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IT Spatial Data Analyst III - UT
Posted on February 23rd, 2017

​POSITION X1711 IT Spatial Data Analyst III , National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) Data Analyst LOCATION The position is with University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Information Technology Services (ITS) department in conjunction with Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries (FWF) department, Knoxville, TN. The NBCI Database program is based at the UTIA Knoxville campus.

EFFECTIVE DATE Reviewing of applicants will begin on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Annual salary will be based on experience and expertise. A generous benefits package includes the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays annually. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the University), retirement, optional 401K, and educational benefits. The NBCI Database Program: The NBCI Database Program continues the development of an online gateway to NBCI-based conservation, including tools for spatially-based conservation planning, all aspects of data collection, and accessing technical information. Please see for more information. As a publicly funded program, NBCI data is displayed in the public realm. The primary end-user of NBCI data is state wildlife agency staff including field biologists needing quick and easy generation of spatially-explicit reports. Secondary users are include federal, NGO, university and other conservation partners including federal avian conservation data analysts. The NBCI Database Program includes 2.0 ArcGIS Conservation Planning Tool, Coordinated Implementation Program, Inventory, and the NBTC list serve. Technical information includes NBCI 2.0 and the national quail symposium series, etc.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Data Analyst leads Focal Area Coordination and Monitoring, including development, administration, management and maintenance of a centralized database for data entry, archiving, analysis and reporting; and coordination of technical aspects of focal areas, including communication about data, and in-field training. The position requires travel to represent NBCI Database Program interests at regional and national data, monitoring and science meetings.

Qualifications: The following qualifications are required: o Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences area or related field.
  • Working experience in GIS and/or other spatial applications (ArcGIS, or ArcGIS server preferred).
  • Working knowledge in data collection, management, and integration into a large scale database environment.
  • Working knowledge of wildlife population and habitat research field methods, measurements, and techniques. o Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good project management and leadership skills. The following qualifications are preferred: o Experience with Distance and Occupancy population abundance estimation, Akaike information criterion (AIC), or other wildlife population analysis.
  • Experience in database integration, development, and management including reporting services in MSSQL, MySQL, or PostGRE.
  • Computer and web programming experience (e.g., Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS). o Experience with data modeling in a spatial environment. 

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