Under the general direction of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s GIS Manager and the Senior GIS
Analyst/GIS System Manager, performs advanced professional technical work for the acquisition,
analysis and maintenance of complex digital geospatial data. Work requires independent judgment
in managing multiple priorities and in coordinating work activities to meet established schedules
Duties include specific tasks within seven areas of responsibility:
(1) GIS database creation and maintenance
(2) Project coordination
(3) Application development
(4) Client services
(5) Geo-spatial product production
(6) GPS technology usage
(7) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations
Workload ranges from moderate to heavy. Scope of the work is Tribal-wide, although it may include work for other tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and the public. The organizational environment is hierarchical similar to organizations such as tribal, federal or state agencies, or the military. This position reports directly to the Tribe's GIS Manager. Work is conducted both in a normal office setting, in the out-of-doors under a variety of weather conditions and in a vehicle on a range of road surfaces including four-wheel-drive conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud, depending upon the employee’s location. At times, duties may require fieldwork using GPS and UAS equipment in and near roadways, and in remote roadless areas. There is occasional lifting of computers and UAS’s and their components weighing up to 70 lbs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates technical GIS projects to achieve desired goals with available resources, plans and organizes individual work, reports on progress, makes recommendations and implements changes as needed
Assists in definition and procurement of new data
Performs sophisticated raster and vector-based GIS analysis and classification as needed
Produces sophisticated maps, reports, imagery and related GIS products and services as needed
Designs and develops project specific GIS applications or processes requiring programming and or customization of GIS applications
Designs, implements, and documents quality control measures for special projects, products, and services
Provides technical assistance to other GIS Analysts and Technicians, and to other departments’ GIS users, departmental managers and administrators related to their projects
Develops, conducts and coordinates specialized GIS training sessions for GIS staff and other Tribal GIS users, and presents at GIS workshops
Evaluates new GIS technologies products and services
Assists the Senior GIS Analyst in managing the Tribe’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program
o Assists in managing the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS’s, aka UAV’s, “drones”) and ancillary hardware, and software used in flight programming and data collection
o Assists in planning aerial imagery acquisition schedule for Tribal lands to be monitored by the UAS’s
o Using the appropriate software, creates flight missions for both the fix-wing and rotary based autopilots
o Safely conducts UAS flights in the field on Tribal lands within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in compliance with Tribal rules and the FAA regulations
o Downloads collected imagery from the UAS cameras, geotag and process into usable raster layers
o Assists in managing the UAS imagery library
Assists the GIS Manager and Senior GIS Analyst with recommendations for GIS products and services and preparation of GIS budget
Attends project demonstrations, seminars, workshops and other professional opportunities to maintain the necessary level of GIS expertise
Grant acquisition and management
Reports directly to the Tribe’s GIS Manager and the Senior GIS Analyst/GIS System Manager
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in GIS or a related field from an accredited college or university, plus at least four years experience in GIS and enterprise database management, preferably in a governmental setting. Combined educational and professional background should involve at least four years of increasingly responsible experience in GIS and enterprise database management, or any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge
Skilled in Windows 7 through 10 Operating Systems. Additional experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 through 2019 desired
Knowledge of SQL Server RDBMS as it applies to Enterprise GIS implementations
Knowledge of the ESRI Geodatabase data format
Knowledge of ArcGIS data models
Knowledge of ERSI software programming languages, including Microsoft.NET, SQL, Python, HTML and Java Script
Experience with Intel-based computing hardware and TCP/IP networking, and peripheral devices such as large format plotters used in GIS applications
Extensive knowledge of ESRI’s GIS software products including ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro) and ArcGIS Extensions
Knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS Enterprise: Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Datastore. Knowledge of its structure, management and upgrade procedures.
Knowledge of ESRI web/mobile applications: Insights, Dashboard, AppStudio, Collector, Survey 123, Tracker and Workforce
Knowledge of raster compression and data storage software and methods
Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
Knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing and
Knowledge of GPS data collection and associated principles and practices
Knowledge of the principles and common standards for geospatial metadata
Knowledge of CAD software and file structures, as they relate to GIS applications
Knowledge of graphic editing software including Adobe Photoshop as they relate to desktop publishing and GIS applications
Experience with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) (aka, “drones”)
o Experience with both fixed-wing and rotary style (DJI) UAS’s
o Knowledge of digital photographic systems used in the collection of aerial imagery from UAS’s
o Knowledge of ESRI Drone2Map or other related post processing software
o Must demonstrate a basic understanding of UAS and FAA principles, theories and concepts
o The ability to work both independently and in a team environment in the field is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required for the field work
o The ability to qualify and obtain an FAA license for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), Remote Pilot qualified
o Remotely pilots UAS to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers
Knowledge of habitat conservation, natural resources, land management and municipal applications for GIS
Ability to effective research published journals, trade magazines, texts, web pages and other
sources to keep current with developments in the field of GIS and UAS
Ability to conduct effective oral and written presentations before Tribal Council, the public
and other GIS professionals
Strong problem solving skills
Comfort working on multiple projects simultaneously
Information Services is the central information technology hub for Kitsap County, located in the County Courthouse. The group provides technology infrastructure, development, support and network solutions to all County departments and some other local government entities.
