Date: November 13, 2014

Title: GIS Analyst

Location: 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100 Tampa, Florida 33607


The Council seeks to hire a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst who will be under the supervision of the Executive Director and Fishery Biologist-Statistician and will work collaboratively with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program contact as well as other state and federal agency contacts. The incumbent will perform professional technical work using GIS and web-based mapping to support enhanced coral resource and fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico. The incumbent will develop products suitable for presentation and display in an accessible format to the following entities: local, state, federal, university scientists, the Gulf Council, and the general public. The incumbent is primarily responsible for producing and maintaining a geodatabase and web-based data portal. The incumbent will be continually adding new information pertinent to coral and fisheries to the data portal to be used to aid management decisions and education and outreach activities of the Council. This is a non-federal position with benefits and has been approved for three-years with annual renewal (pending the availability of federal funds) with the potential for multiple, three-year extensions.

Qualifications: Minimally, a M.S. with major study in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Computer Science, or equivalent. Professional experience is desirable in the preparation of technical publications. Preferred qualifications include knowledge in fishery science, fishery policy and management, environmental science, and/or statistics. Preference will be given for knowledge of web-based habitat mapping, Gulf of Mexico habitats, and corals and fisheries.

Salary Range: salary range $57,982 to $71,813 per year commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: December 5, 2014 (or until filled).

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, a complete resume/CV, contact information for three references, a list of relevant graduate level courses taken, relevant certifications, and a recent writing sample that is relevant to data portal development, web design, or the subjects enumerated above to:

By regular mail send to:

Doug Gregory
Executive Director
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33607

By email send to:


What to Expect Next: After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and other application documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and interview the best-qualified applicants. A copy of the full job description is available upon request. A relocation allowance is available for this position.

About the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Privacy Act Notice: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

EEO Policy: The Gulf Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, reprisal, sex, sexual orientation, status as parent, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (50 CFR 600.120). Council staff positions are filled solely on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications. Privacy Act Notice: The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.