Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload operator & Geospatial Analyst) w/ Overwatch Imaging (Hood River, OR)Read Now
Title: Airborne Imaging Specialist (Payload Operator & Geospatial Analyst)
Position Description: The Overwatch Airborne Imaging Specialist will operate Overwatch imaging systems and generate maps and other derived information products for customers in critical civil, industrial, and specialty applications, while providing feedback to drive continuous product improvement.
Company Description: Overwatch Imaging is changing the way airborne image-based intelligence is created. Rooted in the airborne intelligence technology cluster of Hood River, Oregon, Overwatch Imaging is revolutionizing human understanding of the world through computer vision-optimized sensing. Overwatch makes customized imaging payloads designed for mission-critical, automated remote sensing roles. Our products allow mid-sized UAS and general aviation aircraft to collect precision survey maps, conduct autonomous search and detection, and provide real-time image-based intelligence to users. Overwatch payloads feature actively stabilized multi-band cameras combined with onboard image processing and AI software, which we leverage to reduce operator workload, identify hard-to-find small signals in large datasets, and accelerate data transformation into knowledge.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Payload Operations: Works directly with customers at operating sites as an imaging system expert, collecting airborne imagery with Overwatch payloads, supporting mission planning to optimize data value, and creating derived information products (maps, annotated images, reports, etc) for end-users.
• GIS Map and Photogrammetry Product Generation: Creates deliverable outputs from Overwatch payload raw and auto-processed data, including fire maps and large area orthomosaics. Generates templates and work instructions for the related software.
• Payload Technical Documentation and Training: Develops and maintains user manuals, quick reference cards and training materials, and trains payload users how to effectively collect and process high-quality data.
• Product Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Tests new payloads and associated software, collects sample data, conducts demonstrations, and organizes product feedback and improvement opportunities.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience and Education:
Location: This position is based in Hood River, Oregon, and requires travel up to 50%. Remote work-from-home arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. All applicants must be authorized to work on a permanent basis in the United States.
Passionate about science communication, maps and the environment? Esri is looking to hire a recent graduate to support some seriously cool social media and content marketing projects in both Corporate Science Communications (working with the Esri Chief Scientist) and Sustainable Development (working with the Sustainability Industry Solutions Team).
Temporary WFH due to COVID-19 • Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy is seeking a full-time Geospatial Analyst to support conservation and restoration projects. This position will begin remotely but the candidate will ultimately be expected to report to our office in Annapolis, MD.
ABOUT THE CONSERVANCY
Chesapeake Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, with healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces. With the human population in the Chesapeake Bay watershed approaching 18 million and growing, and with tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with the Chesapeake’s wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.
Within the Conservancy, the Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) is redefining information systems for conservation, both within the Bay watershed and beyond. In the past few years, the CIC has become a globally recognized leader in producing data, analyses, and web applications to advance precision conservation and restoration. We have partnered with governmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Program and industry-leading organizations like Microsoft and Esri to deliver more precise data for achieving conservation outcomes, and our work is helping to define the next generation of environmental information.
The Geospatial Analyst will be responsible for supporting a wide range of conservation and restoration projects. Types of projects include producing land cover and stream channels in high resolution, researching advances in academic and professional literature, prioritizing restoration efforts of stakeholder groups, producing compelling visuals such as maps and tables, and developing map based web tools.
Essential functions include:
1. Engaging with partners to deliver solutions. While project managers will oversee the large details of contracts, the analyst will be accountable for specific deliverables. As such, the individual must interact with clients to understand issues and customize solutions.
2. Working independently to learn new skills and to solve problems and errors. Much of the Conservancy’s work involves finding unique, customized solutions to partners’ challenges. Errors and unknowns will be encountered, and the successful analyst will take initiative to innovate new techniques as well as more effective solutions to repetitive problems.
3. Adhering to deadlines. Candidates must be able to self-monitor workflow, prioritize assigned tasks, and identify as well as address risks to his/her projected timeline.
