Geospatial Information Officer | Net Impact

Geospatial Information Officer

The Nature Conservancy

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!

Position Summary

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining us!  This is an exciting time at TNC- we are shifting our strategy for greater impact in the world, seeking to address some of the most complex challenges facing people and nature.  This strategic evolution is calling us into new models of leadership and organizational excellence, and we are looking for a person to join our team and help us to make this transition. The Geospiatial Information Officer (GIO) is the technology lead in defining strategy using their expert technical knowledge.  Supports functions of large and highly complex IT applications.

A GIO will enable The Nature Conservancy to maximize the value of TNC’s investment in geospatial technologies and would provide a focal point for our highly skilled GIS workforce. Corporate GIS leadership will also provide a consistent means by which TNC can report on its accomplishments in GIS, and understand our return on investment. A GIO position will help ensure TNC is able to continue to be regarded as a leader in geospatial science and technologies in the field of conservation. They design and develop new, complex technology systems and solutions according to system requirements following TNC’s methodology and development best practices.  In addition to providing leadership to the hundreds of GIS staff members at TNC, a GIO is a much-needed liaison to executive leadership.  In turn, the GIO serves as a representative of the GIS Community so that its needs are heard by executive leadership

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.  
  • 8 years of experience in Information Technology field with 7 years of recent relevant in experience in designing, supporting, managing Geospatial Information systems, specifically ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of products
  • Experience with a specific database concept, application and/or programming tool set.
  • Experience with at least two of the following areas: relational database best practices and concepts, such as Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Standards, Data Quality Management (DQM), Data Cleansing, Data Architecture, DDL, Data Dictionaries, Data Marts, Data Mining, Data Warehouse / Warehousing, Value Chain, Data Sampling, Referential Integrity, and data-centric tools.
  • Experience in one of the following disciplines: web applications programming, data modeling, PL/SQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, Geospatial Analytics
  • Advanced experience with the systems life cycle, project management principles and web-based programming best practices and concepts.
  • Experience analyzing highly complex system-wide technical specifications and interfaces, debugging applications programs, and producing user and technical documents

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#_46517 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST June 15, 2018.  

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.