Administrative Intern


The Town of Rye is accepting resumes for the full-time position of Office Assistant – Automated Systems.

Located in the hills of Southeastern Westchester, the Town of Rye is comprised of the Villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook, and the Rye Neck portion of the Village of Mamaroneck. It contains three school districts and operates two parks, Crawford Park and Rye Town Park. The Town is responsible for Town Records, the assessment of 11,200 parcels and the collection of taxes totaling more than $200 million annually. It operates one of the busiest justice courts in the state of New York. Approximately 49,000 people reside in the Town of Rye.

You will join a fast-paced management team that oversees operations for all service areas. The Administrative Intern works directly with the Town Administrator as an assistant who will carry out projects of a broadly-defined nature, requiring a high degree of initiative, good judgment, energy, discretion and tact. This position will offer increasing levels of responsibility. This is a great place to begin a career in municipal management.

This is a not a seasonal internship but a full-time, year long position.


Percentage of time spent on office task:

40% - Administrative Support for Town Administrator and Supervisor's Office

10% - General Purchasing Needs/Support

10% - Coordinate the office's Information Technology

20 % - Public Relations, Marketing Support and Community Events

15% - RTP Commission support

5% - Grant Administration support

Administrative Support for Town Administrator and Supervisor's Office

Ad Hoc analysis projects

Schedule meetings

Regular filing and related tasks

Regular organization of office

Send industry association Meeting Invitations to Town Council and collect responses

Send community events & flyers to Council & Commission

RFP & RFQ Support – posting, some drafting

Assist Town Administrator in organizing office and filing

Assist Book keeper with Filing as needed

General Purchasing Needs/Support

Execute purchase orders for Town and Park in compliance with budget and purchasing policy

Perform occasional analysis of purchasing or billing patterns

Research government purchasing sites for best value on all Town and Park purchasing

Maintain a record of purchases for compliance

Coordinate the office's Information Technology

IT Support for Laptops, iPads, related tech, software integration and subscriptions

Work with IT support providers to manage users & Emails

Liaison with Town’s Video Production Engineer

Upload and post recordings of the monthly Town Council and Park Commission meetings

Communications Support

Website Master

Social Media Coordination

Design event Fliers

Administer Zoom Meetings

Community Events

Support and take the lead on some of TOR and RTP's Community Relations Programming

Rye Town Park Commission Support

Prepare meeting binders and compile minutes for the park commission

Publish minutes and resolutions once approved

Upload Meeting videos to website & Youtube

Grant Administration

Assemble documentation for grant reporting, submittals and compliance.


• A positive and solution-oriented attitude with the desire to learn

• Ability to meet deadlines

• Discretion and trustworthiness in handling confidential information

• Strong organizational, administrative and time management skills

• Structured thinker with the ability to see the big picture as well as focus on details

• Demonstrated record of high standards and accuracy

• Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Adobe

• Adept at Information Technology with learning new software

• Great written and verbal communication skills

• Public Service orientation with excellent interpersonal skills

• Independent self-starter with ability to anticipate what will be needed next


Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English; knowledge of proper grammatical usage, punctuation and spelling; familiarity with the capabilities of computer software applications to produce various document formats such as correspondence, reports, tables. charts and file storage; ability to plan, organize and efficiently perform clerical functions; ability to manipulate a standard alphanumeric keyboard at rate of 35 words per minute; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software to produce a variety of formats for correspondence, records, reports and maintenance of files; ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; ability to operate a variety of office machines; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to deal effectively with the public; ability to get along well with others; discretion; tact; courtesy, accuracy; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a high school or equivalency diploma.

Compensation: $40,000 – 45,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

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