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.

Monday, December 12, 2016

City of Keller, GIS Analyst

GIS Analyst

Pay Range: $23.62/hr
FLSA: Non-exempt
Department: Information Technology
# of Openings: 1

Deadline to apply:  Dec. 30, 2016

Responsible for data creation and maintenance of datasets in an Enterprise GIS System as well as fulfilling map and data requests from City departments.  Successful candidate will be highly skilled and capable of performing spatial analysis, workflow design, scripting, and data automation.  Candidate will also be responsible for maintaining data relationship in a GIS Centric Asset Management System, and will Provide GIS training and end user support to other City departments.  Inde­pendent judgment, discretion and due diligence must be consistently exercised in the performance of the job duties and responsibilities.

1.Oversees the collection of raw data for input into GIS; performs data entry, data conversion, and data organization for data entry into the system; verifies or collects field data; compiles, digitizes, rectifies and enters interdepartmental information into the GIS database; manipulates and analyzes data to generate reports, maps, and other technical documents.

2.Provides information on drainage, water, sanitary sewer, streets, and property; responds to mapping and information requests by City employees, private companies, and other governmental agencies, as required.

3.Responsible for data maintenance on various datasets and maps, including the official town street, property, centerline, subdivision, water, sanitary sewer, storm water, and utility data using GIS software; creates and develops database layers for the City infrastructure in the GIS system.

4.Researches and interprets engineering construction plans, plats, legal metes, and bounds descriptions and various mapped information; extracts relevant information for data entry; analyzes data.

5.Analyzes and performs quality checks on all GIS data.

6.Provide technical assistance and support for GIS users, including troubleshooting, diagnostics, problem resolution and general question response.

7.Analyze user department requests and provide solutions to meet operational needs.

8.Conduct end user training and develop end user documentation.

9.Establish mapping procedures and standards for all map products.

10.Coordinate with other departments on their GIS needs.

11.Research and analyze new technologies.

12.Daily attendance required.

1.Performs all other related duties as assigned, including any special or recurring projects that may be assigned.

2.May assist other divisions or departments with unusual workloads and/or to provide tem­porary staff coverage.


1.Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Geography, Planning, Computer Science or a closely related field that required equivalent coursework in GIS required.  One (1) year experience working with ArcGIS, SGL Server, Relational Databases and Microsoft Office products required.

2.In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, must have an Associate’s degree with at least two (2) years of progressive experience in GIS working with ArcGIS, SQL Server, Relational Databases, and Microsoft Office products.

3.Requires good oral and written communication skills; knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling, and the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

4.Ability to serve the public and other City departments in a diplomatic and professional manner, exercising good emotional control; must have good interpersonal skills.

5.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

6.Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

7.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

8.Proven analytical and problem solving skills.

9.Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

10.Ability to read and interpret Subdivision plats and engineering design plans.

11.Knowledge of GIS theories and principles, including geodatabase design.

12.Highly skilled in the editing and manipulating of data in a geometric network environment.

13.Basic Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or higher.

14.Knowledge of GIS Centric Asset Management principles.

15.Knowledge of programming languages such as VB.Net, Java Script, or Python beneficial.

16.Proficient with Mobile GIS, Web GIS, ArcGIS Server, and database Integration.

17.Ability to be innovative, organized, self-motivated, and able to multi task.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to read a computer screen or documents, grasp, handle, feel, type, listen, hear, see, speak, walk, and sit.  The employee is frequently required to bend, stoop, reach over head, crouch, carry, and lift up to 25lbs.  Work is generally performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to outdoor weather conditions.  Hours vary and may require occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Multiple Federal positionsin Oklahoma

These vacancy announcements are for Recent Graduates. For those who apply, be extra careful to follow all of the directions on how to apply as well as submitting the documents required. 

Please note that applicants that are currently in school, but who will graduate in December 2016, are eligible to apply for these positions, they will have 90 days to meet eligibility from the closing date of the announcement.

