City of Tulare

The City of Tulare is an exceptional community with a population of 63,515, situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, just 47 miles south of Fresno and 64 miles north of Bakersfield. Our mid-state location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular California coastline to the west.

Founded in 1874 by the railroad, Tulare overcame numerous disasters in the 1880’s. Following three major fires and the departure of the railroad, the community’s saving element was bringing water and farming to the area. Situated in the heart of some of the most productive farmland in the world, Tulare is very attractive to food processors and distributors (such as Haagen-Dazs, Land O’Lakes, Saputo, and Kraft) because of our central location and abundant supply of locally grown products. Tulare County is the number one milk-processing county, and now the second largest agricultural producing county in the world, second only to neighboring Fresno County.

With its strong agricultural vitality, Tulare seeks to diversify its industrial and retail base through our focus on economic development. The City not only welcomes new industries and businesses, but it has become a regional attraction. Tulare has a historical downtown, first class historical museum, and an expanding outlet center providing 2.6 million square feet of retail space. In addition, Tulare is home of the International Agri-Center, sponsor of the largest farm equipment show in the world – the World Ag Expo.

Previously recognized as one of the 25 “Best Managed Small Cities” in the country, Tulare is well known for its volunteerism and community spirit. The City has an excellent rapport with its citizenry and is currently undergoing positive growth. Tulare also has an attractive housing market with exceptionally priced quality homes. Tulare is a city challenging itself to provide new opportunities for all who call it home. The community is growing yet it retains the caring atmosphere of a small town. The city honors and celebrates its culturally diverse heritage while providing democratic and cost effective services to all its citizens. The City Council works closely with the City Manager and with members of the public to ensure that the “voice of the citizen” is heard.

 

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City of Tulare, CA Tulare, California, United States
May 11, 2021
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW: Thank you for your interest in becoming a Police Officer with our department. We are currently recruiting Lateral Police Officers. To be considered, applicants must possess a valid "Basic" certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). This is a "continuous recruitment" which means, we will accept applications on a continuous basis. When applicants pass the interview phase, their name will be placed on our Continuous Police Officer (Lateral) eligibility list. As candidates are added to the list, the rank order of candidates on the list, may change. Applicants may apply and interview only one time during a six-month period. To be eligible for this recruitment opportunity you must at the time of application, possess a Basic POST certificate and be currently working as a Police Officer (or Sheriff's Deputy) with another law enforcement agency. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you for a position with our department. Applicants are required to submit a complete application, POST Basic certificate, and a complete POST Personal History Statement (PHS). A copy of the PHS form may be downloaded from the POST website: https://post.ca.gov/forms . Incomplete applications or applications submitted without the required attachments, will be disqualified. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: Tulare Police Department is comprised of three very distinct divisions that work collectively for the safety of the community and our many visitors throughout the year. The divisions of Patrol, Investigations, and Administration are comprised of individual units that are trained and equipped to handle calls for service and investigations ranging from minor to the very complex. Our vision is to build trust within the community and the department through open communication, empowerment, and partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders. As a progressive organization committed to continuous improvement; we apply innovative strategies and technology to ensure the highest quality of life for all. DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, traffic, narcotics, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, investigations, and the protection of life and property; enforces Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department. While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law enforcement field, including narcotics, K-9, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, and investigations are included. Incumbents are required to be armed while on duty and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules and job assignments are changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police services. This class is distinguished from Police Corporal in that the latter is the first lead level in this sworn class series. Examples of Essential Functions EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) When performing duties in the patrol assignment: Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, observes and investigates unusual conditions in facilities, property or other areas, report suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions and deter crime by providing high visibility. Analyzes crime scenes and gathers or directs the collection of data and evidence; writes notes and prepares reports and case files. Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required. When performing duties in the traffic assignment: Observes, monitors and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles if they are stolen or a hazard; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, funerals, or other congested situations. Responds to and investigates non-injury and injury accidents including hit and run collisions. Enforces speed utilizing radar and LIDAR; conducts DUI saturation patrols and check points; assists in special campaigns and operations including seatbelt, car seat, and identifying unlicensed/suspended license drivers. Verifies correction and signs off mechanical citations; releases stored vehicles. May conduct bi-annual motorcycle certifications of the traffic unit. When performing duties in the investigations assignment: Conducts comprehensive investigations into felony and high level crimes, including computer related crimes, as assigned including determining and conducting surveillance activities and coordinating and maintaining crime scene activities. Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support. May serve on special committees such as inter-agency Drug Task Forces including Narcotics Investigations, Gang Enforcement Team, and other organizations. When performing duties in the School Resource Officer assignment: Acts as liaison and resource between department and school systems, students; assists and counsels youth; assists and maintains relationships with parents, school authorities, community and other officers. Presents educational programs such as D.A.R.E. Program, gang awareness, drug awareness, internet safety, etc.; assists school officials in enforcement of regulations; coordinates special programs as required. Provides oversight of juveniles and delinquents; interprets law to school officials and parents; confers with school administrators to identify and discuss criminal and public safety issues; works to resolve cases and crimes committed against or by juveniles. Investigates cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or by juveniles, including but not limited to child abuse, Department of Human Services referrals, and runaways; advises and refers juveniles to appropriate community resources as requested or as necessary. When performing all assignments: Responds to a wide variety of emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances; determines appropriate action; calls for assistance as needed. Provides emergency medical attention and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary. Provides information, directions and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations. Participates in meetings with the public representing the department's interests and responsibilities Prepares case records and reports on major activities within the jurisdiction; prepares affidavits for search warrants; serves arrest and search warrants and subpoenas as required. Makes arrests and serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required. Assists the City Attorney or the District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required. Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations. Handles prisoners as called for by law. Prepares reports; prepares and maintains logs, records and accurate files. May develop, implement, and present various community education programs on a wide variety of crime prevention subjects. Maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies and personnel. Assists other officers as needed. May serve as a field training officer for orientation and training of new officers. May respond to incidents involving high-risk situations, including hostages, armed suicidal subjects, clandestine drug labs, barricaded wanted subjects, civil unrest or riots, and other assignments. Attends briefings, meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Oversees the use and care of equipment used in the course of work. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, pursuit, apprehension and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search, seizure, and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, court decisions, and departmental rules and regulations. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agencies, impact weapons, and tazers. Techniques of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED). Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Computer applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Ability to: Learn a considerable amount of factual information regarding laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, procedures, and apply this knowledge to the duties of the position. Observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies and procedures, laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Coordinate and carry out special assignments. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines. Operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner under patrol and emergency conditions; act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Safely and skillfully use firearms and other police equipment. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs. Comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communication in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations. Establish, maintain, and foster effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Qualifications / Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of experience working with the public. Some college-level coursework in and/or volunteer law enforcement experience are desirable. LI CENSE & CERTIFICATIONS: Applicants must posses and attach copies of each of the following to their application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Valid basic certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Certificate of completion from a POST certified Police Academy. Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification. Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to access crime scenes and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, as well as crime/accident suspects/victims weighing up to 150 pounds and heavier weights with the appropriate assistance. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation. Must be able to work extended or varying shifts, weekends, and holidays or be called back in emergency situations, and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations and violent individuals. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tulare, CA Tulare, California, United States
May 11, 2021
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW: Thank you for your interest in our Laboratory Supervisor position. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant. To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application. PLANT OVERVIEW: Our wastewater treatment facility consists of a domestic plant (6.0 million gallons per day (MGD) capacity) and an industrial plant (12.0 MGD capacity) treating about 4.15 MGD in the domestic plant and about 8.5 MGD in the industrial plant. This includes operation, maintenance and repair of treatment structures, such as lift stations, sedimentation tanks, digesters, filters, pumps and control buildings. Additional operations include 320 acres of storage ponds, 2,200 acres of farmland under permit for beneficial reuse of treated wastewater, and self-generation of renewable energy including the anaerobic bulk volume fermenter, two 2.8 MW of fuel cells, and 3.0 MW of solar photovoltaic panels. INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT PROCESS: Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview process on: FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021. For planning/scheduling purposes, please make note of the interview date. Additional details will be sent via email once our screening process is complete (on or before June 4th at 12 noon). POSITION OVERVIEW: Under general direction, plans, schedules, assigns and reviews the work of the laboratory. Performs a variety of standardized routine to complex chemical, physical, biological, and bacteriological analysis involved in the testing of City's wastewater quality; supervises the laboratory assigned staff; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to conducting and interpreting standard and complex laboratory analysis; ensures the lab is operating within all applicable legal and regulatory guidelines; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Public Works Director, Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager, and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisors. Exercises general supervision over assigned staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the full supervisory-level and advanced journey-level class that performs a variety of routine to complex laboratory tests to ensure that City is in compliance with all Federal and State requirements for the processing and distribution and disposal of wastewater for the City. Incumbents work independently and have responsibility for maintaining records and submitting reports to the various regulatory agencies and for assisting operations staff in maintaining a high level of plant efficiency and effectiveness. This class is distinguished from the Laboratory Technician by providing supervision, technical and functional direction over lower-level laboratory staff, performing the most complex duties assigned to the division. Examples of Essential Functions Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Plans, organizes, assigns, evaluates supervises, and reviews the work of assigned staff in the laboratory operations. Prepares periodic and special reports for submission to appropriate regulatory agencies in a timely manner; ensures that outside laboratory certifications are in compliance with regulatory requirements; reviews and updates standard operating procedures based on regulatory changes; and coordinates audit process. Provides supervision, technical and direction to assigned laboratory staff; reviews and controls quality of work; participates in performing wastewater laboratory testing work. Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns laboratory testing work and assignments in consultation with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisors and/or Public Works Director; communicates status of assignments to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule assignments in accordance with established priorities and special operational priorities; instructs staff in work procedures. Trains and evaluates employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions. Assists in developing work plans, procedures, and schedules. Estimates time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; orders supplies and equipment for work projects; keeps required labor, equipment, and material records and submits reports as directed; may assist in developing budget figures for the division. Performs and interprets chemical, biochemical, biological, bacteriological, and physical analysis of samples related to the treatment, quality control, and disposal of wastewater influent and effluent, following standard procedures and guidelines. Collects, transports, prepares, and preserves samples at various sites throughout the treatment plants and other City sites for testing to determine the effectiveness of each stage of the treatment process. Analyzes and interprets laboratory results, recognizing problems that may be occurring during the treatment process. Prepares samples for analysis by commercial laboratories; ensures that test results are reviewed and reported. Sets up, calibrates, operates, and performs minor maintenance and repair to a variety of laboratory instruments and equipment. Works with the Environmental Compliance Inspector in planning sampling events and analysis of waste streams collected from the City's industrial users. Maintains City lab accreditation and certifications by ensuring the lab meets and complies with rules and regulations set by EPA, CA ELAP, and TNI Standards. Maintains quality control and quality assurance and follows safe work procedures. Maintains accurate records of work performed and analysis results. Consults with treatment plant staff regarding analysis results. Prepares standard chemical solutions and reagents; disposes of outdated materials in a safe manner; cleans glassware and equipment and ensures that the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition. Maintains an inventory of laboratory supplies, chemicals, and equipment. Enters data into and retrieves data from an automated data control system. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Answers the phone as needed. Responds to emergency situations as required. Maintains computerized records and logs of daily activities; prepares reports as necessary. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Acts as a liaison between the City, outside laboratories, and regulatory agencies. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications / Requirements Knowledge of: Basic principles of employee supervision including work planning, assignment, performance review and evaluation, discipline and training. Chemical, biological, and physical characteristics of wastewater. Principles, practices, equipment, and materials required for the chemical, biochemical, biological, bacteriological, and physical analysis of samples of wastewater. Sampling techniques and related statistical analysis techniques. Laboratory and treatment plant safety procedures and equipment. Basic principles of wastewater treatment and distribution/disposal. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Technical report writing practices and procedures. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment. Computer applications related to the work. Safe driving rules and practices. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Ability to: Supervise, train, plan, schedule, assign, review and evaluate the activities of laboratory personnel. Inspect the work of others and maintain established quality control standards. Train and evaluate others in proper and safe work procedures. Identify and implement effective course of action to complete assigned work. Oversee and perform chemical, biochemical, biological, bacteriological, and physical analysis of wastewater. Analyze the results of such tests and make appropriate recommendations for plant operations. Use and perform calibration and minor maintenance and repair on a variety of laboratory equipment. Maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment required for the performance of necessary analysis. Interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Instruct operating staff in basic laboratory procedures and processes. Prepare and maintain clear and concise reports and accurate records and files. Utilize computer and related word processing, database, and spreadsheet software and applications. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Operate a motor vehicle safely. Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and radio, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college level coursework in chemistry, biology, microbiology, or a related field and five (5) years responsible experience in water/wastewater treatment or laboratory experience, including one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire, a Grade I Laboratory Analyst Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association. Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a wastewater treatment plant laboratory; operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; color vision to identify chemical and biological solvents and substances; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone and radio. Employees primarily work indoors but frequently walk within treatment plants to take samples. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to handle laboratory equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Environmental Elements Employees work primarily indoors but are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances, odors, and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: 6/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Tulare, CA Tulare, California, United States
May 11, 2021
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW: Thank you for your interest in our Parks Manager position. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant. The City of Tulare is a vibrant and steadily growing community with a population of 67,834, is located in the heart of California's Central Valley. The City provides a full-range of services to our citizens. The organization, staffed with 368 full-time employees, enjoys a culture of fiscal conservatism, collaboration, teamwork and dedication to public service and our community. Comprised of the Parks, Library, Recreation, and Senior Services divisions, the Community Services Department provides a wide array of programs for the entire family. The department maintains all city parks and landscaping and lighting districts totaling 367 acres. The department is also responsible for coordinating activities including instructional classes and sports programs for youth and adults, as well as special community events. Our goal is to create community through people, parks and programs. The mission of the department is to provide recreational experiences, enhance human development, promote health and wellness, support cultural unity, facilitate community problem-solving, protect natural resources, strengthen community image and sense of place, support economic development, strengthen community image and sense of place, support economic development, strengthen community safety through the provision of leisure programs. To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application. INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT PROCESS: Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the interview process on: FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021. For planning/scheduling purposes, please make note of the interview date. Additional details will be sent via email once our screening process is complete (on or before June 4th at 12 noon). POSITION OVERVIEW: Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of staff performing difficult and complex field work and office support related to all programs and activities of the Parks Division; administers current and long-range planning activities; manages the effective use of the appropriate City's parks and grounds maintenance resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Community Services Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. This is a mid-management classification that manages a division of the City's parks and grounds maintenance and operations activities, including parks and grounds maintenance operations, parks planning and development, and landscaping maintenance operations. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for providing divisional-level support to the Community Services Director in a variety of areas. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive background as well as skill in coordinating departmental work. This class is distinguished from the Community Services Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for all functions of the Department and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy. Examples of Essential Functions EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Division; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Parks Division. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and recommends to the Director. Manages and coordinates the work plan for the assigned Division; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures. Participates in the selection, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Prioritizes and allocates available resources; reviews and evaluates service delivery, makes recommendations for improvement, and ensures maximum effective service provision. Develops and reviews staff reports related to parks and grounds maintenance activities and services; assists with reports presented to the City Council and other commissions, committees, and boards; performs a variety of public relations and outreach work related to assigned activities. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the Division budget; oversees the budget for the Division. Provides highly complex staff assistance to the Community Services Director; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate. Implements adopted parks and grounds maintenance operations plans, policies, and standards. Coordinates assigned services and activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; manages, plans, and coordinates with other City departments and outside organizations for special events held for public access and public emergencies. Monitors and controls supplies and equipment; orders supplies and tools as necessary; prepares documents for equipment procurement; participates in informal bid processes for purchases of equipment and supplies as necessary. Manages, participates in, reviews, inspects, and approves the designs and construction for new parks and landscapes projects; prepares and reviews bid documents, request for proposals, and contracts; participates in the bid process for services and materials related to improvement projects; participates in the selection of contract services. Prepares, estimates, develops, and administers Parks Division Capital Improvement Program budgets for parks and landscape improvements, project designs, and construction, including forecasting funds, directing and monitoring expenditures, and recommending adjustments as necessary. Supervises the review and administration of inspections and oversees the approval of designs for, construction plans, and project administration for a wide variety of landscape, irrigation, and lighting projects and programs for districts, City-owned facilities, medians, open space areas, and landscaped well sites; ensures contract compliance. Manages and participates in new park and landscape planning, development, and construction, including recommending and implementing policies and procedures, planning, direction and organizing of the City's long-range park development program, and directs and coordinates the work of outside contractors. Prepares and manages the street tree master plan; reviews and makes recommendations for amendments and updates of City tree ordinances; plans, manages, and inspects the City's Urban Forest. Performs the most complex parks and grounds maintenance duties and provides technical assistance to crews, as needed. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of parks and grounds maintenance operations; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to City needs. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval. Receives, investigates, and responds to problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action. Responds to operations, maintenance, and repair emergency situations as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications / Requirements QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, program management, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision. Principles and practices of budget administration. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations concerning the operation of the Parks Division. Principles and practices of contract administration and evaluation. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of the assigned Division. Principles, practices, equipment, tools, and materials of parks and grounds maintenance and repair. Safety principles, practices, and procedures of parks and grounds maintenance, including equipment and hazardous materials. The operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment. General principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area. Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of a major Parks Division. Safety principles and practices. Record keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment. Computer applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Ability to: Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services. Manage and monitor complex projects, on-time and within budget. Plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff. Train staff in work procedures. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner. Perform the most complex maintenance duties and operate related equipment safely and effectively. Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with City policies and procedures, complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college level coursework in park development maintenance, business administration, public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of responsible parks development, management, and maintenance experience, including two (2) years of supervisory or lead experience. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pesticide Applicator's license is desirable. Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, as well as to work in the field; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone. This is partially a sedentary office, partially a field classification, and standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees partially work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to potentially hazardous physical substances. Employees also work in the field and may be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, inclement weather conditions, loud noise levels, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: 6/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific