OAKLAND COUNTY MICHIGAN
Class Title: COLLEGE INTERN
Reports To: Higher Level Professional Staff
A. DESCRIPTION GENERAL SUMMARY
Under close supervision, perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training in various offices throughout the County. Perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures and standards required for successful performance. May perform duties such as gathering and organizing data to provide information for departmental special projects or reports; basic arithmetic computations; assist in preparing written reports; accompany professional level employees on assignments; conduct interviews with clients or County personnel to obtain basic information for departmental use; contacts other County departments or outside agencies by phone to request or give information and other related duties as assigned. Assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to the County’s organizational structure. Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
Specific activities vary by assignment. A wide range of college majors are considered based on specific needs of department such as: Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Finance, Business Administration, Human Resources, Recreation, Purchasing, Public Administration, Community Development and Communications.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Applies research techniques and analytical methods to the study of administrative systems, organizational structures, polices and procedures.
Conducts special studies in conjunction with a project, analyzes data and makes recommendations based upon studies.
Responsible for project assignments, research and analysis.
Provides information and assistance to the general public and other governmental agencies.
Prepares project reports, progress summaries, statistical analysis, and related data.
Analyzes, generates and maintains records and other reference material necessary for departmental use.
Answers and makes phone calls, responds to program related questions and sends written material as appropriate.
Composes, types and prints reports, general letters, spreadsheets, e-mail, and memoranda from rough drafts or general instructions, involving the assembly of data from computer and paper file or record sources.
Using the County's computer network and standard and proprietary software, prepares reports analyzing specific aspects of department structures, functions and/or operational procedures.
May assist in interviewing and communicating with children, parents, schools, police, and other agencies as needed, to determine background information and client/parent needs for counseling.
May conduct initial and ongoing interviews with referred clients to gather and subsequently analyze information and social history to resolve identified issues.
Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS & ABILITIES
A. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. a. Current enrollment in an accredited college or university to be classified as a freshman or sophomore status with less than 56 credit hours completed (equates to base step of salary range).
b. Current enrollment in an accredited college or university and completion of 56 semester credit hours to be classified as junior/senior status (equates to one year step of salary range).
c. Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in a graduate degree program (equates to two year step of salary range).
2. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this class.
EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES
No County employee in an administrative, policy-making or personnel decision-making capacity may employ a relative for work in that department, division or unit in which he or she exercises such authority.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO HEALTH DIVISION AND/OR CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
Employees must submit to immunizations as required by the Department of Health & Human Services and submit to a tuberculin skin test or chest x ray at County expense.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
Before beginning employment candidates will be required to provide Children’s Village with documentation from the Michigan Department of Human Services (previously called Family Independence Agency) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect. In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Children’s Village to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974.
Applicants for positions at Children’s Village will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following:
(a) Child Abuse or Neglect.
(b) A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.
WHEN ASSIGNED TO SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A background criminal check will be conducted before employment begins. Information obtained during the background check will be considered in the hiring decision.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The primary purpose of this job description is to set a fair and equitable salary range for this job classification. Generally, only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties and responsibilities will be assigned by the supervisor.