The career opportunity you have been waiting for is here with our Sheriff’s Office, where the mission is to act as conservators of the peace for Washington County. In partnership with Law Enforcement Technology staff you will add your knowledge, skills, and abilities to projects that assist law enforcement officers to effectively and more efficiently serve our community. Located in the Law Enforcement Technology Unit, this position will provide a myriad of programming, database, GIS, and web development services and perform needs assessments, statistical and feasibility studies, address planning issues, and assist with research and other data driven projects in a networked environment. Successful candidates will possess Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science, or related field. Progressively responsible programming and systems analysis experience. Prefer experience with databases, GIS mapping applications, SQL, Solr, Java, Flex/Flash, Coldfusion, other web development, or programming experience. All newly selected finalists are subject to a full background check with Washington County Sheriff’s Office and a complete employment application is required prior to consideration. We offer a collaborative work environment, a diverse range of responsibilities to enhance professional growth and comprehensive benefits package. For more information on this position and to apply on-line, please visit our Human Resources page at www.co.washington.or.us.
Please Note: a complete employment application is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Washington County Human Resources
155 N. First Ave., Ste. 270
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Equal opportunity employer with commitment to a diverse workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Job ID 118265, Post-Bachelors Salmon Habitat Research Associate
Job ID 118256, Post-Masters Salmon Habitat Research Associate
Assist with research evaluating the effect of hydropower operation on fish and wildlife habitat quality within large river ecosystems, evaluations of stream habitat restoration, and research evaluating novel bioremediation technologies to remediate contaminated aquifers. Responsibilities will include assisting project managers and other staff in the field and in the lab using instruments to monitor water quality and habitat condition. Candidate will also assist with data processing and preliminary analysis. Candidate will help write sections of reports. Opportunities may also arise to work with other ongoing projects at PNNL including field research related to fish survival through the Columbia River hydropower system. jobs.pnl.gov.
December 17, 2009 (Des Plaines, IL) - Ten years after announcing that electronic copies of the URISA Journal would be made freely available to teachers and learners everywhere via the World Wide Web, the Journal’s electronic archives have become one of the richest collections of open educational resources in the geospatial field.
As of December 2009 there are 196 peer-reviewed articles in 40 issues of the URISA Journal freely available at http://www.urisa.org/journal_archives.
The Journal is one of only three journals listed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org) under the keyword “gis,” and it is the only one to be ranked among 46 leading geographic information science (GIScience) journals by Caron and colleagues in 2008.
Caron and colleagues’ combined a Delphi study of 40 international experts and a quantitative comparison of journal citation rates to identify and rank leading periodicals in the GIScience field.
They ranked the URISA Journal 14th in relative importance among 46 periodicals. According to president Kathrine Cargo, “the sustained quality of the URISA Journal confirms the quality of our authors’ research, the dedication and skill of our editorial team, and the viability of open access publishing. URISA is proud to contribute these valuable resources to the benefit of the geospatial enterprise worldwide.”
In 1998-99 Harlan Onsrud offered to serve as editor on the condition that the URISA Board of Directors agreed to publish open-access version the journal. Onsrud was concerned about escalating costs of academic journal subscriptions, and about scholars’ responsibility to “maximize dissemination of our works and our readership.” At the time, URISA President Joseph Ferreira stated that “while commercial publishers best make progress through exclusivity and control, the URISA Journal editors believe that science and new knowledge is best advanced through an intellectual environment of openness and freedom” (URISA 1999)
Caron, Claude, Stéphane Roche, Daniel Goyer and Annick Jaton (2008) GIScience Journals Ranking and Evaluation: An International Delphi Study. Transactions in GIS 12:3, 293-321.
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (1999). URISA Journal Breaks New Ground. Press Release
The Uncompahgre Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is offering a Term GIS position. This position will support the revision of the Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement as well as other tasks.
The duty location is in Montrose, Colorado at the Public Lands Center and the starting pay is either GS-7 or GS-9. This "Term" position means that this is a 13-month assignment that can be (depending on funding) extended up to four years.
Interested individuals can submit applications on-line by using the links below.
CO Merit-2010-0051 [Current federal employees who have permanent (career/career conditional) appointments]
CO-DEU-2010-0017 [All U.S. citizens; no previous Federal service is required.]
The International Masters Program in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of three universities in Germany, Spain and Portugal. The three-semester Masters program targets holders of Bachelor degrees in application areas of Geographic Information (GI), e.g., environmental planning, regional planning, geography, logistics, transportation, marketing, energy provision, computer science. GI is a rapidly growing market, lacking qualified GI personnel and offering excellent career chances. Therefore, the Masters Program targets life-long learning for graduates and professionals in the fields of geography, surveying, planning, local adminstration, etc., who are willing to acquire additional GI skills for applying them in their respective GI application area.
For more information and for contact details go to: http://geospatial.lamochila.org/?page_id=433
Looking for a GIS Specialist here in Volcano Hawaii. It's open on
www.usajobs.gov from 12/4 - 12/17, search for FS-294609-KB-10. It's a permanent position that will be hired at the GS-9 or GS-11 level based on qualifications. The salary on the USAJOBS website does not include our Hawaii COLA and the 2010 phase in of locality pay so the salary will start around $50,000 at a GS-9 level and about $60,000 at the GS-11 level (probable hiring level for qualified candidates).
WWF’s Conservation Science Program is looking for an intern to assist with preparation and testing of InVEST, a suite of models for ecosystem services mapping built by the Natural Capital Project (http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org). The work will involve a)building and reviewing python code for various models b) testing models c) optimizing models for speed and efficiency d) preparing data and running models for a selected landscape. The intern will have opportunities to interact with NatCap ecosystem services modeling experts and to gain valuable experience with one of the largest international conservation organizations. We look for a motivated intern for 3 -6 months, ideally with a background in conservation and solid knowledge of ArcGIS geoprocessing and python coding.
Portland, Oregon: A new geologic digital data series for the southern Oregon coast is being released today by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).
The Lidar Data Quadrangle Series (LDQ) This release in the LDQ series (data only) covers both individual and bundled USGS quadrangles along the coast from Brookings to Florence and huge swaths of inland coastal areas. This data is part of a data publication series that will eventually provide complete lidar data for most of the inhabited areas of the state.
Please refer to the attached map for details or go online to see a list of the USGS quads and data available at: http://www.oregongeology.org
The data in the LDQ series however, are designed specifically for use with specialty Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and include only raster based data; in other words, a file with a regular grid of elevation values. Lidar data originate as large numbers of measured points which have been filtered and processed to produce the rasters in the LDQs. The point data (point cloud) requires special software and expertise to use, and creates very large files, so it is not included in this publication series. You can learn more about the collection of lidar data in Oregon and the Oregon Lidar Consortium online at:
What: ArcPad Studio 8 Training
Who: GeoMobile Innovations Where: Metro Regional Center in Portland, OR (600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232)
When: January 21-22, 2010
Cost: $795 for two days
How: http://www.geomobileinnovations.com/training/arcpad-studio-class-jan21 or contact email@example.com
Craig Greenwald, a 7 year veteran of the ArcPad development team, will teach this 2 day workshop. This class is a must for ArcPad power users and Mobile GIS administrators wanting to maximize the success of their Mobile GIS projects by harnessing the customization capabilities of ArcPad 8. Day 1 introduces the fundamentals of ArcPad office to field round trip workflows using the ArcPad Data Manager extension for ArcGIS. You will learn how to use ArcPad Studio and other tools to create custom toolbars, data entry forms and task lists, tailored to your specific projects and workflows. Day 2 is focused on customizing ArcPad more extensively using scripting and the ArcPad object model. You will create applets and custom tools to automate common tasks and validate user input. At the conclusion of the class, students will have experience building a complete custom ArcPad application.