Course credit for internships

Course credit for internships

Students who are interested in obtaining credit for internships should first secure an internship with a provider. Once confirmed, contact Dr. Hudak, for permission to register for GEOG 4920/5900.

You will be required to compile a portfolio during the course of your internship and provide a letter of assessment from the internship provider. Both will be used to determine a "grade" for the course.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Planning Intern - City of Frisco

Location : Frisco TX US 75034 1601 Frisco Square Blvd
Division : Development Services
Job Code : 1512
% of Travel Required : 0-10%
Job Type : Part Time
Career Level : Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Education : Bachelor's Degree
Skill : Administrative Support -> Department Level
Category : Other
Compensation : From 12.44 To 15.24 USD Per Hour
Job Description :
Summary:  Under general supervision of the Senior Planner – Long Range, the Planning Intern’s primary duties will be focused on long range planning assignments but will also assist the current planning staff needed.  The intern assists in gathering and preparing information on comprehensive planning, statistical analysis, providing research support for special studies, providing technical and graphic support.  Assists in the development and implementation of ordinances, plans and policies.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities that may be performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Conducts research, tracking, analysis, interpretation, implementation, and reporting methodologies and techniques.
  • Assists in gathering, preparing, reviewing, maintaining, and reporting information on comprehensive planning issues, development activity, trends, and population estimates.
  • Assists with updates to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance and other city ordinances and policies.
  • Assists in researching and preparing reports, plans, illustrations, photo simulations, and presentations. 
  • Assists with the preparation of staff reports, agendas and packets for public meetings.
  • Researches codes and ordinances for city staff and customers.
  • Assists with the update of Development Services web pages.
  • Assists in the organization and planning of events and public hearings.

Other Important Duties:
  • Conducts field inspections.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
Job Requirements :
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of Planning principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computers and computer related equipment.
  • Knowledge of ESRI GIS software.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in Desktop publication and illustration experience, preferably with Adobe Creative Suite products.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in following and implementing procedures and objectives.
  • Ability to professionally respond to citizen inquiries.
 Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Must be enrolled at a Junior or Senior level standing at an accredited college Bachelor’s Degree program in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Prefer enrollment in an accredited college in a Master Degree program in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or a related field.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.
  • Must possess State of Texas Drivers License.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • Work is performed in an office and occasionally a field environment.
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor.
  • May be subject to exposure to heavy equipment common to construction sites.
  • May be subject to extended periods of standing, walking over rough unstable terrain and lifting when conducting site inspections, reviewing subdivision and development plans.
  • May be required to be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
Equipment and Tools Utilized:
  • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, scanner, engineering scale, digital camera and department vehicle.

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