POSITION: Tree Inventory Coordinator (Recreation Leader)
DURATION: June 18 – October 22, 2012
SCHEDULE: 7 am to 3:30 pm Tu - Sat
SALARY: $12 per hour
CLOSING DATE: May 1, 2012
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not limited to,
• Conducting street tree inventory workshops for volunteers in Portland neighborhoods. This includes public speaking, training volunteers, organizing logistics, working with volunteers, creating maps, and checking data for accuracy.
• Collecting street tree inventory data, including tree identification, measurement, and assessment using paper forms and PDAs.
• Entering data into an ArcGIS database, creating maps, and conducting data analysis.
• Performing related work as required.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
• Must pass a criminal background check.
• Experience using ArcGIS, including entering data, joining tables, and creating maps
• Tree identification skills
• Computer skills, including Microsoft Excel
• Communication skills
• Organization skills
• Experience working with volunteers
• Ability to work independently
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For information on the street tree inventory project, visit
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send resume and cover letter via email to Angie DiSalvo,
Botanic Specialist II, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday evening 6-7:30 at Collective Agency in Old Town. Beer at nearby pub to follow, probably Pints.
Calagator - http://calagator.org/events/1250462320
When Google Maps Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade - Wm Leler - @wmleler
Google Maps has long been the choice for embedding maps on your website, or building map mashups. But Google's recent announcement that they will start charging for maps (or including ads on maps) has people looking at other options. As an added bonus, many of the alternative solutions have significant advantages over Google Maps. If you are a website owner with an embedded simple map, this talk will show you how you can dump Google Maps and switch over to other solutions in minutes (both free and paid). If you are a web designer, you'll see how you can customize maps so they will look the way you want them to look, not the way Google wants them to look. If you are a programmer building map-based webapps, you'll see how open source mapping APIs like Leaflet and Modest Maps make it faster and easier to build map mashups and have them work the way you want.Bio - Wm is a principal engineer at Flightstats, where he draws lots of airplanes, airports, weather, and other things on maps, and a Fellow at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where he has worked with some amazing artists on web-based, virtual reality, and location-based mobile projects
MapBox - Justin Miller - @incanus77.
Justin will be joining us again to show what MapBox has been up to lately (and they've been busy) including their strategy in the Google Maps space, their new iOS SDK, MapBox streets layer, custom styled maps, what Artem from Mapnik is doing now that he's joined the team and what MapBox doing with open source in general. Something for everyone and a great follow-up to Wm's talk.Bio - Justin brings a wealth of mobile application development experience to MapBox. He has expertise in client-side programming on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, as well as server-side programming and administration on UNIX platforms.
322 NW 6th Avenue Suite 200
Portland, OR 97209
Buzz '200' when you arrive. The phone rings once or twice and you'll be buzzed. Elevator access and indoor bike parking available. Located on the green and yellow max lines. Car parking within a few blocks.
Collective Agency space is made available to our group through a generous grant from Stumptown Syndicate - http://stumptownsyndicate.org/
This position is with the Natural Resource Information Management Program (NRIMP) in the Water Quantity/Quality section of the Fish Division's Inland Fisheries program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife located in Salem.
Click here for the full job description and application details.
Check out this article published last month regarding the skills needed in GIS Software development:
The position of GIS Specialist for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has just opened up on USAJobs and will be open for 3 weeks, closing Wednesday May 2, 2012.
You can access the job announcement at the following link:
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the California Wildlife Foundation invite applications for a temporary one-year position (time extension possible) as a Biogeographer/Conservation GIS Specialistto participate in California data development and analysis for a western-states Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) beginning April 16th, 2012 in Sacramento, California.
For full job description and application details: http://www.baama.org/jobs?mode=PostView&bmi=881158
Gay and Grey Panel Discussion
Monday, April 16, 2012 from 5:00pm – 6:50pm Cedar Room - Sylvania Campus
A group of local LGBTQ elders will share their stories and experiences in a panel discussion. Students, faculty, and staff will have an opportunity to ask panelists questions and speak with them following the event. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome - no registration required.
National Resource Center Training on LGBT Aging presented by Gay & Grey
Friday, April 27, 2012 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm Social Sciences (SS) 103 - Sylvania Campus
This four-hour training will present in-depth, factual information about the dual challenges of being both LGBTQ and an older adult. It is designed for anyone interested in learning more about social justice, aging or LGBT issues. Certificates of completion will be awarded, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited - advance registration required. To register, paste this address into your browser: http://pccgayandgrey.eventzilla.net
May's Public Health Seminar Speaker and Topic.
Friday, May 4th
URBN 303, 12-1
Light refreshments, 11:30-12
Mark's presentation will demonstrate how geographical information systems (GIS) and the Census can be used to identify areas within a city or county that have access to senior centers and farmers' markets. The spatial relationship between where older adults are located in comparison to these services can be highlighted. Additionally, the pedestrian and public transportation conditions around these facilities are identified and explored to determine their active transportation accessibility.
Mark Person is a second year Masters of Urban and Regional Planning student focusing on transportation. Within the field of transportation, Mr. Person is interested in older adults and active transportation.
You are invited to PSU's GIS Career Panel, 2012! Local GIS managers with hiring experience will come and tell us about themselves, their organizations, and what they look for in job applicants. They'll also discuss trends in the industry, and give advice about resume and cover letter writing. The final 40 minutes of the 2-hour event will be an open Q&A session. Come get great advice about how to launch or reinvigorate your geospatial career!
Our panelists will be:
Mike Boeder and Tim Nortz of Watershed Sciences, Inc.,
Kevin Martin of the City of Portland,
Analisa Fenix of Ecotrust,
and David Drescher of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
The Career Panel will be on Friday, April 20th, from 12pm to 2pm, in Cramer Hall 413, PSU.
The Department of Geography will be providing snacks, so bring questions and room for a bite!
This event is organized by the PSU GIS/ASPRS Student Club.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a Research & Development Intern. This is an unpaid position which may be completed for school credit. It offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved in the creative development and delivery of new programming at OMSI. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
The NASA Data Visualization and Demonstration Developer will assist OMSI education staff in the development and delivery of demonstrations based on satellite-acquired data using our Science On a Sphere (SOS) projection display. The demonstrations should frame NASA data to tell interesting stories in a visually engaging setting that demonstrate how NASA satellite data is collected. More info on SOS can be found here:http://sos.noaa.gov/
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Interns will work together in groups of two or three and engage in the following activities:
· Develop and present demonstrations using spherical display systems (SOS)
· Showcase NASA datasets and research to the public.
· Interact with a wide age range of visitors to help them explore and learn from exhibits and lab activities.
· Share accurate science and museum information with guests.
· Be dependable and punctual, and be willing to commit to a schedule.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Extremely organized, detail oriented, and a team player.
· Excellent work ethic and ability to work independently.
· Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
· Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML a plus.
Education and Work Experience:
· Must be a student at an Oregon university and should be working toward or have completed a Bachelor’s degree, with coursework or experience in the sciences, education, marketing, communications or related fields.
· Experience working with the public and/or young children highly desirable.
Minimum of 10 hours per week for three months.
To apply for this position, applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and OMSI's internship application (available at www.omsi.edu/internships) to Carol Cruzan at email@example.com. If you have questions about the position, please contact Carol at 503-797-4693.