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Transportation Student Intern 2

Do you want to make a positive impact on school children in Bellevue? Do you have a passion for transportation safety? The City of Bellevue's Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services (NTSS) group is looking for an advanced undergraduate or graduate-level student intern to lay the foundation for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program and assist with our pedestrian and traffic safety efforts.

The ideal candidate would be available to work through the 2020-2021 school year, part-time when school is in session (12-15 hours a week) and full-time (30-40 hours a week) during summer months and school breaks (if available).

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Safe Routes to School (SRTS)--Your main responsibilities would focus on SRTS (80% of your time) and includes, but not limited to:

  • Researching best practices on establishing a program and existing SRTS toolkits, inventorying Bellevue's existing programs, processes and tools that align with SRTS goals, conducting a gap analysis to see what additional elements are needed to improve equity, education, encouragement, engineering, enforcement, and evaluation of school safety improvement efforts
  • Coordinating the assessment of capital improvements needs around schools to create safe walking and bicycling routes.
  • Collaborating with short- and long-range planning staff to review existing policies and recommend, if needed, new policies that support SRTS goals
  • Developing a playbook for the implementation of the City's Safe Routes to School Program, which includes coordination with four local school districts (Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, Lake Washington School Districts) and other community stakeholders that incorporates SRTS research and charts a path forward for a SRTS program at Bellevue
  • Creating a presentation on the SRTS implementation plan and recommendations and presenting it to NTSS team and Transportation Department management for feedback
  • Finalizing the plan by incorporating direction given after presentation 
  • Assist in organizing the city's annual Walk to School Day efforts at elementary schools.
General NTSS work (20% of your time):
  • Update ongoing speed and volume study mapping in city mapping software.
  • Assist in conducting field reviews, analyzing traffic data, and drafting Traffic Analysis Reports (TAR).
  • Support the NTSS group on projects and other work items that arise, as needed
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Provide exceptional customer service when communicating with residents
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Ability to research projects, problem solve, and present conclusions to diverse audiences
  • Ability to complete projects within specified timeframes
  • Ability to work independently and productively with minimal oversight
  • Ability to be flexible and nuanced in critical project thinking
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees at all levels and the public
  • Knowledge in using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Knowledge or desire to learn and use publishing and design software such as Publisher or equivalent
Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:
  • Must be enrolled and attending a four-year college or university with a target degree in urban planning, public administration, civil engineering or field of interest that complements the position
  • Interest in transportation safety and in helping children
Other: This is a variable, non-exempt, non-union position.

Definition of a Variable:
  • Average weekly hours cannot be determined at date of hire.
  • Hours may vary from week to week and are anticipated to be 28 hours per week or less.
  • NOTE: Will be considered full-time and eligible for medical coverage if hours average 30 hours per week or more over a 12-month measurement period (or 130 hours per month).
Definition of a Student Intern:
  • Must be enrolled in a bona fide education program. Full time employees taking evening classes, those enrolled in one course, or those going to school periodically are not considered student interns.
  • During the school year must be scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer per week.
  • During special situations (i.e. specific internship programs through school) or during school breaks, can be scheduled to work more than 20 hours, up to full time, if appropriate.
  • Must be terminated as a student intern when no longer associated with an education program.
  • At-will for the duration of the student intern status.
For further information about the job, please contact Rebecca Rodni, City of Bellevue Transportation Department at 425-452-6160. For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.
The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance in the application process may call the Human Resources Office, at 425-452-6838.