GIS Analyst (Job # 1002775), National Marine Fisheries Service / University of California, Santa Cruz
The Landscape Ecology Team (LET) at NMFS’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center is a team of ecologists and geographers working to elucidate the linkages between habitat and anadromous fish that spawn in California. Our approach to this uses principles and methods from landscape, ecosystem, community, and population ecology. The Geographic Information System (GIS) / Remote Sensing Analyst will support spatial data management, data analysis, and field data collection.
The selected candidate will assemble, analyze, synthesize, and support spatially explicit modeling of diverse data sets in support of basic and applied research on the ecology of anadromous fish.
- Experience and/or knowledge such as attained through upper division coursework leading to Bachelor's Degree in Biology or Computer Science or combination of education and experience.
- Strong familiarity and experience with use of ArcGIS, MATLAB, and database management.
- Strong scripting skills, e.g. AML, VBA, Python, IDL; strong cartographic skills; working familiarity with vector GIS (networks, dynamic segmentation).
- Experience working with hydrologic datasets.
- Knowledge of ecology, habitat and conservation issues, especially (but not necessarily) those related to anadromous fish.
- Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, including Excel and Power Point.
- Experience in compilation, preparation and analysis of charts, graphs and\or models involving experimental data.
- Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
- Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to learn and apply a variety of policies and procedures.
- Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.
Please follow this link, http://www1.ucsc.edu/about/employment.asp, for more information and to apply. To access this job posting, click on the “Staff Employment” link, then the “search postings” link on the left and type in the job number, 1002775. The position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on 10/10/2010.
Research Technician 3
Snow, Ice and Permafrost Group
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 2 years
Application closing date: Oct 18, 2010
We are seeking applicants who have a minimum of two years experience working with remote sensing and geographic information systems datasets. Some experience working with glaciological datasets will be an asset. The successful applicant will build an inventory of glaciers in the National Park Systems of Alaska using manual and automated digitizing methods, and will assist in analyzing trends in glacier changes.
The complete job posting, as well as directions for applying, can be found here:
For additional information, contact:
First phase of Internship opportunities are now advertised for various Open Source projects at the Open Source Geospatial Lab (OSGL) at the Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham.
Details at http://wwwnottingham.ac.uk/cgs/news/internships.aspx
Application closing date: 15 Oct 2010
A local workshop hosted by Onward Oregon. a great way to get involved in the community and participate as an active steward for our natural resources. Check it out:
A full job description can be found here: http://bit.ly/93X1Iq
It is based in Sacramento, CA and the job announcement is open until October 6, 2010.
Check out this article/interview in National Geographic with Jared Diamond.
Position: GIS Technician/Analyst
Location: Portland, Oregon
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is a locally owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm specializing in the areas of environmental science, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and GIS. Since our inception in 1996, MFA has grown from four employees to more than 50 employees, with offices in Portland, Oregon, and in Vancouver, Olympia, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington. We are approaching our 15th year of providing services to a diverse client base that includes private business and industry, ports, municipalities, and Native American tribes. We are committed to a better planned, well designed, and greener future.
MFA is actively seeking a full-time GIS technician/analyst for our Portland, Oregon, office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing GIS technical support and GIS task
management for environmental, engineering, and planning projects. Primary duties include assisting with day-to-day GIS project tasks for company projects, including GIS data management, collecting, analyzing, and mapping geographic data, and creating cartographic products for display and reports.
-BA/BS degree from a U.S. accredited college or university in geography, planning,
environmental studies/science, or related field. A minimum of 12 credit hours in GIS-
specific courses is also required. Please provide a list of completed GIS coursework.
-Up to five years of experience in consulting or related field. Recent graduates are encouraged
-Competence in working with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop suite (ArcMap, ArcCatalog,
ArcToolbox) and extensions (i.e., Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst).
-Ability to perform GIS data conversion/editing, spatial analysis/reporting tasks, spatial database management, and GIS map production.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.
-Proven organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
-Must be able to formulate and clearly communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.
-Ability to work both independently with little guidance and within a collaborative group
-Willingness to work overtime as needed.
Desired Skills and Abilities
-Knowledge of additional ESRI extensions (e.g., Network Analyst, Business Analyst,
-Experience in working with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server products or experience with other
applicable Web design products.
-Proficiency in Adobe Design suite of products and the ability to integrate them with ESRI.
-Advanced cartographic skills and/or experience in graphic illustration.
-Experience working with AutoCAD data within the ArcGIS Desktop environment.
-3D modeling experience. Include a description of the programs used (e.g., Sketchup,
LightWave) and the types of products created.
-Experience or interest in programming (e.g., java, VBA, ArcObjects, python, flex).
-Experience in database management systems (e.g., SQL).
Salary & Benefits:
Compensation will be based on individual qualifications and experience.
Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Paid time off.
Training and development opportunities.
How to Apply:
To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject heading GIS Technician/Analyst Position, addressed to:
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
7223 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98665
Waterborne Environmental, Inc. has an opening for a GIS Specialist with a degree in GIS/Geography and an interest in environmental, agricultural, or natural resource issues to join our geospatial information team. Ideally, the candidate has used GIS as a tool in an applied environment to solve real-world problems. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply GIS in analyzing hydrologic and chemical transport processes; to solve practical problems related to agriculture, water quality, and environmental issues; and to provide technical expertise for the entire company. We are a progressive company of bright motivated scientists and engineers looking for valuable additions to our team.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
• Bachelors or Masters degree in GIS, Geography, Geoinformation Science, or equivalent
• Job or classroom experience with ability to independently synthesize complex data into information for presentation
• Strong problem solving ability and refined technical/organizational skills
• Effectively communicate technical processes in written and verbal form
• Fluency with the ESRI ArcGIS suite of software
• Proficiency with relational databases (e.g. MS Access, MS SQL Server)
• Familiarity with scripting or programming applications using VB.NET, Python, or Java
• Self-motivated and willing to learn new technologies / skills with minimum oversight
• Interest and/or experience in modeling the spatial aspects of environmental, agricultural or natural resource related problems
Waterborne headquarters are located in Leesburg, Virginia and offers a comprehensive suite of services to the crop protection industry and regulatory agencies. We are a small business with a diverse set of professional backgrounds and pride ourselves on both client and employee satisfaction. Waterborne is a dedicated and highly skilled group, two thirds of whom have advanced degrees in engineering, geology, soils, environmental science, and computer science. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, & life insurance; 401(K) with company match; and an excellent working environment. This position will be located in Leesburg, VA.
Send your resume and a cover letter addressing your experience/qualifications for the criteria outlined above and salary requirements. Please note that only hardcopy resumes or electronic resumes in PDF, or MS Word format will be considered.
Please forward your resume to:
Human Resources Manager
Waterborne Environmental, Inc.
897 B Harrison St, SE
Leesburg, VA, 20175
Fax: (703) 777-0767
First Friday Brown Bag Series
Metro, Room 370
600 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232
October 1, 2010, 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Turtle conservation in an urban environment via habitat assessment Speaker: Rachel Kutschera, Portland State University - Environmental Science & Management
November 5, 2010, 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Pond-breeding amphibians in the city: Occurrence, influential factors, recommendations, and educational outreach in Portland, Oregon Speaker: Meghan Young, Portland Parks & Recreation - Environmental Education
City of Portland's Office of Healthy Working Rivers and TriMet present -
River-in-Focus: The Willamette River Transit Bridge – the first bridge built over the Willamette River in over 35 years.
Dave Unsworth, TriMet’s Deputy Project Manager for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project, will describe the first transit-only bridge in the United States to be built here in Portland between the Marquam and the Ross Island bridges. This cable-stayed bridge will be host to light rail, bus, future Streetcar, cyclists and pedestrians, but no private vehicles. Dave will describe the features of the bridge, the multiple layers of environmental hurdles and permitting needed to undertake such a project, and the basic construction plan to erect this structure.
Tuesday, September 21
Noon to 1 pm
City of Portland
Portland Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1120 SW 5th Ave
Free lunchtime presentation, open to the public, please bring your own lunch.
For information on Portland’s rivers, visit www.portlandonline.com/river