ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN NON-CAREER - PUBLIC WORKS

  • City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Part Time Internship Public Works
  • Salary: $15.79 - $19.11 Hourly USD

Job Description

DESCRIPTION


The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department.

The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce the establishment of several internship opportunities throughout the Department in multiple areas of public works administration. These paid positions represent an incredible opportunity for current undergraduate and postgraduate college students to learn and gain hands-on work experience. We encourage you to read the position descriptions below and apply for the opening or openings you are interested in. One application per applicant will be used for assessing internship candidates for currently open intern positions. This recruitment will also be used for future intern openings. This recruitment will close when all open positions are filled so applying early is encouraged. Interns may occasionally be assigned tasks for different Divisions. Interns, which are classified as, at-will, non-career employees, are allowed a maximum of 1,600 work hours available over a 12-month period, and are considered temporary, at-will employees who are not typically eligible for benefits. However, non-career employees may qualify for health coverage and sick leave accruals subject to applicable federal and state provisions.

Business Operations Bureau - This position, known as Content-Coordinator Intern, works in the Business Operations Bureau and supports the Department's public outreach and social media efforts. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in public relations, marketing, public administration, other related fields, and have a good background in using social media, and enjoy being in the field highlighting Public Works projects/accomplishments and other jewels of the City are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information follow @LBPublicWorks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or visit longbeach.gov/pw .

Project Management Bureau - Project Management Interns assist with tasks related to the Bureau's management and delivery of improvements to Long Beach's parks, public facilities, tidelands area and public right-of-way. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in real estate, urban planning, project management, public administration, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw/projects .
Energy Efficiency Division, Project Management Bureau - There are two intern positions in the Energy Efficiency Division, Energy Efficiency Project and Programs Intern and City Parking Operations Intern. The Energy Efficiency Project and Programs Intern will be working in conjunction with Project Management Bureau staff and will assist with tasks related to the continued development of the new Energy Efficiency Infrastructure program. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in planning, urban planning, project and construction management,and other related fields are encouraged to apply. The City Parking Operations Intern will assist with tasks related to the management of the City's massive,citywide parking system. Students with an interest in real estate, parking management, property management, urban planning, public administration, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw or longbeach.gov/parking/ .

Waste Diversion Division, Environmental Services Bureau - These positions, known as Recycling Outreach Interns, assist the Waste Diversion Division with tasks related to the Division's operations. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in environmental science, ecology, sustainability, the conservation of natural resources, other related fields, and have an interest in employing their public presentation skills are encouraged to apply. These positions work at the Environmental Services Bureau facility located at 2929 E. Willow Street, Long Beach 90806. For more information visit longbeach.gov/lbrecycles/ .

Traffic Engineering Division, Transportation Mobility Bureau - Traffic Engineering Interns assist with tasks related to the Division's operations that are involved with performing traffic and transportation research, analysis, planning and design. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in traffic engineering, planning, urban planning, transportation, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw/resources/general/mobility .

Transportation Programs Division, Transportation Mobility Bureau - Transportation Program Interns assist with tasks related to the Division's management of mobility programs, events, and projects. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in urban planning, transportation planning, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw/resources/general/mobility .

Local Infrastructure Division and Complete Streets Division, Engineering Bureau - These positions assist with tasks related to the Division's management of capital improvement project (CIP) engineering design and various engineering administrative tasks. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in civil engineering, urban planning, public administration, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw .

Stormwater/Environmental Compliance Division, Engineering Bureau - Stormwater/Environmental Compliance Interns assist with tasks related to the Division's mission of supporting the Clean Water Act of 1972 by protecting the beneficial uses of receiving waters and controlling pollutants from entering the storm drain system to ensure the quality of life for our citizens and our environment. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in environmental science, ecology, civil engineering, urban planning, public administration, other life sciences, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at City Hall. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw/resources/stormwater-management/ .

Construction Management Division, Engineering Bureau - Construction Management Interns assist with tasks related to the Division's management of project inspection services, geographic information systems (GIS), engineering records and surveys, and the issuance and inspection of public right-of-way permits. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in civil engineering, urban planning, construction inspection, computer science, GIS, geography, public administration and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at the Construction Management Division, 970 W. Chester Place, Long Beach 90813. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw .


Administration Division, Public Service Bureau - A Public Service Administration intern will assist with a number of projects meant to improve service delivery throughout the bureau. Possible assignments may include an operational and financial overhaul of the bureau's median island maintenance program, operational efficiency studies to enhance program delivery in street maintenance and urban forest management, development of a methodology for tracking the bureau's energy costs, and implementation of changes to improve budget forecasting. Undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in public administration and other related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions work at the Public Service Bureau, 1651 San Francisco Ave, Long Beach 90813. For more information visit longbeach.gov/pw .

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Business Operations Bureau , Content-Coordinator Intern
  • Assists in the support of content creation for Department's website, social media, collateral and events under the direction of the Department Executive Assistant;
  • Assists with drafting press materials including press alerts, press releases, talking points and event agendas;
  • Assist in building a master calendar for Department events and social media;
  • Assists staff in finding creative ways to communicate Department services and accomplishments to the community;
  • Assists in gathering social media insights, analyze digital and outreach data, and solicit milestone project updates from Public Works bureaus to publish on various Departments channels;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Project Management Bureau, Administrative Intern
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Energy Efficiency Division, Energy Efficiency Intern and City Parking Operations Intern
  • Assists with tasks related to citywide parking operations for on-street meters and off-street lots and garages;
  • Assists with active parking operations planning;
  • Assists with public outreach, media content, capacity and use analysis, rate analysis, and market research;
  • Assists with project communication efforts and website data updates;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Waste Diversion Division, Recycling Outreach Intern
  • Assists staff with public education and outreach to support waste reduction;
  • Assists staff with the implementation of local and state ordinances related to waste reduction, recycling and waste prevention;
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May assist staff with social media outreach efforts;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Traffic Engineering Division, Administrative Intern
  • Assists with conducting traffic studies and counts;
  • Assists with designing signing and striping plans;
  • Assists with traffic signal timing and maintenance;
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Transportation Programs Division, Transportation Programs Intern
  • Assists with active transportation planning and analysis
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with public outreach including assisting with the creation of graphics, materials, and social media content;
  • Assists with e-scooter program management and bike parking installation;
  • Assist with the writing of transportation grant applications;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArcGIS
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Local Infrastructure Division and Complete Streets Division, Administrative Intern
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Stormwater/Environmental Compliance Division, Administrative Intern
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Construction Management Division, Administrative Intern
  • Assists the Division at community outreach events;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Public Service Bureau, Administrative Intern
  • Assist with developing a budget and staffing plan for providing median island maintenance citywide;
  • Assists with the gathering of general data for use in administrative, fiscal and procedural analysis;
  • May provide assistance to staff in producing a variety of reports using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel;
  • Assists with preparing memorandums and staff reports;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS TO FILE

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current enrollment in an accredited university (proof of completion of 90 quarter units or 60 semester units required) completing studies in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in Political Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Graphic Design, Geography, Planning, Urban Planning, Engineering, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, or a closely related field which would be applicable to any of the department's intern positions (students on summer break, in between academic years, are encouraged to apply as well);
  • A valid California Class C Driver License;
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Ability to accept instruction and evaluation;
  • Self-starter, dependable, diligent, amenable to performing elementary tasks to advance project goals;
  • Ability to complete assignments independently, accurately, and on time;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to demonstrate attention to detail;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on teams;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Experience using graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS and internet content management software (Recycling Outreach Intern, Content-Coordinator Intern, Transportation Programs Intern);
  • Solid understanding of social media (Recycling Outreach Intern, Content-Coordinator Intern, Transportation Programs Intern).


SELECTION PROCEDURE

Interested applicants must file an application online with the following attachments: cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial, scanned copies accepted) and copy of their current class schedule by the close of filing. This recruitment may close at any time or when open positions are filled. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The materials submitted will be thoroughly reviewed and only those candidates determined to be best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which will include an interview by a selection panel and may include a performance and/or writing exercise.

This information is available in an alternative format by request to the Department of Public Works, Personnel Division, at (562) 570-4686. If you require an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in any phase of the application process, please request when submitting your application or contact the Personnel Division at (562) 570-4686.

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