I just got a job posting from Morris Land Conservancy. They are located at a wonderful part of Morris County and fighting the good fight, both in and out of the Highlands. It would be a great place to build some GIS chops. Check it out.
GIS Mapping Specialist – Full or Part-Time Position
Morris Land Conservancy
Morris Land Conservancy is seeking to hire a GIS Mapping Specialist to join our conservation team to protect northern New Jersey’s beautiful open space lands. The GIS Mapping Specialist will work closely with the Land Preservation and Planning Staff on maps for open space planning and grant applications. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in land conservation, excellent GIS and mapping skills, knowledge of tax maps and tax classification, and a goal oriented team player who enjoys working with people.
Strong proficiency with ESRI ArcGis 9 and ArcView 3 and extensions.
Proficiency with Access and Excel.
Experience with general data analysis techniques, data development, management and maintenance.
Experience in map production with strong design and layout skills.
Ability to customize mapping processes according to project goals/needs and audience.
Knowledge of hardware and software maintenance and ability to troubleshoot problems.
Ability to learn new technical skills quickly.
Excellent time management skills.
Strong team player.
Work in conjunction with other Conservancy programs to provide mapping services for a variety of purposes, including open space, greenway and trail planning, land acquisition, stewardship, outreach and education. Manage GIS system including maintaining hardware, software and data. Train other staff members in use of GIS as needed.
Morris Land Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust organization founded in 1981 to protect open space in northern New Jersey. The Conservancy has helped to preserve over 10,000 acres of open space. We currently assist 29 municipalities in implementing their Open Space Plans, put corporate volunteer teams to work improving our parks and develop open space plans and maps through our Aresty Mapping Center. The Conservancy is located in a beautiful park in Montville, N.J. and has a staff of fifteen.
Position is available immediately – effective December 4, 2006
The Conservancy will review resumes and interview strong candidates during December. If you are interested in this position, please send a resume to:
Barbara Heskins Davis, PP, AICP
Vice President, Programs
Morris Land Conservancy
19 Boonton Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone: (973) 541-1010 Fax: (973) 541-1131