Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Recruiting for the- EPA in Cincinnati OH and the position title, EPA Geospatial Statistical and Data Analytics Support Associate
The project description:
The Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division (LRPCD) of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory is seeking an individual to assist with a project that seeks to combine complex environmental, geographic, socio-economic, and policy datasets to assess and map different trajectories of community sustainability (Typology of Sustainable Communities).
An initial phase of research (Phase 1) was completed in May, 2014 which provided a basic, multi-scale Typology of Sustainable Communities using a variety of datasets covering several different component areas including: environmental stressors, land cover and use, demographics, policy and planning and government finance at Census Place and regional (county or MSA) scale. However, the data coverage from Phase 1 is somewhat limited. The aim for Phase 2, and the work for which this candidate is required, is to improve the precision and expand the coverage of the Phase 1 model. The candidate shall assist the technical mentor to assess the limitations of the current approach, and evaluate alternative datasets and classification structures to improve the quality of the approach and the geographic coverage of the outputs.
Master’s degree in statistics, geo-spatial statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental sciences, environmental social sciences, urban planning, or a closely related field from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months.
Program and position details:
If you would like more information contact:
Karen Cleveland, PMP
Recruiter/Senior Program Specialist
Scientific Assessment and
Linkedin: Karen Cleveland
Intern - Global Reptile Assessment (GRA)
An intern is needed to prepare Red List extinction risk assessments and digital species distribution maps as part of the ongoing Global Reptile Assessment, an initiative to evaluate the conservation status of every species of reptile. Beginning in late August, this internship will support work underway to assess the nearly 1,000 species of snakes and lizards found in Australia
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Identify and extract data from field guides and academic literature on individual species’ distribution, population status, natural history and threatening processes.
• Using IUCN’s Species Information Service database, in which training will be provided, enter data into species accounts.
• Using ArcMAP software (in which training will be provided as necessary), prepare digital maps for a subset of the snakes and lizards of Australia, and calculate estimates of distributional extent.
• Providing additional support for ongoing Global Reptile Assessment work as requested, including calculating distributional extent and completing attribute fields for assessments and maps prior to final publication on the Red List.
• There may be some opportunity to liaise with specialists (mainly authors of academic papers) as necessary to follow up on issues that may be uncertain from text or maps.
The internship will be based in the IUCN-CI Biodiversity Assessment Unit at 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202, USA.
The intern will be paid a monthly stipend of USD 1'000.
• A basic understanding of ecological science is desirable; familiarity with scientific writing will be helpful.
• Prior experience in using GIS software is advantageous, but training will be provided in the necessary mapping standards and software.
• Good general knowledge of Australian geography will be helpful; knowledge of the region’s herpetology will be particularly well-regarded.
• Good attention to detail
Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).
Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.
IUCN works on biodiversity, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.
IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.
DC Latino History and Affordable Housing
Historia y Vivienda en el Districto de Columbia
Multimedia Presentation + Reception
Hear about local history and see our interactive maps. We've mapped where Latinos have lived in Washington DC since 1970 + how affordable housing plays a role in where people move next.
Con mapas interactivos y entrevistas, estamos examniando como el acceso a la vivienda juega un papel en nuestra comunidad local. Vengan a escuchar y compartir con nosotros.
Multimedia Presetnation + Dessert Reception
Viernes/Friday, July/Julio, 7 to 9 p.m.
GALA Hispanic Theatre
1333 14th Street NW, Washington DC
Metro: Columbia Heights
More info: holacultura.com 202-722-0335 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 2, 2015
ASSOCIATE REMOTE SENSING ANALYST
(or PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE)
Apply on-line at www.lvwaterjobs.com
The Las Vegas Valley Water District/Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Information Technology Department is searching for individuals who possess education and/or experience in remote sensing and imagery analysis to analyze and perform quality assurance processes on natural resource and ground surface imagery data .
Associate Remote Sensing Analysts perform a variety of professional remote sensing and imagery analysis assignments to maintain natural resource and ground surface datasets and provide analytical support for water research, water conservation, water acquisition, environmental impact analysis and/or land use requirements throughout the organization. Analysts apply remote sensing theories, principles, software and data acquisition technology to produce custom datasets, statistical analyses, data displays and reports and other products, including maps, to meet customer requirements and process, analyze and maintain imagery data and perform quality assurance processes to ensure a high level of data quality and accuracy.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the various types of remotely sensed data used in spatial analysis for environmental and/or hydrologic applications, and will have experience using the tools (ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS, …) used for performing spatial analysis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in geography, natural sciences, photogrammetry, GIS, engineering, computer science or a related field; and two years of increasingly responsible applied remote sensing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
NOTE: The hiring department may consider hiring a recent college graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Remote Sensing, Geosciences, Geography, GIS, Photogrammetry or a closely related field including coursework in remote sensing. If the Professional Trainee job class is used to fill this position, the successful candidate will be hired as a Professional Trainee on a Limited Term (24 month) basis with the potential opportunity to advance to Associate Remote Sensing Analyst.
Salary: Associate Remote Sensing Analyst: $73,854 annually
Professional Trainee: $52,490 annually
Hours of Work: 4/10’s, 7am – 6pm, M-Th
Date Opened: 06/30/15
Filing Deadline: 07/21/15
The LVVWD/SNWA offers outstanding benefits (health/dental, vacation/sick leave, basic life insurance), values diversity and sustains a dynamic work environment.
To apply on-line and to review a full job description for this position, please visit our website at www.lvwaterjobs.com.
Contact: Doug Tanabe, Recruiter, at email@example.com or 702-258-7276