Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GIS / Policy Volunteer Internship - Greenbelt Alliance

GIS / Policy Volunteer Internship
14-40 hours/week (flexible)
Position to be filled immediately

We are seeking a motivated individual to provide policy research and GIS (geographic information systems) support for our campaigns for open space protection and better city planning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 
Supporting Greenbelt Alliance’s Role in the Bay Area

Between 2005 and 2035, the Bay Area will grow by two million people. This growth could make the Bay Area a better place to live, or it could hurt the region. Will people be able to find homes they can afford? Will they be able to walk or bike to work, or will they have to pay for gasoline, whatever it costs? Will natural areas and working farms continue to provide clean air, clean water, and fresh food? Greenbelt Alliance’s Grow Smart Bay Area vision and research shows that by directing growth to existing cities and towns, protecting the region’s natural areas and working farms, and making sure this growth happens in an equitable way that benefits everyone, the Bay Area will remain a great place to live.

Greenbelt Alliance staff are engaged in multiple land-use planning campaigns to carry out the Grow Smart Bay Area vision.  Examples include:
      Exploring new policy pathways to protect farms, ranches and landscapes in Sonoma County, South Santa Clara County and East Contra Costa County.
      Creating vibrant, walkable neighborhoods in and around San Jose’s Urban Villages that includes homes affordable to all income levels and focuses mobility on people, not cars.
      Pushing new online platforms for civic engagement, greenbelt land mapping, infill development as well as sharing and harnessing smart growth information in the Bay Area
      Engaging in the implementation of Plan Bay Area to support effective conservation strategies and tools for the region’s the open spaces
      Evaluating complete street projects and street safety around the Bay Area

Volunteer Internship Responsibilities

      GIS research and display – What is the walking and bicycling distance from a proposed station or the collision rate along a corridor? What are the open space values at risk of urbanization in the Bay Area? How can maps tell the compelling stories of the land?
      Policy research – What new zoning tools could Sonoma County implement to prevent rural parcelization and sprawl development? How can cities improve the development process for infill housing? Where are the critical components of county food systems? What are conditions of the Bay Area county water and irrigation districts?
      GIS system development – updating and improving Greenbelt Alliance’s GIS data layers
      Emissions analysis – using the CalEEMod software package to calculate estimated greenhouse gas emissions and new vehicle trips produced from development proposals
      Analysis of public documents – for example, reviewing draft Specific Plans, Transit Area Plans and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and drafting formal comment letters


The GIS/Policy Volunteer Intern will support and directly report to the Planning & Research Manager and contribute to a supportive, collaborative, and productive work environment at Greenbelt Alliance. They must be a highly organized individual with the following skills:
      Required proficiency using Geographic Information Systems
o       1 year minimum experience or advanced GIS class work
      Experience in land use planning and/or environmental conservation
      Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
      Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people from varied backgrounds in a professional manner on the phone, via email, and in person
      Ability to plan and prioritize workflow and meet deadlines
      Ability to work independently, take initiative, be solution-oriented
      Ability to work collaboratively
      Strong written and oral communication skills
      Strong computer skills specifically in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe applications (Illustrator, InDesign)

Schedule and Compensation

This position will require an average of 14 - 40 hours of work per week for a minimum of 3 months as a volunteer.

To Apply

Send a resume cover letter to internships@greenbelt.org. Please include your name and “Volunteer GIS/Policy Intern” in the Subject line of the email. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive; the position is open until filled.


The position is unpaid. Travel reimbursement is available for volunteer interns working more than 30 hours a week who can demonstrate financial need.

This position is an excellent opportunity to have an impact on land use decisions throughout the Bay Area.  The volunteer intern will meet professionals from around the region and will learn about environmental and urban planning issues while developing a network of contacts and references in the planning field. When applying for future jobs, volunteer interns will be able to point to tangible results from their work and describe discrete projects that they led.

About Greenbelt Alliance

Greenbelt Alliance is the champion of the places that make the Bay Area special. We defend natural and agricultural landscapes from development while helping create great cities and neighborhoods. We bring together residents and decision-makers, business leaders, labor unions and others to find innovative solutions to our region’s growth challenges.

With a committed staff of 21, Greenbelt Alliance has a strong team spirit and sense of fun. We are headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Walnut Creek.

Greenbelt Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, LGBT persons, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other traditionally marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

GIS Technician job at Dudek

DUDEK, one of California’s leading mid-sized environmental and engineering consulting firms, is growing. We have offices throughout California and offer competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits. Currently, we are seeking the right person to fill the role of GIS Technician.

Location:   Auburn/Sacramento Area

Category:  Environmental Services

General Description:
We are seeking a full-time entry to mid-level GIS Technician to join our team.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Creating final map products using ArcGIS for various reports, meetings and exhibits;
- Creation, maintenance and QA/QC of geographic data sets using ArcGIS.
- Integrating CAD and GPS data with ArcGIS.
- Conducting heads-up digitizing of geographic features.
- Delivering data sets & metadata to clients, jurisdictions and end-users.

Education and Essential Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree with major course work in geography, planning, ecology or related field with an emphasis in GIS (or GIS certificate); applicable work experience/internships preferred.    
- Demonstrated competence using ESRI’s ArcGIS software applications and extensions.
- Demonstrated cartographic ability, including design principles and understanding of map creation procedures and standards.
- Demonstrated capability integrating CAD and GPS data into ArcGIS.
- Experience working with end-users to determine GIS needs.
- Demonstrated ability to assimilate biological, cultural and other environmental resources     information from a variety of sources and present the information in map, tabular, chart, written and oral formats.
- Ability to interpret technical planning drawings.
- Knowledge or interest in biological resources and planning.

Apply on line at www.dudek.com, or e-mail your resume and cover letter to: humanresources@dudek.com, referencing the position title in your response. You may also fax: Human Resources at (760) 632-0164; or Mail: Dudek, Attn: Human Resources, 605 3rd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. No phone calls please.

Dudek is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.                                              

Thursday, September 10, 2015

North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board jobs

We have two positions open here at the Board that might be of interest to your students or recent grads.  Some info is below:

·         Scientific Aide - http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=628938.   This is a paid position that might be perfect for a current student in environmental science, geology, or geography.  We are looking for someone with solid GIS skills that has some science background and wants to work on watershed and water quality issues.
·         Environmental Scientist -  http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=629115.  This is a permanent, full time staff position as a watershed steward.  The job will include work on a sediment-impaired watershed in Humboldt County and the ideal candidate needs to be able to coordinate stakeholders with a variety of perspectives.  In order to be eligible to apply for this position, candidates need to have a degree in environmental studies or biology and have successfully passed an environmental scientist exam with the state. 

Please distribute to anyone you think might be interested.  If there are any questions, please call or email me. 

Thank you,

Rebecca Fitzgerald, Senior Environmental Scientist
Adaptive Watershed Management Unit
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
5550 Skylane Boulevard, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA  95404

Thursday, April 30, 2015

City of Healdsburg - GIS Specialist

Position Detail
Organization: City of Healdsburg
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: City of Healdsburg, CA USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2015-04-29
Position Description:
GIS SPECIALIST. City of Healdsburg. Salary range $5,723-$6,984 per month, DOQ, plus excellent benefit package. Under general supervision, develop, support, and maintain new and existing GIS (Geographical Information System) layers and GIS user applications in a LAN/WAN environment as well as provide occasional helpdesk support on a variety of hardware, software and telephony platforms. Education equivalent to four years of college level coursework from a fully accredited college or university with a major in GIS, geography, computer science or a related field and three years of related GIS work experience using ESRI’s (Environmental Systems Research Institute) ArcView. A Bachelor’s Degree is highly desirable. Apply online at www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us or download the required application and mail your application materials to the City of Healdsburg Personnel Office, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Position is open until filled. EOE/AA/ADA

Monday, January 5, 2015

County of Marin - GIS Analyst II / Senior GIS Analyst

Job Opportunity
County of Marin - GIS Analyst II / Senior GIS Analyst
The County of Marin is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Geographic Information System Analyst/ Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst II.
The Senior GIS Analyst serves the GIS program through GIS application development, data development and maintenance, project implementation and technical support/training. The GIS Analyst II performs professional-level GIS work related to the development and implementation of systems, databases and scripts to create, maintain, display and upgrade a County-wide geographic information system.

County of Napa - GIS Technician (Extra-Help)

Job Opportunity
County of Napa - GIS Technician (Extra-Help)
The County of Napa is currently recruiting for a GIS Technician, Extra Help position. This is a part-time position with approximately 20 hours per week at $24.11/hour. The primary job duties will be performing data maintenance on our framework datasets such as roads, addresses and parcels. We use Esri software and the Local Government Information Model (LGIM). Specific experience with the LGIM structure and associated apps is desired, but not required.
Please refer to the County’s website for additional details and an application.