Job Detail

Organization: White House Farm Foundation
Title: Research Analyst, Land Use
Location: Bristow, VA

Posted: 2019-05-30
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The White House Farm Foundation is seeking a research assistant with background in land use planning and/or GIS to evaluate current and proposed land use in Northern Virginia. Primary responsibilities of the position will include evaluation of local land use plans, ordinances, and zoning requirements, as well as review of historic land use and proposed plans of development. Position will be responsible for synthesizing gathered information into reports and presentations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for finding the balance between human and natural habitats and must be able to work independently, to problem solve and communicate effectively, and be willing to learn and take on new tasks.

REQUIRED:
• Bachelor’s degree in land use planning, environmental policy, geography, GIS, landscape architecture, or a related field
• Experience with ESRI ArcGIS 10x, Adobe suite including Illustrator and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office including PowerPoint
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and allocate time appropriate to projects based on deadlines
• Strong attention to details while maintaining consistent workflow
• Ability to work under minimal supervision and resolve issues independently
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED:
• Knowledge of cartographic principles and technology
• Ability to read and understand land use plans
• Experience in remote sensing and image analysis

Initial position expected to last 12-18 months, with the potential for the motivated individual to extend indefinitely on additional projects. Open to candidates seeking part-time or full-time work. Flexible hours and telecommuting options. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected]

ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE FARM FOUNDATION:
The White House Farm Foundation is a unique non-profit organization in the Shenandoah Valley with a focus on connecting people to nature and fostering a sense of wonder and stewardship of our natural resources. Our mission is to enrich individuals with knowledge of and involvement with our natural ecological systems, sustainable agriculture, holistic community planning, and respect for local history and culture. We provide free field trips to local schools, summer camps, home school students, universities and other educational entities and host free public events with a focus on natural and human history.

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