Job Title: Graduate Intern - Research Proposal Project
Job ID: 6084
Location: Seattle, Port HQ Pier 69
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Port of Seattle is seeking an energetic and motivated graduate student candidate to develop, design and execute a research project of their choice in an area of mutual interest to the student and the Port. The Port of Seattle’s Environmental and Planning Department manages a variety of issues. Though not a complete list of relevant subject matter, some guidance on proposed research topics could include: enhancing freight mobility; supply chain management for larger vessels; Land use issues and strategies related to urban ports and gentrification pressures; revitalization of marine related industry; regulatory frameworks that create win-win scenarios for the environment and business growth; ;; electric energy systems analysis planning for 21st century; clean water strategies; strategies for leveraging national port policies and grant opportunities to the Port’s benefit; application of green technologies to port operations, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must have broad exposure to the disciplines of environmental sciences, engineering, planning or related disciplines. Must have strong personal initiative and the ability to work independently. Must possess the ability to prioritize, organize, and complete projects under time constraints. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary department required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and automated data systems required. Should have experience with extensive research and ability to manage data in an organized manner. Should have a working knowledge of the components to create a strong research proposal. Must possess strong analytical and time-management skills.
Combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Must be enrolled in (or recently graduated from; interns may intern up to twelve months post-graduation) a graduate degree program, leading to a degree in environmental science, earth science, natural resource management, environmental policy, environmental engineering or a related field.
For full job description and application details: http://careers.nwjobs.com/jobs/detail/print/62523929
About the Position
The GIS Analyst serves as an important member of Stimson Inland’s resource management team, compiling natural resource, topographic, and cartographic data for creation of reports, thematic map products and presentation materials in support of resource management activities, including inventory, silviculture, real estate and timber harvest operations. In this role you will be responsible for delivery of high quality GIS related products through performance of the following tasks:
To excel in the position of GIS Analyst, you should possess the following skills and experience:
Job Location Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, United States
To apply: https://stimsonlumber-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=338&company_id=16503&version=1&jobBoardId=1184&sh_aa=1&utm_source=simplyhired&utm_medium=jobclick
Position: GIS Technician Location: Portland, Oregon
Open: May 23, 2014
Company Background: Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is a locally owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm specializing in the areas of environmental science, engineering, planning, and GIS. Since 1996, MFA has grown to more than 70 employees, with offices in Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington; and in Kellogg, Idaho. As a result of MFA’s growth in GIS and data management services, FLO Analytics was created, a subsidiary of MFA. FLO provides services to clients not traditionally served by environmental consulting firms. Both MFA and FLO provide services to a diverse client base that includes private business and industry, ports, municipalities, state and federal entities, non-profit organizations, and Native American tribes.
Position Description: MFA is seeking a full-time entry-level GIS Technician for our Portland, Oregon, office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing GIS technical support and GIS task management for environmental and planning projects. Primary duties include assisting with day-to-day GIS project tasks for company projects, including GIS data management, collecting, analyzing, and mapping geographic data, and creating cartographic products for display and reports.
Desired Skills and Abilities
Salary & Benefits:
How to Apply:
Visit http://maulfoster.iapplicants.com/ to submit your resume and cover letter.
GIS ANALYST (TEMPORARY)
Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle, Washington
Closes: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Job Number: 2014-00480
Salary: $36.99 - $43.10 Hourly
The Seattle Department of Transportation's Resource Management division is seeking qualified candidates for a temporary assignment to work as a GIS Analyst. This position will work in a fast paced IT environment, and will participate in the implementation of GIS technology solutions to support department business needs. Position will work with SDOT GIS users to set standards for developing maps, materialized views, cartography, etc, so SDOT maps have common branding and “look and feel”. Central GIS Infrastructure support team to ensure a stable GIS production environment for our maps, web services and GIS applications. Work with SDOT IT Developers to collaborate on incorporating GIS data, web services and other product. Other assigned GIS tasks including Help Desk, one-on-one training and other duties associated with GIS work back log.
This is a Term Limited temporary assignment, for a duration of approximately 2 years. Fringe benefits will be available from date of hire; these include vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.
Complete job description and application instructions available at:
Position Title: Assistant GIS Specialist
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 @ 5:00pm, Pacific
Salary: $52,623 - $70,468 annually
The Assistant GIS Specialist performs a variety of entry-level, professional GIS tasks associated with the development, maintenance and distribution of Metro’s Regional Land Information System (RLIS). The position will focus on maintaining and improving various transportation related datasets including streets, trails and bike facilities. This position also supports Metro departments, other jurisdictions and the general public with GIS products and analysis. Supervision is provided by the Research Center Enterprise Services manager.
A bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, urban planning or a related field, with major course work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and one year of work experience in GIS and computer experience; or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The World Resources Institute has an opening for a GIS intern to jointly support the Governance Center’s Land and Resource Rights project and the Forest Program’s Global Forest Watch initiative. Please apply through the link on the WRI website: https://careers-wri.icims.com/jobs/1670/gis-intern/job. All applicants must apply online to be considered. A brief description is below. Thanks!
The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with excellent technical, analytical, and communication skills for a short-term, full-time, paid internship position to support the Governance Center’s Land and Resource Rights project (http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/land-and-resource-rights) and the Forest Program’s Global Forest Watch (http://www.globalforestwatch.org) initiative. WRI’s Land and Resource Rights (LRR) initiative aims to ensure secure property rights for rural people and the urban poor. Operating across Latin America, Africa, and Asia, our work focuses on connections between land and equitable access to forests, food, and water. Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.
For the Land and Resource Rights project, the GIS Intern for will be responsible for collecting and preparing geo-referenced data to build up content for a global map of community land and natural resource rights, with particular focus on Latin America. Specific duties will include translating written descriptions of land tenure arrangements from official documents into geospatial data using GIS. Strong ArcGIS skills are required and knowledge of written Spanish is preferred. Other duties include conducting research and outreach to collect additional documents and/or datasets from NGO partners and other organizations to further contribute to the global database of community lands. In addition, the GIS intern may be asked to conduct analyses of the relationship between geo-referenced community and indigenous lands and forest cover change, with a particular focus on Brazil. Interest and experience in land tenure arrangements as they relate to human and environmental well-being is a plus.
For Global Forest Watch, the intern for will be responsible for preparing data and developing content for the website. Duties will include editing GIS datasets and attribute tables for inclusion on the site, assisting with analyses using forest change data, writing data set descriptions and metadata, and assisting with blog posts and other social media. The intern will also help carry out GFW’s data acquisition strategy, including researching data availability, developing data sharing agreements, and processing data for inclusion in the GFW platform.
The intern will work in the following areas:
Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.
Duration: 3 months, with potential for extension
Location: Washington, DC
Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.
Hopefully you know by now that FOSS4G will be in Portland this fall (if not, read this: https://2014.foss4g.org/about/)
Info about student discounts and volunteer opportunities have been posted on the website.
If you’re interested in attending (and you should be!) you can find all the information here: https://2014.foss4g.org/attending/discounts-and-grants/
Please note that volunteer slots are limited, so you should act soon.
Clark College is hereby advertising for a temporary field technician to participate in research related to American pikas, the ecosystems they inhabit, and their relationships to climate, across a diverse landscape. The technician will travel to remote locations in the Columbia River Gorge (s. WA, n. OR) to retrieve, deploy, and download data from microclimatic sensors, and record observations of field conditions (including performing surveys for pikas). Although breathtakingly scenic, accessing these locations is physically demanding, often requiring sustained hiking in steep, rocky locations. In particular, logistics involve parking at the nearest trailhead, day-hiking to locations up to several miles from the vehicle, and arriving at exact sensor locations, which can be up to 1100 m in elevation above the vehicle. Accessing some locations may require overnight backpacking. Equipment and instruction in field techniques will be provided to the technician. Based in the Gorge, the technician will be paid $14.30 per hour. Although the primary requirement of this position is the collection of field data, there may be opportunities to continue involvement with this and related research. The position is envisioned to encompass 6 weeks of work: ~3 weeks in late May or early June, and ~3 weeks in August or early September. Additional work (data entry, etc.) could extend into October or early November, should performance merit this.
Please see qualifications below and, if interested, please express your interest in this position by providing carefully prepared copies (concatenated into 1 file) of: 1) a resume, 2) all your undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 3) a cover letter addressing the qualifications below and your ‘fit’ to the position, and 4) contact information for three or more individuals that can verify your qualifications and character. At your earliest convenience, please send the materials, and/or any questions, to project investigators Dr. Erik Beever (USGS; EBeever@usgs.gov; (406) 994-7670), Steven Clark (Clark College; SClark@Clark.edu; (360) 992-2203), and Johanna Varner (University of Utah; Johanna.Varner@utah.edu; (617) 230-2615). Expressions of interest will be continuously accepted, but we prefer that you please express your interest by 28 May 2014. If no well qualified individual is identified by this date, offers will be made to well-qualified applicants on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
• Ability to hike on rockslides with a moderately heavy backpack in steep and rugged areas.
• Familiar with navigation by topographic maps, compass, and GPS
• Comfortable working and camping in backcountry locations; solid decision-making in these contexts
• Critical-thinking skills, attention to detail, and positive attitude
• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
• Experience in collection, recording, entry, and quality-checking of field data, and identification of Pacific Northwest plant species
• Interest in ecology, wildlife, climate, physical geography, and scientific research
• Experience with GIS, remote sensing, statistics, and/or wildlife biology
Code for Portland is throwing a National Day of Civic Hacking event at the end of the month (weekend of the 30th-31st-1st), and mappers are going to be in high demand. More info here: http://www.codeforportland.org/news/2014/05/ndoch-hackathon/.
There are some really awesome projects in the hopper, including a trail data project with Metro. Groups are going to start forming at the Hack Night this Tuesday, so come to that if you can too! All the meet up info is here: http://meetup.com/Code-for-Portland .
The City of Salem has two open GIS positions. One for a GIS Analyst (with focus on public safety) and another for a GIS Programmer Analyst (with focus on public works). The Job Opportunities can be found here: