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Black Hills Energy Electric Utility GIS Internship (Summer 2022) in Rapid City, South Dakota

Electric Utility GIS Internship (Summer 2022)

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States

Job ID: 33639

Date Posted: Nov 10, 2021

Salary: $17 to $20 hourly

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We are seeking students who are eager to learn, self-motivated and are comfortable working independently. This internship will make an impact! You will support and assist with real-life projects in our Electric Utility GIS Department. These projects are designed to enhance your communication and teamwork skills, as you will be collaborating with individuals across all functions in our organization. You will work alongside professionals in your field, gaining in-depth knowledge about the energy industry and your chosen field of expertise. You will apply what you have learned in school to impactful projects within a publicly traded, multi-state utility and energy company. Learn more about our internship program here:https://careers.blackhillsenergy.com/students

PAY: $17-20 per hour (set by job function/department)

  • Additional benefits include meaningful work, relocation benefits, intern week experience, casual dress code, plus you'll earn 401k contributions during your internship.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:GIS Supervisor

LOCATION:Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota.

  • To learn more about our company, visit our internship page andlocations page (https://careers.blackhillsenergy.com/pages/our-locations) on our career website.

  • Intern Relocation Adjustment Allowance of $1,000.00 is offered for the purpose of assisting with various expenses associated with your relocation for the internship (less applicable taxes and based on eligibility). Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be actively enrolled in an educational program related to this type of internship and have completed a minimum of 2 years towards a respective degree. If you are a recent graduate, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date.

  • College junior or above working towards a Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Geology, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field. If you are a recent graduate, you must be within 1 year of your graduation date.

  • No experience required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with GIS maintenance as directed by the GIS Supervisor and the GIS Technicians. This will include data entry into the Smallworld GIS system, map production, research, and/or field verification using GPS.

  • Create and/or update information in the Smallworld GIS.

  • Produce maps as required from Smallworld, AutoCAD, etc.

  • Collect GPS coordinates for facility as-builting and map accuracy maintenance.

  • Participation in the Company’s industry orientation experiences, which may include some travel and overnight stays. Prepare and present a synopsis of experience with the Company at the end of the internship.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Basic knowledge of electric distribution systems.

  • Basic knowledge of GIS data.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Ability to prepare and give presentations.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental descriptions: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 10% (e.g. 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 17 to 20

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