Wetland Analyst

Position Title: Wetland Analyst                                Reports to: Community Science Director
Status: Full-time/Exempt
Location: New Orleans, LA

Salary: low to mid-40,000s (depending on experience) plus generous benefits, including health insurance (after 30 day waiting period), dental insurance, short term disability insurance, 2 weeks paid sick leave and 3 weeks paid vacation.

The Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) is a non-profit organization made up of an alliance of groups and individuals committed to uniting and empowering people to restore the resources of the Gulf region.

GRN values and respects all types of diversity and strongly encourages applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment and provide equal employment opportunity without regard to, and not limited to, ethnicity, religion, race, national origin, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting those from traditionally marginalized groups.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews and comments on destructive Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland fill permit applications in Gulf states, focusing on Louisiana and Mississippi;
  • Tracks applications as well as the decisions made by Gulf agencies as part of a Wetland Review team
  • Conducts GIS analyses (desktop GIS,  kmls, carto.com) of historic and current oil and gas, residential, and other industrial impacts to wetlands of the Gulf Coast
  • Collaborates with design staff to construct graphical communications pieces from maps
  • Attends hearings and meetings to comment on wetland fill permits;
  • Communicates with GRN’s members, community members or the affected public when appropriate to mobilize them to comment and/or attend public hearings or meetings on wetland fill permits. 
  • Works with the Community Science Director and other staff to identify coastal wetland fill permits that are inconsistent with coastal restoration projects or programs, fill permits that are part of environmental racism, or fill permits that are arbitrarily large.
  •  Works with GRN staff to develop outreach materials, maps and map data, blogs, talking points, and power point presentations on coastal restoration, environmental justice, water pollution, public health, climate change, and community resiliency.  


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Construct reference maps for internal GRN policy and administrative review
  • Participate in staff meetings and assist other staff as needed;
  • Author blog posts and newsletter articles regarding wetland restoration and other coastal issues; 
  • Perform other duties, as needed.
     

Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, experience using GIS in public communication, proficiency in ArcGIS, Excel, Google Earth, and some experience in the area of environmental science, policy, advocacy or other relevant fields. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample and 3 references to
jobs@healthygulf.org


Deadline for Applications is October 5, 2017.

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