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Technical Writer - Intern

Posting Title Technical Writer - Intern Job Requisition Number AE501844 Position Number I55505 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Austin Energy Minimum Qualifications

2019 Austin Energy Summer Internship Program Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time student or a recent graduate within the last year (May 2018 – May 2019) from an accredited university or college.
  • Must be classified as a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student, or be a recent graduate within the last year (May 2018 – May 2019) with a minimum of 60 college credit hours.
  • Must provide a current unofficial transcript.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as an undergraduate or postgraduate.

Top candidates for internship positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Notes to Applicants

The intern will assist the Austin Energy Green Building group with incorporation of stakeholder feedback, writing, editing, and assembly of updated rating guidebooks and develop recommendations for incorporation of supporting graphics. In addition they will assist with the development of a template for educational/information sheets that act as a companion to the rating guides to give more information on when and why a measure is a good idea.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The 2019 Austin Energy Summer Internship Program will start on May 28, 2019 and end on August 2, 2019.
  • Graduates who are not currently enrolled in a post graduate program or who have graduated prior to May 2018 will not be considered for the 2019 Summer Internship Program.
  • A copy of your current unofficial transcript will be required with your application. Use the “Other Document” in the Optional and Required Documents section of your application to attach your transcript.
  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history and education. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, employment dates, and relevant college courses.
  • Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.
  • We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
  • A criminal background check will be required for all top candidates.
  • If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov

Top candidates for internship positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pay Range

All Interns will be paid: $20.00 per hour.

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Job Close Date
03/28/2019 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits) Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Internships Location Various Locations Preferred Qualifications

Degree Preferred:

  • Pursuing a degree with major coursework in English, Technical Communication, or other major with writing for science/technology.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Consults with subject matter experts to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication.
2. Interviews personnel and read journals and other materials to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
3. Observes production and developmental activities and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
4. Organizes material and completes writing assignments according to standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
5. Studies drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure and production sequence.
6. Edits, standardizes, or makes changes to material prepared.
7. Selects photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts to illustrate written materials.
8. Arranges for typing, duplication and distribution of material.
9. Maintains records and files of work and revisions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of methods of literary research.
  • of printing and production of technical materials.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, technical reports and specifications
  • Ability to proofread or edit technical materials.
  • Ability to organize materials into formats suitable for printing.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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