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, August 12, 2014

GIS Data Analyst - Curry County, New Mexico

DIVISION: County Assessor's Office
REPORTS TO: County Assessor
FLSA: Non-Exempt
WAGE LEVEL: Min $13.827/hr. to Max $20.742/hr. DOE/DOQ

Position Summary:
Under limited supervision, oversees the development and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) from existing cadastral maps; develops and maintains parcel maps for tax records (including addressing in accordance with established practices of the county); interprets and verifies legal descriptions from recorded documents; processes new subdivisions; calculates acreage, updates ownership and verifies the chain of title.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school; plus, specialized training related to GIS systems, mapping and engineering practices or computer technologies;
B. One (1) year of related experience;
C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Some knowledge of technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; survey practices and procedures; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, AUTOCAD, Windows, etc.); various geographic databases, including State of New Mexico, USGS digital line graphics, surveying practices including GPS
point retrieval, State Plane Coordinate Systems (NAD 27 and NAD 83), GLO map interpretation and Area Reference Plan (ARP) interpretation; quality assurance and control methods; county geography.

3. Some Skill in the use of personal computers, GPS equipment, plotters, printers, scanners, projectors and related technical equipment.

4. Ability to deal with various levels of stress associated with the need for accuracy with legal and financial implications; perform complex computer mapping and mapping evaluation; read and understand legal documents; perform complex mathematical computations; operate calculators and standard office equipment; work independently; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

5. Ability to understand and communicate in English. Spanish or other language is desirable.

6. Valid New Mexico Driver's License. NO DWI convictions within the past three (3) years.

7. Ability to deal with the public, property owners, and co-workers on a one to one or group basis.

8. Ability to perform the essential duties listed below.

9. Ability to perform the essential duties in the working conditions described below.

10. Ability to work with the equipment, tools and materials listed below.

For the full application:

Monday, August 11, 2014

City of Dallas GIS Analyst

THE POSITION For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here. Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification specification.

For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.

Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed. A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.
Associate’s degree in GIS, geography or spatial science. Two (2) years experience in GIS mapping/graphics services using ArcGIS for Desktop Basic, ArcSDE and/or ArcGIS Server. Knowledge of desktop programming and/or relational database systems a plus.

A four (4) year combination of specified education and/or experience will qualify.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

GIS Intern Templeton Demographics


GIS Intern


Templeton Demographics is a consulting firm specializing in demographic studies, attendance zone planning, and enrollment forecasting that helps school districts establish enrollment projections, make recommendations for new schools, establish attendance boundary changes, and accommodate growth at existing schools.

Technical Skills

·         ArcGIS Suite
·         Editing polygons and road centerlines
·         Familiarity with using parcel data
·         Building geocode services (locators) and geocoding addresses
·         Building geodatabases, familiar with Projections and transformations
·         Excellent Cartography Skills, making detailed wall maps, and 8.5x11 map books using DDP
·         Ability to obtain data from various sources (city, county, appraisal district, and state)
·         Basic  python scripting
·         Building queries in Microsoft Access
·         Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills

Job Skills

·         Multi-tasking
·         Ability to communicate verbally and written
·         Good analytical and problem solving skills
·         Work with minimal supervision
·         Prioritize work for multiple clients


·         Internship runs from mid-to-late August through December 19, 2014, with a possibility of extending to the next semester.
·         Hourly position, pay will be based on experience.

Please submit resume to