City of Fort Wayne

Intern-Capital Support Services

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Working under the direction of the Program Manager – Capital Project Services, incumbent assists with the acquisition of easements and real estate in support of various capital improvement projects for Fort Wayne City Utilities.
Job Code: 2021168
Posted On: Monday, 7th June 2021
Category: Intern
Department: City Utilities Engineering
Shift: 30 hours per week, may vary
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $12.00 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Program Manager – Capital Project Services, incumbent assists with the acquisition of easements and real estate in support of various capital improvement projects for Fort Wayne City Utilities. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City and Utility's safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs professional administrative work of an introductory nature in preparation for career advancement; 
  • Acts as a confidential aide;
  • Assists with scheduling activities and meetings;
  • Assists with typing, copying, data entry (spreadsheets and PMIS) and filing;
  • Assists with taking staff meeting minutes;
  • Assists with the determination of the needs for easement acquisition for Utility capital projects;
  • Assists with the preparation of property acquisition documents using standardized forms;
  • Assists in negotiation and acquisition of easements by taking notes at meetings with land owners, and performing follow-up research on various items/issues as needed;
  • Occasionally attends and assists with community and neighborhood meetings to discuss property acquisition issues, and facilitates the attendance of appropriate project managers/designers to answer questions.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED, and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree desired, but not required;
  • Must be computer literate, effectively utilizing standard and specialized office software and systems in the performance of duties.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to create and work with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Maintains a valid Indiana Driver's License if a City vehicle is used;
  • Indiana Notary Public or ability to become certified as an Indiana Notary Public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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