The County Manager’s Office is currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Management Intern position. This posting will be open through 5:00 p.m. CST on (March 20, 2019). Qualified applicants will remain as an active candidate for a period of up to 90 days. Job duties include the following:
Perform entry-level research and advise County leadership on a wide range of issues and report findings to leadership, staff, and elected officials. Research may take the form of basic policy analysis, recommendations of reasonable alternatives to current County policy, and development of best practices based on other local governments and their actions.
Participate in projects assigned by County leadership or Staff. Projects often assist in preparing documents or presentations for Board of County Commissioner meetings, assist in the budgetary process, or initiate new efforts as directed by County leaders. Work with Staff to ensure that projects which match career goals and interests are assigned.
Schedule a full day to shadow the County Manager and/or other County leadership.
If no projects are readily given, work with County staff to identify tasks that should be completed on own initiative. These tasks will involve the development of skills and knowledge pertaining to professional local government management.
Serve as a liaison between County Manager’s Office and department leadership teams regarding various projects and their progress while working to expand knowledge about what various departments do and their unique role within the County organization.
Present County Manager’s Office recommendations to the Board of county Commissioners. This includes preparing briefing sheets, presentation materials, and coordinating with the Budget and Legal departments to ensure recommendations meet countywide policy.
Regularly attend various meetings to broaden understanding of local government and public sector management. These meetings include internal and external meetings concerning a broad range of topics. Intern should also work to schedule individual and group meetings with County Leaders to discuss the internship and other points of interest within local government management.
Support other departments with various duties as assigned. Work with Staff to provide opportunity to work in areas or departments that the Intern feels a strong interest in or a desire to improve their skillset in
Participate in Supervisor Training Institute and Skills Training to Enhance Performance Trainings and Leadership Empowers All People.
***The salary for this position will be $13.00 per hour.***
Candidate must be pursuing or have obtained a Master’s of Public Administration degree and have a desire to work in local government management.
Preferred skills include:
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Working knowledge of county and/or city government management
- Facilitation skills, ability to help groups focus, ability to use group decision making to gain commitment
- Public speaking/presentation skills
Candidate must be able to successfully complete criminal and motor vehicle background screenings.