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Summer interns
City of Half Moon Bay, San Francisco/Peninsula

City Administration

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 712-1786
Close Date: Apr 28, 2017
Control Point Salary: $13.00 - $22.00 Hourly

City of Half Moon Bay
Summer intern

Close Date:  April 28, 2017
Salary: $13.00 - $22.00/hour

The City of Half Moon Bay will host three summer internship positions that will run from approximately June 1, 2017 through August 14, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted by May 5, 2017 to participate in an interview process. The interview process is anticipated to be held in mid-May.

About the City

The City of Half Moon Bay is a Bay Area coastal community of approximately 12,500 residents and is located 25 miles south of San Francisco. The City is governed by a five-member elected City Council and utilizes the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints a City Manager who is responsible for the oversight of daily operations and provides leadership for the City’s programs. The City currently employs 30 full-time employees in the following departments: City Manager’s Office, Administrative Services, Finance, Community Development, and City Clerk. The City also contracts Public Safety with San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.

The City and surrounding coastside are a thriving agricultural, fishing, tourism, and recreational destination. There is a rich culture of diverse traditions and multi-generational families who have lived in Half Moon Bay for well over 100 years. In any given neighborhood you will find farmers, high-tech entrepreneurs, and artists living together.

About the Program

The City of Half Moon Bay’s Summer internship Program was developed in collaboration between the City of Half Moon Bay and the “Two-County Next Generation Committee.” Sponsored by the City/County Managers Associations of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, the Committee is chartered with identifying programs to address the “retirement wave” of baby-boomer managers and professionals who are exiting local government in the region. In an effort to attract university students to local government careers, internships are available each year for university students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About the Positions

Summer internships are available in the following departments: City Manager’s Office, Administrative Services, and Finance.

The City Manager’s Office is seeking an entry-level, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is interested in providing exceptional service to our community. This internship provides an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in city administration, local government, and community engagement. Through mentorship and under general supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible to complete specific projects and a variety of on-going assignments to help develop their knowledge and skills in local government administration. Some of the various projects and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Researching and analyzing various policies and/or programs
  • Updating internal procedures and policies
  • Drafting and editing reports
  • Assisting with community engagement efforts
  • Preparing staff training material and resources
  • Researching and compiling best practices for various programs and services
  • Attending departmental and community meetings
  • Opportunity to present a report to the City Council

The Administrative Services Department is seeking a value-driven entry-level, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is interested in providing exceptional service and team. This internship provides an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in Public Administration to enhance their administrative and analytical knowledge, skills, and abilities. Through mentorship and under general supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible to complete specific projects and a variety of on-going assignments to help develop their knowledge and skills. Some of the various projects and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


  • Research recruitment strategy best practices
  • Create new employee orientation program
  • Research and analyze history of classifications
  • Create professional development program
  • Preparing staff training material and resources
  • Develop setup protocol for all meeting facilities
  • Inventory, organize, and update emergency operation center equipment
  • Assisting with update process for Emergency Operations Plans, checklists, and Training and Exercise Plans
  • Maintaining training records and project archives
  • Working directly with staff and various community groups regarding Emergency Preparedness
  • Developing multi-media presentations
  • Assisting in development of directories

The Finance Department internship provides an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in finance, budget, contract administration, accounting, and administrative functions. Through mentorship and under general supervision, the successful candidate will be responsible to complete specific projects and a variety of on-going assignments to help develop their knowledge and skills in finance and budget, but more generally in local government administration. Some of the various projects and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Preparing operating and capital budget documents
  • Researching and analyzing various policies and/or programs
  • Updating internal procedures and policies
  • Drafting and editing reports
  • Assisting with program analyses (e.g. franchise fee audit)
  • Assisting with preparation of staff training material and resources
  • Researching and compiling best practices for various programs and services
  • Attending departmental and other meetings
  • Opportunity to report a presentation to the City Council

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education & Experience

Some completed coursework leading to an Undergraduate degree, with major in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources is desired (but not required).

Knowledge of:


  • Microsoft Office software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Adobe software (e.g. Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and Photoshop)
  • Local government operations

Ability to:


  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and work cooperatively with City staff.
  • Perform analytical work and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Use tact and discretion in dealing with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Plan, develop, review and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Uphold the City’s organizational mission
  • Present and conduct oneself with professionalism

Why Apply?


  • Growth – we are committed to exposing you to a work environment that will sharpen your writing, presentation, research, analysis, and critical thinking skills.
  • Training – this internship experience will provide real-world experience and training toward an entry-level professional position within a city government.
  • Mentoring – the selected intern will be mentored by city staff
  • Networking – access to a network of professionals in the field of local government.

 



Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in pursuing a career in local government . The candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, reliable, punctual and honest. The candidate will also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat with the ability to learn new processes quickly and efficiently, as well as a desire to provide services to the community.


Benefits:

Temporary position - no benefits

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