WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO READ THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION.
The City of Torrance is looking for two (2) individuals who have a passion for starting a career in government!
Management Aides assist with assignments ranging from routine administrative tasks to more complex and varied professional, confidential and specialized assignments. This internship provides a unique opportunity for experiential learning and valuable experience in public service by working with constituents, conducting community outreach efforts, research/surveys, report writing, data compilation, oral presentations, and analysis. This internship also provides the potential for gaining experience in other City Departments.
In addition to providing support to staff, Management Aides will have the opportunity to attend internal virtual meetings, City sponsored community events, and City Council meetings.
Office of the City Manager
The Management Aide in the Office of the City Manager works closely with executive and management staff in a number of areas including council agenda preparation; community relations; economic development and land use; City Council relations; legislation; and community outreach efforts.
The Management Aide may also have the opportunity to gain experience in other City Departments, based on interest and availability.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Torrance is primarily holding virtual meetings and is ensuring that on-site staff are able to properly social distance and follow LA County/CDC guidance. This internship will primarily take place at the City of Torrance City Hall and is not intended to be a telecommuting opportunity.
Hours: The Management Aide for the Office of the City Manager assignment is expected to commit 30 – 35 hours per week, and must attend Tuesday night virtual Council meetings, which start at 7 p.m. Evenings are required as needed.
The Management Aide is an entry-level position for recent graduates of a Bachelor’s program, current graduate students, and recent graduates of a Master’s program in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Finance, or related field, with six months of experience in a public sector setting and an interest in pursuing a career in public administration.
In addition to the above requirements, the most successful candidate will possess the following:
- Well organized, self starter who can work with minimum supervision;
- Demonstrate an understanding of principles and practices of office management and equipment;
- Excellent oral and written skills and the ability to understand and follow complex written and oral instructions;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public;
- Desire to gain experience in the public sector and may be considering a career in local government; and
- Someone who is eager to learn and is flexible in taking on various assignments.
HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS:
Interested candidates must submit an online application, supplemental questionnaire, and resume at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. Applications without all required attachments will not be reviewed.
The filing period closes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Interviews for qualified candidates may be scheduled during the filing period.
Interviews for qualified candidates may be scheduled during the filing period.
Only those candidates who best meet the City and Department’s needs will be invited to an interview.
Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources prior to the final filing date.
As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.