City of Tacoma WA GIS Intern in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

The Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities is offering an internship opportunity for a college-level GIS student to work in an environment where his/her GIS skills can be applied, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals in Tacoma Water's GIS section.

This position will provide technical support for a variety of GIS projects, assisting in data acquisition, conversion, and creation. Work will include analysis, reporting, tracking, and resolution of data quality issues and enhancement of the water network to better serve the business and operational needs of Tacoma Water.

Hours and Terms: The approved hours for this position are up to 40 hours per week. The amount of hours and schedule are negotiable.

Location and Physical Requirements: This position is located in an office setting located at Tacoma Public Utilities, 3628 S 35th Street. This position requires periods of sitting, standing and computer work.


You must be currently enrolled in a vocational school, community college or four-year college or university or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year. Familiarity with ArcGIS and the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word) is required.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

All interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter to your online application. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this opening may be invited to participate in an interview. This position will require a background check prior to appointment.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253-591-5400.

Salary: $23.60 Hourly

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Classified

Department: Water

Job Number: 4608-18

Closing: 5/1/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400