NATURE OF POSITION
Assist in maintaining the Geographic Information System (GIS) and support the GIS operations for the City; supply related GIS information to internal and external customers.
General direction and oversight is provided by the GIS Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Customer Focus - Excellence - Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
2. Research and prepare, digitize, and input information into the GIS and CAD systems.
3. Create and maintain GIS utilities information by gathering data from as-builts, record drawings, field inspections, Engineering staff and other sources.
4. Assist the GIS Supervisor with coordination and promoting use of GIS systems and products among field and office personnel throughout City departments.
5. Improve and document processes to assist in the development and support of GIS.
6. Utilize system computers, software, and programming skills to support and maintain the GIS, CAD, and network systems; respond to requests for computer support from other Divisions.
7. Create reports, maps and other products for agency departments using GIS and CAD system technology; provide information and support for GIS users.
8. Respond to and assemble sewer, storm, water, planning services, and related GIS information requests from the public, contractors, and other agencies; assemble, evaluate, and interpret information to assure compliance to the customer requests.
9. Ability to read and accurately document and digitize (COGO) legal descriptions.
10. Audit and maintain standards for various databases associated with GIS. Ensure that GIS data created is in sync with the City’s enterprise geodatabase versions and other enterprise systems.
11. Ability to manage and accurately report on multiple projects.
12. Utilize GIS analysis tools to support City utility asset management, data relationships and find innovative ways to use GIS to create efficiencies.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular, and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek
solutions, and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or
interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
The GIS Specialist/Cartography Tech creates and maintains spatial data using GIS software to support internal organizational needs and provide support and requested deliverables for non-organizational demand. This position reports to the Assessors cadastral mapping system, including but not limited to processing recorded legal documents pertaining to real and personal property.
Works under the direct supervision of the County Assessor and guidance of the GIS Coordinator, the GIS Specialist/Cartography Tech will implement industry best practices for routine geoprocessing, development of new applications, and the quality control/quality assessment of core datasets. In addition, the Specialist-Tech will provide leadership on selected development projects to support County departments and clients. The Specialist-Tech will also assist in satisfying demand for hard copy maps and the visualization of both spatial and non-spatial data.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge and Skills
A working knowledge of ESRI applications and cartography principles. A working knowledge of computer applications, hardware, and networks. Cartographic principals. Basic troubleshooting problem solving skills and techniques. Familiarity with common GIS data formats: SDE, file geodatabase, personal geodatabase, shapefile. Familiarity with programing languages: Python, Virtual Basic, SQL. Capable of advanced geoprocessing: data architecture, conversion, and data logic. Familiarity with Enterprise GIS: web-based and mobile application deployment. Ability to assemble/standardize datasets, identify patterns, and interpret findings. Research and procurement of authoritative datasets. Familiarity with quantitative methods of analysis
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and those contacted in the course of business. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Uses professional conduct with County employees, clients, and members of the public. Can communicate GIS workflows, requirements, and use/instruction to new users. Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions. Ability to discern chain of title from recorded documents. Gives meticulous attention to detail. Can perform routine tasks, continuously with accuracy and precision. Ability to set and meet departmental and project goals. Ability to prioritize work, follow timelines and meet deadlines.
Ability to work at a computer screen for extended periods of time. Ability to have rapid finger, hand and arm movement for extended periods of time. Performs repetitive motion such as using a computer keyboard. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs for short periods of time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. May be subject to post offer physical capacity testing based on elements of this job description.
Education and Experience
An Associate’s degree in Geographic Information Systems or related field, or any combination of education and work experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified.
Licenses and Certificates
A valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of light-to-medium weight.
This position is based on the successful completion of a nine-month probationary period and may be extended.
Join Sanborn’s award-winning team! Sanborn is looking for a Hydrographic Analyst to work onsite with our federal government client in Portland, OR. The position will delineate new hydrography in Oregon and Washington where high quality LiDAR-based Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are available. The new hydrography will be used to update the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and National Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD). This position is located in Portland, OR.
The Hydrographic Analyst will develop new hydrography delineations using LiDAR-derived Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), imagery, and field collected data, which will be incorporated into the high-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
•Bachelor’s degree or higher in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
•Three years of experience
•Master’s degree preferred in a natural resource science (Biology, Geology, Hydrology, Soil, Range, Forestry)
REQUIRED TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
•Proficiency with the ESRI ArcGIS version 10.x or Pro software suite, including the spatial analyst extension.
•Demonstrated experience managing, processing, and analyzing raster datasets to model hydrography.
•Understanding of basic hydrologic science principles.
•Demonstrated programming experience with Python.
•Familiarity with the high-resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) requirements and data standards.
•Experience with performing geospatial statistical analysis.
•Experience designing and editing geodatabases with related tables to a state or national standard.
•Experience producing and/or maintaining editable feature services in ArcGIS web applications.
•Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
•Familiarity with the physical geography of Oregon and Washington.
•Analytical Math skills
•Prepare LiDAR-derived DEMs (e.g., mosaicking, resampling, etc.) at the watershed or subwatershed scale for hydrography modeling.
•Hydro-flatten DEMs to adjust elevations where hydrographic waterbodies, areas, and double-line streams occur.
•Hydro-enforce DEMs where hydrography intersects roads, canals, and other anthropogenic features to ensure accurate hydrologic surface flow.
•Develop and execute Python scripts to model hydrography from prepared LiDAR-derived DEMs.
•Facilitate quality control/assessment reviews of initial delineations by hydrologists using web-based GIS applications.
•Adjust initial delineations and hydro-enforcements based on feedback from hydrologists.
•Manage data associated with hydrographic modeling. These data include interim raster products, final hydro-flattened/enforced DEMs, breaklines, channel initiation points, etc.
•Flow-line, waterbody, and 2d stream area spatial feature classes formatted following the high-resolution NHD data standards.
•Hydrologic DEMs and breakline features.
•Scripts and written documentation describing the entire modeling process.
CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL SECURITY AND SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following forms and inquiries, or their equivalent, will be used to initiate the credentialing process:
•OPM Standard Form 85 or 85P
•National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
•Release to Obtain Credit Information
•PIV card application
If selected to fill the position, a candidate would be required to pass a drug screen and satisfy the requirements of a National Criminal History Check (NCHC) to verify the identity of the individual applying for clearance and to determine the individual’s suitability for the position.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Salary Range: 52K-66K annual
Sanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.
TO APPLY: Visit our website: www.Sanborn.com to apply for this position. Sanborn is a AA/Vet/Disability Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested in networking with five recent graduates about careers in GIS and Geospatial technologies? The OSU alumni association is pleased to offer this 5 Under 5 student-alumni event. We encourage you all to attend. See details below and let us know if you have any questions.
Mapping your future: Careers in GIS and Geospatial Technology
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 5:30-6:30pm
Event: 5 Under 5 https://www.osualum.com/5under5
At this 5 Under 5 student-alumni event, hear from and network with five recent graduates from College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences with careers in GIS and Geospatial technologies. In this interactive panel, you’ll learn about the early career paths of others from your discipline and find support for your day to day college life and as you transition from education to industry.
Register at: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QCLVgX_vQCapiLu1GFquXg
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) is looking for a Remote Sensing Analyst. The position is at the IDWR state office in Boise, Idaho. The job announcement is open until Feb 3, 2021.
This position will plan, design, develop, schedule and conduct complex remote sensing analysis projects.
For details on this job posting, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho?keywords=remote
The City is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of GIS Analyst to perform highly responsible administrative, technical and analytical work in the development, operation and maintenance of the City's Geographic Information System (GIS). This position will administer and manage the operation of City GIS services including software and hardware, standards compliance, database maintenance, online mapping tools and administration, and related system analysis and programming. The preferred candidate will utilize project management skills, advanced knowledge and understanding of GIS best practices, techniques, system architecture and data analysis to manage complex projects and to utilize ArcGIS software to meet user needs and increase efficiencies.
Please review the full GIS Analyst Job Description, and Applicant Instructions for additional information.
To apply for this career opportunity, please submit a resume, cover letter and
City Employment Application.
Signed application packets may be either 1) mailed to City of North Bend, Attn: Human Resources, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045, or 2) emailed to email@example.com to be accepted as complete.
