Natural Resources Technician
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Arvada, CO
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
GIS/Natural Resources Technician
($13-16/hour dep. on qualifications/experience)
Plan-It Geo provides professional geospatial consulting services and web/mobile software solutions for urban forestry and green infrastructure planning, natural resource analysis, forest management, and related areas. We are seeking a full-time, entry-level position, someone with diverse interests, and experience/education in natural resources, urban planning, and technology. Candidates should be motivated, versatile, work well in the private industry under deadlines and pressure, and be well-written with excellent communication skills.
Primary responsibilities of the position:
Review, organize, and process GIS and environmental data from different sources, including mapping data accuracy, aerial interpretation, and data development/digitizing (QA/QC) for urban land use / land cover classification data.
Data management including geoprocessing, conversion (raster/vector), projections and standard metadata protocols, with focus on natural resources data sets.
Apply forestry / natural resource concepts in the contribution toward professional/technical reports (narratives, tables, graphics, and background research).
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Attention to detail in quality control when drafting client deliverables in MS Office products
Ability to perform or quickly learn GIS raster/vector data conversion/editing, geoprocessing and modelling, quality cartographic production, data management, and reporting tasks.
Natural resource / forest management principles and planning processes.
Experience in GIS desktop software (ESRI or Open Source; from coursework or other)
Conceptual understanding of remotely-sensed data types (including satellite and aerial imagery, and LiDAR data) and their uses and software platforms.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and establish/maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and other industry professionals.
Beneficial Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
BS/BA degree in geography, computer or environmental science, forestry, or planning.
Interest in forestry, urban ecology, ecosystems, water/natural resources, or land use planning.
Experience with ArcGIS geoprocessing, ModelBuilder, i-Tree, QGIS, image processing software or other open source tools for processing and analyzing remotely-sensed data
Knowledge of cartographic and other visual design technologies.
Problem-solving skills with good attention to detail and the ability to think through and execute spatial analyses from beginning to end.
Tree identification, ISA Certified Arborist, or related field work expertise; willingness to travel.
- Technical writing, web/viral marketing, social media, and related support tasks
Candidates with strengths in planning or natural resources, not just GIS, are encouraged to apply. If interested and qualified, please email 1-page resume and cover letter to:
Plan-It Geo, LLC
5690 Webster Street, Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 503-4846 – firstname.lastname@example.org