GIS Technician - U.S. Geological Survey
The Minerals Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is compiling a geospatial database of the mines and mineral deposits of the United States. The program has openings for GIS technicians to work on the project.
Work description: The GIS technicians capture the location and nature of mine features by heads up digitizing from georeferenced raster images of topographic and other maps using ArcGIS 10.5+ software. Additional duties include georeferencing of maps, file and data management, data review and data quality control. Once proficient in capturing mine features, approximately 25% of the technicians' time is devoted to capturing information on geology, production, resources, and history of the most important mines in the U.S.
Terms: Candidates will be employed as independent contractors under USGS Student Contractor rules. The pay is $16 to $20 per hour billable bi-weekly. All time worked is paid at the hourly rate with no overtime rate. There are no benefits and no paid relocation. A federal background check is required. The work schedule is full time; 40 hours per week. The maximum contract term is two years.
Location: USGS Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, Federal Center, Denver, Colorado.
Interested candidates contact Jeff Mauk: firstname.lastname@example.org
The USGS intends to fill 1-2 positions. Resumes must be submitted on or before 30 October 2017.
Please include (1) a cover letter that describes your background, experience, and what motivated you to apply for the position, (2) your resume, and (3) a copy of your transcripts.
Further information related to the project is on the following websites: