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Water Operations Intern, Mahopac

Engineering, Architecture, & Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $15.00 per hour

Work Location Downstate, Outside NYC

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 13, 2023

Description Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Bureau of Water Supply (BWS) employs nearly 1,000 people who are responsible for the management, operation, and protection of New York City’s upstate water supply system, associated facilities and aqueducts, over 100 miles of road, 55 bridges, and approximately 150,000 acres of watershed lands. The mission of the Bureau of Water Supply is to reliably deliver a sufficient quantity of high-quality drinking water and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the delivery of this most valuable resource in order to promote public health, economic development, and quality of life of the City of New York. BWS is also responsible for the overall management and implementation of the provisions of the City’s $1.5 billion Watershed Protection Program and for ensuring the City’s compliance with the provisions of the Filtration Avoidance Determination. Within BWS, we have diverse roles and responsibilities, and each of us contributes to the same mission of reliably providing New York City with its most valuable natural resource.

The Water Operations Division plans, manages, operates, maintains and provides responsible stewardship to all NYC water supply reservoirs, dams, facilities, aqueducts, shafts, hydroelectric plants, highways, bridges and watershed lands of the Delaware, Catskill and Croton water systems upstream of the Kensico and New Croton reservoirs.

Working within the Source Water Operations Division (SWO) in the Highlands Region, under direct supervision the selected candidate will primarily work with the Test Operations Section (TOS) on gathering data on the equipment used at various facilities to populate a more detailed equipment list than the current one. The intern will put the information into an Excel database that will be formatted for import into the current CMMS database being used by the Region and be used for future CMMS databases when the change occurs. The intern will also provide support for the Highlands Survey Section, assisting them with research, from internal records, the County Clerk’s Offices, other agencies (NYS DOT, Archive Records, etc.) for any documentation, deeds, maps, etc., review findings and enter the metes and bounds of deeds and/or “maps” (archive, subdivision, etc.) into a drawing, create and process points within an AutoCAD program (drawing format), import other drawing(s), image(s), (PDF,TIFF, JPG, etc.) and other information, print hard copies to be used in the field, upload and download files onto a total station data collector and/or GPS data collector, while in the field they will, recon for any field evidence, recover monumentation, get GPS location of these finding and any other finds such as an encroachment, etc. Due to the proximity to property line or lack of GPS coverage, a pair of control points will be set, for instrument (total station) location that GPS is unable to acquire. The selected candidate will also assist to complete all RAW DATA computation, tying all physical field location (rotate / translate) into the drawing, from all the research. Create draft-final sketches and/or maps along with a report if needed. At the end of their tenure, the intern will prepare and submit a report of what was accomplished and identify what further actions need to be completed and offer suggestions for improvement. The selected candidate(s) will be exposed to real-life engineering problems that will require an understanding of engineering fundamentals, engineering management reports, and projects schedules. Candidate will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental, health and safety laws, Agency policies, rules, and regulations. The candidate will be working predominately in an office although some field work may be required.

Requirements Requirements

As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).

Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.