Position title: GIS Coordinator
Reports to: Cameroon Country Programme Office Conservation Director
Supports: Field staff and Program Managers
Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Date: September 2014
I. Missions:The Cameroon Country Programme, as outlined in its strategic plan, puts great emphasis on land use planning support as uncoordinated, overlapping and uncontrolled land use activities pose an increasing threat to natural forest habitats and its wildlife. Furthermore, to develop more effective conservation strategies and to measure their impact, spatial information on forest and land use changes but also on the location and distribution of important wildlife speciesm need to be collected, processed, secured and visualized through the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
II. Major Functions:The primary function of this position is to provide WWF CCPO staff with technical expertise and advice on GIS-related applications. The two main components of the work are:
IV. Profile:Required Qualifications
How to apply:
Email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention "GISCO" as subject of your mail.
Deadline for applications: 09th October 2014
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
Discovery Management Group is a small consulting business in West Linn/Oregon City that specializes on GPS/GNSS and Mobile GIS technology. We work on national and international projects, typically centered on projects that involve high-precision GPS.
For example, we work with global agricultural companies implementing precision agriculture technology, which is a mixture of high-precision GPS and GIS. We also work with large US-based utility companies in the same areas.
The company began in 2002 and initially focused on GPS/GIS consulting and we did a lot of golf course mapping (as you can see by the website). Beginning in 2006, we expanded to focus on three areas:
1. Continued GPS/GIS consulting services.
2. GPS/GIS product distribution and support.
3. Editorial content and workshops. I'm a monthly contributing editor to GPS World and editor of Geospatial Solutions. We conduct a number of technical workshops and on-site training.
Our workload is such that we need more help. We are looking for someone who is comfortable in the Esri environment and is somewhat familiar with Python programming to write geoprocessing scripts for automating tasks.
Other job tasks include:
-testing and preparing high-precision GPS receivers for clients.
-providing telephone and email technical support to clients who are using high-precision GPS receivers and Esri software (and other) products on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
-providing live training to clients, either in person or via web.
-working on various R&D projects.
-various tasks involved with the day to day operations of a highly technical consulting company.
We are primarily interested in people with the following traits:
-Energetic, entrepreneurial attitude.
-Technical aptitude and general curiosity about technology.
-Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and digitally, with clients.
-Ability to effectively manage projects and schedules.
-Comfortable in GIS environment.
-Some Python programming exposure.
If the person has a technical aptitude, we can train them on high-precision GPS receivers, horizontal/vertical datums, mobile devices and other related technologies.
What we offer:
-A fun and flexible place to work if you're into geospatial technologies such as high-precision GPS, Mobile GIS, and mobile devices.
-Work with and learn from internationally recognized geospatial consultants with a global reputation.
-Opportunity to advance quickly into project management.
-Opportunity to develop specialized geospatial skillsets that are trending up over the next ten years.
-The opportunity to travel, both domestically and internationally.
We are not requiring a college degree, but the candidate does need to be comfortable and competent in the Esri environment and be familiar with Python programming.
Position is located in our Oregon City office (Red Soils Business Park).
Interested candidates can contact me, Eric Gakstatter at email@example.com. Mobile: 541/829-3443
The Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is seeking a GIS spatial analyst who has the ability to perform complex analyses, creatively adapt landscape models and scenarios, and effectively communicate results to a wide variety of audiences. The Spatial Analyst works as part of Arizona's Center for Science and Public Policy providing leadership and technical expertise in spatial analyses and modeling, database development and management, and GIS technology. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in ecology, geography, GIS information science or related field and 2-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. S/he will have experience and working knowledge of current trends in conservation-related spatial analyses and data management, GIS software applications (ArcGIS 10, ArcSDE Server, ArcGIS Online), GIS scripting programs (e.g. python model builder), and web software applications (e.g. HTML, CSS, PHP).
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers<http://www.nature.org/careers, click on "Current Opportunities" and search for job ID# 42434 in the keyword search. Job location is Tucson, Arizona. Deadline to apply isOctober 14, 2014. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Koerner Library at the University of British Columbia has a position open for a Data/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian in Vancouver, Canada.
The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.
The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1, 703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.
More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.
The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at www.library.ubc.ca/strategicplan/<http://www.library.ubc.ca/strategicplan/>.
Overview of the position:
Provides leadership and expertise in planning and developing library services related to the collection, discovery, use, and management of locally and externally available geospatial and numeric data across a wide range of disciplines. Reviews and updates services in response to user needs. Provides specialised reference service and instruction to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the use of spatial and numeric data. Provides web-based and classroom instruction and assistance in the use of information resources. Leads Research Commons workshops on various aspects of data/GIS services, such as SimplyMap, data visualization tools, and statistical software. Participates in the development of library policy and procedures. Actively participates on library-wide committees and teams. Collaborates with colleagues within the Library, partners across campus and at other institutions, as well as with data providers.
* A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
* Academic background in Geography, GIS, or related discipline in the humanities or social sciences
* Demonstrated ability to provide reference and consultation for ArcGIS Desktop, and other common GIS software tools, in an academic library environment.
* Knowledge of current data metadata standards, practices, and trends in GIS
* Ability to identify, retrieve and use geospatial and numeric data resources as well as communicate knowledge to researchers with varying levels of technical expertise
* Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following quantitative or qualitative software packages for statistical analysis: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, NVivo, or ATLAS.ti
* Familiarity with data visualization techniques and tools
* Experience in the provision of public services such as reference, instruction, and liaison for academic and research communities in the humanities and social sciences
* Demonstrated commitment to responsive and innovative information services
* Excellent analytical, organizational, planning, and project management skills
* Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of a team
* Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
* Experience teaching workshops, facilitating group discussion, and making presentations
* Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion
* Experience supervising staff
* Experience acquiring, developing, using, and evaluating print map collections
Reports to the Head of Koerner Library. In consultation with the Head, plans and implements data/GIS services for users. Works collaboratively with the Data/GIS Analyst and Government Publications Librarian in the provision of services. A high degree of planning, collaboration and coordination with other staff in the Library and with external partners is required, particularly with IT @ Library staff, the Research Data Librarian and other Digital Programs and Services staff responsible for other digital repositories. Works with faculty, staff, students and the public. Also works with colleagues at other libraries on shared initiatives, such as the BCRLG data services project. May supervise the work of library staff and students in the provision of data/GIS services.
Terms of Appointment and Salary:
This position will be filled as a full time ongoing position. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.
We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 10 years of experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.
To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/19222 by midnight on October 2nd, 2014.
Urban Conservation Technician w/ East Multnomah Soil & Water ConservationRead Now
EMSWCD is seeking an Urban Conservation Technician
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for a Permanent, Full-time employee to serve as our Urban Conservation Technician.
This position will provide on-site technical assistance in regard to urban land conservation best practices to residential, commercial, industrial, academic, and government landowners and land managers. The goal of the work is to reduce potential loss of natural resources due to soil erosion, water pollution and misuse, habitat degradation, and destructive land development and misuse, among others.
See full job description and application instructions.
Position closes September 30th, 2014 at 5pm.
As a member of the Nonprofit & Global Organizations Team, you will work collaboratively with an account team in order to sell and promote adoption of Esri’s ArcGIS platform across leading conservation organizations globally. As part of an account team, you will be responsible for facilitating the development and execution of a set of strategies for a portfolio of accounts, which includes conservation organizations, land trusts, heritage and historical preservation programs as well as sustainable agriculture programs. Utilize your experience in large multi-stakeholder conservation and GIS initiatives to help customers leverage geospatial information and technology to achieve their business goals.
Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.
Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.
Learn more and apply online at www.esri.com/careers.
Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job ID: 4408
Position Type: Full Time
Posted Date: 9/15/2014Category: Survey & GPS - GIS
At David Evans and Associates (DEA) our philosophy is “To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best.” Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor sustainable solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 15 offices in seven states and employs approximately 650 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.
DEA’s Portland, OR office Geomatics team is currently seeking to hire a GIS/IT Professional for our Oregon Region. This position will be developing and programing a regional GIS approach as well as mentoring existing staff on the use of GIS. A successful candidate must be able to perform tasks quickly with minimal supervision, to meet schedules and timeframes. Responsibilities for this role will be but not limited to the following:
Throughout history, land surveyors have played a significant role in the development of our world. Though fundamental principles have remained essentially the same over time, the technology employed continues to rapidly advance. DEA uses the latest tools while respecting historic doctrines such as following in the footsteps of the original surveyor. We foster a unique, collaborative work environment where specific expertise can be targeted for optimal client solutions.
Our day-to-day land surveying and geomatics activities are as varied in scope as in any career. DEA’s team is staffed and fully equipped to provide land surveying services for construction staking and layout, geodetic and control surveys, topographic and quantity surveys, and boundary surveys. As value-added services, we offer in-house 3D high-definition laser scanning, both static and mobile, and hydrographic survey services.
DEA is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
There are currently job openings for contract GIS support to the NPS Fire Program. Click on the links below to see the full job descriptions with Sundance Consulting, Inc.
GIS Database Administrator
Spatial Fire Management Planning Specialist
THE CITY OF BEAVERTON INVITES APPLICATION FOR
GIS PROGRAMMER, BUSINESS ANALYST
(Note: Beaverton GIS is positioned within ISD, under Finance)
SALARY RANGE: $30.08 - $40.32 per hour, DOE
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
ABOUT THE JOB: The GIS Programmer, Business Analyst in GIS division will be responsible for the analysis, development, maintenance and implementation of GIS technologies and strategic information plans to improve operational flow and to improve customized, internal business applications.
The City of Beaverton GIS has extensive internal GIS and Web applications, database and automations. Qualified candidates should have experience with GIS systems design, relational database design and management, GIS data modeling and analysis, process automation, GIS web/desktop application development, business process analysis and asset management experience is highly desired.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
TO QUALIFY: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in geography, civil engineering, planning, computer science or related field, and five years experience in GIS, including two years in programming experience and working knowledge in asset management system, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires advanced knowledge of principal and practice of GIS, usage of GIS application, relational database design and management, GIS web application programming, asset management system management, complex data analysis and integration of data from a variety of sources, technical leadership in a GIS and IT environment. Knowledge of local government business process including public utility, planning, engineering, emergency management, finance and police, land survey, remote sensing will be plus.
TO APPLY: All interested individuals may apply by submitting a City of Beaverton application form to the Human Resources Department, Beaverton City Hall, 12727 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97076. Applications may be completed on our website at www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Closing Date: Open until filled.
1. Describe your experience with ArcGIS Server including administration, publishing, security, system architecture and end user experience.
2. Describe your familiarity with SQL database and provide example of your experience.
4. Describe your experience with asset management system e.g. (Cityworks, Lucity, etc.). Tell us your specific role and tasks.
5. Describe your experience with ArcGIS SDE including administration, installation, configuration, version, replica, permission and deployment.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide production lead in the integration and use of spatial transportation data using Geographic Information System (GIS) processes to produce high quality analysis and output. Promote and support appropriate collection, storage, integration and documentation of spatial data by facilitating the use of this data providing GIS analysis to meet the needs of ODOT. Coordinate the unit’s resources to provide quality GIS analysis and output. Participate on the GIS application team and provide analysis output, spatial data maintenance and support meeting ODOT’s standards, policies and requirements. Provide input to insure enterprise wide consistency in business practices as they relate to spatial data and GIS. Evaluate requests for GIS analysis and work with others to present their project request. Evaluate new and existing software to analyze the possibilities of providing consistent functionality to meet ODOT’s needs.
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
Must have and maintain a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
For a full job description and application details: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=941096