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Geographic Information System Intern

Position Type: Non-Exempt, Hourly

Department: DAS - Fiscal Affiars

Compensation Range: $11.61 - $17.78 ($24,150 - $36,983)
Closing Date: Monday February 12, 2018 @ 5:59 pm

*Ideal candidate would be able to commit to at least nine months or two semesters of work.

Job Summary:

The primary function of the GIS Intern is to assist Land Information Office staff with general maintenance of GIS data.  The GIS intern will create exhibits for internal departments and external clients.  The intern will edit core datasets for the LIO and will be tasked with performing raster data transformations.


Job Description:

  • Perform datum and projection transformations on raster data;

  • Update and Maintain Cadastral, Topographic and Planimetric data;

  • Data distribution and data request fulfillment;

  • Creates, drafts and modifies reports and presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school Diploma or GED equivalent;

  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Geography, GIS or Computer Science;

  • Six (6) months of coursework experience in GIS, Cartography, or Computer Science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all related computer and software applications such as word processing and spreadsheets;

  • Knowledge of esri desktop and esri ArcGIS online;

  • Ability to exchange basic information with internal and /or external contacts;

  • Ability to explain and gather information, answer queries, or provide assistance to internal and/or external contacts;

  • Ability to persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts;

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence and memos;

  • Ability to speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups;

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions;

  • Ability to execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures;

  • Ability to interpret and adapt to established practices and procedures using independent judgment to meet situations to which applications are not clearly defined.


PG01IM (1151-DAS FA) E. Callow


 Special Instructions: This Original Examination is open to qualified internal and external candidates of the State of Wisconsin.  The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 



Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.