GIS Specialist: Nevada

Agency
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition/Bureau of Land Management
Location
Ely, NV
Job Category
GIS & Computing
Website
http://www.envlc.org
Salary
$18.00-$20.00/hr DOE
Start Date
05/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
08/31/2017
Description
The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently hiring a GIS specialist to work in Ely, Nevada District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Located in Ely, Nevada, ENLC is a non-profit conservation organization comprised of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the restoration of the Western ecosystems through collaborative teamwork.

Ely is located in east central Nevada, 60 miles from the Utah border. Ely is a fairly isolated, small (5,000 people), rural town, located 250 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, and 250 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada.

GIS Technicial Duties: The objective of this position is to work with the Ely BLM District to develop a GIS geodatabase of existing rights-of-ways within the Ely BLM jurisdiction.

The GIS technician will do the following:
 Collect data and provide a test geodatabase containing at least 5 (five) identified projects to submit for BLM approval prior to submitting the remainder of the identified projects;
 Utilize aerial photography to verify points and/or ground disturbances when circumstances warrant, i.e. limited access to project site, conflicts with existing maps, legal land descriptions;
 Attempt to ground truth data on each project where existing project information is invalid or unclear;
 Compile the project data into a geodatabase;
 Provide requested information for as many identified projects as funding allows.
Qualifications
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have one or more years experience with GIS. A degree in cartography, geography or any degree that uses extensive GIS is beneficial.

Applicants must also be experienced with 4WD vehicles and should have a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with utilizing Garmin or Trimble GPS units and programs (Trimble units and ArcPad) are a plus.

SALARY: $18-20/hour, depending on experience. This position is currently for four months, but will likely be extended at least an additional four months.

SCHEDULE: Positions run from early May through August.

APPLICATION: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three References to Betsy Macfarlan at execdire@envlc.org. Materials shoulld be emailed by March 31, 2017. Please put “GIS Technician” in the email subject line.
Contact Person
Betsy Macfarlan
Contact Phone
775-289-7974
Contact eMail
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