River Design Group, Inc. (RDG) seeks a river restoration technician / GIS specialist for our
Corvallis, Oregon office. RDG is an interdisciplinary consulting firm that focuses on the analysis, design and implementation of stream, river, floodplain and wetland restoration projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate will possess strong field, office, and remote sensing skills with a demonstrated background in the application of hydrological and biological principles to river and floodplain restoration projects.
• BS degree in Fluvial Geomorphology, Fisheries Biology, Stream Ecology, Geography, or
Natural Resources field, MS preferred.
• Minimum of two years of related experience.
• Complete field work in support of stream assessments, river/floodplain restoration
design, and restoration project effectiveness monitoring including surveying, data
collection and reconnaissance to document site conditions.
• Process field data into digital and spatial data form and produce data summary reports.
• Support project design staff with a diverse range of spatial data needs including
digitizing, editing, clipping, and transforming remote sensing data.
• Complete spatial data analyses using multiple datasets to determine or predict
anticipated project outcomes.
• Prepare report figures, maps, and exhibits summarizing stream assessments, hydraulic
modeling output, and effectiveness monitoring results.
• Participate in technical writing assignments including literature review, research, and
authoring sections of documents.
• Participate in the design of river restoration and floodplain projects by working
collaboratively with an interdisciplinary design team consisting of engineers,
hydrologists, ecologists, modelers and project managers.
• Present technical work to peers, clients, and project stakeholders.
• Excellent oral communication, technical writing and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated proficiency in GIS software including experience working with ArcMap,
ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, and 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions.
• Experience in remote sensing techniques including LiDAR data processing, air photo
interpretation, raster and vector-based analysis, coordinate system transformations.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the application of field surveying techniques including GPS,
total station, pebble counts, discharge measurements, etc.
• Ability to manage time independently and determine the appropriate level of effort to
complete tasks within scope, schedule, and budget constraints.
• Excellent data management skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Knowledge
and/or proficiency in Access desirable.
• Ability to prepare, edit and format documents using Microsoft Word.
• Knowledge of river restoration, river mechanics, and sediment transport.
• Experience with flow and sediment measurement.
• Field surveying experience utilizing both GPS and conventional techniques, experience
or familiarity with UAVs desirable.
• Ability to work in a wide range of field conditions and travel out of town frequently on a
weekly basis during field season.
• Experience with both motorized and non-motorized watercraft a plus.
This position is a full-time, salaried position with a typical 40-hour work week. Salary range is $45,000 to $60,000 and will be established based on qualifications and experience. RDG offers employer-paid medical and dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, paid vacation time and paid fitness club membership. For consideration, please respond to this posting with a resume and cover letter.
Please email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Position open until filled
The Digital Solutions Department is seeking a Programmer Analyst. This position enhances, maintains, and makes recommendations for a wide range of business applications at various levels of application architecture by using a variety of programming languages and technologies.
The Programmer Analyst is a member of the Information Technology Applications Team. The duties of the position include working closely with business partners in support of new technology initiatives and extending existing solutions to meet fast changing business requirements. This position requires experience with a variety of technologies and a willingness to learn and adopt new approaches to solve business problems as the District develops innovative solutions.
This position is open until filled. Applicants who apply on or before 5:00pm, February 3, 2020, will be included in a first review of applications for the open position.
Essential Functions(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)
1. Analyze and evaluate user requests for application, service, and information system enhancements or replacements and meet with users and management staff to understand system and business needs.
2. Research, design, develop, document, and make recommendations for software application requirements.
3. Research, develop, write, and install programs, applications, or reports for new or existing applications including third party applications.
4. Serve as a technical support resource to District staff on issues relating to information technology. Provide technical support and information to vendors and outside consultants as assigned. Assist in user training for new and current applications. Troubleshoot and resolve problems in response to help desk calls.
5. Perform analysis, design, implement, and maintain integration solutions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledges, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
Increasingly responsible experience using programming languages and tools, as well as experience with relational databases.
Experience in two of the four following areas:
2) SharePoint basic administration ( creation of custom lists/libraries, permissions management, development of custom InfoPath list forms, implementation of OOTB workflows, and other administrative functions)
3) ESRI ArcGIS
4) SQL Server Integration and Reporting Services
College coursework in computer science, computer programming, object-oriented and relational database design, or related field.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
Upon selection, candidate must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver's license.
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.
This week the world celebrates Valentine's Day. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, which marked the coming of spring with fertility rites and beer. On Februray 14th, 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state in the union, also commemorated with beer.
So, join us on Wednesday evening to celebrate in the fashion of our ancestors and have a beer (or other beverage of your choice)! We will meet at Produce Row Cafe (204 SE Oak St) which has Happy Hour pricing through 7 pm. Early birds will stake out a table on the covered (and heated) back porch by ~ 5:30.
NHD Data Analyst/Cartographer | WA Dept of Ecology | Lacey, WA
GIS Job Opportunity with Dept of Ecology -- LiDar related!
The GIS Unit at WA Dept. of Ecology has an exciting job opportunity to update our Puget Sound shorelines from LiDAR.
Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2703310/nhd-data-analyst-cartographer-it-data-management-entry and search for NHD Data Analyst/ Cartographer to view the full advertisement and application.
NHD Data Analyst/ Cartographer (IT Data Management Entry)
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. What you will do in this position: Serves as a Data Analyst/Cartographer capable of working independently of direct supervision in support of the development and maintenance of the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) for Washington State. Tasks include:
• Work with field staff, local government, and stakeholders to compile a list of stream course, shoreline and watershed boundary edits required in the project area.
• Identify and obtain ancillary data to help properly identify the water features which meet the minimum criteria for adding to the database.
• Use the NHD Geo Edit Tool to add, edit, and delete hydrography features and attribute data.
• Use the Hydrography Event Management (HEM) Tool to add, edit, and delete point and linear event data associated with the NHD database.
• Automate repetitive and/or complex tasks using the Python programming language including the testing and debugging of the programs.
• Develop quality assurance procedures and production integration processes.
• Create and maintain documentation of procedures and workflows.
• Develop map products to accurately display the rich content of the NHD to interested parties.
• Assist the NHD Team Lead to work with agency staff and external stakeholders in defining and prioritizing requirements, analyzing customer service and needs, and provide information to clients on the capabilities and limitations of the NHD system.
• Publish hydrography feature services to AGOL for use by field staff.
Serves as a GIS Analyst for adhoc agency GIS projects.
• Performs spatial analysis projects for agency and external clients requiring working knowledge of ArcGIS software, GIS database fundamentals, spatial data concepts of accuracy, coordinate reference system, and map scale.
• Creates and edits geospatial datasets and associated tabular data.
• Designs and builds cartographic map products for reports and public display.
• Provides assistance with the implementation of GIS technology and programming to streamline data automation and conversion efforts.
The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors who have a desire to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science. Learn more at:
Potential 2020 Undergraduate Project: “Remote Sensing and Modeling Coastal Climate Change” — Using imagery from drones or occupied planes combined with multi-view to make super-high resolution maps of beaches, dunes, and wetlands. These maps are used to evaluate changes caused by storms and as input to numerical models of morphological evolution, including coastal erosion. Students can choose from several topics using data from local beaches and wetlands or larger-scale projects on the US east coast. Learn more at:
February 15 – application deadline
The Eugene Water & Electric Board is hiring two GIS Tech positions in Eugene; closing on the 14th.
Posting Closes Friday, February 14th at 3:00 p.m. PST.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking a GIS Technician to perform Geographic Information System (GIS) work under general supervision, usually by Supervisor, Lead or senior GIS technical staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing technical work in multi-tier GIS operations environments. Duties include digital data entry and management, executing applications, project/task management, and producing maps and related graphic output.
Technicians are also responsible for:
The successful candidate will have knowledge of and direct experience in:
The starting salary for this position is commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position. The hiring ranges for the positions are as follows:
GIS Technician I: $55,946.45 - $67,405.43
GIS Technician II: $61,724.57 - $74,367.16
Please Note: This posting includes supplemental questions. Your responses will be scored and used to determine if you will proceed to the next step of the selection process. Provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your resume' or application in your responses.
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
The GIS Unit at WA Dept. of Ecology has an exciting job opportunity for a GIS Application Developer.
Visit governmentjobs.com to view the full advertisement and application. Link doesn't work? Search for GIS Application Developer at governmentjobs.com/careers/washington
GIS Application Developer (Journey Level)
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.
Program Mission: The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is the central provider of strategic and tactical support for the use of Information Technology (IT) within Ecology. The mission of ITSO is to create and support useful technology services that adapt for the future and support Ecology's mission.
Unit Mission: The ITSO Water Quality Information Services Unit is specifically tasked with providing application architecture, development, implementation, and maintenance support for the Water Quality Program's systems.
What you will do in this position: You will use Esri, Python, and the Microsoft suite to create and maintain geospatial applications and databases for the Water Quality Program. You will consult with program staff and provide specialized guidance on these applications. Specific this includes:
Why join the team?
Join our small, collaborative team that solves problems together. We work alongside the business team in a direct line of communication that allows for fast turnaround and quick solutions so that we can help protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. Enjoy a positive work-life balance with an employer who values your personal time and allows flexibility to get the work done.
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is now hiring seasonal staff to work with our Outreach and Science team. Join a fun and collaborative group that works with people and trees. There are multiple positions available to assist with our tree monitoring and tree planting programs, with a focus on expanding urban canopy in historically under-served areas.
For more details, please visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ufjobs.
Positions close 2/24/2020.
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About Urban Forestry:
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Our urban forest consists of over 220,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees - creating and implementing the city's Urban Forest Management Plan, fostering community tree awareness and stewardship, developing tree policies and programs, monitoring and assessing the urban forest, issuing permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees, and responding to tree emergencies.
Successful candidates will have experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability, and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities.
Maverick Corporation is a full-service Engineering and Construction firm working in the telecommunications and electrical power sectors. Our customers range from traditional municipal and co-op electric utilities and telecommunication service providers to companies operating in the oil & gas and the transportation industries. Maverick Corporation and its affiliates provide project management, quality control and review services; aerial, underground, and technical services in construction; as well as design, survey, permitting, and owner’s agent services in engineering. Maverick has been incorporated since 1994, and is a growing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
Maverick is seeking a Field Engineering Technician to support our growing engineering team in Portland, OR. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in field survey and data collection, particularly in the telecommunication and electrical engineering fields. The role will comprise of daily interactions with the engineering staff in matters relating to design engineering, field engineering, and permitting; it shall require the ability to operate in fast paced environment to collect required data as well as process/relay the information gathered. The role will provide heavy exposure and on the job training in the latest survey methodologies for telecommunications and electrical engineering. Travel to field sites is required.
Maverick contributes on the following plans 60% of premiums for Married plans and 80% Percent for single
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $0.00 to $45,000.00 /year
2020 Youth Leadership Camp, October 12-16, in Basque Country. See the attached flyer.
The WFCP Youth Leadership Camp is an opportunity for U.S. students to meet and work with other students from around the world. It is part of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2020 World Congress in Basque Country-Spain, which also includes a Leadership Institute for college administrators and six other pre-cons for college faculty which are organized by the WFCP affinity groups. WFCP Board members TKNIKA (Basque Country, Spain) and the Association of Colleges (UK) are the WFCP 2020 World Congress hosts. (AACC also sits on the WFCP Board and is Vice-Chair for the Americas.)
2020 Youth Leadership Camp activities will include:
Professional facilitators will conduct the Camp workshops and discussion groups. During the last WFCP World Congress in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, students also received one academic credit for their participation.
Bonus for U.S. Students
TKNIKA and the Embassy of France in the United States have agreed to assist U.S. community colleges to extend their experience in Basque Country to 2 weeks (in Spain and France). The extended experience can, for example, include visits to institutions in Spain and/or France according to students’ interests. The extended timing allows community college students to apply for federal study abroad funding, such as Gilman Scholarships (i.e., which has a 2-week minimum). During our discussion at WDI, you stated that ATEI can also provide additional funding. Community colleges can email WFCP Board Member and AACC Director of International Programs & Services Wayne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in accessing the proper points of contact at TKNIKA and the Embassy of France.