Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) is seeking a highly motivated GIS Analyst to join our team. SWM desires a well-qualified GIS analyst to support our service areas by providing essential GIS services to a dynamic group of engineers, scientists, planners and technicians. We use GIS services applied to floodplain mapping, flood control infrastructure, storm water infrastructure, wetlands and streams, asset database management, and natural resource planning.
Successful applicants will have a background and experience in environmental sciences, geography, cartography and GIS. They will be able to work independently and as part of a team. We value the ability to analyze issues, develop solutions using creativity and ingenuity and clearly communicate complex data to varied audiences. Come join our team and build a career in the great northwest!
Salary $62,487.72 - $76,023.12 Annually
Location Everett, WA
Department Public Works
Closing 1/7/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Performs moderate to complex duties in support of County and departmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, functions, processing, application design, development, and testing of GIS software, hardware, and geospatial data management systems. This position works in coordination with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
Bachelor's Degree in GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, planning, natural resources or related field; AND one (1) year of GIS or automated mapping experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.
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Fish and Wildlife Technician (Wildlife Habitat Technician) with GIS preferred in Corvallis, OR (closes on 12/29)Read Now
This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife located in Corvallis. This is a full time, Seasonal position from January 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Closing this Friday, 12/29/2017
Duties & Responsibilities
The Wildlife Habitat Technician will assist in the management of the Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program, the goals of which are to protect and manage lands, wildlife and public use to provide mitigation for habitat impacted by the federal hydropower system, as outlined in the Willamette Wildlife Settlement. These positions will assist in the direct day to day operations including maintenance of land facilities, equipment, farming activities, habitat development, and programs to facilitate public use on these properties. The major roles and responsibilities of these positions are to:
• Conduct habitat management activities including mowing, disking, spraying, planting, and burning.
• Control vegetation by using rotary mowers and applying herbicides using power and hand sprayers.
• Participate in habitat development and wildlife status trends by conducting surveys and implementing habitat development plans.
• Required to maintain current Apprentice Public Pesticide Applicator's License (PPAL).
• Operate tractors, skid steer, or other equipment up to 100 horse power and farming implements, such as plows, disc, harrows, seed drills and mowers.
• Assist biologists, other staff, and volunteers in monitoring and protecting conservation easements throughout the South Willamette Watershed District (SWWD). Insure that areas are adequately posted with signs. Pick up litter. Maintain and construct roads, fences, gates and nest structures.
• Investigate practices that do not comply with conservation easements and plans for individual land parcels – report concerns and help plan response.
• Assist with plant and animal census and monitoring activities.
• Assist biologist with review of project acquisition proposals, provides information on location, habitat condition, wildlife population trends, and other criteria factors and to evaluate submissions.
• Assist project proponents with reporting and permitting requirements for land management activities.
• Assist conservation managers with habitat management expertise and assistance throughout the SWWD.
• Summarize monitoring information and draft reports.
• Complete monthly reports and other special reports as needed.
• Assist in completing annual reports and federal work plans.
• Furnish a Weekly Report of Operations for supervisor in a punctual manner.
• Communicate effectively with members of the public and representatives of other agencies and conservation groups.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
• An Associate's degree in Wildlife Technology or Agriculture; OR
• Eighteen months of experience in the care of livestock, agricultural research and experimentation, monitoring game or wildlife, or farming. (six months of fisheries, fish culture, fish screens, or related habitat work experience will count toward this experience).
• A higher level degree in Wildlife Science, Agriculture, or a closely-related degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework will substitute for the Associate's degree.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience:
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS, specifically ArcMap)
• Making visual observations of species or habitat
• Operating heavy equipment (e.g., tractors or other farm equipment)
• Operating electronic or mechanical equipment
• Using hand tools
• Using power tools
• Collecting and recording data
• Making oral and written reports
Geographic Information Technician 2
City of Eugene Public Works Engineering Division
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018 5:00 p.m.
$51,480 - $64,209
Performs skilled technical duties related to the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) with a primary focus on data development and maintenance, analysis and map production activities, including the responsibility for GIS and database quality assurance and the creation of procedural documents and metadata.
Experience and Training Guidelines - Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of technical experience in GIS systems.
Equivalent to an Associate Degree in GIS, geography, cartography and/or computer programming.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Accepting on-line applications only. Apply at www.eugene-or.gov/jobs.
Geographic Information Technician 2
Spatial Analytics Lead w Harley Davidson (4 positions) in Milwaukee, WIRead Now
Spatial Analytics Lead needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh’s client located in Milwaukee, WI.
