GIS Internship Job at National Park Service, Bryce, UT

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  • National Park Service
  • Bryce, UT

Job Description

Overview: Accurate locational data remains a fundamental component to understanding and managing resources within the National Park Service (NPS). The goal of this internship is to provide operational support to the Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA) Resources Division with development and implementation of improved spatial data management and stewardship practices. The successful applicant will work with BRCA staff to develop and improve archeological & paleontological sites, wildlife, trails & roads, utilities & buildings GIS data. HOUSING WILL BE AVAILABLE!

Position Responsibilities:
The BRCA Resources Division is working with the regional GIS program toward the goal of having comprehensive, accurate parkwide cultural and natural resources GIS data available for use within the park and beyond. The GIS intern will be assigned several projects in support of this endeavor including:
Review legacy resource datasets for source accuracy and complete metadata.
Migrate legacy data to NPS spatial data standards and improve data collection workflows.
Compile GIS data layers for several ongoing park management projects including extrapolated vegetation health conditions for specific allotments from a variety of data sources to help prioritize management actions.
Monitor endangered species and other wildlife habitats within the park. Map key resources including archeological sites, raptor nesting areas, wildfires, trail and fence locations within the park.
Integrate GIS as a planning tool for collecting, analyzing, modelling and visualizing tourism patterns.
Assist with the development of a resource inventory and monitoring program for visitor impacts to park resources.
The successful applicant will develop web maps and mobile GIS applications for resources staff responsible for maintaining the natural and cultural resources within the park and assist with developing a GIS data for the park tourism plan. The GIS intern can expect to deploy a variety of technical skills, identify decision points and solve issues that arise along the way.

Qualifications: Advanced GIS skills and knowledge of the Esri suite of applications are essential, whether gained through coursework or applied experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in geospatial data management, including working with geodatabases, performing database queries, and producing well-designed cartographic products. Must possess strong organizational, teamwork, and communication skills. A successful applicant must be self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision after the initial training period.

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Employment Type: Full-Time

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