A research participation opportunity is available with the US Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, Washington, USA.
The research participant will collaborate with Forest Service scientists on research related to the effects of disturbances and climate change on dry coniferous forest ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Potential research topics include wildlife habitat analysis, predicting and monitoring change in forests, post-fire vegetation recovery, restoration treatment effectiveness, and tree growth responses to climatic variability. The research participant will be involved as a team member with skills in spatial and statistical analyses and will contribute to written reports and publications.
Appointment activities include:
The application deadline is May 13, 2019. More information about the research opportunity and application procedures can be found at:
Zillow is seeking a new GIS Manager. This is more of a program manager position than a technical one, though technical experience is valued. The incumbent will lead a team of 6 analysts and geospatial engineers to maintain geospatial data and improve the real estate shopping experience for consumers across four national brands.
Please follow the link below for more information and to apply.
CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO
TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST (GIS)
This is a professional GIS position which is accountable to the Engineering Supervisor. The person in this position performs a variety of Geographic Information System activities under the day-to-day direction of the Technical Support Coordinator. This is a full time position and is represented by the Lake Oswego Municipal Employees Association (LOMEA)/ American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
The Ideal Candidate will:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
Education and Experience:
Priority consideration will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, and engineering or a related field and one year of work experience with GIS computer systems. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a thorough criminal background check. Candidates will be selected based upon their job related training, education, experience, skills and an oral interview.
For a complete list of the essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and
mental demands please review the complete job description at www.ci.oswego.or.us.
You may visit our web site at www.ci.oswego.or.us to access the online
application process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application. The
City application must be submitted to by:
5:00 P.M. Monday, May 6, 2019
The City is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women and qualified
individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish modification of the selection
process in order to accommodate a disability, please make your request in writing and submit it with
your required application materials.
GIS Technician I
This position is responsible for developing and sustaining Wahkiakum County Geographic Information System and Enhanced 911 mapping program. Generate Assessor parcel maps with supporting database. Continual updating of parcel maps as new parcel divisions are generated. Work with the county 911 Coordinator for Public Safety updates to mapping programs and other 911 mapping issues. Create county infrastructure map layers; work closely with Assessor and Sheriff’s Office. Maintain County property address database. Fill in periodically for Building and Planning Manager and perform other duties and projects assigned by supervisor.
GIS ANALYST, FORESTS PROGRAM
Data Analysis & Technical Research
Washington, District of Columbia
Global Forest Watch (GFW) Pro is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to help commodity companies and financial institutions meet their sustainable sourcing commitments, to reduce deforestation, and to conserve forest landscapes. As part of the broader GFWinitiative, the Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance (GFWCF) team places near real time data in the supply chain context to address the impacts of palm oil, soy, cattle, and cocoa production. GFWCF establishes partnerships with private sector companies, as well as certification bodies and multi-stakeholder initiatives to envision and implement a sustainable commodities future.
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst to join the GFWCF team, under the Food, Forest and Water Program. As GIS Analyst, you will prepare spatial data and provide technical support for the GFW Pro platform and other GFW web applications. You will lead the delivery of GIS-related technical outputs for team strategy development and provide training to WRI colleagues and external partners in the use of GFW tools and resulting analysis.
Data Management and GIS Technical Support (80% of time required)
Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is a progressive Electric Utility Cooperative located in North Eastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a wide variety of activities year-round. UEC is experiencing rapid growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging position for the right candidate. UEC is seeking a full-time GIS Specialist to be located at the utility office in Hermiston Oregon. UEC offers a competitive wage and benefits package and a 4 day, 10 hour a day work week.
Under the direction of the GIS Administrator, this position is responsible for updating the Cooperative's geographic information system and engineering analysis model and for providing mapping solutions and reports for department needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Education: Associate degree (A.A.) from two-year school in Geographic Information Systems or a GIS certification.
Experience: 1 – 3 years of experience and training in ArcGIS is required. Experience with field data collection is preferred. Familiarity with electrical utility systems and engineering analysis is preferred, but not required. Ability to work with concepts such as buffers, network connectivity and flow, query structures, and measurements related to various coordinate systems.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – GIS Intern (two positions)
Positions close June 1, 2019 (or until filled)
June-August, 2019 (approximately 8 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
2060 Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Justin Cooley, Invasive Species Program Coordinator, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District Susan Aldrich-Markham, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
Yamhill County Public Works Department (YCPW) initiated the Roadside Vegetation Inventory to collect geospatial data on significant features within County rights-of-way. These features include native plants, invasive plants, and erosion. The information is used by YCPW in making roadside vegetation management decisions. Invasive species information is used by the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District to develop and implement an integrated noxious weed control program targeting high priority species. The Roadside Vegetation Inventory is part of the implementation of the Yamhill County Roadside Vegetation Management Plan adopted in February 2016.
The data are managed using ESRI ArcGIS software. Data are collected using Trimble hardware and maintained in a file geodatabase. The Roadside Vegetation Inventory database will continue to be revised as the inventory progresses to improve data collection efficiency, quality and post collection management. In June 2018, the project expanded to involve a newly-created Invasive Species Program Coordinator position at the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is funded partly through a cooperative agreement with YCPW and partly through a grant from the Oregon State Weed Board. The Invasive Species Program Coordinator supports the Roadside Vegetation Inventory and collaborates with YCPW to direct and supervise the GIS Interns.
Tasks – Interns will cooperate as partners on most tasks.
Submit a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and outlining your qualifications. Specifically address each of the five qualifications listed. Include a list of appropriate courses taken in GIS and agriculture, botany 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.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA CONSERVATION GIS COORDINATOR
Reports to: Recreation Resource Manager Dates of Employment: May 15 (slightly flexible) – August 25 (slightly flexible) POSITION CONCEPT The Conservation GIS Coordinator is responsible for seasonal project and personnel management of Philmont’s spatial data resources. The coordinator is responsible for two GIS staff members, including training, scheduling, and performance reviews. The GIS coordinator works with the Recreation Resource Manager to establish long term projects and set priorities for the summer season. As the primary contact for seasonal GIS needs, the coordinator works with the ADCs and coordinators of the Conservation department and other members of Ranch leadership. The coordinator is responsible for data organization, as well as technical GIS skills needed to implement data initiatives.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is hiring a GIS Analyst! This person provides mapping and data-related support for a mission-driven organization advancing conservation on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. The GIS Analyst provides mapping and cartography, data collection, database management, research, and general support to POST’s Land, Communications, and Development teams, as well as the overall coordination of POST’s GIS program. The GIS Analyst will also work closely with POST’s Director of Conservation Science to provide analytical support on a variety of projects.
This position is full time and offers competitive benefits.
Please see links to the SCGIS job posting as well as the job application.
Job #: 8971
Title: Geographer 2
Specialty: Cultural Resources – GIS Support
Location: Portland, OR
Application Due Date: 4/8/2019
Job Length: 1+ Year Contract
ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship Required.
This full-time contract position serves as a Geographer 2 in Client’s cultural resource group (ECC) within the Environmental Planning and Analysis (EC) organization. This position provides advanced, professional GIS (Geographic Information System) services utilizing computerized data capture, storage, and analysis techniques for visual displays, spatial analysis, and tabular reports on a wide variety of geographical projects. The position also develops and maintains other types of relational databases used to manage data for thousands of archaeological, historic, and traditional cultural sites affected by Client actions.
• Maintains technically complex GIS projects in support of cultural resource legal compliance for Client transmission construction projects, fiber optic projects, communication system projects, land management and environmental projects, and operation and maintenance of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). Support includes project specific spatial analysis and the design, and preparation of publication quality cartographic and tabular report products.
• Promotes multiple long range GIS/database priorities for cultural resource programs. Coordinates and tracks projects, workload forecasting, and work assignments for FCRPS operations and maintenance work, and for Area of Potential Effects and public notification maps related to a wide variety of Transmission and Fish and Wildlife projects.
• Designs and prepares publication quality cartographic products using industry standards.
• Performs geographic analysis, including but not limited to viewsheds, spatial joins, proximity analysis, buffer creation, optimal path and resource allocation, and point and linear event processing with dynamic segmentation.
• Designs geospatial databases and schemas and validates data quality and integrity through the use of automated and manual techniques to enter, edit, and process data sets.
• Formulates geoprocessing models and/or scripts to assist in data collection, storage, retrieval and analysis using automated techniques.
• Prepares and maintains metadata of newly created data sets to track the source, scale, currency and other pertinent geographic information, as well as any modifications to the data set.
• Maintains all files and official records in accordance with compliance requirements and with Client’s Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
• Serves as liaison to Client’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department for integration of cultural resource program’s GIS/GPS data with GIS department data. Also serves as technical point of contact for cultural resource GIS and database contracts.
• Develops, tests, and maintains MS Access relational databases.
• Designs logical/physical data models using MS Visio.
• Drafts and maintains metadata standards for cultural resource GIS contract deliverables. Reviews draft contract statements of work and resulting deliverables for consistency with established standards. Alerts Client workgroup manager (or designee) of any inconsistencies or potential issues.
• Provides demonstrations, presentations, and related documentation to Client staff and partners across the region. Also provides technical guidance and training to external partners and Client staff.
• Supports the timely delivery of data between Geospatial Services and other organizational units used in the design, acquisition, and construction of Client’s Transmission facilities, Fish and Wildlife mitigation projects, and operation and maintenance of the FCRPS.
Education & Corresponding Experience:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Natural Resources, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental, Urban or Regional Planning, with a strong emphasis in computer assisted spatial analysis or a related field, is highly preferred.
• With an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 4+ years of experience is required.
• Without an applicable degree, 8+ years of experience is required.
• Experience should be directly related to GIS Support and include providing professional GIS services utilizing computerized data capture, storage, and analysis.
Required Technical Skills & Experience:
• Knowledge of PC operating systems, ESRI’s ArcGIS software.
• Working knowledge of Python or similar scripting language.
• Experience working with sensitive cultural resource site and survey data (or comparable data) in GIS.
Preferred Skills & Experience:
• GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) certification.
• Knowledge and experience with building MS Access databases.
• Basic knowledge of image processing, remote sensing, and LiDAR data mediums.
• Intermediate knowledge with SharePoint functionality.
Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
Hours: Full-Time Up to 40 hours per week
Overtime: 5% anticipated
Travel: Up to 5% for meetings or to field locations
Public Trust Required: Selected candidate must be able to pass the Public Trust (SF-85P) Personnel background investigation in order to qualify for and/or retain this position.
Training Expectations: Worker is expected to keep current on the latest technologies and skills required for the position.