Student Service Contractor: Classification of Bird Habitat using Remote Sensing: Louisiana

Agency
U.S. Geological Survey Student Service Contractor
Location
Lafayette, Louisiana
Job Category
GIS & Computing
Salary
$18.19 per hour
Last Date to Apply
05/31/2021
Description
The U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center supports remote sensing and GIS analyses for the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV; gcjv.org). The GCJV is a bird habitat conservation partnership that spans the coastal portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The mission of the GCJV is to advance the conservation of important bird habitats within the GCJV region through biological planning, implementation of habitat conservation actions, and focused monitoring and evaluation of the planning and implementation process. This applicant will produce classifications of waterfowl and shorebird habitat on inland agricultural lands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. Results from this project directly support the focused monitoring objectives of the GCJV partnership. These data are used by the staff of the GCJV to support regional planning and/or evaluation of bird habitats within the region. Types of Services Required: The candidate will work under the guidance of a Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to produce classifications of waterfowl and shorebird habitat on inland agricultural lands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. This student services contractor will help with various project activities including but not limited to: (1) inventorying and compiling satellite imagery and other geospatial data; (2) classification of Landsat satellite imagery; (3) geospatial data analysis; (4) data management; (5) data entry; (6) figure and table preparation; and (7) verbal and written communication of results. he student services contractor will work under the guidance of Nicholas Enwright (https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/nicholas-enwright). In order to be eligible, applicants must have the status listed above and be eligible to work in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. The applicant should have an interest and experience in remote sensing and geospatial analyses. To apply for this position, please send the following information to Nicholas Enwright via email (enwrightn@usgs.gov): (1) A cover letter explaining their interest in the position (2) A resume or CV with references (3) A sample geospatial-focused report or product, particularly one with remote sensing components (e.g., a class paper or writing assignment) Please send this information in an attachment via email with the following subject line “Application: Student Research Opportunity.” A single attachment is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Qualifications
In order to be eligible, applicants must have graduated with a degree within the past year in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Sciences, Geology, or a related field. The applicant should have experience in the following areas: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) remote sensing-based classifications; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. Applicants should have experience with of Esri ArcGIS (version 10.X is preferred) and ERDAS IMAGINE and classification of satellite imagery.
Contact Person
Nicholas Enwright
Contact eMail
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