CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO
TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST (GIS)
This is a professional GIS position which is accountable to the Engineering Supervisor. The person in this position performs a variety of Geographic Information System activities under the day-to-day direction of the Technical Support Coordinator. This is a full time position and is represented by the Lake Oswego Municipal Employees Association (LOMEA)/ American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
The Ideal Candidate will:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
Education and Experience:
Priority consideration will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, and engineering or a related field and one year of work experience with GIS computer systems. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a thorough criminal background check. Candidates will be selected based upon their job related training, education, experience, skills and an oral interview.
For a complete list of the essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and
mental demands please review the complete job description at www.ci.oswego.or.us.
You may visit our web site at www.ci.oswego.or.us to access the online
application process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application. The
City application must be submitted to by:
5:00 P.M. Monday, May 6, 2019
The City is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women and qualified
individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish modification of the selection
process in order to accommodate a disability, please make your request in writing and submit it with
your required application materials.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – GIS Intern (two positions)
Positions close June 1, 2019 (or until filled)
June-August, 2019 (approximately 8 weeks, or until all funds are spent)
Part-time, 20 to 40 hours/week
The interns will work independently and as partners to develop schedules and share tasks to ensure that all tasks are completed by the end of the project period.
Yamhill County Public Works Department
2060 Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
Justin Cooley, Invasive Species Program Coordinator, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District Susan Aldrich-Markham, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
Yamhill County Public Works Department (YCPW) initiated the Roadside Vegetation Inventory to collect geospatial data on significant features within County rights-of-way. These features include native plants, invasive plants, and erosion. The information is used by YCPW in making roadside vegetation management decisions. Invasive species information is used by the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District to develop and implement an integrated noxious weed control program targeting high priority species. The Roadside Vegetation Inventory is part of the implementation of the Yamhill County Roadside Vegetation Management Plan adopted in February 2016.
The data are managed using ESRI ArcGIS software. Data are collected using Trimble hardware and maintained in a file geodatabase. The Roadside Vegetation Inventory database will continue to be revised as the inventory progresses to improve data collection efficiency, quality and post collection management. In June 2018, the project expanded to involve a newly-created Invasive Species Program Coordinator position at the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is funded partly through a cooperative agreement with YCPW and partly through a grant from the Oregon State Weed Board. The Invasive Species Program Coordinator supports the Roadside Vegetation Inventory and collaborates with YCPW to direct and supervise the GIS Interns.
Tasks – Interns will cooperate as partners on most tasks.
Submit a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and outlining your qualifications. Specifically address each of the five qualifications listed. Include a list of appropriate courses taken in GIS and agriculture, botany or natural resources. Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Email application letters to: Catherine Lindberg, YCPW, email@example.com. Selected candidates will be interviewed in person on a mutually agreed-on date.
Job #: 8971
Title: Geographer 2
Specialty: Cultural Resources – GIS Support
Location: Portland, OR
Application Due Date: 4/8/2019
Job Length: 1+ Year Contract
ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship Required.
This full-time contract position serves as a Geographer 2 in Client’s cultural resource group (ECC) within the Environmental Planning and Analysis (EC) organization. This position provides advanced, professional GIS (Geographic Information System) services utilizing computerized data capture, storage, and analysis techniques for visual displays, spatial analysis, and tabular reports on a wide variety of geographical projects. The position also develops and maintains other types of relational databases used to manage data for thousands of archaeological, historic, and traditional cultural sites affected by Client actions.
• Maintains technically complex GIS projects in support of cultural resource legal compliance for Client transmission construction projects, fiber optic projects, communication system projects, land management and environmental projects, and operation and maintenance of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). Support includes project specific spatial analysis and the design, and preparation of publication quality cartographic and tabular report products.
• Promotes multiple long range GIS/database priorities for cultural resource programs. Coordinates and tracks projects, workload forecasting, and work assignments for FCRPS operations and maintenance work, and for Area of Potential Effects and public notification maps related to a wide variety of Transmission and Fish and Wildlife projects.
• Designs and prepares publication quality cartographic products using industry standards.
• Performs geographic analysis, including but not limited to viewsheds, spatial joins, proximity analysis, buffer creation, optimal path and resource allocation, and point and linear event processing with dynamic segmentation.
• Designs geospatial databases and schemas and validates data quality and integrity through the use of automated and manual techniques to enter, edit, and process data sets.
• Formulates geoprocessing models and/or scripts to assist in data collection, storage, retrieval and analysis using automated techniques.
• Prepares and maintains metadata of newly created data sets to track the source, scale, currency and other pertinent geographic information, as well as any modifications to the data set.
• Maintains all files and official records in accordance with compliance requirements and with Client’s Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures.
• Serves as liaison to Client’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department for integration of cultural resource program’s GIS/GPS data with GIS department data. Also serves as technical point of contact for cultural resource GIS and database contracts.
• Develops, tests, and maintains MS Access relational databases.
• Designs logical/physical data models using MS Visio.
• Drafts and maintains metadata standards for cultural resource GIS contract deliverables. Reviews draft contract statements of work and resulting deliverables for consistency with established standards. Alerts Client workgroup manager (or designee) of any inconsistencies or potential issues.
• Provides demonstrations, presentations, and related documentation to Client staff and partners across the region. Also provides technical guidance and training to external partners and Client staff.
• Supports the timely delivery of data between Geospatial Services and other organizational units used in the design, acquisition, and construction of Client’s Transmission facilities, Fish and Wildlife mitigation projects, and operation and maintenance of the FCRPS.
Education & Corresponding Experience:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Natural Resources, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental, Urban or Regional Planning, with a strong emphasis in computer assisted spatial analysis or a related field, is highly preferred.
• With an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 4+ years of experience is required.
• Without an applicable degree, 8+ years of experience is required.
• Experience should be directly related to GIS Support and include providing professional GIS services utilizing computerized data capture, storage, and analysis.
Required Technical Skills & Experience:
• Knowledge of PC operating systems, ESRI’s ArcGIS software.
• Working knowledge of Python or similar scripting language.
• Experience working with sensitive cultural resource site and survey data (or comparable data) in GIS.
Preferred Skills & Experience:
• GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) certification.
• Knowledge and experience with building MS Access databases.
• Basic knowledge of image processing, remote sensing, and LiDAR data mediums.
• Intermediate knowledge with SharePoint functionality.
Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
Hours: Full-Time Up to 40 hours per week
Overtime: 5% anticipated
Travel: Up to 5% for meetings or to field locations
Public Trust Required: Selected candidate must be able to pass the Public Trust (SF-85P) Personnel background investigation in order to qualify for and/or retain this position.
Training Expectations: Worker is expected to keep current on the latest technologies and skills required for the position.
Join Brian Holmes, and Howard Silverman, for a bioregional beer at The Oregon Public House on Saturday April 6th, at 3:30pmRead Now
Join us for a Bioregional Beer at The Oregon Public House
Apr 06, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
We'll discuss the online atlas Learning from Cascadia, as well as the futures of bioregionalism in the Anthropocene and a new interactive mapping tool that we will be launching. All are welcome, the first 15 folks to show up will get a free beer.
Learning from Cascadia, at cascadia.ecotopia.today, is a set of multimedia maps, bound together on a single web-based platform to create an atlas of the Columbia River Basin and the bioregion known as Cascadia. Focusing on the political ecology connected to this river system, Learning from Cascadia is as much a geography of persons, histories, and collective experiences, as it is a map of locations and sites.
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Social Sciences Information Specialist
Portland Forestry Sciences Laboratory
620 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97205
About the position
The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station is seeking to hire a Social Sciences Information specialist with a duty station in Portland, Oregon in the near future. The full performance level of this Social Sciences position is GS-101-11. Background in one of the social science fields (e.g., anthropology, sociology, geography, political science, human dimensions of natural resources, economics) is preferred.
The Incumbent will reside in the Station’s Goods, Services and Values Program (PNW 2665). The mission of the Program is to conduct and communicate research to advance understanding of relationships among people and forest and rangeland ecosystems. The unit conducts interdisciplinary research in five problem areas:
1: Improve knowledge of fundamental social and economic processes and their interactions with the natural environment.
2: Examine the roles of policies, programs, and other institutions in interactions between people and natural resources.
3: Describe and analyze the implications of changing demographics, socioeconomics, and technology on natural resources and their management.
4: Describe the capacity of dynamic landscapes to provide for evolving human wants and needs.
5: Conduct and use integrated multidisciplinary research to support development of management approaches that account for interactions among socioeconomic, ecological, and physical factors.
Program scientists conduct research that is regional (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon), national, and international in scope, and work in partnership with other Forest Service researchers, university scientists, policy makers and managers. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve understanding of the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of government natural resource management policies, decision-making processes, and programs; and to contribute to the scholarly literature and theory about human and natural resource interactions. To achieve these goals, researchers work closely with policymakers, managers, and the public to help them understand a variety of available options associated with natural resource management and policy decisions, and their implications for people and natural resources. They also work closely with scientists inside and outside the Forest Service, and are active participants in university activities and professional associations.
The Incumbent will be expected to:
The duty station for this position will be at the Portland Forestry Sciences Laboratory located in down town Portland, Oregon.
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED...
The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position. Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make this determination.
Interested applicants should complete the attached form and return to Simon Kihia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those desiring further information about the position may inquire via the email address listed above.
About the Pacific Northwest Research Station
The PNW Research Station is one of seven research units in the USDA Forest Service’s Research and Development Branch. The USDA Forest Service conducts the most extensive and productive program of integrated forestry research in the world. The scientific information produced by the Station has application on public, private, and tribal lands in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Oregon and Washington) and elsewhere in the United States and other parts of the world. The Station’s programs reflect the changing character of the questions that science is being asked to help answer.
The PNW Research Station has approximately 270 permanent and temporary employees in professional, administrative, research, technical, and clerical positions. There are six Program Managers that oversee research program organizations, and nine laboratories that provide research. The laboratories are located in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The Station is also involved in international work with foreign governments, agencies and universities in many research areas. The research activities of the Station attract considerable interest from Congress, special interest groups, and the public. The Station Director’s Office is located in downtown Portland, OR.
The City of Portland is located in the northwest part of the state of Oregon, bordering Vancouver, Washington. The major highways intersecting the city are I-5, I-84, I-205, and US-26. The population is around 538,180 in the city, and 1.95 million in the metropolitan area. The community is often referred to as “America's Best-Kept Secret.” This “City of Roses” is vibrant and energetic, while, at the same time, laid back and easy-going. Breathtaking natural beauty of the Cascade Mountains provides the perfect backdrop for a city that has architecturally and spiritually merged the past with the present with great success. Portland has character and personality epitomized in its unique and varied neighborhoods. Despite its size, the city has a small-town feel where people know their neighbors and are active in community issues. Commuting is easy, whether it be by the public transportation system, car, or bicycle. Despite what you may have heard, our weather is pretty good as well. Slowly the secret is getting out, and individuals, families, and companies are discovering for themselves just what makes Portland, Oregon, a great place to live, work, and play.
For more information about Portland, Oregon, visit http://www.portlandonline.com and http://www.travelportland.com/visitors.
To be considered, applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Thank you for your interest in this position
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Message from Alicia Milligan @ PSU regarding GIS In Action conference:
Are you wanting to go to GIS In Action 2019 for FREE? We are looking for student volunteers who can commit to a minimum of FOUR hours of volunteer work during the conference in trade for FREE admission. If you are interested, please follow the steps below:
GIS IN Action Conference
Smith Memorial Student Union - Ballroom and other rooms
Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, 23
Volunteer Times for both days: 7:00am to 4:30pm (5:30pm on Tuesday)
Volunteer Sign Up Instructions:
1) We will need a maximum of 5 volunteers enrolled in each school, PSU, PCC, OSU, and UO. If by April 15th a school has not filled it's maximum volunteer openings, those spots will be open to all students from any school.
