THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND
Conservation Vision and GIS Program
Position: GIS Analyst I
We invite you to consider a Santa Fe, NM-based position on our team of enthusiastic and talented National GIS conservation professionals. This is an entry-level position combining GIS analytical and cartography skills with the ability to aid in the advancement 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 a liaison for cartography and GIS analytical requests from TPL staff, working closely with the Cartography Program Coordinator
- Aid the Cartography Program Coordinator in updating TPL Cartography and Data Management Standards manual
- Support TPL's National initiative projects using a wide range of tasks such as GIS data collection and management, creation of maps and products and project documentation. Current examples of TPL GIS
projects include The Trust for Public Land ParkScoreT Project and TPL's protected places inventory.
- Assist TPL Greenprint Project Managers with data collection and processing 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
- Some 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.
- A minimum of ***two years*** of hands-on professional experience working with a team using geographical or land information systems to input, analyze and present data.
- Extensive knowledge of ESRI software ArcGIS 10.0 including: ArcView, ArcInfo, Geoprocessing tools, Geodatabase and file-based database design and management and MAPLEX. ModelBuilder, Spatial
Analyst, Network Analyst a plus.
- 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 - particularly Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop.
- 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 occasional overnight travel nationwide
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>email@example.com and reference "GIS Analyst" in the subject line.