Recruitment is underway for a science, engineering, or public administration... (19-23 years old) to serve on the Boise City Public...

Recruitment is underway for a science, engineering, or public administration student
(19-23 years old) to serve on the Boise City Public Works Commission
If you live in the City of Boise, have an interest in the science, engineering, or public administration fields
and have a desire to give back to your community this is an ideal opportunity! By volunteering as the
student member on the Public Works Commission, you can be part of the process to define and make
recommendations to city leadership about key community infrastructure and environmental issues.
About Boise Public Works: Public Works is a department of 238 employees with an annual budget of
well over $70 million. The department is responsible for the long-term planning, construction, and
operation of the city’s wastewater treatment and collection system, geothermal system and multiple small
irrigation systems. Public Works is also in charge of streetlights, drainage, and the construction of new
city facilities. The greatest challenges, however, encompass the environmental duties that include
management of the solid waste, recycling, water quality, climate protection, and air quality programs.
Responsibility of Public Works Commission Members: The commission is made up of eight volunteer
members from the public experienced and interested in engineering, science, finance, and community
service. These members advise the City Council on Public Works policies, programs, budgets, long-term
plans, and more. The student member is one of eight voting members on the commission. There is a oneyear term for the student member with the most recent members being asked to serve additional terms.
This is an important job and the expectations are high. Likewise, the level of satisfaction gained by
giving back to the community is very rewarding. Preparation for and attendance at the monthly
commission meetings is key to success for the student member and the commission as a whole. The
commission meets at City Hall for about two hours at 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.
How to Apply: Send your resume with three references and a cover letter that addresses the questions
below to:
City of Boise Public Works
Attn: Janine Renberg
PO Box 500
Boise, ID 83701
Or, you may submit electronically to
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2014.
1. Why are you interested in serving on the Public Works Commission?
2. What are your long-term career goals?
3. Describe your past/present community service activities.
September 9, 2012