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Parks & Recreation Fall Internship

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners - Tampa, FL
Part-time - Paid
Requirements and preferences
The Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Department (HCPR) is seeking qualified candidates for various internships within the parks, planning, & athletics division. The internship positions offered are agronomy, arboriculture, parks planning, and parks administration.
This job announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received. Positions will follow the standard semester timelines for the fall and spring calendar.
·        position will be required to work weekdays* Hours will vary depending on activities and events.
·        Position will require personnel transportation (a county car will not be provided), mileage will be provided
Program eligibility & submission:
·        Students interested in the field of parks, recreation, and planning
·        Must enjoy working with public sector
·        Complete internship application
·        Two letters of recommendation
·        Interview with manger of parks, planning, & athletics division
General description
The Parks and Recreation Department is offering four internships for the fall 2020 semester. Interns will perform a variety of parks and recreation activities in the fields of agronomy, arboriculture, parks planning, and administration. Activities will include master planning existing parks for renovation, creating management plans for urban forestry canopy and athletic turf projects, parks administrative duties.
Essential duties & responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain a positive customer service experience.
  • Establish and maintain a positive experience for HCPR customers, clients, and vendors, through professional interpersonal interactions.
  • Maintain open, honest, and efficient communication with managers, supervisors, and front-line staff.
  • Prepare various reports for the department on an as-needed basis.
  • Report for duty in a fit condition, complying with the location dress code and acceptable personal hygiene.
  • Provide feedback to managers.
  • Practice and encourage workplace safety.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
·        High School diploma or GED and
·        Currently enrolled in college level courses with
·        Course credit in Agronomy, Agriculture, Arboriculture, Parks Planning, or related field
Special certifications and licenses required:
Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License
must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Additional information:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that are required by the employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.
Essential Physical Abilities:
  • Clarity of speech and hearing that permits the employee to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Clarity of vision to include; near and far vision, ability to focus while operating equipment, and ability to read printed materials.
  • Manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate a personal computer, files, and equipment.
  • Personal mobility that permits the employee to enter, operate, and exit motor vehicles.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and reach for the duration of the shift.
  • Ability to occasionally stoop, kneel, climb, and navigate tough terrain.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Travel in the county to attend meetings etc. in all weather conditions.
  • Must drive and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Various noise levels are present in the work environment, from low to moderately loud.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive, all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the employee.