The Research and Monitoring Technician will aid in the development and implementation of the Palouse Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and Palouse Conservation District (PCD) monitoring program. Reports to the Palouse Conservation District Research and Monitoring Coordinator. Requires excellent communication skills in working with private landowners in a non-regulatory environment. The position requires basic knowledge of environmental data collection and analysis for efficient and effective water quality, soil health, and habitat monitoring programs.
Must be able to hike for extended periods and carry equipment weighting over 40 lbs. through rough terrain, at times in inclement weather conditions. Requirements: B.S. in natural resources or closely related field (preferred) and a valid driver’s license. Full-Time, At-Will, Non-Exempt status; Salary range $31,200 to $40,552 (depending on experience) plus full benefits package.
Position Description for Research and Monitoring Technician
The primary purpose of the Research and Monitoring Technician position is to aid in the development and implementation of the RCPP and PCD monitoring programs. The Research and Monitoring Technician assists the PCD Research and Monitoring Coordinator in designing and implementing a program across the Palouse watershed to monitor changes in water quality, soil health, and habitat associated with changes in conservation measures implemented by private landowners and producers. The installed conservation measures include installing riparian buffers and converting to conservation tillage practices. The Research and Monitoring Technician will be working closely with private landowners and operators and 18 RCPP Partners from local, state, and federal agencies and Land Grant Universities.
The Research and Monitoring Technician will be responsible for duties including the following: monitoring water quality, soil health, and habitat; providing technical assistance to landowners and operators who are participating in monitoring efforts; data entry and data analysis including basic statistical analysis; tracking watershed changes throughout time and reporting results; GIS; supervision of interns, volunteers, and/or work crews; and other duties as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
A Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, agriculture, biology, ecology, environmental science, hydrology, geomorphology, riparian management, or a related field. One year of experience monitoring water quality, soil health, and habitat. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, diverse issues and a proven commitment to land stewardship on private lands.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Compensation: Salary range is $31,200 to $40,552 (depending on experience).
Send resume & cover letter to:
Research and Monitoring Technician Search
Palouse Conservation District, 1615 NE Eastgate Blvd. Section H, Pullman, WA 99163
Review begins October 23rd, 2017. Open until filled.
Would you like to get paid to do what you love and live in paradise? The Catalina Island Conservancy is looking to hire a full-time GIS person to manage the organization's GIS system. As the next GIS Program Manager you would get to do it all - web and desktop applications, data management and analyses as well as field collection. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual.
Job description can be found here: http://catalinagis.org/files/GIS_Program_Manager_17Sep26.pdf
Please visit our website www.catalinaconservancy.org and click the link Job Listings for more info. The position has only recently become available so may not be listed on the website yet, but do not let that deter you! Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is advertising for three seasonal Natural Resource Technician positions.
The Natural Resources Tech assists the Natural Resources Department in fieldwork pertaining to the restoration of natural areas; uses knowledge of natural resources to perform trail work and natural areas maintenance, provide education for the public on the Park District and ecological issues; and lead volunteer habitat stewardship projects. The Natural Resources Tech tends to work in one of two areas; Field Technician or Project Oriented Technician. Please indicate on your application which area interests you the most.
The pay rate starts at $15.54/hour, and applications are due by October 15th. For further details and to apply click here<https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thprd/jobs/1863780/natural-resources-technician?keywords=natural%20resources&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs>.
Position: GIS Specialist
Open & closing dates: 09/29/2017 to 10/05/2017
Salary: $49,765 to $64,697 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 09
Location: Prineville, OR
The incumbent implements analytical techniques needed to solve various procedural and factual geospatial and GIS issues; Digitizes geographic information by translating raw land-based data into code; Analyzes cumulative impacts of frequently measured environmental factors and conducts 3/D spatial analysis and geospatial modeling; Carries out geospatial databases and implements quality control for geospatial data project; Provides user support and troubleshooting assistance for problems related to GIS hardware and application software; Collaborates with a diverse group of local resources specialists, planners, and managers to coordinate and implement local GIS activities; Promotes an integrated training program to teach basic skills in geospatial software, data acquisition, and retrieval and analysis.
For GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-07 in the federal service, or a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Examples: Analyze and integrate geospatial data; Perform GIS distance analysis and overlay analysis; Develop geo-databases; Create maps digitally, Develop and present training presentation on GIS information, Perform land use planning to include Outdoor recreation planning, environmental impact analysis, rangeland management, wildlife management; Provide user support for ArcGIS functions, and work with other specialists on GIS project objectives.
