COSA Job Announcement: IMBCR Data Analyst/Biostatistician

Playa Lakes Joint Venture
IMBCR Data Analyst – Position Announcement

Playa Lakes Joint Venture is seeking a motivated and experienced data analyst to 1) complete partner-specific data analyses on effectiveness of management techniques and 2) evaluate internal PLJV-specific questions regarding grassland bird density and occupancy in relationship to wetlands and other landscape-scale grassland and wetland patterns. Major duties include using sophisticated statistical techniques to analyze multi-year grassland breeding bird data according to partner and internal PLJV needs, communicating with state, federal, and nonprofit partners about results of data analyses and development of future projects, and writing reports.

PLJV is a regional partnership of federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups and private industry dedicated to conserving bird habitat throughout portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Our mission is to conserve the playas, prairies and landscapes of the western Great Plains through partnerships for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. The Joint Venture facilitates cooperation among a broad coalition of partners on the national, regional, state and local levels to fund and implement habitat conservation. We provide regional planning, value-added efficiency and implementation approaches, while our partners provide financial, technical and local expertise to develop conservation projects. In addition, PLJV supports local conservation partnerships, state agencies and other partners by developing various decision support tools, as well as providing education about how to use the tools to target and deliver the most effective habitat conservation. PLJV also works with a variety of partners to inform landowners about conservation programs and to target conservation efforts in areas that will provide the most benefit.

For more information on this position, including the full job description, major duties and required qualifications, please see full job description attached or visit our website at

Playa Lakes Joint Venture is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse applicant pool. Please email your application documents as one complete PDF file to jobs. All applications should include a one-page cover letter and a CV or resume. If submitting a resume, please include citations for any publications that illustrate your experience. In the cover letter, please include salary requirements and an estimated start date. The deadline for all applications is Sunday, April 7, 2024.


Andrew Mackintosh

Business Director

IMBCR Data Analyst.pdf