The City of Sioux City Environmental Services Division has an open position for an intern to assist with planning and coordination of projects, events, and permit compliance for the Environmental Services Division related to recycling, waste reduction, and stormwater pollution prevention. Potential candidates for this position are students in current good standing at a recognized technical school, college, or university. The student must have general knowledge and interest in sustainability and/or environmental issues. The office for this position is in the Utilities Department at City Hall, 405 6th Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51102. This position requires a time commitment of 10 hours per week.
Cognitive Demands, Skills and Abilities: Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism; Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you, ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), ability to see details at a distance, ability to identify and understand the speech of another person, ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Job Knowledge: Must have general knowledge, job skills and abilities associated with their particular work assignment; Good knowledge of the handling the public; ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication: Ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees and the general public; Requires effective communication skills and the ability to provide assistance to customers (external and internal). Requires the ability to write and speak clearly, distinctly and effectively with fellow employees and the general public; read in English and compare similarities and differences between words and series of numbers; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and to provide and follow verbal and written instructions.
Physical Requirements: Regularly lifts up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts up to 30 pounds. Good physical condition.
Work Environment: Work may be performed inside a typical inside office environment with appropriate heating and cooling or in outdoor field conditions, which include varying weather conditions, occupational or environmental hazards typically associated with general public contact, and varying street level noises; and touring work sites that are in various stages of development.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Must have a work experience/educational agreement between the City and the educational institution in which they are enrolled and may be required to have a driver's license valid for use in Iowa.
Applicants for this class must be currently enrolled students in a degree program in good standing at an accredited technical school, college or university.
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