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NPSGIS Pacific West Regional Office


This position will work within the Cultural Resources Program at the NPS regional office in San Francisco, in coordination with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program, to continue to develop and improve park cultural resources GIS data such as historic buildings, roads, trails, landscape features such as vegetation, fences, signs, and archeological sites. This position may include an option for telework with occasional travel. No park housing is available. Successful completion of this internship will provide the intern with eligibility for the Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority.

Position Responsibilities:

This position will assist with cultural resources GIS data creation and consistency in over 60 National Park Service units located in various National Park Service sites throughout the West Coast and Pacific Islands. Assists NPS Cultural Resources Program staff with creating and editing spatial data for historic structures, cultural landscapes, and archeological sites. Duties include editing GIS spatial data and attribute tables using the NPS Cultural Resources Spatial Data Transfer Standards. This data will be used for web maps and mobile GIS applications for NPS use. Assistance with additional cultural resources GIS projects, such as preparing maps, may be required. As part of their work, the GIS Intern can expect to deploy a variety of technical skills to identify decision points and solve issues that arise.


  • Consideration will be given to applicants who have prior GIS experience using the current suite of ESRI ArcGIS software and extensions, and the ability to develop and analyze spatial information with GIS. Candidate should possess practical knowledge of appropriate geodatabase design principles and understanding of geographic projection datums and geospatial data. Must have proficiency in geospatial data management, including working with geodatabases, performing database queries, georeferencing, and data creation. The position requires the ability to take initiative, communicate effectively, and work independently, as well as participate effectively in collaborative efforts.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident and enrolled at an institution of higher education or within two years post graduate. Knowledge and experience in archeology, anthropology, historic architecture and/or cultural landscapes is desired. Graduate students and recent graduates who are currently pursuing or have obtained a GIS degree/certificate and/or work experience in GIS are preferred. Prior to starting this position, a federal government security background clearance will be required.