DC PAID Summer 2018 Bureau of Land Management Internships
The mission of the BLM is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Pay rates per week: Undergraduate: $550 Graduate: 620 Airfare is COVERED and housing can be arranged!
Opportunity for permanent hiring!
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email your resume and official transcript to
Charnelle Huggins. Here’s her contact information: Charnelle.firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to give her a call should you have any questions at (202) 467-0893 ext 121. We also must have all
applicants complete our application online at www.hacu.net/hnip
POSITION TITLE: Geospatial Information System Specialist
INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Washington, DC, Montrose, Colorado, Flowood, Mississippi
DESIRED MAJORS: Geographic Information Systems, Geological Engineering, Geospatial Science or related majors.
The intern will update IHS contracted datasets on ArcGIS OnLine (AGOL) upon receiving monthly deliveries. The intern will write scripts to build visual reports using contractor layers. The intern will build web mapping applications to support data collection using AGOL. The intern will provide support for geospatial technology and perform GIS duties such as developing data needed for mapping layers, improving capabilities for mapping these layers, and making the systems used to map these layers more efficient and effective.. 1a. Related Occupational Series
POSITION TITLE: Geographer
INTERNSHIP LOCATION: Washington, DC
DESIRED MAJORS: Geology, Geological Sciences, Earth Science, Information Science or related majors.
HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)
One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430
Washington, D.C. 20036 202-467-0893 (voice) 202-496-9177 (fax) www.hacu.net
HACU believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, HACU will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors in hiring, promoting, demoting, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job requirements. EOE
Project Description: The Bureau of Land Management’s multiple-use mission is a powerful tool for unlocking development of modern energy infrastructure and supporting job growth in energy industry. Most BLM managed minerals lie beneath lands described by the Public Land Survey System in the West. The lands in the East that predated the PLSS require more complex land status research and are described using a metes-and-bounds survey method. BLM Eastern States requires data to be standardized and collected using GIS to map existing and terminated leases to more efficiently manage mineral development in the East, including minerals within the Marcellus, Devonian, Utica, and Conasauga shales. These are some of the most challenging areas to perform land status research but are some of the most valuable shale plays in the country. Through this project, BLM will adopt a standardized approach to handling the data and managing the minerals in non-PLSS states to more effectively support sustained growth in energy industry.
POSITION TITLE: Petroleum Engineer Intern
INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Washington, DC & Silt, Colorado,
DESIRED MAJORS: Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering or related majors.
The interns will work with the operational data from the Automated Fluid Minerals Support System (AFMSS) database, holding data for 100,000 onshore wellbores across 46,000 leases, to analyze idle well and bond adequacy review reports to verify field office compliance with guidelines and procedures outlined in the respective information memorandum for these 2 reviews. The Idle Well and Bond Adequacy review includes analysis of progress as reported by field offices. The intern(s) will work with the Fluid Minerals Division Petroleum Engineers, Fluid Minerals Program Lead and the Fluid Minerals Deputy and Division Chief to update annual strategies for data integrity and oversight. The interns will complete assigned duties designed to provide them with experience in all aspects of the Fluid Mineral Division including: the operational database system, analysis of and critical thinking towards reports, and provide recommendations of potential areas of improvement to senior staff. The interns will work with the field office staff to validate the data, determine trends, concerns, program vulnerabilities, and identify best practices. The interns may travel to the field for up to two weeks to enhance their understanding of field operations, assist field staff with daily operations, and validate report results from AFMSS. The Washington Office will evaluate the success of the interns based on their qualitative and quantitative ability to perform the duties of an entry level Petroleum Engineer.
Two Geographer positions, GS-7/9 with potential to GS-11, at the Smithsonian. These are “pathways” positions and as a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, candidates will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position.
As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position. The incumbent:
- Collects spatial data and plan/elevation data (drawings) for new and existing buildings by conducting building surveys, engaging stakeholders, and researching project archives.
- Conducts verifications of GIS deliverables from contractors for compliance with SI standards and technical requirements and creates new or updates existing drawings and spatial data using ArcGIS and FM software.
- Prepares a wide variety of reports, plans, and presentations.
More information about these positions can be found here.
GIS TECHNICIAN POSITION
The Fairfax County Park Authority seeks an individual to fill the role of GIS Technician to assist with GIS dataset creation, verification, documentation and management. The Fairfax County Park Authority is the primary parks and recreation provider in Fairfax County, VA which is located just outside of Washington, DC. The Park Authority is the county’s largest landowner and owns over 23,000 acres of property and manages over 420 parks. The GIS Technician will join the Planning & Development Division of the Park Authority and will report to the agency’s Senior GIS Analyst. This is a limited-term exempt position that will be scheduled to work 900 hours per calendar year. Compensation will be $22 to $23 per hour depending on qualifications.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is currently undertaking a comprehensive update of its existing geospatial data for the agency as well as its data for other local parks and recreation providers. This includes the need to create, update and document detailed geospatial data on physical assets (e.g. ballfields, playgrounds, trails), cultural and natural resources (e.g. wildlife, vegetation, archaeology), land records (e.g. easements, agreements) and programming (e.g. classes, marketing). Applicants should be mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working under limited supervision.
Responsibilities of the GIS Technician include:
Creation of new GIS database layers and data;
Verification of and updates to existing GIS database layers and data;
Development and design of datasets including database schema;
Quality control checks on GIS data layers to ensure they meet specifications;
Creation of metadata and data dictionary entries for new and existing datasets;
Communication with internal & external staff to verify completeness and accuracy of GIS data;
Collection of GIS data in the field using tablets and GNSS devices;
Creation of simple web mapping applications to aid in dataset verification and quality control; Other tasks as assigned
This is an exempt part-time position and does not offer health benefits or paid leave. Schedule is flexible during typical business hours Monday through Friday. Work will occur in an office setting but periodic visits to parks in the area to collect data in the field are anticipated.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, geospatial science or a related field
Knowledge and experience with Desktop GIS (ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcCatalog)
Knowledge and experience with Web GIS (ArcGIS Online)
Experience creating, editing and managing GIS data
Experience creating metadata and data dictionaries
Knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
Ability to work well independently and with little supervision
Able to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience using hand-held GPS units Ability to lift at least 25 lbs.
Ability to walk or hike up to one mile to verify park features using GPS device Valid US driver’s license
Knowledge and experience with designing, creating and managing geodatabase schema including designing geodatabase fields, domains and subtypes
Knowledge and experience with designing, creating and managing geodatabase items including feature classes, tables, feature datasets, relationship
classes and topologies
Experience with advanced GIS editing tools (such as vertex modification, feature construction and attribute assistant)
Experience using topology rules to verify dataset integrity and quality
Experience creating web mapping applications in ArcGIS Online through tools such as Web App
Experience collecting GIS data using Collector for ArcGIS
Experience working with high accuracy GNSS receivers
Applicants should email their resume and a cover letter to Justin.Roberson@fairfaxcounty.gov
Please email your application no later than August 31st, 2017. Applications after this date will not be accepted.
Fairfax County is an EOE/AA employer
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) in Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). S&T will provide CINA with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period.
The leadership team will consist of GGS professor Anthony Stefanidis, who serves as director of the new Center of Excellence; University Professor Louise Shelley, director of Mason’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center; Paulo Costa, associate professor of systems engineering and operations research; professor David Weisburd, executive director of Mason’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; Allison Redlich, professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society; Jim Jones, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and professor Mary Ellen O’Toole, director of Mason’s Forensic Science Program.
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Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, Geography
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US Army Geospatial Center, Program Manager – Modeling & Simulation lead for terrain/geospatial database design
In this position you will be responsible for the following duties:
- Directing and overseeing M&S terrain/geospatial database design.
- Establishing requirements to collect and maintain core M&S information.
- Directing the formulation of a M&S program and annual program budget.
- Evaluating and interpreting directives and policy instructions regarding M&S terrain.
- Overseeing the alignment of M&S data with geospatial/GIS data types, structures, formats and services leading to a convergence of M&S terrain/geospatial.
- Developing requirements for standard capabilities to utilize and standardize M&S terrain/geospatial data.
- Occasional Travel
- 20% for technical meetings, site visits and conferences.