The Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is seeking an individual experienced in information management and GIS to join our dynamic team in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The PICCC is a partnership organization committed to assist those who manage native species, island ecosystems, and cultural resources in the Pacific Islands in adapting to climate
change. Part of a national network of Cooperatives, the PICCC team engages with a variety of local, regional, national, and international agencies and organizations in developing knowledge, strategies, and management
tools to address the impacts of climate variability and change.
The National Park Service purpose of this position is to provide GIS and database leadership to the PICCC. The incumbent will be tasked with a diverse variety of duties including leading the development of a GIS and data management system for PICCC and managing GIS and database operations on a daily basis. The incumbent will be the primary provider for PICCC GIS and data analytical needs including spatial analysis and spatial model development. Duties will also include developing or assisting in the development of created or adapted web-based platforms to spatially display natural or cultural resource data. The verified pay rate is $66,910.00 to $86,982.00 per year. The closing date is July 1, 2011.
To view the full job description go to: http://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for HRF 11-143
The Wilderness Society is recruiting a GIS Analyst to work in their San Francisco office. They have some really exciting research and assignments lined up for years to come, including learning/applying GIS programming and Web 2.0 skills. It is a great opportunity. Please check out the announcement at: http://wilderness.org/content/associate-gis-analyst.
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Check out this webinar put on by Google introducing it's Google Earth Builder - a cloud-based mapping platform.
"It is designed for organizations that own, license or manage large amounts of geospatial data. The product is particularly well-suited for those needing to get data out of the GIS department and into the hands of employees, customers, constituents and the public at large. Take this opportunity to explore Google Earth Builder with the product team."
USGS Seminar Series will host a presentation in the USGS Willamette Conference Room this Thursday, June 23 from 12:30 - 1:30pm.
David McCulloch, USGS Water Information and Computing Applications Support will give the presentation on ArcSDE Personal Geospatial Data Management. Topics will include:
- Description of geodatabases and ESRI ArcSDE geodatabases
- Advantages and disadvantages of ArcSDE geodatabase types
- Benefits to the USGS of enterprise geospatial data management
- Installation and use of ArcSDE Personal
- Incremental development of a USGS enterprise geospatial data management infrastructure
- Benefits of having local data in a client-server relational database management system
- Sharing geodatabases and geospatial data through Active Directory integration
- Using geodatabases with non-ESRI client software, including Microsoft Office, "R" statistical software, and development environments, such as Visual Studio and Python.
Who: Matt Boyd will speak about his professional duties as Principal of Watershed Sciences, Inc, a remote sensing company. He will describe Watershed Sciences technological focus, staff backgrounds and experience, the markets they target and the professional challenges he sees on the horizon. It promises to be an insight into private sector remote sensing that both students and professionals will find enlightening.
When: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00
Where: Watershed Sciences, 529 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 300, Portland Oregon, 97204
NatureServe, an international nonprofit conservation organization, is seeking a full-time Biodiversity Monitoring Specialist to join its team of scientists. The Biodiversity Monitoring Specialist will develop and manage core indicators of the pressures on biodiversity, status of biodiversity, conservation responses, and ecosystem service benefits provided by these conservation responses. The position will engage both global and regional conservation communities to develop the indicators. Initial work will focus on three tropical regions.
The ideal candidate will have a M.S. in conservation-related science, five years experience in activities related to biodiversity conservation monitoring, broad geographic experience including in tropical biodiversity conservation, experience with databases and GIS analysis, excellent English writing and speaking skills, and additional languages.
NatureServe’s mission-focused, collaborative atmosphere motivates staff to contribute their best efforts to make a positive impact on some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
We offer a competitive nonprofit benefits package that includes a 401(k) savings and retirement plan with matching contributions; health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; annual and sick leave; and life insurance.
NatureServe is located in Arlington, Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., in a location easily accessible by foot, bike, or public transportation (metrorail and metrobus). If you would like to pursue a career in biodiversity conservation that makes a tangible difference, please click on this link [http://natureserve.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php] for detailed information about this job, the organization, and how to apply.
June 16, 2011
Title: Conservation GIS Intern
Description: The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Conservation Science Program (CSP) seeks to advance the frontiers of science and practice within WWF and across the conservation community, laying the scientific foundation for conserving a planet that sustains both biodiversity and people. The CSP seeks a GIS intern to provide support within its Information Unit. The Information Unit within the CSP provides broad support to scientific research by obtaining, organizing, analyzing and presenting information, including database, GIS, and remote sensing technologies.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Update and maintain the online species database, the WildFinder (http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildfinder).
2. Support various projects by conducting spatial analyses and preparing maps and figures as may be required. Current projects relate to ecosystem services, spatial planning and freshwater. This will take up to 50% time.
3. Maintain, organize, update and document the CSP GIS database.
4. Provide support in map making for conservation science and other departments within World Wildlife Fund.
Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree is required with relevant background experience in geography or other environmental sciences, Masters degree preferred. The successful candidate will need to be confident and knowledgeable in management of databases, GIS analysis and map making, and organizational skills. Candidate must have at least 6 months experience using ArcGIS for spatial analysis.
Skills and Abilities:
* GIS proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS tools.
* Database management skills
* Excellent analytical skills
* Good cartographic skills
* Proficient use of basic research skills and tools.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Working knowledge of conservation added advantage.
* Knowledge of GIS programming added advantage
* The ability to effectively prioritize and work accurately under time constraints.
Duration: Paid 6 month internship. Immediate start. Full-time (35 hours/week)
Contact: Please send cover letter and resume by email to Nasser Olwero (firstname.lastname@example.org).