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Harris County is offering excellent internships opportunities for highly motivated candidates.
Job: Trails As Parks Summer Intern
Company: Harris County
Location: Spring, TX 77373
The Summer Intern works under the direct supervision of Trails as Parks’ Assistant Superintendent and program manager. The intern candidate will also work with additional staff to perform duties, operational tasks and at times, must have the ability to work independently. The preferred candidate will have a friendly disposition with a “can do attitude,” and must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
This is a high- visibility, public-oriented position. Polite communication skills and willingness to interact with the general public and volunteers on an informal and formal basis are essential traits. The intern will be expected to assist with and also lead interpretive programming for the public.
OVERVIEW OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Alert to public safety and work hazards at all times.
Develops and leads interpretive environmental education programs across a variety of disciplines (including but not limited to geocaching, local flora and fauna, stargazing, birding, soils, reptiles & amphibians, and water quality) with guidance from senior staff.
Assists senior staff with public archery instruction, fishing clinics, and canoe trips.
Loads and unloads canoes from trailer and assists the public with safe launching.
Maintains animal ambassador enclosure tank and feeding schedule.
Safely conducts canoe training courses for youth with senior staff instruction.
Enforces park rules and regulations.
Interacts directly and works with staff, interns, trades crews and a variety of volunteers when available and assigned for projects and programs.
Assists staff in organizing volunteer days to manually remove vegetative invasive plants along the Spring Creek Greenway Trail.
Informs park visitors of upcoming Trails as Parks programs, assists in outreach events, and photographing programs.
Performs park janitorial services in buildings and restrooms.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Must be 18 years or older; and
Enrolled in college/university working towards a degree in Biology, Natural Resource Interpretation, Environmental Education, Wildlife Biology or related field.
Good knowledge of local flora and fauna.
Willing to work both indoors and outdoors.
Computer literacy, competency using MS Word, Excel and social media.
Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
Amenable to flexible work hours.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
While performing the duties of this job, the intern should be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the intern will work in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts outside weather conditions; extreme heat; and night-time shifts for evening programming. The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate.
While conducting public programming, appropriate attire should be worn. This will consist of an intern- specific shirt and appearance should be neat and acceptable for public presentation.
NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education and skills must be clearly stated on your application. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the department for internship consideration. Official transcripts may be requested upon offer of internship.
Valid Texas driver’s license with a good driving record is preferred.
Harris County Precinct 4 strives to maintain a drug and alcohol-free environment in the workplace. All new employees are required to pass a drug and alcohol screening test and may be subject to random testing as a condition of continued employment.
Requires a post-offer criminal history background check
LOCATION: Dennis Johnston Park, 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring TX 77373
INTERNSHIP DATES: May – August 30, 2019
40 Hours per Week /Tuesday – Saturday
Occasional evening hours required
Due to a high volume of applications this position may close prior to the advertised closing date.