Position: GIS Analyst and Spatial Data Manager
Project: Ontario’s Northern Boreal Landscape
Reports To: Ontario’s Northern Boreal Landscape Leader
Job type: Full-time 6 month position (potential to extend)
Location: Flexible within Ontario (WCS Canada Office in Toronto or Peterborough, or a home office location in Ontario)
Closing date: 29 March 2013
Anticipated start date: 1 June 2013 (or sooner if possible)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The GIS Analyst and Spatial Data Manager is responsible for technical and applied geospatial support that addresses the objectives of WCS Canada’s Ontario Northern Boreal Landscape Program (http://www.wcscanada.org/WhatWeDo/OntarioNorthernBoreal.aspx). The program is focused geographically on Ontario’s Far North developing applied- and field-based research on terrestrial and aquatic socio-ecological systems to address conservation needs in this large, intact landscape. Information generated by the program is used to address and improve land use planning processes, environmental assessment, and conservation in Ontario’s Far North with decision-makers in Government and First Nations and other stakeholders. The position is primarily aimed at providing geospatial support to help develop solutions for conserving the landscape as well as communicating issues and solutions to a broad range of decision-makers and stakeholders.
This position will be responsible for providing technical and applied geospatial support to team members of the Ontario Northern Boreal Landscape program. Specific objectives include:
About WCS Canada
WCS Canada was established as a Canadian conservation organization in July 2004. Our mission is to conserve wildlife and wildlands by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies that gather information on wildlife needs and then seek to resolve key conservation problems by working with a broad array of stakeholders. We also provide technical assistance and biological expertise to local groups and agencies that lack the resources to tackle conservation concerns. WCS Canada is independently registered and managed, while retaining a strong collaborative working relationship with sister WCS programs in more than 55 nations, including an integrated North America Program. The Wildlife Conservation Society (www.wcs.org) is a recognized global leader in conservation and for more than a century has worked in North America promoting actions such as bison reintroduction, pioneering field studies, parks creation, and legislation to protect endangered wildlife.
Please send cover letter detailing spatial analysis and conservation interests and experience and Curriculum Vitae to WCS Canada by email, fax or mail:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 416-850-9040
By mail: Human Resources
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
720 Spadina Avenue, Suite #600,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B3
For more information, contact WCS Canada Assistant Director, Gillian Woolmer (email@example.com).