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.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

City of Sanger GIS Intern

GIS Intern-Seasonal/Part Time
Public Works
Salary Grade: $15.00 HOUR

Reports To:
Public Works Director

To develop, maintain, and update various coverage’s and database layers of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) as directed by the Public Works Director.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Maintain the City’s GIS data using ESRI suite of software.
2. Create and document GIS procedures as directed by the Public Works Director.
3. Modify existing databases.
4. Responsible for creating, developingt and maintenance of GIS databases performing data creation, and some cartography.
5. Using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, collect, transfer, input and plot grid coordinates, and other data from surveyor’s data, field notes and engineering plans.
6. Use GPS units to collect point data for various City utilities and public infrastructure inclduding fire hydrants and water valves.
7. Maintain and update City GIS maps including planimetric and topographic maps for water, sanitary sewer, storm water sewer, streets,alleys, subdivisions, Right-of-Way, easements and floodplain.
8. Collect and enter raw data into the GIS computer system for City infrastructure using City’s available software.
9. Use AutoCAD to view engineering drawings to get detailed information to use for GIS data entry.
10. Maintain computer database records for data files and Geographic Information System layer information.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS/ArcInfo, and cartography design.
  • Knowledge of current versions of Windows, MS Access, MSOffice, ArchInfo, ArcView and database development.
  • Knowledge of GIS concepts and design methods.
  • Knowledge of modern and complex principles and practices of record keeping
  • Knowledge of current procedures, methods and technologies in GIS and other engineering related fields.
  • Skill in using GIS software and related equipment to produce record and scale drawings in a prompt and cost effective manner.
  • Skill in operating a computer aided drafting system.
  • Skill in operating and properly utilizing a variety of office equipment including plotter and copier, computers and peripherial equipment,printers and microfilm reader-printers.
  • Ability to research a variety of information.
  • Ability to Read and interpret construction blueprints, plans and drawings.
  • Ability to Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state and local laws,codes and regulations.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, capability to learn quickly, capacity to work independently.
  • Ability to translate hard copy or computer generated database data into the Geographic Information System.
  • Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: making observations; reading and writing; communicating with others; and, operating assigned equipment.
  • Ability to operate a regular equipped vehicle.
  • Ability to walk along creeks and wooden areas, walking up and down changes in elevation, walking under brush and walking in, across and along streets. Includes bending, twisting, kneeling and crouching.
  • Ability to establish and maintan courteous and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. equivilent and enrollment in a college or university pursuing a degree in GIS or related field.
Familiarity or working knowledge of ArcGIS/ArcInfo, and cartography design.

Conditions of Employment

1. Must pass a drug test, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, credit check, and social security number verification check.
2. Must meet the City’s driving standards.

Familiarity or working knowledge of ArcGIS/ArcInfo, and cartography design.