Flood Risk Research: GIS and/or Applied Statistics/Economics
We are seeking expressions of interest in a potential research position at the Center for Watershed Sciences at University of California at Davis (UCD). An active researcher/analyst is sought to join a team working with large geospatial databases and GIS in order to assess flood risk and other natural hazards. The position is at the post-graduate level (complete MS or PhD in hand). At present we are open to several position options, including: either (1) a staff researcher position or (2) a full-time post-doctoral research position ("Researcher" type job title), or potentially (3) a doctoral student assistantship (50% GSR) while the student pursues a PhD at UCD.
Our research group is working primarily with large flood- and hazard-related datasets with a geographical component. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research experience and research-level technical skills in one of the two following areas: (1) Geographic Information System GIS) analysis, or (2) Multivariate Statistical analysis of large real-world datasets, preferably applied to economic questions. Expertise with both of these areas would be a plus.
The project will involve manipulating and analyzing large, complex, and spatially explicit datasets. These data sets and our research are related to flood risk, floodplain management, natural hazards analysis, and science-driven policy.
The successful applicant should have the following:
• A Masters or PhD degree in GIS, Statistics, or Economics, preferably in geography, hydrology,
engineering, geology, applied statistics, or applied economics
• In the area of GIS – Strong working knowledge of desktop GIS , experience with geo/GIS standards
and tools required; experience with a programming or scripting language, such as Python, R, C#, or
C++ is preferred.
• In applied statistics or economics – Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience with
statistical packages, such as R, SAS, and/or SPSS required. Experience with SQL, scripting or coding
(e.g., Python, R, etc.) is preferred. Experience with data visualization and development of models
based on data is desired.
• Ability to manage and integrate large and complex spatially explicit datasets is required; experience
with flood, water, or hazards data would be a plus.
• Potential for academic growth demonstrated by: journal publications, scientific meeting
presentations, funding proposals, and/or technical reports completed or in progress.
• The successful candidate should be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA
Expressions of Interest: Interested persons should send an expression of interest to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 15, 2018. Relevant background information such as a
current CV would be appreciated.
Beautiful City, Fantastic benefits. Every other Friday off.
The City of West Linn is looking for a positive, dedicated and knowledgeable GIS Coordinator.
Under the direction of the City Engineering Program Manager, this position will coordinate a multi-user, city-wide GIS capability. Works with city departments and other agencies to develop and maintain GIS services related to storage, retrieval, and analysis of geographically referenced data.
Examples of Duties
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major or specialization in computer science, MIS or related field, or any sufficient education, training and/or work experience which ensures the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities. Three (3) or more years of increasingly responsible experience working with GIS. Geography, facilities maintenance, automated mapping, and/or utilities experience preferred. Considerable knowledge of modern land-based mapping application theory, principles, and practices; considerable knowledge of management information systems and spatial data systems, ARC/CAD, ARC/INFO, ARC/View. Working knowledge of local area networks (particularly Windows NT). Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application. A full job description can be found here (Download PDF reader)
The City of West Linn is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Some positions require pre-employment drug testing, passing a medical exam and/or a police background check. Job related reference checks will be conducted prior to employment being offered.
The City of West Linn is committed to equal employment opportunity as a way to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified employees. Moreover, it is the intent of the City to actively support and comply with local, state and federal law. Accordingly:
We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
The City of West Linn provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with state law. Any candidate wishing to have their qualifying veteran's preference applied to the process must submit a qualifying document (DD Form 214 or 215) at the time of application, providing proof of eligibility that includes discharge status. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of application, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.
OR - Portland
Job DescriptionResponsibilities of this position include the following:
• Use ArcGIS and ArcFM as well as a custom application to identify, configure, and transform distribution data.
• Read and interpret electrical utility asset information to enter, edit, and update spatial and tabular data.
• Maintain the accuracy of the GIS database(s), technical files, and documentation.
• Ensure quality, meet timelines, and coordinate with supervisor and trainers to resolve data issues.
• Complete data conversion, digitizing, spatial data editing, attribute editing, data validation and maintenance of digital infrastructure spatial data and related attribute information.
• Analyze data and perform QC/QA related activities, standards enforcement, and data validation.
• Progress tracking and reporting
Requirements for this position include the following:
• Technical certification or equivalent in drafting, GIS, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• A minimum of three years of related experience working in a fast paced, high volume production environment using ArcGIS.
• Experience working with and ability to read and understand electrical one lines, schematics, as well as transmission plan and profile drawings.
• Knowledge of basic electrical distribution power systems and utility network connectivity.
• Knowledge of utility engineering specifications and drawings, established drafting and design techniques.
• Knowledge of current technologies, tools, systems, and vendors.
• Understanding of company policies, practices, and procedures.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal and external customer issues.
• Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.
• Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information System (GIS), Natural Resources, Geography or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with ArcGIS 10.x and ArcFM
• Experience working with and maintaining networked utility data.
• Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.
Job Posting -Details
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is hiring a Geospatial Associate, as a new, two-year term, position. The Geospatial Associate will focus on geospatial data management, research and analysis. SELC’s geospatial team is part of the Program Communications Team, and additionally provides geographic research and mapping support to law and policy teams throughout the organization. We are seeking someone with strong geospatial and cartographic skills and familiarity with environmental law and policy, conservation strategies, and environmental science. The work is fast-paced and deadline-driven, and each day will be a little different. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most effective environmental nonprofits in the United States—and to use your geospatial, analytical, and creative skills to help SELC’s efforts to protect the environment of our special region.
If you are interested and have these qualifications, please submit an application showcasing your ability and potential as a Geospatial Associate that can provide impactful work to our organization's mission. A complete application needs to include a cover letter, resume, and work portfolio (link to an online geospatial portfolio preferred)--to GISjob@selcnc.org. Or mail a submission package to SELC Geospatial Associate Hire, 601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 220, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Application deadline is June 10, 2018.
SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds.
The salary range for this position is $45,000-$50,000 per year and includes an excellent benefits package.
We expect hard work, strategic thinking, peak performance, and teamwork from ourselves and each other, but we value the climate of mutual respect, collaboration, and collegiality that we have established among our staff, board members, and supporters. We seek to bring these same values to our partnerships with other organizations, communities, and people of all backgrounds who share our mission. The South has a rich natural diversity and an equally rich cultural diversity. SELC is committed to broadening the diversity of its staff in order to strengthen our organization and its effectiveness in responding to the many environmental challenges affecting the South and its people.
With nine offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Asheville, NC; and Richmond, VA), SELC is widely recognized as the Southeast's foremost environmental organization and regional leader. SELC works on a full range of environmental issues to protect the South's natural resources and the health and well-being of its people. Although its regional focus is the Southeast, much of its work is national in scope and impact.
We are recruiting for a remote sensing surveyor to join our Engineering Automation Section – Geometronics Unit in Salem. This position works with the lead remote sensing surveyor to acquire LiDAR scan data and aerial photographs. This person leads a team responsible for preparation of point clouds, mosaics, planimetric/topographic maps, and digital terrain models used in support of transportation improvement projects.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Duties & Responsibilities
Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsMinimum Qualifications:
A valid professional land surveyor (PLS) license.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.
ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Questions and Application Support:
The City of Portland is now hiring a GIS Technician II!
GIS Technicians II are responsible for performing specialized and detailed GIS mapping and analysis duties. Incumbents develop, implement and maintain GIS data, prepare and produce maps and other graphic representations, and perform various complex spatial analysis.
An ideal candidate will have the ability to manage time and workload in an independent manner.
The current vacancies are with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, although other bureaus may use the list generated from this recruitment to fill future vacancies.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Applicants must submit a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your résumé and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Posting Timeline: This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.
Portland Public Schools (PPS) seeks a highly motivated self-starter GIS Specialist to contribute to and build on its current data integrity to provide spatial business intelligence and decision support. Large public school districts like PPS serve a unique position in state and regional government administration regarding data-driven decision-making. Accurate, detailed and validated operational datasets are essential to functional coordination between district departments and strategic planners. School datasets also provide a key component to state and regional hazard mitigation planning, as well as community and infrastructure development. PPS is migrating toward a more integrated enterprise GIS platform for managing and reporting it core datasets.
The GIS Specialist will perform analysis and map document production related to spatial analysis, building and operations records management, student data, and enterprise software development. More specifically the GIS Specialist assists in data editing and analysis, process automation, information requests, and systems integration of the enterprise environment.
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY
This position is classified as GIS Specialist, Pay Grade 22, on the Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule FLSA Non-Exempt. New hires are typically placed at step 1: $59,066.
The Non-Represented Confidential Professional Management and Employees Salary Schedule for 260 day employees can be found here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/Class%20Comp/Salary%20Schedules/Conf%20Prof%20Mngt%20sal%20sched%20-%20260%20day.pdf
For more details, the complete Classification Specification can be viewed here: Paste link to pdf from here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/Class%20Comp/Classification%20Specifications/CPM%20Specs/OPS_OSM/PPS%20Class%20Spec-GIS%20Series.pdf
Education, Training and Experience:
Natural Systems Analysts - Vancouver, WA
In conjunction with The Analytical Services team at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (CRFWCO), Natural Systems Analysts is hiring an additional support person with database and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to complete a suite of required projects.
Major responsibilities include organizing spatial databases on species occupancy and distribution, generating publication-quality maps and graphics using ESRI’s ArcGIS, inputting GIS and tabular information, developing spatial data layers to assess the habitat and distribution of aquatic species. In addition, but not limited to:
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June 20, 2018 – Charleston, OR
June 21, 2018 – Tillamook, OR
Using and Interpreting Estuary Habitat Maps
8:30 am – 3 pm
An estuary presents a complex array of habitat types that can vary from place to place, depending on underlying physical structure and the characteristics of its waters, sediments and biota; and from one estuary to another. Changes in land use, water, climate, and development increase the complexity of managing estuaries. To help plan, monitor, protect, restore and conserve habitat, managers need a common language and set of terms to compare data, account for local conditions, describe habitat and map estuarine environments. This course introduces a comprehensive system to classify estuarine environments, using simple standards and common terms, for interpreting maps using geographic information system (GIS) tools.
Who should take this course?
Floodplain and estuarine managers including planning, mapping, science, regulatory or related staff.
You will learn how to:
· Characterize estuarine environments using a system of complementary settings and components to describe observed features.
· Match specific aspects of the physical environment with associated organisms and biological communities.
· Make apples-to-apples comparisons of estuarine environments at regional, national, or global scales.
· Organize data and compare results using common terms and a flexible framework.
· Modify your descriptions to account for unique features.
· Use GIS tools to interpret estuary habitat maps, at the desired level of detail, to meet different needs.
· Incorporate classification information in GIS metadata.
Continuing education credits will be available from the American Institute of Certified Planners – American Planning Association.
REGISTRATION: Please use this new link to register (or re-register):
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EstuaryHabitatMapping
Questions? Call John at 541-888-5558 ext. 129.