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State of Massachusetts Contracted Student Interns in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. * * * *Watershed Planning Program * * * *This Program runs from June 2024 through October 2024 Operations management support for the Watershed Planning Program The Watershed Planning Program (WPP) in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) collects scientific data from lakes, rivers, and estuaries statewide in support of multiple water quality management objectives under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). WPP uses this data to support development of water quality criteria in the Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards, assess and report on the condition of surface waters, prioritize waters for restoration, track water quality trends, and evaluate the effectiveness of restoration and protection efforts. To achieve the water quality management objectives outlined above, WPP requires administrative support for program operations to meet our overall obligations to internal and external stakeholders under the CWA. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the selected candidate will prepare and review documents, process and track purchases and invoices to ensure compliance with policies from the Operational Services Division and the Office of the Comptroller, and provide ongoing support to WPP staff to enhance efficiency. The intern will have five basic roles as listed below. 1. Process and track purchases and invoices. 2. Reconcile documents, records, and transactions to ensure compliance with established standards and procedures. 3. Perform related duties such as supporting operations management, maintaining records, and preparing reports. 4. Interact with internal and external stakeholders to exchange information and/or to resolve problems. 5. Perform other administrative duties as required. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Preferred Qualifications * The preferred candidate will have excellent organizational skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and work well both independently and as a member of a team. The position will be subject to a hybrid work environment (i.e., partly telework and partly on-site), with a minimum of 7.5 hours per week at the Watershed Planning Program’s office in Worcester - June 2024 thru October 2024. * Ability to gather information and maintain accurate records. * Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations. * Ability to communicate effectively on the telephone, in person, and in writing. * Ability to prepare charts, graphs, and tables. * Ability to understand and apply the regulations, policies, and procedures governing assigned activities * Ability to establish rapport with others. * Ability to meet established or changing program requirements * Ability to work independently, and in an organized manner with strong attention to detail. * Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software. *Required * Cover letter * Resume Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Contractor* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Contracted Student Interns Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 8 New Bond St Requisition ID: 240003XA