The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) Program is excited to share our vacancy announcement for two permanent staff! It is part of a general biologist announcement in USAJOBS (see below). The announcement opened on April 27, and will close on May 11. In it, there are general biologist requirements, as well as additional information/duties in a separate spreadsheet listing all 99 biologist positions being advertised across the country. To find information on the NWI positions, search for “ES Headquarters” under the Program column and “Hadley, MA: Fort Collins, CO” under the Duty Station column.
Additional information/duties for the Assistant Wetlands Coordinator are listed. Briefly, staff will be hired at the GS‐7, 9 or 11 pay scale, and will serve as Assistant Wetlands Coordinators for the NWI Program. The incumbents will primarily manage, coordinate and provide quality control for multiple NWI wetland mapping projects in support of the NWI Geospatial Dataset, which is served on the Wetlands Mapper (https://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html). The incumbents will also serve as technical experts on wetland identification and mapping, and support
production of Wetlands Status and Trends reports as needed.
Applicants will be assessed based on demonstration of knowledge, skills and abilities related to wetland mapping and analysis listed in the additional information spreadsheet in USAJOBS and described in more detail in the posting.
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map (Webinar 4/30 @ 12pm)Read Now
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map
Maps make data understandable, powerful and memorable. Join this session to learn how to use our “Storytelling Template” to quickly build an interactive experience with high-quality map visuals. This storytelling format — sometimes called “scrollytelling” — lets you include as much context as you want, and define the locations your users look at. It’s a great way to bring stories to life.
You’ll learn how to...
Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. This is an opportunity to work with one of the leading GIS consulting organizations. We are looking for technical people that want to tackle those tough to solve problems and love delivering solutions.
If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements.
Role: GIS Specialist – Sacramento, CA
The primary role of the GIS Specialist will be to research, identify and acquire specific data, to develop those data into geospatial layers which conform to defined data standards, and to ensure that all data compilations roll up to national views. The GIS Specialist will also perform quality control on acquired data as well as on produced geospatial data.
Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
Research Associate I, II, III, Or Senior
Mississippi State University & Northern Gulf Institute
Provide scientific data management support for deep sea coral research with NOAA and its partners. The primary role of this position is the stewardship and archival of data and other information products coming from deep sea coral cruises and projects, to include the development and continued improvement of techniques and workflows for data stewardship. A marine scientist or marine biologist with data management and analysis experience is required to complete this work.
The position will be located at the Mississippi State University Science and Technology Center at the Stennis Space Center, MS. There is potential for occasional time at sea aboard research or exploration vessels. Salary commensurate with abilities and experience.
Salary Grade: 13
Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
The Research Associate will be affiliated with the Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA Cooperative Institute.
The work done will support the mission of the NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). For more information on the Northern Gulf Institute and partnerships with NOAA see https://www.northerngulfinstitute.org
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Existing Department of Commerce moderate risk clearance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Instructions for Applying:
Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on the requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
For additional information, contact Dr. Just Cebrian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apply ASAP at:
GIS Data Steward
In this position your primary responsible will be to provide continuity in the operations and maintenance (O&M) of enterprise relational database management systems, applying IT best practices, ensuring quality assurance and timely delivery of authoritative content and data services (internal and external).
We are seeking a candidate with strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. These skills along with motivation, attention to detail and strong work ethic will make you an ideal candidate. We invite you to join a group that promotes collaboration and motivates each other to work hard, have fun and be successful!
Key Duties Include:
Experience managing IT/GIS dataset in various formats, coordinate systems, etc.
Solid understanding of cartographic design principles; experience designing map layouts / templates in ArcGIS / ArcPro.
Knowledge of public land survey system (PLSS), non-PLSS lands descriptions and land survey principles.
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
Clackamas River Basin Council is seeking a Riparian Specialist. This full-time position’s primary duty will be to support the Clackamas River Basin Council’s riparian enhancement projects involving invasive species management and revegetation. These tasks will include overseeing work crews, performing site surveys, planning, implementation, monitoring and data entry, in order to complete revegetation activities on both public and private properties.
The full JOB DESCRIPTION and directions on how to apply.
This full-time position’s primary duty will be to support the Clackamas River Basin Council’s riparian enhancement projects involving invasive species management and revegetation. These tasks will include overseeing work crews, performing site surveys, planning, implementation, monitoring and data entry, in order to complete revegetation activities on both public and private properties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Are you interested in a temporary job with FEMA working on the current COVID-19 disaster?
FEMA frequently hires what they call “local Hires” during a disaster to fill in the ranks and they need to expand their workforce. They have a job announcement out now for the Puget Sound area for local hires to work in the emergency operations center in Bothell. These jobs are data management/analyst types of jobs. The person needs to be proficient with typical office software (power point, work, excel, SharePoint) and willing to work shifts up to 12 hours a day. They will be compiling data form numerous sources, creating reports, and archiving data. Specific job training will be provided on the job. It’s a bit like drinking from a fire hose the first week, but everyone catches on pretty quick. These jobs are temporary hires for this disaster only. That may be weeks or it may be months. No one knows at this point.
Here is the link to the application and more information.
Seasonal Cartographic Technicians w/ Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation (National Park Service)Read Now
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is seeking excellent candidates to serve as Seasonal Cartographic Technicians. The announcement is posted on USAJOBS and closes April 6. Depending on the initial response, the deadline for applying may be extended so please spread the word! A direct link to the announcement is provided below.
GS-05 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
GS-07 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
Are you interested in learning about the cultural significance of trees in French Polynesian archeological sites? What about the shifting patterns of global terrorism? Or perhaps simply discovering possible next steps in your conservation GIS career?
For all of this and more, we invite you to attend the Geospatial Research Symposium on Zoom this Friday, April 3rd, from 12:30 - 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131 . This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, the GRS is a celebration of geospatial information applied at both the student and professional level, and is free and open to the public.
The detailed schedule and breakdown of presentations is as follows:
12:30 - 1:00 PM Student Presentations
· Bronwynn Terrell, M.Ed. 2020. “GIS Mapping, Sacred Trees, and Archaeological Sites of the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea (French Polynesia)”
· Elizabeth Dowker, Class of 2020 - Archaeology summer research experiences
· Megan Gillen, Class of 2020 - “Modeling landward wetland migration under varying sea-level rise scenarios along the York River, VA”
· Claudia Escue, MA/Ph.D. Candidate - Taro Farming in Rurutu French Polynesia
· Ryan Walter, Class of 2020 - ”Using a LiDAR Based DEM to Make a Geologic Map”
· Peter Kinton, GIS Certificate Student 2020. “A Geospatial Analysis of Transgender Homicides from 2015 - 2019”
· Sarah Bomfim, Class of 2020 - “Effects of Al Qaeda’s evolution from a hierarchical organization to a network organization on its pattern of attacks”
1 - 1:30 PM Keynote Address by Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Professor of Computer Science at William & Mary: "The Evolution of Geospatial Information: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities"
1:30 - 2:30 Conservation Careers Panel:
· Adam Jenkins - ESRI Account Manager
· Chris Bruce - GIS Manager at The Nature Conservancy
· Ellie Linden - Conservation Data Analyst NatureServe
· Jacob Leizear - Senior Geospatial Analyst with Chesapeake Conservancy
2:30 - 3:30 Diverse Careers in GIS Panel:
· Allison Bowers - Geographic Information Systems Analyst at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
· Eva Reid - Senior Analyst and Trainer in the D.C. Government's Office of the Chief Technology Officer; Owner and Lead Coach of Eva Reid Consulting, LLC
· Joe Sewash - Virginia Geographic Information Network Coordinator at the Virginia Informational Technologies Agency
· Lorrie Coiner - Geologist at the Virginia Dept of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131
7 weeks from June 2020 to August 2020
The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) is looking for 2-4 undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Fellows from June 2020 to August 2020. They will potentially work at George Mason University Site (Fairfax, VA), Harvard University site (Cambridge, MA) depending on funding availability from NSF.
This opportunity is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) I/UCRC and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs which enable undergraduate students to obtain research experience and consider a career path in spatiotemporal domains (e.g., CS, Geography, Geosciences). NSF REU Student interns will work in a team with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at one of the two center sites and will conduct research related to spatiotemporal issues. NSF fellows also have the opportunity to attend a professional conference to present their research results. Students may participate in various projects.
Funding up to $8K will be provided to cover expenses, including stipend, travel, lodging (if needed), meals for each participant.
The participation will be virtual from selected student’s place if the GMU campus is still closed by the summer of 2020. Selected participants will join the COVID-19 rapid response team (http://covid-19.stcenter.net/) in addition to a specific project.
A complete application includes:
There will be three steps for selecting the students: 1) Site directors will collaboratively select a pool of promising applicants. 2) Faculty members will select the relevant applicants who match their interest. 3) A phone interview will be arranged with the selected candidates to consider the applicant’s background and communication and teamwork skills, and topic of interest.
Please submit your application through email to Ms. Qian Liu (email@example.com). The review of applications will start on Apr.20, 2020, and end until the position is filled. Feel free to contact Dr. Chaowei Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the NSF REU Summer Fellows in Spatiotemporal Computing. We look forward to receiving your applications.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration as summer follows without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.