Summer Intern - Public Works

Public Works
East Bay
4/5/2019 at 5pm or until 999 applicants
$20.00-$0.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


100 Civic Plaza Dublin, 94568



The City of Dublin is presently seeking an Intern for the Public Works Department to provide a variety of routine to difficult management support and program-oriented tasks. A few specific projects the intern may perform include development of a geographic information system (GIS) database and workflow for archiving capital improvements project (CIP) and land development projects; grant writing for Active Transportation and other programs; and implementing elements of the Municipal Regional Stormwater (NPDES), Permit (MRP), and the City of Dublin Climate Action Plan.

The position offers an opportunity for the Intern to interact with high level Staff and to make department/public presentations.  The intern will be assigned a mentor, and on a monthly basis, may attend special events/functions with guest speakers. This Internship will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with all fields in a Public Works Department including civil engineering, environmental science, maintenance, and transportation engineering.


The following duties are normal for this classification.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Examine; provide technical information, report on, and document data in accordance with assigned department.
  • Organize, produce, and maintain records and process forms including reports specific to the organizational unit.
  • Independently prepare and update a variety of report and special projects relating to the activities of the assigned Department.
  • Provide professional-level support to Department as required.
  • Conduct field surveys and inventory studies for various City programs.
  • Prepare written reports and related correspondence on assigned projects.
  • Read plans, maps, ordinances, laws and related documents.
  • Assume multiple projects of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • May receive and screen visitors and telephone calls providing factual information regarding City activities and functions.
  • Perform miscellaneous office and administrative duties as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The City of Dublin is located in eastern Alameda County, approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco.  The City was incorporated in 1982 with a population of 63,421 within 14.59 square miles.  Dublin’s strategic “crossroad” location at the intersection of Interstate 580 and 680 freeway has made the City close and conveniently accessible to the Bay Area with two BART stations.



The City of Dublin is continually striving to enhance the services provided to our customers.  The City organization is committed to creating a challenging and rewarding environment in which all employees representing the City are motivated to respond to the needs of the City’s customers.  In setting high standards for ourselves, we take pride in:

  • Being a responsive and proactive City team, in touch with the changing needs and expectations of the Dublin community.
  • Providing the highest level of quality service in all City programs and activities.
  • Promoting a “can do” attitude using common sense along with technical/professional knowledge.
  • Being committed to high professional standards.  A professional attitude encourages an objective approach to analyses of issues.
  • Providing information and resources to our customers in a friendly and helpful manner.

Ideal Candidate


1.  Education:  Applicants must be current college students and have achieved senior status in a four-year degree program (during the upcoming Fall academic year) or be enrolled in a graduate program. Academic course work should be related to business or public administration or a related field. 

2.  Experience:  Experience or course work in civil engineering, public administration and/or general office practices is desirable but not required.

3.   Licenses, Certificates and Special Requirements:  Positions require a valid California Class C driver's license to be secured prior to employment and maintained current as a condition of continued City employment.


  • Basic principles and fundamentals related to local government operating functions such as City Manager’s Office, Administrative Services, Community Development, Public Works, Police Services, or Parks and Community Services Department.
  • Modern office practices, methods, procedures and computer equipment
  • Basic research and analysis methods
  • Basic business data processing principles and the use of personal computers and word processing software.


  • Communicate tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Type accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Research and compile technical and financial information.
  • Compose routine correspondence.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



Other than statutory law, AB1522 (CA Paid Sick Leave law), there are no benefits for part-time, temporary/seasonal positions.  The City does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare contribution.  In lieu of Social Security, the City will contribute 1.5% of the employee’s salary on the employee’s behalf to the PARS Alternate Retirement System.

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