Department of Human Resources

Internships - Office Assistant - Dept. of Human Resources

City of Sacramento, California

Department of Human Resources/Administration

Volunteer Assignment Description

Office Assistant


Importance of Position: The individual fulfilling these duties is part of the Department of Human Resources for the City of Sacramento. It’s very important that the initial impression be professional. Confidentiality and integrity are of utmost importance.

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment: The Office Assistant needs to have comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and have a professional phone manner, be a quick study and able to be highly discreet and keep all information confidential. Ability to file, general computer skills, fluency in English, patience and professionalism required. Willingness to learn new computer software and programs important.

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer): The office assistant will file, type, assist with mailings, work with databases, scan and index files, work with  e-learning programs and other duties as assigned.

Training Provided: Orientation to the City’s programs and departments, written orientation handbook, on-the-job support and supervision.

Duration of assignment: This is an on-going position and will be filled as vacated.

Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule: Flexible schedule Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. 8-10 hours per week for a semester (spring/summer/fall)

Assignment location: Historic City Hall, 1st Floor, 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Benefits of Volunteering:

Develop or improve office skills, support local government programs, gain references and work experience.

Grounds for Termination: Volunteers will not be considered employees of the City of Sacramento. All volunteers serve The City of Sacramento at will, and either the City of Sacramento or the volunteer may terminate the arrangement without notice or consideration.

Contact: Mary Lynn Perry – or call: 916-808-8317.

Special Consideration: Please acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions associated with this volunteer position, either with or without reasonable accommodation. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the City’s Reasonable Accommodation coordinator at (916) 808-8795.





Qualifications Required

  • Age Range Must be at least 16 or older

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon