COSA Jeffco Open Space – GIS Intern


Jefferson County Open Space is seeking a part time paid GIS intern.

Application deadline: 6/3/2018.

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Robert Thayer

GIS Lead

303.271.5967, 970.250.7625 cell,

invites applications for the position of:
Open Space GIS Intern

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY: $14.00 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 05/24/18
CLOSING DATE: 06/03/18 06:00 PM
DIVISION: Open Space
Are you seeking "More Than a Paycheck"? Are you looking to gain more experience to help you to become the professional you want to be? Jefferson County is in search of a GIS Intern in the Open Space Division.

If you’re a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst looking for a new opportunity, then Jefferson County Open Space wants to bring to your attention a position that we currently have open. This position provides you with an opportunity to work within teams that collaborates on producing high quality results and solving complex problems. We are seeking someone that loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with.

Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 by PLAN Jeffco and The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. These organizations proposed a unique concept to the Board of County Commissioners to preserve the scenic vistas and open lands within the county using the collection of one-half of one percent tax on sales in Jefferson County to fund the program. The voters agreed, thereby ensuring perpetual land conservation, stewardship of open space and parklands, and access for public enjoyment.

The Jefferson County Open Space Mission is to:

  • Preserve open space and parkland
  • Protect park and natural resources
  • Provide healthy, nature-based experiences

About Jefferson County:
A career with Jefferson County Government offers the best candidate career growth and a diverse workforce. More than just a paycheck, your job enriches the lives of the citizens of Jefferson County.

Living and working in Jefferson County offers the quintessential Colorado lifestyle sought after by many. Residents enjoy easy access to mountain activities such as hiking, skiing and rafting, while also being able to take advantage of the eclectic amenities offered by the greater metropolitan Denver area.

Located at the heart of the foothills of Golden, city life, bike paths, hiking and adventure are just a step away. When you’re ready to learn, grow, and make a contribution to your community, find your career with us.

Jefferson County Open Space is accepting applications to hire a temporary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern. Coordinating directly with the current GIS Team (Lead and two Analyst) this position will perform a variety of GIS tasks is support of 2018, database development and cartographic production. Preference will be given to individuals with experience using Geographic Information Systems or a related field.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Using GIS (Arc 10.x) software and related equipment:
    • Development and maintain GIS Databases within a relational model.
    • Support on GIS data collection and research.
    • Support geospatial analysis efforts.
    • Produce high quality cartographic visuals.

The position works no more than 130 hrs a month for 6 months.

High school diploma or equivalent, and at least 3 completed classes related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and/or Computer Science.


  • Applicant should have sound knowledge of current principles, methods, and technologies related to GIS and field collection.
  • Demonstrate skills using ESRI software (Arc 10.x and ArcPro).
  • Ability to record data in a legible manner.
  • Ability to work outdoors on various terrain and conditions
  • Knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel & Window-based applications.

The following are strongly preferred:

  • Knowledge and skills in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Interest in land management, land conservation and GIS


  • Attaching work examples (professional or course related) with your application is strongly encouraged to all applicant being considered for this position.

Offer of employment contingent of criminal history, MVR check and education verification.

Requires a valid driver’s license, if you are from out of state, you must obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of hire date and you must not have any major violations, nor more than one DUI, DWI, DWAI conviction in the past three years.


  • $14.00 per hour
  • Development and enhancement of GIS, data analysis skills and cartographic presentation, training will be conducted.

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100 Jefferson County Parkway, #4530 (303-271-8400)
200 Jefferson County Pkwy (Sheriff – 303-271-5332)
Golden, CO 80419
(303) 271-8400

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job #2018-183

Robert Thayer

GIS Lead

303.271.5967, 970.250.7625 cell,