REMOTE SENSING FIELD TECHNICIAN
Watershed Sciences, Portland or Corvallis, Oregon
Closes: June 11th, 2010
About Watershed Sciences:
Watershed Sciences Inc is an Oregon-based company with offices in Portland and Corvallis. We specialize in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), image analysis, data processing, and hydrology. We collect airborne data including LiDAR, thermal infrared and digital multi-spectral imagery, as well as perform ground and bathymetric surveys. http://www.watershedsciences.com/
Watershed Sciences offers competitive benefits packages including health and retirement plans. Salary will be commensurate with education and work experience. This announcement will be filled in our Portland or Corvallis office depending upon chosen candidate. The position often requires extensive travel throughout North America and will entail operation of survey equipment, project planning and data processing.
This is a unique position perfect for someone who enjoys the excitement and challenges of a dynamic work environment. The responsibilities for these positions encompass all aspects of LiDAR and other remote sensing data acquisitions. The position will support airborne data collection operations throughout the U.S. and requires multi-week field stints throughout the year.
We are looking for an individual who works well in a team setting, as well as, the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent decision making and problem solving abilities, computer proficiency, and an interest in GIS and remote sensing. An understanding of geospatial concepts and GPS survey methods is a desired, but not mandatory as on-the-job training will be provided to the employee. Prior experience with field data collection is also a benefit.
A successful candidate will have a 4-year degree from a physical/ biological science, engineering program or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.5. A valid driver's license is required.
Please send letter of interest, resume with references, and salary history (in MS Word format) to:
Watershed Sciences Inc.
No Phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
GIS job w/ Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public InstructionRead Now
The student transportation GIS analyst will have primary responsibility for administering the funding portion of the Student Transportation Allocation Reporting System (STARS). This is a new position in resulting from the 2010 Washington State Legislature providing funding for the development STARS. STARS will be a GIS and statistics based funding model (using regression analysis and linear programming) that will be responsible for determining the state allocation for the operation of each individual school district's student transportation service. The total statewide allocation under the current model is approximately $250 Million per year. With the implementation of STARS, the annual amount is expected to increase by more than $100 Million per year by the end of the transition period.
The analyst will need to draw on knowledge and experience to work collaboratively with other section staff and regional transportation coordinators to provide technical support to school district staff to ensure that system data collecting requirements are clearly understood. The position has responsibility for the oversight of the statistical processes involved in STARS and reports to the Director of Student Transportation.
The analyst position will assist the director in developing material in response to legislative requests and developing fiscal notes in response to agency or legislative proposals for modification of the funding model.
A key responsibility will be the analysis of the existing school district site characteristics to ensure continuing statistical significance. Currently identified site characteristics include: number of basic and special program students transported, the land area of each school district, the number of road miles within each school district and the average distance from each school bus stop to the associated destination (school or learning center). Besides reviewing current site characteristics, the position will have responsibility for the statistical analysis required to identify additional differences between the 295 school districts in Washington State. The analyst will use regression analysis to demonstrate the significance of any new site characteristics and assist the director in the development of any decision package necessary to justify the inclusion of the new terms in the STARS calculation.
GIS related job requirements include responsibility for ensuring that school bus stop data provided by school districts is properly processed by the system and the resulting calculations are correct. The analyst will develop systems to review data in order to maximize the effectiveness of audit resources, including processes for districts to ensure school bus stop location accuracy.
The annual compensation for the position will depend upon experience, educational background, and qualifications. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program.
For additional information regarding health insurance please go to www.hca.wa.gov and for information regarding retirement option go to www.drs.wa.gov.
Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement, a current resume, a complete list of five or more personal and professional references, and the optional affirmative action information request below.
Please send all the application materials to:
Kristin Collins, Human Resource Consultant
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington Street Southeast/Post Office Box 47200
Olympia, Washington 98504-7200
Voice/Message: (360) 725-6270; FAX: (360) 664-0567
E-mail: Kristin.Collins@k12.wa.us Internet: http://www.k12.wa.us
Electronic application packages are encouraged and should be sent in MS Word format only.
