The Oregon Academy of Science, Geography Section, is inviting abstracts for oral presentations and posters for the upcoming 2015 Annual Meeting. The Meeting will be hosted at the University of Portland on Saturday, February 28, 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to share your current work and mix with other Geography-minded researchers, educators and students from around Oregon.
Typically, there are 11-15 papers – a combination of faculty, agency people and students. Total attendance for the Geography Section is usually about 30-35 people. The session begins about 10:00 AM, stops for lunch, and reconvenes after lunch for an hour or so, depending on the number of papers.
The deadline for submissions for the Geography section is February 13, 2015 (other sections may have different deadlines), but we strongly urge you to get your materials in before that date. Registration for the event is open now. Registration ends January 30, 2015, after which the fee increases.
Please contact one of the co-chairs if you have any questions. The OAS Meeting website is: http://www.oas.pdx.edu where you will find Registration forms, Abstract forms and instructions, and directions to the meeting site.
Senior GIS Solutions Specialist - Olympia (closes 1/6/15)
Act as a geospatial consultant, project lead, solutions engineer, and trainer in this highly creative role. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA) has a permanent opening for a highly motivated and qualified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, in Olympia, WA. This position will be classified as an Information Technology Specialist/Application Specialist 6 (ITS/AS6).
This position is the Senior GIS Solutions Specialist for DSHS enterprise geospatial services. This person is the highest level technical authority/lead for custom Enterprise GIS services and is responsible for the lifecycle of a dynamic variety of geospatial applications, databases, analytics, and maps; including the integration of existing business systems with the agency’s Enterprise GIS.
To be successful in this position, you will need to utilize your extensive hands-on experience designing, developing and administering multi-user geodatabases using ArcGIS for Server Enterprise in a SQL Server environment; and problem solving and training skills to impact our small, but innovative and evolving team of Enterprise GIS professionals that support a multitude of programs within the DSHS agency.
Current announcements for all State positions can be found at www.careers.wa.gov.
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is advertising for a GIS Conservation Planner position. For this position we are seeking an experienced conservation GIS expert to advance our conservation planning work by enhancing the use of spatial data and GIS in prioritizing its conservation work, and creating a series of ‘conservation blueprints’ for private land conservation in Nova Scotia. The successful candidate will oversee an ambitious endeavor designed to integrate best practices, data, science, and expert knowledge to develop a series of conservation prioritizations, and to design models to inform strategic planning around conservation on privately‐owned lands in Nova Scotia. The position entails acquiring, compiling and integrating environmental, ecological and property-related data, seeking input from experts and conservation partners, and developing and implementing GIS-based prioritization methodology and models to develop specific conservation prioritization “blueprint” and to support the strategic, science-driven advancement of the Nature Trust’s conservation work.
For more details please refer to our webpage:
Location: Headquarters, Geneva
Harnessing GIS, Satellite imagery and other new technologies for Protection Work - 100 % - Permanent contract - Male or Female
Purpose of the post
The Protection Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seeking an experienced practitioner to lead the development of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including Satellite Imagery and other new technologies, for protection work in the field. He/she is responsible for operational and research mapping and geospatial analysis related to protection issues.
The holder of the position develops data visualization tools and methodologies and provides guidance to the teams using them in the field, integrating available technologies into ICRC’s response, particularly with regard to the ICRC’s protection action in emergency situations. He exploits satellite images and provides analysis in the form of written reports and GIS products. He also leads the development of the use of other new technologies and methodologies, such as crowdsourcing, to improve our protection response. The position requires solid technical skills, GIS knowledge and image analysis training and experience.
As a team member of the Protection of Civilians Unit and working in cooperation with the GIS team in the Assistance Division and in the field, the Analystconducts and supports geospatial data processing, data management and analysis. He/she is responsible for:
Profile and skills
Minimum length of assignment: 3 years
Starting date: 1 March 2015
Application documents required: CV and motivation letter
If this post interests you and you meet the requirements set out above, please send your application by the 17th of December 2014, email@example.com mentioning “PROT/CIV - Application - GIS” in the subject of your message.
Only applications via this e-mail will be considered for this campaign. If you don’t receive a reply to your application within one month, please consider that your file has not been shortlisted.
Quantum Spatial is looking for someone who can work full-time this month (December) on GIS processing tasks. This is a short-term, immediate hire position. The qualified applicants should have solid ArcGIS skills. Send your cover letter and resume to: Erin Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: GIS Technician
Client: Portland General Electric (PGE)
Length/Type of role: 5 Month, temporary contract (W2 only).
Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon
Pay Rate Range: $25/HR - $28/HR
**College degree not required
**ArcGIS experience is a must
**Candidate MUST have attention to details and experience with meeting tight deadlines
**1 Year + experience is required
• Minimum 1 year experience with ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or above
• Work experience in data validation, map production and spatial analysis
• Attention to detail and ability to think critically and meet deadlines
• Interpret information/data provided by system/clients to develop specialized GIS products; consult and follow up with clients.
• Perform quality control assessment and edits to meet cartographic standards and client requirements.
• Apply analytical and problem solving skills to resolve production issues.
• Apply GIS Cartographic Standards to maps and products.
Preferred skills (nice to haves/not required):
• Working knowledge of electrical systems and theory; distribution overhead and underground design.
• Experience with ESRI Data Reviewer
• Experience with Schneider ArcFM.
• Experience with MicroStation and/or AutoCad
• Experience in the GRID/Framme system.
• Experience with the electric utility business.
• ModelBuilder and/or Python scripting
• Experience with Microsoft Access
• Experience with SDE and versioned editing
To apply or if you have questions, contact:
KFORCE Healthcare Technology Recruiter
Office: (503) 768-3712 Fax: (503) 244-6522
10260 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 380
Portland, OR 97223
Kenny Construction Company is currently seeking a GIS Specialist I to provide a broad range of mapping and geospatial database services for assistance in overall project GIS support. Under direction of project management and a GIS Manger, the candidate will support the construction management function with the integration of the GIS environment while adhering to the GIS policies and procedures, standards, and the accuracy and consistency of the GIS information.
Examples of Duties:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Performing basic GIS analysis and mapping duties in overall project support using ESRI GIS Software. Maintaining and administering applicable GIS systems; developing, interpreting and maintaining GPS data; gathering and verifying field data for utilization in mapping applications; preparing GIS layers, datasets and hardcopy maps, for use by other staff or other organizations requesting assistance; participating in field during global positioning system (GPS) data collection projects and integrating GPS data with GIS; performing GIS data conversions, and assistance with maintaining project QA/QC and document control.
Minimum Training, Education and Experience
Additional Skills to be Considered Above and Beyond
Experience related to the incorporation of GIS with utility construction; knowledge of principles of surveying, mapping, global positioning systems, and usage of aerial photography and satellite imaging; principles and capabilities of computer systems, including networked environments and peripheral devices; GIS application software, structured query language, spatial and tabular databases. Understanding and working with data from multiple public and private sources; assessing, analyzing, identifying and recommending solutions to problems.
Please send your resume and contact information to:
Samantha Konsoer at Samantha.email@example.com