2) You must be able to fulfill your volunteer requirements of a minimum of FOUR hours volunteer service over the course of the conference. The sign up link includes a spreadsheet of the conference workshops and sessions with times listed and a sheet called "Volunteer Sign Up". Please look at the GIA schedule sheet, then sign up using the "Volunteer Sign Up" sheet with your affiliated school including your name, email, dates and times available, and any other information that would be helpful (ex: sessions interested in volunteering for).
GIA Volunteer Schedule
3) Duties will include registration check-in, volunteers in each workshop or session, and map gallery. If there are particular sessions you are interested in volunteering for, please list those in the additional info section when signing up. On the day of your shift, you will check in with registration to receive your badge and log your hours. You will need to sign in/out when volunteering to make sure you are fulfilling your required hours. A week prior to the conference, you will receive an email from myself with your schedule and responsibilities. I will also serve as your point person throughout the conference if there are questions.
4) MOST IMPORTANT: Don't forget to register for GIS In Action! GIS In Action Registration
Make sure to choose student registration. In the comments say student volunteer and then choose payment method of "send check in mail".
Multnomah County has two GIS Analyst job opportunities, apply here. Closing date is April 7, 2019.
Who We Are & What We Do: The Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation (DART) exists to ensure the stability and quality of life of our community through tax administration services that fund and direct local priorities.
Find out more about us on our Public Webpage: https://multco.us/assessment-taxation
How We Engage: We commit to exemplifying an attitude of inclusiveness and congeniality. We aim to be innovative, yet at the same time are skilled in being resourceful.
How We Succeed: Being mindful of our strategic anchors of reliability and responsiveness in every decision to fulfill our commitments, not only to those who work here but also to provide better service to our customers.
Who We Are Seeking: A dynamic GIS Analyst with an advanced level of knowledge who is committed to the organization, to our co-workers, and to the citizens of Multnomah County. Someone who is solutions and customer focused, who thrives in a collaborative, team environment, and who strives for organizational and process improvement. Someone who will develop and deliver GIS products & solutions ensuring that customer needs are met. Priding themselves on forward thinking and collaborative approaches, and is excited to be leading all aspects of the product development life-cycle (specifications, development, testing, rollout, documentation, etc).
More About the Job: This position will work to increase accuracy and create efficiency in the assessment and taxation processes, by increasing organization and project management, creating datasets, analysis tools, maps and map products, building and maintaining GIS tools and products, as well as performing analysis and reporting. This position will also assist to provide and maintain current, accurate cadastral maps and GIS database.
More About Us: Located in the Portland metro area, directly across the river from downtown, Multnomah County's Division of Assessment, Recording and Taxation (DART) strives to be viewed as a well-managed, professional organization by which all other Assessment & Taxation organizations may be measured, while: being recognized for providing the highest possible quality of services; meeting its mandated responsibilities; exercising conscientious stewardship of public resources by using efficient business practices and innovative technology; actively partnering with internal and external customers and stakeholders; and valuing and respecting its diverse workforce and providing opportunities for development and professional growth in a safe and positive work environment.
Clackamas County’s Assessment and Taxation Department is currently seeking an entry level GIS Cartographer 1 or a journey-level GIS Cartographer 2 to join its team in a temporary capacity. This temporary position will prepare tracings, drawings and maps of limited complexity; to correct existing maps and records; to perform various office support activities; and do other work as required. The level of supervision required, and difficulty of tasks assigned, will depend on the experience of the successful candidate and what level of the GIS Cartographer classification (1 or 2) the candidates qualifies for.
Full job description and how to apply:
Quantum Spatial is hiring 2 Technical Specialist. Check on the job description below and consider applying!