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GIS Research Assistant/Conservation Cartographer

Archbold Biological Station , Florida

Posted By: Vivienne Sclater  , December 4, 2020

Primary duties include:

• Create maps using the best available data to support conservation activities

• Be able to perform basic spatial analysis in support of your cartographic efforts

• Interpret data to produce tabular reports, graphs and charts,

• Be fully competent with ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of tools for a broad range of research and conservation purposes.

• Utilize ArcGIS tools to prepare visually appealing maps and presentation materials

• Be familiar with the type of wide range of outside agencies and online locations from which to access and download relevant data.

• Represent Archbold in professional organizations, GIS working groups, and local and regional conservation organizations.

• Anticipate the needs and work collaboratively with a range of people and partner organizations, from those having little understanding of GIS, to those utilizing spatial analysis and other advanced tools.


• Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years full-time GIS experience, or Master’s degree and 1-2 years of fulltime GIS experience

• Experience with ESRIs ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS online

• Demonstrate ability to produce cartographic products to support conservation.

Preferred Experience:

• Experience using GIS to address questions in ecology.

• Experience performing advanced spatial analyses

• Familiarity in working with high resolution imagery

• Experience with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools

• Experience with Florida agencies and GIS spatial datasets a plus but not required

• Experience working with Geodatabases, Access, R, and Python a plus but not required.


Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume with names, telephone numbers, and email address of three references to Vivienne Sclater at Position will remain open until filled. Early application is strongly encouraged. Applicant must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S.