Ocean GIS Analyst (Contract) – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Key Responsibilities
Identify data needs and sources, acquire data.
Process and manage spatial and non-spatial data sets and maintain data library in ArcGIS online.
Conduct analyses to:
evaluate the effectiveness and representivity of existing marine protected areas and OECMs
identify areas of interest for future MPAs and gaps in protection
identify and evaluate cumulative impacts of human activities on MPAs.
Work with CPAWS Terrestrial Conservation team to develop methodology for a representivity for both terrestrial and marine protected areas.
Create static and interactive maps for technical and non-technical communications purposes

Experience & Qualifications
Post-graduate degree in marine science, geography, environmental science or other related field plus a certificate or equivalent experience in GIS/ Cartography.
Demonstrable knowledge of marine ecosystems and conservation planning, and maritime activities including fisheries management.
Experience working with marine spatial data sets including oceanographic, physiological and human use data (e.g., fishing, shipping, marine tenures, etc).
Experience working with qualitative and/or non-spatial data would be considered an asset (e.g., socio-economic data).
Artistic flair and experience producing maps that are visually appealing and easy to read.
Proven communications and strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Fluency in French is preferred
Experience working remotely and/or within a non-profit environment is considered an asset.
A collaborative and inclusive work ethic and ability to work effectively unsupervised.
A commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and anti-racism.

Equipment Required
CPAWS will provide access to ArcGIS online. As a contractor, you will have access to your own equipment including reliable and appropriate technology and reliable internet access.

Application Submission
Please submit an application package by email to employment@cpaws.org no later than 5pm EST on Monday 25th January 2021, indicating the with the subject line “Oceans GIS Analyst”. The application package must include the following: cover letter, resume and two samples of your work (preferably one technical piece and one for aimed at non-specialist audience) saved as PDFs.