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Spatial Data Administrator

Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATIONAlbany, New York, USA. Preferred location is Albany, NY; location is negotiable within the established Conservancy offices within New York State.NY304#LI-POST#GDA LITTLE ABOUT USFounded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.YOUR POSITION WITH TNCThe Spatial Data Administrator oversees Division-wide GIS infrastructure and other enterprise-scale spatial and relational database programs and provides technical expertise to Conservancy staff. As a member of the NY Data Science Team, they work with scientists, analysts and specialists to support the application of data to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of conservation activities.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Spatial Data Administrator designs, implements, and manages data systems that support the New York Division's conservation strategies supporting the Shared Conservation Agenda.Supports the work of analysts, scientists, and conservation practitioners with spatial and non-spatial databases and infrastructure.Coordinates GIS and database activities between internal and external sources, serving as the primary coordinator between the NY Data Science team and enterprise data system administrators.Establishes and applies structures and workflows to ensure spatial data libraries are kept current and organized.Maintains networked information systems and spatial database infrastructure used by all staff in NY, including SDE servers, cloud-based storage and analysis platforms, and mobile data collection hardware and software.Supports rapid prototyping and adaptive development of data collection and distribution systems.Provides backend support for webmaps and/or online database applications.Provides technical expertise and training to Conservancy staff.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPESignificant opportunity to act independently within broad program goals.Plans, organizes and directs assigned project programs.May supervise staff of analysts, specialists and technicians.May negotiate and contract with vendors.Must be willing and able to travel.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMS degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science or related field and 5-10 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience in designing and maintaining enterprise-scale spatial and relational databases to meet organizational needs.Experience in developing and managing multiple projects.Experience creating and maintaining internet-based spatial data viewers, interactive online analysis tools and spatial data distribution tools.Supervisory experience, including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage performance.Experience administering a budget.Experience using Geographic Information Systems (e.g. Esri ArcGIS Desktop and extensions, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, Geodatabases, etc.)Experience working with relevant programming languages (e.g. KML and KMZ files, Python, R, Microsoft VBA, C++, Java, etc.) and/or database technologies (e.g. SQL Server, mySQL, Oracle, PostGRES etc.).Experience creating standardized cartographic map design and spatial data visualization products for static and dynamic (Internet-based) map applications.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSMulti-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.Demonstrated experience in spatial data management, including metadata and documentation, highly desired.Experience with Remote Sensing Software (e.g. Leica Geosystems ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, Feature Analyst, etc.)Working knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant disciplines.Well versed in geospatial sciences best practices, and an ability to adapt them to TNC's organizational needs and culture.Demonstrated experience communicating technical information to non-technical audiences.Demonstrated experience collaborating with other parties to obtain data sources.Demonstrated experience with Agile project management.Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English.Experience training individuals and groups.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 48185, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 1, 2019.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.If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people 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.

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