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Student Assistant (Intern) - Transportation Planning, San Bernardino

General Information
Job Title: Student Assistant - Transportation Planning
Location: San Bernardino, CA, 92401 United States
Base Pay: $16.07 - $21.66 / Hour
Employee Type: Student Assistant
Job Category: Part-time, Off-campus, California Department of Transportation
Required Degree: High school
Manage Others: No

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is looking to hire a student assistant or graduate student assistant to work under the close supervision of Senior Transportation Planners in the Division of Transportation Planning. In a learning capacity, the student assistant will assist in a wide array of duties to help further the Division’s mission and goals.

This position provides the student assistant with a wonderful opportunity to work closely with a team of planners, engineers, and administrative staff charged with providing Caltrans with innovative solutions to improve California’s transportation system.

The duration of the student assistant position term is approximately 6 months and subject to extension, contingent on funding.

Students will be working in District 8’s Transportation Planning division, which includes the branches of System Planning, Local Development Review, Forecasting and Analysis, Community and Regional Planning, Local Assistance, Freight Planning, Pre-Programming & Engineering Studies, and the Native American Liaison Branch.

Conditions of Employment
This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted: employment history, professional references, criminal check: educational verification (degree, license, or official transcript) or DMV clearance. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department.

UEI does not allow students to hold more than one UEI Job at a time, or work in more than one account per pay period. UEI employees who are considering leaving their current UEI Student assistant position for a different UEI student assistant posting should inform their supervisor in writing and provide at least a week’s notice.
Must be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring, and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list.

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Students must be enrolled in at least six-semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four-semester units or six quarter units for graduate students. 

Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting.
Majors/Fields of Study
 Transportation Planning, Urban Studies/Urban Planning, City Planning, Regional Planning, Land Use Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, Public Policy and Administration, Sociology, as well as closely related fields.
Work Schedule
Flexible workdays and work hours, Monday – Friday, between 8 AM – 5 PM. The final work schedule will be determined by the supervisor. 
Additional Work Schedule
Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees generally work up to 24 hours per workweek (Sunday – Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per workweek during breaks; (winter, spring, and summer).

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. 
  • Knowledge of Planning related concepts, principles, and terminology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Experience with software programs including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Preferred Qualifications
Under the amendment to Government Code Section 18220, state agencies shall give preference to a qualified applicant (up to 26 years of age) who is, or has been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, a formerly incarcerated youth, or a victim of human trafficking.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the preparation of planning documents, letters, memos, spreadsheets, reports, briefings, and presentations on a variety of topics. Conduct research and collect/analyze data related to transportation and land use planning issues and topics. Assist in the preparation of maps, tables, charts, and informational graphics for use in transportation planning-related documents.
  • Assist in the review and preparation of corridor studies, project plans, reports, and databases. 
  • Assist with the review of land use development proposals and plans.
  • Assist in implementing complete streets and active transportation plans, programs, and projects in the department. 
  • Assist in organizing logistics of meetings, workshops, and training. Assist with file management and other tasks as assigned.

Physical Requirements
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, and scanners with or without reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office environment.

Application Instructions
Please complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the “Educational Experience” section and any employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of our application.

In addition to your resume, please upload your most recent transcripts. 

Apply by: September 22, 2022

Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California’s highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of providing a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability, with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration, and the Equipment Service Center.
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