The Oregon & SW Washington chapter of URISA is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and advancing an interdisciplinary approach to developing urban and regional information systems. Providing scholarships to assist in the education of future professionals and advancing research in this discipline are two goals aimed at assisting in this endeavor. The scholarship consists of two awards – a tuition scholarship and a research grant.
The tuition scholarship is designed to help defray the costs of GIS courses. The degree or program the applicant is working towards does not have to be specifically for GIS; however, the student must have an emphasis or focus within the degree on GIS. The research scholarship is designed to facilitate research focusing on some aspect of GIS. The student can be pursuing a degree in any relevant field.
Go to the URISA website for deadline and eligibility info.
DESCRIPTION: Ice Harbor Lock & Dam, which forms 31-mile long Lake Sacajawea, is located on the lower Snake River approximately 10 miles from its confluence with the Columbia River and near Tri-Cities in southeastern Washington. The benefits of Ice Harbor Lock & Dam include navigation, hydropower generation, recreation, irrigation, and improved habitat for fish and wildlife. The topography of the area varies from plains and plateaus and rocky basalt ridgelines. This desert arid land is defined as shrub-steppe, temperatures often reach above 100 F in summer and dip below 0 F in winter. The Natural Resource Management Team supports an active recreation and wildlife program with over 4 million visitors each year. Ice Harbor Dam has numerous recreation areas, park/campgrounds, boat launches, habitat management units and a visitor center.
Assist GIS/GPS specialist with data management of existing areas, upload new data into databases and update metadata when changes occur, work to coordinate system issues, create new data layers from spreadsheets, work with geodatabases, work with Wildlife, Park and Maintenance staff with infrastructure mapping and habitat data collection and create GIS maps of Habitat Management Units and Parks, 50%; locate Corps boundary and easement lines and marker/monuments (using GPS Trimble Geoexplorer - version- 2.90 or 3), gather data and enter into database for export into Arc View and Arc Map GIS, scan survey related documents and install Carsonite markers/signs as directed, 40%; develop GIS products required for shoreline and operational plans, 10%.
valid driver`s license;
ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check;
ability to drive 4WD vehicles;
ability to work with geodatabases, create GIS maps, export GIS data into Arc View and Arc Map GIS and operate GPS Trimble Geoexplorer - version- 2.90 or 3;
ability to work in independently in rugged terrain and at times during inclement weather;
intermediate computer and word processing skills;
physical ability to walk up to 1 to 2 miles with equipment; ability to work with other people.
BA/BS in natural resource related field;
GIS/GPS, ArcInfo, ArcMap, Trimble GPS units;
experience operating motor boats, ATVs, and manual transmission vehicles;
training and/or experience in map reading and orientation skills;
good verbal and computer skills.
Training: Boat; ATV; GPS; map reading and orientation; personal safety; first aid/CPR; defensive driving.
Housing Details: SCA will administer rent and invoice agency: The agency will identify a suitable rental property for the intern and SCA will make arrangements and administer rent to the landlord and bill the agency for their share of the expenses.
Transportation Personal Vehicle: Required: No other transportation is available to reach shopping facilities or worksite from housing location. Little possibility exists to share rides with other employees. Distances are too far to walk. Any mileage over the budget travel amount will be the responsibility of the host site.
Date Flexibility: Very Flexible Start or end date is very flexible
Position: GIS Technician/Analyst
Location: Portland, Oregon
Company Background: Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is a locally owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm specializing in the areas of environmental science, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, GIS, and sustainability. Since our inception in 1996, MFA has grown from four employees to more than 50 employees, with offices in Portland, Corvallis, and Astoria, Oregon, and in Vancouver, Olympia, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington. We are approaching our 15th year of providing services to a diverse client base that includes private business and industry, ports, municipalities, and Native American tribes. We are committed to a better planned, well designed, and greener future.
Position Description: MFA is actively seeking a full-time GIS technician/analyst for our Portland, Oregon, office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing GIS technical support and GIS task management for environmental, engineering, and planning projects. Primary duties include assisting with day-to-day GIS project tasks for company projects, including GIS data management, collecting, analyzing, and mapping geographic data, and creating cartographic products for display and reports.
To Qualify: Minimum Requirements
BA/BS degree from a U.S. accredited college or university in geography, planning, environmental studies/science, or related field.
A minimum of 12 credit hours in GIS- specific courses is also required. Please provide a list of completed GIS coursework.
Up to five years of experience in consulting or related field. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Competence in working with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop suite (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) and extensions (i.e., Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst).
Ability to perform GIS data conversion/editing, spatial analysis/reporting tasks, spatial database management, and GIS map production. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.
Proven organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
Must be able to formulate and clearly communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work both independently with little guidance and within a collaborative group environment.
Willingness to work overtime as needed.
Desired Skills and Abilities
Proficiency in Adobe Design suite of products and the ability to integrate them with ESRI.
Advanced cartographic skills and/or experience in graphic illustration.
Experience working with AutoCAD data within the ArcGIS Desktop environment.
Knowledge of additional ESRI extensions (e.g., Business Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst). 3
D modeling experience. Include a description of the programs used (e.g., Sketchup, LightWave) and the types of products created.
Experience or interest in programming (e.g., java, VBA, ArcObjects, python, flex).
Experience in database management systems (e.g., SQL).
Experience in working with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server products or experience with other applicable Web design products.
Salary & Benefits: Compensation will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) Plan. Paid time off. Training and development opportunities.
How to Apply: To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject heading GIS Technician/Analyst Position,
Human Resources Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
7223 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98665
WHAT: Cartographer 3 (GIS Analyst)
WHO: Oregon Dept. of Geology & Mineral Industries WHERE: Portland, Oregon
SALARY: $2,945 - $4,288 monthly
CLOSE: January 11, 2010
LIMITED DURATION: January, 2010 to June, 2011
HOW TO APPLY: http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/jobs/LE090091.shtml
Post Code: D715
Announcement Number: LE090091
Classification Number: C3118
Availability: Full Time