GIS SPECIALIST POSITION, PORTLAND, OR
Land-use change and forest fragmentation
We are looking for a GIS specialist to assist in research on land-use change in Washington and Oregon, focused on patterns of housing development and forest fragmentation over the last 30 years. Work will consist primarily of GIS analysis: photo-interpreting digital imagery, classifying land-use and housing density, assessing change, running GIS queries and managing databases for statewide projects.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 1 - High school diploma or equivalent with coursework in computer science; OR One year of Information
Systems experience including one or more of the following:
• using a computer to enter, retrieve, edit, and manipulate data;
• preparing, reading, and interpreting logic flowcharts or diagrams;
• scheduling, putting in priority order, and coordinating computer production jobs;
• helping staff use computer systems and answering common staff questions and
• troubleshooting to resolve computer problems.
Applicants should have the ability to use GIS software to display and edit imagery and features, and link with database attributes. Experience or coursework in photo-interpretation is desired. Knowledge of vegetation and land-use patterns of the Pacific Northwest is a bonus.
Duration: Full time, 6 month term position with possibility of renewal. Work could start
Logistics: The work will take place at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station’s Portland lab at 6th and Main in Portland.
Interested?: Contact Joel Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gary Lettman (Gary.Lettman@oregon.gov). To apply, send resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the job, and your availability.