Intern - Water Engineering

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 3/09/2023

Intern - Water Engineering
SALARY: $17.78 - $25.83 Hourly

STATUS: PT Temporary
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 03/09/23
CLOSING DATE: 03/22/23 11:59 PM


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.  Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.
About The Position

This is a 3-4 month summer internship position that provides professional level staff assistance in the areas of research and analysis, procedural studies and technical planning for a variety of general administrative or specialized technical projects in support of the objectives in the Water Resources Engineering Department.

The intern will work approximately 20 - 29 hours per week, three to five days per week (Monday through Friday). These hours are during the day. This is a stand-alone position classification and has no supervisory responsibilities.
Duties include the following:

  • Assists Water Resource Engineers with development related design reviews and the water/sewer line extension program. This will require that City Code and City Design Standards be studied and applied.
  • Analyze procedures, drafts studies, reports and/or manuals and report findings and propose solutions.
  • Conduct field visits to sites to inspect capital assets, groundwater well data collection and operational observations, and water treatment process data collection and observations.
  • Database entry, technical assessment of water and wastewater assets, and various field data collection.
  • Other duties related to water treatment and distribution, wastewater, groundwater and wells, and database management, as necessary.
Please note: Due to this position being part-time, the classification is unclassified, meaning it is at-will and serves at the discretion of the City. These positions have limited benefits.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.
PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.


Education and Experience

  • No experience required for this position.
  • Must be currently enrolled or recently graduated within a year from an accredited college or university degree program in engineering, chemistry or related.
  • Preferred: Computer proficient and demonstrated experience with Microsoft software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and experience with various databases and research methodologies.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/section assignment.



  • Provides staff assistance to the Water Resources Engineering Department .
  • Communicates with the general public, other City employees, management and public officials in order to research administrative or operational problem areas, conduct surveys and report recommendations and results.
  • Analyzes procedures, drafts studies, reports and/or manuals to report findings and propose solutions to administrative problems, or makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Designs and revises a variety of statistical and/or narrative forms for records and reports; completes them on an as-needed, monthly, quarterly, and/or yearly basis.
  • Attends related training sessions, various meetings, citizens committees and citizen boards and commissions, as directed.
  • Collects, assembles and analyzes data to assist in resolving procedural, operational and other work-related problems.
  • Conducts various field visits as directed.


  • Most work is performed in a City office environment.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


Intern - Water Engineering Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a valid driver's license (not expired or suspended/revoked)?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 2. Do you have any of the following restrictions on your driver's license? Please note that this does not include vision correction. i. Interlock Device. ii. Court Mandated Restricted Hours. iii. Other Non-Medical Restriction(s).
  Yes Yes    No No
* 3. A High School diploma or GED is required for this position. Do you have a High School diploma or GED?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 4. This position requires that you are currently enrolled or recently graduated within a year from an accredited college or university degree program in engineering, chemistry or a related field of study. Are you currently enrolled in engineering, chemistry or a related field? NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, you must include this education in the "Education" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 5. If you answered yes to question 4 above, provide the educational program and the year of study you are enrolled in or month and year of graduation, as applicable. NOTE: Do not state "See resume" in lieu of responding to this question. Any education referenced here must be listed in the "Education" section of your application. If you don't have this education, write "None."

* 6. Please briefly describe your proficiency level with Microsoft software, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. NOTE: If you don't have this experience, write "None.

* 7. Please describe why you are interested in this internship, your career objectives, and area(s) of interest in the Water and Water Reclamation industry.

* Required Question
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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