General Statement of Duties/Supervision
The City of Tumwater has an exciting new opportunity that will expand your GIS skills while working in our dynamic and growing City. The GIS Intern will perform a wide variety of tasks including creating beautiful maps, spending time in the great outdoors collecting City asset data, and interpreting records to enhance the City GIS database. If you are a fast learner, want to make a difference in the community, and have an interest in Public Works, this is the position for you!
This position is estimated at 20 hours per week during the school year and/or the summer and is a part-time, intern position.
In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the intern may attend meetings and be assigned trainings to understand more about the role of GIS.
Review of applications will start on August 3, 2021.
Essential Job Duties
- Collecting location and other information about assets in the field using a mapping-grade Trimble GPS unit. Examples of assets the intern may be tasked with mapping include fiber infrastructure, water meters, sewer cleanouts, catch basins, and street signs.
- Entry of attribute information to existing mapped features through Esri’s Field Maps app or in the office by researching old plans, building files, and other source materials.
- Completion of a Plans and Drawings reference layer and internal interactive map/app built in Esri Portal.
- Document work in progress.
- Based on the selected candidate’s skills and interests, there are a wide variety of other projects the intern may be tasked with assisting on in order to gain experience and knowledge.
- Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn quickly.
- Ability to communicate and work as part of a team.
- Flexibility and the ability to work independently.
- Resourceful and self-directed. Willingness to ask for assistance or clarification and to follow instructions.
- Enthusiasm and interest in working for local government with a demonstrated commitment to service.
- Some experience with Esri GIS software with the ability and desire to learn.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
- Knowledge or experience of the functions and services of local government are desired but not essential.
- Experience with Trimble GPS equipment is desired but not essential.
Other information (if any) specific to this position
The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in GIS, geography, or a related program. Computer skills including word processing and the ability to quickly learn new software are required. Preference will be given to students at the Junior year of college or above, or students seeking work experience in a related field that can demonstrate the level of skill required for the position.