Intern, Plan Zone Preservation - City of Lake Worth Beach

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Career Center ,

Lake Worth BeachThe City of Lake Worth Beach Community Sustainability is seeking a Planning & Preservation Intern.

Internships are Temporary not to exceed 6 month period with an hourly pay of $15.00.

Part Time and Temporary employees are not eligible for City health & pension plan.


Performs entry-level professional planning work to support the City of Lake Worth Beach’s (COLWB) comprehensive plan and land development regulations. Provides input on neighborhood, site, and master plans, assists division employees with research, analysis, and report writing for planning, zoning, and preservation initiatives. Assists applicants and the general public with planning inquiries and applications. 

Work is performed under general supervision with limited latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment based on professional education and previous experience.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform related work as required. 


  • Researches and prepares reports, documents, and agendas for City officials and other agencies and organizations
  • Responds to planning inquiries from a variety of internal and external constituents; assists applicants in departmental area of assignment
  • Assists in rezoning requests, preservation code compliance efforts, land use plan amendments and abandonment of easements
  • Assists in the preparation of graphic materials including, but not limited to, forms, maps, brochures, flyers and presentations
  • Performs fieldwork and research in support of current preservation and comprehensive planning efforts
  • Collects and analyzes data, conducts site visits, and assists higher level employees with projects as requested
  • Assists in reviewing and making recommendations for building permit applications and occupational licenses
  • Assists with minor planned development amendments 
  • May operate independently on simple/basic zoning matters
  • Assists with Land File Maintenance
  • Reviews and approves Business Tax Receipts and Use and Occupancy Certificates  


  • None


College level studies in in urban or regional planning, public administration, architecture, historic preservation, , or a directly related field; may be supplemented by some experience in a planning office; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

A valid Florida driver license is required.


  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures for the preparation, production and maintenance of reports, documentation and records
  • Basic knowledge of federal, state, and local planning, zoning, and land use regulations, standards, and requirements governing the work
  • Basic knowledge of the principles, practices, methodologies, and techniques utilized in municipal zoning, planning, and land development planning
  • Basic knowledge of historic preservation
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and applicable department / organization specific software and ability to learn and become proficient in the use of other specialized software as may be required
  • Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to measure and perform mathematical computations applicable to the work
  • Ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Ability to photograph and research planning related information and documents
  • Ability to make sound assessments and recommendations based on research
  • Ability to correctly interpret and efficiently implement all applicable policies and procedures
  • Ability to use reasoning skills that minimize duplication of efforts, including but not limited to comparing, classifying, analyzing and coordinating
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule


Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort usually involving some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds). May involve some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking or standing. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and extended periods of time standing and/or walking.


Tasks are regularly performed inside without potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances. 


Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Some tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing.

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