Wisconsin Geospatial Jobs

GIS Intern

City of West Allis

Location: West Allis, WI
Type: Internship
Posted: 06/17/2022
Deadline to Apply: 07/01/2022
Payrate: $12.00 - $17.50/Hour
More Information: City of West Allis Careers

Gain exceptional experience with GIS spatial data systems. You will apply your CAD and GIS program knowledge in this role. Through research, analysis, compilation/validation of data, and data entry, you will make a substantial impact on the City’s efforts to comply with the EPA Lead and Copper Rule. This internship involves semi-skilled subprofessional G.I.S. work in the manipulation of G.I.S. data from source documents to an automated geographic information system. The work will support City’s crucial efforts to inventory all the lead water services in the city to prioritize locations for replacement. This GIS inventory will also aid in meeting the public education and customer notification requirements of the EPA Lead and Copper Rule. This position will review archived water utility records and plumbing records to establish an initial database of lead pipe material, size, and installation dates. The completion of assignments will allow leaders to make data-driven decisions about where to invest in infrastructure upgrades.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Organizes and arranges source documents in proper sequence for data entry; computes, converts, and enters data consistent with established G.I.S. project standards.
  • Researching, compiling, interpreting, and entering technical data from various departments participating in G.I.S. projects into a spatial data system.
  • Interprets drawings, records, notes, and plans.
  • Performs data collection and validation, and supports initiatives for the Lead and Copper Rule.


  • Minimum of three years of mathematics training including algebra and trigonometry, and recent coursework in GIS or CAD systems. Associate degree in Civil Technology or Architectural Technology experience using GIS preferred. College transcripts are required and should be attached to the application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Knowledge of skill in the operation of the GIS system, various automated applications and hand and automated techniques.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans.