Conservation GIS Analyst
National Audubon Society, Inc. - Anchorage, AK

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Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 43 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary:

The Conservation GIS Analyst will provide GIS mapping and analysis for the conservation community. He/she will assist the Landscape Ecologist and GIS Analyst on wildlife conservation projects for one of our priority regions in Alaska.

Essential Functions:

• Assist with biological data collection, data sharing, and data management
• Perform spatial analysis using ESRI tools including Spatial Analyst and Model Builder
• Design maps to be used by conservation partners and in policy advocacy
• Write reports or species accounts describing biological values presented on maps

Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, ecology, biology, geography, or a related field. Individuals nearing the completion of their Bachelor’s Degree are also welcome to apply.
• Must have completed at least one (1) year of GIS coursework, and have experience with both cartography (map design) and spatial analysis ( geoprocessing ). Completion of an applied conservation GIS project is a plus.
• Ability to conduct scientific writing
• Skilled in the use of both ArcGIS 10 and Microsoft Office
• Environmental Science background preferred

If available, please include a sample of your work of map design or research.

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National Audubon Society is committed to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit...