Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Job Posting: Geospatial Technician

Organization: National Park Service
Position Title: Geospatial Technician
Position Type: Seasonal (May to August) GIP Intern
Location: Denali Park, AK
Closing Date: February 2, 2017

Program Information
Job Announcement

Participants will engage in benchmark recovery, which includes:
  • Reconnaissance: locating NGS passive control monuments via GIS and field work;
  • Recovery: executing survey of recovered benchmark with proper documentation for submission to OPUS shared solutions;
  • Report: submission of findings to NGS and DENA GIS Specialist.
Additionally, participants will conduct field surveys to establish ground control for structure-from-motion photogrammetric products produced by both fixed wing and small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) flights. Park boundary markers and Bureau of Land Management survey markers are a secondary goal for survey- or mapping-grade recovery. Shorter mapping projects requiring immediate attention may arise throughout the season. The participant may also have the opportunity, in conjunction with the Alaska Geographic/Murie Science and Learning Center, to work with and lead small groups of youth (middle and high school students) through the concepts of GPS and benchmark recovery.

Upon successful completion of the GIP internship, the participant is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award. This position is offered through the National Park Service's Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Internship Program in partnership with Environmental Stewards and The Geological Society of America.

For questions regarding the duties of this position, please contact Britta Schroeder at (907) 683-6243 or via email at britta_schroeder@nps.gov.