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GIS Intern

Student Conservation Association

Junction City,  Oregon
GIS Internship

GIS Intern working in the Environmental Stewardship section of the Willamette Valley Project (WVP) for the Army Corps of Engineers. WVP is a major water resource project responsible for operating 13 dams and managing natural resources and recreation in the lakes and surrounding lands. We manage nearly 50,000 acres in the Willamette, McKenzie, and Santiam watersheds. The Environmental Stewardship section is known for their community partnerships in natural resource preservation and restoration.

Primary duties include data acquisition, data management, natural resource GIS mapping, and field GPS data collection. Data analysis for projects related to cultural and historic resources, threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, invasive plants, habitat restoration, easements and land ownership, and hydrology. Additional duties include field support of other natural resource programs: botany, wildlife biology, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys and park operations.

Location Description
O?ce is located on the north end of Fern Ridge Reservoir, about 13 miles west of Eugene, OR. Mailing address is 26275 Clear Lake Rd, Junction City, OR 97448. Field work is concentrated at 8 of 13 lakes in the Willamette Valley, but day travel to all lakes may be possible.

Training Provided
GIS Intern may take online ESRI ArcGIS training at no charge, and may attend local GIS workshops. First Aid and CPR training can be provided. Additional on-the-job training in botany and wildlife monitoring.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities
There are numerous recreational opportunities in the area including hiking, camping, bicycling, boating, fishing and rafting. Just over a 1 hour drive to either the Cascade Mountains or the Pacific Coast.

Main Area of Focus
Geographic Info Systems (GIS, includes GPS)

Education, Training & Skills Expected

Social Sciences some coursework or experience Biology degree minor or extensive experience Earth Sciences degree major or professional experience Resource Management degree major or professional experience History some coursework or experience GIS competent without supervision GPS competent without supervision Data Analysis competent with supervision Orienteering compass skills competent with supervision

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