PSU's Center for Climate & Aerosol Research is currently recruiting undergraduate students to participate in their National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer. Students will conduct research with PSU faculty from the Center for Climate and Aerosol Research (CCAR) for 10 weeks from June 22 to August 28, 2020. No previous experience with atmospheric research is required or expected.
Please see the brochure below for more information about the program and our website (link here).
Deadline for applications is April 15, 2020.
JOB TITLE: Conservation and GIS Data Analyst
LOCATION: Portland, OR
COMPENSATION: $44,000 - $52,000 starting based on experience
JOB START DATE: May 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2020 (applications reviewed after this closing date)
All applications must be submitted via our application website at: http://bit.ly/xerces-jobs
Come join a growing team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the world’s most important animals. We are seeking a skilled and collaborative data analyst to help develop and improve how we manage and use data to accomplish our mission.
The Xerces Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of the public to implement conservation programs. We take action by helping farmers and conservation agencies develop conservation plans for pollinators and beneficial insects, producing ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, training thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat for beneficial insects, protecting endangered species and their habitat, and raising public awareness about the invertebrates of farms, forests, prairies, deserts, creeks, wetlands, and oceans. Our methods focus on habitat conservation planning, education, scientific analysis, advocacy, and applied research to conserve invertebrates, such as bees, butterflies, mollusks, and dragonflies.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
The analyst is responsible for improving data management systems and processes across Xerces Society’s conservation programs, and to develop and provide tools to improve external communications. This includes oversight of all GIS and other conservation data operations including data structure and metadata development, intake (procedures, tools, and data integrity policies), system administration, implementation, and user support. The analyst will report to the Endangered Species Program Director, but work across the entire organization’s conservation programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data management and analysis
Communication and outreach
STATUS: Full-Time, salaried, exempt position, scheduled to work ~ 40 hours/week. Schedule can be made flexible and opportunity for partial remote work location can be made, consistent with work requirements, depending on employee preferences.
BENEFITS: This position includes a generous benefits package: eleven paid holidays including two floating holidays that may be used for a personal or religious holiday observed by the employee or other occasion preferred by the employee, paid time off, paid health, dental, and disability insurance, option to participate in a pre-tax flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses, participation in a 401k retirement program upon eligibility and a flexible work environment.
TERMS: The Xerces Society is an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information on the Xerces Society and our programs, please see our website: www.xerces.org
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Xerces Society is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is Xerces’ policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and to administer all aspects and conditions of employment without regard to the following: race, color, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship or immigration status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, family relationship, health insurance status, medical history or condition, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, non-conviction arrest record, wage garnishment status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our commitment to equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of employment, including all decisions on hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, access to benefits, transfer, leaves of absence, discipline, and termination.
Xerces is committed to establishing and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, genders, and cultural and religious backgrounds to apply.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
PSU & PCC GIS CLUB HANG SESH!
Are you interested in getting involved in the PSU or PCC GIS Club? Already involved and just wanna hang out? Just like beverages, snacks and cool people? If yes, come on down to the Belmont Fermatorium on 600 SE Belmont Street Portland, Oregon 97214 on Friday, Feb 21st. We will be hanging from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
All are welcome! This will be a great opportunity to network and meet folks who are learning GIS/ are in the GIS community in a casual, low pressure environment. We hope to see you there!
600 SE Belmont Street Portland, Oregon 97214
Friday, Feb 21st
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Because it’s time to hang!
The Digital Solutions Department is seeking a Programmer Analyst. This position enhances, maintains, and makes recommendations for a wide range of business applications at various levels of application architecture by using a variety of programming languages and technologies.
The Programmer Analyst is a member of the Information Technology Applications Team. The duties of the position include working closely with business partners in support of new technology initiatives and extending existing solutions to meet fast changing business requirements. This position requires experience with a variety of technologies and a willingness to learn and adopt new approaches to solve business problems as the District develops innovative solutions.
This position is open until filled. Applicants who apply on or before 5:00pm, February 3, 2020, will be included in a first review of applications for the open position.
Essential Functions(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
1. Analyze and evaluate user requests for application, service, and information system enhancements or replacements and meet with users and management staff to understand system and business needs.
2. Research, design, develop, document, and make recommendations for software application requirements.
3. Research, develop, write, and install programs, applications, or reports for new or existing applications including third party applications.
4. Serve as a technical support resource to District staff on issues relating to information technology. Provide technical support and information to vendors and outside consultants as assigned. Assist in user training for new and current applications. Troubleshoot and resolve problems in response to help desk calls.
5. Perform analysis, design, implement, and maintain integration solutions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledges, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
Increasingly responsible experience using programming languages and tools, as well as experience with relational databases.
Experience in two of the four following areas:
2) SharePoint basic administration ( creation of custom lists/libraries, permissions management, development of custom InfoPath list forms, implementation of OOTB workflows, and other administrative functions)
3) ESRI ArcGIS
4) SQL Server Integration and Reporting Services
College coursework in computer science, computer programming, object-oriented and relational database design, or related field.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
Upon selection, candidate must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver's license.
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.
This week the world celebrates Valentine's Day. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which marked the coming of spring with fertility rites and beer. On Februray 14th, 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state in the union, also commemorated with beer.
So, join us on Wednesday evening to celebrate in the fashion of our ancestors and have a beer (or other beverage of your choice)! We will meet at Produce Row Cafe (204 SE Oak St) which has Happy Hour pricing through 7 pm. Early birds will stake out a table on the covered (and heated) back porch by ~ 5:30.
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is now hiring seasonal staff to work with our Outreach and Science team. Join a fun and collaborative group that works with people and trees. There are multiple positions available to assist with our tree monitoring and tree planting programs, with a focus on expanding urban canopy in historically under-served areas.
For more details, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ufjobs.
Positions close 2/24/2020.
Please share with your networks and distribute widely.
About Urban Forestry:
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Our urban forest consists of over 220,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees - creating and implementing the city's Urban Forest Management Plan, fostering community tree awareness and stewardship, developing tree policies and programs, monitoring and assessing the urban forest, issuing permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees, and responding to tree emergencies.
Successful candidates will have experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability, and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities.
Must apply on-line by visitng the City of Vancouver, WA website or this link: https://cityofvancouver.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/COV
Open until filled, first review date is February 13th.
The purpose of this position is to provide a professional level of support to end users and managers for the City’s Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). Utilize project management skills, advanced knowledge and understanding of GIS best practices, techniques, systems architecture, third party software, and data analysis to manage complex projects and to develop innovative tools and solutions that integrate ArcGIS with other systems to meet user needs and ultimately increase efficiencies. Coordinate with multiple departments across the organization to help facilitate user needs, identify opportunities for improvement. Develop and administer Esri suite of software. Manage/administer, design, build SDE enterprise GIS databases using SQL Server, and ensure that these databases are properly optimized. This position requires the ability to develop and maintain solutions using ArcGIS .NET API, automation/ETL processes such as Python, FME Workbench, FME Server and other scripting tools.
About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Wetland Mapping - GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist for our Portland, Oregon office. This position will support our existing wetland mapping team. In addition, this position may include collaboration and support for natural resources program.
What you will accomplish
Experience and qualifications for success
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.
Emerging Professionals Winter Social
The OR-URISA Emerging Professionals are going to the Science Pub! Please join us on the 4th of February for The Science Minded Life, a presentation in OMSI’s Science Pub Portland series. There we will hear Professor Troy Campbell discuss the value of maintaining a science minded attitude in not only ones academic or professional pursuits but also in every day life.
Buy your tickets for $5 through the OMSI website to secure a seat!
The Emerging Professionals will be meeting beforehand at Mt. Hood Brewing for drinks and fellowship. We’ll be walking from their to OMSI at 6:30pm. Just keep an eye out for EP Committee Members wearing name badges!
Portland State University, Cramer Hall, Room 469
(1) February 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00pm
(2) February 3rd, 4:00 - 7:00pm
We'll be learning about and mapping accessibility routes in OpenStreetMaps in collaboration with the American Printing House for the Blind. The event will also have some members from APH joining us to help in our Mapathon. Our work in the event is geared towards helping people with impairments move around a little bit easier. Join us in the event to do something good. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
There are 2 time slots for the whole event (on the same day), if you would like to stay for both, RSVP for both times. The sign-up is in the link below.
Any questions or comments can be sent to Bradley Flores Torres (email down below)