Please contact Dawn Masko, Deputy City Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method) or (425) 888-1211 if you have any questions regarding this position or the application process.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Land Use Planning, Urban Planning, Computer Science, Landscape Architecture, or closely related field.
• Three (3) years of progressively responsible GIS experience, including the use of ArcGIS software.
• Municipal experience is preferred.
• GISP certification is desired but not required.
January 13 // Urban Biodiversity, Nearby Nature, and Environmental Justice
Charles Nilon, University of Missouri
William J. Rucker Professor in Fisheries and Wildlife
This lecture is part of the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Seminar Series at OSU, but it is free and open to the public.
To join, here are the links...
Initial Posting Date:
Department of Environmental Quality
$4,696 - $7,109
GIS Environmental Science Specialist (ISS5) Limited Duration
Job Opportunity available at DEQ!
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a full-time, limited duration opportunity, located in Portland, Oregon. You must be a current State of Oregon employee, in a permanent, limited duration, or seasonal status, to apply. The expected duration of this position is 6 to 12 months from the date of hire, but the duration can change at any time depending on business needs.
Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon's environment? If so, please consider a career with the Department of Environmental Quality. At DEQ, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land, and water. Here is a video about DEQ: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1k
DEQ's full-time limited duration opportunity is for a GIS Environmental Science Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 5) located in Portland, Oregon.
**This is a full-time, limited duration position that is expected to last 6 to 12 months, with the potential of becoming permanent. This recruitment is only open to current State of Oregon employee's in a permanent, limited duration, or seasonal status.**
DEQ has a centralized policy and planning component in headquarters and three regions to accomplish its mission: Northwest, Western, and Eastern Regions. This position is in headquarters located in the Lloyd District in Portland, Oregon, and is part of the Water Quality Program. This team of experts work cooperatively with the three Regional Programs and the Laboratory Program to develop and implement programs to protect and enhance the quality of waters of the state, and to ensure the public health and environment are protected.
What you will do!
As the GIS Environmental Science Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 5) you will perform strategic planning and use Geographic Information System (GIS) software for implementation of the Drinking Water Protection Program. You will plan, analyze, develop, and install computer system software for the program in cooperation with Program/Development Information Services, other state agencies, and the state GIS coordinators. Click here to learn more about DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program.
What's in it for you!
A competitive benefit package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members. Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). Paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. And other exceptional benefits such as thePublic Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF Program).
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
What are we looking for?
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Four (4) years of information systems experience;
an Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, AND two (2) years of information systems experience.
OR a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science.
Some travel may be required. Must possess a valid driver's license.
HOW TO APPLY: (complete the application in full)
Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance.
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Please Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications above, under the "What are we looking for?" section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application materials.
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Tracie Knight, Human Resources Analyst, at email@example.com or 503-229-5021.
DEQ provides veterans' preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans' preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those once you've submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans' preference questionnaire.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician
Salary: $39,291.44 - $48,670.34
Projected Start Date: March 2021
Appointment Term: 1 year minimum, with potential renewal for a total of 2 years
The Blue Methane Project is a NASA Carbon Monitoring Systems-funded program hosted at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Tidal wetlands have the capacity to remove massive amounts of atmospheric CO2 by forming soil carbon, but they can also produce a variable and uncertain amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Monitoring and forecasting the dynamics of “Blue carbon” in these ecosystems is a major priority for state and national governments, as well as the local entities that manage coastal wetlands. Our project seeks to improve short term forecasting of methane dynamics at two focal sites in Louisiana and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as improve national scale mapping of the variables we use to estimate methane emissions. We are searching for a data technician to collaborate with a multi-university and multi-agency team on developing GIS and remote sensing workflows, managing new data produced by the team, and occasionally contributing to fieldwork for new data collection.
