EWP is hiring a seasonal field representative to document existing Washington Park signage, using ArcGIS field maps, a smartphone or tablet, and a GPS receiver. For each sign the hardware and software will be used to document its location, enter descriptive information and take a photograph. The GIS Field Mapping Intern should be prepared to traverse Washington Park at distances sometimes upwards of 1 mile on trails, and be able to document signage both on trails and on or around roadways. They should be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions.
The ideal candidate is someone who is enthusiastic and eager to gain more GIS field mapping experience. The position is open to current college students or recent graduates seeking work experience in the field of GIS. Candidates should be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning, geography, computer science, or related field.
Weekdays and Weekends
· 20-40 hr./week, primarily weekday and daytime hours
· Work will occur until all signs are mapped. Likely 3-month duration at 20 hrs/week
Salary and Benefits
Duties & Responsibilities
Applicant should be prepared to access signs in a variety of locations, including along roadways, in parking lots and along trails while carrying a smart phone or tablet and a GPS receiver. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, self-motivated and adaptable to change.
Additional tasks may include: editing the collected GIS data, documenting additional park assets, and assisting with trail counts. Should time allow, the GIS Field Mapping Representative may be called upon to clean and reformat data in the GIS database as well as perhaps to create maps and other analyzation tools with the data set, which may be utilized in compiling reports, or to assist in other data gathering aspect of the project (experience with Python a plus but not required).
· High School Diploma or GED and
· Pursuing Undergraduate or Graduate degree
· We will consider any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
EWP is committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, EWP has implemented a vaccine requirement policy for employees.
Please email a resume and cover letter to Heather@explorewashingtonpark.org. The subject line should be “GIS INTERN.” The cover letter should be no more than one page in length and should explain how your skills and experience make you the best candidate for the position
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. May 26, 2022
Explore Washington Park (EWP)
EWP is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to connecting people with the culture, diversity, and wonder of nature in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide an accessible, inclusive, and cohesive experience for all who visit Portland’s destination park. We are guided by the following principles:
· We are caretakers of the natural world.
· We eliminate barriers that exclude.
· We are stewards of exploration.
· We embody the nature of Portland.
· We are One Park – a community of destinations.
EWP programs include a free shuttle, traffic management and offsite parking services, visitor information services, and park planning. The organization is primarily funded through Washington Park’s parking meter revenue. The board of directors includes director-level representation from the Oregon Zoo, Portland Parks & Recreation, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Portland Japanese Garden, TriMet, Travel Portland, and the two adjoining neighborhood associations.
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a diverse team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We celebrate diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about the organization please visit explorewashingtonpark.org.
Washington Park is one of Portland’s oldest parks and, at 410 acres, is home to Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center, Oregon Zoo, and the International Rose Test Garden. In addition to the cultural institutions, the Park includes the Oregon Holocaust
Memorial and Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial, as well as playgrounds, an archery range, tennis courts, group picnic sites, over 15 miles of trails connected to Forest Park, and a TriMet light rail MAX station. More than 3.5 million visitors enjoy the Park each year, making it one of Oregon’s top tourist destinations.