The City of Portland is hiring a Mapping & GIS Supervisor within the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). The Mapping & GIS Supervisor will direct and oversee the bureau's GIS program and supervise the GIS technicians. This position is responsible for the overall maintenance of the bureau's GIS, ensuring key asset data is being captured and maintained, and identifying and prioritizing tasks to enhance and further enable the functionality of the program. The position will also oversee the development and maintenance of databases, interfaces and reporting tools for a wide variety of bureau business processes related to GIS.
The GIS & Mapping section within PBOT, maps engineering as-builts, work-orders and projects, provides GIS data reporting, data design, data conversion and geo-processing services. The section provides cartographic and project mapping in support of PBOT operational and program activities, including asset management and data editing of PBOT assets and features, utilizing appropriate technologies such as custom GIS tools that integrate with PBOT's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system (IBM-Maximo) and provides GIS end-user support and training.
An ideal candidate will have strong GIS experience, lead or management experience, as well as the ability to present and speak in front of high level management and City council.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
Effective December 2018 the City of Portland will adopt a new classification and compensation structure, adjusting the pay range of this role to $69,805-$126,318. Under the new structure this position will be classified as an Mapping & GIS Supervisor. An overview of the new classification and compensation structure is available here https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/77674.
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 the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED. 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.
There is a geographic developer meetup at the Portland Esri office on Wednesday December 5. Here’s a shareable link with all the details and where folks can RSVP:
The evening’s theme will be mobile + GIS and will include a keynote address as well as a series of lightning talks from mobile GIS developers. There will also be trivia, networking, and free pizza and beer.
Since 1999, on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week, there is an international recognition and celebration of GIS. On GIS Day, professionals and enthusiasts take time to show the world what GIS has done to make a difference in our society and in our daily lives. This year, the Portland GIS community came together for the 7th consecutive year to recognize our work, celebrate our efforts, and share GIS with others.
It started in the late afternoon with a Missing Maps Mapathon, where 25 people mapped 2,906 buildings in a flood-ravaged region of India, and continued into the evening, where at least 130 people attended the GIS social held at the Ecotrust Conference space with exhibits, displays and presentations.
The Missing Maps Mapathon, led by Madeline Steele from TriMet, brought together a group of people to digitize buildings using OpenStreetMap for a two-hour period. Many thanks to the PSU Geography department for use of the lab, and to Alicia Milligan for assistance with the event. The data improvements made during this mapathon and others like it, make a huge difference for aid groups around the world.
During the GIS Day Social at Ecotrust, attendees had the opportunity to play around with the augmented reality sandbox table, Quantum Spatial's topology model created by a group of third grade students from cardboard, see some of the tools that Mapbox has to offer, and get a taste of the UAS classes offered by Portland Community College (PCC). Attendees also had an opportunity to win a wide variety of raffle prizes including maps, books, and t-shirts that were donated by DOGAMI, Esri, Ecotrust, SCGIS, Greg Miller, and PCC.
The keynote speaker, Lyzi Diamond, Geospatial Expert and Software Engineer, presented on what it's like to be a Geospatial professional when technology is always changing, how she became a programmer (despite never feeling like one), and her strategies for success (which include 'just winging it'). Christina Friedle, Geography Faculty & Department Chair at PCC, welcomed everyone to the event, while Jocelyn Tutak, Senior GIS Analyst at Ecotrust, welcomed everyone to the event space and introduced Ecotrust's efforts in advancing social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being.
A very special thanks to our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, Mapbox, PC Trask, Portland Community College - Geography, ASPRS, ORURISA, Ecotrust, Metro, DOGAMI, Esri, Portland State University - Geography, and Society for Conservation GIS. The success of our event is due to the large community support provided by all these organizations.
Our annual GIS day events are put together by GIS community members Madeline Steele, Christina Friedle & Alexa Todd, who volunteer their time to ensure that there is at least one day a year that the Portland GIS community comes together to celebrate our work and discipline. Thank you also to PCC student volunteers Lindsay Cumella, Steve Carter, Devin Shiang, and Michael Medina, for checking everyone in and making sure that people had everything they needed. And thank you Liam Neely-Brown for taking photographs, again!
GIS Data Analyst/Lead-01013010
You are an experienced GIS leader who is energized by solving problems using location-based data. You take pride in evangelizing GIS to business customers and enabling critical business processes through timely, accurate, and innovative data management services and solutions. You speak both “GIS” and “IT”. You are passionate about informed natural resource management, including sustainable forestry.
We are a fast-moving team that manages the enterprise-level GIS datasets, applications, and services for Weyerhaeuser. GIS is critical to the daily operations and stewardship of Weyerhaeuser’s 12+ million acres of timberlands. We are currently consolidating our GIS environments, moving to the cloud, and transforming access to the company’s GIS assets using web and mobile solutions.
In this role you will lead the GIS Services Data Stewardship team. You will design, develop, deploy, and administer SQL Server geodatabases and integration services. You will develop relationships with internal customers throughout the Weyerhaeuser Timberlands, Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate, Recreation Access, Acquisition and Divestiture, Legal, and Tax business units, and acquire a thorough understanding of their data. You will collaborate with these customers, other Information Technology (IT) teams, and GIS professionals to deliver GIS data management, analytic, and cartographic services.
Team Lead Responsibilities
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Multnomah County Dept. of Assessment Recording and Taxation is looking for a GIS Tech temporary employee to fill behind a upcoming vacancy. Temporary no benefits. Salary is on the link to the class specification.
Perform moderately complex specialized and technical functions and duties in the operation, use and maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS); create and maintain digital maps, GIS layers and geographic database data and support the Division of Assessment and Taxation (DART) staff.
This is the full performance/journey level in the GIS Technician series. Incumbents perform the full range of duties, working independently, applying well developed subject knowledge, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Completed work is reviewed based on compliance, appropriateness, and effectiveness in meeting goals and deadlines.
The GIS Technician is distinguished from the GIS Technician Senior in that the latter is the advanced journey classification and is assigned highly complex duties that require judgment, specialized technical and systems knowledge. In addition, the GIS Technician Senior may provide functional and technical supervision to clerical and/or technical staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Functions (Essential functions as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, which are a representative sample of the level of work appropriate to this classification.)
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (LEVEL AND TYPE OF WORK) AND/OR SUPERVISION
Receives general supervision from management, professional, or technical staff.
COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Education/Training: Equivalent to an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college with major course work in cartography, drafting, or a related field; AND
Experience: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in the use and operation of GIS and cartography systems and applications.
Depending upon assignment, candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
Type: Classified Represented
Jarrett Walker and Associates is a consulting firm that helps communities think about public transit planning issues, especially the design and redesign of bus networks. The firm was initially built around Jarrett Walker’s book Human Transit and his 25 years of experience in the field. Today, our professional staff of nine leads planning projects across North America, with an overseas practice including Europe, Russia, and Australia / New Zealand.
You can learn about us at our website (jarrettwalker.com) and at Jarrett’s blog (HumanTransit.org). For a sense of our basic approach to transit planning, see the introduction to Jarrett’s book Human Transit, which is available online.
We are seeking a transit analyst based in Portland, Oregon, or Crystal City, Virginia. The position offers the potential to grow a career in transit planning. As a small firm, we can promote staff in response to skill and achievement, without waiting for a more senior position to become vacant. Everyone pitches in at many different levels, and there are many opportunities to learn on the job.
Duties include a wide range of data analysis and mapping tasks associated with public transit planning.
Required Skills and Experience
For this position, the following are requirements. Please respond only if you offer all of the following:
Other Desired Skills and Experience
The following are desirable but not essential, and candidates with the required skills listed above but none or few of these desired skills are still encouraged to apply.
If you have any of the following skills, please note them in your application.
Compensation, Benefits and Place of Work
Compensation will depend on skills, but will start in the range of $21-32/hour. Our benefits program includes medical, dental, and disability insurance; a 401(k) program; subsidized transit passes; paid sick leave; and paid time off.
This position will require working out of either our Portland, OR, office or our Arlington, VA, office. JWA does allow employees to set work schedules that include working from home or other locations. This position may offer opportunities to travel,to work with clients directly, a few times per year.
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following materials to email@example.com .
