GIS Associate

Posted: 06/07/2022
Expires: 06/30/2022


The GIS Associate supports the Land Protection team and other departments as needed under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager. They provide GIS mapping and geodatabase expertise, in coordination with the Eastern Maine Land Protection Assistant position, including map production, GIS and GPS data management and GIS data analysis.  They support other GIS users with training and accessing spatial data. The GIS Associate is a member of the Land Protection team who work together in a supportive environment to contribute to an organization with a meaningful mission.  This is a part-time position that is currently based in our Topsham, ME office.


  • Manages MCHT’s GIS & GPS software, including ESRI Desktop, Pro, AGOL and Trimble Pathfinder Office
  • Produces maps for MCHT’s Land Protection department and, as needed, for the Stewardship and Engagement departments, and occasionally for other land trusts
  • Maintains MCHT’s Conserved Lands GIS dataset and attribute database, and provides updates to the Maine Office of GIS at least annually
  • Maintains MLTN’s Land Trust Service Area dataset and maps
  • Collects and manages other GIS & GPS data ensuring organized and up-to-date datasets
  • Trains and troubleshoots for other GIS users with varying levels of experience
  • Regular and reliable attendance required with a hybrid approach to physical attendance in the office.
  • Attendance may be required for periodic evening and weekend events throughout the year




Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 3-5 years of related experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


  • Experience and skill with the use of ESRI software, including Desktop, Pro and AGOL and geoprocessing extensions.
  • Experience and skill with Trimble Pathfinder Office software.
  • Experience and skill producing high quality maps for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience managing, maintaining, and populating geospatial databases.
  • Well versed in geospatial sciences best practices, and an ability to adapt them to meet project goals.
  • Experience in operating large format plotters.
  • Strong organization skills with excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize projects in order to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Strong team player who can build relationships and work collaboratively across the organization and with program partners.
  • Experience interpreting results and effectively and compellingly communicating (verbally and in writing) geospatial information with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to view work through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens when needed to enhance the conservation work and GIS analyses.
  • Ability to effectively operate computers and other assigned software, including Microsoft Office; Adobe Suite, Google Earth; and ESRI apps such as Field Maps and Survey 123.
  • Working knowledge of Python or other relevant scripting and programming languages.
  • Familiar with PostgreSQL server and AWS in the cloud.


The work that is performed is that found in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer and other basic office equipment. Work requires extended sitting and repetitive motion in the use of computer, keyboard, and mouse.

 This is a permanent, part-time position with a pro-rated benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, generous vacation and sick time, and a retirement plan.

 TO APPLY:  Send cover letter and resume to with “GIS Associate” in the subject line.  The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 *External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

 This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 Maine Coast Heritage Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission