Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $19.00/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $23.00/Hr.
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    The Special Project Assistant conducts research, data collection, and assists department management with technical support needed to advance various administrative projects and initiatives. Performs analysis, prepares reports, and develops recommendations. Coordinates and assists with implementation of complex, multi-agency, large scale, and long-term department/division initiatives.


    Please note work hours; 20 hours a week with some nights and weekends. 


    Position will remain open until filled and may close at any time. First review of applicants will take place on 11/25 .



    • Conducts research on assigned issues, performs analysis, and assesses legislative, fiscal, and political impacts of public policy issues. Articulates and generates decision paths and prepares formal written findings and recommendation for consideration and action by department/division administration.
    • Facilitates meetings with city departments, diverse groups from the community, other governmental agencies, and consultants to obtain further insight and information necessary to negotiate a balanced resolution to issues and achieve established project goals/objectives.


    • Develops and monitors program and special project activities. Provides regular updates and reports to department and division management. Prepares documents to inform and educate the public on various types of planning processes, regulations, and projects.
    • Explores and develops creative concepts, ideas, plans, or processes to address project issues. Develops project parameters such as: project resources; time frames; funding options and budget requirements; staffing needs; and, methods, procedures and schedules for project implementation.  Drives project progress to ensure tasks and applications follow agreed upon decision path and time frames. 


    • Assists in monitoring the implementation of plans and coordination of development activities.
    • May represent the department/division at community meetings, workshops, business, and other government meetings.


    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Recreation Management, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field or four (4) years paid professional experience including any combination of research, planning, policy development, and related activities. Preference may be given to candidates with public sector experience.


    •  Knowledge of effective project management, statistical analysis, and research methods and principles.


    • Knowledge of principles and practices of parks and open space planning, site development, and zoning ordinances, as applied to city planning.


    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, visually, and in writing.


    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups and people, including elected officials, department officials, staff, and community representatives.


    •  Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative, self-reliance, and dependability.


    •  Possession of a valid state driver's license or Utah driving privilege card is required to conduct surveys at various City locations.





    • Demonstrated proficiency with the use of current graphic, design and art techniques and technologies including Adobe Creative Suite, (In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Sketch-up as well as the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


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