April 23rd & 24th, 2018
HOLD THE DATE!
Please mark your calendars for the TWENTY-SEVENTH Annual GIS In Action Conference, hosted by the Columbia River Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).
This year, we are again at Portland State University! Each year ASPRS and URISA collaborate to hold this informational conference on current issues in the Geospatial Information Community.
Call for Presentations!
Please submit a Paper Title, Name, and Email at this time by emailing our Program Chair, Jamie Ludwig: mailto:email@example.com.
You will be asked the first week of January 15, 2018 to complete more information using a Google form. Paper submissions should be submitted by February 1, 2018.
Abstracts submitted after this date are welcome, but those submitted by the deadline will be given first consideration in the program.
Presenters receive a $125 discount on the registration fee of $270.
View last year’s program here.
Call for Posters!
Participants will have an opportunity to present a poster about map topics. Poster contestants can enter for reasons such as to show their skills, to learn new skills, or to show their finished project after a long time of creating. Posters will be competing incategories for prizes.
The details for displaying Posters entering are below:
Map Size: Posters can be any size, but larger sizes are preferred. The maxim poster size is 4 ft x 6 ft, eitherin landscape or portrait layouts
Judging: Maps will be judged by conference attendees according to the following categories:
Pickup: Please pick up the poster after the conference to avoid loss of your creative efforts. Posters cannot be removed prior to closing Key Note
Registration Closes on Friday, April 13, 2018, at around 5:00 pm. This is in order for creating Abstracts for display and booklet, Ballots and Digital Poster Display,
Click Here to Enter the Poster Contest
Any questions about the conference please contact Rich L’Esperance at: mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Goal: To provide meaningful opportunities in Public Service for local student in a field of interest, while also providing opportunities for City employees to mentor and teach interns through defined learning objectives.
General Description of Duties:
• Assist with research for environmental and natural resource policy-related projects.
• Develop and administer questionnaires and compile qualitative survey response data.
• Perform entry-level administrative functions in support of assigned programs, such as researching historic case files, and generating reports, maps and graphics.
The ideal candidate will:
• Possess strong listening, research, and communication skills.
• Be able to communicate positively and professionally.
• Be able to carry out tasks independently.
• Have an interest in land use planning and/or natural resources.
• Have computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office programs. Proficiency in or familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS software is a plus.
• Must be in an undergraduate or graduate academic program focused on policy, planning, natural resources, information science, or a related field through Winter 2018.
• Must complete and pass criminal background check.
• Must be at least 16 years of age and be able to commit to the entire internship.
Portland, OR, US
This individual brings specialized knowledge critical to process improvement initiatives, developing tools and procedures that optimize efficiency and quality of services for our customers, as prioritized by the Domain Expert. To effectively contribute in this capacity, the Solution Developer should have prior experience within advanced technical concepts relevant to customer products provided by QSI. The ideal candidate would have experience in programming, airborne acquisition operations, and advanced statistical analyses such as machine learning. Applicable experience includes process automation, GUI development, and web-based data serving. The ideal candidate would have expert understanding of industry standards, including data formats and regulatory specifications.
CTSI JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Opening Date: January 5, 2018
Closing Date: January 22, 2018
Job Title: Planner/GIS
Tribal Level 20
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 201806
This position is responsible for the development operation and maintenance of an existing Windows PC-based Geographic Information System, which provides support for the entire Tribal administrative structure, including planning, land use natural resources and many other departments. Employee is required to gather data from a variety of sources, including raw data collection using Global Positioning Systems in varied, terrain.
Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Cartography, Land Use Planning, Natural Resources or Earth Sciences and one year experience in GIS activities related to natural resource management, remote sensing, or land use planning, - OR - an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
The principles, practices and techniques of GIS and computer aided mapping in order to independently perform the intricate data gathering, input, retrieval, manipulation, and presentation duties of the position. GIS concepts and fundamentals, including the ability to develop, organizes, document, maintain, store, retrieve and manipulate GIS digital data to meet the needs of various Tribal programs. Must have the ability to develop high quality finished maps suitable for public display and use in publications and other printed materials.
