Purpose of Classification
This position will be located within the Conservation Collier Program within the Parks and Recreation Division. The essential functions will include assisting the land managers with field work on their preserves. Additional functions may include cataloging wildlife survey and camera observations; and other functions as needed.
This program is designed to provide students with an experiential learning workplace opportunity. This program is offered in cooperation with accredited colleges and universities. The student will engage in individual and team projects. In addition, they will engage in activities to further develop their leadership skills and will actively participate in aspects of local government management to further enhance their understanding of the inner workings of the organization. The student will attend networking events as appropriate. Finally, the student may be able to participate in job shadowing activities.
Through this program the student will participate in a paid internship placement for a period not to exceed sixteen weeks. This placement will include specific beginning and ending dates. Students will be assigned to a position based on the student's academic merit, recommendations, experience and interests. Work schedules will be based on the student's academic schedule. Student interns will be paid on an hourly basis at $15.0000 an hour and understand this is a temporary position not to exceed sixteen weeks.
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is meant to be representative. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned.
- Meet established criteria of the internship program.
- Engage in the internship program as a learning experience.
Complete all learning objectives and structured activities outlined in the professional development plan within established timeframes.
- Communicate with the supervisor and Human Resources throughout the internship experience and complete required documentation within applicable timeframes.
- Demonstrate professional work place behaviors including reliability, timeliness, strong communication, appropriate work attire, confidentiality, self-initiative, teamwork and appreciation.
- Ask appropriate questions for understanding work assignments and demonstrate hard work to meet deadlines and expected quality outcomes.
- Develop a presentation reflecting on the internship experience and how it has helped shape future career pursuits; present during the final week of the internship
Provide an evaluation of the internship experience.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program directly related to the position.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, electric currents, or rude/irate customers.
Collier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with employer.