Conservation GIS Associate

Forest Society of Maine

Opening posted: 01/25/2023 | Expires: 03/01/2023

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General Summary
The Conservation GIS Associate supports the Forest Society of Maine’s mission to conserve and steward Maine forestlands through development and management of geospatial data. They provide GIS mapping, remote sensing, and geodatabase expertise, including map production and data management and analysis. They support other FSM GIS users by managing and keeping current geospatial data for organizational use. The Conservation GIS Associate will work as part of the land conservation and stewardship team in a supportive environment to contribute to an organization with a meaningful mission. This is a full-time position that is based in our Bangor-area office with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2023.

Education & Experience
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in a related natural resources major such as forestry, wildlife, or
environmental sciences with focus in, or proficiency and passion for Geographic Information Systems
Preferred: 3-5 years of GIS data management, conservation organization experience, understanding of non-profit organizations

  • Desired Qualifications
  • Experience and skill with the use of ESRI software, including Desktop, Pro and AGOL and
    geoprocessing extensions.
  • Experience and skill with Avenza Maps Pro.
  • Experience and skill producing high quality maps for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience managing, maintaining, and populating geospatial databases.
  • Detail-oriented and well versed in geospatial science best practices with the ability to complete tasks to accomplish work and project goals.
  • Ability to interact with staff and consultants with varying degrees of geospatial knowledge with a
    positive and open mindset.
  • Strong organization skills with excellent attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects in order to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with program partners.
  • Ability to effectively operate computers and other assigned software, including Microsoft Office,
    Adobe Acrobat, LANDSCAPE, Avenza Maps, and ESRI applications.
  • Experience interpreting results and effectively and communicating (verbally and in writing) geospatial information with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to perform and consider work through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens when needed to enhance the work product and ensure that messaging is inclusive of all users.

Applications due no later than 5 p.m. February 28, 2023

More information, including full Position Announcement and Application Process can be found on Forest Society of Maine’s website: