Organization: Siglo Group
Title: Conservation Planner/ GIS Analyst
Location: Austin, TX (flexible)
Siglo Group is growing! We are looking for a Conservation Planner to support and drive our work with clients associated with conservation, climate resiliency, green infrastructure, GIS, and ecosystem services.
We are a small planning firm based out of Austin, TX engaged in projects to help clients integrate ecology and conservation into land use, water use, planning, design, policy, community, and stories. Projects address land conservation, ecological health, climate resiliency, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, nature equity, urban ecology, sustainable development, land management, park planning, cartography, GIS, and site assessment.
At Siglo, we enjoy our work, the people we get to work with, and the impact we are having on the communities where we work. Scales of projects vary from statewide assessments over millions of acres, to site-specific land management plans, to the integration of ecology into urban designs, to construction oversight. We work mostly in Texas; however, we are currently expanding our geographic range with projects in other states.
The Conservation & Sustainable Planner is responsible for complex spatial analysis, geographic data use protocols, and assessment protocols. Additional responsibilities include written communication, creating efficient work processes, and supporting good rapport with clients and co-workers. The Sustainable Planner is results driven and meets deadlines and budgets that culminate in analysis, plans, reports, and exhibits that are integrating ecology into planning and land use, driving land conservation, addressing climate change, protecting natural resources, increasing ecological function, allowing people to enjoy nature, and helping communities create a more sustainable future.
a. You have a clear desire to work in the conservation, GIS, and land use planning fields.
b. You have a degree and/or equivalent experience in at least one of the following: conservation, ecology, planning, landscape architecture, biology, geography, civil engineering, environmental studies, or equivalent. You may very well have a Master’s or Ph.D degree.
c. You have at least 2 years of experience conducting GIS and planning projects.
d. You have proven familiarity with large planning projects associated with conservation planning, climate resiliency planning, ecosystem service valuation, and/or green infrastructure.
e. You have an aptitude and proven record to take initiative, take on a variety of tasks and complete them efficiently & effectively with precision.
f. You can take guidance and follow procedures.
g. You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are effective at sharing planning and GIS information.
h. You are the person people come to with GIS questions, and even when complex, you know the answer, know how to get it, or have a work around.
i. You can demonstrate proficiency associated with GIS as it relates to conservation, green infrastructure, and/or climate resiliency that includes data acquisition, data management, and analysis.
j. You can demonstrate proficiency with displaying GIS outcomes in web ready formats.
k. You have the capability and desire to be part of an integrative team that enjoys intense, challenging projects and believes in the work we do.
Ensure you meet the qualifications above. Submit ONE PDF that includes the following (please note if these instructions are not followed, your application will not be considered):
1. Cover letter that is no more than one page and relates the information above to you and Siglo Group, with direct mention of at least two Siglo projects. In addition, there should be specific mention of (c), (d), (i), and (j) from above.
2. Resume that is no more than 2 pages
3. Work examples that give evidence of the requested skills. This can be a portfolio with excerpts of reports and projects, links to full reports (with clear explanation of the components you led), exhibits created, methodology descriptions, or other as appropriate. The initial document can be as short as one page with links and up to ten pages if in portfolio form.
Send single pdf to [email protected] with “Siglo Conservation Planner Applicant” in the subject line. The name of the pdf should be in the following format: [lastname]_[firstinitital]_SigloGroupSustainablePlannerApp_[YEAR]_[MM]_[DD].pdf.
Siglo Group believes that compensating people well for good work is critical to growing the conservation and ecological planning fields while recognizing the limitations of the industry. Our compensation package includes both base salary and benefits. The expected salary range for the Conservation Planner is $55,000 to $68,000 based on Austin, TX living expenses. In addition to the base salary, after a trial period, the position includes: health insurance coverage, up to 3% match on a retirement account, 12 days of personal time off annually, 9 paid holidays annually (includes your birthday!), a professional development allowance, six sick days annually, an annual bonus based on company and job performance, and comp time.
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