Park Planning GIS Associate

City of Alexandria

Alexandria, VA

Experience Level: Internship

Salary: $22.00/hour (360 hours max)

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Closing Date/Time: May 26, 2023, 5 p.m. EST 

Position Dates: Start on June 15, 2023, End on August 18, 2023 (Flexible)  

Salary: $22.00/hour (360 hours max)  
Will work with colleges for school credit 

Job Type: Part/Full-Time, Remote/Onsite, min. 20 hours/week 

Location: Alexandria, Virginia  

Department:  Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities  

Park Planning, Capital Development & Waterfront Division


Integral in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region, the City of Alexandria is 16 square miles with over 160,000 people, making it among the densest cities in the country. With such a high concentration of people, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) has an important role in overseeing 900+ acres of open space, ensuring an exceptional quality of life for Alexandria’s residents and protecting the region’s natural resources. The Park Planning, Capital Development and Waterfront Division is committed to maintaining and improving these public spaces.  

Position Descriptions:   

Park Planning GIS Associate (1 individual) 

Seeking highly motivated individuals with experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The candidates will update park and recreation data for the City of Alexandria ParkLink application. Work will include site visits to various Alexandria parks to collect and verify data, development of new datasets, and other GIS projects as assigned. Candidates will work independently and must take responsibility for their projects. 

Candidates should be familiar with GIS concepts and have some knowledge of GIS theory and practice including basic GIS analytical functions. Ideal candidates will possess ability to create maps and visual layouts, edit and create data within ArcGIS webapps and ArcPro, and extract raster data sets from aerial and satellite imagery such as park amenities and structures. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Enrollment in a College Degree Program for Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Earth Sciences, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field. 
  • Completion of coursework in ArcGIS applications 
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years of experience with ESRI ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro 
  • Experience using ArcGIS Story Maps 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Programs 


Send resume, letter of interest, and sample work to Ana Vicinanzo, Urban Planner III at [email protected] 

Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities 

Park Planning, Capital Development & Waterfront Division 
1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria VA 22314  

Posted May 4, 2023, 10:36 AM PDT

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