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Posted on April 26th, 2017

​Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering Technology, School of Agriculture, Tennessee Tech University. Complete position summary is available at https://jobs.tntech.edu. Applicants will be required to apply online and must electronically upload required information. Screening begins May 3, 2017; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

Posted on April 26th, 2017

​With locations in Bothell, WA and Rochester, NY, EagleView is a lively and fast-growing Inc. 500 technology company offering full technology solutions in the GIS, measurement and analytical space. We specialize in high-resolution aerial photography, automated 3D measurement technologies and overall software solutions for government, insurance, construction and infrastructure customers. Our patented processes combined with the power of Pictometry image technology have changed the way these industries do business and resulted in them clamoring for more.

Currently EagleView is looking for applicants for the role of Regional Technical Manager, for the territory of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana. If after reading more about the position below you feel like you might be the right person, please take a few minutes to complete the brief application.

Primary Responsibilities
  •  Technical sales assistance with presentations to state and county clients, working in concert with the District Sales Manager or Regional VP.
  •  Respond to technical questions/issues raised by clients, coordinate response with home office staff.
  •  Assist the Customer Support Group with customer installations and training, as requested.
  •  Attend regional trade shows.
  •  Working with existing clients to ensure maximum deployment and usage within the different departments, to assist District Manager for maximum renewal potential.
  •  Support county and regional user groups as they are formed.
  •  Provide logistical support during image capture, as needed.
  •  Ancillary sales to existing customers.
  •  Other duties as assigned

Skills & Requirements
  •  Bachelors degree preferred
  •  2 years geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial experience required
  •  The ability to travel up to 75%, primarily within the territory
  •  Experience working with county and state government a plus

EagleView? offers competitive pay and robust benefit plans along with the opportunity to grow your career in a fast-paced, fun and casual environment.

Please apply here: https://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=7600&jid=440582

EagleView and its subsidiaries are committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

Posted on April 20th, 2017

​Opportunity
ORNL Quantitative Ecology Post-Master’s Research Associate
​OrganizationOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)Reference CodeORNL17-33-ESDDescriptionThe Environmental Sciences Division is seeking a Post-Master’s Research Associate to support quantitative energy-related environmental modeling research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Opportunities to publish will be available. The position is for one year, with possible renewal for a second year. The research seeks to understand how hydropower and bioenergy influence fish and wildlife, respectively. Project descriptions can be viewed here: web.ornl.gov/~jagerhi/ . Please contact jagerhi@ornl.gov directly to let her know that you have applied.  
Current projects include:
- Designing (spatial optimization of) bioenergy landscapes for pheasant in Iowa. This research will involve modifying and running an existing spatially-explicit individual-based model written in C++, working with geospatial data, and summarizing results for publication. 
- Refining and producing results using a Bayesian Belief network model describing interactions between forest thinning and wildfire on threatened and endangered salmonids in the Pacific Northwest.
Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Big South Fork, ORNL has significant scientific, cultural and natural assets.  ORNL is located near the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Although listed as a full-time position, part-time candidates will be considered.Qualifications
MS degree in relevant discipline. Coursework in statistics, computer science, ecology/environmental science/fish and wildlife.
The ideal candidate should have strong quantitative skills, an interest in environmental science, and an aptitude for scholarship, including written and oral communication. Experience with using R and coding (e.g., C++, Python) are required. Experience with GIS will also be useful. 


The ORNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).Eligibility Requirements
Affirmation: I certify that I have completed coursework towards a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.Veteran Status: None
ORAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability); visit the ORAU website for required employment notices.

Posted on April 20th, 2017

​Opportunity
​ORNL Quantitative Ecology Post-Bachelor’s Research AssociateOrganizationOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)Reference CodeORNL17-32-ESDAcademic LevelsPost-Bachelor'sDescription
The Environmental Sciences Division is seeking a Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate to support quantitative energy-related environmental modeling research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Opportunities to publish will be available. The position is for one year, with possible renewal for a second year. The research seeks to understand how hydropower and bioenergy influence fish and wildlife, respectively. Project descriptions can be viewed here: web.ornl.gov/~jagerhi/ . Please contact jagerhi@ornl.gov directly to let her know that you have applied. 
Current projects include:
- Designing (spatial optimization of) bioenergy landscapes for pheasant in Iowa. This research will involve modifying and running an existing spatially-explicit individual-based model written in C++, working with geospatial data, and summarizing results for publication. 
- Refining and producing results using a Bayesian Belief network model describing interactions between forest thinning and wildfire on threatened and endangered salmonids in the Pacific Northwest.
Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Big South Fork, ORNL has significant scientific, cultural and natural assets.  ORNL is located near the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Although listed as a full-time position, part-time candidates will be considered.Qualifications
BS degree in relevant discipline. Coursework in statistics, computer science, ecology/environmental science/fish and wildlife.
The ideal candidate should have strong quantitative skills, an interest in environmental science, and an aptitude for scholarship, including written and oral communication. Experience with using R and coding (e.g., C++, Python) are required. Experience with GIS will also be useful. 


The ORNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).Eligibility Requirements
Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or have received this degree within 36 months.Affirmation: I certify that I have completed coursework towards a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.Discipline(s):
Life Health and Medical Sciences
Agricultural Sciences
Agriculture
Animal Behavior
Biology (General)
Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Forestry Sciences
Population and Community Ecology
Wildlife Sciences
Zoology (General)
Mathematics and Statistics (All)
Computer Sciences (All)
Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Risk Analysis
Communications and Graphics Design
Science Writing
Veteran Status: None

Posted on April 20th, 2017

​Description
Under direction, manage staff and the overall operation of various programs within the Natural Resources Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Key areas of responsibility include:  Park Rangers, the Bobby Lanier Farm Park, Oaklawn Garden, urban forestry, wildlife management, greenways and trails including the Wolf River Nature Area and Riverwoods State Natural Area. Position is responsible for developing and implementing natural resources management programs and projects to protect and restore environmental conditions in the City's green spaces.Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manage Natural Resource Division resources including personnel, budgets, operations and finances. Provide oversight and signature authority for Division contracts and purchase requisitions.Develop annual business plan, project management operational schedules and necessary reviews/updates to the long-range comprehensive Natural Resources Management Plan.In collaboration with Development staff and the City's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), review development plans and permit applications for planning, capital improvement and maintenance projects for compliance within the Tree and Vegetation Ordinance, wildlife management regulations, and other City policies related to natural resources, and prepare reports for staff, applicants, and boards/committees based on review.Develop and implement natural resources related policies and regulations. Review and advise on new development regulations and policies for their potential impact to natural resources.Lead all activities related to data collection and natural resources inventory management including the parks and open space urban forestry GIS tree inventory system.  Record and report natural resources performance measures and adjust work plans as necessary to meet targets.Implement and manage the City's urban forestry program through comprehensive tree management including oversight and training of staff responsible for tree planting, removal, pruning, fertilization, watering, and insect and disease management activities. Develop and administer contracts for street tree pruning and hazardous tree removals; coordinate this work through Public Works as necessary.Serve as liaison and provide staff support to applicable boards and commissions; attend meetings, prepare and present reports, and prepare or oversee preparation of agendas, minutes, and memorandums.Oversee special projects and environmental education including maintaining the City's status as Tree City USA, holding Arbor Day celebrations, public tree care workshops, environmental education programs, and maintaining the City's certified arboretum at Oaklawn Garden and Living Legacy tree program.Respond and communicate to public, co-workers, multiple city departments/divisions and Parks and Recreation Director on natural resources inquiries regarding operations and projects.Work directly with Code Enforcement and City attorneys on City park property and management issues including illegal tree cutting, encroachments, and risk management; keep records and prepare written reports, regarding property issues, projects and operations.Represent the department in attending various conferences and meetings and stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of natural resources.Recruit and coordinate volunteer efforts related to natural resource management and/or assigned program areas.Complete other duties as assigned such as assisting other departments with projects that relate to natural resources including staff training on relevant natural resources and environmental topics.  
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.             Performs related tasks as required.
Qualifications


Thorough knowledge of City ordinances and state laws related to natural resourcesThorough knowledge of forestry standards as set by the National Arbor Day Foundation and/or Tennessee Forestry DivisionThorough knowledge of wildlife management practices as set by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources AgencyKnowledge of policies and procedures of the Parks and Recreation Department and a clear understanding of the City's Natural Resource Management PlanKnowledge of principles and practices of natural resource management, including restoration planning and implementationKnowledge of and ability to use I-Tree tree management software or comparable forestry management softwareSkill in using GIS/GPS technology and dataAbility to understand and implement the Mid-South Greenprint goals and guidelines as applicable to GermantownAbility to prepare resource management plans, policies, procedures and guidelines, conduct baseline environmental surveys, and monitor resource conditionsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and agencies as requiredAbility to prepare and present clear, concise, and comprehensive written and oral reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materialsAbility to direct the work of assigned staffAbility to act quickly and appropriately in emergency situationsAbility to handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacyAbility to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writingPhysical ability to perform essential job duties
Supplemental Information
Bachelor's degree in Natural Science, Urban Forestry  or related field with major coursework in natural resource management, environmental resources, biological sciences, or environmental studies, and four years of increasingly responsible experience in planning and implementing natural resource management programs and projects; or any combination of education, training, and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform essential job functions. 

Must possess valid driver's license; a Certificate in CPR and First Responder First Aid or ability to obtain.  Desirable certifications/experience: Wildlife rehabilitation/handling, Arborist certification and landscaping with native plants.

Posted on April 20th, 2017

​Park Ranger Naturalist
Salary/Pay Rate:$39,299.00 AnnuallyPosted Date:04/18/2017Deadline to Apply:05/26/2017 4:59 PM


DESCRIPTION:Under general supervision, perform technical and professional ranger naturalist work on a supervisory level to provide day-to-day safety and security of open space areas within the City and for their visitors. Responsible for developing and implementing interpretive programs which encourage the proper utilization and appreciation of natural resources found in the City's open spaces.EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Supervise and oversee daily operations of the Ranger Division including scheduling, training, and mentoring part-time staff; participating in park patrol activities; and evaluating/measuring the effectiveness of Ranger Division.
Work in cooperation with other departments to plan and coordinate a comprehensive park safety and security program to include the greenway system and special events held in park locations.
Greet park visitors and provide information and community outreach to expand public understanding of the park system and encourage public appreciation for natural resources.
Plan, development and implement interpretive programs, outdoor recreational skills programs, and conservation initiatives which meet the needs and interests of the Parks and Recreation Department and outreach audience and promote the recruitment of new park users.
Participate in planning and conducting resource management activities required to manage and restore natural communities including but not limited to urban forestry, fishing and lake management, wildlife management and plant management. Implement site restoration projects such as reforestation and erosion control.
Organize and coordinate conservation projects in ways that directly impact conservation stewardship and support Germantown's Natural Resource Management Plan.
Provide technical support to the Natural Resources Manager including documentation, inventory and restoration of natural resources.
Perform maintenance related tasks and work on special outdoor projects such as trail maintenance, outdoor classrooms, signage, tree planting, native plant planting, erosion control, interpretive kiosks, special interpretive exhibits, etc.
Assist in preparation of grants and research alternative funding to enhance programming or other natural resource needs.
Ensure that park rules set by the Parks and Recreation Commission are being enforced and that protection and conservation are practiced appropriately.
Coordinate and oversee the work of volunteers, scouts, interns and temporary and seasonal staff.
Develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with internal staff, schools, businesses and other agencies.
Perform administrative tasks such as filing, answering phones, email correspondence, preparing forms, reports,
Handle and care for animals/wildlife indigenous to the region used in educational programs and/or in conjunction with wildlife management responsibilities.OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. May assist with other department activities or City sponsored events not under direct responsibility.

2. Performs related tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of general principles and practices of natural resource management and park operations
Knowledge of interpretive and environmental programming appropriate for planning programs for the public
Knowledge of and ability to apply sound supervisory principles and practices including planning, delegating and controlling the work of subordinates
Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Parks and Recreation Department and a clear understanding of the City's Natural Resource Management Plan
Ability to enforce rules, regulations and City ordinances pertaining to municipal parks
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive administrative reports, program presentations and policies
Ability to act quickly and appropriately in emergency situations including the ability to perform CPR and provide advanced first aid care
Ability to handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
Ability to plan, develop and conduct nature programs to diverse audiences in varied settings (camps, special events, school groups, general public)
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to care for and handle animals used in association with program activities
Ability to operate patrol vehicle, including jeeps and bicycles
Physical ability to perform essential job duties

Posted on April 20th, 2017


Entry Level Geologist
Why join us?
Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. is an engineering and architecture services firm consistently ranked in the top 500 engineering firms in the United States. We have been in business for over 60 years and offer a range of architecture and engineering services to diverse market sectors which include industrial, municipal, commercial, and government clients.
Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company’s core values because at the end of the day, BWSC CARES: 
Collaborate – Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
Authentic – Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
Responsible – We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make BWSC better.
Excellence – We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
Service – We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.
We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.
What We’re Looking For
BWSC is looking for an Entry Level Geologist to be located in the Nashville, Tennessee office.  The position will involve working on a multi-discipline team supporting the Environmental Impact area of practice on projects located within the Southeastern US. 
Typical tasks the candidate will need to complete include field investigation support, technical writing and permit preparation, and GIS for environmental applications.  Multiple day assignments away from the office should be expected.  Types of field work will include Phase I environmental site assessments, asbestos inspections, and hazardous waste investigations.  Typical office work will include: data management, preparation of maps and figures, assisting in data evaluation, and assisting preparation of project work plans, reports, and permit applications.  The candidate must be reliable, cooperative, and service-oriented. 
Education/Experience Requirements


1 to 3 years of experience
4-year degree in environmental related field with geology focus
Eligible for future registrations such as a Professional Geologist
Proficient in ESRIs ArcGIS Desktop including Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst Extensions
Understanding of the utilization of ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS for field data collection and assessment
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to travel; may be at projects sites 50% or more
Experience in environmental field work a plus
Environmental related training (OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER, asbestos inspection) a plus





Posted on April 20th, 2017

​The Smithsonian-led Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) program seeks a Data Manager: 
 
Data and Information Technology Coordinator
 
The Smithsonian Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) seeks a talented, motivated, and collaborative person to help implement and expand a network-wide data/information system to support its scientific mission of conducting coordinated, global research on marine biodiversity and ecosystems.  This position serves as the data and information technology coordinator, a key role for the MarineGEO network of partners dispersed nationally and internationally.  The coordinator serves a central function of facilitating research and data-driven discovery across the network by stewarding data management, system administration, and data collaboration.

Duties:
• Data Management: Design, develop, and implement a data management strategy and software to collect, process, analyze, disseminate, and archive all MarineGEO data.  Develop and deploy web-based and local software applications for data integration, management, analysis, and visualization.
• System Administration: Using best practices, provide recommendations for and implement data management solutions, data standards, and data architectures needed for data acquisition, access, use, and storage.  Ensure compliance with applicable data policies and standards. 
• Collaboration: Work with, train, and serve as a liaison to users and partner organizations to ensure proper data entry, use, analysis, and interoperability while meeting user system requirements. 
Desired Skills:
• Demonstrated expertise in computer programming and in designing, building, and using client-server, relational, object-oriented, and/or triplestore database systems and applications.
• Ability and experience in web development, web applications, web-database back- and front-end interfaces (e.g., uploading data, customized queries, data visualization).
• Knowledge and experience in standards and conventions for data management, administration, and systems life-cycle management.
• Excellent verbal, written, and scientific communication skills.
• Facility in working as part of a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary team.
• Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: ecology, environmental sciences, marine sciences, genetics, or taxonomy.
• Experience coding for data acquisition, manipulation, summary, and presentation using common languages and standards such as: C, Java, Python, Perl, R, HTML, XML, PHP, etc.
• Comfort working with multiple data formats, including XML, JSON, spreadsheets, video, audio, photo, and text.
• Experience working with data from biodiversity- and environment-related research fields.
 
Required:
• Master’s degree in computer, natural, or physical sciences, plus two years relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree in one of those fields with at least five years relevant work experience.
• Able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport for travel purposes.
 
Position Details:
• This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits. 
• The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity.
• Location: Edgewater, Md. or Washington, D.C.  The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
• Occasional travel may be necessary.
• Salary range: $54,000-80,000, commensurate with experience.
 
To Apply:

Please send a single PDF file to MarineGEO@si.edu using the subject line “Application: Data IT Coordinator” in the email.  The PDF should include: a cover letter briefly stating interest and highlighting relevant experience, a CV, and a list of three references with title and contact information.  The CV should include any public examples of previous software work.  Application review will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled or May 31, whichever is sooner.

Posted on April 13th, 2017

​Mid Level – GIS Analyst
SCR SpecPro Construction Remediation - Oak Ridge, TNASL is seeking a GIS Analyst to support environmental restoration projects from our Oak Ridge, TN office. Duties will include supporting project Teams through developing visualization and technical communication strategies to best present data and analytical results, creating, editing, reviewing, and maintaining geospatial databases and metadata and providing spatial analyses in support of commercial and federal clients. Other duties will include providing detailed and concise cartographic outputs, performing Geospatial Data Assessments and Data Mining, maintaining or modifying existing GIS databases, and contributing to project or program specific database design or geo database and system development. 

Education 

Bachelor Degree in Geography. 

Experience 

5 yrs professional GIS experience in the environmental field utilizing Esri ArcGIS for Desktop. 

Special Requirements/Certifications 

Requirements: 
BS/BA in GIS, Geography, Geoscience, or related fieldExperience with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensionsCartographic design Raster and vector data creation and editingGeorectification of imagery and mapsCAD-GIS data integrationExperience with DoD SDSFIE geospatial data deliverables

Posted on April 11th, 2017

Data Analyst

Overview:
Permanent General Companies, also known as "The General" Insurance Company as seen in national television advertisements, is a rapidly growing company and a leading non-standard auto insurance provider.
Currently, we are seeking qualified applicants for Data Analyst II. We offer an employee-friendly and collaborative environment where the right candidate will learn and grow with the company.


The General® offers a generous benefits package to its employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance after one month of employment; health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays), 401(k) participation with a matching contribution, wellness initiatives and much more!
Responsibilities:
The Data Analyst must be able to identify, define and employ an analytical strategy to proactively and reactively support data investigation.


Essential Job Responsibilities 


Creates dashboards using TableauxCreates and maintains complex spreadsheets, dashboards and database queries containing information by using Excel, Alteryx, and SQL.  Performs analysis of metrics and produces various reports as determined by management.Strategically mines policy and claims data, telephone data and transaction data to identify or confirm trends as it relates to operations.Develops, produces and maintains ad hoc and custom reports for Claims, Product, and Special Investigation area, and others with information needs and analysis. Analyzes information contained in reports as requested or needed. Uses various data tools to pull information and create reports.Utilizes exception analysis to audit data, identify and trace faulty information to its source.   Proactively and independently works to get information corrected.Analyze daily, weekly and monthly reports and presents findings to Management.Supports the research, analysis and presentation of information by:  producing reports, compiling and summarizing information, producing supporting documentation and exhibits, and verifying information received from external sources.Maintains compliance with Fraud Reporting statutes and Special Investigations as assigned.Assists other associates with preparation of reports and use of information systems, software and related sources of information. Trains other users on report preparation, report usage, and database access. (ISO and NICB systems).Collaborates extensively within and without the claims and product organizations.   Comprehensively cross trains with other analysts to fully support all team functions.Participates and leads special projects and teams.Completes special projects as assigned by business management.Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Experience with Tableau Dashboarding a MUST.  Intermediate required, advanced to Jedi preferred. Minimum of intermediate+ Excel level skill requiredSQL skills a must. You don’t need to be a hard core coder, but you must understand SQL.Experience with Microsoft Office required.SharePoint 2010 experience a plus.Three-Five years data analysis experience required.Leadership/training/supervisory experience a plus.One-two years of automobile insurance experience, claim processing, and/or SIU a plusGIS familiarity is a plus.Ability to provide oral and written communication to various departments and levels of management.Works well both independently, and within a team environment.Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and works well under pressure.Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal skills expectedAbility to build strong relationship across the organization required.
Education Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree required.