John Hudson Summer Internship Program
Job Title: GIS Analyst Intern
Work site: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Massey Public Safety Center,
5th floor, 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Stipend: Interns will be provided a stipend of $2,000, which is taxable income, upon
completion of the terms of their internship. Interns must work the entire length of the
internship in order to be eligible for the full stipend, but the amount can be prorated for
unforeseen circumstances at the discretion of Fairfax County. Interns are entitled to take
five days of leave (vacation or sick leave) during the program, or they may choose to
end their internship one week early.
Date of Internship: June 1, 2010 through August 6, 2010, but may be modified
depending on the availability of the intern.
Work schedule: This is a full-time internship (40 hours/week). Participants must be
able to work eight hours a day (with a one-hour lunch break), Monday through Friday.
Depending on arrangements, some weekend or evening work may be an option.
Summary of Position: The GIS Analyst Intern will assist with data investigation,
collection, and data entering of street centerlines, supporting routing data, and fire
hydrants. Data entry uses ESRI ArcMap software.
Supervisor: Katherine Good, GIS Analyst II and Eric Fisher, GIS Analyst III
Organization: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Information Technology,
Section, GIS Unit
Provide technical support for investigating routing problems and Fire and Rescue
unit run orders
Make recommendations to correct routing problems
Conduct field verification of street speed limit values, not thru streets, new streets,
one way streets, and gates
Edit existing GIS data based on field notes
Respond to public inquiries for location of closest fire hydrants for insurance policies
Attend meetings related to Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD) and GIS issues
Gain valuable experience working and learning about vehicle routing
Learn or improve GIS skills through in-house classes and on-the-job training
Develop problem solving skills
Exposure to vehicle routing issues associated with CAD systems
Become familiar with the CAD/911 system
Willingness to work as a part of a team
Dependable and responsible
Able to review data for sound logic
Normal vision after corrections
Comfortable with computers
Able to concentrate at a computer terminal
Aptitude with maps
Preferred: coursework or experience with geographic information systems (GIS),
particularly ESRI’s ArcMap and Network Analyst
Preferred: valid driver’s license/ability to operate a Fairfax County vehicle
Contact Name: Jill Clark
Address/Telephone: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708, Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-5874, 703-449-1186 (TTY)