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GIS Specialist – Seasonal 2017 (possible extension)

Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition

Ely ,  Nevada

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.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Betsy Macfarlan at execdir@envlc.org.  Insert “GIS Technician” in the subject line. Materials should be emailed by March 30, 2017. For more information, please visit our website (http://www.envlc.org) or email any questions to Betsy Macfarlan at execdir@envlc.org.



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