City of Garland, TX

TEMP – Project Assistant

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/19/2020 10:16 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Office of Strategic Initiatives
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualificaitons
Temporary Part-Time

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.




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