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Engineering Intern (Water Resources)


This recruitment will remain open until February 15, 2023. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

You've been working hard toward your degree and now you desire to put that knowledge into action! The City of Pomona is an exceptional place for learning, doing impactful work, and obtaining real-life experience to help you better prepare for a career in government engineering. The Water Resources Department Engineering Intern will be directly immersed and involved with the operations, maintenance and design of water and sewer infrastructure Citywide. There will be varied exposure to office, field and interagency facets of engineering. The Intern will work directly with the Engineering team within the Water Resources Department, and will be introduced to professional Operations staff.

Work hours: 10-20 hours per week, flexible schedule but within City business hours. The hours may be between Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This position is classified as at-will, hourly, part-time. Hourly, part-time positions average 10-20 hours per week and less than 1,000 hours in a fiscal year.


Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

  • Current enrollment as a college/university junior, senior, or graduate student in the field of Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field.

  • Completion of a survey and fluids course.


  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license is required at the time of application.

Knowledge of: Windows based operating system, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, AutoCAD, ArcGIS.

Ability to: Provide assistance with: field data collection programs, land development compliance, compliance and permitting programs, data interpretation, and preparation of associated reports, tables, maps and figures.


This position may assist with researching and evaluating development impacts of projects and alternatives; preparing spreadsheets, graphs and drawings; regulatory compliance permitting and report preparation; and preparing business development proposals and cost estimates. This position may also assist with preparation of utility resource mapping using GIS skills, AutoCAD detail drawing generation, and perform site visits. Assignments may involve coordination with local agencies, site assessments, and infrastructure projects.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Should be personable, motivated and a self-starter capable of working both individually and as part of a team.

  • Position requires strict adherence to health and safety procedures, attention to detail, good organization skills, outstanding work ethic, and a passion for high quality work products.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment; ability to travel to different sites and locations.


Screening of qualifications and "most qualified" is based on the information provided on the official City Application. A resume may be attached to your application, but will not substitute for the completion of your application. Applications that are not entirely completed may be rejected. This recruitment may also establish a list for future vacancies.

To complete your application for this position you will be prompted to respond to supplemental questions. Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Your responses should be consistent with the information provided on your application. The information will be used as part of the application screening and selection process and is designed to help you present your qualifications for this position. This may include a selection step in which your application and supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters familiar with this position. Final candidates may be required to submit authorization for the City to run a report from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Salary placement will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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