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HPD - General Office Intern (hire Houston Youth)

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City of Houston, TX


POSITION OVERVIEWApplications accepted from: All Persons InterestedDivision: Public AffairsReporting Location: 1200 Travis Street.Workdays & Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMDESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe Houston Police Department offers an exciting and rewarding Internship opportunity which introduces students to the opportunities and disciplines within the law enforcement field. Interns work alongside department personnel in a wide spectrum of assignments throughout the CMPD, be exposed to effective problem-solving and partnership-building skills, as well as, gaining a greater understanding of day-to-day operations of the police department. This position involves general administrative duties to include filing, paperwork, data entry and word processing.Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:* May organize files, retrieve, and file documents.* May perform general clerical/receptionist functions (i.e. pick-up, sort, and distribute mail; operate fax machine and copiers; issue visitor passes; handle incoming calls).* May enter information into the computer under well-defined and established procedures.* May type reports and input/retrieve information from a variety of source documents.* May support information technology services.* May assist in communications and/or social media functions.* May assist with various projects as requested, including research and financial reports.* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.WORKING CONDITIONSThis position is located both indoors and outdoors. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature, and air conditions.This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.* Due to COVID, position may be converted to a virtual earn-n-learn training format.* MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to read, write, add, subtract, and follow oral and basic written instructions. May have a basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. May require a basic knowledge of a particular subject area. (Individuals may be high school students.) Must be 16 years of age or older.Age Requirement: 16 - 24EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSNo experience is requiredLICENSE REQUIREMENTSNONEPREFERENCESPreference will be given to applicants with the following experience:* Office/Clerical Work (Filing, organization, compiling materials, etc.)* MS Office - Word and Excel* Customer ServicePreference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.GENERAL INFORMATIONSELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIREDNoneSAFETY IMPACT POSITION NoIf yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.SALARY INFORMATIONFactors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is:Pay Grade 3APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-###-####.If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-###-####. (TTY 7-1-1)If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-###-####.Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.EEO Equal Employment OpportunityThe City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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