Initial Posting Date:
Department of Environmental Quality
$4,696 - $7,109
GIS Environmental Science Specialist (ISS5) Limited Duration
Job Opportunity available at DEQ!
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a full-time, limited duration opportunity, located in Portland, Oregon. You must be a current State of Oregon employee, in a permanent, limited duration, or seasonal status, to apply. The expected duration of this position is 6 to 12 months from the date of hire, but the duration can change at any time depending on business needs.
Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon's environment? If so, please consider a career with the Department of Environmental Quality. At DEQ, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land, and water. Here is a video about DEQ: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1k
DEQ's full-time limited duration opportunity is for a GIS Environmental Science Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 5) located in Portland, Oregon.
**This is a full-time, limited duration position that is expected to last 6 to 12 months, with the potential of becoming permanent. This recruitment is only open to current State of Oregon employee's in a permanent, limited duration, or seasonal status.**
DEQ has a centralized policy and planning component in headquarters and three regions to accomplish its mission: Northwest, Western, and Eastern Regions. This position is in headquarters located in the Lloyd District in Portland, Oregon, and is part of the Water Quality Program. This team of experts work cooperatively with the three Regional Programs and the Laboratory Program to develop and implement programs to protect and enhance the quality of waters of the state, and to ensure the public health and environment are protected.
What you will do!
As the GIS Environmental Science Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 5) you will perform strategic planning and use Geographic Information System (GIS) software for implementation of the Drinking Water Protection Program. You will plan, analyze, develop, and install computer system software for the program in cooperation with Program/Development Information Services, other state agencies, and the state GIS coordinators. Click here to learn more about DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program.
What's in it for you!
A competitive benefit package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members. Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP). Paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. And other exceptional benefits such as thePublic Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF Program).
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
What are we looking for?
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Four (4) years of information systems experience;
an Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, AND two (2) years of information systems experience.
OR a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science.
Some travel may be required. Must possess a valid driver's license.
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Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician
Salary: $39,291.44 - $48,670.34
Projected Start Date: March 2021
Appointment Term: 1 year minimum, with potential renewal for a total of 2 years
The Blue Methane Project is a NASA Carbon Monitoring Systems-funded program hosted at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Tidal wetlands have the capacity to remove massive amounts of atmospheric CO2 by forming soil carbon, but they can also produce a variable and uncertain amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Monitoring and forecasting the dynamics of “Blue carbon” in these ecosystems is a major priority for state and national governments, as well as the local entities that manage coastal wetlands. Our project seeks to improve short term forecasting of methane dynamics at two focal sites in Louisiana and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as improve national scale mapping of the variables we use to estimate methane emissions. We are searching for a data technician to collaborate with a multi-university and multi-agency team on developing GIS and remote sensing workflows, managing new data produced by the team, and occasionally contributing to fieldwork for new data collection.
A successful candidate will have at least:
* A Bachelor’s degree in a Natural or Physical Science
* Demonstrated experience with using remote sensing and GIS to answer environmental research questions
* Experience managing data originating from multiple sources
* Proficiency with open-source coding in R and/or Python
* Excellent organizational and communication skills
An ideal candidate will have one or more of the following:
* A Master’s degree in Geography, or other Natural of Physical Sciences
* Experience with Google Earth Engine
* Experience with using Landsat and/or Sentinel-2 Imagery
* GitHub Experience
* Experience with wetland plant ecology, carbon cycling, or soils science
* Research interests in rivers, estuaries, and/or coastal processes
Please send a cover letter briefly outlining your how you meet any of the required or optional criteria, a CV or resume, a work sample, such as paper, report, map, figure, or link to a presentation, and the contact information for three references to Dr. James Holmquist (HolmquistJ@si.edu) by January 15, 2021.
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The main campus is a 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater Maryland. Facilities include the Global Change Research Wetland, the site of the known longest-running ecological manipulation experiment. Nearby cities include historic Annapolis, Maryland's capital, and D.C. The technician will be hired as a Trust Employee through Smithsonian's non-profit wing. This will entitle them to health, vision, dental, and other benefits.
Women, people of color, Indigenous people, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician Job Posting | Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Environmental and Geospatial Data Technician Salary: $39,291.44 - $48,670.34 Projected Start Date: March 2021 Appointment Term: 1 year minimum, with potential renewal for a total of 2 years
Kaiser Permanente is looking for two GIS analysts. These contract positions are initially for one year with the possibility for extension.
Provider Data Analyst (GIS Analyst)
For more information please contact:
Ahmed Al-dulaimi, National Provider Data Management (NPDM), Kaiser Permanente, Ahmed.Al-Dulaimi@kp.org
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
National Provider Data Management (NPDM) is a shared service established to support regional and national provider data management, reporting, analytics, system strategy, and compliance.
NPDM’s focus is on improving provider data quality and developing a common business process and technological
approach for addressing critical data needs.
We are seeking a highly motivated, analytically oriented individual to help develop and maintain geospatial analysis and reporting capabilities. We are looking for a curious collaborator who is interested in working within a health care environment with an emphasis on geospatial analytics and visualization. This contract position is initially for 1 year with the possibility for extension.
The Provider Data Analyst provides support in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating,
tracking, internally managing and reporting data. These positions function both as a consultant and as a high-level data analyst. The position works with clients to develop the right set of questions/hypotheses, using the appropriate tools/skills to derive the best information to address customer needs.
1. Builds sophisticated interactive GIS dashboards and web applications and forecasting tools using databases
2. Participates in script development for User Acceptance Testing, report generation and data extraction from
the departments existing databases.
3. Accommodate project deadlines and readily adapt to changing priorities and tasks
4. Directs and executes creative analytic approaches that lead to actionable outcomes which further promote
5. Provides consultation to clients, including organizational leadership and guides work towards actionable
6. Works with clients and staff to identify opportunities and methods to improve efficiencies with analysis.
7. Provides support to peers including technical & programming assistance, and scoping, documentation and
8. Proactively recognizes potential issues, develops plans to address and understands how to communicate
these steps to department leadership and clients
9. Participates in the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications, to
enable measurement and evaluation.
10. Defines and frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops processes and tools that
facilitate decision making.
• Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
• High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
• Master/bachelor's degree in GIS, geography or computer science; urban planning, statistics or another
discipline requiring substantial course work in GIS and quantitative analysis methods.
• Programming experience with R and/or Python.
• High comfort level with technology, ability to learn new technology with relative ease.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills. Analytical and detail oriented.
• Experience with ERIS ArcGIS applications/Geoprocessing for data management and geospatial analytics
(e.g. ArcGIS Pro, ArcPy, ModelBuilder, Network Analyst, ArcGIS Online, ArcMap).
• Practical experience and/or coursework in GIS applications for population-based reporting and analysis.
• Adept with transforming data into the Tidy Data format via scripted, reproducible workflows.
• Experience with technical aspects of geospatial data management.
• Experience with at least one version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion)
• Knowledge of SQL and experience working with various relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL
• Experience with open source GIS tools and data sources (e.g. R, Python, GDAL, PostGIS, QGIS).
• Knowledge of provider data and network adequacy analytics.
• Experience with an analytical toolset such as R and/or Python.
• Experience with interactive GIS visualization tools (e.g. ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, Leaflet)
• Ability to draft and revise documents including analyses, and reports.
Department: National Provider Data Management. Kaiser Permanente
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or
conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state
laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los
Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
Cascadia Partners, a Portland-based planning and economics firm is looking to hire an associate planner / data analyst.
Urban Planner and Data Analyst
Position Available Immediately
Cascadia Partners seeks a junior to mid-level team member who is an analytical and detail-oriented
thinker with relevant experience or training in urban planning, development, economics, and/or data
analysis. Cascadia Partners is a fast-growing, diverse, and multidisciplinary firm with a primary office in
Portland and a satellite presence in Bend, Oregon.
Our team works on 20-30 projects across the country ranging from large-scale master planning and
development projects, mission-driven public-private partnerships, policy and zoning analysis with a
strong analytical focus, and data-driven planning work, including land use and transportation scenarios
modeling. We have a focus on actionable plans that get built and solutions rooted in equitable
Experience & Work Ethic Desired
● Experience in the planning, economics, design, environmental policy, and/or master’s degree in
Urban Planning, Real Estate Development, Public Policy, Economics, or Resource Management
● Organized and detailed-oriented work ethic; management of multiple projects, to-do lists, tight
● Interest in data analysis and telling visual stories using data
● Interest in real estate development and willingness to learn pro-forma analysis
● Team player - eagerness to dive in, collaborate, learn, grow
● People-person capable of interacting with subcontractors, clients and public
Technical Skillsets Desired
● Analytical thinker with experience working in Excel and other quantitative analysis programs
● Spatial analysis experience and proficiency in ArcGIS suite or QGIS
● Storyteller with experience creating compelling InDesign documents preferred
● Concise, compelling writer - journalistic rather than technical preferred
● $60,000-$70,000 salary depending on experience + profit sharing
● Generous benefits including Gold health insurance, dental, 401k match, paid vacation and
parental leave, and continuing education stipend
How to Apply
Please send an introductory email with resume and one work sample attached to Info@Cascadia-
Partners.com by Friday, January 15th, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.
Cascadia Partners is stronger because of our diverse team. Women and people of color are
encouraged to apply.
519 SW Park Ave, Suite 215
Portland OR 97205
Must apply online at https://cityofvancouver.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/COV
Open until filled, first review date is 12/21/2020.
The purpose of this position is to provide a professional level of support to end users and managers for the City’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). Utilize project management skills, advanced knowledge and understanding of GIS best practices, techniques, systems architecture, third party software, and data analysis to manage complex projects and to develop innovative tools and solutions that integrate ArcGIS with other systems to meet user needs and ultimately increase efficiencies. Coordinate with multiple departments across the organization to help facilitate user needs, identify opportunities for improvement. Develop and administer Esri suite of software. Manage/administer, design, build SDE enterprise GIS databases using SQL Server, and ensure that these databases are properly optimized. This position requires the ability to develop and maintain solutions using ArcGIS .NET API, automation/ETL processes such as Python, FME Workbench, FME Server and other scripting tools.
This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. The schedule for this position is M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Experience and Education
Required Licenses and/or Certifications
The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) [pgc.umn.edu] at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities provides geospatial support, mapping, and GIS/remote sensing solutions to researchers and logistics groups in the polar science community. We collaborate with scientists around the world to complete their research goals in a safe, timely, and efficient manner by providing a service which most groups do not have the resources or expertise to complete. Our goal is to introduce new, state-of-the-art techniques from the geospatial field to effectively solve problems in the least mapped places on Earth.
We are located [pgc.umn.edu] on the University of Minnesota Saint Paul campus.
About the Job
Summary: This position is responsible for management of PGC’s satellite imagery archive and the software/tools that facilitate organization and access to the data, which are the foundation of PGC’s science support work. The applicant will be responsible for building and maintaining imagery management and processing workflows, coordinating data production, and managing High Performance Computing (HPC) resources and projects. The applicant is expected to develop new tools for image processing and analysis as well as update and maintain legacy projects. Knowledge of GIS and Remote Sensing concepts is required.
Essential Job Functions and Approximate Percentage of Time:
-35% Build and maintain imagery management and processing workflows
-30% Develop new tools for image processing and analysis, as well as update and maintain legacy projects
-25% Manage High Performance Computing (HPC) resources and projects to effectively meet the objectives of PIs and projects supported by PGC
-10% Other duties as needed to help support overarching PGC research needs
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu [diversity.umn.edu].
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West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District ("District") is hiring two adult (18+ years old) temporary, part-time Conservation Interns for spring through fall of 2021. Conservation Interns will receive mentorship, gain experience, and have opportunities to learn more about the field of natural resource conservation and caring for and giving to the land as practiced on non-public properties. We are looking for people with a passion to help make our ecosystems, water, and soil healthier for people, wildlife, and the environment. The District is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization; therefore, interns will be provided with equity training, are expected to help co-create an inclusive work environment with fellow staff, and are invited to participate more deeply through the District's diversity, equity, and inclusion committee or other opportunities.
More information can be found here: https://wmswcd.org/2021-conservation-internships-job-announcement/
Contact Ari DeMarco with questions: email@example.com
Permanent Seasonal Conservation Technician
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
2701 NW Vaughn St., Suite 450
Portland, OR 97210
Friends of Trees is searching for our next Green Space Program Manager to help achieve our mission of bringing people together to plant and care for trees in neighborhoods and urban natural areas across the Portland-Metro and Salem regions.
This individual is responsible for the management and delegation of our Green Space program–from program funding, to project partner development, to managing and mentoring Friends of Trees staff and volunteers–the Green Space Manager will cover a lot of ground. Ideal candidates will be personable, creative, and adaptable. A strong understanding of native plant restoration projects is also highly recommended.
Friends of Trees is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. We recognize that not everyone has equal access to the benefits of trees and healthy green spaces. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Role and Responsibilities:
Our Green Space program is a well-recognized program in the region and it takes some work to keep that up! Here are some key program responsibilities:
As a Manager at Friends of Trees, you’ll also be part of a stellar leadership team that:
To accomplish these things, we will be looking for someone who has the following skills and background (or something comparable):
Personnel and Soft Skills
Physical and Logistical Requirements:
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday during planting season (Oct-May); Monday – Friday rest of year (June-Sept). Fairly flexible within that framework, establishes schedule and makes changes known
Office Location: 3117 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212. Close to TriMet Bus #6, we have a secured bike area, and we provide transportation to work field sites. Stairs are required to access the office. While COVID regulations are in effect, this position will partially work remotely with weekly visits to the office (the office building follows COVID safety protocols and is minimally occupied). Travel to planting sites to lead outdoor, field-based events with volunteers will also be involved.
Compensation: This will be a salaried position of $48,000 – $56,000 annual salary with full health care coverage and a competitive sick time, holiday and vacation policy
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Green Space Program Manager in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted through 5pm on Wednesday 12/30/20.
Friend of Trees provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
GIS Research Assistant/Conservation Cartographer
Archbold Biological Station , Florida
Primary duties include:
• Create maps using the best available data to support conservation activities
• Be able to perform basic spatial analysis in support of your cartographic efforts
• Interpret data to produce tabular reports, graphs and charts,
• Be fully competent with ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of tools for a broad range of research and conservation purposes.
• Utilize ArcGIS tools to prepare visually appealing maps and presentation materials
• Be familiar with the type of wide range of outside agencies and online locations from which to access and download relevant data.
• Represent Archbold in professional organizations, GIS working groups, and local and regional conservation organizations.
• Anticipate the needs and work collaboratively with a range of people and partner organizations, from those having little understanding of GIS, to those utilizing spatial analysis and other advanced tools.
• Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years full-time GIS experience, or Master’s degree and 1-2 years of fulltime GIS experience
• Experience with ESRIs ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS online
• Demonstrate ability to produce cartographic products to support conservation.
• Experience using GIS to address questions in ecology.
• Experience performing advanced spatial analyses
• Familiarity in working with high resolution imagery
• Experience with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools
• Experience with Florida agencies and GIS spatial datasets a plus but not required
• Experience working with Geodatabases, Access, R, and Python a plus but not required.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume with names, telephone numbers, and email address of three references to Vivienne Sclater at email@example.com. Position will remain open until filled. Early application is strongly encouraged. Applicant must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S.
Looking for a person who is multi-skilled with quantitative background for the position of GIS Coordinator. The GIS Coordinator is responsible for discovering patterns, and trends, developing mapping applications and managing the Island County Planning Departments GIS Layers.