Salary Range :50,000.00 To 65,000.00 (USD) Annually
**Please note the preferred location for this position is Bozeman, MT; Other TWS offices locations may be considered**
The Landscape Research Analyst supports our science team in bringing spatial analysis to our conservation programs. The position has 3 primary responsibilities: conducting spatial analyses to support scientific research, applying analytical tools in priority landscapes, and fulfilling requests for quick-turnaround maps and analysis. This is an exceptional opportunity for a conservation science professional to apply their spatial analysis expertise to conservation work throughout the country.
The analyst position is part of the research team and works collaboratively with staff across departments. The position supports geospatial analysis to identify and deepen our understanding of conservation priorities and impacts of energy development and climate change by 1) conducting spatial analysis and modeling with raster and vector data, 2) acquiring, organizing, and developing spatial and tabular databases, 3) disseminating results as maps and tabular data, and 4) conveying an understanding of spatial analyses and results through oral communication, written reports, scientific publications, and other products. Analyses include, but are not limited to, quantifying relationships between diverse ecological or social data, conducting analyses of ecosystem representation and landscape connectivity, and assisting ecologists in the development and application of geospatial models.
This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Landscape Research Analyst will integrate these priorities throughout their work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with the Research Team and interdisciplinary teams to design and conduct landscape analysis projects;
• Summarize analysis results in tables and maps to clearly communicate to diverse audiences;
• Compile, organize, analyze, and disseminate spatial data;
• Create maps that clearly display analytical results and conservation messages;
• Clearly write the methods of GIS analyses for publications, science briefs, reports, and other forms of communication;
• Generate maps for publications, posters, reports, PowerPoint presentations and other internal and external communication needs.
Experience and Competencies
• Experience working with diverse types of geospatial data;
• Proficiency using ArcGIS and/or QGIS software for a variety of data management and analysis tasks;
• Programming or coding experience in R, Python, or other software packages;
• Ability to develop new functions and tools;
• Experience planning and managing GIS projects;
• Strong organizational and data management skills;
• Ability to work independently and on a team;
• Ability to stay on schedule and meet deadlines;
• Ability to work successfully in teams and with people representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.
• Ability to work with interdisciplinary team of scientists and non-scientists to clearly communicate technical information to diverse audiences;
• Desire to continue learning in the fields of spatial analysis and conservation science.
The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society
To apply please submit your resume & cover letter through the online application.
Another month has flown by and its time to get together again. Evening light and warmth are well-suited to outdoor venues, so we'll meet on the back patio of White Owl Social Club ( 1305 SE 8th Ave) between ~ 5:30 - 8pm.
Event: "SCGIS: Earth’s vital signs: Planetary-scale monitoring with Google Earth Engine".
When: May 15, 2019 @ 11AM PT
Where: Online Webinar
Satellites have been systematically collecting imagery and scientific measurements of our changing planet for more than 40 years, yet until recently this treasure trove of “big data” has not been online and readily available for high-performance data mining. The Google Earth Engine platform (earthengine.google.com) was developed to facilitate “turning pixels to knowledge” at global scale for societal benefit. Earth Engine hosts online a multi-petapixel public data catalog, updating daily, together with tools that support massively-parallel geospatial analysis on datasets such as satellite and aerial imagery, weather and climate.
As initiator and leader of Google Earth Engine, Rebecca Moore will describe the experiences of applying Google's mapping tools to the world's pressing problems in areas such as environmental conservation, human rights and creating a sustainable society.
The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) presents this webinar in partnership with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS).
Read more and register at:
GIS ANALYST, FORESTS PROGRAM
Data Analysis & Technical Research
Washington, District of Columbia
Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to help commodity companies and financial institutions meet their sustainable sourcing commitments, to reduce deforestation, and to conserve forest landscapes. As part of the broader GFWinitiative, the Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance (GFWCF) team places near real time data in the supply chain context to address the impacts of palm oil, soy, cattle, and cocoa production. GFWCF establishes partnerships with private sector companies, as well as certification bodies and multi-stakeholder initiatives to envision and implement a sustainable commodities future.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst to join the GFWCF team, under the Food, Forest and Water Program. As GIS Analyst, you will prepare spatial data and provide technical support for the GFW Pro platform and other GFW web applications. You will lead the delivery of GIS-related technical outputs for team strategy development and provide training to WRI colleagues and external partners in the use of GFW tools and resulting analysis.
