Overall Purpose of the Job:
To serve in a GIS support role for District staff in relation to GIS products, materials, troubleshooting and providing assistance for GIS and related mobile GIS deployed solutions. This position has three key roles in the District's GIS department including GIS data creation and editing, support of mobile GIS users and other District staff who are users of GIS technology, and GIS analysis. The GIS Technician will work closely with the GIS Analyst in implementing new GIS capabilities, prepare and produce maps, conduct spatial analysis, maintain data layers, and incorporate maps and data into reports. This position will provide user support and work collaboratively with GIS system users and other District staff to understand needs, design solutions, manage data quality, and identify requirements for specific projects.
Essential Job Functions:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Possess a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon; have and maintain a safe driving record.
Tualatin Valley Water District believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to achieve our mission to provide our community quality water and customer service.
PSE’s Pole Services team is part of the Product Development department which develops new energy products and services to meet customer needs. The Pole Services group specifically engages with PSE’s municipal, telecommunications, and construction development customers interested in street and area lighting, communication joint use, wireless collocation, and other pole-related services.
The GIS Technical Systems Analyst provides technical services, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) solutions, and analysis in the use of the enterprise GIS technologies. Assists in application administration, configuration and maintenance support, as well as develops solutions to complex business problems utilizing spatial analytical tools and internal and external databases; maintains high availability of mapping and records applications.
Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.
JOB TITLE: Conservation and GIS Data Analyst
LOCATION: Portland, OR (other locations in the Western US may be considered)
COMPENSATION: $48,000 - $58,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications.
JOB START DATE: January 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 22, 2021
All applications must be submitted via our application website at: http://bit.ly/xerces-jobs
Xerces is happy to provide accommodations for the job application process if needed. If you need an accommodation to complete the job application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join a growing team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a skilled and collaborative data analyst to help develop and improve how we manage and use data to accomplish our mission.
At Xerces, we harness the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of the public to implement conservation programs. We take action by helping farms and public agencies develop conservation plans for pollinators and beneficial insects, producing ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, training thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat for beneficial insects, protecting endangered species and their habitat, and engaging the public to raise awareness about invertebrates found on farms, forests, prairies, deserts, streams, wetlands, towns and cities. Our methods focus on habitat conservation planning, education, scientific analysis, advocacy, and applied research to conserve invertebrates, such as bees, butterflies, mollusks, and fireflies.
Note: In our effort to keep our employees, partners, clients and the public safe, Xerces Society follows a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
The analyst is responsible for improving data management systems and processes across Xerces Society’s conservation programs, and to develop and provide tools to improve external communications. This includes oversight of all GIS and other conservation data operations including data structure and metadata development, intake (procedures, tools, and data integrity policies), system administration, implementation, and user support. The analyst will report to the Business & Operations Analyst, but work across the entire organization’s conservation programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data management and analysis
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience managing large data sets, including historical or time-series data
Be able to perform the following with reasonable breaks and/or reasonable accommodations:
STATUS: Full-Time, salaried, exempt position, scheduled to work ~ 40 hours/week. Schedule can be made flexible and opportunity for remote work location can be made, consistent with work requirements, depending on employee preferences.
BENEFITS: This position includes a generous benefits package: eleven paid holidays including two floating holidays that may be used for a personal or religious holiday observed by the employee or other occasion preferred by the employee, paid time off, paid health, dental, and disability insurance, option to participate in a pre-tax flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses, participation in a 401k retirement program upon eligibility and a flexible work environment.
TERMS: The Xerces Society is an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information on the Xerces Society and our programs, please see our website: www.xerces.org
All applications must be submitted via our application website at: http://bit.ly/xerces-jobs
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Xerces Society is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
PRIORITY REFERRAL OF PROTECTED VETERANS
We request priority referral of protected veterans for all openings with our organization. In order to be considered for employment, all applicants for employment with Xerces Society, apply through our Job Board. When referring or being referred as a candidate, including protected veterans, please refer them to this applicant site; https://xerces.org/job-opportunities.
What We Do:
The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.
What We Believe:
We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
Description of Job
As our new GIS Technician you will be a member of the Broadband Data team that is part of the Colorado Broadband Office which is responsible for the development and implementation of an accurate, web-based, publicly-available geographic inventory of broadband data and services throughout Colorado.
In this role you will provide data maintenance, conversion and analysis support for the team’s data development effort. You will contribute to the definition of the new data development process and assessment of the effectiveness and efficacy of this process and develops and populates appropriate database structures for storing and manipulating data products related to enterprise and broadband effort including, where appropriate, supporting GIS web services and an enterprise GIS database for the publishing the data.
Some of the day to day duties include:
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
While a wide salary range is posted for this position, an eventual salary offer is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis, which considers multiple factors including but not limited to education and experience compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work.
Conditions of Employment:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination
This position is intended to work primarily remote with periodic reporting to your primary work location. All remote work must be performed within Colorado.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at OIT_HR@state.co.us or call (303) 764-7900.
This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need.
The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.
2 Resource Assistant positions w/US Forest Service in Justice Mapping (virtual)Read Now
Closing date: 2021-11-12
Position: Junior/Senior GIS Specialist
Organization: U.S. Forest Service
Country: United States
Contact: Nathan Walker
Contact Email: email@example.com
Two Resource Assistant positions (internships, but with path to permanent federal jobs), in the Forest Service, doing environmental justice mapping. These would be a great way to shape the environmental justice program in the Forest Service. Note that the pay rate at the top doesn't include a $1000/month housing stipend. Both are virtual positions. Let me know if you have questions about either of these.
**Junior:** The Office of Sustainability and Climate is seeking someone with a BS degree in natural sciences (forestry, biology, environmental sciences, wildlife, fisheries, geography, land resources, ecology, hydrology, environmental management, etc.) along with experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and a GIS certificate. This position will assist us with developing maps to support work in Environmental Justice and firesheds and to deliver climate change information, tools, and information to Forest Service specialists, managers, and the public. Link: https://www2.jobdiva.com/candidates/myjobs/openjob_outside.jsp?a=ldjdnwzhb3gn6r5aaohezef1uz2q470438g5bn2i6dtfsrgcmasd093311hdu2jl&from=COMP&id=15841018&SearchString=&StatesString=&jobseq=0&rowsperpage=30&divisions=&divisions2=
**Senior:** The Office of Sustainability and Climate is seeking someone with a Ph.D. in natural sciences (geography, interdisciplinary land resources, ecology, biology, hydrology, forestry, environmental management, etc.) along with experience in geographic information systems (GIS) to assist us with developing maps to support work in Environmental Justice and firesheds and to deliver climate change information, tools, and information to Forest Service specialists, managers, and the public. Link: https://www2.jobdiva.com/candidates/myjobs/openjob_outside.jsp?a=ldjdnwzhb3gn6r5aaohezef1uz2q470438g5bn2i6dtfsrgcmasd093311hdu2jl&from=COMP&id=15840940&SearchString=&StatesString=&jobseq=1&rowsperpage=30&divisions=&divisions2=
Please join us this Thursday OCT 28 for the fourth installment of our Fall 2021 speaker series! This week's Zoom talk is hosted again by Hunter Shobe and David Banis from PSU's very own Geography Department, this time featuring contributors Geoff Gibson, Sachi Arakawa, and Alicia Milligan. The topic is "Making a Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle." Please see the attached pdf flier for more information and the clickable zoom link, as well as the attached schedule for coming speakers this term!
GIS & RS Technician / Analyst w/ University of Alaska (Fairbanks, AK)Read Now
As our GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst, you’ll help the Toolik Field Station (TFS) provide logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. Every day we’ll rely on you to collect high precision GPS data (GNSS), collect imagery through drone flights, process data, and create new products and tools for the research community. To thrive in this role, you must have experience in GIS & Remote Sensing as well as knowledge of GIS concepts, software installation and management (ESRI products and Google Earth).
Data Maintenance and Analysis (15%)
Assist the GIS & RS Analyst 3 with maintaining GIS datasets and imagery contained within ESRI geodatabases. Provide quality assurance and quality control of departmental spatial data and metadata. When possible, automate the analytical processing of spatial data using batch processing techniques and/or computer programming/scripting languages (eg. R, Python (ArcPy), teqc). Employ a variety of spatial data analysis and modelling techniques (eg, image classification (various types), ESRI geostatistical analysis tools) to create products in support of Toolik research or administration. Search for and use available satellite remote sensing products (eg, LandSat, SAR, SMAP) to support Toolik research projects.
Updating and Maintaining GIS Equipment, Instrumentation, and Technology (15%)
Conduct web-based research to identify GIS and Remote Sensing equipment and software to support TFS research (eg, UAS sensors, UAS platforms, GNSS/GIS equipment, cloud-based image processing developments). Occasionally prepare specifications and forward equipment or software quotes to GIS & RS Analyst 3 and SEDC Manager for equipment/ supplies such as UAS camera/ sensors/ platforms, bathymetric units, or GNSS equipment. Keep software licenses and equipment firmware current. Troubleshoot all equipment problems and report issues and resolutions to appropriate SEDC staff.
GIS Products (20%)
Prepare field maps with research site coordinates Produce GIS products which include orthophotographic maps, surface elevation models, watershed delineations, area calculations, viewshed analysis, and bathymetric maps. Serve as departmental lead in creating, maintaining and archiving metadata records As needed, assist SEDC Manager and GIS & RS Analyst 3 with new research site selections. Produce final site map(s) and site coordinate(s) for Toolik researchers to support their research permit applications with land management agencies. In support of Toolik research projects, produce publication-quality maps, figures, 3D models, and/or graphs for use in conference presentations, student theses, research grant applications, and/or peer-reviewed scientific journal publications.
Survey and Technical Support (50%)
Collect GNSS survey data with mapping-grade and survey-grade instruments. Process GNSS survey data using Trimble Business Center software and online GNSS toolsets from the National Geodetic Survey. Serve as FAA licensed Pilot in Command for UAS missions. Coordinate all aspects of UAS missions: select appropriate UAS platform, flight planning, safe flight execution, image processing, and metadata collection and archival. Collect and process bathymetric data (GNSS and sonar data). When necessary, work with TFS researchers to design and implement project-specific tools, systems, and procedures to collect and/or calibrate quantitative spatial data. Train researchers on how to use mapping GNSS equipment With weekly oversight from the GIS & RS Analyst 3 and/or SEDC Manager during the summer field season, plan and coordinate activities of the GIS seasonal technician and intern(s) to fulfill summer work requests.
Toolik Field Station (TFS) is a research station operated and managed by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). TFS provides logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. The field station population ebbs and flows throughout the year with a minimum population of 4 in the winter and up to 150 in the summer. While remote, TFS is like a small village during the summer months.
TFS is seeking a full time GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst to join our team. This position will be based out of Fairbanks at UAF with summers spent at TFS. Typical duties entail collecting high precision GPS data (GNSS), collecting imagery through drone flights, processing data, and creating new products and tools for the research community. This position will work with the GIS & RS Analyst 3, seasonal technicians, and interns.
In addition to the technical duties, engaging and interacting with the TFS community is a large part of the job of everyone who works at TFS.Toolik Field Station is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment to everyone at the station. Each member of our staff is committed to working to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the TFS community.
This is a full-time, Grade 77, $21.81 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
This position will require scheduled residency at Toolik Field Station on Alaska's North Slope during the primary field season from early-May to early September and possible winter project support between October through March of each year. The duty station is at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the remainder of the year.
Assists in the management and maintenance of various Geographical Information System (GIS) related asset datasets stored in a variety of enterprise level asset databases. Participates in the development of strategic and tactical plans and programs in maximizing El Paso County’s transportation infrastructure. Conducts data analysis and provides various deliverables such as reports, maps, and other related documents. This position is part of the Geospatial Analyst career progression series, which includes Geospatial Analyst I, Geospatial Analyst II, and Geospatial Analyst III. An employee is eligible to advance to the next position within the series when the employee has met the criteria for advancement as notated within the job description and has received a recommendation from the Hiring Authority.
Additional Level II and III functions:
To qualify for Geospatial Analyst at any level:
To qualify as Geospatial Analyst I:
To qualify as Geospatial Analyst II:
To qualify as Geospatial Analyst III:
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
Work is primarily performed in an office and/or remote work environment; occasionally will be required to perform work in the field under adverse weather conditions.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
About the Department of Finance
The Department of Finance manages the city’s investing, fiscal analysis, budgeting, debt and asset management, tax assessment and collection, and accounting functions as well as establishing, maintaining and enforcing fiscal policies, practices and procedures for the entire City and County of Denver. The Department commits to Denver residents the delivery of these services through a financial structure that mirrors the best practices of both the public and private sectors. This commitment promotes better service, enhanced performance measures, maximum accountability and improved business processes.
About the Assessment Division
The Assessment Division locates, appraises and records all of Denver's real and personal properties in accordance with the Colorado Constitution, State statutes and Board of Equalization procedures. The Assessor certifies valuations to several special tax districts and tracks values and annual tax increments within the City's various tax increment financing (TIF) districts. The Division prepares and delivers the tax warrant to the Treasurer; maintains records on tax exemptions for seniors and other populations; generates value notices for all taxpayers; and processes written and in-person valuation protests and appeals.
Diversity in the City
The City and County of Denver is committed to cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is woven into our values and belief that we are strongest when we embrace and celebrate our differences. We aim to have employees who are as diverse as our residents, with different perspectives and unique ways of thinking. If you share these values and our enthusiasm for equity, we encourage you to apply to join our team.
The Department of Finance is seeking a dedicated and motivated Assessment GIS Technician within the Assessment Division to perform technical assessment land record management work involving GIS mapping systems, researching historical documents, and verifying the accuracy of deeds and legal descriptions for the splitting, combining, and recreating of land parcels for the transfer and ownership of property.
Additionally, the Assessment GIS Technician:
We are looking for someone with some or all the following skills and experience:
Geospatial Database Coordinator w/Marine Conservation Institute (Seattle, WA)Read Now
Closing date: 2021-11-15
Position: Geospatial Database Coordinator
Organization: Marine Conservation Institute
Country: United States
Contact: Beth Pike
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We seek a highly qualified individual to join Marine Conservation Institute as a Geospatial Database Coordinator for the Marine Protection Atlas (MPAtlas). MPAtlas is a key platform for organizing strategic coalition planning, research, and communication, providing up-to-date tracking of MPA commitments and national and global MPA coverage, and this role will be a key contributor to that platform. This individual will coordinate and administer our marine protected area (MPA) assessment database, associated MPA boundary database, and GIS library. The database coordinator will work closely with the MPAtlas team to better streamline and expand access to these data for use by Institute staff and partners in web applications and analyses.
As our database coordinator, you will work closely with Institute staff and collaborators; particularly those engaged in implementing _The MPA Guide_, an effort led by Marine Conservation Institute and others to standardize MPA definitions and classifications. You will support MPA research by curating a database of MPA assessments and the spatial boundaries of management zones within these protected areas. These assessments will be linked to other geospatial data to analyze and report on MPA coverage on several scales, demonstrating the value of _The MPA Guide_ framework.
The coordinator role may expand to support additional analyses, interactive data visualization products, reports and other tasks to help showcase the data on the MPAtlas platform. Much of the database structure is already in place but needs improvement and new automation algorithms. Much of this position will be maintenance and database clean-up so we are looking for someone who enjoys and finds database management rewarding. The coordinator will also be tasked with creating and facilitating training and instruction on data submission for staff, collaborators and interested parties from around the world to conduct and contribute independent assessments to our platform. Our efforts will support adoption of the framework by the international community.
To succeed in this role, you will need excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills as well as substantive knowledge and experience in database management and geospatial analysis. You should share our commitment to protecting marine life and have a demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision. This position will be remote, with a preference for locations close to our existing offices in Seattle or the San Francisco Bay area for periodic in-person meetings.
**PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES**
- Create, refine and maintain the current MPAtlas assessment database (~2,200 records and increasing) and associated MPAtlas geospatial database in Postgresql + PostGIS
- Streamline existing data processing pipelines, or build new pipelines as needed, to regularly ingest spatial MPA data from major providers
- Develop and support automated methods and manual procedures for linking geospatial MPA boundaries to MPA assessments, including identifying and applying updates to existing geospatial boundaries
- Create clear processes to increase staff use of and access to data by developing queries, data processing scripts, and instructional guides
- Perform tuning, optimizations, and updates to the database and ensure that the databases are backed up and managed securely
- Troubleshoot performance issues within the databases and data processing pipelines
- Develop robust data import/export routines to facilitate offline and bulk data entry by Institute staff and partners
- Contribute to reports summarizing research on global MPA coverage
- Communicate proactively with all key stakeholders, including internal and external colleagues
- Demonstrated proficiency with management of relational databases, especially Postgresql
- Demonstrated proficiency with geospatial database operations, particularly PostGIS
- Demonstrated proficiency with developing and maintaining data processing pipelines using open-source libraries, especially with Python toolkits
- Demonstrated proficiency with geospatial data analysis, using ArcGIS, QGIS or other tools
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously (planned and ad hoc)
- Must be able to manage time effectively and to deliver on commitments
- Proactively manage deliverable deadlines and progress reporting
- Experience managing databases and server architecture using cloud infrastructure (Amazon Web Services) is a plus
- Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, with preference for computer sciences
- Proven proficiency in database management, python coding and geospatial analysis, through either formal education or experience
- Familiarity with ocean conservation issues, including marine protected areas and management
We are hiring a full-time staff database coordinator (40 hours/week) with a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision and 401(k) matching program. Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please **email** the following materials to **[email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)** and include the position title (_Database Coordinator)_ and your name in the subject line:
- A cover letter detailing your interests, relevant experience, goals and availability
- A résumé, including relevant coursework, previous projects and experience
- A list of 3 references
- Example of experience with required skills (previous project, coding sample, etc.)
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting Oct 11, 2021. **Please, no calls regarding this opportunity.**
As a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas, Marine Conservation Institute uses the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world and then advocates for their protection. Our unique effectiveness comes from our vision, expertise and our willingness to partner with others. Marine Conservation Institute is an equal opportunity employer and committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in marine conservation.