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.
DEPARTMENT: Engineering HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $13.80 - $16.03
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: As part of the City’s Engineering Department, the project management intern will assist in the coordination of capital improvement projects under the direct supervision of the Project Manager. This position involves working in all aspects of project management which includes scope, schedule, cost, risk assessment and quality. Project assignments will vary in size and scope and include working on projects that are in either the design or construction phase. Work is reviewed by a supervisor through conferences and results achieved. This position involves working on types of civil infrastructure projects including buildings, stormwater, sanitary and renewable energy. Aspects of work includes project design, construction administration, construction observation and record keeping. A portion of the work also requires regular communication between the various design consultants, construction contractors and utility stakeholders. Performs related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
ESSENTIAL: Prepares requests for proposals; coordinates the consultant selection process; prepares and reviews construction bid documents and contracts; project design assistance, drafting project specifications, coordinates work with design consultants and contractors; assists in problem solving various project management issues; GIS data mapping, electronically files project documents, performs onsite construction observation, and assists the project manager with other nonproject related assignments; responds to resident’s requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: Preferred educational background includes civil engineering 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 construction materials, 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 open to becoming 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 email@example.com. 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.