225-008 - INTERN
|Class Title: Traffic Planning & Engineering Intern|
Pay Rate: $10.00
Department: Public Works
Bureau: Traffic Planning & Control
Performs a variety of semi-skilled duties to prepare, install and repair/replace various roadway signs, pavement marking and other traffic control devices throughout the City.
Works under the supervision of the Traffic Superintendent or Chief Maintenance Supervisor
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with signal file management/organizing/canning.
Conduct traffic signal inspections and prepare a field report.
Conduct field investigations and develop recommendations.
Conduct Traffic and Pedestrian Counts.
Assist with speed study and crash analysis.
Assist with citizen complaints and 311 requests.
Assist with minor auto CAD designs.
Assist with citywide LED street light conversion.
Perform related work as may be required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Interest in public works projects and a desire to pursue career pathways in the public sector.
(B) COA requires that student be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
(C) Engineering students and/or students from related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
(D) Candidates should be able to work outside, independently and as part of a team.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Ability to understand and follow standard routines and practices.
(B) Knowledge of tools, materials, and processes needed in the performance of duties.
(C) Ability to work outdoors under varying weather conditions; Ability to work safely
(D) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
(E) Computer skills including MS Word and Excel; knowledge of auto CAD design
(F) Leadership qualities and solid communication skills.
(G) Ability to read, write, add and subtract whole numbers.
(H) Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
(I) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
Minimum age of 18 years old with a valid driver's license of the appropriate classification.
Interested applicants should provide a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a 250-300 word personal statement expressing internship expectations and career goals.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Requires use of personal computer with software experience in Excel, Microsoft Office Word, Auto CAD, Arc GIS, closed loop traffic software, and traffic controller firmware.
The following tools are used; volt meter, transistor checkers, oscilloscope and digital test probes, computer-based monitor tester, power drill, underground wire and loop detector locator, tar vat, tone line tester, rotary hammer drill, and ceiling crane
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently and repetitiously required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up 50 pounds. The employee must frequently use push and pull methods while raking. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; drug testing, job related tests are required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.