The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
Role and Responsibilities
The Dubuque Fire Department has an exciting internship opportunity for college-aged students. This internship program allows the intern the opportunity to learn what the firefighting/paramedic career field with the City of Dubuque is all about. The intern will gain knowledge in all aspects of firefighting/paramedicine and will have opportunities to train side-by-side with firefighters and observe first-hand real-life emergency calls. The intern will also spend time helping with staff projects.
Must be a current college student. Candidate must be eligible based on their school’s internship participation requirements.
Acceptable Skills and Abilities
Physically fit and able to participate in simulated firefighting activities; ability to use a computer, including data entry and retrieval; organized and able to work alone; experience with grant preparation or technical writing.
This is a limited term position with a duration of twelve weeks. The work week is approximately sixteen hours. The intern will participate in various work projects based on the needs of the fire department. Examples include researching and collecting data, developing written program materials and marketing projects, assisting with public education etc. Job shadow all aspects of fire department activities with emphasis on the job of a firefighter/paramedic. The intern will spend time doing hands-on training on various topics such as firefighting, auto extrication, emergency medical services, etc. The intern will also ride along on calls to experience first- hand the work of a firefighter/paramedic.
The City offers an hourly rate of $10.00. Please submit an application to Randy Peck, Personnel Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by August 25, 2017. The Personnel Office may be contacted at (563) 589-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The employment application and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE.