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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) seeks a GIS Intern to assist in a number of scientific studies on contaminated sediments and water quality from February 1 through June 1.
The GIS Intern will develop and analyze spatial data related to water quality, drainage basins, green infrastructure, sediment contamination and demographics within the Mystic River Watershed. Experience with ArcGIS software is required.
Interns will learn about efforts that a watershed association undertakes to advocate for water quality improvements. The intern must be able to work independently and as a team. This is a part-time position that requires a commitment of two to three days a week during the Monday through Friday work week.
An interest in science, the environment and advocacy is encouraged.
Exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. This is an unpaid position.
Since 1972, MyRWA has played a unique role in the whole of the watershed by its science, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes. The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested, please send your resume to WQInternship@MysticRiver.org. No phone calls please.
For more information about the Mystic River Watershed Association please seewww.mysticriver.org.
Deadline for application: January 11, 2013
Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
Employment Type: Full time
Job ID: 7867
GIS Analyst: Technical position performing progressively broad GIS assignments and projects with limited supervision. Assists and supports GIS professionals with larger and more complex GIS projects.
Professional certification is desirable. 3 - 5 years experience editing Utilities (potable water, wastewater, reuse water) data in GIS applications.
Minimum of 5 years of documented and proven GIS experience. OR
2-Year Degree in related field and three (3) years of documented and proven GIS experience. OR
Bachelor’s Degree (4-Year) in geography, geomatics, GIS, or related field and one year of documented and proven GIS experience. OR Master’s Degree (2-Year) in geography, geomatics, GIS, or related field.
Note: One year of college may substitute for one year of experience.
Job Based Competencies
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
For Info and to Apply: Only applicants that apply on line at www.scgov.net/Careers will be considered. Resumes may be attached. For assistance, please call (941) 861-5742.
Salary/Benefits: $17.31-$25.00 (midpoint) May exceed DOE. Generous medical/dental/life insurance, generous paid time off, state retirement program, wellness programs and much more.
Wildlife Biologist II:
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Opening date: 12/14/2012 Closing date: 01/02/2013 5pm ET Open to external applicants State Salary Range: $31,182 - $57,695 Agency Hiring Range: Min $35,586 Max $44,438 Job Type: Temporary Grant - Full-Time
Location: Charleston County, South Carolina Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)
Generate an annual oyster polygon layer in GIS database format incorporating updates throughout the year as helicopter-based corrections are completed. Coordinate with Office of Fisheries Management (OFM) regarding reassessment schedule. Provide support to OFM for the annual production of permit (culture and mariculture) maps, incorporating information from OFM and SCDHEC and completing certifications of acreages. Arrangement, implementation and post-collection processing of helicopter-based image acquisition (and/or new imagery acquired from other sources). Production of data, maps and other digital products needed for reports, presentations and proposals as needed by the Shellfish Research Section manager (included for the NERRS Science Collaborative). Assistance with Shellfish Research Section fieldwork associated with the SWG, TNC and NERRS Science Collaborative grant-funded research projects.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:
A master's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field; or a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field and two (2) years of work related experience.
High levels of proficiency working with ArcGIS and Microsoft Access; experience working with aerial imagery and database management. Willingness and ability to participate in a variety of research projects in challenging environments (saltmarshes, oyster reefs, mudflats).
Do you have a Master's degree in biology, chemistry or related field OR a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry ore related field with at least two (2) years of related experience? (Required Question) Are you currently a DNR employee?
Benefits for State Employees:
State Employees may be eligible for a variety of benefits associated with their employment. From a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, to generous annual and sick leave policies, to a solid and secure retirement system, the State of South Carolina offers a competitive benefits program for state employees.
The State offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program, along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs. South Carolina has long been committed to providing its employees the best possible insurance benefits at the greatest possible value. We've maintained that commitment, too, even in the face of healthcare costs that continue to soar.
In addition to our health and dental insurance programs, state employees are offered a generous pension program with options that can be tailored to meet employees' needs. South Carolina offers a traditional pension program, as well as the Optional Retirement Program in which employees have more control over their retirement investments. These programs are designed to help provide state employees secure retirement alternatives that will best meet their needs.
In addition, state employees may be eligible for other benefits, such as holidays, annual leave, and sick leave. Check out the link above to see a summary of the other benefits that are available to state employees. You can even calculate the value of an employee's benefits by visiting our on-line benefits calculator . Note: The above benefits are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or none of these benefits based on the benefits associated with each position. For these positions, please contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available for the particular position.
Job information and links to application materials can be found at the following URL:
Contact for this position:
Associate Marine Scientist
SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute
217 Fort Johnson Road
Charleston SC 29422-2559
Tel. No. 843-953-9840
Fax. No. 843-953-9820
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, Salem, Oregon
Closes: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Will perform conservation planning and provide technical information to landowners/operators and the public.
A Bachelor's Degree is required in either agriculture, natural resources or environmental science. Other related science degrees may be considered. Minimum of 3 yrs. experience in either natural resource conservation planning, agriculture, farming, or similar work is preferred. Needs to have strong computer and GIS skills. Must be a team player and like working with the public.
Starting Annual Salary is $48K or potentially higher depending on experience or qualifications and includes a great benefits package.
A Marion SWCD job application and resume are required. Please visit www.marionswcd.net for a more detailed job description and the required application or call503-391-9927.
The UN-OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Geneva has just circulated three internship opportunities that may be of interest:
- Internship (Volunteer & Technical Community and Digital Humanitarian
Network Support) -
- Internship (Innovative Infographics Creation) -
- Internship (Mobile Phone Developer) -
This month will stay close to the center. One of our of old trusted sites.
(204 Southeast Oak Street)
This Wednesday December 12th.
anytime after 5:00
THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO
We are looking for an intern student to work 20-32 hours per week.
Assist the GIS staff with:
· Utilize ArcGIS software to produce maps and analytical products
· Maintain the GIS map base layers
· Print and distribute periodic updates of atlases
· Perform other special assignments
· Specific knowledge of ESRI software programs
· Knowledge of ArcGIS Server, Flex/Flash programming and AutoCAD Map a plus (but not expected)
$13.00/hour – no benefits. Duration 3 to 9 months (based on 30 hours/week). Bus passes are available.
Send resume to Roger Shepherd at email@example.com by 5:00 pm on December 21, 2012. We will be interviewing for this position the first two weeks of January.
Contact Roger Shepherd, GIS Coordinator, at 503-697-7423
Effective 2012, the Asian Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) instituted four student travel awards to facilitate and promote AAG Annual Conference attendance by students. For 2012-13, the AGSG has not received any student applications to avail of these funds, so please distribute this information widely…..
AGSG Student Travel Awards
Awards of $50 each will be made to students meeting the eligibility criteria, which must include:
--Presentation of paper or poster at the 2013 Annual Conference at Los Angeles, CA; the paper/poster must be on one of the Asian regions of Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, or Southwest Asia (one award per region).
--Student membership of the AGSG, or a pledge to join membership (student membership is only $1)
Applications should be electronic, but sent through Chair or Advisor confirming your student status. Also include confirmation of your presentation at the 2013 AAG Conference, as well as a simple budget outline showing any matching funds (personal/grants/departmental support). Submissions should be made by January 31, 2013 to the respective Area Directors:
For Central Asia: Stanley Toops: toopssw@MUOHIO.EDU
For East Asia: Xinyue Ye: firstname.lastname@example.org
For South Asia: Sya Buryn-Kedzior: email@example.com
For Southeast Asia: John Bowen: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Southwest Asia: Hussein Amery: email@example.com
Online course – Spatial Analysis Techniques in R
Expand your R skills - learn how to analyze spatial data. David Unwin’s online course “Spatial Analysis Techniques in R” runs Dec 14 - Jan 18 (one week off for the winter holidays) at Statistics.com.
Upcoming courses include:
Dr. David Unwin is Emeritus Chair of Geography at Birkbeck College and Visiting Professor in the Department of Geomatic Engineering at University College, both in the University of London. He has authored over a hundred academic papers in the field, together with a series of texts, of which the most recent are his Geographic Information Analysis, 2nd edition (with D. O'Sullivan, 2010) and a series of edited collections at the interface between geography and computer science in Visualization in GIS (Hearnshaw and Unwin, 1994), Spatial Analytical Perspectives on GIS (Fischer, Scholten and Unwin, 1996), Virtual Reality in Geography (Fisher and Unwin, 2002) and, most recently representation issues in Re-presenting GIS (Fisher and Unwin, 2005). Participants can ask questions and exchange comments directly with Dr. Unwin via a private discussion board during the course.
The course takes place online at Statistics.com in a series of 4 weekly lessons and assignments, and requires about 15 hours/week. Participate at your own convenience; there are no set times when you are required to be online.