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GIS Technician | Charleston, OR

OR Department of State Lands

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

South Slough Reserve is hiring a four month, half-time GIS position to start immediately. The South Slough Reserve is located on the southwestern Oregon coast in Charleston. The individual selected will work in the science division at the Reserve. They will be primarily focused on a land use project, working alongside local government partners to update spatial data into their estuary management plan. The GIS technician will also support South Slough Reserve’s GIS needs including helping to cross-walk Reserve habitat maps into the Oregon habitat mapping classification system.

Job Title: GIS Technician

Agency: OR Department of State Lands – South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Salary: $23/hr

Other Benefits: None

Start: Immediately

End:April 30, 2019

Time Commitment:20-30 hrs/week

Job Location:Charleston, OR (near Coos Bay on the south-central Oregon coast)

Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide GIS/mapping support for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Contact: Jenni Schmitt: 541.888.8270 x 312 (jenni.schmitt@state.or.us)

Project Background: South Slough National Estuary Research Reserve (South Slough Reserve) is working with local governments to update information related to the Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan. In part, this project has mapped and synthesized existing GIS data into a nearly complete Map Atlas for the Coos estuary. The GIS technician will work with South Slough Reserve and partners to finalize the Map Atlas. He/she will also provide ancillary support as the project team develops a framework for integrating resulting spatial products into an updated estuary management plan. In addition, the GIS technician will support general mapping/GIS needs for the South Slough Reserve, including cross-walking South Slough Reserve habitat maps into the State of Oregon’s Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) classification system.

Responsibilities:

  • Using ArcGIS or similar, refine maps and tables (e.g., annotation layers), and do basic spatial analysis (e.g., identify duplicate ownerships within the estuary) for the project.
  • Crosswalk South Slough Reserve habitat maps into the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) classification system.
  • Document and summarize GIS methods and results for all work.
  • Provide other geospatial support for the South Slough Reserve as needed.
  • Communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical staff
  • Help organize and manage both project-specific and organization-wide geospatial data

Desired Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in ArcGIS
  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in GIS and natural resource sciences; or Associates Degree plus 1-year experience using GIS skills in natural resource sciences
  • Familiarity with mapping/classification of estuarine habitats or familiarity with the Cowardin and/or Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) classification systems
  • Capable of integrating, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting GIS data
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Excellent communication skills

To Apply:

Send resume and letter of interest to jenni.schmitt@state.or.us

To apply for this job email your details to jenni.schmitt@state.or.us


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