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  • 19 Feb 2013 11:05 PM | HIGICC Administrator


    University of Hawaii Maui College.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC), for the Rural Hawaii 1 (RH1) Project, located in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

    Monthly Salary:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

    Duties:  Coordinates, manages, and directs all activities of the project.  Works to achieve project outcomes, writes all necessary project reports.  Acts as a liaison with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry developing job and employment opportunities for the project’s participants.  Develops three (3) credit courses for the GIS Certificate Program for delivery at UH Maui College and at off-campus sites at Hawaii Community College and Kauai Community College.  Develops assessment tools and strategies for continuous course improvement.  Obtains approval for new courses through the UH Maui College curriculum approval process and articulates courses with other UH college campuses.  Collaborates with the Instructional Design team on innovative program delivery.  Teaches the UH Maui College GIS Certificate Program courses.  Assists in the evaluation of curriculum and in the development of assessment tools and strategies for course and student development.  Participates in departmental, community and university service.  Supervises the three (3) GIS Technical Support personnel.

    Primary Qualifications:  Education:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Surveying, Geography, Geomatics or a related field.  Experience:  At least two (2) years of experience teaching GIS courses in a college setting.  At least one (1) year of supervisory experience.    Abil/Know/Skills:  Demonstrated expertise in GIS and curriculum development.  Functional knowledge and understanding of the principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and systems associated with federal grants.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members, individuals, and the public.  Ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes, and resolve a full range of issues that may occur in managing a grant-funded project involving research, curriculum and course development.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Must possess strong computer software skills with professional software programs commonly used in GIS.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and personal insured vehicle.  Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. 

    SECONDARY Qualifications:  PhD from an accredited or university in Surveying, Geography, Geomatics or a related field.  One to three (1-3) years of experience in administering projects funded by a Federal grant or working on a federal grant project in a position of responsibility.  Knowledge of UH administrative procedures. 

    Application Requirements: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. 

    Closing Date:  March 28, 2013. 

    EEO/AA Employer.  Auxiliary aids are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

  • 28 Jan 2013 11:03 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Job Title - Hydrologist, GS-1315-11 (AT-DEU)

    Department:Department Of The Interior

    Agency:Geological Survey

    Job Announcement Number:PAC-2013-0165


    $58,589.00 to $76,164.00 / Per Year


    Monday, January 28, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013




    Term - Full-Time




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    United States Citizens


    As a Hydrologist within the U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Islands Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Serve as a Project Chief or senior project member for complete hydrologic investigations by planning, conducting, and reporting on interpretive studies that typically require modification of established techniques or procedures and extensive collection, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of hydrologic data.
    • Develops approaches, standards, methods, guides, and procedures for conducting the interpretive study and provides advice, interpretation, and training to other professionals in the application or modification of established standards, methods, and procedures to ensure adequate treatment and thorough consideration of anomalous study conditions or situations.
    • Prepare reports of findings for complete hydrologic interpretive studies summarizing the results of hydrologic investigations.
    • Develop project proposals or descriptions that summarize critical information relating to the objective, approach, funding, and expected results of proposed investigations.
    • Operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle. You must possess valid State driver's license.

    This is a term appointment for which all qualified applicants with or without Federal status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

    The incumbent of this position is entitled to a cost of living allowance (COLA) of 12.25% in addition to the salary. COLA may be subject to change at any time.

    There may be three vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.


    • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
    • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
    • Overnight travel of 3-5 nights per month may be required.
    • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year trial period.
    • Selectee must provide proof of valid driver's license, safe driving record.
    • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

    • This has a very short time frame. The positions opened today and closes Friday. Please spread the word widely.


      Hydrologist, GS-1315-11, Term - Full-Time, Open to United States Citizens



      Hydrologist, GS-1315-07/09, Term - Full-Time, Open to United States Citizens


  • 23 Jan 2013 11:03 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    This position is located within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Coastal Resources Management Office (CRM).  CRM provides technical expertise and assistance for the planning, management, and monitoring of coastal resources in the CNMI and ensuring their sustainable use and development. CRM is made up of multiple branches that comprehensively address resource management issues in the coastal zone. These include Permitting, Enforcement, Outreach & Education, Non-Point Source Pollution (NPS), The Coral Reef Program, Natural Resource Planning, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). CRM also takes an active role in interagency resource management and planning initiatives, including marine and coral monitoring, watershed management and conservation plans, and the CNMI Climate Change Working Group.  


    In support of these programs and its agency mission, CRM is recruiting for professionally qualified GIS personnel to assist with the implementation of computer and GPS technologies, databases, software applications and tools to produce an integrated geographic information system.


    The GIS personnel must demonstrate adequate knowledge with data and process modeling.  Under direct supervision of the Director, he/she will utilize GIS for the purpose of spatial data management and visualization, as well as organizing and enhancing existing systems.  The GIS personnel will work within the CNMI GIS User Group to help direct GIS activities (data sharing, standardized coordinate and datum scheme, and update responsibilities).  The position will assist other staff in the effort to install, implement, and manage the on-going updates of CRM data and information systems.  The GIS personnel will respond to requests of users, and troubleshooting problems relating to software and hardware errors, as well as support and train other users as needed.  The GIS personnel will provide IT support to CRM, including specifications of computers, printers, plotters and network connectivity.

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  • 20 Jan 2013 11:04 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Geodatabase Specialist

    Ocean Associates Inc. is seeking a candidate who will provide professional GIS support to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) to support marine aquaculture siting and suitability assessments in American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).


    The candidate shall identify, locate, document (metadata), georeference, collect/compile (if necessary), and occasionally create synthesized data that will contribute to preliminary siting and suitability assessments for marine aquaculture operations in American Samoa, Guam, and CNMI. The consultant will format and either load the data and metadata into an existing geodatabase, or create links to data that are provided by other geodata services.  This geodatabase will contain political, socio-economic, biological, geological, oceanographic, human use, and legal information, and be accessible via the world-wide web (WWW) to decision-makers, regulators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public.  It will enable users to display, query, and download relevant data by topic and by area.

    Duties include:

    ·         Compile, format, and convert the data into a common geographic reference system.

    ·         Document the data (create metadata using FGDC or ISO standards).

    ·         Create links to the PacIOOS data services and work with PacIOOS to ensure data compatibility with the PIFSC data service.

    ·         Coordinate with aquaculture program members to obtain information for display on the data portal

    ·         Ensure that the web data services can ingest the data.

    If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email your resume to

    Jobs *at* OceanAssoc.com

    - Use “5048 Aquaculture Geodatabase” as the subject line.

    - Include your name in the document file name.

    - PDF format is preferred.

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  • 10 Jan 2013 11:02 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Position Description:

    *****Security Clearance preferred or must be clearable*****
    ArdentMC is aggressively seeking a Senior GIS Developer/Administrator to support multiple Federal Government contracts, particularly focused around supporting the Department of Homeland Security mission. This role will provide front-end design, development, and planning with particular emphasis on systems that leverage Homeland Security and Open Source Intelligence data sets. The candidate should be a self-starter, motivated, able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment with a good understanding of software development standards and best practices. The candidate should have demonstrable creative problem solving skills.
    Skills MUST have: .NET Technology Suite, Map/Web Services, GIS/Geospatial processing tasks, DB Programming & GUI, Server Security (proxy, user/access)
    Skills nice to have: Python, Agile experience, WCF Vanilla and Rest services, Silverlight/WPF

