ASPRS Colloquium at PSURead Now
The Portland State University chapter of ASPRS (American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) invites you to an hour-long colloquium with David Dibiase of Esri on Friday, October 5th, 2012, 11:30am - 12:30pm.
Who: Interested members of the public
What: A Colloquium with David DiBiase, “Stand and Be Counted: Seven Ways to Strengthen the GIS Profession”
When: Friday, October 5th, 11:30-12:30 pm
Where: Portland State University, Cramer Hall, Room 413, PSU
Why: Come out for an hour-long discussion on GIS professional development with David Dibiase, Director of Education for Industry Solutions at Esri. David is the former Director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute and Coordinator for the Master of GIS and GIS certificate programs at Penn State University. He has written extensively on GIS, geography and education.
Free refreshments! All are welcome.
GIS Networking (portland, OR)Read Now
Join the Oregon URISA Young Professionals for two back-to-back socials in Downtown Portland on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. We will start out at the YP meet-and-greet at the GISPro venue (5pm to ~6pm). Although GISPro requires a registration fee, anyone can come to the GISPro social for free. After this event, we’ll migrate to the various bars and restaurants along Ankeny Alley between SW 2nd and SW 3rd (6pm to ~9pm). Come find us! Look for the globe. Here is your chance to get involved in an exciting group geared towards developing a robust network of emerging geospatial professionals in Oregon.
Who: GIS professionals, both current and aspiring
What: A night of networking that begins at the GISPro Conference and migrates to the various bars along Ankeny Alley
When: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. 5:00 to ~ 6pm at the Portland Hilton, 6pm to ~9pm at Ankeny Alley
Where: GISPro Social - lounge at the Portland Hilton, 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland 97204
YP Social - Ankeny Alley (SW Ankeny St between SW 2nd Ave and SW 3rd Ave, 97214) - look for the globe.
Why: OR-URISA YP is a newly-formed interest group within OR-URISA, the Oregon chapter of URISA, a professional association for the geospatial community. Check out our mission statement below. We are hosting a social to provide a space for GIS professionals to network and brainstorm how to support and advocate for the continued development of a robust geospatial community in the great State of Oregon. Although we are specifically focused on the needs of young professionals (under 35 years of age or <10 years in the industry), all are welcome to get involved!
Feel free to drop in anytime between 5:00 and 9pm. We hope you can make it out! Please email Betsy Breyer firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) and the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC) are seeking an individual experienced in GIS and data management to join our dynamic collaboration based in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The successful candidate will lead the development of a shared data management system for PICCC and PICSC, manage database and GIS operations, and be part of an innovative enterprise linking climate science to natural resources managers, communities, and stakeholders throughout the region. This is a full time position administered by the Hawai'i Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawai'i.
The application deadline is Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
Click here for the full position description and application instructions.
Please direct inquiries about this employment opportunity to Sharon Ziegler-Chong at 808-933-0759.
For more information about the PICCC and the PICSC, please contact:
PICCC Coordinator and PICSC Interim Co-Director
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land
Management, Needles Field Office is seeking to hire a GIS Technician to
assist in the collection, organization and management of GIS data, provide
support of the BLM’s Wilderness Monitoring program, and support of the
update of the Needles Field Office Lands with Wilderness Characteristic
Likely 60% of the Technicians time will be spent working with the BLM State
Office GIS Team, and the Needles Field Office staff to organize and manage
GIS data and to ensure that staff develop the capabilities to utilize the
system. Work processes will include representing our office to the State GIS
Team, organizing/editing existing data, and providing guidance to office
staff on the utilization of the office GPS/GIS system.
The Bureau has adopted "Keeping it Wild: An Interagency Strategy to
Monitoring Trends in Wilderness Character Across the National Wilderness
Preservation System" as the protocol used to monitor BLM Wilderness areas.
The Needles Field Office manages over 20% of the Bureaus Wilderness in 18
units. The program includes an inventory of various aspects of Wilderness
character involving both review of various field office program records,
field observations and survey. Field data is collected utilizing GPS and
then stored, analyzed and spatially depicted using GIS.
The Bureau also maintains an inventory of Lands with Wilderness
Characteristics, which are not currently designated as Wilderness. This
inventory requires updating on a routine basis. The office has completed
much of this update, but still requires an assessment of the primitive
backcountry roads within the Lands with Wilderness Characteristic Units.
This will require a GIS analysis of potential roads, and then field review
of the roads to measure their conditions against a preexisting criteria.
The Technician will conduct much of this work in coordination with BLM
staff, and may also serve as a Team Lead for a short term conservation crew
to help with the field survey and data collection.
Most of the work will be performed in an office setting, however, field work
will include rugged terrain; to include very steep, rough, uneven or rocky
surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching
and stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals
should be capable of working in pairs in the field or individually in an
office environment. Work may occur in temperature extremes exceeding 100F.
There is some flexibility in choosing a work schedule, but likely the
Technician will work five 8-hour days (Monday - Friday), or four 10 hour
days with flexibility as long as the 40 hours/per week was being met.
o Rate of Pay: $18.59/hr
o Health and dental benefits
o Occasional field per diem
o Housing Allowance: $200.00 per month
o October 2012 through September 2013, or until funds are expended.
Potential for extension pending funding and performance review.
o Coursework in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or
equivalent field experience desirable;
o Experience collecting field data and/or following established field
o Experience creating maps and manipulating data using ArcGIS;
o Knowledge of Trimble GPS units, ArcMap, and ArcPad sotware;
o Experience with database development and management, including the
development and use of geo-databases.
o Ability to read and navigate using USGS topographic maps and a compass;
o Experience writing project reports and/or presenting technical data in an
organized and understandable manner;
o Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational
o Ability to camp and work in remote locations;
o Willingness to work to accomplish the goals and mission of the BLM and GBI;
o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse
uneven terrain and hike cross-country for extended distances (8-10 miles); and
o Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate
a 4WD vehicle on paved and unpaved roads.
o Local applicants are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their
résumé, and a list of three professional references to Stacy Mitchell, HR
Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please include where
you found this position posted.
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national
origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or
religion. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Forest Landscape Ecology intern (paid) at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking a Forest Landscape Ecology intern to start on or around October 15, 2012. The Lab specializes in the application of ecological modeling, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS) to conservation problems. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Jonathan Thompson assisting with several aspects of his ongoing research (forest landscape simulations, conservation assessments, valuation of ecosystem services etc ), which are jointly b
ased at SCBI and Harvard Forest. The intern will also be expected to help with general tasks in the Lab.
Preference will be given to applicants that have experience using GIS software, remote sensing software, and/or R-statistical software. Most importantly, the applicant should be interested in forest ecosystems, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, and must be willing to learn how to use esoteric software. The ideal candidate will be considering a graduate program in Forest Landscape Ecology.
The internship includes a stipend ($1000/month) and housing with other SCBI Interns.
Send a letter of interest, resume to Dr. Jonathan Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words "Internship Application" in the subject line of your email. Resume should include contact information for 3 professional references. Include potential start date and the time period you are available for the internship in your letter.
SCBI is a rural campus located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah National Park about 60 miles west of Washington, D.C., in the hills outside of Front Royal, VA. In meeting the Smithsonian Institution's mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats, and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advanced studies, professional training, and public outreach.
Summary: If you took a break from your job search over the summer, September might be the right time to jump back into the fray. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg has collected some new resources that can help GIS job seekers in their quest.
For full article: http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/new-resources-for-gis-job-seekers/278639
The following positions are open for general recruitment. For the complete job announcement and a link to the online application materials, visit the “Jobs at Metro” page www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs.
Assistant GIS Specialist (Limited Duration)
Planning and Development
One full-time position
$50,069.32 - $67,047.68 Annually
Deadline: September 27, 2012
URISA Pro-GIS looking for Student Volunteers for 2012 Annual ConferenceRead Now
f you are a student thinking of attending URISA Pro-GIS, here in Portland, at the end of the month, this is a good way to get into the conference for free.
Here is information on the conference: http://www.gis-pro.org/
If you are interested contact:
Executive Director - URISA
email@example.com www.urisa.org 847-824-6300
Clackamas County's Assessment & Taxation Department is currently searching for a GIS Cartographer 1 to join their team.
GIS Cartographers revise existing maps or draw new maps as a result of boundary changes, annexations, new or changed assessment district divisions or other revisions. Incumbents examine records to establish ownership through title search and plot maps from legal descriptions. GIS Cartographer 1 is the entry level in this cadastral drafting series. It is distinguished from the higher level GIS Cartographer 2 which operates with more independence, performs more difficult and complex cadastral drafting work and supports the county geographic information system (GIS) function by preparing, maintaining and amending the digital cadastral map tax lot GIS layer.
The GIS Cartographer 1 is part of a promotional career path. Incumbents in the GIS Cartographer 1 classification may be promoted to the GIS Cartographer 2 classification upon satisfactory completion of an approved training and development plan. Possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities at the higher level must be documented in an approved promotional checklist.
The Assessment and Taxation Office maintains a conflict of interest policy regarding active real estate licenses.
Please View Job Announcement or Apply Online at www.clackamas.us
Click here for the job announcement.
September's Conservation GIS Happy Hour will once again be in North Portland.
This Wednesday, September 12th, (5sh) let's gather at the Amnesia BrewPub Patio, off of Mississipi Street. Hope to see you there
832 N Beech St (and Mississippi)