Immediate Opportunity Current Planning/GIS Internship

Posted: May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Flexible schedule up to 40 hours per week for 10 weeks ~ currently funded through August 15, 2011

The City of Wilson Planning and Development Services (PDS) is currently seeking an intern for the Land Development (current planning) and GIS Teams. Under the supervision of the Land Development Manager and the GIS Manager, the Intern will assist the staff on a variety of Planning and GIS related projects.

Opportunities may include:

Assist regularly with development permit processing and distribution of plans to members of the Technical Review Committee
Conduct research and analysis for land use categories including those identified in the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan;
Possible GPS field mapping for special projects including potential park;
General office related duties such as filing, copying, other clerical duties as needed and other Planning and GIS related assignments integral to the daily operations of PDS;
Membership of interdisciplinary teams including planners, landscape architects, engineers and botanists to support Building Inspections and Land Range Planning staff and associated duties;

Basic Skills Requested:
Knowledge of and experience with ESRI ArcMap 9.x and ArcMap 10 products.
Strong ArcMap editing skills and familiarity with local government data.
Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

For GPS field mapping, we request:
Knowledge of Trimble GPS using ArcPad 8.x or ArcPad 10.
Strong GPS data collection and checking/checkout skills.
Planning and Development Services includes the following program areas: Planning, Land Development, Construction Standards, Neighborhood Improvement, Zoning Enforcement and Geographic Information Systems.
Please submit cover letter, resume, three references and list of courses taken in Planning, GIS and related fields of study to Janet Holland, Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services at jholland@wilsonnc.org. Questions: e-mail or call at (252) 399-2215. Open until filled. EOE.

Chris Abells
GIS Analyst
City of Wilson
252-399-2325 Office
252-205-3575 Mobile
cabells@wilsonnc.org

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