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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: County Manager
Job Title: Communications Intern
Salary: $35000.00 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm

Location of work:

525 N. Main

Job Objectives:
The Communications Intern position offers a one year opportunity to explore public communications, administrative career fields, gain valuable insight into local government, and procure future leadership positions. This Management Intern experience has proven to be an excellent training ground for higher level administrative and managerial positions at all levels of government.

Essential Job Functions:
The Communications Intern position involves research and analytical work on communication strategy and multi-media outlets. The Intern will assist in creative ways for the organization to tell it's stories to stakeholders. They are given work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of problems facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area. Interns attend County Commission meetings, other management level meetings, and public events. They are given in-depth experience with communicating or management of all facets of County government including, but not limited to: public finance, public health, public safety, public works, human resources, and other County functions.

Job Standards:
Applicant should be a recent Bachelor's level graduate by June 2018. Prefer a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Corporate or Strategic Communications, Mass Media Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or a related field. Related graduate level studies and/or work experience can be taken into consideration. Writing or work product sample is required. Must be from the last 4 months. Transcripts are also required. Please send these required materials to: Christi.Ingram@sedgwick.gov.

Testing/Screening Requested:
None.

Equipment:
Standard office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, printer, scanner, copier, fax, shredder, and multi-line telephone. Photography, video, social media outlets, and graphic design programs could also be used.

Work Environment:
Primarily office but may include occasional outdoor assignments with exposure to weather.


 

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.


 



Vacancy Number: 20001863

Open Date: 12/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/28/2018 11:59:59 PM