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Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Intern
City of Bellevue
City of Bellevue
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. You can learn a lot about the city from news releases, the It's Your City newsletter and Bellevue Television.While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with ...thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities that keep people calling the place "a city in a park." The city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country. Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d'Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. Every July 4, thousands from around the region converge on Bellevue Downtown Park for the Family 4th event. Bellevue's agrarian traditions are celebrated in the spring and fall at popular fairs at the Kelsey Creek Farm Park. More than 300,000 people visit the downtown area the last weekend in July each year for arts and crafts fairs.The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve. The population is growing and becoming more diverse. According to the census, minorities constituted 41 percent of Bellevue's population in 2010, and more than 50 languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue public schools.
| The City of Bellevue’s Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services group responds to citizen inquiries about traffic safety, pedestrian safety, school safety, neighborhood parking issues and traffic calming efforts in Bellevue’s neighborhoods. Through a variety of programs, staff work to address these concerns and to recommend and implement work plans. |
This internship would assist staff in creating outreach publications, planning and executing traffic safety campaigns, and utilizing social media. This position would be responsible for special projects like writing and/or coordinating stories for our blog, Streets are for Everyone (http://bellevuentss.wordpress.com/), but would also be required to assist with a variety of tasks on an as-needed basis.
This position will be full-time (30-40 hours/week) during the summer and continue with part-time hours (15-20 hours/week) through the school year.
•Assist in the planning, developing, and implementation of outreach processes. •Researching, compiling, entering, and organizing traffic data. •Create publications, reports, and templates using various computer programs (Microsoft and Adobe products). •Write content and coordinate stories for media releases, including social media and the City’s telephone on-hold recordings. •Manage the distribution and mailing of various publications. •Conduct field work and compile information to update annual technical reports. •Organize project files, both paper and electronic.
•Student’s target degree (communications, marketing, public relations, planning, or traffic engineering) or field of interest should complement the position. •Experience using Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Photoshop, and InDesign. •Advanced experience in database design, a plus. •Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. •Ability to collect and analyze information, present conclusions and formulate solutions to problems. •Ability to perform independently when clear direction is provided. •Ability to complete projects within specified time frames. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels and with the general public. •Must possess a valid Driver's License.
•The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. •Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. •The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 10 pounds. •The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
Definition of a Student Intern
•Must be enrolled in a bona fide education program. Full time employees taking evening classes, those enrolled in one course, or those going to school periodically are not considered student interns. •During the school year must be scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer per week. •During special situations (i.e. specific internship programs through school) or during school breaks, can be scheduled to work more than 20 hours, up to full time, if appropriate. •Must be terminated as a student intern when no longer associated with an education program. •At-will for the duration of the student intern status.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.bellevuewa.gov/TempJobs.htm and attach a cover letter and resume to the online application no later than Monday, March 31, 2014. For further information about this position, please contact Vangie Garcia via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 425.452.6103. If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.
Internal Number: 14-0026