City Manager Intern

City of Garden City, KS - Garden City, KS

The City of Garden City is currently accepting applications for a City Manager Intern to be hired in 2019 for 12 - 18 months.

The City of Garden City is a local municipality that currently serves more than 30,761 in a Southwest Kansas community that continues to grow and prosper. The growth experienced is diversified in retail, agricultural and commercial industries moving or expanding in the area. With the development of Schulman Crossing, which hosts a number of major retailers, Garden City has firmly entrenched itself as the Retail Hub of western Kansas and has added new lodging facilities to accommodate the large number of business and leisure travelers. Commercial projects completed in 2017 include Dairy Farmers of America - Meadowlark Dairy Nutrition and the Garden City Trans Load Facility with additional projects slated for the upcoming years. The growth of Garden City has provided many more opportunities for our community members and employees to be involved in the community.

The City of Garden City serves community members through several departments including, but not limited to Administration, Airport, Fire, Police, Public Utilities, Public Works and Zoo. Throughout the year, the City employs 345 full-time staff along with part-time and seasonal staff members who carry out the day-to-day operations that make Garden City a safe, enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

The mission of the City of Garden City is to effectively, efficiently, and equitably provide services and facilities that meet the public needs of the people of the city and enhance the quality of life in the community. The Intern position is a unique opportunity to experience local government first hand by becoming part of a collaborative professional team environment. Below is additional information about the position.

Examples of Duties
The purpose of the position will be to assist professional staff with special projects and provide administrative support to the daily operations. This is accomplished by assisting in monitoring, reporting, researching, evaluating projects and performing unique responsibilities.

Essential Functions include the following:
Provide general support to the City Manager's Office and the Human Resources Department.
Provide customer service for residents and city departments
Prepare yourself for a career in local government
Special projects that include involvement in multiple department functions

Job Duties include the following:
Providing excellent customer service by handling telephone calls and receiving general public and employees.
Performs a variety of administrative duties for the City Manager's Office and the Human Resources Department.
Coordinate and maintain meeting calendars for the City Manager and Assistant City Manager; coordinates and maintains meeting room calendars for various meeting rooms.
Coordinates meetings and other gatherings to include set-up, tear down, reservations, catering, etc.
Maintains employee files, office records, inventory of supplies and equipment.
Responsible for purchase orders, requisitions and travel arrangements.
Responsible for administrative duties of the performance management system, pre-employment, workers compensation, safety, position advertisements and other human resources related duties.
Typical Qualifications

Education, Certification, and Experience:
A high school diploma or GED is required. Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with advanced study in a bachelors or masters degree program. Valid Kansas driver's license required.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal government; knowledge of laws and regulations related to economic development and construction of public and/or private capital projects; ability to communicate verbally and in writing to employees, officials and the general public.