The Portland Conservation GIS Happy Hour will meet at the Conquistador Lounge (2045 SE Belmont)on Wed Feb 16 for the monthly gathering. The happy hour pricing goes to 7 pm. The 15 bus line stops nearby every 15 minutes.
All are welcome!
After 10 plus years of consecutive monthly happy hours. I suggest we head back to where it all began.
Lucky Lab on Hawthorn
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Same as always the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting around 5-5:30
Excellent undergrad GIS and Planning summer interships available at the Harvard Forest (Massachusetts)Read Now
The Harvard Forest in Massachusetts is looking for two qualified undergraduate interns for our 11-week paid summer internship. We are investigating how to apply the Wildlands and Woodlands conservation vision to a smaller geographic area. The students would be using GIS or regional planning skills to help us balance land conservation, development, agriculture, and economic interests in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. The students will be part of our well-respected internship program along with ~25 other students from all over the USA.
The interns will work with researchers at the Harvard Forest mosty but also interact with leaders of the Kestrel Land Trust and regional planners.
Position 1) Conservation GIS Intern: This position will be focused on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide insights on the region’s conservation history, recent landcover changes, population and potential future changes, and--working with experts--help identify areas most suitable for forests, farms, and responsible development. Applicants should be interested in land protection and have experience with, or have a strong motivation to learn, GIS and have good analytic skills.
Position 2) Regional Planning Intern: This position will focus on using planning documents from community to regional scales and social, demographic and economic data to summarize existing frameworks for action and to provide detailed characterization of the Connecticut River Valley’s economic, demographic, and cultural variation. The student will be involved in developing a coordinated regional plan in collaboration with mentors and NGO partners. Applicants should have experience or coursework in regional planning, and an interest in land protection, agriculture, and urban issues
May 27 to August 9, 2019
Located in Petersham, MA
11-week residential program
for undergraduates only
$5775 stipend plus travel
Full room & board and meal plan
Apply online by Feb 1, 2019
People from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
For more details on this particular project, please visit: bit.ly/HFPlanning
To apply, and for more details on the larger Harvard Forest undergraduate intern program, please visit: program: bit.ly/HFREU_Program
Geospatial Program Manager
Annapolis, MD, United States
Junior (3-4 Years’ experience)
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
31 January 2019
Apply At: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/80643
Chesapeake Conservancy, a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland is seeking a Program Manager with at least three years of professional GIS experience.
ABOUT THE CONSERVANCY
Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, with healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with the Chesapeake’s wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.
Within the Conservancy, the Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) group has become a globally recognized leader in producing data, analyses, and web applications to advance precision conservation and restoration. We partner with industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to help define the next generation of environmental data and work with partners on the ground to make sure it is useful.
The Geospatial Program Manager, working within the CIC, will be responsible for the management and outreach efforts for a variety of projects both inside and outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Reporting directly to the Director of Conservation Technology, the successful candidate for this position will be involved in all aspects of projects. Project management responsibilities include scoping requirements with potential partners and clients, working with our technical staff to set timelines and expectations, and ensuring the timely submission of high-quality deliverables.
In addition to directing a portfolio of projects, this position will be responsible for the management of a team within the CIC. Staff management responsibilities include time and budget management, administrative support, and annual performance reviews.
This position will take the lead on the CIC’s portfolio of projects outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Experience with water quality and water quantity management challenges in other geographies, particularly the Western U.S., is desirable.
Essential functions include:
1. Overseeing and collaborating with team members as well as other program managers. Candidates must be able to lead and navigate team dynamics gracefully and tactfully. This includes managing team morale and culture, engaging peers and supervisors in problem solving, and providing constructive feedback on ideas and problems. Additionally, the CIC team is a highly collaborative and innovative group. Ideal candidates will participate in brainstorming and discussions.
2. Managing client relationships and expectations. The Program Manager will negotiate and oversee high-level components of client contracts, such as evaluating needs, setting project expectations, making team assignments, and establishing deliverable schedules.
3. Obtaining, organizing, and processing component datasets. The Program Manager, with his/her team, will be working with a variety of spatial data, including satellite and aerial imagery; LiDAR; national, state, and local vector data; and ecological models. Organization and attention to detail are key skills in working across projects with high volumes of complex data.
4. Communicating Conservancy projects to the public. Candidates should be comfortable articulating highly technical projects to the public in presentations (large and small), press releases, and at networking events.
5. Working independently to solve problems and errors. Much of the Conservancy’s work involves finding unique, customized solutions to partners’ challenges. Errors and unknowns will be encountered. The Program Manager will be required to handle a range of technical challenges, to devise solutions based on available resources, and to assist team members in the same process. Furthermore, Conservancy projects have pushed the boundaries of several purpose-built software packages. When such issues are encountered, the Program Manager must be able to identify them, navigate issues with software support specialists, and disseminate solutions to team members.
6. Providing training and technical assistance to non-GIS Conservancy staff. On a continuing basis, Conservancy staff members require technical and mapping assistance. The Program Manager will be expected to maintain flexibility for addressing urgent, unplanned needs, providing troubleshooting assistance, and teaching others.
