The Bureau of Environmental Services offers internship opportunities to students enrolled in a trade school training program, or college or university undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in a field related to the mission and scope of the bureau's work. The trade school, college or university must be located in Oregon or Washington, or the applicant must be a resident of the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Internships for students in engineering, environmental or wastewater programs may be available in the following areas:
Engineering Design and Construction
Assist design or construction management professionals with work in surface water quality, stormwater management, stream restoration, sewerage system management, pump stations, treatment plant and pipeline projects. Tasks may involve database management, research, permit plan review, AutoCAD drafting and general office work.
Assist with technical work in support of watershed planning as part of a multidisciplinary team of professional planners, scientists and engineers. Typical assignments include field sampling and data collection, presentations to the public, public involvement, stewardship activities, research, data management, report preparation, and preparing maps, figures and drawings.
Modeling and GIS
Support modeling and GIS projects, which includes modeling data preparation, research investigation, data base updating, and mapping production.
Industrial Source Control, Coordinated Site Assessment and Brownfields Program
Assist technical staff in controlling stormwater and wastewater discharges to the sewer system. Tasks may include field investigations, research regarding industrial users, administrative support including entering data into data bases, managing files, and researching plumbing and building records.
Perform research and field work in support of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, write reports and letters, and perform filing and general office duties. Provide general and administrative support to the Portland Brownfields Program through representation at neighborhood meetings and public events, amending program website, and conducting research.
Assist operations and maintenance staff with seasonal maintenance and a variety of special projects at the city's Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant. Positions are also available in the Collection Systems Operations and Maintenance Division, performing field work, updating various databases, and assisting in Asset Management.
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GIS Technician w/ MFA & FLORead Now
MFA and FLO are seeking a full-time entry-level GIS Technician in our Portland, Oregon, office. This position’s primary role will be to support both MFA and FLO’s growth in GIS project work. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a broad range of GIS technical support on projects. Primary duties typically include the following tasks: research in support of FLO’s market development; data compilation, standardization, and management; geographic data mapping; spatial analysis; web mapping application development and maintenance; cartographic product creation; and project reporting assistance.
How to Apply:
Visit http://maulfoster.applicantpool.com/ to submit your application by April 29, 2016.
GIS & Planning Analyst @ PSURead Now
Position SummaryThis position provides support to the PSU Campus Planning Office, other departments and students through the Management of the campus ArcGIS Server, campus web maps and web apps, campus base maps, GISdatabase, GIS analysis, map, and report creation.
This position supports campus planning efforts though the staffing of committees and by contributing towards planning projects managed by colleagues.
For full job description & application details: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/18534
Data and Specialized Services
The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic, service-oriented Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist to join innovative GIS services team. The GIS Specialist will enjoy supporting a dynamic community working to solve exciting, real-life problems across many different subject areas. Reporting to the Senior GIS Specialist the Specialist works closely with the a small team to provide expertise in the identification and use of data and tools associated with Geographic Information Systems projects both inside and outside the classroom.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
The Specialist will also be expected to participate actively in system-wide initiatives and serve on committees and task forces, and to communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, writing or presentations, and/or professional service activities.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 minimum; actual dependent upon qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit cover letter and resume online at: http://jobs.mit.edu/. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled with full consideration given to those received by April 4, 2016. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.
The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library – making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.
The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT’s DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.
Digital Earth MOCCRead Now
Elmhurst College’s Skills for the Digital Earth MOOC (massive open online course) is a FREE, 4-week, online course designed to introduce how location technologies are used in society. Offered through Desire2Learn (D2L) Open Courses https://opencourses.desire2learn.com/cat/.
Registration Opens March 1
Run Dates: April 3 - April 30
Ever stop to think about how important location is when using your smart phone? This educational MOOC begins with an elementary explanation of how society uses location in a myriad of disciplines. Geography, or rather, "where?" is important to all of us from various perspectives.
Within this MOOC, participants will learn what location technologies are used for, how the discipline developed and learn by doing via a series of scaffolded practical exercises. Online spatial software will be employed for any device using a browser which takes users through exercises and real world examples. It is appropriate for those with no prior experience with geographic information systems (GIS) software all the way to advanced users.
In this course, participants will:
* Understand basic geographic concepts and be exposed to the geospatial workforce.
* Identify skills associated with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM).
* Use geospatial tools and technology and apply some business fundamentals using GIS.
* Recognize employment opportunities in the geospatial industry.
* Use and interpret spatial data and data sources.
