invites applications for the position of:
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $4,683.00 - $4,969.00 Monthly
$56,196.00 - $59,628.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/20/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Develops geographic information system (GIS) applications, designs new data structures, and maintains geographic data. Installs and maintains GIS hardware and software. Performs spatial analysis in the production of GIS maps and reports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Maintains geographic information in the County GIS including tax lots, soils, land use, streams, roads, topography, zoning, survey control, and other data.
b) Documents GIS user needs. Designs application software for input, update, and display of geographic information. Writes programming code to create new applications.
c) Creates new geographic data in support of County operations as directed by the Supervisor.
d) Assists in the quality control administration of outside contracts.
e) Converts and integrates spatial data coverages and attribute databases from a variety of data resources. Reviews data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, and documentation.
f) Develops program alternatives for GIS implementation for review by the Supervisor, including costs, benefits, and timelines.
g) Assists in the development of cartographic and digital data standards for the County GIS.
h) Performs complex analysis on spatial data using GIS software tools.
i) Provides training and technical assistance in the operation of GIS systems to users in County departments and offices.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in geography, cartography, computer science, land surveying, engineering or a closely related field and two years experience operating land-based mapping applications. Or any combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities as determined by the Surveyor. A valid Oregon driver's license with an insurable driving record is required.
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS:
Knowledge of the principles, theories and methods of Geographic Information Systems, including current developments in technologies. Ability to comprehend and manipulate complex land based data systems involving interdepartmental interaction. Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with County departments. Ability to use and manipulate various computers and computer networks. Familiar with programming languages and scripting tools. Skill in the development, programming and use of software necessary for the creation and implementation of a county-wide Geographic Information System.
Position encounters a wide variety of work situations. Operates independently with minimal supervision. Job involves a high degree of complexity in the development of applications, design of data structures, data manipulation and maintenance. Provides training and technical assistance to GIS users. The consequences of errors affect multiple County departments.
Chesapeake Conservancy is seeking an immediate hire of a Program Manager with at least two years of professional GIS and program management experience.
ABOUT THE CONSERVANCY
Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, with healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with the Chesapeake’s wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.
Within the Conservancy, the Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) group has become a globally recognized leader in producing data, analyses, and web applications to advance precision conservation and restoration. We have partnered with industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to help define the next generation of environmental data.
The Program Manager will report to the Director of Conservation Technology, and be responsible for overseeing the full life cycle of a range of projects within the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center. This involves working with project managers and geospatial analysts to scope projects based on overall grant or project timeline, available staff, and available budget. With minimal guidance, the Program Manager will be responsible for timelines and deadlines; coordinating project staff and client expectations and standards; workflow development, training, and execution; troubleshooting; deliverable quality; and client communication. Types of projects include mapping high resolution land cover and flow paths, researching best technical and scientific practices in academic and professional literature, prioritizing restoration efforts of stakeholder groups, producing compelling visuals such as maps and tables for under-resourced partners, and building desktop as well as web tools to facilitate GIS access. Several software packages will be used in producing deliverables, including ArcGIS, ENVI, R, and eCognition as well as Python-based methodologies; training will be provided where necessary, but experience with these is preferred.
Essential functions include:
1. Pipeline management. The candidate must have demonstrated success with managing the full life cycles of multiple complex, cross-functional, client-oriented geospatial analysis projects, from scoping to delivery.
2. Line management. The Program Manager will serve as the direct supervisor to a team of highly skilled analysts and/or project managers. S/he will provide guidance, instruction, troubleshooting support, professional development opportunities, feedback, and evaluation.
3. Project management. Candidates will balance multiple projects and analyst teams. Applicants should have demonstrated experience establishing and monitoring team workflows across several projects and identifying as well as addressing risks to his/her projected timelines. Candidate should be adept at motivating staff to deliver project outcomes.
4. Program administration. The Program Manager will negotiate and oversee high-level components of client contracts, such as evaluating needs, setting project expectations, creating and monitoring budgets, making team assignments, and establishing deliverable schedules. Candidate should have demonstrated experience in front-line client communications.
5. Communicating Conservancy projects to the public. Candidates should be comfortable articulating highly technical projects to the public in presentations (large and small), press releases, and at networking events.
6. Providing training and technical assistance to non-GIS Conservancy staff. On a continuing basis, Conservancy staff members require technical and mapping assistance. The Program Manager will be expected to maintain flexibility for addressing urgent, unplanned needs, providing troubleshooting assistance, and teaching others.
The Program Manager should be an exceptionally organized, dependable, and goal-driven leader with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, conservation, and education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources. Candidates must be able to challenge conventions, to thrive independently as well as on a team in a relaxed, dynamic office culture, and to think creatively. The Conservancy’s GIS team is a highly collaborative and innovative group, candidates must be able to work and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Ideal candidates will participate in brainstorming and planning discussions. A Master’s degree is required, ideally with a concentration in Environmental Science or Geography. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. Since the position will be focused almost entirely on geospatial analysis, candidates must demonstrate strong GIS and remote sensing experience. Other essential skills include project management, adaptability, independence in problem solving, strong oral and written communication, and an ability to teach others technical material. Candidates must be adept with geospatial analysis programs (ArcGIS Desktop 10.x). Ideally applicants will have experience with ArcGIS Pro, remote sensing software (ENVI, eCognition), and web and/or Python scripting, although all training necessary to work on the project will be provided.
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education. The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available. This position will not support relocation assistance.
Interested candidates should reply with a resume and cover letter that explain how your skills and background fit this position. Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. The Chesapeake Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Portland District Engineering and Construction Division is recruiting for a Pathways Student Trainee (Administrative Support Assistant), GS-0399-4/5 to work in the Front Office and provide administrative support to the Front Office and Branches within the Division. The work schedule is part-time, approximately 20 hours a week. Duty location is Portland, Oregon. The announcement closes on Monday 25-June.
*Pathways Internship positions provide for development and training. Assignments become more responsible as incumbent increases knowledge and skills through work experience and academic training. At the full-performance level, you will be expected to:
*Providing administrative support to the Division Chief, Administrative Officer, and staff in the Division.
*Assist with payroll and travel arrangements, including processing travel orders and vouchers.
*Recordkeeping and data entry.
*Property accountability tracking.
*Drafting, reviewing, and routing correspondence.
USAJOBS Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502277900
If you have questions about the position please contact Rachel Samsel at 503-808-4802.
Applications for this position will be accepted on-line until 75 applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, July 2nd, 2018.
Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.
The City of Portland, Water Bureau (PWB) is seeking a Management Analyst. The Management Analyst will be responsible for developing organizational structures and automating processes and procedures to ensure compliance with all records retention requirements. The position will plan, organize, then work with each work group in PWB to bring their relevant retention schedules up to date, approved and published by City Archives & Records Management. The position will coordinate recordkeeping functions in the bureau, determine recordkeeping requirements and operational needs, then establish processes and procedures to ensure records are captured and managed per retention schedules; automating processes where appropriate using the bureau's Content Management system to organize and standardize record metadata for future export to Auditor's HPRM system. The position will assist all PWB workgroups to establish processes and procedures for managing their records when use of Content Management is not practical or feasible. The position will be responsible for analyzing existing workflows, process mapping, evaluating alternatives, and recommending improvements.
The position will also analyze the existing Content Management system, current PWB business practices and current usage of Content Management system to determine needs gaps, identify areas for improvement, new or additional functionality and applications needed. The position will also develop processes and specifications for tools to automate records preservation for legal holds issued by the City Attorney's office, or others. Finally, the position will work with Emergency Management and Bureau representatives to identify critical files/information that will be required in the response and recovery phases of a major disaster, then work with BTS and others to ensure the critical files/information is replicated to a disaster recovery server and will be available when needed. This position requires the ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and excellent communication skills.
The Portland Water Bureau (PWB) serves more than 900,000 retail and wholesale customers, almost a quarter of Oregon's population. PWB values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PWB encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Although not required, PWB encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
WHY JOIN 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 are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how their education, training and/or experience meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in business or public administration, finance or a closely related field; and at least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in administrative, operations, budgetary and similar analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.
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 FOR THIS POSITION. 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.
Organization: Farmers Conservation Alliance
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Hood River, OR
HOOD RIVER, OREGON – FULL-TIME (EXEMPT)
Farmers Conservation Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization that operates at the intersection of water, energy, and agriculture. The work of the GIS Specialist will encompass data management, map production, spatial analysis, and field data collection.
WHEN YOU WORK FOR US, HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND
Our staff of 20 engineers, scientists, public policy experts, and strategy consultants believe that everyone can win –farmers, rivers, and communities. We formed 13 years ago to successfully bring an innovative fish screen technology to market. This farmer-developed technology, now known as the Farmers Screen, helps to keep fish and debris in rivers and out of water supplies.
Since that time, our work has expanded to help farmers modernize all aspects of their water delivery systems and to apply the Farmers Screen technology across all sectors. Staff work with water users, agencies, and organizations to design, finance, and implement large-scale solutions and technologies that improve water supplies, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and generate fish-friendly hydropower.
Our headquarters in Hood River, Oregon, inspires staff in both their professional and personal lives. Hood River’s abundant apple, pear, and cherry orchards and salmon-bearing streams provide daily context for our work. The Columbia River Gorge and nearby Mt. Hood provide endless opportunities for hiking, paddling, cycling, skiing, and kiteboarding. Hood River’s 1-hour commute to Portland lets staff live in a small, family-friendly town while also having easy access to all of the amenities that the city has to offer.
SO THAT’S US. NOW ABOUT THE WORK
FCA seeks a unique individual for its GIS Specialist, ideally with a background in spatial data management and analysis. In a typical week, GIS Specialist could expect to work with a broad spectrum of personnel from within FCA, ranging from engineers and hydrologists to technical document writers to institutional funders and irrigation district board members. GIS work will vary on a day to day basis; flexibility and time management will be a key skill in executing tasks associated with multiple projects across all sectors of FCA. Example tasks could include analyzing
geospatial data and creating visually intuitive map products, developing geodatabases for engineers to use in hydraulic modeling, or field collection of geospatial data across Oregon.
AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE, AMONG OTHER ASSETS
• A bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, natural resources, or applicable engineering discipline (civil or environmental)
• 1-4 years of experience in the private or public sector with GIS applications in natural resources,
environmental science, and/or engineering
• Experience working with agricultural and/or environmental communities, organizations, and/or individuals
• A keen eye for visually appealing and easily understandable spatial data displays and excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Extensive experience working with ESRI Products (ArcGIS Suite)
• A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• The ability to traverse uneven ground such as stream beds and agricultural fields.
• Experience working with QGIS
• Experience with Python scripting in automating spatial data workflows
• Familiarity with serving and managing spatial data across an organization with multiple locations and teams
Above all, an ideal candidate would be passionate about developing solutions that will benefit the environment and agriculture and be able to develop professional relationships with people of all industries, backgrounds, and beliefs.
INTERESTED? SOME FINE PRINT ABOUT JOINING OUR TEAM
Staff join us for our mission and our location, and they stay because we work together to meet our shared goals. We provide a competitive salary, vacation, health, dental, and retirement package, and believe that happy staff deliver the best outcomes. As such, we provide flexibility for staff to spend time doing what they love. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “GIS Specialist” as the subject of the email. Please do not contact FCA directly about this opportunity.
Applications should be addressed to:
Julie Davies O’Shea, Executive Director
Farmers Conservation Alliance
11 3rd St, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
Position is open until filled.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one Senior GIS specialist position. The Geographic Information System (GIS) section within the Science Division is a geospatial service provider for the four business areas of the Wildlife Program (GAME, DIVERSITY, LANDS and SCIENCE).
The GIS section is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of enterprise systems; the analysis and modeling of geospatial data; the development of tools and applications; and specialized GIS technical training and consultation. This Senior GIS Specialist works with a diverse team of talented GIS professionals to deliver GIS expertise and support in the areas of: enterprise database design, application development (web and mobile) and advanced geospatial analysis and reporting.
Full job description, job announcement and application information can be found here.
Wetland Scientist - (149905)
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
HDR is seeking a motivated and career-oriented mid-level wetland scientist for a full-time regular position in Portland, OR office. The successful candidate must have 5+ years of Pacific Northwest based experience in wetland and riparian ecology, wetland delineations, plant identification, hydric soils, and wetland and waterbody functional assessments. The candidate will work as a member of high-performing teams on a variety of natural resource assessments to support development of public and private infrastructure projects throughout Alaska. Successful candidates shall be self-motivated and proficient in wetland delineations in Pacific Northwest, general wetland science and botany throughout Pacific Northwest, development of technical reports as well as possess an understanding of Clean Water Act Section 404 regulations and NEPA documentation. Must have experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2007 Alaska Regional Supplement and be willing and able to work independently, manage field crews, communicate with resource and regulatory agencies, and have strong technical writing skills. Other duties may include: NEPA documentation, compensatory mitigation plans and debit/credit analysis, and environmental permitting. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, excellent writing skills, working well with others, and a willingness to learn are essential for this position. Technical writing experience is required. A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality is required.
In the role of Environmental Scientist, we'll count on you to:
• Work with a team of scientists to conduct wetland and stream delineations and functional assessments, vegetation surveys, wildlife surveys, and other field activities in urban and remote settings. Includes work on remote field assignments in adverse weather conditions often on irregular and steep terrain.
• Prepare written environmental reports including wetland and stream delineation reports, biological assessments, monitoring reports, etc., and develop mitigation options, plans and documents to address project impacts.
• Prepare documentation to support Clean Water Act Permitting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 10 and 404 permits, NEPA compliance, Endangered Species Act consultation, and other state/local permits.
• Contribute as an author on environmental planning documents such as NEPA Environmental Impact Statements or Environmental Assessments, interpreting technical information into a reader friendly format.
Keyword(s): Professional Wetland Scientist, Ecologist, Botanist, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, environmental science, wetland, permitting.
• Bachelor's degree in Biology or closely related field
• 5+ years of experience managing and/or conducting analyses in support of biological and/or environmental projects with at least 2 years leading wetlands delineation teams; Master’s degree may account for up to 2 years of experience
• Experience with wetland delineations using the 2007 Oregon Regional Supplement wetland delineation manual
• Ability to identify common Alaska plant species and/or characterize hydric soils
• Knowledge of federal regulatory framework, including NEPA and CWA Section 10/404.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
• Ability to interpret and analyze data, proactively identify and solve problems
• Excellent technical and analytical writing skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Technical expertise in the design, implementation, interpretation, and presentation of data for environmental studies and investigations.
• Strong conceptual organizational problem solving and research abilities.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work in a fast paced work environment with changing deadlines and priorities
• Demonstrated familiarity with Federal and/or Alaska state/local permits
• Experience with GIS software
• Valid Oregon State Driver’s license
• Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• A demonstrated commitment to safety and quality, and an attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture.
• M.S. degree in Biology or relevant field of study (i.e. environmental science, botany, ecology, natural sciences, natural resource management)
• Field data collection expertise in wetlands and streams using GPS units
• Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) or Wetland Professional In Training (WPIT) certification
• Local candidates preferred
At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
Fielder – Data Collection
ITC Service Group (“ITC”) is a leading provider of broadband installation, planning, wireless, design and staffing solutions to the telecommunications industry. With over 40 years’ experience in the telecom business, as we continue to grow we recognize that we are only as successful as the people we employ. We provide competitive pay, a positive atmosphere, and career development opportunities. Whether you are just beginning to think about your next job or have already decided to make a meaningful move, we want to talk to you.
ITC Service Group has immediate openings for individuals in the Portland area to collect field data for a project currently underway. In this role, you will walk utility/pole lines (urban or rural, as needed) collecting date for mapping of a fiber network. This data will either be ground based, or aerial. Once the data is collected, it is uploaded to our Engineering Department at the end of the day. Training will be provided. If you are proficient with a smart phone, and have attention to detail, this is the job for you. Prior experience in Telecommunications, GIS field work, surveying, etc…, is desired, but not required for this position.