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GIS Technician

National Park Service - Great Lakes Network

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Location: Ashland, WI
Type: Limited Term
Posted: 01/15/2021
Deadline to Apply: 02/07/2021
Payrate: $10.80/hour

Duration: Approximately late May or early June through mid/late August 2021, not to exceed 480 hours. Exact starting and ending dates are negotiable.

Housing: Housing is not provided. Applicant will need to secure housing within commuting distance of office (Ashland). Short term housing may be available through the local college (Northland College).

Hours: 30-40 hours per week

Description and Duties: Selected applicant will be employed by Northland College but will be working at the NPS Great Lakes Inventory & Monitoring Network office in Ashland, WI.

The technician will be assisting in the long-term land cover change program. The job will entail validating thousands of disturbance polygons generated by an automated process (LandTrendr) using the Landsat satellite archive (1984-Present). The validation process will be performed in the office using ArcGIS Pro and Google Earth. We use multiple information sources to help inform our validation interpretation. Sources of information include high-resolution airphotos, Landsat spectral information, and tasseled cap transformed Landsat images. Technician will assist in management of the acoustic bat monitoring project being conducted at nine national parks in the Upper Midwest. Tasks associated with the bat project may include, but are not limited to, performing QA/QC on datasheets, entering data into an existing database, and development of ArcGIS online maps for park use.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and unofficial transcripts to Al Kirschbaum ( by February 7, 2021. Highly ranked applicants will be asked for an interview.

Selection Factors: Applicants will be rated on the following:
• Amount of experience with airphoto and satellite interpretation
• Level of experience with ArcGIS Pro
• Programming experience in Python and R is a plus but not necessary
• Attention to detail
• Communication skills

1) Position is subject to COVID-19 approval by the National Park Service and Northland College.
2) Due to the dynamics of the pandemic, the status and expectations of this position are subject to change.