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Program and Systems Intern

MOCS is the City's oversight and service agency that is dedicated to optimizing existing operations and transforming processes to make it easier to do business with the City. MOCS works with agencies, vendors, and providers to ensure that the contracting process is fair, efficient, transparent, and cost effective to the City.
**As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.**

The Procurement Operations division at MOCS comprises of various units that work alongside mayoral agencies to ensure that they are conducting procurement activities in a fair and efficient manner, in accordance with the City's Procurement Policy Board rules and other applicable laws. This division is also responsible for managing the City's PASSPort system, which is an end-to-end procurement tool that allows agency buyers, vendors, and oversight agencies to complete each step of the procurement process.
The Projects and Systems unit exists to translate city procurement policy and rules to practice within the PASSPort system. This often includes maintaining updated data within PASSPort, as well as testing the system to insure that it is providing useful functionality for users. The unit also mediates issues within the PASSPort system reported by user agencies, vendors, and internal analysts.

Responsibilities include the following:
 • Become familiar with the rules applicable to the City's procurement process
 • Prepare memos and presentations for communicating procurement and PASSPort policy and functionality for stakeholders
 • Review agency and vendor procurement and PASSPort issues for quality and validity
 • Create and edit agency-facing guidance on usage of the PASSPort system

As of May of the internship year, the prospective intern must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate. This internship is best suited to those applicants that are studying in a field related to business, government, or public administration. Additionally, they should have the following skills:
• Be very detail-oriented and able to write effectively
• Must have strong presentation skills
• Should prioritize collaborative and innovative problem-solving
• Be comfortable working within Microsoft Excel
• Experience working in local government is a plus

Application Process:
Please send resume with cover letter to by 5/1/22.  Please indicate SIP/POSITION TITLE in the subject line. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Internship schedule is M-F, 9-5 (on-site, remote, hybrid), June 2022 - August 2022. Internship is open to recently graduated, undergraduate and graduate applicants for a maximum of 13 weeks. 
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable
accommodation. Please contact or 212-298-0734.
The Adams Administration values diversity. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply. 

Additional Info:
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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