Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The GIS Biologist will support Audubon’s conservation science and policy initiatives in Alaska, emphasizing the Arctic (terrestrial and marine), Southeast Alaska, and Important Bird Areas.
The GIS Biologist will collect, map, and analyze spatial biological data, review scientific literature, and prepare maps, atlases, reports, and scientific publications. The emphasis will be on compiling, managing, analyzing, and preparing products using geospatial data on Alaska’s wildlife, habitats, and resources. S/he will apply advanced skills in data management, landscape analysis, map design, and scientific writing related to:
Qualifications and Experience:
GIS SPECIALIST POSITION, PORTLAND, OR
Land-use change and forest fragmentation
We are looking for a GIS specialist to assist in research on land-use change in Washington and Oregon, focused on patterns of housing development and forest fragmentation over the last 30 years. Work will consist primarily of GIS analysis: photo-interpreting digital imagery, classifying land-use and housing density, assessing change, running GIS queries and managing databases for statewide projects.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 1 - High school diploma or equivalent with coursework in computer science; OR One year of Information
Systems experience including one or more of the following:
• using a computer to enter, retrieve, edit, and manipulate data;
• preparing, reading, and interpreting logic flowcharts or diagrams;
• scheduling, putting in priority order, and coordinating computer production jobs;
• helping staff use computer systems and answering common staff questions and
• troubleshooting to resolve computer problems.
Applicants should have the ability to use GIS software to display and edit imagery and features, and link with database attributes. Experience or coursework in photo-interpretation is desired. Knowledge of vegetation and land-use patterns of the Pacific Northwest is a bonus.
Duration: Full time, 6 month term position with possibility of renewal. Work could start
Logistics: The work will take place at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station’s Portland lab at 6th and Main in Portland.
Interested?: Contact Joel Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gary Lettman (Gary.Lettman@oregon.gov). To apply, send resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the job, and your availability.
The USDA is hiring one position to be located in Tualatin, OR (7620 Mohawk St.). This person must have excellent GIS skills, be able to assist in filing, collating, organizing files/records and have excellent office skills. Agriculture knowledge helpful, but, not essential.
The other position is located in Hillsboro, OR (1080 SW Baseline). This person must have agriculture knowledge, have financial analysis skills (education in this major is essential), and have excellent office skills.
Click here for the application form and the vacancy announcement. The closing date for this job announcement ends close of business February 2, 2015.
ODOT15-0003oc – Salem
This position is within ODOT’s Transportation Development Division (TDD). TDD’s mission is to develop an efficient, safe transportation system that enhances Oregon’s economic competitiveness and livability. Please click here to learn more about the TDD including current major projects and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP).
The Geographic Information Services (GIS) Unit is part of the TDD and is responsible for preparing urban and rural transportation maps, Geographic Information System analysis, products, custom maps, GIS and data products as requested. This group also represents ODOT on mapping and data uniformity issues with other governmental agencies.
This position conducts GIS analysis and assists in developing and maintaining GIS applications. The results are distributed statewide to customers. GIS applications designed and maintained by this position provide analysis which supports federally mandated Functional Classification/Federal Aid System, National Highway System, STIP development and the Highway Performance Monitoring System. Applications are used in determining locations for transportation improvements and eligibility for funding. GIS products support transportation planning, statewide street network locations, and safety related initiatives, to name a few. This position also assists in delivering technical training and provides user support for applications, spatial data, and GIS use throughout ODOT.
For full job description and application details: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1044467&
Del Mar College (Texas) is running a free course on the premier open source desktop GIS software package Quantum GIS (QGIS).
Train to gather and analyze spatial data from a variety of sources for internal business partners. Data sources are either Kroger proprietary databases or external sources. Research where the best source of data is, conduct the appropriate analysis and report the analysis using charts, graphs, spreadsheets and/or maps. Projects involving areas, such as merchandising and marketing, have a high impact on the growth of the company and its subsidiaries. Projects require use of sophisticated and complex software and tools. Process improvement skills are essential as resulting analysis provides recommendations for action. Analyst will be encouraged to learn advanced statistical skills necessary for advancement to the top levels in the department. The position requires a high degree of collaboration with coworkers within and outside the department. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.
For full job description and application details:
Win a trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference!
The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition! The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting deliverables as a video (approximately 10-15 minutes in length) which not only highlights their use of geospatial technology, but also demonstrates their communication and presentation skills. As Rodney Jackson, Dean of Business, Engineering & Technical Studies at Davidson County Community College states: “The ability to provide a competition for students to demonstrate their geospatial competency to industry partners, within the context of a national conference, has significant value within their educational experience.” More details to follow in the coming months; updates will be posted to the competition website.
Students who are at least 18 years old and currently enrolled during Spring 2015 in a geospatial technology course (e.g., geographic information systems, remote sensing, or GPS/GNSS) or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution, and reside within the U.S., are eligible to enter. Questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller at email@example.com or Scott Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org. One entry per student and only individual student submissions allowed (no group projects).
Entries will be due by Friday, June 12, 2015 and will be judged by a panel of experienced geospatial specialists. The combined scores from all judges will determine the top five (5) student finalists. These finalists will win an all-expense-paid trip to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015: Geography at the Nexus of Collaboration international conference in Spokane, WA on October 18-22, 2015, where they will be required to present their project. Judges will then determine the competitors’ final place ranking. It is anticipated that three (3) of the student finalists will be from two-year colleges and two (2) from four-year institutions. The exact split will depend upon the number of students who enter the competition and the quality of the work submitted (judges also reserve the right to invite fewer than five student finalists).
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URISA GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Call for Presentations! The GIS-Pro and NWGIS Conference Committee invite your presentation proposals for the URISA GIS-Pro and NWGIS 2015 Conference (October 18-22, 2015) in Spokane, Washington. This 2015 conference is a collaboration among national URISA, Northern Rockies URISA , WAURISA and NWGIS. The conference will bring together an international audience of your peers to present, discuss, analyze, and share their experiences, insights, solutions and yes, frustrations in the geospatial arena. There are numerous presentation formats to fit your style...from formal speaking slots and panel discussions to casual luncheon presentations and IGNITE talks. More information as well as links to the presentation submittal form can be found at http://www.urisa.org/education-events/gis-pro-nwgis-2015-call-for-presentations/
The time is now to submit your presentation – Submittal deadline is March 2nd 2015.
Job ID 4722
Position Type Full Time
Posted Date 1/15/2015
Category Survey & GPS - GIS
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At David Evans and Associates (DEA) our philosophy is “To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best.” Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor sustainable solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 15 offices in seven states and employs approximately 650 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 firms in the US.
David Evans and Associates is currently seeking a GIS Technician to join our onsite project team located in Portland, OR. This full-time contract position serves as a GIS Technician 1, within our Client’s Valuation and Forestry Services Department (TERS). The Valuation Services Department is responsible for providing Geospatial support in the maintenance, operation, design, acquisition and construction of transmission facilities. This position provides Geographic Information System (GIS) services utilizing computerized data capture, storage and analysis techniques for visual displays, spatial analysis and tabular reports on a wide variety of geographical projects. This position is located in Portland, OR.
Position Responsibilities include but not limited to:
DEA is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation
Lucky Lab on Hawthorne was recommended for January's Happy Hour.
Wednesday, January 14th
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
(always the 2nd Wednesday of the month)