Job Type: full-time temporary position
Closing date (if specified): 15 Jan 2011
COLORADO STATE PARKS
Resource Stewardship & Natural Areas Program SEASONAL
Colorado State Parks has available a 6 month temporary position for 40 hours per week, as internship or entry level position. The position is based in downtown Denver. There are no health benefits, but employees are eligible to contribute to a 401k program and the state PERA retirement fund, and overnight trips will be reimbursed according to state travel policies, and a state vehicle will be provided. This position is a great entrance into the Conservation Biology and GIS working worlds in the beautiful state of Colorado.
GIS and stewardship technician - Applicant should have a background in wildlife, botany, or natural resources management and have 1 year or more of work experience using ArcGIS 8.x or 9.x. Use of GIS in an educational setting can be substituted for 6 months of GIS work experience. Experience with birding or revegetation/restoration is particularly important for this position. The job will primarily be preparing researching and coordinating birding and revegetation efforts, and manipulating GIS data and preparing maps for Resource Stewardship plans. The technician will also research other biological and geophysical aspects of the park, research human impacts to these resources and help conduct some fieldwork using GPS to map facilities and natural resources on parks. This position requires fast paced work, and the ability to coordinate with a team of individuals and volunteers. Administrative, scheduling and filing tasks will make up about 10% of the work.
Experience with MS Office and ESRI GIS software products is required, and experience with Trimble GPS products or AutoCAD products are also helpful. The applicant should be physically fit and willing to hike and camp and have own camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag). Applicant must have (or obtain) a valid Colorado Driver’s license prior to the hire date. Applicant should have good written and oral communication skills. This position provides a good opportunity to gain experience with GIS, threatened and endangered species, weeds, rare plants and conservation in a practical, real world setting. For more info on State Parks - please see http://parks.state.co.us/ Please send application by January 15, 2011, but applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Pay rate $12-14/hr or commensurate with experience.
The ideal candidate would currently be local to Colorado due to the short timeline on the position. For consideration, please email these materials as PDF documents in order to be considered: 1) cover letter (state which position, availability date to start, hourly payrate desired) 2) resume 3) reference contact list - 3 minimum, previous supervisor(s), academic reference, etc.
Send email with these 3 attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, contact:
Natural and Cultural Resources Program Manager Colorado State Parks
Our Opportunity ID: 17226