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Mosaics in Science Program - Position Description

Public Land Name: BLM Public Lands Washington Office
Position Title: NEW! GIS Specialist (Posted 8/5/11)
Agency: BLM
Position ID Number: 2011122
Location: Washington DC
Position Description: POSITION OPENED 8/5/11 FOR APPLICATIONS. DEADLINE IS 9/9/11, BUT PLEASE APPLY ASAP. CONTACT MDAWSON@GEOSOCIETY.ORG FOR APPLICATION ASSISTANCE. The GeoCorps participant will assist the Trails and Travel Management Program Lead with various tasks associated with developing and improving geospatial data sets related to travel and transportation management on 253 million acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The selected GIS Specialist participant will use the data to analyze various travel management related problems as well as assist with the development of GIS training materials. As part of this project, the participant will: 1. Compile geospatial data from various BLM field and state offices to create Bureau-wide data sets related to travel management. 2. Produce reports based on analysis of travel and transportation geospatial data. 3. Produce digital and hardcopy maps to be used for presentations. 4. Assist with the development of GIS processes to aid the field in the development of travel management plans.
Materials to be produced by participant: .
Qualifications: The applicant must have completed at least three years toward a degree in the geosciences, with a solid working knowledge of current ArcGIS software and geodatabases. The applicant must have demonstrated ability and willingness to communicate with a diverse group of specialists and non-specialists from across the western US and Alaska to develop an understanding of BLM travel management related problems and possible solutions that GIS may offer; ability and willingness to work with geospatial data on a very large scale; and must be able to work well independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision. Because of the possibility of extending the project term beyond the initial period (see the Position Dates and Payment sections for details), the ideal candidate will be flexible, with availability for at least 12 weeks and as much as 12 months. (If project extends, additional pay will be provided, with the possibility of an increase in the pay rates.)
Position Dates: Initial 12-week term starts 10/11/11 (approx.), w/ a chance of continuing to 24 weeks, or up to 12 months (depending on various factors, like the availability of funds, projects, & supervisory staff).
Position Duration:
Stipend: $4,750 total for initial 12 weeks ($2,750 stipend + $2,000 housing). If project is extended, additional payments will be provided.
Travel Allowance:
(For non-local candidates)
Housing Allowance:
Housing Details: The participant will be responsible for securing his/her own housing with a $2,000 housing allowance provided in addition to the $2,750 stipend (for the initial 12-week period; additional housing allowance payments will be provided if the term is extended). Housing is expensive in this area, but Washington Office supervisors can assist with advice and suggestions about best housing options. A personal vehicle is not required as DC has good public transportation.
Physical/Natural 
Environment:
Urban setting.
Work Environment: Office environment.
# of current Applicants: 0

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. The Primary and Secondary Contacts will not accept application materials sent to them via e-mail, mail, fax, etc. See the full Mosaic program details at the Mosaics in Science home-page.

PRIMARY CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Name: Robert Perrin
Title: Trails and Travel Management Program Lead
Street Address: 20 M St SE, WS-6226
City/State/Zip: Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 912-7243
Email: rperrin@blm.gov
Website: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation.1.html
SECONDARY CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Name: Andy Tenney
Title: Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services
Street Address: 20 M St SE, PO-6115
City/State/Zip: Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 912-7094
Email: atenney@blm.gov
Website: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation.1.html