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Intern (Facilities)

Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Location: Chino
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


$15.00 - $20.00 Hourly


Chino CA 91708, CA

Job Type

Part-Time Temporary


Facilities & Water System Programs Unit

Job Number

024 22 23 20000133


THE OPPORTUNITY:Are you interested in conducting research, analyzing data, and participating in projects within a fast paced and collaborative environment. If so, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency has a great opportunity for a detail oriented individual with great communication skills who is looking to gain valuable experience while enhancing and preserving the quality of life throughout the region.
The Agency's internships are meant to be a positive experience that allows for your personal growth and development. We are an ideal place for you to ask questions and learn essential job functions that will prepare you for success in your career.

This internship is perfect for you if you...

  • Are a good communicator that thrives off of collaboration.
  • Are organized and able to maintain and create graphs, charts, and documents in Microsoft office.
  • Are seeking to learn more about the water industry.
  • Are an analytical and creative problem solver.
  • Value a flexible work schedule.
  • Want to contribute to the wellbeing of your community!
    At the Inland Empire Utilities Agency safety is critical. The Agency is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County. Over 300 personnel contribute to the success of the Agency. The Agency owns and/or operates, and maintains 5 water recycling facilities, 160 miles of sewer collection system, a potable water facility, 19 supply water well sites, 4 sewage lift stations, a recycled water distribution and storage system, 19 groundwater recharge sites, a 400,000-square foot indoor composting facility, and a 66,000 square foot Headquarters building.

    This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Monday, December 26, 2022. Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.
    There is one (1) internship opportunity in the Facilities & Water Systems Programs Unit.

    This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) vacancy and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.
    Internships are limited to 25 hours week and 960 hours per fiscal year
    (July 1st to June 30th)

    Note: Internship are not meant to be short term, for example, limited to summer, winter and/or spring breaks. Individuals interested in short term internships will not be considered.
    Work schedule is estimated to be approximately 15 to 20 hours a week; Office Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    The successful candidate will be a responsible, analytical and detailed oriented individual with excellent communication (written/verbal) skills. Great time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously are required. Additionally, be willing to learn, and be flexible and assist with ad hoc projects as required in a fast paced and changing environment. Intern staff works flexible hours as established by his/her respective supervisor. While the Agency is flexible and will strive to work around an intern's schedule, an intern's work hours will vary and be mutually agreeable between the intern and his/her supervisor.

    May include, but are not limited to the following:Assists in documenting noncompliance issues, maintenance deficiencies and unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions; assists in responding to safety issues; assists in responding to support services requests.
    May assist in preparing reports, memoranda, letters and other documents regarding project management issues; assists in the maintenance of detailed records of project activities, progress and results.
    Assists with vegetation growth and maintenance; may assist in inspecting plant material, turf and trees for proper planting and maintenance techniques; may assist in identifying issues.
    May assist in conducting research related to Agency landscaping and land use; may research technical, regulatory and historical information pertaining to products and methods used in parks, natural areas and landscape construction projects; may research vendors and sources of plants, supplies and materials.
    May assist in the preparation of landscape architectural plans and documents for Agency projects.
    Analyze and process supporting documentation related to the purchase requisition process, including generating purchase orders and performing receiving functions using the Agency's Enterprise Resource Program (SAP).
    Clearly communicate with Agency staff, and vendors to clarify; update and problem solve important information in support of providing outstanding customer service to our customers.
    Provide support services to department staff in support of accomplishing complex tasks including the development of Scope of Works, Requests for Bid, Requests for Proposals, the bid and proposal evaluation process, and contract and purchasing agreements.
    Perform the full array of duties assigned including professional administrative/technical work on special projects.
    Compile data or materials and create spreadsheets, prepare reports, manuals, and publications.
    Participate in pulling documents and filing information.
    Perform other related duties as required including other administrative/technical requirements.
    Limited travel to offsite locations may be required from time to time.Perform other related duties as required.

    Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
    Graduation or current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies in an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Operations Management, Facilities Management, Project Management, Fleet Management, Landscape Management, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology or closely related field.
    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:A valid class "C" California driver's license.
    Knowledge of:
    Facilities or landscape inspection methods, procedures, equipment and materials.

    Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

    Landscape architecture and construction.

    Irrigation systems.

    Native plant restoration procedures, plant care and horticulture techniques.

    Project Management Skills

    Safety, access and environmental regulations, laws and practices governing landscape construction and maintenance activities and related potential employee, citizen and environmental impacts and their mitigation.

    Ability to:
    Inspect assigned areas for a wide variety of maintenance and repair.

    Review and interpret plans, specifications and maps.

    Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence.

    Organize, set priorities and exercise good judgment within areas of responsibility

    Operate a computer and standard business software.

    Represent the Agency effectively in dealings with elected and appointed officials, community organizations, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, vendors and others.

    All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the testing process which may include one or more of the following: written test, oral interview, performance/practical examination. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background/reference check and pre-employment physical examination including a drug screen (for safety sensitive position) at no cost to the candidate. Please visit our website at and select the Human Resources Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and benefit information.
    Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1640 or at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.
    "The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences and experiences".

Keywords: Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Chino , Intern (Facilities), Other , Chino, California

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