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8231 / Parks Intern
Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission

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Hourly Wage
Must be a student in college

Under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager and indirect supervision of the Assistant Director of Parks, the Parks Intern will observe, direct and perform duties at various park facilities operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. This is to include, but not be limited to, day to day management, staff supervision, light maintenance and customer service. This position requires early morning/late night, weekend and holiday work.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Example of Duties:

• Assist in the day to day operations and management of facility and its revenue locations.
• Supervise and assist part-time staff in the performance of their duties.
• Observe personnel matters to include interviewing, training, disciplining and evaluating part-time staff.
• Conduct attendance/revenue data collection. Make daily deposits of revenues generated.
• Respond to special requests, complaints and suggestions from park visitors in an effective manner.
• Participate in the preparation, implementation, monitoring, and analysis of the operations budget to include market research and budget projections.
• Assist in the development and implementation of ongoing staff training and incentive programs.
• Participate in the set up, implementation and evaluation of park special events.
• Actively meet with administrative and facility based staff to understand the needs, concerns and direction of customers, staff and the agency.
• Observe the planning, scheduling and implementation of capital projects as applicable.
• Ensure that all activities and operations are conducted in accordance with established procedures and policies.
• Enforce personnel rules, safety regulations and general facility rules for the visitors.
• Submit written or oral reports as needed to include, but not limited to: incident reports, weekly progress report, cash control incident reports and revenue reports.
• Plan, organize, perform and evaluate a special project as required.
• Work with other divisions and staff to enhance cross divisional awareness.
• Perform other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of computers and software.
• Ability to function outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions.
• Ability to provide outstanding customer service to our visitors.
• Ability to follow instructions effectively and to work with minimum supervision in a responsible and competent manner; to readily accept directions from those in a supervisory capacity; to be able to accept constructive criticism without resentment; and to project good public relations.
• Ability to prepare both oral and written reports as required.
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees; deal courteously and firmly with the public; demonstrate good judgment, tact and courtesy, good physical health.
• Ability to remain flexible and open minded to new challenges and ideas.
• Ability to make suggestions and share observations.
• Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug test.
• Maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license and reliable transportation.

Minimum Training and Experience
Must be a student currently enrolled in a college or university actively taking classes working towards a bachelor’s or upper level degree. Must be at least a sophomore, but preferably a junior in standing, with some upper level coursework completed towards their degree. Must be recommended by their college or university.

Working Conditions and Physical Abilities
Work is of a combination of office and outdoor environments. Must possess a clear speaking voice and the ability to communicate. This position requires a professional demeanor and an orientation towards customer service.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; speak, hear and see. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or climb. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including golf carts, cash registers, computers, hand held radios, etc. May occasionally need to lift/move up to 60 pounds.

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Conservation - Environmental/Natural Resources, Governmental/Public Affairs & Public Service, Hospitality & Tourism
Eligible to work WITHOUT employer visa sponsorship (i.e. U.S. Citizen/Perm. Resident)
August 2019
May 2021
Junior, Senior

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