Please join us for the last Spring 2010 Colloquium of the Geospatial Information Society (GIS) Student Club!
We will be having an exciting presentation this Friday (5/28)!
Jacob McDonald, a physical scientist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present "Applying Digital Terrain Modeling to Water Resource Engineering." Mr. McDonald will be discussing projects that he has been involved with, including:
Location: Cramer Hall, Room 413
This event is free and all are welcome!
Refreshments will be provided!
Americorps Position @ Westwind - Education/Sustainability Program CoordinatorRead Now
A great opportunity to participate in Americorps and use your GIS Skills. This position is located at the Westwind site on the Oregon Coast near Lincoln City. For full details, click here.
Great opportunity for Oregonians - most expenses are paid and there is a stipend included. Check it out:
CalGETT is running 2 RS-GIS workshops this summer; one
at West Valley College in Saratoga, Ca. (Natural and Cultural Resource Professionals) June 7-11, 2010 and the other at Shasta College, Redding , Ca. for Educators August 2-6,2010. We still have open seats in both classes.
What: Cartography 3
Who: WA Dept. of Revenue
Where: Olympia, Washington
Closes: May 24, 2010
How to apply: For job seekers who are not permanent state of Washington employees:
Help is Available:
This position provides Geographic Information System (GIS) services to the Property Tax Division principally and to the Department of Revenue secondarily. This position generates and updates computerized mapping resources required for the Utility apportionment function, Local Sales Tax reporting, and Special Programs mapping requests including Indian reservation boundaries.
Required QualificationsA Bachelor's degree in cartography, geography, photogrammetry, geographic information systems, computer sciences, remote sensing, land survey, civil engineering, natural resources or closely related field that includes at least one course in cartography and one course in computer sciences or geographic information systems.
One year of professional cartographic or geographic information systems production experience.
A Master's degree with major study in cartography will substitute for the required experience.
One college level course in cartography and one college level course in either computer sciences or geographic information systems AND any combination of four years of: 1) related undergraduate college education and 2) full-time experience in technical cartographic or geographic information systems production will substitute for the Bachelor's degree.
$3,726-$4,888 Monthly (range 54), Compensation may vary depending on qualifications.
Outstanding benefits including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, military and civil leave; dependent care assistance program; employee assistance program; deferred compensation plans; educational benefits program; 11 paid holidays; Commute Trip Reduction Incentives; flexible work hours; training; and state retirement plans.
What: GIS Internship
Who: City of Wilsonville
Where: Wilsonville, Oregon
Term: 3 months
Deadline: Open until filled
How to apply:
The City of Wilsonville GIS department is planning to deploy two 2-person mobile GIS/GPS teams for approximately three months this summer. The teams will be responsible for the collection of City infrastructure attributes including GPS coordinates, inventory numbers, and various other details. Assets will include City signs, street lights, manholes, and fire hydrants as time permits.
In addition to the field work, there will be a desktop component of the project where field data will be synchronized to the Cartegraph SignView application and from there into the City’s enterprise GIS.
The teams will have the opportunity to work closely with the City’s GIS Manager as well as other city staff, yet also independently develop the work plan and daily schedule that best meets the goals for the summer.
*Funding for these positions will be based on the results of the June 7, 2010 Council meeting. At that time the City will determine whether or not to continue the recruitment.
Ideal candidates will apply for the positions as a team with the proven ability to work well together. Individuals are also strongly encouraged to inquire. Preference will be given to senior level students or recent graduates pursuing a GIS certificate and/or career.
The positions will pay $15.00 per hour. The limited duration program will run for three months, July, August, and September 2010. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The required application and additional information regarding the City of Wilsonville is available at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or by calling the job hotline at (503) 682-0950. Please email applications to email@example.com or mail to City of Wilsonville, Attn: Human Resources, 29799 SW Town Center Lp E, Wilsonville, OR 97070
2010 ESRI USER CONFERENCES: FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERSRead Now
CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SOCIETY announces
2010 ESRI USER CONFERENCES:
FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Monday, May 24, 2010
The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is once again pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS available for students to act as booth volunteers ("ambassadors") at the 2010 ESRI User Conference (12-16 July), the ESRI
Education User Conference (10-13 July), in San Diego, CA. CaGIS and its affiliated organizations will offer full registrations (worth up to $1395) to the User Conference and the Education User Conference. These ambassadors
will, in return, be responsible for staffing the CaGIS information booth at the exhibition pavilion of the conference for allotted periods of time during the conference. We are looking for volunteers who will appropriately and positively represent the society to the public. Students must (a) be
enrolled in an undergraduate (BA or BS) or graduate program, (b) be a current CaGIS member (not a member? join now: http://www.cartogis.org/), (c) have research and/or career interests that align with the mission of
the society, and (d) be outgoing, friendly, and professional in appearance and manner. Students selected to staff our booth at previous conferences are encouraged to apply for the opportunity again this year.
Our awards cover only the conference registrations. Travel and other expenses related to attending the conference are the responsibility of the volunteer.
To apply, please:
-- send an e-mail describing how you meet the above criteria to Dr. Rob Edsall, Student Activity Coordinator of CaGIS, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and
-- arrange for your advisor or another faculty member who knows you and your research/career interests to send an e-mail to the above address affirming your status as a student and addressing the preference criteria.
In both e-mails, please indicate "ESRI Conference Volunteer Application" in the subject line.
Please address any questions regarding this program to Dr. Edsall. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 24, at 5:00pm CDT.
Ridgeline Energy, LLC (Solar/Wind Energy) is currently seeking a full-time GIS Analyst. Click here for a full job description.
GIS Specialist PositionRead Now
GIS SPECIALIST/RESEARCH ASSISTANT
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service seeks a research assistant/GIS analyst. We are developing tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes, with a focus on Chesapeake Bay on the U.S. east coast, Galveston Bay, Texas, and Puget Sound, Washington.
We seek an imaginative individual for a 1-year research assistant/GIS analyst position to support further development and application of the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) models*.
The successful applicant will help program, maintain, improve, document and implement Arc toolbox elements to run biophysical and economic models created by postdoctoral researchers and other project collaborators. The successful candidate will collect and format data from global datasets, satellite sources, and the three systems (Chesapeake Bay, Galveston Bay, and Puget Sound). Working with the project team, the research assistant/GIS
analyst will apply these models in ArcGIS in all three systems. Together, these models will provide a spatially explicit tool that tracks the production and valuation of ecosystem services.The models will be used to assess the importance of including the effects of watershed-based
activities in managing marine coastal resources.
The position will be located in Seattle, WA at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and travel to facilitate collaboration among team members. The person would be part of a team that includes Mary Ruckelshaus, Gretchen Daily, Phil Levin, Mark Plummer, and Howard Townsend.
M.S. in geography, natural resources, earth sciences, environmental/landscape planning, oceanography, GIS certificate program, ecology or a similar field
Adept skill with all major functions in Arc software, especially model builder and Python scripting (ArcGIS 9.2) as well as with open source GIS packages (GRASS)
Experience acquiring, analyzing and using a variety of types of oceanographic, ecological and remotely sensed data
Experience executing grid and vector analysis, and automating spatial and tabular algorithms
2-3 years of relevant experience in modeling and computer programming in an environmental science field
Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity and interest to work with interdisciplinary teams
Excellent written and oral communication skills
How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with “GIS SPECIALIST/RESEARCH ASSISTANT” listed in the
We will begin reviewing applications June 15th 2010 and the position will remain open until filled. The position has the possibility for a second year of funding, to be determined based on project and NOAA team needs.