Geographic Information Systems (Gis) Intern

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 weeks ago

Classified Title: IT Specialist

Working Title: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF

Starting Salary Range: $19.62 to $20.00 per hour

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: varies

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick

Department name: 10001609-Systems Support

Personnel area: University Administration

General Summary

Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) department is currently seeking two GIS Interns to support the GIS data compilation efforts. The interns will report to and work closely with the Senior GIS Analyst on various tasks to ensure the enterprise GIS contains the necessary and accurate data needed to support the needs of the stakeholders within JHFRE. The main focus will be on data collection and manipulation. Interns will use GIS software and a controlled editing database environment to edit the spatial and tabular data and will assist in documenting procedures and workflows.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform field surveying and data collection

  • Perform data entry and edits for spatial and tabular data

  • Assist in publication and use of feature services in the web GIS environment

  • Assist in the design and creation of geodatabases based on established requirements

  • Provide technical support to non-GIS users pertaining to JHFRE's web-based mapping solutions

  • Produce printed and/or web-based maps for information and analysis

  • Assist in JHFRE's efforts to build and maintain an effective GIS through, when necessary, collaborative research and application of new developments in GIS technology

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Two years related experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula

  • Candidates currently pursuing a Bachelor's or higher degree program preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with GIS software solutions.

  • Understanding of various geospatial data types including vector and raster datasets.

  • Experience editing geospatial data is desired but is not a requirement.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Experience using Trimble equipment to perform field data collection is desire but is not a requirement.

  • Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials.

  • Organized. Able to prioritize and accomplish a wide variety and scale of projects.

  • Committed to the mission of the University, customer service, and best practices in space management.


  • Exchanges routine and non-routine information with staff, faculty, students, and vendors using effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Shares JHFRE's mission with staff, faculty, students, and vendors.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in a stationary position in an office environment for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to navigate the University's various physical locations to collect data/information using field data collection equipment.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Note: This position is not benefits eligible.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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