    • Design and develop applications using our core product APIs to meet specific customer requirements. You could feasibly work with any of the following technologies: Silverlight, JavaScript, HTML5, Flex, REST, Python, Oracle or SQL.
    • Design and implement solutions using Esri’s ArcGIS suite: ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Portal. These products often comprise the typical core client geospatial framework and expertise is preferred
    • Conduct all pertinent design, documentation, testing, development and technical knowledge transfer on a routine basis
    • Work closely with Project Managers, Government clients, and other contractors to analyze problems, define requirements, and develop solutions. You would not be “another engineer” on the team, but often directly interfacing with customers or other contractor personnel where you’d be the subject matter expert and asked to provide guidance and analytical thought.
    • Support ArdentMC development teams with web and desktop based applications/services following design specifications provided by ArdentMC Architects
    • Manage GIS server environments (test/dev as well as Government production systems)
    • Publish/Consume map services (REST, WMS, GeoRSS, KML/KMZ, etc)
    • Ingesting, Parsing and Publishing Data (e.g. handling various data feed types)
    • Maintain hosted data
    • Manage software inventory
    • Front end GUI Design/development and manage relational database roles/permissions (GUI and DB)
    • Develop and administer geoprocessing tasks (e.g. Selecting data, Buffer, Routing, Geocoding, etc.)
    • Lead production deployment of software to ensure successful transition to operations and maintenance
    • Participate in daily meetings and other Agile processes to ensure quality rapid capability delivery
    ArdentMC GIS Personnel bring a minimum of three years of experience with industry leading GIS server/software and bring an understanding of database environments with respect to application integration with GIS (ESRI, Bing, Google) and database (SQL Server, Oracle) platforms. GIS personnel are involved in developing new and maintaining existing web/map services, supporting developers with code deployments, performance analysis, writing technical documentation, code refactoring, and operating in source control/configuration control environments. Strong written skills are required – architecture diagrams as well as system documentation. ArdentMC utilizes the Agile method of Project Management and Software Development, knowledge of these methodologies is preferred.
    Specific Requirements:
    • U. S. Citizenship and the ability and willingness to obtain/maintain a security clearance
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Understanding of the ESRI ArcGIS Suite of products
    • Familiarity with basic User Interface and User Experience principles
    • Understanding of web standards and web services
    • Ability to gather, define, and document requirements in highly dynamic environments
    • Ability to effectively schedule and manage interdependent tasks and people
    • Ability to work effectively in a distributed team environment across multiple Government contracts/contractors
    • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize activities and develop realistic action plans and schedules.
    • Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and ensures quality.
    • Good communication skills both written and oral
    • Ability to work with Business Analysts and Project Managers to turn requirements into production quality software components within a fixed period of time
    • Ability to operate with little supervision, and operate autonomously
    The GIS Emphasis of this position reflects client engagements that support ArdentMC Geospatial Practice Area. The above recommended qualifications should be augmented with some of the following experience(s):
    • Knowledge of industry leading GIS technologies (ESRI, Google, Bing, etc…)
    • Experience developing with modern web UI frameworks (JavaScript, Silverlight, Flex, etc.)
    • Experience developing service-based software endpoints that can be utilized within a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    • Knowledge of geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, location based services or similar
    • Experience with current technology implementation patterns, including SOA, web services, and cloud technology
    • Experience with IT security concepts such as SSL/TLS, tokens, and PKI
    • Experience developing with Microsoft technologies with focus on .NET (Visual Studio, SQL Server, WCF Services, C#)
    • Microsoft Certified Programmer qualifications
    Company Profile:
    ArdentMC is a fast growing and agile technology firm focused on producing highly innovative solutions that support the federal government. Our Maui software development center represents a collection of highly skilled information technology professionals developing applications that enhance homeland security, equip our soldiers around the world, and provide situational awareness to agencies operating in a constantly evolving threat environment. ArdentMC values our employees, and offers a generous relocation package matched with a full suite of employee benefits that include competitive salaries, 401K matching, three weeks of paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement.

    To Apply for this position visit website at www.ardentmc.com

  • 09 Jan 2013 11:00 PM | HIGICC Administrator


    Agency: University of Hawaii, PacIOOS

    School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.

    Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the

    School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Hawaii Institute of

    Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

    (PacIOOS) Program Office, located on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus in

    Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational

    needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with

    applicable Federal/State laws.


