The goal of Minneapolis Environmental Services is to protect human health and the quality of our natural environment.

Environmental Services is responsible for addressing air, land, noise and water pollution in Minneapolis. We do this by:

  • Issuing permits for environmentally sensitive work
  • Responding to complaints
  • Carrying out investigations
  • Enforcing environmental codes
  • Developing innovative initiatives
Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN, United States
Jan 16, 2018
Internship- Paid
The Department of Public Works designs, builds, operates and maintains the City of Minneapolis' infrastructure, which includes but is not limited to:  streets and bridges, public buildings, City fleet of vehicles, storm and sanitary sewer systems, drinking water treatment and distribution, parking ramps and surface lots, traffic signals, signage and striping, solid waste and recycling and more.   The Surface Water & Sewer Division of Public Works is responsible for planning, designing, operating, and maintaining the sanitary sewer and drainage systems within the City of Minneapolis. The City is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the following internship positions:  - 2 positions in Surface Water & Sewer Planning and Design   - 1, maybe 2 positions in Surface Water & Sewer GIS Under immediate supervision, assist engineers and senior engineering technicians with various data entry projects - inclusive of geographic mapping, reporting, modeling, and updating of infrastructure improvements in spatial map.   RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED.  You may not be considered further if a resume and cover letter are not attached to application. Job Duties and Responsibilities:Surface Water & Sewer Planning and Design Interns (2 positions)   There are two fulltime planning and design intern positions available for Summer 2018 to assist engineers working on the city's flood mitigation, CSO and I/I Reduction Programs.  The City will consider extending the position into Fall of 2018 for exceptional candidates.  Work days and hours are flexible, but are limited to the days of Monday through Friday and within the hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Work site is located at the City of Lakes Building, 309 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis and may occasionally include field work. Job Duties: Create and organize hydrologic/hydraulic models used for flood analysis. Research and organize sanitary sewer and drainage system records. Complete field-investigations of sewer and drainage system infrastructure. Assist engineers with other tasks as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Working toward a Degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Exceptional computer skills, including expertise using Microsoft Excel. Ability to work independently. Desired Qualifications: Experience using ESRI ArcGIS, working with databases, and creating GIS data. Experience using XP-SWMM or other hydrologic / hydraulic modeling software. Experience creating, reading, and / or interpreting engineering plans. Coursework in hydrology, GIS, and/or hydraulics. Surface Water & Sewer GIS Intern (1 position) There is one full-time Geographic Information System (GIS) intern position available in Summer 2018.  City will consider additional part-time work Spring and Fall of 2018, if candidate is available full-time for the summer.  Work days and hours are flexible, but are limited to the days of Monday through Friday and within the hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Work site is located at the Hiawatha Yard, 1901 26th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Job Duties: GIS data entry and editing, and reading and interpreting engineering drawings. Additional duties may include organizing documents, scanning documents, preparing or working with spreadsheets/databases, and other tasks as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Computer software skills with at least 3 months of education and/or experience using ESRI ArcGIS, working with geodatabases and/or shapefiles and editing. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, Outlook, and Access). A high level of attention to detail, the ability to do repetitive work, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn. Basic knowledge of computer-aided drafting is beneficial. Basic knowledge of reading and interpreting engineering drawings is beneficial. Required Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: All applicants must be enrolled in College or secondary education and be 18 years of age or older. Minimum Experience: None Licenses / Certifications: By time of hire, must possess and continue to maintain  valid driver's license. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :The following are desirables for some but not all assignments: Excellent customer service skills Good communication skills. Ability to work with the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience using ESRI ArcGIS, working with databases and creating GIS data. Experience using XP-SWMM or other hydrologic/hydraulic modeling software. Experience creating, reading and/or interpreting engineering plans. Experience with materials testing and surveying principals. Microsoft Access experience and knowledge. Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Visio software packages. Experience in GPS and data management technology. Experience with roadway construction, survey and computer skills. Experience interacting with the public in a customer service setting. Experience answering telephones in an office setting or other work setting. Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title.  Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought.  Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position. Drug & Alcohol Testing: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made.  Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing testing.  Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so, and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position. Selection Process: The selection process for this position will consist of a review of the application, resume and cover letter adn then a panel interview.  Since the selection process will consist of a review of the application, resume and cover letter, it is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application forms, supplemental application and other support documentation/materials as is possible.  The Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of persons invited to interview. Working Conditions: Working conditions may vary depending on the division the intern is place in.  Office setting with field work.  Field work may include exposure to all weather conditions; exposure to outdoor elements such as loud noise, dust, dirt, gases, fumes and chemicals; exposure to high traffic areas; exposure to other types of conditions that may be found in a construction, plant or other hazardous location; exposure to rough, uneven and/or slippery surfaces; working in tunnels and/or other types of conditions that may be found in a construction environment; ability to work in confined space areas; ability to climb, maneuver and/or work on ladders, stairs, platforms and enter/exit manholes.  Approximately 70% outdoor work, 30% indoor work. Closing Date/Time:  Wed. 02/28/18 12:00 AM Central Time Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com