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Portland State University School of the Environment Invites you to Geographies of Uncertainty
The University of Texas at Dallas
“Uncertainty in Spatial Analysis: Visualization, Measurement, and Modeling”
Join us this Thursday December 3 from 4:00-5:00 PM with Guest speaker Yongwan Chun of The University of Texas at Dallas
Uncertainty in spatial analysis has been recognized in the literature. Research has addressed various aspects of uncertainty including different sources of error, visualization of uncertainty, and error propagations. While positional error is inevitably raised in data representations, e.g., in GIS, attribute error also has an impact on spatial analysis. The release of margins of error (MOEs) in American Community Survey (ACS) draws an attention to attribute errors in spatial analysis. Focusing on attribute error, this presentation discusses uncertainty-related research areas in spatial analysis and shows recent progresses specifically, visualization, measurement, and modeling of uncertainty.
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The Spatial Services unit at Pierce County has opened a GIS Programmer/Engineer Lead position recruitment. They are looking for strong technical knowledge and experience with the Esri platform, but also for a collaborative and creative leader who can leverage their multidisciplinary team and manage projects from start to finish.
Why It's a Great Opportunity: Pierce County Information Technology, a division of the Finance Department, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Geographic Information System (GIS) Programmer/Engineer Lead professional. This is a high-level programming position that focuses on implementing complex technical solutions and providing analysis, system implementation/integration, and project management expertise for both internal County departments and regional GIS partners. Within Pierce County IT, this position will be based in the Spatial Services unit which includes GIS and Enterprise Asset Management.
Our team of 130 staff directly supports Pierce County's 3,000 staff with their daily IT needs and provides geospatial solutions that support all County constituents. You will work with other talented, professional staff who are committed to meeting the highest principles of public service.
Why It's a Great Department: The IT Division has an excellent reputation for being an employer that is committed to providing top-notch service to its customers. We are a national leader in delivering public services through innovation. Our diverse technology solutions are all supported by a robust hybrid infrastructure of on-premises and cloud-based solutions and a secure network. We are a team that prominently endorses a positive and collaborative approach where we support one another and the work each one of us provides. The work you do in this Division matters because many Pierce County public services are provided through and supported by the technologies built, operated, and maintained by the IT team. IT and this unit exemplify a positive teamwork-based approach and support one another and the work each staff member provides. We focus on a continuous learning mindset for employee development and are excited for you to join our team!
How to be Successful in the Role: The landscape of technology solutions is continuously evolving as new innovations take hold. The highly complex and evolving area of GIS and IT require quick adaptation to stay current and ahead. A successful employee will provide responsive and professional service to Pierce County business units and cross unit IT teammates. Success will be measured by the employee’s ability to develop new applications, manage assigned applications, ability to troubleshoot system issues and resolve them, and the ability to effectively manage projects and work with others in a positive and proactive way demonstrating solid lead character.
Throughout your employment you will receive direct, constructive feedback from peers and your supervisor to facilitate your success and allow you to meet your professional goals.
Your Future in this Role: The IT Division has access to numerous training opportunities, which include peer, industry, vendor, and official Pierce County training as well as access to established procedures, standards, practices, and system documentation. Our training program is designed to help you develop as both a professional in your lead role as a GIS Programmer/Engineer and as a Pierce County employee. Your work will directly impact your community and it offers a great foundation for future positions within the IT Division and Pierce County.
Core Daily Responsibilities:
The Nature Conservancy has openings for two part-time GIS internships. If interested, we would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application.
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This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, District Thirteenth, Sector Columbia River, Detach Duty Intelligence Staff in Portland, OR.
In this position, you will serve as an analytical specialist for maritime threats in and around the ports and coastal waterways to produce and disseminate information/ and reports for enforcement in a pivotal policy role from day one. You will represent the division at regional, national and international intelligence and law enforcement conferences.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.
Typical work assignments include:
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Salary: $24,582 - $77,504 a year
Job Type: Full-time
GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE IMAGERY ANALYST (35G)
The geospatial intelligence imagery analyst is responsible for analyzing overhead and aerial imagery developed by photographic and electronic means. They provide Army personnel with critical information about enemy forces, potential battle areas and combat operations support.
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a geospatial intelligence imagery analyst requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 22 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 101
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Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
EARN CASH FOR IN DEMAND JOBS
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in research, business planning and even government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency.
The City of Salem IT Department is seeking a talented, highly motivated GIS professional to join our dynamic GIS team as Programmer Analyst. If you have a passion for solving challenging problems and building innovative solutions that have a direct impact on your community, then this is the place for you. We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for professional growth, a friendly, engaging work environment, and a great work-life balance.
As a GIS Programmer Analyst, you will serve as the primary resource on application development projects and business system integration projects, provide application troubleshooting and support, and research and recommend new technical geospatial solutions for City services. You work will focus on the needs of the Public Works Department to provide innovative solutions for their diverse service offerings and mobile workforce. You will develop and implement GIS solutions and work as part of a team to advance Salem in smart city initiatives.
In this position, you will plan, organize, and conduct business process and system analysis to improve performance and provide solutions for organizational needs and efficiencies. You may serve as an administrator and a functional expert for City business systems and will contribute to solutions that meet overall City and department technical strategies.
You will work with a variety of stakeholders and team members, including department staff, IT technical staff and vendors to ensure successful, timely delivery of projects and solutions, while working within the scope of business expectations and system needs and constraints. In addition to serving as a primary resource for Public Works, you will be a part of the enterprise GIS team to develop smart and sustainable solutions.
If you want to become an integral part of the City’s daily business operations that provide services to over 1000 City employees, its departments, and our local community, then this job is for you.
What are the minimum qualifications?
Job Summary: This position serves as Shellfish Program technical lead for spatial mapping projects with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Will assist in biological data collection through sampling and fishery investigations. Will conduct and assist in the design of fishery monitoring projects and is responsible for compilation and maintenance of the Shellfish Program’s GIS database. Will assist with field studies, will assist with the planning and completion of research as directed and will produce reports and analysis when needed.
Compensation: $29.47 hr.
Minimum Related Experience
Terms of Employment: This is a regular Full-Time position
Interested in exploring how to use GIS to advance racial equity is state and local government? Register for this free Esri webinar: A Framework for Racial Equity and Community Outreach in State and Local Government.
The King County GIS Center is seeking an experienced GIS Specialist - Journey. The GIS Specialist - Journey will perform ongoing maintenance on complex, highly detailed transportation-related network, infrastructure, facilities, planning, and operations GIS data, including all updates and revisions to these data. Perform data development and ongoing maintenance for GIS data related to urban and regional planning, real property, natural resource planning and management, and other King County functions and services, including all updates and revisions to these data. Complete corrections to resolve all reported errors, omissions, and discrepancies in these data. Maintain the suite of custom editing tools which are used to perform these data maintenance tasks. Design and perform detailed spatial research and analysis, using appropriate and relevant GIS data and digital imagery, to meet the management, planning, and operational needs of all County agencies. Design and develop web applications, maps, tables, and other products to report research and analysis findings to decision makers and make program information available to the public. Train and mentor other staff on data maintenance procedures, protocols, and tools, and serve as team leader for staff who perform this work on an ongoing basis. Develop and nurture effective working relationships with client agency managers and program staff.