Planner Intern Corridor MPO - Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Posting:


Planner Intern- Corridor MPO


Salary  $12.00 Hourly

Location  Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Type Temporary

Department Community Development

Job Number TH245- 01/28/2020

Closing 2/25/2020 4:00 PM Central


Provides assistance for a range of transportation and urban planning activities.

This is an intern level position; work assignments are introductory-level, supporting professional staff project teams and under direct supervision.  Based on experience and knowledge, some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Transportation Planning:

Assist with various transportation plans including Long-Range Transportation, road, bicycle, and Safe Routes to School plans.

Perform community engagement for ongoing planning work and general education and outreach.

Create and assist with graphic design centering around plan layout and map construction.

Dependent upon skills create maps and associated work products using ArcGIS.

Collect and process transit boarding and alighting data to determine student ridership.

Update transit routes and stops in Google Transit.

Collect bicycle activity and demographic data.

General Related Work:

Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;

Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;

Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;

Performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

Some awareness of principles and practices for transportation planning and GIS activities;

Some awareness of Adobe Creative Suite including but not limited to Adobe InDesign;

Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports;

Ability to present technical information to the public in clear, concise and easily understandable manner;

Ability to research and analyze transportation planning issues;

Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities;

Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;

Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Enrolled in an accredited college or university working towards a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field; or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.