Organization: Lake County Forest Preserves
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Libertyville, IL USA
Temporary Position – 6 months
Hourly Rate: $16.75 – $19.75/hr.
Location: Libertyville, IL
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 District’s GIS layers in Geodatabases, and conversion of data from multiple sources and types. Performs data acquisition, collection, and verification tasks in the field, utilizing Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Creates and maintains metadata for District’s 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 two- or 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 ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Survey123 and related tools such as Geodatabases. Knowledge of GNSS data collection, GIS standards, terms, principles, and mapping. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word. Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s 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.
ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES
As principal guardian of Lake County’s open spaces and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 31,000 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 209 miles of trails 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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