** RECRUITING TO FILL ONE POSITION CONSISTING OF EITHER A PLANNER TRAINEE, ASSISTANT PLANNER OR ASSOCIATE PLANNER **
This position is designed to prepare the Planner Trainee for a career in local government land use planning. This opportunity would also be valuable to individuals seeking general local government administration experience. Work involves managing land use planning projects from inception to completion. Project management includes application of the Comprehensive Plan, zoning and subdivision ordinances. The Planner Trainee prepares staff reports and assists citizens with their land use planning projects. Work involves conducting research, analysis and presentation of data of limited complexity. Work assignments may be in rural, regional, transportation or natural resource planning.
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
Education, Experience and Training
An Associate's degree or educational equivalent and major course work in the Geosciences, Geography, Environmental Science, Regional Planning or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Supplemental Information** A cover letter, résumé, writing sample and transcripts are required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans' Hiring Preference, you must attach your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **
DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the interview if you are selected to interview. **
The NACIS (North American Cartographic Information Society) annual conference is fast approaching, and with it our Student Mapping Competitions. Deadline for competitions is August 31, 2020. We ask that you forward this email on to any of your students whom you think may be interested in entering the competitions. Details and links below.
Our conference is virtual this year, and will be free for any NACIS members. Annual membership rates are $50USD for a general member, and only $20 for students. We highly encourage you and your students to register and participate in the conference!
Student Map and Poster Competition:
This competition is for students who have created static print maps or posters in the 2019-2020 academic year. In a typical year, the print maps are displayed in person at our conference Map Gallery. This year, with our virtual meeting, a digital version will appear in an online gallery. There are two, $500USD prizes to be won: for Cartographic Design and for Research.
Student Dynamic Mapping Competition:
This competition is open to students who have created any digital, screen-viewed dynamic, online, or interactive map in the 2019-2020 academic year. There are two, $500USD prizes to be won: Individual entries and Group Entries.
If you or your students have any questions regarding the competitions, please contact Mary Beth Cunha or Martha Bostwick at email@example.com for assistance.
The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (https://www.napsgfoundation.org/) has requested GISCorps volunteer support to geolocate crowdsourced photos for situational awareness to support the response to Hurricanes Marco and Laura which will be impacting the Gulf Coast through the week.
Volunteers on this mission will geolocate photos sourced from Twitter, Facebook, news stories, etc. by examining images and text for location clues. Using Google satellite images and Street View imagery, the volunteers will pinpoint locations as precisely as possible. Once the location is identified, volunteers will upload the photo using a Survey123 form. Each uploaded photo will be vetted by our admin team and displayed on apps that provide essential situational awareness to federal, state, and local emergency managers and first responders.
For hurricanes, we are generally looking for photos related to preparedness, shortages, evacuations, damage, flooding, and ultimately recovery operations. Please do not post any pictures that contain identifiable images of people's faces or text containing people's names. More instructions and FAQs can be found in the Volunteer Portal.
All of the instructions and information you need is contained in our new Experience Builder application and should be fairly self-explanatory. Everyone who joins the project via the Google form below will receive daily email updates and will be added to our dedicated Slack channel for questions and answers. (We will add you to our Slack workspace as soon as we can. It may take a few hours depending on the time of day.) Slack is the best place to ask questions to get a quick response.
If you'd like to contribute to this project, please fill out this very brief Google form: https://forms.gle/C8yhUF8GVvT7TeoC7
Everything else you need is embedded on this Volunteer Portal: https://arcg.is/KDjPO.
Please read the Important Information on the first page and the FAQ page. If there are photos in the Photo Queue, please work on mapping those before you start searching for photos on your own.
Past Project summaries can be seen here: https://www.giscorps.org/napsg-crowdsource-photos/
A comprehensive look at all the data and apps can be found on the Hub page: https://2020-crowdsourced-disaster-photos-napsg.hub.arcgis.com/
At the conclusion of the mission, we'll ask you to fill out one more Google form to report your hours and provide feedback. We'll then send you a GISCorps certificate of appreciation and a letter documenting your contribution for GISP credit.
We look forward to working with you and thank you in advance for your efforts in this important mission. This mission will likely run for approximately 5 days depending on how the storms develop.
The GISCorps Core Committee
Part-time GIS Specialist (14 hours per week)
The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) is looking to fill a part time GIS Specialist position. Work includes GIS data processing, geodatabase editing, spatial analysis, geocoding, image georeferencing, network routing, cartographic mapping, producing 3D and temporal visualization, GPS data post processing, image analysis, and web based mapping system usage and testing.
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
This is a Harvard Less-Than-Half-Time (LHT) position. LHT positions are not benefits-eligible.
Note: Incumbent will work remotely based on Harvard University’s COVID-19 response policy until further notice. Work must be performed within the state of Massachusetts.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Program: Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Wetland Mapping - GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist for our Portland, Oregon office. This position will support our existing wetland mapping team. In addition, this position may include collaboration and support for natural resources program.
What you will accomplish
Experience and qualifications for success
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email email@example.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.
You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: For GS-11: Experience defining data need parameters for specific geospatial projects; implementing advanced analytical techniques necessary to solve complex geospatial and GIS issues, calculating cumulative impacts of various environmental impacts, digitizing geographic information by translating raw land-based data into code, designing geospatial database, including conversion of digital data and conducting research to locate information from existing databases.
OR substitute education for experience:
At the GS-11 level: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Note: Graduate education must be directly related and have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. OR Equivalent combination of education and experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.
This is a great opportunity with the Forest Service that has just been extended to August 28th! Before jobs are officially listed on USAJobs, the Forest Service typically issues an “outreach notice”. Outreach notices can be used to determine the potential applicant pool for a position. So, if you are interested, it is a good idea to fill out the outreach form (word doc) at the webpage below.
To find the announcement, enter Portland OR into the City, State box
Position Title: CARTOG
Opportunity Type: Permanent Appointment
Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6; Deputy Regional Forester; Data Resource Management; Data Systems
Series: 1370 - CARTOG
Duty Location: Portland, OR
Created by: Briana K Guenther
Primary Contact: Sandra Kay Hinkley
Contact Phone:5 03-808-2927
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach Editors: Matthew John Wilson
Date Posted: 07/14/2020
Post Notice Through: 08/28/2020
Bargaining Unit? Yes
Fire Position? No
Standard PD Job Code: FS2726
Number of Vacancies: 1
Announcement Type: Single Vacancy
Remarks:This position is part of a regional cartographic team supporting regional and forest standard map products and data quality identification. The incumbent is responsible for the production of quality cartographic map products that are included in the Map Sales Program, such as the Pacific Northwest Recreation Maps, as well as Ranger District, Wilderness, and Special Area maps.
DRM is looking for looking for qualified candidates with extensive hands-on experience in processing spatial and non-spatial data to create and update maps at a regional scale, utilizing software such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, as well as working to incorporate identified data edits back into corporate databases.
Major Duties Include:
Job: GIS Officer Position (4-6 months), The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)
Role: GIS officer (4-6 month duration)
Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands
Salary: starting at £24,872 per annum, pro-rata
Applications due: 14 August
The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), based in the Falkland Islands, is seeking a GIS Officer. This exciting short-term position is an excellent opportunity to kick-start or continue your GIS career and join a dynamic research team in a wildlife wonderspot.
The ideal candidate will have GIS experience and have completed a university degree in GIS or related discipline. Experience with QGIS and data management is a must and an understanding of webGIS and CKAN would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, and have excellent communication skills.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.south-atlantic-research.org/jobs/
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Under general supervision, performs routine and semi-complex cartographic and property ownership tasks, preparing ownership maps; corrects existing maps and records, or re-maps existing areas; determines and verifies land ownership; does related work as required.
Works under the general supervision of the Chief Deputy Assessor who assigns work as necessary and reviews performance. May also receive technical and functional direction from the Sr. Cartographer/GIS Technician who may assign and review work.
May be assigned to provide technical and functional direction to co-workers, and to new or temporary employees.
Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following
Requirements for the Position
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of cartographic principles and practices involved in the preparation of appraisal maps; working knowledge of computer-based mapping and processes to develop maps utilizing ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS); demonstrated knowledge of using GIS software to provide limited training for other users; ability to make simple to moderate computations using arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and geometry necessary for cartographic activities; ability to interpret legal descriptions and survey data; ability to work from written and oral instructions and to carry out assigned tasks under supervision working towards independent work; ability to provide a positive working environment to other staff and ability to carry own workload; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees and the general public.
Stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; stoops; climbs 1 flight of stairs; reaches overhead; lifts and carries up to 20 lbs.; pushes and pulls up to 35 lbs.; operates a keyboard; uses rapid-mental/hand/eye coordination; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 10 pt. font; distinguishes colors; hears a normal level of speech; works in areas that may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids. Daily or frequent exposure to common chemical elements such as those found in fabrics, carpeting, building materials, paints, solvents, finishes, fragrances, perfumes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, office supplies (including toner), animals or animal dander, and other organic or synthetic materials or compounds which may produce an allergic reaction to people with chemical sensitivities.
Faculty Research Assistant | Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR
Closing Date 08/14/2020
The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The College of Forestry at Oregon State University actively develops new techniques for interpreting remotely sensed data from a variety of space-based platform, and applies those techniques to better understand forest ecosystems. Particular areas of interest include: forest structure mapping; forest carbon estimation; species distribution modeling; quantifying forest fragmentation; lidar; mapping historical fires and harvests; deforestation hotspot warning systems; and forest albedo. This position will provide a range of geographic programming services supporting the above research interests. The Faculty Research Assistant will develop automated workflows with remotely sensed imagery to track the condition and trends of forests around the world. The position involves statistical analysis, contributing to and writing manuscripts, and collaboration with a variety of partners.
100% – Research:
• Develop code to process a variety of remote sensing data, including Landsat and spaceborne lidar and radar sensors. Processing may occur locally or on cluster- or cloud-based platforms.
• Analyze alternative mapping approaches, quickly summarizing diagnostic information related to map accuracy and model properties.
• Use geographic information systems to summarize ecological implications of new maps and other satellite-derived datasets.
• Implement species distribution models and mapping at broad spatial scales.
• Manage forest inventory and geographic data across a variety of platforms.
• Suggest creative improvements to current procedures.
• Create user interface resources for newly developed information.
• Contribute to or lead writing manuscript for research findings.
• Documentation of the above.
• B.S. in computer science or B.S. in a natural resource field with strong, demonstrated record of geographic programming.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
• M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science or a natural resource field with strong, demonstrated record of geographic programming.
• Experience in database management
• Experience in developing user interfaces.
• Experience with Google Earth Engine.
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.