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GIS and Wildlife Data Technician

GIS and Wildlife Data Technician

Opening date: May 26, 2022
Closing date: June 24, 2022
Starting salary: $13.97 per hour
Location: DWR Salt Lake City office (Flexible to be remote, but must attend some training in person)
Time frame: About July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
Positions available: Up to 4
Housing: Not provided

This position is responsible for spatial and wildlife data management in support of the Utah Natural Heritage Program (UNHP) and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). UNHP technicians will assist with entering, updating and disseminating wildlife spatial data using GIS tools and databases. Technicians will be responsible for connecting wildlife professionals with UNHP tools and data resources, ultimately influencing the species priorities within the state of Utah.

Examples of duties

The ideal candidate has skills in GIS and an understanding of natural resources. Because data entry, review and communication is an important part of this role, attention to detail and an enthusiasm for working with agency staff to promote good record-keeping is a must. Projects and tasks will focus on data entry of wildlife locations from field notes, surveys (collected in a variety of formats), data gathering from the internet and data scraping from sources such as iNaturalist and eBird. This position will also include assisting with data queries, providing GIS analysis and summaries and the creation of map and other information products.

Job requirements and skills

  1. Working knowledge of ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online
  2. Working knowledge of Google workplace and Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
  3. Interest in wildlife, wildlife distributions or species conservation
  4. Interest in working with iNaturalist or other community science platforms


This position is part-time (30 hours per week) with flexible scheduling (must be able to work some standard business hours). Heritage technicians will receive training in UNHP processes and exposure to state agency GIS and wildlife workflows.


Please email your letter of interest and resume to on or before June 24, 2022.

For more information, contact Liz Moore at

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