THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND
Conservation Vision and GIS Program
Position: GIS Analyst I
This Santa Fe, NM-based position is responsible for supporting programs and projects for a nationwide parks and land conservation organization. We invite you to consider a position on our team of enthusiastic and talented National GIS conservation professionals. This is a unique, exciting position combining technical GIS modeling, analytical skills, and cartography with the ability to aid in the development of unique solutions for land conservation and park-related issues around the country. The department supports organizational work for 40+ offices working in partnership with local and state governments on land conservation operations. TPL’s GIS programmatic services are in demand and our program is growing quickly. The ideal candidate must be flexible and willing to participate in building our GIS program, bringing multiple talents to our team. TPL supports a diverse workforce and offers excellent benefits.
-Serve as the primary liaison for mapping/GIS analytical requests from one or more of TPL’s divisions, working closely with the Cartography Program Coordinator
-Support TPL’s National initiative projects using a wide range of tasks such as GIS data collection and management, creation of maps and products, managing project relationships and project documentation. Current examples of TPL GIS projects include The Trust for Public Land ParkScore™ Project and TPL’s protected places inventory.
-Assist TPL Greenprint Project Managers with data collection, data processing, model development, implementation and delivery and occasionally
assist with in-person and web-based presentations of the Greenprint process.
-Assist the GIS team in Quality Control of GIS analytical models and outputs.
-Convey complex, technical project components to non-technical/non-GIS
staff and partners
-National travel for projects and conferences.
-Assists in the development of GIS program standards, systems and protocol for workflow, system design, implementation, management and quality control standards.
-Assists in the development of creative GIS solutions for use of internal TPL staff and external partners.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Ecology, Engineering, GIS, Geology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Cartography, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a directly related field.
-Two years of hands-on professional experience working with geographical or land information systems to input and present data, including project management experience.
-Extensive knowledge of ESRI software ArcGIS 10.0 including: ArcView, ArcInfo, Model Builder, Geoprocessing tools, MAPLEX, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geodatabase and file-based database design and management.
-An understanding of cartographic principles.
-Presentation skills with references.
-Excellent oral, written communication skills and analytical skills.
-Mastery of personal computer concepts and software applications, particularly Excel, Access, Power Point, database applications and other graphics programs.
-Attention to detail, organization, diligence and commitment to excellence.
-Ability to work under deadline pressure on multiple projects.
-Ability to work on complex assignments exercising good judgment and taking initiative with little supervision.
-Available for regular travel, often overnight
-Experience with relational databases and customizing ArcGIS using VBA or Python is a plus
-Experience with water quality, conservation or park-related modeling a plus.
Salary and Benefits: This position is expected to be offered in the range of $18-20/hr plus full benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement plan) and 15 days vacation in your first year. Relocation assistance for candidates who would need to move to Santa Fe may be available.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “GIS Analyst” in the subject line.