Colorado Department of Transportation Collegiate Internship in Process Improvement and Change Management in Denver, Colorado
Collegiate Internship Opportunity in Process Improvement and Change Management.
This is a paid temporary part-time through full-time position with no benefits and will exist for 9 months or less. Appointment may be made as early as June 1, 2016.
About CDOT The Colorado Department of Transportation is a 1.4 billion dollar a year business dedicated to provide the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively and safely moves people, goods, and information. Capital construction is typically about $600 million a year, or half of the total budget. CDOT, with more than 3,300 employees and scores of public and private partners throughout the state, is responsible for multi-modal engineering, planning, and roadway maintenance for a 9,146 mile highway system including 3,447 bridges which handles over 27 billion vehicle miles of travel. Although the Interstate system accounts for only about 10% (914 miles) of the total mileage in the state system, 40% of all travel takes place on our Interstate highways. In addition, CDOT's Aeronautics Division supports Colorado's general aviation community through distribution of entitlement funds, an aviation grant program, and long-range system planning in partnership with Colorado's general aviation airports. CDOT's Division of Transit and Rail is responsible for the planning, development, finance, operation, and integration of transit and rail services into Colorado's overall transportation system.
CDOT's core values of safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect make CDOT a great place to work, making Colorado a great place to live. We strive to become the Best Department of Transportation in the Country.
Description of Job
OVERVIEW OF JOB The purpose of this part-time / full-time internship is to provide meaningful professional process improvement and change management experience to collegiate students (or recent graduates, or Colorado Refugee Services Program participants) with proven academic performance and a strong desire to learn and contribute. The Office of Process Improvement provides the infrastructure, procedures, processes, training, and support which facilitate and promote a culture of continuous improvement at CDOT. Promoting a culture of continuous improvement is reflected in CDOT's Core Values, including the value of Excellence: We are leaders and problem solvers, continuously improving our products and services in support of our commitment to provide the best transportation systems for Colorado. The Office of Process Improvement works with other organizations within CDOT to help make our CDOT services, products and operations more effective, efficient and elegant. Our longer-term vision is: "Everyone, Every Day, Improving Every Process and Every Product, To Benefit Every Customer". To reach this longer-term vision, CDOT has numerous change initiatives underway.
DUTIES include the following but not limited to: 1) Assisting CDOT process improvement projects with:
- Characterizing and documenting basic process and operating information;
- Assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of processes (including the use of continuous improvement practices and change management methodologies);
- Developing recommendations for improving operations; 2) Assisting the functions of the CDOT Change Agent Network; 3) Assisting CDOT's employee engagement efforts, including Lean Everyday Ideas; 4) Providing a summary presentation at the conclusion of the internship regarding the internship experience; 5) Assist instructors who provide training in process improvement methods, tools, and techniques; 6) Development of strategy; and 7) Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional information about the internship experience in the Office of Process Improvement is available at: www.codot.gov/business/process-improvement/internship-opportunities-in-process-improvement
Examples of changes at CDOT are available here: www.codot.gov/business/process-improvement Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Enrolled as an undergraduate (for at least 12 semester hours or 15 quarter hours) or graduate student (enrolled for at least 6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours) at an U.S. accredited college or university, college, or similar learning institution, with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the last completed semester/quarter; or
- Or, a recently graduated college student with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. "Recently graduated" means the individual should have attended an U.S. accredited school and have graduated from that college or university during the past 12 months.
- Or, a certified participant in the Colorado Refugee Services Program. A copy of your transcript(s) that shows the name of the school must be submitted; unofficial copies are acceptable. *Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position. (See "Supplemental Information" Section)*
The Exceptional Candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student, or recent graduate as defined above, interested in applying change management techniques in an organization and has proven accomplishments in the following:
- Completion of 3 years or more in an accredited university in a process improvement-related or change management-related curriculum or a related discipline, such as: organizational development; industrial psychology; organizational psychology; work psychology; management science; human resources management; systems engineering; quality assurance; industrial engineering; human factors engineering; statistics; mathematics; strategy management; or business management.
- Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement technologies and change management / change leadership theory, technology and practices.
- Knowledge and experience with documenting processes and operations.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
- Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (including Visio), and Google mail ("Gmail") and related Google applications; experience with Microsoft SharePoint knowledge is highly desirable. Completion of 3 years or more in an U.S. accredited university in a process improvement-related or change management-related curriculum or a related discipline, such as: organizational development; industrial psychology; organizational psychology; work psychology; management science; human resources management; systems engineering; quality assurance; industrial engineering; human factors engineering; statistics; mathematics; strategy management; or business management.
Employment Screening If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any differed judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "TC logiQ".
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, education records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. Supplemental Information
Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.
Complete applications must include:
1*. * A complete CDOT Application for the Announcement Vacancy (please submit online using the link this announcement). 2. A cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position. Please attach to your online application. 3. A current copy of your college / university transcripts or credential report that shows the name of the school. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Please attach to your online application or you may email to the contact listed below. 4. A chronological resume. Please attach to your online application.
Contact: Lynn Livingston LynnR.Livingston@state.co.us Fax 303-757-9081
Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected. Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.
**CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO ASSEMBLING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
Salary: $15.67 Hourly $15.67 Hourly
Job Type: Temporary (9 months or less)
Job Number: HAA-Internship-5/16
Location: Denver, CO
Department: Department of Transportation
Agency: State of Colorado
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