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GIS Engineering Intern - City of Grapevine

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 3:06 PM
    Message # 13099215
    URISA Texas (Administrator)
    Job Summary

    Responsible for assisting in the creation and maintenance of GIS data and Public Works Assets. Incumbent will be expected to perform a variety of office and field work necessary in supporting projects and activities as assigned. 

    Essential Functions

    1. Collects and process field data using Public Works GPS equipment and GIS tools.

    2. Produces maps using ArcGIS Pro for Public Works departmental needs (water, sewer, storm drain, pavement, and traffic systems).

    3. Creates GIS data and graphics necessary for the production of new GIS maps.

    4. Manages tasks and projects as assigned.

    5. Addresses inconsistencies in GIS data using field investigative methods.

    6. Performs other duties as requested by Public Works staff.

    7. Uses Python programming skills to automate Public Works related workflows.

    8. Provides GIS support to internal and external customers through access to maps, analysis results and GIS data. Coordinates with staff and public to discuss GIS needs and abilities via email, phone and in person.

    9. Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.

    10. Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.

    11. Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work. 

    Required Skills


    Must have a basic knowledge of ArcGIS applications, including ArcGIS Online, and the ability to edit graphic and tabular data, run geoprocessing tools, and design maps in ArcGIS Pro.

    Knowledge of Geographic Information System concepts, design methods, procedures, techniques and methodology; modern and complex principles and practices of record keeping; algebra, geometry, and statistics as applied to routine GIS computations.

    Knowledge of cartographic concepts and standards with the ability to read, understand and work from plats, deeds, legal descriptions and drawings is essential.

    Skills in operating and properly utilizing a variety of office equipment including plotter, computers and peripheral equipment.

    Must have the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.

    Must have excellent oral and written communications skills.

    Must be a self-motivated, team-oriented individual with good time management skills and a desire to complete high quality work.

    Must make sound decisions using good judgment. 


    Must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, GIS, Geography, or related field.

    This position requires general knowledge of computers, the Windows operating system, networking, and Windows Office products.

    Must pass a Federal/National criminal background check. Must have a valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record as defined by City policy.

    Must pass a pre-employment drug screen. 


    While performing the essential functions of this position, there will be routine and frequent exposure to:

    • Bright/dim light
    • Dusts and pollen
    • Extreme heat and/or cold
    • Wet or humid conditions
    • Extreme noise levels
    • Vibration
    • Fumes and/or noxious odors
    • Traffic
    • Moving machinery
    • Heights
    • Other extreme hazards not listed above

    Safety equipment such as gloves, goggles, hard hats, safety vests, steel-toe boots, back support belts, and seat belts are provided and must be worn as required by department procedures and good safety practices. 


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to perform light to medium work that involves walking or standing, use the computer keyboard and mouse, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear, stand, walk, and stoop, or crouch. This position requires occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This job requires the ability to work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. 


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the job requirements change. 

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