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Manager of Remote Sensing

Deadline:
Employer:
Blue Source LLC
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
California
Location Detail:
San Francisco or Remote
Job Description:

Bluesource seeks a Manager of Remote Sensing & GIS to play a role in the Bluesource forestry team’s modeling efforts and support project implementation in the forest carbon space. The successful candidate will have a unique mix of technical and practical skills, be a fast learner, and have a passion for carbon-driven forest management. Day-to-day responsibilities will cover a broad spectrum of activities including conducting complex spatial analyses, articulating quantification methods to auditors/regulators, and occasionally participating in field verifications. The Manager of Remote Sensing & GIS will lead Bluesource’s efforts in forest-type stratification, spatial data collection, storage, analysis, imaging, mapping, and communication of geospatial information. This is an excellent opportunity for a technically skilled professional seeking a dynamic position in the center of the forest carbon market.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 

• Support remote sensing and modeling efforts for voluntary and compliance offset projects

• Collect and synthesize data related to ongoing and planned forest carbon projects

• Support modeling of forest carbon projects using both GIS and R

• Perform statistical analyses and GIS database management of forest inventories

• Draft carbon project modeling documentation

• Respond to verifier, registry, and CA ARB findings/questions

• Maintain project timelines and meet strict deadlines

• Travel when necessary to project sites and/or conferences

Qualifications:

Quantitative Skills:

• 2 or more years of professional experience in remote sensing for forestry applications

• Master’s degree or PhD in Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analytics, Earth Systems Science, Forestry, Ecology, or another applicable scientific discipline

• Experience with application of the Random Forest Algorithm for Land Cover Classification or other supervised land cover classification algorithms

• Proficiency in coding and/or scripting using R or Python

• Experience in the application of different remote sensing programs

• Experience with using Lidar data to estimate average tree heights

• Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and ArcGIS

• Experience working in a variety of North American forest types a plus

 

Other Skills:

• Highly self-motivated

• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Experience with project management and demonstrated ability to coordinate among various stakeholders

• Knowledge of forest carbon policy, carbon protocols, and carbon accounting standards

• Strong interest in climate change and environmental issues

 

Salary:
Bluesource offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience
Benefits:

Bluesource offers an excellent benefits package including full medical insurance, dental, and visual coverage, along with a 401k program.

 

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jstrauss@bluesource.com and bparkhurst@bluesource.com.