Blm Lands and Resource Use Records Assistant -
**Title: Lands and Resource Use Records Assistant (2 positions)**
**Start/End Date**:August 20, 2018 - August 16, 2019 (anticipated)
**Reports To**:Calvin Deal (BLM GIS Manager)
**Location**:BLM New Mexico State Office (301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508)
**Status**:Full-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt (75% office work and 25% field work)
**Benefits**:Health Insurance, Federal Holidays off.
**Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC)**:
Arizona Conservation Corps, a program of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. AZCC is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. AZCC operates programs across Arizona that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. AZCC has program offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
Two interns will be brought on for 52 weeks a piece to work closely with the GIS Manager in two primary project areas, the BLM New Mexico Status Plat Conversion Project (SPCP), and the BLM’s Resource Use Determinations and Designations (RUDD) Project.
For the BLM NM Status Plat Conversion Project (SPCP), interns will work to convert BLM Master Title Plats from a manual drafting document, into a digital geospatial (GIS) product. Standard Operating Procedures, process workflow, and training materials, have already been developed and documented for Status Plat Conversion, to minimize the amount of time needed to bring the interns on as efficient contributors to the project. There are currently 2,000 townships left to be converted as part SPCP. Previous AZCC interns, as part of this project, have already completed close to a 1,000 townships.
For the Resource Use and Determinations (RUDD) aspect of this internship, interns will work to research existing Resource Management Plans, within the BLM NM/OK/KS/TX organization, and will compare Resource Use Decisions, within these Land Use Plans, against associated geospatial data. Interns will work to identify data gaps and digitize new information where these gaps exist.
**Essential Responsibilities and Functions**:
- Assist the GIS Manager in creating, editing, and attributing geospatial data that represents current Federal ownership, agency jurisdiction, and rights reserved by the Federal government across lands.
- Assist with lands records research, general data cleanup/quality control, and maintenance of the BLM’s Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data that serves as the base for the Master Title Plat.
- Assist with the identification of opportunities for landscape-level mitigation, for example, reviewing adjacent area plans for inconsistencies.
- Assist in converting the BLM Master Title Plats from a manual drafting document, into a digital geospatial product.
- Review existing resource management plans, and existing digital data, to identify data gaps in geospatial representations of Resource Use Decisions in current Land Use Plans in the BLM NM/OK/KS/TX organization.
- Digitize spatial products to represent Resource Use Decisions where data gaps exist.
- Complete various other geospatial (GIS) projects as assigned.
- Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in natural resource management, environmental policy, geographic information science (GIS), or a related field.
- Minimum 1 year of experience in a related field or specific duty as outlined above.
- Applicant must have strong written and oral skills and be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS.
- Applicants should demonstrate strong organizational skills, have experience working as part of a team, be able to work well with others in a professional setting, and be self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.
- An understanding of federal land resource management policies, including NEPA.
- Applicants must pass a DOI security background check, and should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Master’s degree or completing post graduate education in one of the academic fields listed above.
- Teamwork oriented with clear, direct communication and interpersonal skills.
- To successfully perform essential functions, the individual is required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, etc.. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for significant periods of time and be able to safely lift 50 pounds on a routine basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
**Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements**:
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