2020 Youth Leadership Camp, October 12-16, in Basque Country. See the attached flyer.
The WFCP Youth Leadership Camp is an opportunity for U.S. students to meet and work with other students from around the world. It is part of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2020 World Congress in Basque Country-Spain, which also includes a Leadership Institute for college administrators and six other pre-cons for college faculty which are organized by the WFCP affinity groups. WFCP Board members TKNIKA (Basque Country, Spain) and the Association of Colleges (UK) are the WFCP 2020 World Congress hosts. (AACC also sits on the WFCP Board and is Vice-Chair for the Americas.)
2020 Youth Leadership Camp activities will include:
Professional facilitators will conduct the Camp workshops and discussion groups. During the last WFCP World Congress in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, students also received one academic credit for their participation.
Bonus for U.S. Students
TKNIKA and the Embassy of France in the United States have agreed to assist U.S. community colleges to extend their experience in Basque Country to 2 weeks (in Spain and France). The extended experience can, for example, include visits to institutions in Spain and/or France according to students’ interests. The extended timing allows community college students to apply for federal study abroad funding, such as Gilman Scholarships (i.e., which has a 2-week minimum). During our discussion at WDI, you stated that ATEI can also provide additional funding. Community colleges can email WFCP Board Member and AACC Director of International Programs & Services Wayne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in accessing the proper points of contact at TKNIKA and the Embassy of France.
Must apply on-line by visitng the City of Vancouver, WA website or this link: https://cityofvancouver.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/COV
Open until filled, first review date is February 13th.
The purpose of this position is to provide a professional level of support to end users and managers for the City’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). Utilize project management skills, advanced knowledge and understanding of GIS best practices, techniques, systems architecture, third party software, and data analysis to manage complex projects and to develop innovative tools and solutions that integrate ArcGIS with other systems to meet user needs and ultimately increase efficiencies. Coordinate with multiple departments across the organization to help facilitate user needs, identify opportunities for improvement. Develop and administer Esri suite of software. Manage/administer, design, build SDE enterprise GIS databases using SQL Server, and ensure that these databases are properly optimized. This position requires the ability to develop and maintain solutions using ArcGIS .NET API, automation/ETL processes such as Python, FME Workbench, FME Server and other scripting tools.
On behalf of the National Park Service, Solimar International is pleased to offer a remote unpaid internship intended for graduate or undergraduate students to gain experience in sustainable tourism management and digital marketing as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail Experience. The 12-week internship will support the National Park Service to market and manage sustainable tourism along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
The internship supports the National Park Service’s Geotourism Program through community engagement, research, and content development. The internship is offered as a remote position. Preference will be given to candidates attending universities within or with strong ties to communities along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Interns will work with remote supervision from Solimar International’s Washington DC-based office.
About the Program
The Geotourism project for Lewis and Clark NHT is designed to support the public’s use and enjoyment of the Trail without adversely impacting the resources along it. The project engages residents, partners, communities, American Indian Nations, and visitors in shared environmental and cultural heritage stewardship. The information, products, and services identified or developed by this project will be shared through a variety of strategies to increase public awareness, knowledge and support for stewardship of the nation’s cultural and historical heritage along the Trail.
Who is Eligible
Interested candidates should email a resume and brief cover letter describing why they are interested in participating in the internship to email@example.com. Please use the subject line “Lewis and Clark Trail Internship". Applications are due no later than the dates below:
Internship Dates February 17 – May 7, 2020
Application Deadline February 10, 2020
Internship Dates June 1 – August 28, 2020
Application Deadline May 14, 2020
Internship Dates October 1 – December 30, 2020
Application Deadline September 15, 2020
*Interns are expected to commit to approximately 20 hours per week.
This internship program combines Solimar International’s expertise in sustainable tourism and the involvement of local residents to facilitate wise stewardship of cultural, historic, and natural resources, enhance local economies, and help destinations tell its story internally and to their target travel markets. The program will use a stakeholder-driven process to create a branded communication tools for the Trail, build a local constituency of destination ambassadors and storytellers, and work with them to support wise stewardship and promotion of the Trail. Please feel free to reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Wetland Mapping - GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist for our Portland, Oregon office. This position will support our existing wetland mapping team. In addition, this position may include collaboration and support for natural resources program.
What you will accomplish
Experience and qualifications for success
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email email@example.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.
