GIS intern

Selkirk College

  Posted: May 6, 2021

  Location: Castlegar, British Columbia

  Internship Program: Natural Resources 21-22

  Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000

  Hours per Week: 35

  Start Date: July 12, 2021

  End Date: July 8, 2022

Job Description

The GIS Intern will work with faculty at the Selkirk Technology Access Centre at Selkirk College to provide geospatial support for researchers and clients using a variety of technologies and tools. Projects will include, but are not limited to GIS, Lidar, forestry and hydrology. The candidate should be based in the Kootenay region, ideally in Castlegar. However, remote access options will be considered requiring a broadband internet connection and a Windows PC. Strong communication skills are also required as correspondence and updates will need to be made on a regular basis. The successful will gain a deeper understanding of research methods, software, processing, and partner challenges and opportunities for collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide excellent client service and communication
• Produces spatial products, maps, geodatabases, graphics, scripts, and write technical reports.
• Identifies and implements automation opportunities where appropriate.
• Translate, integrate and manipulate data from various sources and formats to project standards.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical users in a clear, understandable manner
• Assists in the requirements gathering, testing and evaluation of GIS related hardware and software

Knowledge and Skills

• Strong skills in GIS, and geomatics related technologies (ArcGIS, QGIS, Lidar programs, and computer systems)
• Programming and scripting knowledge would be an asset (Python, SQL, linux, etc.)
• Experience in web development (JavaScript, HTML/CSS, etc.)
• Excellent skills in critical assessment of problems and a solution motivated methodology
• Superior time management, written, and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team using remote tools (Zoom, GitHub, etc.)

Education Required

currently enrolled at Selkirk College or recently graduated

Certification Required


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