Intern - Conservation Program Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Intern - Conservation Program Coordinator
Job Requisition Number COA077718
Position Number T67002
Job Type Part-Time
Division Name Watershed Protection
Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications requires current enrollment from an accredited University or College with at least 30 credit hours with classification as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Student is required to have an overall 2.5 or higher GPA on 4.0 scale.

Notes to Applicants

Seeking a college intern interested in working with teachers, students, curriculum and materials for Environmental Education and Science. Duties include preparing for and assisting with family Clean Creek Camp, Groundwater to Gulf Teacher Institute, creating social media content, conducting inventory and stocking Earth Camp teacher materials kits.

A valid Texas Driver’s License is required if driving on City business. If selected as the top candidate, your driving record(s) will be evaluated. Job offer is contingent on meeting the City’s Driver Eligibility Standards which includes not exceeding the applicable Driver Record Evaluation Points (DRE) or City Driver Points (CDP).

Job Offer is contingent on passing a Criminal Background Investigation

Education verification will be conducted on the top candidate.

Must be able to work in various types of weather conditions and terrains (e.g. conducting field work/site visits/surveys).

Must be able to carry/lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs. Ability to climb/sit/stand/bend/stoop/walk/squat/kneel/reach above shoulder level to conduct field work/site visits/surveys.

When completing the City of Austin Employment Application:
-Include details on the application of prior or current work history with the City of Austin.
-A resume must be submitted with the employment application, but does not substitute for a complete employment application.
-A detailed and complete employment application will help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.
-Include details on the application of any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications and relevant experience. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs on the application. Your work history should include the duties you performed and any computer software used.
-Work history must include the month and year of employment and whether it was full or part-time work.
-If resume is included, any relevant work history on the resume must be reflected in the employment application.

Pay Range



8:00 a.m. until 12 noon
Monday through Friday

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Watershed Protection
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Internships
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, Texas 78704
Preferred Qualifications

1. Course study in Science or Environmental Education.

2. Teaching experience in Science or Environmental Education.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Designs, develops, implements, and evaluates educational or outreach programs that promote energy, water, or natural resource conservation awareness and initiatives.
2. Coordinates and manages educational or outreach events, small projects, contracts, marketing, and on-line literature content to promote energy, water, or natural resource conservation awareness and initiatives
3. Analyzes energy, water, or natural resource conservation-related research findings to inform or make recommendations on program structure or program delivery to City leadership and other stakeholders.
4. Develops, establishes, and manages service agreements with other programs, departments, and agencies.
5. Researches energy, water, or natural resource conservation policies, best practices, and legislation to recommend changes to conservation initiatives.
6. Prepares studies, reports, memoranda, briefs, or other written materials on energy, water, or natural resource conservation to inform customers, City leadership, and other stakeholders.
7. Provides analytical support for policy briefs and program development related to energy, water, or natural resource conservation.
8. Prepares grant applications to obtain funding for programs related to energy, water, or natural resource conservation.
9. Reviews permit or plan revisions with project engineers and contractors.
10. Reviews, evaluates, and recommends changes to technical reports, studies, and other departmental written materials. Provides technical advice to Conservation Program personnel.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: May provide leadership; lead cross-functional and departmental conservation project teams; work assignments; evaluation; training; and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of energy or water efficiency technologies, practices, programs and rebate requirements.
Knowledge of applicable building codes, energy or water retrofit requirements and specifications.
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
Knowledge of department energy or water resource initiatives and targets.
Knowledge of construction materials, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to negotiate.
Ability to determine quality of materials, workmanship and compliance with specifications..
Ability to handle conflict and uncertain situations.
Ability to lead cross-functional and departmental project teams.
Ability to operate and maintain testing and diagnostic equipment.
Ability to use graphic instructions, such as blue prints, schematic drawings, plans, maps or other visual aids.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with city employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications requires current enrollment from an accredited University or College with at least 30 credit hours with classification as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Student is required to have an overall 2.5 or higher GPA on 4.0 scale. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Briefly describe your coursework experience in environmental science or geography?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe your work coursework experience in education?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience teaching environmental education lessons to children.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents