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Traffic Engineering Intern (Civil)

Company: Sarasota County Government Careers
Location: sarasota
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department:

Public Works

About Our Job

This is a unique opportunity for an inquisitive, self-motivated Civil Engineering Student to make a positive impact on Sarasota County. Sarasota County Government is seeking an intern in the Traffic Engineering & Operations section of Public Works. Sarasota County continues to develop a state-of-the-art traffic management center which incorporates some of the latest technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This internship provides the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology and the future of transportation in Florida and the United States.

Join Sarasota County and gain experience in Traffic Engineering assisting with traffic data collection, traffic studies, intersection analyses, stop sign warrants, crash data, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and more. Additionally, other learning experiences may be available within the field of Transportation Engineering including planning, asset management, pavement, signs, signals and pavement markings.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

* Assist Senior Traffic Engineer and Traffic Engineer Specialist with traffic studies and analyses

* Assist Traffic Specialist with traffic data collection

* Conduct site investigations

* Process data using Excel

* Assist with written reports

* Respond to citizen requests (with direction from senior engineers)

* Ideal competencies for this position include: interest in traffic engineering; experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; accurate and detailed; good written and oral communication skills; flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced atmosphere; creative problem-solving skills.

Non-Essential Functions: (Secondary Functions - Failure to perform the task would not significantly impact the business; or, personnel in other jobs could perform the functions without disruption).

* Other duties and/or special projects as assigned.

* These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Intern Responsibilities:

* A presentation to the County Administrator and other County Leadership staff is required at the conclusion of the internship program.

* Participation in organized intern events.

About You

Minimum Qualifications:

* High School Diploma or equivalent required.

* Must be currently enrolled in a college/university, seeking a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) and have already completed their second year (must be Junior, Senior or in graduate program)

Job Competencies

* interest in traffic engineering;

* experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;

* accurate and detailed;

* good written and oral communication skills;

* flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced atmosphere; creative problem-solving skills

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

About Everything Else

* Pay Range: $9.00 - $17.50/hour (Pay rate is determined by year in school/hours completed.)

* Program Dates: The summer internship program begins on May 24, 2021 and will conclude on August 13, 2021.

* Hours: Full-time; Scheduled days and hours would be Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employee Type:

Seasonal (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Benefits:

Employee benefits and Florida Retirement System contributions are not available for seasonal and temporary positions. Positions marked Full Time and Regular (Budgeted) are eligible for benefits, for more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit SCGov.net .

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco Free/Drug Free Workplace

Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.

Keywords: Sarasota County Government Careers, Sarasota , Traffic Engineering Intern (Civil), Other , sarasota, Florida

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