GIS Intern (PO-00734764)

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 our 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, Master Plan development, threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, invasive plants, habitat restoration, easements and land ownership, and hydrology.  Additional duties may include field support of other natural resource programs such as botany, wildlife biology, cultural resources monitoring, boundary surveys and park operations.

Compensation amounts:
– $375 – weekly living allowance
– $40 weekly commuting allowance
– $950 – monthly housing allowance (12 months of housing)
– $2,500 duty travel reimbursement + one-time UP TO $650* reimbursable (to/from site travel for selected candidates outside the Eugene/Springfield area)
– Monthly Health insurance (optional for 12 months)
– AmeriCorps eligible ($6,495 education award for 1700 hours of service & completion of internship)

*Internship positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers will receive the travel allowance as a reimbursable amount, reflecting the actual costs based upon distance (mileage) travelled and current federal per diem rates. Interns are required to submit an expense report to SCA with documented round-trip travel costs for reimbursement. The requested reimbursement amount is capped at $650. 

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes
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Position ID: PO-00734764

Expected Dates: April 3, 2023 - March 31, 2024

26275 Clear Lake Rd
Junction City, OR 97448

Training Provided: Online ESRI ArcGIS training, local GIS workshops, other online classes or offsite training for natural resources, and first aid/CPR training. Additional on-the-job training in natural/cultural resources field monitoring methods.

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.

Handicap Accessible?: No

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

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Distance to office is too far to reach daily by bicycle and is not serviced by public transportation. Intern may drive a government vehicle or may be asked to drive a personal vehicle between work sites and s/he will be reimbursed for mileage.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
C.Partner will pay the SCA to provide housing allowance for the member.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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