Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Nature of Work, Essential Functions & KSA's

Under the immediate supervision of the Deputy City Engineer, the Engineering Intern is responsible for assisting the Public Works department staff in routine office duties and field tasks related to daily operations, capital project administration, private development activities, field study and analysis, and construction issues.
  1. Assists engineering staff with collecting field measurements and data, quantities, photographs and other tasks relating to the investigation, development, design and layout of engineering capital and private development projects.
  2. Performs traffic surveys, vehicle counts, pavement coring, speed studies and computer data input and analysis.
  3. Assists in the daily organization, maintenance and upkeep of engineering records.
  4. Performs other related engineering and technical duties as assigned.
  • Must demonstrate strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge in computer word processing, file management, and Excel applications.
  • Ability to follow complex oral or written instructions, work independently and communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, property owners and general public.
  • Physical ability to work outside in inclement weather and conditions.

Illustrative Examples of Work / Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  1. Majority of work is performed in an office environment where the physical demands require sitting for extended periods of time; frequent use of computers and standard office equipment; may work under stress of deadlines. Some activities may be performed outdoors and under adverse weather conditions.
  2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone.
  3. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written/typed documents and text materials.
  4. Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and a personal computer and to make adjustments to equipment.
  5. Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift up to 30 pounds, to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time, to work in an office environment and conduct field work, as required.

Required Training, Experience, and Qualifications

  1. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending a college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or related field or possess any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work.
  2. Possession of valid Ohio driver's license.
  3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy.

Supplemental Information / Special Requirements

On average, this position works 20 hours per week, depending on current work load.  Hours of work are negotiable.

Application Instructions

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