USGIF, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest, would like to give students the opportunity to apply for the 2010 Scholarship Program. Applications for the program must be received by May 1.
Last year, the Foundation annually awarded roughly $75,000 in scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, studying fields relating to the geospatial tradecraft. USGIF also awards scholarships to exceptional high school seniors planning to enter a geospatial- or GIS-related program at the college or university level.
You can find applications to the scholarship here: http://usgif.org/education/scholarships
If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the website at www.USGIF.org or contact USGIF at 1-888-MY-USGIF.
A GIS position at Assateague Island National Seashore has just been announced. The announcement is for a 1,039 hour GS-7
Cartographic Technician that will be doing some GIS, GPS, and cartographic work.
Follow the link below for the full job announcement and details.
In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Bridgeport Ranger District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two (2) Wilderness Stewardship Technicians. The Technicians will play a key role in collecting data that will be utilized by the Forest in their efforts to meet the Chief’s 10 Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge. Key standards will be
monitored by the Technicians in both the Hoover and Carson-Iceberg wildernesses. Specifically, this project will entail campsite inventories utilizing photopoint monitoring and collecting GPS waypoint; trail and campsite encounter monitoring, including evidence of motorized or mechanized use; and trail inventories to document User-created trails and maintenance needs. As they travel and camp in the wilderness, the Technicians will also
document other observations of resource conditions including wildlife observations, livestock locations, reports from visitors, etc. In addition to field inventories and monitoring, the Technicians will also be responsible for compiling and entering field data into spreadsheets and a “hitch report” or work diary at the end of each tour in the wilderness. Field hitches may last anywhere from 3 to 8 days at a time.
o $5,000 Living Allowance
o $1,250 AmeriCorps Education Award*
o Student loan forbearance*
o Field per diem
o Housing Provided
o May 17, 2010 – August 20, 2010
o Full time, minimum 40 hours per week
The crew will be based in Bridgeport, CA, which is approximately 2.5 hours (115 miles) south of Reno, NV and 2 hours (90 miles) north of Bishop, CA and sits in a valley on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Bridgeport Ranger District encompasses over 1 million acres in both Nevada and California. For additional information please visit the Bridgeport Ranger District online.
o A combination of educational and/or field experiences related to public land or wilderness management, recreation or other natural resource filed;
o Experience recreating or working in the wilderness or backcountry;
o Experience implementing field data collection protocols accurately and completely;
o Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection;
o Knowledge of GIS software, highly desirable but not required; and
o Experience summarizing data and field experiences in written format.
o Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record;
o Experience operating 4WD trucks in an on- and off-road setting, including narrow, mountain forest roads;
o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
o Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public;
o Possess good organizational skills;
o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
o Willingness to camp in remote, improved and unimproved wilderness areas; and
o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, and (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of two in a lifetime, regardless of award amount).
o All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and a federal criminal background check.
For a complete position description please visit our website at
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Bridget Walden, at email@example.com.Please include where you found this position posted.
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is embarking on a national inventory and monitoring program (I&M) for Refuges. The initiative is akin to that conducted by the National Park Service. They will be aligned closely, as USFWS will have a national office for I&M at Fort
Collins, CO (10 positions to be hired there, likely this year, with a
suite of skills (vegetation mapping, hydrology, GIS, biometrics etc.).
Each USFWS Region is hiring an I&M coordinator at a GS13 level. Many of these duties are standard across Regions, but each Region is tweaking the position somewhat, in order for the incumbent to provide important skill sets that a Region is currently lacking. Here in the southwest, we seek an I&M Coordinator, certainly with demonstrated skill in designing I&M protocols, but also having strengths in
statistics and biometrics.
This position is open government and non-government wide.
The following position is now open through the USAJobs website,
please click on the link below to view/print the full vacancy announcement:
*Vacancy Announcement*: Marine Spatial Analyst
*Educational Level*: M.S.
*Location*: Silver Spring, Maryland
*Agency*: NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring & Assessment
*Start Date of Appointmen*t: Immediate
A person with academic training in marine biology, oceanography, spatial or landscape ecology and/or conservation planning is being sought for a full-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) Biogeography Branch. The Branch conducts ecological studies that map, characterize, assess, and model the spatial distributions and movements of estuarine and marine organisms across habitats throughout
the United States and Island Territories. The successful candidate will have the following core responsibilities:
1) Provide GIS, statistical, and analytical support to projects mapping marine ecosystems and biotic distributions in Samoa and American Samoa:
a) Produce basic descriptive statistical summaries of collected data
b) Evaluate and analyze field data to create maps of benthic habitats and species distributions
c) Develop cartographic products and metadata from spatial data
d) Assist with MPA network analysis
e) Assist with analysis of alternative network scenarios
f) Assist with development of technical reports and journal articles
2) Provide GIS, statistical, and analytical support for other Biogeography Branch projects
. Good written and oral communication skills
. Relevant experience or academic training in Geographic Information Systems, especially ArcGIS
. Knowledge of marine biology and spatial ecology
. Graduate training in statistics and experience with multivariate statistics
. Experience with ArcGIS editing and the use of ArcGIS extensions, such as Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst.
. Experience with statistical software e.g., SAS, Primer and/or JMP
. Knowledge of coral reef ecosystem ecology.
. Knowledge of ocean circulation and larval transport
. Knowledge of MPA design issues
This is not a federal position. The successful candidate will work
full-time under a Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS) contract. The candidate will be hired for the NOAA office in Silver Spring, MD. CSS, Inc. is a full-time equal opportunity employer with benefits for full-time employees including Medical/Dental Insurance, Disability and Life Insurance, 401K, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).
Please email resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20, 2010. Please include the words "marine spatial analyst" in the subject line of your email application. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
Long-term position, start immediately.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects that will receive exposure in the national and international media.
We need a person who has the ability to look beyond statistics and data, to see patterns, and ultimately gain insights.
Detailed knowledge of Census demographics. Familiarity with data products from other government agencies such as the CDC, EPA, and BLS a plus.
Expertise in extracting, manipulating and analyzing very large databases using spreadsheet and database software.
Skill in analysis to find patterns and correlations from existing data, and create predictive models.
Familiarity with GIS applications to perform spatial analysis (such as ESRI ArcView) a big plus.
Ability to work quickly, efficiently, accurately, and independently without direct supervision.
Contact: Bert Sperling
Washington Department of Natural Resources Aquatics Resource Division is looking to hire a GIS cartographer. We are looking for somebody with strong GIS and map production skills. This position will also be partially (25%) responsible for creation and maintenance of the Aquatic Resources Division’s internal and external web pages using SharePoint.
The position closes on March 9th
follow the link for the complete job posting.