Field/Industry Engineering & Survey

Business Name City of Redding

Address 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96003

Phone Number 530-225-4065

Fax 530-225-4062

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Job Position/Title Technical Intern (Public Works)

Rate of Pay $14.07

Days / Hours 500 hours

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Job Description

The City of Redding Public Works Department is currently accepting applications for Technical Interns. Technical Interns may be asked to work in various Divisions within Public Works. These part-time positions are authorized for 500 hours per fiscal year.

Ideal candidates are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.

Examples of Duties

This is a training class intended to provide students with temporary employment whereby the students may receive on-the-job instruction and perform work that will provide practical experience in their field of study. This class is not intended to be used for permanent employment and no full-time permanent appointments will be made in this class.

Under immediate supervision, Technical Interns Assist professional technical employees in the performance of their duties or performs these duties under close supervision; makes photocopies and blueprints; receives instructions from staff members and applies knowledge to work situations; learns departmental policies, procedures and methods of operation; assists in collecting and analyzing data, preparing charts and reports; participates in studies and prepares reports under the supervision of professional staff; operates a variety of equipment; performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

  • Knowledge of: Basic principles and concepts of the academic field related to the department to which the employee is assigned; basic mathematical principles; grammar and techniques for the preparation and distribution of information; basic principles and practices of organization and public administration; research techniques; methods of report presentation; report writing; depending upon assignment, basic principles of public administration.
  • Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees. Reason logically, draw sound conclusions and make recommendations; learn to assist in performing assigned technical functions; gather and analyze data; understand oral and written instructions; compose clear and concise reports, both orally and in writing; analyze a variety of technical problems and make sound recommendations.
  • Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include being currently enrolled in a program leading to a degree from an accredited college, university, or equivalent. Typical experience would include some prior relevant experience
  • Special Requirements: Possession of the appropriate California driver=s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.

Application and Examination Process

Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam invitations, exam results) will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided on your employment application. Please be sure to provide your current and complete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spam folder for correspondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mail as spam. Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.

Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application to the Personnel Department by the closing date and time in order to be considered.

Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST attach an electronic copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge, with each employment application before the closing date.

Incomplete applications may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed by subject matter experts and those applicants found best qualified will be tested.

Examination Requirements: The examination process will include an oral interview.

Please contact the Personnel Department by the closing date if you require accommodation in the interview/examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

An equal opportunity/federal affirmative action employer.

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  • Online Application