Wildlife/GIS Contractor-Nebraska

Agency
Rainwater Basin Joint Venture
Location
Grand Island, NE
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$16/hr
Last Date to Apply
10/12/2018
Website
http://www.rwbjv.org
Description
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture (RWBJV, rwbjv.org) is looking for an entry-level contractor interested in gaining on-the-job GIS skills and experience. This will be a full-time, 40 hr/week position located at the RWBJV GIS lab in Grand Island, NE. Contractors will gain proficiency in ArcGIS, python scripting geoprocessing workflows with ArcGIS, eCognition/Definiens Developer, and ERDAS Imagine. Job duties include: (60%) processing spatial data using ArcGIS, including developing a coarse landcover/wetland classification for the Central Platte River and Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska. The landcovers will then be used to inform suitable whooping crane roosting and waterfowl migratory habitats through geospatial analysis. (30%) assisting in daily operations of the GIS lab, including writing reports and summaries, entering data, creating maps and tables, communicating with project investigators, presenting project results, maintaining file organization, and developing metadata. (10%) assisting with field work. This may include aerial and ground-based bird surveys, equipment maintenance, and monitoring native vegetation.
Qualifications
Experience with ArcGIS and/or any of the above software is preferred but not required. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, so please apply ASAP. Send your resume and 3 references to: Roger Grosse, RWBJV GIS Specialist Roger_Grosse@fws.gov 2550 N Diers Ave Grand Island NE 68803 (308) 382-8112
Contact Person
Roger Grosse
Contact eMail
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