The sUAV/GIS Technician will be part of the team which has responsibility for coordinating VACD’s sUAV program while also supporting the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) GIS Specialist in providing state-wide GIS, cartographic and business and mobile tool technical assistance as part of the NRCS Resource Team. The sUAV/GIS Technician’s Home Office will be determined based upon the geographic location of selectee. While the Home Office will be in one of NRCS’ Field Offices or State Office classified as the Technician’s Duty Station there is the expectation that there will regular opportunities to Telework as well as instances and opportunities to “Hotel, or Touchdown” when necessitated by working in NRCS’ Field Offices throughout the Vermont.
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Program Duties and Responsibilities – 0.50 FTE
As a VACD sUAS team member the sUAV Technician will continue the effort to develop, and implement the sUAS program. This work may over time and with experience include:
GIS Technician Duties and Responsibilities – .35 FTE
The purpose of the GIS Technician position is to assist and support Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field and state office staff in planning and implementing conservation practices in order to reduce phosphorus and sediment loading resulting in adverse impacts to water quality of Vermont’s rivers and water bodies. Working with technical direction provided by NRCS’ GIS Specialist or designee the Technician’s responsibilities may include:
Business and Mobile Tools Planning – .15 FTE
Support and assist the NRCS mobile planning tools initiative, including such mobile applications as Field Maps and Survey123. This work may overtime and with training include:
The sUAV/GIS Technician will be an employee of VACD. VACD will provide overall administrative, HR support and supervision carried out chiefly by the VACD Conservation Program Manager. Responsibility for day-to-day assignments and technical oversight may be provided by NRCS GIS Specialist, as well as members of NRCS Resource Team or designee. Training, technical guidance and workload prioritization will be discussed with VACD’s Conservation Programs Manager in consultation the NRCS. Any changes in duties and program direction will be discussed with representatives from NRCS and VACD Conservation Programs Manager and approved by the VACD Executive Director.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with starting wage of $ 18.06 per hour. After successful completion of the first year of service position salary will advance along a path equivalent to the Federal General Services GS 6 pay grade starting at Step 1. In addition the position is eligible for yearly Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increases as determined by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the beginning of each calendar year. The benefits also include health benefits, participation in employer contribution 401 K plan, sick, holiday and vacation leave.
Training and Professional Development: The sUAV/GIS Technician will receive orientation and training from VACD, NRCS and other partners and will have multiple opportunities for professional development as approved by the VACD Conservation Programs Manager.
Reporting: Monthly narrative and statistical reports will be submitted for review to the VACD Conservation Program Manager.
Send resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references by January 24th to VACD, c/o Joanne Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org, or PO Box 889, Montpelier, VT 05601.
Geospatial Imaging Specialist w/ Sanborn Map Co. (Part 107 required) in Lakewood, CORead Now
Sanborn Map Co. is looking to fill an on-site Geospatial contractor position with the Bureau of Land Management as soon as possible. The job is in Denver, so any applicant would need to be able to be based there. This position will work within the BLM's Geospatial Imaging Section, which leads the Bureau in geospatial science, photogrammetry and remote sensing.
There are a lot of great opportunities to get experience with some exciting remote sensing applications (drones, structure-from-motion photogrammetry, small sats, Google Earth Engine, Python programming, just to name a few).
This position requires an FAA Part 107 Small UAS certification and there is a large fieldwork component as well.
The GIS Program Manager is responsible for maintaining and developing Geographic Information System (GIS) initiatives that support current Tribal departments and meet the future GIS needs of the Tribe. The position will manage supporting GIS staff and delegate the GIS needs of other Tribal departments to the GIS staff. They will ensure the most current and accurate GIS data is being used for analysis, planning, and mapping. This position will create systems for uniformly collecting and housing field data.
GIS Technician (UAS) w/Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians (Roseburg, OR)Read Now
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is looking to hire a GIS technician who will also be in charge of the majority of the drone flights. This is a technician position, although there is a lot of room to grow.
Reporting to the GIS Program Manager, the GIS Technician will support the ongoing maintenance and dissemination of data and applications in the GIS environment. Reporting to the Program Manager, the GIS
Technician will work with various Tribal departments and programs to ensure that their needs for GIS Information are met on a day-to-day basis. They will create, edit, and maintain geographical data as well as create paper and web maps. The technician will also operate a Tribal unmanned aerial vehicle and assist in image processing.
ArcGIS Online (AGOL).
Maps, and Experiences.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $17.64 - $22.04 per hour
Autonomy Bytes PodcastRead Now
The Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Autonomy Bytes podcast, which is dedicated to keeping the public up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and applications of autonomous systems. Each episode highlights interviews with leading experts to provide their insights and opinions in a format that is educational and entertaining. The show is sponsored by the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center and co-hosted by Dr. Andrew Shepherd and Col. Ryan Smith, USAF Ret.
The initial two episodes have been posted for the months of October and November, with additional episodes expected to be released monthly. Episodes released to date include:
001 - Gregory Crutsinger: UAS Wildfire Response
The impact of wildfires on the American West has been catastrophic, but drones are proving to be a great tool for first responders and emergency management agencies.
002 – Roy Peshin: Unmanned Systems Modeling and Simulation
Modeling and simulation have been developed into useful tools for research, training, and education. Increasingly, they are also being applied in operational environments including Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions.
The show is accessible through all major podcast apps, as well as via the direct links provided below: