The Spatial Analyst provides leadership, technical expertise and mentoring to science and conservation staff and programs in spatial analyses, modeling, and visualization, database development and management, and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.
The Spatial Analyst works as part of Arizona’s Center for Science and Public Policy to conduct spatial modeling and analysis, manipulate spatial and non-spatial data, manage GIS databases, and communicate complex scientific topics using cartographic principles and graphic presentations of data. S/he provides GIS training to individual staff and groups, designs and maintains websites, and works independently or as part of a team to conduct scientific studies and prepare and publish reports.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Performs complex spatial analyses including use and adaptation of spatial model
- Produces professional reports, map exhibits and other graphic products
- Maintains and updates centralized GIS database on Arc SDE platform
- Mentors and provides GIS training to staff individually and in groups
- Manages Center for Science and Public Policy website
- Develops metadata and other source documentation for datasets and other project work
- Actively participates in projects with external agencies and partners
- Works independently and with small teams
- Graduate Degree in science related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience leading and working with cross functional teams.
- Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific information.
- Peer reviewed publication record.
- Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
- Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite Software.
- Experience working and communicating with a diverse group of people.
- Graduate degree in ecology, geography, GIS information science or related field and 2-4 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated experience in performing complex spatial analyses, data modeling and landscape scenario analysis.
- Working knowledge of current trends and best practices in conservation-related spatial analyses and data management.
- Working knowledge of ArcGIS 10.x, ArcSDE Server, GIS scripting programs (e.g. Python, Model Builder), and common software applications (e.g. MS Word, Access, Excel).
- Preferred experience with conservation planning software (e.g. MARXAN), web mapping applications and services (ArcGIS online), and web software applications (e.g. HTML, CSS, PHP).
- Experience training individuals and groups in spatial analyses and basic data management.
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
- Ability to synthesize, interpret and communicate scientific information to influence conservation practice.
- Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 43076, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 17, 2015.
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