Good Afternoon!  The November National Pathways Postings for Recent Graduates have been posted.  The Job Opportunity Announcements will open on November 8, 2016 and close on November 15, 2016.    Please see below for the links to each announcement:

Rangeland Management Specialist (Recent Graduate) GS-0454-05 FPL 09:
·         1 vacancy - Arnett, OK
Soil Conservationist (Recent Graduate) GS-0457-05 FPL 09:
·         1 vacancy - Lawton, OK
·         1 vacancy - Okemah, OK
·         1 vacancy - Wewoka, OK

·         1 vacancy - Woodward, OK 

UNT Facilities GIS Field Student Assistant

136987 / Facilities GIS Field Student Assistant

 UNT Student Employment: Facilities Administration

Work Schedule: 8AM-5PM, M-F
Hours per Week: 20-25
Hourly Wage/ Yearly Salary: $8.00
Position Start Date: ASAP
Position End Date: On-going

Job Description:

The Facilities Department is seeking to hire a GIS Field Assistant to join the Geographic Information System (GIS) team. This position reports to the Facilities GIS Manager. For additional information on the GIS team you may visit our website at

The purpose of this position is to support the department’s mapping functions. This position will be responsible for using high-accuracy mapping and surveying equipment to measure, collect and record data about the location and condition of university infrastructure and assets. This position will spend the majority of their time outdoors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Safely and properly operating GPS equipment to record the location of features and correctly document attributes following established procedures.
• Assist in the setup and utilization of survey equipment to map and record data.
• Conduct inspections of field conditions or university assets to either gather new data or verify existing information.
• Communicate with various university and non-university personnel to obtain information via site visits, meetings, phone calls and e-mail.
• Follow established data management procedures, both in the field and in the office.
• The ability to perform work that involves standing, walking, and the ability to safely lift, carry and haul over 25 lbs. of equipment for extended periods of time in all types of weather conditions in a variety of outdoor environments.

The successful candidate will exhibit a professional demeanor at all times by:

• Being respectful of others and expressing a positive "can-do" attitude.
• Punctually following an established work schedule.
• Performing assigned duties accurately, thoroughly, within prescribed time limits, and with keen attention to detail so work is done correctly the first time.
• Demonstrating strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.

Job Requirements:
Must have a valid driver license.

Applicants who have prior experience utilizing GIS software and/or Microsoft Office software packages will be given preference.

Application Instructions:
Submit a cover letter and a resume with your application.


Equal Opportunity Statement

**The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Friday, November 4, 2016

GIS Intern - Harris Computer Systems

GIS Internship

Harris Govern is a part of Harris Computer Systems. Harris Computer Systems has been providing complete Customer Information System (CIS) and Financial Management solutions exclusively to public and municipal utilities for over 30 years. Our track record speaks for itself. We are an experienced, solid company with proven solutions that are presently in use by over 3,000 customers across North America. We are the number one provider of powerful Financial and CIS solutions because of our specialized understanding of the electric, water and gas utility industry and our commitment to customer relationships.

Harris Computer Systems is a member of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies. Constellation Software is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation's growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Harris Govern is seeking a part-time individual to particulate in our GIS Technician internship program. This position offers a large amount of learning and exposure to GIS related activities for Texas Appraisal districts that we serve. This individual will join our Professional Services team for the PACS Appraisal and Collection software product line and work alongside our GIS Technicians. GIS Technicians are responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining digital parcel layers and editing attribute data using ArcGIS software from information located on deeds, plats, and surveys, ensuring the delivery of high quality data and customer satisfaction, identifying problems and resolving them in a timely manner and building and maintaining strong working relationships. The individual selected for this role will be a highly energetic self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment. This position requires current enrollment in an accredited school curriculum with an emphasis in GIS related technologies.

• Performing large amounts of editing and database queries on GIS parcel layers based on information located on deeds, plats, and surveys.
• Reading and interpreting metes and bounds descriptions and associating them with parcel identification numbers.
• Researching legal documents.
• Working with other GIS Technicians in department.
• Completing assigned tasks on-time with a high level of quality.
• Identifying and resolving problems in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
• Having courteous customer service and professional interaction with fellow employees
• Working hours are flexible and adjusted around school class schedules.

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of demonstrated work experience and technical background with ArcGIS and Microsoft desktop software applications, and a high level of initiative, aptitude, and energy in order to succeed in a fast-paced environment. We also require several of the following attributes:
• Demonstrated track record of working effectively within a collaborative and cohesive,
team based environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced computer skills to include MS Office knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook,
• Outstanding customer service and organizational skills
• Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills with fine attention to detail
• Positive, results oriented mindset
• Ability to multi-task effectively and to consistently meet assigned deadlines.
• Self starter with ability to work well independently and in groups
• Experience with the following is be highly desirable though not mandatory:

  • Appraisal/Tax Office
  • Technical skills with database knowledge (SQL Server, Access)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of the normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Position is located in our Allen, Texas office.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and job responsibilities.

