2024 Summer GIS Intern - IT

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/13/2023 11:18 AM)
# of Openings
Seasonal Labor


The primary purpose of this position is to assess, create, and edit GIS data using ArcGIS Desktop. GIS data creation will consist of data conversion from other formats such as CAD and also field data collection using GPS equipment. Map creation and GIS analysis will also be completed.


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.

Pay Rate: $18.00 per hour



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Compile, attribute, convert, edit, and maintain data in geographic and operational databases and their associated documentation.
  • Collect GPS points in the field.
  • Provide timely response and establish high priority for GIS map and analysis requests.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining GIS database quality control and quality assurance procedures.
  • Provide support of integration between GIS and other non-spatial applications such as SAP and SCADA.
  • Uphold GIS system integrity, security, and confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum educational requirement of completing at least two years towards
  • Completion of two GIS courses minimum using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise and/or ArcGIS Online.
  • Must have knowledge of the theory and use of the following technology systems; Windows Operating system, Microsoft Office and/or Office 365, file and data storage techniques and systems, GPS data collection techniques, and GIS systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have good analytical, cartographic mapping, spatial analysis, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification.

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • Working towards GIS, Geography, Computer Science or Engineering degree preferred.
  • Experience creating and editing Web Maps with ArcGIS Proand/or GPS data collection utilizing high-precision “survey-grade” GPS equipment.

Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time. The employee must be able to install, maintain, or service computer hardware and software and other related equipment.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in both in a professional office environment and in the field. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate except when in the field on a jobsite.


Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.




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