Rachelle Grein

Rachelle Grein

Education

Education

B.A.

SUNY Geneseo

Geography coursework

Cartography

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Environmental Issues

Geography of North America

Conservation and Resource Management

Alpine and Arcitic Environments

Remote Sensing: Theory and Concepts

Geographic Info Systems

Geography of Wesern Europe

Climatology

Geographic Research Methods I

Third World Regions

Intro to Urban and Regional Planning

Georesearch Methods II

Reomote Sensing: Image Applications

Geology coursework

Geological Sciences I and II

Mineralogy

Stratigraphy

Petrology

Geomorphology

Principles of Structural Geology

Fossiles and Recent Marine Invertibrates

Computer Science and mathematics

Pascal Programming

Computer Concepts

Calculus I

Calculus II

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography SUNY Geneseo 9/87 -5/88 assisting in a laboratory section of Physical Geography.

M.A.

Binghamton University

Coursework

Advanced Fluvial Geomorphology

Geographical Theory

Seminar in Teaching Methods in Geography

Pollution Sampling and Measurment

Water Resources Planning and Mangagement

Environmental Geomorphology

Seminar in Computer Graphics

Advanced Geographic Field Study

Advanced Statistics in Geography

Conservation and Resource Management

Internship in Geography

Well Head Protection By Zoning

Water Quality Internship, 9/1990 - 12/1990, Cornell Cooperative Extension Broom County, Binghamton, New York.

Graduate Assistant, Department of Geography SUNY Binghamton 8/88-5/89. 

Teaching laboratory sections of Physical Geography, Weather and Climate, and Soils classes.

Aug 2009 - May 2015

Ph.D. - Candidate

Florida Atlantic University

Course Work:

Coastal Hazards                                 

Dissertation Seminar                       

Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental Remote Sensing

Geosciences Colloquium

History of Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology

Research in the Geosciences

Spatial Data Analysis

Who's Vision, Who's Plan ( Study abroad in Netherlands)

Dissertation Topic:

Climate Change impacts on precipitation in South Florida

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Geographer 4/Scientist 4

South Florida Water Management District

Hydrologic Environmental Systems Modeling Department

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  • GIS Analysis in supporting a department of approximately 60 hydrogeological environmental modelers, engineers and scientists.
  • Model Data Steward 
  •  Model data stewardship program planning.
  • Model inventory
  • Model data Catalog
  • SVN Model Data Archive
  • Stake holder representative for the Enterprise GIS data system upgrade
  • Assist in acquiring, assembling, and manageing data for modelling projects
  • Conversion of data sets between mulitple formats, ascii, ncdf, bin, dss
  • LECWSplan update of model data
  • Assessment of Ground water monitoring network
  • WMM data updata of topographic, landuse and future landuse data
  • GIS analysis may be use for the creation and verification of Model input data sets and post processing and visualization of model output datasets.
  •  Dataset creation, compilation, update, verification for use by modelers.
  •  Cartographic products in support of modelers.
  •  GIS application development for Hydrologic Environmental Systems Modeling Department,
  • SFWMD EOC - Emergency Modeling Team.
  • GIS application design for Regional Simulation Model graphical user interface.
  • SFWMD EOC GIS team leader with duties including preseason data preparation, training and during storm GIS emergency mapping.
  • GIS working group member assisting the management of our enterprise GIS.
  • GIS Training and coaching of modelers, engineers and scientists.
  • GIS statement of work writing and review.
  •  GIS contract deliverables review.
  • GIS project manager for functional departmental GIS projects.
  •  GIS data steward for the department. 
  • Spatial Analysis for Modelers and Scientists, for example stage/storage relationships,.
  • Geostatistical analysis comparing datasets, i.e. topographic datasets
  • Estimation of future land use for SFWMM Model updates.
  • Generation of Digital Elevation Models from LiDAR data.
  • New GIS Application testing of in-house or contractor built applications.
  • Debugging of older AMLs used in post processing of model data.
  • Spatial analysis for Emergency Modeling Team and Department specific projects.
  • Application design and programming using Model Builder and VBA/Arc Objects to convert model datasets of different geo-zonal resolution of one model to another.  
  • QC of SFWMD generated DEMs from the Florida DEP Coastal LiDAR project.
  • Map creation for work products and publication for hydrologic environmental modelers.
  • GIS Data Querying and report generation for hydrologic environmental modelers.
  • Manage GIS data layers for modelers and enterprise data steward for model datasets published to the enterprise GIS database.
  • QA/QC of GIS contract deliverables.
  •  QA/QC of GIS statements of work and use cases Update of Topographic Dataset for the Regional Simulation Model and South Florida Water Management Model. 
  • Department level GIS data steward.
  • GIS Working Group Member representing my department in prioritizing enterprise GIS needs, training, and coordination.
  • Desk side trouble shooting and coaching of GIS users in my department.
  • GIS project management of department functional GIS projects.
Mar 2003 - Jan 2008

