Registration is now open for the annual Oregon Census Data Users Conferences on Wednesday, September 12th in Salem and Thursday, September 13th in Portland.
There will be plenty of capacity in both Portland and Salem, so you are welcome to attend part or all of the day, depending on your schedule and interests. You can find a rough agenda at https://www.pdx.edu/prc/events and below. More details and specific times will be added at that link.
The link to register is https://goo.gl/forms/URzUFR6REeBUTduB3.
Morning: 9:00 am-noon. Rural issues and New Data Tools.
A good story about Dave Imus, well-known Oregon cartographer and creator of "The Essential Geography of the United States."
Hydrographic Data Technician
NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Work Location: Norfolk, VA
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey (OCS) performs surveying and mapping of the marine environment for nautical charting and other purposes. The Hydrographic Surveys Division (HSD) is directly responsible for planning and overseeing hydrographic surveys, reviewing and accepting survey data, processing survey data for application to affected charts, and routing survey data and products to customers and archives.
Within HSD, the Atlantic Hydrographic Branch (AHB) is responsible for reviewing hydrographic data to ensure compliance with standards, and compiling the hydrographic data into nautical chart products. Additionally, AHB supports NOAA's East Coast hydrographic ships with personnel and expertise in hydrographic data collection, processing, and quality assurance. Duties include assisting with the following tasks:
* Using CARIS, ArcGIS and other software to process, evaluate, and perform quality assurance on hydrographic survey data, including assisting in the completion of hydrographic Survey Acceptance Reports (SAR)
* Creating data products from hydrographic survey data, including preparing data for inclusion in the National Bathymetric Source Database (NBS)
* Participating in the development of new technology, systems, and procedures used in hydrography, including evaluating external source data (ESD) for possible application to nautical charts
* Interacting with hydrographic survey data users, managers, and others in the marine environment
* Deploying aboard a NOAA vessel for up to 60 days per year and conducting hydrographic surveys using echosounders, oceanographic instruments, GPS, data acquisition and processing systems, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
While at sea, support may be required to work in excess of 8 hours per day or may be required to work through the weekend, and workdays are often 10-12 hours in length and the crew work through weekends when the ship is underway.
2+ years of experience acquiring, processing, or reviewing bathymetric data, particularly using the CARIS suite, including HIPS/SIPS and Bathy Database. Must have experience with GIS data ingestion, manipulation, and analysis, particularly using Esri’s suite of products (ArcGIS, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online). Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, required. Must have a positive attitude and the ability to work with teams or individually; ability to follow written and verbal instructions; strong technical writing and verbal communication skills; and excellent computer skills. Computer courses or experience directly related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Engineering, Databases, and/or Computer Aided Design software are highly desired. Any time spent working aboard a vessel is a big plus.
Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.
BS in physical science, earth science, geography, geomatics, engineering, or mathematics, other related field, or equivalent.
Geospatial Data, Analysis & Technology Specialist
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT, United States
Position Type: Full-Time
Organization Type: University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: Junior (0-4 Years)
Degree Required: Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
16 August 2018
The Geospatial Data, Analysis & Technology Specialist coordinates geospatial services for research and instruction. This includes data, tools, and techniques used in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), photogrammetry, and other related forms of Earth mapping, observation and analysis.
Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Working with the professorial faculty to provide appropriate instruction for various disciplines who wish to incorporate geospatial analysis, tools, or techniques in their courses.
* Training BYU Library student and staff employees on software, tools, department assets and GIS techniques as requested.
* Being aware of and promoting research and funding opportunities for student and faculty geospatial research.
* Ensuring Information Technology resources for geospatial data storage and access are sufficient and suitable for providing access to Library-provided data sources and tools used in disseminating products of faculty research and student instruction projects.
* Helping coordinate the installation of GIS software tools across campus with department Computer Support Representatives and OIT.
* Providing reference service to patrons, faculty and students for the physical map collection when needed.
* Assisting the Department Chair in collecting information for and drafting various reports related to GIS and the maps collection.
* Engaging in assessment projects as directed by the Department Chair related to GIS and the maps collection.
* Bachelor's (B.S.) degree in a geospatial science (Geography, Urban Planning, Engineering, Computer Science, Ecology or other related field).
* Excellent customer-service skills (for both internal and external patrons).
* Strong data management and data analysis skills.
* Knowledge and working experience in GIS software, proficiency using ArcGIS Desktop.
* Knowledge and working experience in image processing software, e.g. ENVI, ERDAS, eCognition.
* Basic understanding of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) hardware, software, and techniques.
* Familiarity with geospatial data sources to support teaching and research.
* Basic knowledge of statistical methods, processes and software.
* Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe products, Windows and Mac operating systems, basic HTML.
* Master's degree in a geospatial science strongly preferred.
* 2+ years using GIS software and other geospatial tools and data (in addition to use during education).
* 1+ years experience working with the public.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver instructional content (1 – 3 years experience teaching and/or training).
* Experience with Python, SQL, ModelBuilder, ArcSDE, Geoserver, OpenLayers, Leaflet, CartoDB or similar tools.
* Experience with Esri ArcGIS Pro and Earth, amd Esri ArcGIS Server products.
* Experience developing geospatial Web services.
* Experience using and/or collecting remotely sensed data (e.g. aerial photo, satellite imagery, LiDAR, etc.).
* Experience with database management (SQL, PostgreSQL, etc.).
* Experience facilitating groups to determine needs, collect information, and create goals and plans.
Employee Class: Administrative
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: Rare presence of abnormal variations in temperature and exposure to outside conditions
Physical Exam Required: N
Physical Exam Details: n/a
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Close Date: 08/16/2018
Pay Level: 52
Approximate Starting Salary: $52,799 - $68,570 Depending on qualifications and experience.
Documents Required at time of Application:
Required: Cover Letter, Resume
Optional: Letter of Recommendation 1, Letter of Recommendation 2
Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability
The Department of Land Conservation and Development is currently recruiting for a Rocky Shores Coordinator in the Ocean/Coastal Services Division.
If you are interested, please click on the link below to apply:
Planner 2 (Rocky Shores Coordinator)
Closing Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Location: Salem, Oregon
Job Type: Limited Duration
Salary: $4,216.00 - $6,157.00 Monthly
Audubon Alaska is hiring a Director of Conservation Science. This position combines management, ecology, and GIS skills, in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.
The full job description is below or online here.
The Director of Conservation Science works in close collaboration with the Executive Director and as a member of the Audubon Alaska team to provide leadership on science and conservation issues pertaining to public lands and waters in Alaska. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Conservation Science will play a crucial role in developing priorities, executing strategies, maintaining relationships with diverse partners and funders, contributing to funding proposals and general communications, and ensuring alignment with Audubon’s mission and strategic plan. To be considered for the position, submit a resume and cover letter online through Audubon’s Career Center. The position will remain open until filled.
Qualifications and Experience
• Master’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, or closely related field required; Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) strongly preferred.
• 7 - 10 years of experience in natural resources management, biology, or related environmental or conservation work, with at least 5 years of management experience leading professional teams and/or programs.
• Must be well-versed in conservation, biology, and identification of local and regional birds and other wildlife.
• Advanced statistical experience, particularly in spatial analyses.
• Knowledge and appreciation of the people, values, and current conservation and policy issues throughout Alaska. Demonstrated understanding of conservation issues in Alaska a must.Supervision experience, excellent leadership and collaborative ethics, as demonstrated in previous work. Must possess strong interpersonal and social skills, a positive attitude and collaborative team approach.
• Proven fundraising experience to include writing and implementing grant deliverables, cultivating and managing relationships with foundations and other public agencies.
• Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS, knowledge of R or other statistical technologies ideal.
• Ability and willingness to travel locally and out-of-state and be comfortable with working evenings and weekends as job demands.
• Valid driver's license is necessary.
• Ability to work outdoors, in all weather conditions and on varying terrain, with or without accommodation; must be able to carry field equipment at times, with or without accommodation.
A GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician job in Portland, Oregon is available courtesy of Modis. The person in this full-time contracted GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician role will assist with processing and analyzing Lidar data, with an emphasis on utility infrastructure modelling, where experience or general understanding of transmission utility assets is desired. An understanding of geospatial concepts and experience with ArcMap and 3D CAD environments are desired for this position. Candidates with GIS coursework or applicable work experience are preferred.
To perform a variety of technical duties in the planning, coordination, implementation and maintenance of the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) including the design, implementation and maintenance of City spatial database structures, spatial analysis and research, map production, GIS application development including internet mapping; to manage GIS projects; to participate in the development and maintenance of electronic databases for use in City business and asset management; to coordinate GIS activities with City staff, other government agencies and acts as GIS reference contact to the general public; to provide user training to various departmental personnel and resolve problems; to provide highly technical and complex staff assistance to the Information Technology Manager; and to perform a variety of technical duties relative to assigned area of responsibility.
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Associate's degree in GIS, Computer Science, Information Services, or a related discipline required.
Bachelor's degree in GIS, Computer Science, Information Services or a related discipline preferred.
Minimum of two years of increasingly responsible experience in a GIS-based infastructure management capacity, including design, integration, and implementation coordination.
Two years' experience with ESRI products including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server and ArcPad preferred.
Licensing and Certifications
Valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record
May be required to obtain Law Enforcement Database System (LEDS) Certification
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.
Environment: Office environment with some travel between work sites; frequent exposure to computer screens.
Mobility: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; extensive use of computer keyboard; moderate or light lifting, moving and carrying of equipment up to 50 pounds; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling.
Vision: Visual acuity to read computer screens and printed documents.
Research Specialist 3
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
738 Ward Road
Elkins, West Virginia 26241
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) plans to fill a Research Specialist 3 position in the Elkins Operations Center in Randolph County. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity and allow applicants to submit application materials to the West Virginia Division of Personnel (WVDOP). If you are not already a WV State Employee, you must be on the WVDOP register to be considered for this position.
The position serves as a Research Specialist in the Technical Support Program of the Wildlife Resources Section with state wide responsibilities. This is a multi-disciplinary position that includes analysis of biological and social data. Knowledge of human dimensions of wildlife resources and survey experience are a plus.
Location: Elkins Operations Center
738 Ward Road
Elkins, WV 26241
Salary: $35,028 to $64,812
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Minimum Qualifications: (Applicants must meet these to qualify for register placement)
TRAINING: Master Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in mathematics, statistics, sociology, psychology, political science, evaluation research, behavioral science, criminology, or related social science.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under limited supervision of the Technical Support Program supervisor, performs advanced level technical and analytical tasks of a quantitative and qualitative nature in the area of natural resources disciplines involving research, statistics, and database management. Serves as a principal investigator on federally funded projects. Provides analysis and research support for state-level planning and database management. Applies established theory related to data analysis and management to research and management projects. Plans, develops, designs, coordinates, reviews, and analyzes complex research projects. This is an advanced level position where the work requires the development and adoption of non-standard procedures. Maintains statewide natural resources databases for all units within the Wildlife Resources Section. The employee will possess considerable latitude to accomplish tasks. Preference may be given to individuals that possess a strong background in statistics. Performs related work as required. Regular attendance is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of research design and methodology, survey instrumentation, and sampling methods. Knowledge of mathematics and statistical methods and techniques, including forecasting and simulation techniques.
• Knowledge of database management and statistical software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Access, Excel, and SPSS.
• Knowledge of the basic rights of human subjects in research and the institutional review board process.
• Knowledge of the sources of data and methods of obtaining data.
• Ability to design and implement complex research and evaluation studies, apply research methodology, perform appropriate statistical analyses and interpret results.
• Ability to produce and present complex data collection, analysis procedures, and research findings in written reports and oral presentations.
• Ability to plan and execute research projects.
• Ability to conduct comprehensive literature reviews to support research.
• Ability to prepare research reports for publications using professional publishing software programs such as Acrobat Pagemaker/InDesign, Acrobat Illustrator, or Microsoft Publisher.
• Ability to manage multiple research and/or evaluation projects simultaneously at different stages of development.
• Ability to fully investigate the utility and accuracy of data sources.
• Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
• For more information regarding this position you may contact Zack Brown at (304) 558-2771 (ext. 51841) or by email at Zack.J.Brown@wv.gov
• For information regarding application procedures you may contact the West Virginia Division of Personnel at (304) 558-3950 or at http://www.personnel.wv.gov
• This vacancy will be advertised both inside and outside of state government.
• Non-government applicants must submit a state job application and required documentation (transcripts, certifications, etc.) required for the Research Specialist 3 position.
1. Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wv/jobs/1817650/research-specialist-3
2. Click the “Apply” link located on the right side of the page next to the Print Job Information link.
3. The first time you do this you will be asked to create an account and an application.
4. Make sure your application is completely filled out and your qualifications are detailed.
5. To be considered for this job opportunity, you must submit a copy of an official transcript or diploma to the WVDOP before the closing date for this job posting (if you have not already done so.) This can be attached to your application online or submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Interested applicants should submit their applications online as soon as possible.
• All applications for this position will be reviewed within one to two weeks after the closing date. Qualifying applicants will be placed on the Division of Personnel register for this position.
Thirsty Third Thursday - August 2018CRR ASPRS
Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
915 SE Hawthorne
Come join us if you are you interested in… · LiDAR · GIS · UAV · Photogrammetry · Aerial Imagery We welcome all active and inactive members, those who are curious about the society or anyone who simply wants to nerd out on geospatial science. Meet professionals, network and enjoy some Lucky Lab food and drink!