Please email your resume to Harris Govern

Please feel free to browse our website for further information at

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Land Interships (2) - Marathon Oil Corporation

Land Interns

Date: Oct 13, 2016
Location: Houston, TX, US, 77056
 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international energy company.  Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers. The three segments are as follows:
North America Exploration and Production (E&P) - explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas in North America.
International E&P – explores for, produces and markets liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas outside of North America and produces and markets products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol in Equatorial Guinea.
Oil Sands Mining – mines, extracts and transports bitumen from oil sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, and upgrades the bitumen to produce and market synthetic crude oil and vacuum gas oil.
For more information, visit the Company’s website at

  • Summer 2017 Internship for Land Professionals
  • Summer 2017 Internship for Land GIS Professionals

 Marathon Land Professional interns are immediately involved in diverse and challenging projects by working side by side with others in multi-discipline teams. Interns are placed in a Project Team with an experienced Land Professional who will mentor them throughout their intern period.  These teams are responsible for identifying and executing on strategic Exploration and Production initiatives in North America. Challenging positions are available working North American resource plays in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. 
  • Assist in all phases of Land work required to drill and complete wells in the assigned Project Area.
  • Review title opinions and perform curative activities;
  • Assist in Surface Use Agreement and Right of Way negotiations;
  • Review Operating Agreements to determine Marathon's rights and obligations regarding rework and drilling proposals;
  • Utilize the Tobin lease data system to research Marathon’s records to determine ownership, create maps showing current ownership, and assist in reconciling lease ownership;
  • Assist in compilation of lists of respondents for State Corporation Commission filings, including contacting owners and searching internet sources for valid addresses.

  • Education Level: Junior and Senior level candidates graduating between December 2017 – December 2018
  • Major: Energy Management/Commerce or Petroleum Land Management students
  • Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. on a full-time, indefinite basis without need for sponsorship now or in the future.

Interns will work as a part of the Land GIS Team with experienced GIS Professionals who will mentor them throughout their intern period.   The Land GIS team is responsible for supporting the data and cartographic needs of Marathon’s North American resource plays in Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.  Under the close supervision of the MOC GIS Mentor will learn industry terminology, GIS Software Applications, including 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, X-Tools, and Maplex and standard procedures for maintaining Lease and Contract agreement polygons associated with the Land Department while developing the basis for more independent decision making.

  • Create and maintain Land GIS data through interpreting legal descriptions for oil and gas leases and contracts
  • Prepares GIS maps\exhibits utilizing learned cartographic practices and standards
  • Constructs advanced spatial and tabular database queries
  • Provide assistance to Land professionals and GIS analyst in creation of customized analytics
  • Perform maintenance of Land Department ArcGIS projects and web maps

  • Education Level: Junior and Senior level candidates graduating between December 2017 – December 2018
  • Currently pursuing BS or BA degree in Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Students must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Proficient with ArcGIS 9.x or 10.x, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Coordinate Geometry (COGO), Model builder, and knowledge of Python scripting is preferred but not required.
  • Have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. on a full-time, indefinite basis without need for sponsorship now or in the future.

 Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is an independent international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company has activity in North America, Europe and Africa. The Company has three reportable operating segments, each of which is organized and managed based primarily upon geographic location and the nature of the products and services it offers.
Marathon Oil Company will take the necessary action to ensure that applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or other protected status under applicable employment law.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internships

DHS HS-STEM Program Overview

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goals of the program are to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers this program through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ORISE is managed by ORAU for DOE. ORISE will be responsible for the application and review process, notification and implementation of the program.

Project Catalog

Thursday, September 29, 2016

American Geographical Society Council Fellowship

In 2013, the councilors of the American Geographical Society created the AGS Council Fellowship to support graduate student scholarship in pursuit of geographical knowledge, and especially fieldwork. The fellowship is open to all student members of the American Geographical Society, both Masters and Doctoral Students. Each fellowship is worth $1,500 and four will be awarded in the spring.

Upon completion of the research, fellowship recipients are strongly encouraged to submit an article based upon their research to one of the AGS publications, such as the Geographical Review. The AGS Council Fellowship recipients will be announced in March 2017.

