Job Title: GIS Technician
Agency: Department of State Lands – South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Other Benefits: None
Start: February 1, 2017
Position Duration: Approximately half-time/21 months
Job Location: Charleston, OR (near Coos Bay on the south-central Oregon coast)
Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide GIS support for a land use and zoning analysis for the Coos estuary.
Contact: Jenni Schmitt: 541.888.8270 x 312 (email@example.com)
Project Background: As the sixth largest estuary on the US west coast, the Coos estuary is one of Oregon's most valuable estuarine resources, both in its abundance, diversity, and quality of natural resources and in its economic and cultural values. However, modern management of the estuary and surrounding shorelands is based on the economic and social drivers of the 1970’s era within which local land use plans were developed.
In order to identify areas where zone change will benefit estuarine management, this project will synthesize existing information to compare actual uses of estuarine and shorelands to zoned uses. For areas where lands are underutilized, have conflicting zones, or whose zone designations are now obsolete, team members, end users, and stakeholders will apply a triple bottom line lens (economic, social, and environmental) to generate scenarios that Coos County can use to improve its estuarine and shoreland management.
Send resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org