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Associate Director, Youth Garden Project (YGP), Moab, UT. Full time, year round, salaried position.
The Associate Director of the Youth Garden Project (YGP) will take on management and oversight of the organization’s day-to-day financials, special events, site maintenance, and internship program. The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director.
This is a key staff position that requires an ability to independently perform assigned duties within broad parameters defined by general organizational policies and accepted practices with limited direct oversight. End results determine effectiveness of job performance.
This position requires someone with demonstrated leadership skills, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, and has an enthusiasm for engaging the community in the mission of the Youth Garden Project.
Graduate of an accredited university or college, with 3 years’ experience in a leadership position within a nonprofit or educational organization.
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Development Intern, Real Estate Dept., S. Power, Sustainable Power Group. Salt Lake City, UT.
Growing renewable energy company in Salt Lake City, UT seeks a highly motivated Development Intern to join the Real Estate team. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for spatial analysis and a passion for renewable energy. This is an entry level position, but a relevant field of study and internship experience are preferred. Proficiency in ArcGIS is a requirement. Part-time during the academic year and full time in the summer is preferred. $10-15 per hour (depending on experience) with an immediate start.
BA/BS in process (or Graduate work) with an excellent academic record, GIS emphasis is preferred.

GIS Intern, ($10.00-15.00/hr), Utah Division of Water Rights, Salt Lake City, UT.
Creates content on ArcGIS, knowledge and practical experience of basic feature digitizing and editing.  Performs research activities using the Internet and other computer-related sources.  Ability to work with a wide variety of people including canal company owners, work independently with minimal direction, and detail oriented.  Full-time in summer/ Part-time during school.  Work environment is combination of office and field.  To apply send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

68 GIS Specialists, Apple, Sunnyvale/Cupertino, CA & Austin, TX
We need people who are entry level with a degree in GIS/Geography and a passion for mapping. Contact: Delanie Franham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GIS Intern, 810 Department of Transportation, SLC, UT
$7.25-$25.00/hr. Job #06088
This internship job is designed to assist students in the completion of their degree by fulfilling working requirements. This includes, but is not limited to bachelors and masters level students from an accredited institution of higher education, and also includes assisting students working towards a certification that requires hands-on, community experience.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and/or trainable after entry into position:
Research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information. Organize information in a clear and concise manner. Experience with metadata. Familiarity with ArcGIS online. Ability to work with a wide variety of people with various knowledge of GIS. Detail oriented. Working knowledge of ArcGIS Suite (Desktop, SDE, ArcGIS.com) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access). Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

Airborne Sensor Operator, Aero-Graphics, SLC, UT
Aero-Graphics, Inc., a geospatial services firm, is currently looking for candidates with an interest and qualifications in Aviation/Remote Sensing/GIS/Photography/Geospatial Technology.

GIS/CAD Technician – Planning & Boundaries, Granite School District, SLC, UT. $42,140 to $51,313 range.
Under the direction of the GIS Manager, using Geographic Information System (ESRI’s ArcGIS suite) and computer aided drafting software (AutoCAD), performs moderately complicated technical work in support of the Planning and Boundaries, and Architectural, Engineering & Construction departments. Uses GIS and/or CAD software to develop and maintain maps, create/maintain data in GIS databases, and prepare/update architectural and civil drawings.
High School Diploma or equivalent. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in geography, drafting, computer science or related field, or two years of job-related experience using GIS/CAD systems is preferred.
Date Posted: TuesdaWednesday, September 09, 2015 by 3 P.M.

GIS Utilities Analyst
City of Norman, OK.  Full-time, 8-5 M-F, $23.30 - $33.18/hr
BS in Geography w/emphasis in GIS or computer modeling plus 1yr experience using GIS or complex modeling programs
Knowledge of water and watsewater modeling concepts, database design, & understanding of inter-application communication
For more information, click here.  To apply, print all documents and return to Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman OK 73069

Remote Sensing Analyst & Training Specialist. salary dependent on qualifications & experience, benefits
RedCastle Resources, Inc., Salt Lake City
Conducts remote sensing and geospatial projects & develops/trains remote sensing to adult learners via web conferencing
Need proficiency in remote sensing, GIS spatial statistics & geospatial sciences.  Background in natural resource analysis (Soils, plant biogeography, forestry, etc)
BS in natural resource or technical area (i.e. biology, geography/GIS, ecology), MS preferred
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Public Works GIS & Engineering Intern, $12.50/hr
Springville, UT
This Internship will assist Public Works GIS and Engineering Staff with various land development and capital facility planning activities. The successful applicant will gain valuable experience in GIS, site and subdivision design, city planning, utility design and public works operations. We are looking for candidates with a high level of energy and enthusiasm for this type of work.
At least one (1) year of formal GIS and/or civil engineering education or comparable work experience. Preference will be given to students who are working toward, or have completed a degree in Geography, GIS, Civil Engineering, or related field.


OSP Design Engineer (Ariel Make Ready/Fiber/FTTH)
Kineticom, SLC, UT
Coordinating the design with permitting/ROW agents, adjusting the design and approach as necessary.
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Arc View/GIS, and Visio software.
In-depth knowledge of Commercial Standards, National Electric Safety Code (NESC), RUS Requirements, State and Local Requirements (per Metro market assigned), Telcordia (formally Bellcore), RUS, BICSI, and commercial “best practices” applicable to the contract.
OSP/Fiber Design/Aerial Make Ready: 1 year


SIGINT Geospatial Analyst 1
Hill AFB, UT
Join Engility and see your engineering and technology expertise help address the nation’s most pressing and complex challenges. Engility works with our customers on missions that strengthen security and safety and protect the basic values of our society.
BS in a technical field, DEPL2000 course.
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GIS Intern, $11.00/hr for 10-20 hrs per week (total not to exceed 400)
Draper City is looking for an intern to provide support to the GIS Division. The intern will be supervised by the GIS Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to, editing and maintaining existing datasets in SDE, producing maps, collecting data using Trimble mapping grade GPS unit. This internship will allow the student or graduate to gain experience in a municipal government setting. Applicants must provide their own transportation to and from the office.
Applicant should be a current college student or graduate with a major in GIS, Geography, Civil Engineering, or related field. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Esri ArcGIS software 10.x (ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, ArcSDE). Familiarity with Trimble mapping grade GPS unit is preferred.

Field Service Technician, $15.00-21.00/hr
UTOPIA (Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency) - West Valley City, Utah 
Work with excel spread sheet and GIS mapping to resolve field discrepancies.  Prep and prepare fiber optical cable to fusion splice then test with power meter and OTDR equipment.
High school diploma or GED. 5 years field experience in structure cable systems involving Data, VOIP and IPTV. Knowledge of FTTH construction and design.

Environment Scientist III, DAQ, 27.63-$41.51/hr
Salt Lake County, State of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
The Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality has an opening in their Technical Analysis section for an Environmental Scientist III position. Incumbents will work on the photochemical modeling team. Additionally, this position will work on State Implementation Plan (SIP) development regarding air quality. This position requires the ability to create and communicate detailed analysis of regulatory actions based on a technical understanding of the industry processes involved. 
Typical Qualifications: (includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position) Preference may be given for applicable education and experience.

Price River Project Manager
Trout Unlimited, Price Utah.
Identify, prioritize, plan, and implement irrigation efficiency projects consistent with the goals of the Upper Colorado River Basin System Conservation Pilot Project in the Price River Watershed.
Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
Professional experience in stream restoration project management. Demonstrated performance in grant writing and other fundraising activities. Experience in fisheries and water quality restoration. Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively and collaboratively with diverse partners and private landowners. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Previous experience with media and outreach. Good organizational and problem solving abilities. Ability to work independently while managing complex projects. Willingness to travel within the region as necessary. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and GIS software strongly. Passion for protecting and restoring trout streams and their watersheds.

SIGINT Geospatial Analyst 2
Hill AFB, UT
Minimum Clearance TS/SCI with polygraph
SIGINT Geospatial Analysts (SGAs) leverages their skills, knowledge, and experience to apply geospatial analysis techniques against SIGINT metadata collected from foreign communications systems in order to identify, locate and track SIGINT targets and to accurately report the intelligence gained from geospatial metadata analysis to SIGINT customers.
8 years’ demonstrated experience in the Labor Category. At least 2 years’ experience must have been in the past 5 years. Independently processes and develops SIGINT geospatial information across DNI and DNR disciplines, recognizing the convergence of circuit based and packet based telephony, and the increased emphasis on development of internet based tasking and targeting. Ensures the value of the branch’s SGA production by performing quality control on reporting and/or gesospatial products for accuracy, readability, and relevance. Augments others’ product reporting and development efforts with geospatial analysis. Capable of working with others to publish geolocational data in formal reporting. Basic understanding of SIGINT collection. Able to task own selectors with assistance of senior analysts. Knowledgeable in internet protocols, internet routing, and multiple communications technologies (e.g. GSM, CDMA, Thurya, etc.). A TS/SCI with polygraph is required. Desired qualifications: BS in a technical field & DEPL2000 course.

Geospatial Analyst Intern
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Gainsville, FL
Following and amending documented workflows for post-processing UAV data using various software packages. Assessing and validating positional accuracy of data using ground control points and performing RMSE calculations. Upload orthoimagery into ArcServer and also perform NDVI analysis and perform spectral adjustments to RGB, CIR and NDVI imagery. Developing procedures for laying out ground control points (GCPs) using RTK GPS antennas.
Desired (but not Required) Certifications and Licenses- Licensed State of Florida Professional Surveyor and Mapper (PSM) or State of Florida Surveyor-In-Training (SIT)
GIS Professional (GIS Certification Institute). Any ASPRS Certification Associated with Photogrammetry or Remote Sensing. Any other relevant GIS or Remote Sensing Certifications. Desired (but not required) Educational Background. Masters in Geomatics, Geography, Remote Sensing or GIS. Experience in: GIS, Photogrammetry and/or remote sensing. Working with ESRI ArcGIS. Post-processing orthoimagery.     NDVI Analysis.   RTK GPS

Research Technician, $34,000.00
Dept. of Watershed Sciences, Utah State Univ., Logan, UT
Conducting geospatial research projects. Completing and overseeing analyses on research projects. Publish findings in peer-reviewed outlets and prepare project reports. Provide occasional training of students and other researchers and document protocols
Experience in ArcGIS, ArcPy, Python Scripting. Experience in stream network analysis and modelling. Field experience in studying rivers and streams & aquatic ecosystems
Minor in GIS or Certificate in GIS. Ability to abide by all Utah State University driving policies and procedures. BS in Watershed Science or similar field or equivalent experience. Experience developing and/or applying innovative new monitoring and geospatial technologies. Experience mapping physical habitat. Experience with beaver habitat assessment. Experience assessing riparian condition.
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Career Opportunities in GIS

Career Opportunities in GIS


The potential applications of geographic information software (GIS) and related technologies are almost endless. GIS is being used in applications ranging from transportation planning, urban growth management, market analysis, retail site selection, business logistics, health care planning, epidemeology, facilities management, archaeology, landscape architecture, environmental analysis, natural resource management, hazards mitigation, hazards response and even oceanography! Plus, GIS is a growth industry and software firms are always looking for people with the right background.

Because of the many applications of GIS, individuals with a solid education in geographic information science (GISci) are in great demand at all levels of industry, government and the private sector. A "solid education" in GISci requires both a foundation in geographic theory and problems as well as computer science skills. The University of Utah Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science offers the education and skills necessary for a first-rate career in GIS!

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What Is Geography?

Geography is the study of natural Earth systems, human societies and the interaction between them. Geography bridges the physical and social sciences.  Geographers work with powerful technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), digital Earth imagery (remote sensing) and spatial modeling. And geographers are not afraid to get their boots muddy! Geography has a long-standing field tradition, often involving travel to spectacular locations - some of them in our own backyard.

Geographers use a collaborative and integrated approach to help understand complex 21st century challenges such as climate change, globalization, sustainability, urbanization, and living with hazards. Rewarding careers exist in the private and public sectors, and education.

Geography is a STEM subject in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Cartography, Geospatial Intelligence, and basic earth science.