City of Murrieta

The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow.

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City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Aug 31, 2018
Full Time
Description Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held September 27, 2018. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION Under general direction, plans, organizes, and manages the staff and operations of the Finance Division including financial transaction analysis, reporting, and record-keeping; performs professional accounting work to ensure regulatory compliance with governmental accounting standards; maintains and administers the City's accounting system; manages the effective use of division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Administrative Services Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Administrative Services Director. Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff through subordinate levels of supervision. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a management classification responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the staff, operations and activities of the Finance Division. Incumbents are responsible for performing diverse, specialized and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibilities, which include division budget administration, program evaluation, and recommendation and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, priorities, and standards related to the City's finance and accounting systems. Incumbents serve as a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, and operational analyses and studies. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within broad guidelines. Examples of Essential Functions Management reserves the right 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, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Finance Division's accounting functions, including preparing, monitoring, forecasting, and analyzing financial information, financial processing, reporting, and record-keeping. 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. Participates in the development, administration, and oversight of division budget; determines funding needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; ensures compliance with budgeted funding. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative, and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for improvement. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends and implements discipline and termination procedures. Develops and manages requests for proposals for professional and/or contracted services; prepares scope of work and any technical specifications; evaluates proposals and recommends award; negotiates contracts; administers contracts to ensure compliance with City specifications and service quality. Administers, manages, coordinates, prepares, and analyzes functions related to debt management, treasury management, grant management, capital asset management, and procurement for operation and capital improvement projects. Manages, coordinates, prepares, and analyzes long-term financial plans including annual operating and capital budgets, monthly/quarterly budget to actual review, and forecasting and long-term financial planning. Establishes, recommends, updates, coordinates, and manages a variety of financial policies and procedures including general accounting, financial analysis, procurement, debt management, investment management, grant management and capital asset management; prepares and updates the City's comprehensive financial plan document. Maintains and reconciles a variety of ledgers, reports, and accounting records; examines accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; approves journal vouchers to post transactions to accounting records; performs month-end, fiscal year-end, and calendar year-end accounting system processing. Prepares and analyzes a variety of complex financial reports, statements, and schedules; prepares periodic and special reports, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, the State Controller Report and the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Coordinates the City's annual audits of financial statements and assists in the preparation of accounting schedules and data worksheets. Prepares and presents staff and agenda reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; presents reports to various commissions, committees, and boards. Conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate. Serves as a liaison for assigned functions with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; provides staff support to commissions, committees and task forces as necessary. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in public agency finance and accounting; 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 difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action. Directs the establishment and maintenance of working and official division files. Ensures staff compliance with City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management. Principles and practices of budget development and administration. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Principles and practices of leadership. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned areas of responsibility. Organization and management practices as applied to the development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs of the assigned area of responsibility. Principles and practices of contract administration and management. Principles and practices of public agency finance, including general and governmental accounting, auditing and reporting functions. Principles and practices of municipal fund accounting. Methods and techniques of revenue forecasting. Record-keeping principles and procedures. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of the assigned division. Methods and techniques of preparing technical and administrative reports, and general business correspondence. City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed. The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Plan, organize, oversee and manage the staff and operations of the Finance Division. Develop and implement goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner. Provide administrative, management, and professional leadership for the division. Select and supervise staff, provide training and development opportunities, ensure work is performed effectively, and evaluate performance in an objective and positive manner. Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Analyze financial information and identify potential problems. Prepare various financial analyses. Prepare and administer large program budgets. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. Effectively represent the division and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals. Direct the establishment and maintenance of a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems. Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and 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 a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of management or administrative experience preferably in a municipal setting, of which two (2) years should be in a management capacity. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver's License. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer 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 weighing up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form, cover letter, and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov. SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Aug 13, 2018
Part Time
Description NOTE: This position will be open until filled, with a first review of applications on August 27, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991, and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION Under general supervision organizes and leads a variety of recreation programs. Plans, develops, promotes, and implements a variety of programs and events. Special events may require evenings, weekends, and holiday work. Examples of Essential Functions Management reserves the right 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. Assists in the development and implementation of community activities and services; may generate and research ideas for activities to meet the needs of various areas of interests. Provides customer service to the public; assists the public in planning activities and events; prepares facilities for group and recreation activities; assists in facility maintenance and room set up; prepares and maintains facility activity records. Processes registrations for classes, special events, and facilities; accepts payments and issues receipts; requisitions, issues, receives, and oversees the use of equipment, materials, and facilities. Assists in the planning and coordination of a variety of existing and new recreation programs, special events and activities; may develop program publicity and promotional materials for programs and events. Assist in planning the annual calendar of community and special events. Qualifications Working Knowledge of: Techniques of organizing groups and recreation activities. First aid methods and safety practices. Community, recreation and special events activities and methods of accommodating activities to various interest levels. Basic mathematics. Ability to: Organize, direct and lead groups in recreational activities. Resolve minor problems and maintain order among program participants. Maintain accurate records and prepare clear concise reports. Follow oral and written instructions. Effectively communicate orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public. Education and/or Experience Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Equivalent to a High School diploma and at least two (2)years of recreation (paid or volunteer) or customer service experience. Recreation experience in a municipal government environment is preferred. Licenses and Certifications Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class C California driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Possession of First aid and CPR certification upon hire. Supplemental Information SCHEDULE This position may be assigned to multiple locations including the Community, Youth, or Senior Centers; the Little Critters recreation building; the California Oaks Sports Park skatepark; and/or other park facilities. Operating hours may include evenings and weekends. APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application form must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, California, United States
Aug 13, 2018
Part Time
Description NOTE: This position will be open until filled, with a first review of applications on August 27, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. DEFINITION Under general supervision, to receive emergency and non-emergency calls and to dispatch police, fire and emergency units; maintain contact with personnel in the field; operate transmitting/receiving equipment; perform general support duties related to dispatch and records activities; assist in training new dispatchers; and perform related duties as required. Examples of Essential Functions These functions may not be present in all positions in multiple position classes. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Receive requests for police, fire or other emergency services over the phone. Answer 911 calls. Screen incoming calls to determine necessity, priority, and type of response required. Monitor other radio frequencies to be aware of incidents elsewhere that may affect operations. Dispatch, as necessary, police and fire units in response to calls for service or requests from officers in the field. Use appropriate terminology and cite Code sections by number; call public and private agencies, such as allied fire and law enforcement, hospitals, towing services, and utilities and request mutual assistance when necessary. Keep track of police and fire unit locations and status. Maintain constant radio communication with personnel in the field. Run warrant checks on subjects, registration checks on vehicles, and property checks. Relay information and instructions to personnel in the field. Maintain accurate log of incoming service requests and actions taken. Prepare other reports and records as directed; maintain files necessary for dispatch as assigned; enter, update, and retrieve information from the computer and teletype networks. Provide general information to the public. As necessary, refer callers to appropriate agencies. Calm angered or distraught callers. Maintain calm in radio transmissions during hectic, tense, and dangerous field situations. Type and otherwise process a wide variety of police records, reports, and materials, including arrest reports, warrants, citations, crime and traffic reports, fingerprint cards, and vehicle storage and impound forms. Operate a variety of automated systems to create or revise computer files. Verify that paperwork is complete, correct and properly signed. Assist departmentpersonnel and the public in person and by phone. Release requested reports and related information to the public or to outside agencies in accordance with established regulations. Provide general information regarding department policies, procedures, and regulations. Sort, file, copy, and distribute crime reports, traffic reports, citations, and other records as appropriate. Perform file searches to locate missing records. Issue permits and licenses according to prescribed procedures. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Public Safety Dispatcher II (Lateral): Graduation from high school or equivalent. At least one year of current, full-time experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher with a California law enforcement agency, and have completed training on both radio and phone positions/functions (includes 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls). Possession of a certificate verifying successful completion of P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course Academy is required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES Considerable knowledge of: Office proce­dures, record keeping system, forms, correspondence, reports and other mate­rials common to operation of a police department; police and/or fire dispatching procedures and the laws and regulations governing the use of dispatching equipment in a law enforcement agency; agencies involved with police activities; Penal Code, Vehicle Code, and local municipal code; 911 system and Deaf Translation System; computerized systems used in municipal law enforce­ment agencies. Ability to: Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; type accurately at a speed of not less than 35 net words per minute; understand and follow oral and written instructions; follow standard broadcasting procedures and rules; and utilize a wide variety of codes and computer commands; read and interpret street maps; deal tactfully and courteously with the public, City staff and co-workers; understand and follow verbal and written directions; use correct English grammar, punctuation and spelling; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work safely and efficiently; work various shifts; operate computer terminal and other office equipment quickly, accurately, and at times, concurrently; respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; dispatch police, fire or emergency units quickly and effectively; speak clearly and precisely; work under pressure and exercise good judgment; effectively communicate and elicit information from upset and irate citizens; work with a minimum of supervision; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Supplemental Information LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Valid California Class C Driver's License with satisfactory driving record. Possession of a Certificate verifying successful completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch Academy is required for Public Safety Dispatcher II. Typing certificate with an accurate speed of 35 WPM is required and must be attached to your application. TYPING CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS The certificate must be issued by an accredited school or agency within one year prior to application. Online tests not administered by a qualified agency will not be accepted. An accredited school or agency is one that will provide an official certificate with their agency's emblem or on agency letterhead. Certificates must include the following information: Name of applicant Number of "net" words per minute (WPM) typed Number of errors Date of certificate Signature of person administering test The following local agencies are able to issue typing certificates for a fee: AtWorkPersonnel Services Temecula 27720 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 130, Temecula, CA 92590 (951) 297-3591 www.atworksocal.com Express Employment Professionals 25135 Madison Ave., Ste. 104, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 239-4744 www.expresspros.com Manpower 40810 Country Center Dr., Ste. 140, Temecula, CA 92591 (951) 308-2686 www.manpowerriverside.com PrideStaff 25195 Madison Ave., Ste. 102, Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 999-4230 www.pridestaff.com/southriversidecounty Select Staffing 39815 Alta Murrieta Dr., Ste. C7 & C8, Murrieta, CA 92563 (951) 693-0783 www.select.com SCHEDULE Candidates must be available to work a varying schedule including weekends, weekdays, evenings, and holidays (hours and days are adjusted as needed by the Department). APPLICATION PROCEDURE A City application and typing certificate must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and extensive Police background. Closing Date/Time: Continuous