DEEP GIS job

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Office of Information Management, is currently seeking to fill an Information Technology Analyst position to support GIS use in the department.

The application closing date is March 31, 2015.  More information on is available on the Connecticut Statewide Jobs page.

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Upcoming GIS Working Group meeting

GIS Working Group – Story maps in the classroom
Thursday February 19

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Fisk 115
light snacks and refreshments provided

This month’s GIS Working Group meeting will include a discussion about story maps in the classroom. Colleaugues who have implemented and are currently using story maps as a pedagogical tool will share their experiences. Story maps combine interactive online maps with other content (text, photos, video, audio) to portray a place, event, issue, or pattern within a geographic context. Story maps can use the tools of a geographic information system but don’t require creators or users to have any special knowledge of GIS.

The GIS Working Group is an informal meeting to explore issues of incorporating geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, and spatial technologies into teaching and scholarship. The main goal of the group is to connect the growing network of Wesleyan’s GIS users on a regular basis in order to provide an inclusive venue for engaging interested faculty and staff in exploring and expanding the use of spatial technologies in their own work and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. Funding for the GIS Working Group provided by an Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life Collaborative Project Grant.

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Graduate Research Assistantship Available at West Virginia University

The West Virginia GIS Technical Center (http://www.wvgis.wvu.edu), housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University, is seeking a graduate research assistant at the Masters or Ph.D. level in Geographic Information Science. At a minimum, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Geography, Geology, Computer Science or related field or any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the qualification and ability to perform the duties of the position. Successful applicants are expected to work toward a higher degree in GIS Sciences.

Job Requirements: Work 20 hours/week and full-time employment during the summer; hours are flexible with class schedule. GRA’s include a tuition waiver and stipends at the MA and PhD levels are competitive.
Start Date: Start date is typically August, but other project start dates may be available.
Application Due Date: Review of applicants by the Department and WV GIS Technical Center will begin upon submission.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must meet the graduate student entrance qualifications of the Geology & Geography Department.
  • Ability to conduct research in Geographic Information Science and present findings.
  • Advanced working knowledge of spatial analysis and/or GIS databases.
  • >Accepted into MA or Ph.D. program in the WVU Department of Geology and Geography. For application requirements, see http://geography.wvu.edu/graduate-studies.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • GIS Research: Demonstrated ability to conduct GIS research on topics ranging from the physical aspects of a region to human activities within a given area.
  • Programming Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of GIS programming languages, application development/implementation, mobile applications, and online mapping services.
  • Minimal Supervision: Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Multi-Tasking: Performs multiple tasks simultaneously in an efficient and effective manner
  • Communications Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with other staff members

Application: Submit a formal application to WVU and the Geography Graduate Studies Coordinator. For instructions, see http://geography.wvu.edu/graduate-studies/apply.

  • In your Statement of Interest to the Graduate Studies Coordinator, express your desire to work at the WV GIS Technical Center.
  • In addition, interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Kurt Donaldson, Manager, WV GIS Technical Center, email: WVGISTechCenter@gmail.com. If possible, please provide links to previous research and contributions to successful GIS applications.
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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Esri User Conference Student Assistantship Program

Each year at the Esri Uuser Conference, up to 60 students take part in the Student Assistantship program, giving them the opportunity to network with fellow students and GIS professionals from around the world. Student assistants spend the week monitoring sessions, working at attendee registration, and assisting with overall conference logistics. In exchange, they can attend technical sessions and social events, visit the Solutions Expo, and explore beautiful San Diego.
 
The program is open to graduate students and fourth-year undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and are familiar with GIS software and geospatial applications. Applications are due April 15.
 
·        Full position description: http://esriurl.com/ucstudents
·       A former UC student assistant’s perspective: http://esriurl.com/8807
 
Questions may be directed to ucstudents@esri.com.

 

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NASA DEVELOP summer internships

Visit http://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.html to learn about this year’s NASA DEVELOP projects and application procedures. DEVELOP is a NASA program in which students conduct research with scientists utilizing remote sensing and GIS.

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WesGIS Interns!

GIS Interns are a group of paid student assistants available to work on faculty projects, help prepare class modules with faculty, and work with community-based service-learning projects outside of a course framework. The Spring 2015 GIS Interns are paired with a professor’s course to assist that professor in preparing GIS-related materials for the course and/or help students with GIS-related methods. Interns are paid and will work an average of 5 hours per week. For a list of current GIS Intern positions or other GIS opportunities on campus, contact kdiver@wesleyan.edu.

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Student GIS opportunity

The Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship reached out to me about a mapping project that she wants to do. Her message:

The project would entail outreach to approximately 30 alumni (I will provide contact info) to survey them about their undergrad experiences (can be done using a form), then creating an online, interactive map to showcase the results of that survey. It’s important that the finished product look sleek and engaging, so ideally I’d want a student with front-end web design abilities. I’d pay the student a stipend and work on whatever timeline they prefer.

If you are interested, please contact Makaela Kingsley directly:

Makaela (Steinberg) Kingsley ’98
Director, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Allbritton 021, Wesleyan University
office 860-685-3836 | cell 860-638-9734

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GIS Intern position in Texas

Audubon Texas will be hiring a GIS intern that will be working out of our Texas City office. If you know of a recent graduate or student still in school, please pass along!  This intern will have the opportunity to learn some very high-level, advanced GIS techniques and will be working with LiDAR Data and spatial modeling.  The position runs from mid-January to mid-October 2015. As it is part time we can be flexible and work around schedules of students currently taking classes.

I’d like to find an applicant with previous GIS experience, but it’s more important to find a responsible individual that can work well with minimal supervision, has a good attitude and a willingness to learn.

The position is part time (up to 27 hours per week) and is paid.  The GIS Intern will be hired to work on a spatial modeling project involving the Texas Coast.  The intern will provide Geographical Information System (GIS) assistance to the Coastal Program Manager, assist with the collection of field data and ground-truthing spatial models and create final maps and GIS products. Major job responsibility will be working on Audubon Texas’ spatial modeling project for assessing rookery island erosion risk along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas. Majority of time will be spent in an office but some field work on rookery islands will be included.

More information (and the link to apply online) can be found at: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2296/coastal-conservation-gis-intern/job

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GISCorps Volunteers needed to assist World Health Organization Ebola Response

The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested the assistance of GISCorps to support their West Africa Ebola response activities. WHO is the United Nations agency responsible for directing, coordinating, and leading health activities within the United Nations system and around the world. For the Ebola crisis, WHO and the UN have established the first-ever UN emergency health mission, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

This GISCorps recruitment is for five on-site positions:

-Guinea in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1vzUF3n)
-Liberia in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1vqKk4K)
-Sierra Leone in-country GIS support (http://bit.ly/1A41tFM)
-Ghana  GIS coordination/support at UNMEER office in Accra, Ghana (http://bit.ly/1AEbEBP)
-WHO office (Geneva, Switzerland) GIS support (http://bit.ly/1FZIP3K)

For each of these positions:

*Work is on-site and travel and per diem expenses will be paid.
*Expert knowledge of GIS, ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Online is required.
*The term of duty is 30 days (45 days for Geneva position), with immediate departure preferred, but departure as late as January 15, 2015 acceptable.

Follow the links above for a detailed job description for each position. Refer to our Travel Information document (http://bit.ly/12wMPM7) for more information about the travel required for these assignments.

If you are qualified and interested, send an email to: WHO-Ebola@giscorps.org by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (by the end of the day – EDT).  In your email please:

*Indicate the positions for which you are applying
*Attach your most recent resume
*Discuss your abilities relative to each position for which you are applying, and
*Indicate your earliest possible travel date.

Thank you in advance,

GISCorps Recruitment Team

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Wesleyan Interactive Campus Map

Wesleyan Campus Mapping Project. The map below is the story map prototype for an intreractive Wesleyan Campus Map created by introductory GIS students (E&ES 324) in collaboration with Wesleyan Facilities and Physical Plant. Student cartographers include DeNeile Cooper, Rebecca Sokol, Chloe Holden, and Katy Thompson. (Click here for the original story map format.)

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