The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region Ecological Services Program Office, has an opening for a student to train for a permanent position as a Biologist or Cartographer position with a Geographic Information System (GIS) emphasis. This position will be filled under the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). To learn more about the SCEP in the US Fish and Wildlife Service, click on this link:
http://www.fws.gov/jobs/wwd_student.html or http://www.fws.gov/jobs/pdf/Final_SEEP_Guide_2004.pdf
For more info, download full job description here.
Kenai Fjords National Park is looking for a student interested in working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial data. The person selected will support park operations by making maps, collecting field data, documenting existing GIS data, and managing and organizing spatial data.
This is a Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) position which provides an opportunity to gain experience working for the government in a job related to your field of study. We are looking for an enthusiastic and qualified undergraduate or Masters Degree student in the field of Geography, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Information Management, or similar field. This is an employment opportunity anticipated to last through summer 2010.
Natural Resource Program Manager
Kenai Fjords National Park
PO Box 1727 Seward, AK 99664
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is informally recruiting for a student intern position in GIS and Mapping. This position will be for approximately 1 year. Job duties are variable and consist of general geospatial data management and GIS analysis support related to water resource engineering. Interested applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited university geography or related program in the physical sciences
and have basic GIS skills (at least GIS 1 and 2 or equivalent). Pay depends on educational background with undergraduate students generally qualified at the GS-4 level ($14.14/hr) and graduate students generally qualified at the GS-5 level ($15.82), interns do not receive federal health or other benefits.
We would like to see a time commitment of around 20 hours per week during the school year and can support a full-time schedule during Summer term. This time commitment may be flexible.
Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their experience with GIS, or requests for additional information on the position, to Jacob Macdonald at
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 10:26 AM
Please join us for the second Winter 2010 Colloquium of the Geospatial Information Society (GIS) Student Club!
Presenter: Ralph Kiefer (Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Subject: 50 Years of Remote Sensing and GIS: Then and Now (A Personal Journey)
Ralph Kiefer will be presenting an in-depth look at how GIS and Remote Sensing methods, techniques, and applications have changed during the last 50 years. Mr. Kiefer is a great speaker with a lifetime of experience in the fields of GIS and Remote Sensing. This presentation is not one to be missed!
Mr. Kiefer is one of the authors of the seminal textbook "Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation"
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010
Location: Cramer Hall, Room 413
This event is free and all are welcome!
Free refreshments will be provided!
GPS Data Collection and GIS Mapping Specialist
This position is for a part-time Mapping Specialist that will work independently with minimal supervision to research, plan, collect, interpret and print scaled maps for a variety of environmental projects, such as Sustainable Neighborhoods, Wetland and Stream Boundaries, Habitat and Species studies, Natural Resources, Mitigation Plans, Environmental Site Assessments, Soil, Groundwater and Soil Vapor Investigations, and
This position will prepare, layer, and scale maps and figures such as: Vicinity, Parcel, Plot, Aerial Photograph, Sample Location, Topographic, National Wetlands Inventory, Soil Survey, Flood Plain, Local Wetlands Inventory, Wetland and Stream Survey, Water Type, Priority Habitat and Species, and Lidar.
Strong GIS skills with the ESRI suite of software (ArcInfo, ArcGIS 9.3, ArcView,ArcMap), AutoCAD, Google Earth, Trimble and Delorme devices
Proficient with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
Use GPS to collect environmental data and navigate in the field
Good information technology (IT) technical skills
A basic understanding behind data management and relationship databases
Maintains and updates the existing GIS library and data sets
Strong understanding and import of raster and vector data collection and
Experience in working with a variety of coordinate systems and performing
transformations from variable datasets
Skilled in geo-referencing images into various GIS platforms
Advanced computer cartography and scale conversions
Exceptional technical editing and writing ability
Work and import shapefiles, professional land surveys and .pdf conversions
Proven ability to organize large amounts of data and present in easily
Strong mathematical, statistical and analytical proficiency
Ability to create, edit, display and analyze environmental data
Analyze data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance, and to interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects
Prepare charts or graphs from data samples and provide summary information on the environmental relevance of the data
SOCIAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Comfortable with a fast-paced office and rapidly changing environment
Self motivated and independent worker and able to finish a job with minimal
oversight within given timeframe and budget
Positive and able to communicate and work effectively with staff and clients
Must be a people person and able to work as a team
Works with a can-do attitude
Ability to make informed decisions quickly and efficiently
Communicate scientific and technical information through oral briefings, writtendocuments, workshops, conferences, and public hearings.
Able to walk, stand, bend and lift 30+ pounds, work in all weather conditions and difficult terrains
Capable of working both inside (at the office) and outside (on the job site)
Valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle for travel to job sites
One year work experience in a professional company or pubic agency preparing scaled GIS maps.
Bachelor’s or higher level college degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental or Engineering discipline.
Part-time, Monday through Friday.
Commensurate with level of education, experience and technical skill.
RESUME SUBMITTAL INFORMATION
Closing date: 2.16.10
Mail resume to: EnCo Environmental Corporation
P.O. Box 1212
Puyallup WA 98371
E-mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax resume to: 253.841.0264