Underground Mine Map Technician
Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.
SIPP, in partnership with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), is seeking a year-long AmeriCorps Member to work with OSMRE Pittsburgh staff on a variety of tasks, including: Inventorying and scanning aperture cards and hardcopy maps, assisting in data collection, reducing backlog of maps to be entered into the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) database, potentially digitizing and georeferencing maps. The incumbent will be directly involved in adding to the pool of mine map information available for these purposes. They will be provided with ample opportunity to improve GIS skills in real-world situations. Additionally, the incumbent will learn the techniques of managing complex processes and gain an understanding of coal mining and the problems that can be created by mining activities.
Information derived from mine maps have been used by OSMRE’s Technical Support Division personnel to address significant post-mining environmental impacts, in particular, impacted water discharges from underground mines. OSMRE routinely investigates these impacts and these interns will be directly involved in adding to the pool of mine map information available for these purposes, providing a vital contribution to the agency.
Position Responsibilities will include:
- Inventory and scanning aperture cards (microfilmed maps) and hardcopy maps
- Assisting in data collection
- Reducing backlog of maps to be entered into the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR)
- Digitizing and georeferencing maps
- A number of other activities!
- Computer Science and Information Systems
- Business Management and Administration
- Geology/Geography background
- General computer skills
- GIS experience
- Living Allowance: $465/week at 40hrs/week (pre-tax)
- Successful completion of this term will award the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $6,095.00
- Place Federal student loans on Forbearance during time in service
- Interest accrual payoff by AmeriCorps
- Professional Development including: Job Shadowing and On-Site Training with ARCGIS Software