Street Roots and the Mapping Action Collective, with support from PSU, have launched a digital online web map version of their famous Rose City Resource. This new application allows easy access to a comprehensive database of services relating to addressing the needs of houseless and other underserved people.
The application can be accessed at https://rosecityresource.streetroots.org/
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-tofind 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:
o Experience in deployed operational settings (military, wildland firefighting, or similar) and/or providing product training to operators.
o Training and hands-on professional experience with GIS software tools and map creation, especially in compliance with US fire mapping standards (ex: https://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pms936.pdf)
o Experience with airborne imaging systems and ISR applications and tools. o Experience with defect reporting and tracking tools a plus.
o 2+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or
o 4+ years of experience in a relevant operational setting.
• Technical Competence:
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency in MS Office.
o ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper or similar GIS software. o Aviation systems and remote sensing.
o Photography and video imagery collection.
• Character Attributes:
o Comfortable and confident working alongside customers at remote locations.
o Highly motivated tech-savvy self-starter able to work independently.
o Extraordinarily professional and calm under pressure.
o Collaborates well in a small team environment.
o Enjoys hands-on work and learning new skills.
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.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) Program is excited to share our vacancy announcement for two permanent staff! It is part of a general biologist announcement in USAJOBS (see below). The announcement opened on April 27, and will close on May 11. In it, there are general biologist requirements, as well as additional information/duties in a separate spreadsheet listing all 99 biologist positions being advertised across the country. To find information on the NWI positions, search for “ES Headquarters” under the Program column and “Hadley, MA: Fort Collins, CO” under the Duty Station column.
Additional information/duties for the Assistant Wetlands Coordinator are listed. Briefly, staff will be hired at the GS‐7, 9 or 11 pay scale, and will serve as Assistant Wetlands Coordinators for the NWI Program. The incumbents will primarily manage, coordinate and provide quality control for multiple NWI wetland mapping projects in support of the NWI Geospatial Dataset, which is served on the Wetlands Mapper (https://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html). The incumbents will also serve as technical experts on wetland identification and mapping, and support
production of Wetlands Status and Trends reports as needed.
Applicants will be assessed based on demonstration of knowledge, skills and abilities related to wetland mapping and analysis listed in the additional information spreadsheet in USAJOBS and described in more detail in the posting.
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map (Webinar 4/30 @ 12pm)Read Now
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map
Maps make data understandable, powerful and memorable. Join this session to learn how to use our “Storytelling Template” to quickly build an interactive experience with high-quality map visuals. This storytelling format — sometimes called “scrollytelling” — lets you include as much context as you want, and define the locations your users look at. It’s a great way to bring stories to life.
You’ll learn how to...
Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. This is an opportunity to work with one of the leading GIS consulting organizations. We are looking for technical people that want to tackle those tough to solve problems and love delivering solutions.
If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements.
Role: GIS Specialist – Sacramento, CA
The primary role of the GIS Specialist will be to research, identify and acquire specific data, to develop those data into geospatial layers which conform to defined data standards, and to ensure that all data compilations roll up to national views. The GIS Specialist will also perform quality control on acquired data as well as on produced geospatial data.
Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
Research Associate I, II, III, Or Senior
Mississippi State University & Northern Gulf Institute
Provide scientific data management support for deep sea coral research with NOAA and its partners. The primary role of this position is the stewardship and archival of data and other information products coming from deep sea coral cruises and projects, to include the development and continued improvement of techniques and workflows for data stewardship. A marine scientist or marine biologist with data management and analysis experience is required to complete this work.
The position will be located at the Mississippi State University Science and Technology Center at the Stennis Space Center, MS. There is potential for occasional time at sea aboard research or exploration vessels. Salary commensurate with abilities and experience.
Salary Grade: 13
Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
The Research Associate will be affiliated with the Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA Cooperative Institute.
The work done will support the mission of the NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). For more information on the Northern Gulf Institute and partnerships with NOAA see https://www.northerngulfinstitute.org
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Existing Department of Commerce moderate risk clearance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Instructions for Applying:
Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on the requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
For additional information, contact Dr. Just Cebrian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apply ASAP at:
GIS Data Steward
In this position your primary responsible will be to provide continuity in the operations and maintenance (O&M) of enterprise relational database management systems, applying IT best practices, ensuring quality assurance and timely delivery of authoritative content and data services (internal and external).
We are seeking a candidate with strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. These skills along with motivation, attention to detail and strong work ethic will make you an ideal candidate. We invite you to join a group that promotes collaboration and motivates each other to work hard, have fun and be successful!
Key Duties Include:
Experience managing IT/GIS dataset in various formats, coordinate systems, etc.
Solid understanding of cartographic design principles; experience designing map layouts / templates in ArcGIS / ArcPro.
Knowledge of public land survey system (PLSS), non-PLSS lands descriptions and land survey principles.
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.
To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
Clackamas River Basin Council is seeking a Riparian Specialist. This full-time position’s primary duty will be to support the Clackamas River Basin Council’s riparian enhancement projects involving invasive species management and revegetation. These tasks will include overseeing work crews, performing site surveys, planning, implementation, monitoring and data entry, in order to complete revegetation activities on both public and private properties.
The full JOB DESCRIPTION and directions on how to apply.
This full-time position’s primary duty will be to support the Clackamas River Basin Council’s riparian enhancement projects involving invasive species management and revegetation. These tasks will include overseeing work crews, performing site surveys, planning, implementation, monitoring and data entry, in order to complete revegetation activities on both public and private properties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Are you interested in a temporary job with FEMA working on the current COVID-19 disaster?
FEMA frequently hires what they call “local Hires” during a disaster to fill in the ranks and they need to expand their workforce. They have a job announcement out now for the Puget Sound area for local hires to work in the emergency operations center in Bothell. These jobs are data management/analyst types of jobs. The person needs to be proficient with typical office software (power point, work, excel, SharePoint) and willing to work shifts up to 12 hours a day. They will be compiling data form numerous sources, creating reports, and archiving data. Specific job training will be provided on the job. It’s a bit like drinking from a fire hose the first week, but everyone catches on pretty quick. These jobs are temporary hires for this disaster only. That may be weeks or it may be months. No one knows at this point.
Here is the link to the application and more information.
Seasonal Cartographic Technicians w/ Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation (National Park Service)Read Now
The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is seeking excellent candidates to serve as Seasonal Cartographic Technicians. The announcement is posted on USAJOBS and closes April 6. Depending on the initial response, the deadline for applying may be extended so please spread the word! A direct link to the announcement is provided below.
GS-05 Seasonal Cartographic Technician
GS-07 Seasonal Cartographic Technician