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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOGAMI has done a major overhaul of their lidar viewer. They also added more lidar data to the services. And in an effort to clean up and organize, they have moved all lidar related services to this directory:
River Design Group, Inc. (RDG) seeks a river restoration technician / GIS specialist for our
Corvallis, Oregon office. RDG is an interdisciplinary consulting firm that focuses on the analysis, design and implementation of stream, river, floodplain and wetland restoration projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate will possess strong field, office, and remote sensing skills with a demonstrated background in the application of hydrological and biological principles to river and floodplain restoration projects.
• BS degree in Fluvial Geomorphology, Fisheries Biology, Stream Ecology, Geography, or
Natural Resources field, MS preferred.
• Minimum of two years of related experience.
• Complete field work in support of stream assessments, river/floodplain restoration
design, and restoration project effectiveness monitoring including surveying, data
collection and reconnaissance to document site conditions.
• Process field data into digital and spatial data form and produce data summary reports.
• Support project design staff with a diverse range of spatial data needs including
digitizing, editing, clipping, and transforming remote sensing data.
• Complete spatial data analyses using multiple datasets to determine or predict
anticipated project outcomes.
• Prepare report figures, maps, and exhibits summarizing stream assessments, hydraulic
modeling output, and effectiveness monitoring results.
• Participate in technical writing assignments including literature review, research, and
authoring sections of documents.
• Participate in the design of river restoration and floodplain projects by working
collaboratively with an interdisciplinary design team consisting of engineers,
hydrologists, ecologists, modelers and project managers.
• Present technical work to peers, clients, and project stakeholders.
• Excellent oral communication, technical writing and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated proficiency in GIS software including experience working with ArcMap,
ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, and 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions.
• Experience in remote sensing techniques including LiDAR data processing, air photo
interpretation, raster and vector-based analysis, coordinate system transformations.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the application of field surveying techniques including GPS,
total station, pebble counts, discharge measurements, etc.
• Ability to manage time independently and determine the appropriate level of effort to
complete tasks within scope, schedule, and budget constraints.
• Excellent data management skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Knowledge
and/or proficiency in Access desirable.
• Ability to prepare, edit and format documents using Microsoft Word.
• Knowledge of river restoration, river mechanics, and sediment transport.
• Experience with flow and sediment measurement.
• Field surveying experience utilizing both GPS and conventional techniques, experience
or familiarity with UAVs desirable.
• Ability to work in a wide range of field conditions and travel out of town frequently on a
weekly basis during field season.
• Experience with both motorized and non-motorized watercraft a plus.
This position is a full-time, salaried position with a typical 40-hour work week. Salary range is $45,000 to $60,000 and will be established based on qualifications and experience. RDG offers employer-paid medical and dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, paid vacation time and paid fitness club membership. For consideration, please respond to this posting with a resume and cover letter.
Please email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Position open until filled
The Eugene Water & Electric Board is hiring two GIS Tech positions in Eugene; closing on the 14th.
Posting Closes Friday, February 14th at 3:00 p.m. PST.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking a GIS Technician to perform Geographic Information System (GIS) work under general supervision, usually by Supervisor, Lead or senior GIS technical staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing technical work in multi-tier GIS operations environments. Duties include digital data entry and management, executing applications, project/task management, and producing maps and related graphic output.
Technicians are also responsible for:
The successful candidate will have knowledge of and direct experience in:
The starting salary for this position is commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position. The hiring ranges for the positions are as follows:
GIS Technician I: $55,946.45 - $67,405.43
GIS Technician II: $61,724.57 - $74,367.16
Please Note: This posting includes supplemental questions. Your responses will be scored and used to determine if you will proceed to the next step of the selection process. Provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your resume' or application in your responses.
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (nps.gov/joda) has a Physical Science Technician (GIS) position for summer 2020 being advertised today though January 31st. This position will help digitize analog fossil locality data and will help with our current GIS fossil locality database. Localities include those on NPS, BLM, USFS, Private, and other lands. Please pass this along to any interested individuals.
Pioneer Design Group, PDG, is seeking a Survey Technician – Field/Office Hybrid to join our team. The successful candidate will be a hard-working, self-motivated, quick-learning Survey Technician for both field and office work.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Please send your contact information and resume to MHarris@pd-grp.com
The City of Bend Office of Performance Management Department is actively recruiting for one (1) regular, full-time GIS Analyst position. This opportunity is represented by the City of Bend Employee Association (COBEA), and is a FLSA exempt position
The Office of Performance Management (OPM) Department officially formed early 2019 with a mission to support the City's goals and objectives through data and innovation. Working alongside a small dynamic team of GIS and business intelligence professionals, the GIS Analyst will apply their analytical skills and technical expertise with the ultimate goal of transforming data into useful information to enable better decision making. To learn more about departmental objective and goals visit the City of Bend 2019-2021 Council Goals site.
The GIS Analyst is responsible for design, development, implementation and maintenance of centralized GIS data, models, maps, and applications; performs complex analytical duties in support of the GIS program; and provides general technical support to City staff as needed. Preferred candidates will be proficient with Esri's desktop, online, and/or server applications, and have experience with writing and maintaining models or scripts to automate processes. If you have a passion for solving challenging problems and building innovative solutions that have a direct impact on your community, this opportunity is for you!
To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete application that includes all of the following items:
Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. For more information click here.
Submission deadline is Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m. PST.
The City of Bend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the City of Bend, we don't just accept differences; we value them. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and support the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Oregon Pay Equity Act.
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:
Associate's degree with emphasis in cartography, mapping, Geographic Information Systems, computer-aided drafting operations, computer science, or a closely related field; and three (3) years of technical experience in the creation and maintenance of a GIS; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.
Seeking a superstar for the City of Salem GIS team!
The City of Salem enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support group, part of the Information Technology Department, seeks a talented, highly motivated GIS intern to join our team. If you have a passion for learning new technology, collaboration, and creative problem-solving, then the City of Salem IT Department is the place for you. We take pride in providing opportunities for innovation, professional growth, a friendly, engaging work environment, and a great work-life balance.
The GIS team provides skilled, professional support of the City's GIS, mapping, and big data solutions. The GIS intern will work closely with both a mentor and with senior GIS technical staff to develop professional and technical skill sets. The GIS internship experience is hands-on and will include contributions to meaningful, real-world projects in support of City of Salem business service areas. GIS interns also support the Enterprise GIS team through a variety of tasks, including data cleanup and conversion, integration of ESRI web solutions, and design and development of GIS centric internal and external application solutions.
Salary for high school student (Program Aide): $11.25 hourly
Salary for college student (Intern): $16.52 hourly
What are the minimum qualifications?
Where can I find out more about the position?
Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Program Aide if you are a high school student or Intern if you are a college student.
How can I apply?
Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.
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