incumbent assists senior resource management and science staff with
collecting, managing, analyzing, and displaying digital geographic
information. Tasks include independently
documenting resource localities through the use of aerial photos, topographic
maps and global positioning equipment (GPS Trimble Geo XT, RTK),
entering GPS data into the park's Geographic Information System (GIS)
database, and drafting summary reports, visual displays, and presentations on
resource surveys, large spatial datasets, and GIS model results. Other specific duties include but are not limited to:
Using integrating computer models and other
tools with biological and physical scientific knowledge and resources
management practices to predict resource conditions at un-sampled locations.
Assists with incorporating GIS data into
acoustic modeling and noise assessments and assists park planners in using
model outputs. Uses automatic flight following (AFF) data to track and report
on acoustic impacts to park wilderness.
Plans and executes field work
in remote wilderness environments to generate new or verify mapped information,
using standard resource field sampling and scientific methods.
Assists with database design,
computer programming, and data management.
Information System (GIS) software to digitize point, line, and polygon features
from cartographic materials to create multiple data themes for a study
area. Additionally, utilizes GIS analytical capabilities to create new
information themes by combining independently entered themes by polygon
overlay, buffer overlay, or other technique.
Assists with preparation of
written technical documentation needed for database design and
implementation, computer programming, and data management activities.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Dave Schirokauer at (907) 683-9605.