Michigan Tech Research Institute is currently accepting applications for a handful of positions in the remote sensing field. All positions require at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, remote sensing, GIS, natural resources, mathematics, or closely related field and at least 2 years of experience.
The open positions are listed below:
Research Engineer/Scientist I - IT
Assistant Research Scientist – Geospatial Database Analyst
Research Engineer/Scientist II - Advanced Geospatial Analyst
Research Engineer/Scientist I - Remote Sensing Analyst
Research Engineer/Scientist I - Transportation Research Analyst
Senior Research Scientist II
Senior Research Scientist II
Thursday February 28th at Noon ET, Jamie Chesser and Gillian Silvertand (both from The Nature Conservancy) will be hosting the third LIVE GIS Seminar Event demonstrating ArcGIS 10.1. The demonstrations will be based on the content in the NEW Understanding Coordinate Systems course – released about a week ago on www.conservationtraining.org.
There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the Seminar. There are still seats available for this LIVE GIS Seminar. You do have to register for the event. This event is FREE.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution
Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. The course, one of Penn State's first five entries in its just-announced partnership with Coursera, is available for enrollment for free by anyone in the world, and class begins in July:
ESRI's Internship Program gives you a chance to work alongside Esri staff throughout the company.
Are you proud to call yourself a geogeek? Students selected for our Student Assistantship Program spend a full week at the Esri International User Conference in beautiful San Diego. In exchange for helping out during the conference, students attend sessions and network with others who share their passion for GIS. The application deadline is March 29. Students must be available to work
Saturday, July 6, through Friday, July 12.
Funded by the National Science Foundation Opportunities to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences program (NSF-OEDG), the IDES (Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences) Program is the first partnership of its kind in the state of Oregon, involving community colleges, a research university with major strengths in Earth Science research and education and an institutionalized commitment to enhancing diversity, along with state and federal agencies, and centers of informal education.
The application deadline is March 15, 2013 for this upcoming year.
Application here: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/howtoapply
To find out more about the IDES (Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences) program: http://ides.science.oregonstate.edu/about.
Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Inc. is seeking a GIS Analyst to have primary responsibility for mapping and spatial analysis activities required for regulatory and research projects in the wildlife and environmental fields. Projects will include, but are not limited to, bat surveys, vegetation delineation, habitat assessments, water resources, and wildlife ecology research. Copperhead offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the field of wildlife biology.
Salary range: Salary contingent upon education and work experience.
Anticipated Start Date: April – May 2013
The Skills, Knowledge and Abilities We Seek
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in GIS, cartography, computer science, geography, or other GIS related field OR a GIS certificate from an accredited institution with a minimum of three (3) years of related professional experience. A minor or emphasis in Environmental Studies/Natural Resources is a plus.
The job responsibilities for this position include:
Copperhead hopes to fill this position in its Paint Lick, Kentucky office (south of Lexington) by March 2013. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Jeff Schwierjohann at email@example.com.
GIS DATA ADMINISTRATOR (INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 6)
Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, Oregon
Closes: Monday, March 4, 2013
Job Code: ODF13-0063
Salary: $4,347.00 - $6,285.00 Monthly
There is currently one permanent, full-time position open with the Oregon Department of Forestry located in Salem. For specific questions regarding this position, please contact Mike Schuft, GIS/Applications Development Manager, at (503) 945-7331.
The Information Technology Section has the primary responsibility for design, acquisition, programming, operation, training, and support of Department-wide computer systems. In addition, the section assists the operating units of the Department with their local needs. The section also does planning for the department-wide network, including budget guidelines, and makes policy recommendations related to computer systems and their usage. There are currently twenty positions in the section. This position works as a member of the GIS Unit which supports the Department of Forestry's mission by providing GIS and mapping services to the Department's Programs located throughout the state. The GIS Unit services include: development and printing of maps; operating mobile fire mapping units on large fire incidents; coordination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) implementation; design and development of spatial data; and GIS analysis.
The purpose of the position is to manage and maintain the Agency's enterprise level spatial databases. The position is responsible for the installation, configuration, upgrade, monitoring and maintenance of the agency's enterprise geodatabases. The position is also responsible for the design of spatial databases, improving database performance and capacity, and planning for future expansion requirements. This position frequently works with other state and federal agencies, local governments, the private sector, and the public to collect and analyze spatial data.
