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GIS Intern | Burnsville, MN

City of Burnsville

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director or Utilities Superintendent and the direction of the GIS Technician, performs entry-level to semi-skilled technical office and field GIS and asset management work for the Public Works Department.


  • Locate GIS assets in the field with GPS equipment
  • Collects and enters attribute data in the office and field with GPS equipmentand/or ArcGIS Collector Application
  • Performs or sets up systems and procedures for condition assessments
  • Fill out, modify and set-up work order forms in a computer work managementsystem
  • Creates, edits and updates features in geodatabases and shapefiles
  • Scans and attaches plans, manuals and files to assets
  • Performs other work related to the operation and maintenance of the City’sGIS, GIS applications asset management system and pavement management system


    • Basic knowledge of Public Works infrastructure: underground utility piping, pavements, structures and appurtenances.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of ArcGIS 10.x, including tools and extensions and familiarity with ArcGIS Online environment
    • Desire to learn on the job
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and drawings
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • Ability to operate a City Vehicle.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or G.E.D., with a minimum of one (1) year vocational or college course work in GIS geography, Civil Engineering Technology, or related field of study; or an equivalent combination of training and experience required to

perform work.

  • Candidates should meet one of the following criteria:
    • Have at least one (1) semester of education remaining in order to graduate;
    • Receive a degree/certificate following the completion of the internship
    • Have recently graduated (Spring 2017) with a related degree or certificate.
  • MN Driver’s License or eligible to be licensed in the State of Minnesota


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