How does Portland’s water system utilize groundwater? Come learn about your water supply at this upcoming interactive workshop, Groundwater 101!
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 9:00 AM -1:30 PM (Optional groundwater facility tour from 1-1:30 PM)
NECA-IBEW Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR. 97230
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Groundwater 101 – a FREE educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology, what role groundwater plays in our drinking water system, and what can be done to protect this important resource. This interactive workshop is presented with a mix of hands-on and classroom-style teaching and is appropriate for adults and high school students aged 14 & up. Light refreshments will be provided. After the workshop, interested participants are invited to take a guided tour of the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Facility (approximate tour time - 30 minutes).
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Click here to learn more & register
(full link: https://columbiaslough.org/events/event/71/)
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-281-1132
The NWGIS User Group conference taking place next month October 17 – 21, 2016 in Salem, Oregon. There are sponsorship, vendor, and poster opportunities still available. In addition, there is also a student rate available for attendees.
Please see the website for more information:
EUGENE, OREGON 97403-1251. University of Oregon. Non Tenure-track Research Assistant CARTOGRAPHIC WEB/MOBILE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER position beginning as soon as it can be filled.
The Department of Geography’s InfoGraphics Lab is searching for a developer in the area of Geospatial Technologies focused on Cartographic Web/Mobile applications. The successful candidate of this position will primarily be responsible for designing and building web/mobile mapping and other spatial data applications to support academic activities. The InfoGraphics Lab is a mapping and geospatial technologies facility that engages in research, creative, and instructional activities. The Lab focuses on cartography, atlas design, data visualization, and Geographic Information Science. As a member of the InfoGraphics Lab the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with UO Geography faculty and other UO academic units to develop spatial applications that advance sponsored research projects and other creative efforts. The candidate will also have the opportunity to instruct a course related to their area of expertise within the Geography Department’s Spatial Data Science and Technologies curriculum.
This Wednesday September 28th the Conservation GIS group been invited to a share some thoughts over a beer or two in a discussion ...
Invitation from Jen Newlin:
GIS discussion idea: Using Earth observation for global challenges
I'm a writer (who loves science) working at a creative firm and I'm trying to better understand how people use NASA data. My first thought was to ask the people who know and use it daily—the local GISers. I'm reaching out to you for my own education, to get smarter about examples of work that showcase Earth observation in new or exciting ways—especially as it relates to global challenges like freshwater availability, food security, natural disasters, etc. The storyteller in me is looking for great examples of existing stories/images/videos of this data in action—and intriguing ideas for what you think could happen. I'd welcome a chance for an informal chat to hear what you think. Please join me at Basecamp Brewing (930 SE Oak St, Portland) this Wednesday, 9/28, from ~5:30 – 7:30. I’ll be picking up the tab. Thanks!
TriMet is recruiting Mobile Surveyors for an upcoming on-board survey project. We will collect origin/destination, on/off and demographic data from riders using tablets on board TriMet bus/MAX in October and November, possibly to early December. Benefits are a flexible work schedule, $14 per hour pay, free monthly bus passes, and involvement in an important data collection project.
• Tech savvy, esp. with Android mobile devices
• Good work ethic
• Good customer service skills
• Familiarity with transit system and city
• Can work at least 20 hours a week for six weeks from October to early December
• Pay $14/hour on as-needed basis.
Surveyors will need to be able to get to and from any point in the TriMet transit network at the start time and end time of a route. Those bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and ASL are encouraged to apply.
We would very much appreciate your student recommendations. Please have them email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with subject line titled: “TriMet Mobile Surveyor”.
Technical position provides: cartographic mapping and presentations; spatial analysis queries and reports; support for desktop GIS application development; training and software support; support for planning and decision making; data preparation, maintenance, and distribution at the agency-wide and regional level; technical documentation; and technical assistance where needed related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) activity. This may include: GPS data collection; feature editing; the development and documentation of user requirements and metadata; address standardization and geocoding; demographic analysis using Census data; programming and automation and cartographic design for presentation and analysis. Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistical Analysis, Geography, Computer Science, Urban Planning, or related field is required.
Four to six years of increasingly responsible professional experience in statistical analysis, mapping, spatial analysis, computer database applications, transit operations, or other analytical work is desirable. Training and experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems is essential.
Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Type of Position / Grade / FLSA:
Grade 12, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time
Selection Process – Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:
1. Application Review/Resume & Cover Letter
2. Panel Interview
3. Reference Check & Degree Verification
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Salary Range: $4,353 to $5,729 per month.
Starting salary is $4,353 to $5,296 (depending on qualifications), plus benefits.
General Statement of Duties
The primary focus of this position is to perform various engineering and administrative support functions to assist in the management of public assets through the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and asset management software for the Public Works Department. Manages large GIS data set, including adding new and editing existing data; assists with GPS data collection; prepares presentation-quality maps; and performs data analysis as needed. Performs directly related work as required.
Acceptable Experience and Training
Depending on assignment, some positions may require:
There are several ways to apply for employment with the City of Hillsboro:
Employment applications must be completed online or returned by mail, fax or in person by the closing deadline of the position. Applications received after the filing deadline, by email, or without a resume and supplemental responses will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for the employment application. Applications may be submitted by fax to meet the application deadline.
City of Hillsboro
150 E Main Street, Second Floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
The closing date for this position is 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 30th, 2016. Qualified minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be evaluated based on experience, training and skills presented in the employment application. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview approximately two weeks after the closing date. Criminal and civil record checks and reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. A pre-employment physical examination and drug screening will also be required for safety-sensitive positions. All applicants will be notified in writing of the final status of their application. Employment of persons hired by the City will be contingent upon presentation of acceptable documents verifying identity and employment eligibility in the United States.
All salaries, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change. Please carefully consider the following information before applying. The 72nd Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). Public employees hired on or after August 29, 2003 become part of OPSRP, unless membership was previously established in PERS. Employees who are PERS/OPSRP eligible are subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution.
For employees hired that are not eligible for PERS/OPSRP, once eligibility is established after working six full-calendar months in a qualifying position (at least 600 hours in a calendar year), you will be subject to a mandatory 6% employee contribution to PERS/OPSRP resulting in a decrease in your “take-home” pay.
Our policy states employees will receive a step increase upon successful completion of a one year probationary period. Other step increases occur annually thereafter with at least satisfactory performance until the top of the range is reached. In addition to step increases, cost of living adjustments are considered by City Council on an annual basis. Again, salary amounts and our compensation policy, as stated, are based upon current information and are subject to change.
Bi-lingual Fluency Program
Employees who can demonstrate the ability to speak both Spanish and English, at a proficiency level determined by a fluency test administered by the City, will receive incentive pay.
The benefits package includes family medical, dental, and vision insurance, VEBA, employee life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, retirement (PERS/OPSRP and social security), holidays, vacation, sick leave, voluntary health promotion program, employee assistance program, credit union, and deferred compensation programs. The current base benefit package employee contribution is $100.00 per month and is subject to change.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Hillsboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership, national origin, political affiliation, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, credit history or source of income. Applicants who feel their civil rights have been violated at any time during the course of their consideration for employment with the City of Hillsboro should contact the Human Resources Department immediately. Applicants who consider themselves disabled under federal or state law and desire assistance should contact the Human Resources Department.
Find the employment application packet and general information about the City at www.hillsboro-oregon.gov
The PSU Population Research Center has arranged FREE half day workshops featuring Census Bureau staff in Portland, Salem, and Eugene. You are invited to register for one of the four sessions, as seating is limited and the material will be repeated at each session. Wi-fi will be available for those who bring tablets or laptops.
$19 an hour - Full-time, Temporary, Contract
A GIS Technician job in Portland, Oregon is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering & Technology.
Experience with ArcGIS, LiDAR, and experience or exposure to 3D CAD systems are the “Must Haves” for this job. The person in this full-time GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician (contracted) role will process and analyze a variety of spatial data products (including LiDAR data, Orthophotos, and Video) and assist with general analysis support. An understanding of geospatial concepts and GPS survey methods is desired, but not mandatory, and candidates with GIS coursework or applicable work experience are preferred.
5 open jobs. This is a contract and the rate of pay is $19.00 hour.
GIS Technician job responsibilities include:
If you are interested in this GIS Technician job in Portland, Oregon then please click APPLY NOW. If you have questions about the position please contact Thomas Wirfs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-535-2585. For other opportunities available at Adecco Engineering and Technology go to www.adeccousa.com.