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Wetland Mapping and Delineation Intern (ID: 109892) for Summer 2024


Adirondack Park Agency

1133 State Route 86
Ray Brook , NY 12977
E-Mail: HumanResources@apa.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 891-4050

Division/Unit: RASS Division


Web Site: http://www.apa.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Description: The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Supervisor, Natural Resource Analysis within the Research Analysis and Scientific Services (RASS) Division on projects involving mapping and delineating wetlands. This position involves field work and mapping in GIS.

Duties will include but are limited to:
* Assist RASS Natural Resources staff on various projects, including wetland delineation, air photo interpretations, project review and compliance, and processing field data.
* Gain valuable experience in environmental permitting matters.
* Perform the location and mapping of vegetation in deep water marshes.
* Assist with measurements, photographs and recording findings.
* Conduct record and file management.

Qualifications: Applicants should have recently completed or are pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in environmental science, environmental studies, botany, natural resources, ecology, or a related field. Applicants must have knowledge of wetland ecology, experience with GIS (ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro/Survey123), and plant identification skills (native and invasive). Preferred qualifications include the ability to canoe or kayak and boat handling skills and possession (or willingness to possess) the New York State Boater Safety Certificate. Completed course work in wetland ecology, GIS, and plant identification is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:
* ArcGIS and MS Office.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Ability to follow detailed and technical instructions.
* Able to work long hours in the field during inclement weather.
* Knowledge of GPS field location and data collection methods is helpful.

Internship Areas: Geographic information systems (GIS); computer science; data management; geography; information technology; field work, plant ecology, invasive species and wetland ecology.

Wage: Paid/Credit Internship
Number of Hours: 10 - 37.5 hours/week
Expected Dates: May 15, 2024 - August 23, 2024 (flexible)
Location: Ray Brook - Working from the Agency's Ray Brook office is required.
Number of Interns Needed: 1

Preferred Standing: Graduate
Minimum Standing: Junior
Degree Concentrations: geographic information science (GIS); geography; cartography; information technology; computer science; geoscience; surveying; environmental science; natural resources; botany; soils and restoration ecology.

About the Agency:
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA or Agency) was created in 1971 by the New York State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the boundary of the Park. The APA is responsible for maintaining the protection of the Forest Preserve and overseeing development proposals of the privately owned lands. The Agency prepared the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan, which was signed into law in 1972, followed by the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan in 1973. Both plans are periodically revised to reflect the changes and current trends and conditions of the Park. The mission of the APA is to protect the public and private resources of the Park through the exercise of the powers and duties provided by law. This mission is rooted in three statutes administered by the Agency in the Park, including: the Adirondack Park Agency Act; the New York State Freshwater Wetlands Act; and the New York State Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.



Field work

Plant Identification

Geographic Information Systems


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Planning/Analysis/Research, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Essex

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Natural Science