For details about technical requirements please go to:

Proposals should contain the following components:
1. A cover page containing the project name, applicant’s name, position, affiliation, telephone number, postal address, and email address (1 page maximum);
2. A narrative that outlines the proposed research, specifies the reason for doing the research by placing it in the context of published work, and describes how results will be disseminated (3 page maximum);
3. A bibliography, containing only those items listed in the narrative (1 page maximum);
4. An abbreviated curriculum vitae em- phasizing factors that illustrate the applicant’s competence/experience in the proposed area of research (2 page maximum);
5. A budget (maximum $1,500) itemizing expenses, with brief justification for each expense category (1 page maximum)

Multiple Student Research Assistantships - Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF), US Army Corps of Engineers

1) Two student  research assistants for  Ecology Team (aquatic ecosystem   restoration)
2) Two student research assistants for Biocontrol Team (management of invasive aquatic plants using host-specific  insect  herbivores)

Responsibilities: Assisting research scientists with aquatic and terrestrial habitat restoration projects or biological control of invasive aquatic plants. Student will be involved in the set-up and maintenance of aquatic and terrestrial plant cultures or insect rearing cultures. Student will also assist with field work  including plantings or insect release and   monitoring.

1. Plant propagation and/or insect rearing
2. Facility maintenance (mowing)
3. Field work including plantings at restoration projects & biocontrol agent release and monitoring
4. Collecting and counting macroinvertebrates (microscope work)
5. Data entry

1. Science major
2. US citizen
4. GPA at least 3.0 to maintain employment
5. Enrolled in at least 6 semester hours of class each semester (excludes summer)
6. Ability to travel 25% overnight for field work via project funds (summer only)
7. Perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions
8. Perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs
9. Perform work in aquatic environments

Dates of Employment: ASAP, no specific start or end date

Hours: 19 hrs per week during long semesters (Fall/Spring) and 32-40 hrs per week between long semesters  (summer & winter break)

Work Schedule: Flexible, but all work must be completed within the hours of 7am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Pay rate:  $12.50

For consideration  for these  positions submit a resume and unofficial transcript   to:

1) Ecology Team Positions: Chetta Owens, Research Biologist,
2) Biocontrol Team Positions: Julie Nachtrieb, Research Biologist,

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

GIS Coordinator Part-Time, Collin County

Job Description

Collin County is seeking candidates for the position of GIS Coordinator.  This position creates and maintains spatial data in a Geographic Information System (GIS).  Responsibilities include developing, maintaining, administering and updating web-based GIS that include designing and programming web pages; designing, documenting, implementing GIS database structure; performing application design and maintenance such as our mobile GIS programs and web GIS projects; designing, implementing and updating data transformation services (DTS) within our relational database management system (RDBMS); performing GIS analysis and custom mapping; and performing other duties as assigned.  Work is performed under the direction of the GIS Administrator.

Candidates must have a broad knowledge in the field of GIS, normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree.  Two years of related experience is preferred.  Working knowledge of ArcGIS, ArcIMS, MS SQLServer in addition to HTML, JSP, JAVA, XML, and Visual Basic experience is highly recommended.  Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

Workplace and Benefits
Please note that this is a part-time position, working an average of 20 hours per week.

Collin County offers a fast-paced working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long and short term disability.  Retirement benefits have an excellent employer match.

You must submit a completed application to be considered for employment.  Attaching a resume is not considered an acceptable substitute for a completed application.


• Starting Salary: $21.16 / hour


Research Hydrologist - Agricultural Research Service, USDA

Research Hydrologist

Agricultural Research Service

  • 1 vacancy - Oxford, MS
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 9/2/2016 (11 day(s) ago)
Closes Monday 9/19/2016 (6 day(s) away)
  • Salary Range
    $71,012.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number

Job Description

Job Summary

Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.

This position is located within the National Sedimentation Laboratory, Water Quality and Ecology Research Unit (WQERU) in Oxford, Mississippi  The broad research objectives of the WQERU are to develop basic and applied science for protecting and enhancing water resources and long-term agroecosystem function within watersheds affected by agricultural activities. Project strategies involve the entire watershed system from contributing areas to receiving water bodies. This position contributes to the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service National Program 211, Water Availability and Watershed Management

This position requires the selectee to undergo a pre-employment check and a full background investigation. Any offer made is considered a tentative job offer pending the outcome of the pre-employment check. Retention in the position is based upon a favorable adjudication of the background investigation. The incumbent will be subject to periodic reinvestigations.
Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential. Research accomplishments and their impact on the duties and responsibilities of positions are evaluated periodically. The grade level is limited only by the individual's demonstrated ability to perform research of recognized importance to science and technology. *Final grade level may be determined by a peer review panel.


Major Duties:

As a research scientist, the incumbent has full responsibility for initiating, developing and managing independent research projects addressing agricultural impacts on freshwater (e.g. lakes, streams, reservoirs), wetland (freshwater), and terrestrial ecosystems. The incumbent will be part of an interdisciplinary team within the WQERU to critically assess these issues. Incumbent also cooperates with scientists in other ARS research units and institutions, contributing skills in eco-hydrology (the interface between the biological sciences and hydrology). Ecosystem and hydrologic work is conducted at scales appropriate for ultimate application to management of fields, farms, and large watersheds. This research will be combined with additional regional data to extrapolate findings to larger river basins. Primary focus will be on systems typical of the Lower Mississippi River Basin, but broader applicability is desirable.
The incumbent identifies needed areas of research, and designs and conducts the appropriate studies to assess the impacts of agricultural management on hydrologic components of ecosystems. This information is vital to agencies, organizations, and individuals involved in planning and implementing source water protection, conservation effects assessment, ecosystem restoration, and regulatory programs at local, state, national, and international levels.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel will be required in order to complete the required tasks of this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses may be authorized for the selected incumbent.

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at to check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.


The Federal Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

Other Information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, surplus or displaced Federal employee must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors, and be rated in the Quality Category as described in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.
  • If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; may be fired after beginning work; or may be fined or jailed.
  • This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
  • E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form 1-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:  Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

How to Apply

Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by Monday September 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

NOTE: You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

  • Technical Competence (Hydrology)
  • Research
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Data Management and Development

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit:

Required Documents

  • Resume clearly describing your experience related to this position as described in the Major Duties, and Qualifications sections of this announcement.
  • You must submit a one-page abstract of your MS thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation. Also, submit a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons familiar with your stature, contributions, recognition; any honors or awards received; memberships in professional or honor societies; invitations to make presentations at scientific/technical meetings; scientific society office and committee assignments; presentations (other than invitation); and publications.
  • If you are a veteran and you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. For competitive service positions, active duty service members expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days: you may be granted tentative preference by submitting a “certification” document in lieu of a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214. This “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of the submission of the certification. Veterans’ preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans’ preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
  • If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference based on service-connected disability, in addition to the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), you must also submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference, plus the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. For more information on veterans’ preference see
  • You must submit a copy of your college transcripts. You must submit with your application evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcripts; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application.
NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).

Department Of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Nikia Presbury
Phone: 301-504-4452


Agricultural Research Service
5601 Sunnyside Ave
Beltsville, MD



Planner I/II - City of Waxahachie

The City of Waxahachie is accepting applications for a Planner I/II in the Planning & Zoning Department. Planner I is the entry-level position within professional planning. A bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree is required. It is distinguished from the planning Technician position because it involves professional-level duties and judgement, and fewer routine administrative tasks. This position level receives considerable immediate supervision from superiors.

Planner II requires professional planning work of moderate difficulty. It is characterized by increasingly specialized knowledge of the planning field and a more elevated level of required duties and responsibility compared with the Planner I. The Planner II is expected to possess in depth knowledge within one or more planning specialties such as economic development, comprehensive planning, or environmental planning. Although supervisors closely review the work of the Planner II, planners at this level receive somewhat less immediate supervision when compared to the Planning Technician or Planner I.

Experience and Training Guideline:

Planner I
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study in addition to one year experience in planning
A master’s degree and no formal experience required.

Planner II
Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study in addition to two years of planning experience.
A Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional planning experience.

Both positions require a Valid Texas driver’s license.

Salary is DOQ
8:00 to 5:00 Monday-Friday. Open until filled.
Please send resume to:
Attn: Human Resources, 401 S. Rogers, Waxahachie, TX 75165 or email them to:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Student Intern, Dept of Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas

Geography Student Internship

Intra-Urban Variability in Black Carbon Deposition: Rates, Pathways, and Determinants
Come join the Ecosystem Geography Research Group for an exciting opportunity to learn new research skills and work on a federally funded research project!

Position Overview:
The student intern position is a part-time student worker position that offers a UNT geography major the opportunity to learn new research skills and be a part of the research team working on a research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project goal is to investigate to what extent city trees function as ‘urban air filters’, capturing black carbon particles from the atmosphere.
The position offers a balance of time in field and laboratory settings, and will allow the student to gain valuable insight into the planning, sampling, and analysis phases of a long-term research project.
This is a one-semester long internship with a 10-hour weekly workload ($10/hr).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Drs. Ponette-Gonz├ílez and Tate Barrett in identifying study participants and coordinating mail-outs.
  • Assist in rainwater collection device design and manufacturing.
  • Assist in sample collection.
  • Conduct a small undergraduate project that will result in a poster presentation at a UNT or regional conference.


  • Student must be a geography major.
  • Proficiency using ArcGIS and ArcMap.
  • Experience with Excel preferred.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions (i.e. heat, rain, cold…).
  • Must be dependable, detail oriented, organized, able to follow strict research protocols.

Application Materials:

  • Curriculum vitae (resume)
  • Indicate year of study (freshman, sophomore etc.) and physical geography or
  • environmental coursework.
  • Indicate experience working outdoors and with citizens.
  • One page statement indicating long-term career goals, experience working outdoors, and
  • why this internship interests you.
  • • Send materials to Dr. Tate Barrett ( by 5:00 pm, September 9, 2016
  • • Candidates will be interviewed between September 12th and 19th.

Please contact Dr. Tate Barrett ( or Dr. Ponette- González for more
information (

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Intern - Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Sustainability Office, City of Denton

SALARY: $10.00 - $15.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 08/26/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/02/16 11:59 PM
Responsible for assisting the Sustainability in all day-to-day operations
  • Assist Sustainability in operation of Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
    • Open Building and oversee site during Denton ISD field trips
    • Evaluate and communicate trail conditions for field trips and for maintenance report
    • Monitor supplies, water (drinking and rainwater), provide list of supplies to supervisor in timely manner
    • Assist with volunteer scheduling at nature center and volunteer projects
  • Assist with Sustainable Schools
  • Assists special research studies, which includes compiling data, analyzing results, preparing reports or illustrative materials, and recommending proposed actions
  • Under direct supervision, may assist with routine operations of the department
  • Assists with computer operations, which includes data entry and retrieval
  • Assists with customer inquiries and complaints
  • Prepares memoranda, letters, and similar administrative responses upon request
  • Answers telephone, refers and direct calls, answers routine inquiries, runs errands, and performs other department support functions upon request
  • Professional appearance required
Additional Duties:
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Completion of one (1) year of college coursework
Core Competencies:                                          
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
Applicants must satisfy all conditions of employment as outlined in the position announcement.
All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen prior to employment.
"We are committed to achieving a diversified workforce!"
"Dedicated to Quality Service"

Intern II - KDB Tree Rebate Program, City of Denton

SALARY:  $10.00 - $15.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 08/30/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/06/16 11:59 PM


Responsible for providing direct support to Keep Denton Beautiful for the Tree Rebate Program and other tree programs under the Denton Tree Initiative.


•Assists with planning and implementation of the Tree Rebate Program and other programs falling under the Denton Tree Initiative, a campaign to plant 12,000 new trees in Denton by 2019
•Receives, processes, and monitors applications for the Tree Rebate Program, and works collaboratively with City Customer Service, Public Communications, and other staff to ensure that work is completed efficiently and correctly
•Communicates with applicants for the Tree Rebate Program to answer questions, provide assistance, and relay program requirements
•Researches, organizes, and analyzes program data for compilation into various reports
•Collects, records, analyzes, and tracks tree survival rates and other measures of program success
•Assists KDB staff on special projects, preparation of materials, analysis of findings, and presentation of findings to staff and other community stakeholders
•Works to foster relationships with area nurseries, landscapers, and tree-related businesses to facilitate promotion of, and participation in, the Tree Rebate Program
•Communicates regularly with area tree vendors to ensure availability and pricing of qualifying trees through the Tree Rebate Program
KDB Team Responsibilities •Participates as a part of the Keep Denton Beautiful Staff Team
•Attends weekly staff meetings and
•Participates actively in KDB programs and events, and serves as a source of support for fellow staff team members
•Ensures that all events, programs and communications are within the scope of the organizational mission and vision
•Answers and returns phone calls, greets visitors to the KDB office, and works with the KDB staff team to ensure general upkeep of the KDB office environment
•Maintains a professional image and appearance, as indicated by various situations and events requiring interaction with the public and with City departments
•Works to cultivate positive, collaborative community relationships to further the work of KDB
Additional Duties: •Performs other duties as assigned


•Current enrollment in a college or university level program requiring an internship
Core Competencies: •Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
•Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers
•Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance
•Ability to interact with customers professionally and provide good customer service
•Ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
•Strong time management and project management skills
•Ability to work outside in temperature extremes, and assist with all aspects of tree planting projects
•Ability to lead groups of volunteers to complete a project
•Ability to work with, or easily learn, relational database systems such as Microsoft Access
•Skilled in the operation of a personal computer and software, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point


•Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
•Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
•Must be able to work Monday through Friday, with regular weekend and evening events (20 hours per week)


Applicants must satisfy all conditions of employment as outlined in the position announcement.
 All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen prior to employment.

