Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Job Title: GIS Parcel Maintenance & Election Systems Tech

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Job Summary:
Incumbent provides general and technical support services as necessary for maintenance and support of the Scott County Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Primary responsibilities include the following for GIS: updating digital cadastral database, editing existing parcels, mapping new subdivisions and surveys, providing map production and creation of reports, maintaining spatial datasets and databases. For election systems: maintaining electronic poll books; training election officials on use of electronic poll books; preparing various items of election data for production of ballots and programming of election tabulators and voter assistance terminals.

Friday, November 15, 2013

New 2014 GIS Internship/Jobs Opportunities

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1) 2014 Summer Opportunities: Yosemite National Park, CA
These four summer positions involve a complete remeasurement of the 25.6 ha Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot, located near Crane Flat in old-growth sugar pine/white fir forest. The plot burned at generally low to moderate severity in the 2013 Rim Fire. Tasks include revisiting each tree and snag; recording mortalities, ingrowth, and newly fallen wood; measuring scorch and snag heights; and mapping shrub patches, down CWD and areas of the forest floor that did not burn. Other tasks include measuring fuel consumption along fixed transects, installing and measuring dendrometers, and collecting data from associated instrumentation. Mortality checks require hatchet use. Staff will supervise students and volunteers.
Qualifications: Previous experience taking vegetation research data, working safely in challenging environments, and following complex data collection protocols is required. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to solve problems and to work both independently and in teams of two or three. Work will involve moving through sometimes steep, rocky terrain with delicate and expensive equipment, as well as the ability to carry up to 15 kg of additional gear. Work experience in post-fire forests strongly desired, as is some knowledge of western flora, tree pathogens, and forest insects. Staff must have a driver’s license and a Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification (or higher) valid until August 31, 2014 (if you are not certified, please include your plans for certification in your cover letter). Other: Practical experience in the operation and maintenance of computer, electronic, and mechanical equipment; familiarity with a variety of software and instrumentation; and experience with periods of outdoor living are all positives.

Friday, December 21, 2012

NASA Internship Opportunity for GIS Students

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NASA announced NASA’s DEVELOP Summer 2013 Internship Program for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Remote Sensing. This is a paid 10-week internship program located at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California that begins June 3, 2012 (for semester system) or June 17 (for quarter system).

Student teams research NASA science capabilities relevant to community concerns, create and complete projects using remote sensing and GIS techniques, and create advanced computer generated visualizations demonstrating research results. The activities are student-led, with mentors from NASA and partner organizations. Students of all majors are welcome to apply! Please see the attached flyer.

A stipend will be provided for selected students. Student housing options are also available on-site. Attached is a flyer to post in your department. Please feel free to forward this email to any other department or people you think might be interested. Applications must be postmarked by Monday February 4th, 2013. Interviews will be conducted after applications are received. Students selected for a summer 2013 DEVELOP internship will be notified by late April.

For further information on the DEVELOP Internship Program at NASA Ames Research Center, please access the National Program website at: http://develop.larc.nasa.gov

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