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Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2015 Internship
Posted on December 29th, 2014

​Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2015 Internship
 POSITION TITLE GIS/Data Management Intern
 5 Positions
 STIPEND $125 per week + dorm housing included
GIS and Data Management interns needed beginning June 2015 and lasting for 12 weeks for assistance with GIS data Creation, data management, and technology transfer. Duties will include using ArcGIS Desktop software and Trimble GPS Equipment to create and manage new GIS data layers; Coordinating with park staff to organize existing spatial and tabular data and create and document procedures for updating databases. Perform data mining and analysis of data in a variety of database systems.
Use of GIS to support GIS and database development in the following areas: Wildlife Management, Cultural Resources, Fisheries and Water Quality, Inventory and Monitoring, Climate, Remote Sensing; Developing base-mapping programs for the continued collection and analysis of monitoring data. Performing data mining, analysis, and entry. Participate in Search and Rescue Program. Must be able to hike in mountainous terrain in hot humid or inclement weather conditions carrying a daypack or backpack and other field equipment. Good fitting hiking boots and rainwear are important personal items to have prior to arrival. Stinging insects, poison ivy, slippery footing, and venomous snakes are known field hazards. Work schedule is 4/ten hour days 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, M-T

Some education or experience in geographic information systems (GIS), computer cartography a must, specifically experience using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap/ArcCatalog). Experience with geodatabase formats is a plus, as is understanding of geodatabase tables. Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel and ability to understand data patterns. Applicant should have the ability to write and follow detailed technical information documents and be self-motivated and flexible. Applicant should be highly organized and able to manage a large-scale project from inception to completion.  Applicants will be selected based on demonstrated ability to work independently and with initiative with regard to organization, ability to understand data patterns, and assimilate new skills.
Valid state vehicle operator’s license desired. 
Documentation Required:
Access to government computers requires the following: ability to pass Federal Computer Security Background Investigation; must be able and willing to complete background check application and return via registered mail; must provide own transportation and expense for purpose of obtaining a DOI Employee Identification Card. Employment is contingent upon ability to successfully complete and pass a Background Investigation.

Application packages should be in “USA Jobs Format”, which is required for BG Check. Create a profile on USA Jobs and convert all USA Jobs application materials to PDF and send to AND Your USA Jobs Profile must include entire work history, current phone number and address of former supervisors, current phone number and address of references, education history including classes, courses, seminars, and external training related to GIS and Data Management. We are currently unable to access USA Jobs Profiles for this announcement. Application materials must be converted to PDF from within the USA Jobs Web Site and emailed to both email addresses. Hard-copy applications which are physically mailed to the park will not be accepted. Application materials sent to only one of the recruiter email addresses listed in this announcement won’t be considered. Unfortunately we are unable to provide assistance or guidance with the formatting of your application materials using the “USA Jobs Format”. Omission of verifiable contact information of current and former supervisors could render your application not considered. International applicants are encouraged to apply. Valid employment documents are required at the state of employment. We are unable to advise applicants regarding the validity of Student Work Visas and international applicants should consult appropriate legal sources for preparation of Visas and Work Permits. Only applicants selected for the position(s) will be asked to provide documentation substantiating a Federal Background Check. Submittal of Personally Identifiable Information required for a Background Check without being requested to do so will result in your application not being considered.

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