GIS Analyst

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Commutable to Keene Valley, NY and Pulaski, NY
  • Jun 20, 2024
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.  

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Adirondack & St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario PRISM Conservation and GIS Analyst oversees GIS and other relational database programs and provides technical support and expertise to Conservancy staff teams in order to fulfil New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) contract deliverables. The Conservation and GIS Analyst designs and maintains centralized databases, participates in conservation planning at various levels, assists with collecting data in the field, develops methods for mapping and classifying native and invasive species infestations as well as documenting management trends and ecosystem recovery, and conducts data quality control and management; including preparing data for analysis and public display in reports, maps, websites, and scientific publications. They coordinate GIS and other relational database activities between internal and external sources. The PRISM Conservation and GIS Analyst develops and delivers training on data collection systems and protocols to staff individually and in groups. They lead remote sensing projects and activities for invasive species and utilize and maintain specialized remote sensing equipment and software. 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, provide hardware and software support, produce maps and other graphic products and reports, and develop and maintain GIS library and/or database products library.

We’re Looking for You:

Do you like programming, data, and maps but also crave contributing to conservation goals? Are you a problem solver that is detail-oriented, comfortable in the field, and can see projects through from the field surveys to data visualization?

Come work with us in the St Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management and Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (SLELO PRISM and APIPP), hosted by The Nature Conservancy and funded by NYS Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with NYSDEC, to use the latest and greatest technology to accelerate invasive species prevention, monitoring, and management. From designing field survey tools to project design, field data collection, data visualization, and report curation you will help us protect and manage habitats through data. In this place-based position (this position is not fully remote), you will engage with many local partners and researchers to problem-solve technical field surveys, work within a dynamic team, and do it all at an incredible place.

What You’ll Bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree and certification in GIS and 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Esri ArcGIS products including ArcGIS Pro, Survey123, FieldMaps, and Experience Builder.
  • Programming knowledge in Python and/or R to automate spatial data processing.
  • Experience interpreting results and developing training resources and programs for practitioners.
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring, ecology, or invasive species management.


  • Master’s or advanced degree in related field (preferred)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in spatial data management-related positions.
  • Experience in the following areas: interpretation of image analysis, complex spatial analysis, data modeling, and landscape scenario analysis.
  • Experience with spatial data acquisition, storage, administration, and management functions
  • Experience managing, maintaining, and populating relational databases and manual files.
  • Experience analyzing data, producing data reports, and creating print and web maps.
  • Experience conducting data analysis for scientific publication.
  • Experience working closely as a team, managing multiple projects and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources and meeting deadlines.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and practices in spatial analysis tools and methods.
  • Experience conducting field surveys in conservation or invasive species work, utilizing Esri products for data collection.
  • Possess of ability to attain FAA Part 107 certificate and/or experience operating small unmanned aircraft systems.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current and evolving trends in web-based design, including but not limited to WordPress, HTML5 markup, CSS3 styles, and jQuery front end coding.

What We Bring:

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


Environmental Protection-Conservation


$69,000 – 71,000