Intern - Public Affairs
Orange County Sanitation District - Fountain Valley, CA

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What do you value in your next job? At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we’d love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further. Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community. Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts. Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community. Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals. Recognition/Rewards
We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees. OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of an Intern - Public Affairs

Under immediate supervision, provides support for the development of any current or future programs within Public Affairs division; assist with day-to-day administrative duties; conducts research, compiles information, creates & schedules presentations, and presents information. This person will be responsible for maintain division database, posting content to the website and social media sites. In addition, the Public Affairs Intern will build information packets and collateral materials, provide innovative website ideas, and assist with updates and plant tours.

Qualifications & Requirements:
This position requires full-time college enrollment in a four-year bachelor's degree program or graduate program, majoring in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design or a related field at a local university with a status of at least junior standing and with at least one year of school remaining. Experience with PC based graphic design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design is desirable. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and web based is highly desired. All applicants will be required to furnish a verification of enrollment from the registrar’s office indicating “student in good standing” prior to employment with the District. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a professor as part of their application. This internship will run concurrently with school and will require a minimum of 15 hours of work on-site each week during Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, but OCSD will allow flexibility during final exam periods. The successful candidates will have the ability to write clearly and concisely.

Recruitment & Selection Process:
Vacancies: 1

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 5, 2012, 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Compensation: Undergraduate Program: $12.00/Hour Graduate Program: $15.00/Hour

Supplemental Information:
Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting or laboratory, if applicable, and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work in an office or laboratory, if applicable, environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. OTHER information For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on the Class & Compensation page of our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Resumes submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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