The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING INTERN
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: As part of the City of Dubuque Engineering Department, the traffic engineering intern will assist with traffic operations activities throughout the city along with the coordination of capital improvement projects under the control of the Project Engineer. This position involves working on all aspects of project construction which includes construction observation, testing and record keeping for traffic signals, street lighting and miscellaneous ITS communication projects throughout the city. A portion of the work also requires regular communication between the various contractors assigned to various projects. This position will also be involved with the operations and maintenance of the Traffic Operations Center (TOC) located on the third floor of City Hall.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
ESSENTIAL: Tasks include on site construction observation, measuring and recording project quantities for payment, configuring traffic signal equipment, observation of traffic signal operation, configuring and updating of ITS software and firmware and responding to citizens questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: Full-time during the summer. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Overtime if necessary for projects, work hours could be 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Preferred educational background would include areas such as civil engineering, traffic engineering, construction management, computer or software engineering and related courses. The ideal candidate will be able to function comfortably in a professional work environment, possess solid technical skills, be self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal supervision and possess experience working with a diverse workforce. Technical skills necessary for the position include, plan reading, MS Word, MS Excel, and general electrical knowledge. Knowledge of fiber optics and computer networking would be beneficial but not required. The successful candidates will be knowledgeable of diversity, equity and inclusion and will have completed at least their sophomore year in their field of study. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships and 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 mid-May and end in mid-August. Compensation will be $13.60 - $15.79 per hour depending on experience and capabilities. Candidates may have the opportunity to work part-time during school, full-time 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
Women, minorities, veterans, and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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