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Intern Student GIS

Posting Date:  June 3, 2021
Position Type:  Full - Time, Hourly

Department:   5100 - Highway 

Compensation Range:  $12.08 -$18.50 hourly
Closing Date:  Open until filled.  *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 LIO staff with general maintenance of GIS data.  Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern – Assist the Sr. GIS Analyst with current DOT GIS related projects by collecting/updating assets in the field, updating spatial databases with definitive resources, and documenting current GIS practices to develop and maintain MCDOT’s enterprise GIS.

 Job Duties:

·       Maintaining Data.  Is responsible for maintaining digital geographic data within the Milwaukee County Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS). Duties include source map preparation and editing; digitizing; feature coding; data conversion; post conversion editing and labeling; map and report generation; data documentation (metadata preparation); and data maintenance operations.

·       Collecting and Verifying Roadside Assets.  Is responsible for collecting and verifying digital geographic data along highways and freeways within Milwaukee County using mobile GPS collection techniques and ortho photo interpretation.

·       GIS Applications.  Is responsible for operating GIS software to display geographic data; to design, create, and plot custom map products; to generate summary reports; and to support standard analytical functions.

·       GIS Support.  Provide assistance in support of data import and export services.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A current resident of the State of Wisconsin.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree on Geography, GIS, or Computer Science.
  • Six (6) months of coursework experience in GIS, Cartography, or Computer Science

·       Intermediate Knowledge of all related computer and software applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.

·       Intermediate Knowledge Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


Additional Skills, Knowledge, 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 Maintain sensitive or confidential information.

·       Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence, and memos.

·       Ability to speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.

·       Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents.

·       Makes minimal decision-making responsibility.

·       Understand and follow instructions.

·       Execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures.


Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin.  In accordance with Rule III section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position.  The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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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.