Thirsty Third Thursday - August 2018CRR ASPRS
Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
915 SE Hawthorne
Come join us if you are you interested in… · LiDAR · GIS · UAV · Photogrammetry · Aerial Imagery We welcome all active and inactive members, those who are curious about the society or anyone who simply wants to nerd out on geospatial science. Meet professionals, network and enjoy some Lucky Lab food and drink!
The Natural Capital Project is a partnership among Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund. We develop tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services (ES) across land- and seascapes.
We seek a creative and talented remote-sensing expert for a Geographic Information Systems Specialist position to advance the use of remote-sensing in our ES models. With remotely-sensed indicators of ecosystem condition, phenology or biomass, and other ecosystem characteristics such as soil moisture becoming available at increasingly fine resolutions and broad extents, ES tools should be adapted to make better use of this information. Cutting-edge approaches to derive ecosystem structure and function from continuous variables could be mainstreamed into ES tools, to replace or augment inputs currently represented by categorical land-use information. This position will identify useful data sources derived from remote-sensing, perform routine spatial data analyses and derive new products where necessary, test these products against observed data, create and maintain spatial databases of remote-sensing inputs to ES models, and prepare maps and graphics using a variety of geospatial software and graphic applications. Please note this position is fixed-term for 18 months with a possibility of reappointment based on programmatic and funding needs.
Under general supervision, perform routine spatial data analyses, create and maintain databases and prepare maps and graphics using a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and graphic applications.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Certifications and Licenses:
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Natural Capital Project is operationally housed in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and is based at Stanford University.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, depending on experience and qualifications. To be considered, applicants will provide a cover letter and resume.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All final candidates are subject to a background check.
Flood Risk Research: GIS and/or Applied Statistics/Economics
We are seeking expressions of interest in a potential research position at the Center for Watershed Sciences at University of California at Davis (UCD). An active researcher/analyst is sought to join a team working with large geospatial databases and GIS in order to assess flood risk and other natural hazards. The position is at the post-graduate level (complete MS or PhD in hand). At present we are open to several position options, including: either (1) a staff researcher position or (2) a full-time post-doctoral research position ("Researcher" type job title), or potentially (3) a doctoral student assistantship (50% GSR) while the student pursues a PhD at UCD.
Our research group is working primarily with large flood- and hazard-related datasets with a geographical component. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research experience and research-level technical skills in one of the two following areas: (1) Geographic Information System GIS) analysis, or (2) Multivariate Statistical analysis of large real-world datasets, preferably applied to economic questions. Expertise with both of these areas would be a plus.
The project will involve manipulating and analyzing large, complex, and spatially explicit datasets. These data sets and our research are related to flood risk, floodplain management, natural hazards analysis, and science-driven policy.
The successful applicant should have the following:
• A Masters or PhD degree in GIS, Statistics, or Economics, preferably in geography, hydrology,
engineering, geology, applied statistics, or applied economics
• In the area of GIS – Strong working knowledge of desktop GIS , experience with geo/GIS standards
and tools required; experience with a programming or scripting language, such as Python, R, C#, or
C++ is preferred.
• In applied statistics or economics – Strong working knowledge and demonstrated experience with
statistical packages, such as R, SAS, and/or SPSS required. Experience with SQL, scripting or coding
(e.g., Python, R, etc.) is preferred. Experience with data visualization and development of models
based on data is desired.
• Ability to manage and integrate large and complex spatially explicit datasets is required; experience
with flood, water, or hazards data would be a plus.
• Potential for academic growth demonstrated by: journal publications, scientific meeting
presentations, funding proposals, and/or technical reports completed or in progress.
• The successful candidate should be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA
Expressions of Interest: Interested persons should send an expression of interest to
email@example.com no later than June 15, 2018. Relevant background information such as a
current CV would be appreciated.
We are recruiting for a remote sensing surveyor to join our Engineering Automation Section – Geometronics Unit in Salem. This position works with the lead remote sensing surveyor to acquire LiDAR scan data and aerial photographs. This person leads a team responsible for preparation of point clouds, mosaics, planimetric/topographic maps, and digital terrain models used in support of transportation improvement projects.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Duties & Responsibilities
Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsMinimum Qualifications:
A valid professional land surveyor (PLS) license.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
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We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.
ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
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Come join us if you are you interested in…
· Aerial Imagery
We welcome all active and inactive members, those who are curious about the society or anyone who simply wants to nerd out on geospatial science. Meet professionals, network and enjoy some Lucky Lab food and drink!
