Employment Opportunities

Social Science (for Recent PhD Graduates) 4 Positions- Daphne, AL, Vero Beach, FL, Fort Collins, CO, Athens, GA

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is hiring FOUR GS 12/13 social scientists at multiple locations across the country. This is an unprecedented hiring action that reflects our agency’s commitment to mainstreaming social science to improve our conservation outcomes. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about the social sciences and looking for an opportunity to translate their knowledge into applied practices that will inform and guide the Service's regional and national conservation work. 

See link for details & instructions on how to apply

GIS Specialist (Recent Graduates)-Salt Lake City, UT

Assists in the design, development, and management of the GIS database, database management systems; including the conversion of thematic source maps from analog to digital form through the use of appropriate hardware and software. This involves augmenting the GIS database by digitizing mapped information, importing existing digital data or converting data, and documenting work through metadata. Ensures that national data standards and trail/program project needs are met. This may involve acquisition, management, and/or sharing of GIS data with other federal, state, and local resource offices and the academic community. Designs and develop Global Positioning System (GPS) data dictionaries, spatial data inventories, and cross linkages to ensure software and data structure compatibility. Assists in the design and maintenance of web mapping applications utilizing established procedures and protocol.

See link for details & instructions on how to apply. 

BEMP (Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program ) Ecologist- Full Time

The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) is looking to hire a full time Ecologist. This individual will be conducting field data collections and data processing for up to 33 research sites throughout the Middle Rio Grande Bosque. BEMP involves K-12 community scientists in hands-on data collection and environmental education opportunities. See link for detailed job posting. 

For more information on the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program see BEMP Site.

IPES-Food (The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems) full time staff position 

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) is looking for a full-time staff member to join its secretariat. Working as part of a small and dynamic team, the new staff member will help to develop and promote the range of reports and projects undertaken by IPES-Food. The ideal candidate is an adaptable all-rounder with a strong background in research and/or project management and good knowledge of global food systems and sustainable development. See link for more information. 

Student Service Contractor: Classification of Bird Habitat using Remote Sensing U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

We anticipate hiring a student services contractor to assist with a remote sensing project to monitor waterfowl habitat and shorebird habitat along inland agricultural landscapes of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast using satellite imagery. This student contract position is open to a recent graduate with a B.S. degree. The applicant must have graduated within the last year. This student services contractor will help with the following activities: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) assess waterfowl and shorebird habitats via classification of satellite imagery; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. The student services contractor will work under the guidance of Nicholas Enwright (www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/nicholas-enwright).

In order to be eligible, applicants must have the status listed above and be eligible to work in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. The applicant should have an interest and experience in remote sensing and geospatial analyses.

To apply for this position, please send the following information to Nicholas Enwright via email (enwrightn@usgs.gov):          

  • A cover letter explaining their interest in the position
  • A resume or CV with references
  • A sample geospatial-focused report or product, particularly one with remote sensing components (e.g., a class paper or writing assignment)

Please send this information in an attachment via email with the following subject line "Application: Student Research Opportunity." A single attachment is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

For questions, contact Nicholas Enwright (enwrightn@usgs.gov)

Administrative Support Assistant (OA) National Park Service- Santa Fe, NM or Salt Lake City, UT

The position performs critical administration functions such as, but not limited to: completing travel and training arrangements and related documents; document and form preparation, submission, and tracking; processing time and attendance; processing purchase requests and completing credit card purchases for supplies and materials; providing budget preparation and tracking assistance; maintaining files and records; assisting park supervisors with tasks associated with HR processing and onboarding, serving as the park HR liaison to the Servicing Human Resources Office to facilitate completion of HR office requests; front office management including instructing employees on equipment use, troubleshooting equipment issues, processing mail, receiving deliveries, providing visitor services on phone and in-person; conducting property inventories and processing excess property. Regularly uses standard Department of Interior software applications such as FBMS, Grant Solutions, AFS4, Concur, Quicktime, HR Portal, FPPS, Microsoft Office, and email/messaging/chat/video conferencing programs. Supports park staff with administrative tasks as needed and as directed by the Administrative Officer.

See link for more information. 

