Management Trainee (GIS) Position

City of Lakewood

Limited Term Employment – Maximum of 4,160 hours
$17.8081 – $18.7026 per hour
The Management Trainee program is a component of the City’s Training and Employment Preparation Program. The Program provides an opportunity for recent college graduates, senior level and graduate students to gain valuable work experience in a local government setting. The program provides research, analytical and project coordination experience through assignments in one or more city departments. Management trainee positions are limited to a maximum employment period of 4,160 hours. These are “at will” employment opportunities of the City and may be terminated at any time without cause within the total discretion of the appointing authority. Full participation in the program is based on continued satisfactory performance and attendance. Participation in, or completion of, the program does not guarantee further employment with the City of Lakewood beyond participation in this trainee program. The provisions of this program do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provision of this program may be modified or revoked without notice.

The City of Lakewood is seeking a highly motivated individual with technical and customer service skills to fill a limited term position for a maximum of 4,160 hours. Under immediate supervision, the management trainee performs a variety of tasks as a key member of the Community Development Department; improves their GIS skills while applying their GIS knowledge to the various functionalities of the City of Lakewood; learns basic planning and land use concepts; develops and manages databases; provides technical support for GIS users; and communicates with vendors and consultants.
Examples of duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: uses a variety of ESRI GIS software applications to perform analysis of location, relationship, trends and proximity of complex features and data; assists staff with the use of GIS software and/or custom applications; uses GIS and non-GIS software to generate maps, reports, diagrams, exhibits and displays for staff in all City departments; conducts field studies as needed to gather and verify data; creates and maintains geographic data; checks work for completeness and accuracy; operates personal computers and related equipment including printers, plotters, and GPS equipment; demonstrates the City’s GIS to others; provides training and technical support to fellow GIS users; and assists the GIS Analyst and other City staff with projects and performs additional duties as assigned.
Education: Must be currently enrolled in senior year of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university, or be a graduate student or recent college graduate with a degree in geography, planning, or a closely related field.License: Possession of a valid Class “C” Operator’s License issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and a good driving record.Knowledge of: Basic knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of GIS; cartography; research and report writing methods and procedures; GIS software applications including ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server; personal computers, printers, and storage devices; GPS data collection; basic zoning and planning practices; Microsoft Office suite of products; and customer service principles and techniques.

Skills & Abilities: Assist in producing a large quantity and variety of maps, graphics, and reports for all types of users and needs; assist in data creation, analysis, and maintenance; meet schedules and time lines; learn to understand and interpret planning drawings, maps, specifications, legal descriptions and ordinances; communicate effectively with those contacted in the course of work; operate various types of machinery and equipment, including personal computer, office machines, and motor vehicle.

Physical and Mental Demands: Ability to read, write, type, use of office equipment; drive motor vehicle, be at work daily; communicate orally, in writing and over the phone; understand written and verbal directions; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; see at normal ranges and distinguish colors, shapes and forms; lift and carry up to 30 pounds; stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.


Position closes 9/2/14.  For more information and to apply, click here.

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