Staff Geographer

South Florida Water Management District

Hydrologic Environmental Systems Modeling Department  May 2004 - Jan 2008

Water Supply Department March 2003 - May 2004

  • GIS Analysis in support of hydrogeological environmental modelers and planners using ArcGIS.
  • GIS dataset creation, compilation, update, verification for use by ground water/surface water modelers.
  • Geodatabase design in support of the Regional Simulation Model.
  •  Cartographic products in support of modelers.
  • GIS application development for SFWMD EOC- Emergency Modeling Team.
  • GIS application Design for Regional Simulation Model graphical user interface.
  • GIS SFWMD Emergency Operations Center team leader with duties including preseason data preparation, training and during storm GIS  emergency mapping.
  • GIS working group member assisting with the management of our enterprise GIS by representing our department.
  • GIS Training and coaching of modelers, engineers and scientists. GIS statement of work writing and review.
  •  GIS contract deliverables review. GIS project manager for functional departmental GIS projects.
  • GIS contractor supervision 
  • Design and development of Antecedent conditions tool for the Emergency Modeling Team using VBA/ArcObjects and Model Builder.
  • Design of a Geodatabase for the Regional Simulation Model.
  • Spatial Analysis for Modelers and Scientists.
  • Historical vegetation cover geodatabase creation for the Natural Systems Regional Simulation Model.
  • New GIS Application testing of in-house or contractor built applications.
  • Spatial analysis for Emergency Modeling Team and Department specific projects.
  • Map creation for work products and publication for hydrologic environmental modelers.
  • GIS Data Querying and report generation for hydrologic environmental modelers.
  • Manage GIS data layers for modelers and enterprise data steward for model datasets published to the enterprise GIS database.
  • QA/QC of GIS contract deliverables.
  • QA/QC of GIS statements of work and use cases
  • Update of Topographic Dataset for the Regional Simulation Model.
  • Creation of Watershed dataset for Regional Simulation Model.
  • Expansion of Rainfall Model Grid.
  • GIS Working Group Member representing my department in prioritizing enterprise GIS needs, training, and coordination.
  • Desk side trouble shooting and coaching of GIS users in my department.
  • GIS project management of department functional GIS projects. 
Apr 1996 - Mar 2003

Geographer

South Florida Water Management District

Environmental Resources Assessment Department

  • GIS Analyst  support for an environmental monitoring department of a water resource management agency.
  • Developed cartographic products.
  • Verification of data,
  • Data collection
  •  GIS and ORACLE application design and development
  • Spatial analysis, reporting and cartography.
  •  Improved a standard mapping product to represent the environmental monitoring sites throughout the 16 county agency. .
  • Cartography for publication and presentation.
  • Participation of Emergency Operations Center GIS activities both pre-hurricane season preparation and during/post storm GIS activities.
  • Designed an Oracle database called SITEBOOK to organize metadata from stream gauging activities (included attributes such as, GPS'd cross section start and end points, weather, equipment used, etc)
  • Designed and developed applications for SITEBOOK database data collection using ArcGIS, oracle applications, and PL/SQL Web Cartridge.
  •  Designed and field tested mobile ArcPad application for GPS and Meta data Collection for SITEBOOK.
  • Wrote VBA/ArcObjects code to connect into the Oracle database for environmental monitoring data (DBHYDRO) and pull out active monitoring stations and their coordinates.Modified ArcView in support of web technical writers’ map making needs using the interface and avenue.
  • Wrote VBA/ArcObjects, AML and Avenue scripts when needed in support of departmental projects 
  • Improvement of primary map series of environmental monitoring stations (weather, groundwater stage, surface water stage, Flow stations).Regenerate and update the monitoring station maps and database monthly.
  • Spatial Analysis in support of scientists and engineers.
  •  Created maps and reports for work tasks, presentations, and publication.
  • Managed GIS data layers of active environmental monitoring stations.
  •  Validation of location coordinates of hydrologic structures (gates, pump stations, weirs, etc) and monitoring stations in our ORACLE database via GIS and GPS.
  • Taught in-house workshops in Geodatabases, SFWMD Emergency Operation Center GIS Tools, and in-house GIS applications.
  • GPS field Data Collection
  • Desk-side coaching of part-time and full-time GIS users when they have GIS technical issues or just questions.
Jun 1992 - Apr 1996