4. Collaborating with team members and project managers. Candidates must be able to gracefully and tactfully navigate team dynamics. This includes engaging peers and supervisors in problem-solving and constructive feedback. Additionally, the Conservancy’s GIS team is a highly collaborative and innovative group. Ideal candidates will be expected to participate in brainstorming and discussions.
5. Obtaining, organizing, and processing component datasets. The analyst will work with a variety of spatial data, including satellite and aerial imagery; LiDAR; and national, state, and local vector data. Organization and attention to detail are crucial to success in working with high volumes of data across projects.
6. Automating large, complex, as well as repetitive processes. Efficiency is extremely important to the Conservancy. We maintain a high volume of ongoing projects with limited staff, and to do so, we emphasize automation. Typical strategies include python scripting and ModelBuilder.
7. Providing training and technical assistance to other analysts and non-GIS Conservancy staff. On a continuing basis, other analysts and Conservancy staff require technical and mapping assistance. The analyst will be expected to maintain flexibility for addressing urgent, unplanned needs and demonstrate an openness to teaching others.
• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, ideally with a concentration in Environmental Studies, Geography, or other relevant field, and two or more years of work experience
• Strong geospatial analysis and remote sensing skills, with proficiency in geospatial analysis software (Esri ArcGIS Pro and/or ArcGIS Desktop 10.x)
• Ability to challenge conventions, to thrive independently as well as on a team in a relaxed, dynamic office culture, and to think creatively
• Adaptability, independence in problem solving, strong oral and written communication, and an ability to relate complicated technical material to others
• Organized, dependable, and goal-driven, with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, conservation, education, and stewardship of the Bay and its resources
• Experience with analysis of raster datasets, remote sensing software, and python scripting strongly preferred.
• Skills using R, open source geospatial tools, Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services for cloud computing, GitHub, or Google Earth Engine are a plus. Any necessary training on project workflows will be provided.
Annapolis, Maryland. This position will begin remotely, but the candidate will ultimately be expected to report to Chesapeake Conservancy’s office.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to explain how your skills and background fit this position. Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified.
The salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000 annually.
The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available. This position will not support relocation assistance.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEING A DIVERSE & WELCOMING WORKPLACE:
Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, refusal to submit to a genetic test or to make available genetic test results, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Chesapeake Conservancy understands that protecting and restoring the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed requires intentional commitment to inclusive practices and narratives within the conservation movement. Through our work we celebrate and elevate the people, places, and cultures of the region, especially by engaging underrepresented communities. Committing to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is critical to achieve our vision of a Chesapeake that is healthy, accessible to everyone, and a place where people and wildlife thrive. To that end, we commit ourselves to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice both in our programmatic priorities and our internal organizational development through inclusive recruitment of staff and board members, and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.
The Geospatial Data Specialist is responsible for assessing, manipulating and modifying geospatial third party data sets to create alignment with schema. Advanced proficiency in GIS data processing is required including coursework and/or previous work in ArcGIS, QGIS. This role includes a customer experience component that involves interaction with our external GIS professional partners.
Role & Responsibilities
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant.
Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.
Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The City of Salem is looking for a GIS Analyst. The vacancy is within the Public Works Operations Division, Technical Services Section. The position will be the technical lead of the City of Salem water utility’s GIS data, asset management and analysis needs. The position will also serve in the Public Works UAS program as UAV a pilot. This exciting position will help refine an existing GIS based asset management system as well as support the water utility in data collection, web GIS, and analysis. The position will work in a team environment that supports the entire Public Works Department.
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Job (Public) Announcement # (DE): NOS-ONMS-2020-0010
Resource Protection Specialist, ZA-0301-3 (DE/CR)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Open & closing dates
09/01/2020 to 09/14/2020
$64,009 to $99,741 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, with one vacancy in Savannah, GA.
