Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Assistant

Firm: City of Berkeley Department of Public Works Transportation Division
1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94808

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Jul 17, 2017
Category: Transportation
Contact: Beth Thomas
Posted: Jun 28, 2017

The City of Berkeley Department of Public Works Transportation Division seeks to hire a Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Assistant. This 19 hour a week paid intern position will support our pedestrian and bicycle programs work. The duties are mainly related to implementation of our Bicycle Parking Program, although other pedestrian program and transportation planning tasks will be assigned as needed.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Entering and maintaining bike rack requests in spreadsheet and GIS formats
- Maintaining online “Open Data” GIS map of current and past bike rack requests and installations
- Bike rack fieldwork/marking locations for new bike racks and bicycle corrals
- Conduct field meetings with merchants regarding locations of new bike racks and bike corrals
- Compiling lists of racks to be installed for annual installation project
- Maintaining/updating the City’s specifications and documents for bike racks and bike corrals
- Supporting the installation, inspection, and invoicing of grant-funded bicycle parking installation projects
- Conducting fieldwork assessments of abandoned bike complaints and tagging abandoned bikes
- Maintaining list of tagged abandoned bikes
- Organizing annual volunteer bicycle counts
- Compiling and entering bicycle count data in a spreadsheet format
- Updating the City’s annual bicycle count report
- Maintaining and updating the City’s pedestrian and bicycle program web pages
- Supporting the adoption of a new bicycle parking ordinance for the City
- Providing other intern-level support for pedestrian program and Transportation Planning work within the Transportation Division, as needed

Required skills:
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Adobe Acrobat Professional
- Travel by bike, foot, or transit to take field measurements and mark bicycle rack and corral locations
- Communicate clearly and professionally in a customer service environment while meeting with members of the public while conducting fieldwork
- Accomplish a variety of intern-level professional tasks under deadline and within the allotted hours per week

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs Assistant will report to the Principal Planner in the Transportation Division of Public Works. Day to day work activities on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs will be led by Eric Anderson, Associate Planner, Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs Coordinator. Interested candidates should contact Beth Thomas, Principal Planner,, and provide a resume, brief statement of interest, as well as GIS and Adobe Creative Suite work samples (if available). The position begins on or after July 17, 2017 and is located in the City of Berkeley Department of Public Works offices in Downtown Berkeley, CA.