* Gain core geospatial abilities which are consistent with those of someone working in the geospatial industry.
Completing the Course
Upon successful completion of Modules 1-6, participants will be issued a certificate of completion. Upon successful completion of Module 7, participants will receive an additional certificate.
* Module 1-6’s certificate of completion may be used as a waiver to GIS 100 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies, the first course in the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems<http://www.elmhurst.edu/gis> at Elmhurst College.
* Module 1-7’s certificate of completion may be used as a waiver to AGS 500 Fundamentals of Geospatial Technologies, the first course in the Online Master’s Degree or Graduate Certificate in Applied Geospatial Sciences<http://www.elmhurst.edu/ags> at Elmhurst College.
For more information, and to register for the course, please visit:
Interdisciplinary Position (Regional GeoBOB Data Coordinator) w/ BLM (PDX)Read Now
JOB SUMMARY:About the Agency
THIS IS A TERM POSITION NTE 13 months, with possible extension up to 4 years (extension is not guaranteed). The position is organizationally assigned to the Division of Resource Planning, Use and Protection, Forest Resource and Special Status Species Branch, Portland, Oregon.
This is an interdisciplinary position and can be filled under any of the following series: GS-401, General Biologist; GS-408, GS-410, Zoologist, Ecologist; GS-430, Botanist; GS-482, Fishery Biologist; or GS-486-11, Wildlife Biologist. The series of the position will be determined by the qualifications of the selectee.
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Serves as the Regional GeoBOB Data Steward for the maintenance of the Geographic Biotics Observations system. Duties include: Collects and documents and helps analyze user requirements, helps the database administrator maintain the operability of the system by entering new data element information into the database, editing it and deleting outdated components. Develops and provides updated information on system changes to the field. Provides leadership to enable the database structures to accommodate survey protocols for Special Status and other designated species. Helps to assure that database documentation for users is accurate and up-to-date. Provides data stewardship for historical and current population data for species included the NW Forest Plan, Threatened and Endangered Species and species in other categories of importance. This includes regional coordination of the database to provide key information for implementation of on-the-ground projects.
For full job description and application details: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432151600/
SALARY RANGE: $17.24/ per hour
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
DURATION: 52 days (416 hours), three to five days a week
ABOUT THE JOB: The City of Beaverton is seeking a Temporary GIS Technician within its GIS division with utility GIS layers editing experience to update and correct the spatial location and attribute of the gravity mains, manholes, and service laterals using engineering drawings, aerial photos, and scanned CCTV images.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
TO QUALIFY: Requires ability to demonstrate the proficiency through education, experience, and knowledge of the use of ESRI ArcGIS software specially in editing tools. Previous experience editing utility data, understanding of engineering drawing, and GIS data editing skills in multi-editing environment is highly preferred.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be completed on our website at www.BeavertonOregon.gov or by submitting a City of Beaverton application form to the Human Resources Department, Beaverton City Hall, P.O. Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076. Closing Date: Open Until filled.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215. Veterans’ Preference documentation must be submitted with your application.
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Washington DNR posted a new position for a LiDAR Specialist last Friday. They are looking for a candidate with a solid background in GIS, experience with LiDAR data, and GIS programming.
The formal position posting can be found here:
To submit an application: https://kp.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=443261
KP’s Utility for Care Data Analysis (UCDA) was created in 2005 to ensure that analysts and researchers throughout KP are able to fully realize the analytical potential of KP HealthConnect™ (KPHC) and other KP enterprise-level information systems to further KP’s mission - improving the health of our members and the communities we serve. We accomplish this by: • Identifying and eliminating barriers that prevent analysts and researchers from effectively using data from KPHC and KP's other enterprise-level information systems • Supporting collaboration among analysts and researchers within and across KP Regions • Consolidating information and expertise to anticipate KP's future analytical requirements • Partnering with KP-IT to ensure that KP’s information systems will support those requirements • Conducting interregional reporting and analysis as requested by both Medical Group and Health Plan leadership
Intern Project Summary:
This role could include the one or more of the following activities. • Prototype open source technology and data sources to complement existing data sources. • Analyze large geospatial datasets such as census, transit, consumer behavior, and business locations to understand geographic variation in health outcomes and preventive care and measure changes. • Communicate analysis results through static maps and interactive web maps, visualizations, and information design. • Gather requirements and proving technical assistance for ad-hoc mapping projects. • Update training materials to support understanding of geospatial capabilities within Kaiser Permanente.
Desired Skill Set: