Job Detail

Organization: FL Natural Areas Inventory (FL State University)
Title: GIS Tech
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Posted: 2023-05-25
Application Deadline: 2023-06-07

Position Description:

POSITION TITLE: GIS Technician (FL Natural Areas Inventory)
SUPERVISOR: Nathan Pasco
LOCATION: Tallahassee, FL (may consider well qualified remote applicants)
CLOSING DATE: June 7, 2023
SALARY RANGE: $42,000 to approximately $45,000 (negotiable depending on qualifications)


The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) at Florida State University is advertising a GIS Technician position to assist with data compilation, organization, editing, and quality control necessary to support our conservation lands databases. This position will also have the opportunity to assist with the design and development of dashboards and related GIS tools used to present FNAI data and analyses. The position is currently funded for one year but is likely to be renewed.

The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is Florida's Natural Heritage Program and state member of the NatureServe network. We are housed within the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center at Florida State University. As the Florida Natural Heritage Program, one of our primary responsibilities is maintaining a spatial database of information on Florida's rarest species and conservation lands but we also work on an array of applied research projects to inform conservation and land management decisions with funding provided by state and federal agency partners. Our office is off campus in Midtown, which is centrally located near shops, restaurants, and historic neighborhoods. The larger Tallahassee region offers many outdoor recreation opportunities in the nearby Apalachicola National Forest and a number of coastal parks and refuges within a short drive from town.

We will potentially consider a remote location for exemplary candidates; however, we want this person to demonstrate a sincere personal interest in conservation in Florida so a location within Florida is preferred.


With direction from supervisor, compile, organize, and conduct quality control of data needed to populate FNAI GIS databases
Conduct outreach to partner agencies and local governments necessary for efficient data acquisition
Assist with the research and planning for incorporation of new types of data into FNAI databases
Assist with the development of dashboards, story maps, and other GIS tools used to present FNAI data and analyses online
Assist in preparation of written reports and participate in meetings as necessary.
Assist FNAI staff with a variety of GIS tasks as required


Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environmental Studies/Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Real Estate or a related field with course work in GIS OR four years of relevant experience including GIS work
Ability to maintain a high level of productivity while processing detailed data
Ability to communicate well in person and in writing.
Ability to work well with FNAI staff scientists.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
A commitment to FNAI’s conservation goals.
Experience or familiarity with personal computers, databases, and GIS.


Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Online, Dashboards, Web Apps, etc
Experience or familiarity with less-than-fee, and regulatory approaches to enacting conservation measures on private land
Experience with county property appraiser records, parcel data, and real estate transaction processes
Experience reading and interpreting deeds, property legal descriptions, and legal documents
Familiarity with the Florida Forever program
Location within Florida, preferably in the Tallahassee vicinity.


To be considered for this position, you must complete the application on the FSU website by the closing date of June 7, 2023.

Job ID = 54937


For questions, or more information, contact Frank Price, FNAI Director, at [email protected] or Nathan Pasco, Conservation Data Analyst, at [email protected].

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