In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Great Basin Institute seeks a Paleontology Technician to support the Elko District Office (EKDO) Cultural Resources Program.
The Technician will assist in research for the clean-up and organization of BLM EKDO paleontological resource files. The primary duties of this position will be to work on the compilation of a paleontological resources file detailing previous paleontological work on the Elko District and resulting publications.
This will involve a great deal of research and contact with paleontologists worldwide for the creation of a spreadsheet, file structure, GIS data construction, and mapping.
The primary work of this position is in the office. Activities include creating spreadsheets and reports based on various projects, using GIS to create maps, and planning and organizing educational events.
The Intern will have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of paleontological specialists and gain a better understanding of the variety of paleontological projects which are carried out on public lands. The Intern will gain extensive experience in the creation of spreadsheets and file structures, GIS, and mapping. The Intern can also expect to gain an appreciation for the complexity of managing public lands for multiple uses.
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