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, May 20, 2016

GIS Intern - Harris Govern Computer Systems

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, Access)
• 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”

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GIS Progammer/Analyst - Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center; University of Wyoming

GIS Programmer/Analyst

Location: Laramie, WY
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin after June 15, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled.

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) ( at the University of Wyoming (UW) seeks two highly motivated, self-directed and skilled GIS Programmers/Analysts. In an effort to support the sharing, visualization and analysis of data in a myriad of UW, State and Federal research projects, these entry-level positions will provide expertise in developing dynamic and interactive data-driven Web GIS applications. The successful candidates will be required to effectively communicate with individual project leaders and successfully meet project deliverables in a timely fashion. This person will be involved in planning, development and implementation of applications, associated database and web services. Please visit for more details concerning this position opening.

Friday, May 13, 2016

North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) - GIS Intern

Job Description
The Research and Information Services Department of the North Central Council of Governments seeks a GIS intern to assist in the development and quality control of various GIS layers. Duties include data collection, formatting, and entry; maintenance and editing of databases and GIS files; assistance with various technical and administrative assignments; and basic research assistance.  GIS experience and familiarity with ArcGIS is required.  The ability to follow instructions precisely, communicate clearly, and work independently is also required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and SQL is preferred. This position requires the individual be engaged in undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited college or university with an emphasis in Urban Planning, Geography or GIS.  This position will work a flexible work schedule of up to 30 hours per week.  Starting pay for this part-time position is $11.86 per hour.
Required Skills
  • Arc GIS experience
  • Experience in Arc GIS editing environment as well as Geo-processing tools
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Good communication and organizational skills
Required Experience

FLSA: Non-Exempt

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
Job Location
Arlington, Texas, United States


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

City of Conway, Arkansas - GIS Coordinator

Job Description: The GIS Coordinator position is responsible for daily updating, coordinating, and maintenance of the City of Conway Geographic Information System data, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Planning and Development - GIS. Other responsibilities include general planning office activities as assigned.

Civil Service: No
Posted On: April 26, 2016
Category: Professional
Department: Planning & Development
Shift: Day
Job Type: Full Time
Education: See Required Skills
Annual Rate: $46,937
Background Investigation: Yes
Arkansas DL Required: Yes
CDL Required: No

Preferred Skills:

Prior experience within a planning office setting and use of Sketch-Up Software

Required Skills:
•Thorough knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and components.
•Knowledge of GIS Server and web mapping capabilities
•Knowledge of working in an enterprise level GIS Environment.
•Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and written.
•Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint
•Proficient in the use of ESRI software suite
•Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and complete GIS/Planning functions in a planning office environment.
•Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography,
•Computer Science, Public Administration or related field; five years of practical experience in a GIS Environment which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
•Experience with ESRI software suite, prefer experience working within an Enterprise GIS setting using Postgres RDMS, knowledge of Open Source GIS Software, and GIS Terminology


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

City of Denton - Water and Wastewater - Engineering Intern II

Job Description
Responsible for the collection, analysis, and storage of data collected in the field to maintain a quality water and wastewater system.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Field Technical staff with surveying, CCTV inspection of sewer mains, installing flow meters, field investigations and other routine field operations related to water and wastewater.
  • Assist Office Technical staff with data entry, data retrieval, report generation, research, and other office related duties.
Additional Duties:
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a Technical college or University
  • Have completed one year of schooling toward a Technical degree.
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
Conditions of Employment

  • 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 18 years or older.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week (M-F) in the summer.
  • Must be able to lift 80 lbs. Must be able to remove manhole covers

Employee Assistance Program 
The City of Denton Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to assist employees with identifying on or off-the-job personal or behavioral problems adversely affecting their work performance, work productivity, or ability to identify and locate appropriate medical, emotional, physical, financial, legal, or other appropriate resources. The program allows each employee to receive five face-to-face counseling sessions for each calendar year and unlimited access to a toll-free number at no cost to the employee. The EAP program is open to all City of Denton employees, their spouse and dependents, and retirees.

Workers Compensation
Eligibility: Immediately
Details: City provides supplemental pay to augment worker’s compensation payments for regular full-time employees. Length of supplemental pay is tied to service time within the City.

Direct Deposit
Eligibility: Immediately
Details:  Direct deposit is mandatory for all City of Denton employees, and it is available through any financial institution or via pay card.

Are you currently enrolled in an accredited University or Technical College?
  • Yes
  • No
How many years of college/university have you completed?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
What is your current field of study (Major)?
    How far (in accredited hours or years) are you in your Major and/or your College Classification is Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior?
      Check the boxes next to the areas in which you have experience:
      • Administration
      • Working Inside
      • Computer Data Entry
      • Field-Related Duties
      • Mechanical Repairs
      • None of the above
      Required Question
      City of Denton

      Monday, May 2, 2016

      PACCAR - Geo-Marketing Analyst

      Requisition Number 00008158
      City Denton
      Division Peterbilt Motors Company
      Date Posted Apr 27 2016
      Number of position openings 1

      Company Information

      PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. NASDAQ PCAR.

      Peterbilt is a leader in truck innovation, fuel economy and use of alternative fuels.  Peterbilt's manufacturing technology, quality and variability is recognized as best in industry.  Peterbilt's market share continues to grow and is represented by ove 250 dealer locations in the United Staes and Canada.

      Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

      Peterbilt Motors Company
      On highways, construction sites, city streets, logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living - Peterbilt's red oval is a familiar symbol of performance, reliability and pride. 
      Peterbilt has reigned as America's premium quality truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes Peterbilt the Class of the Industry.

      Requisition Summary

      The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a staff within Peterbilt Motors whose objectives include the growth and profitability of an ever expanding dealer network.  This position will work out of the Denton, Texas office. 
       Job Functions / Responsibilities

       · Develop, analyze and produce high-quality market study packages to support dealer expansion activities in under-served markets.
      · Create customized maps using Maptitude for use in proposals, dealer market study packages and management presentations.

      Provide analysis and performance data for Peterbilt dealers based on financial statements, truck, parts, service, finance and leasing results.
      · Manage and maintain the Peterbilt Dealer Development database.
      · Manage and support Peterbilt’s Customer Satisfaction program.
      · Manage the Standards of Excellence program including annual program updates, completion reports, production of annual performance packages, and communications to Peterbilt Dealers.
      · Produce and distribute ad-hoc and routine reports which indicate the performance and growth of each Peterbilt dealer.
      · Develop, analyze and produce dealer lost-opportunity packages to drive dealer revenue and performance improvement.
      · Develop and distribute annual Dealer Truck Goals in conjunction with Peterbilt sales team using market projections and RL Polk registration data
      · Identify and complete department Six Sigma project initiatives.

      Qualifications & Skills

      · Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a business or marketing related field
      · 4+ years previous full time work experience strongly preferred
      · Technically savvy with spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and the ability to quickly learn complex mapping software
      · Knowledge of RL Polk data preferred
      · Ability to manage large, complex projects
      · High attention to detail, results-driven work ethic, and strong analytical skills are essential
      · Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
      · Strong personal computer skills including Windows, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required
      · Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to develop trusting business relationships
      · Up to 5% travel required

      TO APPLY

      City of Denton- Watershed Protection Intern

      Job Description

      Responsible for providing assistance to the watershed department in daily operations.
      Essential Functions

      • Assist in routine monitoring of watershed
      • Assists in construction, deployment, calibration, maintenance and recovery of stream monitoring equipment
      • Assists with collecting, processing and analyzing water quality data
      • Develops and performs public outreach activities that may include public schools, special interest groups and neighborhood associations
      • Assists the Watershed Protection Division with research/literature review of relevant Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect water quality in the Denton area
      •  Field duties include: rapid habitat assessments, quantitative habitat surveys, and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. Lab work can include database entry and management, benthic macroinvertebrate sorting and identification, and calibration of instruments
      • Applicants should demonstrate knowledge and/or experience in stream assessments using a rapid bioassessment method
      Additional Duties:
      • Performs other duties as assigned
      Minimum Qualifications

      • High School Diploma or related degree
      • Two years college coursework to include one year of science-based 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
      Conditions of Employment

      • Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license 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 pass a physical examination
      • Must be able to work overtime when requested
      • Must be able to work in all kinds of weather
      • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.