Salary: $25.71 Hourly
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job Type: Classified
Department: Environmental Services
Job Number: 4608-23
Closing: 3/13/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Position Description

The Science & Engineering Division of Environmental Services is offering an internship opportunity for a college-level GIS student to work in a team where their GIS skills can be applied, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals in Environmental Services’ GIS section

This position will provide technical support for a variety of GIS projects, assisting in data acquisition, conversion, and creation. Work will include analysis, reporting, tracking, and resolution of data quality issues and enhancement of the stormwater and wastewater network to better serve the business and operational needs of Environmental Services.

Hours and Terms:
The approved hours for this position are up to 40 hours per week. The amount of hours and schedule are negotiable.  Telework, or a partial telework schedule, may also be available.


An equivalent combination to: 

  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Typically the applicant should be enrolled in college or study programs related to information technology or possess equivalent experience
Familiarity with ArcGIS and Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word), desired.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this opening may be invited to participate in an interview. 

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.  This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and local 120. 

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting.

To Apply: