City of Garland, TX

  • TEMP – Project Assistant

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2019 11:38 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-6052
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Department
    Office of Strategic Initiatives
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on Qualificaitons
    Type
    Temporary Part-Time
    Job Code Category
    Internships
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for performing entry level, professional responsibilities specific to the needs of the Office of Strategic Initiatives.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    1. To provide project support, particularly in the areas of producing project communications documents, issues management, customer service, and some clerical support. 
    2. Must be able to write Executive level memos, write website content, produce presentations, log and track progress of issues, understand basic concepts of project schedules and issues management. 
    3. May respond to phone and email queries on behalf of the Director. 
    4. Will attend meetings for the purpose of keeping minutes of meetings. 
    5. Will schedule meetings and keep project notebooks up-to-date. 
    6. May follow up with others to obtain updates on the status of their assignments.
    7. Ability to understand MSProject Gantt charts and to update our project management software (with training) to keep issues and project schedules up to date.

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     High school diploma or general equivalent (GED)
     No experience required
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • 2 years education or experience in Project Management, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Technology, Business.
    • Pursuing a degree or career in Project Management, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or closely related field

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • General knowledge of the principles and practices of business organizations
    • Technical and communications skills, both oral and written
    • Proficient skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Ability to take on challenges and learn at  a quick pace

    Licenses & Certifications

    None Required

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from any environmental hazards or conditions. Depending on the location of the internship, may be exposed to some unpleasant environmental conditions.

    Competencies

    None

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