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Operations Executive Office Intern

Company: Sound Transit
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Sound Transit has an exciting paid virtual internship available for the summer of 2021! This is a great opportunity for currently enrolled graduate students who want to observe and participate in real world application of their current field of study. This opportunity will allow the intern to gain valuable experience within the Executive Office division under our Operations department. Sound Transit's Operations Department oversees modal services throughout the Puget Sound region - Link, Sounder, ST Express, and Tacoma Link - and encompasses a dynamic behind the scenes core infrastructure, including facilities, customer service, asset management and public safety. The Operations Intern will have an opportunity to be a part of the management team that oversees our modal service, facilities, and support services to learn how a large regional transit system is managed. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. A graduate--student with the following:

  • Independent self-starter and ability to work well in a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work graciously and effectively with the public.
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment on a multitude of projects.
  • Understanding of urban planning concepts and transportation policies and practices.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office products - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint. Job Duties:
    • Organizing and coordinating a variety of projects initiated in Sound Transit's Operations Department.
    • Assisting the Chief of Staff with administrative, research and technical tasks.--
    • Maintaining records and databases for a variety of projects.
    • Attending weekly manager and director meetings for project assignments.
    • Preparing materials and attending meetings to support transit initiatives. Potential Projects:
      • Policy analysis of Operations plans and programs.
      • Development of cross-departmental policies and procedures.
      • Assist staff with performance measurement analysis and development within Operations.
      • Development of a partnership management program. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be a current college student in good academic standing, enrolled in an accredited four year university, working towards a graduate degree in public administration, urban design and planning, or equivalent degree. Must have a strong interest in learning about and working in public transit. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT:
        • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
        • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery when visiting job sites during construction and when working in the field.
        • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required. Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Sound Transit, Seattle , Operations Executive Office Intern, Administration, Clerical , Seattle, Washington

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