National Geographic is bringing truckloads of books, maps, globes, toys, clothing, luggage and more to its warehouse sale in Portland, Ore., in December. The event will be held at the Oregon State Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, from Friday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Admission is free*
Portland Bureau of Transportation has a job opening for an Engineering Tech with GIS Skills.
Engineering Technicians I at the City of Portland are responsible for performing supportive and technical assignments of standard to moderate difficulty through the application of scientific and technical knowledge in the areas of engineering, construction and permit processing. Duties include explaining policies and procedures to the public to achieve understanding, cooperation and compliance with codes and performing drafting. The Engineering Technicians I will use a variety of computer programs (including CAD software) to record and analyze data, maintain technical files, and prepare maps, plans, records, graphics, documents and reports, conduct research, and for map reading, plan review, field inspections and other related duties as assigned.
For a full job description: http://bit.ly/gfHAtL
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has a opening for a Survey Project Support Tech.
The Survey Project Support Technician provides technical and administrative support for a moderate to large Survey Section in the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Duties include researching survey sites and preparing field packets and office project folders with relevant survey notes, private surveys, aerial plots, utilities, survey control points, benchmark data and GPS information; researching and providing mapping staff with relevant GIS background data using CAD or GIS software; designing and maintaining records management and database systems; and performing process improvements on the existing database systems. This position will also maintain office records; index, scan, archive and distribute records as required as well as respond to citizen and governmental requests for information, inquiries or complaints regarding survey programs.
For a full job description: http://bit.ly/eAFEID
Please come to the World Forestry Center on December 8, 4-5 PM to hear Tasmanian conservation biologist Dr Sue Baker.
This will be an eye opening talk about the results of her research at the World Forest Institute on "variable retention" harvest.
Here is the full announcement. Please share with colleagues and friends. http://bit.ly/ibDOIn
This Utility Locator position consists of many tasks, using GIS for data collection & storage is one of them...
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City of Portland, Water Bureau has an opening for a GIS Technician II position. Check out the full job description here:
City of Portland's Office of Healthy Working Rivers presents -
River-in-Focus Brownbag: PDX 2 Gulf Coast
In August, 22 Oregonians traveled to the Gulf Coast to meet with people affected by the BP Oil Spill to better understand the impact on their lives—and to learn how to prevent future disasters. The team travelled by boat, plane, helicopter and van to observe community meetings, bird rehabilitation operations, sea turtle egg relocation, oil damage surveys, community relief actions, spill related research and BP Claim Center operations. Mike Rosen, from the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, will share his firsthand knowledge of the PDX 2 Gulf Coast project (www.pdx2gulfcoast.com) including the team’s mission, lessons learned and next steps. Mike will use art, photos and videos to describe the disaster and the actions PDX 2 Gulf Coast is implementing to raise awareness and encourage personal accountability.
Tuesday, November 16
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
Fall Colloquium 2010
Friday, Nov. 19th, 2010 12 - 1:00 pm Cramer Hall - Room 413, Portland State
GIS Technology - Bridging the Gap Between Research & Technology
Presented by: Tom Perkins, NRCS National Water and Climate Center
Free refreshments! All Are Welcome