Positions: Two Graduate Research Assistants in salt marsh invertebrate ecology (summer 2020, funded)
Location: Cape Cod National Seashore, US National Park Service, MA, USA
Dates: Late April through August 2020, with possibility of renewal in 2021 if performance is strong
Project manager / supervisor: Dr. Rachel Thiet, Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of Conservation Biology, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH, USA
Project description: This project is funded through two US National Park Service grants to Dr. Rachel Thiet, in collaboration with the US National Park Service / Cape Cod National Seashore and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. The two Research Assistantships will provide full funding (salary and housing) for the summer 2020 field season. Funding is also secure for 2021; thus, one position may be renewed a second year if RA performance is strong. The RA will work with Dr. Thiet and her colleagues to characterize the benthic and epibenthic invertebrate food web (e.g., sediment invertebrates, shellfish and crabs) and horseshoe crab population ecology, and to conduct benthic habitat assessments of East Harbor, a partially restored, back-barrier salt marsh lagoon in N. Truro, MA, Cape Cod National Seashore. This project is part of an on-going assessment of long-term restoration outcomes at the site, and results from the project will inform science-based salt marsh habitat restoration and management on Cape Cod and throughout the National Park Service Coastal and Barrier Network.
The RAs will be expected to conduct field- and laboratory work between late April and August 2020 (29 hours per week), and will be expected to move to Cape Cod National Seashore to live in Visiting Researcher housing for the duration of the field season. Housing will be provided, and a stipend of approximately $5500 will be provided to each RA for the season (administered in installments every two weeks).
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in salt marsh ecology and restoration, and to live and work with a team of experienced, passionate ecologists and managers. For more information about the project, visit the East Harbor Tidal Restoration webpage (https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/nature/east-harbor-tidal-restoration-project-page.htm), or read Dr. Thiet’s publications about her on-going research at the site (https://www.antioch.edu/new-england/faculty/rachel-thiet/).
Qualifications: Qualified individuals will have:
1. Strong interest in salt marsh ecology and restoration (experience in salt marshes is ideal but not required)
2. Excellent attention to detail
3. Excellent data management skills
4. Experience using GIS (strong spatial modeling skills are ideal but not required)
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills
6. Willingness and ability to conduct strenuous daily fieldwork in water and under various weather conditions
7. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
8. Willingness and ability to move to Cape Cod National Seashore researcher housing April-August 2020
9. Desire to work in an active, stimulating community of scientists
To apply, submit a resume/CV, statement of interest and experience in salt marsh ecology/restoration, writing sample, and contact information for three references to Dr. Rachel Thiet at rthiet(at)antioch.edu, with “Cape Cod RA application” in the subject line. Deadline for applications is February 17, 2020.
These are jobs in NOAA NOS Office of Coast Survey:
The announcements for three Cartographer, ZP-1370-2/3 positions in the Marine Chart Division (MCD) have been posted via USAjobs.
The announcements will be open for 10 days and are set to open on 1/27/2019 and close on 2/5/2019.
Job Announcement for current federal employees and other groups (MAP):
Job Announcement open to all applicants (DE):
Perhaps this free, fun, and rigorous data science analytics MOOC will be of interest to some of you:
Use location to find patterns and tackle complex problems.
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See the above link to register, for the syllabus, and for more information.
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District announces its 2020 Scholarship Program.
The District is offering 2-$3,000 scholarships for students who will be a sophomore or greater, including graduate student for the 2020-21 school year. Applicants must be a graduate of a Clackamas County high school or a current resident of Clackamas County.
Additional information can be found on our website at:
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (nps.gov/joda) has a Physical Science Technician (GIS) position for summer 2020 being advertised today though January 31st. This position will help digitize analog fossil locality data and will help with our current GIS fossil locality database. Localities include those on NPS, BLM, USFS, Private, and other lands. Please pass this along to any interested individuals.
Emerging Professionals Winter Social
The OR-URISA Emerging Professionals are going to the Science Pub! Please join us on the 4th of February for The Science Minded Life, a presentation in OMSI’s Science Pub Portland series. There we will hear Professor Troy Campbell discuss the value of maintaining a science minded attitude in not only ones academic or professional pursuits but also in every day life.
Buy your tickets for $5 through the OMSI website to secure a seat!
The Emerging Professionals will be meeting beforehand at Mt. Hood Brewing for drinks and fellowship. We’ll be walking from their to OMSI at 6:30pm. Just keep an eye out for EP Committee Members wearing name badges!