Transit Intern

Firm: City of Petaluma
Petaluma, CA

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Jun 8, 2021
Category: Transportation
Contact: Jared Hall
Posted: Jun 8, 2021

Under direct supervision, to perform various administrative, analytical, and/or technical support duties
in furtherance of the Transit Division within the Public Works and Utilities Department, including
conducting surveys and preparing reports.

Complete a variety of assignments related to a Transit Division function, applying principles and
practices of a professional course of study, to assist with the operations and functions of the division.


• Assist in developing technical reports for distribution to various officials and members of the public utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, or database software.
• Assist with maintaining and updating inventory of bus stops, geo-coordinates, amenities,
and use good judgement to identify and correct data as needed.
• Help review transportation plans and promote the incorporation of pro-transit policies and
• Help review schedule data for passenger information panels posted at bus stops, conduct
field work as needed to ensure information is correctly displayed, and conduct field
assessments at bus stops.
• Collect and summarize feedback from bus operators and passengers.
• Provide technical analysis support for multimodal planning projects.
• Assist with creation of fixed route bus schedules and route changes, including analyzing data
from systems such as automatic passenger counters, vehicle location systems, and other
transit technology.
• Assist with developing plans for fixed-route transit service, including evaluating system
• Assist with coordination of public outreach events, including set up and working with
internal staff and transit guides to disseminate information to the public.
• Help read and analyze demographic and geographic data, as well as ridership and
demographic trends.
• Help create maps, graphics, and handouts for outreach events or to display concepts.
• Provide support for Paratransit Operations, including preparing reports, researching
contract compliance, and analyzing ridership and performance data.
• Prepare a variety of general correspondence, reports, articles, meeting minutes and/or
agendas, and directions from rough draft, verbal, or recorded instruction; edits materials for
clarity, completeness, accuracy, consistency, and adherence to special format, policies, and
• Communicate with members of the general public, officials from other agencies, and
community groups to gather information necessary to complete assignments and projects.
• Represent the City with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with
staff and the public.
• Basic knowledge of Transit and multimodal planning concepts.
• Basic knowledge of principles and practices of modern transit system operations.
• Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of research and analysis.
• Knowledge of basic principles and practices of analytical report preparation.
• Knowledge of mathematics, data collection, and spatial analytical skills.
• Knowledge of principles of database management and Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., Illustrator,
InDesign) is preferred.
• Ability to gather, organize, compile and summarize data.
• Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to work both indoors at a desk for a prolonged period of time, and outdoors in likely
hot weather.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Course work in progress leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree or recent completion of an
undergraduate or graduate degree.


Some general business or office experience is desirable. One year of research, administrative support,
analytical, and/or technical experience in the assigned area is also desirable.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License with a with a satisfactory driving record is

Supplemental Questionnaire

There is a Supplemental Questionnaire to assist an applicant in presenting their qualifications for the position of Part-time Transit Division Intern. The responses to the questions will be used to determine whether an applicant will continue in the selection process and is highly qualified.


To be considered for this position, you are required to complete an application and supplemental questionnaire online at All required application
materials must be received by the final filing date.

All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete
information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not
guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final.
Questions about the application submittal process and selection process can be directed to Sally Ricci,
Human Resources Assistant at
Hiring Requirements
Candidates being considered for selection are subject to an interview, background investigation, and
State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records. All statements made on
application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification.