$1,209.60 - $2,384.00 Biweekly
$31,449.60 - $61,984.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary Location: Various Arlington locations; see text., Virginia
Please note: These positions are open until filled with a preferred filing date of April 6, 2017.
Arlington County Management Interns
This is a one year, full-time, paid Internship Program
Most Internships will begin between
July 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017*
Who we are?
Arlington County is an exciting, innovative local government entity located in Northern Virginia. We are seeking bright, highly motivated individuals who are seeking an exciting one year Management Internship in a variety of positions across the County. These positions offer a career opportunity to qualified individuals with little or no previous professional work experience helping them prepare for a career in a variety of fields of work. This Internship will offer new college graduates and currently enrolled graduate students with in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities in areas critical to supporting a local government structure.
What you will do?
Over the course of a year, Management Interns will work under the supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience. They will support the County's efforts to consistently work toward greater efficiency and effectiveness by offering improved processes and fresh ideas, and by leveraging smart technologies, while becoming familiar with the public sector work environment as a viable and fulfilling career path.
Who you are?
A recent (2016 or 2017) college graduate who has earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree OR is currently enrolled in a Master's degree program or will complete the requirements for the Bachelor's or Master's degree before the starting date of work. Management Interns may not have professional work experience related to the internship. In addition, the successful candidate will also meet the following criteria:
- Willingness to explore and follow best practices;
- Self-motivated and a desire to excel;
- Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving abilities;
- Ability to manage multiple projects and/or tasks and easily switch focus as required;
- Ability to research and understand technical documentation;
- Outstanding interpersonal skills - ability to interact effectively with many levels of staff and to express ideas articulately, verbally, and in writing to a variety of audiences;
- Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational and planning skills; and
- Strong customer service skills.
Department of Environmental Services (DES) (8 positions)
DES Decision Support - Program Management Office (2). These Interns will support the Decision Support Division (DSD) which combines Information Technology, GIS, and Program Management Office consulting services to better link business processes to GIS, technology and program/project management standards. The Intern will research and investigate departmental methods, procedures, and practices for improvement of program operations; compile and analyze forms, reports, processes, practices and procedures specific to each bureau of DES; assist with data gathering from different sources for a department-wide data warehouse; and develop structured diagrams, including data flow, entity life cycle, data relationships, and work flow. Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
DES Water Sewer Streets (WSS) Computer Science (IT) Engineer. This Operation/Design Intern will provide support for the programmatic development of operations related to Cartegraph (CMMS) implementation, Meter Service Orders, Meter Reading, SCADA, and database management. The Intern will provide support and development of data management for programs including the Valve Exercise Program, the Pavement Restoration Program, and Meter Laboratory Development. Location: Arlington County Water Department (WSS), 4200 S. 28th Street, Arlington, Virginia.
DES Water Sewer Streets (WSS) Utility Maintenance and Distribution Civil Engineer. This Intern will provide support of daily contract management activity within the division (field data, invoice processing support) including creating SOP's for review; coordinating program support (maps and documentation for Chlorine Burn, Paving Program, Distribution, Commercial Meter Inspection Program); and assisting with the development of the Meter Change-Out and Meter Laboratory Development programs. Location: Arlington County Water Department (WSS), 4200 S. 28th Street, Arlington, Virginia.
DES Solid Waste Bureau (SWB) Recycling. This Intern will support the County's mandatory multi-family and commercial recycling program by working alongside the Solid Waste Bureau's Recycling Outreach Specialists who are responsible for conducting site visits to assess existing recycling systems in multi-family dwellings and commercial properties for compliance with County regulations. As part of this work unit, the Intern will provide oral and written feedback, technical assistance, and education to building owners, managers, and tenants. The Intern will use a computer and/or tablet to enter, retrieve, and modify data utilizing Microsoft Office Suite software and document site visit findings in an online database according to program policies and recommend violation notices as appropriate. The Intern will also assist in the development of program materials and procedures to improve program efficiency and service delivery. Location: Arlington County Trades Center, 4300 29th Street South, Arlington, Virginia.
DES Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping Center. This Intern&will perform routine GIS mapping functions with direction to produce, maintain and update a variety of land-based maps and overlays including planimetric, infrastructure, and demographic maps; develop mapping solutions to business problems using a variety of advanced analytical packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst; work with clients to determine mapping/analysis approaches to business problems, outlining a project methodology, identifying data requirements and appropriate software, and producing end products to meet clients' needs; and perform mapping liaison duties to serve agency clients by maintaining datasets, anticipating future mapping needs, describing the analysis capabilities of GIS, and conceptualizing and creating new mapping projects. Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
*DES Transit Bureau Capital Projects. This intern will assist the Transit Capital Program Manager with research, data collection and analysis, asset inventories, field investigations, project planning, technical writing, meeting support, and project web sites. The intern should have an interest in urban transit planning and project development, as well as a working knowledge of geographical information systems and design tools. The Intern will learn the street network and transit network in Arlington and surrounding areas while assisting with the planning and implementation of a wide range of transit projects, including the extension of the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway, multimodal improvements at Metrorail stations, and upgrades and expansion of bus stops. . Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA. *This Management Intern position may be filled as early as May, 2017.
DES Engineering Bureau Civil Transportation Engineer. The Intern will develop designs for multimodal transportation projects using AutoDesk Civil 3D and other software; under direction the Intern will create construction plans, develop and modify construction specifications, perform quantity take-offs and construction cost estimates, prepare engineering calculations for stormwater runoff and pipe design, complete intersection sight distance and vehicle turning movement analysis, obtain permits, coordinate utility relocations, and provide design support during construction. Location: Courthouse Plaza. 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
Department of Libraries (LIB) (2 positions)
LIB Center for Local History. This intern will participate in local history/archival activities, including reference, education, and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a local history collection and community archives; will provide administrative support for oral history project; will collaborate with team on various digital/physical projects and exhibits; provide social media outreach, including authoring original blog posts; and work at public service desk to answer reference/research questions from patrons. Location: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA.
Lib Community Archives. Under guidance of a professional archivist, this Intern will work though all phases of processing an archival collection, beginning with accessioning, preserving, researching, arrangement and description, culminating in the creation of a finding aid; and will participate in activities pertaining to the local history collection and archives including projects both digital and physical, education and outreach. Location(s): Community Archives. N. 24th St., Arlington and Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA.
Department of Human Services (DHS) (2 positions)
DHS Financial Management Bureau. This Intern will work in the Financial Management Bureau, a subdivision of the Department of Human Services' (DHS) Finance & Information Systems Division. Under direction, this Intern will perform a variety of administrative functions to assist procurement and financial staff to ensure fiscal accountability, compliance, and the integrity of financial reporting for programs and services provided by the department. The Intern's primary responsibilities will be to document and update the bureau's standard operating procedures and assist in the Department's procurement coordination process. Location: Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA.
DHS Quality And Administration Division. This Intern will gain experience on projects spanning a full spectrum of human services disciplines, including public health, mental health, and social services. Under direction, the Intern will participate in projects to improve the Department's data analytics capability; collaborate with program teams to develop new ways to measure program performance and client impact; analyze large data sets to develop action-oriented recommendations; coordinate stakeholder groups involved in the administration of an Electronic Health Record system; and work with the Compliance Review Team on developing tools and processes to help program supervisors consistently self-audit their records and track corrective actions. Location: Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA.
Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) (3 positions)
CPHD Historic Preservation Program. This Intern will provide support for the daily operations of the Historic Preservation Program (HPP) and will be directly involved in several programmatic initiatives. Under direction, the Intern will: assist with administrative tasks related to the County Board-appointed Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) and its monthly design review process for local historic districts; provide historic research and other assistance for the County Board-appointed WWI Commemoration Task Force; assist with organizing and digitizing the HPP's extensive collection of historic records; conduct historic research and architectural surveys as requested; and help with general public outreach related to the HPP and with specific special events. Evening and/or extra hours will be flexed into the schedule to support commission meetings and/or special events. Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
CPHD Inspection Services Structural Engineer. This intern, under the direction of the field services section chief, will provide support for the division by participating in the review of submitted structural plans and associated documents to verify compliance with building codes; perform on-site inspections in order to monitor active projects during construction'; conduct on site damage assessments; and review submitted special inspection engineer reports for on-going projects; attend state building code training and regular pre-construction and inspectors meetings; and will provide technical support for design professionals, contractors, and residents.Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
CPHD Inspection Services Fire Protection Engineer. This intern, under the direction of the plan review services section chief, will provide support for the division by participating in the review of submitted fire plans and associated documents to verify compliance with fire codes and standards; performs on-site inspections in order to monitor active projects during construction; attends state building and fire code training; contributes to regular code consultation and plan reviewer meetings; and provides technical support for design professionals, contractors, and residents. Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) (2 positions)
DPR Instructional Design. This Intern will be located in the Workforce Development and Strategic Planning Office and will assist with the management of the Learning Management System and creation of new online courses for DPR employees. Under guidance, the Intern will plan and schedule DPR Academy classes; create and run reports in LMS; design and develop screen capture video tutorials and effective job aids; utilize authoring tool (Captivate) to develop interactive online courses, and work with Subject Matter Experts to create content. Location: Lubber Run Center, 300 North Park Drive, Arlington, VA.
DPR Public Relations. This intern will support the implementation and management of a comprehensive, integrated public relations program that includes: media relations, digital communications, publication development, civic engagement, graphic design, internal communications, community outreach, and event management. The Intern will work across the entire unit, gaining experience in every aspect of public relations. Work will vary depending on the currents needs of the organization. Weekend and evenings hours will be flexed into the schedule to support special events. Location: Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA.
Selection Criteria: These positions are open until filled with a preferred filing date of April 6, 2017.; We anticipate filling these positions by September 1, 2017. Therefore, applications will be accepted from candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree no later than August, 2017 and from candidates currently pursuing a Master's Degree in their field.
Minimum: Must have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the past year (2016 and/or 2017) in the following areas of study, must be currently enrolled in a Master's degree program, or must complete the requirements for the Bachelor's or Master's degree before starting date of work. Management Interns may not have professional work experience related to the internship.
Department of Environmental ServicesDES Decision Support - Program Management Office (2): Business Management, Process Improvement, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management, Operations Research, or Computer Management Information Systems.
DES Water Sewer Streets (WSS) Computer Science (IT) Engineer: Civil Engineering or Computer Software Design/Management.
DES Water Sewer Streets (WSS) Utility Maintenance and Distribution Civil Engineer: Civil Engineering.
DES Solid Waste Bureau (SWB) Recycling: Environmental Science or Policy, Public Policy, Political Science or a related field. Advanced proficiency of the Microsoft Office Suite is desirable.
DES Transit Bureau Capital Projects: Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Affairs, Transportation & Logistics, Civil Engineering, or closely related field. Working familiarity with geographical information systems (GIS) software and design tools such as Sketch-up; and Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access is desirable.
DES Engineering Bureau Civil Transportation Engineer: Civil Engineering. Knowledge of Autodesk Civil3D or similar software and successful completion of college coursework related to transportation engineering, roadway design, and water resources engineering is desirable.
Department of Libraries
LIB Center for Local History: History, Librarianship, Archives Management, Museum Education, Social Science or related discipline.
LIB Community Archives: History, Librarianship, Archives Management, and/or Museum Education, Social Science or related discipline.
Department of Human Services
DHS Financial Management Bureau: Business, Public Administration, Finance, and/or Communications. Proficiency using Visio (or similar) and programs in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Access, Word and Outlook achieved through coursework is required.
DHS Quality And Administration Division: Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, English, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, or a closely related field. Proficiency using programs in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Outlook is desirable.
Community Planning Housing & Development
CPHD Historic Preservation Program: Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, Archives Management, Urban Planning, Community Improvement/Development, or a closely related field.
CPHD Inspection Services Structural Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural engineering or a closely related field.
CPHD Inspection Services Fire Protection Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection Engineering or closely related engineering field from an accredited college or university.
Department of Parks & Recreation
DPR Instructional Design: Instructional Design, Training and Development, Communications, Journalism, Education, Graphic Design, Human Resources or a closely related field. Experience with eLearning authoring tools like Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or similar eLearning authoring and digital media tools is desirable.
DPR Public Relations: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs or related field. Experience with WordPress, web development, social marketing, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or Premier, and creating presentations in Prezi and Windows Movie Maker is desirable.
All Management Interns are eligible for health, dental, and leave benefits.
Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required as part of the application process for this position. You may further describe your experience by attaching a resume. However, please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.