Spatial Ecologist Needed
Integrated Statistics is looking for a Spatial Ecologist to work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska. The position will support the Science Applications program by completing spatial analyses to support conservation needs, compiling and managing geospatial data, and assisting with scoping for geospatial collaboration approaches.
DutiesThe Spatial Ecologist has the following responsibilities:
- Identify, compile and manage key geospatial datasets to support regional initiatives, including collaborative conservation and climate change.
- Complete advanced spatial analyses to support priority projects, such as predictive habitat modeling and conservation planning spatial prioritization.
- Assist with basic GIS analyses such as data summaries and graphical displays.
- Assist with scoping on geospatial collaboration tools and approaches, such as interactive map viewers.
- Assist with other tasks related to GIS and spatial ecology, as needed.
The successful candidate will possess:
Experience and Skills
- Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science or another closely related field.
- Formal training in GIS and spatial modeling; work experience may potentially be substituted for part of this requirement.
- Specialized education or experience related to conservation, climate change, or wildlife biology is a plus.
The Spatial Ecologist will possess:
The position begins on November 1, 2021 and continues for one year. The
position is full time and eligible for the benefits described on the
Integrated Statistics website. The position will begin with a period of
- Strong knowledge of spatial or landscape ecology concepts.
- 3+ years of experience documenting, storing, displaying and analyzing geospatial data, including raster and vector formats.
- Demonstrated ability to use ESRI products to store, manipulate and analyze geospatial data.
- Demonstrated skill in manipulating and analyzing geospatial data using R.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Python.
- Practical experience visualizing geospatial data and producing basic maps.
- Practical experience completing advanced spatial analyses and modeling such as predictive habitat modeling and conservation planning spatial prioritization.
- Familiarity with GIS collaboration tools, such as ArcGIS Online or other interactive map viewers.
- Track record of success in working remotely while participating in a team.
- Strong organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
- US citizenship or green card.
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