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URISA - Northern California Chapter Newsletter, April 2017
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The County of Tuolumne is recruiting a GIS Technician I/II

GIS Technician I/II
Salary Range:

Please see their job posting for more information.
(Position closes 3/1/17)

Fall GIS Courses Now Available at UC Davis Extension

Davis, Calif.- Take a fall course in Geographic Information Systems from UC Davis Extension. Learn from expert GIS instructors how to analyze and model the built and natural environments in order to inform policy and policy decisions. Whether you want to advance your career by developing a better understanding of GIS tools and capabilities, or you're a manager looking to bring GIS to your organization, these courses explore GIS topics in depth. Visit our website for a full listing of courses and to learn about the Geographic Information Systems Professional Concentration.

Introduction to GIS - Northern California.
Explore basic GIS software functionality with hands-on experience. Emphasis will be placed on display characteristics, attribute querying, spatial analysis, and database exploration and management.

GIS Database Design
Review industry-standard and emerging-data design technologies for today's natural resource and land use planning needs.

GIS for Resource Managers and Professionals
Gain an overview and working knowledge of GIS in this hands-on workshop.

For more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email or visit our website

UC Davis Extension, the continuing and professional education division of UC Davis, has been an internationally recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations and communities for more than 50 years. With 58,000 annual enrollments in classroom and online university-level courses, UC Davis Extension serves lifelong learners in the growing Sacramento region, all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Fehr and Peers Hiring for GIS Specialist

Please see their job posting for more information.

City of Merced Hiring for Geographic Information Systems Coordinator

Please see their job posting for more information.

Sacramento area job announcements

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Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) CAD/GIS Supervisor

Please view their job posting for more information.

CalHR job announcements

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GIS is performed by folks in many different job classifications in California State service. The classifications that most closely reflect the work of full-time GIS professionals are:

Use these as search keywords to find current examination bulletins and job vacancy announcements.

New Members of the URISA Vanguard Cabinet Announced

The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The VC is an advisory board made up of URISA young professionals who represent the young membership of the organization. The Cabinet’s mission is to collaborate with URISA’s Board of Directors and Committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals. Comprised entirely of passionate young members selected from different geospatial disciplines, the Cabinet aims to position URISA as the center of opportunities for creative young professionals who are committed to improving URISA and the geospatial profession via innovation, collaboration, networking, and professional development.

Five new members were named following the 2013 application process. The VC is pleased to welcome:

Caitlin Blundell - Mississauga, Ontario
Andrew Hayslip - St Petersburg, Florida
Shannon Reilly - St Petersburg, Florida
Chauncey Robbs - Alexandria, Virginia
Wendy Sisson - Atlanta, Georgia

Each VC member serves a two-year appointment. The application for 2014-15 VC membership will be available in December 2013. For more information, visit