Internship, Water Management, Safety and Health

City of Durham

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Durham, NC
Contract type: Full time
City of Durham
Position Description

Work, Serve, Thrive. With the City of Durham
Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

Hiring Range: $21.00 - $22.95
Work Day/Hours: The assignment would last 10-12 weeks for up to 37.5 hours per week depending on the student\'s availability.

Water Management, located at 1600 Mist Lake Drive, would like an intern who is/may be interested in entering a career in safety and health. Water Management\'s Safety Team, in conjunction with the City of Durham\'s Risk Management Department, leads the Safety Program for the 9 divisions of Water Management.


An intern assigned to the Safety Team will be given the opportunity to learn and gain experience in as outlined below:
  • Facility safety inspections and incident investigations
  • Work zone set up
  • Safety observations for facilities, field crews and plant personnel
  • Fire drills and emergency preparedness
  • Chemical inventory and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Ergonomics
  • Review of the safety policy and program
  • Job hazard analysis
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) assessments
  • Research of best practices
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student
  • Class studies in an Environmental, Occupational Safety & Health or related field and working toward Associate or Bachelor\'s degree
  • Valid unrestricted Driver\'s License
Important update on our COVID-19 process for new hires and employees:
All employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will pay a $100 surcharge each month for their health insurance benefit during the subsequent benefits year if they remain unvaccinated through 12/31/2022.

Additional Preferred Skills
  • Skills include attention to detail, listening, observing, and writing skills that are average or better
  • Knowledge of OSHA and the various certifications related to the water/wastewater industry such as Confined Space Entry, Lock-out/Tag-out, Trenching & Shoring, and Competent Person
  • Behavioral skills include being a team player and motivated to learn the business

Where did you first hear about this opportunity?
  • City of Durham Website
  • Walk in
  • Job fair
  • Employee referral
  • Professional organization ***Please list the organization in \"other\" box below***
  • Internet posting ***Please list the specific web site in the \"other\" box below***
  • Craig\'s List
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • GlassDoor
  • Employment Security Commission
  • Magazine/Newspaper
  • Other

If you listed \"other\" above please give specific web site, organization, or publication.


Do you have a valid, unrestricted, North Carolina driver\'s license? OR, if you do not yet have a NC Driver\'s License, or you currently have another state driver\'s license, are you willing and able to obtain a valid NC driver\'s license within 60 days of hire?
  • Yes
  • No

Are you a currently enrolled undergraduate student? (As of the date of this application)
  • Yes, I AM a currently enrolled student
  • No, I am NOT a currently enrolled student

Please indicate your current academic year:
  • Current Freshman (first year)
  • Current Sophomore (second year)
  • Current Junior (third year)
  • Current Senior (fourth year)

Are you taking, or have you taken, class studies in an Environmental, Occupational Safety & Health related area?

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