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College Student Intern - Planning & Zoning
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City of Boca Raton, Florida | Boca Raton, FL
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Job Description

ATTENTION: To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous employment history, if applicable. In the event the applicant has not been employed for ten (10) continuous years, all time for the ten (10) year period prior to the date of application must be accounted for including periods of school, unemployment and retirement.


* Carefully read the College Student Internship Program Guide
* Select an available Department Internship for which you would like to apply and click on the link below to access the Department Internship Description.
* Carefully read the Department Internship Description requirements.
* To Apply for available positions: Click on the "View Job Posting" link at the top right corner of this position description. Next click the position title you are interested in, and then click on the "Apply" link at the top right corner of the posting. This process will take you to the Online Employment Application.
* To be considered for a College Student Internship, the following documents are required and must be uploaded to the City of Boca Raton's online employment application:
* 500-Word Essay - "Why I Want to Intern at the City of Boca Raton"
* Unofficial transcript from school currently attending.
* Departments may have separate requirements in lieu of or in addition to the requirements listed above and contained in the Program Guide. Carefully read all requirements necessary for application under the individual Department Internship Description in which application is being made.


In addition to the minimum eligibility set forth in APPENDIX A of the Program Guide, candidates seeking to be considered for an Internship in Human Resources must meet or comply with the following requirements:

1. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school program with major course work in Urban or Regional Planning or related field.

2. Have obtained and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.

3. Have the ability to work a minimum of 12 hours per week not to exceed a maximum of 25 hours per week. Hours are flexible and will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


General knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices, and techniques of city planning as they pertain to the design and development of urban and regional areas, planning research, and zoning activities; general knowledge of growth management legislation and comprehensive planning; general knowledge of research methodology and of standard statistical procedures; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, maintain good working relationships, exercise initiative and sound judgment.

Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft operating systems is preferred. Knowledge of GIS related software and other mapping related software is preferred.


To be determined.


Assists the Development Services Department with a variety of professional planning, research, and/or mapping assignments in the Development Services Department. The position reports to the Development Services Director or his designee.


Assists other staff members in the review and processing of comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, developments of regional impact, notice of proposed change applications, annexations, site plans, plats, abandonments, etc.;

Assists other staff members in the preparation of amendments and/or updates to the elements of the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations in the City's Code of Ordinances; and,

Conducts research and analysis and prepares statistical data on land use, physical, social and economic issues;

Performs data entry of various statistical information for the Department;

Assists in the filing and management of various records for the Department;

Assists in the creation of maps and layers using GIS software and other mapping related software;

Assists in other mapping functions of the Department; and,

Assists other staff members in the review of building permits, business tax licenses, and alcohol/liquor licenses for conformance with zoning regulations.


Assists other staff members in the preparation of staff's comments and recommendations to City Staff Responsible for Planning Advisory Review;

Assists other staff members in the preparation of staff recommendations on land development applications;

Assists other staff members in the preparation of documents necessary for presentation to the Planning and Zoning Board, City Council, and /or Community Redevelopment Agency;

Assists other staff members in the preparation of amendments and updates to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations;

Conducts individual research and analysis related to physical, social, and economic issues;

Assists other staff members in the preparation of technical studies and reports for the City Council, Planning and Zoning Board, and other boards and commissions; and,

Performs related tasks as required.


Candidates selected for an Internship will be expected to comply with all City and Department rules and regulations. In addition, candidates will be expected to:

1. Wear appropriate attire during working hours, in accordance with the City of Boca Raton's policy.

2. Conduct themselves in a professional manner.

3. Maintain the confidentiality of any information obtained through the Internship Program.

4. Record their time daily by clocking in and out each day and manage schedule with assigned Division Internship Coordinator.

5. Ensure that all required documentation required by the college or university is supplied to the Department Internship Coordinator and completed prior to required deadlines, if applicable.


Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.


The background check process for this position may include:

* Criminal Background Check
* Employment Verification
* Reference Checks
* Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Check
* Educational Verification