Duration: 6-12 Months Part Time: 20-25 Hours Per Week
Position Located in the City of Alhambra
The Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/ HACoLA) is a dynamic and innovative local government agency created in 1982 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The agency is an industry leader in four core service areas: affordable housing, community, economic, and housing development. Funded primarily with federal grants, the CDC/HACoLA prides itself on sponsoring new solutions to local issues, and forming partnerships with private and public agencies. To learn more about the agency's work in support of its mission to Build Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods, please visit www.lacdc.org.
Essential Job Duties
The Intern will perform professional administrative work in support of the Communications and Public Affairs Unit (CPA Unit). The CPA Unit has three main roles in the agency: legislative analysis, public information, and media coordination. Under general supervision, the Intern will use skills and educational coursework obtained in their field of study to: 1) Review and track correspondence prepared by, or being routed through, the CPA Unit; 2) Assist with drafting, routing, and finalizing narrative for marketing pieces or Federal advocacy materials; 3) Perform internet searches, data collection, and electronic filing; and 4) Perform other analytical and technical tasks related to assigned projects requiring initiative and sound judgment in support of the CPA Unit. This position requires basic office skills that include typing, data entry, computer operation, and analysis. Regular attendance is an essential job function.
This position will provide the Intern the ability to apply and develop knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a position in communications and public affairs.
Must be currently enrolled in, or completed, a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program, or be currently enrolled in, or completed, a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree program from an accredited college/university in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, or Communications as these fields would provide the most appropriate skill set for this position.
Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently while still maintaining attention to detail is critical to success in this position. The ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely is essential. Candidate must be computer literate and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Administrative and software skills are required for this position. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs is necessary.
Management will establish and implement screening criteria to comparatively and fairly evaluate the qualifications of all prospective Interns based on the application materials submitted and the needs of the CPA Unit. Only those applicants, whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the CPA Unit, will be invited for an interview. Applicants who do not complete the employment application and supplemental questionnaire may be disqualified.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Possess a valid California Driver's License, have an acceptable driving record, and a reliable insured vehicle.
Complete an application and successfully pass an interview.
Successfully pass a physical and criminal background check.
Be available to work 20-25 hours each week.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record are required.
Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via email. You are responsible for monitoring correspondence from this office by checking your e-mail account in a timely manner.
Successful candidates must complete a thorough background investigation, including a fingerprint search and physical evaluation prior to appointment.
A resume cannot be substituted for any section of the online application and/or supplemental application. If your application is incomplete, it may be rejected at any stage of the examination process. Work experience must be supported by the experience in your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer.
Those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Division, will be invited for the examination process.
DEADLINE: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON JULY 13, 2018. APPLY IMMEDIATELY, POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 18055