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GIS/Planning Intern

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Closes On: June 6, 2019 at 05:00 PM CST
Location: Development Services 801 Fourth Street, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Department: Development Services
Division: City
Job Status: Part-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Hours Per Week: 20-30
Rate of Pay: $12.00 - $12.00
Status: Accepting Applications

Job Description

The Geographic Information Systems/Planning Intern will be provided a broad scope of exposure and experiences in city planning and development that will contribute to long term professional growth.  This position will provide support to the city in a variety of areas such as: Geographical Information Systems (GIS), municipal planning practices, development processes, research and data collection, and general office procedures.

Job Responsibilities

•Performs GIS data collection and mapping.
•Develops maps, photos, and associated graphics related to planning activities within the city for Planning and Zoning Commission meetings.
•Implements, reviews, and interprets the city’s subdivision and zoning regulations and other sources of related planning information.
•Synthesizes, manages, analyzes, and visualizes various data sets.
•Provides preliminary reviews for building permits, including sign permits, residential site plans, accessory structures, and complete final inspections for Certificates of Occupancy.
•Provides day-to-day administrative and technical support to staff.
•Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications



  • Ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently with guidance.
    Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain and appropriate working relationships.
    Ability to read and understand site plans, engineering drawings, surveys, and plats.
    Working knowledge of Shapefile and Fire Geodatabase file formats.
    Strong skillset of written and oral communication, critical thinking, and time management.
    Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap).
    Experience with ArcGIS Online, AutoCAD, or Adobe InDesign is preferred, but not required.
  • High School Degree or GED equivalent.
    Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Business, Geography, Public Administration, or related field.
    Some class work or exposure in project management, plan review, zoning and code regulation, GIS, and research and data collection.
    Experience with Esri ArcGIS Desktop software (version 10.3 or above).
    Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
    A valid Texas driver’s license.

Any combination of education, training, and experience, which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this position, may be substituted or evaluated at the discretion of the city.


Physical Requirements

The Geographic Information Systems/Planning Intern must be able to lift and carry up to 10 pounds and to pull, push, or drag up to 20 pounds of materials and supplies. The Geographic Information Systems/ Planning Intern is required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time. The Geographic Information Systems/ Planning Intern must use eyes, ears, hands and fingers to perform assigned duties and responsibilities. The job of the Geographic Information Systems/ Planning Intern is performed largely indoors but may require work outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, temperature swings, and inclement weather. This position requires the employee to have 20/20 vision with or without corrective lenses due to detail required in work.


Additional Information

JOB TITLE: Geographic Information Systems/Planning Internship
FLSA Designation:  Non-Exempt


  1. REPORTS TO:Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  2. DIRECTS:This is a non-supervisory position.
  3. OTHER: Works closely with all city employees. May work closely with Public Works

Director and Superintendents as city needs arise.

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