Please help us spread the word about the new PSU EAGLES scholarship
<https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/eagles> funded by the National Science
Foundation, a Partnership between Portland State University and Heritage
University. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
Through the EAGLES Scholarship, undergraduate students can earn their
degree in one of PSU’s STEM (science, technology, engineering or
mathematics) majors– Biology, Environmental Science/Studies,
Pre-Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics– *with no out of pocket
cost for tuition*. Twenty EAGLES Scholarships will be awarded annually over
the next 4 years. These scholarships are renewable annually while a student
works towards their bachelor’s degree.
The EAGLES Scholarship is a *need- and merit-based award* that, when
combined with federal and state grants, c*overs the entire cost of tuition
and fees at Portland State University*.
In addition to the financial award, EAGLES scholars receive mentorship from
faculty and members of the scientific community as well as opportunities to
participate in special environmental pollution research, and paid
The early deadline to apply is December 15, but we will continue to accept
applications until vacancies are filled. The application can be found here
*EAGLES Scholarship Details*
· Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 (GPAs of 2.75-2.99 may be considered
under certain circumstances)
· Low-income and PELL Grant eligible
· Committed to majoring in one of the STEM studies areas (Biology,
Environmental Science/Studies, Pre-Engineering, Computer Science,
· Interested in summer research experiences with emphasis on
· Complete EAGLES application and submit personal commitment
· Submit Portland State University
· Submit FAFSA <https://fafsa.ed.gov/> and list Portland State
· Submit current official transcripts
While this job is not GIS focused, the TSWCD is one of our community partners and I wanted to pass along the opportunity.
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring an Urban Conservation Technician to join its Natural Resources Program. The Technician supports the Urban Conservation Specialist with implementation of conservation projects in the urban areas of Washington County, OR. Duties include conservation project planning, program enrollment support, monitoring, outreach, reporting, and contract compliance.
The Technician will assist and report to the Urban Conservation Specialist to engage residents, community groups, and program partners to implement conservation initiatives for water quality, soil health, stewardship, and sustainable agriculture on lands within urban Washington County.
Check out the posting with application instructions at:
Job posting closes February 12, 2021.
NATURE OF POSITION
Assist in maintaining the Geographic Information System (GIS) and support the GIS operations for the City; supply related GIS information to internal and external customers.
General direction and oversight is provided by the GIS Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Customer Focus - Excellence - Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
2. Research and prepare, digitize, and input information into the GIS and CAD systems.
3. Create and maintain GIS utilities information by gathering data from as-builts, record drawings, field inspections, Engineering staff and other sources.
4. Assist the GIS Supervisor with coordination and promoting use of GIS systems and products among field and office personnel throughout City departments.
5. Improve and document processes to assist in the development and support of GIS.
6. Utilize system computers, software, and programming skills to support and maintain the GIS, CAD, and network systems; respond to requests for computer support from other Divisions.
7. Create reports, maps and other products for agency departments using GIS and CAD system technology; provide information and support for GIS users.
8. Respond to and assemble sewer, storm, water, planning services, and related GIS information requests from the public, contractors, and other agencies; assemble, evaluate, and interpret information to assure compliance to the customer requests.
9. Ability to read and accurately document and digitize (COGO) legal descriptions.
10. Audit and maintain standards for various databases associated with GIS. Ensure that GIS data created is in sync with the City’s enterprise geodatabase versions and other enterprise systems.
11. Ability to manage and accurately report on multiple projects.
12. Utilize GIS analysis tools to support City utility asset management, data relationships and find innovative ways to use GIS to create efficiencies.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Demonstrate punctual, regular, and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job
2. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
3. Execute assignments, projects and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
4. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek
solutions, and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
5. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or
interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
The GIS Specialist/Cartography Tech creates and maintains spatial data using GIS software to support internal organizational needs and provide support and requested deliverables for non-organizational demand. This position reports to the Assessors cadastral mapping system, including but not limited to processing recorded legal documents pertaining to real and personal property.
Works under the direct supervision of the County Assessor and guidance of the GIS Coordinator, the GIS Specialist/Cartography Tech will implement industry best practices for routine geoprocessing, development of new applications, and the quality control/quality assessment of core datasets. In addition, the Specialist-Tech will provide leadership on selected development projects to support County departments and clients. The Specialist-Tech will also assist in satisfying demand for hard copy maps and the visualization of both spatial and non-spatial data.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge and Skills
A working knowledge of ESRI applications and cartography principles. A working knowledge of computer applications, hardware, and networks. Cartographic principals. Basic troubleshooting problem solving skills and techniques. Familiarity with common GIS data formats: SDE, file geodatabase, personal geodatabase, shapefile. Familiarity with programing languages: Python, Virtual Basic, SQL. Capable of advanced geoprocessing: data architecture, conversion, and data logic. Familiarity with Enterprise GIS: web-based and mobile application deployment. Ability to assemble/standardize datasets, identify patterns, and interpret findings. Research and procurement of authoritative datasets. Familiarity with quantitative methods of analysis
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and those contacted in the course of business. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Uses professional conduct with County employees, clients, and members of the public. Can communicate GIS workflows, requirements, and use/instruction to new users. Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions. Ability to discern chain of title from recorded documents. Gives meticulous attention to detail. Can perform routine tasks, continuously with accuracy and precision. Ability to set and meet departmental and project goals. Ability to prioritize work, follow timelines and meet deadlines.
Ability to work at a computer screen for extended periods of time. Ability to have rapid finger, hand and arm movement for extended periods of time. Performs repetitive motion such as using a computer keyboard. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs for short periods of time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. May be subject to post offer physical capacity testing based on elements of this job description.
