Student Intern - Geographic Information System (GIS) University Enterprises, Inc. - Sacramento, CA4.2 1 hour agoPart-time Apply Now CAL FIREs Fire and Resources Assessment Program (FRAP) is offering student internships for qualified applicants to work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental science. The student intern will work to address forest assessment and other departmental information needs using GIS and remote sensing tools and data, among others. Conditions of Employment This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted: employment history, professional references, criminal check, educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript) and physical exam and drug urinalysis test. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department. Work Schedule Flexible hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM. Final schedule to be determined between supervisor and student. Candidates are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Internship duration of 6 months is desirable. Shorter duration will be considered on a case by case basis. Additional Work Schedule Student Assistants and Graduate Student Assistants generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday-Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). Another work schedule option for students working off campus through the California Intern Network is to work 28 hours per week, year-round. Area Sacramento On/Off Sacramento State Campus Off Campus Worksite City Sacramento Pay Range $13.00 - $15.00 per hour Department/Agency Forestry & Fire Protection, Department of (CDF) Unit/Division Fire and Resource Assessment Program Project Description The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protections Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP) assess the amount and extent of Californias forests and rangelands, analyzes their conditions and identifies alternative management policies and guidelines. To learn more visit http://frap.fire.ca.gov/. Majors/Fields of Study Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Government Minimum Qualifications * Knowledge and/or coursework in geographic data principals and cartographic design. * Knowledge and/or course work using ESRIs Geographic Information Systems tools (GIS) * Knowledge and/or course work in Remote Sensing * Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and/or Access database or similar tools including SQL. * Knowledge and/or course work related to forestry, wildland fire science, watersheds, wildlife, soils, vegetation, climate, geography, geology or related field. * Ability to work independently and to take initiative to accomplish assigned tasks accurately and by established deadlines. Prerequisites Must be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list. To view our current affiliation list please paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.calinterns.org/wp-content/uploads/Affiliation_List.pdf Students must be enrolled at a minimum in: six semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four semester units or six quarter units for graduate students. Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting. Position Description Preferred Qualifications Duties and Responsibilities * Gather, edit, update and verify spatial data using ArcGIS Software. * Conduct Remote Sensing of fire, vegetation, vegetation disturbance and other features that affect forestry and forest policies of the state. * Data Mining, Analysis and Interpretation of Data using ArcGIS tools. Utilize systematic approaches and tools such as ArcGIS, ModelBuilder, Python and/or other programming languages to conduct and/or automate custom data mining (GIS analyses, geoprocessing tools) to support the Strategic Fire Plan, FRAP and other program areas as directed. * Create Maps, Dashboards and other displays using ArcGIS tools including ArcGIS online. * Review and develop comments on scientific reports and policy documents. Physical Requirements Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Working Conditions Work is performed in an office environment. Hours Per Week Students (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). (NSTU) Posting Date 04/16/2019 Closing Date 05/19/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Please complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the Educational Experience section and any employment history in the Employment Experience section of our application.