Intern – USA Job Vacancy

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City of Newport Beach, CA-Newport Beach, CA 92660


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The City of Newport Beach is seeking one (1) part-time Intern to join the Community Development Department. The vacancy is in our Planning Division and will work approximately 20 to 24 hours per week, including Fridays. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future Intern vacancies in other departments as they occur.

The successful candidate will perform a variety of technical duties including the initial review of planning applications for completeness, plan review for consistency with simple zoning requirements, and preparation of project descriptions and public hearing notices. The candidate will also assist in the preparation for and attend various community meetings and events. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in or recently graduated from a Planning Degree program.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with the first review date of March 16, 2020. This posting will remain open until positions are filled.

Selection Components:

  • Application Evaluation – qualified applicants will be invited to a written examination.
  • Written Exam – tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2020. Top scoring applicants who pass the examination will be invited to an Oral Interview.
  • Oral Interview – tentatively scheduled for April 8, 2020. Passing applicants will be placed on an eligibility list that may be used to fill future Intern vacancies as they occur.

Essential Duties

Please see online job description for a more detailed description of specific job duties.

Intern Job Description


Please see online job description for a more detailed description of specific job duties.

Intern Job Description

Experience & Education and License/Certificate

A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:No experience is required, but one year of paid or unpaid experience in the public sector is desirable.

Education: High school graduation or equivalent with current enrollment or recent completion of a degree program. Enrollment in graduate school is highly desirable.

License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Please Note: Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their application materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by the Newport Beach Police Department. The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

This position is Part-time/Seasonal and is provided the following minimum benefits:

Depending on the assignment, part-time employees are enrolled in either the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) OR Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) beginning on their first day of employment.
For employees enrolled in PARS, the total defined contribution to the plan is 7.5% of your compensation of which the City pays 3.75%.
For employees enrolled in PERS, the retirement formula is based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS as follows:

TIER 2 Employees (existing CalPERS members hired 1/1/13 or after with less than a six-month break in service OR employees hired on 1/1/13 or after with current membership in a reciprocal CalPERS agency with less than a six-month break in service) shall contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2%@60 calculated on the average 36 months’ salary.

TIER 3/PEPRA Employees (new CalPERS Miscellaneous members hired 1/1/13 or after) shall contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2%@62 calculated on the average 36 months’ salary.

  • Pension contribution limitations set by PEPRA are currently $151,549 for new members or $285,000 for classic members.

The City does not participate in the federal Social Security program. Your benefits may be reduced if you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary.

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