Department Intern
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Department Intern
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Under immediate supervision, receives training and mentoring in one or more professional disciplines; performs entry level to specialized project assistance in a City/District department; performs research as assigned and applies academic theory, training and education to real life work situations and environments; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a part-time classification developed to provide the incumbent with real life work experience in a field of public employment. Appointments may be in any City/District department and are based on the educational and training background of the incumbent. Employment is part-time on a project or limited term basis.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are illustrative only. They are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

Provides supplemental staffing in a department or division on a project or limited term basis; provides project assistance and functions as a member of a project team.

Utilizes applicable education, training and experience to complete assignments.

Researches and compiles information from various sources; prepares reports and correspondence; creates spreadsheets and other visual information displays.

Processes repetitive and routine documents and forms.

Receives, distributes and mails correspondence; maintains mailing lists.

Attends City Council/District Board, committee, regional and professional meetings as required and for experience and training.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  the organization and function of a multi-jurisdictional municipal agency; use and applicability of personal and on-line computer systems and related software applications; applicable records and file storage and management systems; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Skill in:  the safe and efficient operation of office equipment including, multi-line business phones, copiers, calculators, personal and on-line computers; creating clear concise written correspondence; making effective oral presentations.
Ability to:  make accurate arithmetic calculations; understand and carry out verbal and written instructions; effectively communicate verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; provide courteous and efficient service to the public; ability to learn, retain and use technical terminology, equipment, and computer applications; ability to respond calmly and effectively to changing priorities; establish and maintain effective working relations with those contacted in the course of the work.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  A related degree or degree in progress from an accredited college or university may be required at the time of application. Specific educational requirements will be identified during applicable recruitment processes.
Experience:  No experience is necessary; 6 months of paid or documented volunteer experience in a municipal agency is desirable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position requires fingerprinting.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a valid Class C California Drivers license is desirable, but not required.
SALARY:  $10.00 - $25.00 per hour

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200