The North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council (NCUWC) is seeking a Council Coordinator to help the Council meet conservation, outreach and advocacy goals. The Council Coordinator will provide the continuity necessary to achieve watershed-wide ecological assessment and prioritization, identify high-priority projects, work with watershed partners, manage funding acquisition for projects, conduct outreach, host workshops, and report on progress and successes.
The application period will be open until Friday, Feb 15th. This position is part-time and flexible. The ideal candidate would have the capacity to build the position into a full-time job over time. Pay is $18-$23/hr DOE. For the complete position description and application instructions see http://www.ncuwc.org/sites/default/files/NCUWC-CoordinatorJobDescription1-30-2013.pdf
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is hiring two seasonal positions to assist with tree inventory this summer. We are looking for candidates with some tree identification and GIS experience. Primary work duties include working with volunteers to inventory trees during work days, collecting and entering data into ArcGIS, and analyzing results. Positions last from approximately mid-June through mid-October.
Please share the announcement with your students, volunteers, and others who may be interested. The position will close April 30.
Do you love Maps and Portland as much as me?
Ratna Adhar is hosting a map making party on the 19th. Come over and make a mental map of 'your' Portland.
How do you see your city? Where do you go and how would you represent the places that matter to you?
Extra points for individuality and creativity!
The best 15 will be selected for a first Thursday art show in April at a local gallery.
Ratna will be getting some supplies for us from @scrapPDX but please bring provisions and feel free to use a medium of your choice. There will be wine and music to catalyze inspiration.
Email me with any questions: Ratnanjali.Adhar@gmail.com
All submissions due by March 20.
When: Feb 12, 2013 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Note: Please carpool to this presentation if at all possible - it's going to be very popular, and Portland Audubon has limited parking space.
This event is part of Portland Audubon's monthly Nature Night lecture series. Each lecture is free and open to the public, so grab a seat and get ready to learn more about the natural world.
Scott BurnsCataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods, with Scott BurnsBetween 15,000 and 18,000 years ago, a series of momentous floods crashed through the Pacific Northwest, reaching heights of up to 400 feet where Portland lies today and carving the landscape of the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley. Portland Audubon’s Feb. 12 Nature Night presentation will discuss this deluge, one of North America’s greatest sets of geological events – known as the Missoula Floods.
Geologist and gifted speaker Scott Burns will lead this thrilling presentation. Burns’ talk will focus on the incredible story of J Harlen Bretz’s discovery of the Ice Age floods and the pioneering research that Bretz used to prove his discovery to the world. Burns will also discuss the floods’ effect on the formation of 16,000 square miles of Pacific Northwest terrain, from eastern Washington to Astoria and the Willamette Valley.
Scott Burns, a sixth generation Oregonian, is a Professor of Geology and past Chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University, where he just finished his 22nd year of teaching. Scott has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, plus a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Scott has been teaching for 42 years and specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. In Oregon, his projects include those involving landslides and land use, earthquake hazard mapping, paleosols, loess soil stratigraphy and the Missoula Floods. He is a prolific writer and has authored more than 90 publications, including the recent rewriting of the book "Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods."
Whether or not you’re a geology buff, you’ll be glad you joined us for this fascinating and humorous presentation about our region’s natural history.
Location: Portland Audubon's Heron Hall, 5151 NW Cornell Rd., Portland, OR
Interested in working on GIS applications in developing settings?
Rural Health Care Initiative, is a Minnesota-based non-profit which partners with rural communities in Sierra Leone to improve health. RHCI is exploring applications for GIS in health development planning, including tracking populations, disease outbreaks, basic health needs and resource gaps in order to plan and allocate resources and services.
Immediate needs include traveling to Sierra Leone and plotting geographic boundaries of the catchment area, inventorying villages in that catchment and mapping health data collected by RHCI and development partners. Students interested in this opportunity should contact Catherine Osborne at email@example.com.
Job Title:Conservation and GIS Research Associate
Company:The Trust for Public Land
We invite you to consider a position on our team of enthusiastic and talented conservation professionals. This Boston, Massachusetts-based position is responsible for conducting research and supporting GIS programmatic work for The Trust for Public Land's (TPL) Conservation Finance and Economics Programs.
The Conservation Finance Program leads TPL in helping agencies and communities identify and create funds for conservation from federal, state, local, and philanthropic sources. The Conservation Economics Program demonstrates the economic benefits and fiscal impacts of land conservation programs at the local, state, and federal levels.
The Conservation Finance Research Associate will conduct or assist in research, writing, technical analysis, and presentations of reports and data management for a national team of conservation finance experts. This person will be responsible for the following primary tasks:
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
To see full job description & application details: http://www.mygisjobs.com/Job/15062823/Conservation-and-GIS-Research-Associate
A detailed WRI map set of world water stress and risks has just been released:
http://aqueduct.wri.org/atlas with the global datasets available for download.
Article describing the map and the reasons behind creating it.
Multnomah County Department of County Assets (DCA) – IT group is seeking a full time limited duration GIS Data Technician supporting its Enterprise GIS Services team.
DCA is a dynamic organization aligning itself with emerging industry trends. If you embrace change, see opportunity in challenges, and want to use your skills to serve the public, we want you to join our team.
The GIS Data Technician is entry-level position within the office and the preference is to hire an entry-level individual(maximum of 2 years of experience). The GIS Data Technician is an integral member of the IT Application Services team and is responsible for maintaining GIS data. This position is responsible for developing and supporting Enterprise GIS services, meeting the needs of departmental customers, and maintaining corporate IT/GIS standards. Other duties of the GIS Data Technician include Business Analysis, Process Analysis and GIS Application Support. Key duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
For full job description and application details: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/multnomah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=577081