Hey everybody, a new website has emerged with a Jobs list that has a really impressive list of postings. It’s Triangle Area GIS – Jobs page. I recommend bookmarking it or checking it frequently, and I’ve added it to the sidebar of this site. Check it out and tell your friends!


Are you interested in helping diverse communities address diverse environmental concerns and public policy issues? Are you interested in receiving job training in remote sensing and geographical information systems applications? What about being mentored and advised by NASA scientists and networking with other career professionals in the Earth sciences and resource management industries? If so, a paid internship with the NASA DEVELOP National Program will allow you to do that!

NASA’s DEVELOP National Program is currently accepting applications for a 10-week, Summer 2015 internship (June 1 – August 7, 2015). The application deadline is February 27th. Research teams will come from interdisciplinary backgrounds and work on projects that use NASA satellite data and geographic information systems (GIS) to address community concerns and issues relevant to decision makers.

Announcement (pdf)

Flyer (pdf)


Each year, the NC Dept. of Administration offers a large number of summer internships in a wide array of agencies and state offices. Below is the press release for the coming cycle. The deadline to apply is December 19. There are usually a handful that involve GIS work in some way.

Apply Now for Paid Summer 2015 State Government Internships

RALEIGH – October 20, 2014

North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until December 19 JANUARY 16 to apply for one of up to 70 paid state government internships available for summer 2015. All internships will begin on May 26, 2015, and conclude on July 31, 2015. The 2015 State Government Internship Project Booklet describing all available rules and opportunities is now online.

The State Government Internship Program offers students real-world experience in a wide range of state government workplaces. Internships provide opportunities for students to work in their chosen field and to consider careers in public service. More than 3,600 students have participated since the program was established in 1970.

“In the current job market, it is tough for college students to find paid employment opportunities that equip them with relevant and meaningful professional experience in their field of study,” said Stephanie Nantz, Executive Director of the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office. “This program does just that, as well as assist state agencies with meeting their missions.”

Paid summer internships are available in locations across the state. They provide North Carolina students with compensated professional work experience that integrates education, career development and public service. Opportunities exist in numerous recognized fields of study, from accounting to zoology, and interns will also participate in seminars, tours or other activities designed to broaden their perspective of public service and state government. Interns will earn a stipend of $8.25 per hour and work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be a permanent North Carolina resident with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and have graduated from high school and subsequently completed their sophomore year of college before beginning the internship. Community college students must complete their first year before beginning the internship. Applicants must be continuing their education in the fall following their participation in the program. To qualify for a position designated for law interns, a student must have completed at least one year of law school before the beginning of the internship. Students having previously held paid internships at the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office are not eligible to apply.

Interns are selected through a competitive process overseen by the NC Internship Council. Selection is based on a review of applications by the Council, student interviews with prospective supervisors, academic records, participation in extracurricular activities and interest in state government.

For more information, please visit the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office online or by phone at 919-807-4400. Information is also available in campus career services or cooperative education offices.


Hertford Co, NC: GIS Technician

Posted: September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


GIS TECHNICIAN – Vacancy Announcement

Title: GIS Technician
Department: GIS, Land Records and E-911 Addressing
Salary Range: $26,083 – $40,428
Hours of Work: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Description of Duties: Performs work involving preparing, maintaining and updating real estate records and tax maps; assisting the public
• Property Tax Mapping/Deed and Record Research – Reads and interprets deeds; determines property tax listing and location. Calculates acreage and dimensions and assigns new PIN numbers. Enters ownership transfer information into tax database. research of deeds, wills and other legal documents to determine tax ownership listing, location of property lines, acreage, etc. Creates and distributes tax maps as needed. Plots legal descriptions in the GIS for taxation purposes. Assures that cadastral maps and the online GIS maps are current and updated on a regular basis.
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Coordinates with and provides support/data with other departments and organizations both throughout Hertford County and the State of North Carolina.
• E-911 Addressing – Provides E-911 addressing information to the public as requested. Assigns new E-911 addresses.
• Clerical – Answers phone, email and public inquiries as related to the nature of work.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
• Any combination of education or experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited community college with major course work in geographic information systems, geography, computer science, planning, engineering or a related field.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience: Applicant must possess the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, realtors, attorneys, other departments, and the general public

• Considerable knowledge of state and local laws, policies, and procedures regarding property mapping, real estate listing, appraisal, and records management.
• Considerable knowledge of surveying and mapping techniques and the ability to read and understand these documents.
• Ability to read and interpret land descriptions and deeds, draw accurate maps to scale, and compute property areas.
• Certified NC Property Mapper

Application Process: Applications accepted Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at:
NC Works
109 Community College Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Phone: (252) 862-1257
Fax: (252) 862-1270

Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sara P. Turner, GISP

GIS, Land Records and Rural E-911 Addressing Director,
Hertford County, NC
P.O. Box 567, 704 N. King St.
Winton, NC 27986
(W) 252-358-7809
(F) 252-358-7806
sara.powell.turner -@- hertfordcountync.gov

Per email:
City of Lenoir is hiring a GIS Specialist/Planning Tech. This could be a great entry-level job for the right student, especially with local government internship experience and a service-oriented personality. Please share with students/post to job boards. Thank you!

Full Description (pdf)

Jenny Wheelock, AICP
Planning Director
City of Lenoir Planning Department
Office: 828.757.2168
Cell: 828.850.0620
Fax: 828.757.4440

Visit our website: http://www.cityoflenoir.com/planning

Emailed to me from Andrew Bailey, formerly from NC, now in Idaho.


Closed: GIS Programmer

Posted: May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

SunGard Public Sector has an opening for a GIS Programmer in High Point or maybe Raleigh.

Full Announcement

From: Bruce Walker
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 5:05 PM
To: North Carolina Local Government Geographic Information Systems Listserv
Subject: Job Opportunity Alamance County, NC – GIS Technician/Specialist

The County of Alamance County has a great job opportunity for an GIS TECHNICIAN/SPECIALIST.

The position is housed in the GIS department and will be responsible for overseeing the 911/Addressing/Centerlines/Districts for the county as well as a variety of other special GIS projects. In this position you will be given a lot of independence and opportunity to customize your GIS career. We are always looking to innovate and find new solutions. Every day is a new challenge.

Alamance County is ideally located between the Triad and the Triangle in North Carolina along the I-85/40 Corridor. We are only a few hours from the Mountains or the Ocean.

This position would be an excellent opportunity for a recent college grad up to an experienced GIS veteran.

To read more about job specifics and/or apply, please visit www.alamance-nc.com and click on the County Jobs link (at the bottom) to view additional information and access the online application. Salary range will be posted on website on 5/13/14.

May 12th 2014. Two week posting.

Thank You

Bruce Walker
GIS Department Head – Alamance County
“Customer Service is our highest priority.”