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HEC - Seasonal Intern (general Office Intern)


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City of Houston, TX

Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Job Classification: SEASONAL INTERN (GENERAL OFFICE INTERN)

PN#: 25161

Department: Houston Emergency Center

Division: Custodian of Records

Reporting Location: 5320 N. Shepherd Drive

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Subject to Change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Prior to September 2003, Houston had three emergency communications centers for 9-1-1: Neutral Public Safety Answering Point, Police Department Emergency Communications Division, and Fire Department Emergency Communications Operations. Each agency had separate answering centers, computer networks, and technical support. The development of the state-of-the-art Houston Emergency Center (HEC) consolidates all these efforts.This internship involves general administrative duties includes 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 CONDITIONS

This position is located indoors. 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.

  • Due to COVID, position may be converted to a virtual earn-n-learn training format.*

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability 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.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

No experience required.

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to candidates with the following knowledge:

  • Office/Clerical Work (Filing, organization, compiling materials, etc.)
  • MS Office - Word and Excel
  • Customer Service

Preference 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 INFORMATION

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

None.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION No

SALARY INFORMATION

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade: 3

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only 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 at:www.houstontx.gov.

To 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 Opportunity

The 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.

Posted Date
04/25/2021

Listing ID
76535716
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