Internship & Job Opportunities

Two paid programs for college students or recent graduates: the ZSR Summer Internship and the ZSR Fellowship

The ZSR Fellowship is a 2-year paid fellowship for an individual with interests in philanthropy, public policy, community service, and/or the non-profit sector. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. For more information see the ZSR Fellowship webpage or go directly to the Fellowship Application here. 

The ZSR Summer Internship is an 8-week paid summer internship for one student who is currently enrolled in an accredited North Carolina undergraduate or graduate program. The intern will work at the Foundation in Winston-Salem and ZSR provides a housing stipend in cases where the student does not live within commuting distance. For more information, see the ZSR Summer Internship webpage or go directly to the Summer Internship application here. 


The applications are due on January 3, 2017.





Permitting Systems Technician in Chapel Hill’s Office of Planning & Sustainability 

Link to Description

Hiring Salary Range30680-40481
Salary:$15.49 - $19.46 Hourly
$1,239.00 - $1,556.96 Biweekly
$32,214.00 - $40,481.00 Annually 
Job Type:Full Time
Location:Town Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

City Of Morganton, NC  -  Development and Design Director 

The City of Morganton, North Carolina is looking for an extraordinary person to be the next Development and Design Director following the retirement of its long-time Director. Morganton is a city of 17,000 located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a track record of innovation, creativity, positive results, and a progressive mindset.  If you enjoy working on a wide breadth of activities, desire to make a positive difference and leave a legacy, we would like to hear from you; if you’re a planner who is comfortable with the status quo, you will not be a good fit for our organization.  We require someone who desires professional challenges, is able to find creative solutions, and has a strong sense of commitment to the community. 

This position is a unique blend of active economic development pursuits and managing operations of planners, engineers, and code enforcement officers.  It involves high-level professional planner responsibilities in the formation, installation, and modification for improvements to the City, and the ability to manage, coordinate and address complex issues related to economic development, land development and public infrastructure.  Position  organizes, directs, and reviews the community development and engineering activities including short and long range planning programs, code and building inspection, code enforcement, and economic and community development programs, civil engineering and project management, surveying, and construction inspection.  The Director provides technical supervision to staff and administrative functions including budget preparation and administration; capital facilities planning and project administration; and hiring, training, leadership and performance management for a staff of 10 employees.  Successful candidate will be an organizer, motivator, and facilitator to inspire and lead the Development & Design team.   Duties also include consulting with a broad range of boards, committees, realtors, private developers, and State agencies on development issues.  Position reports directly to the City Manager and is part of a Management Team that requires the ability and willingness to fully support one another in order to achieve success.

Successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and presentation skills;
  • Proven ability to recruit and partner with businesses and developers to foster economic development;
  • Proven track record of creative and “outside the box” projects;
  • Ability to interpret planning, zoning and building inspection policies to officials and the general public;
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations in building inspections and local codes, zoning and land use, environmental matters, grants development, procurement, administration, and monitoring;
  • Supervisory experience in planning, development or a related field;
  • Four year degree with a major in planning, geography, or related field (Master's degree a plus) and extensive experience in city, county or regional planning or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Salary range is $77,000-$109,000 based upon education, training, experience & professional credentials.   This is a reposting from February 2016 - if you previously applied, we have your information and will contact you if we are interested in pursuing your application. Open until filled. Applications are available online at   Please send an complete application packet that includes the following:  a cover letter that includes a brief summary (maximum of 250 words) of a unique or creative project you’ve done, resume, City application, salary history and requirements to: 

Rus Scherer, Director of Human Resources, City of Morganton,

PO Box 3448,

Morganton, NC, 28680-3448


Morganton is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



Community Planner, New Bern, NC



Job Details / Description

Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, located in New Bern, NC, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Community Planner position. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field. AICP certification is preferred, but not required. Applicant must have in-depth experience with GIS as well as municipal planning and zoning. MPO, RPO, or other transportation experience is desirable. This position entails providing planning and zoning support to municipalities, supporting other department projects and grants, and assisting on multiple RPOs. The Community Planner position requires traveling within ECC’s nine-county region, attending some evening meetings, and occasional overnight travel. Excellent benefits package. Salary $38,322 to $47,468 DOQ.

How to Apply

Email completed PD-107 application (available online), letter of interest and resume to Planning Director Patrick Flanagan at Deadline 9/9/16 at 5 PM.

PO Box 1717, New Bern, NC 28563-1717
233 Middle Street, Suite 300, New Bern, NC 28560
Office: 252.638.3185 x3008  Cell: 252.571.7183  

ECC is a quasi-governmental planning organization serving Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne Counties. 

DISCLAIMER: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information-Privacy Acts (FOIPA) and North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 132, Public Records, this electronic mail message and any attachments hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such subject to request and review by anyone at any time.


Planning Position with the City of Winston-Salem




To apply, visit:

Job Title: Planner

Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 7/29/2016

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Description: Under regular supervision, performs professional work on a variety of planning assignments for the CityCounty Planning Board; does related work as required. As a member of the Comprehensive Planning and Design Team, this position develops studies; analyzes plans and makes recommendations related to the physical, social and economic development of the community and its neighborhoods; performs complex office-based and field research which includes making site visits to neighborhoods; prepares demographic information; prepares general or detailed design studies; prepares reports for Planning Board consideration; works with other staff, citizens and public officials on planning projects; presents reports, analysis, and recommendations to citizens and public officials; may represent the Planning Board and the Planning Department at selected meetings.

Typical Qualifications: Education and Experience: Master's degree in planning or a related field or a bachelor's degree with two years of planning experience. AICP certification desired but not required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong knowledge of the principles and practice of urban planning; knowledge of current theory and recent developments in the field of urban planning; ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare and present reports based on that information; ability to use computers and other technology in analysis and presentation of information; ability to present oral and written information clearly and concisely; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues and representatives of other public agencies; ability to work independently and with minimal direction and supervision. 




The City of Archdale, NC is looking for a planning technician.

POSTING DATES: Open Until Filled

POSITION TITLE: Planning Technician

SALARY RANGE: $38,549.18 - $57,823.77

CITY OF ARCHDALE Recruitment Announcement

POSTING DATES: Open Until Filled

POSITION TITLE: Planning Technician

SALARY RANGE: $38,549.18 - $57,823.77



BASIC FUNCTION AND JOB REQUIREMENTS Work includes issuing permits, answering questions from citizens and staff, and monitoring and enforcing specific codes within the development ordinances. Enforcement work includes receiving complaints, investigating complaints, communicating with complainants and violators, negotiating solutions, preparing and issuing citations and fines, and maintaining detailed records. Considerable judgment, diplomacy, tact, and firmness a required in dealing with the citizens regarding sensitive subjects. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Planning Director and is evaluated through observation, review of records and reports, and in conferences. This position is considered non-exempt for purposes of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS Takes applications for permits, issues permits for watershed, sign, zoning, and demolition; collects fees. Receives complaints, and investigates and enforces compliance with the zoning code such as nuisance abatement, junk cars, high grass, and weeds. Assists in maintaining City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) data and produces maps for staff, public meetings, and general public use. Answers questions from citizens about zoning and code regulations. Assists in the review of site and subdivision plans and assists in preparation of staff reports for rezoning, Special Use Permits, etc. Serves as City liaison to Community Appearance Commission (CAC); prepares agendas, takes minutes, etc. Serves on Technical Review Committee (TRC); assists in reviewing plans and makes recommendations. Attends and assists with presentations to the City Council, Planning/Zoning Board, and CAC, with some night meetings. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND REQUIREMENTS Completion of a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

HOW TO APPLY A completed City of Archdale application form must be received by the date and time indicated. A resume’ can be attached as an addendum, but not in lieu of the application. Applications and any supporting documentation should be mailed to Human Resources, “Planning Technician Search”, 307 Balfour Dr. P.O. Box 14068 Archdale, NC 27263. Applications can be downloaded or completed online at Archdale is an equal opportunity employer. 

GIS Coordinator For Edgecombe County 

Edgecombe County is accepting applications for a GIS Coordinator to perform intermediate skilled technical work completing detailed drafting assignments, preparing detailed maps, records and related documents, maintaining records; utilizing a geographic information system (GIS) workstation, and related work as apparent or assigned. Updates splits and recombination of land and assigns PIN numbers for the inventory of real property.

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in GIS systems and cartography, or related field and considerable experience working in GIS based studies in operations and analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Annual Salary: $31,050 w/excellent benefits

Closing Date: September 4, 2015

Applications available at the Edgecombe County Manager’s office, 201 St. Andrew Street, Tarboro, NC, online at or may be requested by calling 252-641- 7834. Pre-employment screenings required. AA/EOE


Paid GIS Internship with Greenville Utilities' GIS Data Services group of Information Technology department

A paid GIS Internship with Greenville Utilities' GIS Data Services group of Information Technology department is currently available. GUC is accepting candidates currently enrolled in 2 or 4-year degree programs such as Geography or Computer Science. Other relevant degree paths may be considered, especially if the candidate has relevant work experience. Basic qualifications include minimum GPA of 3.0, GIS skills and excellent communications skills. Opportunities are available in the following areas.

Under close supervision of staff, the intern will perform various duties: preparing land base map; performing GIS data entry, updates, distribution, and visualization as appropriate; supporting and assisting internal and external users with GIS and/or any appropriate tools to gathers supporting data and prepares hard copy maps and generates reports; plotting charts and curves from data; Archiving and indexing document and files; scripting for cartographic products and data management tools; performing related office and administrative work as required. Additionally, applicants must submit current academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) outlining coursework and GPA. It is expected position would fulfill approximately 15-25 hours per week with flexible scheduling available. Candidate must have transportation. Applications accepted until filled.



Summer internship in Cary, NC!!

To apply, please contact:
Lee Clark-Sellers
Innovation Officer
Ply Gem Industries Inc.

5020 Weston Parkway - Suite 400, Cary, NC 27513 | p: 919-677-3969

Looking for an intern to help us create a "go to market" strategy for both roofing and siding, using Dodge analytics and other tools. 

Intern will do the following: 

* Become proficient using Dodge analytics 
* Develop heat maps based on Dodge and other data to indicate potential opportunities for our Roofing product in the NE region 
* Research 5 key cities ( Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Washington DC and chicago) to determine local, regional, national builders of a certain profile. 


Summer Internhip with The City Of Kings Mountain



POSTING DATE: March 11, 2015
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
EMPLOYEMENT DURATION: May 2015- August 2015
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Economic Development
SALARY: Minimum Wage
REQUIREMENTS: See Job Description Below

The City of Kings Mountain Department of Planning and Economic Development is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated intern for the duration of the summer. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a college or university and be studying in the field of Planning. Ideal candidates would have experience in GIS, GPS, and knowledge of contemporary planning principles. The internship program is intended for students aspiring for a career in the planning field and must fulfill the student’s academic requirements for graduation.


GIS Intern Wanted for Summer 2015
Organization: City of Winston-Salem
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Application Deadline: 4/17/2015



 Description of the Work:

The City of Winston-Salem Utilities Department is hiring one unpaid intern to perform duties
related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The intern will be working with the Utilities
GIS staff, and expectations are as follows: GIS data development & maintenance using GPS &
digitizing, geospatial analysis for ad-hoc mapping requests, implementation of new/updated
procedures, documentation of GIS techniques/procedures, technical/operational support to
utilities staff, compliancy of current GIS standards for Utilities, and to earn a general/working
understanding of utilities GIS, including data updating, support, map-making, and modeling.


2-Year Graduate Research Assistantship (High Resolution Remote Sensing) with Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State 

Applications are still being accepted for admission to the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning for Fall 2015.


Appalachian State University (ASU) and the Department of Geography and Planning is recruiting a highly qualified graduate student who is interested in pursuing a Master’s program in Geography that focuses on high resolution remote sensing of vegetation in the western US. Graduate research assistant (RA) support is available through a Graduate Research Assistant Mentoring (GRAM) program sponsored by the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies at ASU.

The RA is for two academic years, with a stipend each year of $12,000 for a 20-hour/week appointment. Additional travel funds are available for projects that involve field sampling. The position will support a currently funded NASA Terrestrial Ecology grant on scalable vegetation structure for ecosystem modeling in the western US.

Specific opportunities include hyperspectral and lidar image processing, field data collection, geospatial programming, ecological modeling and project outreach through interactions with students and faculty at collaborating universities (Boise State University and University California Davis) and NASA personnel.

If interested, please send a brief statement summarizing your interest and motivation for graduate study and a CV to Jessica Mitchell: Applications are still being accepted for admission to the graduate program of the Department of Geography and Planning for Fall 2015.


American Conservation Experience (ACE)

NPS GIS/ Natural Resource Management Internship- AmeriCorps

American Conservation Experience and the National Park Service

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park GIS/ Natural Resource Management Internship



Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is seeking one GIS Intern interested in dedicating 52 weeks in support of the National Park Service.  The GIS Intern will be responsible for all GIS work conducted in the Park.  Additionally, the GIS intern will be required to conducted fieldwork approximately 20% of the time. 

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation of our national parks. Applicants must have strong interest in a career in GIS and natural resource management.


Start Date: March 2015

End Date:  March 2016 (or 52-weeks from the start date)

For more information:


Graduate Assistantship in Andean Precipitation at Appalachian State University (USA)


A master’s level graduate research assistantship to investigate Andean precipitation as part of the Integrated Climate Research and Education: Central Andes Precipitation (ICECAP) Project ( is available in the Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University beginning Fall 2015. The successful applicant will have some background in atmospheric science, an excellent overall academic record, strong written and oral communication skills, and at least basic proficiency in Spanish. Previous field experience is desirable. The student will be expected to work independently, participate in field research expeditions in Peru and Bolivia, complete a master’s thesis, and present results at national and/or international scientific meetings. The graduate assistantship carries an annual stipend of $19,000. Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2015. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Baker Perry ( before applying to the graduate program. Additional information on the graduate program in geography is available at:

Employment Opportunities


GIS Technician — Erwin Utilities, Erwin, Tennessee, a municipal electric, water, and wastewater system located in northeast Tennessee, is seeking a GIS Technician.

GIS Technicians make maps, GPS utility facilities, and manipulate data to serve a variety of purposes.  They read and interpret maps, manipulate and understand digital land data, and manage data entered into a GIS database.


Education Requirements for Careers in GIS Technology

Persons of interests should have at least an Associate Degree in GIS, Geography, or a related field.  It is preferred that the candidate would have a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Computer Science, or Engineering.  Typical courses in these programs include GIS, geography, geosystems, historical geography, and computer.


Experience using ESRI software is highly preferred.  Experience using and understanding WindMilMap/Milsoft is desired.  Previous experience working with GIS in a public utility setting is highly desired.

Skill Requirements

GIS Technicians must have good attention to detail in order to maintain and enter data in a GIS database.  They also need to have superb written and oral communication skills for creating and presenting data reports, training other people how to use GIS technology, and may need to work on GIS programming.

Other Qualifications Needed

  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly
  • Ability to work independently on projects in a timely manner
  • Strong mathematical, organizational, and reasoning skills
  • Valid Tennessee driver license

Submit resume in confidence to:  Administrative Assistant, Erwin Utilities, P.O. Box 817, Erwin, TN 37650; e-mail:  Erwin Utilities is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Successful candidate must reside within Erwin Utilities’ service area or be willing to relocate within an established time frame.  Only candidates of interest will be contacted regarding the position.



Job Title:Assistant Data Manager, Interdisciplinary

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number: WO-COMR-15-1244240-DE


Job Title:Assistant Data Manager, Interdisciplinary

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:WO-COMR-15-1244240-DE


$39,179.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 27, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014




Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months





1 vacancy in the following location:
Las Cruces, NM View Map


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Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.


 The Center for Appalachian Studies invites applications for an Undergraduate Research Assistant position beginning Oct. 2014 and running through Sept. 2015



To apply, please send a statement explaining the project’s relevance to your training and career goals (250 words maximum) and a curriculum vitae to:
Dr. William Schumann, Director for the Center for Appalachian Studies

Position Announcement: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Please email or call 828 262 4089 with questions.
The Center for Appalachian Studies invites applications for an Undergraduate Research Assistant position beginning Oct. 2014 and running through Sept. 2015, with potential for a second year of employment. The successful applicant will contribute to two-year study on behalf of the National Park Service (NPS), “Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Kings Mountain National Military Park.” The research agreements states:
“Following NPS guidelines, the researcher will review, summarize and evaluate existing information derived from published and unpublished (archival) sources, supplemented by ethnographic interviews with knowledgeable members of associated groups and families. Ethnographic resources in and adjacent to the park will be documented with data suitable for entry into the Ethnographic Resources Inventory database. The National Park Service requires the documentation and analysis of ethnographic information regarding people with traditional and/or historic ties to specific park areas. Among other applications, ethnographic projects identify culturally sensitive areas and/or issues in order to develop and implement culturally appropriate resource management strategies.
Specifically, the purpose of this study is to document the ongoing relationships between associated communities (long-term residents, neighbors/neighborhoods, religious groups, youth, and underrepresented ethnic/cultural groups, including African Americans, indigenous communities, women, commemorative and patriotic groups, etc.) that relates to the resources associated with Kings Mountain National Military Park. The study will identify groups who have both traditional and contemporary ties to the park. The study will identify resource uses and concerns that may affect the Service's management responsibilities for both natural and cultural resources located within the park boundaries. The results of the study will prepare managers to anticipate resource use issues that may affect the park, and place them in a better position to understand and deal with such issues in the future.”
Position duties will include:
 Occasional travel to and around the Kings Mountain National Military Park (KIMO) area.
 Collection of ethnographic interview data; training in questionnaire design and interviewing techniques.
 Interview transcription.
 State archival and local newspaper research.
 Census research into changes and trends in demographic characteristics of park-associated communities and neighborhoods.
 Development of an annotated bibliography of secondary sources relevant to KIMO.
This position will pay $10/hr. for approximately 10 hours of work per week for up to twelve months. Travel expenses are covered. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2014. To apply, please send a statement explaining the project’s relevance to your training and career goals (250 words maximum) and a curriculum vitae to:
Dr. William Schumann, Director for the Center for Appalachian Studies


Job openings for contract GIS support to the NPS Fire Program!

Any questions about the positions should be directed to:
*Randi Thomson*

Sundance Consulting, Inc. (please note our new corporate address in red

*305 N. 3rd Ave., Suite B* | Pocatello, ID 83201

208.233.2929 Ext. 114 O | 208.478.2032 F

POSITION:  GIS Internship

OVERVIEW: Palmetto Engineering & Consulting, LLC, a professionally licensed engineering and consulting firm, specializing in industrial electrical and telecommunications disciplines, is currently seeking to hire a part-time GIS Intern. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a growing company that enables professional development and personal achievement.  The successful candidate must be highly motivated with a desire and aptitude for additional learning and be capable of working in a team environment, striving for quality.

JOB SITE:   Data Solutions Division in Charlotte, NC USA


  • Graduate of, or current student in, a 2 or 4 year program with an emphasis on GIS, planning, geography, computer science, or an associated field heavily weighted or a combination of work experience and/or training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Proficiency in the use of ESRI GIS software, ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS SQL, MS Excel, and MS Access.

Qualifications beneficial, but not required:

  • Knowledge of telecommunication systems.
  • Knowledge of electric utility systems. 
  • Working knowledge of Milsoft Windmil® distribution analysis.
  • Working knowledge of CrescentLink™ fiber management.
  • Ability to interpret electrical distribution specifications and drawings.
  • Ability to interpret telecommunication outside plant specifications.
  • Proficiency in languages and tools such as: SQL, Python, FME, ArcGIS Model Builder, and other spatial data processing tools.
  • Ability to consult clients in best practices for data management including workflows, tools, governance models, and integration patterns.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, but are not limited to:  

  • Create, edit, integrate, verify, and manage geospatial data and attributes using GIS software.
  • Compile and extract geographic data from a variety of sources.
  • Perform GIS database conversions to and from different formats.
  • Perform database design, advanced GIS analysis, and modeling.
  • Assist and support Project Managers in meeting project deliverable requirements and deadlines.
  • Communicate task status, needs and issues to team members and managers.
  • Document and maintain records of data processing procedures and decisions.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, organize, adjust to changing priorities, and work cooperatively.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a paid opportunity which offers flexible scheduling for approximately 20 hours per week. Pay will be $10.00 per hour. This opportunity is for approximately 6 months with the possibility for extension, depending on project needs.  Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening and must report to the Charlotte office for work.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit resumes, cover letter not necessary, by e-mail to or fax to 1-877-742-8609 or request employment application.  EOE.   




3504-320 HIGHWAY 153


864-846-8156    PHONE

1-877-742-8609 FAX – e-mail


Alamance County


The position is housed in the GIS department and will be responsible for overseeing the 911/Addressing/Centerlines/Districts for the county as well as a variety of other special GIS projects.  In this position you will be given a lot of independence and opportunity to customize your GIS career.  We are always looking to innovate and find new solutions.   Every day is a new challenge. 

Alamance County is ideally located between the Triad and the Triangle in North Carolina along the I-85/40 Corridor.  We are only a few hours from the Mountains or the Ocean.

This position would be an excellent opportunity for a recent college grad up to an experienced GIS veteran. 

To read more about job specifics and/or apply, please visit and click on the County Jobs link (at the bottom) to view additional information and access the online application.  Salary range will be posted on website on 5/13/14.



Regional Planner Position with Central Naugatuck Valley


 Click here to view job announcement (PDF)


Interns Needed for BEMP 2014 Summer Education Programs


click here to view full anoncement (PDF)

The Job:

BEMP is seeking 2 college or graduate interns to deliver its summer environmental education programming with Albuquerque Public Schools. Interns will work with BEMP educators and APS elementary and middle school teachers to guide school children in field-based learning trips in and along the Rio Grande Bosque. Interns will be responsible for meeting the school buses, guiding the students through the Bosque School’s facilities, and accompanying them and their teachers through outdoor stations highlighting different components of the bosque ecosystem.

Lessons will be tailored to support Common Core learning objectives and may include wildlife, water conservation, climate, stormwater science, plants, nature art and other topics. Interns will help develop and lead several learning sessions with APS students selected in advance with the classroom teachers.

9 weeks from May 28 – July 25 2014 (approx. 8:00 am -2:00 pm, details to be determined)

Planning Intern (GIS) with the City Of Raleigh


Position Duties

Primary focus will be on improving an existing spatial data set, in this case, helping ensure that we have complete spatial records of development plans in our jurisdiction to go along with our tabular records. Will assist Planning staff with GIS support, including fulfilling data requests, editing data, and making maps.

Minimum Requirements

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in geography, GIS, or a related field, and in good academic standing. Preference for a student enrolled in a program with coursework related to city planning. No previous office experience required. Experience working collaboratively in a project team environment is highly desired. To perform this job successfully, an individual should be familiar with various spatial data types, how to format and manipulate data in spreadsheet applications, as well as in a Geographic Information System. A strong working knowledge of ArcGIS and the MS Office Suite is required. GIS skills, especially data editing, are essential.


To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio/work samples, and a City of Raleigh Employment Application to the contact listed below.
  • Position Type: Internship
  • Timeframe: 12 weeks
  • Closing Date: 04/10/2014
  • Salary: $12.70/hour
  • Department: Planning & Development
  • Division: Long Range Planning
  • Location: One Exchange Plaza

How to Apply

  1. Make sure you meet the minimum requirements.
  2. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the contact person listed on or postmarked by the closing date.

For more information, contact


Visit the webpage here!




GIS Internship

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) a GIS Consulting Firm, is seeking highly motivated GIS interns to work in our Goldsboro, NC office.  The company intends to hire at least one GIS Intern, but may hire more depending on the overall qualifications of the submitting applicants and the on-going workload.  Selected intern(s) will work on one or more projects under the guidance of staff members and also independently, depending on the specific project.

  • To be considered, the GIS Intern must be pursuing or have recently graduated with a BS/BA in Computer Science, Geography or other related desciplines.
  • Have a minimum of one year applicable GIS training.
  • Have worked with Esri ArcGIS 9.3 or higher.
  • The ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Possess strong attention to detail, initiative and self-motiviation.
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. (i-9 must be completed and verified using E-Verify.)


TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

About Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. (GTG):

GTG is a full-service local government GIS consulting company offering specialized experience in the planning, design, implementation, and procurement of geo-technologies.  GTG has unmatched technical GIS capabilities, demonstrated successes, international experience, and a reputation for successfully implementing the right solutions. GTG develops GIS products that spatially enable various enterprise solutions and integrates an organization's IT investment via a common interface. GTG also offers stand-alone products for land management, public safety, public access, touch screen technology, and utilities.


GTG has more than 700 clients located throughout North America and Europe and serves all levels of government as well as the private sector. To support our clients, GTG maintains four offices located across the United States: Headquarters in North Carolina, and regional offices in Texas, and Florida..


Additional information may be obtained by contacting Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. at 888-757-4222 or you can access our website at


GIS Intern Wanted for Summer 2014


Organization: City of Winston-Salem
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Application Deadline: 4/15/2014
Position Description:

Description of the Work:
The City of Winston-Salem Utilities Department is hiring one unpaid intern to perform duties related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

The intern will be working with the Utilities GIS staff, and expectations are as follows:

GIS data development & maintenance using GPS &
digitizing, geospatial analysis for ad-hoc mapping requests, implementation of new/updatedprocedures, documentation of GIS techniques/procedures, technical/operational support to
utilities staff, compliancy of current GIS standards for Utilities, and to earn a general/workingunderstanding of utilities GIS, including data updating, support, map-making, and modeling.

Length of employment:
Approximately ten weeks.

Location of employment:
Utilities Construction & Maintenance Office, 1550 S. Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Building 101
Winston-Salem, NC

Interns will be trained in: editing/data entry in ArcGIS, using Hansen work order management
systems, GPS methods, QAQC procedures, and preparing figures for documents & reports.

• Familiarity with GIS, desirable
• Experience using databases, Excel, Google Earth, Bing, or ArcExplorer
• Interest in GIS, engineering, or utilities
• 18 years of age
• Valid NC Drivers License

To Apply, send the two attached documents in email to,
Or mail to:
Allison Williamson
c/o City of Winston-Salem
1550 S. Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Building 101
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
-Intern-Volunteer Application & Waiver
-Background Check Form





Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Section: Information Science and Management
Sub-Section: Center for Spatial Analysis

Job Description

The successful applicant’s main responsibilities will be:

  • Responding in a timely manner to requests for GIS data and products from the government and the public.
  • Assisting with updating Geographic Information System (GIS) data holdings. 
  • Creating accurate and qualified spatial data from various sources, including paper or stable-based maps, GPS points, and satellite imagery. 
  • Acquiring GIS data layers from sources such as government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private companies for integration into FWC_GIS databases.
  • Creating and maintaining FGDC compliant metadata for GIS data.
  • Providing technical support to FWC biologists including tasks such as: conducting simple analysis of geographic data sets, and quality control of map products and GIS data. 
  • Producing map products meeting cartographic standards.




Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the natural sciences and 2 years of professional GIS experience or a Bachelor as described and a GIS certificate from an accredited program; or a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the natural sciences and 1 year of professional GIS experience. 

Preferred Experience

The well-qualified applicants would have:

  • Skill in the use of ESRI ArcGIS software, ArcToolbox, and ESRI Extensions and the Windows operating system,
  • Knowledge of relational GIS databases,
  • A working knowledge of datums, projections, and data manipulation,
  • The ability to produce publication quality cartographic products,
  • Experience working with Python programming language in the GIS environment.

Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities

  • Understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) theories and concepts.
  • Proficiency with: ArcGIS, Windows, Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Knowledge of spatial data collection and analysis principles and procedures.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret spatial data.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Knowledge of Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards.

To Apply

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First ( by the closing date listed.  Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287.  If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110.  Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?  Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
  • Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
  • Reemployment  Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
  • Deferred Compensation - voluntary
  • Employee Assistance Program – voluntary

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.


Graduate Students! 

Check out this opportunity to work for the Canadian Rivers Institute this Summer, 2014!

The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) is a planned, whole-river ecosystem study and manipulation.

It begins with a minimum of eight years to study the structure and function of a large river ecosystem, followed by a manipulation of flow, sediment load, and thermal regime with consequential effects on the ecosystem, and then a multi-year period to monitor the recovery to a new river state. The manipulation will induce either an acute, major perturbation with long-term effects, i.e., removing the dam and restoring the river to a free-flowing form, or a minor, lesser stress event created by the multi-year, re-construction of the dam, but chronic in that the dam and related issues persist. A comprehensive study and planned manipulation of an ecosystem of this scale is arguably the largest freshwater ecosystem study and experiment that has been attempted. We are seeking motivated, self-driven and talented post-doctoral candidates and graduate students in Biology, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Hydrological and Hydrodynamic Modelling, and Fluvial Geomorphology.


To view the full brochure, Click Here.



Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2014 Internship



GIS interns needed beginning June 2014 and lasting for 12 weeks for assistance with GIS data creation data management, and technology transfer. Duties will include using ArcGIS Desktop software and Trimble GPS Equipment to create and manage new GIS data layers; Coordinating with park staff to organize existing spatial data and create and document procedures for updating geo-spatial datasets; Use of GIS to support GIS and database development in the following areas: Wildlife Management, Cultural Resources, Fisheries and Water Quality, Inventory and Monitoring, Climate, Remote Sensing; Developing base-mapping programs for the continued collection and analysis of monitoring data.

Must be able to hike in mountainous terrain in hot humid or inclement weather conditions carrying a daypack or backpack and other field equipment. Good fitting hiking boots and rainwear are important personal items to have prior to arrival. Stinging insects, poison ivy, slippery footing, and venomous snakes are known field hazards. Work schedule is 4/ten hour days 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, M-T


Some education or experience in geographic information systems (GIS), computer cartography a must, specifically experience using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap/ArcCatalog). Experience with geodatabase formats is a plus, as is understanding of geodatabase tables. Applicant should have the ability to write and follow detailed technical information documents and be self-motivated and flexible. Valid state vehicle operator’s license desired.

Documentation Required:

Access to government computers requires the following: ability to pass Federal Computer Security Background Investigation; must be able and willing to complete background check application and return via registered mail; must provide own transportation and expense for purpose of obtaining a DOI Employee Identification Card.


Application materials must be received by


February 15th, 2014. Send resume, 3 references, and copy of transcripts to:

Thomas Colson, GIS Program Manager

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

1316 Cherokee Orchard Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738




Seasonal Employment for students at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is hiring for the 2014 season.  We are seeking seasonal Interpretive Rangers, Naturalist, and Animal Habitat staff. The season starts in early March and will last through October. All three positions are 40 hr./week positions. All seasonal staff are expected to work weekends and holidays. Please read each job description for education and experience requirements. The job descriptions and applications are posted at the link below if you know folks who may be interested. Working for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation team is a fun and unique opportunity, gaining experience in a variety of fields including recreation management, resource management, environmental education, biology, zoology, botany, search and rescue, sustainable tourism, hospitality and other areas as well. If you know of someone who looks forward to a challenging work environment and enjoys public engagement, Grandfather may be just the place! /



        Aerial Photography Internship Opportunity!


The Wilkes Soil and Water Conservation District, are in possession of several years' historic flyover photography. We have 1936, 1940, 1952, 1958, and 1966 photography. Use of the photography is surprisingly popular with various individuals, agencies, and consulting firms. We would like to invite interns from your department to scan the photography and produce an electronically formatted GIS layer. This will give us the ability to better serve the public as well as enhance versatility. It will also allow us to archive the physical photography to be maintained for a longer time period.

Students working on the project would have the opportunity to gain good working experience. They would also have the opportunity for field visits to see a few sites first hand. Furthermore, students will have networking opportunities as well. A project of this proportion will certainly need to be done in phases.

Interested? Please contact Bryan Colvard:

336-838-3622 x3


National Geographic Society Geography Intern Program 2014


Spring (Jan. 21 through April 25, 2014)
Summer (May 19 through Aug. 22, 2014)
Fall (Sept. 8 through Dec. 19, 2014)

All applications due: October 11, 2013


Link to Application Instructions

Link to Online Application


International Internship Opportunities with AIESEC Appalachian!



AIESEC is an international student-based organization that coordinates student internships in 113 countries. Our Appalachian chapter is very active and a great opportunity for international leadership experience.

There are four different types of internships that fall under two categories:

-The Volunteer and Teaching internships are both Global Community Development Programs (GCDPs)

-The Business and Technology internships are both Global Internship Programs (GIPs)

The GCDP internships cost: $350

The GIP internships cost: $600

An additional database fee of $150 is charged once the applicant is accepted. This fee allows the person to have access to the international database to search all the internships that are available at any given time.

For more information:


If you have questions, contact:

Connie Mullismulliscg@appstate.eduExchange Participant ManagerOutgoing ExchangeAIESEC Appalachian

 GTG has internship opportunities for the summer!

See the attached press release here!



visit the webpage for complete information: 3.26.13

 Roanoke River Partners is looking for an Executive Director!

Deadline:  until position filled 
To learn more about RRP and for the full job description, visit

Roanoke River Partners seeks highly motivated individual to serve as Executive Director for regional non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable community-based economic development and eco-tourism by showcasing the preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources in the five-counties (Halifax, Northampton, Bertie, Martin and Washington) comprising the lower Roanoke River Basin.
Applicants must be willing to live in the area.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a field related to the organization’s 
purpose and experience in directing a business or non-profit organization 
involving fundraising, marketing, grant-writing, membership development and working with community-based and grassroots efforts in rural areas.  Other combinations of education, experience and expertise will be considered.  Salary is commensurate with experience and opportunities for merit-based pay increases will be based on performance evaluations. 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and list of 
references to: 
            Roanoke River Partners 
            Post Office Box 488 
            Windsor, NC  27983 

Deadline:  until position filled 
To learn more about RRP and for the full job description, visit  RRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Sandra B. Lubarsky, Ph.D. 
Director, The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program 
Appalachian State University 
ASU Box 32080 
Boone, NC  28608-2080 

Internships are offered at our National Store Support Center in Fort Myers, Florida.

Interns will be exposed to the overall r etailbusiness and assist with special projects. The 10 week paid internships at Chico's FAS, Inc. provide the ability to apply formal coursework studies in a career setting and gain an understanding of the roles of Retail professionals.

As a Chico's FAS, Inc. intern, you willjoin a group of individuals from a variety of schools. Co-op's are also available for selected business areas year-round. Our internshipand co-op programs will help you develop the skills you will need when you graduate!

Click here for more information!



Geographic Technologies Group is currently seeking a full-time GIS Sales Specialist for our Goldsboro, NC office.   This person will perform sales tasks targeting city and county governments.  Training for specific GIS software products will be provided.  Those with sales and strong communication skills are encouraged to apply.  Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. 

Job Duties and Requirements:

  • Contacting potential clients
  • Tracking all sales opportunities
  • Conduct on-line presentations/webinars,
  • Conduct on-site presentations,
  • Attend sales conferences


The ability to perform some GIS work is desired.  Must have superb people skills.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills are a must.  Overnight travel is required.

Benefits include a base salary plus an aggressive sales commission, health insurance, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave. 

Salary range $35,000 - $42,500 plus aggressive commission package. 

Please send cover letter and resume to: 






National Park Service~

Blue Ridge Parkway: Summer 2013 

  Position will be Open Until Filled, with an initial review of applications submitted by January 15,2013.




1) Restoration Technician (Historic Structures and Landscapes)

This position will work out of the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Workshop in Blowing Rock, NC. The Blue Ridge Parkway preserves a variety of historic structures, including Mabry Mill and the former home and grounds of Moses and Bertha Cone. The Historic Preservation Workshop serves to preserve and restore these resources. Primary work will involve assisting the historic preservation crew with woodworking, carpentry, painting, trail maintenance, landscaping, and rockwork. The selected technician will also assist with the fabrication of historic replicas and may participate in interpretive programs and special events. The selected technician will be required to operate multiple computer software programs. Applicants must possess a solid work ethic, computer skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Carpentry skills, landscaping or masonry experience, and an appreciation for historic preservation are preferred, but not necessarily required. Attention to detail and the ability to follow directions are essential. Length of employment will be 12 weeks (approximately mid May through mid-August), 40 hours per week. Work hours will generally be Monday through Friday 7:00 – 4:30 (every second Friday off). A stipend will be provided.

2) Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

This position will work out of the National Park Service’s Sandy Flat office in Blowing Rock, NC. The area is popular for recreational activities such as hiking, camping, birding, and fishing. Primary work will involve assisting the wildlife biologist with animal surveys on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Additional work will include the identification of wildlife common to the southern Appalachians. The selected technician will set and maintain traps, nets, and other wildlife-capturing equipment, and will handle, process, and release wildlife. The selected technician will use cameras, data loggers, GPS units, and GIS computer software to gather, analyze, and archive wildlife inventories and monitoring data. The selected technician will have opportunities to provide information to other employees and visitors about the natural resource management program on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Applicants should have a strong interest in biology and conservation-related activities and be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather and environmental conditions. Some work will require physical stamina and exertion. Fieldwork experience, especially with invertebrates (including moths, odonates, and crayfish), is desired. Skill in identifying birds, fish, and small mammals would be preferred, but is not necessary. Most work will be conducted with the Parkway’s wildlife biologist, but there will be times when the technician works without close supervision. Attention to detail, accurate note taking, and the ability to follow established protocols are essential. Length of employment will be 12 weeks (approximately mid-May through mid-August), 40 hours per week. Work hours will generally be Monday through Friday 8:00–4:30. Overnight travel of up to two weeks and occasional work at night or on weekends may be required for wildlife surveys along the Parkway. Some workdays may exceed 8 hours in length. Stipend and travel funds will be provided.

To apply for one of the two internship positions:

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and a letter of reference from a faculty member to

Dr. Mark Spond, University Liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 201 IG Greer. Only complete applications will be reviewed. No electronic applications will be accepted. All internship applications are due by 5 p.m., March 8, 2013. Interviews will be arranged for March 18 & 20.

Questions: Dr. Mark Spond, University Liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway (please include “BRP internships” in the subject line)


The Town of Lenoir -Planning Director

 Position will be Open Until Filled, with an initial review of applications submitted by January 15,2013.

Lenoir, pop. 19,064, is looking for a Town planner. Responsibilities include:

  •  Direct supervision of a staff of 4 f/t employees including a GIS Analyst, a Stormwater Management Technician, a Code Enforcement Officer, and an Administrative Assistant.  
  • plans, organizes & directs a department responsible for comprehensive long and short range land use planning, site plan review, environmental code enforcement and GIS. 
  • Serves as a member of the city's mgmt. team.  Advises the City Mgr., Planning & Zoning Board and Council on long and short range planning issues for the City. 
  • Work is performed in accordance w/ established state and federal laws and regulations.  Must establish and maintain records and reports necessary for full compliance with all regulations and for effective management decision-making. 
  • Must represent the City in multiple regional and state issues and insure effective productivity of assigned personnel.  Work involves considerable public contact, initiative and judgment, and a talent for excellent customer service.
Req's grad. from a 4-yr. college or univ. w/ a planning or related field and exp in local govt plarming; or an equivalent comb. of edu. & exp. including supervisory exp.  Master's degree and ACIP certification desirable;  Starting salary DOQ  Excel. benefits pkg.  Residency within the City of Lenoir will be required within 6 mos. of hire.  City applications can be found at & mailed to: City of Lenoir, Asst.

City Manager- Dam1y Gilbert, PO Box 958, Lenoir NC 28645, 828-757-2200.  

A resume maybe submitted in lieu of a city application.  Position will be Open Until Filled, with an initial review of applications submitted by January 15,2013.


Summerfield, NC is looking for a new Town Planner

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to: Town Manager, Town of Summerfield, POB 970, Summerfield, NC 27358.

Materials must be received by December 14.

Town Planner, Town of Summerfield.

Performs professional planning and technical work, operates as a one-person planning department, and reports to the Town Manager. Involves reviewing applications, permits, subdivision plats, and development plans; zoning interpretations; GIS database maintenance and mapping; and providing assistance to the public. Strong communication skills needed with the ability to work effectively with both private and public sectors.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field supplemented by 3–5 years of professional planning experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s degree in planning preferred.

Competitive benefits package and salary range is $40,000–$46,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Full position description at Town is an EOE.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary history to: Town Manager, Town of Summerfield, POB 970, Summerfield, NC 27358. Materials must be received by December 14.


  The Bureau of Land Management

Announcement Number:  NOC DEU-2012-0032 (all US citizens)
Position:   Socioeconomic Specialist
Open Period:  Monday, August 13, 2012 to  Monday, September 3, 2012
Duty Location:  3 vacancies in the following locations:
Denver, CO; Boise, ID; Billings, MT; Reno, NV; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Cheyenne, WY
Position Information:  Full Time, Permanent
Open to:  All US Citizens
More information on this position can be found at:
Announcement Number:  NOC-Merit-2012-0076 (federal government employees)
Position:   Socioeconomic Specialist
Open Period:  Monday, August 13, 2012 to  Monday, September 3, 2012
Duty Location:  3 vacancies in the following locations:
Denver, CO; Boise, ID; Billings, MT; Reno, NV; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Cheyenne, WY
Position Information:  Full Time, Permanent
Open to:  Status Candidates
More information on this position can be found at:

 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is recruiting for three social science specialists, GS 12/13, for zoned positions across the western US.  These are permanent positions.  The BLM is seeking outstanding individuals with interest and expertise in environmental and resource social sciences, including economics, sociology, anthropology, and geography.  The goal is to hire three individuals with a range of disciplinary expertise.  Within a discipline areas of specialization are open.  For economists, strengths in resource or environmental / ecological economics would both be relevant.  The recruitment is open between August 13 and September 3, 2012. 
BLM manages more land–approximately 245 million surface acres-than any other Federal agency. This National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface minerals throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information visit
BLM's senior management is committed to improving the Bureau’s ability to deliver relevant and credible socioeconomic information and analysis to address both established and emerging issues.  Individuals selected for these positions will act as regional technical experts, providing social science expertise to BLM offices across several western states with a fast changing set of assignments.  Links to the two announcements (all citizens and federal employees) and a list of the required knowledge and abilities appear at the end of this message. 
Selection is by multi-state zone.  Applicants will indicate the location(s) for which they wish to be considered.  Potential locations are as follows:
·         Zone 1, Alaska, Oregon, and California State Offices: Portland, OR.
·         Zone 2, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah State Offices: Boise, ID, Reno, NV, or Salt Lake City, UT.
·         Zone 3, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming State Offices: Lakewood [Denver], CO, Billings, MT, or Cheyenne, WY.
In other words, there are three positions, not seven.  Candidates interested in working in Boise, Reno, or Salt Lake are all applying for the same position. 
For questions on the application and evaluation process, please contact Joan St. Marie, BLM National Operations Center, Denver, CO,,
303-236-6402.  For questions on the responsibilities of the zoned socioeconomic specialists and BLM’s Socioeconomics Program, please contact me at 202-912-7287 or  Please circulate this message to others who may be interested.  Thanks. 
Links to job announcements
Degree:  social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR a combination of education and experience -- that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
KSA#1  Ability to apply the theories, principles, and practices of natural resource and environmental social science, including disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, or geography, to new scientific findings, developments and advances while solving critical problems of a novel or controversial nature.
KSA#2  Ability to integrate social and biophysical sciences to solve natural resource issues.
KSA#3  Ability to apply methodological and technological advances in relevant subfields of economics, sociology, anthropology, or geography sufficient to evaluate their effectiveness and usefulness and to develop plans and procedures to incorporate such advances into land use planning and environmental assessment.
KSA#4  Ability to use quantitative and/or qualitative research methods to analyze current and proposed mineral development, livestock grazing, timber production, outdoor recreation, and/or other activities involving land and resource management, to identify their direct, indirect, and cumulative social or economic impacts.
KSA#5  Ability to use and work with federal environmental and natural resource statutes and policies sufficient to utilize such knowledge in the design and oversight of social science programs.   



 posted 8.30.12


Town of Cornelius -- Planner
Posted 8/3/2012 Open until Filled.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Planning Director, P.O. Box 399 Cornelius, NC 28031 or email:

 The Town of Cornelius Planning Department seeks a highly qualified and motivated person to serve as Planner. The successful candidate shall possess an accredited 4 year degree in municipal planning or related field, with work experience in municipal planning. In addition, the successful candidate must be proficient in GIS, posses an extensive knowledge of North Carolina Statutes regarding planning and zoning, as well as excellent communication skills when dealing with the public and volunteer boards. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following: plan review, permit processing, mapping, issue zoning violations and notices, conduct field surveys, handle conflict resolution, grant & project management. Knowledge of transportation is helpful.

Applicants must pass a criminal background check and drug test prior to any offer of employment. Salary range is $35K - $55K. Hiring salary is DOQ. The Town also offers a generous benefits package.

Link to Cornelius, NC webpage

 posted 8.9.12

Town of Davidson -- Town Planner

Please submit letter of interest and resume to 

Use this link to submit a letter of interest and resume

 Deadline is August 24, 2012.

 Town of Davidson, NC, is seeking an experienced Town Planner with a commitment to traditional town planning. This diverse position is responsible for performing highly professional and technical assignments related to current development projects. Job duties include taking a lead role in conducting and coordinating plan reviews, interpreting codes and ordinances, assisting the public with planning and zoning inquiries, providing staff support to advisory boards, and code enforcement. Ideal candidate must be a self-starter with strong technical and project management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to handle controversial issues, and conflict resolution skills are essential. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, or urban design, or closely related field with five years experience in public sector planning, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and AICP certification preferred. Salary range $38,307 to $59,376. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. A detailed job description can be found a

 posted 8.9.12

 GIS Analyst Position - City of Newton, NC

Current Job Openings>GIS Analyst
Title: GIS Analyst
ID: 1008
Department: Public Works
Location: Newton, NC

Closing Date: 08/17/2012

Performs complex technical and analytical geographic information systems tasks and a variety of assignments; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision of the Public Works and Utilities Director. This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Administers departmental GIS program; manages and maintains public works and utilities infrastructure spatial database; provides support to departmental staff.
Creates, updates, edits, manipulates, manages, and maintains public works and utilities infrastructure geospatial data sets including, but not limited to, sidewalks, streets, storm water, water and sewer lines, and the electrical system;
Supports public works and utilities staff in all aspects regarding GIS data and in using GIS applications;
Produces public works and utilities plans, maps, and other GIS outputs;
Provides technical and professional advice; makes presentations to supervisors, department heads, and general public;
Conducts analysis using GIS data for special projects relating to public works and utilities infrastructure;
Solicits input from appropriate staff to conduct GIS needs assessments for public works and utilities divisions;
Collects field data by utilizing GPS equipment and software;
Analyzes and digitizes final public works and utilities infrastructure “as built” construction plans;
Provides public works and utilities location, availability, and other related data to architects, engineers, developers, contractors, owners, community groups, and interested parties;
Maintains reasonable and predictable attendance;
Performs related tasks as required.

Considerable knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles and practices associated with the design, development, and support of GIS applications is required; must possess a variety of intermediate GIS skills including support, maintenance, management, and quality assurance of geospatial databases; must be somewhat familiar with ArcSDE and geodatabase structure; must be knowledgeable of current literature and recent developments in the field of GIS; must be able to analyze and to systematically compile technical and statistical information into technical reports, maps, and other related materials and be able to present that information clearly and concisely; must have general knowledge of principles and practices of planning and zoning; and must have the abilities to interpret various rules and regulations and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Graduation from a technical school or college with major course work in geography, GIS, planning, or related field and considerable experience in municipal, county, or regional GIS systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 4-year degree in a related field preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid, unexpired North Carolina driver’s license.

Link to the City of Newton's Website

posted 8.9.12

National Geographic Society Internships, 2013

Spring (Jan. 22 through April 26, 2013)
Summer (May 20 through Aug. 23, 2013)
Fall (Sept. 9 through Dec. 20, 2013)

All applications due: October 12, 2012


Link to Application Instructions

Link to Online Application



Town of Leland Planning Internship

Application due: June 15, 2012

Please deliver cover letters and resumes to:
Robert Waring, Planning Director
Town of Leland
102 Town Hall Dr. Leland, NC 28451

Link to Job Description (pdf)posted 6.8.12

Onslow County Zoning and Environmental Officer

Application Due: June 11, 2012

Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date to: Onslow County HR 220 Georgetown Road, Suite 100 Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-347-7600 Phone,  910-347-2793 Fax

Link to Job Description (pdf) 



Part-Time Planning position in the town of Holly Springs

Holly Springs is an EOE. Position open until filled. First referral date June 15, 2012.

The Department of Planning & Zoning seeks an independent self-starter that possesses strong written/oral communication skills, self-confidence, and the ability to interpret and firmly enforce relevant ordinances with tact and courtesy.

 The Zoning Compliance Inspector (ZCI) will complete a variety of site work including front line zoning enforcement tasks enforcing the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and other land development requirements to investigate violation complaints, collect evidence, and issue Notices of Violation and civil penalties; complete property posting and documenting of public hearing signs; and complete inspections to verify compliance with issued UDO Permits.

The ZCI may also assist with the processing of applications for UDO Permits and other duties as assigned. Some public speaking required. Technical judgment is required to interpret provisions of the codes and ordinances and property research. Tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in dealing with the general public and must be able to demonstrate ability to establish good working relationships with individuals and business owners/managers.

Graduation from high school and three years of experience in zoning investigations, zoning enforcement, building permits, urban planning, or related work; OR, Associate degree in related field; OR, equivalent education and/or experience. Prefer graduation from a four-year college with a degree in planning; public administration or criminal justice; and, a working knowledge of the principles and practices of land development and enforcement actions necessary to insure compliance with land development regulation.

The hiring salary is $10-$12/hr depending upon qualifications with an anticipated work schedule of 20 hours/week averaging 4 hours per day M-F.

To apply, submit Town Application and Resume to the Human Resources Director,
Town of Holly Springs
P.O. Box 8, 128 S. Main Street
Holly Springs, NC, 27540
(919) 557-3911.

The Town’s application package is available on our webpage at: Holly Springs is an EOE. Position open until filled. First referral date June 15, 2012.

posted 6.7.12
Transportation Analyst

Link to Job Posting:

Permanent Position: Transportation Analyst

Position Number: 111-12

Number of Positions: 1

Closing Date: 06/06/2012

Salary: $31,895 - $49,894

Department: Public Works

Division: Transportation Operations

Location: Municipal Building

Minimum Requirements

1 year of relevant experience. HS diploma (or GED), supplemented by college courses in engineering, city planning, or a related field. Competent with MAPS design software, spreadsheet software, spreadsheet software, and word processing software.

Position Duties

Provides traffic crash reports, runs the hazardous location program, reviews traffic related fatalities, maintains crash record database, and issues transportation work zone permits.

posted 5.24.12
Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Deadline: Friday, May 18

The Office of Student Research (OSR) is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Program for Summer 2012. The Summer 2012 URA deadline is Friday, May 18, 2012 with award notifications made by May 29, 2012. These applications must be submitted by the Faculty Mentor and can be found at:

Any questions relating to the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) Program can be directed to the Office of Student Research at 262-7655.


posted 5.14.12
Town of Apex Planning Technician 
(Limited Time) 

for more info:


Performs technical and administrative work in support of the development review process for the Town. This is a time-limited position that will last from date of hire until June 30, 2013 (dependent on budget approval).  Any extension beyond one year will be contingent on need and funding approval. 19 hours per week; possibility of 40 hours a week from June 25-September 15, 2012 
 Typical Tasks:
Duties include coordinating and organizing plan submittals; sending correspondence and setting up project files; processing and approving certificates of zoning compliance, sign permits, home occupation permits, and temporary use permits; coordinating other administrative and permit approvals; creating and maintaining databases, tracking projects, and answering questions from citizens and developers related to planning and zoning matters.  
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and applicable laws of public sector planning.
  • General knowledge of the Town’s zoning, land use and other planning related ordinances adopted by the Town.
  • General knowledge of governmental laws, programs, and services pertinent to community and economic development and the planning process.
  • Familiarity with viewing parcel data in GIS, Google Earth, or other web-based mapping.
  • Working knowledge of computers, relevant software applications, and office machines.
  • Ability to interpret local ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to read blueprints, tax maps and other site-related drawings.
  • Ability to work effectively with contractors, developers, Town employees and the general public.
  • Ability to independently organize, track and manage large, detailed projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to document and complete required records and reports.
 Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, or related field, experience with MS Word and Excel, and excellent customer service and organizational skills. 
posted 4.23.12
Code Enforcement Officer Job OpeningTown of MooresvilleJob application and descriptionposted 4.18.12
Summer and Career Opportunities with Fair Share Alliance

Email your cover letter and resume to Ari Rubenstein, Lead Campaign Director, at

Fair Share Alliance is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to provide every American with a fair shot at a good job and a strong voice in our democracy. We are NOW HIRING for positions around the country. Click here to learn more (


While millions of Americans are struggling to find work and make ends meet, big corporations and special interests are getting billions in government subsidies and exerting far too much influence in our political system. Fair Share Alliance is fighting back! Through grassroots organizing and advocacy, we're working to create more jobs rebuilding America and expanding clean energy.


We're hiring Campaign Directors to lead our grassroots campaign for a fair economy. We're looking for graduating seniors and students going into their Junior and Senior year who are passionate and ready to take action to create positive social change in our economy and democracy. If you'd like to receive more information, please fill out our online interest form:


Interviews are being held right now and over the next few weeks. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. If you’d like to apply, please email your resume and one paragraph about why you're interested to Ari Rubenstein, Lead Campaign Director, at


Fair Share Alliance Campaign Director Job Description 


As a Campaign Director, you’ll be a part of building a Fair Share Alliance organization in your community and raising the profile of our issues to make a real impact in the lives of your friends, family and neighbors. Campaign Directors are responsible for building the grassroots movement to help everyday people have access to the American Dream. Specifically, you’ll run a local campaign office to conduct grassroots fundraising, build membership for Fair Share Alliance and support for our issues, turnout voters for the elections and keep the heat on the 1% in the media.



You’ll work on a team with other directors to run a successful campaign office. Each Director will be responsible for:


Staff Management

• Recruit and manage a 10-25 staff members to sign on thousands of members in your area to support our work and our issue campaigns.

• Train staff on effective canvassing and grassroots campaign skills.

• Develop new leaders and the next generation of political activists.


Grassroots fundraising and membership building

• Lead the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and recruit thousands of members for the organization locally. Specifically, meet or exceed your office’s goals for fundraising and membership.

• Canvass three or more days a week to raise money, identify supporters, sign up members and train staff.

• Manage all day-to-day administrative tasks related to fundraising, building membership, campaign and election work and general office management.


Issue Campaigns and Election Field Work

• Work with local coalitions of like-minded organizations, elected leaders and businesses.

• Run media events to raise the profile of our issues.

• Organize grassroots lobbying events and in-district meetings with elected officials.

• Work with the Fair Share Alliance political team to devise a local strategy for reaching out to base and swing voters.

• Recruit volunteers and staff to talk face-to-face with thousands of voters.

• Target and turn out our supporters to vote.



Training is designed to give the skills and confidence needed to tackle the challenges of building a movement. In classrooms and in the field, you’ll work with experienced staff to learn all the skills of campaign directing, including recruitment, leadership development, staff management, public speaking, media, fundraising, canvassing, and administrative management.



We’re looking for smart leaders ready to launch a project in their state. Passion for the issues, strong work ethic, and ability to work on a team and follow direction are a must.



We’re hiring for 30 locations across the country.



Email your cover letter and resume to Ari Rubenstein, Lead Campaign Director, at

 posted 3.25.2012
Town of Edenton Planning Position


Karen Castelloe

Edenton-Chowan Planning & Inspections Department
252-482-5618 (phone)
252-482-5697 (fax)


Town of Edenton, population 5,000. Historic Seaport Community. Performs difficult professional and administrative work directly for the Town’s planning, zoning and community development program. Manages Historic Preservation Commission overlay district, Prevention of Demolition by Neglect Ordinance. Comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to land use, planning and zoning. Graduate from college with bachelor’s degree in planning, preservation or public administration and experience in planning and administration or an equivalent combination of training and experience is needed. Position status currently being evaluated.

Possibly part-time, 30 hours per week with no benefits or possibly full-time with benefits. Applicant should indicate preference. Complete job description can be found at Please send resume to Town Manager, Town of Edenton, P O Box 300, Edenton, NC 27932. EOE/Drug free. Position open until filled.

posted 3.23.12
Yadkin County Planning Position

Apply online at and attach a letter of interest and résumé

Deadline: April 5, 2012


Enforcement and administrative responsibilities for the County’s development ordinances including: Zoning, Subdivision, Floodplain Development, and Watershed Protection. Employee must demonstrate ability to apply knowledge involving the research and analysis of planning concepts, solutions, policies, and the resolution of technical and difficult issues and problems. Employee must exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the general public. Employee must be able to work under pressure and prioritize. Employee must be able to communicate persuasively both orally and in writing, and must be able to resolve conflict. This position performs professional planning work under the direct supervision of the Director of Services and Development.

Education Required:
Bachelor's degree in planning, geography, public administration, or a related field, with a master's degree and AICP certification preferred; 1 to 3 years of progressively responsible experience in county, urban or regional planning; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Salary Range:
$33,960 - $50,940

April 5, 2012

posted 3.21.12
Piedmont Natural Gas GIS Internships - Summer 2012

Information package: PDF

Deadline: Friday, March 23

Piedmont Natural Gas has an internship opportunity for a promising undergraduate student with interest in GIS. We are having on-site interviews this Friday, March 23 and would like to extend to you the opportunity to refer some of your students for our opportunity.

Attached, you'll find information about our internship program. We are seeking rising Juniors and Seniors for our 10 week internship opportunity. Students will be located here in Charlotte, NC. Please have interested students apply for the opportunity by following this link: and reply to this email letting us know who you are referring. We will review the students you submit and may invite some of them for interviews. If your student has a conflict with interviewing at our Charlotte location this Friday, we will try to set up on-site interviews for them the following week. Thanks for your help!

Harilyn Belvin
Piedmont Natural Gas Internship Coordinator

posted 3.20.2012
Funded Fieldwork Opportunities in Southern Siberia — Summer 2012  

Deadline: March 13, 2012

Send completed applications to




The American Geographical Society (AGS) of New York is pleased to announce the availability of eight fully funded fellowships for geographical and archaeological fieldwork in the Republic of Tyva (Tuva), southern Siberia, during June 2012.

A major international research program is being undertaken by the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) in connection with construction of a railway between Tyva’s capitol city, Kyzyl, and the Kuragino transport node in Krasnoyarsk Territory. Tyva is a mountainous region of varied and beautiful landscapes and diverse cultures. RGS is funding many international fellowships, and they have generously set aside eight of them for candidates nominated by AGS.

At the request of RGS, AGS seeks eight undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the program, which runs from June 1 through June 27, 2012. Faculty and other professionals through the age of 30 can also be accommodated. Participants should have professional interest in geography, history, archaeology, ecology, ethnography, material culture studies, or a related field. The Kyzyl-Kuragino Expedition is large, international, and ambitious, and will involve more than 100 participants from Russia, USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis, and will include transportation between the United States, Moscow, and Kyzyl, as well as meals and other living expenses in the camp. All other participants will be responsible for the cost of transportation between their homes and Moscow, as stated in the documents cited below, but RGS has made a special accommodation with AGS to cover airfare to and from the United States for these eight fellowships only.
The work will be physically demanding, and participants will be required to provide evidence of good health.

Complete information about the Kyzyl-Kuragino Expeditions can be obtained at these web sites:

Interested parties should submit completed applications as soon as possible, but no later than March 13, 2012. Send completed applications to


posted 3.7.12
Transportation Planning Internship – Charlotte Department of Transportation

To Apply
Forward a cover letter and resume to:
Ben Miller, AICP -
Charlotte Department of Transportation
600 East 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Applications will be accepted until March 23rd, 2012.

Job Description
The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) has an internship opportunity for a recent graduate or current graduate student in city planning, transportation planning, geography, civil engineering, or a related field. CDOT is committed to enhancing the walking, bicycling, and driving experience through planning, operating and maintaining Charlotte’s transportation system.

The intern will be working with CDOT’s Planning and Design Division, assisting with the various plans, programs, projects, and studies required to meet Charlotte’s goal of “becoming the premier city in the country for integrating land use and transportation choices.” The day-to-day work and philosophy of the division is reflected in the City’s Transportation Action Plan, Urban Street Design Guidelines, and Charlotte Bicycle Plan, available for review on the City’s website.

Assists with various CDOT initiatives such as enhancing walking and bicycling conditions, planning and designing for complete streets, and integrating land use and transportation decision making. Collects and analyzes data, including socio-economic and demographic data, geographic information, traffic counts, surveys, and field inventories. Contributes text, tables, and graphics to various technical reports and presentations. Provides summary research for transportation issues as needed.

Must have obtained a bachelors degree or be enrolled in a master's program (preferred), in urban/transportation planning, civil engineering, or a related field, plus substantial interest or involvement in transportation planning and engineering. Strong computer skills in areas such as internet research and report compilation, data analysis, spreadsheet and database software, and geographic information systems (GIS). Knowledge of ArcGIS software is preferred. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

This position is generally offered in conjunction with college terms (fall, spring, summer). CDOT is currently hiring for the summer term. An ideal start date would be in May, 2012.

Students with degree internship requirements preferred.

To Apply
Forward a cover letter and resume to:
Ben Miller, AICP -
Charlotte Department of Transportation
600 East 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Applications will be accepted until March 23rd, 2012.

posted 3.5.12
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association Summer Fellowship

Information and Application

Deadline: March 23, 2012.

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association offers a Summer Fellowship for minority students pursuing graduate or undergraduate planning degrees and/or planning related degrees.

The Purpose: The goal of the fellowship is to encourage more minority students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in planning in an effort to increase diversity among professional planners who contribute to the profession. Increased awareness of diversity in the planning profession may help improve equity issues in the profession and within the diverse neighborhoods, towns, cities and regions in which planners serve.

Eligibility: The $1,500 fellowship is available to

  • Women and members of one of the following minority groups – African American, Hispanic American or Native American.
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in urban planning and related fields at any accredited University in North Carolina.
  • Students at NC Historically Black Colleges and Universities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Undergraduate students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and graduate student applicants must be in good academic standing and within their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of full time enrollment.
  • Students who maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Students who intend to work as practicing planners.

    Fellowship Objectives:
    · To gain knowledge about the planning process.
    · To gain knowledge of best planning practices.
    · To build skills for effective communication (written, verbal, presentation) with local governments, state and federal agencies, and citizens.
    · Conduct policy research on a current topic as assigned, producing a final report (may include an evaluation of how municipalities and counties are handling this policy throughout the state, highlighting successes and opportunities, or how other states are addressing this policy, creating recommendations for the state of NC).
    · Assist with the NCAPA Great Places Initiative and NC Planning Conference.
posted 2.24.12
NSF REU - National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Deadline:  Friday, March 23rd @ 5 PM

More Information:


This summer at Georgia State University in Atlanta, we are pleased to host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Addressing Social and Environmental Disparities through Community Geography and Geographic Information Systems. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program runs June 18th – August 2nd. The flier and application form are attached.

Research Interests: Working with faculty mentors in one of three research tracks, 10 selected undergraduates will engage in community-based research and fieldwork to quantitatively and qualitatively examine neighborhood change, property markets, air and soil quality, urban green spaces, and neighborhood visioning in partnership with neighborhood residents and community groups.

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including: a $3000 stipend, up to $250 in travel support to/from Atlanta, up to $750 for conference presentations, free room and board at GSU, and 3 required texts.

Application Process: Applications are due Friday, March 23rd @ 5 PM EST. Complete application instructions and the application form can be found at

To Learn More: Visit

Any questions can be directed to the Dr. Timothy Hawthorne (PI) at or Dr. Katherine Hankins (Co-PI) at


posted 2.24.12
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KT

More info and contact information:

Deadline: March 15

We have received our second round (first round: 2004-2006) of funding for a NSF-REU summer research program (2010-2012). We are looking for undergraduate student applicants. This is a multi-disciplinary program. However, we (Dr. Josh Durkee and myself) are looking for students with interests in weather and climate and environmental science. Deadline for application submission is March 15. Description of the program and application form could be found at:


posted 2.24.12
Town of Leland
Code Enforcer

Job Description:

Contact: Robert Waring, MPA

The Town of Leland is in the process of hiring a Code Enforcement Officer, please see the attached job description. We will be closing the advertisement and begin reviewing candidates March 19th. You can find the town’s application material on the website and applications can be mailed to
102 Town Hall Dr.
Leland, NC 28451
Attn: HR or e-mailed to


Robert Waring, MPA
Town of Leland
Planning Manager

posted 2.21.12
International Geography Honor Society (GTU) Scholarships

Information and application materials may be found on the GTU website at:

Scholarship recipients must be GTU members.

Deadline:  May 31, 2012.

The International Geography Honor Society of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) offers five scholarships each year:


The Buzzard Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)Awarded to a college senior for use toward graduate school expenses.

The Maxfield Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to a junior or senior with either career or graduate school aspirations.

The Richason Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to a junior or senior with either career or graduate school aspirations.

The Rechlin Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to a junior or senior with either career or graduate school aspirations.

The Buzzard Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)
Awarded to a continuing graduate student.


Information and application materials may be found on the GTU website at: Scholarship recipients must be GTU members.


Application packets from either graduate or undergraduate students must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2012.

posted 2.13.12

The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina  

Jonathan Marchal
Youth Education Coordinator,
Discovery Camp Director
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806
p. 828-665-2492 ext 228 f. 828-665-2371

The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina is seeking applicants for a spring internship and summer temporary position in environmental education.

Olmsted Fellow Internship: This 40-hr position runs from mid-February through May, and is open to students who have completed a minimum of two years of study in a related degree program or have graduated less than one year from the start date.

Summer Environmental Education Assistant: This 40-hr position runs from June 1 to August 17. Candidates must have completed two years of study in a related degree program.

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for both positions.

For application instructions and a complete position announcement,
follow this link:

For more information about the environmental education programs at the Arboretum, follow this link:

For more information, contact Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education
Coordinator, at <>

Jonathan Marchal
Youth Education Coordinator,
Discovery Camp Director
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806
p. 828-665-2492 ext 228 f. 828-665-2371

posted 2.10.12

Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Michigan State University - field office in Asheville, NC


Ecological Modeler
Ecological Services and Markets, Inc. (ESaM), located in Asheville, NC, is a research and development firm that evaluates the use of ecosystem service concepts in natural resource policy and management under the direction of Dr. Doug Bruggeman. ESaM has an immediate opening for an Ecological Modeler. The position is responsible for researching relationships between behavior and demography of vertebrate organisms and their environment. Demonstrated expertise in ecology [population or community], population genetics, and/or remote sensing preferred. Individuals must be experienced with statistical analysis of landscape-scale datasets. Preference will be shown to individuals with a demonstrated ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Individual must be able to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment while tracking and communicating work progress. Experience with ARC GIS, Python, and R preferred. Minimum requirement is a Masters in ecology, wildlife management, environmental science, natural resource management, geography, statistics, or mathematics. Currently, the position is funded as a 1.5 yr position but will likely be extended – salary will be commensurate with education and experience level. Submit a cover letter and resume by March 15th, 2012 to

Project Assistant / GIS Technician
Ecological Services and Markets, Inc. (ESaM), located in Asheville, NC, is a research and development firm that evaluates the use of ecosystem service concepts in natural resource policy and management under the direction of Dr. Doug Bruggeman. ESaM has an immediate opening for Project Assistant / GIS Technician, full time for 6 months. The position is responsible for managing and manipulating landscape-scale biodiversity databases. In addition the individual must coordinate data transfer, including quality assurance and quality control, among project team members. Individual must be proficient in GIS - experience scripting in Python strongly preferred. Experience in other languages such as Visual Basic, Java, and R a plus. Strong verbal and written communication skills required, in addition to an ability to track project complexity and multi-task. Minimum requirement is a Bachelors degree in biology, geography, or environmental science. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience level. Submit a cover letter and resume by March 15th, 2012 to

Research Software Engineer
Ecological Services and Markets, Inc. (ESaM), located in Asheville, NC, is a research and development firm that evaluates the use of ecosystem service concepts in natural resource policy and management under the direction of Dr. Doug Bruggeman. ESaM has an immediate opening for a part-time or temporary full-time software developer with experience in Microsoft C++ and C# console and desktop applications in both native (C++) and managed framework (.Net 3.5) architectures. Fast-paced research environment requires clear communication, concise implementation, and high adaptability to changing technical and application requirements. Additional experience and skills in the following areas are also preferred: GIS data and applications, CUDA, Java, Python, parallel computing (esp. on Nvida GPU’s and on Microsoft HPC clusters), bioinformatics, source control (e.g. Subversion, Codice Plastik), network management, IIS, Active Directory, bash (Linux), xml, xhtml, SQL (esp. PostgreSQL), encryption and data security. Minimum requirement is a Bachelors degree in computer science or mathematics. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience level. Submit a cover letter and resume by March 15th, 2012 to


M.A. Geography, concentration in Business Geographics at UNC Charlotte

contact: Interested students should contact Bill Graves (MA coordinator) at (704) 687-5980 or

deadline: Applications are accepted year round but should be received by March 1 for full funding consideration.

The Location Analysis concentration of the MA in Geography program at UNC Charlotte has been one of the most respected programs in Business Geographics for over 30 years. The UNC Charlotte Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has completed substantial updates to the Location Analysis MA program under the guidance of an eight member advisory council of industry professionals. We are currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Assistantships are available for qualified students. The program's students are also in high demand for local paid internships. Our full-time job placement record has been extraordinary with the demand for our graduates far outstripping supply over the past three years.

The program has a long history of successful job placement in the fields of facility location, real estate development and economic development. Recent graduates are employed as analysts and department heads at Bank of America, Lowes, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Harley Davidson, Delhaize, Fifth-Third Bank, The Fresh Market, Claritas, ESRI and Family Dollar to name a few. Many of our alumni are now members of an active network who assist with student placement, provide guest lectures and mentor current students. In addition to the alumni network an advisory council of industry professionals has also been established to strengthen connections to current best practices. More information about the program can be found at and also on Facebook. Interested students should contact Bill Graves (MA coordinator) at (704) 687-5980 or .

Applications are accepted year round but should be received by March 1 for full funding consideration.

Go to to start the application process.

posted 2.2.12

CEFS Job Opening: Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant  





To apply to this position please visit:

If you have any questions about the position please email Lisa Forehand 

This position of the Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program Assistant (PA) is to assist in carrying out activities associated with the Sustainable Agriculture Internship summer program located at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC from approximately May 28-August 3, 2012.

The PA will provide an important point of contact for the 14 course participants that will live on site near the Small Farm Unit at CEFS. It is essential that the PA possess a positive attitude, ability to work and communicate with a diversity of people and is able to provide a safe environment for building community and cohesion among intern participants.

It is expected that the PA will live on-site with the interns or nearby in the Goldsboro community and have a driver’s license to drive students among the related internship activities. The PA position is under the shared supervision of the CEFS Assistant Director of Educational Programs and the CEFS Extension and Outreach Coordinator.

Coordination of interns and internship activities during the 8 week program (June 4-July 27, 2012) may include coordinating living conditions for interns, driving interns to internship field or community visits, assisting with setting up related activities or discussions with faculty, field or community visits and providing information about Goldsboro events and town services for interns all related to the success of the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Summer Internship Program.

Required skills: Being a strong communicator, highly organized, motivated, and ability to work with a wide variety of audiences is a must. Position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a 15 passenger van. Ability to prioritize tasks is necessary, while considering input from the multiple teaching team of faculty and staff at CEFS is required. Interest in sustainable agriculture.

Preferred skills: B.S. degree from a related field of agronomy, agroecology, horticulture, ecology, soil science, agriculture extension/education, or animal science OR equivalent job experience. Background in sustainable agriculture helpful. Familiarity of Goldsboro and Wayne County community food systems projects are a plus. Previous experience working with college age youth or community organizations a plus.

This is a part time hourly position typically ranging about 20 hours per week. Salary will be based on $300/week for 10 weeks and includes housing in Goldsboro, NC.

To apply to this position please visit:

If you have any questions about the position please email Lisa Forehand 



Masters Program at the University of North Texas

contact: Dr. Murray Rice, UNT Geography Graduate Advisor at

The Department of Geography at the University of North Texas is asking for your assistance in identifying highly qualified undergraduate students who are interested in funding opportunities for study at the master’s level in geography.


UNT Geography is accepting applications for teaching assistantships available to students pursuing our Master of Science in Applied Geography. Teaching assistants receive a competitive stipend, comprehensive health insurance, and an out-of-state tuition waiver. Our teaching assistantship funding is intended to support students engaging in full-time graduate studies.


UNT Geography provides our students with the ability to apply geographic concepts and techniques to find solutions for some of the most significant problems faced by society today. Our emphasis is on three key themes: human systems and the environment, earth science and modeling, and environmental archaeology, with GIScience being a common linkage among all as well as a unique area of study. UNT has broad interests in urban/economic research and particularly invites students interested in thesis work in this field.


We have a target date of January 31 for students who wish to be considered for our departmental funding opportunities beginning in fall 2012. This target date is not the same as a deadline: we continue to accept applications after our target date through to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School deadlines in August. However, students who apply by our target dates receive full consideration for all funding opportunities available in our department. Funding continues to be allocated after our target date until all TA positions are filled.


The University of North Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and especially encourages applications from women and minorities.


For more information about teaching assistantships or the UNT Applied Geography Master’s Program, please contact Dr. Murray Rice, UNT Geography Graduate Advisor at


For more information about UNT Geography, please see To begin an application, please see the guidelines available at


Murray Rice


Department of Geography
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305279 (USPS)
1704 West Mulberry, Room 210 (UPS)
EESAT 310G (Office)
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Tel: (940) 565-3861
Fax: (940) 369-8652


posted 1.24.12
GIS Advisor / Data Analyst

Deadline Date: 01/13/2012

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 01/13/2012 and can apply using the following link:



The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Advisor will be responsible implementing initiatives that adapt GIS technology to routine data for the project. The GIS Advisor reports to the GIS team leader. The GIS advisor will also serve as a resource for GIS work for JSI s international work and will be a resource in developing GIS capacity both in the project and at the corporate level.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

" Expand the use GIS and spatial analysis of both routine data and survey data from various project countries;

" Adapt GIS analysis techniques to present project data at country level and globally;
" Participate in routine data collection activities to ensure data is suitable for GIS analysis, and develop analyze and present data;

" Implement training curricula, training project and JSI staff both in home office and field, and also national counterparts in GIS technology;

" Support JSI projects, providing guidance onsampling and survey design as required;

" Write reports on the research conducted and present results to relevant stakeholders;

" Participate in GIS work for other JSI projects as needed;

" Work closely with the communications, advocacy and provide necessary data/evaluation results, which these teams can use for the development of dissemination tools;

" Collaborate with other Cooperating Agencies on other activities, as requested;

" Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Applicants for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

" Graduate degree in geography, public health, logistics, demography or related field with specific coursework in GIS;

" 2-5 years experience in the development and utilization of various GIS applications for preferred in international public health;

" Proficient in GIS software  ESRI software, Open Source GIS software;

" Experience in developing training materials and training adults in the use of GIS;

" Experience in designing sampling plans for surveys that include GIS, and/or standard survey data highly desired;

" Data management and analysis skills;

" 2-3 years experience with sampling and survey design, including multi-stage and cluster sampling;

" Proficiency in Microsoft Office, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database management and ability to learn new software products;

" Excellent English communication skills required;

" Strong interpersonal skills; ability to perform well in an autonomous working environment as well as with a team;

" International development work experience;

" Willingness to travel internationally 25 - 40% of the time;

" Skills in statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, Stata or EPI INFO desirable;

" Desirable skill, ability to speak and work in another language, preferably French.

Salary commensurate with experience.

posted 1.5.11

USGS Internships for Summer 2012

Contact: Deborah Lowe, USGS National Youth Program Manager at 303-236-9562 or 


In 2011 the USGS was extremely successful in bringing a record number of high caliber students and youth into our workforce by utilizing various appointing authorities along with youth hired by our various partners across the country. Our 2012 USGS Student Intern Program will continue to be a three pronged effort focused on education, employment and engagement of our youth in support of the goal. Further, as you all know, enrollments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are declining in a number of areas, these kinds of intern programs are essential for promoting participation and eventual careers in the sciences.

While we exceeded the Department’s measure for youth hiring during 2011 we must continue hiring and exposing youth to the USGS and not just to meet this goal, but for our future and continued success. In an effort to move forward in a positive way, we’ve created some financial incentives and programs that focus on student employment. Each youth hired under these programs must be trained and mentored by their supervisor along with being provided an orientation of the mission and activities of the USGS. The intent of these programs are to attract as diverse a pool of youth into our workforce as possible and educate them in what the USGS is doing, hoping that they will share our valuable efforts with others and seek permanent employment with the USGS or within the sciences.

In order to assist you in attracting new youth hires into our organization, we would like to introduce you to the 2012 Youth Initiative Funded Programs.

Summer Youth Hires - $1,000 to $3,000 per summer – This program is targeted at your local high schools, youth core programs and possibly those entering community colleges.

STEP Student Interns in USGS Science Support - $2,000 to $5,000 per year - This program is intended to assist our science support activities such as communications, budget, program management, education, human capital, administration, etc. For all funding applications approved in this category you must provide the selected candidate at least a one day science field trip and also emphasize how these careers support USGS science.

STEP Student Interns in support of the USGS Science Strategy $2,000 to- $5,000 per year
This program will provide science related student intern opportunities in the earth, biological and information sciences.

STEP or SCEP Partnerships with Diverse Faculty - $8,000 to $12,000 per year - The focus of this program is on diversity in the earth, biological and information science. These opportunities are to be advertised with faculty and diverse organizations across the country.

