Metro Transit - Innovative Mobility Intern Or Veteran Fellow

internship - full time, paid

King County
Seattle, WA
Closed
Posted 30 Days ago
King County
Seattle, WA
internship - full time, paid
Posted 30 Days ago

Description

Job Information King County Washington Metro Transit - Innovative Mobility Intern or Veteran Fellow in Seattle, Washington Summary King County Metro Transit's Market Innovation section is currently taking employment applications from interested full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate (junior and senior) students and qualified veterans, for one (1)upcoming student internship and Vets 4 HIRE veteran fellowship, as noted in more detail below. The time period for this internship or fellowship will be June, 2019 to June, 2020. Selected student interns and/or veteran fellows will gain hands-on experience, learn from experts, and collaborate with teams that do truly amazing things! *Interviews for this recruitment are tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019. * About King County As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together we are changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make this King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. King County Metro Transit King County Metro Transit is a regional and national leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, addressing climate change and improving urban air quality through sustainable transportation strategies, and by providing comfortable, effective and equitable regional mobility services for commuters, residents, and visitors of King County, Washington. Who May Apply This internship/fellowship is open ONLY to: * Students currently enrolled in a graduate college program (depending on the internship/fellowship). Students must be full-time or part-time students during the entire internship, with the exception of the summer. Employment as an intern during the summer requires that the student be registered as a student for the fall. AND/OR * U.S Military Veterans. Those who left the military within the last five years and reside within King County will be given preference. COMTO Internship Program In alignment with King County's Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan and Executive Dow Constantine's encouragement to lead with racial equity, King County Metro Transit is partnering with COMTO's Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) Internship Program. Interested students are encouraged to complete an online application here and also on the COMTO website. The selection process for the CITY internship will be handled through COMTO. Please visit http://www.comto.org/page/Internship for additional information on this program and to apply. Work Schedule Individual hiring authorities may authorize up to 40 hours/week for non-students; up to 40 hours/week for students during the summer vacation and up to 20 hours/week maximum during the school year for students. Duration June 2019 through June 2020 (Students available to work during the summer and academic year are preferred, but students available to work for the summer or academic year only will also be considered.) Benefits Interns/Veteran Fellows receive a free ORCA transit fare pass (good on Metro, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, Kitsap Fast Ferries, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Sound Transit and King County's Water Taxi). Additionally, Interns/Veteran Fellows will accrue .025 hours of paid sick leave for each hour in pay status. Wage Information Student Interns * Graduate Interns will be compensated $19.4345 $24.6344 per hour. Vets 4 HIRE Veteran Fellows will be compensated at a range of $17.2613 - $31.2277 depending on military rank and education level. * Veteran Fellow I 26 $17.2613 21.8799 High School graduate; or pursuing BA; or enlisted grade E4 or lower * Veteran Fellow II 31 $19.4345 - $24.6344 - Possess BA; or pursuing Masters; or enlisted grade E5 or higher * Veteran Fellow III 41 $24.6361 - $31.2277 - Completed Masters or Officer rank Forms and Materials Required An employment application completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs with complete employment history, answers to the supplemental questions are required. A resume is optional. You can either attach your resume in the "attachments" section or paste it into the "text resume" section of the employment application. *If you are unable to apply online, *you may submit a paper King County application form and answers to the required supplemental questions (you may also submit a resume to further expand on your experience). Your application materials must be received prior to the closing date/time of June 23, 2019. Send your application (including all required materials) to: King County Metro Transit Department Human Resources, 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 419, Seattle, WA 98104. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Mara Cardenas Senior HR Advisor 206-477-2358 mara.cardenas@kingcounty.gov JOB DUTIES Each student intern or veteran fellowship assignment will involve a set of customized learning objectives and deliverables that provide hands-on experience assisting with and accomplishing specific work tasks or projects within each work group. EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS Student Internship Candidates Current enrollment in a college degree program or registration for full-time or part-time classes for the Fall, 2019 quarter/semester, or authorization to register for the Fall, 2019 quarter/semester (if registration has not yet occurred), or full-time or part-time class status for the summer is required. Veteran Fellow Candidates Will have an equivalent combination of education and experience leading to ability to perform the duties of the position. Veterans who currently reside within King County, AND have left the military within the past five years will be given hiring preference. **Please note, funding for the Veteran Fellow program is based on available funding. Funds are distributed to hiring departments on a first come basis. Innovative Mobility (IM) The IM Program is tasked with studying, testing, and planning how to leverage the growth of emerging mobility services and technologies to improve mobility in King County. The Innovative Mobility Program advances Metro's strategic vision for leveraging these opportunities, through studies, pilots, policies, and new planning efforts. The IM Program is built on our collaboration and partnerships with communities, government agencies, and the private sector. The IM Program has adopted an Action Agenda that will serve as the policy direction for the program. The Innovative Mobility Program within the Connecting to Transit team is seeking to fill one student intern or veteran fellowship position. The selected candidate should expect to: * Develop first-hand practical knowledge of how Metro aims to leverage new mobility services and technologies to improve mobility in King County * Develop applied data analysis and research skills toward program design and policy development * Gain a good understanding of inter-agency partnership work, through interaction with consultants, staff at non-profit agencies and jurisdictions; and * Gain understanding of team-based work, policy analysis and presentation skills *Minimum Qualifications: * * Passion and interest in exploring a career in transportation * At least a junior or senior undergraduate college student OR Veteran * Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds * Work or academic experience in transportation research or planning * Strong analytical skills, including data collection, data analysis, and policy analysis * Strong writing and editing skills * Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, design software and GIS) Desired Qualifications: * Graduate student OR junior or senior level undergraduate student working toward a degree in transportation policy and planning, urban planning, public policy or related fields, or experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in these or related fields is preferred. The successful Veteran Fellow candidate will have similar skills and background, but do not need to be in a college degree program. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Application Process Applicants should complete the online application at www.kingcounty.gov, which includes the Supplemental Questions. NOTE: Please answer all questions in the online employment application, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), with duties explained, reasons for leaving, etc. (Your online employment application should not merely refer to your resume for these job details.) If you have questions about the application process, please contact Mara Cardenas as stated above. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement, Mara Cardenas, at 206-477-2358 or mara.cardenas@kingcounty.gov. Applicants who experience technical difficulties in completing the online application, should contact the governmentjobs.com Help Line, at 855-524-5627. Selection Process Candidates will be screened for qualifications and clarity, and completeness. The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. King County Metro Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. King County Metro encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all. Salary: $17.26 - $31.23 Hourly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Intern or Veteran Fellowship Department: MTD - Metro Transit Job Number: 2019MC10122 Closing: 6/23/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: King County Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104 Phone: 206-477-3404 Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/

Skills

research, data analysis, geographic information systems (gis), data collection, policy analysis, public policy, microsoft excel, microsoft word, leadership, strategic planning, climate change, graduate students, refugees, transportation policy, stata

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