The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Utah’s largest conservation organization, has an immediate opening in its Salt Lake City office for a GIS Analyst.
Interested applicants should send the following materials via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org: cover letter, resume, transcript, and 3 references.
SUWA offers a competitive salary—based on experience—and excellent benefits (health, dental, retirement plan, sabbatical). Materials should be submitted no later than September 20, 2013.
The GIS Analyst will support SUWA’s litigation, legislative and advocacy staff and will focus on energy development, Quiet Title Act/R.S. 2477, off-road vehicles, BLM land use planning, and legislative initiatives. The GIS Analyst will work closely with issues and legislative staff in SUWA’s Salt Lake, Moab, and Washington, D.C. offices and is supervised by the legal director.
Qualifications include: Master’s Degree in Geography or a related area or a Bachelor’s Degree and significant relevant experience; formal training in GIS and demonstrated professional GIS analytical and cartographic skills, including data development and analysis; excellent research, investigative and analytical skills; competence with aerial photography and satellite imagery interpretation and analysis; excellent general computer skills (e.g. spreadsheet and database applications); ability to organize and manage documents and files; and ability to work independently, quickly and within deadlines. A list of sample duties is set forth below.
SUWA’s mission is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans. SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region's unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through hard-hitting advocacy for wilderness preservation.
GIS Analyst sample duties: