National Park Service
Great Lakes Network
Summer 2020 GIS Technician Position
Location: Technician will be stationed at the Great Lakes Network office in Ashland, WI
Duration: Approximately late May through late August 2020. Exact starting and ending dates are negotiable.
Pay: Pay rate is $10.10/hour.
Housing: Housing is not provided. Applicant will need to secure housing within commuting distance of office (Ashland). Short term housing may be available through the local college (Northland College).
Hours: 30-40 hours per week
Description and Duties: Selected applicant will be employed by Northland College but will be working at the National Park Service’s Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network office in support of a maritime vegetation monitoring project.
The technician will be assisting in the long-term land cover change program. The job will entail validating thousands of disturbance polygons generated by an automated process (LandTrendr) using the Landsat satellite archive (1984-Present). The validation process will be performed in the office using ArcMap and Google Earth. We use multiple information sources to help inform our validation interpretation. Sources of information include high-resolution airphotos, Landsat spectral information, and tasseled cap transformed Landsat images. The geographic areas being validated will include Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and adjacent lands in and
around Ashland, WI.
Other tasks during the summer will include data management tasks such as quality assurance/quality checking and data entry.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and unofficial transcripts to Al Kirschbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 7, 2020.
Highly ranked applicants will be asked for a phone interview.
Applicants will be rated on the following:
• Amount of experience with airphoto and satellite interpretation
• Level of experience with ArcMap
• Programming experience in Python and R is a plus but not necessary
• Attention to detail
• Communication skills
For more information about the long-term monitoring program: