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Parking Planning Intern

Internship Responsibilities

Job Summary

The Parking Planning Section Intern will examine parking issues and work with other parking planning staff to develop solutions for community stakeholders. The position will also assist with parking studies, evaluate on-street parking regulations, and provide recommendations to improve upon current operations.

Essential Task Responsibilities

· Assist in field investigations and analyze data to assess the occupancy of parking supply;

· Gather geographic and other parking related data and input into existing database structures;

· Review and offer suggestions of existing databases;

· Review and analyze data collection methods including for geographical software (GIS);

· Collaborate with other members of the planning section on various projects;

· Attend inter-agency meetings such as Site Plan Review, Planning Commission Hearings, City Council meetings, and Bicycle Advisory Commission meetings;

· Assist with site visits, reaching out to other agencies for information, and researching current legislation;

· Apply learned regulations when required to report on various tasks such as data collection findings and field investigation findings;

· Investigate and research best practices in parking;

· Evaluate recommendations made by team members, management, and community members and give feedback;

· Work with Planners to maintain the GIS-based parking supply database, offer suggestions regarding utilization maps that include results from field investigations.

Skill Set Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of the Parking Authority and work of the Parking Authority;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite such as Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, OneDrive, etc.;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Ability to write reports and create spreadsheets;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from team members, supervisor, and others at times;
  • Ability to communicate with team members, customers and external community public

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Upper-class Undergraduate: Geography, GIS, Planning, Political Science; Graduate: City & Regional Planning

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2021
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: M-F
Pay: Yes, $14.00 or $15.00 salary
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National

Application Requirements

Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Application Process

Submit your Cover Letter and Resume to employmentopportunities@bcparking.com with the title, Parking Planning Internship in the subject line.  Attach any samples of projects relevant to this opportunity.

Additional Information

Supervision Received & Exercised

The Division Manager, Parking Planning will oversee the tasks and projects assigned to the Intern.  Goals and objectives will be established and reviewed during the course of the internship.  Additional oversight from the Planning team members will assist the Intern in meeting goals and objectives.

Physical Requirements

The office environment is conducive with regulated office temperatures and lighting.  The noise level can occasionally be moderate.  The Intern will frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, use hands and reach with hands and arms.  Occasional light lifting, such as three or four reams of paper or other materials up to 40 pounds may be required.  Specific vision abilities required are close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.  The outer office environment is conducive to outdoor weather conditions.

 

Location

The office is located in Downtown Baltimore City.  Public Transportation is accessible on all sides of our block location to include MTA bus transit and MARC train transit.  Parking is available in the Arena Garage located above our office.

 

Schedule and Compensation

This opportunity is slated for the Summer Semester/Break.  The expected duration of the internship is ten (10) weeks starting on 5/24 or 6/1.  The schedule is flexible, 15-20 hours and will be determined in advance.  The hourly rate is $14.00 for an undergraduate or $15.00 for a graduate. 

Headquarters

200 W Lombard St, Ste B
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Parking Authority of Baltimore City

About Us

We oversee the management of 14 parking garages and numerous lots, 918 EZ Park Meters, over 1,500 reserved residential handicap parking spaces, and 46 residential permit parking areas. We also oversee valet parking regulations and a parking planning section.

 Mission 

The mission of the Parking Authority of Baltimore City is to find, or create, and implement parking solutions for Baltimore City, and to be the resource on all things "parking" in Baltimore.

History / Creation

The Parking Authority was created by City Ordinance 2000-71 to enhance Baltimore City's position in planning, development, management, and operations of its parking institution.

Governance

A five-member Board of Directors governs the Authority. Members of the Board of Directors serve without compensation. Four members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council and one is a member of the City Council appointed by the City Council President. Each member of the Board serves a 3-year staggered term and may be removed at will by the appointing representative.

Description

PABC is a “quasi” governmental agency of Baltimore City. We are also a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization.

What We Don't Do

We help find parking solutions in Baltimore City, but we don't issue parking citations or tickets. We also do not set parking fines, collect fines or adjudicate parking tickets.

Parking enforcement is handled by the Department of Transportation - (410) 396-6802.

Parking Ticket Collections and Requests for Trials are handled by the Bureau of Revenue Collections - (410) 396-4080.

To find out  “What We Do (and don’t do),”  read our brochure.

Values

Integrity
We follow all laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
The decisions we make are morally right and in the best interest of the city.
 
Professionalism
We interact with our customers and with our teammates with professional conduct and courtesy at all times.
Our actions and appearance reflect the professional nature of our organization.
 
Responsiveness
We respond quickly to the questions, concerns, and needs of all of our customers and of our teammates.
 
Fairness
In our interactions with customers and teammates, we are always fair and unbiased.
 
Innovation
We are always looking for ways to accomplish our mission better, faster, and at less cost.