Martinez CA Martinez, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2019Internship- Paid
Definition Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Administrative Services, the internship will provide experience in the growing area of City Sustainability Programs. The candidate will assist with coordination, outreach, and research relating to the City's Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Programs. Flexible hours up to 20/week. Maximum 1000 hours per fiscal year. This position is not eligible for City benefits. Representative Duties Assists with various areas of the City's Sustainability Programs, with primary emphasis on planning, development, and implementation of ongoing grant-funded recycling projects with local K-12 schools. Researches potential implementation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Strategies from the City's Climate Action Plan (CAP), and provides recommendations; conducts public outreach to residents and businesses supporting sustainability initiatives by tabling, drafting articles, preparing flyers, writing press releases, and making site visits; assists with grant administration and planning, development, and implementation of ongoing grant-funded projects with local K-12 schools; researches potential funding opportunities related to the City's CAP goals; coordinates with regional groups such as New Leaf Collaborative, Contra Costa Climate Leaders (4CL), Sustainable Contra Costa, Rising Sun Energy Center, and the County Green Business Program, and attends meetings as necessary; assists with preparations for City public workshops on recycling and sustainability; attends regional AB939 Manager's Meeting and East Bay Energy Watch Strategic Advisory Committee meetings, keeping notes and providing summaries as needed; responds to inquiries received from the public by phone and email; assists with expansion and enhancement of sustainability/conservation related topics on City's website; other duties as assigned pertaining to sustainability and implementation of the City's Climate Action Plan. Qualifications/Education/Experience Minimum: Recent college graduation or current college student status with at least 2 years of college-accredited coursework; proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (experience with web content management software and/or creating printed materials is preferred); possession of a valid CA driver's license; ability to successfully pass background check. Knowledge & Abilities: Knowledge of modern office procedures and equipment; knowledge of correct English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary; ability to perform arithmetic calculations; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate with and serve the general public; ability to work effectively with follow employees; general understanding of environmental issues and sustainability. Supplemental Information A select number of the most experienced and best-qualified applicants will be invited to interview. First review of applications will be completed by Monday, December 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.