MANAGEMENT INTERN (Classification and Compensation)

Aug 21, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Full Time
Position Information


This is a one year (with a possible extension for two years), full-time, paid internship that offers an exciting opportunity to start a Human Resources career while working in a professional setting with the Arlington County Human Resources Department.  This position offers qualified individuals who have little-or-no previous work experience an opportunity to work under the supervision of a senior staff member to gain valuable on-the-job training and real work experience.  This individual will work as a Human Resources Business Consultant for the Department of Human Resources, interfacing on a regular basis with hiring managers and division directors, other Human Resources staff and team members to perform a variety of complex compensation and classification assignments.

This internship experience offers new college graduates and currently enrolled graduate students with hands-on learning opportunities.  This experience is designed to be both educational and practical providing an opportunity to develop new skills and to apply knowledge gained through education to work assignments.
Specific duties will include:

  • writing and updating job descriptions based upon desk audit, job analysis questionnaire, and market information and determining exemption status, physical requirements, or other considerations;
  • using Microsoft Office products to include Excel, Power Point, and Access to translate data into diagrams, graphs or presentations for sharing with a variety of audiences;
  • running queries on ORACLE based HR data system to extract employee, compensation and other HR information; and
  • maintaining a knowledge of federal and state legislation including FLSA and determining impacts on compensation and classification policies or practices.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Must have received a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Public Administration, IO Psychology, or a directly related field within the past year (2017 or 2018) OR be enrolled in a Master's degree program in a directly related field OR be completing the requirements for the related Bachelor's degree before starting date of work.

Note: Applicants may not have professional experience related to the internship for which they are applying.

In addition, the successful candidate will also meet the following criteria:

  • ability to work in a team environment;
  • ability to express ideas articulately verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
  • ability to communicate with all levels of employees regarding critical and sensitive compensation and classification matters;
  • ability to approach classification and compensation challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving;
  • exceptional attention to detail and strong research, organizational and planning skills;
  • excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • willingness to research and follow best practices;
  • ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff and the public;
  • strong customer service orientation.

Desirable:  Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Practicum, other internships, or volunteer experience in Human Resources; and/or
  • Working towards Human Resources certifications or licenses such as CCP, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Special Requirements

Please complete the application in its entirety.  A resume will not substitute for the completed application.  Your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Additional Information

This internship offers an opportunity for a flexible work schedule and some teleworking. 

Intern positions are eligible to earn sick and vacation leave and will receive holiday pay.  Interns may also be eligible to receive health care benefits.

This is a full-time temporary position and is funded for one year with a possible extension for two years. This position will not become permanent and interns will not be transferred automatically to permanent positions. At the end of the internship, interns are encouraged to apply and compete for vacant permanent positions throughout the County.
This position is listed as "open continuous." Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews conducted continuously with qualified applicants. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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