Please save the date and mark your calendars for the 2018 celebration of GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Portland, Oregon!
The U.S. Forest Service Data Resources Management staff is hosting this public event, which will be held at the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Building (1220 SW 3rd Ave). The welcome-to-event booths and Smokey Bear photo opportunities will be held on the first floor gallery past the elevators. Guest speakers and interactive displays will occur on the ground floor in conference rooms 1b and 3. Speakers will be scheduled for short talks on the impact of GIS on different focus areas. Also on display will be examples of how the Forest Service and partners utilize geospatial information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology for the Greatest Good.
Hydrologic Technician III
The Klamath Tribes
Chiloquin, OR 97624
$34,137 - $49,615 a year
The Hydrologic Technician III position is located in the Aquatics Program within the Klamath Tribes Natural Resources Department. The primary purpose of this position is to support the Hydrologist by working independently and as part of a team performing field data collection tasks to develop scientific information regarding the movement and condition of water, especially as it relates to aquatic ecosystem functions, and then formulates and implements strategies for restoration, monitoring, or management.
The Hydrologic Technician III will measure and monitor surface water and ground water flows, levels, and conditions, and integrates these data into scientific endeavors to restore and maintain aquatic ecosystems and regulatory processes designed to protect the Klamath Tribes’ water rights. Other duties include establishing and maintaining a network of gauges providing continuous measurements of water flow, level, and condition in rivers, streams, springs, lakes, marshes, and shallow ground water.
The Hydrologic Technician III works with other Aquatics Program staff (Fish Biologist, Hydrologist, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Environmental Restoration Planner, and Water Quality Technicians) to implement a Fisheries Restoration Plan and an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Plan for the Upper Klamath River Basin. Restoring and maintaining important Tribal fisheries is the primary goal of the Fisheries Restoration Team. Primary objectives include: 1) re-establishing extinct spawning populations of endangered Lost River and Short Nose suckers; and 2) re-introducing extinct populations of Chinook salmon in the Upper Klamath River Basin. The primary goal of the Ecosystem Restoration team is managing and remediating processes contributing to hypereutrophication and fish habitat degradation in and above Upper Klamath Lake. Primary objectives include: 1) managing and remediating non-point source nutrient loading from agricultural landscapes to measurable reduce cyanobacteria blooms and the related adverse water quality in Upper Klamath Lake; and 2) rehabilitating and maintaining habitats to the extent necessary to recover and sustain important native fisheries, including Lost River and Short Nose sucker, Redband trout, Bull trout, Steelhead, and Chinook salmon.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To apply: http://klamathtribes.org/administration/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Hydrologic-Technician-III.pdf
Provides Geographical Information System (GIS) technical support and assistance to the Parks and Open Space Division with a primary focus on data development and maintenance, analysis and map production activities, including GIS and database quality assurance. Provides GIS assistance to staff and the public by producing maps and related data representation.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Accepting on-line applications only.
Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of technical experience in GIS systems.
Equivalent to an Associate Degree in GIS, geography, cartography and/or computer programming.
GIS Day Social
What: Portland’s 7th Annual GIS Day Social
When: Wednesday November 14th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th Ave #200, Portland, OR
RSVP at: http://meetu.ps/e/FYTmh/jRd2q/f (you’re also welcome to just show up!)
Please join us for Portland’s 7th Annual GIS Day Social! This year, we’ll gather in Ecotrust’s beautiful meeting space from 6pm - 9pm. The evening will feature:
Students, professionals, and anyone interested in GIS and geospatial technologies are all welcome. This is a great opportunity to make some new professional connections and strengthen old ones, and we hope to see you there!
This event is volunteer run, and would be impossible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Gold level: Quantum Spatial
Silver level: ASPRS CRR, PCC, Ecotrust, OR-URISA, Mapbox
Bronze level: PDX OSGeo, Esri, Metro, PSU, DOGAMI, SCGIS, PC Trask
*Includes some gluten free, veggie, and vegan pizzas
GIS Day Missing Maps Mapathon
What: GIS Day Missing Maps Mapathon
When: Wednesday November 14th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Portland State University, Geog Dept (exact room TBD)
Register at: https://www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Portland/events/254936446/ (We are limited to 30 people, so sign up soon)
This year for GIS Day, use your geospatial skill to help people in vulnerable regions at this humanitarian mapathon! Madeline Steele of TriMet, a local OSM organizer, will lead the group, and we have booked a room at PSU with 20 computers and space for 10 laptops. It’s a great chance to do some good, learn about OSM, and meet a few like-minded mappers. If you can, please also join us for the GIS Day evening social at Ecotrust at 6pm. Details on that are here:
Background on the Missing Maps project from the Red Cross
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project cofounded by the American Red Cross. It aims to put 200 million people "on the map" by 2021 - mapping areas where humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Due to current disasters and rapidly-changing needs, the November 15th Missing Maps tasks will be identified on or around November 1.
The Scholarship Committee at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society) wanted to remind you that the scholarship application window is open for the 2019 award year.
Awards will be presented at the ASPRS Annual Meeting, which will be held on January 28-31, 2019 in conjunction with the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF).
Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 are available to current students studying imaging, GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, surveying, and related digital spatial sciences. Applications are due by October 26, 2018, and letters of recommendation can be submitted by October 31, 2018.
Please go to https://www.asprs.org/education/asprs-awards-and-scholarships to learn more about scholarships that are available.
Columbia River Region ASPRS Tech Exchange 2018
November 16th - 9am-3pm
Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library Visualization Lab
1344 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR
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.
This is a term-limited position with the King County GIS Center in Seattle. For position details and how to apply, see: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2234888&sharedWindow=0
OPENING DATE/TIME: 10/09/18 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 10/23/18 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $37.17 - $47.12 Hourly $77,320.88 - $98,008.77 Annually
LOCATION: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)
DIVISION: King County Department of Information Technology
JOB NUMBER: 2018-08504
*This opportunity is open to both internal and external applicants. It is being offered as both a TLT (Term Limited Temporary) OR a Special Duty assignment. (Only internal, Career Service employees are eligible for Special Duty assignments. It is important to note that you must get approval from your current supervisor/manager to accept a Special Duty assignment)
Perform a full range of GIS development and application tasks, including web applications, spatial analysis, and map design/production, in support of high-priority GIS projects and services for a large, diverse community of clients. Perform all aspects of data development and maintenance for spatial and tabular data related to urban and regional planning, land use/land cover, zoning, and real property. Develop and nurture effective working relationships with all project clients. Lead project teams and act as a mentor for other staff where appropriate, in alignment with project management and technical requirements.
King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT)
KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/it.aspx
As the first place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT was recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. Previously earning top 10 digital county honors in the last eleven years from the Center for Digital Government, KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovative information technology.
This position is estimated to last approximately 1 year
King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please click on the Benefits tab or click here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/employees/.
The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shannon McCourt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-263-6957.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
*This opportunity is being offered as both a TLT (Term Limited Temporary) OR a Special Duty assignment. (Only internal, Career Service employees are eligible for Special Duty assignments. It is important to note that you must get approval from your current supervisor/manager to accept a Special Duty assignment)
Portland, OR 97232
$24 an hour
Innovative Applications of Esri GIS Technology Poster Competition
For more information, and for the 5 categories that will serve as criteria, see:
Cash prizes will be awarded, but even more importantly, this is an opportunity for students and colleagues to showcase the innovative things they are doing with Esri GIS technology to help understand and solve the most pressing local-to-global problems of our time.