Harrisburg University has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA-DEP) to provide mapping services for abandoned mines in Pennsylvania for the purpose of better identifying home owners who may be affected by mine subsidence. Harrisburg University is seeking detail and quality oriented students with a desire to strengthen their Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience.

Under the supervision of HU Faculty and Graduate Support staff, students will perform the scanning, georeferencing (including assisting with required field work) of scanned maps, and the digitization of the required mine map features. Work will involve interpretation of highly detailed mine maps, spatial analysis of map features to determine the location of mines within the state and the use of multiple current and historic spatial data layers. Knowledge of digitizing techniques and geodatabase usage will also be required. All map analysis, cataloging, metadata creation and data processing will be conducted by the technicians.

Technician Job Requirements: Students must be currently enrolled in Harrisburg University or have graduated within the last year. Priority will be given first to students at the sophomore level or higher who are enrolled in the GSTC program, second to students who have successfully completed GSTC 140 or third to students who have sufficient GIS or Computer Science experience( which will be determined by the hiring manager).

Technician Job Guidelines: Students should and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher to be considered academically eligible. Student must be available for a minimum of 10 hours of project work per week and a recommended maximum of 20 hours per week.

Work begins in September 2013 and undergraduate GIS Technicians will be compensated at $14/hour.

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