Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Job/Internship GISetc. Paid

Natural Resources Intern (paid), Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

This is a temporary part-time position (24-40 hours/week) which will extend up to a total of 1,000 hours over a 6-10 month period. Under direct supervision of the Senior Resource Management Specialist, this position works on a broad range of topics including invasive plant control, wildlife management, and ecological restoration. Assignments may vary on a daily basis depending on current priorities. Some tasks will be simple and repetitive (filing, data entry, initial telephone contacts, purchasing) and others will be complex and challenging (GPS mapping of natural features in the field, preparing GIS maps with multiple layers, managing weed database, assisting with planting and restoration projects, monitoring, managing consultants, working with volunteers, public education, writing technical summaries and recommendations for detailed resource management issues). Work duties provide exposure to the broad range of issues, tools, and working conditions in the field of natural lands management. The upcoming assignment will require someone with experience in GPS field mapping and with GIS software, the ability to survey areas that may have steep slopes and poison oak, and good communication skills with the public.

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