Community Development Intern

Job Description

Position: Community Development Intern
Salary Range: $16.28 per hour
Location: Community Development
Employment Type: Temporary position of not more than six (6) weeks in duration with flexible work period not to commence before June 1, 2024 and concluding no later than August 31, 2024, with a maximum work week not to exceed 20 hours/week, not to exceed a maximum of 120 hours total.
First Review: May 3rd, 2024

Part Time Benefits Include: Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0.
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.

Brief Duties and Responsibilities: The Community Development Interns will support the Community Development Department with various research and documentation tasks. This role provides an opportunity to gain hands on experience in local government operations, research methodologies, interpretation of local and state codes, and formal report writing. The intern will work closely with department staff to fulfill project requirements and contribute to the overall goals of the organization.

Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work is typically performed in an office setting, however traveling to meetings, public hearings, or a development site(s) in various weather conditions may be required. Required to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Require sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally. Require manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate a computer, telephone, and peripherals. Position may require climbing, standing, and walking at field sites.

Minimum Qualifications: Education And Experience: Minimum education is GED or equivalent and currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program as a junior, senior, or have recently graduated with a BA/BS in planning, geography, political science/government, or related field of study with the desire to learn about local governance.

Application: Walla Walla County application, resume, and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at where you can apply online. Must have the ability to attend meetings, events, and workshops outside of regular work hours. Must have good communications skills in answering phones and assisting walk-in customers. Must possess computer skills, including internet use and Microsoft Office.

Type: Intern
Pay: $16.28 per HOUR

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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