News

Job offer in Texas : Coastal and Marine GIS Analyst

Job offer in Texas : Coastal and Marine GIS Analyst image

Position Title: Coastal and Marine GIS Analyst

JOB TITLE: CONSERVATION

INFORMATION MANAGER II

 

THIS IS A TEMPORARY JOB POSITION WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

 

POSITION WILL BE BASED IN CORPUS CHRISTI , TEXAS

 

See below the full job description:

 

The Nature Conservancy

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

Position Title: Coastal and Marine GIS Analyst

JOB TITLE: CONSERVATION INFORMATION MANAGER II

JOB FAMILY: Conservation

JOB NUMBER: 200002

SALARY GRADE: 4

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS orAssociates degreein related field and 2 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files.
  • Experience with producing maps and/or other graphic products and reports.
  • Experience inanalyzing dataand producing data reports.
  • Experience building, populating and producing reports from databases.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Web browsers.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Coastal and Marine Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst is

a short-term, full time hire to support spatial analysis needs for The

Nature Conservancy's Texas Chapter. GIS skills in spatial analysis,

cartography, and data management as applied to marine planning and

associated conservation strategies are essential. The Coastal and

Marine GIS Analyst gathers, creates, updates, manages and develops

conservation databases and provides technical support in GIS or other

relational database technologies to the Coastal and Marine Program

Associate Director and staff to meet coastal and marine spatial

planning, analysis and synthesis goals. Specific tasks include:

 

1. Evaluate and incorporate spatial information on ecological and

biological features, sea level rise, storm surge, community

vulnerability and risk assessments into a marine database for various

geographies along the Gulf of Mexico coast, as part of our Coastal

Resilience Initiative;

2. Use several different spatial decision support tools to assemble

alternative future scenarios for meeting conservation and coastal

hazard mitigation management objectives;

3. Help support and maintain online mapping applications with data

development and web mapping services for our ecosystem-based

adaptation, restoration and coastal and marine spatial planning

strategies; and

4. Provide limited GIS support the Gulf of Mexico Decision Support

System project including GIS analyses on issues including climate

change, ecosystem recovery and restoration, and response to the

Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • BA/BS or Associates degree in related field and 2-3 years related

experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

This requirement may include working knowledge of legal real estate

documents.

  • Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data
  • Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while

delivering quality results

  • Demonstrated experience operating GIS software and creating maps

and/or managing other relational databases and creating other graphic

products.

  • Demonstrated database and computer-based management experience

including managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual

files.

  • Building, populating and producing reports from databases
  • Managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word,

Access, Excel, Web browsers).

  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in

English and other relevant languages

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Master's degreein geography, ecology,natural resource management

or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and

experience.

  • At least two years GIS experience, including data development, map

production, and spatial analysis. This includes experience with ArcGIS

conducting both vector and raster analyses.

  • Database design experiencea plus.
  • Understanding of metadata needs. Good practices of metadata creation

and maintenance.

  • Experience with statistical modeling is a plus.
  • Ability to design spatial database(s) fitting theme-specific models

(e.g. cadastral, marine, scale-dependent)

  • Ability to write and speak effectively about technical information.
  • Experience designing effective maps and other data presentations.
  • Conduct research through the web, phone conversations, and other means.
  • Planning skills
  • A solid understanding ofmarine conservationand related issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively related to the projects above
  • Ability to identify what data is most helpful for fulfilling

conservation objectives. (e.g., issues of scale, etc)

 

COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING:

  • Ability to design multifaceted reports in order to meet a variety of

program needs, resolving discrepancies in data and interpret report

results

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with several variables,

setting realistic deadlines and managing timeframes

  • Resolves complex issues within program area independently
  • Interprets guidelines, evaluates information and modifies processes

to adapt to changing circumstances

 

DISCRETION/LATITUDE/DECISION-MAKING:

  • Makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision
  • Consults supervisor on unusual or complex issues

 

RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT - FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY:

  • May help develop work plans and project budgets
  • Is able to meet independently with data owners to gather data in

different places in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Ensures integrity of both data collection and management relating to

conservation projects and project statistics

  • Is able to travel to help organize and facilitate stakeholder

workshops in different places in the Gulf of Mexico

 

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with a number of staff and external

parties, sometimes under pressure, in order to complete project work

and goals in a timely manner

  • Formulate ideas and communicate clearly with others, both orally and

in written form

  • Provide a variety of information to staff and others, contributing

to conservation projects and assisting workflow throughout the

organization.

  • Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people,

including scientists, preserve staff and others, providing and

obtaining needed information

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.

 

 

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

THIS IS A TEMPORARY JOB POSITION WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

 

POSSITION WILL BE BASED IN CORPUS CHRISTI , TEXAS

 

 

HOW TO APPLY?

 

To view this Job Opening, visit:

http://careers.nature.org/

Posting Title: Coastal and Marine GIS Analyst

Job Opening ID: 13144

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Jorge Brenner, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Marine Science

The Nature Conservancy of Texas

Office (361) 882-3584

jbrenner@tnc.org