• Road & Bridge Intern Temp

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Full Time - Temporary
    Hiring Pay/Range
    Closing Date
    Open until filled
    Road & Bridge
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview

    Provides a mix of office and field related tasks and supports the Department mission of operating and maintaining the Larimer County transportation system.


    The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.


    • Performs field inspections of various maintenance operations including chip sealing, asphalt patching, culvert installation, structure repairs, earthwork, roadway grading, pavement marking and roadside mowing.
    • Makes and checks mathematical calculations related to surveying and basic engineering.
    • Participates in the preparation, updating, filing and retrieval of a variety of documents and records.
    • Documents maintenance operations progress, productions, and unit costs.
    • Operates a personal computer in the performance of assigned duties including the performance of mathematical calculations, and data file development and manipulation.
    • Compiles data and prepares written reports. Prepares and maintains spreadsheets to track and report project quantities, productions and costs. Develops and programs complex Excel documents to gather, analyze and display road condition information.
    • Reviews, analyzes and draws conclusions from written reports and spreadsheets.
    • Works with various software platforms such as RoadRoid, Smartsheet, Excel, Word, Access to assess condition, schedule projects, organize and manage data and prepare written documents.
    • Answers questions and provides information to the public concerning maintenance activities.
    • Utilizes an auto level and survey rod to verify elevations, establish proper drainage, and gather information on existing structures.
    • Gathers field data and performs layout for the construction or maintenance of public works infrastructure.
    • Maintains and updates inventory records related to the County’s road system including those for signs, bridges, intersections, driveways, culverts, guardrails etc. Performs field inspections and inventories.
    • Acts as a liaison between Road and Bridge Functional Group Managers and Team Leaders.
    • Prepares cost estimates for planned maintenance activities.
    • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of County Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to work as a Disaster Relief Worker.
    • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • General office practices and procedures.
    • Routine software and business application including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
    • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
    • Regular, predictable attendance.
    • Perform job activities and physical demands requiring strength to lift, carry, push, pull, drag and otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds. Additional demands on a constant basis for talking, hearing, listening, ordinary conversation, seeing (near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, field of vision), and gross and fine motor skills coordination while standing, walking, climbing, kneeling and sitting for long periods of time.
    • Perform physical activities associated with field work from drainage ways, bridges, other road system features, or Road and Bridge construction sites including standing and walking for several hours at a time, traversing steep slopes and uneven ground, and working outdoors in various weather conditions.
    • Ability to read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Driver’s License require.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
    • Must be a current college student and have completed at least the sophomore year of study in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a closely related field for study.
    • Be experienced using word processing, spreadsheet, and database software on a personal computer utilizing a standard computer Keyboard.


    Physical Requirements

    Strength – Medium

    Movement – Occasionally to Frequently to Constantly

    Climbing, balancing, stooping/bending, standing, walking, walking on uneven terrain, kneeling and crouching.

    Auditory - Not Limited

    Talking and hearing.

    Vision – Required

    Near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, adjustment, color vision and field of vision.

    Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings – Exposure - Frequently to Constantly

    Exposure to weather, extreme cold, extreme heat, wet and/or humid, noise and vibration.

    Equipment Utilized

    Office equipment, basic hand tools and vehicles.

    Hazards – Frequently to Constantly

    Proximity to moving mechanical parts, exposure to electrical shock, exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles and working in road ways or constructions zones.

    Computer Use - Constantly

    Driving - Constantly

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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