Wisconsin Geospatial Jobs

GIS Intern

La Crosse County

Location: La Crosse, WI
Type: Internship
Posted: 03/28/2024
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
Payrate: $15/hour
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La Crosse County Zoning, Planning Economic Development and Land Information department is currently seeking a GIS intern to support the GIS data compilation, automation, and web development efforts. The intern will report to the Zoning, Planning and Land Information Administrator and will work closely with the department staff on various tasks to ensure the County enterprise GIS contains the necessary and accurate data needed to support the needs of the stakeholders within County departments and throughout the County municipalities. The focus will be on data manipulation, printed map, and web map development. The intern’s duties will use GIS software to edit the spatial and tabular data, ArcGIS Online for web mapping and will assist in documenting procedures and workflows, developing printed maps and/or map books and assist in training activities.

Purpose of Job:
The purpose of an internship is to help students or graduates gain practical experience, become acquainted with professionals in their field of interest, and develop an understanding of professional responsibilities and effective working relationships. Hours for interns are flexible, depending on the department’s and intern’s needs, but may not exceed 30 hours/week.

Essential Job Functions:
Perform data entry and edits for spatial and tabular data.
Assist in publication and use of feature services in the web GIS environment.
Assist in the design and creation of geodatabases based on established requirements.
Produce printed and/or web-based maps for information and analysis.

Education and Experience:
Must have completed at least TWO YEARS at a college/university working towards a degree in Geographical Information
Systems or comparable field of study.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with GIS software solutions including ArcGIS Online.
ArcGIS Pro experience required.
Understanding of various geospatial data types including vector and raster datasets.
Experience editing geospatial data.
Experience with SQL, Python and/or Arcade desired but not required.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials.
Organized. Able to prioritize and accomplish a wide variety and scale of projects.

Exchanges of routine and non-routine information with staff using effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to convey GIS information to non-GIS users in a training environment.

Physical Requirements:
This is not a virtual or telecommute position. It requires the ability to work in a stationary position in the office for extended periods of time. Occasional field work may occur.

This position is not eligible for benefits and is funded by a grant program that does not allow for negotiating the rate of pay.