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.
Geospatial Trainer Intern
Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.
The intern will support the Inclusive Conservation Technologies (ICT) initiative led by the Moore Center for Science. ICT aims to empower Indigenous Peoples with increased access to geospatial tools to uphold their rights and enhance land stewardship. For the internship, the intern will collate CI’s existing technical capacity-building materials and develop a learning curriculum designed for Indigenous Peoples who want to learn technical training approaches in GIS and remote sensing. The compiled capacity-building materials will improve the return on investment for developing these courses by repurposing and improving access and awareness of the materials within CI and external partners. The Training of Trainers (ToT) curriculum will be foundational to a globally-scaled approach to accelerate digital equity for conservation technologies through CI’s Indigenous Peoples' partners and networks.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2021 (11:49 PM EST)
See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE
Conservation International Values
We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.
Message from Rebecca Degagne at SCGIS (Society for Conservation GIS):
We hope you're staying well and will join us for our upcoming SCGIS-CBI Webinar Series, which kicks off in two weeks.
We have a wonderful line-up, featuring a diverse group of speakers with presentations on using citizen science data to monitor threatened species, tracking land degradation with remote sensing, building relationships for career development, creating partnerships with Indigenous communities, and mapping bird migrations and threats.
If you register for a webinar and can't make the live presentation, you'll be sent a link to the video recording to watch at your convenience. The whole recording archive can be accessed here: https://scgis.org/webinar/index/past/1.
SCGIS-CBI 2021 Spring Webinar Series:
March 4th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Using community science to predict extinctions and monitor threatened species
Peter Soroye, University of Ottawa.
March 11th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Measuring progress in land condition from space with Trends.Earth
Gabriel Daldegan, Moore Center for Science at Conservation International
March 18th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Building Relationships that Matter for Geospatial Career Success
Eva Reid, Eva Reid Consulting, LLC
April 1st, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Building Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities
James Rattling Leaf, Sr., Group on Earth Observations Indigenous Alliance
April 8th, 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific
Mapping Bird Migrations and Threats Across the Western Hemisphere
Erika Knight & Lotem Taylor, National Audubon Society
We make our webinars free & open to everyone, so please share these links with your networks and consider joining SCGIS as a member, to support our work.
We're also planning on holding more SCGIS-CBI mixer-style meetups later in the year at rotating times, so folks from around the world can join in.
If you want to fast-track your involvement in the conservation community, volunteer for SCGIS! - Reliable people with time to contribute (though fall 2021, at least) are especially needed to support our virtual SCGIS Conference activities. If you're interested in volunteering for the Conference Committee, please email email@example.com.
Open Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Close Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD) is hiring a Habitat Technician (Technician) to join the Natural Resources Program. The Technician manages restoration projects and supports project managers with planning, implementation, and evaluation of other restoration projects. Other duties include conservation planning for new projects, assisting with enrollment, monitoring, reporting and contract compliance to meet the goals and deliverables for partner organizations and funding sources.
General Position Summary
The Habitat Technician manages restoration projects and supports project managers with planning, implementation, and evaluation of other restoration projects. Other duties include conservation planning for new projects, assisting with enrollment, monitoring, reporting and contract compliance to meet the goals and deliverables for partner organizations and funding sources.
Salary and Benefits
This position is full time at $42,090.00 - $48,400.00 per year plus benefits. Medical and dental insurance are available after 60 days. 100% TSWCD-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance available after 180 days. TSWCD will contribute 5% of the gross earnings per pay period to a 457(b)-retirement plan after 180 days.
Join us February 19th for a special live conversation with National Geographic Society about the role of GIS in ocean conservation. Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist +OSU CEAOS courtesy professor and Sandra Turner, National Geographic Certified Educator will be answering your questions! Submit your questions below for a chance to be answered during the livestream.
Sign up for a livestream reminder here: http://ow.ly/u2TR50Dhvsg
While this job is not GIS focused, the TSWCD is one of our community partners and I wanted to pass along the opportunity.
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring an Urban Conservation Technician to join its Natural Resources Program. The Technician supports the Urban Conservation Specialist with implementation of conservation projects in the urban areas of Washington County, OR. Duties include conservation project planning, program enrollment support, monitoring, outreach, reporting, and contract compliance.
The Technician will assist and report to the Urban Conservation Specialist to engage residents, community groups, and program partners to implement conservation initiatives for water quality, soil health, stewardship, and sustainable agriculture on lands within urban Washington County.
Check out the posting with application instructions at:
Job posting closes February 12, 2021.
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician
Salary: $39,291.44 - $48,670.34
Projected Start Date: March 2021
Appointment Term: 1 year minimum, with potential renewal for a total of 2 years
The Blue Methane Project is a NASA Carbon Monitoring Systems-funded program hosted at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Tidal wetlands have the capacity to remove massive amounts of atmospheric CO2 by forming soil carbon, but they can also produce a variable and uncertain amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Monitoring and forecasting the dynamics of “Blue carbon” in these ecosystems is a major priority for state and national governments, as well as the local entities that manage coastal wetlands. Our project seeks to improve short term forecasting of methane dynamics at two focal sites in Louisiana and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as improve national scale mapping of the variables we use to estimate methane emissions. We are searching for a data technician to collaborate with a multi-university and multi-agency team on developing GIS and remote sensing workflows, managing new data produced by the team, and occasionally contributing to fieldwork for new data collection.
A successful candidate will have at least:
* A Bachelor’s degree in a Natural or Physical Science
* Demonstrated experience with using remote sensing and GIS to answer environmental research questions
* Experience managing data originating from multiple sources
* Proficiency with open-source coding in R and/or Python
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
An ideal candidate will have one or more of the following:
* A Master’s degree in Geography, or other Natural of Physical Sciences
* Experience with Google Earth Engine
* Experience with using Landsat and/or Sentinel-2 Imagery
* GitHub Experience
* Experience with wetland plant ecology, carbon cycling, or soils science
* Research interests in rivers, estuaries, and/or coastal processes
Please send a cover letter briefly outlining your how you meet any of the required or optional criteria, a CV or resume, a work sample, such as paper, report, map, figure, or link to a presentation, and the contact information for three references to Dr. James Holmquist (HolmquistJ@si.edu) by January 15, 2021.
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The main campus is a 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater Maryland. Facilities include the Global Change Research Wetland, the site of the known longest-running ecological manipulation experiment. Nearby cities include historic Annapolis, Maryland's capital, and D.C. The technician will be hired as a Trust Employee through Smithsonian's non-profit wing. This will entitle them to health, vision, dental, and other benefits.
Women, people of color, Indigenous people, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician Job Posting | Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician Salary: $39,291.44 - $48,670.34 Projected Start Date: March 2021 Appointment Term: 1 year minimum, with potential renewal for a total of 2 years