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GIS Intern

City of Kent

Kent,  Washington
GIS Internship

The GIS Intern will be involved in various GIS projects. Duties include creating/editing GIS layers for all city-approved GIS projects. Other internship duties may include writing reports and using GIS in a municipal government environment. Position requires basic-to-intermediate knowledge of GIS software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the use of ArcGIS software suite
  • Excellent record keeping and organizational capabilities
  • Ability to pay careful attention to detail
  • Must be comfortable and skilled in working with numbers
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, via email and over the telephone
  • Basic knowledge of construction, civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a GIS storm water, sanitary sewer and water design
  • Ability to learn new processes
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

Must have experience developing and editing data in ESRI Geodatabase format and developing metadata for GIS datasets. Must be public service oriented. Experienced in the operation of a PC in a Windows environment, with specific experience using both word processing and spreadsheet applications. Interest and/or career plans in GIS, demographic and economic trends, and/or local government affairs. Self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task between projects and achieve project deadlines.

Preferred qualifications include the following:

  • Experience with ESRI suite of software products 10.x
  • Basic understanding of CAD design in connection with utilities
  • Utilizing and comparing datasets from multiple sources and geospatial programs (i.e. AutoCAD, Google Earth, and ArcGIS
  • Familiarity with civil construction plans
  • Working in a GIS environment

Must be at least 18 years of age, but no more than one (1) year post-baccalaureate degree.



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