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.
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 email@example.com. Materials shoulld be emailed by March 31, 2017. Please put “GIS Technician” in the email subject line.