The Center for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Australia has recently developed an online remote sensing app (https://remap-app.org) for making maps of ecosystems, landcover and land change with freely available satellite data. Remap was funded by Google in an effort to make land cover mapping quick and accessible to everyone. In particular, they wanted to get users with little background in remote sensing making high quality maps to support environmental monitoring programs and conservation:
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - Presentation by Bryan Kilburn on using sUAS for a tool
When: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Where: PSU, Cramer Hall, Rm.
Bryan Kilburn is starting his 5th year of instruction with Portland Community College's GIS program. He has 20 years of experience in the Geospatial Information System/Science field and has used these skills for Transportation Design and Civil Engineering, Environmental Restoration, Urban Planning, Demographics, Positive Train Control, Natural Resource Management and, most recently, Precision Agriculture. Byran is excited about using sUAS for a tool now, as he was the day they turned off Selective Availability and GPS technology started its inevitable integration into nearly every mobile device. Portland Community College is happy to offer GEO 248 during Winter Term. This class is interdisciplinary, designed to prepare students for the Part 107 Exam, teach basic, manual flight skills and end with entry-level guided flights for aerial photography and aerial videography. In the Spring, they're offering GEO 252, a GIS specific applications class designed to expose students to creating high-resolution orthophotos and 3D models using the principles of Structure From motion to create products for decision-making using GIS. To read more about Bryan Kilburn visit his LinkedIn profile.
Field & GIS Internship Job Announcement - West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation DistrictRead Now
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is hiring two temporary, at will, non-exempt, part-time Field Interns for spring through fall of 2018. Ideally, both interns will start in early April and work through September. These six-month internships are designed to provide experience to students and recent graduates in the areas of field monitoring, invasive species management, habitat restoration, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, water quality data collection, stormwater management, forest stewardship and agricultural best management practices on private land.
The interns are highly important to permanent staff who depend on their support in completing tasks and projects. The position is a mix of field and regular office work, with a majority of work in spring and late summer through early fall occurring outdoors and a midsummer period where indoor office work is more common. Field work includes invasive and native plant inventories, weed control (including use of herbicides), GIS and water quality data collection, and monitoring in the form of vegetation and pollinator surveys. This work occurs on farmland and forest land. Office work involves data entry, mapping with ArcGIS, administrative tasks, special projects and planning involving the natural resource management issues listed above.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Passion for the District’s mission to conserve and protect soil and water resources for people, wildlife, and the environment.
• Motivation to help with conservation projects on private farm and forest lands working closely with other District staff as well as working independently on specific projects.
• An enthusiasm to interact with diverse communities and individuals in a welcoming and respectful way.
For full job description & Application details click here.
Responsible for providing corporate-wide server and end-user PC support for a variety of computer equipment, software and operating systems and assorted peripherals. Maintains corporate networking including Windows and other servers, wired and wireless networks. Implements scripts and other programming to automate end user needs and system tasks. Helps evaluate new technologies. Collects and maintains GIS/GPS data from both internal and external sources. Provides assistance, as needed, to the Director of IT in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities.
How to apply
A complete job description and employment application can be found at www.dec.coop Completed applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Douglas Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 1327, Roseburg, OR 97470
Performs advanced work in city planning, including current and long range planning, developing land use ordinances and comprehensive plans, review of development proposals, and implementation of land use and related policies and regulations.
Works under the general supervision of the Community Development Director and may receive direction from the Senior Planner.
May provide direction to Assistant Planner and Planning Interns.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ODFW GIS Student InternshipRead Now
ODFW has an exciting internship opportunity for students (including graduate students and recently graduated students with internship requirements) in the summer of 2018. This internship requires some experience with GIS; and will focus on using ODFW wildlife data to create visual presentations of ongoing ODFW research into wildlife migrations and movement across the landscape. Presentation formats could include GIS data animations, videos, Esri Story Maps, and more. Additional details on requirements and how to apply are provided in the following link.
GIS SPECIALIST IN TRAINING
We are a professional field services company specializing in inspection and data collection of natural gas, water and sewer systems. Our operations center is utilized to perform high technology safety inspections on services of a combination of gas utility and drainage pipelines. The positions are consistent, year round, full time, non-construction employment using robotics, Trimble GPS, and other technologies. The majority of work will be in an outdoor environment and occasionally within a private residence. Training will be provided.
GIS Specialist (a/k/a CCTV) in training, performs:
A pre-employment drug screen and third party background check are required as a condition to employment.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Amazon’s Worldwide Operations team is looking for a GIS-capable applied scientist to help us determine new ways to optimize our global delivery network. If you want to join a fast-paced, innovative team that is making history and breaking new ground for Amazon, this is the place for you.
The successful candidate will be able to build predictive models to determine where we should deploy our latest delivery network solutions and defend your recommendations to senior leadership. We are a small team, so this individual must roll up their sleeves to identify different data sources and build/maintain the pipelines necessary to feed their models. This role requires an individual with excellent analytical abilities as well as outstanding business acumen and comfort with technical teams and systems. The successful candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong attention to detail, and enjoying working with large scale of data.
Organization: Snohomish County Assessor’s Office
Title: GIS Analyst, Senior
Location: Everett, WA
Application Deadline: 1/31/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
GIS Analyst, Senior
$70,674.00 - $85,850.40 annually plus benefits
The Snohomish County Assessor’s Office is seeking a qualified professional for the position of GIS Analyst, Senior.
This position performs complex duties in support of Assessor's Office and County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, functions, processing, data maintenance, application design, development, and testing of GIS software, hardware, and geospatial data management systems. This position works in coordination with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
For more information and to apply online please go to:
Water Resources GIS Specialist
Organization: Alta Environmental
Location: Oceanside or Long Beach, CA, United States
Alta Environmental is growing a different kind of consulting firm – a firm of dynamic, motivated, and entrepreneurial technical experts. Alta is known for anticipating and resolving sustainability, compliance, remediation and restoration needs for the most significant industrial businesses and agency sector organizations. We are the best and brightest, a team of technical and scientific leaders and innovators who keep ahead of trends and requirements. Our experts are trusted advisors to clients across many industries and sectors. We help our clients obtain and maintain compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations; and we specialize in the complex California regulatory agencies’ requirements. Our work makes businesses and communities cleaner, stronger, and safer. As a firm, Alta focuses on growth, and on building a unique corporate culture that fosters collaboration and continuous improvement.
The ideal candidate will be excited about the opportunity to maintain and grow our environmental consulting business and possess knowledge and technical skills in GIS analysis, storm water management, drainage engineering and design development, water quality resources, water quality modeling, environmental permitting, and municipal, commercial and industrial NPDES compliance.
The Water Resources GIS Specialist is responsible for obtaining, organizing, and mapping GIS data, identifying efficient methods for and implementing data analysis, and ensuring consistency, accuracy, and quality in all GIS work, as well as, water resources project work. Keeps apprised of latest software updates and GIS analysis techniques. Supports all staff in preparing deliverables. The GIS Water Resources Specialist has experience in watershed science, storm water, TMDLs, and water resources projects and studies.
Obtain and Organize GIS Data
Please send resume and cover letter to Resumes@altaenviron.com. You must include “Open Position: GIS WR Specialist” in the subject line.