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Conservation Finance Research and GIS Associate – The Trust for Public Land (Boston, MA)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

The Conservation Finance Research Associate will conduct or assist in research, writing, technical analysis, and presentations of reports and data management for a national team of conservation finance experts.  This person will be responsible for the following primary tasks: 1) research for the Conservation Almanac, a comprehensive database of public land conservation activities, programs and policies on a state-by-state basis; 2) research for the National Conservation Easement Database, a comprehensive database to track conservation easements in the United States; 3) GIS support for both the Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database projects; and 4) research and written reports for the Conservation Finance Program.  These reports will evaluate the potential of state and local governments to design public funding programs for land conservation.

Essential Functions 

  • Research and summarize information on state land conservation activities for the Conservation Almanac
  • Contact government agencies to assemble acquisition data, including GIS shape files on local, state and federal land conservation programs nationwide, as well as developing a list of contacts in those states.
  • Overall support for TPL’s Conservation Almanac and NCED team in these database building efforts by collecting, creating, managing and serving out GIS data for protected lands in the United States.
  • Functions include supporting the Conservation Finance team with viewing of GIS data, responding to questions about the data and the creation of maps and other presentation products.
  •  Work with GIS analysts to build the spatial components of the  Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database databases
  • Identify and collect information from stakeholders through email and phone contacts; gathering data and qualitative information from existing materials (e.g. journal articles, government reports, legal statutes).  Also to manage project relationships and project documentation.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the development of GIS program standards, systems and protocol for workflow, system design, implementation, management and quality control standards.
  • Assist with the creation of presentation materials such as but not limited to PowerPoint presentations and report statistics and maps.
  • Convey complex, technical project components to non-technical/non-GIS staff and partners

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on environmental policy/natural resources and use of GIS technology such as Geography, Urban Planning, Ecology, Engineering, GIS, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a directly related field.
  • Two years of hands-on professional experience working with geographical or land information systems to input and present data, including project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of ESRI software ArcGIS 10.0 including: ArcView, ArcInfo, Model Builder, Geoprocessing tools, MAPLEX, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geodatabase and file-based database design and management.

Salary and Benefits: This position is expected to be offered in the range of $18-20/hr. Benefits are offered.

How to Apply:

Please apply online. For more information, please click here.

Student GIS Technician – Tufts University (Medford, MA)

We are looking for a Tufts student GIS technician for a Bengali Oral History project here at Tufts starting ASAP. The position will geocode oral history transcripts of prominent Bengali intellectuals. This will entail identifying places within the transcripts and then locating geo-historical sites mentioned in the transcripts using historical maps, Google Earth, and GIS data. Required experience with ArcGIS; preferred experience with Google Earth, MS Access, MS Excel. Pay rate: $12 per hour. Number of hours per week: 8. Please note this position is only open to current Tufts students.  Please send your resume to patrick.florance@tufts.edu

GIS Research Assistant (Norwood, MA)

Position Detail

Organization: FirstSearch Environmental
Title: GIS Research Assistant
Location: Norwood, MA USA

Position Description:

FirstSearch Environmental, a leading supplier of online access to environmental information, has an immediate opening for an entry level GIS RESEARCH ASSISTANT. Duties include organizing and updating database info, mapping site locations, and tech support. Requirements include experience with MS Windows, Access, and MapInfo (ArcGIS experience is acceptable as well). We offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please email your resume to gisjobs@efirstsearch.com. Only candidates in the Eastern Massachusetts/ RI area will be considered. No calls please.

Environmental Database / GIS Analyst – Whetstone Associates, Inc (Gunnison, CO)

Whetstone Associates is seeking a scientist or mathematician with experience and/or aptitude in environmental database management. The position requires relocation to Gunnison, CO. Job duties will include data compilation, database development & querying, statistical analysis, 2D mapping in GIS and/or AutoCAD and more. Some of the qualifications and experience required: A.S., B.S. or M.S. in earth sciences and/or mathematics, working knowledge of relational environmental databases, expertise in Microsoft Access and Excel, experience in simple programming and querying. For a full job description visit this website by clicking here

GIS Intern Positions – Boston Region Metropolitan Area Planning Organization (Boston, MA)

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region MetropolitanArea Planning Organization has openings for two interns in its GIS group. These are paid positions.  The interns will be responsible for:  Editing, updating, and performing some QA/QC on attribute data for very large GIS vector data sets, based on data collected in the field, conflating two very large GIS vector data sets, based on well-defined criteria for different classes of records in the data sets.  Required skills: At least 6 months experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS tools (ArcMap andArcCatalog), particularly using the editor. Knowledge of and/or experience withArcSDE is a plus, as is knowledge of and/or experience working with linear referencing systems.  Hours: 37.5 hours per week, during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5).

If you are interested in this position, please forward via e-mail a resume and cover letter to:  Benjamin Krepp, Manager of GIS and IT Central Transportation Planning Staff, Suite 2150, 10 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02115 E-mail: bkrepp@ctps.org

GIS Product/Business Analyst (Boston, MA

AIR Worldwide (AIR) is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. As GIS Product Analyst/Mapping specialist, you will be responsible for crafting the spatial analytics design into our next generation product. This includes getting the requirements for spatial analytics from stakeholders as well as defining the interactive analytics that will be one of the cornerstones of our product. Experience with ArcGIS and its various extensions, such as Spatial Analyst; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Access. Ability to manage spatial data with focus on data QA/QC. Experience with mapping technologies such as Google Earth/Map, Bing map, etc. Bachelor of Science. 1+ years mainly in QA and spatial data management. For the complete listing, click here

Senior Software Engineer (Boston, MA)

AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. You will be working in GIS analysis team in developing mapping and spatial analytic features in AIR next generation application. You will be developing mapping data layers, GIS mapping user interface and web services with Microsoft .Net 4.0 C#, WPF/WCF, ESRI ArcGIS and WPF toolkit. You will be developing map data, databases and metadata generation as well as tools to process geo data. 3+ year of software development experiences with object-oriented programming languages. 2+ years of geo data processing and map data development experience with GIS tools. 2+ years of GIS application development experiences in C#, Java or other programming language. For the complete listing, click here.

GIS Lab Assistant, Tufts UIT (Medford, MA)

Tufts University Information Technology group is seeking responsible students who would like to help support the GIS Center. We are hiring for two positions: Summer 2012, approximately 20 hours of work per week, between 9 am and 5 pm and Fall 2012 semester, 8-15 hours of work per week, between 10am and 9pm. Pay: $12 per hour. The job will entail keeping the GIS lab operational, assisting students with GIS projects, and providing project support for on-going research projects at the GIS Center. Preference will be given to students with the following skills: Working knowledge of ArcGIS and willingness to learn more about ArcGIS, ENVI, IDRISI, ERDAS Imagine, Google Earth, GeoDa, Adobe products, and other computer mapping, desktop publishing, and statistical software. Must enjoy working with others and helping students learn more about GIS. Please send resume and brief description of your GIS experience to Thomas.Stieve@tufts.edu.

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