The use of GPS receivers and differential correction of data in order to collect raw field data and input it into the GIS system. The willingness to occasionally work on vegetated slopes to collect the necessary raw field data (less than 5% of the incumbent's time). Proficiency in the use of the following PC-based computer software: ArcGIS, ArcView and /or PC ArcInfo. Proficiency in the use of the Internet to download data and integrate into the Tribe's GIS system. Proficiency in determining compatibility of files with Tribe's software, including the ability to convert data to compatible formats. Proficiency in the use of GIS computer hardware, including plotters, printers, digitizing boards, scanners, etc.
Communicate and work effectively with fellow staff in determining their mapping needs and in setting priorities. Prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects for multiple staff members. Other: Familiarity with the use of aerial photos and with property legal description and surveying terminology and methods in order to provide the necessary product outputs. Must be a well-organized self-starter. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver's license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.
Has primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Tribal GIS system. Provides mapping and GIS support to all Tribal programs, including Planning, Natural Resources and other programs. Gathers and maintains information on all Tribal land holdings, including tax lot maps, aerial photos, legal descriptions, property boundary surveys, acreage, historic and present uses, significant natural and man-made features, etc. Maintains all information in a comprehensive database. Develops appropriate base layers as needed. Develops and maintains metadata files and data indexes and dictionaries for all GIS databases. Obtains digitized map data from various government and private entities covering areas of interest to the Tribe. Digitizes data from other sources, including maps and aerial photos. Collects raw field data for input into GIS system using GPS receivers. Applies differential correction to data as necessary. Field data collection may occasionally involve working on brush-covered land and sloped timberland (i.e., mapping planned timber sales). Performs regular, periodic file maintenance and data backup. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Tribal Planner.
All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time it will be decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a Tribal "Application for Employment Form".
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.
TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.
If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders
SEND APPLICATIONS TO: Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380
Fax number 541-444-8375 or 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1375
Human Resources 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Conditions of Employment:
The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.
May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.
The Tribe's Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.
The Research Associate II will provide science coordination support and interface with an international hub, while working as part of the SERVIR Science Coordination Office.
Bachelor's degree in Earth Science or an equivalent field/12-15 months of full-time verifiable work experience/must possess a background in earth science and have a demonstrated understanding of environmental concerns and needs in developing regions/must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills/experience in capacity building processes involving regional thematic experts is required/must have knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS), satellite image processing, remote sensing, programming, and statistics software/must have the ability to provide technical assistance to regional science coordination leads/Master's degree in Earth Science or a related field is preferred
The approximate annual salary range for this position is $43,209 - $45,000.
If a professional certification or degree verification is required for the vacancy, the University will require the applicant to provide copies of documents to verify such information.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents online:
1. UAH Application For Employment (via step 3) Electronic Form
2. Resume/CV (via step 4)
Optional - Applicants may also upload additional documents (cover letter, references, etc.).
Returning Applicants - http://uah.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp
For Technical Assistance - https://uah.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp
The Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response program (SPPR) program within the Department of Ecology has a great opportunity for an experienced GIS analyst to fill an IT Specialist 5 position. This job provides critical support in the areas of ArcGIS, mapping and visualization products that are relied on by Ecology staff, key decision makers and the public to identify and analyze oil movement, resources at risk, and spill response equipment capability in Washington State.
If you're looking for a fast-paced, dynamic and fun job, then we encourage you to apply for our innovative team. Our team protects Washington's environment, public health and safety through a comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness, and response program.
We are a national leader in taking on high-profile, complex environmental issues affecting our entire state regarding oil spill risk. We respond to oil spills and environmental emergencies by relying on key information and analysis this position would provide. We're leveraging technology and innovative approaches in order to reduce oil spill risk. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
This is an exciting and challenging position for a proven GIS expert and creative problem solver looking to join our team of professionals who serve the people of Washington.