"We are committed to achieving a diversified workforce!"

"Dedicated to Quality Service"


601 E. Hickory Street
Suite A
Denton, TX 76205
(940) 349-8340

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

GIS Assistant, part-time - Intalytics

Intalytics, a leading predictive analytics consulting firm, is currently hiring to fill several part-time GIS positions.

The positions will allow for flexible location and hours after training in either our Dallas, TX or Ann Arbor, MI offices. Qualified candidates can apply by submitting a resume and cover letter via our website:

Position Description:
GIS Assistant, Part-Time
Intalytics is seeking assistance in conducting geo-fencing activities for our retail and restaurant clients. The job will involve utilizing Google Earth to geographically define polygons around specific locations. Candidates should be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week, with actual hours fluctuating up or down based on demand (up to 25 hours per week). Desired skills and/or position requirements include:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • GIS experience a plus (Google Earth Pro)
  • For remote work, access to a laptop with the following is required:
    • PC - Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or later | Mac - Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later 
    • Microsoft Excel or program with Excel compatibility
    • Internet access

Compensation is $10.00 per hour, with potential for future increases based on productivity and accuracy.

About Intalytics:
Through our offices in Dallas, Texas and Ann Arbor, Michigan, Intalytics provides world-class predictive analytics tools and technologies to restaurants, retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, service organizations, and private equity firms that are seeking location-centric solutions. Founded in 2007 by four leading practitioners in the field of predictive analytics, Intalytics leverages cutting edge modeling techniques, third-part datasets, and web-based analytical tools to deliver innovative, accurate, and actionable real estate and marketing solutions.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Intern II Green House Gas Inventory - City of Denton

invites applications for the position of:
Intern II - Green House Gas

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $10.00 - $15.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 08/26/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/02/16 11:59 PM
Responsible for assisting the Utility Administration in all day-to-day operations
GHG Inventory Support
  • Collects & records data for 2015 GHG inventory, in conjunction with Sustainability staff.
  • Enters data for GHG into Clear Path Software in conjunction with Sustainability staff.
  • Participates in ClearPath webinars to understand software capabilities for tracking, reporting, and forecasting.
  • Assists special research studies, which includes compiling data, analyzing results, preparing reports or illustrative materials, and recommending proposed actions
  • Under direct supervision, may assist with routine operations of the department
  • Assists with computer operations, which includes data entry and retrieval
  • Assists with customer inquiries and complaints
  • Prepares memoranda, letters, and similar administrative responses upon request
  • Answers telephone, refers and directs calls, answers routine inquiries, runs errands, and performs other department support functions upon request
  • Professional appearance required
Additional Duties:
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Completion of one (1) year of college coursework
Core Competencies:                                          
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
Applicants must satisfy all conditions of employment as outlined in the position announcement.
All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen prior to employment.
"We are committed to achieving a diversified workforce!"
"Dedicated to Quality Service"

Thursday, July 7, 2016

KJ Environmental Management - Environmental Intern and Associate Positions

Since 2005, KJ Environmental Management, Inc. has specialized in environmental consulting
services to mining, industrial, oil and gas, real estate, and commercial clients. We work with
companies, investment groups, state and federal government entities, and with commercial
property owners to provide strategic planning, civil engineering, due diligence, problem solving,
environmental compliance, and environmental permitting.

Position Overview:
The Environmental Associate position is a full-time position that offers a positive, self-motivated
person a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing business in a very dynamic, rewarding field.
This position offers a balance of time between in office report writing and field work.
The Environmental Intern position is a part-time position which offers a motivated individual an
opportunity to learn multi-media environmental consulting in a professional atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities: (including, but not limited to):
Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs, Remediation, SPCCs, SWP3s, Tier IIs, NORM Surveys, Asbestos
Inspections, and Providing Client Training. This candidate must have a good oral and written
communication skills. Must show proficiency with time management, deadlines, and budgets.
Must have an understanding of manufacturing processes, and be able to perform independent
research and mathematical calculations. These positions will require up to 25% travel.

