This is a unique opportunity for an inquisitive, self-motivated Civil Engineering Student to make a positive impact on Sarasota County. Sarasota County Government is seeking an intern in the Traffic Engineering & Operations section of Public Works. Sarasota County continues to develop a state-of-the-art traffic management center which incorporates some of the latest technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This internship provides the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology and the future of transportation in Florida and the United States.
Join Sarasota County and gain experience in Traffic Engineering assisting with traffic data collection, traffic studies, intersection analyses, stop sign warrants, crash data, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and more. Additionally, other learning experiences may be available within the field of Transportation Engineering including planning, asset management, pavement, signs, signals and pavement markings.
A presentation to the County Administrator and other County Leadership staff is required at the close of the internship program.
Participation in organized intern events.
Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Assist Senior Traffic Engineer and Traffic Engineer Specialist with traffic studies and analyses
Assist Traffic Specialist with traffic data collection
Conduct site investigations
Process data using Excel
Assist with written reports
Respond to citizen requests (with direction from senior engineers)
Ideal competencies for this position include: interest in traffic engineering; experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; accurate and detailed; good written and oral communication skills; flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced atmosphere; creative problem-solving skills.
Other duties and/or special projects as assigned.
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and/or machines, equipment, special tools as required for the job:
Interest in structural engineering;
Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; AutoCAD; MathCAD
Accurate and detailed;
Good written and oral communication skills;
Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced atmosphere;
Creative problem-solving skills
Subject to Passing Substance Screening
This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug-screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.
Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Must be currently enrolled in a college/university, seeking a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Candidates pursuing a B.S.C.E. and having completed their second year of university
Internal Number: 4782
About Sarasota County Government
We believe in work life balance and have excellent benefits including a state pension, medical and dental insurance, generous leave plan, training programs, wellness programs including a fitness center.
Our mission is to be the most livable and best managed community in the country, providing quality services, programs and facilities that reflect the goals of the community. Our employees are committed to demonstrating our values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Quality, Teamwork and Trust.
Sarasota has world-famous beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work!