GIS Analyst

  • Environmental Integrity Project
  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • Feb 10, 2021
Air Quality GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality

Job Description

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking a full-time Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to advance Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels. This position is based out of our Washington, D.C. office and is available immediately.

The GIS Analyst will compile, manage, analyze, visualize and map data related to air and water pollution and environmental justice; assist with case development; research and write research memos, public reports, public comments, and website content; create static and interactive maps for EIP’s reports, website, and legal filings; coordinate with partner organizations and coalitions; and carry out other tasks and travel as needed.

EIP is a non-partisan, nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for effective enforcement of environmental laws. Our mission is to empower communities and protect public health and the environment by investigating polluters, holding them accountable under the law, and strengthening public policy. Comprised of former EPA enforcement attorneys, public interest lawyers, analysts, investigators, and community organizers, EIP has three goals: 1) To illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public health; 2) To hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and 3) To help local communities obtain the protections of environmental laws.


We are seeking a creative, efficient problem-solver who can bring diverse perspectives, experience, and skills to our team. The successful candidate will be a proactive, highly-organized, detail-oriented, results-driven, and self-starting individual with strong analytical, computational, mapping, and written and oral communication skills. They will also thrive in a fast-paced work environment and be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines. They will have to be able to work independently and as part of a team with limited oversight. They must have a demonstrated passion for the environment and environmental justice.

Experience and Education:

The successful candidate will have at least one year of relevant professional experience, a 4-year college degree in a relevant field, and a certificate or professional experience in GIS.  Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, environmental justice, data science, data journalism, journalism, statistics, environmental engineering, environmental management, public health, toxicology, public policy, hydrogeology, or climate science. Experience and/or coursework focused on air and water pollution, environmental justice, and statistics is a plus.

Computer Skills:

The successful candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcOnline. Experience with environmental justice datasets, like EPA’s EJSCREEN, and demographic data from the US Census are preferred. Experience using R for statistical programming or other computer programming languages, like python, for data analysis is a plus.

Compensation and Hours:

Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience, with benefits. 40 hours per week.

To Apply:

Please submit PDF copies of a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief and work sample to the contact below. Include a preferred start date and minimum salary requirement in the letter of interest. Relevant work samples should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to write for a general audience, visualize data in charts and/or graphs, cite references, and convey information using maps. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 31, 2021.

Please e-mail application materials to Courtney Bernhardt at with your last name and “GIS Analyst Application” in the subject line. After successful interviews, top candidates may be asked to complete 1-2 work-related exercises depending on the work sample provided. These candidates will also be asked to provide relevant academic transcripts and 2-3 professional or academic references.

Equal Opportunity:

As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

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