Complete job description and online application available at:
Position: GIS intern Contract duration: 6 months Location: Erbil, Iraq Starting Date ASAP
I. Background on ACTED
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 340 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org
II. Program Information
Capital Office : Bagdad National Staff : 125 (July 2012) International Staff : 6 (July 2012) Areas : 2 (Erbil, Kut) On-going programmes: 2 Bugdet : about 3 M€ (2011)
ACTED began work in Iraq in 2003. ACTED has one base in southern Iraq in Kut and in 2007 opened a base in Erbil to better respond to IDP needs in the Kurdistan region. ACTED originally focused on improving the health, water and sanitation conditions of vulnerable populations in southern Iraq, but the deteriorating security situation and drastic increase in the number of displaced people have resulted in a new focus on meeting IDP and host community needs, based on the experience in IDP camps in Lebanon. The ACTED Iraq national team includes around 100 people who implement multi-sector emergency relief projects including WATSAN activities, gender based violence awareness, health promotion, economic rehabilitation, food security, and distribution of basic relief commodities. Supporting long-term impacts through sustainable livelihoods and support to local civil society - For ACTED Iraq, 2011 was a year of transition from emergency relief and rehabilitation to development. To support the slow march towards peace and stability, ACTED implemented a dynamic range of programming from the distribution of basic necessities to internally displaced families to apprenticeship programs, gender-based violence awareness and capacity building of local authorities and Iraqi civil society. In 2011, ACTED partnered with an Iraqi NGO for the first time in order to jointly implement a project providing assistance to Iraq’s displaced populations. Moving forward, ACTED will prioritise partnership with local Iraqi NGOs to better deliver assistance through their detailed knowledge of and experience with target communities, build the capacity of Iraq’s civil society and move toward increasingly sustainable and longer-term interventions.
III. Position Profile
The GIS Intern will be responsible for: - Supporting the development and maintenance of a global database for the consolidation of all project-related, assessment-related and GIS data at the country level - Assisting in project-level mapping and planning participatory GIS activities - Increasing the capacity of national staff in GIS and spatial data management Supporting project-level database creation and information management mechanisms
A. Supporting the maintenance of a global database for the consolidation of all project-related, assessment-related and GIS data Support the Database Officer(s) and GIS team in maintaining the global database, consolidating data collected from all ACTED /partner activities within country Review database management guidelines and ensure capitalization of tools and procedures Support the collection and management of spatial datasets, and verify and update collected data Monitor the accuracy of collected data Support the integration of existing information between ACTED units and maintain regular updating mechanism • Propose and implement new technical solutions and partnerships • Respond to information requests from ACTED Units • Streamline process moving raw data to mapped end products • Solicit information from partner organizations to be incorporated into database
B. Technical Support to the DB/GIS team • Provide technical backstopping of database to GIS/DB team • Provide capacity-building to GIS/DB team related to database maintenance and advanced GIS techniques
C. Regular interactions and reporting with key partners including cluster lead agencies, UNOSAT, UNOCHA and technical partners • Support the development of joint database tools and processes with ACTED partners in country • Respond to information requests from ACTED partners related to MIS data and mapping • Liaise with partners to ensure that data is shared with ACTED MIS team when required • Support the collection of spatial datasets and integration with REACH activities
D. Field level support of online mapping tool and other REACH program products • Participate in continued development of web-based mapping tools at the field level • Ensure the update process from field to web publishing is organized and well documented • Liaise with IMPACT Geneva to guarantee a quality product that suits the needs of the field office
Master degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, GIS, or a relevant discipline Good experience in database and general computer software (such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL and Access) Experience with industry standard mapping tools, especially ESRI products Ability to think creatively in terms of tool and process development Ability to travel to the field Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills Flexibility and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities
Field Intern benefits include: - 300 USD per month living allowance - Coverage of all accommodation, guesthouse, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg - The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ref : GISI/IRA/SA
Salem IT GIS has two significant positions open! One for a Programmer Analyst and one for an Intern. Links to the job posting are below.
IT GIS Programmer Analyst
IT GIS Programmer Analyst Intern
Only THREE Months AWAY! Register now for the upcoming GIS in Action conference April 30 & May 1, 2013.
Please mark your calendars for the TWENTY-FIRST 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 back at Portland State University! Each year ASPRS and URISA collaborate to hold this informational conference on current issues in the Geospatial Information Community. Join us for what will surely be another successful opportunity to meet with colleagues in the geospatial industries and organizations, to learn about emerging topics and recent advances in GIS applications, and to discuss our problems and solutions together. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet and network with GIS professionals from the region. Find out who is doing what, and how.
Preliminary Conference Program available
Visit the GIS In Action Website for more information. To download the preliminary program, click here. More details coming soon!