Engineering Intern - P/T

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Public Works Department

The Town of Blacksburg Public Works Department is offering an Engineering Student Internship (undergraduate or graduate status) for the upcoming Spring 2018 and Spring 2019 school year. This position provides opportunities for motivated engineering students to gain experience in their engineering field, determine if they have an interest in a particular focus of public works operations, and creates a network of contacts for upcoming engineering professionals.  This position will assist the department in performing several tasks associated with the operation and delivery of services throughout the Town of Blacksburg. This position will be responsible for collecting field flow metering data, quality review and control of logged data, maintenance of data collectors, and management of a web based data storage system. Data analysis and production of hydrographs will be also required. The selected applicant should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of hydraulics, building systems, and database operations. Experience in collecting field data, developing work process flows, asset management, software usage and CADD skills are desirable. This position will also work with the Town GIS Coordinator and data base manager to identify efficient storage and electronic data management systems to archive historical data.

Requires the ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds, regularly climb ladders, work in and around mechanical pump stations and ditches, and work outside in all climatic conditions. This position requires a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record. A satisfactory post offer pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant.

The approximate duration of this part-time position will be from May 2018 through May 2019. This position will require 20 hours per week. This position will not exceed 1,500 hours during the initial year of employment or during the Affordable Care Act measurement period of April 1st through March 31st. The hourly rate range is $12.00 - $14.00, depending upon qualifications.                                   

A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA  24060 or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call 540-443-1020 (voice) or utilize the Virginia Relay Center at 711 (TDD). 

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