator is responsible for supporting data management efforts on TNC’s Conservation GeoCloud (a centralized, AWS and Esri ArcGIS Online platform) as well as in distinct geospatial conservation science projects across TNC. Working at various scales, this position works to support local to enterprise-level data management efforts, designing and deploying guidelines and best practices, and ensuring data can be compiled across regions in support of TNC’s organizational priorities. Different data formats will be supported by the Data Administrator, including but not limited to Esri’s enterprise geodatabase. This position will also build and support authoritative conservation data including but not limited to TNC lands, ecoregions and other formal conservation planning boundaries, and those deemed widely distributable by TNC’s Global Science and other departments. In addition, this position will collaborate with Data Services in IT to ensure geospatial information follows appropriate data governance structures in addition to adequate documentation (i.e., metadata) before distribution. Taking part in collaborative data management activities such as implementing a QA/QC process, analytical iteration on a specific dataset, and compiling critical conservation data across geographies will be important activities of this position. These activities will contribute to conservation strategies and goal setting approaches where geospatial information and reporting play an important role. The Data Administrator position joins Geospatial Systems in IT in designing, launching, and maintaining data associated with geospatial applications, different spatial data formats and platforms as well as the publishing and organizing web services.
Apply here - https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=50972&PostingSeq=1
The Nature Conservancy's North America Region Science Team is hiring a Data Scientist. The data scientist will conduct large-scale spatial analyses and modeling efforts to quantify and predict changes in land use, biodiversity, carbon storage, and other ecosystem services. We’re looking for an intellectually curious and technically innovative generalist who is interested in working on a diversity of topics. This position will conduct research necessary for the successful implementation of TNC’s efforts spanning natural climate solutions, energy siting, and conservation planning. Links to apply are below. Please pass this opportunity along to your networks.
Closing date: 2022-01-17
Position: Senior GIS Analyst
Organization: Chesapeake Conservancy
Country: United States
Contact: Susan Minnemeyer
Contact Email: email@example.com
**Senior Geospatial Analyst**
**Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 dependent on skills and experience level**
Chesapeake Conservancy-Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy, a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland is seeking a Senior Geospatial Analyst to support conservation and restoration projects. We are committed to building a talented team of diverse backgrounds and an equitable and inclusive workplace.
The senior geospatial analyst position will work within the CIC and be responsible for leading key components of a wide variety of geospatial projects. These projects support restoration and conservation progress throughout the Chesapeake watershed and beyond, engaging partners who work directly with landowners, as well as partners at state and regional scales making policy and funding decisions. Project tasks include, but are not limited to, applications of remote sensing and geospatial analyses to identify previous implementation of or opportunities for implementation of agricultural best management practices (BMPs), development of software solutions for tracking and validating BMP implementation, and supporting modeling for precision nutrient and sediment reduction calculations. These tasks will require producing compelling communication products, such as maps, charts/graphs, technical reports, and web-based mapping applications. The senior analyst will use software and tools including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and Python programming. The candidate will ultimately deliver custom geospatial solutions to analyze patterns in environmental data, streamline workflows, and support decision making of end users in the environmental conservation/restoration field.
**Essential functions include:**
1. Communicate and collaborate with CIC team members to perform designated workflows, prioritize assigned tasks within the scope of assigned project components, and adhere to project deadlines.
2. Utilize high-resolution data to perform analyses that support watershed planning across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including identifying opportunities for future BMP implementation.
3. Performing literature reviews to identify and incorporate innovative methodologies and encourage best science and technological practices in workflows.
4. Produce, test, and utilize innovative and replicable methods for addressing environmental challenges, with accompanying documentation for project analyses. Must be willing to train other staff on technical methodologies and present on findings.
5. Automate large, complex, and iterative geospatial processes. The CIC maintains a high volume of ongoing projects with limited staff, and to do so, we emphasize efficiency and automation. The senior analyst must demonstrate competency with strategies such as constructing iterative processes in ModelBuilder, Python scripting, and running batch processes.
6. Present results of project analyses_._ Candidates should be comfortable articulating highly technical projects to partners and the public orally and in writing. This also includes data visualization with impactful map-making or construction of web maps and applications.
- Organized, dependable, and results-oriented
- Ability to work independently on tasks within a larger, collaborative team environment
- Passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy– public access, conservation, education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources
- Strong GIS and remote sensing experience including large data management, vector and raster analysis.
- Familiarity with agricultural management practices (BMPs), such as barnyard runoff control, conservation tillage, and forested buffers
- Demonstrated experience with geospatial workflow automation using Python
- Adaptability and independence in problem solving/troubleshooting
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
- Proven ability to deliver on projects and to relate complicated technical material to others
- Ability to work among a diverse group of GIS staff and represent the highest quality standards
- A Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of work experience is preferred, ideally with a concentration in Environmental Studies, Computer Science, Remote Sensing, or other relevant field.
- Commensurate work experience or professional certifications can be substituted for the academic degrees, where applicable.
- Authorization to work in the United States is required.
- Esri ArcGIS Pro 2.x and/or ArcGIS Desktop 10.x
- Workflow automation: Python or ModelBuilder
- Familiarity with agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs), especially mapping
- Experience with soil, water, and nutrient models, such as SPARROW, SWAT, and CAST
- Experience with open source geospatial applications and/or python packages for workflow automation
- Understanding of remote sensing products, especially LIDAR and multi-spectral imagery bands (e.g. Landsat, Sentinel, WV-3)
- Familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay Program and Watershed Implementation Plans
- Esri ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise, including WebApp Builder
- Experience using cloud-based services and technologies (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Earth Engine) and Git version control systems, are a plus
**LOCATION** Annapolis, Maryland, with flexible and hybrid remote working options.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to explain how your skills and background fit this position. A portfolio of previous work is recommended but not required. Complete applications should be submitted before January 14, 2022 for full consideration.
The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and family/sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.
**WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEING A DIVERSE & WELCOMING WORKPLACE:**
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, refusal to submit to a genetic test or to make available genetic test results, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Chesapeake Conservancy understands that protecting and restoring the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed requires intentional commitment to inclusive practices and narratives within the conservation movement. Through our work we celebrate and elevate the people, places, and cultures of the region, especially by engaging underrepresented communities. Committing to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is critical to achieve our vision of a Chesapeake that is healthy, accessible to everyone, and a place where people and wildlife thrive. To that end, we commit ourselves to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice both in our programmatic priorities and our internal organizational development through inclusive recruitment of staff and board members, and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.
Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, with healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with the Chesapeake’s wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation. Within the Conservancy, the Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) is redefining information systems for conservation, both within the Bay watershed and beyond. In the past few years, the CIC has become a globally recognized leader in high resolution land cover and land use data, geospatial analysis, data science, and web application development to advance precision conservation and restoration. We have partnered with governmental groups like the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program and industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to deliver more precise data for achieving conservation outcomes. Our work is helping to define the next generation of environmental information, informing policy and community decisions.
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Conservation Data Specialist
Position details: Full Time
Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Conservation Data Specialist to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.
NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.
The Conservation Data Specialist will work as part of NCC’s National Conservation team to identify, develop, and implement analytical frameworks and solutions to increase efficiencies in NCC’s conservation work. The incumbent will be responsible for developing, testing, and implementing analytical frameworks and workflows for of various NCC-wide conservation initiatives. The individual will be closely involved with the development, implementation, and maintenance of NCC’s conservation planning framework, spatial prioritization models, approaches and associated tools, conservation priority setting and metric reporting. The incumbent will need strong leadership skills and visioning to help NCC find the most appropriate technical solutions to realize our strategic plan.
The Conservation Data Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. Develop Analytical Frameworks and Workflows (65%)
How to Apply
NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by Jan 4, 2022, 11:59pm ET.
NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seeks an experienced Conservation Specialist. This individual will work mainly with small farms and rural/urban residential properties. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of plant material including proper placement and maintenance. A demonstrated working knowledge of urban conservation practices including bioswales and rain gardens is also desirable.
The Conservation Specialist provides technical help to landowners, collaborating to successfully implement practices that conserve natural resources. We are looking for a self-starter who can work independently and as an integral member of the District’s conservation planning team. They must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The Conservation Specialist is expected to provide superior customer service and to behave in a professional manner.
If you have a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural or natural resources-based field of study and one year of directly related conservation planning experience; OR five years of directly related conservation planning experience or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education, please consider applying for this position. Details, including additional qualifications, compensation, and benefits can be found in the complete job description posted below.
Apply Today! Application Deadline is April 16, 2021
A full position description and an application form are available below. To apply, please send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to 22055 S. Beavercreek Road Suite 1, Beavercreek, OR 97004. You may also submit it electronically to District General Manager Christopher Lapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials must be received electronically by midnight on April 16, 2021 OR postmarked by April 16, 2021 if submitting via ground mail.
Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ni3MtzN-TuOM4JUhQPDg6w
Date/time: Thursday, March 18 at 10am PT
Presenter: Eva Reid, MPA, GISP is a Senior GIS Analyst in the DC Metro area
Description: In the world of GIS it is important to make personal connections to get the job done. The most successful people are often also those who rely heavily on the power of networking. Unfortunately, networking can be exhausting and is probably the last thing that you want to do after a long day. In this session you will learn about building relationships authentically, even while working remotely, and how you can leave the impersonal, transactional nature of networking behind.
Bio: Eva Reid, MPA, GISP is a Senior GIS Analyst in the DC Metro area with 25 years of experience in GIS, information technology, training and project management. Eva also owns a consulting business, Eva Reid Consulting, LLC, offering professional development opportunities to women in technology.