Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics
Data Management Specialist - Twentynine Palms, CA
Employer: Employer: Great Basin Institute / NPS
In cooperation with the National Park Service Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire an experienced Data Management Specialist. JOTR has a need to stay current with data management processes and technologies, and the park's Science and Resource Stewardship (SRS) is seeking to update legacy data sets. The Specialist will work with JOTR staff to organize project data and reports, manage files and spatial data, and assist with summarizing legacy conservation efforts related to a broad spectrum of projects including, but not limited to, wildlife, cultural, and travel management. More specifically, the Specialist will:
The incumbent must demonstrate strong organizational skills and thorough understanding of data management and file structure.
o 38-week appointment beginning September 1, 2017 or upon on availability and completion of DOI Background Investigation
o 40 hours per week; some overtime may occasionally be required
Joshua Tree National Park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in southern California and is a 2- to 3-hour drive from Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Joshua Tree National Park is of special management concern, lying in the transition of the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. Resources of the region include threatened and/or endangered species habitat, big game habitats, abandoned mine lands, and historic and prehistoric cultural sites. Aside from the outdoor recreation opportunities and natural wonders within the park, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks, the Mojave Preserve, as well as Lake Mead and Spring Mountains National Recreation Areas are nearby and afford a diversity of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking and rock hounding to fishing, boating and skiing/snowboarding.
Compensation and Benefits:
o Health and dental insurance
o Bachelor's degree in natural sciences, geography, or closely related field with coursework and/or experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of geographic information systems (GIS); Applicants with advanced degree encouraged to apply;
o Experience using ArcGIS to create maps, analyze data, and organize layers, required; Knowledge and prior experience using ArcGIS thru Citrix interface, including Spatial Analyst, 3-D Analyst, Data Driven Pages, Spatial Database Engines, and ArcGIS Online extensions will be highly beneficial;
o Maintain data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other staff;
o Prior experience working collaboratively in a multi-agency environment, desirable;
o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
o Possess strong organizational skills and be detail oriented;
o Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with the public, coworkers, and Technical Advisors both orally and in writing, and respond in a professional manner to inquiries from the public regarding work activities; and
o Ability to pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
o Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.
ESR Habitat & Cultural Monitoring Technician - Wenatchee, WA
Employer: Great Basin Institute / BLM
Working collaboratively with BLM Spokane District Office (Wenatchee Field Office), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an ESR Habitat & Cultural Monitoring Technician to support the District’s ESR Programs by implementing field monitoring in advance of GBI Terrestrial AIM monitoring teams. The central focus of this aspect of the project is to survey project areas for cultural resources, monitor condition of previously identified cultural resources, identify avoidance zones, as well as collect and enter data using BLM protocols. The primary project focus areas will be emergency stabilization and rehabilitation (ESR), and weeds management. The selected individual will be working collaboratively with GBI AIM field teams, as well as BLM ES&R and cultural resource staff. Specific duties include assisting with:
The technician will gather monitoring data to determine effectiveness of post-fire stabilization and rehabilitation efforts within archaeological sites. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct background research, site monitoring and field data collection on new and previously recorded sites, and to facilitate inventories and reporting prior to ESR undertakings to ensure compliance with regulations in the National Historic Preservation Act and other authorities.
Paleontological resources may be identified from BLM databases or during field reconnaissance. The Archeologist will report paleontological resources discovered during archaeological inventories and aid in the protection of significant known resources during ESR project activities.
Field work includes maintaining safety awareness and practices, navigating off-trail to archaeological sites and survey areas, collecting site condition data, and ensuring archaeological site protection during ground disturbing ESR activities. This work will include planning for and facilitating or performing site protection measures such as site flagging prior to drill seeding. The work will also include undertaking pedestrian surveys of smaller project areas and assisting with contract oversight for larger projects, including implementation monitoring and ground-truthing findings. During periods of field work camping may be required.
The Technician is responsible for data entry, synthesis and analysis, and for organizing site and project reports and photos. Additionally, the technician will complete and submit cultural resource clearances in cooperation with BLM ESR Resource Specialists and assisting with the preparation of reports for submission by BLM resource staff to the State Historic Preservation Office. The Technician may also assist BLM Resource Specialists with monitoring contractor field performance, reviewing reports, and administrative duties such as managing the administrative record, and data entry. This position will also support ESR implementation projects including vegetative monitoring, inspection of vegetation treatment projects, and overseeing seasonal employees during compliance tasks related to cultural resource management.
This position is based in the BLM Wenatchee Field Office in Wenatchee, WA; inventories and recording will take place across public lands managed by the BLM Spokane, WA District. A majority of the field work will occur in areas undergoing post-fire recovery and restoration.
$15.00 Camping per diem
Health Insurance (ACA-compliant)
Paid personal leave benefits
o 26-week appointment beginning in July or upon earliest availability, and completion of an adjudicated DOI background investigation
o Full-time, 40 hours per week (Monday-Thursday or Friday)
o Overtime and long days may be required on occasion
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=AFW&REQ=2017-RAP-059
Sequoia Riverlands Trust, a non-profit conservation organization located in Visalia California, is looking for a Conservation Project Manager. This position will coordinate management and reporting for multiple habitat mitigation sites. We are looking for a person with solid GIS skills in map making and data management, with a background in biology, environmental science or natural resources management. Please see attached position description for contact information.
t's that time again... 2nd Wednesday of the month and if all goes as forecasted, we will be free of snow and rain.
so lets get outdside and enjoy the weather tomorrow May 10 @ the
White Owl Social Club
1305 SE 8th Ave
Also, please remember to renew your SCGIS membership.
This Wednesday March 8...
Happy hour @ Produce Row 204 SE Oak St
Florida Natural Areas Inventory (the state’s natural heritage program) is hiring a Data Services/ Communications Specialist
The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is seeking a full-time employee with a strong interest in conservation to prepare natural resource reports and data products, coordinate online mapping services, web and social media content, and assist with GIS analysis. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with scientists, planners, and other environmental professionals, and gain experience with wildlife conservation, natural resource management, land use planning, and GIS. This is an entry-level position with full benefits.
For more information and a link to apply visit: http://www.fnai.org/employment_dataservices2017.cfm
Advertiser: James Cook University
Work from home or at JCU campus, Cairns, QueenslandWe are seeking volunteers to assist us with road mapping efforts in Northern Sumatra, where encroaching development and some major infrastructure works are posing new threats to the Leuser Ecosystem.
You can do this from home with a computer and internet connection, or join us in person at James Cook University in Cairns.
It would be excellent experience for Spatial Science students, or conservationists wanting to have an impact in a research project that will deliver important planning models and tools to assist decision-makers in this region.
We are currently living in the most explosive era of infrastructure expansion in human history.
By 2050, it is projected that there will be an additional 25 million kilometres of paved roads on Earth-enough to encircle the planet more than 600 times. Around nine-tenths of these road will be built in developing nations and tropical regions which sustain many of the planet’s most biologically diverse and environmentally important ecosystems.
Unfortunately, the contemporary avalanche of new infrastructure is having severe impacts on many ecosystems and species. Roads that penetrate into wilderness areas, for example, often have profound and proliferating environmental effects—such as promoting habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, illegal mining, and wildfires.
However, not all infrastructure is ‘bad’ for the environment. In appropriate contexts, new infrastructure can yield sizeable social and economic benefits with only limited environmental costs.
Our project is titled: Limiting Environmental Impacts While Optimizing Benefits of Rapid Road Expansion in the Asia-Pacific Region. The project is led by Professor William F Laurance, James Cook University, Cairns.
How you can help
Join an exciting team of JCU researchers in mapping all roads in the Asia-Pacific region to direct future development towards sustainable outcomes.
We are seeking volunteers to assist us in digitising (tracing) road infrastructure in Google Earth, either from home with a computer and internet connection, or in person at JCU Cairns Campus.
To register your interest or request further information, contact: Jaime Huther, email: Jaime.firstname.lastname@example.org (phone: 07 4232 1427).
This month the group will head to north Portland to try their fresh hop IPA among others.
2326 N Flint Ave
Wednesday October 12th starting at 5-6sh