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Geospatial Information Officer

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The Nature Conservancy

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\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$0\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EOFFICE LOCATION\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$0\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$0\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003EArlingto, Virginia, USA\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cfont\u003EAA100\u003Cbr\u003E#LI-POST\u003C/font\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$1\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EA LITTLE ABOUT US\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$1\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$1\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit \u003Ca href=\http://www.nature.org\\u003Ewww.nature.org\u003C/a\u003E or follow @nature_press on Twitter.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$2\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EYOUR POSITION WITH TNC\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$2\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$2\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003EBecome 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 GIO is the technology lead in defining strategy using their expert technical knowledge. Supports functions of large and highly complex IT applications.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$3\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$3\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$3\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003EA 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.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$4\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003ERESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$4\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$4\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EIdentify and deliver key authoritative spatial datasets.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDetermine a strategy for sharing authoritative information.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAct as Project Lead on complex and loosely defined projects. Develop accurate project plans with realistic estimations and provide technical expertise to team members and users to help resolve complex project-related problems.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EImplement proper cloud computing architecture.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDesign a data maintenance plan for authoritative spatial datasets.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAnalyze changing business and market circumstances and industry trends to evaluate alternatives and develop/implement solutions in response to changing business and market circumstances. Re-engineer TNC business practices as necessary. Administrative responsibilities include customer management.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDevelop enterprise-level data and metadata standard.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ECreate enterprise-level cartographic standards.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEnable GIS field staff to contribute high quality data to an enterprise-wide Spatial Data Infrastructure.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDesign and develop new, complex technology systems and solutions according to system requirements following TNC methodology and development best practices.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ELead member of a Center of Excellence to acquire, maintain, expand, and convey knowledge of relevant technologies and businesses supported and serve as a mentor to other team members. \u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAttend and possibly conduct training classes to maintain knowledge base of current technology. Review technical publications on pertinent topics. \u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAct as lead technologist on technology application maintenance projects related to application upgrades, conversions, and modifications.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EPerforms tasks assigned as required to complete project including design, development, running specific programs, generating reports, and analyzing results.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EProvide support for production problems as assigned.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAssist technical support staff, Business Support Center staff, Project Managers, and users as needed by providing support for applications including diagnosing complex problems requiring extensive analysis and troubleshooting. \u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDesign and implement solutions for corrective action in consultation with user community and IT support group.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAssist with the development of data standards in compliance with IT best practices that will facilitate integration between systems within IT and its external partners\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$5\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$5\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$5\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EBachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience. \u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E8 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\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience with a specific database concept, application and/or programming tool set.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience 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.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience in one of the following disciplines: web applications programming, data modeling, PL/SQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, Geospatial Analytics\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAdvanced experience with the systems life cycle, project management principles and web-based programming best practices and concepts.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience analyzing highly complex system-wide technical specifications and interfaces, debugging applications programs, and producing user and technical documentation\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EMulti-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EMaster's degree preferred.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EArcGIS certifications (Enterprise Geodata Management, Enterprise System Design)\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EKnowledge of desktop technology programming best practices and concepts preferred, and knowledge of telecommunications and utility software such as Reflection, Outlook, PKZip and Norton Utilities.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience in a global organization.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EWorking knowledge of Microsoft Project.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ETwo (2) years supervisory experience preferred.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCR$6\\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EHOW TO APPLY\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\win0divHRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$6\\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\PSLONGEDITBOX\ id=\HRS_SCH_PSTDSC_DESCRLONG$6\ \u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan\u003ETo apply to position number 46517, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 15 2018.\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EClick \submit\ to apply for the position or \save for later\ to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cspan\u003EIf you experience technical issues, please refer to our \u003Ca href=\http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/external-applicant-userguide.pdf\\u003Eapplicant user guide\u003C/a\u003E or contact \u003Ca href=\mailto:applyhelp@tnc.org\\u003Eapplyhelp@tnc.org\u003C/a\u003E.\u003C/span\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EThe Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E\u003Cem\u003EThe successful applicant must meet the requirements of \u003C/em\u003E\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003E\u003Cem\u003EThe Nature Conservancy's background screening process.\u003C/em\u003E\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003C/div\u003E,datePosted:2018-05-16,employmentType:FULL_TIME,industry:Government,hiringOrganization:{@type:Organization,name:The Nature Conservancy},identifier:{@type:PropertyValue,name:The Nature Conservancy,value:46517},jobLocation:{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressCountry:US,streetAddress:,addressLocality:Arlington,addressRegion:VA,postalCode:22201}}}

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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

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