The Department of Public Works designs, builds and maintains the City of Minneapolis’ infrastructure, which includes but is not limited to: streets and bridges, public buildings, City fleet of vehicles, storm and sanitary sewer system, drinking water treatment and distribution, parking ramps and surface lots, traffic signals, signage and striping, solid waste and recycling and more.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED. You may not be considered further if a resume and cover letter are not attached to application.
Duration: 2021 construction season – May to August with possibility to extend through November and are willing to work with school schedules. 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Under immediate supervision, assist civil engineers and senior engineering technicians with various Public Works projects.
The following divisions of the Public Works Department may be recruiting for interns for the upcoming construction season:
Surface Water & Sewer – This division is responsible to the storm water system management, sanitary sewer as well as maintaining and enhancing public infrastructure such as pipes, tunnels, pumps and ponds. This division follows federal and state regulations and works closely with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Solid Waste & Recycling – This division controls the city’s garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up for approximately 105,000 residential customers. It also promotes recycling including the
single-sort conversion completed in June 2013, increasing recycling weight by 50% and the organics program which was completely rolled out in 2016.
Water Treatment & Distribution Services – This division’s primary responsibility is treatment, distribution and maintenance of water for Minneapolis and surrounding communities. This staff is also in charge of water connections and permits.
Fleet Services Division – This division’s is responsible for vehicle supply with approximately 1,900 cars, light trucks and heavy trucks in inventory. Management and maintenance is also a large part of this division including an average of 20,000 repair orders each year.
Transportation Engineering & Design – This division is responsible for the design and project management of the City’s transportation related projects (streets, streetscapes, bridges). Also responsible for pavement and Right of Way management, special assessments and Public Works’ Engineering Lab.
Traffic & Parking Services – This division is responsible to traffic management including signs, signals and lane striping. Owns and maintains 13 parking ramps; designs, installs and maintains 16,000 streetlights and oversees the Bide and Pedestrian Program and the Impound Lot.
Transportation Maintenance & Repair – This division manages the reactive maintenance such as potholes as well as preventative maintenance such as joint sealing and seal coating. Responsible for street sweeping and snow and ice control; plowing 1,000 miles of street and 378 miles of alleys. This division also maintains bridges and repairs streets and sidewalks.
Transportation Planning & Programming – This division oversees long-term traffic planning that emphasizes alternate modes of transportation (bicycle, pedestrian, light rail). Also responsible for short and long-term asset management planning as it relates to transportation and transit infrastructure.
- Administration – This division supports the various divisions within the department with general administration, budget and systems management, community outreach, Human Resources and staff development as well as policies and procedures.