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Summer Intern- Engineering Technician A or B

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Summer Intern- Engineering Technician A or B
Job Requisition Number COA077710
Position Number T67003
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Watershed Protection
Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications requires current enrollment from an accredited University or College with at least 30 credit hours with classification as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Student is required to have an overall 2.5 or higher GPA on 4.0 scale.

Notes to Applicants

This internship is designed to provide assistance to Watershed Engineering staff with engineering tasks supporting flood risk reduction projects for the City of Austin. Activities may include assistance with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data analysis, and field observations and surveys.

EDUCATION:
Education verification will be conducted on the top candidate.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Must be able to work in various types of weather conditions and terrains (e.g. conducting field work/site visits/surveys).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to carry/lift/push/pull up to 20 lbs. Ability to climb/sit/stand/bend/stoop/walk/squat/kneel/reach above shoulder level to conduct field work/site visits/surveys.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION:
When completing the City of Austin Employment Application:
-Include details on the application of prior or current work history with the City of Austin.
-A resume must be submitted with the employment application, but does not substitute for a complete employment application.
-A detailed and complete employment application will help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.
-Include details on the application of any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications and relevant experience. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs on the application. Your work history should include the duties you performed and any computer software used.
-Work history must include the month and year of employment and whether it was full or part-time work.
-If resume is included, any relevant work history on the resume must be reflected in the employment application.

Pay Range

Commensurate

Hours

8:00 am until 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Job Close Date
04/06/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Watershed Protection
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Internships
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, Texas 78704
Preferred Qualifications

1. Ability to demonstrate experience with hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of open channel flow.

2. Ability to demonstrate experience with hydraulic and hydrologic models (i.e HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS).

3. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and experience with ArcGIS for creating maps and analyzing spatial data.

4. Ability to demonstrate well developed technical, written and oral skills.

5. Ability to navigate in various types of terrain in varying weather conditions when performing site visits and field work.

6. Ability to demonstrate experience with topographic surveying, including GPS and total station systems.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Review permits/applications and plats within the City of Austin design manuals and standards including generally accepted practices by ensuring applicable information is included.
Assist in the development of technical reports by performing research and gathering applicable and supporting data.
Inspect projects for compliance within standards and specification of the contract and within the City of Austin design manuals and standards.
Assist in the design of engineering projects by performing engineering calculations and drawings to meet standards and specifications and draft for scope and review and approval. Perform CAD drawings of project elements for review. Assist in determining bid items and calculate quantities and prepare estimate for review. Assist with preparing plans and specifications.
Assist with processing bids in the review of all bid packages prepared by consultants, attend pre-bid conferences, analyzes bid results, prepare detailed results for evaluation.
Perform equipment evaluations calibration to ensure valid results.
Operate computerized drafting software within the scope of project assignment.
Perform construction inspections by obtaining data in the field and providing results.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of Basic engineering principles.
Knowledge of engineering terminology and techniques.
Knowledge of Various phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
Knowledge of various computer software programs
Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
Ability to perform simple engineering computations, including basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.
Ability to Read and update quarter-section maps.
Ability to Read and comprehend simple specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications requires current enrollment from an accredited University or College with at least 30 credit hours with classification as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Student is required to have an overall 2.5 or higher GPA on 4.0 scale. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your specific work experience with hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of open channel flow.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your specific work experience using hydraulic and hydrologic models such as HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience and knowledge with ArcGIS for creating maps and analyzing spatial data.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * This position will require walking in rough terrain in all weather conditions. Do you have the ability to physically walk in rough terrain in all weather conditions ?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe your experience performing topographic surveys using GPS and Total Station equipment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents