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Job: SMART Transit Internship (City of Wilsonville)

Posted by Jonathan "J.R" Reed on March 7th, 2011 at 9:19 am

Job Title: SMART Transit Internship
Company/Organization: City of Wilsonville
Job Description:

Opens: March 1, 2011
Closes: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Wilsonville is launching a grant funded transportation program called Discover Wilsonville. This project is similar in scope and nature to other “Smart Trips” and “Travel Smart” programs. The target area is within the City of Wilsonville and the project will be managed by the Smart Options division of South Metro Area Regional Transit, a department of the City of Wilsonville. This internship position will begin in April and last approximately 5 months.

The two person team will be responsible for local distribution of Discover Wilsonville materials – filling requested orders and hand delivering them either by bicycling or walking. A van will be provided to carry the materials and to transport the team to a central location for daily deliveries. The team will need to learn all the details of the project and become experts on Wilsonville-area-transportation-options. The team must be able to work some weekends and evenings staffing an information booth at Discover Wilsonville events. Transportation within Wilsonville will be provided, but the interns must have reliable transportation to and from Wilsonville.

In addition to the field work, there will be a desktop component of the project where field, website and survey data will be collected and analyzed. Interns will create frequent status reports as well as a project end summary report of their activities and experience.

The teams will have the opportunity to work closely with the City’s SMART Options staff as well as other City staff, yet also independently develop the daily schedule that best meets the goals for the program.

Ideal candidates may apply for the positions as a team with the proven ability to work well together. Individuals are also strongly encouraged to inquire.

Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in transportation planning, health and transportation, geography, marketing, bicycle and pedestrian planning, a closely related field or demonstrated knowledge and passion for active transportation. A valid Oregon driver’s license is required.

Willingness to be trained to occasionally drive a full sized Dodge Sprinter Van is highly desired. Ideal candidates would have the ability to lift boxes and/or bicycles of up to 50 lbs, enjoy being active and outdoors in all types of weather and enjoy talking with the community about transportation and the City of Wilsonville’s programs.

Compensation:
The positions will pay $15.00 per hour for 30 hours per week and the limited duration positions will last approximately 5 months. Hours of work will vary to include some evenings and weekends. A set schedule will be one of the first tasks for interns to work out and agree upon with management to best fit the needs of the program.

How to Apply:
The required application and additional information regarding the City of Wilsonville is available at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or by calling the job hotline at (503) 682-0950. Please email applications to jobs(at)ci.wilsonville.or(dot)us or mail to City of Wilsonville, Attn: Human Resources, 29799 SW Town Center Lp E, Wilsonville, OR 97070

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