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Geographical Information System (GIS) Intern (ID: 104127) for Summer 2016


Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12233

Division/Unit: Division of Forest Protection


School Affiliation

SUNY Albany

Proposal Information


Work Site Location: 625 Broadway, Albany with occasional work at DEC's Port Albany Emergency Response Coordination Center facility, 102 Smith Blvd, Albany.
Work Schedule: Work hours are expected to be 32-hours per week or less. An 8-hour work day on Monday is generally required but other workday/work hours are flexible within the Monday-Friday work week, 7:30 AM to 6 PM agency work hours.
Work Assignments: Most work will consist of using agency computers and operating ArcMap, ArcGIS and Microsoft Office software along with associated programs for publication or dissemination. Primary datasets will include state wildfire data, wildfire fuels, general geographic data and governmental/agency boundary layers. Intern is expected to analyze data for agency goals and develop improved means of graphically representing datasets. Some work assignments will be related to general all-risk emergency management and may involve working at an incident command post. Some work will include working with other agency programs to support agency emergency management preparedness.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates enrolled in an advanced certificate or master's degree GIS program are preferred.
Salary: Compensation is based on hours worked at a pay rate established by the current memorandum of understanding (MOU) between DEC and SUNY.
Supervisors: Colonel Andrew T. Jacob, Assistant Division Director



Arcmap/ArcGIS proficiency

Evironmental studies related to wildfire

MS Excel competent

Map & Graphic Development-public display


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Information Technology, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Senior

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Natural Science