    DUTIES: Responsible for providing on-going ocean-related data services and

    information to the public via standard web services. Works with the PacIOOS data

    management team to download, manipulate, reformat and upload identified data sets

    and metadata files to be accessed via the PacIOOS servers. Modifications to the data

    will also be properly recorded. Communicates with team scientists and works with them

    to produce web-optimized graphics and web content.

  • 19 Dec 2012 10:59 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Job Title:Geographer (Non-Status)

    Department:Department Of Agriculture

    Agency:Natural Resources Conservation Service

    Job Announcement Number:PI-808404-TS

    SALARY RANGE: $58,589.00 to $91,291.00 / Per Year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0150-11/12
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS:  1 vacancy in the following location:
    Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
    WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens 

    Status (Current Federal Employee)


    Non Status (Not a Current Federal Employee)



    This position is on the Pacific Islands Area (PIA) State Office Soils staff. 
    The incumbent serves serves as the Geographical Information Specialist and Natural
     Resource Inventory Specialist for the PIA and is responsible for providing technical
    guidance and assistance in all aspects of programs to the field offices, area offices
    and state office staff.  The duty station for the Geographer will be within the State of
    Hawaii.  The official duty station will be determined upon selection. 

  • 19 Nov 2012 10:57 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Organization: Hawaii State Civil Defence

    Location: Honolulu, Oahu

    Position : Internship

    currently seeking a college student who is willing to work as an (unpaid) intern or volunteer at Hawaii State Civil Defense. Ideal candidate should have some experience using ESRI ArcGIS software and the ability to create basic graphic maps independently. This individual should also have an interest in Emergency Management and must be willing to commit to working 4-8 hours per week at the State Emergency Operating Center in Diamond Head crater.

    Previous intern met the above qualifications and was in the final year of her Natural Resources and Environmental Management (GIS and Remote Sensing Track) undergraduate degree.

    Company: Hawaii International Environmental Services

    Location: Oahu, Hawaii or Guam

    Start Date: January 2013

    Position Description:

    GIS Technician/Analyst/Programmer providing technical support to entry level staff while working independently to accomplish various GIS tasks. This position requires the candidate be experienced with the ESRI family of products, most notably ArcGIS 9+, and Trimble field GPS units (G-3 through 8 / Base Station, GeoXT, Pathfinder Office, GeoXH). An in depth knowledge of database creation within SDSFIE, and knowledge of Survey analyst and other tools and extensions within ArcMap is required. Programming knowledge and experience is a plus.

    Responsibilities include the following:

    -Creation of high-quality cartographic products -GIS technical and cartographic assistance to on-site staff -Spatial data generation and processing -GPS collection: survey and mapping grade -Conversion of spatial data between software and hardware platforms -Maintaining and creating spatial databases under SDSFIE -Travel at least 50% within the Pacific Rim

    Minimum requirements:

    -BA/BS in Geography, GIS, Computer Science, Physical Science, Engineering or related area of study -Ten years work experience using ESRI products.

    -Good interpersonal and communication skills (Written and Verbal).


    The salary range for this position is based on a combination of education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

  • 20 Sep 2012 10:56 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners, Inc. seeks a GIS Specialist to support land use, environmental, and facility planning projects across Hawaii and the Pacific Region.

    The position requires a minimum of 2 years work experience utilizing GIS in the fields of planning, geography, cultural/natural resource management, or physical sciences.  Potential candidates must have proven GIS data management skills, experience creating and editing spatial databases, and strong cartographic design skills. In addition to ArcGIS 10, candidate should be familiar with ArcGIS Online, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite. DoD experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience.

  • 07 Sep 2012 10:55 PM | HIGICC Administrator

    Statement of work.


    Contractor shall perform routine and complex geospatial operations as directed by GIS Analysts and supervisor. The candidate will work in a team environment producing geospatial products and services Skills Required:  ArcGIS and ESRI mapping products. Experience authoring Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata. Must have good communications skills, both oral and written. Must work well in a collaborative environment.


    Desirable Skills:

    Familiarity with Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, & Environment (SDSFIE); Trimble Mapping Grade GPS to collect and process field data; Bentley MicroStation CAD products; ERDAS Imagine software.

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