Intern: Office of Cash Management

Part-Time Planning Support Intern: Office of Cash Management

CLASS TITLE: Classification and pay level depends on experience ($14.31 - $19.13/hour)

LOCATION: Denver Metro, Colorado

OPENING DATE: August 1, 2017 CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2017 or until filled

***Please note: This position is only open to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled or who are within one year of graduation. This is a paid temporary position with no benefits and will exist for 9 months or less.

ABOUT CDOT:

The Colorado Department of Transportation is a billion dollar multi-modal engineering, planning, and roadway maintenance business dedicated to a mission to provide the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively and safely moves people, goods, and information. CDOT, with more than 3,300 employees assigned throughout the state, is responsible for a 9,146 mile highway system including 3,447 bridges. Each year this system handles over 27 billion vehicle miles of travel. Although the Interstate system accounts for only about 10% (914 miles) of the total mileage on 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.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB SECTION:

The Division of Accounting and Finance (DAF) is comprised of five units: Accounting, Business Processes, Procurement, The Business Office and The Office of Financial Management and Budget (OFMB). The Office of Cash Management is within OFMB.

Specific focus areas for the Office of Cash Management include the ability to effectively and efficiently (1) fund activities based on projected resource availability including cash balance projections by fund and account and (2) support reporting to internal and external stakeholders in a transparent manner. This office is responsible for monitoring the financial status of CDOT’s construction program, further recommending, implementing, and supporting cash management policies and procedures to facilitate moving funds to the construction program more quickly, and continuously reviewing and reporting CDOT’s cash balance. As part of that function, the office develops and manages the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is the planning document that identifies the transportation projects CDOT intends to fund over a six year period. The STIP is prepared in cooperation with local government entities throughout the State, including Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Provide processing support to the STIP group and Project Pool areas in the Cash Management Office;

· Help prepare memorandums related to STIP policy and amendments;

· Track and route documents for review and approval;

· Update existing process documentation to help ensure desk procedures are current;

· Run STIP reports and distribute;

· Help prepare other written materials such as email replies to planner, blog notices, and other correspondence;

· Assist in processing form funding pool transactions;

Hours and Work Environment:

· 20-30 hours per week, during 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday. Days are flexible.

· This position is located on CDOT’s Headquarters Campus, 4201 E. Arkansas Avenue in Denver, Colorado.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, and Conditions of Employment Section:

NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) must be submitted with your application. Qualified candidates must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university, college, or similar learning institution, with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA during the last completed semester/quarter.

The Exceptional Applicant will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

· Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;

· Highest work/personal ethics and integrity; strong attention to detail;

· Strong, polished written and oral communication skills;

· Ability to work under tight deadlines and demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing assignments;

· Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, stakeholders, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;

· Course work in Planning, Economics, Math, Statistics, Policy, or Finance;

· Familiarity with planning and project management software;

· Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of theories, principles, and best practices of public administration;

· Strong analytical thinking, research, and problem solving skills;

· Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;

· Ability to work effectively in independent and team situations;

· Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;

· Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Google, SharePoint and ability to learn other systems.

Resumes And Cover Letters Can Be Directed To:

Julia.k.spiker@state.co.us or michael.krochalis@state.co.us

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