GIS Intern

City of San José


DEPARTMENT: Public Works – Enterprise GIS Team
DIVISION: Technology Services Division
TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning April 2018 – April 2020
HOURS PER WEEK: 20 hours per week
COMPENSATION: $13.29 – $15.90/hours
PHONE: 408-535-8467
POSTING DATES: 03/28/18 – 04/11/20


The Department of Public Works is responsible for a wide variety of functions throughout the City. These include City facilities and infrastructure, fleet assets, regulation of development activities and the provision of animal care and services.

The department is committed to a high-quality of service to its customers, collaboration with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work. We constantly strive to demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration. We seek employees who do the same.

The Enterprise GIS Team is organized under the Technology Services Division of the Department of Public Works (DPW). It provides core services in support of Enterprise GIS and serves as the hub for the City’s GIS Program. This provides exciting collaborative opportunities with other City departments and agencies.


As an intern, you will gain practical experience and exposure to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) best practices as they apply to working for a large municipality. You will learn valuable GIS skills such as reading engineering plans, performing data entry/analysis, and engaging with Engineers and GIS staff on special projects to improve the quality of GIS data for the City and community. The Technology Services Division has two positions available:


• Assist in data input management tasks such as updating/creating GIS layers
• Research and interpret engineering plans
• Query databases and perform QA/QC to ensure data accuracy
• Discrepancy management and resolution
• Work with staff on special projects
• Produce cartographically-pleasing maps


Education: Any combination equivalent to completion of high school and current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program. Student Interns must continue to be enrolled in a college or university during their employment with the City of San José.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.


Applications will be reviewed the week of April 02, 2018. Potential candidates will be invited to participate in oral interviews. Final decision is expected in April with a start date in late April/early May.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. If you do not receive the confirmation, please email and we will research the status of your application.

If you have questions regarding the duties of the position, please contact Raymond Leung at 408-535-8467 or via email at

If you have questions regarding the selection or hiring process, please contact Gina Robles at 408-535-8319 or via email at

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