About the position:
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking a detail-oriented GIS professional to join the Technology Services Division’s six-person GIS team as a GIS Technician II. The person filling this role will spend most of their time mapping transportation assets from construction plans and work order diagrams, but they’ll also be called on to provide GIS desktop support, write documentation, and conduct GIS analysis.
What you’ll do:
As a person, you are:
City of Portland Core Values:
Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. Some employees are working from home full-time, while other roles cannot be filled in a remote status (firefighter, vehicle mechanic, street maintenance, etc.). In the future, current positions classified as “full-time remote” could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, or 3) revert to full-time at a city work location.
Conservation Data Specialist w/Nature Conservancy Canada (flexible location)Read Now
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Conservation Data Specialist
Position details: Full Time
Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Conservation Data Specialist to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.
NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.
The Conservation Data Specialist will work as part of NCC’s National Conservation team to identify, develop, and implement analytical frameworks and solutions to increase efficiencies in NCC’s conservation work. The incumbent will be responsible for developing, testing, and implementing analytical frameworks and workflows for of various NCC-wide conservation initiatives. The individual will be closely involved with the development, implementation, and maintenance of NCC’s conservation planning framework, spatial prioritization models, approaches and associated tools, conservation priority setting and metric reporting. The incumbent will need strong leadership skills and visioning to help NCC find the most appropriate technical solutions to realize our strategic plan.
The Conservation Data Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. Develop Analytical Frameworks and Workflows (65%)
How to Apply
NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations through our Career Centre by Jan 4, 2022, 11:59pm ET.
NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.
The GIS Specialist/Cartography Tech creates and maintains spatial data using GIS software to support internal organizational needs and provide support and requested deliverables for non-organizational demand. This position reports to the Assessors cadastral mapping system, including but not limited to processing recorded legal documents pertaining to real and personal property.
Works under the direct supervision of the County Assessor and guidance of the GIS Coordinator, the GIS Specialist/Cartography Tech will implement industry best practices for routine geoprocessing, development of new applications, and the quality control/quality assessment of core datasets. In addition, the Specialist-Tech will provide leadership on selected development projects to support County departments and clients. The Specialist-Tech will also assist in satisfying demand for hard copy maps and the visualization of both spatial and non-spatial data.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge and Skills
A working knowledge of ESRI applications and cartography principles. A working knowledge of computer applications, hardware, and networks. Cartographic principals. Basic troubleshooting problem solving skills and techniques. Familiarity with common GIS data formats: SDE, file geodatabase, personal geodatabase, shapefile. Familiarity with programing languages: Python, Virtual Basic, SQL. Capable of advanced geoprocessing: data architecture, conversion, and data logic. Familiarity with Enterprise GIS: web-based and mobile application deployment. Ability to assemble/standardize datasets, identify patterns, and interpret findings. Research and procurement of authoritative datasets. Familiarity with quantitative methods of analysis
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and those contacted in the course of business. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Uses professional conduct with County employees, clients, and members of the public. Can communicate GIS workflows, requirements, and use/instruction to new users. Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions. Ability to discern chain of title from recorded documents. Gives meticulous attention to detail. Can perform routine tasks, continuously with accuracy and precision. Ability to set and meet departmental and project goals. Ability to prioritize work, follow timelines and meet deadlines.
Ability to work at a computer screen for extended periods of time. Ability to have rapid finger, hand and arm movement for extended periods of time. Performs repetitive motion such as using a computer keyboard. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs for short periods of time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. May be subject to post offer physical capacity testing based on elements of this job description.
Education and Experience
An Associate’s degree in Geographic Information Systems or related field, or any combination of education and work experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified.
Licenses and Certificates
A valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of light-to-medium weight.
This position is based on the successful completion of a nine-month probationary period and may be extended.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is a highly skilled and self-motivated GIS professional with experience supporting Long Range Planning projects and staff. Ideally, they will great customer service skills and experience with Python, Arcade, ArcGIS Enterprise, and supporting map services in ArcGIS Online and Portal. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the ability to work interdependently, think creatively, and communicate effectively.
This recruitment may also be used for vacancies that will become available within the next six-month period.
Why Washington County?
As one of Oregon's Healthiest Counties, we care about our employees and are actively exploring ways to improve one's work/life balance. Your total compensation package will be comprised of more than just your annual salary; it will also include a comprehensive benefits package with family and domestic partner health benefits such as medical, dental, and vision coverage at up to 95% employer paid. Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Click to learn more about Benefit Offerings and Wellness Programs at Washington County!
Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties may include:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Education and Experience:
ADDITIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS
Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement: Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County and instructions for submitting appropriate DMV documentation, please use this link: Driver's License & Records Policy.
Several GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing, and Field Survey Technician jobs w/NV5 (pdx)Read Now
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Field Survey / Remote Sensing Technician: https://careers-nv5.icims.com/jobs/4940/field-survey---remote-sensing-technician/job
Technical Remote Sensing Intern: https://careers-nv5.icims.com/jobs/4930/technical-remote-sensing-intern/job
Urban Planning Associate
Position Available Immediately
The Position: Cascadia Partners seeks an associate-level team member who is a detail-oriented thinker with relevant experience or training in urban planning, real estate development, housing policy or related fields.
Our Work: Cascadia Partners is a fast-growing, diverse, and multidisciplinary firm headquartered in Portland, OR, with staff also located in Bend and Newport, Oregon. We work on 20-30 projects across the country annually, ranging from large-scale master plans, mission-driven public-private developments, housing policy and zoning analysis, and scenario planning. We have a focus on actionable plans that get built and solutions rooted in equitable community engagement.
Our Values: We value diversity, equity, and inclusion on our team and in our work. We value intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning and offer professional development stipends and frequent internal skill building courses. We value a healthy life-work balance and offer every other Friday off and 4-weeks starting paid vacation with annual increases to 8 weeks.
The Ideal Candidate
● Has a minimum of 1-3 years experience in the fields of planning, economics, design, environmental policy,
and/or a master’s degree in Urban Planning, Real Estate Development, Public Policy, Economics or related fields.
● Enjoys consulting work and appreciates the variety and flexibility that comes with consulting on complex
projects in different communities and contexts.
● Demonstrates leadership in working with respect, dignity, and empathy in diverse, multicultural settings.
● Centers relationship-building and collaboration in their work, seeking to engage authentically with their teams,
clients, and stakeholders and understand their interests, values, and backgrounds.
● Desires to understand, analyze, and bring innovation to housing policy and zoning code work, with an emphasis
on equity and inclusion
● Is interested in real estate development and has a willingness to learn pro-forma analysis, with an emphasis on
public-private partnerships, affordable housing, and mission-driven projects.
● Demonstrates willingness both to receive and give growth-minded feedback and to receive and respond to
coaching from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders.
● Is excited to engage in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) work, including personal reflection such as:
o Examination of one's own racial/ethnic biases/prejudices that may impact one's work
o Acknowledgment of one's racial or cultural "blind spots" and doing the work to address them
o Listening to other perspectives without being defensive and criticizing others' points of view
Technical Skills Desired
● Visual storyteller with experience in layout design and infographics resulting in compelling, public-friendly
graphics and documents. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired.
● Strong writer and communicator who can break down complex policy issues clearly and concisely.
● Analytical thinker with experience working in Microsoft Excel and other quantitative analysis programs.
● Spatial analysis experience and proficiency in ArcGIS suite or QGIS.
Work Location, Schedule, and Paid Leave
● In-person, fully remote, and hybrid arrangements available
● 4 weeks starting paid vacation (8 weeks max), 4 weeks parental leave, up to 15 paid holidays
● Every other Friday off year-round (36-hour average work week)
● $65,000 base salary + profit sharing bonus
● Gold health insurance, dental, 401k match, professional development stipend
How to Apply
Please send an introductory email or cover letter with a resume and one work sample that showcases policy analysis or graphic communication attached to Info@Cascadia-Partners.com by Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received. We are stronger because of our diverse team. Women, LGBTQ+ and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Cascadia Partners | 1022 NW Marshall St. Suite 380, Portland OR 97209 | www.Cascadia-Partners.com
Data Visualization Specialists w/USGS Water (multiple levels of experience)Read Now
These positions are with the water data visualization team, the USGS Vizlab. The USGS Vizlab is a collaborative science communication team that uses data visualization to communicate scientific data and concepts to non-technical audiences through compelling data-driven stories and graphics. See the Vizlab portfolio here
Positions will be open to applications on USAjobs.gov from Wednesday November 17th at 12:00am EST to Tuesday November 23rd at 11:50 EST. These are full time, permanent federal positions in the Data Science Branch of the Water Mission Area at GS-09 and GS-12 grades. Location is negotiable. More information about the jobs and the application process can be found in our blog. We will also use the blog to post direct links to the job announcements when they are live on November 17th.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Transparency
The federal hiring process can be complicated to navigate. We don’t want that to be the reason you don’t apply. We are committed to inclusive hiring practices that build a healthy workplace where diversity is our strength, and everyone has the support they need to succeed. We especially encourage you to apply if you are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, have a disability, or are of any marginalized identity. Please read our blog post for details on how the application process works.
Reach out to the hiring manager Jordan Read (he/him, at firstname.lastname@example.org), the Vizlab team lead Cee Nell (they/them, email@example.com), or ask us on twitter @USGS_DataSci.
In addition, we’ll be hosting two informational webinars about the positions and the application process:
GIS Day PDX returns 2021!Read Now
Please join us this year for a series of events to celebrate GIS Day 2021!
On GIS Day we will host a presentation & social (virtually) - same fun, different modality. The presentation, Cartographic Chaos, will be a series of fast-paced, 5-minute lightning talks from several contributors to the new Upper Left Cities: Cultural Atlas.
Other events throughout the week include a Humanitarian Mapathon and two-part Mapbox for GIS workshop.
Check out the GIS Day PDX website for details: https://christinafriedle.wixsite.com/gisdaypdx.
All events are FREE, open to the public, and require registration (links on the website). Please spread the word and share with others!
Jarrett Walker + Associates is a consulting firm that helps communities think about public transit planning, especially the design and redesign of bus networks. You can learn about us at our website (jarrettwalker.com) and at Jarrett’s blog (HumanTransit.org).
What does a typical day look like?
At JWA, analysts work on many different aspects of transit planning projects, using different tools and skillsets. For example, early on in a project, you could be asked to draw a map showing the frequency of each route in a transit network using Adobe Illustrator and QGIS. On another day, you might be asked to lay out a report in Adobe InDesign or create a set of charts in Excel or using R’s ggplot plotting package. Once you’re more experienced, you might make site visits to our clients in other cities to help with a design workshop or a public meeting. We also work together using R and other data analysis programming languages to conduct detailed analyses of existing transit service performance and compare different planning options.
Because our team is small and our projects are highly varied, we seek to hire and provide training to ensure the widest range of ability possible among our staff.
Required Skills and Experience
For this position, the following are requirements. Do not apply if you cannot offer these.
Evaluation of Candidates
When we evaluate candidates, we will look for a combination of analysis skills and instincts; cartography skills; transit planning interest or experience; and interpersonal/teamwork skills. We may ask candidates to complete a practical test.
We will remove from applications information about each applicant’s sex, gender, race, ethnicity and name. Initial screening of applications will be performed without this information. You are encouraged to submit your material with your name and these other identifiers (sex, gender, race, ethnicity) omitted, and to provide your name only in the submittal email. If you do not do this our staff will do it for you.
Compensation, Benefits and Place of Work
Compensation will start in the range of $25-35/hour. Large raises in the first year are common. Our benefits program includes medical, dental, and disability insurance; a 401(k) program; subsidized and pre-tax transit benefits; paid sick leave; and paid time off.
During the pandemic most employees have been working from home for a majority of their work hours, but we do expect employees to be able to be in the office at least three days a week. In normal conditions, JWA allows employees to set work schedules that include working from home or other locations for some of their work time, but we do not permit fully remote employment. This position may require travel a few times a year, for client visits or conferences, once the public health situation has stabilized.
Growth and Development
We generally prefer to develop staff internally rather than hire at senior levels, so there is considerable opportunity for strong employees to advance. All of our mid-level staff and one of our senior staff started in this position.
The position offers the potential to develop a range of transit planning skills needed to advance in the profession. Everyone pitches in at many different levels, so there is intensive cross-training that helps everyone grow their skills. There are also opportunities to learn more advanced skills either on the job or through attendance of professional conferences or other structured training.
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not put any information in the email itself that you want to be used in the evaluation. The cover letter and all other materials should be attachments. The email must present your name and contact details.
Again, you are encouraged to anonymize all information by removing your name and references to sex, gender, race, or ethnicity, and to provide your name only in the email. If you do not, we will do this for you.
Diversity and Inclusion
JWA follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, and any other legally protected status.
This policy also applies to management of staff with regards to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations. It also applies to our interactions with outside vendors, subcontractors, and the general public.
Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential functions are performed in an office environment that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment.
The position is frequently required to sit, walk, stoop, bend, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, and see. Work will sometimes be performed in a field setting which may require protective equipment to protect against potential environmental hazards or involve working in uncomfortable conditions for extended periods of time. Must have the ability to stoop, bend, crawl, kneel, reach, stand, walk, grasp, talk, hear, see, lift up to 50 pounds, and to work in sometimes adverse conditions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are flexible at the discretion of the GIS Manager.
No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
Safety Sensitive Requirements
This position is not considered to be a safety sensitive position
This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.
Crook County is an equal opportunity employer
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.