An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science; GIS applied science OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in GIS, programming, information technology or related program
Two (2) years recent senior level professional experience using Esri ArcGIS technology (ArcGIS Desktop and Server, ArcGIS Online and ArcSDE products). Experience includes but not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining and/or programming in large-scale and/or organization-wide information systems.
Four (4) years recent senior to expert level professional experience using Esri ArcGIS technology (ArcGIS Desktop and Server, ArcGIS Online and ArcSDE products). Experience includes but not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining and/or programming in large scale and/or organization-wide GIS software applications and writing code and running scripts in Python.
Columbia River Region ASPRS has created a survey to help understand how we can better serve our community. They are looking for anyone who is interested in GIS, remote sensing and/or photogrammetry to take the survey. You don’t have to be a member of CRR ASPRS.
ASPRS CRR Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/b1NY90UezHCd25H52
JOB TITLE: GIS Manager
DEPARTMENT: Community and Economic Development
CLASSIFICATION: M2 - Exempt
SALARY RANGE: $79,963 to $93,305 2018 pay schedule
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled – first review 1/12/2018
The purpose of this position is to manage Citywide or departmental Geographic Information System (GIS) related processes. The position is responsible for and participates in planning, system design, development, staff coordination, assigning project tasks and responsibilities, implementation, operation, maintenance and related work. The position works within broad policy and departmental guidelines to include managing geospatial and non-geospatial data/information. This position provides direction and training to others.
JOB LOCATION AND EQUIPMENT:
Work is performed in both a fast-paced office setting and the outdoor environment which may include, but is not limited to: construction sites, environmentally sensitive areas which are located in and around public and private property. The following equipment will be utilized frequently: standard office equipment to include personal computer with associated software and peripherals, telephone, measurement devices, surveying tools, safety tools and equipment, and city vehicles.
• Distributes GIS Division’s workload: design, develop, and maintain GIS production schedules; monitor project status to ensure timely completion of assignments. Provides direction and evaluates departmental GIS staff requirements in order to resolve concerns in an expeditious manner.
• Develop, maintain and update databases and assist in ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to development, use and upkeep of spatial data.
• Operate and maintain GIS hardware and software, and research potential of existing and new devices and applications that will maximize efficiencies, then make recommendations for changes to the organization and develop plans to implement them. Oversee GIS applications development, hardware & software acquisition, and serves as the City’s liaison to vendors, consultants and other agencies.
• Provides guidance and collaborates with GIS department staff or GIS users on multi- departmental projects and will pursue the deployment of an on-line GIS presence.
• Assists in guiding and developing project visions and coordinates GIS process engineering, training and utilization programs that enable GIS departmental staff and GIS end users.
• Serves as the City’s GIS point of contact on GIS matters.
• Prepares and reviews specifications to cover implementation, modification and maintenance of GIS; creates high quality maps for print and digital presentation; identifies, analyzes and resolves technical and administrative problems/concerns related to GIS; and will prepare cost estimates, time schedules, and work flow charts, as necessary.
• Conduct mapping research to resolve conflicting information and ensure accuracy of the data.
• Must be an independent, self-directed problem solver capable of working under tight deadlines and responding to immediate needs of supervisory staff.
• Establishes standardization protocols for the maintenance or analysis of spatial data in the Geo database; supports spatial data maintenance and usage of the City's GIS.
• Assists in development and coordination of long range plans for the evolution of the City's Geo database; and prioritizes and coordinates GIS implementation, utilization and application requests for departments.
• Plans and administers installations, upgrades and enhancements of GIS hardware, software, and procedures; researches and recommends new equipment and software; assess user needs; develops and maintains hardware, software, and systems documentation and procedures.
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, in person and via telephone
• Perform field work as required.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Perform other duties assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of, and experience with:
• GIS concepts and analytical techniques, including computerized mapping and digital data conversation, manipulation and analysis, and creation and deployment of interactive on-line maps.
