The Conservation Student Assistant will support conservation activities and coordinate efforts with customer city staff.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Support all water conservation programs and activities
- Assist with youth education program planning; support in-person activities; keeping accurate records of programming; support maintaining program schedules and inventories. Support maintaining program schedules and inventories
- Provide support to department regarding social media posts, event advertisements and compiling feedback
- Participate in special projects, assignments and events as needed
- May be given special assignments depending upon their special interests and skills. The special assignment will expand their educational learning . The special assignment will expand their educational learning from the internship. They will have a mentor within the conservation staff who supervises the special assignment. Example assignments include: development of new educational materials, analysis of program results, and design of marketing materials to expand a program.
- Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
- Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
- Perform other duties as required
- Excellent organization, analytical and communications skills
- Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to use computers, copiers, cameras, and other office equipment
- Ability to work on several concurrent assignments
- Work effectively with a team or independently with minimal supervision
- Under guidance, ability to assemble, evaluate and disseminate information
- Must have dependable vehicle, valid car insurance and good driving record
- Able to occasionally lift and carry materials up to 25 pounds. Duties may require maintaining a physical condition necessary for sitting, kneeling, crouching, standing, or walking for prolonged period of times both indoors and outdoors.
- Current graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited college. Completed coursework in Environmental Science, Water Resources, Public Administration, Communications or in a related field
- Valid Texas driver’s license
Success Factors/Job Competencies:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.