Conservation GIS Student Hourly Position

The Rissman research group in the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is seeking an enthusiastic person for GIS mapping and analysis, 8-10 hours/week for the Spring 2011 semester. The student hourly position will support an exciting new seminar, Conservation in a Changing Climate, involving landscape analysis by graduate and law students in seminars in six universities around the country. Tasks will include providing technical support for graduate and law students new to ArcGIS Explorer, packaging protected areas datasets in ArcGIS Explorer, digitizing polygons, coding data into shapefiles, and conducting GIS analysis. As needed, the position will also support other research on conservation and ecosystem management. Required skills include expertise with ArcGIS and willingness to learn ArcGIS Explorer. Must be organized, reliable, a fast learner, and a strong communicator. Must be available to start in January, 2011. Must be enrolled for academic credit at an educational institution. Hourly wage of $14/hour is available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to ">Dr. Adena Rissman.

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