GIS Mapping Corpsmember

Location: Cass Lake, MN
Date Posted: 09-14-2017
The AmeriCorps GIS Mapping Corpsmember (age 18-25) serves alongside U.S. Forest Service Chippewa National Forest natural resource professionals. The service term is focused to help develop the Corpsmember’s professional skill sets while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site. The GIS Mapping Corpsmember will learn hands-on skills in the work of planning and maintaining a transportation system for the purpose of natural resource management.  Primary focus will be the review of field inventory data gathered by others and entering this information into a national database.
This is a full-time commitment for a year-long AmeriCorps service term. The Corpsmember will receive a monthly stipend and an education award upon successful completion of the term that may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
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
Stipend and award:
  • Monthly stipend: $1690
  • Education award: $5815 upon successful completion of term
Location: Lodging is available in the bunkhouse at the Forest Service Walker District Ranger Office in Walker, MN. 
  • Cass Lake, MN
  • Positive attitude and strong commitment to service and community work.
  • Flexibility to work independently and with others in a team setting.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and all weather conditions.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to educate and interact with members of the public.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.
  • Strong planning, organization, communication and creative thinking skills.
  • Academic training and/or field experience with GIS software.
  • Map interpretation skills
  • Knowledge and proficiency with databases and data entry
  • 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.
  • Academic and/or field experience in natural resources and/or engineering preferred
  • 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 defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
  • Must successfully pass medical review process.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUI’s in the past five years).
  • 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 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 IWI GIS Mapping and Outreach Corpsmember position!
Questions? Contact Megan Zeiher, Recruitment Coordinator or 651-209-9900 x35
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