City of Garland, TX

College Intern II - GIS (Engineering)

6 days ago
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USD $14.69/Hr.
USD $18.14/Hr.
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Position Summary

Responsible for assisting in maintaining Water and Wastewater GIS-based information for the Water Asset Management Program.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Conduct project assignments, research, and analysis.
  2. Assist with digitizing and data entry as needed.
  3. Assist with acquisition, entry, and quality control of GIS data.
  4. Maintain accuracy and integrity of data through graphic editing, line cleaning, topology building, database updates.
  5. Analyze asset and geographic data.
  6. Utilize the GIS software and data to produce cartographic output.
  7. Apply technical knowledge to departmental projects.
  8. May prepare written reports, communication, or correspondence on behalf of the department.
  9. May make presentations on assignment status and progress.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills


Education/ Experience:     

  • 1-3 years of experience with GIS software, research, analysis, and statistics

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of geographic concepts
  • General understanding of cartographic principles
  • General understanding of vector and raster geographic data types and understand the concepts of map projections and geo-rectifications
  • General understanding of the various sources of geographic information, such as paper maps and remotely sensed data, including satellite and aerial imagery
  • General knowledge of managing and processing data
  • Skill in utilizing ArcGIS 10, ESRI Spatial Analyst, and ArcSDE  
  • Skill in utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Skill in cartographic output
  • Skill in preparing and communicating data analysis (written and oral)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task

Licenses & Certifications

• None required

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from any environmental hazards or conditions. Some field data collection work may be required.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

• High School Diploma, with some college-level coursework in geographical information systems
• Must at least be in first year of college and pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university.
• Computer aptitude required
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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