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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: County Manager
Job Title: Management Intern
Salary: $16.827 Hourly

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:

This is a paid Intern position that will receive Health Insurance and earn Sick Leave.   However, this position will not receive Vacation or KPERS Retirement.  


Job Objectives:

The Sedgwick County Management Intern Program offers a one year opportunity to explore career areas in public administration, valuable insight into local government and involvement in a wide variety of projects.  The management intern position involves research and analytical work on an entry-level professional basis using various research methods.  Interns study administrative systems, policies and practices. They are given in-depth experience with all facets of County government including, but not limited to: public finance, public health, public safety, public works, human resources, and other County functions.

Interns 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.

The Management Intern is part of the ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) program.


Essential Job Functions:

Performs research, analytical work and support as needed:

  • Collaborate with staff or other stakeholders on projects.
  • Assist w/ primary research and provide measurement reports.
  • Conduct secondary research.
  • Prepare issue papers including problem analysis and potential solutions.

Staff boards or committees with responsibilities such as:

  • Scheduling meetings.
  • Communicating meeting dates.
  • Developing and distributing agendas.
  • Recording and typing minutes, filing and distributing in a timely manner.
  • Producing weekly, monthly or quarterly reports per documented procedures or checklists.
  • Provide administrative support (maintenance of files, membership lists,  attendance records, etc ).

Serve as leader or member of project teams:

  • Attend or schedule meetings.
  • Assume responsibility for tasks.
  • Develop project plans.
  • Assist or lead implementation.



Collaboration / Teamwork:  Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Written and Oral Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Problem-solving:  Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Stress Management & Tolerance:  Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Recent master’s level graduate or completion w/in six months

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration


Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met..



Standard office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, computer keyboard, printer, scanner, copier, fax, shredder, multiline phone.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N. Main Street, Wichita, KS

Pooled #:  20001865


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*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: 20001864

Open Date: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/28/2019 11:59:59 PM