The Geographic System (GIS) Analyst is for a short-term, full-time hire to complete spatial analyses required for the Washington Chapter, with a focus on connectivity, climate change, and landscape prioritization, scheduled for completion by Dec 30, 2011 (renewable pending funding for new projects, which may differ in objectives and tasks). GIS skills in spatial analysis, cartography and data management as applied to landscape planning and associated conservation strategies are essential. This position is hired as a Conservation Information Manager III and reports to the GIS manager/planning supervisor in Washington. He/she manages and maintains conservation databases and provides technical support in GIS or other relational database technologies to Conservancy staff. Includes compiling, assembling and maintaining land protection, biodiversity and management information from various sources. This may also include one or more of the following functions:
• Participates in conservation planning at various levels.
• Models wildlife habitat and corridors using GIS tools, including ArcGIS toolboxes written in Python.
• Supports integration of climate change, including models of future climate and habitat, into corridor planning.
• Evaluates and incorporates spatial information on ecological features and environmental factors into wildlife corridor models and databases for statewide and ecoregional connectivity projects.
• Participates in discussions with the Conservancy’s agency and university partners that help advance the Conservancy’s work with stakeholders.
• Provides limited support for developing and maintaining GIS
libraries and/or database product libraries.
• Performs data analysis; designs and produces advanced complex queries and professional reports.
• Develops, maintains, and populates data and records databases and manual files.
• Produces maps and other graphic products and reports.
Basic qualifications include MS or BS degree and certification in related field and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience using scripting languages or Model Builder to automate GIS analyses. Programming
experience in Python, or strong interest in learning, desired.
For more on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please search for position #12500 online at http://www.nature.org/careers