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  • Loleta, California, LOLETA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT SEARCH FOR GENERAL MANAGER The District is seeking candidates for the position of part-time General Manager. Flexible 20 hours per week. Qualifications: Education and experience in government or private Business Administration or related field. Five (5) years of work experience in a management position. Job Requirements: Plan budgets, excellent written and verbal skills, knowledge of government procedures. Find and offer grant funding, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Email, and other software, and provide customer service. Maintain a constructive and harmonious relationship with the Board. Apply the Board's policies and ordinances. Conduct studies, create reports and make oral and written presentations. Compensation: $39,555.00 annually. Apply: Send resume and letter of interest: Loleta Community Services District Board of Directors PO Box 236 Loleta, CA, 95551  
  • San Diego, California, Dokken Engineering provides professional engineering and construction management services for local, state and federally funded projects including roads, highways, interchanges, bridges, and other public works facilities.   Ensuring projects become a reality requires more than technical expertise. Dokken Engineering employs experts who assist clients in obtaining funding, navigating through the environmental process, securing public consensus, and develop solutions to expedite project approvals.   When our clients have projects with challenges and constraints that surpass conventional engineering solutions, they call upon Dokken Engineering to resolve them.   Dokken Engineering is currently seeking a part-time  Water Resources Engineer   Intern  in our San Diego, CA office starting in this fall semester. The position would preferably continue through winter break and the spring semester. The ideal candidate would work a minimum of 20 hours a week during fall and spring semesters with the option to add hours during winter break.   This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals. This position offers potential for development in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. The Water Resources group role is to design drainage and stormwater management solutions for transportation and land development projects. Responsibilities Support production of construction plans and estimates Support production of drainage and stormwater quality reports Prepare exhibits for meetings and sub-consultant coordination At this time, Dokken Engineering will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization. Dokken Engineering is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dokken Engineering’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law. Qualified applicants should reply to this advertisement with an attached resume and cover letter.   Skills & Experience Working towards a B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering Knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, and transportation engineering is preferred Familiarity with AutoCAD and/or Microstation is required Proficiency in MS Office software is required Strong verbal and written communication skills are required Ability to work in a team environment
  • San Diego, California, Internship Responsibilities The CIVIL ENGINEERING INTERN will work on a variety of projects and tasks including CAD work using Microstation and/or AutoCAD, performing site investigations assisting with roadway designs preparing Exhibits and inputting data/maintaining databases for Capital Improvement projects.   Essential Functions Assist in the development and design of projects. Develop feasible design alternatives and compare significant parameters. Identify and analyze the principle design features and major design alternatives. Assist in the development of detailed plans, specifications, and cost estimates with project team. Produce and revise drawings, sketches, and plans. Review and analyze field notes, data, and calculations. Research specifications and materials. Assist in obtaining legal or other required documents, including landowner permission. Coordinate work assignments with project team. Achieve the scope, budget, and schedule of the project under the direction of the project manager.   Secondary Duties Promote all resources offered by the firm to existing and potential clients. Organize and maintain project files. Maintain neat and organized work area. Maintain current knowledge of equipment, techniques, procedures, and regulations. Participate in professional development and training. Assure drawings and designs are in accordance with project standards. Communicate changes in work load or project scope with project manager. Perform additional duties to add value to projects and exceed client expectations. Student working towards a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with at least two years of classes completed. Previous Internship experience preferred but not required. 6 month Internship length preferred.
  • Woodland Hills, California, Duties include drafting of land development plans, basic engineering design calculations, processing plans with government agencies. We do very little structural design. Design work will be done using microStation and OpenSite Designer.   30 hr/wk minimum preferred. CAD Valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • San Diego, California, The intern will work within our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team to provide support for month end close and reporting, monthly forecasting, annual budgeting process and ad hoc projects. This internship offers excellent training and mentorship. It is ideal for a student who wishes to explore and/or pursue a career in Finance, especially FP&A. Role Responsibilities: - Assist in various aspects of monthly close process, including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations - Use data to charge out major invoices to various departments in the company - Work with FP&A team to compare variances of actual results to forecast and budget - Create process documentation for key financial tasks and responsibilities - Participate in the monthly forecast process, including budgeting for CBSi events - Participate in other ad-hoc projects as they arise Logistics: Time commitment options: full-time, 40 hours per week during our regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm) but times may vary per team or part time, at least 16 hours per week during our regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm) but times may vary per team This is a paid internship and can also be for university credit if it meets your university's guidelines QUALIFICATIONS: - Advanced Sophomore, Junior or Senior level student working towards Bachelor’s degree. - Coursework or experience in Finance, Accounting, and/or Economics. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Proficiency in Excel. - Ability to pick up new skills quickly. - Proven leadership ability. - Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. - Ability to work and adapt to change in a fast-paced environment. - Willing and open to learning and to new ideas. - Must have the highest ethical standards and the ability to discretely and responsibly deal with sensitive and confidential information. - Ability to work independently, but also work well with co-workers in a team environment. Additional Requirements: - Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university - Must be at least 18 years old

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