Lead Geospatial and Natural Resource Analyst
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Arvada, CO
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
$50-75k; negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Plan-It Geo provides professional geospatial consulting services and web/mobile software solutions for urban forestry and green infrastructure planning, natural resource analysis, forest management, and related areas. We are seeking a full-time, lead analyst position, someone with diverse interests, leadership skills, and experience/education in natural resources, urban planning, and technology. Candidates should be motivated, versatile, innovative, work well in the private industry under pressure, and be well-written with excellent communication skills.
Primary Responsibilities of the Position:
Lead in the management and processing of GIS, remotely-sensed, and environmental data from varied sources using scripting, geoprocessing, raster/vector conversion, projections, etc.
Task management/delegation, quality checks/review of deliverables, staff mentoring, reviewing progress with project budgets, and communicating internally as well as externally with clients
Apply natural resource and geospatial concepts to develop professional, technical reports and planning documents through narratives, tables, graphics, background research, etc.
Stay current with the latest geospatial technologies and environmental planning/analysis tools
Help meet client needs, accuracies, deadlines and objectives within defined project budgets
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum of 5 years of experience with Esri ArcGIS software for geoprocessing/analysis using ModelBuilder and Python, and open source GIS or image processing tools (R, QGIS, GDAL, SAGA, etc.), applied in a natural resources, land management, or planning context
Remote sensing analysis / land cover classification using satellite/aerial/LiDAR data
Problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail and the ability to think through and execute spatial analyses from beginning to end.
Solid understanding of the principles and processes of natural resources / urban forest inventory/assessment, resource/land management, urban ecology, or planning.
Ability to produce and provide quality control for cartographic production, data analysis, reporting/documentation tasks, and web/mobile software design/build projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and establish/maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and other industry professionals.
Beneficial Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
BS/BA degree in geography, computer or environmental science, forestry, or planning.
Knowledge of cartographic, landscape design, i-Tree software, and visual technologies.
Field work expertise and ability / willingness to travel occasionally
- Network/server/IT support and/or business development and marketing support
If interested and qualified, please email a 1-page resume and cover letter to Plan-It Geo at:
5690 Webster Street, Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 503-4846 – email@example.com