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Organization: Lake County Forest Preserves
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Libertyville, IL
Application Deadline: 2018-02-21
Posted: 2018-02-06

Position Description:

Temporary Position
Location: Libertyville, IL
Hourly Rate: $12.00 Ė $15.00
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.


The GIS Intern assists with the implementation of the Districtís Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS Intern will edit data, perform data acquisition, collection and verification tasks utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Creates maps utilizing GIS software.


Assists with maintenance and development of District-wide Geographic Information System (GIS), including asset inventories, land management and ecological databases. Assists in the creation and maintenance of the Districtís GIS layers in Geodatabases and conversion of data from multiple sources and types. Performs data acquisition, collection, and verification tasks in the field utilizing GPS. Creates and maintains metadata for Districtís GIS layers. Creates maps and data for District Staff, Departments and special projects. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.


Recent graduate of or current student in, a four-year college program with an emphasis in Computer Science, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science or related program. Knowledge in the operation of mapping and database software packages, including ESRIís ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, and related tools such as Geodatabases. Knowledge of GPS data collection, GIS standards, terms, principles and mapping. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and Word. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driverís license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org . Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.