In cooperation with the National Park Service Mojave National Preserve, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting for an experienced GIS Technician to work cooperatively with National Park Service staff to provide geographic information system (GIS) mapping and data analysis support related to conservation, restoration, transportation management, protection of cultural resources and other natural and cultural resource projects.
The California Desert Interagency Fire Program (CDIFP) is working on a Fire Management Plan (FMP) for Southern California. The Plan will include information vital to fire management activities in order to protect resources while enabling the safe, effective, and fiscally-responsible management of wildland fires. Information requested from the CDIFP for the FMP includes the identification of sensitive areas that may experience negative or positive effects from fire and how to accommodate those; special status species and their habitats and how fire may impact them; culturally sensitive areas and how to mitigate the effects of fire; retardant avoidance areas that include both waterways and others; and any other values that may need special consideration. The project will include but is not limited to compiling multiple hardcopy notes and digital files from various formats and consolidate them into datasets representing wildlife observations, archeological observations, remote camera data, vegetation measurements, and climate information. Database design will be needed to consolidate multiple formats and table structures. Datasets should be in database and geodatabase formats. Additionally opportunities will be provided to participate in other resource science and stewardship projects.
The GIS Technician will perform duties related to a broad spectrum of projects including, but not limited to, wildlife, cultural, and travel management.
More specifically, the GIS Technician will be involved in the following projects:
Mojave National Preserve (MOJA) is 1.6 million acres, with about 44% of it designated as Wilderness. While most of MOJA is made up of the Mojave Desert, components of the Great Basin desert are found in higher elevations and parts of the southern portion of the park are made up of the Sonoran desert. Resources of the region include threatened and/or endangered species habitat, big game habitats, abandoned mine lands, and historic and prehistoric cultural sites.
Although the majority of the work the will be in an indoor office setting, occasional field site visits are possible. Thus, the following qualifications are also desirable:
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