POSITION: Planner II/GIS
DEPARTMENT: Umatilla County, Land Use Planning
SALARY: $4,261.00/Month (to start), Plus excellent benefits
CLOSING: Open Until Filled – 1
First Review Oct. 10th, 2017
To apply: http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/HR/index.html
DESCRIPTION: Prepares and administers land use ordinances, comprehensive plans, and related land use planning projects/programs which guide land use and development within Umatilla County. Serves as the lead for preparing and maintaining digital maps and data for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS) by the Planning Department.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university with major course work in community planning, geography, or related field. Work experience in city, county or regional planning and experience using geographic information systems with an emphasis on planning and development; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and training is preferred.
Desirable Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
HOW TO APPLY: Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY. Anyone who qualifies for
Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department. This job announcement is not intended to serve as a comprehensive job description. Blank applications and a complete job description can be obtained on our
website at www.umatillacounty.net or the Human Resources Office, Room 108. Applications will be accepted by hand delivery, mail, fax, or email to email@example.com.
The City of Bend Community Development Department (CDD) is seeking a new team member: one temporary, full-time Program Technician I position for a 6-month assignment, with the potential to extend up to 12 months in duration. The target start date is December 1, 2017.
The primary assignment of this position will be to help establish a new GIS-based platform for property addressing for the City of Bend. This position will be involved with the migration of data from the legacy system as well as configuration, testing and documentation of the new system. Bend is one of the fastest growing cities in the state so opportunities to learn new skills and take on challenging projects are plentiful.
The ideal candidate will possess current experience in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial data management, with relevant experience with queries, GIS analysis and QA/QC processes. For more information and to apply online, please go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bend. The application window closes October 12, 2017 at 12PMPacific Time.
RESEARCH ANALYST I (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS)
Office of Emergency Services (Sacramento, Ca)
Final Filing Date: 10/5/2017
Job Description and Duties
Under the supervision of the GIS Division Chief or Research Program Specialist I or II (GIS), the Research Analyst I (GIS) is responsible for performing basic GIS procedures for the creation, compilation, analysis, translation, reporting, maintenance and presentation of geospatial data in support of emergency functions and homeland security. Incumbent should have a basic understanding of geographic and cartographic principles and standards, and concepts of data management in a relational database, and the creation and management of metadata in compliance of Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards.
Assist in researching, assessing, and preparing ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Web maps, map and feature services, AGOL applications, authoritative map and feature services. Assists in planning for and performing data creation and preparation for Web maps and applications for Cal OES GIS situation awareness and operational tools.
College level courses equivalent to six semester hours of geographic analysis techniques and six semester hours of data base management techniques; which may include computer cartography, remote sensing, or spatial analysis of statistical data.
Modis, a technical staffing firm with an office here in Portland is working with a client in town that has an immediate need for several contractors for a 1-3 month assignment. Candidates need to be able to work a standard work week (roughly 8-5pm M-F). Basic requirements are below. For more information please have interested parties contact Roger Cummings directly (contact info below).
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The Oregon Department of Transportation has posted a great opportunity for those interested in a Land Surveyor position. Job details (and the application) can be found here https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1843034 . This recruitment will remain open until September 28, 2017.
Project Surveyor – Professional Land Surveyor 1
Highway Division - Region 2
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/28/17 11:59 AM
SALARY: $58,260.00 - $86,040.00 Annually
ODOT's Survey Unit is responsible for surveying land needed for various highway, road, and maintenance projects.
We are recruiting for a project surveyor who will represent the unit on project development teams and perform professional survey work to develop highway centerline alignments, right of way lines, and boundary resolutions for the preparation of maps that are filed with counties for horizontal control, recovery, retracement, and monumentation surveys. This person will perform survey research and analysis to determine property boundaries and ownership and will determine project footprints necessary to support project construction and maintenance and then write property descriptions describing those areas. The project surveyor's decisions affect the accuracy of highway alignments, right of way locations, property boundaries, and produced maps.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED & REQUESTED SKILLS:
A valid Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license.
The NPS is looking for someone to fill this position for @ 1 year. Good potential entry into NPS.
Works with and assists cultural resources program staff with creating and editing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for historic structures located in various National Park sites within the western United States. Duties include editing GPS and GIS spatial data and attribute tables, collecting GPS data using a NPS cultural resources data dictionary, and uploading spatial data into the NPS Cultural Resources geodatabase. Knowledge of ArcGIS and Trimble required. The majority of time will be spent in an office setting with some travel to the parks to collect historic structures GPS data.
The position is through Conservation Legacy (http://www.conservationlegacy.org) and the position includes health insurance, paid leave, and training opportunities through that organization.
NPS Regional Office at 333 Bush Street, San Francisco
$920/week living allowance
Number of weeks
52 weeks, fulltime preferred. Part time negotiable.
Negotiable. October 16 preferred.
Contact information on this position
Cultural Landscapes Program Coordinator
National Park Service, Pacific West Region
333 Bush Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104-2828