We’re looking for a talented GIS Analyst to help design habitat conservation at a landscape scale. Our ideal candidate is someone that is knowledgeable about birds and other wildlife, and passionate about grassland and wetland conservation. In this role, you will analyze spatial data, make beautiful and informative maps, and develop custom tools to support bird habitat conservation. Regular writing (technical and non-technical) and communication with people inside and outside the organization is required for this position. Travel for meetings and conferences, usually for less than five consecutive days, may be required.
Education and experience in GIS, wildlife biology, natural resource conservation, and avian ecology, as well as a familiarity with the landscapes and economic drivers of the western Great Plains will help you thrive here. Additional qualifications that will help you succeed (and are required for this position) include:
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in geography or natural resource management such as wildlife biology, forestry, range management, ecology, or botany, and a GIS certificate (master’s degree with extensive GIS coursework is a plus);
• Two years professional experience using GIS (including ArcGIS software);
An understanding of ecological principles, ecosystem processes, and the methods utilized in vegetation mapping and wildlife habitat modeling applicable to broad, multidisciplinary and comprehensive ecosystem management (experience working with USDA conservation programs such as CRP, ACEP, EQIP, etc. is a plus);
• Excellent written and oral communication including the ability to write and review correspondence, reports, and policy/procedural guidance;
Experience and proficiency analyzing and managing vector and raster data in a variety of formats (specific analysis experience should include spatial analyst tools, raster algebra, overlay tools, and digitizing);
• The ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and
A valid driver’s license at the time of employment.