Length: 48 weeks
Location: Seattle or San Francisco Regional Office
Living Allowance: $629 /week
AmeriCorps Award: Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $ 6,345 (pre-tax).
Start Date: Mid-late Jan 2022
Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 11/11/2021
Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.
The Land Resources Program supports more than 60 national parks in Interior Regions 8, 9, 10 and 12, which includes California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, portions of Arizona and Montana and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands. Park managers in these areas deal with varied and numerous complex issues related to land acquisition, land ownership and NPS right-of-way (ROW) permitting. Because every transaction requires a thorough understanding of the lands in question, cartographic support and map-making is a critical step in most of the projects the Lands team works on. To this end, cartographic staff are uniquely positioned to see the full breadth of Lands work. In addition to being a great way to learn about all types of Lands projects, the role also relies on networking with NPS staff at the park, region, and WASO levels.
This position works with the team’s cartographers and GIS specialist to assist with (1) the creation of park boundary maps and right-of-way maps and conversion of GIS data to help create legal descriptions; (2) the production of updated Land Status maps that graphically record existing and desired land ownership and interests of NPS; (3) the maintenance and curation of maps and related cartographic records of the regional Lands office; and (4) gathering and organizing cartographic resources to aid these efforts.
Developing maps and legal descriptions for rights-of-way and park boundaries.
Assisting with production of updated Land Status maps and curation of archival cartographic records including maps, deeds, and other vital documents that reside on NPS network and regional servers.
Creating a comprehensive spreadsheet of cartographic resources by park and region.
Professional development training and travel budget will be provided.
Members have the opportunity to receive Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon completion.
Knowledge of computer operating systems, software application packages for CAD and GIS (e.g. ArcGIS Pro, Autodesk Civil 3D), and/or database management (e.g. dBase, Access, SQL Server).
Minimum 18 years of age
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Pertinent bachelor's degree which would enable the incumbent to perform trainee-level duties.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to receive and act on assignments, distribute information to others, and present findings of analyses.
Experience working with GIS software through basic GIS coursework or on the job training.
Knowledge of GIS related hardware and basic computer requirements and techniques.
About Conservation Legacy - Stewards
The Stewards Individual Placement Program places individual placements across the nation in projects that build capacity, improve access to natural resources, develop and support innovative solutions, develop opportunities for service and economic development, and empower leaders.