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FLSA STATUS:               Intern

REPORTS TO:              GIS Manager

WORK LOCATION:      New Braunfels, Texas 

PAY RANGE:                $15.00-$20.00 per hour depending on experience


The GIS Intern duties and responsibilities include the collection, digitization, review and processing of spatial data, preparation of map exhibits and other GIS information products, and assistance with the maintenance of GIS databases. Opportunities may be available to aide in creation of a GIS data catalog and Story Maps that provide GIS guidance, training, and information for internal staff. This position will work with the GIS team to support agency Enterprise GIS tasks, as well as various internal users from multiple departments (Engineering, Utility Operations, Environmental Science, etc) to ensure that GBRA’s GIS needs are met on a day-to-day basis.



  • Spatial data development, attribute population, data maintenance;
  • Review new or existing data for accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness;
  • Generate land parcel boundaries from metes and bounds legal descriptions;
  • Georeference and digitize data from static sources, such as as-built plans, surveys, plat maps, master plans, aerial images or historical maps;
  • Georeference CAD drawing data and convert to GIS;
  • Assist with maintaining an up-to-date GIS database of GBRA linear assets infrastructure;
  • Prepare utility engineering map exhibits, parcel and tract maps;
  • Create maps and other GIS information products to industry cartographic standards;
  • Collection of data for field operations using mobile devices/GPS technology (Esri Field Maps, Arrow Gold GPS);
  • Assist with development of GIS data inventory and catalog;
  • Develop Esri Story Maps for internal audience;
  • Create and document procedures and metadata definitions;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Understand existing and emerging GIS technologies and their application;
  • Working knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro 3.2 and ArcGIS for Desktop 10.8.2 or higher;
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgement, and responsibility;
  • Ability to research, troubleshoot and find appropriate training to learn new technology;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.


Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.



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.

Standard physical activity such as periodic standing, walking, sitting, and basic motor skills to operate necessary computer programs. Occasionally fieldwork will be required to collect data and information, as necessary.



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.