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Intern (Environmental Engineering)
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Intern (Environmental Engineering)


Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District


$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly


Opening Date: 10/09/18


Closing Date: 11/11/18 11:59 PM


AC Transit is actively searching for qualified students for an internship supporting the Environmental Engineering department. This internship will specifically be providing support by assisting with day to day operations as well as special projects. This internship provides an excellent opportunity for a student with significant coursework in environmental engineering or other engineering related discipline, such as civil or chemical. The candidate chosen for this position will not only get excellent paid work experience but also have exposure to learning from experts in the field. This position is only open to students who are currently enrolled in a Bay Area undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate school and can dedicate approximately 20 hours per week - in at least 3-hour blocks of time - during the business week at the District's Central Maintenance Facility in East Oakland. The intern must be able to commit to working 16-20 hours per week during regular semesters and have the opportunity to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer and winter semesters. Interns receive free transportation on AC Transit system.




Work with the Environmental Engineer on the compliance of all applicable environmental regulations, governmental requirements and AC Transit policies for hazardous waste/hazardous material, stormwater and wastewater programs. Support department in data collection, management and evaluation.


May assist with fieldwork to collect environmental data.


Support department in chemical inventory review.


Deliver expected results on assigned projects with guidance from Environmental Engineer.


May have exposure to MS Office Excel and Auto CAD software to display, analyze and manage data.


Performs other duties as assigned.




Education: Must be currently enrolled as a full-time junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student in an applicable field of study at an accredited and recognized Bay Area college that provides both Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. Applicable fields of study include environmental engineering or other engineering related discipline, such as civil or chemical. Proof of current enrollment is required.


Experience: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail, and well-developed time-management skills. Previous professional work experience is not required.


Desirable Qualifications:


Advanced organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. High level of integrity, strong work ethic, and good judgment.


Ability to self-motivate; works productively with minimal supervision, and thrives in a team environment.




Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 lbs.


Undergraduates are paid $16 - $18 per hour and Graduate students are paid $19 per hour.


Instructions/Selection Process: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter along with completing an online application through the AC Transit website at www.actransit.org.


To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1310405


The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records.


Benefits: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.


ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.


The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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About Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District is the third-largest public bus system in California, serving 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. AC Transit has been serving the East Bay since 1960, taking over from the Key System and its predecessors, which carried passengers via buses, horse-drawn rail, electric streetcars, and ferries over the previous 100 years. AC Transit’s mission is to connect our communities with safe, reliable, sustainable service … we’ll get you there.