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Project Description

Public Land Name: BLM National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS)
Position Title: GIS / Website / Recreation Specialist (SUMMER)
Agency: BLM
Position ID Number: 2014203
Location: Washington, DC
Position Description: This position will provide assistance to BLMís National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) and Recreation Divisionís Recreation Map and Website Project. This multi-stage project will produce standardized recreation materials, including maps and site-specific webpages, for BLM recreation sites. The GeoCorps Intern will be instrumental in helping to develop the initial pilot phase which will focus on National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, and National Recreation Areas. This position will include producing a national level and site-specific recreation maps, coordinating with and compiling data from unit offices, and helping to develop the site-specific webpages. Additionally, the Intern will assist with various other public land management projects, as assigned. The participant will work in close coordination with BLM Staff Specialists. The participant may be asked to conduct high-profile assignments with short deadlines and must be prepared to handle rapidly evolving assignments.
Materials to be produced by participant: The project will provide the successful candidate with experience in the management of recreation, conservation, natural resources, data, and web sites. The primary goal will be to complete 3 related projects: a national, interactive recreation map, printable site-specific maps, and webpages integrating recreation data. Other specific products will result from other assigned projects.
Qualifications: Applicants should have completed at least two years towards a degree in GIS-related topical area, geography, environmental science, natural resources management, recreation management, or other related fields. Applicants should have substantial experience with ArcGIS desktop software, ArcGIS.com online mapping (or similar online mapping application), and MS Office Suite. The applicant should also have experience and interest in creating webpages (coding experience not required, but beneficial). The Applicant should have a strong attention to detail and be highly organized. Applicants should be able to work well independently, with little supervision, and also be able to work collaboratively with others. Finally, the Applicant should have an interest in public lands and natural resource management. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.
Position Dates: ASAP, beginning spring 2014 (April or May)
Position Duration: 6 months
Stipend: $6,750
Travel Allowance:
(For non-local candidates)
$0
Housing Allowance: $4,000
Housing Details: On-site or agency housing is not provided. The participant will be responsible for finding their own housing, but will receive a housing allowance to pay for their housing. Local agency staff will be able to provide some guidance in the search for housing.
Physical/Natural 
Environment:
This position is located in an office building in southeast Washington DC. The office building is located close to the U.S. Capitol Building and multiple amenities, such as a Metro line and the professional baseball stadium.
Work Environment: Work is carried out in a normal office space, with adequate lighting, heating, ventilation, etc. Off-site programs may be in an outdoor environment where climate, weather, and terrain require care in how the student works.
# of current Applicants: 8

If you have questions about the application and selection process, please contact Matthew Dawson.  If you have questions about any aspect of the position — description, qualifications, housing, dates — please contact the Primary or Secondary Contact below. Application materials can only be submitted online through the program website. The Primary and Secondary Contacts will not accept application materials sent to them via e-mail, mail, fax, etc. For details about GeoCorps America, please see the GeoCorps home-page. For details about Mosaics in Science, please see the Mosaics home-page.

PRIMARY CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Name: Matt Preston
Title: National Science Coordinator, NLCS
Street Address: 20 M St. SE
City/State/Zip: Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 912-7175
Email: mpreston@blm.gov
Website: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS.html
SECONDARY CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Name: Nikki Moore
Title: Deputy Division Chief, NLCS
Street Address: 20 M St. SE
City/State/Zip: Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 912-7624
Email: nmoore@blm.gov
Website: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS.html