We have an exciting opportunity for a GIS Technology Analyst on our team. The incumbent will be responsible for providing professional and technical expertise to customers and staff members in the areas of geographic information systems, application and database development, report writing, configuration, upgrades, program/system testing, implementation and maintenance, training, documentation, systems integration and geographical/spatial administration. We are looking for a candidate with knowledge in structured design and programming methodology, current industry standard computer programming languages, and software and database systems. The ideal candidate will have skill in project management, problem solving, systems and needs analysis, and the ability to determine how business needs translate to technology solutions.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Required Education and Experience:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
The duties in this position are performed in an office setting, utilizing standard office equipment
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION
Who May Apply: This position is open to the public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
This position is classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Covered under a collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME 1308. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
Work hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Flexible hours are available, as approved by management.
Women in GIS ( https: // womeningis. Wildapricot.org/ )
Webinar: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Title: Social Justice featuring Ms. Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagarcia/
This talk explores how a young GIS professional, Ms. Sophia Garcia uses GIS to focus on achieving social justice during international women’s month. In this webinar, participants will:
To register for this webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/526079336101984779?source=WomenInGIS
Sophia Garcia is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the pursuit of social justice in disadvantaged communities. She is part of a new team helping the foundation move towards the utilization of big data and maps to enhance the work of the foundation. Sophia knows that data is knowledge and believes that nonprofits can reach a greater audience with specific data and maps for their organizations.
Sophia’s experience with GIS began at Wellesley College, where she is recognized as being among the first students to utilize GIS in an academic setting. Since then she has further enhanced her experience with GIS in various industries including, agriculture, transportation planning, public works, and academics. Agencies she’s worked for include Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG), Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards and Kern County Department of Public works. Each industry has allowed her to see the breath/reach that GIS has across diverse industries.
Sophia is a founding member of the URISA Equity and Social Justice (E&SJ) Committee that works to develop educational materials to help GIS professionals better address issues of equity into their work and to help decision-makers and social justice organizations utilize GIS technology. Sophia is the co-facilitator for the E&SJ GIS Special Interest Group at the ESRI UC, and she was awarded the 3rd place in the collegian student category at the 2016 ESRI UC, for her map highlighting student protests across the country in support of University of Missouri student’s #ConcernedStudent1950. Sophia has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College and was in the inaugural graduating class of the GIS certificate at California State University Bakersfield.
During her free time, Sophia enjoys white water kayaking and rafting on the Kern River and hiking with her dog a labradoodle named Koda.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – GIS Intern (two positions)
Positions close April 17, 2020 (or until filled)
May 1 to Aug 31, 2020
(start and end dates are negotiable; approximately 10 weeks, or until all funds are spent)
Part-time, 20 to 40 hours/week
The interns will work independently and as partners to develop schedules and share tasks to ensure that all tasks are completed by the end of the project period.
Yamhill County Public Works Department (YCPW)
2060 Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Jordan Anderson, Roadside Vegetation Inventory Manager, YCPW
Susan Aldrich-Markham, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
Mark Lago, Public Works Director, YCPW
YCPW initiated the Roadside Vegetation Inventory (RVI) to collect geospatial data and photos from significant features within County rights-of-way. These are features that relate to issues in roadside vegetation management, including preventing erosion, controlling invasive plants and protecting native plants. At the end of the project period, the Interns present a summary of their findings, highlighting the important issues with maps, data analysis and photos. This information is used by YCPW in making roadside vegetation management decisions. The invasive species information is also used by the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to develop and implement an integrated noxious weed control program targeting high priority species. The RVI is part of the implementation of the Yamhill County Roadside Vegetation Management Plan, adopted in February 2016.
The data are managed using ESRI software – ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS. The RVI database is maintained online, and data are collected using the GPS on cell phones, which can update the database in real time or be used off-line and synced with the database using Wi-Fi at the office. A part of the RVI database contains data that relate to invasive plant control on private land. This data is collected by the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the SWCD (a position that is funded partly through a cooperative agreement with YCPW and partly through a grant from the Oregon State Weed Board). YCPW and SWCD cooperate on managing and revising the database, and they also collaborate on invasive plant control at sites where it is in their mutual interest.
The position requires a combination of office and fieldwork. Office work involves regular use of computers and prolonged sitting. Field work requires walking over rough or uneven terrain, sometimes in inclement weather, and carrying objects such as measuring tools and supplies. It also requires occasional hand-pulling of newly-discovered small patches of target highly invasive plants.
Candidates must possess a valid driver's license. Interns will drive a County-owned vehicle on the job.
Candidates must possess a cell phone with a camera and GPS capability.
Tasks – Interns will cooperate as partners on most tasks.
1.Completion of at least one college level course in GIS. Additional field experience is desirable.
2.Training in and ability to use the ESRI software suite.
3.Training in botany, agriculture or natural resources. Additional field experience is desirable.
4.Interest in native plants and invasive plants. Ability to recognize common Willamette Valley species of native and invasive plants.
5.Ability to create professional quality plant and landscape photography.
6.Ability to work independently and manage time in order to complete all tasks by the end of the project period, including the final PowerPoint presentation to the Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee.
Submit a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and outlining your qualifications. Specifically address each of the six qualifications listed. Include a list of appropriate courses taken in GIS and botany, agriculture or natural resources. Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Email application letters to: Catherine Lindberg, YCPW, firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected candidates will be interviewed in person on a mutually agreed-on date.
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:00pm
Location: Lowell, MA
The National Park Service is hiring! The Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs in Interior Region 1 is pleased to offer a competitive paid internship beginning in May/June 2020, with the option to extend into the fall. Current undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates (graduated May 2019 or later) with an interest in Native American affairs, emergency mitigation and response, and/or GIS are welcome to apply. Interested applicants should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to the project lead, Colleen Truskey (email@example.com), as soon as possible.
The National Park Service’s Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs in Interior Region 1, in partnership with the Department of Interior’s Inland Oil Spill Preparedness Program (IOSPP), seeks a talented and motivated individual to assist in the development of a web-based geospatial application that will allow federal responders to better communicate with the appropriate Tribal contacts in emergency scenarios. The intern will work closely alongside the project lead to develop the application, consult with indigenous communities on its structure and use, and communicate project priorities with Tribal, federal, and state partners. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with indigenous communities and the latest geospatial technology to help better fulfill the federal government’s Indian trust responsibility. Qualified applicants will be able to demonstrate substantial experience developing GIS applications, superb written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, and familiarity engaging with diverse audiences. Must have a valid driver’s license. Located in Lowell, MA, with occasional paid travel required; working remotely may be arranged depending on the chosen applicant’s circumstances.
The Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities is offering an internship opportunity for a college-level GIS student to work in an environment where their GIS skills can be applied, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals in Tacoma Water's GIS section.
This position will provide technical support for a variety of GIS projects, assisting in data acquisition, conversion, and creation. Work will include analysis, reporting, tracking, and resolution of data quality issues and enhancement of the water network to better serve the business and operational needs of Tacoma Water.
Hours and Terms:
The approved hours for this position are up to 40 hours per week. The amount of hours and schedule are negotiable.
Location and Physical Requirements:
This position is located in an office setting located at Tacoma Public Utilities, 3628 S 35th Street. This position requires periods of sitting, standing and computer work.
You must be currently enrolled in a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year. Familiarity with ArcGIS and the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word) is required.
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you.
The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.
Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s.
Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.
A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.
Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!
This position provides mapping and technical support to the Planning Division with primary technical guidance provided by the Senior Planner. For some tasks, the candidate will report to other Planning Division staff and may occasionally work with the City GIS Coordinator. The work requires compliance with frequent deadlines. Normal attention to work is required to prevent errors. Work is performed in an office setting but may require fieldwork.
The City of Puyallup is situated at the foot of Mount Rainier, just east of Tacoma and about 45 minutes south of Seattle. The city has gained prominence as a regional commercial and service center for Pierce County and continues to serve its residents and neighbors with a strong, diversified economy. With a population of approximately 41,000, the city and surrounding area offer an array of recreational and community events that make Puyallup a vibrant place to live, work and play.
The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has an opening for a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst II position located in our staff offices in either Boise or Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Example of Duties
Operating, applying, and programming GIS software products in a work environment
This job family works with software and programs to create and maintain data and/or maps that can be combined with geographically referenced data. They design, develop, analyze, enhance, implement, and maintain GIS databases, web applications, and software to relate different types of data such as demographics, land use, land cover, environments, infrastructures, etc. Use GIS and location-based data to integrate agency-wide systems to meet the enterprise goals and needs of the agency.
The Seattle Department of Transportation is hiring a Senior GIS Analyst in our Street Use division, which manages the use of right of way in the City of Seattle. This position will be a part of the Data and GIS team that supports the Street Use division with GIS analysis, mapping, data maintenance, reporting, data analysis, and business process support. This GIS Analyst will serve as the lead for the Right-of-Way Map program, a mission critical web application that supports multiple aspects of permitting work. As part of the Data and GIS team there are opportunities to learn and apply skills in data analysis and visualization using applications like Tableau and Power BI.
The full posting is available at the link below and is open through March 24th at 4PM.
This is your chance to join Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability – are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all.
Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: February 21, 2020
Aspect Consulting, LLC (Aspect), a specialty earth science and engineering consulting firm, is seeking a GIS Analyst to join our growing Data + Mapping Practice. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and grow your GIS skills across a variety of disciplines and technologies. Our GIS Analysts perform some work independently and some as key members of highly collaborative and dynamic project teams. As a firm, Aspect is focused on environmental, water resources, stormwater, and geotechnical solutions—especially on projects that positively impact communities right here in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the work that supports these core Aspect practice areas, our GIS Analysts provide data management, analysis, software development, and technology services directly to an increasing number of clients.
Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
Successful Applicants Will: