Campus GIS Opportunities

Part-time GIS Lecturer

Posted 6/1/2012

The Geospatial Technology Services Group at Tufts University is looking for a part-time Lecturer for a teaching position in our Geographic Information Science curriculum. We seek a dynamic individual who will contribute to the growth and development of our GIS programs at the undergraduate level. Primary responsibility will be to teach an introductory GIS course for students in interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies and International Relations. We expect the course to be project-based, and that the instructor will be available for consultations outside class time to help students achieve high quality results. The successful applicant will be joining an accomplished team of geospatial technology experts committed to expanding and enhancing geospatial analysis across the University. A teaching assistant will be available for the course. The desired start date is Fall 2012.

College-level teaching experience, minimum of a Master’s degree strongly preferred; background in Geographic Information Science required. Excellent communication skills, a desire to create an innovative course, an understanding of undergraduate pedagogical needs, and a commitment to collaboration will enhance an application. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample course overview and outline of proposed topics, and the names and contact information for at least two referencesto:

Patrick Florance
Manager Geospatial Technology Services, UIT
Tufts University
16 Dearborn Rd.
Somerville, MA 02144
patrick.florance@tufts.edu

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

External GIS Opportunities

Environmental GIS Intern Opportunity: Spring Internship with MyRWA

Deadline for application: January 4, 2015.

Program Description

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) seeks a GIS Intern to assist in a project investigating relationships between water quality data from stormwater systems and features of stormwater infrastructure, land use, population, and other variables.  The GIS intern may be asked to assist in other data projects, if appropriate.

The GIS Intern will develop, edit, verify, and analyze spatial data related to drainage basins, municipal stormwater infrastructure, and water quality within the Mystic River Watershed.  Experience with ArcGIS software and fluency with Excel are required.

Interns will learn about efforts that a watershed association undertakes to advocate for water quality improvements. The intern must be able to work independently and as a team. This is a part-time position that requires a commitment of two to three days a week during the Monday through Friday work week. Position begins in January and concludes mid-April – exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate.

An interest in science, the environment and advocacy is encouraged.
This is an unpaid position.

Since 1972, MyRWA has played a unique role in the whole of the watershed by its science, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes. The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please send your resume to WQInternship@MysticRiver.org. No phone calls please.

Deadline for application: January 4, 2015.

 2012 ED FORREST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Ed Forrest Internship Program was initiated to create opportunities for students who have made a commitment to study disciplines related to GIS to obtain practical experience in this field.

Program Description

The Internship Program consists of two parts: 1) a competitive stipend program, and 2) an internship clearinghouse. This program is open to all students who are juniors or above and are currently enrolled in accredited colleges or universities. Participating GITA corporate sponsors, contributors, small business affiliates, user affiliates and other qualified GIS companies will place interns through the program. The program is designed for summer internships. GITA will offer at least one $1,500 stipend to a selected student to offset travel and living expenses incurred as a result of obtaining an internship (10-12 weeks) with one of the association’s corporate members or other approved companies. The stipends are awarded on a competitive basis, selected from completed applications. Resumes of all students who complete the internship application will be included in the association’s internship clearinghouse. Resumes will be circulated to GITA corporate member companies and other approved organizations, with individuals who are eligible for the stipend identified.

Chronology
Interested students should complete and return the attached internship application by February 15, 2012 to GITA. All student applications are sent to the organizations, with stipend recipients identified. A list of participating companies is sent to all participating students, including those who were not selected to receive a stipend. Students who do not receive a stipend but still complete an internship are asked to submit a brief report following completion of the internship. The report
should contain an assessment of the value of the internship in regards to their future career.

Requirements
• Be a currently matriculating student pursuing a degree in a discipline that uses GIS.
• Complete the entire application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• If a stipend winner would like to intern at a company other than a corporate member of GITA,
the intern must submit the company name, contact, address, phone and fax. Also included, for
approval by GITA, is a description of what type of GIS work the organization performs.
• The internship stipend winner is required to notify GITA of the internship by June 24, 2012.
• The internship must be completed by December 31, 2012. Following completion of the
internship, the winner must also provide GITA with a brief report that contains an assessment
of value of the internship award to the student in regards to their future career.
Evaluation of Applications

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
1. Scope and Content
2. Recommendations
3. Academic Record
4. Studies

2012 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
This form must be used in order to apply for the NEGITA Ed Forrest internship. Photocopies of the application form are acceptable. Please type or print clearly and complete the entire application (be sure to sign and date your application). If an item does not apply to you, indicate “N/A.”

In addition to completing the application form, the following information must be submitted:
1. Proof of full or part-time enrollment in or acceptance by a degree granting university, college,
or community college. If currently enrolled, an applicant must provide a copy of his or her class
schedule for the current semester.

2. A 300-500 word statement regarding your current educational goals and plans for your
professional career. Explain your reasons for selecting your major field of study, along with
how your professional aspirations relate to GIS.

3. A transcript from each school attended (undergraduate and graduate). Please black out your
Social Security number. We do not need it for our purposes.

4. Two letters of recommendation. Each letter must be from a faculty member or other person who
can speak explicitly about your academic achievements, practical experience and promise.
Those submitting the recommendations should send their letters directly to:
David Merwin
Geography Department
Framingham State University
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
ATTN: GITA Scholarship

5. A current resume showing your GIS experience and education. This application is made for the
award year 2012.

 

FIRST WIND INTERNSHIP

Posted 2/2/2012

Job Purpose

* *The Intern is responsible for supporting Meteorology and Development staff with day-to-day GIS analysis and cartography needs.  The intern will also assist with the maintenance of First Wind’s Enterprise GIS system.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide GIS analysis to support prospecting for new wind and solar sites, land acquisition efforts and compliance with environmental permitting requirements.
  • Organize, manage and archive GIS data produced by First Wind staff and outside consultants in a large and complex data storage structure.
  • Update data and symbology presented on First Wind’s Enterprise GIS system.
  • Respond to tickets submitted to the GIS Helpdesk by Meteorology and Development staff.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior in an accredited four-year college.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, Engineering or other related field.
  • Strong working knowledge of ESRI’s suite of GIS software, including ArcGIS, ArcCatalog, Spatial Analyst and Model Builder.
  • Experience with or knowledge of Enterprise GIS, particularly using Google API and SQL Server.
  • Knowledgeable with GIS data sources, methods for data acquisition, common data projections, and synthesizing multiple data types.
  • Experience automating geo-processing tasks for repetitive procedures.
  • Experience analyzing and plotting data in Microsoft Excel and/or Matlab.
  • Basic understanding of Global Positioning Systems.
  • Excellent cartography skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.This paid intern position will be 10-12 weeks, 40 hours per week over the summer.   Interested students can apply through this link:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1179201  and for general company information, our website iswww.firstwind.com
POST-BACCALAUREATE POSITION IN THE SPATIAL ANALYSIS LAB

Posted 2/6/2012

The Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith College will be hiring a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for a 1 year position starting this Summer (July 2012).  The position is ideal for a student hoping to gain additional GIS experience before moving on to a more permanent job, or as a bridge before graduate school.   The position is designed for graduating seniors or recent graduates (within 3 years).  We are looking for someone who enjoys the spirit and rigors of an academic setting and who can contribute to the growth of GIS and Spatial Thinking at Smith.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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PRIMARY FUNCTION(S):

Provide administrative and technical support for the broad range of programs and activities undertaken by the Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL). Support activities include documenting, maintaining, and acquiring spatial data, maintaining lab equipment and associated software.  Additional responsibilities include supporting classes, faculty, and students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Data Documentation, Maintenance, and Acquisition (40%):  *Provide administrative and program support to the GIS Specialist in maintaining the Lab’s spatial data collection(s).  Acquire or generate new digital materials to support classroom and research requirements.  Generate metadata as required to meet college, national and state standards.  Help promote data standards and guidelines to the user base.  Develop work flows to help students and faculty ensure all data meets adopted standards.  Supports other staff needs as necessary.  Performs related duties as required.

Equipment and Software Maintenance (30%):  Ensure all lab equipment is in working order, charged and ready for class or individual use.  Install updates, firmware, and datasets as required to all GPS units, total stations, and laser range finders.  Administer equipment sign-out, delivery, and return system.  Process field data for user community as needed.

Class & Individual Support (20%):  Help supervise student lab assistants.  Provide GIS and GPS instruction to faculty and students on an as needed basis.  Support all GIS/GPS workshops.

Administrative Support (10%):  Provide support as needed for internal and external programs and activities.  Activities may include: poster printing, conference planning and logistics, outreach activities, web page updates, database maintenance, and other administrative duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree.   Research or direct project experience with Geographic Information Systems, and Global Positioning Systems required.

Skills:   Well developed organizational and both written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail very important.  Skills in computer programming, web based APIs, and database management experience highly desirable.