Education and Experience
An Associate’s degree in Geographic Information Systems or related field, or any combination of education and work experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified.
Licenses and Certificates
A valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of light-to-medium weight.
This position is based on the successful completion of a nine-month probationary period and may be extended.
Join Sanborn’s award-winning team! Sanborn is looking for a Hydrographic Analyst to work onsite with our federal government client in Portland, OR. The position will delineate new hydrography in Oregon and Washington where high quality LiDAR-based Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are available. The new hydrography will be used to update the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and National Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD). This position is located in Portland, OR.
The Hydrographic Analyst will develop new hydrography delineations using LiDAR-derived Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), imagery, and field collected data, which will be incorporated into the high-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
•Bachelor’s degree or higher in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
•Three years of experience
•Master’s degree preferred in a natural resource science (Biology, Geology, Hydrology, Soil, Range, Forestry)
REQUIRED TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
•Proficiency with the ESRI ArcGIS version 10.x or Pro software suite, including the spatial analyst extension.
•Demonstrated experience managing, processing, and analyzing raster datasets to model hydrography.
•Understanding of basic hydrologic science principles.
•Demonstrated programming experience with Python.
•Familiarity with the high-resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) requirements and data standards.
•Experience with performing geospatial statistical analysis.
•Experience designing and editing geodatabases with related tables to a state or national standard.
•Experience producing and/or maintaining editable feature services in ArcGIS web applications.
•Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
•Familiarity with the physical geography of Oregon and Washington.
•Analytical Math skills
•Prepare LiDAR-derived DEMs (e.g., mosaicking, resampling, etc.) at the watershed or subwatershed scale for hydrography modeling.
•Hydro-flatten DEMs to adjust elevations where hydrographic waterbodies, areas, and double-line streams occur.
•Hydro-enforce DEMs where hydrography intersects roads, canals, and other anthropogenic features to ensure accurate hydrologic surface flow.
•Develop and execute Python scripts to model hydrography from prepared LiDAR-derived DEMs.
•Facilitate quality control/assessment reviews of initial delineations by hydrologists using web-based GIS applications.
•Adjust initial delineations and hydro-enforcements based on feedback from hydrologists.
•Manage data associated with hydrographic modeling. These data include interim raster products, final hydro-flattened/enforced DEMs, breaklines, channel initiation points, etc.
•Flow-line, waterbody, and 2d stream area spatial feature classes formatted following the high-resolution NHD data standards.
•Hydrologic DEMs and breakline features.
•Scripts and written documentation describing the entire modeling process.
CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL SECURITY AND SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following forms and inquiries, or their equivalent, will be used to initiate the credentialing process:
•OPM Standard Form 85 or 85P
•National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
•Release to Obtain Credit Information
•PIV card application
If selected to fill the position, a candidate would be required to pass a drug screen and satisfy the requirements of a National Criminal History Check (NCHC) to verify the identity of the individual applying for clearance and to determine the individual’s suitability for the position.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Salary Range: 52K-66K annual
Sanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.
TO APPLY: Visit our website: www.Sanborn.com to apply for this position. Sanborn is a AA/Vet/Disability Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested in networking with five recent graduates about careers in GIS and Geospatial technologies? The OSU alumni association is pleased to offer this 5 Under 5 student-alumni event. We encourage you all to attend. See details below and let us know if you have any questions.
Mapping your future: Careers in GIS and Geospatial Technology
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 5:30-6:30pm
Event: 5 Under 5 https://www.osualum.com/5under5
At this 5 Under 5 student-alumni event, hear from and network with five recent graduates from College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences with careers in GIS and Geospatial technologies. In this interactive panel, you’ll learn about the early career paths of others from your discipline and find support for your day to day college life and as you transition from education to industry.
Register at: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QCLVgX_vQCapiLu1GFquXg
The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) is looking for a Remote Sensing Analyst. The position is at the IDWR state office in Boise, Idaho. The job announcement is open until Feb 3, 2021.
This position will plan, design, develop, schedule and conduct complex remote sensing analysis projects.
For details on this job posting, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho?keywords=remote
The City is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of GIS Analyst to perform highly responsible administrative, technical and analytical work in the development, operation and maintenance of the City's Geographic Information System (GIS). This position will administer and manage the operation of City GIS services including software and hardware, standards compliance, database maintenance, online mapping tools and administration, and related system analysis and programming. The preferred candidate will utilize project management skills, advanced knowledge and understanding of GIS best practices, techniques, system architecture and data analysis to manage complex projects and to utilize ArcGIS software to meet user needs and increase efficiencies.
Please review the full GIS Analyst Job Description, and Applicant Instructions for additional information.
To apply for this career opportunity, please submit a resume, cover letter and
City Employment Application.
Signed application packets may be either 1) mailed to City of North Bend, Attn: Human Resources, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045, or 2) emailed to email@example.com to be accepted as complete.
Please contact Dawn Masko, Deputy City Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method) or (425) 888-1211 if you have any questions regarding this position or the application process.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Land Use Planning, Urban Planning, Computer Science, Landscape Architecture, or closely related field.
• Three (3) years of progressively responsible GIS experience, including the use of ArcGIS software.
• Municipal experience is preferred.
• GISP certification is desired but not required.
January 13 // Urban Biodiversity, Nearby Nature, and Environmental Justice
Charles Nilon, University of Missouri
William J. Rucker Professor in Fisheries and Wildlife
This lecture is part of the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Seminar Series at OSU, but it is free and open to the public.
To join, here are the links...