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Stormwater/GIS Intern

Kitsap County

Port Orchard,  Washington
GIS Internship

Kitsap County supports internship programs that provide work experience for students in an accredited post-secondary institution that is related to their course of study. The internship program is designed so that the student will have the opportunity to apply principals and theories learned in the classroom, gain new skills, explore a career path and be supervised and mentored by a professional in their field.

Stormwater/GIS Internship Description:
The Stormwater/GIS Team in the County Public Works Department is seeking motivated individuals for summer intern positions in the Stormwater Division. The successful intern will learn how stormwater systems work and different types of infrastructure. Interns will also learn about water quality requirements and how policy/infrastructure help Kitsap County meet Clean Water Act requirements. Interns may be assigned a special project in addition to regular duties. These positions will be a combination of office and field observation work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be able to show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution at the time of internship. If the internship occurs during the summer, the student may provide proof of summer or fall enrollment.

Desired Majors and Class Level:
Geography, GIS, Surveying, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science
Sophomore(2Y) - Senior(4Y)

Knowledge and Abilities To Obtain Over the Course of the Internship:

Increase Intern Knowledge of:

  • How to collect stormwater infrastructure data in the field using high accuracy GPS;
  • Migrating field data to GIS;
  • Entering data into an asset management system;
  • Analyzing GIS data for watershed planning;
  • Basic hydrology understanding;
  • ArcGIS;
  • Using a GPS.

Increase Intern Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both written and orally with contractors and County departments;
  • Assist with daily reports and quality tracking;
  • Work effectively in stressful situations;
  • Work with supervisors of different groups to solve problems affecting project progress;
  • Work independently or with limited supervision;
  • Handle many priorities at one time and accomplish tasks in a timely manner.

Intern will receive supervision from an administrative superior as assigned.
Work is performed in accordance with established policies and accepted practices.
Work is reviewed through status reports, meeting and observations.

Driving Requirements
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:

Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle.

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