Three Postdoc Positions, Urban Simulation
The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science in cooperation with the Datalab at George Mason University (GMU) and the Department of Computer Science at Tulane University have a total of three postdoctoral fellow positions available. These positions will be part of the “Urban Simulation” project team conducting research as part of the DARPA’s “Ground Truth” program, a network of DARPA-funded teams across the USA. The team is directed by Andreas Zuefle, Dieter Pfoser, and Andrew Crooks at GMU and by Carola Wenk at Tulane.
The project team will design and implement an agent-based simulation environment for urban areas. These simulations will be large-scale and will provide observed movement traces, agent communication threads and social networks. The project goal is to provide tools in support of a verifiable and quantitative study of human movement and social behavior. The three postdoctoral fellows will collaborate in the design and implementation of the simulation framework based on the existing Multiagent Simulation Toolkit (MASON) platform (written in Java).
Position 1 – a two 2-year postdoctoral researcher positions at GMU in Fairfax, Virginia. The main role for one of these positions is to lead the design and implementation of the agent-based simulation environment. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42109.
Application deadline: January 19, 2018.
Position 2 – a two 2-year postdoctoral researcher positions at GMU in Fairfax, Virginia. This position focuses on model development and computational social science aspects of the simulation framework. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42107.
Application deadline: January 19, 2018.
Please email either Andreas Zuefle <azufle [at] gmu.edu>, Dieter Pfoser <dpfoser [at] gmu.edu>, or Andrew Crooks <acrooks2 [at] gmu.edu> for questions about Positions 1&2.
Position 3 – A 2.5-year postdoctoral researcher position at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The responsibilities include the development and implementation of efficient and scalable agent logic, large-scale simulations on Tulane’s HPC cluster, and the development of evaluation metrics to measure the success of other teams explaining and predicting complex behavior from the simulated data. For more information and to apply, please visit the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/46420.
Application deadline: January 15, 2018.
Please email Carola Wenk, cwenk [at] tulane.edu for questions about Position 3.
Applications received after the respective deadlines will be considered until the positions are filled. The start dates for these positions are flexible, but are ideally in early Spring 2018.
Three Postdoc Positions, Urban Simulation
GIS TECHNICIAN POSITION
The Fairfax County Park Authority seeks an individual to fill the role of GIS Technician to assist with GIS dataset creation, verification, documentation and management. The Fairfax County Park Authority is the primary parks and recreation provider in Fairfax County, VA which is located just outside of Washington, DC. The Park Authority is the county’s largest landowner and owns over 23,000 acres of property and manages over 420 parks. The GIS Technician will join the Planning & Development Division of the Park Authority and will report to the agency’s Senior GIS Analyst. This is a limited-term exempt position that will be scheduled to work 900 hours per calendar year. Compensation will be $22 to $23 per hour depending on qualifications.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is currently undertaking a comprehensive update of its existing geospatial data for the agency as well as its data for other local parks and recreation providers. This includes the need to create, update and document detailed geospatial data on physical assets (e.g. ballfields, playgrounds, trails), cultural and natural resources (e.g. wildlife, vegetation, archaeology), land records (e.g. easements, agreements) and programming (e.g. classes, marketing). Applicants should be mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working under limited supervision.
Responsibilities of the GIS Technician include:
Creation of new GIS database layers and data;
Verification of and updates to existing GIS database layers and data;
Development and design of datasets including database schema;
Quality control checks on GIS data layers to ensure they meet specifications;
Creation of metadata and data dictionary entries for new and existing datasets;
Communication with internal & external staff to verify completeness and accuracy of GIS data;
Collection of GIS data in the field using tablets and GNSS devices;
Creation of simple web mapping applications to aid in dataset verification and quality control; Other tasks as assigned
This is an exempt part-time position and does not offer health benefits or paid leave. Schedule is flexible during typical business hours Monday through Friday. Work will occur in an office setting but periodic visits to parks in the area to collect data in the field are anticipated.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, geospatial science or a related field
Knowledge and experience with Desktop GIS (ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcCatalog)
Knowledge and experience with Web GIS (ArcGIS Online)
Experience creating, editing and managing GIS data
Experience creating metadata and data dictionaries
Knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
Ability to work well independently and with little supervision
Able to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience using hand-held GPS units Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.
Ability to walk or hike up to one mile to verify park features using GPS device Valid US driver’s license
Knowledge and experience with designing, creating and managing geodatabase schema including designing geodatabase fields, domains and subtypes
Knowledge and experience with designing, creating and managing geodatabase items including feature classes, tables, feature datasets, relationship
classes and topologies
Experience with advanced GIS editing tools (such as vertex modification, feature construction and attribute assistant)
Experience using topology rules to verify dataset integrity and quality
Experience creating web mapping applications in ArcGIS Online through tools such as Web App
Experience collecting GIS data using Collector for ArcGIS
Experience working with high accuracy GNSS receivers
Applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to Justin.Roberson@fairfaxcounty.gov
Please email your application no later than August 31st, 2017. Applications after this date will not be accepted.
Fairfax County is an EOE/AA employer
Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, Geography
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US Army Geospatial Center, Program Manager – Modeling & Simulation lead for terrain/geospatial database design
In this position you will be responsible for the following duties:
- Directing and overseeing M&S terrain/geospatial database design.
- Establishing requirements to collect and maintain core M&S information.
- Directing the formulation of a M&S program and annual program budget.
- Evaluating and interpreting directives and policy instructions regarding M&S terrain.
- Overseeing the alignment of M&S data with geospatial/GIS data types, structures, formats and services leading to a convergence of M&S terrain/geospatial.
- Developing requirements for standard capabilities to utilize and standardize M&S terrain/geospatial data.
- Occasional Travel
- 20% for technical meetings, site visits and conferences.
About the Organization: Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what’s right, what’s smart, and what works. Please see the available positions below and follow the provided links to view the position descriptions and apply on the company website (https://www.redhorsecorp.com/). We are looking for two candidates to fill each described role below which will be onsite in the Northern Virginia / DC Metro area.
- Senior Analyst: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1493685&B_ID=91&fid=1&Adid=&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=2363&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2#.WID5DY9nf5s
- Visualization Analyst: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1493666&B_ID=91&fid=1&Adid=&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=2363&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2#.WID5MXc2l98
- Database Analyst: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1493644&B_ID=91&fid=1&Adid=&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=2363&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2#.WID4ZT5Kl0w
- Junior Analyst: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1493655&B_ID=91&fid=1&Adid=&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=2363&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2#.WID4w8dV9C8
Descartes Labs‘s mission is to better understand planet Earth by analyzing massive amounts of imagery. We’ll begin this journey by understanding satellite imagery to enable real-time global awareness — whether it’s food production, energy infrastructure, the growth of cities, or our impact on the environment. Not only will we identify what’s in a single image, but we’ll also be looking at how our Earth changes over time.
They are currently hiring (main jobs page) for the following positions (headquartered in Los Alamos, NM, with an office in San Francisco):
Software Engineer – Redefine the limits of “Big Data.” Our peta-scale, cloud-based processing architecture provides daily challenges and opportunities for innovation. Your C/C++ must be very strong, along with excellent debugging and optimization skills. Pluses: parallel computing, machine learning, Google Cloud/AWS, Geographic Information Systems and GDAL.
Data Engineer – Scrappy? We collect massive amounts of data, every day, from assorted sources of varying quality. We need you to bring new sources online, monitor the pipeline, and make the output pretty. Real world knowledge of Python is a must. The spice must flow.
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) harnesses the expertise and digital excellence of U.S. citizen students to move the work of their government forward on multiple fronts. This upcoming year will be the third year MapGive is participating in the VSFS program. Partnering with student volunteers to increase the amount of maps for humanitarian initiatives, as well as providing training, and involving students in other projects the aid the U.S. State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit.
The average time that is expected on a weekly basis is between 3-5 hours a week. We accept a mix of applicants that either have Geospatial training or have no experience. We start the program off assuming everybody is new.
Apply for the VSFS program by going to:
The project code for this year should be: STATE-USA-INR-151
The USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) needs your help in adding data for the most vulnerable communities around the globe. The countries and regions OTI works in are often data-deserts. With little information to go on, it’s difficult to create valuable products to help inform decision-making.
With OpenStreetMap (OSM), the wikipedia of maps, data can be added, extracted, and analyzed illuminating parts of the world that have not yet been mapped at such a fine scale. By interning on this project you will become experts at adding spatial data, doing open-source research, validation and in the humanitarian/development’s community use of OSM. Interns will also get the opportunity to help improve tools that help other mappers add data to OSM.
Desired Skills Interests
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
To learn more about OpenStreetMap check out http://learnosm.org/en/beginner/introduction/ or this youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phwrgb16oEM
More information can be found at http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/417
Description: The Leidos Geospatial Programs Business Unit has a career opening for a Software Developer located in Alexandria, VA.
The job of the Software Developer is to work as part of a development team supporting a Military Exploitation of Reconnaissance and Intelligence Technology (MERIT) program. This program provides research and development funding to develop prototype capabilities for the DoD tactical community. The ideal candidate will work with a small team to develop new techniques for visualization and streaming of 3D imagery.
-Will develop source code and applications, interface closely with DoD users during BETA testing, resolve integration issues through coordination with outside vendors.
-Contribute to development of documentation and training material.
-Develop test procedures and participate in testing and bug fixes.
-Candidate with expertise in a specific area may be made responsible for that portion of the project schedule.
-Project is a research and development initiative and requires a candidate with creativity in applying complex technical principles to satisfy project requirements.
-Will perform integration development and testing of the software.
-Perform through communication, documentation, and team skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
Are you interested in being an important member on a dynamic team of developers, engineers and analysts dedicated to building new capabilities for Leidos and its customers? The Geospatial Programs Division is seeking an experienced software developer to design and develop applications at our Alexandria, VA office in support of a wide range of DoD missions. The Geospatial Programs Division is growing to meet the needs of our customers with offices in Alexandria, VA, and Seattle, WA, as well as personnel working on-site at customer facilities.
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated learner able and willing to delve into new technologies/languages as needed; demonstrate strong systems integration and testing skills; and be able to work independently and cooperatively with project staff at multiple locations. The position may require work on multiple projects over the course a month’s time. The developer is required to interface verbally and in writing with technical and non-technical staff. Tasks includes working with project staff to design, write, test and document custom applications, integrate custom applications into software suites, create graphical user interfaces and assist with systems engineering tasks, as needed. Pay commensurate with experience and capabilities.