Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload operator & Geospatial Analyst) w/ Overwatch Imaging (Hood River, OR)Read Now
Title: Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload Operator & Geospatial Analyst)
Position Description: The Overwatch Airborne Imaging Specialist will operate Overwatch imaging systems and generate maps and other derived information products for customers in critical civil, industrial, and specialty applications, while providing feedback to drive continuous product improvement.
Company Description: Overwatch Imaging is changing the way airborne image-based intelligence is created. Rooted in the airborne intelligence technology cluster of Hood River, Oregon, Overwatch Imaging is revolutionizing human understanding of the world through computer vision-optimized sensing. Overwatch makes customized imaging payloads designed for mission-critical, automated remote sensing roles. Our products allow mid-sized UAS and general aviation aircraft to collect precision survey maps, conduct autonomous search and detection, and provide real-time image-based intelligence to users. Overwatch payloads feature actively stabilized multi-band cameras combined with onboard image processing and AI software, which we leverage to reduce operator workload, identify hard-to-find small signals in large datasets, and accelerate data transformation into knowledge.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Payload Operations: Works directly with customers at operating sites as an imaging system expert, collecting airborne imagery with Overwatch payloads, supporting mission planning to optimize data value, and creating derived information products (maps, annotated images, reports, etc) for end-users.
• GIS Map and Photogrammetry Product Generation: Creates deliverable outputs from Overwatch payload raw and auto-processed data, including fire maps and large area orthomosaics. Generates templates and work instructions for the related software.
• Payload Technical Documentation and Training: Develops and maintains user manuals, quick reference cards and training materials, and trains payload users how to effectively collect and process high-quality data.
• Product Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Tests new payloads and associated software, collects sample data, conducts demonstrations, and organizes product feedback and improvement opportunities.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience and Education:
Location: This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires travel up to 50%. Remote work-from-home arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.
The City of Salem is looking for a GIS Analyst. The vacancy is within the Public Works Operations Division, Technical Services Section. The position will be the technical lead of the City of Salem water utility’s GIS data, asset management and analysis needs. The position will also serve in the Public Works UAS program as UAV a pilot. This exciting position will help refine an existing GIS based asset management system as well as support the water utility in data collection, web GIS, and analysis. The position will work in a team environment that supports the entire Public Works Department.
What are the minimum qualifications?
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In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.
You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: For GS-11: Experience defining data need parameters for specific geospatial projects; implementing advanced analytical techniques necessary to solve complex geospatial and GIS issues, calculating cumulative impacts of various environmental impacts, digitizing geographic information by translating raw land-based data into code, designing geospatial database, including conversion of digital data and conducting research to locate information from existing databases.
OR substitute education for experience:
At the GS-11 level: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Note: Graduate education must be directly related and have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. OR Equivalent combination of education and experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.
Faculty Research Assistant | Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR
Closing Date 08/14/2020
The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The College of Forestry at Oregon State University actively develops new techniques for interpreting remotely sensed data from a variety of space-based platform, and applies those techniques to better understand forest ecosystems. Particular areas of interest include: forest structure mapping; forest carbon estimation; species distribution modeling; quantifying forest fragmentation; lidar; mapping historical fires and harvests; deforestation hotspot warning systems; and forest albedo. This position will provide a range of geographic programming services supporting the above research interests. The Faculty Research Assistant will develop automated workflows with remotely sensed imagery to track the condition and trends of forests around the world. The position involves statistical analysis, contributing to and writing manuscripts, and collaboration with a variety of partners.
100% – Research:
• Develop code to process a variety of remote sensing data, including Landsat and spaceborne lidar and radar sensors. Processing may occur locally or on cluster- or cloud-based platforms.
• Analyze alternative mapping approaches, quickly summarizing diagnostic information related to map accuracy and model properties.
• Use geographic information systems to summarize ecological implications of new maps and other satellite-derived datasets.
• Implement species distribution models and mapping at broad spatial scales.
• Manage forest inventory and geographic data across a variety of platforms.
• Suggest creative improvements to current procedures.
• Create user interface resources for newly developed information.
• Contribute to or lead writing manuscript for research findings.
• Documentation of the above.
• B.S. in computer science or B.S. in a natural resource field with strong, demonstrated record of geographic programming.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
• M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science or a natural resource field with strong, demonstrated record of geographic programming.
• Experience in database management
• Experience in developing user interfaces.
• Experience with Google Earth Engine.
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Douglas County Public Works Department
Full Time Position works 40 hours per week, includes excellent benefit package, PERS/OPSRP retirement and availability of deferred compensation retirement savings program.
This classification is responsible for performing computer-aided or digital drafting (CAD), supervising the development, maintenance and accessing of mapping information in the Geographic Information System (GIS) and serving as the technical resource for computer hardware, software and peripherals in the engineering division of the public works department.
Education, experience and training: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering or electronics and two years experience in engineering and/or computer operations OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience or training.
Considerable knowledge of automated equipment and systems; considerable knowledge of computer work stations, logic and operations; considerable knowledge of engineering principles and automation requirements; considerable knowledge of mapping practices and standards; considerable knowledge of programming languages and operating systems; considerable knowledge of mathematics, including trigonometry.
SCREENING & EVALUATION
While not part of initial applicant screening, the finalist for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background check as part of a contingent offer of employment. Conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual from employment.
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The MidCoast Watersheds Council (Council) is a non-profit group that has been working for 25 years with interested landowners on projects to improve riparian, stream, estuary, and water quality conditions and remove migration barriers to improve survival of salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout and lamprey. It has also worked to increase understanding about issues facing our watersheds, and has done policy work to try to address issues at a more systemic level. The Council is governed by a diverse Board of Directors, seeks consensus on issues, and builds partnerships to get things done in a non-regulatory, cooperative manner. We work closely with partners such as ODFW, USFS, USFWS, Lincoln SWCD, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, The Wetlands Conservancy, Audubon Society, and Lincoln, Lane and Benton Counties. The Council receives operational support funds from Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and also seeks out and receives funds from OWEB, federal and non-governmental organizations to accomplish project work.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
The Watershed Restoration Specialist (Specialist) will provide support to the Watershed Council Coordinator (Coordinator) to increase the quantity of high quality projects that can be accomplished. The ideal candidate is experienced in landowner communication and restoration work, is a good writer, and will be able to assist the Coordinator in all aspects of project development, grant writing, project management, and communications as well as accomplishing policy and administrative tasks. Work is expected to begin before the end of August.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated ability to work as a part of a productive and talented team. This position has great flexibility to increase responsibilities, roles and salary in all aspects of work the MCWC accomplishes. This position will work both in the office and a field setting. More specifically, the following are examples of the types of duties and responsibilities that the Specialist may be asked to undertake under the guidance of the Coordinator:
WATERSHED PROJECT MONITORING, DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (estimated 60% of time)
OUTREACH (estimated 30% of time)
ADMINISTRATIVE (estimated 10% of time)
The Specialist works under the guidance and direction of the Coordinator and seeks input from the same.
Technical assistance is provided as well by the Council’s Technical Team (composed of partner groups). Payroll requirements and fiscal aspects of grant management are under the guidance of the Council’s fiscal specialist.
SALARY and BENEFITS
Initial salary for this full time position, depending on experience is $21-23/hour. Good potential to increase Specialist salary in subsequent years through writing successful project grants. In addition to paid legal holidays, workers compensation, and unemployment insurance, the Council will provide, after 6 months, annual leave, health insurance fund and personal/sick leave.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send the following documents as a single PDF to email@example.com with Watershed Restoration Specialist Position in the subject line. Applications must be received before NOON on August 5th, 2020.
Benton County provides internship opportunities for students of all ages.
Student Internships: Student interns can work for school credit and/or a nominal salary in order to combine classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace.
Some departments use a pool of applicants and accept internship applications on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in a specific internship program and would like more information or you would like to submit an internship application to the pool of internship applications, please click on the departments below:
STUDENT INTERN-ENGINEERING & SURVEYING DIVISION
DEPARTMENT: Public Works STARTING SALARY: $13.78 to 14.88 PER HOUR, DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
STATUS: Student Intern – 1 Position BENEFITS: None
WORK SCHEDULE: 12 - 24 hours a week - during the school year
Up to 40 hours or more a week during summer
DURATION: Approximately two years or as student’s schedule permits
OPEN: July 1, 2020 DEADLINE FOR RESUMES: Until filled
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs office and fieldwork of limited technical skill in assisting with engineering, GIS, cartographic, or surveying projects. Projects include road construction, bridge construction, data collection, possibly some design. Performs other work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the County. Engineer, Engineer Associate or County Land Surveyor, who assigns and reviews work for completeness and conformance to standards.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is not a responsibility of this position.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An intern may perform any of the following duties; however, these examples do not include all of the specific tasks which an intern may be expected to perform:
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY
Reasonable knowledge of applied mathematics utilized in drafting and cartography; familiarity with specialized office and field equipment used in engineering and surveying, including personal computers, Auto CAD and ArcGIS software; skill in performing routine non-complex drafting.
Ability to establish and maintain computerized and manual record keeping systems; ability to work effectively as a team; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to meet and deal effectively with the general public.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Full time student in the Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Geography and Geospatial Science, or related programs. Student must have sophomore standing.
NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid State of Oregon driver's license with a good driving record.
Interns must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation.
Benton County is in full compliance with the ADA, and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workforce and encourages all qualified women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applications are considered based on qualifications without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation.
Submit a resume to:
Benton County Public Works
Attn: Laurel Byer, County Engineer 360 SW Avery Avenue
Corvallis OR 97333 Laurel.Byer@co.benton.or.us Phone: 541-766-6821
The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full time GIS Research Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Corvallis, OR.
The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.
What the EPA project is about
Within ORD, the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. The Pacific Ecological Systems Division (PESD) located in CPHEA’s mission includes predictive (modeling) capabilities regarding the effects of future land, water, air and chemical use, as well as for evaluating climate and sustainability scenarios. PESD scientists address important scientific issues in formulating public policies and regulations to protect and manage ecological resources and achieve sustainable futures. They also collaborate with scientists at other EPA research facilities and at research institutions throughout the world.
What experience and skills will you gain?
As a team member, you will perform information and data acquisition and analysis support to the “Visualizing Ecosystem Land Management Assessments (VELMA)” project. This will include development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environmental data layers in support for VELMA modeling projects in various U.S. study site locations. You will conduct a combination of internet and literature searches and contacting of federal and state agencies and other organizations to obtain resource information (such as data sets, QA information, etc.) relevant to VELMA projects. You will perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of the information as necessary.
You will have the opportunity to work with other members of the VELMA team to process this information and put it into a form where it can be put applied to the VELMA model. You will also work with VELMA team members to calibrate and apply the model and analyze and visualize model results for research. You will perform these tasks according to an approved quality assurance plan and other documents and shall document their research activities. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary research team and shall be trained to support the development, maintenance, and analysis of VELMA. Membership of the team will include participation in regular project calls and/or face-to-face meetings. Your work may involve travel to research sites or other EPA locations to interact with EPA partners and stakeholders (communities, tribes, state and federal agencies).
Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
Location: This job will be located EPA’s facility in Corvallis, OR.
Salary: Selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $21.37 for hours worked.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Expected start date: The position is full time and expected to begin July 2020. The selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial project is through May 14, 2021, with up to 4 additional potential optional periods.
I certify that I am at least 18 years of age; a recent graduate with at least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, social sciences, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months; a citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States of America; and not a current employee of EPA ORD or the spouse or child of an EPA ORD employee.
Spatial analysis of post-fire vulnerability and resilience in wildland urban interface communities
Research Associate (Post-Doctoral)
Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
The successful applicant will be appointed to work under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Ellsworth (College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife) and Dr. Jenna Tilt (College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences), together with a collaborative research team including engineering professors and students from Oregon State University (Dr. Erica Fischer), University of Colorado, Boulder (Dr. Brad Wham), and University of Minnesota (Dr. Lauren Linderman).
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR with the potential for remote work during COVID limitations
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Reappointment for an additional 6-12 months is possible depending upon annual review and availability of funding.
The 2017 Tubbs Fire and the 2018 Camp Fire caused significant damage to civil infrastructure in Santa Rosa and Paradise, California, respectively. An unanticipated, but significant impact following these fires was contamination of the public drinking water. The contamination imposed an enormous burden on the municipal water districts in Santa Rosa and Paradise to determine the location of the contamination source(s), and the investigation has cost millions of dollars.
The Research Associate will develop geospatial models that consider topography, fuel, vegetation and soil types, pipe vulnerability, human demographics, and community recovery to predict pre-fire risk and post-fire recovery related to water infrastructure. We anticipate models will include various data types including: high-resolution remote sensing, locations of in situ pipeline networks, geolocation and frequency of social media postings (i.e. Twitter, Facebook) regarding water contamination, fuel loads, soil types, human demographics, topography, etc. The analysis will be used to inform a prototype web-based tool to be used by city planners and emergency responders. Strong spatial analysis skills are necessary. An ability to work independently and constructively as part of a broad, interdisciplinary research team is critical.
The successful applicant will be appointed to carry out duties as follows:
70% Conduct research and spatial analyses on pipe vulnerability, topography, fuel, vegetation and soil types, demographics, and community recovery to predict pre-fire risk and post-fire recovery of water infrastructure, and present results in written and oral scientific and outreach communications. Publication in scientific journals is expected. Participation in grant-writing with PIs to fund the next stage and future expansion of project topics.
30% Communication with scientists, city and county municipalities, professional and stakeholder groups, computer programmers, and members fire-impacted communities in informal and formal workshop settings. Create outreach materials for general audiences.
Work conditions: The Research Associate will primarily work in an office setting. Some travel to visit fire-impacted areas and participate in stakeholder workshops is expected.
· Candidate must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree in fire science, landscape ecology, geography, urban planning, or a closely related field by the start date of appointment
· Demonstrated research accomplishments and publications in the primary research literature.
· Demonstrated knowledge of utilizing geospatial software and related products (i.e. Google Earth Engine, ENVI, R, QGIS, ESRI), data acquisition, and geospatial analysis methods.
· Demonstrated strong quantitative skills; especially spatial statistics and analyses, database construction and management.
· Demonstrated excellence in (English) written and verbal communication skills.
· Demonstrated success in working both independently and constructively in multi-institution and/or interdisciplinary research team(s).
· Current valid (U.S.) motor vehicle license is required for this position, as is a requirement to pass drug test (following Oregon State University protocols).
· Demonstrated experience and skills in project management, including the ability to manage research budgets, logistics, and personnel.
· Understanding of fire risk and resilience in western U.S. fire-prone ecosystems
· A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion. This might include engagement with personal and professional development or be woven into the practice of any traditional professional duties (e.g., research, mentoring, education, scholarship, service).
· Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record, a demonstrable commitment to seeking external funding, and research interests aligned with the research team.
Salary and Benefits:
The Research Associate will be appointed at an annual salary of $52,000 and compensation package will include health benefits.
Individuals interested in this position should submit a cover letter detailing how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications as well as describing their long term research objectives, electronic copies of CV, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who can provide professional recommendations to support the application. Screening of applications will begin June 30, 2020 and applications will be received and considered until the position is filled. A start date of September 1, 2020 is preferred but there may be some flexibility for the preferred candidate. Please indicate your availability in your cover letter. Please feel free to contact Dr. Ellsworth with any questions about the position at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applicants selected for interviews or further consideration will be contacted personally.
Full details can be found and applications should be submitted to: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/91946
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Lisa M Ellsworth, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Wilburforce Fellow in Conservation Science
Fire and Habitat Ecology
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
Nash Hall, Room #104
Corvallis, OR 97331
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seeks applicants for a Multi-County Riparian Technician. This is a limited duration (1.5 years), full-time position that is grant funded. The goal is establishment of riparian buffers in Clackamas, Yamhill, and Marion Counties.
The primary work station will be located in Beavercreek, Oregon. The successful applicant will work with landowners in Clackamas, Yamhill, and Marion Counties to primarily promote, enroll, establish, and monitor riparian buffers under the USDA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
The minimum qualifications for the Multi-County Riparian Technician are:
A Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Planner Certification is highly desired but not required.
Wages and Benefits: The District offers a competitive wage and benefits package. The wage for the Multi-County Riparian Technician position is $23.50 per hour
How to Apply: Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a completed District application form. All application materials are available to download below or call the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District office at 503-210-6000.
We will accept electronic or regular mailed submissions only. No Faxes will be accepted. Applications must be received by June 5, 2020.
Mail your application materials to:
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
ATTN: Hiring Team
PO Box 830
Beavercreek, OR 97004
OR submit electronically to email@example.com