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North Central Texas Council of Governments

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Interns – Air Quality Management and Operations




Category

Internships --> Transportation

Job Location

616 Six Flags Drive ARLINGTON, Texas

Tracking Code

1419 - 153

Position Type

Intern

Posted Date

7/20/2022

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking multiple Interns to provide support in Air Quality Management and Operations. These positions will assist to reduce negative transportation-related emissions, energy, and air quality impacts.  Specific projects include, but are not limited to, supporting the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition and Electric Vehicles North Texas initiatives.  Positions are available to support several focus areas, including working with fleets to advance adoption of alternative fuel and electric vehicles; coordinating with local stakeholders to plan alternative fuel infrastructure, especially for electric vehicle charging; organizing events to raise consumer awareness; and collaborating with local governments to develop policies for community readiness for electric vehicles. Work is collaborative in nature, working not only within the NCTCOG team, but also with external stakeholders, including fleets, citizen groups, associations, and industry representatives.  Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online to https://jobs.silkroad.com/NCTCOG/Careers.  To be considered for another Intern position or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, 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 must be able to work at least 25 hours a week while attending school. 

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

  • Assisting with data collection, organization, and analysis
  • Assisting with drafting emails and formal documents
  • Assisting with event planning and coordination, including meetings, workshops, and webinars  
  • Drafting educational outreach materials for external stakeholders
  • Drafting newsletter content on energy and clean vehicle topics
  • Assisting with review and maintenance of NCTCOG’s air quality (www.nctcog.org/airquality) and Clean Cities (www.dfwcleancities.org) websites
  • Assisting with policy analysis and development
  • Drafting responses to various inquiries

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Sound mathematical skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and have ability to handle multiple tasks on short deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment

Required Experience

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university during employment. Pursuit of a degree in a related field desired.
  • No work experience required, at least one year of school-related experience preferred

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Salary

Minimum of $15.00 per hour

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, the North Central Texas Council of Governments 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 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 recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply. 

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.


Level of Education

High School/Equivalent

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to  recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation  without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at careers@nctcog.org.

This position is located at 616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.



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