Senior Engineering Technician

South Florida Water Management District

Regulation Department

  • GIS technician level support for a regulatory department in a water resource management agency.
  • GIS regulatory database maintenance using Arc/Info, Developed GIS Database for Everglades Agricultural Area permits.
  • Created user and presentation cartographic products.
  • AML programming
  • GPS data collection and conversion into Arc/INFO coverages and shapefiles
  • Application development for ArcView using Avenue.
  • Design of GIS Database for Everglades Agricultural Area permits using Arc/Info and coverages.
  • Designed and programmed an application for regulator reviewers in ArcView using Avenue.
  • Collected the Data for The Everglades Agricultural Area Permits via field GPS collection and land ownership records.
  • Wrote AML scripts to speed up processes such as projection and conversion of GPS coordinates to coverages and automation of map generation.
  • Edited newly converted regulatory permit coverages using ArcEdit.
  • Edited permit database by adding new regulatory permit application boundaries.
  • Edited permit database by modifying old permit boundaries based on applications for modification.
  • Generated reports and maps for regulatory reviewers work and presentations
  • Desk-side coaching of part-time and full-time GIS users when they have GIS technical issues or just have questions.

Awards

Gamma Theta Upsilon – Geography National Honor Society, November 2010

Nominated SFWMD Team of the Month, March 2009,

Nominated SFWMD Employee of the Month, August, 1997

SFWMD Cash Awards - 2003,2007

Technical Training

Geographic Information Systems Training

Geostatistics

Advanced Analysis with ArcGIS

ArcHydro Training

Geodatabase design concepts

ArcGIS Create/Manage Geodatabase

Managing Editing Workflows in a Multiuser Geodatabase

ArcGIS intro to SDE

Intro To ArcGIS II

Intro to ArcGIS I

ArcObject Programming with VBA

Advanced Topics in ArcGIS 8.3

Customizing ArcIMS using ActiveX Connector

Customizing ArcIMS using ARCXML

ODE

ArcINFO What's New in Version 8

ArcView Programming with Avenue

ArcView What’s new in Version 3

ArcINFO Mapobjects

ArcINFO Location- allocation

ArcINFO Regions

ArcINFO Network Analysis

ArcINFO Image Enhancment, Mosaic, and Map

Advanced Unix, Mod I

Avenue Macro Programming for ArcView 2

Programming Training

C# for GIS Modeling applications

Python Programming

C++ Programming

C++ Programming Introduction

C Programming: an introduction

Visual Basic 5.0

Database Training

Advanced Oracle 9I Spatial

Oracle 9I Database Release 2

Oracle 9I Spatial

Oracle introduction to Oracle

Oracle DEV/REL 2 Build Forms 1

Oracle DEV/REL 2 Build Reports

Oracle Developer 2000 Reports

Oracle Developer 2000 Forms

Oracle SQL Statement Training

Develop DB Apps with Java I

Develop DB Apps with Java II

WEB Technologies

Create Dynamic Web Content with Java

Dreamweaver

Fireworks

Web Site Design ( at Palm Beach Community College)

Project Management  and Leadership

SFWMD Leader With in Program FY 2009

Effective Communication and Crucial Discussions for Leadership

The Leadership Challenge

Making Presentations that Work

SFWMD Stress Management Workshop

Communicating to Influence

Manager’s Motivation Toolkit

The 7 Habits for Managers

Introduction to the Capability Maturity Model Integration Version 1.2

Intro to Project Management

Managing Contractors at the District

Writing Statements of Work

Peoplemap training

Teamwork

Communications

Time management at the District

Supplier Diversity

Managing Change

Leadership

Vice President Public Relations, Freddy’s Forum Toastmasters Club, 2011-2012

Treasurer, Freddy’s Forum Toastmasters Club, 2009-2010

Leader Within – South Florida Water Management District – Team Polaris 2009

GIS Expo Committee Member, Palm Beach County GIS Forum 2011, 2008,2007,2006

Outdoor Program Management Team, Palm Glades Girl Scouts 2006-2008

GIS Users Group Chair, South Florida Water Management District, 2003

Publications and Presentations

Grein,R.L., November 2011, Regional Evapotranspiration and Rainfall Deficit for Non-Urbanized Watersheds in South Florida, Ph.D. Poster, Southeast Division of the American Association of Geographers, Savannah, Georgia.

Zahina, J.G., Said, W.P., Grein, R.L., Duever, M., June 2007, Pre-Development Vegetation Communities of Southern Florida, Technical Publication HESM-02, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Kranz, R.L,.Smelt, W.,1999, From Three Ring Binders to Internet accessibility, Track – GIS on the internet,A Technical Presentation for the ESRI User Conference,

June,1999, San Diego , California.

Grein, R. L., et al.,1987, Demonstration of Microcomputer Based Digital

Image Processing Systems For Environmental Analysis, A Technical Presentation for the Rochester Academy of Science, November 1987, Geneseo, New York.

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2010 - Present

Advanced Leader Bronze

Toastmasters International
Apr 2010 - Present

Compentent Leader Award

Toastmasters International
Jun 2010 - Present

Compentant Communicator

Toastmasters International
Nov 2010 - Nov 2015

Certified Geographic Informations Systems Professional

GIS Certification Institute