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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  Insert “GIS Technician” in the subject line. Materials should be emailed by March 30, 2017. For more information, please visit our website ( or email any questions to Betsy Macfarlan at

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