Natural Resources Scientist/Spatial Analyst – In Northern Idaho

Alta Science and Engineering
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Alta Science & Engineering, Inc. is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Natural Resources Scientist/Spatial Analyst position with a strong focus on spatial analysis and GIS. The position will be based in one of our Spokane, Washington or Moscow, Kellogg, or Boise, Idaho offices. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated, innovative, and detail-oriented individual who can work well independently and on a team across multiple offices in the region. This position is full time, benefited, 40 hours/week. Responsibilities May Include: - Work with other scientists and engineers on all elements of scientific, conservation, restoration, and engineering projects. - Support the integration of GIS data into natural resource design, management, and monitoring programs. - Use GIS software to analyze, display, and explain complex ecological/environmental and land use data. - Design spatial analyses and interpret results for an interdisciplinary group. - Modify and perform calculations on vector and raster data. - Create web mapping applications and scripting with GIS. - Data processing and classification for field collected and remote sensing data. - Collect a variety of field data and environmental samples. - Active communication with supervisor and managers regarding project-related matters. - Maintain a high degree of professionalism during interactions with Alta staff, clients, and other stakeholders.
Required Qualifications: - BS or MS in ecology, natural resources (wildlife, fisheries, forestry, conservation, etc.), or similar environmental or biological science degree. 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education. - Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS suite of products and applications (e.g., ArcGIS Desktop, Spatial Analyst, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) or similar open-source GIS platforms using GPS. - Proficiency with MS Excel and Word. - Must possess good interpersonal skills and effective written and oral communication skills. - Proven ability to solve problems in creative ways. - Must be able to work in both a professional office environment, as well as in the field in adverse weather conditions. - Willing to travel and have a valid driver’s license with insurable driving record. Desired Qualifications: - Experience with alternative GIS, data processing, and statistical programming software. (e.g., QGIS, GRASS GIS, R, SAS, Fusion, Global Mapper, PIX4D, LAStools, CloudCompare, Quick Terrain, etc.) - Experience with coding and scripting languages, such as SQL, JavaScript, Python, or other. - Experience with wetland delineations, migratory bird surveys, stream surveys and characterization, riparian, and upland plant identification. - Experience designing field studies that rely on GIS information. HAZWOPER 40-Hour certification and current refresher. - Ability to pilot a sUAS and obtain FAA Part 107 License. Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to the applicable position opening via the careers page on our website: Please go to Alta's careers website, then click on "View Current Job Openings" and apply to the specific position announcement from the list.
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