City of Casper Legal City Intern in Casper, Wyoming

Legal City Intern



Legal City Intern


$15.77 - $18.27 Hourly


Casper, WY

Job Type



City Attorney's Office

Job Number



3/30/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Class Summary

ASSIGNED TO: City Attorney's Office

(We anticipate this position lasting 11 weeks)

Professional level internship providing legal work experience for first or second year law school students or recent law school graduates. This position will be assigned to a medium size City Attorney's Office at the City of Casper, duties will include exposure to prosecution, planning and zoning law, human resources matters, and municipality law.

To be considered the following information must be attached to your application:

  • Writing example

  • Resume

  • An official transcript

Incumbents are responsible for assisting in a designated City department with a variety of projects and duties to assist in developing a skill set in a specialized area of study. Responsibilities may include data collection, research and writing, public assistance, general office work, special projects and other duties related to the designated department. Receives direction from higher level supervisory staff within assigned department.

Typical Class Essential Duties

  1. Conducts legal research in conjunction with a project, analyzes data, drafts memoranda, and makes recommendations based upon research.

  2. Answers and makes phone calls, responds to program related questions and sends written material as appropriate.

  3. Composes, types and prints reports, general correspondence, e-mail and memoranda from general instructions, and assembly of data from various sources.

  4. Prepares project reports, progress summaries, statistical or data analysis.

  5. Analyzes, generates and maintains records and other reference material necessary for departmental use.

  6. Performs basic clerical work including typing, filing, gathering information and telephone use.

  7. Provides general customer service and communicates with the public regarding fees, policies, rules and general information about the facility or event.

  8. Represents the City of Casper by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor.

    1. Follows all City safety procedures. Reports all accidents/incidents immediately to supervisor.
  9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge: (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Legal research and writing.

Abilities: (position requirements at entry):

Ability to:

  • Be flexible with assignments which may change.

  • Perform a variety of office and computer tasks.

  • Perform entry-level work based upon area assigned.

  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance.

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Follow written and verbal instructions and direction.

  • Take the initiative and learn standard practices and techniques.

  • Become proficient in all equipment, machinery and/or software required to accomplish assigned tasks.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Perform legal research.

  • Operating in a courteous, knowledgeable and tactful manner with participants, parents, staff and general public.

  • Oral and written communication sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

  • Perform a variety of office and computer tasks.

Training, Experience & Certifications

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

  • No previous experience required.

  • Applicant must currently be enrolled at, or a recent graduate of an accredited university or college, majoring in the field of the internship, with a plan of working in that field as a career.

Licensing and Certification Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

Licensing Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.

To be considered the following information must be attached to your application:

  • Writing example

  • Resume

  • An official transcript

Supplemental Information & Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

The City of Casper does not offer any benefits for employees who hold seasonal part-time positions.