7. Compiling deliverables and writing grant reports. Project deliverables may include maps, memos, short or long reports, slide decks, datasets, or grant reports. Applicants should be able to write concisely and effectively, design impactful maps, and communicate progress to funders.
The Program Manager should be an organized, dependable, and goal-driven leader with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, conservation, and education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources. Candidates must be able to challenge conventions, to thrive independently as well as on a team in a relaxed, dynamic office culture, and to think creatively. Other essential skills include adaptability, independence in problem solving, strong oral and written communication, and an ability to teach others technical material.
• Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred), ideally with a concentration in Environmental Science or Geography.
• Three years of professional GIS experience including demonstrated project/staff management.
• Demonstrated GIS and remote sensing experience, including proficiency in geospatial analysis programs (ArcGIS Desktop 10.x).
• Authorization to work in the United States.
• Ideally, applicants will have experience with ArcGIS Desktop and/or Pro, remote sensing software (ENVI, eCognition), and web
and/or Python scripting, although all necessary training will be provided.
• Experience with or research on water issues in different geographies, especially the Western U.S., Pacific Northwest, the Great
Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico/Mississippi River.
In addition to a resume and cover letter, applicant must submit a writing sample demonstrating the ability to communicate complex or technical information in a clear and accessible format.
This position will be based in Annapolis, Maryland, however travel throughout the United States for meetings with partners will be required. While trips will likely be shorter, candidates must be able to travel for up to a week at a time.
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education with an expected salary range between $70-80,000.
The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.
Applications will be reviewed as their materials arrive, with an anticipated start date in late January or early February 2019.
This is great opportunity to work at The Nature Conservancy. Below is an excerpt from the job description and a here’s a link for more details and how to apply.
The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Conservation Information Manager oversees GIS and technology projects related to the operations, management, and research at the Preserve. Owned and protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve was made possible due to the vision and generosity of Jack and Laura Dangermond, who in December 2017 donated $165 million to The Nature Conservancy—the single largest gift in the history of the organization—to purchase this globally significant natural area and protect it forever. The Nature Conservancy envisions a future looking ‘smart preserve’ that leverages technology for ecological management and research. The ideal candidate should be an expert user of the Esri Desktop, mobile, and web GIS suite, has a solid understanding of IoT principles, and have demonstrated ability in aggregating multiple data streams for delivery and use by both TNC staff and the external research community.
Nature & Purpose of the Position
The Resource Specialist assists property owners in Clark County to plan and apply natural resource conservation practices using the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) specifications as detailed in the Field Office Technical Guide. This position provides technical assistance to landowners to solve natural resource concerns using creativity, best practices, and establishing long-term relationships with these clients. The Resource Specialist will also work with other partner agencies, organizations, and individuals as necessary to deliver assistance to improve water quality, soil health, and endangered species recovery in a fast-growing county. This position reports directly to the Clark Conservation District Manager.
This position is part-time, 32 hours per week with the potential for full-time dependent on funding. CCD provides medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as leave (vacation, sick, and 11 paid holidays per year, all pro-rated based on full-time).
Gather by a fire for a dry evening at Roadside Attraction before we enter the full-on Winter season.
This coming Wednesday, December 12th at
1000 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
starting around 5 - 5:30pm
Also if you are an SCGIS member you can now view most of the 2018 International conference presentations.
To join or renew your membership with SCGIS.
Conservation Monitoring Officer
The Conservation Monitoring Officer serves as the primary point person at Rainforest Trust for maintaining the integrity of our Key Biodiversity Areas project data, both GIS as well as in our related project database, to enable to consistent and timely monitoring of KBAs. The Officer is responsible for making improvements to the project database to facilitate the application, agreement, monitoring and reporting processes, as well as integrating geospatial data to the extent possible. The Officer also serves as the primary creator of any KBA maps, both static and web-based.
Rainforest Trust seeks experienced conservation professional to manage both spatial and non-spatial data to monitor the progress of a growing portfolio of Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) projects across the tropics. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1988. Partnering with the most respected conservation organizations in the world’s tropical regions, Rainforest Trust supports the
protection of critical habitat for endangered species through local partnership.
This position reports to the Science and Monitoring Manager.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
How to Apply:Please send applications to jobs@RainforestTrust.org. Please include a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in working for Rainforest Trust, your salary aspirations, and any specific job requirements. Cover letters without salary aspirations will not be considered.
location: Ron Toms
day: tomorrow 10/10
time: starting around 5:15/5:30
address: 600 E Burnside St
The Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife is hiring a GIS and technical computing associate. This position will be based in Washington DC and join a lively and creative team of scientists dedicated to innovating approaches at the nexus of science, policy and technology for the conservation of North American wildlife.
The post is available here: https://defenders.org/jobs/gis-and-technical-computing-associate
Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jacob Malcom, Director of the Center for Conservation Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled, but it's recommend submitting applications within the next three weeks for best consideration.