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GIS Intern

City of St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park,  Minnesota
GIS Internship

Assist in maintaining the integrity and advance productive use of geographic information systems (GIS). Provide quality customer service and communications in daily duties.

This position is seasonal working up to 40 hours a week from May to end of October 2017.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit spatial and non-spatial GIS data sets, perform analysis, data conversion, and maintain the integrity of data sets by keeping the data current and accurate. Work will be primarily focused on Public Works GIS data (utilities, streets, and other infrastructure).
  • Collect data using GPS equipment, tablet (iPad), and digitizing off aerial photos.
  • Work with others to incorporate existing data and needs in to the GIS system and applications.
  • Provide technical support for all software problems involving GIS.
  • Produce layouts, charts, and GIS-related posters as requested.
  • Assist others in obtaining a higher level of competence in the use of GIS tools.
  • Scan and index paper records/documents.
  • Provide graphics and maps and other related information to both internal and external customers as directed.
  • Assist regular staff in providing technical troubleshooting to address specific needs and solve hardware and software problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary enrollment pursuing a degree in GIS or related field.
  • Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Online and/or other ESRI products.
  • Valid MN driver's license.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently in writing, verbally, and electronically.
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to organize, plan and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationships.
  • Ability to physically perform all essential duties and responsibilities including sit or stand for prolonged periods of time, ability to kneel and bend, manual dexterity, and ability to operate assigned equipment.

Desired Qualifications:
Ability to analyze and interpret civil engineering plans and utility data.

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