College Intern – Maritime Environmental (000180)
Location Downtown Seattle

Organization Human Resources

Employee Status Temporary

Schedule Full-time

Posting Expires Mar 22, 2021, 12:59:00 AM

Minimum Salary 19.06

Midpoint Salary 23.06
Some of what you’ll be doing:

This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most, if not all, of this work will be performed remotely. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.

This position will support work of two sections of the Maritime Environment & Sustainability Department: Remediation and Stormwater Utility. These programs address historic contamination on Port of Seattle properties through remediation and mitigation, and stormwater permit compliance and infrastructure maintenance and improvement.

Some of your essential duties include:

  • Environment & Sustainability website information updating/organizing focused on remediation and stormwater programs.
  • Remediation:  groundwater monitoring well tracking and support of proper well abandonment reporting for groundwater monitoring wells.
  • Stormwater: compile and update education/outreach materials (includes graphics review, editing for consistency).
  • Skills: website, SharePoint, GIS mapping (basic), data management.
Who you are:
  • A student – You must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, or a recent graduate (< 1 year ago) in a degree program such as geology, water management, environmental science.
  • Environmental interest – You have knowledge of current environmental issues, principles, techniques and terminology related to port operations, stormwater management and environmental geology.
  • Organized and proactive – You have excellent organizational skills. You’re able to read or quickly learn regulations addressing monitoring well installation and abandonment, and storm drain systems.
  • Use of technology – You have knowledge on Microsoft Office products, communication strategies and approaches, including website development, social media, and other online communication tools.
  • A communicator – You have good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills in order to communicate in writing and in-person with varying Port employees. You have the ability to create compelling, informative and visually appealing outreach material, including newsletters, flyers, infographics, presentations, and web content.
What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – This is a summer intern position expected to last for roughly three (3) months during the summer of 2021. Normal work hours will typically be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
  • Work Environment – This role will have a mix of in-person and remote work in accordance with the Port’s Flexible Work Arrangement policies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Limited Duration – This is a limited duration internship and is expected to last no longer than five months.
Why you’ll love it here:

  • Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your family.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here:

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