Field Operations Technician
Assistant Field Ops Manager/Operations Support
The Field Ops Tech position is an entry level job, good for someone with strong computer and organizational skills who would want to travel around the country doing survey work in small planes. There are 3-4 positions open for this job. It’s fun and dynamic work for someone who has an interest in remote sensing and/or aviation.
The Assistant Field Ops Manager position would assist the hub general manager and field ops manager with data validation/QC, helping to improve our GIS-based tracking efforts and other general office tasks. They would also be trained as a sensor operator and do some field work. This person needs to be a bit more advanced in organizational ability, GIS knowledge and computer skills.
LiDAR Analyst Intern–Bellevue, WA
GIS Surveyors Inc. (GSi) is a growing medium sized, Geospatial firm with offices in Poway and Yorba Linda,
California as well as Bellevue, Washington. We have been providing solutions for our clients for over 5
years and are currently growing in the LiDAR processing field. We are seeking three LiDAR Analyst Interns
to join our LiDAR team in our Bellevue, Washington office for a limited time between June and September
2022. Our office is located at 655 156th Ave. SE Bldg. A., Suite 285, Bellevue, WA 98007.
Our ability to create and grow a firm focused on attracting and cultivating professionals with the expertise
to seamlessly deliver innovative Geospatial solutions to our clients separates GSi from other Geospatial
firms. We foster a culture where every single member is truly part of our team and has influence in the
sound decision making process of the organization. If you’re looking for an exciting work environment
that encourages creativity, innovation, and professional growth, then we may be a good match for you.
This position is responsible for LiDAR Data Processing and QA/QC. We have a variety of clients that seek
our expertise on ensuring quality LiDAR data is delivered in a timely manner and we utilize vendors and
staff from around the world to accomplish this.
We need interns that have flexible schedules and can work with little to no supervision to accomplish the
tasks assigned. Data will need to be processed, QA/QCed, corrected and produced into quality
deliverables for our clients. Prior experience in LiDAR data processing is preferred but not required.
Training will be provided on site. Successful candidates will be able to think spatially in a 3D environment
and learn new concepts and software quickly.
• Serve as a resource for LiDAR data QA/QC and processing on topographic and utility surveys
• Classify LiDAR data using TerraScan to meet customer requirements
• Create and edit PLS-CADD models for use by utility engineers
• Communicate and coordinate with internal staff and outside vendors on LiDAR data production.
• Provide internal daily status reports of activities.
• Other special duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
• Current college student or recent graduate from a Geography, GIS, Remote Sensing, Drafting /
Engineering or similar program.
• Skilled use of Microstation, Terrascan, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, and other mapping,
engineering, and drafting software (preferred)
• Demonstrated knowledge of surveying and mapping practices
• Demonstrated proficiency in GIS software
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Software
• Demonstrated proficiency in organizing daily and weekly plans
• Must have the desire to learn new technologies, software, hardware, methodologies and assist
the LIDAR team to operate at maximum efficiency
• Individual must demonstrate energy, drive and passion for the LIDAR division to succeed
• Pay strict attention to details and always be focused on maximizing production while maintaining
• The successful candidate will work well with others, be team oriented, helpful and a good problem
• Ability to read, write and correspond clearly and concisely
• Ability to read, understand and apply technical information from procedure manuals, written and
verbal instruction, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures
• Ability to understand 3D surface modeling and 3D visualization concepts
• Ability to identify and clearly communicate problems, issues with data or instructions
• Adhere to deadlines and high volume of work
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position working fewer than thirty (30) hours per week for a limited duration.
Employment beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in employment
status. Temporary employees are not eligible for employee benefits, except those mandated by
Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the
employee must be available during the “core” work hours.
If you are interested, please email your resume to Igor Talpalatski at email@example.com
Technical interns are involved in the day-to-day operations of data production and are embedded within a production team at NV5 Geospatial powered by Quantum Spatial’s Portland, OR office(remote until further notice). Interns will aid in the processing of remote sensing data, and general operational efforts, to support projects and team functionality. This individual will learn to produce accurate and precise data products in a consistent and timely manner, and should have a strong interest in the geospatial field. The internship will run for three months from approximately June through September. For interns, the opportunity is meant to introduce them to geospatial production workflows, remote sensing technologies and tools, and provide on-the-job experience and professional skill building.
The intern will be currently enrolled in, or a recent grad from, a degree or certificate program in a related field. The intern will be treated as a regular employee, be assigned a team member as a mentor, and will work with their mentor to fulfil an individualized professional development plan.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
How to Apply
Please upload a letter of interest, and resume with professional references in one (1) PDF via online application process.
No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications and auto-reply submissions will not be considered.
It is the policy of NV5 Geospatial powered by Quantum Spatial to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.
Save the date and join ESRI for the Esri Imagery and Remote Sensing Educators Summit on Thursday, March 31st. This 1-day, virtual event will focus on bringing together students and educators to share stories and learn from one another.
During the summit, there will be a number of lightning talks, sessions and panels, providing the opportunity to collaborate, discuss challenges, and learn what’s next for Imagery and RS.
Registration is open!
Who we are: We grow and nurture forests, a renewable resource to build homes, schools, and household necessities, harnessing carbon every single day we operate. We’re a family-owned company that is guided by our values of environmental stewardship and supporting our local communities. We do what’s right, even when it is the harder path to follow. We focus on the health and safety of our people first – by taking care of all of our resources, we plan to be here for another 130 years.
Who you are: You value collaboration and have a curious mind. You want to own your work and will approach it with dedication. You will bring your whole self with your unique ideas and perspectives to make us better. You also take pride in working for a company that aligns with your values of environmental stewardship through smarter forestry practices.
What you get by working here: You get a team that is more collaborative than competitive, one in which every person can have an impact. With about 350 employees in total, your voice will matter. You receive great benefits, excellent training and professional development. If outdoor recreation is your thing, you’ll have access to our 2.1 million acres of SFI- and FSC-certified timberlands across ten states for hiking, forest bathing, hunting (including mushrooms), mountain biking, fishing, camping, or just picnicking.
Provide Geographic Information System (GIS) updating and mapping support for the Columbia Basin Management Area. Provide support for the Timberlands Management Information System (TMIS) and ArcMap mapping systems.
Senior Technician Step Progression:
In order to be considered eligible for a lead technician position, there must be a business need for the position to be filled.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 1.
Overwatch is continuing to expand, and has multiple job openings available! The jobs are listed at https://www.overwatchimaging.com/careers.
They are hiring at least one, but possibly more than one Airborne Imaging Specialist. They are busier than ever, so they need to get some new people interested in sensor operations and GIS before the summer fire season hits.
Some other open positions are for a Geospatial Software Engineer that would continue to develop our custom sensor software, and a Production Technician who builds our payloads and cables. All positions are based in Hood River. The Geospatial Software Engineer has the possibility for remote work.
Airborne Imaging Specialist
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.
Geospatial Data Software Engineer
This position will design and implement connections between imagery captured by our products and outside map data. This Engineer will support image manipulation and image data management software to enable customers to easily and automatically consume our intelligence outputs.
Example of Duties
This position will support IDL's remote sensing program.
Responsibilities will include:
Good knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Computer programming languages such as FORTRAN, C, Pascal, AML or object-oriented languages
Natural resource sciences
Operating, applying, and programming ESRI software products, and ERDAS image processing software products in a work environment
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
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As our GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst, you’ll help the Toolik Field Station (TFS) provide logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. Every day we’ll rely on you to collect high precision GPS data (GNSS), collect imagery through drone flights, process data, and create new products and tools for the research community. To thrive in this role, you must have experience in GIS & Remote Sensing as well as knowledge of GIS concepts, software installation and management (ESRI products and Google Earth).
Data Maintenance and Analysis (15%)
Assist the GIS & RS Analyst 3 with maintaining GIS datasets and imagery contained within ESRI geodatabases. Provide quality assurance and quality control of departmental spatial data and metadata. When possible, automate the analytical processing of spatial data using batch processing techniques and/or computer programming/scripting languages (eg. R, Python (ArcPy), teqc). Employ a variety of spatial data analysis and modelling techniques (eg, image classification (various types), ESRI geostatistical analysis tools) to create products in support of Toolik research or administration. Search for and use available satellite remote sensing products (eg, LandSat, SAR, SMAP) to support Toolik research projects.
Updating and Maintaining GIS Equipment, Instrumentation, and Technology (15%)
Conduct web-based research to identify GIS and Remote Sensing equipment and software to support TFS research (eg, UAS sensors, UAS platforms, GNSS/GIS equipment, cloud-based image processing developments). Occasionally prepare specifications and forward equipment or software quotes to GIS & RS Analyst 3 and SEDC Manager for equipment/ supplies such as UAS camera/ sensors/ platforms, bathymetric units, or GNSS equipment. Keep software licenses and equipment firmware current. Troubleshoot all equipment problems and report issues and resolutions to appropriate SEDC staff.
GIS Products (20%)
Prepare field maps with research site coordinates Produce GIS products which include orthophotographic maps, surface elevation models, watershed delineations, area calculations, viewshed analysis, and bathymetric maps. Serve as departmental lead in creating, maintaining and archiving metadata records As needed, assist SEDC Manager and GIS & RS Analyst 3 with new research site selections. Produce final site map(s) and site coordinate(s) for Toolik researchers to support their research permit applications with land management agencies. In support of Toolik research projects, produce publication-quality maps, figures, 3D models, and/or graphs for use in conference presentations, student theses, research grant applications, and/or peer-reviewed scientific journal publications.
Survey and Technical Support (50%)
Collect GNSS survey data with mapping-grade and survey-grade instruments. Process GNSS survey data using Trimble Business Center software and online GNSS toolsets from the National Geodetic Survey. Serve as FAA licensed Pilot in Command for UAS missions. Coordinate all aspects of UAS missions: select appropriate UAS platform, flight planning, safe flight execution, image processing, and metadata collection and archival. Collect and process bathymetric data (GNSS and sonar data). When necessary, work with TFS researchers to design and implement project-specific tools, systems, and procedures to collect and/or calibrate quantitative spatial data. Train researchers on how to use mapping GNSS equipment With weekly oversight from the GIS & RS Analyst 3 and/or SEDC Manager during the summer field season, plan and coordinate activities of the GIS seasonal technician and intern(s) to fulfill summer work requests.
Toolik Field Station (TFS) is a research station operated and managed by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). TFS provides logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. The field station population ebbs and flows throughout the year with a minimum population of 4 in the winter and up to 150 in the summer. While remote, TFS is like a small village during the summer months.
TFS is seeking a full time GIS & Remote Sensing Analyst to join our team. This position will be based out of Fairbanks at UAF with summers spent at TFS. Typical duties entail collecting high precision GPS data (GNSS), collecting imagery through drone flights, processing data, and creating new products and tools for the research community. This position will work with the GIS & RS Analyst 3, seasonal technicians, and interns.
In addition to the technical duties, engaging and interacting with the TFS community is a large part of the job of everyone who works at TFS.Toolik Field Station is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment to everyone at the station. Each member of our staff is committed to working to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the TFS community.
This is a full-time, Grade 77, $21.81 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
This position will require scheduled residency at Toolik Field Station on Alaska's North Slope during the primary field season from early-May to early September and possible winter project support between October through March of each year. The duty station is at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the remainder of the year.