Objective & Relationships
CITY OF JANESVILLE DIVERSITY STATEMENT:
The citizens of Janesville choose this community, not just as a place to live, but as a place to realize life's opportunities. We strive to sustain a community culture where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated. As such, the City of Janesville recognizes the importance of developing an environment where diversity is not merely accepted but embraced and celebrated. As public servants, we believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. To this end, we will diligently recruit and retain the most talented employees in an environment that fosters maximizing one's potential. Therefore, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to consider employment with the City of Janesville and serve the residents of "Wisconsin's Park Place".
Under the direct supervision of the Economic Development Director, this position performs a variety of day-to-day economic development activities and project work related to marketing and promoting the city's tax increment finance districts and the downtown.
Reports to: Economic Development Director
Has no regular supervisory duties.
The successful candidate must be available for work Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is a summer internship.
Has regular work contact with appointed City officials, City Department and Division Heads, co-workers, City employees, business owners, outside agencies and community groups, and developers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Updates data and information on City website.
Survey downtown vacancy rates for commercial buildings.
Conducts research on potential projects, programs, or activities.
Uses ArcView to create maps for economic development projects.
Prepares public information/educational materials for area businesses.
Supports the Economic Development Office with various administrative tasks.
Performs other special projects and other duties as assigned or required during regular and non-business hours, including providing support as a part of any City response to essential or emergency operations.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the essential duties of the position.
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of economic development.
Knowledge of public relations, promotional techniques and marketing.
Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of ArcView and other mapping programs desirable.
Knowledge of survey tools to gain community support.
Excellent organizational, analytical, judgment, and problem-solving skills.
Strong ethics base built upon integrity, honesty, and respect.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook. Proficient in Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to perform duties with considerable judgment, resourcefulness, and initiative under very limited supervision and within the boundaries of responsibility.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in verbal and written form, and to follow verbal and written instructions with minimum supervision.
Maintain strict confidentiality, possess a high level of integrity, adopt a professional work ethic, demonstrate tact and decorum, and exemplify a positive, welcoming, friendly attitude to all.
Multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to adapt to changing priorities and to work smoothly and cooperatively on a variety of projects.
Compose routine correspondence and routine reports in a clear, concise, logical, and effective manner, utilizing proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and tone.
Ability to represent the City in a positive and professional fashion to the public and other community stakeholders.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City elected and appointed officials, City Council and Committee members, Department and Division heads, staff, employees, businesses, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals and work effectively as part of a team and independently.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with fluid priorities, frequent interruptions, and multiple, sometimes competing work assignments, with accuracy and attention to detail.
EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTS, OR MACHINES:
Machinery and equipment including personal computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copier, scanner, 10-key calculator and other standardized or specialized office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment. An individual in this position is frequently involved in sedentary work, which requires sitting for the majority of the time. This position occasionally walks, stands, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls and exerts up to 25 pounds of force by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects. The employee is frequently required to see/observe, talk/speak and listen/hear; use their hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and equipment; repetitive arm, wrist, hand and eye movements are included. There is frequent twisting, reaching, wrist turning and grasping. The employee may be required to climb or balance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment. Employee is required to use cognitive ability to reason, analyze and verbalize thoughts and ideas. Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials or tasks.
The employee will spend the majority of the working day inside speaking with other employees or members of the public. The working conditions in the office are comfortable. The noise level is generally quiet to moderately noisy.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position, or is responsive to the needs of the City of Janesville.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The City of Janesville, Wisconsin is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.