College Intern II - GIS Analyst (Organizational Development)
City of Garland - Garland, TX

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Responsible for assisting in maintaining the Neighborhood Information System and performing GIS-based analysis for the Neighborhood Benchmarking Program. The internship is for the Spring semester.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct project assignments, research, and analysis.
  • Create, edit, or acquire data and integrate into the neighborhood information system.
  • Maintain accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Analyze geographic data.
  • Utilize the GIS software and data to produce cartographic output.
  • Apply technical knowledge to departmental projects.
  • May prepare written reports, communication, or correspondence on behalf of the department.
  • May make presentations on assignment status and progress.

  • Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience
    • Graduate student status at a local university pursuing a degree, or completing major coursework, in geography, urban planning, or a closely related field.
    • 1-3 years experience with GIS software, research, analysis, and statistics
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • General knowledge of geographic concepts
    • General understanding of cartographic principles
    • General knowledge of managing and processing data
    • Skill in research and methodology analysis
    • Skill in utilizing ArcGIS 10, ESRI Spatial Analyst, and ArcSDE
    • Skill in utilizing statistical analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, or equivalent
    • Skill in utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
    • Skill in cartographic output
    • Skill in preparing and communicating data analysis (written and oral)
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to multi-task

    Licenses & Certifications

    None Required

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from any environmental hazards or conditions.



    Minimum Education & Work Experience 

    Pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university 
    Must at least be in first year of college 
    Knowledge of research, analysis, and statistics
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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