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GIS/Realty Specialist Intern
Ref No.: 20-00029
Position Type:Part Time
Start Date: 02/19/2020
Position Description:
This internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service and is designed to prepare the incumbent for professional work assignments related to the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management and realty management.  This work facilitates the successful achievement of knowledge of the Forest's principles and techniques for easement and land acquisition and applies basic geographic and cartographic principles to the resolution of simple issues in geospatial database construction and map compilation. Work schedule is flexible.
 
Major duties will include, but not limited to:
  • The primary purpose of the work is to create GIS databases and produce simple GIS products. The work performed affects the accuracy and successful completion of all subsequent analysis and GIS products.
  • Develop a knowledge of Forest Service manuals, handbooks, and technical journals related to the regulations of map standards, and Forest Service manuals and handbooks. 
  • Perform training assignments designed to provide the incumbent with the specialized knowledges and experience necessary to assume higher level realty and GIS responsibilities.
  • In a training capacity, research and extract real estate ownership data, compiles reports on ownership information, and reviews simple realty instruments to ensure that all requirements are met.
  • Provide support to the Cost Share/Rights-of-Way Specialist to perform work assignments designed to familiarize the principles and techniques associated with land acquisition and easements.
Skills needed:
  • Basic knowledge of geospatial technology (e.g., geographic information systems; image processing; remote sensing; web, mobile and global positioning systems) sufficient to understand the methods and procedures used in the manipulation and analysis of geospatial data supporting resource management decisions.
  • Basic knowledge of spatial and related data (including vector, raster, imagery) sufficient to perform simple training assignments supporting multi-resource planning, assessments, and monitoring.
  • Working knowledge of basic cartographic principles and conventions sufficient to create simple thematic maps and presentation materials displaying natural resource and socio-economic data, highlight particular analysis results, and convey basic geospatial information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Location:  
Sacramento US Forest Service
650 Capitol Mall Suite 8-200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Physical Demands:
None
Work Environment:
Office work


Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.