The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) is a growing non-profit organization, dedicated to providing scientific and technical expertise to support the conservation and recovery of biological diversity. The spatial data manager will be responsible for coordination and maintenance of all spatial data for the organization, which relies heavily on GIS data for nearly all projects. This includes managing a large collection of project-related data internal to the organization as well as curating a large and growing spatial data library as part of our online
Data Basin platform (databasin.org). Working in a team environment, the spatial data manager will lead the development and implementation of geographic data management policies and procedures for the organization (e.g., metadata standards, file management, and data QA/QC, and support other science and technical staff in data management and coordination.
This position requires someone who is highly detail-oriented and passionate about geospatial data and documentation. The Conservation Biology Institute is looking for someone who will demonstrate considerable initiative in understanding how data are created, processed, and how they are best organized and archived. The terms "data librarian", "data archaeologist", and "herding cats" should have special meaning to you.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree in Information Science, GIS, related field, or 4 years or more of related experience.
• Familiarity with a variety of spatial data formats (e.g., ArcGIS raster and vector data, NetCDF)
• Understanding of database concepts and software (e.g., ArcSDE, PostgreSQL)
• Knowledge of spatial data management, GIS, and data processing (ArcGIS 10+ pref.)
• Working knowledge of scripting languages (esp. Python, SQL, and general shell scripting)
• Ability to communicate effectively and work in a team successfully
• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g., Microsoft Office)
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