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Staff Profiles -


Rachel Smith,
Project Operations Manager,
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Portland Office
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965
Portland OR 97232
phone: (971) 673-0481
fax: (971) 673-1562

rachel.smith@state.or.us

Active and Recently Completed Projects

  • Currently manage the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and all FEMA contracted projects for DOGAMI.
  • Physiographic map of Lava Butte, Open-File Report O-11-04
  • Generalized geologic map of Bear Creek Valley, Jackson County, Oregon, Open-File Report O-11-11
  • State of Oregon Enhanced Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan: State Facility Vulnerability Assessment
  • Generalized geologic map of Southern Willamette Valley; Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk Counties, Open-File Report O-10-03

Background Information

Experience:

  • December 2011-present - Project Operations Manager, Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), Portland, OR
  • April 2010-November 2011- GIS Analyst/Cartographer, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
  • 2004-2010 Senior GIS Analyst/Assistant Project Manager, URS Corporation, Nashville, TN
  • 1998-2004 GIS Analyst/Assistant Project Manager, URS Corporation, Tallahassee, FL
  • 1996-1998 Computer Programmer, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL

Education:

  • 1996 BS Geography - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Urban and Regional Planning minor

Registration:

  • Certified GIS Professional (GISP), 2007, GISCI.

Professional Societies:

  • Tennessee Geographic Information Council, Vice President and Annual Conference Chair - 2009-2010
  • Tennessee Geographic Information Council, Board of Directors and Annual Conference Chair - 2008-2009
  • Seven Hills Regional User Group for GIS, Board of Directors - 2004-2005

Publications

  • "Advancing Geology: From Data Creation to Map Production" - presentation July 14, 2011, Esri International User Conference
  • "GISCI and GIS Professional Certification" - presentation March 27, 2008, TNGIC Annual Conference
  • "Using a National Forest to Demonstrate ArcView GIS Software's Efficiency." Proceedings of the 19th Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 1999.
  • "Streamlining Transportation Planning by Performing Environmental Analyses with GIS." Proceedings of the 19th Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 1999.
  • "U.S. National Forest Map Production A Case Study." Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 1, January 2000.

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 965, Portland, OR 97232-2162
(971) 673-1555, FAX (971) 673-1562
email us at DOGAMI

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