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Administrative Intern

City of El Cajon El Cajon, CA
  • Expired: January 31, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
Applicants must be enrolled as a fulltime student in an active, undergraduate college degree program related to Engineering or Geographic Information Systems. 

The Opportunity: 

The City of El Cajon is seeking  Student Interns to provide assistance on a variety of projects in their Public Works and Fire Department. 

Intern assignments are at-will, part-time/seasonal/temporary positions for active students. As such, work hours are limited to no more than 999 hours in a Fiscal Year.

There are two options for the internship position: 
  • Paid Internship - Provides students with work experience in their field of study (will not receive college credit)
  • Unpaid Internship - May satisfy internship program requirements (such as college credits)
*This position is open until filled. First review of applications will be February 17, 2020*

Function: Under direct supervision, to assist in assigned departmental activities related to the operations of the particular department. Duties may vary widely depending on the departmental needs.

  • Assist Project Managers in the preparation of project contract documents (plans, specifications, and estimates).
  • Using AutoCAD, prepare plans and specifications for design projects.
  • Record drawing research through City's database.
  • Use of Bluebeam software to review plans submitted by consultants.
  • Assist project managers in the inspection of existing City assets to help determine project scope of work.
  • Assist project managers in construction progress documentation including invoices, request for information, change orders, and closeout procedures.
  • Assist project managers in his/her duties through construction observation and reporting.
  • Interact with other City departments and general public.
  • Utilize ESRI's ArcGIS software to perform data digitization, feature creation, Fire Department preplans and data editing/modification.
  • Conduct data research and compile spatial data.
  • Select and apply appropriate research techniques to conduct studies and surveys.
  • Collect, compile, and interpret data.
  • Assist in the engineering design of traffic projects, including roadway lighting, traffic signals, signage and striping plans.
  • Review traffic control plans and related specifications for other Public Works divisions.
  • Schedule maintenance requests of street lights repair and traffic signals.
  • Conduct and update inventories of traffic control devices.
  • Update and maintain city traffic volume counts.
  • Perform traffic engineering speed surveys.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.  Enrollment in a college degree program is desirable. 

Experience: None.  Exposure to an office setting is desirable.
Special Requirements:  Possession of or ability to obtain, prior to employment, a valid Class C California driver's license with a safe driving record.
Please visit our website for the full position description: Administrative Intern Employment Type: Temporary Part-time

City of El Cajon


El Cajon, CA
92020 USA