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The Administrative Intern is a temporary position designed to allow persons who have received a Masters degree the experience of real-world administrative management in the public sector. The employee may be assigned to any government department and may even rotate between departments. The Personnel Department will work with the employee to determine specific projects, job duties, and responsibilities, based on the interests and career choice of the employee. However, regardless of the assigned department, the employee will have the opportunity to assume diverse management-level responsibilities, work on upper-level research and development projects, and perform a number of duties in his or her chosen field. The work is completed under the supervision of the director of the department in which the employee will be working. The position may require interaction with a variety of individuals, organizations, departments, and governments, depending upon project opportunities. Does related work as required.

Specific work activities and responsibilities will vary according to the employee’s current project. Typical duties and projects may include any of the following:
o Program analysis and evaluation
o Recommending new or modified policies and procedures
o Benchmark studies of other government operations
o Participating in daily administrative and management operations within a department
o Obtaining grants from public and private sources
o Data analysis
o Efficiency and cost containment research
o Projection models
o Implementation of technology
o Impact studies

This list is not exhaustive and is only meant to serve as an example of the type of work an employee may be expected to perform. Actual projects and responsibilities will be determined during or immediately following the hiring process.

Because of the diverse nature of the job duties and responsibilities, required knowledges, skills, and abilities will correlate directly with assigned projects. However, the employee should possess the following:
o Thorough knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and practices employed in public sector administration and management;
o Thorough knowledge of legislation, current problems and professional literature in public section administration and management;
o Thorough knowledge of advanced professional techniques in the fields of public sector administration and management;
o Thorough knowledge of local and state law, procedures and policies as they relate to the mission of the government office assigned;
o Thorough knowledge of administrative planning, management, and supervision as it applies to the position;
o Working knowledge of the assigned government agency, geography, economics, demographics, society, goals, politics, policies and procedures;
o Working knowledge of assigned government agency operations, organization, accountability, and responsibility;
o Ability to analyze problems, assess future problems, and formulate complex action plans to facilitate resolution of said problems;
o Ability to research information, collect data, and interpret and analyze findings;
o Ability to perform mathematical calculations;
o Outstanding professional leadership ability.

This list is not exhaustive and is only meant to serve as a basic outline of the types of knowledges and skills an employee may be expected to display. Assigned projects and responsibilities will determine specific required skills.

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Masters Degree.

9/2019 Date Revised