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Organization: Nashua Regional Planning Commission
Title: GIS Technician Intern
Location: Merrimack NH
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-01-11

Position Description:

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission seeks a GIS intern to join its award-winning team. The GIS Intern is a part-time temporary position, the duties of which primarily consist of GPS and GIS mobile field data collection, data processing, and related data development to support bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning and roadway infrastructure asset management. Other specific back-office tasks such as mapping, GIS queries and report generation, and spatial analysis may be added as needed according to the applicant’s abilities and interests.

Qualifications: Current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate certificate or baccalaureate program in geography/GIS, community planning, transportation, engineering, or related natural sciences field; affinity for technology and career interest in GIS to support regional transportation planning and local municipal government is highly desirable. NRPC will provide training, but any experience with Trimble GPS, ArcGIS Collector, and ArcGIS online would be an asset to the position.

Fieldwork is a primary component of this position, and the applicant must be comfortable working as part of a two-person field team in both urban and rural outdoor environments under a variety of weather conditions. This position requires a valid driver’s license.

The Nashua Region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located just 40 miles from Downtown Boston. The commission enjoys extensive relationships with its 13 member communities as well as partners spanning the transportation, public health and wellness, human services, business, and philanthropic fields and the selected candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work on a variety of creative and cutting edge projects. The Commission fosters a work environment that is both personally and professionally fulfilling and encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance.

To apply: Please forward a cover letter, resume, and two examples of recent GIS project work to: Jay Minkarah, Executive Director, Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH 03054 or via e-mail to karenb@nashuarpc.org.