The Public Works Intern assists on various projects in the Public Works and Utilities Department. Duties and responsibilities consist of public contact during street projects, data collection, data input, correspondence, and other activities associated with public works projects. This internship is 32 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks (approximately May - August) and is a paid non-benefited position. The Intern works under the supervision of the Civil Engineer.
Essential Job Duties:
- Inform residents of street improvement schedule and street closures.
- Insure vehicles are removed from streets on days when streets are closed.
- Receive visitors, emails and telephone calls providing factual information regarding department activities and functions.
- Collect and provide technical information, report on, and document data in accordance with assignments for the department.
- Prepare written reports and related correspondence on assigned projects.
- Assist in the public contact regarding the Town’s Street Improvement Project.
- Collect inventory sign data and input into the Town’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Develop GIS maps for various projects.
- Other activities associated with public works projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilitites:
- Excellent Customer-service skills.
- Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in street construction and maintenance, and traffic operations.
- Knowledge of construction and design standards for streets, alleys, curbs, and gutters.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in order to provide customer service, explain directions, and deliver feedback.
- Ability to clearly and concisely compose correspondence, prepare reports and present facts independently or from brief instructions.
- Ability to analyze data and problems as well as use mathematical reasoning.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors, and the general public.
- Ability to coordinate between staff, the general public and contractors.
- Ability to understand and successfully implement Town policies, procedures, laws and regulations relating to assigned activities.
- Expert knowledge of business data processing principles and the use of personal computers including Microsoft© Word and Excel.
- Currently enrolled or recently completed course work in civil engineering, planning, environmental science or related field.
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and with a safe driving record for continued employment.
- Experience in Microsoft© Word and Excel required.
- Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred.