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Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Thu Jun 21 08:54:02 MDT 2012

                                                                  Job Description

Title:                  Management Intern                                    Code:                                          121
Department: Executive                                                        Effective Date:                           03/07
Grade:               Unclassified                                                Revised Date:


Performs a variety of post-graduate administrative and technical duties including projects relating to finance, budget, city management, city communication, intergovernmental relations, and quality improvement programs.

Works under the general supervision of the City Manager.




Conducts research and writes reports as assigned; assists with data-gathering, analysis, execution, and feedback on special projects; assists assigned departments with general administration, operation, and financial studies, audits, or analysis;  collects information through research, audits, surveys, etc.; compiles information results through reports, graphs, spreadsheets, and charts;  prepares presentation mediums such as charts, boards, slides, etc.

Performs related duties as required.


1.   Education and Experience:

A.     Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in business        management, public administration, political science, or related field;
B.    Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as a graduate student in business       management, public administration or related field.  Completion of one year of graduate   studies desired.
2.   Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; web programming desired; communication mediums for information presentations. Some knowledge of principles and practices of city management/administration theory, methods, and practices; municipal organizations and department operations.

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, city staff, and city residents.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prioritize tasks; work under pressure and impending deadlines; work with assigned departments on studies, audits and projects to enhance city performance; work well under pressure; establish effective working relationships with employees, department heads, and the public; furnish and obtain information; analyze information and make recommendations and presentations; operate standard office equipment.

3.  Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Utah State Driver's License and meet the requirements of the city's Motor          Vehicle Policy.

4.  Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require a variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching.  Continuous talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job.  Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Occasional exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior and frequent deadlines.  Moderate mental pressure and fatigue exist during a normal workday due to challenging situations and exposure to deadlines.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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