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City of Hillsboro, OR | Hillsboro, OR
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Job Description

The principal function of this class is to provide a learning opportunity to students interested in working in a public service field. This position can include analytical and administrative services in support of department and city-wide programs and projects related to a student's area of study. Incumbents, as assigned by position and supervisor may be responsible for performing project research and recommendations; preparing information and/or supporting documents for meetings or projects; maintaining databases; providing technical assistance; participating in community outreach; and facilitating internal and/or external customer service. This position will perform work under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor.

Acceptable Experience and Training


Must be enrolled in an educational institution (secondary or post-secondary) or have graduated within the last 3 months. Level of education and experience needed will vary based on assignment requirements.


Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

* Possession of a valid State Driver's License and safe driving record.


* Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
* Basic municipal governance, operations, and policy;
* Positive and effective customer service principles;
* Database and records management principles and standards;
* Math concepts;
* Exceptional communication, writing and editing skills;
* Modern office equipment.


* Researching and analyzing data;
* Identifying and solving problems;
* Providing positive and effective customer service;
* Prioritizing time and meeting deadlines;
* Coordinating processes, programs and/or events based on area of assignment;
* Planning and coordinating meeting or event resource logistics based on area of assignment;
* Working with and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information or employee data;
* Collaborating with internal and external partners;
* Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas.

Additional Information


Employees at the City of Hillsboro are expected to exemplify the behaviors set forth in our Core Values as follows:

* Excellence in Public Service
* Respect for Diverse Voices and Ideas
* Responsiveness in Customer Service
* Tradition of Reliability
* Stewardship of the Public Trust
* Leadership with Ethics and Integrity
* Culture of Teamwork and Communication
* Emphasis on Innovation

Employees are also expected to promote a positive work environment and to be effective and collaborative team members, while providing responsive municipal services to the citizens of the City of Hillsboro.


Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Based on area of assignment, this position may require sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to efficiently function in an indoor and outdoor environment, including in varying weather conditions.

Incumbents may be subjected to travel.


Environmental Education Intern HP 2020-100-SI

Parks & Recreation Department - Jackson Bottom

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.

The City of Hillsboro is accepting applications for a Jackson Bottom Enviornmental Education Intern position. Under the supervision of staff, this position is responsible for supporting the Jackson

Bottom Wetlands staff through interactive programming and administrative duties


$13.42 - 14.52/hour


Part-time 25-30 hour/week.

Hours scheduled Monday-Friday

between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Process & Timeline

Applications will be accepted until

11:59 PM, April 12, 2020

February - May: Application, Interview

& Selection Process

June - August: Internship

General Description of Duties

* Assist the Jackson Bottom Wetlands staff with summer camp and environmental

education programming

* Help organize materials and prepare for programs
* Canoe activity support and photographing of various activities
* Encourage observation and inquiry among program participants
* Perform a variety of entry level administrative functions in support of assigned


Our ideal candidate will:

* Have previous work experience with children
* Have excellent customer service skills
* Be creative and patient
* Be organized and on time consistently
* Have basic computer skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office


* Must be currently enrolled in the PCC Future Connect Program or a high school student

in the Hillsboro School District interested in developing skills in any of the following

areas: administrative, natural resources, programming and/or education

* Must complete and pass criminal background check
* Have a driver's license and be able to drive a personal or company vehicle
* Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to commit to the entire internship
* Be able to work in a variety of locations, both indoors and outdoors

How to Apply

Visit the City of Hillsboro career opportunities webpage to submit an application, resume,

and responses to supplemental questions. Partial applications will not be considered.

Questions? Contact Omar Ucan, at Omar.Ucan@hillsboro-oregon.gov or at 503-681-6222

Human Resources Department Phone 503-681-6455 Fax 503-615-3459 Web Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Jobs