The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
ARCHITECT INTERN – ENGINEERING
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: As part of the City of Dubuque Engineering Department, the architect intern will work with the City’s Project Manager, GIS Coordinator, Fire Marshall and ADA Inspector to implement a GIS based American with Disabilities Act required Transition Plan. This position involves working with the City’s GIS system and facility management software to develop floor plans and a room numbering system for each building. After a building has been established in the software, a previously completed ADA Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal will be transposed into electronic format.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
ESSENTIAL: Tasks include use of ESRI GIS software, use of facility management software, review and scanning of construction drawings, telephone and email coordination with city staff involved with the project, problem solving assistance with various project related issues, electronic filing of project documents, facility site visits to perform ADA inspection spot checks and measurements in order to create floor plans and responding to citizens questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: Full time during the summer. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Preferred educational background would include areas such as architecture, civil engineering, construction management, legal, and related courses. The ideal candidate will be able to function comfortably in a professional work environment, possess technical writing skills, be self-motivated, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Technical skills necessary for the position include MS Word, MS Excel. Knowledge of CADD or GIS software would be beneficial but not required. The successful candidates will have completed at least their freshman year in their field of study. The successful candidates will be knowledgeable of diversity, equity and inclusion, possess experience working with a diverse workforce and a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The internship is scheduled to begin mid-May and end in mid-August. Compensation will be $13.60 - $15.79 per hour depending on experience and capabilities. Candidates may have the opportunity to work part-time during school, full-time during winter break, and to return for subsequent summers. Interested students are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and employment application.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage consistent with the City’s requirements.
OVERTIME REQUIREMENT: Non-exempt
Women, minorities, veterans, and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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