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Verified Pay $12 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Athens, Ohio

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Job Description

Job Description
Salary: $12/hr.

Intern – Code Enforcement & Community Development Department

Code Enforcement / Solid Waste · Athens, Ohio

Position Summary:
The Code & SW Intern will be responsible for providing clerical support to the Code & SW Department.

This is a part-time position, with an estimated start date of May 2024. The position has the potential to extend the duration of the 2024-2025 school year. Interns work approximately 20 hours a week between the hours of 8am and 4pm. Interns may work up to 40 hours per week during school breaks. May include attending one (1) Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 


The successful candidate should expect to gain experience working with a governmental office at the municipal level; providing them knowledge and insight of the daily activities of Code Enforcement. Interns will also learn the crucial citizen-focused mindset necessary for future careers in government.


This position is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Essential Functions:
• Greet visitors and callers by answering or referring inquiries
• Operate the city telephone, email, and web-based permitting program
• Keep a safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
• Permit Application Intake / Customer Payments
• Fulfill Public Requests in a timely manner
• Special Projects / which may include working out of the office (ie: taking photos citywide)
• Assumes other responsibilities and performs related duties as needed


Position Qualifications:
• Completion of high school education
• Telephone Skills
• Verbal Communication
• Listening
• Professionalism
• Customer Focus
• Organization
• Word & Excel Experience

Position Specifications:
• Meet the attendance requirements of the position
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and materials
• Tact and discretion when dealing with public and city officials
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people and to be flexible in accepting a variety of job assignments
• Ability to process work with a high degree of accuracy
• Ability to effectively communicate

The City of Athens, OH is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.