Employment Opportunities

Here's a list of current part-time and full-time employment opportunities of special interest to current (undergraduate and graduate) students as well as recent alumni in the fields of geography, GIS, and urban or environmental planning. 

Also check the Employment Resources section below for links to organizations and sites that provide information about employment opportunities in geography, GIS, and planning. Browse them periodically for updates, or sign up for their job alerts.

Are you looking for an Internship? Check out the SGSUP Internship postings for weekly updates of new opportunities!

Employers: If you have a job posting to share, please contact us at sgsup.careeradvising@asu.edu

Out-of-State Students & Alumni: Many of the opportunities posted on this page are related to Arizona. However, out-of-state students and alumni are encouraged to utilize this page as a guide for searching relatable titles and companies in their local area. Create your ASU Handshake profile to find opportunities near you!

Application Link Employer Job Location Apply Date Position Type
SB Friedman Chicago, IL Grad or PhD Level
Arizona Public Service (APS) Phoenix, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
City of Scottsdale-Water Resources Scottsdale, AZ Full Time (2+ yrs exp.)
City of Buckeye-Engineering Buckeye, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
City of Buckeye-Development Services Buckeye, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
Maricopa County - Air Quality Phoenix, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
The Nature Conservancy Phoenix, AZ / Tucson, AZ Grad or PhD Level
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission San Francisco, CA Full Time (2+ yrs exp.)
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission San Francisco, CA Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
Pima County - IT Dept. Tucson, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
City of Scottsdale-Community & Economic Development Scottsdale, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
Town of Cave Creek Cave Creek, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
Esri Redlands, CA Full Time (2+ yrs exp.)
Pauley Construction Phoenix, AZ Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
Lessonpal Remote Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)
Planning Division of the Columbus Department of Development Columbus, OH Full Time (2+ yrs exp.)
Trimble Maps Princeton, NJ / Remote workers allowed Full Time (0-2 yrs exp.)

Career Development Resources

Cultural and Physical Geography

Association of American Geographers - Jobs in Geography) - Especially a good resource for academic positions.

GeographyJobs.com - Focuses on job opportunities in the environment, urban planning, transportation planning, GIS, remote sensing, economic development, housing, emergency planning, various types of research and education

Earthworks.com - Public-sector, private-sector and academic jobs in environmental sciences, meteorology, climate science, remote sensing, etc.

The Nelson Institute: Environmental Jobs - A listing of internships and jobs, especially in the midwest US

Environment America - National environmental advocacy organization with entry-level positions in Arizona and many other states

Josh's Water Jobs - A listing of water-related jobs in the US and throughout the world. Includes option to sign up for a weekly email that sorts new positions by required experience -- including "0 to 5 yrs"

Climate Change Careers - Search the latest jobs at organizations solving climate change.

GIS and related fields

AGIC-L listserv - Email list of the Arizona Geographic Information Council, focused on Arizona-based GIS jobs, resources, and events.  Read here how to sign up.

ASU GIS listserv - Email list focused on Arizona-based GIS internships, jobs, resources, and events.  Link explains how to sign up.

ESRI - Career information and internship opportunities for current students and new graduates

Discover Data Science: Guide to GIS - Information about GIS careers and education options, as well as self-training resources

The following sites list current fulltime GIS-related positions:

GISCareers.com

GIS Jobs.com

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

URISA Marketplace (GIS)

Geo Community Switchboard

Government

Arizona Association for Economic Development - Serves as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration. Check out their job board for multiple economic related positions in Arizona.

Federal (USA Jobs) - Job site used by all US federal government agencies. Also see Go Government, which provides guidance on how to find and apply for federal government jobs.

Pathways - US Federal Government internship and jobs program for students and recent graduates.  Many opportunities are listed only very briefly, so it's recommended to sign up for email notifications using the "Save Search" function.

State of Arizona

Maricopa County

City of Chandler

City of Glendale

City of Mesa

City of Phoenix

City of Scottsdale

City of Tempe

Planning

The sites below list full-time positions for planners, and give timely information about careers in planning.  Most are national listings.

American Planning Association Jobs Online

American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter

The Western Planner

Planetizen.com

Planners Network

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) - Works to advance equal opportunity for women in the transportation industry.  Jobs portal publicizes national & international opportunities.

Congress for the New Urbanism - List of varied jobs and RFPs

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Jobs in community revitalization

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning - Focus on academic positions

 

Nonprofits

National Council of Nonprofits

Green Corps - is an environmental organization in the United States that trains recent college graduates in a one-year post-graduate program in grassroots community organizing.

 

Resources for all fields

ASU Handshake - ASU Career Services' portal for current students and alumni - Create an account to see job listings, career events, make career advising appointments. 

Arizona at Work - Large database of Arizona jobs, including Arizona employers with immediate openings and other job search resources

Indeed.com - Search for jobs of all kinds nationally and internationally

Americorps.gov - Portal for 3 federal programs:  AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). Part-time and full-time positions serve US communities in areas ranging from community development to conservation.  Stipend and loan repayment offered.

Conservation Job Board - Postings for jobs in conservation, natural resource management, environmental education, resiliency and more

Elance - A site where companies post projects for which they'd like to hire freelancers, and freelancers can respond to those that interest them. Project types include web and mobile development, writing, and data science.

Green Dream Jobs - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on renewable and clean energy, green building, and sustainability

Green Schools Listserv, GRNSCHL-L - Mailing list for the discussion of university and college efforts to reduce environmental impacts. Often used to announce open positions relating to sustainability, at universities & colleges.

Guide to Government Careers - Guide to availability and benefits of government jobs as well as guidance on the application process.

Guide to Public Service - Guide to career paths with government, nonprofits, non-government organizations, and in education.

Idealist.org - Jobs, organizations, internships & volunteer opportunities focused on practical solutions to social and environmental problems.