Job Detail

Organization: Lake County Forest Preserve
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Libertyville, IL

Posted: 2019-01-25
Application Deadline: 2019-02-22

Position Description:

Temporary Position
Location: Libertyville, IL
Hourly Rate: $12.00 Ė $15.00/hr.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

SUMMARY: 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 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.

EXPERIENCE: 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.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: 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 Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES: As principal guardian of Lake Countyís open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

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