Construction Specialist (Internship)


  • Currently enrolled in a college/university as a junior or senior; or enrolled in their second year of a technical college
  • Must be a United States citizen or authorized to work in the United States
  • Seeking students within the program of study: Business Administration, Business Management, Public Administration or related fields
  • Pass a drug screen and background check
  • Achievement Focus – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to operate a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data, utilizing EnterpriseOne, Microsoft Office, Internet, e-mail or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information


  • Serves as the consultant on new construction, home, and rental rehabilitation projects
  • Consults with property owners to analyze technical rehabilitation needs and conducts on-site occupant interviews
  • Develops procedures for bid proposals, progress payments, specifications, drawings, and work orders, to include the work write-ups and photographs in stages, to support analysis
  • Prepares and solicits bids; conducts pre-bid conferences; reviews bid proposals; and applies materials/labor pricing updates in comparison to contractor bids
  • Conduct pre-construction conferences and issues Notice of Award to the successful bidding contractor
  • Serves as liaison between contractors and property owners
  • Reviews projects plans and specifications to ensure compliance with codes and regulations
  • Inspects dwellings for progression and the satisfactory completion of contracted work; ensures compliance with codes, plans, and specifications
  • Coordinates the completion of projects with other city departments, contractors, and utility services
  • Maintains knowledge of changes in state and federal laws; makes recommendations regarding departmental policies and procedures
  • Receives a variety of documents
  • Review, verify for accuracy, process and notify appropriate individuals or departments
  • Prepares a variety of reports, memos, statements, checklists, specifications, work orders, cost estimates, diagrams, correspondences, forms, purchase orders, technical studies
  • Analytical – Collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures
  • Continuous Learning – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; demonstrates attention to detail
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Project Management – Coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly

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