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Geospatial Analyst

Geospatial Analyst

Corvallis, Oregon, Remote optional 

About the position

We are looking for a geospatial analyst with a strong background in GIS/planning, coupled with a passion for the environment and an interest in applying geospatial technologies in support of conservation. This person will be a core technical member of our geospatial team, focused on (but not limited to) a wide variety of spatial data acquisition, analysis, modeling, and mapping tasks. You will work closely with colleagues to apply a range of tools and technologies to create customized spatial products for conservation, planning, restoration, and natural resource management. We are searching for a self-motivated person with: (1) a high level of demonstrated vector and raster analysis experience and spatial planning/modeling expertise, (2) strong communication skills with expert and non-expert audiences, (3) a background or demonstrated interest in conservation science, and (4) interest in working with other team members and scientists to translate cutting-edge science into effective, real world conservation solutions. You will work on a diverse set of projects alongside other team members to acquire and evaluate spatial data, create metadata, perform robust, innovative spatial analyses and modeling, document your methodologies, and clearly communicate results through writing, visualizations, online platforms, and maps to a diverse audience, including decision-makers and non-scientists. While this position is focused on core technical GIS and spatial modeling tasks, there is an opportunity for coordinating with clients and stakeholders, grant writing, and project management, in alignment with the candidate's skills and organizational needs. Projects can span terrestrial applications, as well as freshwater and marine systems; a growth area for CBI is spatial planning for renewable energy development and sustainable recreation management. Position is full-time permanent, remote optional.


We are looking for applicants with 2+ years of real-world work experience in geospatial analysis, with a post-baccalaureate GIS certificate or M.S. preferred. You should be knowledgeable in both theory and practice of mapping and analysis, proficient in ArcGIS (including ModelBuilder); familiarity with at least one coding language (e.g., Python) is desirable. You should be comfortable acquiring and working with diverse spatial and tabular data, as well as independently learning and applying new approaches/tools on-the-job. We use the following technologies in our work: ArcGIS, GEE, EEMS, Python, R, and various other GIS tools and software libraries, (e.g. Maxent, Marxan, LANDIS-II, QGIS). We often take an iterative approach to project work, which requires close collaboration with team members to undertake analysis/modeling and to deliver results to clients through writing, visualizations, and maps.


The salary range for this position is $62k - $68k depending on experience. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days, employer matched Simple IRA retirement plan, and flexible work schedules.

Apply: November 15th Deadline

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States but are not able to sponsor visas. You must be fluent in English and available to work during our core business hours: 9 am to 5 pm PST/PDT.

Please email the following to, in a zipped folder labeled with your name:
  1. Résumé
  2. Why you’re interested in this position, our organization, and how your past experience relates.
  3. Examples of your work that you’re able to share with us via a web portfolio (and/or GitHub, Stack Overflow, etc.)
  4. On a separate page, please describe how you’d go about solving a complex geospatial analysis problem you haven’t encountered before; what resources and processes would you employ?