Thursday, 8 May 2014

JOB POSTING: Part-time GIS and Data Management Student Contractor Needed

The Central Energy Resources Science Center located in Lakewood, Colorado is looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) student contractor. The contractor would be required to provide services in accordance with the requirements below for the period of August 1st, 2014 through August 1st, 2015 not to exceed a total of 1040 hours.

Services Required

The successful student contract candidate will perform various technically oriented tasks related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), web content management, data management systems, and workflows and processes conducted by the Central Energy Resources Science Center. Specific tasks include:

  • Authoring, editing, and updating desktop maps as well as web enabled maps using ESRI’s ArcGIS software platform, utilizing best practices, methods and procedures outlined by the Data Management and Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) project contacts.
  • Keep current, a geographic information system (GIS) of southwest Wyoming historical oil and gas drilling activity for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI).
  • Web mapping preparation, optimization, and processing including map caching.
  • Geospatial metadata authoring, editing, updating and quality control/quality assurance (QA/QC).
  • Geospatial web content management.
  • Publication citation database QA/QC, data entry, and management.
  • Scanning documents for Fundamental Science Practice records.


  • Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox
  • Experience with common GIS data formats and structures including shapefiles and geodatabases.
  • Experience with managing GIS data in a Windows computing environment.
  • Motivated problem solver who enjoys providing technical solutions to complex scientific problems.
  • At least 2 years of under-graduate level course work in a GIS or a closely related program.
  • At least 1 semester of GIS course work focusing on technical concepts and application of the ArcGIS software platform. 
  • Demonstration of current enrollment.
  • Basic programming and ArcGIS model building experience.
  • The ability to acquire and manage both public and proprietary oil and gas wells data. Includes honoring the proprietary nature of commercial databases.
  • Good communication skills and ability to teamwork.
  • Basic knowledge of web mapping standards (GeoServices REST API, WMS)
  • Basic knowledge of database management systems.
  • Basic knowledge of geospatial metadata standards


Compensation is commensurate with the level of education and experience, as follows:

  • $13.79 – $15.45 per hour for a total of 1040 hours (20 hours per week) for student with at least 2 years of college. 

Student is responsible for all costs of transportation to and from the principal duty station location. The Government does not provide housing, meals or other living expenses while working at the principal duty station. Student is also responsible for tax withholding and self-employment tax.

To apply, please send me your resume via email.


Gregory L. Gunther

Data Management Project Lead
Central Energy Resources Science Center Data Management

Denver Federal Center MS 939
PO Box 25046
Denver CO 80225

Fax: 303.236.0459
Phone: 303.236.5884
Mobile: 303.818.6043

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