These positions are with the water data visualization team, the USGS Vizlab. The USGS Vizlab is a collaborative science communication team that uses data visualization to communicate scientific data and concepts to non-technical audiences through compelling data-driven stories and graphics. See the Vizlab portfolio here
Positions will be open to applications on USAjobs.gov from Wednesday November 17th at 12:00am EST to Tuesday November 23rd at 11:50 EST. These are full time, permanent federal positions in the Data Science Branch of the Water Mission Area at GS-09 and GS-12 grades. Location is negotiable. More information about the jobs and the application process can be found in our blog. We will also use the blog to post direct links to the job announcements when they are live on November 17th.
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The federal hiring process can be complicated to navigate. We don’t want that to be the reason you don’t apply. We are committed to inclusive hiring practices that build a healthy workplace where diversity is our strength, and everyone has the support they need to succeed. We especially encourage you to apply if you are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, have a disability, or are of any marginalized identity. Please read our blog post for details on how the application process works.
Reach out to the hiring manager Jordan Read (he/him, at email@example.com), the Vizlab team lead Cee Nell (they/them, firstname.lastname@example.org), or ask us on twitter @USGS_DataSci.
In addition, we’ll be hosting two informational webinars about the positions and the application process:
NRCS is advertising a new Cartographer/GIS position located in the NRCS State Office in Portland, OR. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates and they encourage all to apply.
The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is for recently graduated or graduating individuals who are looking for developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service. Recent Graduates will serve on this appointment for one year learning the fundamentals of the position for which they can be converted. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.
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Geography Speaker Series - "Making a Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle" 10/21 @ 4pmRead Now
Please join us this Thursday OCT 21 for the third installment of our Fall 2021 speaker series! This week's Zoom talk is hosted by Hunter Shobe and David Banis from PSU's very own Geography Department. The topic is "Making a Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle." Please see the attached pdf flier for more information and the clickable zoom link, as well as the attached schedule for coming speakers this term!
This is a great opportunity with the National Park Service. Please note they are only accepting the first 100 applications. See link for more details.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Open & closing dates
12/03/2020 to 12/17/2020
This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.
Pay scale & grade
The NACIS (North American Cartographic Information Society) annual conference is fast approaching, and with it our Student Mapping Competitions. Deadline for competitions is August 31, 2020. We ask that you forward this email on to any of your students whom you think may be interested in entering the competitions. Details and links below.
Our conference is virtual this year, and will be free for any NACIS members. Annual membership rates are $50USD for a general member, and only $20 for students. We highly encourage you and your students to register and participate in the conference!
Student Map and Poster Competition:
This competition is for students who have created static print maps or posters in the 2019-2020 academic year. In a typical year, the print maps are displayed in person at our conference Map Gallery. This year, with our virtual meeting, a digital version will appear in an online gallery. There are two, $500USD prizes to be won: for Cartographic Design and for Research.
Student Dynamic Mapping Competition:
This competition is open to students who have created any digital, screen-viewed dynamic, online, or interactive map in the 2019-2020 academic year. There are two, $500USD prizes to be won: Individual entries and Group Entries.
If you or your students have any questions regarding the competitions, please contact Mary Beth Cunha or Martha Bostwick at email@example.com for assistance.
Seasonal Cartographic Technicians w/ Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation (National Park Service)Read Now
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is seeking excellent candidates to serve as Seasonal Cartographic Technicians. The announcement is posted on USAJOBS and closes April 6. Depending on the initial response, the deadline for applying may be extended so please spread the word! A direct link to the announcement is provided below.
GS-05 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
GS-07 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
This is a FREE event and everyone should go!
Portland State University’s Geospatial Information Society and PSU's Geography Department are hosting our 5th Cartography Symposium on Friday, March 6th at Portland State University - Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. This day long, free event has informative presentations on a variety of cartography topics, a web and print map gallery (now accepting submissions), and more!
Visit the Cartography Symposium Website!
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.
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.
Our firm is urgently looking for a detail-oriented cartographer who works freelance, and who has experience drawing transit maps in Adobe Illustrator. In the course of our planning studies, we create many transit maps for our clients, all in a similar style like the slice above.
We need someone who can start at once and work quickly under direction. There is not much room for design creativity, as you will be revising maps whose style is already established. The job mainly rewards speed, accuracy, and an eye for clarity and completeness.
I invite freelance cartographers to send us a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Nov 1. Include:
We reserve the right to ask you to complete a very small task, taking no more than an hour, to establish your competence at the type of work we have. We are likely to have at least 60 hours of work for you as part of this contract. It’s possible that this could turn into something longer term.
Our offices are in Portland, Oregon and Arlington, Virginia, but you don’t need to be there to meet with us directly, although it is helpful to be on the same side of the planet so that we can interact by phone easily.
Reply by November 1 please, but because time is short we reserve the right to act as soon as we find the right person. Please spread the word if you know others who may be interested.