GIS Intern | Abandoned Mines Lands | Phoenix, AZ
Start date: November 7, 2016
*Title*: Abandoned Mine Lands GIS Intern *Start/End Date*: November 7 2016 – October 20, 2017
*Salary*: $500/week (+Education Award)
*Term*: 50 weeks
*Reports to*: Melissa Misty Shafiqullah, AML Program Lead
*Location*: Arizona State Office, One North Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004
*Status*: 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
*Benefits*: AmeriCorps Education Award $5,730.00; AmeriCorps Public Land Corps Certificate*¹; The Corps Network health insurance (including vision and dental) provided by Cigna; AmeriCorps child care assistance.
*Position Summary:*The successful candidate will assist Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff with the cleanup and maintenance of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) data in the corporate AMSCM database. Duties will include but not be limited to querying the database, uploading records into the database, and identification/cleanup of redundant records in the database.
This work will be completed using excel spreadsheets and Hyperion queries of the AMSCM database, as well as GIS software. The position will also design and create attractive, user friendly maps to convey the data for internal reviews. The work is performed primarily in an office setting using a variety of geospatial technologies, although some field travel may be required.
This opportunity is suitable for upper-level college students or recent college graduates – with education and training in computer science, geography, geology, mining, cartography, or a related discipline – who posses strong skills in database management/application and using GIS software to produce maps. The selected candidates will demonstrate a keen understanding of tabular and spatial data; the ability to enter data quickly, correctly and efficiently; understand how to create data documentation; and demonstrate a basic knowledge of cartography and graphic design. Applicants must also pass a DOI security background check.