Salary Range :50,000.00 To 65,000.00 (USD) Annually
**Please note the preferred location for this position is Bozeman, MT; Other TWS offices locations may be considered**
The Landscape Research Analyst supports our science team in bringing spatial analysis to our conservation programs. The position has 3 primary responsibilities: conducting spatial analyses to support scientific research, applying analytical tools in priority landscapes, and fulfilling requests for quick-turnaround maps and analysis. This is an exceptional opportunity for a conservation science professional to apply their spatial analysis expertise to conservation work throughout the country.
The analyst position is part of the research team and works collaboratively with staff across departments. The position supports geospatial analysis to identify and deepen our understanding of conservation priorities and impacts of energy development and climate change by 1) conducting spatial analysis and modeling with raster and vector data, 2) acquiring, organizing, and developing spatial and tabular databases, 3) disseminating results as maps and tabular data, and 4) conveying an understanding of spatial analyses and results through oral communication, written reports, scientific publications, and other products. Analyses include, but are not limited to, quantifying relationships between diverse ecological or social data, conducting analyses of ecosystem representation and landscape connectivity, and assisting ecologists in the development and application of geospatial models.
This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Landscape Research Analyst will integrate these priorities throughout their work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with the Research Team and interdisciplinary teams to design and conduct landscape analysis projects;
• Summarize analysis results in tables and maps to clearly communicate to diverse audiences;
• Compile, organize, analyze, and disseminate spatial data;
• Create maps that clearly display analytical results and conservation messages;
• Clearly write the methods of GIS analyses for publications, science briefs, reports, and other forms of communication;
• Generate maps for publications, posters, reports, PowerPoint presentations and other internal and external communication needs.
Experience and Competencies
• Experience working with diverse types of geospatial data;
• Proficiency using ArcGIS and/or QGIS software for a variety of data management and analysis tasks;
• Programming or coding experience in R, Python, or other software packages;
• Ability to develop new functions and tools;
• Experience planning and managing GIS projects;
• Strong organizational and data management skills;
• Ability to work independently and on a team;
• Ability to stay on schedule and meet deadlines;
• Ability to work successfully in teams and with people representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.
• Ability to work with interdisciplinary team of scientists and non-scientists to clearly communicate technical information to diverse audiences;
• Desire to continue learning in the fields of spatial analysis and conservation science.
The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society
To apply please submit your resume & cover letter through the online application.