Posted 03/29/2018

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an Intern to support its travel and land-use model development and data management program. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://mycogcareer.silkroad.com/. To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, including other internship opportunities, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. Qualified candidates must be attending an accredited college or university while in the position and able to work at the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

Ideal candidates should be able to work at least 25 hours a week while attending school.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing queries in SQL Server to update datasets and perform analyses of data
  • Reviewing and checking data for quality control
  • Reviewing and improving geographic layers
  • Generating maps utilizing Geographic Information Systems
  • Writing simple computer programs to automate the maintenance and verification of data
  • Verifying locations on electronic maps
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of databases, including data entry

Required Skills

  • Basic knowledge of database management software such as Microsoft Access or SQL Server
  • Basic knowledge of computer programming languages
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, creative, and ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems

Required Experience

  • Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment
  • No experience required. Pursuit of a degree in computer science or information systems desired, but not required.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG’s purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility and innovation.

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.

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Position Type

Temporary / Part Time

Salary

Minimum of $11.43 per hour

Location

Arlington, TX, USA