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GIS Analyst

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Denver area (remote possible)


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Jan 17, 2023

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Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) seeks a GIS Analyst with demonstrated expertise in natural resource conservation and social-ecological systems to assist our landscape scale habitat conservation activities, assemble landcover models and other relevant data for targeting conservation efforts. This position works across all PLJV disciplines in designing and developing data resources that support wildlife at stated goals while also benefiting humans.


The primary focus of this position is to provide data management and technical support to help guide targeted, on-the-ground landscape conservation in collaboration with land trusts and other regional partners. Primary duties will include spatial analysis, habitat modeling, data collection and management, programming, and cartography.


PLJV is a regional partnership of federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups and private industry dedicated to conserving bird habitat throughout portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Joint Venture facilitates cooperation among a broad coalition of partners on the national, regional, state and local levels to fund and implement habitat conservation. We provide regional planning, value­-added efficiency and implementation approaches, while our partners provide financial, technical and local expertise to develop conservation projects. In addition, PLJV supports local conservation partnerships, state agencies and other partners by developing various decision support tools, as well as providing education about how to use the tools to target and deliver the most effective habitat conservation. PLJV also works with a variety of partners to inform landowners about conservation programs and to target conservation efforts in areas that will provide the most benefit.


For more information on this position, including the full job description, major duties and required qualifications, please visit our website at


Playa Lakes Joint Venture is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse applicant pool. Please email your application documents as one complete PDF file to All applications should include a one-page cover letter, a resume, two examples of relevant work products (with applicant’s role described), and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please include salary requirements and available start date. The deadline for all applications is 5:00 p.m. MST, Tuesday, February 14.

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