College Intern - Community/Public Relations (Capital Projects Outreach)

2 weeks ago
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External Affairs - Public Outreach


OCTA's Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round paid student/intern program. You will gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of transportation professional. You will have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication and decision-making skills as you gain valuable work experience. You will also work with a mentor and benefit from career counseling.


As an Emerging Professional, you will be exposed to OCTA's career opportunities in the transportation industry. You will gain deeper awareness of transportation's many facets through your OCTA orientation, projects and teams, and internal networking.


Under direct supervision, you will perform a variety of professional entry-level duties related to your major field of study and the sponsoring department's current business operations.


The pay range is from $14.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on your education level. This position is not eligible for employee benefits. The work schedule will consist of approximately 20 hours a week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a continuous 12 month period.


The application deadline for this position is Friday, October 27, 2017.


This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.


• Support the Capital Projects Outreach Section’s mission of enhancing the public’s understanding of OCTA services, projects, and programs.


• Assist department staff with educating, informing and building consensus through community outreach activities and tactics.


• Provide logistical support for events and community meetings.


Knowledge of:


• Customer Service skills to effectively work with internal and external customers.


• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)


• AP style desired.


• Graphic design/photo experience preferred.


• Bilingual a plus.


Ability to:


• Have a flexible schedule and interest in attending, planning and executing public events.


• Proofread own work.


• Be a self-starter.


• Hold a great desire to learn.


• Must be detail oriented.


• Perform entry-level professional work.


• Currently a full-time college student, Junior, Senior or Graduate, attending a four-year university or college, with an emphasis in Communications with P.R. focus, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Urban Planning.


• Minor preferred but not required in Art/Graphic Design.


• Must be a full-time student maintaining a 2.5 GPA.


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


• Effective organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.


• Intern must conduct themselves in a professional manner.


Special Qualifications:
A College Intern position is designed to give an interested college student professional and practical experience in their specialty field. Employment will be part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a year.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Positions in this class typically require:


• Work is performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment.


• Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.


• Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.


The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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