Lake County Forest Preserves

As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we set the standard in nature and historic preservation, and in outdoor recreation and education. The guiding elements of our mission remain focused on preservation, restoration, education and recreation. Acknowledged as a regional and national leader, we protect more than 30,700 acres of natural land and are the second largest Forest Preserve District in Illinois.

Lake County Forest Preserves Libertyville, IL 60048, United States
Feb 04, 2018
Job Summary The GIS Intern assists with the implementation of the District’s Geographic Information System (GIS).    The GIS Intern will edit data, perform data acquisition, collection and verification tasks utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS).    Creates maps utilizing GIS software. Essential Functions & Experience Essential Functions   - Assists with maintenance and development of District-wide Geographic Information System (GIS), including asset inventories, land management and ecological databases.    Assists in the creation and maintenance of the District’s GIS layers in Geodatabases and conversion of data from multiple sources and types.    Performs data acquisition, collection, and verification tasks in the field utilizing GPS.    Creates and maintains metadata for District’s GIS layers.    Creates maps and data for District Staff, Departments and special projects.    Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.    Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations.    Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Experience   - Recent graduate of or current student in, a four-year college program with an emphasis in Computer Science, Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science or related program.    Knowledge in the operation of mapping and database software packages, including ESRI’s ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, and related tools such as Geodatabases.    Knowledge of GPS data collection, GIS standards, terms, principles and mapping.    Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and Word.    Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license. Closes On: February 21 , 2018 at 04:30 PM CST Remember to say you found this opportunity at