GIS Mapping and Outreach Corpsmember

Location: Crookston, MN
Date Posted: 08-31-2017
The AmeriCorps GIS Mapping and Outreach Corpsmember (ages 18-25) is based at the International Water Institute in Crookston, MN. Under the guidance of an International Water Institute project supervisor, the Corpsmember will assist with water quality monitoring and GIS mapping projects, including gathering and analyzing data in ArcGIS. The member will also design education, outreach and promotional materials, and assist with watershed education programs in the Red River of the North Basin. 
 
Term dates and schedule:
  • Term: January 15, 2018 – December 13, 2018
  • Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. typical. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
 
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1690
  • Education award: $5815 upon successful completion of term
 
Location: Housing is not provided by the Corps. Specialist must secure their own housing near service location.
  • Crookston, MN
 
Qualifications:
  • Strong IT skills, including experience with ArcGIS, cartography, information systems and GPS devices
  • Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work with children and youth in outdoor settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
  • Creative thinking and problem solving required.
  • Desktop publishing and photography skills.
  • College coursework and/or degree in a relevant field.
  • Training will be provided in these areas as needed; up to 15-20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal skills training.
 
Requirements:
  • 18-25 years old.
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
  • Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
 
Benefits:
  • Monthly stipend
  • Education award upon successful completion of term
  • Skills training and job experience
  • Health insurance
  • Student loan forbearance during service term

For more information, view the GIS Mapping and Outreach Corpsmember position description.
 
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
 
Deadline: October 13, 2017

Interested in GIS? Be sure to check out our GIS Mapping Corpsmember position!
 
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator
recruit@conservationcorps.org or 651-209-9900 x35
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