Tuesday, November 12th 2019
Registration & Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM
Program begins at 9:00 AM, goes until 4:00 PM
Please join us for a symposium that will emphasize the importance of the 2020 Census, highlight what individuals and groups can do to prepare for the census in their communities, and set the stage to motivate counting efforts across Oregon more broadly.
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, 3rd floor, Smith Ballroom
John H. Thompson, former Director of U.S. Census Bureau
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Michael H. Hall, Assistant Regional Census Manager, Los Angeles Regional Census Center, U.S. Census Bureau
Jason Jurjevich, Director of the Population Research Center
Register by October 31st, 2019To register, visit bit.ly/MOC2020 or contact: Julia Michel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please spread the word by forwarding this email or sharing the event flyer and make sure to check in with the Making Oregon Count 2020 website for more information about the event, speakers, panelists and breakout session topics.
Jarrett Walker & Associates is excited to announce our next round of hiring, beginning today! JWA is seeking an analyst with interest or experience in public transit to work in our Portland, Oregon office. The position offers the potential to develop a range of transit planning skills. As a small firm, we can promote staff in response to skill and achievement. Everyone pitches in at many different levels, and there are many opportunities to learn on the job.
Jarrett Walker + Associates is a consulting firm that helps communities think about public transit planning, especially the design and redesign of bus networks. You can learn about us at our website (jarrettwalker.com) and at Jarrett’s blog (HumanTransit.org).
What does a typical day look like?
At JWA, analysts work on many different aspects of transit planning projects, using different tools and skillsets. For example, early on in a project, you could be asked to draw a map showing the frequency of each route in a transit network using Adobe Illustrator and QGIS. On another day, you might be asked to lay out a report in Adobe InDesign or create a set of charts in Excel or using R’s ggplot plotting package. Once you’re more experienced, you might make site visits to our clients in other cities to help with a design workshop or a public meeting. We also work together using R and other data analysis programming languages to conduct detailed analyses of existing transit service performance and compare different planning options.
Because our team is small and our projects are highly varied, we seek to hire and provide training to ensure the widest range of ability possible among our staff.
Required Skills and Experience
For this position, the following are requirements.
*Join your river community for Willamette Riverkeeper's 11th Annual** Great Willamette Clean Up!*
The Great Willamette Clean Up
*SATURDAY OCTOBER 5th, 2019— REGISTER NOW!*
Hosted on the first Saturday of October, our annual Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day-of-action. Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, jet ski, drift boat, bike, and by foot to free our river of trash and debris, while improving habitat and community spirit along the way. Cleanup sites are posted throughout the basin, and our on-line registration for this event will open in September. Several areas host post-cleanup celebrations that include lunch, local frothy beverages, and “trash-talk.”
Parametrix has a full-time GIS Technician position open.
Parametrix, a 100-percent employee-owned premier NW engineering, planning, environmental sciences and construction management consulting firm, is seeking a full-time GIS TECHNICIAN to join our Portland, Oregon office. We are conveniently located in inner NE Portland, near the MODA Center and Lloyd Center, with transit and bike accessibility. We are offering a career opportunity for a team oriented, flexible individual with excellent communication skills to join our talented GIS team. The selected candidate will work with a team of GIS professionals to support internal and external clients with GIS deliverables. Anticipated work will include basic map production, data editing and management, as well as web map development using ArcGIS Online. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to learn while working on a wide variety of projects including but not limited to transportation and trail plans, asset management development, and renewable energy studies.
This position requires the following skills:
• Familiarity with ArcMap and ArcCatalog software from ESRI
• Familiarity with ArcGIS Online
• Interest in map production and web map development
WHAT WE OFFER:
If the above description sounds like you and you wish to be considered, please submit a letter of interest and resume through our website: www.parametrix.com
Parametrix Inspired People… Inspired Solutions… Making a Difference.
It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons based on ability and fitness to perform job duties regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Project Manager | Tualatin River Watershed Council | Hillsboro, OR
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
Job Announcement: The Tualatin River Watershed Council (TRWC) is seeking a full time employee, stationed in Hillsboro, Oregon, to assist in fulfilling our mission. To learn more about the TRWC visit www.trwc.org.
The Project Manager will assist the Executive Director and Board of Directors in implementing the organization’s goals and strategies and work toward the implementation of the Council’s strategic plan. The position will expand TRWC’s portfolio of conservation efforts in outreach (30%), conservation planning (20%), partner engagement (30%), and watershed restoration and resilience (20%). This position will involve managing several projects and initiatives at one time as well as developing new projects and securing funding. The Project Manager reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Council’s Restoration Committee.
The Project Manager must have a commitment to a collaborative, partnership-based environment and knowledge of watershed councils and local, state, and federal natural resource agencies. The Project Manager will be able to work independently and as a team member with excellent interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and effective time management. The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/deadlines is key to success in this position. The Project Manager should have a working knowledge of watershed management, conservation planning, restoration, and monitoring.
The Project Manager will facilitate regular stakeholder coordination meetings, provide review of conservation projects, and assist partner organizations in prioritizing and acquiring funding for conservation projects. This involves outreach to landowners, coordinating development of proposals, review of budgets, providing oversight of contractors, obtaining and reviewing completion and monitoring reports, and coordinating with funders.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, natural resources, biology, hydrology, geomorphology or similar degree, and three years of work experience that closely resembles the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Compensation: $40,000 per year
Benefits: $500 health insurance compensation (pre-tax) per month, 6.2 hour per month sick time, 10 hours per month vacation, and 10 paid holidays.
To Apply: Please submit:
A cover letter describing your experience and abilities pertinent to the qualifications of this position
A resume outlining your professional experience
Three professional references.
The PSU Population Research Center presents the annual
Oregon Census Data Users Conference
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Salem
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Redmond
Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Portland
The conference is free to the public. However, advance registration is required. A registration form with agendas for each day, speaker bios, and information about a live stream are at:
Agendas are similar each day, so please register for one of the locations for either the morning or afternoon session, or both sessions.
For more information, or if you prefer to register by email, contact Charles Rynerson, email@example.com
If there are others who should know about these workshops, please share this information with them.
Summer has flown by, and tomorrow is third Wednesday! Please join PDXOSGeo at Ecotrust 6-8pm for our monthly PDXOSGeo meeting.
Full details on Calagator: https://calagator.org/events/1250476217
There is definitely lots to catch up on - State of the Map US 2019 just concluded last week, so we will cover some of those highlights, as well as some from FOSS4G 2019. Please also feel free to bring your summer projects and tell us how they went. We'll also cover some of the usual geo round-up, so bring any items you have and come prepared to share.
As always there will be pizza, and BYOB is always welcome!
Position Title: EcotrustIndigenousFellow - GIS
Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline:October 4th, 2019
Anticipated Start Date:November 5th or 12th 2019
Duration of Fellowship: 6 months
Ecotrust invites American Indian and Alaska Native community members who are either recent college or university graduates, graduate students, or have commensurate work experience to apply for the 2019-2020 Ecotrust Indigenous Fellowship Program.
Who we are:
Ecotrust creates and accelerates triple-bottom-line innovations to benefit our region and inspire the world. On the farm, at the coast, in the forest, and across our cities, we work in partnership towards an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future. Since 1991, we have created durable change and sparked ideas across the globe. Ecotrust holds a deep commitment to equity and diversity as core principles integral to the work we do. As we add new members across all levels of the organization, we seek diverse perspectives and lived experiences that we believe foster learning, creativity, innovation, and equity. Learn more at Ecotrust.org.
About the Project
The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) is a science-based, landscape scale, community forest approach to long term sustainable watershed planning and project implementation. The overall goal is to use new techniques including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and technology to achieve a measurable and resilient blend of timber, fish, and wildlife as well as other natural products such as berries, botanicals, firewood and other non-timber forest products to build local economic diversification and improved watershed health. The KKCFP blends highly inclusive collaboration, state of the art land management tools and an innovative, watershed-scale planning approach for balancing economic, social and ecological outcomes, including improved watershed conditions for Sitka black-tailed deer and anadromous fish populations. Starting in 2019, watershed plans are being developed for the entire project area to address target metrics for timber, deer, salmon, medicine, recreation and other values. These technical plans, funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), include a prioritized list of projects and biotic monitoring plans that will be organized to dovetail with workforce development objectives at the local tribal government and to maximize efficiency through integrated implementation.
Over a 6-month time period, the Indigenous Fellow will participate in GIS career developmentexperiences supporting The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) and other on-going projects in Southeast Alaska. Project responsibilities include developing and maintaining GIS layers and data, creating and maintaining metadata, researching and examining availability and validity of existing data, and compiling geographic datasets and imagery. The Fellow will also create data visualizations, maps, reports, and presentations; make decisions on relevance and accuracy of data; document and record data; process and analyze data; and educate and communicate with end-users through oral and written presentations and reports. The Fellowwill be supported and mentored throughout the program by the Knowledge Systems ProgramDirectorand the Director of Indigenous Affairsin activities such as developinga work plan,technical assistance, project-related questions andapproaches, and theFellow’s professional development and careergoals.
Qualifications and Skills:
The the Fellowship is between $3,000 and $3,500 per month, dependent on experience, plus a $500 monthly housing stipend. Travel funds will be provided for the Fellow to travel to Kake, AK for project related work and to participate in professional development, such as project retreats, conferences and meetings or other events and trainings related to project work and/or subject matter. This is a fixed term, full-time position. A full benefits package including medical and dental insurance, and disability coverage is included.
Ecotrust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse staff of qualified,highly skilled, and creative individuals is necessary to achieve the vision and mission of the project. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.
Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans'preference for this recruitment. The contact listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
We gladly provide reason able accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please reach out in advance to request assistance.
Please follow these directions closely.
Complete an Ecotrust employment application form (PDF versionor Word version) and send it along with a cover letter (1 page max) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Your cover letter should clearly explain how your skills, experience, and interests fit this position.
Please put this position’s title in the subject line and submit your application by close of business on the day of the application deadline listed above.
We are excited to announce our Winter 2019-20 Wolverine Tracking Project
Carnivore Research Internship!
Dates: October 15, 2019 - April 30, 2020
Hours: 15 hours/week
Application Deadline: October 8, 2019
Cascadia Wild, a Portland-based 501c(3) nonprofit, seeks an intern to
support the operations the Wolverine Tracking Project, a community science
project that uses wildlife camera, snow tracking, and scat surveys to
monitor rare carnivores in the Mt Hood National Forest. The intern will
gain experience in all aspects of supporting a field-based community
science research project, including equipment maintenance, data processing
and analysis, and volunteer management. Work will be done at Cascadia
Wild’s Northeast Portland office on a regular weekly schedule. The intern
will have the opportunity to participate in additional fieldwork on
weekends as availability allows.
-Reviewing photos captured by motion-activated cameras to identify wildlife
-Gathering trip reports and photos and using them to write social media and
-Entering data onto spreadsheets and maps
-Checking and maintaining readiness of field equipment, including
motion-activated cameras, scent bait, GPS units, etc.
-Ensuring the proper storage of genetic samples
-Assisting in planning and execution of the spring volunteer appreciation
Additional opportunities for motivated interns include participating in
weekend field work on Mt. Hood National Forest, and attending classes in
subjects such as wildlife tracking and wilderness navigation, and more.
-Interest in or experience with Pacific Northwest wildlife
-Proficiency with spreadsheets, email, electronic file management, and
digital photo sharing
-Ability to carefully follow written documentation, including checklists
and data collection procedures
-Ability to review digital photographs for species identification with
efficiency and accuracy. Training and support in species ID is provided
-Excellent writing ability
-Good communication skills
-Positive attitude and willingness to learn
-Extremely high degree of dependability
This internship is unpaid, but provides excellent experience in supporting
an ongoing wildlife research project, and the opportunity to take most
Cascadia Wild classes at no cost during the internship.
To apply, please email the following to email@example.com by October 8,
-a cover letter explaining
1) your interest in this internship and what you hope to gain from it,
2) why you are a good fit to perform the described duties, and
3) your availability to take on a weekly commitment in NE Portland from
October 15 - April 30, 2020
Cascadia Wild does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender,
sexual orientation, or gender identity. We encourage applications from
candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically