Student Assistant – Engineering Student/Traffic Operations Division (Remote/Los Angeles)

Job title: Student Assistant – Engineering Student/Traffic Operations Division (Remote/Los Angeles)

$15 – 27.53 per hour

Company: University Enterprises

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Job description: Job Title Student Assistant – Engineering Student/Traffic Operations Division (Remote/Los Angeles)
Student Classification Student Assistant or Graduate Assistant
Job Code CT50118E
Posting Type Student/nonbenefited (NSTU)
Posting Number PE330F21
Job Description Summary

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is looking to hire student assistant to work under the close supervision by a Senior Transportation Engineer – Civil in the Division of Traffic Operations, in a learning capacity, the Student Assistant will assist Data Analysis branches to gather as-built drawings, perform engineering analysis, review engineering related documents, and build Web based applications using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Conditions of Employment

This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

UEI is not a Multi-State employer. UEI only employs candidates who live and work in the state of California. If selected for the position you must reside in California and all worked must be performed in the state of California.

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted, employment history, professional references, criminal check, educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript) and physical exam and drug urinalysis test. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises Inc., (UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department.
Work Schedule

Flexible, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.. Final schedule will be determined by the supervisor.

*Due to COVID-19, this position will be on a hybrid schedule (both physically reporting to the office and remote).
Additional Work Schedule

Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday – Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; Winter, Spring & Summer.

Student Assistants are not permitted to telecommute or work remotely.
Area Los Angeles
On/Off Sacramento State Campus Off Campus
Worksite City Los Angeles
Pay Range $15.00 – $27.53 per hour
Department/Agency California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
Unit/Division Traffic Operations Division
Project Description

Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California’s highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of providing a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability, with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. To learn more please visit
Majors/Fields of Study Civil Engineering, Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to reason logically, write effectively, and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work. The student must have knowledge of elementary principles of algebra and geometry and their application to engineering. Must have ability to apply engineering classroom instruction to work situations. Must be able to use simple business machines. Must have knowledge of computers and computer related communications technology. Must be able to prepare and maintain accurate records. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management. Attention to detail. Reliable. Must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.

Must be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list.

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Students must be enrolled at a minimum in; six semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four semester units or six quarter units for graduate students.

Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to complete quality work within a specified timeframe.
  • Must be able to take initiative on assignments.
  • Must have the ability to manage complex data and information.
  • Must be able to work with various software such as MS Word, Excel, Access.
  • Experience working with software systems with prior development experience in ASP.Net ASP.NET, C#, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, GIS, and Access Databases is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The student uses existing online document retrieval system to retrieve, compare, and analyze as-built drawings.
  • Performs data analysis using Performance Measures (PeMS), Transportation System Network (TSN) and other data sources; completes basic traffic studies; maintains Traffic Investigation Report files.
  • Assists in sorting, converting, and filing incoming reports and data (such as MPR, Census, TASAS, and Workplan).
  • Performs basic engineering related tasks and other related duties as assigned or directed.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers and scanners with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Working Conditions

Work is performed both in an office environment and remote.
Hours Per Week Students (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). (NSTU)
Posting Date 07/26/2021
Closing Date 09/12/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the “Educational Experience” section and any employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of our application.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents * Resume

  • Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts gladly accepted)

Optional Documents * Cover Letter

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 03:01:53 GMT

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