Graduate Student - 2020 Spring internship with the City of Dallas in Civil Service Department
As a part-time employee, performs administrative and/or research work relating to one or more functional areas in the administration of a municipal government to develop/reinforce working knowledge of municipal government operations for professional growth or to meet the internship requirements of a university at the graduate level.
- Develops and/or revises rules or regulations, assesses needs, implements/improves new or existing procedures and coordinates various activities to assist in the administration of a department or division.
- Proposes solutions to existing problems and discusses proposals with administrative personnel in planning and executing administrative functions, special events, and public relations activities to acquire skills in problem solving.
- Conducts individual studies or projects in one or more city department or division to supplement knowledge acquired in a specialized area entailing diverse duties such as marketing, research or management.
- Performs a variety of functions such as special services including contracts management, emergency preparedness, architecture, engineering and construction, and financial services such as budgeting, grants and trust management, accounting, and monthly financial reporting to supplement knowledge gained through academic courses.
- Performs various personnel functions related to insurance administration, worker's compensation, safety, hiring and promotion, training, retirement, termination, and affirmative action to acquire supplementary knowledge in the area of personnel administration.
- Answers correspondence, maintains files, and assists in scheduling and coordinating events.
- Becomes acquainted with various department heads and staff to establish working relationships conducive to completion of internship assignments.
- Analyzes information gathered regarding research problems and presents pertinent facts to those responsible for solving them so that informed decisions can more effectively be made.
- Candidates should be pursuing a Master's Degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration or related Field
- Graduate candidates will require 1 completed academic year to include three courses in Human Resources related Field
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to investigate problems and analyze information. - Ability to write clear, concise reports. - Ability to diplomatically interact with city officials. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.