Junior GIS Analyst

Berkeley, CA

Stillwater Sciences seeks a Junior GIS Analyst to work in our Berkeley office and provide support to innovative river restoration and watershed analysis projects throughout the western U.S.

The Junior GIS Analyst will:

  • Work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of geomorphologists, biologists, and other professional staff.
  • Provide a wide range of customized cartographic support, including maps for project reports, professional presentations, web pages, field efforts, poster presentations, and other needs.
  • Perform basic GIS spatial analysis tasks related to cartographic production.
  • Create/maintain metadata documentation, and carry out basic data management practices.
  • Periodically perform field work, data entry, writing, or other project-related tasks.

Qualified applicants should possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Natural Resources, or Environmental Science with a focus on GIS, Cartography and Physical Geography and at least 2 years of work experience in environmental field. Experience or coursework in physical or biological sciences required.
  • Some experience in web mapping and programming.
  • Fundamental knowledge and skills in digital cartography and geographic visualization, with a thorough understanding of geographic projections and coordinate systems.
  • Experience with ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software (knowledge of Spatial Analyst and/or 3D Analyst extension is a plus) and a solid understanding of spatial data manipulation and formats (shapefiles, arcinfo coverages, geodatabases, kml/kmz, etc).
  • Ability to perform basic geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks, including data acquisition, data generation, georeferencing, and simple data classification.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of graphic design, and experience working with Adobe graphic software (PS, AI, Acrobat, InDesign) and similar open source alternatives.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a deadline-oriented environment as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong work ethic, team player with a high commitment to quality and attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

About Stillwater Sciences:

Stillwater Sciences (www.stillwatersci.com) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically-based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management.  We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes.  We have approximately 65 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees located along the West Coast in six offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. We pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a healthy blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Availability, Compensation and Application Details:

Full-time position with benefit package after 3 months.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; total compensation range up to approximately $45K annually.

Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan and full health and dental care. 

Please send a cover letter (including your requested salary range) with a resume, and GIS work examples in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

Position will remain open until filled.

Electronic submissions preferred.