Category Archives: Employment

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Management Analyst I – Fairfax County

Management Analyst I – Research Assistant
Job Announcement Closes March 18, 2016

EMPLOYER: Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
HOURS: 16 to 20 hours per week – this is an exempt temporary position not to exceed 900 hours/year
COMPENSATION: $23.54/hour, no benefits
Please submit resumes to:
Under direct supervision, performs professional-level analytic and technical work to assist with analysis, data collection and management, and research. Collects and analyzes economic, demographic and human services data. Accesses, extracts and compiles data in complex databases from both internal and external sources. Researches data and provides information for ad hoc requests. Employs a variety of computer software such as ESRI ArcMap for extracting, analyzing, modeling and reporting data. Designs and develops approaches for disseminating data and findings in accessible visual formats.
• Collects, updates, analyzes and prepares data for projects, presentations, publications and webpages
• Summarizes project results in presentations and written documents
• Designs and creates graphics and data visualizations
• Helps conduct literature reviews
• Uses GIS tools to perform tasks such as geocoding addresses, copying, modifying and dissolving features, selecting and extracting data, joining tables, changing map projections, and exporting data, layers and maps
• Creates maps and helps perform GIS density, network and spatial analyses
• Helps update and maintain databases
• Helps edit and proof statistical data
• Maintains emails and responds to information requests
• Other duties as required
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in economics, urban planning, geography, computer science, statistics or field related to the assigned functional area; plus course work in ArcView GIS or similar GIS software.
• Ability to pay attention to detail.
• Knowledge of demography and the characteristics of populations.
• Ability to use research methods to gather, analyze and interpret data under supervision.
• Ability to analyze statistical data and to draw sound conclusions.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data.
• Ability to use ESRI ArcMap to load, edit and display data and to conduct density, network and spatial analyses.
• Knowledge of constructing databases, developing normalized tables, and interfacing with different database systems such as Oracle, Sequel and Access data repositories.

Applicants must be lawfully entitled to work in the United States (U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization). The County does not sponsor Visas of any type. Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status or disabled veterans’ status.

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities at U.S. Census Bureau

The Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau has employment opportunities for qualified graduates in geography and related fields. The application deadline for this posting is February 10, 2016.

We are looking for well-qualified people with advanced training in geographic information systems, population geography or demography, remote sensing/satellite image analysis, and urban geography, among other specialties.

Salaries reflect experience and the level of education completed. All positions require U.S. citizenship.

Employment opportunities are permanent, full-time positions at Census HQ in the Washington, DC, area. Census HQ is located next to a subway station.

Openings for permanent positions offer qualified applicants an opportunity to work on a range of projects, including: analyzing the geographic distribution of population globally and in the U.S.; producing population estimates for other countries and studying their demographic characteristics at various geographic scales; developing image processing and analysis methodologies for high-resolution population mapping; geo-demographic activities using statistical units such as metropolitan areas, counties, states, and their foreign equivalents; and writing analytical reports.

This is an exciting time for the U.S. Census Bureau, and specifically the Population Division. Please forward this email to students, recent graduates, and colleagues who may be interested in working at the Census Bureau. For more information about the agency, including position opportunities, look under “About Us” on our website at

To apply for the openings, please visit USAJOBS no later than February 10, 2016:

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GIS/Spatial Ecology Internship at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Conservation GIS Lab ( at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking interns, to start immediately. The Conservation GIS Lab focuses on conservation applications of GIS and satellite remote sensing for research and management of endangered species.

Required Skills & Experience:
• A good knowledge of computers, programming and statistics.
• Basic knowledge of GIS (preferably ArcGIS or QGIS), remote sensing are desirable.
• Experience with programming software (R/Matlab/Python/etc.).

The internship includes a modest stipend and free dormitory-style housing. Internship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions are available immediately. Please send letter of interest and resume to Resume should include contact information for 3 references. Include potential start date and the time period you are available for the internship in your letter.

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Geospatial Interns – Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau

The Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring several paid geospatial interns for work during the current school year and this summer. Specialization in one or more of the following skills would be great: GIS, remote sensing/satellite imagery analysis, programming/scripting, population geography, curriculum development, web mapping, and database administration.

The interns’ work will be domestic or internationally-focused. We have several exciting new and ongoing projects that will provide excellent experience working for the federal government and gaining practical skills. Interns would also have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our mission. See the websites below for more info about what we do:

– International Programs:

– Global Population Mapping & Spatial Analysis:

Here is the job announcement. Application deadline is December 9:

If interested, please read the requirements in the announcement closely. At a minimum, all applicants must be 1) U.S. citizens, 2) active students with at least a 3.0 GPA, and 3) have completed at least 4 years of higher education.

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GIS Day 2015 is coming to Mason

Career and internship fair, distinguished speakers and presentations, geoinformation technology demonstrations, student map competition, student poster competition and much, much more! Come to the GIS Day at Mason: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10AM-2PM, Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus, George Mason University.

Check out the GIS Day program:

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AAG Seeks Interns for Spring, Summer Semesters

The AAG seeks interns on a year-round basis for the spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Interns participate in most AAG programs and projects such as education, outreach, research, website, publications, or the Annual Meeting. The AAG also arranges for interns to accompany different AAG staff on visits to related organizations or events of interest during the course of their internship. A monthly stipend of $500 is provided and interns are expected to make their own housing and related logistical arrangements. Enrollment in a Geography or closely related program is preferred but not a prerequisite for these opportunities.


Applicants should forward a resume, brief writing sample, and three references to Candida Mannozzi, cmannozzi [at] aag [dot] org

More information on internships at the AAG is also available on the Jobs & Careers section of the AAG website at:

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Geoinformation Science Career Panel, 2015

You are invited to George Mason’s Geoinformation Science Career Panel, 2015! Local GIS managers, career advisors, GIScientists from the federal and private sector with hiring experience will inform you about their careers, organizations, and what they look for in job or internship applicants. Participants will discuss trends in the industry want they mean for job market preparations. The Q&A session and following reception will provide many opportunities to interact with the panelists. So, come and get great advice about how to launch or reinvigorate your geospatial career!

The Geoinformation Science career panelists will be:

Name Affiliation
Maurice Rioux City of Fairfax
Michael Liddle Fairfax County
Harsh Govind DigitalGlobe
Stephen C Lowe U.S. Department of Agriculture
Kim Bellamy University Career Services
Max Baber USGIF


When: Thursday, November 12th, from 4:30pm to 6pm

Where: Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science Event Space, 2nd floor, Exploratory Hall

The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science will be providing snacks, so bring questions and room for a bite!

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NSF REU Fellow Opportunity

The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) located at George Mason University, Fairfax campus is looking for two undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Fellows in 2015.

This opportunity is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program which enables undergraduate students to obtain research experience and consider a career path in relevant domains. NSF REU Student Interns will work in a team with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at the main campus of George Mason University and will conduct research related to geospatial data and GIScience. NSF fellows may be able to attend a professional conference to present working results.


  • Applicants must be undergraduate students.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status is required.
  • Applicants should be able to work as NSF fellows for 14 weeks (around September 2015 – December 2015) at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Starting date is flexible.
  • NSF REU fellows will receive funding for a stipend of $300 per week with travel to a conference covered.
  • Applications from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

A complete application includes:               

  • A CV
  • One page double spaced statement of interest.
  • Contacts (email and phone #) of two referees.

Application Deadline: Monday 9/14/2015.

Submit your application at:

For more information about the NSF REU Fellow Opportunity visit our web site: or contact Dr. Min Sun ( or Dr. Sven Fuhrmann (

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: