Housatonic Valley Association Seeks Full-Time GIS Manager

Position Opening:  GIS Manager               1/25/2017

Summary:  The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) seeks a skilled and motivated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional, with strong geospatial expertise with ERSI’s desktop and online platforms, a facility for problem-solving and a talent for creating maps that tell a compelling story.  GIS is a core competency for HVA, a nationally recognized regional watershed organization and accredited land trust working across 1,250,000 acres in western New England and eastern New York.

Position Description:   This is a full-time position with benefits and salary commensurate with experience.  Working from our main office in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, the GIS manager is a core member of the leadership team.   This person maintains and enhances natural resource and parcel-based GIS data for the entire Housatonic Valley Watershed across portions of three states and multiple jurisdictions.  The GIS Manager will develop geospatial models to perform spatial and tabular analysis, and publish cartographic products as static paper maps and dynamic web-based applications.

Required Qualifications:
Proven capabilities with ArcGIS Desktop 10.4.1 and ArcGIS Online
Proven Project Management Skills, both individually and in a team setting
Enthusiasm to remain current in GIS technologies
Passion for Environmental Protection and Land Conservation
Strong cartographic instincts
Positive, solution-oriented
Willingness to assist with non-GIS related activities
Valid Driver’s License
Valid Employment Status (Applicants with H-1B Visas must confirm they could work for HVA)

Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with GIS data sources for CT, MA and NY
Experience with GPS and mobile GIS data collection
Familiarity with ArcGIS Story Maps
Experience using Data Driven Pages, ModelBuilder
Experience managing ArcGIS Online Organization Account

Email cover letter, resume, examples of recent GIS work and references to tim.abbott@hvatoday.org.   The position will remain vacant until filled.