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Current Positions 

Paid GIS Mapping Intern Position
Wasatch Energy Management  

See the posting here

Forest Health Program Manger 
Wyoming State Forestry Division, Cheyenne, WY 


GIS Technician
Vivint, Lehi, UT

See the posting here

GIS/Planning Specialist
Farmington City

Link to job announcement:  http://www.farmington.utah.gov/i-want-to/apply-for-a-job/admin-job-openings/ 

Geospatial Data Technician
Wild Utah Project

Type: Part-Time; Hourly

Location: Wild Utah Project GIS lab, Salt Lake City

Salary: $12 - $15 an hour (pay commensurate with experience)

Tags: GIS, Geographic Information Systems, Technician, Analyst, Geospatial, Part-time GIS, Part-time geospatial, mapping, geographical data, web mapping

Wild Utah Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide science-based strategies for wildlife and land conservation. Since 1996, Wild Utah Project provides GIS and data services to fellow non-profits, as well as agency partners and other stakeholders in Utah and adjoining states. Through our GIS Lab we develop spatial-based research and provide mapping support that enhances the understanding of and facilitates decision making on conservation issues in the Intermountain West.

Full posting here

Indoor Location Technology Specialist / Android Developer / Blockchain Developer

Opptin is creating a safer, quicker, online world for everyone. Through our proximity-based technology, we can turn any business or place into the infrastructure for its own personal and encrypted network. We aim to create a secure, simple way for people to network, find potential jobs, improve school efficiency, and even provide quicker access to life-saving medical test results.

Website: https://www.opptin.com/internship

Opptin is searching for potential team members with experience in coding, design, and architecture. Any schedule works, but must be able to attend MOST meetings that are given adequate notice for. 

Full posting here

GIS Intern

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated GIS Intern for employment in the Salt Lake City, UT office. AECOM is searching for candidates that has the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful and be decisive.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out tasks.

  • Performs entry level work.

  • Follows instructions to accomplish task assigned by senior staff.

  • Performs GIS analysis

  • Conducts map production tasks

  • Responsible for database administration and design using both geospatial and non-spatial data

  • Proactively evaluates optimal and efficient solutions to geospatial problems on projects

  • Internship may include part time hours continuously throughout the year

Minimum Requirements

AA/AS (US) + 1 YORE or Diploma/Certification (Canada) + 1 YORE

Full posting here: https://aecom.jobs/salt-lake-city-ut/gis-intern/940D27563D3A4FD0A68E3E10BFAF97C6/job/

Social/Biological/Physical Science Information Specialist

U.S. Forest Service


GIS Analyst

sPower is an established and rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with additional offices in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Richmond. sPower is currently seeking a GIS Analyst for its Salt Lake City office to be involved in the continued development of its greenfield solar and wind pipeline along with power marketing, with experience in the Renewable Energy Industry with a focus on solar and wind.

Read the full announcement here.

NASA DEVELOP Program Opportunities
June 20, 2019

10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at eleven locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

For more details and to apply https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/

Cartographic Technician - USDA Farm Production and Conservation Business Center
June 20, 2019

  • Plans and organizes projects, produces procedures, coverages requirements, and all phases of the production process for creating digital ortho imagery, georeferenced imagery, indexes, mosaics and associated data files.
  • Identifies sources of digital imagery and cartographic raster and vector data for preparing county format mosaics.
  • Uses technical cartographic principles and practices in preparing the most difficult and special ?purpose and general-use flight planning maps, imagery and other geospatial data representation products.
  • Develops solutions for difficult technical problems such as analysis of distorted models or of geometric anomalies arising from faulty photogrammetric, raster and vector input.

View the full posting here.


Bureau of Reclamation - Provo Area Office
June 17, 2019

Temporary Student Trainee (Geography) positions

These are Pathways Intern NTE student positions, not-to-exceed 1 year. They have no promotion potential and do not provide non-competitive eligibility for conversion to term, career-conditional or career appointments in the competitive service. See vacancy announcement for more information.

BR-UC-2019-06 (EX-rm) - Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled students or those who are accepted for enrollment seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, including preference eligible veterans meeting this criteria. The vacancy can be accessed here.

This vacancy is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, and will close at 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME, July 2, 2019.  

RedCastle Resources
June 11, 2019

Entry level Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analyst 

Position Description: RedCastle Resources is seeking qualified individuals for one or more entry level Remote Sensing
Analyst I positions to assist with data preparation, image interpretation and analysis, geospatial modeling, and training
development. Successful applicants will work with experienced RedCastle Resources analysts on a variety of projects
ranging from large area existing land cover and land cover change mapping workflows, to raster and vector modeling
using GIS and image-derived data sets. The Remote Sensing Analyst I is an entry level position for someone who has an
educational or technical background in the Geospatial Sciences, but limited work experience. The Analyst I will assist
with the development and implementation of geospatial analytical procedures, and provide periodic status reports to
RedCastle leadership.

See the full posting and apply here.

Research Scientist

May 15, 2019
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute is hiring two research scientists

One position more focused on landscape ecology and will be filled as an Ecologist or Biological Scientist. The second position is more focused on recreation and will be filled as an Ecologist, Biological Scientist, Social Scientist, or Geographer. Both positions range from a GS-12 to GS-14, depending on qualifications.

Please see the attached outreach notices; these are more or less “pre-announcements” for the openings. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please send Susan Fox (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) your contact information, which position you are interested in, a brief statement of why you would be a quality candidate, and a resume no later than June 1, 2019.

GIS Assistant I

May 15, 2019
Geoscientists in the parks Internship Program
Alaska Regional Office

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GIS Specialist III

May 15, 2019

Job Description

Our GIS team is seeking a talented and experienced GIS specialist based in our Utah office. This individual will be responsible for:

  • Working with multidisciplinary teams to assist private sector clients seeking regulatory approvals and permits from governmental authorities.
  • Generating presentation quality maps for permit applications to various federal, state and local agencies.
  • Creation and processing of geospatial data to support environmental permitting efforts, including calculation of project impacts.
  • Working with and conversion of multiple data types.
  • Collection of field data (Trimble units).
  • Create/maintain/update data sets
  • Gathering and analyzing project and site information and assisting with the preparation of permit applications and associated documentation to comply with federal, state and local regulations.

Click here for the full posting

Research Assistant
May 7, 2019

The Natural History Museum of Utah has an opening for a part-time research assistant to oversee their study of visitor experiences, and they are specifically seeking a graduate student.  This is a good opportunity to gain valuable research experience, leadership experience, and hands-on museum experience and connections.  It would be useful for a student considering a career in museums, nonprofit, public programming, or user experience research, or a career in qualitative or quantitative academic research.  Find the opportunity here:  https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/91816.  To workshop an application for this job, make an appointment with your Graduate Student Career Coach, Dan Moseson, at https://utah.craniumcafe.com/dmoseson.

Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office Internship

Salary $14 Hr
Opening: May 6th
Closing: May 20th
Number of openings: 2
Address: 1 in Cedar City and 1 In Salt Lake City, Utah

The Intern position will assist in asset field data collection of Utah’s R.S.2477 Roads. Field work
includes multiple days working in remote locations throughout Utah. Field work consists of collecting GIS information
regarding Utah’s backcountry roads. Office work consists of data processing all fieldwork. This paid intern position requires
approximately 30 Hrs per week. Pay is $14 hour and does not include benefits. Per diem meals and camping/hotel costs will
be covered. This position is based primarily out of Iron and Beaver counties. Field work will primarily be located in the south
west and central Utah area.

See the full posting here