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GRADUATE PROGRAM of HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES

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Spatial and GIS Analyst

Employer: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Reno, Nevada

About Us
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact
around the world in more than 69 countries, all 50 United States and your backyard. Founded in 1951,
the mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Once of our core values
Position Summary
The Spatial and GIS Analyst is a member of the Nevada and Utah Science teams, whose purpose is to
advance steward the creation and application of science throughout The Nature Conservancy, ensuring
that the organization’s actions are evidence-based. S/he will be responsible for spatial product
development by processing rasters and vector-based layers using R and/or Python coding, and GIS
software.
Desired Skills & Experience
The Spatial and GIS Analyst codes in Python and/or R language to process geotiff rasters and other
gridded layers or automate development and use GIS for cartography and other tasks where coding is
not required that could involve rasters and vector-based shape files. Includes GIS analyses in support of

(a) State-and -Transition Simulation Models (STSM), (b) general spatial database downloading and cross-
walking for wildlife habitat suitability models, hydrologic analyses, and other spatial projects, (c) chapter

cartography and land parcel analysis, and (d) scientific publishing.
Master's Degree in geography or science related field, and 2 years of experience; demonstrated ability
to communicate effectively with technical and, especially, non-technical staff; examples of experience
processing rasters in R, Python, and ARC GIS (and/or QGIS); experience delivering spatial conservation
products for team and natural resources management; experience handling multiple projects over
months and years; and experience working and communicating with a wide range of people. Desired
qualifications are: PhD and 1-3 years’ experience considered; ability to structure relational databases for
specific projects; experience writing Java or similar script to visualize data from spatial databases; and
ability to write successful grant proposals.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 46419 in
the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on May 4, 2018. Click “submit” to apply for the
position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted,
applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your
application being disqualified from consideration.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the
recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men
and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an
inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from
all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background
screening process.

Posted On: 4/11/2018     Closing Date: 5/04/2018

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