Organization: Farmers Conservation Alliance
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Hood River, OR
HOOD RIVER, OREGON – FULL-TIME (EXEMPT)
Farmers Conservation Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization that operates at the intersection of water, energy, and agriculture. The work of the GIS Specialist will encompass data management, map production, spatial analysis, and field data collection.
WHEN YOU WORK FOR US, HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND
Our staff of 20 engineers, scientists, public policy experts, and strategy consultants believe that everyone can win –farmers, rivers, and communities. We formed 13 years ago to successfully bring an innovative fish screen technology to market. This farmer-developed technology, now known as the Farmers Screen, helps to keep fish and debris in rivers and out of water supplies.
Since that time, our work has expanded to help farmers modernize all aspects of their water delivery systems and to apply the Farmers Screen technology across all sectors. Staff work with water users, agencies, and organizations to design, finance, and implement large-scale solutions and technologies that improve water supplies, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and generate fish-friendly hydropower.
Our headquarters in Hood River, Oregon, inspires staff in both their professional and personal lives. Hood River’s abundant apple, pear, and cherry orchards and salmon-bearing streams provide daily context for our work. The Columbia River Gorge and nearby Mt. Hood provide endless opportunities for hiking, paddling, cycling, skiing, and kiteboarding. Hood River’s 1-hour commute to Portland lets staff live in a small, family-friendly town while also having easy access to all of the amenities that the city has to offer.
SO THAT’S US. NOW ABOUT THE WORK
FCA seeks a unique individual for its GIS Specialist, ideally with a background in spatial data management and analysis. In a typical week, GIS Specialist could expect to work with a broad spectrum of personnel from within FCA, ranging from engineers and hydrologists to technical document writers to institutional funders and irrigation district board members. GIS work will vary on a day to day basis; flexibility and time management will be a key skill in executing tasks associated with multiple projects across all sectors of FCA. Example tasks could include analyzing
geospatial data and creating visually intuitive map products, developing geodatabases for engineers to use in hydraulic modeling, or field collection of geospatial data across Oregon.
AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE, AMONG OTHER ASSETS
• A bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, natural resources, or applicable engineering discipline (civil or environmental)
• 1-4 years of experience in the private or public sector with GIS applications in natural resources,
environmental science, and/or engineering
• Experience working with agricultural and/or environmental communities, organizations, and/or individuals
• A keen eye for visually appealing and easily understandable spatial data displays and excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Extensive experience working with ESRI Products (ArcGIS Suite)
• A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• The ability to traverse uneven ground such as stream beds and agricultural fields.
• Experience working with QGIS
• Experience with Python scripting in automating spatial data workflows
• Familiarity with serving and managing spatial data across an organization with multiple locations and teams
Above all, an ideal candidate would be passionate about developing solutions that will benefit the environment and agriculture and be able to develop professional relationships with people of all industries, backgrounds, and beliefs.
INTERESTED? SOME FINE PRINT ABOUT JOINING OUR TEAM
Staff join us for our mission and our location, and they stay because we work together to meet our shared goals. We provide a competitive salary, vacation, health, dental, and retirement package, and believe that happy staff deliver the best outcomes. As such, we provide flexibility for staff to spend time doing what they love. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “GIS Specialist” as the subject of the email. Please do not contact FCA directly about this opportunity.
Applications should be addressed to:
Julie Davies O’Shea, Executive Director
Farmers Conservation Alliance
11 3rd St, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
Position is open until filled.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one Senior GIS specialist position. The Geographic Information System (GIS) section within the Science Division is a geospatial service provider for the four business areas of the Wildlife Program (GAME, DIVERSITY, LANDS and SCIENCE).
The GIS section is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of enterprise systems; the analysis and modeling of geospatial data; the development of tools and applications; and specialized GIS technical training and consultation. This Senior GIS Specialist works with a diverse team of talented GIS professionals to deliver GIS expertise and support in the areas of: enterprise database design, application development (web and mobile) and advanced geospatial analysis and reporting.
Full job description, job announcement and application information can be found here.
Fielder – Data Collection
ITC Service Group (“ITC”) is a leading provider of broadband installation, planning, wireless, design and staffing solutions to the telecommunications industry. With over 40 years’ experience in the telecom business, as we continue to grow we recognize that we are only as successful as the people we employ. We provide competitive pay, a positive atmosphere, and career development opportunities. Whether you are just beginning to think about your next job or have already decided to make a meaningful move, we want to talk to you.
ITC Service Group has immediate openings for individuals in the Portland area to collect field data for a project currently underway. In this role, you will walk utility/pole lines (urban or rural, as needed) collecting date for mapping of a fiber network. This data will either be ground based, or aerial. Once the data is collected, it is uploaded to our Engineering Department at the end of the day. Training will be provided. If you are proficient with a smart phone, and have attention to detail, this is the job for you. Prior experience in Telecommunications, GIS field work, surveying, etc…, is desired, but not required for this position.
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The Chesapeake Conservancy's Conservation Innovation Center is seeking a Project Manager with demonstrated experience executing the full project management life cycle and GIS in a professional setting.
About the Chesapeake Conservancy
Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, with healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with the Chesapeake’s wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.
Within the Conservancy, the Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) group has become a globally recognized leader in producing data, analyses, and web applications to advance precision conservation and restoration. We have partnered with industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to help define the next generation of environmental data.
The Project Manager, working within the CIC, will be responsible for project management and outreach efforts to support high-resolution land cover and land use mapping in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This position will help lead a six-year project funded by the Chesapeake Bay Program to update land cover/use data every two years. High-resolution land cover updates will continue a project led by the CIC to produce land cover for the Chesapeake Bay watershed and intersecting counties at a 1-meter resolution for the 2013/14 year. Updates to these datasets will help track development and change in the Chesapeake and help local governments achieve goals in the comprehensive “pollution diet” of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). Main responsibilities for this position include interfacing with local governments to procure data and obtain feedback on preliminary results, overseeing internal data quality and production processes, and managing relationships with our core partners (the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Lab and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Land Use Workgroup.)
The Project Manager should be an organized, dependable, and goal-driven leader with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, conservation, and education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources. Candidates must be able to challenge conventions, to thrive independently as well as on a team in a relaxed, dynamic office culture, and to think creatively. A Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s preferred), ideally with a concentration in Environmental Science or Geography. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate GIS and remote sensing experience. Other essential skills include adaptability, independence in problem solving, strong oral and written communication, and an ability to teach others technical material. Candidates must be proficient in geospatial analysis programs (ArcGIS Desktop 10.x). Ideally, applicants will have experience with ArcGIS Pro, remote sensing software (ENVI, eCognition), and web and/or Python scripting, although all training necessary to work on the project will be provided.
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education. The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
About the Position:
ESA seeks a highly motivated individual who shares an interest in natural resources and environmental planning and has experience in Geographic Information Systems, cartography, and spatial analysis. This position’s main responsibilities include developing high quality map products for print and web-based presentation, data collection and management and geodatabase development. This individual would work closely with our GIS, graphics and design team to provide geospatial services to clients and staff in the Northwest Region. The position is full-time with benefits.
Primary tasks include:
Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years’ relevant experience (may include coursework in GIS, geography, environmental planning, or related studies). Demonstrated high standards for cartographic design, visual communication, and attention to detail are essential. The position requires skills and demonstrated experience with ESRI ArcGIS software including ArcGIS Online and web-based applications. Knowledge of Washington and Oregon natural resource and/or city and county datasets preferred. Experience with QGIS, Mapbox, Python, Tableau, AutoCAD and graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) is a big plus. The candidate must be an independent, self-directed, problem solver capable of working under tight deadlines and responding to the immediate needs of clients.
ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning. ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)
Are you pursuing an extraordinary opportunity? Apple Maps is looking for a self-motivated GIS Technician with dynamic experience who will support map data editing, quality control, and validate existing data while adhering to team policies and guidelines.
You are passionate about maps and think creatively and independently about new ways to approach problems. You are also meticulous, analytical, able to exercise objective judgement, as well as work quickly and authoritatively. In addition to editing and analyzing data, you will be able to drive global data quality improvements through cross-team collaboration.
BA/BS in Geography
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Water Quality Data Permit Steward (Natural Resource Specialist 2) w/ State of Oregon (Hillsboro, OR)Read Now
Water Quality Data Permit Steward (Natural Resource Specialist 2)
State of Oregon - Hillsboro, OR
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a Full-Time opportunity for a Water Quality Data Permit Steward to join an innovative team, and work to advance our agency mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment.
What you will do
The selected candidate will directly support the activities of the water quality permitting programs by providing assistance with data compilation, analysis and review. The successful candidate will gather, review, and evaluate data for permit development. The successful candidate utilizes R, and other statistical programs to complete data reports, and assessments. In addition, the candidate will assist with data management, data interpretation, data review, and report writing related to NPDES issues.
What's in it for you?
The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with providing high quality environmental data needed for understanding and protecting Oregon's environment. Put your creative problem-solving and analytical skills to great use helping to keep Oregon green. We offer full medical, dental and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year. Public service loan forgiveness program: If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more to see whether you qualify at PSLF Program. If you are passionate about Oregon's environment and have experience testing and regulating air quality, apply today!
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Duties & Responsibilities
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Two years of experience in an Environmental, Natural Resource or Water Quality monitoring field And
A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Resources or Environmental Science, or three additional years of related (pertinent) experience; OR
One year of experience in an Environmental, Natural Resource or Water Quality monitoring field And
A Master's degree in a Natural Resource or an Environmental Science field; OR
Desired Attributes - preference may be given to applicants who possess the following
GIS Data Analyst – Information Systems Specialist 3, Transportation Data/GIS Unit (ODOT - Salem, OR)Read Now
Here’s a link to a recruitment in the ODOT GIS Unit for an ISS3 GIS Data Analyst position, closing on6-25-18.
ODOT's Transportation Data/GIS Section is recruiting for a GIS data analyst. This position conducts geographic information system (GIS) analysis, constructs or maintains spatial data, and works directly with customers in the development of custom GIS products. The results of these efforts are distributed statewide to customers using web-based technology and desktop workstation tools. GIS products produced by this position provide analysis which supports federally mandated Functional Classification/Federal Aid System, National Highway System, STIP development and the Highway Performance Monitoring System. This position assists in delivering technical training and provides user support for GIS applications, spatial data and GIS use throughout ODOT.
The Geographic Information Services Unit is part of the Transportation Data Section. This unit is responsible for preparation of urban and rural transportation maps, GIS analysis, custom maps, and data products. This group also represents ODOT on mapping and data uniformity issues with other governmental agencies.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Duties & Responsibilities
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Two (2) years of information systems experience in geographic information systems.
An associate's degree in computer science, geographic information technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in geographic information technology or related field.
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
GIS Technician I is the entry-level class in the GIS Technician series. Incumbents are responsible for performing routine specialized and detailed GIS mapping and analysis duties. Incumbents enter, update and maintain GIS data, prepare and produce maps and other graphic representations and perform basic spatial analyses. Under general supervision, performs the more routine assignments in the operation and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Duties include: GIS data maintenance, manipulation, and analysis; enters, updates, and maintains data layers using GIS tools, CAD tools, and relational databases; prepares and updates maps, drawings, plans, and spreadsheets, data dictionaries; and related duties as assigned; performs basic data research, investigation and verification; conducts site visits to verify and update data.
The current vacancy is in the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), however the eligible list generated from this recruitment may also be used for future vacancies in BES, the Portland Water Bureau, Bureau of Technology Service and the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
This position is represented by the Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Utilities GIS Lead - City of Bellevue ( Job # 18-00200)
Minimum Salary: $6,148.74 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,483.64 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Closes: June 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)
The City of Bellevue, WA is currently recruiting a Lead who is responsible for the overall technical project and program management of the Utilities Department Geographic Information System (GIS). This includes management of Utilities GIS data assets, supervising the operations of the GIS staff, ensuring integration with City/Utility business systems and standards, and interfacing with internal and external customers. The Lead ensures that the Team delivers high quality GIS services and products, which include:
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