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Student planning Assistant
State of Rhode Island | Providence, Rhode Island
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Job Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To assist in making standard technical planning studies in connection with community, regional and state transportation project management activities; to perform duties related to policy research, program planning and development for project management; to assist in preparing updated project maps, tracking projects, TIP coordination, quarterly reports, filing, and other duties thereon; and to do related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of a superior from whom specific instructions are received; work is reviewed in process and upon completion.


Project Management - to provide support for all project management activities including the monthly Key Performance Indicators submission to the Office of Management and Budget; to assist in preparing an annual performance report, including goal setting and review of existing processes for streamlining. Responsibilities include: assisting with the tracking, analyzing, and trending of existing metrics to measure specific program outcomes; evaluation of data collected through various means (e.g., interviews, surveys, site visits, document reviews, workflow analysis, etc.) and establishing new metrics as needed; to research topics on Transportation Performance Management including best practices among the state DOT's and the national performance management goal areas under MAP-21; to assist in the development of business process workflows, policies and procedures; development of organizational communications, training materials and other resources supporting RIDOT's performance management processes and standards; development of talking points, briefing documents and other presentation material as needed; updating of scorecards and dashboards as needed. To do related work as required.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: Must possess an understanding of basic statistical techniques and analysis; the ability to collect and analyze data with attention to detail; the ability to produce professional written reports for a range of audiences; a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); and related capacities and abilities.

EDUCATION: Applicants must be a second year student, graduate or law school student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university. Students majoring in public administration, community planning, political science, business administration, management, or related concentration programs are given preference. A student's academic standing and GPA are considered for placement preference.

Full time students must attach a current resume detailing their education, work experience and any community involvement, a statement of interest describing career plans and a copy of latest unofficial college academic transcript. If selected, applicant must provide most recent official college transcript. Graduate students receive $18.00, hourly.

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