The City of Lawrence is currently seeking applications for a GIS Intern.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position will assist the GIS Coordinator with a variety of cross-departmental duties related the city's Geographic Information Systems using Esri software and extensions during the 2019 spring, summer & fall semesters with the possibility of continuing into 2020. Key job duties include map creation to fulfill requests, data entry and map updates and work towards long-term GIS goals. Other assignments may include, but not limited to, web map creation, geo-processing & model building, field survey and data acquisition utilizing GPS equipment and/or tablets & analysis in support of project design & GIS mapping functions. The GIS Intern will be exposed to the workflows and data structures as well as more in-depth understanding of GIS technology in local government. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest GIS software and equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS: A student currently enrolled in Geography, Engineering, Computer Science or related degree. The preferred candidate will have at least one course in GIS, Cartography, GPS, Remote Sensing, Urban Planning, Engineering and/or other education and/or experience. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, the ability to pass background check, and capable of operating a City vehicle. Applicant should be well organized and detail-oriented. Positive, responsible, safety oriented and interpersonal approach with people. Knowledge of computers, spreadsheets and database programs desired.
HOURS: 10-20 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible to accommodate student’s school schedule, but must be performed during normal business hours.
NOTE: This position requires a completed City job application, cover letter and résumé to be submitted online no later than April 15th, 2019. The cover letter should address why this position is of interest and how it would aid the student in their overall career goals. Cover letter and résumé should be uploaded online via the application form.
MUST SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY: Monday, April 15, 2019 www.LawrenceKS.org/Jobs (listed under Full-Time Jobs)
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