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CIP Outreach/Transportation Intern - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0085)

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Minimum Salary: $14.65 per hour
Maximum Salary: $18.95 per hour
Employment Type: Internship
Department: Public Works
Closes: June 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, June 14, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Assist the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Outreach team in refining, analyzing and responding to requests submitted through the City’s online interactive “Suggest a Project” map.  The “Suggest a Project” map allows residents to see what Capital Projects are being planned in their neighborhoods and suggest new project ideas.  An average of sixteen requests are submitted each month with project ideas ranging from maintenance to large capital improvements.

In your job as a CIP Outreach Intern, you will:
  • Assist the Outreach staff in refining the Geographical Information System (GIS) “Suggest a Project” points to accurately reflect the scope of each request,
  • Support the Outreach staff in categorizing and matching suggestions with funded and unfunded CIP and Neighborhood Safety Program projects,
  • Develop a list of possible CIP candidates for consideration in the 2019-2024 CIP.
  • Help analyze basic GIS layers in relation to the project candidates to help start the prioritization process.
  • Work with the Outreach staff to reach out to the requestors to let them know the status of their requests and how they can be involved in the CIP update process.
Your daily tasks may also include:
  • Map project parameters to adequately reflect the scope of each request,
  • Compare project limits with other GIS layers (school walk routes, CIP projects, etc.),
  • Categorize and respond to requests,
  • Track responses from requestor,
  • Connect requestor with their appropriate neighborhood associations,
  • Attend meetings with project engineers and outreach staff,
  • Respond to public inquiries via email or phone call.
To be eligible for this position you need:

Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to secure a reasonable transportation accommodation to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Must have excellent oral and written skills.

Our ideal candidate will also have:
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both verbally and in writing,
  • Experience with basic report writing, research methods and data compilation,
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, with minimal assistance from city staff,
  • Experience with standard computer software for word processing and database operations e.g., Microsoft suite: Word, Excel, and Outlook,
  • Experience with or ability to learn Geographical Information Systems software,
  • Familiarity with public involvement programs and techniques,
  • Familiarity with capital projects funding prioritization processes,
  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.
Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work will be performed in an office setting at Kirkland City Hall in downtown Kirkland or at a remote site (such as working at home). The work may require site visits around the City of Kirkland. In the office, you may spend long periods of time sitting using your computer but in order to conduct a variety of technical analysis you will likely be out in the field fairly often. In order to complete tasks, you must be able to walk, climb, bend, and stoop.

Hours of Work

To be mutually agreed upon at time of job offer.  Work days/hours are flexible, depending upon specific deadlines and important team meetings.  Up to 20 hours/week available for three months.

Selection Process

In order to complete the application process and be given further consideration, please submit a cover letter (letter of interest). In the cover letter, please describe how you would complement our team as a CIP Outreach Intern.  Also, please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter.


City Hall Annex
310 First Street
Kirkland, WA 98033