Research Assistant - Rail Intern - Data Analysis

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Vacancy Type Temporary Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Research Assistant - Rail Intern - Data Analysis Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range $10.00 - $15.00 Hourly Position Number 06KCM3 Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1 Department 062001 - Institute For Trans Research & Department Institute for Transportation Research and Education Job City & State Raleigh, North Carolina Essential Job Duties

The NCDOT Rail Intern’s primary job function will consist of providing technical support to Data Analysis and Inventory Management personnel on a variety of tasks in a railroad and engineering office environment.
•Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:
Create, analyze, report, convert, or transfer data using ArcGIS software
•Design, program, or model GIS applications and/or procedures related to railroad crossing data, engineering projects, studies, crashes, and railroad incidents
•Collect, query, analyze, and update rail crossing database
•Field work and data gathering activities involving railroad/highway related projects
•Correspond with other staff and customers of NCDOT Rail Division

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other technical and/or administrative tasks as assigned
Position may occasionally be requested to enter railroad property right-of-way and navigate railroad tracks.

Minimum Experience/Education

Taking classes toward a degree in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or a related discipline is preferred but not required. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

Departmental Required Skills

•Skills using ArcGIS or other GIS software and the associated tools and packages
•Familiar with engineering, planning, design, construction concepts of transportation infrastructure
•Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
•Excellent verbal & written communication skills
•Strong organizational and time management skills
•Attention to detail

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education


Required License or Certification

Applicant must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Special Instructions

Multiple positions for internships lasting 3-12 months

Job Open Date 08/26/2018 Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time. 09/02/2018 Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 09/17/2018 AA/EOE

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. This is a temporary position with no benefits, is this something you are able to accept?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Have you graduated from high school; or have an equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 2/8/2019
Application Due: 4/9/2019
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