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Land & Forestry Management Intern - Venues Parks & Arts - Summer 2020 

Open Date 1/28/2020  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Volunteer  
Division Venues Parks and Arts  
Location Facilities & Grounds Division  
Reports To Volunteer Coordinator  
Schedule May 8-August 14, 2020; flexible schedule depending on availability and division needs. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 6:00 am-4:00 pm.  
Pay Rate Unpaid; college credit available.  

Works outdoors and on site in parks to assist City Arborist, City Horticulturalist and other Facility & Grounds team members with day-to-day upkeep and monitoring of city green spaces. Contributes to the preservation and cultivation of native species within city parks. Gains hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge of urban forestry management.

Works and observes natural preservation techniques in a variety of outdoor settings.

Maintains professional contact with internal staff, external partners and the public.

This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Assists City Arborist and Horticulturalist in daily operations as needed.
• Uses knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to track health of local ecosystems.
• Contributes to development of an urban management plan.
• Uses knowledge in relevant field to suggest improvements to the Division.
• Conducts research into environmental sustainability concerns for VPA and how to effectively communicate that knowledge to the public.
• Attends divisional and departmental staff meetings, as requested.
• Networks with professionals in multiple fields within the City of South Bend and the local community.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements

• College undergraduate, graduate student or recent university graduate with experience/academic interest in: ecology, environmental policy, sustainability, agriculture, natural sciences, urban forestry or horticulture.

• Has knowledge of, or can readily learn various software applications.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work with patrons of all ages.
• Ability to understand and carry out instructions.

• Valid Driver’s License required.
• Reliable transportation required.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers; handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work is performed in office settings, with moderate inside temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Entire office is smoke-free.

About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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