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.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: An accounting intern position is available to current students with an accounting major will who have completed the following accounting courses: Principles of Accounting I & II, Intermediate Accounting I & II and Cost Accounting and will have completed their junior year by May 2018 and be a student in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The intern will be involved with: audit work papers, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, posting journal entries and other miscellaneous accounting duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: The intern will possess a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team; desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The internship is scheduled to begin mid-March 2018 and end in mid-May 2019. Applicants should be available to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer and average 12 hours per week during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for February 2018.
APPLICATION: Please submit an employment application and resume with cover letter to Randy Peck, Personnel Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by February 9, 2018. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to Finance Director Jean Nachtman at 563-589-4141. The employment application and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. Women, veterans, minorities and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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