GIS Job @ USGS Flagstaff AZ

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is excited to advertise a Physical Scientist position (Term) in their Flagstaff, AZ office at the GS-7 level. The successful candidate will join a group of geologists in the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics (GMEG) Science Center focused on better understanding the geologic evolution of the Lower Colorado River and eastern Mojave Desert regions through geologic mapping. This is primarily a GIS position that will contribute to an ongoing nationwide effort to produce a seamless digital geologic map of the nation and will assist with bedrock geologic map compilations of the Lower Colorado River region. The main job duties include: 

  • Scanning, georeferencing, and digitizing geologic information currently captured on analog maps 
  • Compilation and synthesis of digital geologic map data 
  • Production and documentation of cartographic products, graphics, and databases for publication of geologic mapping 
  • Documentation of workflows and creation of FGDC-compliant metadata 
  • Establishment of procedures and methodologies to ensure compliance with a newly developed regional geologic map schema 

In addition to GIS skills, the ideal candidate will also be familiar with the concepts of bedrock geology and geologic mapping. Flagstaff is a moderate-sized mountain city in northern Arizona, situated at about 7,000 ft elevation known for its vibrant community and proximity to a range of outdoor recreational opportunities.  

Please review the posting on USAJOBS for the complete and most up to date details about the position and for information about how to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603574000   

With regards to the application process:  

We highly encourage all candidates to carefully review the announcement to ensure they provide all required documents listed to ensure full consideration of their application package.  Those who do not provide the required documents or information in their application may not receive full consideration.  Candidates including transcripts to show proof of meeting qualifications through education need to ensure that their transcripts contain the information needed (as outlined in the qualifications section of the announcement) to fully credit their education toward meeting minimum qualifications for the position. The resumes of those who apply MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Suggest a resume of at least two pages at the minimum with half a page devoted to each position.  (There is a template at usajobs.gov to follow.)  Please follow instructions – that transcripts (unofficial is fine), SF-50s, PE License, etc., MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement.

More information about the associated GMEG geologic mapping projects can be found here: 

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/gmeg/science/geologic-mapping-lower-colorado-river-system

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/gmeg/science/western-basin-range-eastern-california-shear-zone

Summer GIS Courses @ Rio Hondo

GIS Courses are scheduled online for this Summer at Rio Hondo College with several optional field exercises.  During this time, classes at Rio Hondo College are online for Summer 2021 and tentatively returning to on-campus and Hybrid Fall 2021.  We will have optional local field exercises during July to provide hands-on opportunity using drones for survey mapping workflow and processing.  For more information visit https://gisteacher.wixsite.com/riohondo/summer2021 

Introduction to GIS (GIS 120) 4 units CRN 50133 (Dates 06/07-08/13)

Applied Geographic Info Systems (GIS 130) 4 units CRN 52362 (Dates 06/21-08/13).  Note, if you have not attended GIS classes at Rio Hondo before, please contact wroberts@riohondo.edu for course waiver to register for the class (introduction to GIS is a prerequisite).