Analyst, Geospatial Analysis

Bozeman, MT, United States
about 1 month ago
Full time role


Native, A Public Benefit Corporation

Burlington, VT, USA

Since 2000, Native has worked with clients to develop authentic solutions to their sustainability challenges and to implement community-scale projects ...

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Job Description

Analyst, Geospatial Analysis

Location: Montana 

Timeline: Immediate start through August 2023 with possibility of extension into full time role as needed

About Native

Since 2000, Native has worked with companies to develop authentic solutions to their sustainability challenges and to implement community and landscape-scale projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen businesses, and contribute to progress on climate change around the world.

We construct unique projects to meet climate goals, drive business value, and deliver tangible benefits to stakeholder communities – from customers and suppliers to employees and shareholders. Our methods enable companies to put their sustainability strategies into practice by investing in new climate action projects within their value chain. Since our founding, we have prioritized projects that promote equity and agency within their community by generating economic, social and resilience benefits to indigenous and local communities.

We know that diverse perspectives and experiences make our team and our work more impactful. We’re committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where we continually learn from each other, and in turn strengthen the people, communities, and companies at the heart of Native’s climate action initiatives. We’re seeking an Analyst with significant geospatial analysis expertise to join us in advancing this work and enhancing our culture.

Position Overview 

As an Analyst at Native, you will immediately support our US grassland improved grazing program currently in development and actively recruiting ranchers in the Northern Great Plains. You’ll support all geospatial data needs and analysis for rancher recruitment, including utilizing ESRI based tools and potential field corrective work. You’ll provide technical expertise and on-going support to Native’s Northern Great Plains Project Team, based in Montana and remotely. Your work will encompass both technical responsibilities such as geospatial and remote sensing data analysis, map development and reporting as well as the potential for project partner collaboration on geospatial analysis activities. In addition to these technical and analytical skills, it’s essential that you bring strong interpersonal and collaborative skills and a high level of emotional and intercultural intelligence. There are also physical requirements for this role such as standing or walking consistently for periods of time and lifting and carrying materials up to 50 lbs. The Analyst is required to have a valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation. Additionally, there is the possibility of extending this position into a full time role.

What you’ll accomplish:

  • Provide geospatial analysis support for carbon business investment opportunities, including producing maps and performing spatial analyses to inform project evaluation and due diligence 
  • Conduct spatial analyses and predictive modeling in collaboration with the Native Technical team to assess risk at project sites based on historical and current data (e.g. meteorological data, forest gain/loss, NDVI, carbon stocks, land use change, etc)
  • Produce map products, high-resolution imagery and other graphic products to clearly communicate information about ranches in pipeline
  • Provide geospatial technical support and training to Native staff 
  • Compile, integrate and analyze data from a variety of sources, including aerial photography, satellites, terrain, topographic, hydrologic, and time-sequenced event data, in order to provide a concise visual representation of characteristics of applicant ranches
  • Occasional field work possible on ranches in remote areas

What you bring:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in GIS, cartography, geography, computer science, environmental science, or related field with practical GIS experience
  • Expertise with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro and ESRI-based web interfaces such as Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and Web Application development
  • Demonstrated experience performing spatial analyses, modeling, analyzing high-resolution imagery and producing professional maps
  • Strong understanding of geodatabases and the ability to work with vector and raster datasets and edit shapefiles
  • Best practices in documentation for quality assurance and reproducibility 
  • Proficient in mobile data collection methods including Trimble GPS, and ESRI mobile applications for data collection
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, attention to detail, effective time management, ability to work and learn independently or with a team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills, bringing empathy and cultural sensitivity to partnership interactions


  • Database management and integration experience
  • Experience within carbon offsets, conservation, grasslands restoration, reforestation or regenerative agriculture sectors
  • Experience with scripting programs such as R, Python, Javascript, SQL, etc.

Native believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, engaged team are key to providing excellent stakeholder experiences. We’re searching for teammates who can enhance our culture and make our business better, and we strive to provide all applicants with an equitable and accessible recruitment process.

Native provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Native complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


What’s Native’s approach to remote work?

Native is a remote-first company, with most roles able to be fully remote within the United States. The role of Analyst, Geospatial Analysis is remote from Native’s Burlington, VT office but does need to be located in Montana for frequent in-person work with project partners. 

What are Native’s return-to-office plans?

Native has an office space in Burlington, VT that is available to employees. Native will not be requiring employees to report to work in person unless their specific role requires it and is designated as such. This role of Analyst, Geospatial Analysis will not work in the Burlington, VT office but will be in-person with Montana-based project partners. When possible, Native’s full team comes together in person twice per year.

What’s the interview process like?

After submitting an application, if you’re selected to move forward, you will be contacted by our team for an interview. After your initial interview, you will meet one or two times with various members of the hiring team, and finally present a case study or hiring exercise to the hiring team.

Native, A Public Benefit Corporation

Burlington, VT, USA

Since 2000, Native has worked with clients to develop authentic solutions to their sustainability challenges and to implement community-scale projects ...

View Company Profile