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions (Multiple Postions) 
Field Educators 
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions seeks an enthusiastic educator to join our Students In Wilderness Initiative (SIWI) team in a full time capacity. Our Students in Wilderness Initiative is a collaborative program developed with The Wilderness Society (TWS), a variety of schools across New Mexico, and is part of TWS’s larger Youth In Wilderness program. Our program focuses on public lands, issues around wilderness, the history of public lands in the US, and environmental education. See link for detailed job description. 
YCC Crew Members
Cottonwood Gulch is now hiring for our 2021 Youth Conservation Corps. It's an opportunity to sink into Southwest conservation work, community living, and leadership skill development in the outdoors! Applications due May 14th. See link for more details. 
Director of Marketing and Communications
Cottonwood Gulch seeks a candidate to manage external communications, including marketing and branding, while staying connected to CGE’s field programs. See link for detailed job description. 
Summer Field Educator
Cottonwood Gulch seeks enthusiastic individuals to spend the summers educating youth in the Southwest. See link for detailed job description. 
For more information about programs and general hiring: 

Academic Coordinator- Sustainability Studies Program

The Sustainability Studies Program at the University of New Mexico seeks an energetic and enthusiastic academic coordinator to join the team. This position works with the director of the Sustainability Studies Program (SSP) and the Department Administrator of the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (GES) to oversee the day-to-day activities of the program, while also providing support to GES, the program’s departmental home. The Coordinator will manage administrative processes for the program, including for establishing new courses, certificates and degrees; managing key processes in the service of the scheduling of courses and course evaluations; providing assistance with student advisement and recruitment; and providing registration assistance to students. The Coordinator will also play a lead communication role and will provide updates to the SSP and GES webpages, produce promotional materials for the program, and help organize events.There are recordkeeping, purchasing, budget reporting, time entry and other basic administrative duties associated with the position. It also may include student employee supervision and staff support for SSP interdisciplinary collaboratives.This position requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate as a member of a small team that serves a wide range of internal and external constituents.

Geographical Information System (GIS) Coordinator- San Jacinto, CA
Under limited supervision from the Manager of Information Services, develops, organizes, manages, designs, and maintains the City's Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Provides advanced training and technical support to end users regarding GIS and related hardware and software operations; performs related duties, as required.


Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanjacintoca/jobs/3039272/geographical-information-system-gis-coordinator for more information. 

GS-11 Biologist positions at USGS
USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station (SEKI) is currently searching for people interested in 2 term Biologist/post-doc positions in Forest and Fuel Ecology
Forest Dynamics Ecologist
(at least 4-year position, with possible extension)
The broad role of the Forest Dynamics Ecologist is to improve our understanding of forest dynamics with
particular emphasis on climate change applications, assessing forest drought vulnerability, and assisting
managers with resource issues—including the development of tools to help prioritize management
actions. This person will oversee the Sierra Nevada Forest Dynamics Plot Network (SNFDPN), a
decades-long, annual resolution tree demographics dataset from plots in Sequoia National Park (SEKI
NP) and Yosemite National Park. The position also involves the development of new projects, designing
protocols for new research, performing advanced statistical analyses, coordinating and collaborating with
multiple scientists and agencies, and writing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals. The
position requires regular scientific outreach, including both giving presentations and working directly
with resource managers. This position includes supervision of the seasonal forest demography field crew.
Fire and Fuels Ecologist
(at least 2-year position; with possible extension) The Fire and Fuels Ecologist will be responsible for working with the Pyregence Consortium (https://pyregence.org/) to produce SEKI NP-specific maps of fuel loading and vulnerability to mass fire at a scale usable by park managers. This person will consolidate, validate, and process existing SEKI NP datasets; supervise the collection of new data where gaps exist; and work directly with Pyregence to produce maps and vulnerability assessments for SEKI NP. This person will be expected to produce peerreviewed publications in scientific journals, as well as perform outreach, through presentations and direct interaction with NPS managers.
Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/598746600 for more information. 

New Mexico Wild - Pecos Wilderness Ranger Internship Position

This intern will work alongside our experienced Santa Fe National Forest - Pecos Wilderness Rangers in their work collecting important data on Pecos Wilderness character and implementing other Wilderness Stewardship tasks. This intern position will also assist rangers in administrative work and volunteer coordination. This is a field position that will require backpacking skills and willingness to be out in the backcountry for several days at a time.


Please visit http://www.nmwild.org/internship/ to learn more about this position and direct any inquiries to: will@nmwild.org

Join the Soilutions Team! - Albuquerque, NM
Come learn about running a sustainable business! We are seeking summer interns to help manufacture compost and help with customer service at our Soil Yard. We are NM's largest private compost producer. In partnership with 50+ ABQ businesses, we've diverted more than 40,000,000 pounds of food waste away from the landfill and back into replenishing our state's soils.
The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge about landscaping, composting, agriculture or other related fields and a passion for environmental sustainability. Manufacturing and/or customer service experience is helpful but not required.


Applicants should email info@soilutions.net to apply.

Cartographer, ZP-1370-2/3 - Washington DC

The MAP and DE announcements for 3Cartographer, ZP-1370-2/3 positions have been posted. The announcements will be open for 10 days; they are set to open on 4/16/21 and close on 4/26/21.

Job Announcement # (MAP): NOS-OCS-2021-0009

Job Announcement # (DE): NOS-OCS-2021-0008

GIS Coordinator Position - San Jacinto, CA

GIS Coordinator M14 - Albuquerque, NM
Position Summary

Assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for the activities and operations of maps and records maintenance; ensure work quality and adherence to established mapping standards, policies and procedures and perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.



HELIX WATER DISTRICT, El Cajon, CA (located in East San Diego County) is seeking a GIS Technician to join our team.  Come work for an organization where people make a difference, leaders appreciate your contributions and talents, and where employees develop their skills and abilities while working toward their professional aspirations.  Do you want to work alongside others who are passionate about their technical professions and care about the quality of their work?  If so, we would love for you to consider joining our team!

Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/helixwater/jobs/3044102/gis-technician-i-ii?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

GIS Specialist - San Diego Zoo Safari Park- San Diego, CA

The GIS Specialist supports San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. The Geographic Information Systems Specialist performs analysis and database development utilizing geographic information systems technology and executes various GIS functions in the office and field. This position reports to a Supervisor or Manager.  

Interested? Check out the position here: https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Posting/View/3228

GIS specialist - Rio Rancho, NM

Job opportunity at City of Rio Rancho – GIS Specialist.


GIS Instructor Position at Georgia College

Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA will begin a search for a limited-term instructor in GIS (possibility of renewal) to start Fall 2021.  Most of the teaching responsibilities will contribute to our new certificate in GISc.  Milledgeville has a relatively low cost of living and is about 90 minutes from Atlanta.  Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested! Thank you. 

You can view and apply for this job at here.

GIS Analyst Needed

Timo Luostarinen, one of our alums, is looking for a GIS Analyst like yesterday to start at his company, Quartic Solutions. Duties generally include geocoding, creating maps, generating reports, etc. The position is permanent, full-time, and local.

Send resumes to Timo at timo@quarticsolutions.com

USFS Work Opportunity

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is seeking an individual to help integrate and visualize data for a wildfire coordination center in Albuquerque.  This is a paid, temporary position.   See the description below, including the contact info for Pete Dobbins with the USFS. 

Scope of the Need: Seeking assistance to migrate tools built using the MS Office Suite (desktop) over to the Firenet 365 Online environment, while maintaining or improving their functionality. These tools mainly involve linked Excel and/or Access files with complex formulas, extensive macros, and internal & external data connections which facilitate near real-time “dashboard” display and decision support capability. Understanding and overcoming differences in functionality between the desktop and Firenet 365 Online versions of MS Office will be critical. Firenet 365 is a government version of MS Office 365; the architecture, functionality of both are very similar.

To be Achieved:

  • Identify differences in functionality between MS Office 365 desktop and Firenet 365 Online environment (Mainly with regard to Excel, Access a distant 2nd).
  • Transform desktop Excel files with macros & data connections into their equivalent functionality in the Firenet 365 Online environment.
  • Leverage improvements and new processes available on Firenet 365 Online (Power Query, Power Apps, Power BI?) to improve or expand capability.
  • Integrate/display information using SharePoint sand other applicable Firenet 365 Online tools and processes.

This would be a great opportunity for someone from the University of New Mexico (including a graduate student). Feel free to contact me with additional questions.

Contact Info:

Pete Dobbins

Coronado National Forest

Tucson Interagency Fire Center


cell: 214-585-4651

PAID UNM/EPSCORE Research Opportunity for Undergrads

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position: Two (2) Undergraduate Research Assistants for the CIRCLES Alliance project, Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior Level Program: Cultivating Indigenous Research Communities for Leadership in Education and STEM (CIRCLES) Alliance grant, under NM EPSCoR and UNM

Schedule: 10 hours/week. This is a PAID position. The position begins in Summer 2021 and ends in Fall 2021. Students selected MUST be available to work as part of the initiative for the entire duration of the project.

