Job Opportunities

Environmental Planning Internship / Assistant / Co-op

Department: Regional Planning Division
Reports to:
Regional Planning Manager
Classification:
Temporary / Co-op / Internship
Part-time and Flexible Hours (approximately 20 hours/week) $13.50/hour
Available June, 2021 through June 30, 2022 (can be extended)

Job Summary:

Position requires a significant background in environmental science, and a background and/or interest in planning and GIS. Individual will work on regional planning for environmental issues under the guidance of an OKI Senior Planner.

Examples of Duties:

  • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts
  • Assist in writing reports
  • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI committees
  • Create and update databases and GIS products for environmental viewer
  • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations
  • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations
  • Assist with field work
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Qualifications (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):

  • Student in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program
  • Experience with ESRI GIS
  • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Licensure and Certification Requirements

  • Valid drivers license, or ability to obtain one within one month of start of internship. Good driving record.


If you are interested in this internship, please e-mail your resume by June 21, 2021 to:

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager
Email: jondrovic@oki.org

EOE-M/F

Traffic Engineering Technician

Job Summary:

A professional level position that includes a variety of unique technical tasks under direct to moderate supervision. Responsible for researching, developing, maintaining, operating and processing transportation data systems. Responsible for routine, program level decision-making within their area of knowledge. Coordinates and consults with other staff. May train and direct intern throughout their employment period.

Essential Functions:

  1. Oversees and participates in traffic data collection, count device data monitoring, traffic count database management, and traffic count data analysis and dissemination
  2. Oversee the operation and maintenance of the traffic count devices. Coordinate with manufacturers and subcontractor on traffic count device operation and maintenance and with ODOT/KYTC/INDOT and other stakeholders on data sharing and collection
  3. Troubleshoot data collection equipment
  4. Participates in other data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities
  5. Prepares files for model input, assists in the analysis of model outputs
  6. Participates in research, development and evaluation of highway and transit networks, traffic projections and other travel demand forecasting activities
  7. Assists in the development and evaluation of model scripts and programs
  8. Provides information and assistance to the assigned manager, other staff members and the general public
  9. Prepares documentation
  10. Acts as a back-up for other modeling staff

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs all tasks and duties that may be assigned.

Job Qualifications (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Technology
  • One or more years of work experience, with a focus on Traffic Signal and Data Collection
  • Education beyond a Bachelor’s Degree may be substituted for the one year of required experience
  • Must have strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with field data collection is required.
  • Strong oral and written communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively lead a project planning team with internal and external members.
  • Basic understanding in applying statistical and graphic procedures to analyze and present data. Must be able to draw meaningful conclusions from statistical relationships
  • Basic to advanced understanding of transportation data collection
  • Proficiency in computer spreadsheets, geographic information systems, and computer programming. Knowledge of database applications and computer programming is desirable; familiarity with R, Python, Cube Voyager, and Java is preferred

Licensure and Certification Requirements

  • Essential Physical Skills
    Valid driving license and ability to operate a motor vehicle. Will be required to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Environmental Condition Requirements
    Works both inside and outside the office setting. Fieldwork required collecting traffic data. Periodic meetings with office staff. Periodic attendance at meetings outside the OKI office.

Qualified and interested candidates should send an email that includes their resume and cover letter to: 

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager
Email: jondrovic@oki.org

EOE-M/F

Land Use Planning Internship / Co-op Available

Job Summary:

Position requires a significant background and understanding of community planning principles and self-motivation. Experience in statistical analysis and using GIS is preferred. Individual will work on regional planning and land use issues. Specifically, the individual will assist OKI staff with activities related to the implementation of the OKI How Do We Grow from Here, Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP). The Land Use Planning Intern will be involved in assisting with many aspects of plan implementation. The Intern will also provide assistance in activities related to the maintenance, improvement and operation of the OKI Fiscal Impact Analysis Model

Examples of Duties:

  • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts, for example, topics related to comprehensive planning, land use planning, sustainability principles, green infrastructure, fiscal impacts.
  • Assist with field work
  • Assist in writing reports and grants
  • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI meetings
  • Create and update EXCEL and/or GIS databases
  • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations
  • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Graduate or Undergraduate Student or recent graduate of Community Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program
  • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • GIS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

Start Date: ASAP
Hours:
28 Hours/Week (Hours can vary to accommodate co-op schedule)
Pay: $13.50 Hour
Parking: Free parking or free bus pass provided

To Apply: Open until filled. E-mail resume and cover letter to:

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager
Email: jondrovic@oki.org

EOE-M/F