ACE/NPS Washington: Lake Roosevelt Nat’l Recreation Area GIS and Data Management Fellowship

Agency
American Conservation Experience
Location
Kettle Falls, WA
Job Category
Internships
Website
https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/137008.html
Salary
$680/week
Start Date
05/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
08/01/2017
Description
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nationwide non-profit Conservation Corp, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is seeking One GIS Fellow to dedicate 16 weeks assisting the NPS Environmental Protection Specialist with a variety of data management, GIS, and mapping projects.

Start Date: May 2017
End Date: August 2017 (16 weeks from the start date)

*A 16-week commitment is required*

For more information on the NPS Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area please visit the website:
http://www.nps.gov/laro/index.htm For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit: usaconservation.org.

Compensation: The ACE Fellow will contribute 40 hours/week and receive a living allowance of $680/week (a $17/hour equivalent) paid out bi-weekly. An additional housing allowance of $175/week will be disbursed bi-weekly.

Location: Lake Roosevelt NRA - North District; Kettle Falls, WA

Background Information: In 1941 the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River as part of the Columbia River Basin project, creating a 130-mile long lake. Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, hunting and visiting historic sites.

Park Unit/Area Information: The duty station for the position(s) is the North District based at Kettle Falls, WA. The District includes public use areas with campgrounds, picnic areas, swim beaches, day use areas, employee housing, administrative offices, storage areas, boat docks, and launching ramps. The district contains numerous cultural facilities including historic St. Paul's Mission and is in the Kettle Falls Archeological District.

North District Office is located approximately 3 miles from the city of Kettle Falls (population 1,400). Kettle Falls provides schools K-12 with bus service, a variety of stores, gas stations, restaurants and motels. Colville (population 5,000) is approximately 11 miles from Kettle Falls and provides a community college, hospital, motels, restaurants, golf course and a wide variety of shops. Spokane (population 500,000) is 80 miles away and provides all the amenities of a large city. The area is ideal for outdoor recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, bird and nature walks, snow skiing and water skiing.

Position Description: The Fellow will assist the NPS Environmental Protection Specialist with a variety of GIS and data management tasks and projects.

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assisting with the development of a Park-wide GIS Management Plan, highlighting:
Data collection protocols, and
Data storage and accessibility.
Organizing park archaeological project survey data/records and creating a searchable database based on locations.
Create a facility asset record by location to assist the maintenance division in tracking future needs, maintenance schedules, etc.
Assist in the collection of any missing or unknown data requirements for these locations.
Assist park divisions with individual GIS requirements and training in GIS use.
Assist in data collection and mapping of invasive weed populations throughout the park, in order to create a baseline dataset for the invasive weed program.
Assist park planning staff in the development of a
Comprehensive Trail Management Plan.

Qualifications: Local/regional applicants and those with previous GIS and data management experience, and/or a degree in natural resource management, geography, environmental science, or a related discipline appropriate to the position are ideal. Candidates with an interest in GIS, mapping, information technology, or a career in public resource management are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additionally applicants must have a background in using ArcGIS and ArcMap 10 and be able to organize data, use data tables, create and edit shapefiles, and use and create geodatabases using ESRI software.

Required Qualifications:
Fellowship is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only,
Fellows must be 18-35 years old,
Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and use of a personal vehicle for non-work travel,
ArcMap or other GIS software exposure and training,
Able to take initiative and participate in collaborative efforts,
English proficiency,
Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background.
The Fellows must be willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE and NPS reserve the right to require drug testing.

Requested Qualifications:
Strong communication skills and ability to interact with visitors,
Ability to work alone/in a small group with minimal supervision,
Experience and/or ability to learn use of GPS unit,
General computer and database management experience,

To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and three professional/academic references using the APPLY NOW button at this link:
https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/61619.html

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the ACE EPIC Outreach and Recruitment Specialist Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or pwoodruff@usaconservation.org
Qualifications
Qualifications: Local/regional applicants and those with previous GIS and data management experience, and/or a degree in natural resource management, geography, environmental science, or a related discipline appropriate to the position are ideal. Candidates with an interest in GIS, mapping, information technology, or a career in public resource management are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additionally applicants must have a background in using ArcGIS and ArcMap 10 and be able to organize data, use data tables, create and edit shapefiles, and use and create geodatabases using ESRI software.

Required Qualifications:

Fellowship is available to US Citizens and Green Card holders only,
Fellows must be 18-35 years old,
Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and use of a personal vehicle for non-work travel,
ArcMap or other GIS software exposure and training,
Able to take initiative and participate in collaborative efforts,
English proficiency,
Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background.
The Fellows must be willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE and NPS reserve the right to require drug testing.

Requested Qualifications:
Strong communication skills and ability to interact with visitors
Ability to work alone/in a small group with minimal supervision
Experience and/or ability to learn use of GPS unit
General computer and database management experience
Contact Person
Peter Woodruff
Contact Phone
801-989-7069
Contact eMail
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