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Paid, Part-Time Arlington Research Job


Are you interested in urban planning, transportation, or public policy? Do you like talking to people? We’re looking for undergrads, grad students, or recent graduates for a paid research project in Arlington, Virginia about people’s travel habits. This fall and spring, we’re surveying different residential, office, and institutional buildings to learn how Arlington residents and workers get around.

Our surveys take place Tuesdays and Thursdays during the morning (7-9:30am) and afternoon (4-7pm) rush hour. Each survey is at a different site in Arlington County. Most sites are within walking distance of a Metro station.

This is a temporary, part-time position that pays $15/hour. You can work as much or as little as you like, but we require that you show up on time and stay for the duration of each survey.

Over the past two years, this project has produced some really interesting findings about local transportation. If you’re interested in taking part, we’d love to hear from you:

Contact Dan Reed, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates


phone: 202/864-5096

Dan Reed  Associate


1400 I Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20005

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College Steps

Fall 2016:  College Steps is recruiting NOVA Loudoun students to serve as on-campus peer mentors for College Steps students living with social, communication or learning challenges

-Earn $9.00/hour

-Work to support your fellow NOVA Loudoun students with their academic and independent living goals on NOVA’s Loudoun campus

-Free specialized training and supervision

Online application:


Census to Hire 40 Geographers!!

Census Bureau Plans to Hire 40 Geographers: Students Encouraged to Apply

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The Census Bureau is looking to hire 40 geographers for positions in the Office of the Associate Director for Decennial Census. Details about the positions are available at and the link provided below.

In summary, the positions are listed as two-year term positions that can be extended to four years. The positions range from GS-9 to GS-12.  A GS-9 position typically requires post-graduate credits or a degree; however, candidates with a bachelor’s degree can qualify with experience. Students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should give themselves credit in their resumes and responses to the questions for any evidence of work they have accomplished, including internships, course exercises, fieldwork, volunteer work, etc. Initial evaluations will be done by professionals who are not familiar with the discipline; therefore, the choice of words is important in responses.

This announcement will remain open for several months, but the Bureau will begin processing applications in early March.

This opportunity affords graduates to gain experience in a world-class organization that has a diverse range of opportunities in the field of geography from “making” geography by delineating new geographies, to multiple uses of GIS skills, to determining standards and criteria for geospatial data quality, and managing other staff that support geographic operations.

To learn more, see the listing for Geographer, GG-0150-09/11/12, Census-DE-ICV at 

Job Opportunity

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

South Sudan

AECOM International Development (AISS) implements the Viable Support to Transition and Stability (VISTAS) program for the USAID Office of Transition and Conflict Mitigation (OTCM). The VISTAS program designs and implements activities with local partners through an in-kind grant mechanism to prevent the further spread of communal violence and rising tensions in critical areas where conflict may have national implications. In support of these goals, the program will seek to increase space and tools to manage conflict and tensions; to build cross-line interdependency to promote peaceful coexistence; to promote a more informed community; and to engage communities in trauma awareness that lay the foundation for individual and community healing and reconciliation.

Read on:  Job Opportunity

GIS Volunteer Opportunity!

GIS Volunteer Opportunity

Job description

1-2 volunteers are needed to help us use a GIS to take GPS points of trees that have been planted in Washington DC, and then to make a map showing all tree locations. Only volunteers with GIS and/or GPS mapping experience and knowledge should apply – we don’t need anything sophisticated but we will lean on you to guide us through the use of the GIS app/equipment/software. The taking of GPS points will happen over the course of 1-2 full days in January while the creation of the map can take place on a 3rd day. You will go out with one of our staff in our vehicle to take the GPS coordinates of the trees.

In your response, please indicate which GIS and GPS coordinate-taking apps, equipment and/or software you are familiar with. Please also indicate if you are willing to bring this with you to support the activity.

This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires the following skills: Google Apps

GIS Program Head, Northern Virginia Community College

Job Title 9 Month Teaching Faculty -GIS (Loudoun)
Department Communication and Human Studies-
Posting Number 01161P
Campus Loudoun, VA – 20164-8699
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position End Date (if temporary)
Required Travel
Relocation Covered
Base Pay $47,465.00 – $72,984.00

Position Summary Information

Basic Function The primary responsibility of a faculty member in the Virginia Community College System shall be to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis shall be on good teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities—to help the
student develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become a better person, a better worker, and a better citizen.
Duties and Responsibilities Duties include teaching courses in GIS as well as overseeing the entire GIS progam, chairing the GIS Advisory Board, developing connections with business partners, and community outreach. Duties also include growing enrollment in the program and expansion of online courses.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Systems or Master’s with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field. College level teaching experience and/or relevant work experience. Ability to use instructional technologies. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills. The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College’s locations. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.
Preferred Qualifications Doctorate in Geospatial Information Systems.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Demonstrated teaching ability at the community college level and/or four-year college level; outstanding command of instructional technologies; ability to speak and write well; demonstrated commitment to advising students; experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at NOVA.
Operation of a State Vehicle No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/26/2015
Close Date 04/16/2015

Another GIS Website to consider

TOH to Adam Shinal, former NOVA GIS student who called the following to my attention.  You will probable find it useful, too.  Thanks, Adam!

” I just discovered a geo-nerd podcast called A Very Spatial Podcast ( that offers a good mix of GIS, Remote Sensing, UAS, and general technology news and insight.  Even if you don’t listen to each podcast, clicking the “Continue Reading” link at the bottom of each podcast entry will get you a list of links to the news they talked about during the show.  One item that caught my attention and made me think of the NOVA students was the Summer of Maps program (  You may well already know about it, but it’s a paid opportunity for students to partner with non-profits and do GIS work over the summer.”

GIS Job Opening (New York City)

Gro Intelligence is an agricultural supercomputing platform. We gather, aggregate and process data using proprietary algorithms and in-depth analysis to unlock crucial insights into weather patterns, trade flows, pricing dynamics and production. We provide our clients actionable agricultural data and analysis to drive higher productivity and greater access to capital.
Gro Intelligence is at an exciting time of hyper-growth with US headquarters in New York City and international headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Our global team is diverse, hardworking, ambitious—and growing!
We’re looking for an outstanding, collaborative, detail-oriented self-starter to join us as a Geospatial/GIS analyst. The candidate, who will work both independently and under the guidance of another Geospatial Analyst, must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The candidate must also have the ability to communicate GIS concepts clearly to non-GIS users.
Interested candidates can send resumes to
We are hiring a Geospatial/GIS Analyst to join the Gro Intelligence US headquarters in New York City to:
• Research and test the accuracy and quality of new geospatial data sources for inclusion in an agricultural monitoring web platform and ad hoc geospatial analysis products;
• Produce high quality maps using various mapping tools;
• Conduct geospatial analysis (raster and vector) in support of agricultural monitoring;
• Create and update metadata;
• Translate analysis results to reports, slides and developer workflows;
• Follow and establish new workflows based on data, analysis, developer and end-user requirements;
• Become/remain active in the GIS community to stay up-to-day with the latest tools and technologies.

Educational Requirements:
• Masters Degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental/Natural Sciences or related field AND 1 year GIS experience OR
• Bachelor Degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental/Natural Sciences or related field AND 2 to 4 years GIS experience
Technical Skills and Experience
• ESRI ArcGIS Suite (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcInfo/Advanced Level License (10.0, 10.1, 10.2), Spatial Analyst Extension, Editor, ModelBuilder.
• Metadata creation, data management of geodatabases
• Basic cartography
• Familiarity with MODIS, Landsat, other satellite imagery products
• Experience pre-processing and classifying satellite imagery
• Knowledge of LULC data and classifications
• Experience with NDVI, weather, soils data
• Knowledge of FGDC/OGC standards
• Spatial Statistics
• USGS EarthExplorer
• GDAL knowledge a plus
• Python knowledge a plus
• Ability to research and develop datasets and identify use cases
• Comfortable working with large volumes of data