Diversity and inclusion
JWA follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
This policy also applies to management of staff with regards to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations. It also applies to our interactions with outside vendors, subcontractors and the general public.
The deadline for applying is 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, November 15th. Submitting earlier is advantageous as we will review applications as we receive them.
We will ask a select group of applicants to perform a simple analysis and mapmaking test on their own, and then to join us for an interview. The test will be assigned on November 20 and due on November 27. We wish to hold interviews (in person or by phone/web) on November 29 or 30.
Thank you for reviewing this listing. Please share it with others you know who might be interested. We look forward to hearing from you.
Monday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM
Powell's City of Books
In All Over the Map (National Geographic), Greg Miller and Betsy Mason explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Their diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones.
Calling all GISers!!!
Please pass on to those that might be interested…
Wednesday, December 5th 2018
Brookwood Library - Event Room
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
The Brookwood Library Event room is located on the 2nd floor,
Bring your own beverages (no host)
Start 10 AM SHARP! End Noon-ish
Welcome and introductions
Utilities in GIS!
Northwest Natural Gas – 15 min
Eric Stipe, GIS Supervisor
Portland General Electric – 15 min
Patrick Gronli, GIS manager
Tualatin Valley Water District – 15 min
Peter Boone, PE, PLS, Water Operations Division Manager
PCC student presentation (Still pending) – 10 min
Break/Networking – 10 -15 mins +/- (depending on time)
ArcGIS Pro and the Utility Network – 20 min
Esri, John Ruffing, Account Manager, Local Government (OR & ID) and or assignee
Geocortex Essentials and Assets – 20 min
Latitude Geographics, Matt Vaillant, Account Manager and or assignee
Make plans after the session to go to lunch with some of your peeps or new ones!
Please save the date and mark your calendars for the 2018 celebration of GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Portland, Oregon!
The U.S. Forest Service Data Resources Management staff is hosting this public event, which will be held at the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Building (1220 SW 3rd Ave). The welcome-to-event booths and Smokey Bear photo opportunities will be held on the first floor gallery past the elevators. Guest speakers and interactive displays will occur on the ground floor in conference rooms 1b and 3. Speakers will be scheduled for short talks on the impact of GIS on different focus areas. Also on display will be examples of how the Forest Service and partners utilize geospatial information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology for the Greatest Good.
GIS Day Social
What: Portland’s 7th Annual GIS Day Social
When: Wednesday November 14th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Ave #200, Portland, OR
RSVP at: http://meetu.ps/e/FYTmh/jRd2q/f (you’re also welcome to just show up!)
Please join us for Portland’s 7th Annual GIS Day Social! This year, we’ll gather in Ecotrust’s beautiful meeting space from 6pm - 9pm. The evening will feature:
Students, professionals, and anyone interested in GIS and geospatial technologies are all welcome. This is a great opportunity to make some new professional connections and strengthen old ones, and we hope to see you there!
This event is volunteer run, and would be impossible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Gold level: Quantum Spatial
Silver level: ASPRS CRR, PCC, Ecotrust, OR-URISA, Mapbox
Bronze level: PDX OSGeo, Esri, Metro, PSU, DOGAMI, SCGIS, PC Trask
*Includes some gluten free, veggie, and vegan pizzas
GIS Day Missing Maps Mapathon
What: GIS Day Missing Maps Mapathon
When: Wednesday November 14th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Portland State University, Geog Dept (exact room TBD)
Register at: https://www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Portland/events/254936446/ (We are limited to 30 people, so sign up soon)
This year for GIS Day, use your geospatial skill to help people in vulnerable regions at this humanitarian mapathon! Madeline Steele of TriMet, a local OSM organizer, will lead the group, and we have booked a room at PSU with 20 computers and space for 10 laptops. It’s a great chance to do some good, learn about OSM, and meet a few like-minded mappers. If you can, please also join us for the GIS Day evening social at Ecotrust at 6pm. Details on that are here:
Background on the Missing Maps project from the Red Cross
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project cofounded by the American Red Cross. It aims to put 200 million people "on the map" by 2021 - mapping areas where humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Due to current disasters and rapidly-changing needs, the November 15th Missing Maps tasks will be identified on or around November 1.