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Project Assistant

  • Location: Denton, Denton, Texas, 76205
  • Salary: 19.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

This leading Denton, TX employer has an immediate 3+ month contract opportunity for a Project Assistant.  Will directly assist the Operations Team with a wide range of projects such as data collection, research and analysis.  The Project Assistant will be working in a typical office environment, approximately 40 hours per week Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless deviation from this schedule is necessary for special projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Help review data as needed to ensure information is correctly displayed and conduct field assessments.
• Collect and summarize customer feedback.
• Help read and analyze demographic and geographic data, as well as trends.
• Assist with collecting and recording data using appropriate software and prepare reports as required.
• Monitor and evaluate on-time performance data.
• Provide support for demand response operations, including preparing reports, researching contract compliance, analyzing useage and performance data.
• Assist the  Operations Department with projects which include useage and data analysis, collection and coordination of survey information and other special projects as may be assigned.
• Assist with the development, implementation, and monitoring of services provided.
• Assist with the analysis of project data, including useage reports, and services.
• Assist with monitoring certain services through GPS location and published schedules.
• Draft materials and communications.
• Collect data for review such as Census, land use, transportation, traffic, and transit sources.
• Conduct onsite surveys, count customers, identify and confirm issues, and test possible solutions.
• Engage public and stakeholders including interaction with customers.
• Perform other duties as directed.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Proper usage of the English language
• Above average communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel experience
• Mathematics, data collection, spreadsheet, and spatial analysis skills
• Preparing written correspondence and reports including tables and quality graphics
• Preferred: Knowledge of mapping data, GIS, database management, Adobe Pro
• Project management skills a plus
• Research skills necessary
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills required
• Meticulous attention to detail required

Ability to:
• Prepare draft reports requiring analytical skill
• Compose general correspondence and letters
• Operate and use modern office equipment including personal computers
• Compile and maintain records and prepare reports
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Speak effectively and secure the cooperation of others in a joint course of action
• Work independently and manage projects with limited supervision
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Read and understand complex documents
• Express ideas using creative approaches
• Analyze operating data, identify issues and recommend appropriate solutions
• Work independently, self-starter using strong organizational and time management skills
• Develop, read, and interpret rules, policies and procedures
• Maintain tact, poise and professional demeanor in the workplace and with the public