Conservation Information Manage Job at The Nature Conservancy, Madison, WI

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  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Madison, WI

Job Description

JOB REQUIREMENTS: WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER The Conservation Information Manager manages and maintains conservation databases and provides technical support in GIS or other relational database technologies to Conservancy staff, particularly Illinois Protection, Stewardship, and Conservation Programs staff. They perform data analysis; design and produce advanced complex queries and professional reports; process spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material; and provide hardware/software support. They develop and deliver training to staff individually and in groups; produce maps and other graphic products and reports; and draft detailed legal and internal project documents as required to complete various types of conservation projects. They develop and maintain GIS library and/or database products library; and compiles, assembles, and maintains land protection, biodiversity, and management information from various sources. They assist land management staff with monitoring and enforcement of existing conservation easements, visually inspecting key areas, following monitoring protocol and reporting standards. The Conservation Information Manager supports Illinois staff as a member of the Conservation Team and interacts with staff across the Division and with partner organizations. Responsibilities & Scope Supervises staff and has ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage performance, including conflict resolution. May help develop and manage work plans and large project budgets. May negotiate and contract with vendors. Ensures integrity of both data collection and management relating to conservation projects and project statistics. Under limited supervision acts independently, resolves complex issues within the program area and may act as a resource to others. May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. This is a full-time, remote position based anywhere in Illinois, however, some travel to Peoria and other areas of Illinois would be required. WE\'RE LOOKING FOR YOU The Nature Conservancy in Illinois is looking for an experienced, organized, and detail-oriented Conservation Information Manager to guide conservation data collection, storage, processing, sharing, and reporting for the chapter. This is a unique opportunity to use and expand your GIS skills working with a diverse audience of partners, funders, decision-makers, the public, and the scientific community as we explore solutions to complex conservation challenges across Illinois and the US. If you are a creative and collaborative problem solver who is motivated and energized by the use of spatial analysis, data visualization, and related approaches and would like to use those skills to support land and water conservation efforts, apply today for a career with TNC! WHAT YOU\'LL BRING Minimum Qualifications: MS or BS degree and certification in related field and 3 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience managing, maintaining, and populating databases and manual files. Experience operating GIS software (ESRI, ArcGIS Pro), analyzing data and producing data reports and creating maps. Experience supervising staff and managing multiple projects. Experience interpreting results then developing and delivering training (if required) to practitioners. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Web Browsers. Experience with outdoor navigation and outdoor safety practices. Desired Qualifications: 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of legal real estate documents. Experience in the following areas: interpretation of image analysis, complex spatial analysis, data modeling and landscape scenario analysis. Knowledge of current trends and practices in r levant discipline(s) and geographic region(s). Experience collaborati ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online:

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