Environmental Science or similar educational background, Exceptional Oral and Written Skills,
Positive Team Working Attitude. Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Microsoft Word experience required.
HAZWOPER preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required for the Environmental Associate position.
At least two years of environmental or related coursework is required for the Environmental

Intern position.
Please send resumes to

CoServ - GIS Analyst

Successful members of the IT GIS team excel in two major areas:

A.Hard Skills, referring to abilities required to accomplish the technical aspects of a position, and

B.Soft Skills, referring to the cluster of personal qualities required to accomplish the business goals of a position.

 The GIS Analyst 1 is responsible for data development, data QA/QC, requirements gathering, workflow analysis, application testing, general analysis/map production and training users on GIS software utilizing CoServ’s enterprise GIS applications.  This position is a key player in a departmental team which designs and implements GIS layers and applications to provide CoServ efficient and effective spatial solutions.  The position requires analytical skills to be utilized in a team environment in support of CoServ’s GIS initiative.   In addition, the position will at times require independent work on CoServ’s GIS initiative.

The GIS Analyst 1 will participate in departmental projects by assisting in the development of project plans, documentation, and task execution.  He/She will perform daily system maintenance tasks and participate in on-call duty.  The GIS Analyst 1 will be responsible for researching, recommending, installing, configuring, and maintaining technology in a multi-platform mission critical environment.

Primary Position Responsibilities
Hard Skills:
 •Complies with established CoServ’s safety and operating rules, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting unsafe practices to a Manager.
•Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Responsible for reporting suspected information security incidents to Tech Support.
 •Evaluate existing data and processes, define and perform QA/QC workflows.  Implement process improvement’s that include both manual and/or automated technologies.
•Troubleshoot errors and test GIS applications.
•Administration, development, and support of CoServ’s Enterprise GIS applications and systems.
•Assist with, test, develop deployment plans, and implementation of Enterprise GIS System software upgrades.
•Train users on the use and adoption of GIS technologies.
•Execute project activities for a variety of data development, data maintenance and migration tasks.
•Create documentation on data quality, applications, and GIS workflows.
•Create standardized mapping, spatial analysis, data analysis, and data reporting for the facilitation of end-user consumption.
•Other duties as required.

Soft Skills:
 •Customer service oriented.  Always incorporates the view of the end user in technical solutions
•Maintains effective working relationships with the other departments and individuals supported.
•Ability to utilize GIS technologies, specifically ESRI and/or GPS.
•Ability to assist with the analysis of business processes and migration of data to GIS.
•Ability to assist with the analysis of workflows for trends to identify problem areas, improve business processes and provide solutions.
•Knowledge of GIS data development, editing and quality control procedures.
•Serve in project team, produces and adheres to quality and thorough project plans.
•Demonstrated ability to work productively with a wide range of people.
 •Ability to assist with presentations for Board, Staff and user conferences as needed.

Education and Certifications Required
•High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
•Verifiable history of progressive GIS experience and responsibility may be substituted for degree.

Education and Certifications Preferred
•BS or BA in Geography or related degree.
Experience Required
•3 years of experience with ESRI software.
•Minimum 2 years of GIS technician experience.
•Experience with ARC SDE versioning.
•Ability to demonstrate the concepts of and utilization of ESRI’s ArcSDE and ArcServer applications within and enterprise environment.

Experience Preferred
•3 years of experience with ESRI software.
•2 years of progressive GIS experience.
•1 years of experience with Telvent software within the electric and gas utility industry.
•1 years of experience with Enterprise ArcSDE Geodatabases utilizing Oracle or SQL Server environments.
•Technical writing/user documentation preparation experience.

Skills and Abilities Required
•Self motivated, pro-active, and the ability to multi-task.
•Understanding of basic GIS principles and practices.
•Assist in design, implementation, delivery and improvements for the Enterprise GIS Systems.
•Understanding of application support methodologies and industry best practices.
•Customer focused with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to analyzing and automate workflows.
•Work closely with the organization to quickly and efficiently solve problems
•Ability to operate office machinery, such as copier, fax machine and personal computer.
•Proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
•Ability to work effectively as a project team member or lead

Physical Requirements
•Indoor, office environment.
•Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.
•Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
•Ability to drive occasionally.
•Ability to sit for long periods of time.
•Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and reaching
•Uses computer for extensive periods of time.
•Works extended hours as needed or directed.
•Participates in on-call duty.

Other Requirements
•Must have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license