Intern - Environmental Compliance (Unpaid, Non-benefited Internship) City of Westminster, CO - Westminster, CO 2 hours agoInternshipEstimated: $40,000 - $54,000 a year Apply Now Education * Associate's Degree * Bachelor's Degree Skills * Time Management * Technical Writing * Microsoft Word * Driver's License * Microsoft Office POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION The Intern - Environmental Compliance is an exciting opportunity for a college student to work alongside the City of Westminster's Environmental Analyst at several city facilities gaining real-world experience in many areas of environmental compliance including, but not limited to: * Storage tank management * Spill prevention * GIS and cartography * Hazardous waste management * Inspections and assessments * Regulatory reporting * Health and safety initiatives This is an unpaid, temporary, non-benefited internship opportunity expected to last through the summer of 2019. There is flexibility to the schedule during the City's normal hours of operation (MondayThursday, 7 a.m. 6 p.m.) and flexibility as to number of hours worked per week. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIES The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork. This position supports the goals of the General Services (GS) Department and our City's mission by providing quality support and services to City departments, employees, and citizens. General Services provides a broad spectrum of amenities to city staff and residents, including a municipal court, city-owned facility and vehicle maintenance, and messenger and printing services. Every employee is accountable to: Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences GENERAL COMPETENCIES Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to: Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications Demonstrate accountability for work, and take ownership in job performance Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product Job Specific Every employee in this position must be able to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions Work independently with minimum supervision while working collaboratively throughout the city Display strong organizational and time management skills Leadership Every employee in this position is accountable to: Foster a participatory organizational climate that is open, positive, reinforcing, and supportive Encourage employees to be accountable for their work and take ownership in what they do Demonstrate leadership and courage by making or supporting decisions that reflect the organizational mission and goals even when the decision may be unpopular to some Demonstrate collaboration and conflict resolution skills with other departments and employees JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks Provides staff support for environmental compliance and safety projects (including, but not limited to, creating an environmental program desktop guide, updating a waste disposal database, and reviewing facilities' Safety Data Sheets) Develop communication skills in both written and oral capacities for a variety of audiences Develop an understanding of environmental compliance and safety topics Enhance or develop skills in technical writing and review of technical documents Complete and manage assigned projects with varying levels of supervision by use of time management and task prioritization Assists with additional tasks as needed (including, but not limited to, writing, cartography, data analysis, and answering residents' disposal questions) Develop skills in, and participate in, environmental site assessments Maintain regular and punctual attendance Other Duties and Responsibilities Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion. POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications Required: Must be at least 18 years of age Must be currently pursuing or have recently completed (past 12-months) an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree in Environmental Sciences, Geology, Geography, or a related field, with an interest in environmental compliance initiatives Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) Experience and/or demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: environmental compliance, environmental health and safety Possession of a valid driver's license and maintenance of a safe driving record Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered. Physical Requirements Work is sedentary in nature and requires sufficient physical stamina and strength for: Constant sitting to perform daily tasks; occasional walking through a multilevel facility to retrieve information; frequent standing, sometimes for extended periods Frequent squatting, reaching above shoulder, and twisting to file documents and lift supplies and material; occasional bending, kneeling, climbing, balancing, and reaching below shoulder to store documents, material, and supplies Constant light grasp, fine manipulation, and handling to perform daily duties; occasional firm grasp to safely use equipment Frequent lifting, carrying, and pushing and/or pulling of up to ten (10) pounds to move material and supplies; occasional lifting and pushing and/or pulling of up to twenty-five (25) pounds with dollies and carts WORKING CONDITIONS Work is typically performed indoors with the potential for some outside site visits. This is primarily sedentary office work. Must demonstrate the ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including the ability to retrieve information from various locations in the office when needed. The position requires some communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies. Required Materials and Equipment Personal computers, keyboards, calculators, telephones, copy machines, and other standard office equipment, and AED machine. PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position. We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employee not assigned benefits are employees working less than 20 hours a week, temporary employees, seasonal employees, and hourly employees.