Saturday, May 31, 2008

WorldLink, San Francisco, CA USA

Organization: WorldLink
Title: Geospatial Data Coordinator
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2008-05-29

Position Description:

Geospatial Data Coordinator: Digital Earth Educational Product

Organization: WorldLink
Location: The Presidio, San Francisco, CA

We are accepting applications for a paid intern to assist our Digital Cartographer with geospatial data acquisition and organization. One temporary position is available and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The position is part-time, between 12-20 hours per week, beginning immediately and concluding by early September 2008. We are looking for a responsible, self-directed individual who wants to be part of a creative design team and help bring an innovative educational program to market.

• Locate raster and vector data from a variety of web-based data providers, including NASA, NOAA, USGS, and United Nations.
• Acquire and organize specified geospatial data sets.
• Log incoming data and metadata using customized Filemaker Pro database.
• Participate in creative sessions related to digital cartography process.
• Test digital maps in software and with usability groups.

• Strong computer and Web research skills; familiarity with Mac OS.
• Excellent data organization skills and attention to detail.
• Experience working with geospatial software and data sets.
• Familiarity with image processing software such as Photoshop and Illustrator preferred.
• Coursework in GIS, geography, environmental sciences, computer sciences, and related disciplines a plus.

• Transit pass for free shuttles between the Presidio and downtown SF.
• Beautiful office setting in the heart of the Presidio.
• Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful project and participate in creative research and development process.
• Walking distance to cafes serving healthy organic food.
• Bicycle storage and shower facilities on-site.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Rick Kos:
Email inquiries only, please.

Thursday, May 29, 2008



The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is pleased to offer FREE full conference registrations (valued at $995 each) for the 2008 ESRI International User Conference (UC) to two student volunteers able to work in the exhibition hall to help staff CaGIS' information booth for limited times during the conference. The conference is in San Diego from August 4-8.

We are looking for outgoing and friendly volunteers with a keen interest in cartography and/or GIS. Student volunteers will not only receive free conference registration but be able to network with GIS users and employers from around the world. One of last year's volunteers, for example, is now employed as a executive trainer by ESRI. This is a tremendous opportunity to attend and participate in this comprehensive annual gathering.

As the largest GIS conference in the world, the ESRI UC offers innovation at its best. Student volunteers can come together with GIS users from more than 120 countries and share in the amazing activity, energy, and motivation that stem from the ESRI UC every year. For more information about the conference, visit .

Travel expenses and accommodation will remain the responsibility of the student. Please contact Rob Edsall ( > ) for more information or to indicate your interest. We require a signed letter from a faculty member to affirm that the applicant is an active and enrolled student, and all applicants must be CaGIS student members. Information about this extremely reasonably priced ($28) membership can be found at > .

The deadline to indicate your interest in this opportunity is midnight, Tuesday, June 3, to allow sufficient time for the student volunteer to make travel arrangements.

Rob Edsall

Director, CaGIS

Saturday, May 24, 2008

GIS Intern, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Organization: San Francisco Estuary Institute
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Oakland, CA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2008-05-23

Position Description:

The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), a center for environmental research and monitoring on the San Francisco Bay Area region, is accepting applications for an intern to assist SFEI programs with Geographic Information System (GIS) tasks. One temporary position is available, at a rate of $15 per hour. The position may be part or full-time, depending on the applicant.

The recruit would work closely with a project manager on specific GIS-related tasks. Tasks will include photo interpretation of wetland/riparian vegetation, editing polygon and polyline data, map production, GIS database development and generation of spatial statistics in support of the Wetland Science, Historical Ecology and Information Technology Programs. Strong computer skills and data organization are required. Additional tasks may include orthorectification of historical aerial photography, georectification of historical maps, and identification of historical habitats.

Position requirements:
• experience in editing GIS data in ArcGIS 9.x geodatabase format
• strong computer skills
• coursework in conservation sciences, geography, or natural resources
• interpretation of aerial photographs for riparian vegetation and hydrologic features
• knowledge of cartographic concepts and design
• knowledge of geographic concepts
• ability to understand directions, take initiative when needed, and work independently

Additional useful skills:
• database experience
• knowledge of plant communities and hydrologic functions
• ability to identify key concepts in surveyor notes and historical documents
• graphic design for print or screen (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)

Depending in part on the Institute's future needs and funding, it is possible the internship could lead to a regular part- or full-time position.

SFEI is a dynamic, multidisciplinary institute operating at the intersection of applied science, environmental management, and public education. The work environment includes an interdisciplinary staff of scientists in Contaminants, Biological Invasions, Watersheds, Wetlands, and Historical Ecology, supported by IT and GIS staff. The computing environment includes both PCs and Macs and software includes ArcGIS 9.2, and ERDAS Imagine 8.7 to develop and manage environmental data and to power web-based information systems.

Please send a cover letter and resume to or by mail to 7770 Pardee Lane, 2nd floor, Oakland, CA 94621. Please insert 'INTERN GIS POSITION' as the subject heading in your email or your email may get lost.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

San Francisco Bay Waterboard, Environmental Scientist - GIS Specialist

Organization: San Francisco Bay Waterboard
Title: Environmental Scientist - GIS Specialist
Location: Oakland, CA
Application Deadline: 2008-06-02
Posted: 2008-05-21

Position Description:

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, a State agency, is seeking qualified applicants to fill a unique position in its Planning Division.

Basic Qualifications:
1. BS degree or higher in geography; or related physical or social science
2. Three or more years of GIS production experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS.
3. A basic understanding of, and a willingness to learn environmental science and State and federal water quality control laws.
4. Knowledge of principles, practices and applications of watershed management, water quality protection, geography, cartography, and GIS systems, database design principles and database management and GPS principles and equipment operation
5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & Access
6. Strong organizational skills – needs to possess the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks/projects, and to work independently, yet also provide customer service to a diverse number of staff members.
7. Good oral and written communication skills
8. Applicants must possess list eligibility to the State of California’s Environmental Scientist classification. Application for placement on the list is possible on an on-going basis.
9. A writing sample and sample portfolio of GIS work products are required at time of interview

Desired Qualifications:
1. Knowledge of programming languages - Visual Basic, Python, and HTML
2. Knowledge and interest in the issues related to water quality impairment in the watersheds surrounding San Francisco Bay and water quality planning.

Duties focus on performing research and spatial analysis using mapped and tabular information to support activities to protect, enhance and restore water quality in San Francisco Bay. Specific work includes creating graphics and maps and conducting analyses to support these projects; maintaining GIS Lab Computers and equipment; maintaining inventory of GIS data, mining new datasets, and revising existing ones; developing and maintaining full standards-compliant metadata for GIS layers.

Contact Naomi Feger,, for more information

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Research & GIS Project Manager, Walnut Creek, CA

Colliers International Job Description

Research & GIS Project Manager, Walnut Creek, CA

May, 2008

Position: Research & GIS Project Manager

Job Description:

Colliers International has an opening, for a Research & GIS Project Manager. The Research & GIS Project Manager will be responsible for production of companywide GIS Services, supporting 12 offices in Northern CA and NV. GIS services are the core function of this job and include mapping, retail demographic and aerial projects and analysis. The position will contribute GIS expertise and market knowledge, to enhance the property database application. This position reports directly to the Director of Research.


The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years experience, producing GIS related mapping, demographic and aerial imagery projects. GIS experience with MapInfo and Claritas products or similar is required. A college degree in Geography, a similar degree or training/work experience is required. Experience working in a commercial brokerage real estate office or similar sales environment is required. Extensive experience using MS Office work suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint are required. Candidates must portray high degrees of integrity and attention to detail, including strong written and interpersonal skills.

Business Objects Crystal Report software and report writing experience is a plus.

GIS related development experience, using Google Earth, API’s and creating Mashups, is a plus.

Core Responsibilities:

1. Complete GIS projects utilizing, MapInfo, iXpress, MapMarker & AirPhotoUSA imagery

2. Review GIS websites and periodicals for industry trends and new developments

3. Work closely with the Director of Research on companywide initiatives, including, IT application development projects

4. Increase the awareness and usage of GIS services, companywide

5. Review, update and make office resource and continued education recommendations

6. Maintain an active role in the Colliers GIS User Group

To Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter, Mapping Example and Salary Requirements by Email


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Staff Research Assoc II, UC Berkeley

Please see job description below. You must apply though for this position
through the UC Berkeley job portal at:

Search for job # 8433


Posting Title: Staff Research Assoc II

Requisition: 008433

Department: ANR Natural Resources PL

Location: Main Campus-Berkeley

This requisition will remain open until filled.

Job Description:

The Staff Research Associate will work with a research project focused on
the four major river basins in the Northern Sierra Nevada. The project goal
is to develop a geographic information system (GIS) based risk assessment
model for determining priority sites for pre-fire and post-fire treatments
that take into account land ownership and resource management approaches as
well as regional goals and concerns for water quality and water quantity.

Work will be mainly located on the Berkeley campus.


The major tasks of this position include the integration of multiple
co-registered , spatially explicit variables, including land ownership and
probable management actions, vegetation cover, developed land cover (roads,
houses, commercial areas), predicted fire behavior with and without
treatments, and hydrologic runoff patterns. The incumbent will be required
to working with both raster (continuous) and polygon-based data sets as
well as use of ESRI's ArcHydro for modeling water and sediment routing,
Spatial Analyst, and fire modeling tools based on ESRI software.

The incumbent will maintain data libraries and databases for numerous
coverages and scenario runs. Producing presentation quality graphics and
using them in interactions with other project participants, agency staff and
diverse stakeholders will also be required.

Requirements & Qualifications:

. Bachelor's degree (or equiv. experience) in GIS, geography, environmental
science, forestry, computer science or related discipline required, Master's
. Training and experience in geographic information systems (using ESRI
software products) and databases required
. Basic understanding of forest and/or fire ecology required
. Advanced quantitative/computer skills and web development experience a
. Good writing and communication skills and ability to work with diverse
stakeholders required
. Valid driver's license required

Jeremy Freund

Geospatial Imaging and Informatics Facility (GIIF)

UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

137 Mulford Hall # 3114

Berkeley, CA 94720-3114

(510) 643-4539

Friday, May 2, 2008

Geographic Information Systems Analyst, City of Santa Rosa, CA

Organization: City of Santa Rosa, CA
Title: Geographic Information Systems Analyst
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Application Deadline: 2008-05-22
Posted: 2008-05-02

Position Description:

Geographic Information Systems Analyst
City of Santa Rosa, CA
$5,155 - $6,272 monthly, plus excellent benefits
Final filing date: Thursday, May 22, 2008

The City of Santa Rosa, located in beautiful Northern California, currently seeks a qualified candidate responsible for using ESRI tools to model, manage, analyze, process, project, convert and display geospatial data (both raster and vector) in various formats. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one current opening in the Utilities Department, and an anticipated opening in Information Technology (IT) in July 2008. The GIS Analyst in the Utilities Department will provide GIS support for the City’s water, wastewater and Subregional systems including integration with the department’s asset management program; and provide GIS support for various City departments.

Successful candidates for both positions will have extensive knowledge of ArcGIS 9.x and its various extensions, preferably at the ArcInfo level, a basic understanding of the concepts behind data management in a relational database, good writing skills - for documentation, training, processes, and knowledge of cartographic principles, GIS standards, and coordinate systems. Editing and cartography skills are critical. Experience working with external databases such as Access and SQL and familiarity with Model Builder and/or Python is desirable. For Utilities, knowledge of water and wastewater systems is preferable.

Minimum experience and education includes two years of work experience creating maps and performing spatial analysis using geographic information systems software, and completion of college course work equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree in computer science, geography, engineering or a related field.

Application materials may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; via phone at (707) 543-3060 (voice), (707) 543-3063 (TDD), or (707) 543-3076 (24-hour Job Hotline); via the City website at; or via email at You may also apply online at!.aspx. EOE