About Burien's Economic Development
Burien, Washington is a diverse community just 15 minutes by car from downtown Seattle. Burien is growing and is recognized regionally for its historic downtown, eclectic eateries that reflect the diversity of the community, and its views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. Burien has the third highest Walk Score in Washington State, after Seattle and Tacoma. The city government has a robust history of proactive economic development and was instrumental in catalyzing mixed use development in the downtown and industrial development on its eastern border. City offices are located in downtown Burien, one block from the transit center and adjacent to the Farmer's Market which operates weekly May- October.
General Position Summary
The Management Intern will serve as a research and project manager on various economic development and/or community outreach efforts. The intern will also support efforts related to the implementation of the adopted Economic Development Goals and Actions. There is much work to do and the intern is encouraged to bring with them their own ideas and passion for community economic development.
This is a temporary, part-time position requiring 15-25 hours per week during the school year, with opportunities for full time hours over the summer. This position will expire September 1, 2019. Reasonable accommodation can be made to structure work hours in a manner which best fits the candidate's school schedule.
Perform research and provide recommendations to the Economic Development staff on new policies or initiatives. Examples of research include commercial tenant protections, workforce development programs in other cities, and inclusive economic development practices.
Communications media content management and support, including social media, the city magazine, and website.
General support to various programs including but not limited to business retention and expansion, business attraction, regional economic development, and community engagement.
Prepare reports on work programs and various city activities and functions.
Additional duties as assigned.
The position involves frequent new and varied work situations with a moderate level of complexity. The Intern operates from broad directions and instructions with moderate supervision.
Internally, contacts are usually with own department staff and supervisor. Externally, the Intern will have frequent contact with the public through face-to-face meetings, or by phone and via e-mail.
Specific Job Skills and Experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commercial real estate a plus
Behavioral characteristics, needs, and interests of target populations
Spanish, Vietnamese, or Tagalog language skills a plus.
Operate a computer and various office software applications, including website administration and social media.
Work with and learn from different cultures.
Independently and/or from general instructions, accurately compose and prepare various documents.
Demonstrate tact and patience when working with the public.
Demonstrate strong attention to detail.
Meet deadlines, manage work and school schedules.
Maintain effective work relationships.
Exercise discretion in confidential matters.
Exercise individual initiative.
Communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, including oral presentations.
Understand, interpret and efficiently carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends, evenings and other irregular hours.
Position requires continuous ability to read, speak, write and understand English; frequent interpersonal skills; occasional decision-making, independent judgment and/or action, teamwork, creativity; conduct presentations; and the ability to perform basic math.
Position requires continuous talking and hearing; occasional walking, sitting, standing and bending; and rare fingering, reaching, and feeling. Incumbent must be able to push, pull, lift and carry 15 lbs.
Education and Experience
Graduate degree program enrollment preferred OR a combination of education, training and experience (including experience in communities similar to Burien) that provides an equivalent background required to perform the duties of the position.
Successful completion of pre-employment background check.
Ability to meet offsite and provide own transportation
Computer-related work is performed in the office with a moderate noise level. Some travel to and attendance at outside meetings is required. Work may occur indoors and outdoors. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends is required.
The City of Burien believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. 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.
The City of Burien is an Equal Opportunity Employer and assures equal employment practices regardless of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, State or Federal law.
Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed before employment commences as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education and related experience. Highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in interviews. Candidates may be asked to respond to supplemental questions in writing and to supply illustrative examples of work. A test may also be administered to assess relevant skills. Additional references may be requested of finalists.
If you need special accommodation in the application or examination process, please contact Human Resources at (206) 248-5504.
The City of Burien has a no smoking policy in all City facilities and all City vehicles.
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