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
915 SE Hawthorne
GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician
A GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician job in Portland, Oregon is available courtesy of Modis. The person in this full-time contracted GIS Remote Sensing Office Technician role will assist with processing hyperspectral imagery from raw data to atmospherically corrected reflectance. This position will also involve image classification, where experience collecting, creating, and maintaining training data libraries and running image classification routines is desired. Experience with ArcMap, QGIS, ENVI or ERDAS Imagine, as well as experience or exposure to mutlispectral or hyperspectral images are required for this job. Additionally, experience with linux operating systems and open-source geospatial development tools (python, gdal, shapely, scikit-learn) is preferred. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are very important for this role.
The Center for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Australia has recently developed an online remote sensing app (https://remap-app.org) for making maps of ecosystems, landcover and land change with freely available satellite data. Remap was funded by Google in an effort to make land cover mapping quick and accessible to everyone. In particular, they wanted to get users with little background in remote sensing making high quality maps to support environmental monitoring programs and conservation:
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - Presentation by Bryan Kilburn on using sUAS for a tool
When: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Where: PSU, Cramer Hall, Rm.
Bryan Kilburn is starting his 5th year of instruction with Portland Community College's GIS program. He has 20 years of experience in the Geospatial Information System/Science field and has used these skills for Transportation Design and Civil Engineering, Environmental Restoration, Urban Planning, Demographics, Positive Train Control, Natural Resource Management and, most recently, Precision Agriculture. Byran is excited about using sUAS for a tool now, as he was the day they turned off Selective Availability and GPS technology started its inevitable integration into nearly every mobile device. Portland Community College is happy to offer GEO 248 during Winter Term. This class is interdisciplinary, designed to prepare students for the Part 107 Exam, teach basic, manual flight skills and end with entry-level guided flights for aerial photography and aerial videography. In the Spring, they're offering GEO 252, a GIS specific applications class designed to expose students to creating high-resolution orthophotos and 3D models using the principles of Structure From motion to create products for decision-making using GIS. To read more about Bryan Kilburn visit his LinkedIn profile.
The Social and Economic Analysis Branch of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with the USGS Land and Remote Sensing Program are excited to announce an employment opportunity for a social scientist in the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado. Specialized Experience for this position is defined as experience in planning and carrying out social science projects in the context of remote sensing data, satellite imagery, or similar geospatial application that includes: collecting data; conducting analysis; preparing interpretive reports resulting from analysis; and communicating scientific and technical information via the internet and presentations. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of projects integrating social and natural science within the USGS. To apply, visit the link below. DO NOT reply to this email with questions about this position. All questions should be directed to the contact provided in the job announcement at the link below.
OPEN PERIOD: 01/05/2018 to 01/26/2018
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0101-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent - Full-Time
SALARY RANGE: $79,799 to $103,739 per year
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATION: Fort Collins, CO
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Aerial Mapping Company
POSITION: Aerial Sensor Operator & GIS/IT Technician
TYPE: Full Time (F/T) with Benefits
GeoTerra, Inc. is a full service aerial mapping company with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Boise with a hangar facility at Aurora State Airport, 20 minutes south of Portland. The company works for a wide variety of private and government entities across the United States with internal flight operations supporting the Pacific Northwest. GeoTerra operates three (3) aircraft with both imaging and Lidar type sensor systems. Each aircraft has a 2-person flight crew with a Pilot and Sensor Operator.
Position: The Sensor Operator is responsible for the aerial photography and LiDAR sensor systems and assisting the pilot, as needed. As a member of the flight crew, the candidate must be comfortable in small aircraft and have a GIS and/or Information Technology (IT) background. A small to medium sized person is required since the aircraft has limited space and overall weight restrictions. GeoTerra utilizes a Cessna 310, a Cessna 210 Turbo, and a Cessna 180 type aircraft. No previous experience with aerial sensors is required but the person should be very comfortable with operating a computer system. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) software is a plus. Normally aircraft fly 8 to 12 times per month when weather conditions are good for aerial collection of image and Lidar type data sets. Given our regional weather, more flying is done from March through October than during winter months.
Secondary Duties: The Sensor Operator processes imagery and Lidar data after flights using specialized computer software. Data is reviewed for quality and completeness then forwarded on to mapping staff for production processes. Additional duties may include IT related duties, flight planning, GIS applications, and general support to office and hangar staff.
Additional Information: Our goal is to find a person who will thrive in this type of environment. Since the number of flight hours throughout the year are limited, we are searching for a candidate with GIS and/or Information Technology skills who will assist in other departments of the company. The work location flexes between our office in Portland (Sellwood neighborhood) and the hangar facility near Aurora. We will entertain the idea of this person working primarily at the Aurora hangar facility, as an option.
If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Debbie Hazell
If you have questions, please contact Debbie at 541.343.8877