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Student Intern - Public Works General Admin
Job ID: 2766 City Facilities
City of San Jose, South Bay

Public Works

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(408) 535-8307
Close Date: Apr 12, 2013
Salary: $10.00 - $14.26 Hourly

About the Department


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.  Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. 


The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services.


The department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work.  We strive to constantly demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration, and seek employees who do the same.


Position and Duties




As a Student Intern, you will learn and gain practical experience in general administration while working in our City Facilities Architectural Services Division.  The division is primarily responsible for the delivery of capital improvements on City properties. The division provides services for design and construction of public buildings, site and landscaping improvements, and capital maintenance projects on existing City facilities.  This is an opportunity to learn project archiving, administrative processes, and transferable skills for future employment.  You will work with various City departments in a large organization and contribute to the development of landscape sites and municipal facilities.




* Project archiving to include responsibilities such as extracting and closing-out projects, reviewing and condensing files, and preparing for file retention and storage coordination.


* Provide assistance with division library restructuring, which will include responsibilities such as reorganizing library area, creating an index reference for staff to access code/reference inquiries, and replacing code and reference book pages with recent updates.


* Provide administrative support to include maintaining and running project reports using the City¿s Financial Management System (FMS), as well as the Capital Project Management System (CPMS) database, complete data entry, prepare back-up documents for bond disbursement requests, and review invoices.


* Copying and scanning of documents as support function to division's project delivery efforts.


TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: May 2013-January 2014 (summer and seasonal)


HOURS PER WEEK: approximately 20


Salary Range: $10 - $14.26/hr


Minimum Qualifications


Education:  Any combination equivalent to completion of high school and current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program.  Student Interns must continue to be enrolled in a college or university during their employment with the City of San José.


Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country.  Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.




Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the state of California may be required in performing job duties.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.  


City of San José Employment Page


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