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GIS Intern

Lake County Forest Preserves

Libertyville,  Illinois
GIS Internship

Summary
Assists with maintenance and development of District-wide Geographic Information System (GIS), including asset inventories, land management and ecological databases. Assists in the creation and maintenance of the District’s GIS layers in Geodatabases and conversion of data from multiple sources and types. Performs data acquisition, collection, and verification tasks in the field utilizing GPS. Creates and maintains metadata for District’s GIS layers. Creates maps and data for District Staff, Departments and special projects. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

Experience -
Recent graduate of or current student in, a four-year college program with an emphasis in Computer Science, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science or related program. Knowledge in the operation of mapping and database software packages, including ESRI’s ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, and related tools such as Geodatabases. Knowledge of GPS data collection, GIS standards, terms, principles and mapping. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and Word. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.



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