Job Detail

Organization: U.S. Forest Service & Mt. Adams Institute
Title: GIS Technician - U.S. Military Veterans Only
Location: Anchorage, AK

Posted: 2018-12-08
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The Chugach National Forest, in partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute and AmeriCorps, is now offering a full-time, paid internship for U.S. Military Veterans.

***For more open positions and full position descriptions with full application instructions, please visit: or contact Katie Schmidt, Recruitment Coordinator, at (509) 395 3465 or katie{@}

Position Title: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

Position Summary: In partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute, the Chugach National
Forest is looking to support an intern with a focus on planning multi-disciplinary land and natural resource management. Primary emphasis areas will consist of working in geographic information systems to support recreation and wildlife management, environmental analysis and long-range forest planning functions.

The intern will receive formal and on-the-job training, and perform duties designed to orient the intern to the mission of the organization, including pertinent laws and governing regulations. The intern will work with resource specialists to gain experience in the practical application of laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in a variety of resource management fields.

The intern will work with experienced Forest GIS specialists to update databases, ensure regional and national data standards are met, ensure data accuracy, resolve errors and update metadata. Duties will also include manipulating and analyzing geospatial data to support management decisions, planning, and monitoring activities; compile data to create maps for resource programs, planning documents, management alternatives and other projects.

There will be independent work on a variety of resource data to support the Forest’s monitoring activities, project analyses, and Forest planning. The intern will work with local resource specialists to determine individual program and project needs and design products related to those specific needs. There will also be opportunities to be introduced to and support employees working in various other functions, such as archaeology, surveying, special uses, recreation, and wildlife management.

Benefits include:
-$1,200 Monthly Living Stipend
-$6,095 Education Award
-$1,300 Housing Stipend
-Health Insurance
-Child Care Assistance
- Members with G.I. Bill benefits may be able to dual enroll as an apprentice and access their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of up to approximately $2,400 per month. Actual benefits vary by individuals’ qualified benefits.
-Health Insurance
-Student Loan Forbearance
-Networking/Professional Development/Training Opportunities

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