The Columbia Land Trust has opened 2 positions that are listed below with the direct link to the job post.
Engagement Program Manager
If you have questions, please contact Brieanna :
For the 6th consecutive year, the local Portland GIS Community held an event to celebrate geography, maps, and everything geospatial. With a Missing Maps Mapathon and an evening GIS social held at the Ecotrust Conference space, we had exhibits, displays and presentations that attracted close to 140 GIS students and professionals.
The GIS celebrations began in the afternoon with Emily Eros, American Red Cross, leading a group in the Missing Maps Mapathon. Over 30 students, professionals, and community members came together to add buildings to OSM in an under-mapped area of Myanmar that is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Thanks to the PSU geography department for use of the lab, and to Aaron Eubank and Alicia Milligan for assistance with the computers and music selection!
During the GIS Day Social at Ecotrust, attendees had the opportunity to play around with Matthew Hampton's augmented reality sandbox table, Quantum Spatial's topology model created by a group of elementary school students from cardboard, and learn more about the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS). Attendees also had an opportunity to win a wide variety of raffle prizes that included maps from Ecotrust and DOGAMI, books from Esri and SCGIS, T-shirts from PCC, and tote bags from ESRI.
The keynote speaker, Emily Eros from the American Red Cross, gave a presentation on the Missing Maps project that inspired the crowd to be active participants in the worldwide effort to map vulnerable communities and enable fast, life-saving disaster response. Madeline Steele provided a warm welcome, acknowledged our sponsors, and spoke briefly about the GIS Certificate program at Portland Community College (PCC). Jocelyn Tutak, Ecotrust, welcomed everyone to the event space and introduced Ecotrust's efforts in advancing social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. Camille Westlake, ASPRS & Quantum Spatial, also spoke about both organizations and promoted the opportunity for GIS professionals to get involved with ASPRS in open Board member positions.
A very special thanks to our sponsors - Quantum Spatial, American Red Cross, Portland Community College - Geography, ASPRS, URISA, Ecotrust, Metro, DOGAMI, Esri, PDX-OSGeo, and Society for Conservation GIS. The success of our event is due to the large community support provided by all these organizations.
Our annual GIS day events are put together by GIS community members Madeline Steele, Christina Friedle & Alexa Todd, who volunteer their time to ensure that there is at least one day a year that the Portland GIS community comes together to celebrate our work and discipline. Thank you also to PCC student volunteers Hilary Hobbs, Liam Neely-Brown, and Christina Sjoquist for checking everyone in and taking photographs!
Research GIS Analyst II Position for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State of California in Auburn, California:
Final Filing Date: 11/27/2017
Created in 2004, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a state agency whose mission is to improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region. The SNC has awarded nearly $60 million in grants for projects that protect and enhance the health of California’s primary watersheds by improving forest health, remediating mercury contamination from abandoned mines, protecting critical natural resources, and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Funding for these projects came from Proposition 84 passed by voters in 2006 and Proposition 1 passed by voters in 2014.
The Sierra Nevada Region spans 25 million acres, encompasses all or part of 22 counties, and runs from the Oregon border on the north to Kern County on the south. The Region is the origin of more than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply.
Department Website: http://www.sierranevada.ca.gov
Job Description and Duties
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills and experience to perform research and statistical studies involving various types of digital spatial data and the techniques and methodologies associated with geographic information systems to support SNC’s mission.
The GIS Analyst will be responsible for the GIS-related activities that support SNC’s communication and outreach, and grant activities. In addition to supporting the technical aspects of the GIS program, the individual will independently perform complex work related to research methodology including problem exploration and definition, planning and designing the approach, collection of data. The interpretation of findings and subsequent reports must be presented in a user-friendly format that can be understood by a wide variety of audiences.
Fall has come, and so has the rain, but it is the 2nd Wednesday of the month so time to gather at a local establishment. This month let's gather at Lewbrewatory. They'll have a table for us tomorrow @ 5pm (under Tommy) but there happy hour is from 3-6 so if you get there early you can start sampling away.
located at 670 NE Russell Street
Labrewatory specializes in craft brews / cutting edge experimentations - check out there website http://labrewatory.com/#home
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.