Internship - Water Resources Intern

internship - part time, paid

City Hillsboro
Hillsboro, OR
Closed
Posted 38 Days ago
City Hillsboro
Hillsboro, OR
internship - part time, paid
Posted 38 Days ago
Closed

Description

Organization: City of HIllsboroLocation: Hillsboro, OregonSalary: Not Specified Industry Type: Government/Public AgencyPosition Type: Part Time Date Posted: June 12, 2019 -Internship - Water Resources Intern Share This The principal function of this class is to provide a learning opportunity to students interested in working in a public service field. This position can include analytical and administrative services in support of department and city-wide programs and projects related to a student's area of study. Incumbents, as assigned by position and supervisor may be responsible for performing project research and recommendations; preparing information and/or supporting documents for meetings or projects; maintaining databases; providing technical assistance; participating in community outreach; and facilitating internal and/or external customer service. This position will perform work under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor.Examples of Essential Work This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department. -Receives and responds to assigned internal and external customer inquiries and information requests. Researches, analyzes, troubleshoots, and provides information and support related to functional area of assignment under close supervision of an assigned supervisor. -Researches and analyzes data, information records and/or trends; prepares and completes reports, surveys; provides recommendations for improved processes and procedures. -Assists in implementing and administering special department projects, such as preparation of reports, performing project research and management, and project or program development. -Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems. -Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas -Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.Acceptable Experience and Training TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must be enrolled in an educational institution (secondary or post-secondary) or have graduated within the last 3 months. Level of education and experience needed will vary based on assignment requirements. LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS: Depending on assignment, some positions may require: -Possession of a valid State Driver's License and safe driving record. KNOWLEDGE OF: -Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; -Basic municipal governance, operations, and policy; -Positive and effective customer service principles; -Database and records management principles and standards; -Math concepts; -Exceptional communication, writing and editing skills; -Modern office equipment.SKILL IN: -Researching and analyzing data; -Identifying and solving problems; -Providing positive and effective customer service; -Prioritizing time and meeting deadlines; -Coordinating processes, programs and/or events based on area of assignment; -Planning and coordinating meeting or event resource logistics based on area of assignment; -Working with and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information or employee data; -Collaborating with internal and external partners; -Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.Additional Information CITY OF HILLSBORO'S CORE VALUES: Employees at the City of Hillsboro are expected to exemplify the behaviors set forth in our Core Values as follows: -Excellence in Public Service -Respect for Diverse Voices and Ideas -Responsiveness in Customer Service -Tradition of Reliability -Stewardship of the Public Trust -Leadership with Ethics and Integrity -Culture of Teamwork and Communication -Emphasis on InnovationEmployees are also expected to promote a positive work environment and to be effective and collaborative team members, while providing responsive municipal services to the citizens of the City of Hillsboro. ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodation. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. Based on area of assignment, this position may require sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to efficiently function in an indoor and outdoor environment, including in varying weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to travel. Exact text from promotional flyer: Water Resources Intern Water Department The City of Hillsboro is accepting resumes for a Water Resources Intern position. This position will support the Water Department's efforts to update a drinking watershed protection plan and assist implementation of source water protection projects. The position will also assist with conservation programs, including customer service on water efficiency rebates, water use audits, and creation of outreach materials. This internship is a temporary part-time 25-30 hour/week internship. Hours will be scheduled Monday Friday between 8am 5pm, with exact schedule will be determined after hire. Compensation is$17.91/hour. Resumes will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Internship Process & Timeline: June:Application, Interview & Selection Process July - September:Summer Internship General Description of Duties: -Provides technical support and assistance in the planning, development and implementation of water conservation programs and water resource projects. -Gathers, researches and analyzes data; prepares documentation, reports, plans, maps, drawings, and correspondence for internal benchmarking, and informing governing boards. -Assists in updating databases for tracking and forecasting water demands and customer water consumption. -Assists in the development and presentation of public education materials, training and outreach programs. -Responds to public information requests, researches records and documents and provides information.The ideal candidate will possess: -Professional communication skills including listening, speaking and writing -Skills in Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word -Positive and effective customer service principles -Natural resource management and/or environmental science concepts including earth processes -Mathematical concepts and research and analysis methods -Drinking water protection and conservation practices knowledge preferredRequirements: -Must be a current Master's student studying Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences, or related field. -Must complete and pass criminal background check -Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to commit to the entire internship How to Apply:Visit the City of Hillsboro career opportunities webpage to submit an application, resume, and responses to supplemental questions. Partial applications will not be considered. Questions? :Jessica Stark, City of Hillsboro Human Resources Department at -or at 503-681-6222 -The City of Hillsboro is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership, national origin, political affiliation, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, credit history or source of income. Applicants who feel their civil rights have been violated at any time during the course of their consideration for employment with the City of Hillsboro should contact the Human Resources Department immediately. Applicants who consider themselves disabled under federal or state law and desire assistance should contact the Human Resources Department. -Employees accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 worked up to a maximum accrual of 40 hours of sick time in a year. -Free membership to the Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center for the employee only. -Eligible part-time employees are provided with an annual TriMet pass valid for travel anywhere TriMet goes. Please check with your department supervisor to verify your eligibility. -If employees are bilingual (English/Spanish) and can pass a conversational test, they can earn 3% in addition to their pay. -Benefits such as vacation leave accrual, holiday pay, medical and dental insurance, and other similar benefits are not provided for this position.01Please prepare responses to each of the following items. Relevancy of your experience and training together with composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be considered when evaluating responses. Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training. Applications without a resume and supplemental responses will not be considered. Do you understand these requirements? -Yes -No02What makes you excited about interning at the City of Hillsboro (250 words or less)? -03What 2 skills do you have that will benefit you in this internship? Please explain how you've used these skills in the past (250 words or less). -04Explain how this internship aligns with your future career goals (250 words or less). -05Are you a current Master's student studying Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences, or related field? -Yes -No06Please acknowledge that you attached a resume or include it below. -Required Question Apply Now Ready to apply for this job? 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Skills

water resource management, water management, environmental science, teamwork, natural resource management, surveying, policy, microsoft office, research, microsoft excel, microsoft word, customer service, leadership, community outreach, training

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