City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Nov 09, 2023Intern
Description The Department: Finance The Finance Department administers the financial affairs of the City of Santa Clara, including City-owned public utilities. The department is comprised of five divisions, Administrative Services, Budget and Treasury, Accounting, Municipal Services, and Purchasing. Together these divisions carry out the mission of the Finance Department to ensure that the financial/fiscal activities of the City are performed, recorded, and presented in compliance with professional and ethical standards. Silicon Valley Power Since 1896, Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has provided electricity for residents and businesses in Santa Clara. The Electric Department has a budgeted staff of 198 employees who provide such diverse services as operating, maintaining and dispatching electric service, engineering, system planning, administrative and financial management, marketing, customer services, power trading, outdoor Wi-Fi services and dark fiber leasing services, all of which work together to make SVP successful for the City and its residents. The Positions: Finance : Municipal Services Division-Student Intern II/III The Municipal Services Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience working with Utility Billing and Business Tax Systems and Procedures. The Municipal Services Intern will work directly under the supervision of a Senior Customer Service Representative and/or Customer Service Supervisor. Key responsibilities may include: Assist with utility monthly billing audit preparation Update and maintain billing data and enter service orders into the utility billing system Assist with intake of Business Tax Affidavits and renewal licenses Assist in processing various revenue streams for account receivables May assist customers through various communication channels including email and phone inquiries Prepares a variety of correspondence and reports related to business tax, billing issues, and adjustments Provide administrative support for both Utility and Business Tax programs using the city’s electronic document filing system. The intern may also assist with various special projects for both Utility and Business Tax programs Silicon Valley Power Engineering Assistant - Student Intern II/III The City of Santa Clara Electric Utility Department is currently seeking candidates for Engineering Assistant Interns. These positions are an opportunity for students who pursuing a degree in engineering and are interested in working in the Electric Utility Industry. These positions will provide students with diverse job experience through working on a variety of tasks and projects. Common tasks will include assisting with the research and creation of standards and specifications, creating cost estimates and supporting senior staff as needs arise. The hours are part-time (within the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday). The ideal candidate would be able to work 10-20 hours per week. As a position with the goal of learning from senior staff this position will be on-site. This intern position will directly support engineering activities in the Electric Department. The intern will work with various Electric Utility staff to complete tasks and projects. Assistance with research and creation of standards and specifications Organize file folders and project directories. Assist in review of Public Works specifications and bids Conduct Field measurements, assist with utility design activities, and update record drawings; Assist in the review of plans and specifications for compliance with City rules and regulations and City engineering standards; Provide support for engineering projects including filing and data entry; Assist with digitalizing engineering documents and records Research past projects to create historical cost sheets for further cost estimates Assist in close out portion of projects to cleanup files for archiving Assist with electrical load research Assist with renewable power records and mapping. Other duties as assigned commensurate with experience and education. Customer Engagement Division Student Intern I/II The Customer Engagement Group is responsible for community outreach, customer relations and implementation of customer programs that include renewable energy, electrification initiatives, emobility, and energy efficiency. Work in a team environment to achieve common goals; evaluate situations and policy, identify problems, and exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines. Interest in sustainability careers/green careers preferred. Typical duties include but are not limited to: Staff public facing events Answer and field inquiries Marketing research and outreach Social media content creation and outreach materials Process rebates: energy efficiency, electrification, and electric vehicle infrastructure Resources and Compliance Student Intern II/III Learn about renewable energy purchasing, energy trading, resource planning, and legislative/regulatory policy. Sustainability Student Intern II/III Assist with policy, programs, community outreach and implementation of Climate Action Plan strategies. Finance and Administration Student Intern II/III Dive into data analytics, financial transactions, and budgetary research. Legal Student Intern III Assist with legal research and contract review on public law and electric utility issues This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESDIES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT IN THIS CLASSIFICATION, YOU SHOULD APPLY TO ENSURE YOU ARE CONSIDERED FOR ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY UTILIZE THE APPLICANTS FROM THIS RECRUITMENT. MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMITTANCE INTO THE EXAMINATION PROCESS. ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WHO DEMONSTRATE THE BEST COMBINATION OF QUALIFICATIONS IN RELATION TO THE REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES OF THE POSITION WILL BE INVITED TO TEST OR INTERVIEW. Typical Duties To view the complete list of duties, view the class specifications: - Student Intern I - Student Intern II - Student Intern III Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: - Student Intern I: Current enrollment in a high school or an alternative vocational high-school working toward high school equivalency with the minimum completion of the 10th grade. - Student Intern II: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate program. - Student Intern III: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university for completion of a Master’s degree. Acceptable Substitution: None. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Knowledge and ability to use computers and its related applications. Ability to: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others. Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Salary Range: Student Intern I - $17.20 -$18.72 Student Intern II - $20.15 - $24.50 Student Intern III - $23.17 - $28.18 Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write “see resume or personnel file.”) To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter expressing your interest to work as an intern and why you are specifically interested in the internship opportunity with SVP, 2) Resume, 3) Upload your verification of course/program enrollment or proof of Summer/Fall enrollment. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the “Apply Now” feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .