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PUBLIC RELATIONS/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Visit Buena Park & California Welcome Center

WHO WE ARE
Visit Buena Park is dedicated to offering first class customer service to visitors and gro ups traveling to Buena Park. We strive to promote the Buena Park/Orange County brand as well as develop and support destination marketing programs and initiatives. Through strategic and proactive methods, we create innovative programs to increase tourism and group business within the lively city of Buena Park.

California Welcome Centers (CWC) are California's Official State Visitor Centers offering valuable information and services for today's traveler. There are currently 20 Welcome Centers across California that promotes their regions as well as the entire state, giving travelers a reason to stay longer in a certain location. The Buena Park Welcome Center is 19th in the State and offers traveler essentials like free brochures, travel guides, maps and directions, free computer and internet access, hotel reservations, discounted tickets, dining recommendations, as well as a gift shop with souvenirs.

WHO YOU ARE
Eager and enthusiastic student interested in learning more about journalism and public relations in the real world. You have the ability to demonstrate creativity, initiative, and self-motivation; communicate effectively, exceptional writing skills; understand and follow instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers, supervisors, management and others encountered in the course of work.

RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
Intern will be responsible for writing web content, press releases, newsletter submissions, social media posts, and collateral. Bonus is if you have experience writing content for Search Engine Optimization.

Candidate must have knowledge of various writing formats and ability to demonstrate exceptional grammar, spelling and proofreading. Experience using Microsoft Suite. Must be a junior or senior at a four year university.

(2) Un-paid internships are available. Flexible schedule - minimum 3 hours a week required.
Contact: Jeremy Peterson, Destination Marketing at jpeterson@buenapark.com or (714) 562-3561
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Volunteer - California Welcome Center
Through a partnership with Visit Buena Park in cooperation with Visit California, the California Welcome Center in Buena Park is the only Welcome Cent er in the Orange and Los Angeles County regions.

If you know and love the Southern California area, the perfect volunteer opportunity awaits you. Join the California Welcome Center - Buena Park Volunteer Staff and be a catalyst for great visitor experiences. The Welcome Center is open seven days a week to assist visitors with their travel needs in California. The Center offers free maps, free city travel guides, discounted attraction brochures and tickets, help with hotel reservations, dining, and entertainment information.

The Welcome Center corps of volunteers has grown into a family network of new friendships and close bonds with the staff and one another. The Welcome Center is a very pleasant and fun place in which to serve. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life from all over the world.

Volunteers are needed year-round; the Welcome Center is open 7 days a week, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Basic skills needed for a Welcome Center Volunteer include:
Operating basic office equipment
Ability to conduct research using the internet
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to use a high degree of tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with diverse groups and individuals
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, and the general public.

The Welcome Center is Located at the Historic Stage Stop Hotel at 6601 Beach Boulevard in Buena Park.

For more information please call Jeremy Peterson at (714) 562-3561 or e-mail jpeterson@buenapark.com
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Welcome to Human Resources!

The City of Buena Park is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a drug free workplace and perform post-offer, pre-employment substance abuse tests.

Our objective is to provide excellent human resource services to the City of Buena Park staff and the public.  These services include recruitment and selection activities, labor negotiations, job classification and compensation analysis, employee benefits administration, organizational development and training, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), discipline and grievance handling, and employee recognition.

The Human Resources Department provides and supports a qualified, well-trained workforce by serving as human resource consultants and problem solvers. We are here to assist you with all of your career goals.

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Volunteer - California Welcome Center
Through a partnership with Visit Buena Park in cooperation with Visit California, the California Welcome Center in Buena Park is the only Welcome Center in the Orange and Los Angeles County regions. I f you know and love the Southern California area, the perfect volunteer opportunity awaits you. Join the California Welcome Center - Buena Park Volunteer Staff and be a catalyst for great visitor experiences. The Welcome Center is open seven days a week to assist visitors with their travel needs in California. The Center offers free maps, free city travel guides, discounted attraction brochures and tickets, help with hotel reservations, dining, and entertainment information. The Welcome Center corps of volunteers has grown into a family network of new friendships and close bonds with the staff and one another. The Welcome Center is a very pleasant and fun place in which to serve. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life from all over the world. Volunteers are needed year-round; the Welcome Center is open 7 days a week, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Sundays 9-1 are especially needed!
Basic skills needed for a Welcome Center Volunteer include: Operating basic office equipment Ability to conduct research using the internet Ability to communicate effectively Ability to use a high degree of tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with diverse groups and individuals Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, and the general public.
The Welcome Center is Located at the Historic Stage Stop Hotel at 6601 Beach Boulevard in Buena Park. For more information please call Jeremy Peterson at (714) 562-3561 or e-mail jpeterson@buenapark.com
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almost 3 years
Community Services Coordinator - Fine Arts - Full-time, Benefited
IMAGINATIVE, ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING PROFESSIONAL NEEDED FOR FINE ARTS!

Here at the City's Community Services Department, we invite the brightest, hardest working, and most enthusiastic applicants to join our team. The Fine Arts Division is dedicated to providing fine arts programming that is innovative and fun.

The City of Buena Park is recruiting for an experienced Community Services Coordinator that has an imaginative vision for fine arts programming. The Fine Arts Division of our Community Services Department serves the cultural and artistic needs of our residents through a variety of cultural and performing arts programs and special events which include: Musical Theater productions, Summer Concert Series in the Park, Murder Mystery Theater, Autumn Nights Concert, ongoing Exhibiting Arts programming, and Cultural excursions just to name a few!

The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills and be socially and politically savvy. Background in coordinating large and small public events is a must! Experience in marketing, press releases and social media advertising is highly desirable. Ability to manage and delegate assignment to part-time staff is required. An artistic aptitude that can execute the department's vision is imperative for success. Be a part of a growing Fine Arts Division and APPLY at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Account Clerk - Full-time, Benefited
Apply Early. This recruitment will remain open until 100 QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS have been received or until Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
The City of Buena Park's Award Winning Finance Departme nt has an opportunity for a talented Account Clerk to assist our professional accounting staff.

The position needs a responsible, reliable, and hard working team player with a commitment to superior customer service. Under general supervision, the account clerk performs clerical accounting work related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, and billing activities; prepares and maintains accounting records; and does related work as required.

The ideal candidate has cash reconciliation, customer service, accounting programs, spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing (Word/WordPerfect) experience. Learn more about the department and the requirements below and APPLY at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Sewer Services Technician, Full-Time, Benefited
BE A PART OF A GROWING PROFESSIONAL TEAM IN OUR UTILITIES DIVISION

The City of Buena Park is recruiting for a highly motivated individual to join the Public Works Utilities Division. The Utilities Division operates over 220 miles of water mains and sewer mains, and owns and operates eight water wells. The City provides water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers, distributing 2.1 billion gallons of water annually.

Be a part of an exceptional team! The Utilities Division is looking for an individual who has the motivation and willingness to grow in the Division. Sewer services workers have a keen sense of safety and a high awareness of their surroundings. The ideal candidate will have mechanical aptitude, critical thinking skills, general knowledge of tools and equipment, clear understanding of work safety practices and traffic control, desire to learn new skills, and readiness for the responsibility to utilize and maintain high tech equipment. Candidates with residential plumbing experience are encouraged to apply! Apply at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Lead Fleet Mechanic - Full-time, Benefited
PUBLIC WORKS FLEET MAINTENANCE DIVISION IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH THE FUTURE IN MIND!

The Fleet Maintenance Division maintains and repairs all City vehicles, trucks, tractors and other light and heavy power-driven equipment. Be a part of this exceptional division!

The Fleet Maintenance Division is looking for a Lead Fleet Mechanic who is organized, can lead and teach the fleet maintenance personnel, is experienced in repairing and maintaining various vehicles and heavy equipment and is willing to grow. Continuing education is important to this division and a willingness to learn is a must for this position. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a crew and knows the importance of continuing education. If you want to be part of the future of Buena Park - APPLY at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Fleet Mechanic - Full-time, Benefited
PUBLIC WORKS FLEET MAINTENANCE DIVISION IS LOOKING FOR
SOMEONE WITH THE FUTURE IN MIND!

The Fleet Maintenance Division maintains and repairs all City vehicles, trucks, tractors and other light an d heavy power-driven equipment. Be a part of this exceptional division!

The Fleet Maintenance Division is looking for a Fleet Mechanic who is a go-getter, someone who is not afraid to learn and explore new things, works hard, is a team player and is willing to grow. Continuing education is important to this division and a willingness to learn is a must for this position. The ideal candidate will have specialized knowledge of equipment maintenance procedures and use of diagnostic equipment. If you want to be part of the future of Buena Park - APPLY at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Lube Technician - Part-time, Non-Benefited
PUBLIC WORKS FLEET MAINTENANCE DIVISION IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH THE FUTURE IN MIND!

The Fleet Maintenance Division maintains and repairs all City vehicles, trucks, tractors and other light and heavy power-driven equipment. Be a part of this exceptional division!

The Fleet Maintenance Division is looking for a Lube Technician who is a go-getter, someone who is not afraid to learn new things, works hard, is a team player and is willing to grow. The ideal candidate will have experience in basic automotive repair services. If you want to be part of the future of Buena Park - APPLY NOW!

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, this position performs safety inspections and basic automotive repair services including mounting and balancing tires, tire repairs, oil changes, fluid exchanges, and checks and replaces belts and hoses as needed; checks proper operation of all lights, sirens and horns; and does related work as required. This part-time position works approximately 10-20 hours per week and requires the availability to work a varied schedule between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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almost 3 years
Police Cadet - Part-Time, Non-Benefited
Are you interested in starting a career in law enforcement? Become a BUENA PARK POLICE CADET!

Our elite law enforcement agency has a POLICE CADET program designed to prepare you for a career in la w enforcement as a Police Officer. This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in our Buena Park Police Department! The Police Cadet is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position rotating through various divisions of the Police Department. With state-of-the-art facilities and a community oriented proactive approach on crime, the Buena Park Police Department offers a work environment unmatched in Orange County. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education and overall effective law enforcement work? Become a part of our community team! APPLY TODAY!

The Position

Under general supervision, performs field level technical support and provides general policy and procedural information regarding the Police Department's operations and record keeping procedures; provides assistance to the public at the front counter of the Police Department; completes initial and basic police crime reports; takes fingerprints; rotates through various divisions of the Police Department; and performs other duties as assigned.
Apply at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Maintenance Assistant I/II - Part-Time, Non-benefited
Maintenance Assistant I - $10.00 Hourly
Maintenance Assistant II - up to $10.72 Hourly


Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS with a first review date of Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice.

Apply now for summer! Here at the City's Community Services Department we look for the brightest, hardest working, and most enthusiastic applicants to join our Park Maintenance team. A variety of skills are needed to maintain and operate our facilities to provide our residents with a safe and enjoyable experience. Our motto is PARKS MAKE LIFE BETTER! If you want to enhance the lives of the Buena Park Community, are a team player, and enjoy working outdoors - we need you!

CANDIDATE AVAILABILITY

Shifts range 7 - days a week for roughly 4 hours per day. The department has a current need for applicants who are available to work Monday through Friday from either 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Other weekend or occasional evening assignments may exist.
Apply at www.buenapark.com/hr
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almost 3 years
Bus Driver - Part-time, Non-Benefited
The Buena Park Senior Center is one of the largest and busiest senior centers in the region. We take pride in our friendly atmosphere and great number of activities for individuals 50+. Our mission is to provide the mature adult population a diverse offering of recreational, educational, social and human service programs. We do this in an environment which promotes a spirit of dignity and limitless potential for later life enrichment.

Our Senior Center is looking for kind, patient, understanding, courteous, and outgoing individuals who love working with senior citizens. We need individuals who want to enhance the quality of life of our seniors. Be part of our team that helps our greatest generations enjoy the best years of their lives with dignity, respect, and of course FUN!

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, operates a 16 passenger bus or van to transport senior citizens to various senior center functions, medical appointments and other destinations; performs basic bus safety inspections daily; assists passengers on and off assigned vehicles; assures the safety of passengers while riding in assigned vehicles; and performs other related duties as required. This part-time position works approximately 20 hours per week. This position requires the availability to work a flexible schedule that may require morning, evening, and weekend work assignments.
Apply at www.buenapark.com/hr
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