 If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter/letter of application, professional CV, and names and contact information (name, title, email address, and phone number) for two (2) professional references to Lani Tsinnajinnie at lanimts@unm.edu

For earliest consideration, submit materials by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 26, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Questions about the position can be directed to Lani Tsinnajinnie at the above email address. 

Positions open at GISinc.

Check out their open positions including Solutions Engineers, Solutions Architects, Geospatial Developer, and Account Executives!

Geospatial Research and Program Coordinator at CSU

We're excited to announce a brand new position at the Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University in Fort Collins!

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/84378 [jobs.colostate.edu]

Santa Fe County - GIS Analyst

Provides technical, analytical and design support for the operation and utilization of the County parcel-level Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) and integration with related County databases.


Santa Fe County - GIS Supervisor 

Coordinates, oversees, tracks and manages internal and interdepartmental projects within the GIS Division with emphasis on geographic data acquisition and integration; technical, analytical and design support for the operation of the County parcel-level Geographic Information System (GIS). Supervises Division staff. 


Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District - GIS Technician

 Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) has a job opening for GIS Technician. Please see link for posting.


Social Science lead in the Playa Lakes Joint Venture

Please see announcement for position as Social Science lead in the Playa Lakes Joint Venture. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a958CkUu-_xjBaFTSnb1PSXTL6K3ZDobcc6gGmIOTfI/edit#

AJP Consulting Corporation 

AJP Consulting Corporation is a GIS consulting company looking to hire a full time employee. AJP Consulting has been providing GIS services since 2011, and became incorporated in 2014. Our current focus is on clients within the southern California environmental consulting field, primarily in San Diego and Riverside counties. Most projects involve biology and wetland permitting, with some work in environmental planning.

The ideal candidate would have 2+ years experience using GIS in the San Diego environmental consulting field, with technical capabilities using the Esri software suite to create data, maps, and analyses for documents.

If you have experience in this specific field and are in the job market, please send a resume with a cover letter to info@ajpcon.com.

GIS position with CABQ Fire Department

Find details about this GIS Data/Applications Specialist M15 position and other GIS positions with the city at this link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq?keywords=gis%20m15

GIS Specialist M13

Design and implement assigned GIS projects supporting the generation of customized maps and geographic analysis reports; maintain and update geographic data in the City's Geographic Information System (GIS); and provide geographic information to City departments, outside agencies and the public. 

More details here: GIS Specialist M13 | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

GIS Data/Applications Specialist E15

Lead GIS projects that involve highly complex spatial analysis using a variety of GIS software tools; develop and maintain ArcGIS geoprocessing models or write scripts to automate GIS processes; participate in the design and maintenance of GIS related databases; supervise work of lower level GIS staff as assigned, diagnose hardware and software problems; test, research, and assist with deployment of GIS software and hardware upgrades.

More details here: gis-data-applications-specialist-e15 | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

GIS Analyst and Cartographer, Andes-Amazon

The Field Museum seeks a GIS Analyst and Cartographer with South American expertise and a passion for the Andes-Amazon region to produce maps, analyses, and databases that illuminate the diversity of ecosystems, their condition and uses, and the potential for future management. The GIS Analyst will collaborate with a team of biologists and social scientists working in close collaboration with conservation organizations, Indigenous and campesino peoples, universities and museums, and national and regional governments.

The GIS Analyst will be part of the Andes-Amazon program in the Keller Science Action Center, an interdisciplinary team committed to translating Museum science into action for conservation and improved quality of life. One of the main initiatives of the team is to conduct rapid inventories, which are surveys of remote wilderness areas that provide social and biological information to decision-makers to help establish effective conservation areas. Since launching the program in 1999, the team has completed rapid inventories in 31 different locations—24 of them in the Andes-Amazon region of South America—and provided the Peruvian, Colombian, Bolivian, and Ecuadorian governments with technical support for the creation of 17 new conservation areas.

The GIS Analyst will be based at the Field Museum in Chicago and report to a Senior Conservation Ecologist. The position involves travel to South America, anywhere from 15-30% of the year, with the possibility for field work in remote locations. During the pandemic, the GIS Analyst will work virtually with the team rather than onsite.

This is a one year term position. 

More details here: https://careers.hireology.com/fieldmuseum/490120/description?fbclid=IwAR38du_b5YDl6ZoCDvzitiEYRKzRht2fk5oJasmToEg_N3yP6MNzdPg6Q9M

New Mexico Department of Health - Geospatial Health Data Specialist

 More info is available here:





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