2nd Wednesday of the month is this Wednesday, April 11th.
Coming in with a strong and a lukewarm recommendation this month is the infamous Sandy Hut. Hopefully next month we can do an outdoor patio some where.
Come join some conservation minded GIS folks there tomorrow, say 5:30sh.
The Sandy Hut
1430 NE Sandy Blvd
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.