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11Apr

Water Resources Engineering Intern

City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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DEPARTMENT:  Engineering                       HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $13.80 - $16.03

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: As part of the City’s Engineering Department, the water resources engineering intern will assist in identifying potential illegal discharges into the City sanitary sewer system and monitor storm water quality.  This position involves identifying illegal discharges into the City sewer sanitary system, monitors performance of sanitary sewer flow meters, monitors, troubleshoots, and coordinates updates to the sanitary and stormwater SCADA control system, works in all aspects of sanitary and stormwater infrastructure projects including project design, construction administration, construction observation, processes all types of inspection data, drafts technical reports, reviews construction site stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), communicates with and educates property owners on SWPPP requirements. Work is reviewed by a supervisor through conferences and results achieved.  A portion of the work also requires regular communication between the various construction contractors and utility stakeholder coordination.  Performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY): 

ESSENTIAL: Tasks include GIS data research, project design assistance, drafting project specifications, review of contract documents, quantity estimating, technical writing, data analysis, field investigation of existing conditions, flow monitoring data collection, review of construction site storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), bid document package assembly, performs field water quality testing, inspects storm water retention basins to identify maintenance needs, assists with or conducts dye and smoke testing studies, updates infrastructure records, on site construction observation, construction testing and record keeping, monitoring work progress, project scheduling assessment, assisting the project engineer with other regular tasks, and responding to resident’s questions in a courteous, timely and equitable manner.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

ESSENTIAL: Preferred educational background includes areas such as civil engineering, construction management, and related courses. The ideal candidate will possess solid technical skills, be self-motivated, be a good technical writer and communicator, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Technical skills desired for the position include understanding of environmental regulations, construction survey, plan reading, MS Word and MS Excel. Knowledge of CADD or GIS software would be beneficial but not required. Physical ability to handle medium to heavy work with some heavy lifting. The successful candidates will have completed at least their freshman year in their field of study. The successful candidates will be knowledgeable of diversity, equity and inclusion; possess experience working with a diverse workforce and demonstrate an ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving, and the development of partnerships along with a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The internship is scheduled to begin mid­June and end in mid­August. Compensation will be $13.80 ­ $16.03 per hour depending on experience and capabilities. The work is full­time during the summer. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Overtime if necessary for assigned projects, work hours could be 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Candidates may have the opportunity to work part-time during fall and spring school semesters, full­time during winter break, and to return for subsequent summers.  Interested students are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and employment application.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage consistent with the City’s requirements.

 

OVERTIME REQUIREMENT: Non-exempt

 

APPLICATION:  Please submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to the Personnel Office, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa  52001-4805 by May 1, 2019.  The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org.  The employment application and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment.  Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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Dubuque, IA
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Pay $13.80-$16.03
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