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Contracts Management Intern

Salary Range:
$13.50

Close Date: Open Until Filled

* This is not a regular SANDAG position. The selected candidate will be hired as a Temporary, Intern, Part-Time, or Seasonal (TIPS) employee. Benefits are not included.

Application Instructions:
Details about the SANDAG Employment Application, 1-2 page writing sample, and cover letter required for this position can be found below.



Overview of the Contracts & Procurement Division

In FY 2017, SANDAG procured approximately $1.5 billion of construction, engineering, technical, and professional services contracts. The Contracts and Procurement team provides the framework, guidance, and expertise to ensure public dollars are spent prudently and contracts are awarded in an open, fair, and competitive manner. The intern selected for this position will have an opportunity to support the administration of contracts for the Mid-Coast Trolley extension project, while gaining exposure to many other aspects of contracts and procurement.


Intern Responsibilities

With the guidance and mentoring of senior staff, this position will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in contracts monitoring and administration. Examples of intern responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the agency’s contracting and procurement activities, including the preliminary review of contract documents.
  • Assist with preparing and reviewing various documents, records, and reports.
  • Perform administrative support tasks such as filing, scanning, and monitoring approvals and the status of various documents.
  • Assist with updating contractor information and contract library files.
  • Assist with preparing progress reports, other special reports, and general correspondence.
  • Provide support to the Contracts and Procurement team for special projects.


Qualifications

SANDAG staff are known for their commitment to excellence and passion for the work they do. We look for the same qualities in interns. To be most successful in this position, our ideal candidate would have the following education, experience, and attributes:

  • Graduate or undergraduate level coursework in business, finance, public administration, engineering, planning, or a related field.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask and work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to perform a range of administrative support services and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate with various audiences using exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to perform a variety of tasks typical of an entry-level analyst position.  
  • Ability to complete assignments that involve researching, analyzing, and synthesizing information into written summaries, reports, or recommendations.


Hours, Pay, and Perks

Interns are paid $13.50 per hour, are eligible to receive pro-rated holiday pay, paid sick leave, and a regional transit pass. This internship is offered as a one-year position, working approximately 20 to 25 hours per week. The work is primarily performed during normal business hours; a specific schedule will be worked out between the intern and manager.


How to Apply

We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this internship by sending us a completed Employment Application form along with a recent 1-to-2 page writing sample. A cover letter describing how this internship would contribute to your career goals in the contracts management field is desirable.

The application form can be downloaded from the Careers section of the SANDAG website. Once completed, your application and writing sample can be emailed to hr@sandag.org or sent to SANDAG, Attn: Human Resources, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101.

Apply immediately. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The internship is expected to start in late May 2018.

Any questions regarding this internship or application procedures can be referred to Cristen Powell, Human Resources Analyst, at cristen.powell@sandag.org or (619) 595-5379.

Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability should state their needs in writing when submitting an application.

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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