NASA DEVELOP is a capacity building program similar to an internship. This fantastic program has opportunities at a dozen sites across the US including the DEVELOP node at Idaho State University’s GIS Center. Applications for the fall term are now being accepted through June 30th.
To apply visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.php
To learn more about DEVELOP visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/index.php for information about the national program, or visit http://giscenter.isu.edu/research/Techpg/nasa_DEVELOP/index.htm to learn specifics about the research being done at ISU’s GIS Center. You can also feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. I am the Director of the GIS Center and the DEVELOP Science Advisor for our node.
DEVELOP is an opportunity not only for college students but for military/veterans, any early career professionals, and transitioning professionals as well. Consider applying for DEVELOP and jump start your future!
GIS/Asset Analyst (Tech Analyst) | Kitsap County | Port Orchard, WA
The incumbent plans, organizes, and provides project leadership in the design and implementation of the various components of the County's asset management system and Geographical Information System (GIS). The employee performs higher-level computer programming, advanced database management, advanced geo-processing and spatial analysis, GIS and asset management related project management and/or higher-level systems administration, development and testing to support operations of the Stormwater, Roads, and Traffic asset management and GIS layers. Responsibilities include implementing Stormwater, Roads, and Traffic asset management systems.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Required Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree in geography, environmental management, computer science or closely related field; and
Four years of experience performing complex analytical analysis using ArcGIS software and an asset management system, and experience with Global Positioning System (GPS) data collection and processing; OR
Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Technical Certification for ArcGIS software.
Two years of experience directly involved with implementing or managing asset management systems.
Manages, coordinates, constructs, and maintains the District’s GIS files and related software applications, maps and data products. Develops workflows, defines policies, and plans development and direction of GIS projects. Coordinates with other KID staff and management to define and customize GIS project content to meet specific departmental requirements. Develop, implement, operate, and maintain the District’s enterprise GIS program. District lead in the design and development of enterprise GIS and related web services which may be linked to other District enterprise data systems. Writes programs and develops user interfaces, menus, and macro-level commands to meet high priority District GIS needs. Provides back up support to keep IT systems operating, especially in the absence of the IT Specialist.
A Master’s degree in GIS, Computer Science or a closely related field and one (1) year of experience in programming in a GIS software environment, or a Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Computer Science, or a closely related field and three (3) years of experience in programming in a GIS software environment; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job.
Please read the full job description:
GIS Analyst/Developer: http://www.kid.org/
Applicants must submit a KID application, cover letter and resume. Please complete the application at
Forestry GIS Mapping Technician
Provide Geographic Information System (GIS) updating and mapping support to RPFs for Timber Harvesting Plan (THP) preparation. Additional GIS support to the forestry staff will be provided as time and need allows. A progressive step as a Lead Forestry GIS Mapping Technician is possible for those with qualifications listed below.
• Generate maps as needed by Foresters for inclusion in THPs. Communicate and coordinate closely with Foresters and Forestry Technicians to ensure efficient and accurate mapping.
• Populate and update corporate data bases associated with Green Diamond’s fully integrated mapping system (CENGEA).
• Assist in training and provide primary support for Forestry staff while they are working in the mapping systems.
• Scan and orthorectify air photos for use by Foresters preparing THPs.
• Assist foresters and technicians with the use of mapping apps for mobile devices and with GPS data files.
• Coordinate with FRIS to help generate associated reports relating to cumulative impacts (AB47 requirements) for inclusion in THPs and provide information for depletions.
• Participate in departmental safety/staff meetings.
• As needed and as time allows, coordinate with FRIS to update the corporate database to reflect changes in GIS layers and associated attribute tables resulting from THPs, including roads and watercourse updates, in addition to unit boundaries, logging and silvicultural method boundaries, geologic features, and retention areas
• Will have the opportunity to perform field work on Timber Harvest Plans.
• As needed and as time allows, assist chief forester/forestry manager with GIS data analysis and reporting projects or other special projects.
Lead Technician Step Progression:
In order to be considered eligible for a lead technician position, there must be a business need for the position to be filled. Qualifications include:
• At least two years of comprehensive technician experience at GDRCo in the given discipline of the opening. This may include a combination of forestry GIS mapping technician work and field technician work.
• Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal skills at GDRCo in order to fulfill job duties such as mentoring and training full-time or seasonal technicians as needed, developing more efficient work flows for THP related mapping responsibilities and demonstrating a willingness to accept increasing responsibility.
• Demonstrate a willingness and ability to stay current with technological advances that relate to forestry utilization of GIS applications.
• Advanced technical skills such as assisting with quality assurance of GIS mapping data and FRIS corporate data, providing independent answers to technical GIS questions and resolving a variety of GIS/THP mapping issues of moderately complex scope. Other advanced skills would include recognized accomplishment of department objectives to ensure improved forester efficiency in preparation of THP maps; quality data entry and accurate report documentation; the demonstrated ability to troubleshoot unforeseen circumstances and provide good independent judgment and applying resource knowledge when confronted with unanticipated problems.
• Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other departments and meet the needs of those departments while maintaining a high level of productivity.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Successfully completed college courses in Forestry, GIS or Natural Resource field.
• Must have a valid CA Driver’s License.
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS.
• Knowledge of the principles of forest engineering and THP layout and how to apply those principles in the context of a working GIS.
• The ability to learn and understand the requirements of the State Forest Practice Rules, the GDRCo Northern Spotted Owl Habitat Conservation Plan and Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan and other GDRCo programmatic permits or agreements in order to provide accurate mapping and attribution of features required by these types of documents.
• Ability to understand and apply principles of photogrammetry in order to provide orthorectification of air photos.
• Must be an active and contributing participant in the Forestry Department Safety program.
• Demonstrated ability to navigate with the aid of a map and compass.
• Must be able to take responsibility for the quality of own work products as well as own personal safe behaviors.
• Ability to work overtime as necessary.
• Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
• Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
• Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
• Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
• Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, GIS, Natural Resources Management or related field -- (or equivalent combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge skills and abilities).
• One year of experience as a Forestry Technician assisting in layout and development of Timber Harvest Plans.
• Formal training using ArcGIS and/or Structured Query Language (SQL), preferably in a field related to forest management.
• Experience using Microsoft data management software in a work environment.
• Knowledge of harvesting systems and road layout skills.
• Working knowledge of the California Forest Practice rules and the application.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• This position is located in Klamath, CA.
• Ability to work extended periods at a computer in an office setting.
• Works (10%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
• Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
• Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
• Occasional field work could expose employee to wildlife encounters, poison oak, nettles, pollen, dust, pesticides and/or insect bites.
• Occasional travel to remote company locations.
• Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
• Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
• Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
• This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 2.
To apply email cover letter with resume to Debbie Miller at CAJobs@greendiamond.com
Position open until June 26, 2017.
Confluence AmeriCorps Program and Portland Environmental Services are hiring TWO AmeriCorps members: a Stormwater Equity Coordinator and a Green Street Coordinator!
The Stormwater Equity Coordinator and Green Street Coordinator will work collaboratively to assist the Stormwater Stewards Team to plan and develop urban forest and sustainable stormwater capacity in low-tree-canopy, low-income, racially diverse communities in Portland. The Stormwater Equity Coordinator will focus on urban trees, and the Green Street Coordinator will focus on Green Street Facilities (i.e., bioswales). These positions will build on the successes of previous AmeriCorps members. The AmeriCorps members will connect with community groups, organizations, committees and leaders to cultivate partnerships for potential projects and stewardship commitments; develop and organize materials, activities and events to foster tree and Green Street stewardship; and plan and execute tree and Green Street planting and stewardship activities in low-tree-canopy, low-income, racially diverse communities in close cooperation with partners. The Member will participate in Confluence-led professional development activities: Professional Development Series, completing a Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities. Position term: September 6, 2017 – July 27, 2018 (11 months – 1700 hours).
Interested? Visit the Confluence Environmental Center to view the full announcement and apply!
About Confluence AmeriCorps Program
The Confluence AmeriCorps program advances environmental justice through innovative partnerships with local organizations in the Portland metropolitan area. These positions are life changing service opportunities where the Member engages in addressing critical, environmental needs in low-income communities and communities of color. This position is a dynamic combination of serving with a Project Partner on a dedicated project (80%) andjoining a cohort of other Confluence AmeriCorps Members for professional and leadership development opportunities (20%). http://www.confluencecenter.org/
About Portland Environmental Services Tree Program
The Environmental Services Tree Program works with community partners to plant trees where they will contribute to human and watershed health. We use innovative outreach and planting models to increase tree planting in underserved neighborhoods and ensure our program is connecting with diverse communities. We also work with Portland Parks & Recreation and other organizations to support education about trees and stewardship of our urban forest. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/trees
Bonneville Power Administration has openings for mid-level Geographers (GIS Specialists), one in Portland, OR and the other in Vancouver, WA.
The Portland position is part-time (32-40 hours/week) and the Vancouver position is full-time (40 hours/week). The Geospatial Services Department is responsible for providing Geospatial support in the maintenance, operation and development of new BPA facilities. This position provides advanced professional GIS (Geographic Information System) services utilizing computerized data capture, storage, and analysis techniques for visual displays, spatial analysis, and tabular reports on a wide variety of geographical projects.
*Our application deadline for this position is Monday, June 26th.
Below are the contract details along with the basic requirements:
General Overview for Position:
Minimum Requirements for Position:
If Interested contact:
Sr. Staffing Specialist
First Tek, DOS LLC
620 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1205, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 219-0625 || Fax: (503) 226-6786
www.first-tek.com || firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Position Information:
This full-time contract position serves as a Geographer 2 within BPA’s Geospatial Services Department (TERG). The Geospatial Services Department is responsible for providing Geospatial support in the maintenance, operation and development of new BPA facilities. This position provides advanced professional GIS (Geographic Information System) services utilizing computerized data capture, storage, and analysis techniques for visual displays, spatial analysis, and tabular reports on a wide variety of geographical projects.
Contract personnel are not allowed to direct Federal employees, nor are they allowed to authorize expenditures or make decisions on behalf of BPA; these functions are specifically assigned to BPA employees. Contract personnel provide analysis, information and input to those functions. Additionally, contract personnel may only represent BPA (such as at seminars, industry events, etc.) with written authorization from a BPA Vice President.
This position is open to Foreign National candidates
Position Responsibilities include:
Note: all official drafts, documents and recommendations, as listed below, must be reviewed, finalized and approved / accepted by appropriate BPA manager / or other federal personnel with the authority to do so.
*NOTE: Attendance at all training, etc. must be pre-approved by SLMO. For any such events, requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approval is subject to the most current guidance provided to SLMO by BPA or DOE and is subject to change. SLMO reserves the right to negotiate attendance on billable/non-billable hours and reimbursement of travel costs with the supplier. Reimbursable travel costs must adhere to the Federal Travel Regulations and are submitted via an expense sheet in Fieldglass.
TriMet updated their job posting to remove the requirement for a recommendation letter and extended the application deadline to June 26th, 2017.
TriMet Mobile Surveyor Position Opening
TriMet is recruiting Mobile Surveyors for an upcoming on-board survey project (Orange Line After Study). We will collect origin/destination, on/off stop, and demographic data from riders using tablets on-board TriMet buses and MAX Light Rail. The project will begin in mid to late September 2017 and continue until February 2018 or later. Benefits are a flexible work schedule, $14 per hour pay on as-needed basis, free monthly bus passes, and involvement in an important data collection project.
The qualifications we are looking for are:
Surveyors will need to be able to get to and from any point in the TriMet transit network at the start time and end time of a route. Those bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian and ASL are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted until June 26th, 2017. Interviews will be conducted at the end of June and training will take place in September at our offices in downtown or Southeast Portland.
Please email a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to email@example.com, with subject line titled: “TriMet Mobile Surveyor”.
Are you (or do you know) an undergrad looking to gain some field research experience and work in a fantastic place this summer for $15.00 an hour (30 hours per week - more of less)? Then please see this job posting:
Looking for a Field Research Assistant to help conduct range assessment surveys to collect data that will be incorporated with satellite data using computer models. The FRA be going on multi-day field expeditions with me around Wallowa County (truck, foot, horseback) while on survey and be working on data entry and with the models while in town, after suitable R&R. They'll be working out of Enterprise, Oregon - with housing provided.
The position is through OSU, but open to undergrads from anywhere.
Important: The posting closes on Tuesday, June 13. Sorry about the rush, but the funding thing was interesting and we need to get someone hired before a training on June 21-22.
Sensing the Environment: A series of collaborative projects between
Make+Think+Code@PNCA, Intel, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council to use art and technology to better understand our ecosystems, and the habitats and behaviours of birds and other life that shares our environment.
We begin with a hackathon at Make+Think+Code@PNCA (July 14 - 16, followed by a week of prototyping and presentations on July 21) for naturalists and ecologists, artists, designers, and technologists.
If you'd like to join us for any part of the project, please fill in the form linked here.
Design and build sensor kits to gather environmental data; use techniques of data science (deep learning) to analyse and interpret the data that we collect; and discover and tell the hidden stories about these species and spaces through virtual/augmented/mixed reality.
The First Project: Acoustic monitoring
Design and build a prototype for a kit to detect, track, and identify migrating birds and bats through sound. We currently have very little data for the region and while there are wonderful operational devices in existence, new technology and creative minds like you can create a mobile, (wireless), self-sustaining version we can use on rooftops, windows, all over Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Ideally, the new device would be battery-powered (with solar recharging, even better), and the system could record every sound onto a thumb drive or send it wirelessly to the cloud. Come play, experiment in collaborative teams, and create an amazing device that allows us to discover the birds and bats that inhabit and move through our region!
The Second Project: Creating sensor kits for volunteer citizen scientists
Design and build a mobile sensor kit that gathers environmental data (about air, water, soil, light, canopy, ...) and connects to a corresponding app on your phone. The goal is to find correlations between the various fauna and flora and their environment. We focus on the Sandy River and its delta to help determine which organisms are thriving or suffering in which environments so that they can direct volunteer efforts in planting trees and creating waterways that best support these organisms (plants, animals, reptiles, bugs, fish, etc.).
GeoDev Meetup Group - Oregon
Mon Jun 12
Esri HackerLab - Portland, OR
at Esri Portland R&D Center
Mon Jun 12
Esri GeoDev Meetup - PDXing it!
at Esri Portland R&D Center
This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems. Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.