Data Management and GIS Technical Support (80% of time required)
Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is hiring a GIS Analyst! This person provides mapping and data-related support for a mission-driven organization advancing conservation on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. The GIS Analyst provides mapping and cartography, data collection, database management, research, and general support to POST’s Land, Communications, and Development teams, as well as the overall coordination of POST’s GIS program. The GIS Analyst will also work closely with POST’s Director of Conservation Science to provide analytical support on a variety of projects.
This position is full time and offers competitive benefits.
Please see links to the SCGIS job posting as well as the job application.
The Portland Conservation GIS Happy Hour will meet at the Conquistador Lounge (2045 SE Belmont)on Wed Feb 16 for the monthly gathering. The happy hour pricing goes to 7 pm. The 15 bus line stops nearby every 15 minutes.
All are welcome!
After 10 plus years of consecutive monthly happy hours. I suggest we head back to where it all began.
Lucky Lab on Hawthorn
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Same as always the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting around 5-5:30
Excellent undergrad GIS and Planning summer interships available at the Harvard Forest (Massachusetts)Read Now
The Harvard Forest in Massachusetts is looking for two qualified undergraduate interns for our 11-week paid summer internship. We are investigating how to apply the Wildlands and Woodlands conservation vision to a smaller geographic area. The students would be using GIS or regional planning skills to help us balance land conservation, development, agriculture, and economic interests in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. The students will be part of our well-respected internship program along with ~25 other students from all over the USA.
The interns will work with researchers at the Harvard Forest mosty but also interact with leaders of the Kestrel Land Trust and regional planners.
Position 1) Conservation GIS Intern: This position will be focused on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide insights on the region’s conservation history, recent landcover changes, population and potential future changes, and--working with experts--help identify areas most suitable for forests, farms, and responsible development. Applicants should be interested in land protection and have experience with, or have a strong motivation to learn, GIS and have good analytic skills.
Position 2) Regional Planning Intern: This position will focus on using planning documents from community to regional scales and social, demographic and economic data to summarize existing frameworks for action and to provide detailed characterization of the Connecticut River Valley’s economic, demographic, and cultural variation. The student will be involved in developing a coordinated regional plan in collaboration with mentors and NGO partners. Applicants should have experience or coursework in regional planning, and an interest in land protection, agriculture, and urban issues
May 27 to August 9, 2019
Located in Petersham, MA
11-week residential program
for undergraduates only
$5775 stipend plus travel
Full room & board and meal plan
Apply online by Feb 1, 2019
People from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
For more details on this particular project, please visit: bit.ly/HFPlanning
To apply, and for more details on the larger Harvard Forest undergraduate intern program, please visit: program: bit.ly/HFREU_Program
Geospatial Program Manager
Annapolis, MD, United States
Junior (3-4 Years’ experience)
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
31 January 2019
Apply At: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/80643
Chesapeake Conservancy, a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland is seeking a Program Manager with at least three years of professional GIS experience.
ABOUT THE CONSERVANCY
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) group has become a globally recognized leader in producing data, analyses, and web applications to advance precision conservation and restoration. We partner with industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to help define the next generation of environmental data and work with partners on the ground to make sure it is useful.
The Geospatial Program Manager, working within the CIC, will be responsible for the management and outreach efforts for a variety of projects both inside and outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Reporting directly to the Director of Conservation Technology, the successful candidate for this position will be involved in all aspects of projects. Project management responsibilities include scoping requirements with potential partners and clients, working with our technical staff to set timelines and expectations, and ensuring the timely submission of high-quality deliverables.
In addition to directing a portfolio of projects, this position will be responsible for the management of a team within the CIC. Staff management responsibilities include time and budget management, administrative support, and annual performance reviews.
This position will take the lead on the CIC’s portfolio of projects outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Experience with water quality and water quantity management challenges in other geographies, particularly the Western U.S., is desirable.
Essential functions include:
1. Overseeing and collaborating with team members as well as other program managers. Candidates must be able to lead and navigate team dynamics gracefully and tactfully. This includes managing team morale and culture, engaging peers and supervisors in problem solving, and providing constructive feedback on ideas and problems. Additionally, the CIC team is a highly collaborative and innovative group. Ideal candidates will participate in brainstorming and discussions.
2. Managing client relationships and expectations. The Program Manager will negotiate and oversee high-level components of client contracts, such as evaluating needs, setting project expectations, making team assignments, and establishing deliverable schedules.
3. Obtaining, organizing, and processing component datasets. The Program Manager, with his/her team, will be working with a variety of spatial data, including satellite and aerial imagery; LiDAR; national, state, and local vector data; and ecological models. Organization and attention to detail are key skills in working across projects with high volumes of complex data.
4. Communicating Conservancy projects to the public. Candidates should be comfortable articulating highly technical projects to the public in presentations (large and small), press releases, and at networking events.
5. Working independently to solve problems and errors. Much of the Conservancy’s work involves finding unique, customized solutions to partners’ challenges. Errors and unknowns will be encountered. The Program Manager will be required to handle a range of technical challenges, to devise solutions based on available resources, and to assist team members in the same process. Furthermore, Conservancy projects have pushed the boundaries of several purpose-built software packages. When such issues are encountered, the Program Manager must be able to identify them, navigate issues with software support specialists, and disseminate solutions to team members.
6. Providing training and technical assistance to non-GIS Conservancy staff. On a continuing basis, Conservancy staff members require technical and mapping assistance. The Program Manager will be expected to maintain flexibility for addressing urgent, unplanned needs, providing troubleshooting assistance, and teaching others.
7. Compiling deliverables and writing grant reports. Project deliverables may include maps, memos, short or long reports, slide decks, datasets, or grant reports. Applicants should be able to write concisely and effectively, design impactful maps, and communicate progress to funders.
The Program Manager should be an organized, dependable, and goal-driven leader with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, conservation, and education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources. Candidates must be able to challenge conventions, to thrive independently as well as on a team in a relaxed, dynamic office culture, and to think creatively. Other essential skills include adaptability, independence in problem solving, strong oral and written communication, and an ability to teach others technical material.
• Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred), ideally with a concentration in Environmental Science or Geography.
• Three years of professional GIS experience including demonstrated project/staff management.
• Demonstrated GIS and remote sensing experience, including proficiency in geospatial analysis programs (ArcGIS Desktop 10.x).
• Authorization to work in the United States.
• Ideally, applicants will have experience with ArcGIS Desktop and/or Pro, remote sensing software (ENVI, eCognition), and web
and/or Python scripting, although all necessary training will be provided.
• Experience with or research on water issues in different geographies, especially the Western U.S., Pacific Northwest, the Great
Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico/Mississippi River.
In addition to a resume and cover letter, applicant must submit a writing sample demonstrating the ability to communicate complex or technical information in a clear and accessible format.
This position will be based in Annapolis, Maryland, however travel throughout the United States for meetings with partners will be required. While trips will likely be shorter, candidates must be able to travel for up to a week at a time.
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education with an expected salary range between $70-80,000.
The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.
Applications will be reviewed as their materials arrive, with an anticipated start date in late January or early February 2019.
This is great opportunity to work at The Nature Conservancy. Below is an excerpt from the job description and a here’s a link for more details and how to apply.
The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Conservation Information Manager oversees GIS and technology projects related to the operations, management, and research at the Preserve. Owned and protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve was made possible due to the vision and generosity of Jack and Laura Dangermond, who in December 2017 donated $165 million to The Nature Conservancy—the single largest gift in the history of the organization—to purchase this globally significant natural area and protect it forever. The Nature Conservancy envisions a future looking ‘smart preserve’ that leverages technology for ecological management and research. The ideal candidate should be an expert user of the Esri Desktop, mobile, and web GIS suite, has a solid understanding of IoT principles, and have demonstrated ability in aggregating multiple data streams for delivery and use by both TNC staff and the external research community.