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.
LEASE MANAGEMENT INTERN – ENGINEERING
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The City of Dubuque Engineering Department has one internship opening for a Lease Management Intern. The main responsibility of the lease intern is to work with the department’s Project Manager to maintain the department’s land leasing program. This position assists with the drafting of new leases and lease amendments for negotiating with private parties and businesses that are interested in leasing City owned property.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY):
ESSENTIAL: Tasks include review of legal documents relating to current leases, drafting new leases and corresponding with lease holders, telephone coordination with lease holders, coordinating lease map exhibits production with the City's GIS staff, transfer of paper files into an organized, electronic file format, updating lease information in MS Access database and responding to citizens questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: Preferred educational background includes areas such as business administration, public administration, law, accounting, marketing, corporate communications, and related courses. The ideal candidate will be able to function comfortably in a professional work environment, possess solid business writing skills, be self-motivated, be able to work independently with minimal supervision and will have completed their freshman year or more in their field of study. Technical skills necessary for the position include MS Word, MS Excel, and either knowledge of or willingness to learn MS Access, knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience working with a diverse workforce. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The internship is scheduled to begin midJune and end in midAugust. Compensation will be $13.60 to $15.79 per hour depending on experience and capabilities. The work is fulltime during the summer. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Overtime if necessary for projects, work hours could be 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Candidates may have the opportunity to work part-time during school, fulltime during winter break, and to return for subsequent summers. Interested students are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and employment application.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage consistent with the City’s requirements.
OVERTIME REQUIREMENT: Non-exempt
Women, minorities, veterans, and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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