Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Friday, January 10, 2014

GIS Technician Job Description

Templeton Demographics is a leading demographic consulting firm. We specialize in assisting school districts with demographic research, enrollment projections, and facility planning. 

GIS Technician job description:

GIS Technician will report to the GIS Coordinator.  Technician will assist with day to day GIS tasks including, but not limited to:
·         Geocoding student records
·         Collecting/creating GIS layers to build school district geodatabase
·         Quality map making
·         Information/map requests from districts

Typical GIS data collected includes:  street files, parcel records, school points, attendance zones, housing data (subdivisions, apartments, mobile homes), etc.

Technical Skills:
·         Professional and academic experience using ArcGIS 10+ and Microsoft Access
·         Graphic design skills – able to make quality maps with attention to detail
·         Understanding of basic statistical analysis
·         Good writing skills – for documentation, training and processes
·         Good analytical/problem solving skills
·         An understanding of the concepts behind geodatabase management
·         Familiarity with basic computer maintenance
·         Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits/finding new solutions

People Skills:
·         Ability to communicate with others – not just with email
·         Comfortable with authority and receiving succinct work orders
·         Positive outlook on life, work and other people
·         Eagerness to work as a team and as an individual

Company Incentives:

Position receives one week paid vacation the first year and will increase to two weeks’ vacation every year after that.  Current Holiday schedule is 11 paid days off which include one flex holiday of choice.  You will also receive 10 paid days for personal/sick days.  We prefer that you schedule extended time off for vacation during April thru August.

Salary will be based upon experience and paid twice per month.
Chloe Thomas
GIS Coordinator
Templeton Demographics, LLC
556 Silicon Dr, Suite 101
Southlake, TX 76092
t: 817-251-1607