Geospatial Data Scientist, post-doc positions, and GIS Assistant Professor w/ Saint Louis UniversityRead Now
Saint Louis University and its Geospatial Institute have current job openings for several geospatial positions.
Based in Moscow, Idaho, the GIS Analyst will support Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) staff in grant related responsibilities and research including database creation and management, digital cartography, and geologic mapping. This position works closely with the IGS Director, Digital Mapping Lab (DML) Manager and other mapping lab staff. The position reports to the DML Manager and requires the development, implementation, and maintenance of GIS and non-spatial databases.
The position is a one-year appointment funded by the USGS-STATEMAP 2020 grant. Ongoing employment will be contingent upon funding.
Principal duties are: 1) supporting agency projects through GIS and database design and creative problem solving; 2) creating computer programs and scripts to assist with GIS projects; 3) GIS and other data management and maintenance including migrating and converting databases as necessary; 4) modeling of GIS data sets; and 5) creation of geologic maps in both GIS and vector graphic software.
Provide GIS support by:
Supporting projects through GIS and database design and creative problem solving; assisting geologic and mapping lab staff with map and GIS deliverables associated with USGS STATEMAP grants; creating computer programs and scripts to assist with GIS projects; migrating, converting, and maintaining GIS datasets; and assisting with updating and installation of technical software for staff computers.
Capture geologic map data digitally for both publication and regional database purpose by:
Using several software packages and hardware systems to aid in the map-making process and provide a high level of quality control to the data capture process; coordinating map making and data capture with geologic authors and in-house editor; attributing map objects as required by USGS model standards and protocols; making additions to map database tables; assisting in production of deliverables to complete USGS STATEMAP grants; and creating and compiling accurate metadata to comply with USGS and contracts standards.
Generate accurate and well-constructed geologic map publications by:
Using ArcGIS and Adobe Suite products to generate scientifically accurate and esthetically pleasing map layers; working with ArcGIS style files to manage layout of map polygons, symbols, and illustrations; and importing GIS-generated layers into Adobe Illustrator to build map layouts.
Contribute to the overall Survey mission by:
Providing general training to staff in the use of GIS, database, and applications as necessary; communicating regularly with staff and administration regarding in-house GIS and geologic digital data management; providing input to Survey staff for project and agency planning purposes; and writing documentation for various GIS and web procedures.
- Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, or closely related field.
- Three years of applied GIS work experience. Up to 1 year of relevant education experience can be counted toward the work experience requirement.
- Experience in the application of ESRI Geographic Information Systems software including data analysis, modeling, geoprocessing, data capture, data conversion, relational database design, ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Online as applied in the geological sciences.
- Experience in GIS-related scripting languages, such as Python or Visual Basic, and willingness to learn more as needed.
- Experience in managing several projects concurrently.
- Editing and writing business correspondence and technical documents using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.
- Experience explaining and presenting scientific content in large group and individual settings.
- Previous experience working at a State or Federal Geological Survey.
- Master’s degree in Geology or closely related field.
- Experience working with geological data.
- Working knowledge of GIS-based, web data delivery application techniques.
- Working knowledge of Windows-based computer systems, networks, and servers.
- Demonstrated ability to do Kriging and subsurface modeling.
- Proficient knowledge of geological mapping principles and skills.
- Knowledge of QA/QC techniques to assess the quality, accuracy, and content of spatial databases and GIS deliverable products and publications.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
- Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application.
Gas GIS Technician I
Date: Jun 25, 2020
Job ID: 910
Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004
Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you! With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.
PSE's Engineering Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Gas GIS Technician I position!
Perform gas mapping and drafting that is predominantly simple-to-medium complex in nature, and data and records entry, retrieval, verification and correction. Provide support for the planning, design, construction operation and maintenance of gas facilities.
This position will be filled in accordance with Article 13.8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Requires high school diploma or GED. Requires minimum 2-year certificate in GIS, CAD or similar program, or equivalent work experience. Requires successful completion of course work in basic physics and mathematics. Requires a valid driver's license.
Desired Qualifications1 year GIS/CAD drafting or mapping experience preferred.
Additional InformationSupervision: The position is not responsible for supervising or leading other persons.