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The ASPRS- Columbia River Region is doing a Thirsty Thursday on January 18th at the SE Lucky Lab from 5:30-7:30. They are still looking for a Vice President for next year. Camille Westlake will be there to tell you all about it and answer any questions.
Hope to see you there!
Job Opportunity: Audubon is recruiting a new leader for its growing GIS and remote sensing work in
conservation. Location negotiable. Details below.
Director of Geospatial Science
Earth observation and geographic information systems (GIS) are fast growing and important
components of Audubon’s technical capacity to accomplish conservation. Reporting to the Chief
Scientist, the Director of Geospatial Science will: (1) provide expertise on the application of geospatial
technologies, especially remote sensing, to conservation issues; (2) lead an interdisciplinary team that builds new mapping approaches and guides the strategic use of spatial information to inform policy and conservation practices, and (3) support Audubon leadership with management and fundraising efforts.
To learn more and apply: http://bit.ly/2k02ONN
Yamhill County Public Works is taking applications for two paid internship positions for students with training in ArcGIS and/or strong taxonomy skills and ability to identify common Willamette Valley native and invasive plants. Access to ArcGIS through the OSU student site license is desirable. The work will involve collecting data and making maps for the GIS Roadside Vegetation Inventory. The project duration will be approximately eight weeks, March-May 2018, and part-time, approximately eight hours per week.
GIS Intern / Botany Intern
POSITION DESCRIPTION – Student Interns (two positions)
Geographic Information System (GIS) / Botany Intern
Posted December 15, 2017. Positions open until filled.
March-May, 2018 (approximately 8 weeks)
Part-time, approximately 8 hours/week
The interns will work as partners to develop schedules and share tasks to ensure that all tasks will be completed by the end of the project period.
Yamhill County Public Works Department
2060 Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
$14.00 to $16.00/hour, depending on skills and experience
Susan Aldrich-Markham, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
John Phelan, Director, Yamhill County Public Works Department
Yamhill County Public Works Department (YCPW) recently initiated the GIS Roadside Vegetation Inventory in order to collect georeferenced data on significant features within roadside rights-of-way. These features include Native Plants, Invasive Plants, Erosion, and Optimal Vegetation. The GIS Roadside Vegetation Inventory is part of the implementation of the Yamhill County Roadside Vegetation Management Plan adopted in February 2016.
The data are managed using Esri’s ArcGIS software. Data are collected using a Trimble Juno 5B GPS handheld computer with ArcPad and transferred into ArcMap on a desktop computer. The database of the GIS Roadside Vegetation Inventory, particularly the Native Plants section, is currently in the draft phase. It will need to be revised over the project period in order to more completely capture significant attributes that YCPW can use to make roadside vegetation management decisions. The data collection procedure and the performance of database on the Trimble GPS will need to be optimized.
Driver’s license and transportation to and from Yamhill County Public Works. Interns will drive a County-owned vehicle while on-the-job.
Cell phone or other camera with GPS capability.
Tasks – Interns will cooperate as partners on most tasks.
Collect data along Yamhill County road rights-of-way using the Trimble Juno 5B GPS. Data will be collected at times from a moving vehicle and at times by walking. The focus will be on county roads with native plants. Generally two people will collect data, with one person driving and one person handling the GPS. Other drivers may be the supervisor Susan Aldrich-Markham, a member of the Yamhill County Public Works Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee, or a member of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.
Take photos of significant features in the field and link these to georeferenced locations.
Recommend revisions to the database as data collection proceeds, in order to more completely capture the kind of information about existing native plant populations and communities that YCPW can use to make roadside vegetation management decisions. Additional features and attributes may need to be included. New genera may need to be added to the drop-down boxes on the GPS, and other genera may be removed if they are never seen. Consult with supervisor Susan Aldrich-Markham on revisions.
Tasks requiring more advanced skills
Transfer the data regularly to a desktop computer with an ArcGIS site license and maintain the data in ArcMap. Make archived data available as shapefiles to YCPW.
Create maps in ArcMap to display the data.
Optimize the performance of the database on the Trimble Juno 5B.
Create PowerPoint slides using maps and photos from the field. The slides may be used for educational purposes by YCPW, including posting to the Web and presentations to YCPW committees, County Commissioners, adjacent landowners, and the public. The purpose is to highlight significant native plant populations for protection, invasive plant populations for control, and erosion sites for restoration.
As a team, write a Final Report and present a PowerPoint slide show summarizing the internship accomplishments to the YCPW Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee.
1. Ability to work independently and manage time in order to complete all tasks by the end of the project period, including the final report and presentation to the Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee.
