Human Resources

Community Development Intern

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this title performs routine sub professional work on a seasonal basis.  This position is designed to familiarize students who eventually hope to enter the field of community development or a related field, aimed at meeting the City’s economic community development needs and objectives.  Work is performed under direct supervision.  Does related work, as required.

Assist in the administration of City’s Small City Block Grant, or other special project as assigned;
Researches information related to Economic Development, Planning and Grants;
Assist with the update of Zoning documents;
Produces brochures and/or newsletters on Community Development activities;
Prepares press releases and media campaigns for Community Development;
May collect data regarding land use, natural resources, population, housing, community services and facilities, etc.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Some knowledge of planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, or of social or natural sciences, including geography, government, economics, sociology, or related fields; ability to exercise initiative in carrying out assignments; ability to work effectively with others; willingness to learn.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND:
Completion of two (2) years from a regionally accredited college or university, with specialization in Engineering, Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, Economics, Planning or related fields.