Friday, January 20, 2006

I Want This Job! Too bad I'm not a student.....

SUMMER INTERNSHIP - BIKE LANE ENFORCEMENT

Please Publicize this Notice!E-mail it to qualified people; post it on appropriate mailing lists. This internship is a great opportunity to help improve bicycling conditions in Chicago!

CDOT has partnered with the Department ofRevenue to develop an enhanced parking enforcement program in which astudent intern will work as a Bike Lane Parking Enforcement Aide.

This intern will patrol Chicago's bike lanes on bicycle, issuing warnings andtickets to motorists violating the bike lane parking restriction. Parking or driving in a bike lane endangers cyclists because it forcesthem to merge unexpectedly into motorized traffic. Therefore, the goalof this initiative is to promote the safety of bicyclists in Chicago bydiscouraging motorists from parking or idling their vehicles in bikelanes.

SALARY: $8.00 - $12.00/hour.

TASKS:
* Patrol an assigned route, identifying vehicles parked illegally, andissuing parking violation warnings and/or citations (tickets).
* Educate motorists on the importance of complying with parking restrictions.
* Monitor locations to target for enforcement.
* Collect and report violation and enforcement statistics.
* Maintain records of citations issued.
* Create written reports on enforcement activity.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* City of Chicago resident
* Comfortable, able, and willing to bicycle on-street throughout Chicagofor long periods of time, and occasionally in inclement weather.
* Enrolled in a college or university during time of internship (or for the coming fall semester).
* Enthusiasm and initiative to improve bicycling conditions in Chicago.
* Ability to interact tactfully and authoritatively with the public,occasionally in situations where relations may be strained.
* Ability to exercise good judgment, make sound decisions, and workeffectively without close supervision.
* Ability to follow detailed procedures.
* Ability to use a computer with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

HOURS & TERM: Full-time employment for Summer 2006 (May to August);possible part-time employment in Fall 2006.

INTERESTED? E-mail a resume with a cover letter to Ben Gomberg( bgomberg@cityofchicago.org) by February 14, 2006. We thank allapplicants. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

3 Comments:

At 7:30 AM, Blogger George said...

Maybe they'd let you do it part time on the weekends.

Sounds like a totally cool job.

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Frick said...

GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!!!
Heck, there are worse reasons to go to school.

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger jojo said...

There are a ton of people who want this job. Unfortunately, my going back to school is still a few years off.

 

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