Open Position: GIS Specialist
As a member of the Friends of the Verde River Habitat Restoration team, the GIS Specialist will support our habitat restoration program, including building and maintaining databases, analyzing data, and developing mapping applications and tools. Reporting directly to the Habitat Restoration Manager, the GIS Specialist must demonstrate a clear understanding of Geographic Information Systems and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geospatial data.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and creative thinker who is comfortable learning and applying evolving GIS technology to projects related to natural resource management.
The GIS Specialist provides GIS support to the Habitat Restoration Program specifically and the organization as a whole to ensure that we meet goals and deliver projects on time. Duties include: acting as a technical lead within the Habitat Restoration team; providing GIS and data collection solutions, managing data, producing maps, and providing technical GIS support.
The GIS Specialist manages mobile data applications for collecting ecological data remotely in the field; manages and formats data for reporting, sharing, and analysis; produces maps and other cartographic products as needed; and provides support for GIS software and hardware.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Data: Design, maintain, and manage geodatabases to ensure data quality and ease of data collection. Perform data QA/QC. Format and merge datasets to meet differing data requirements. Package, document, and distribute GIS data to partner agencies. Perform statistical summaries or spatial analyses as needed.
ArcGIS Online: Use ArcGIS Online to manage web apps and field-collected data, serve data into Web Applications, Web Maps, and Operations Dashboards.
Design, Edit, and/or Develop mobile data collection applications using the ESRI Software suite (Collector for ArcGIS, Survey 123).
Mapping: Create maps and cartographic products in both ArcGIS desktop (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro) and ArcGIS Online for viewing and exporting data. Develop and maintain interactive web maps, tools, & Story Maps. Create maps for field use, reports, presentations, grant applications, and storytelling via the web.
Support: Provide field crew training in data collection methods. Maintain records and document methodology. Provide support for remote data collection using mobile devices and Collector for ArcGIS. Maintain desktop GIS software licenses, install and provide support for GIS software and apps.
Work with staff to determine and meet their GIS needs for data collection, reporting, sharing, and presentation.
Other: Multi-task and manage multiple priorities, assist with grant applications, and perform other related duties as assigned.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications on January 24, 2020. Please send application materials in one file (resume, cover letter, and three references) along with a portfolio demonstrating your capabilities relative to this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Friends offers a benefits package that includes holidays, personal time off, 403(b) with employer match, and employer-provided health insurance.