THE NATURAL CAPITAL PROJECT
GIS ANALYST (MARINE)
The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, University of Minnesota, and Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment together seek to fill the position of GIS Analyst (Marine) for the Natural Capital Project. Our researchers, based in Seattle and Stanford, are developing tools to model and map the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. The Natural Capital Project is applying its innovative, spatially-explicit ecosystem-service quantification and valuation tool, InVEST (Integrated Valuation of
Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) in various locations (e.g. Monterey Bay, CA; Vancouver Island, Canada; Belize) The successful applicant will work in a team to adapt and apply the InVEST ecosystem-service
models and will then synthesize these results in order to best inform policy at our demonstration sites. We seek a creative individual to support further development, documentation, maintenance, and
application of the Marine InVEST models.
. Maintain Arc toolbox elements to run biophysical and
economic models created by postdoctoral researchers and other project collaborators.
. Collect, create, and refine raster, vector, and table input data from a variety of source including Natural Capital Project field sites.
. Coding in Python to adapt and improve the InVEST models.
. Run InVEST models in ArcGIS and analyze the results using Spatial Analyst and other tools to create maps, tables, and documentation for presentation of results.
. Help create user-friendly manuals tailored to the needs of site applications for Arc tools.
. Provide technical assistance related to InVEST to relevant personnel on partner installations.
. Bachelors or Masters degree in geography or related field required. Graduate degree desired.
. Adept skills with all major functions in ArcGIS, including
map design, data processing, spatial analysis with geoprocessing tools and ModelBuilder.
. Python programming experience; knowledge of MATLAB or FORTRAN is a plus.
. Database management experience
. Excellent analytical skills
. Excellent written and oral communication skills
.The ability to effectively prioritize and work well under time constraints
. Experience working with collaborators from diverse
backgrounds and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teamwork.
The GIS Analyst will be located in Palo Alto, CA or Seattle, WA
Term: One year fixed-term appointment (with the potential for extension, contingent upon funding.)
How to Apply: To ensure that your application information is captured in our official files and that the hiring manager has immediate access to your resume and cover letter, you must apply to
http://jobs.stanford.edu, Job #43393. Please include a CV and a cover letter that includes contact information for three references. We will begin reviewing applications July 20, 2011. The position will remain open until filled.