Marine GIS Analyst Position, The Nature Conservancy, Seattle, Washington

The office location for the Marine GIS Analyst is Seattle, Washington.

The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 33 countries. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

The Marine Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst is a limited term, full time hire to support spatial analysis needs for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Marine Initiative. GIS skills in spatial analysis, cartography, and data management as applied to marine planning and associated conservation strategies are essential. The Marine GIS Analyst updates, manages and develops conservation databases and provides technical support in GIS or other relational database technologies to Marine Initiative staff to meet coastal and marine spatial planning 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 data model and database for various geographies as part of our Coastal Resilience program;
2. Use several different spatial decision support tools to assemble alternative future scenarios for meeting conservation and coastal hazard mitigation management objectives;
3. Support GIS analyses pertaining to Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning activities throughout the U.S.;
4. 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;
5. 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;
6. Provide limited GIS support to our Marine Conservation Agreement (, Reef Resilience ( and Habitat Restoration programs. This includes maintaining a spatial database on site and pilot projects.
•MS or BS degree and certification in related field and 3 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 in analyzing data and producing data reports.
• Experience in performing spatial analyses in the ArcGIS environment.
• Experience building, populating and producing reports from databases.
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Web browsers.

This is a limited-term position that ends June 30, 2012, unless extended by TNC.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

To apply to position number 12721, 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 December 31, 2010.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

[Source: The Nature Conservancy]

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