SCEP Diversity Associates - $5,000 to $8,000 per year (Not to exceed 1 year)
This program is designed to support the enhancement of gender and minority diversity by working with colleges and universities to develop two-year curricula aimed at filling needed expertise at USGS, with a current focus on Hydrologic and Physical Science Technicians.

The Hydrologic Technician is one of the largest occupations within USGS as well as it being the least diversified. By working with colleges to develop curricula in schools with a high potential for diverse students, we are able to recruit students interested in this field with a focus on the skills and equipment being utilized in our Water Science Centers. Currently there are programs established for Hydrologic Technicians at the following schools:

Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ
Vermilion Community College, Ely, MN
Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD
Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA

Additionally, we will also be supporting Physical Science Technicians (PST’s) from the Northern Virginia Community College’s new PST curricula.

A committee of 3 to 5 scientists along with our National Youth Program Manager will review and recommend approval of funding for the five programs identified above. We will be working on an open application process until the dollars are expended. Our first committee review will be during January so please submit your requests as soon as possible. The committee will meet as needed until the funds are exhausted and will attempt to ensure a cross section of USGS organizations, making the distribution of funds as equitable as possible.

In order to apply proposals can come in three different forms all utilizing the attached application 1.) You’ve already located and matched a potential intern for your position you must also submit their resume and transcripts; 2.) A vacancy that HR will either advertise or fill from a recruitment event; or 3.) Referral, to you, of students’ resumes seeking intern opportunities with USGS for your consideration.

The above application packages are for funding only, you will need to work directly with HR on any hires you wish to make.

Note: While we are referring above to STEP and SCEP appointments we understand that Pathways will be replacing these programs sometime during 2012 and will work closely with HR to attempt to get students on prior to these programs being replaced or work with them utilizing the new programs.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this important initiative. We are proud of the work that USGS does to mentor our next generation of scientists and support staff. We appreciate your participation in these programs to continue the USGS legacy. If you have questions about these programs, please don't hesitate to contact Deborah Lowe, USGS National Youth Program Manager at 303-236-9562 or


posted 1.5.11
Planning Intern for Spring 2012, Wilkesboro, NC

Planning Intern - Wilkesboro, pop. 3400.  The Wilkesboro Planning Department is currently seeking a student with interest in urban and regional planning.  The student will assist and support departmental projects, including plan review and policy implementation.  The student will also work closely with the Planning Board, Main Street Committee, Historic Preservation Commission, and Tree Board.  Depending on candidate academic coursework, experience, and schedule flexibility, the Town of Wilkesboro will award an internship, totaling 24 hours (flexible) per week, for spring 2012.


·         Help as needed with Town Advisory Boards.

·         Help design, prepare for, and staff community meetings and charrettes.

·         Follow projects, attend public meetings, and assist with informational presentations.

·         Communicate opportunities to provide public and business input on planning and design initiatives.

·         Assist with grant writing and application procedures.

·         Help with and facilitate fundraising strategies for Open Air Market and Winkler-Perkins House restoration project.

·         Assist with Open Air Market management (Friday afternoons).

·         Assist with other “Main Street” Projects including Master Plan implementation.


·         Interest, experience, and coursework in urban planning and/or geography.

·         Must exercise initiative and ability to perform research independently.

·         Excellent graphical, writing, and communication skills are required.

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite is required.

·         Experience with fundraising, advocacy, and/or volunteer programs are desirable. 

·         Must be flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends (*all advisory boards meet during afternoons)

·         Experience in reviewing concept and construction plans is a plus.

·         Experience with public participation procedures and group facilitation is a plus.

·         GIS experience is not required, but will be viewed favorable during the selection process.

 Deadline:  January 31st, 2011

To apply forward a cover letter, three (3) references, and resume describing your interest in the internship listed above and any relevant coursework and other experience to:

Andrew Carlton
Director of Planning | Town of Wilkesboro
203 West Main Street | PO Box 1056 | Wilkesboro NC 28697                 
P 336-838-3951 ext. 241 | F 336-838-7616

posted 1.4.12

Planner for Marvin (Union County)


Planner - Marvin, pop. 5,500. Performs highly responsible professional planning, zoning, permitting and development review functions for a municipality located 12 miles south of Charlotte in Union County with high growth rate; responsible for the implementation of the Village’s land use and development plans, GIS mapping, site plan and subdivision review and text amendments. Work involves complex and sensitive issues requiring a high level of judgment and tact and the ability to clearly communicate and work with citizens, volunteer boards and elected officials. For a complete description visit Requires a bachelor’s degree in city/regional planning or closely related field with at least 2 years experience in municipal planning. Salary range $35,000 - $40,000 DOQ. Benefit package is provided. Submit cover letter and resume by January 27, 2012 to Village Administrator, 10004 New Town Rd., Marvin, NC 28173 or EOE.

Lisa Thompson
Village Administrator/Senior Planner

Village of Marvin
10004 New Town Road, Marvin, NC 28173
Phone: (704) 843-1680
Fax: (704) 843-1660


posted 1.4.12

Town of Waxhauw Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector

Link to Job Posting:{DCEC398F-DE00-4701-864C-676CC40175E4}

The Town of Waxhaw is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector. The closing date for acceptance of applications is January 10, 2012. The starting salary range is between $30,000.00 and $40,000.00 depending on qualifications. If interested you may obtain an application from the Town’s website at by clicking on the Human Resources tab. Applications and resume’s should be sent directly to Wendy Davenport – Human Resources. Her email address is Her phone number is 704.843.2195 ext. 240.


posted 1.4.12

Town of Apex Planning Intern - to - possible Full-Time Transportation Planner

Link to Job Posting:

Transportation Planning Intern to possible full-time Transportation Planner position:


Performs professional transportation planning work for the Town of Apex. Duties include reviewing site plans, maintaining and administering the Town’s Transportation Plan, preparing grants, participating in regional transportation planning efforts, and other related work focused on ensuring that transportation facilities are appropriately planned and implemented. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills. Full-time transportation planner position requires education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in planning or related field and experience in transportation planning. Knowledge of GIS desirable. AICP certification preferred. Internship is unpaid. Full-time transportation planner hiring range starts at $46,634. Excellent benefits. Town of Apex employment application and resume are required. Application is attached or see Drug testing required at time of full-time hire. Equal Opportunity Employer.


For Priority Consideration Apply By: January 3, 2012


Interested persons should e-mail completed application and resume to Planning Director Dianne Khin at


posted 12.15.11

GIS Specialist
The Providence Group

Link to Job Posting:


Position Type: Full Time

Location(s): Charlotte, North Carolina (United States)

Description: Applicant shall have a college degree with Major in GIS or Strong Concentration in GIS. Job will involve using mapping and demographic software to create aerials, demographic profiles and market maps for use in the retail commercial real estate industry. Applicant should be comfortable working in a fun open office environment and possess solid people skills enabling them to work with different personality types. Applicant shall be comfortable with working on a variety of tasks simultaneously, having creativity to generate attractive marketing media in conjuntion with our in-house graphic designer and handle and shifting priorities based on client needs and requirements.

Job Function: Arts/Design/Planning

Posting Date: December 8, 2011

Expiration Date: December 30, 2011

Duration: Permanent

Approximate Hours Per Week: 40

Salary Level: On Application

Qualifications: College degree with Major in GIS or Strong Concentration in GIS

Industry: Real Estate


Contact: Mr Malcolm McLean, Partner

521 E. Morehead Street Suite 100 Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 United States

Resume Receipt: E-mail

Default email for resumes.:

ID: 559

posted 12.13.11

Town of Chapel Hill, NC,  Administrative Clerk

Link to Job Posting:

Knowledge of:

  •  Performs general clerical duties, including copying materials, sending facsimiles, filing, and running errands
  • Assists with maintenance of the department’s web pages for public information
  • Assists with the production of the department Procedures Manual as needed
  • Reviews and enters online development applications and directs work to appropriate planning staff
  • Assists with development review support (communications, organization, data entry, customer support); maintains current development files
  • Assists with the distribution of materials for the Planning Board and other advisory boards
  • Answers the office telephone and greets the public; responds to various requests and provides information regarding department operations, zoning regulations, permit requirements and development ordinances
  • Assists in the preparation of notices of proposed development
  • Prepares electronic/bulk mailings as needed
  • Assists the public with locating and copying/scanning maps as needed
  • Schedules appointments and meetings for department personnel; reserves meeting rooms
  • Produces correspondence, memoranda, permits, forms, and reports; assists in maintaining department records and files
  • Conducts online research as requested by department staff
  • Responds to requests for information from other departments, Board and Council members, developers, and the general public
  • Attend occasional evening board meetings and provide administrative and clerical support
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Town zoning, development ordinances, subdivision regulations and development process
  • Town policies and procedures
  • Modern office practices and procedures
  • Technical skill with a variety of office equipment, including copiers, computers, scanners, postage meter, multi-line telephones, fax machines
  • Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel and web functions
  • English grammar and usage
Ability to:
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Communicate effective orally and in writing
  • Learn and use new software programs
  • Use office equipment such as a computer, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • A high school diploma or its equivalent
  • The completion of a clerical apprenticeship or internship program or one year of office clerical experience.

Posted 12.6.11

Town of Matthews, NC Planning Position

Link to Job Posting:

 The Town of Matthews is seeking an energetic, responsible municipal planner to join an established planning department.  The qualified candidate must demonstrate good working skill in performing a variety of professional urban planning tasks, which may include:  considerable experience interpreting and applying zoning regulations and development standards; conducting site plan and subdivision review; reviewing and presenting zoning cases to elected and appointed officials; preparing and presenting staff positions on zoning variances, appeals, and interpretations to the Board of Adjustment; understanding land development concepts and their inter-relationships with economic, social, and physical constraints and proven ability to explain them to others; researching and presenting planning and development information to citizens, elected and appointed officials and staff; serving as liaison and providing technical planning expertise to citizen and/or business groups; preparing strategic and/or long-range plans for specific geographic areas within the community; and drafting regulatory language.  Additional abilities strongly desired include experience as a zoning administrator, urban design capabilities, experience utilizing GIS at the parcel and community level, and proven written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor degree in urban planning or related field plus a minimum of three years experience, preferably at a local government level, or closely equivalent education and experience required.  General work hours are 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays with occasional evening meetings. Salary $42,695.    Applications will not be considered unless complete.  Submit a Town application, cover letter highlighting individual experience, and resume by mail to HR Department, 232 Matthews Station Street, Matthews, NC  28105.   Applications will be accepted through December 16, 2011.  Posted 12.5.11

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summer 2012 Research Experiences
Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty

link to internship posting:

  •  Undergraduate students
  • 10 week research experience
  • $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses
  • Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences
  • Projects offered at: National research laboratories (Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River); DHS laboratories (Transportation Security Laboratory); and other research facilities (Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, VA
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Application deadline: January 5, 2012

posted 12.1.11

Sustainability Program Analyst Job Opening

link to job posting:


 The selected candidate is expected to play a major role in coordinating a statewide Electric Vehicle Community Readiness grant from the US Department of Energy over the coming year, with the intent of identifying continued funding for the job after that.  Future roles could be tied to any of the areas noted in the advertisement.  The application deadline is 11/30/11.posted 11.16.11