External Contacts: The position has minimal contact with customers, contractors, other utilities, vendors and
Job Conditions and Physical Efforts: The duties are generally performed in an office environment. The position involves sitting and repetitive use of PC mouse and keyboard. The position will also involve walking, standing, light to moderate lifting, carrying, bending, reaching, kneeling, twisting, balancing, climbing, and equipment and machinery operation. May require irregular work schedule, shifts and overtime hours.
The environmental conditions include ambient inside temperature, lighting and noise levels. Performance of the position requires work in varied environments such as inclement weather, loud noise, hazardous conditions and on varied outdoor work surfaces such as mud, ice, slopes, hills, etc. Requires driving company vehicles.
The occasional use of protective clothing and/or safety devices may be required. Position requires performing computer operations involving near vision and color discrimination abilities, as well as the ability to consistently and accurately distinguish numeric and alpha information.
The mission of the Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) Department is to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by promoting protection of natural resources and facilitating the development of safe, sustainable and resilient communities.
PDS seeks employees who are self-managing high performers, accountable for their actions, and dedicated to providing superior customer service. Ideal candidates are excited about change and learning, are innovative, organized, exceptionally customer-service oriented, and have a passion for public service.
This position is open to PDS Bargaining Unit members only.
Performs complex duties in support of County and departmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, functions, processing, application design, development, and testing of GIS software, hardware, and geospatial data management systems. This position works in coordination with the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Bachelor's Degree in GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, planning, natural resources or related field; AND two (2) years of GIS or automated mapping experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.
Master's Degree preferred.
A valid Washington State Driver's license may be required in some divisions for employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Employees receive supervision from a supervisor or manager, while team members provide guidance. The employee carries out assignments on his/her own initiative and receives additional, specific instructions when relevant. Work is performed with considerable independent and may be checked to assure adherence to instructions and conformance with established departmental policies, procedures, and quality assurance standards.
The work is performed in an office environment with some field trips to locations throughout the county for the purpose of data collection, quality control, and to increase understanding of projects. Prepares for and provides GIS support during emergency situations including floods, earthquakes, and storms. When on call, employees may be required to carry a County mobile phone, have connectivity and be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Job ID: 46421
Are you looking for a career in GIS? Come join one of the largest full-service geospatial solutions providers in North America! Our client is looking to hire entry level GIS Technicians in Portland, OR. You will work to aid in the processing and classification of remote sensing data and general production and QA/QC efforts across multiple disciplines within the company. You will need to produce accurate and precise data in a consistent and timely manner and will need to have a strong interest and aptitude for working with remotely sensed data across GIS and CADD platforms.
Knowledge and skills: ESRI, CADD or vector-based software.
Weyerhaeuser has an exciting opening for a Geospatial Engineer to power innovation across the organization. The role will support the expansion of GIS services for Data Analytics and Machine Learning. You will also contribute to our UAV/drone program and our Image Server repository.
If you're a GIS engineer with strong cloud experience please consider joining our team!
You are energized by solving problems using location-based data and take pride in enabling critical business processes through timely, accurate, and innovative geospatial services and solutions. Passionate about sustainable natural resource management. You are a standout colleague but can excel working independently as well. You are approachable, speak both “GIS” and “IT” and are looking for a company you can grow in.
We are a fast-paced team that owns the enterprise-level GIS platform, applications, data, and services for Weyerhaeuser. GIS is essential to daily operations on Weyerhaeuser’s 12 million acres of US timberlands. We’re not just in the cloud, we’re implementing technology that will keep us at the forefront of innovation in the forest products industry. This includes redefining access to the company’s GIS assets using web and mobile solutions. If you want to be part of an extraordinary technology team changing the world we live in – come grow with us!
In this role, you are a member of the GIS Services and IT team to power innovation across Weyerhaeuser using imagery, elevation, and other raster products. You will work alongside data scientists to develop geospatial analytic and machine learning (ML) products that scale to Weyerhaeuser’s immense footprint. You will lead the architecture of our 15TB imagery server that includes two decades of forest history. As the product manager of our UAV software platform, you will help our distributed team of UAV/drone pilots find new business value. You will seek out and contribute tactical ideas to improve existing processes across our GIS portfolio.
NOTE: The location for this position can be based in Seattle, WA--Madison, GA--Hot Springs, AR--Springfield, OR
Provides analysis, technical support, and expertise to Geographic Information System (GIS) projects including design, development, maintenance, and quality assurance. Participates in the long-term development and enhancement of GIS information technology to meet user needs, performs GIS modeling; and assistance and guidance to staff.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The GIS Analyst I is the entry-level GIS professional. Performs complex GIS work under general supervision for a variety of applications.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full time GIS Research Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Corvallis, OR.
The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.
What the EPA project is about
Within ORD, the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. The Pacific Ecological Systems Division (PESD) located in CPHEA’s mission includes predictive (modeling) capabilities regarding the effects of future land, water, air and chemical use, as well as for evaluating climate and sustainability scenarios. PESD scientists address important scientific issues in formulating public policies and regulations to protect and manage ecological resources and achieve sustainable futures. They also collaborate with scientists at other EPA research facilities and at research institutions throughout the world.
What experience and skills will you gain?
As a team member, you will perform information and data acquisition and analysis support to the “Visualizing Ecosystem Land Management Assessments (VELMA)” project. This will include development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environmental data layers in support for VELMA modeling projects in various U.S. study site locations. You will conduct a combination of internet and literature searches and contacting of federal and state agencies and other organizations to obtain resource information (such as data sets, QA information, etc.) relevant to VELMA projects. You will perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of the information as necessary.
You will have the opportunity to work with other members of the VELMA team to process this information and put it into a form where it can be put applied to the VELMA model. You will also work with VELMA team members to calibrate and apply the model and analyze and visualize model results for research. You will perform these tasks according to an approved quality assurance plan and other documents and shall document their research activities. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary research team and shall be trained to support the development, maintenance, and analysis of VELMA. Membership of the team will include participation in regular project calls and/or face-to-face meetings. Your work may involve travel to research sites or other EPA locations to interact with EPA partners and stakeholders (communities, tribes, state and federal agencies).
Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
Location: This job will be located EPA’s facility in Corvallis, OR.
Salary: Selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $21.37 for hours worked.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Expected start date: The position is full time and expected to begin July 2020. The selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial project is through May 14, 2021, with up to 4 additional potential optional periods.
I certify that I am at least 18 years of age; a recent graduate with at least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, social sciences, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months; a citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States of America; and not a current employee of EPA ORD or the spouse or child of an EPA ORD employee.
GIS Remote Sensing Technician
An entry level GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician job in Portland, Oregon, is available through our staffing agency at Quantum Spatial. In this role, the Technician will work with a variety of GIS data across multiple disciplines on a temporary contract between 32 and 40 hours per week.
The Technician will support production staff in data processing from post-acquisition to analysis. Tasks include but are not limited to, basic ground model editing, advanced classification of LiDAR data, CAD Modeling, Imagery QA/QC and Orthorectification. Projects are anticipated to last 2 – 4 months with no guarantee of continuation of employment.
GIS Technician qualifications include:
• A Bachelor’s Degree is required - Bachelor of Science, Remote Sensing or GIS are preferred but all relevant degrees (engineering, forestry, natural resources etc.) will be considered and are encouraged to apply
• Knowledge of LiDAR and GIS principals
• Experience with ArcGIS and the ESRI suite of products is strongly preferred
• Experience with 3D data visualization - Technicians will be working with LiDAR data in Microstation, experience with Microstation is not necessary, training will be provided by QSI
• Technical troubleshooting and problem solving
• Attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment with tight deadlines
Though not required, experience in the following area is desired:
• Python, Matlab, R or VB Scripting
• PLS CADD or any CAD program
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Statistical analysis
• Map production
• GPS survey methods and data collection
• Technical writing
If interested, contact:
PDX Resource Manager
This position is part of the Office of the Secretary of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Coordination, Enforcement, Valuation Appeals (CEVA), Analytics & Risk Management (ARM), Market & Spatial Analytics, located in Lakewood, CO. You must be able to report to this location for duty in order to be eligible for this job opportunity.
Note: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.