A successful candidate will have at least:
* A Bachelor’s degree in a Natural or Physical Science
* Demonstrated experience with using remote sensing and GIS to answer environmental research questions
* Experience managing data originating from multiple sources
* Proficiency with open-source coding in R and/or Python
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
An ideal candidate will have one or more of the following:
* A Master’s degree in Geography, or other Natural of Physical Sciences
* Experience with Google Earth Engine
* Experience with using Landsat and/or Sentinel-2 Imagery
* GitHub Experience
* Experience with wetland plant ecology, carbon cycling, or soils science
* Research interests in rivers, estuaries, and/or coastal processes
Please send a cover letter briefly outlining your how you meet any of the required or optional criteria, a CV or resume, a work sample, such as paper, report, map, figure, or link to a presentation, and the contact information for three references to Dr. James Holmquist (HolmquistJ@si.edu) by January 15, 2021.
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The main campus is a 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater Maryland. Facilities include the Global Change Research Wetland, the site of the known longest-running ecological manipulation experiment. Nearby cities include historic Annapolis, Maryland's capital, and D.C. The technician will be hired as a Trust Employee through Smithsonian's non-profit wing. This will entitle them to health, vision, dental, and other benefits.
Women, people of color, Indigenous people, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician Job Posting | Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician Salary: $39,291.44 - $48,670.34 Projected Start Date: March 2021 Appointment Term: 1 year minimum, with potential renewal for a total of 2 years
Kaiser Permanente is looking for two GIS analysts. These contract positions are initially for one year with the possibility for extension.
Provider Data Analyst (GIS Analyst)
For more information please contact:
Ahmed Al-dulaimi, National Provider Data Management (NPDM), Kaiser Permanente, Ahmed.Al-Dulaimi@kp.org
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
National Provider Data Management (NPDM) is a shared service established to support regional and national provider data management, reporting, analytics, system strategy, and compliance.
NPDM’s focus is on improving provider data quality and developing a common business process and technological
approach for addressing critical data needs.
We are seeking a highly motivated, analytically oriented individual to help develop and maintain geospatial analysis and reporting capabilities. We are looking for a curious collaborator who is interested in working within a health care environment with an emphasis on geospatial analytics and visualization. This contract position is initially for 1 year with the possibility for extension.
The Provider Data Analyst provides support in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating,
tracking, internally managing and reporting data. These positions function both as a consultant and as a high-level data analyst. The position works with clients to develop the right set of questions/hypotheses, using the appropriate tools/skills to derive the best information to address customer needs.
1. Builds sophisticated interactive GIS dashboards and web applications and forecasting tools using databases
2. Participates in script development for User Acceptance Testing, report generation and data extraction from
the departments existing databases.
3. Accommodate project deadlines and readily adapt to changing priorities and tasks
4. Directs and executes creative analytic approaches that lead to actionable outcomes which further promote
5. Provides consultation to clients, including organizational leadership and guides work towards actionable
6. Works with clients and staff to identify opportunities and methods to improve efficiencies with analysis.
7. Provides support to peers including technical & programming assistance, and scoping, documentation and
8. Proactively recognizes potential issues, develops plans to address and understands how to communicate
these steps to department leadership and clients
9. Participates in the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to
enable measurement and evaluation.
10. Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops processes and tools that
facilitate decision making.
• Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
• High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
• Master/bachelor's degree in GIS, geography or computer science; urban planning, statistics or another
discipline requiring substantial course work in GIS and quantitative analysis methods.
• Programming experience with R and/or Python.
• High comfort level with technology, ability to learn new technology with relative ease.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills. Analytical and detail oriented.
• Experience with ERIS ArcGIS applications/Geoprocessing for data management and geospatial analytics
(e.g. ArcGIS Pro, ArcPy, ModelBuilder, Network Analyst, ArcGIS Online, ArcMap).
• Practical experience and/or coursework in GIS applications for population-based reporting and analysis.
• Adept with transforming data into the Tidy Data format via scripted, reproducible workflows.
• Experience with technical aspects of geospatial data management.
• Experience with at least one version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion)
• Knowledge of SQL and experience working with various relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL
• Experience with open source GIS tools and data sources (e.g. R, Python, GDAL, PostGIS, QGIS).
• Knowledge of provider data and network adequacy analytics.
• Experience with an analytical toolset such as R and/or Python.
• Experience with interactive GIS visualization tools (e.g. ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, Leaflet)
• Ability to draft and revise documents including analyses, and reports.
Department: National Provider Data Management. Kaiser Permanente
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or
conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state
laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los
Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.