Opening Date: April 10th, 2023
Review Date: April 24th, 2023
Hourly Wage: $18.00

Are you looking to explore a Public Works career and gain experience in the fields of engineering, surveying, drafting, inspection, or project management? This internship offers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of services provided to the citizens of Mason County and gain valuable skills. Work under the direction of experienced Public Works Department team members to learn tasks and carry out assignments both in the field and office.

Example of Duties:

  • Perform beginning level engineering calculations.
  • Utilize CAD and GIS to prepare maps and
  • Assist surveyors with field and office
  • Assist with project inspection and documentation
  • Conduct office research and gather field data for permits, reports, and other preliminary engineering
  • Participate in team meetings to learn about delivering projects from start to

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Interest in pursuing a degree, certification, or program in public works/government related

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Problem-solving, logic and math
  • Competent computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite, CAD or GIS
  • Ability to manage
  • Ability to take directions, ask questions, and occasionally work
  • Demonstrate responsibility and a good work
  • Communicate

Licenses and Other Requirements

  • Valid WA State driver license
  • Must be 18 years of age

Applicants are required to submit a Mason County application and resume. Applications may be reviewed upon receipt.

The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened base upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the position. This selection process may be subject to change. Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.


Return Applications to:   

Mailing Address – 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address – 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290 Fax-(360) 427-8439

Application Instructions
Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each position.

Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department on or before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted to: Mason County Human Resources, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, . Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed applications/material with postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.

Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.

Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United States (as required by federal law).

Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts. Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.

Benefit & Salary Information