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Phoenix internship opportunities

Below are the available positions for Phoenix Cohort 2020 listed by both location and recruitment source. There are a total of 17 positions state wide open.

Below are the Phoenix Cohort 2020 positions listed by both location and recruitment source.

Office Assistant

Location: Bridge Office: 3485 Hadley Avenue North, Oakdale MN 55128
Background: PLTW (Business/Technology emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Scan documents and enter them into the Electronic Data Management System EDMS.
  • Provide general support to the Bridge Office including filing, reception duties, copying, and entry level data entry.

Surveying

Location: Bridge Office: 3485 Hadley Avenue North, Oakdale MN 55128
Background: PLTW (Engineering/Land Surveyor emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Maintain supplies in work truck.
  • Use metal detector to locate property irons and dig around them with shovel.
  • Open manholes, measure drainage inverts and trace pipes.
  • Pound stakes, lathe, and irons as needed.
  • Operate precise survey equipment.

Human Resources, Recruitment unit

Location: Central Office: 395 John Ireland Blvd, Saint Paul 55155
Background: PLTW (Human Resources emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Post jobs on various recruitment websites.
  • Update listing of current openings to send to IT for MnDOT Careers website.
  • Creating, updating and printing recruitment materials as needed.
  • Candidate tracking and follow-up.
  • Assist in mass mailings.

Public Engagement & Constituent Services

Location: Central Office: 395 John Ireland Blvd, Saint Paul 55155
Background: PLTW (Communication/Marketing emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Assist Ombudsman by tracking, monitoring and compiling monthly reports of customer inquiries/complaints using Excel and Corr Flow Customer Response Management (CRM) database.
  • Assist Market Research staff to schedule and coordinate training, program survey templates and provide technical assistance to staff during the roll-out of Enterprise Survey Monkey and Metro Quest survey software programs.
  • Assist Public Engagement staff to create visually-appealing and ADA accessible public engagement resources (e.g. informational 1 –pagers on “hot” transportation topics, templates, and other requested tools, etc.) and organize resources so they are easily accessible to MnDOT staff.
  • Learn more about the functional areas of the Public Engagement & Constituent Services Office by attending external meetings with PECS staff and/or attending Ombudsman site visits.

Surveying

Location: Golden Valley Office: 2055 North Lilac Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Background: PLTW (Engineering/Land Surveyor emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Maintain supplies in work truck.
  • Use metal detector to locate property irons and dig around them with shovel.
  • Open manholes, measure drainage inverts and trace pipes.
  • Pound stakes, lathe, and irons as needed.
  • Operate precise survey equipment.

Area Bridge Maintenance

Location: Metro District: 1500 W, County Rd B2, Roseville 55113
Background: PLTW (Technical/Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Utilize eDIGS (electronic document system), and other related electronic data systems or websites, construction logs and plans from eDIGS to populate more data into TAMS (Transportation Asset Management System) for retaining walls including information such as year built, wall type.
  • Assist with Metro Bridge Inspection with project scoping for future bridge project documentation, involving updating/translation the district’s bridge inspection files into field work for Bridge Scoping requirements.
  • Assist with Data input of MnDOT Metro District’s bridge inspection element data into the newest version of the Structure Information Management System (SIMS)

Metro Noise/Air Quality

Location: Metro District: 1500 W, County Rd B2, Roseville 55113
Background: PLTW (Technical/Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Develop system for scanning and saving noise measurement worksheets in online GIS database.
  • Organize and save MnDOT environmental documents using Edocs/Edigs system.
  • Field work – noise measurements.
  • Assist with preparation of 2020/2021 Priority Study.
  • Assist with preparation of materials for public meetings and other public outreach.

Materials

Location: District 1(A): Duluth: 1123 Mesaba Ave Duluth, MN 55811
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Assist with conducting basic, standardized materials lab testing using lab equipment to provide test results on materials for construction, design, maintenance, or research.
  • Assist in the recording of test results and providing of data to others so standardized reports can be generated.
  • Assist in the maintenance and calibration of materials lab testing equipment so that equipment is ready for use, accurate and equipment life is maximized.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in an efficient and safe manner.

Right of Way Permits

Location: District 1(A): Duluth: 1123 Mesaba Ave Duluth, MN 55811
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Using land descriptions and plats to find locations, create profiles for Access and Utility Permits that were completed prior to EDMS and enter them into EDMS.
  • Using land descriptions and plats to find locations, complete and close out current permits in the EDMS System.
  • Under close supervision, assist Permits Office staff with daily work related to permits, removal of illegal signs and right-of-way encroachment issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in an efficient and safe manner.

Right of Way Permits

Location: District 1(B): Virginia: 101 N Hoover Road, Virginia MN 55792
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Using land descriptions and plats to find locations, create profiles for Access and Utility Permits that were completed prior to EDMS and enter them into EDMS.
  • Using land descriptions and plats to find locations, complete and close out current permits in the EDMS System.
  • Under close supervision, assist Permits Office staff with daily work related to permits, removal of illegal signs and right-of-way encroachment issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in an efficient and safe manner.

Traffic

Location: District 2: Bemidji: 3920 Hwy 2 West, Bemidji, MN 56601
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Use various computer systems to collect information to aid in the analysis of the state highway system.
  • Collect materials for use by the district Toward Zero Deaths coalition. i.e. using the crash mapping tool (GIS based), obtaining crash statistics, and reviewing technical reports.
  • Interaction with other MnDOT personnel to obtain and share information for project delivery.
  • Accompany traffic engineers to various meetings and safety reviews.

Surveying

Location: District 2: Bemidji: 3920 Hwy 2 West, Bemidji, MN 56601
Background: PLTW (Engineering/Land Surveyor emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Working with LSIT to manage the District’s Public Land Survey (PLS) data base.
  • Assisting with scanning other survey records for internal database.
  • Other miscellaneous office work related to the District Right of Way Office.

Plan Development

Location: District 4: Detroit Lakes: 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes MN 56501
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Assist with Environmental unit in producing mapping and documentations.
  • Assist in processing and permitting applications for construction projects.
  • Assist Predesign with utility coordination, layout organization.

Human Resources

Location: District 6: Rochester: Safety and Training Department: 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester MN 55901
Background: PLTW (Technology/Human Resources emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Scan confidential employee records into HRIS database.
  • Assist with Safety initiatives by creating and distributing safety messages.
  • Assist with processing Training registrations.
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Hydraulics

Location: District 7: Mankato: 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato, 56001
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 1
Tasks:

  • Field and video inspection review.
  • Complete design scoping.
  • Draft plan details and sheets using CADD.
  • Assist staff with hydraulic and road design question and issue resolution.

Project Management

Location: District 8: Willmar: 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar MN 56201
Background: PLTW (Engineering emphasis)
Number of Positions: 2
Tasks:

  • Assist with Project management involving Highway layouts and Environmental documentation.
  • Assist with putting together cost estimating and project controlling activities.
  • Pulling old plans, design memos, K-value tables.
  • Scanning and filing.