• GIS database administration and management principles, methods and techniques, including quality control methods and practices.
• Knowledge of GIS software tools and applications including but not limited to ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcPad, Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office, Trimble Terrasync, and applications of MS Office Suite.
• Principles and practices of GIS analysis and design.
• Concepts of presentation graphics and digitizing techniques
• Principles and practices of asset management and cost allocation
• Knowledge of programming knowledge such as Python, VBScript and practices of automating repetitive processes
• Digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems
• Use Esri Arc-GIS software
• Produce interactive on-line maps using ESRI’s Arc-GIS Online
• Use large format digitizer, plotter and copier
• Produce maps and other graphics that present facts clearly in a manner to all ranges of skills
• Perform GIS data editing and analysis
• Design, maintain and update geodatabases
• Gather GPS data and post-process that data to GIS formats and create data dictionaries
• Organize GIS data and maintain metadata
• Oversee GIS data collection efforts in the field
• Plan, organize, integrate, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive GIS program with long range GIS system goals
• Ability to develop and maintain effective customer focused service processes with City management and end users
• Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound independent decisions within established guidelines
• Train others in the use of GIS applications
• Work collaboratively and effectively with project teams including representatives, outside resources and others encountered in the course of work
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Manual dexterity to utilize a computer and standard office equipment.
• Ability to reach, walk and move about on uneven surfaces.
• Visual acuity to read and compose written and numerical materials and other documentation.
• Hearing and speaking ability to communicate effectively and provide information with others in person or on the telephone.
• Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to view a computer monitor for extended periods of time.
Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer
Science, Geography, Planning, Engineering, Surveying, Business Administration, or related field.
Over five years progressively responsible experience including three years of managerial experience, supplemented by three years previous experience and/or training involving GIS program operations, use of GIS programming languages, data structures, relational database design, GPS systems, aerial photography, and digital cartography; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.
Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) required
Must be able to successfully pass a background check and I-9
Driving Abstract acceptable to City
Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.
Intermediate - Ability to deal with systems of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, technical reports, or critiques.
Receives limited directions. The employee normally performs the duty assignments according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. The assignment may be reviewed upon completion. Performance is reviewed annually.
Prepares budget documents; and does research to justify language used in documents for a unit or division of a department. Will need to recommend budget allocations.
Work requires leading and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit
including providing input on hiring and work objectives/effectiveness, and realigning work as needed.
Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent critical thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.
Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Decisions regarding establishment of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations.
Please apply online at: www.mountvernonwa.gov. Interested applicants must submit a resume with their application. Paper applications may be obtained from City of Mount Vernon, City Hall Lobby, 910 Cleveland, Mount Vernon, WA, M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They can be mailed to: City of Mount Vernon, Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 809, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or returned to the Finance Department in City Hall. Interviews will be scheduled with the most qualified candidates.
The City of Mount Vernon provides and enforces a drug free workplace and maintains a smoke free work environment. The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is located in the heart of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Small town living with a large variety of outdoor recreational activities. The climate varies from rainforest on the west to semi arid on the north. The duty station is located in Forks.
This position is in the Olympic Region State Lands section and responsible for providing region wide information technology specialist services and support within the Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This position reports to the State Lands Assistant Region Manager and must interact with all State Lands staff. This includes district foresters, silviculture, recreation, engineering, and easement staff, providing professional consultation and services regarding GIS and cartographic products, guidance and training to both field and region office staff in the Olympic Region including:
The DCCCD’s Labor Market Intelligence Center is looking for a research analyst with a strong background in GIS. The job posting is below but there a few important notes to make. While the job description does call for at least 5 years of experience, they welcome strong candidates with less experience and would appreciate if you could forward this opportunity to your recent graduates. Recommendations are also more than welcome. Lastly, the position will be grant funded but in case the grant becomes unavailable in the future, the salary will be covered internally.