This position is also announced under vacancy number NOS-ONMS-2020-0009, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
As a Resource Protection Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
** RECRUITING TO FILL ONE POSITION CONSISTING OF EITHER A PLANNER TRAINEE, ASSISTANT PLANNER OR ASSOCIATE PLANNER **
This position is designed to prepare the Planner Trainee for a career in local government land use planning. This opportunity would also be valuable to individuals seeking general local government administration experience. Work involves managing land use planning projects from inception to completion. Project management includes application of the Comprehensive Plan, zoning and subdivision ordinances. The Planner Trainee prepares staff reports and assists citizens with their land use planning projects. Work involves conducting research, analysis and presentation of data of limited complexity. Work assignments may be in rural, regional, transportation or natural resource planning.
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
Education, Experience and Training
An Associate's degree or educational equivalent and major course work in the Geosciences, Geography, Environmental Science, Regional Planning or a closely related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Supplemental Information** A cover letter, résumé, writing sample and transcripts are required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans' Hiring Preference, you must attach your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **
DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the interview if you are selected to interview. **
The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (https://www.napsgfoundation.org/) has requested GISCorps volunteer support to geolocate crowdsourced photos for situational awareness to support the response to Hurricanes Marco and Laura which will be impacting the Gulf Coast through the week.
Volunteers on this mission will geolocate photos sourced from Twitter, Facebook, news stories, etc. by examining images and text for location clues. Using Google satellite images and Street View imagery, the volunteers will pinpoint locations as precisely as possible. Once the location is identified, volunteers will upload the photo using a Survey123 form. Each uploaded photo will be vetted by our admin team and displayed on apps that provide essential situational awareness to federal, state, and local emergency managers and first responders.
For hurricanes, we are generally looking for photos related to preparedness, shortages, evacuations, damage, flooding, and ultimately recovery operations. Please do not post any pictures that contain identifiable images of people's faces or text containing people's names. More instructions and FAQs can be found in the Volunteer Portal.
All of the instructions and information you need is contained in our new Experience Builder application and should be fairly self-explanatory. Everyone who joins the project via the Google form below will receive daily email updates and will be added to our dedicated Slack channel for questions and answers. (We will add you to our Slack workspace as soon as we can. It may take a few hours depending on the time of day.) Slack is the best place to ask questions to get a quick response.
If you'd like to contribute to this project, please fill out this very brief Google form: https://forms.gle/C8yhUF8GVvT7TeoC7
Everything else you need is embedded on this Volunteer Portal: https://arcg.is/KDjPO.
Please read the Important Information on the first page and the FAQ page. If there are photos in the Photo Queue, please work on mapping those before you start searching for photos on your own.
Past Project summaries can be seen here: https://www.giscorps.org/napsg-crowdsource-photos/
A comprehensive look at all the data and apps can be found on the Hub page: https://2020-crowdsourced-disaster-photos-napsg.hub.arcgis.com/
At the conclusion of the mission, we'll ask you to fill out one more Google form to report your hours and provide feedback. We'll then send you a GISCorps certificate of appreciation and a letter documenting your contribution for GISP credit.
We look forward to working with you and thank you in advance for your efforts in this important mission. This mission will likely run for approximately 5 days depending on how the storms develop.
The GISCorps Core Committee
Part-time GIS Specialist (14 hours per week)
The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) is looking to fill a part time GIS Specialist position. Work includes GIS data processing, geodatabase editing, spatial analysis, geocoding, image georeferencing, network routing, cartographic mapping, producing 3D and temporal visualization, GPS data post processing, image analysis, and web based mapping system usage and testing.
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
This is a Harvard Less-Than-Half-Time (LHT) position. LHT positions are not benefits-eligible.
Note: Incumbent will work remotely based on Harvard University’s COVID-19 response policy until further notice. Work must be performed within the state of Massachusetts.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Program: Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
About the opportunity
SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a Wetland Mapping - GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist for our Portland, Oregon office. This position will support our existing wetland mapping team. In addition, this position may include collaboration and support for natural resources program.
What you will accomplish
Experience and qualifications for success
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email email@example.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.