The National Park Service and its partners collaborate to protect the water quality, flow, natural, cultural, recreational, scenic, and geologic resources of the 55,750-acre Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a unit of the national Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The partnership consists of 15 municipalities, two states, and a river basin commission; and collaborates with five county planning and lands offices, as well as many non-profit organizations and individuals.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
The intern will be housed in the Superintendent’s Office, assisting in a range of activities related to expanding availability of information regarding the mission and role of the National Park Service in land use management, planning, and resource protection in the Upper Delaware River corridor, including:
Collect and/or catalogue land use regulations and GIS data for park use in collaboration with aforementioned partners;
Assist in the development of GIS data and related graphic products;
Assist in the design and creation of cloud-based GIS maps for use by park staff and external partners;
Assist in the preparation of reports and memoranda on GIS and planning studies;
Prepare maps, charts, advertisements, and other graphics required in support of planning projects being performed;
Perform miscellaneous office work and maintain records of planning unit activities; and
Observe and participate in projects and programs involving research, investigation, and analysis of physical, economic, and environmental factors related to municipal, regional, or community planning, including monthly meetings of the Project Review Committee with the Upper Delaware Council, a key management partner
Receive incoming telephone calls and visitors to the Superintendent’s Office, determine the nature of the call/visit and personally respond, or refer the call/visitor to a supervisor or other staff member depending upon the nature of the call/visit.
Work with supervisor as part of Records Management team in on-going updates, upgrades, and disposition of Park's archive/records center.
Perform a variety of filing tasks with respect to classification and cross-reference of subject files. This will also include: scanning and processing paper files into compressed and searchable digital format, inventorying and placing records in chronological order and assisting with permanent record retention or scheduled disposition.
Assist in updating standard operating procedures, information flyers and forms for the Superintendent’s office.
Update Excel databases such as Government Officials, Agency contacts, Chambers of Commerce, special interest groups, cultural and historical groups, etc. for use as contact lists, meeting consults or emergency contact.
Gather statistical or other information from files and related sources when required, and input selected information into appropriate files and formats of selected software applications. Arrange tabulated data or perform limited editing functions to incorporate substantive changes made by originators.
The intern will be supervised by, and work closely with the Office Secretary and the Community & Land Use Planner in the Office of the Superintendent. This is a full-time position that will run from May 11 – August 14, 2020. Duties will be split approximately evenly between the Superintendent’s Office and the Planning Group. Dress will be business casual. The intern will be required to comply with NPS policies regarding access and use of federal computer systems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of basic research methods and techniques;
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of Geographic Information System (GIS) as applicable to County, municipal, and regional planning
Familiarity with land use and zoning principles
Ability to work independently on specific GIS development efforts;
Knowledge of techniques used to gather data for statistical analysis and reports;
Familiarity with the purpose, principles, practices, methods and terminology used in municipal, community or regional planning;
Familiarity with environmental issues and the factors that affect natural resources;
Ability to organize data and records;
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; ability to exercise personal discretion and sound judgment, especially when dealing with the public;
Ability to operate phone system, computer and photocopier/printer;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software systems (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.), Adobe Acrobat Pro, email, and internet search engines;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position;
Must possess a valid driver’s license;
Must pass a federal background check completed from the NPS office.
HOUSING AND COMPENSATION
The intern will earn a stipend of $30/day and shared housing will be provided within commuting distance of the Park’s main office in Beach Lake, PA.
HOW TO APPLY: Please address inquiries and applications to Jennifer Claster, Community & Land Use Planner at email@example.com, 570-729-7136 x2230. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, informal transcripts, and contact information for three references. In the subject line please write “Internship Application.” The deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Housing is provided and is shared by other intern staff. The house is furnished with basic necessities. Bed linens, pillows, blankets, and towels will need to be brought with you. All utilities are provided. Television reception is not available in the area but cable television is available at minimal cost.