2. Training in botany, biology or natural resources. Interest in native plants.
3. Ability to take good landscape and close-up plant photos.
4. Preferred – Strong taxonomy skills and ability to identify common Willamette Valley species of native and invasive plants.
5. Preferred – Training in and ability to use Esri’s ArcGIS programs, including Arc Map, ArcCatalogue and ArcPad. Additional field experience is desirable.
6. Preferred – Access to ArcGIS through the OSU or Linfield College student site license.
Submit a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and outlining your qualifications. Specifically address each of the qualifications listed. Include a list of appropriate courses taken in GIS, botany, biology or natural resources. Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Email application letters to: Catherine Lindberg, YCPW, firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected candidates will be interviewed in person on a mutually agreed-on date.
Natural Hazards Planner
Salary $50,088.00 - $73,152.00 Annually
Location Salem, OR
Job Type Limited Duration
Department Land Conservation & Development
Closing 1/8/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is recruiting for up to three Natural Hazards Planners. These positions are full-time, limited duration, and classified as Planner 2.
These positions are within the natural hazards section, which helps local governments plan for reducing the risk from natural hazards. The natural hazards section helps local governments manage flood hazards by providing maps and other flood-hazard information to support land use and development decisions. Much of the work of the natural hazards section is funded with grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
These limited duration positions are authorized in the DLCD budget through June 2019. DLCD intends to include these positions in future budget requests and they may become permanent depending on funding; however, the budget is subject to review by the governor and the legislature, and the positions may or may not be continued. Limited duration positions receive all of the benefits of regular positions during the term, including medical insurance, retirement benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, personal business leave, and paid holidays. See the "BENEFITS" tab on the job posting for more information.
Duties & Responsibilities
DLCD intends to hire one position for each of the three areas listed below.
1 - Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
Assist local governments in updating natural hazard mitigation plans, and integrating them into comprehensive plans, zoning maps, and development regulations. This includes, but is not limited to:
2 – Grant Management and Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
This position will assist with natural hazards mitigation planning as described in section 1, and coordinate grant management in the natural hazards section. This includes, but is not limited to:
3 - National Flood Insurance Program
Assist local governments in meeting the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This includes, but is not limited to:
A Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field; AND One year of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
Four years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
NOTE: An advanced degree or other secondary coursework in Community, Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) year of the progressively responsible experience. A copy of your transcripts must be attached to your application to receive credit.
Additional Preference: The following items are not required, but applicants who have them are especially encouraged to apply and should be sure to include the information in their application.
Certification as a floodplain manager by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Experience using geographic information systems (GIS).
Job Opportunity (GIS preferred) with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Shellfish ProgramRead Now
Make a difference with shellfish fisheries! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Marine Resources Program is recruiting for a Shellfish Assessment Biologist in Newport, Oregon. This is a permanent position responsible for assisting the shellfish and estuary habitat assessment project which generates quantitative data to describe shellfish communities in selected bays and estuaries throughout Oregon. The project has a total of 4 permanent and seasonal staff who conduct research and assessment of Oregon’s marine / estuarine shellfish and estuarine habitat resources. A description of the position responsibilities and preferred experience is listed below.
Applications due January 10, 2018
Salary Range: $2,200 – $2,281 per month
To view the announcement and apply for the position, please follow the link to the Shellfish Biologist position on the ODFW website:
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is a state agency responsible for managing Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources (http://www.dfw.state.or.us ). ODFW’s Marine Resources Program (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp/) is responsible for managing Oregon’s marine natural resources including commercial and recreational fisheries. The Marine Program office is located in Newport, Oregon at the Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center campus where federal, state, and university scientists conduct cutting-edge marine science research ( http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/).
See the following links for information on the ODFW Shellfish Program: (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/) and the Shellfish Assessment Project: (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/Seacor/index.asp)
The Shellfish Assessment Biologist is part of a team that supports a field-based project to assess estuarine shellfish populations and habitats in Oregon coastal estuaries. The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are to: (1) participate in conducting shellfish and estuary habitat assessment sampling in coastal estuaries; (2) assist the Shellfish Assessment Project Leader with literature review, data analysis, and report writing; and (3) provide public information and outreach services regarding recreational shellfisheries.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following skills:
Although this is a permanent position, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applications can be obtained from the ODFW’s Jobs Page under seasonal jobs at:http://www.dfw.state.or.us/hr/seasonal_jobs.asp.
SCGIS Portland Happy Hour (12/13)Read Now
This Wednesday, December 13th, the Portland SCGIS gathering will be at Base Camp Brewing.
930 SE Oak Street
fyi happy hour prices end at 6.
For those whom may be new to this group, we meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month, usually at a local brewery and always open for new suggestions.