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Honorary Dean Allison Internship - Apply by Friday, June 4, 2021 for first consideration (20123644)

Company: City of San Rafael, CA
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Northern Bay Area

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Close Date

Until filled


$20.50-$20.50 Hourly

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The City of San Rafael is a charter city founded in 1913. The mission of the City is to enhance the quality of life and to provide for a safe, healthy, prosperous and livable environment in partnership with the community. The City has a staff of 387 full-time employees and an annual budget of $82.4 million. City departments include the City Manager's Office, Management Services, Finance, Community Development, Community Services, Fire, Library, Police, and Public Works.

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San Rafael Public Works Department

Part-Time (Up to 30 hours per week/no benefits available)

$20.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Apply by Friday, June 4, 2021 for first consideration

The City of San Rafael Public Works Department is seeking an Intern to work part-time (Up to 4 days/28 hours per week). San Rafael's Organizational Culture framework is a Helen Putnam Award-winning initiative called "Together San Rafael"." City employees are our greatest asset, and we seek talented individuals with diverse backgrounds who are creative, curious, and excited about a challenge. We are a results-driven team focused on the needs of community members. The Together San Rafael initiative is focused on modernizing city services and increasing the engagement of employees. This initiative recognizes the interconnectedness of the customer and employee experience. Together San Rafael is about:

  • Collaborating cross-departmentally
  • Empowering all City employees to share and implement their innovative ideas
  • Celebrating the innovation happening every day in our departments

The Dean Allison Public Service Internship was created to honor Dean Allison, the City's Public Works Director from September 2015 to March 2016 before his life was tragically cut short. He embraced the ideals of public service and transparency in his brief time with the City. Dean focused on the needs of the public and worked effectively with individuals and groups throughout San Rafael to respond decisively to a broad spectrum of needs both large and small in a creative and community focused way. This internship celebrates his life and his time serving the citizens of San Rafael.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting to develop and implement the City's new sidewalk maintenance program, including a new tree ordinance.
  • Assisting to develop a plan to seek funding to dredge the San Rafael Canal.
  • Preparing written reports regarding program activities.
  • Creating, updating and auditing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.
  • Conducting research and analysis of federal, state and local laws related to special projects.
  • Compiling information, preparing documents and public education materials.
  • Participating in other public works programs and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduated or currently enrolled in the 3rd year of a Bachelor's degree program or higher in an Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Environmental Science or related program.
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized.
  • Proficient computer efficiency, including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to demonstrate characteristics of listening, flexibility, follow-through, problem solving, community-orientation, and identifying "win-win" solutions.

For a previous intern's experience, please follow this link:

Interview Process: The most qualified applicants will be invited to interview following the application review closing date. Please note on the application the preferred method of communication, whether by phone or email.

Application Process: City of San Rafael application is required. Resumes do not substitute for the City application. To file an application on-line go to Select "Member Agencies". Select "City of San Rafael". Follow this link to submit your application:

Contact: For questions regarding this internship please contact Talia Smith (

Job PDF:

Dean Allison Internship Announcement.pdf

Additional Job PDF:

Dean Allison Internship Flyer.pdf

Keywords: City of San Rafael, CA, San Rafael , Honorary Dean Allison Internship - Apply by Friday, June 4, 2021 for first consideration (20123644), Other , San Rafael, California

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