GIS Technician- U.S. Geological Survey

Company name: U.S. Geological Survey
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Title: GIS Technician
Location: Denver, CO

Description: 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.”

United State Citizen.

Minimum 18 years old.

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in geology, with strong GIS experience. The degree must have been received within 12 months of the hiring date. Enrollment or receipt of a GIS certificate does not confer eligibility unless it is part of a degree program.

Proficiency with ArcGIS 10.3+ software.

Terms: Candidates will be employed as
independent contractors under USGS Student

Salary/Position: The pay is $18 to $28 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.

How to apply: Interested candidates contact Jeff Mauk: 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.

Application Deadline: Resumes must be submitted on or before May 10, 2019

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