City of Norwalk

Long identified by its iconic water tower, Norwalk is the 14th most populous city in Los Angeles County, 58th in California and the 255th nationally.

The five-member Norwalk City Council acts as the city's chief policy-making body. Regular Meetings of the City Council are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd.   

Norwalk is bordered by Downey on the northwest, Bellflower on the southwest, Cerritos and Artesia on the south, and Santa Fe Springs on the north and east.

2 job(s) at City of Norwalk

City of Norwalk, CA Norwalk, California, United States
Jun 23, 2020
Full Time
Definition This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number ofapplications are received. The City reserves the right to limit the applications considered to the first50 applicants. This recruitment may close at any time, apply immediately. The Human Resources Department has an exceptional opportunity available for a Principal Human Resources Analyst. The City of Norwalk is looking for a dynamic, well-rounded employee who is ready to bring innovative ideas to the Department. This position is confidential and not represented by the Union. The Principal Human Resources Analyst performs a variety of responsible professional, administrative, and analytical duties related to assigned personnel and risk management functions; assists in the supervision of other office personnel; performs related duties as required. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS The Principal Human Resources Analyst provides professional support to the Director of Human Resources / Risk Manager, and may provide direction over other department personnel in the performance of assigned tasks. Plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of staff performing difficult and complex professional, technical, and administrative supported related to the City's Human Resources program, including recruitment and selection, employee benefits administration, job analysis and classification, compensation, labor/employee relations, grievance administration, employee training and development, and general human resources administration; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments, divisions and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides complex and responsible support to the Director of Human Resources / Risk Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources / Risk Manager. SUPERVISION EXERCISED May exercise lead direction over office support staff during the absence of the Director of Human Resources / Risk Manager. Essential Duties Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Assists in the management of the daily functions and activities of the Human Resources Department, including development and implementation of recruitment plans; develops recruitment schedules; develops related literature and job advertising; directs and participates in applicant screening, test development, and administration. 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 and monitoring of division budget. Assists in the administration of employee benefits programs and the Affirmative Action Program. 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 for improvement and makes recommendations to the Director. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures. Oversees and participates in developing, receiving, reviewing, and processing information for a variety of departmental, State and Federal mandated, and statistical reports and records; verifies accuracy and completion of reports and records; maintains accurate records. Administers the City's classification and compensation system and plans; performs job audits and analyses; prepares and revises class specifications; conducts salary and fringe benefit surveys; analyzes data; recommends adjustments as appropriate; prepares detailed reports. Provides management consultation in employee relations, grievance and disciplinary activities; represents the City on behalf of the Director of Human Resources / Risk Manager in the administration of personnel and grievance investigations and disciplinary appeals. Meets and confers with department staff regarding interpretations of Memoranda of Understanding and City personnel policies and procedures. Serves as a liaison for the department with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies and attends meetings as required. Provides highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Human Resources / Risk Manager; develops and reviews staff reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate. Makes recommendations, implements, and monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect assigned functions and operations. Receives and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner to the Director, other City employees, other agencies, and the public regarding personnel or risk management matters; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action. Provides administrative staff support in the labor negotiations process; participates in the administration of labor agreements and disciplinary action proceedings. Assists in the administration of the Risk Management Program, including worker's compensation, liability, and other insurance programs; participates in the City-wide safety program and assists in the development and implementation of safety training; participates in the review of liability and industrial accident claims to identify loss exposure; participates in the review of insurance plans and recommends policy revisions. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualification Guidelines Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, supervision of staff; technical aspects of the principles of public human resources administration; labor and employment laws; regulations and ordinances; employee relation programs and techniques; systems and methods of position classificiation; compensation administration; recruitment, selection, and training; correct English usage and grammar; advance research and recordkeeping techniques and procedures; current computer technology, the principles and practices of personnel, including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, labor relations, benefits administration, research and analysis; the principles and practices of risk management, loss prevention, claims investigation and processing; applicable state and federal laws and regulations; principles of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, labor relations in a collective bargaining environment. Ability to: recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services; develop recruitment programs and valid selection procedures; conduct research, perform analysis, and prepare reports of findings under direction; conduct classification and salary studies; interpret and apply related laws, ordinances, and regulations; maintain accurate records and files; establish and maintains coopera­tive working relationships; develop training programs; coordinate or participate in training programs; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; follow City work rules and Department policies and procedures. Education andExperience Educationandexperience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary: Graduation from a four-year college with major course work in business, public administration, industrial relations or a related field, and five years of professional experience in a centralized personnel system which has included experience in more than one functional area (recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, employee payroll / benefits administration, including worker's compensation and safety; labor and employee relations; employee development and training; and other functions of human resources administration). Two years of supervisory responsibility is preferred. A Master's degree in public administration or a related field is preferred. Supplemental Information The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, an incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, grasp, feel, use repetitive motions in order to operate office equipment. Incumbents are frequently required to sit, talk and hear. Incumbents are very occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or reach. Incumbents perform sedentary work but may occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by these positions are those required to perform office machine operations. Work Environment Incumbents are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. SELECTION PROCESS Apply online at http://www.norwalkca.gov/city-hall/departments/human-resources . Employment application must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicant must be specific in describing qualifications for this position on application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Faxed materials or postmarks will not be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Candidates with qualifications that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuation in the selection process. The selection process will include an oral interview and other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.The class may be utilized in various City departments. The City provides preference to military veterans under consideration for initial employment. To claim veteran's preference an applicant must submit their most recentDD214form. An eligible veteran is one who has served in the United States armed forces and who has received an honorable discharge. For a complete copy of the class specification, please click here. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Department of Human Resources at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled examination/interview date. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City of Norwalk, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices.
City of Norwalk, CA Norwalk, California, United States
Jun 23, 2020
Full Time
Definition Under general direction, supervises office and field engineering work related to the planning, design, development, construction and maintenance of the City's public works, water, sewer, storm drains transportation and traffic engineering work; performs related duties as required. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS The Senior Civil Engineer is the advanced journey and supervisory class in the professional level engineering series. Incumbents have responsibility for independent engineering analysis and project management responsibilities for more complex and large engineering and public works projects. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the City Engineer, Principal Civil Engineer, or designee. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Exercises supervision over lower level professional, technical and clerical engineering staff. Essential Duties Essential duties include, but are not limited to the following: Reviews and supervises the preparation of engineering public works plans, drawings and specifications, engineering calculations, cost estimates, assessments, contract provisions, legal descriptions and maps, ensuring compliance with policies, local and state codes, ordinances and regulations. As designated, approves engineering designs and plans. Manages and administers construction contracts for such projects as street, sewers, storm drains, structures, water distribution facilities, street lighting and traffic control facilities; develops, updates project schedules; monitors expenditures and fund sources. Plans, organizes and assigns engineering project work; supervises, trains and evaluates subordinate personnel; assists in the selection of employees; recommends discipline when necessary. Prepares Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and administers professional engineering and professional service contracts. Prepares reports, recommendations and correspondence on current and proposed projects; makes presentations to City Council, community groups and the public regarding construction projects. Investigates public complaints and problems and takes appropriate action to resolve issues; provides technical assistance and information to the public in person, by computer and by telephone. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: municipal public works planning, design and construction; municipal public works administration; civil and structural engineering principles and practices; public works construction methods, design and materials; engineering specifications and public works construction standards; mathematical techniques used in engineering calculations; map reading and surveying techniques; Geographic Information System (GIS), AutoCAD and other computer software applications; principles and practices of personnel management and supervision. Ability to: prepare plans, specifications and comprehensive engineering estimates; read and interpret specifications and blueprints; prepare comprehensive technical reports and contract documents; understand and interpret legal property descriptions, engineering maps and other records; interpret and follow City and departmental policies, rules and regulations; supervise construction contracts; supervise assigned staff in project work; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work independently with little direction; plan and organize work to meet deadlines; exercise sound judgment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Ability to: perform professional engineering work; including project design; conduct inspections and evaluate construction relative to approved plans and specifications; coordinate the work of others involved in related activities; prepare and maintain records and prepare reports; interpret and apply related laws, ordinances, and regulations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; work well with other governmental agencies in the processing of cooperatively funded projects. Qualification Guidelines Education and/or Experience Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. A typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be any combination equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field and four (4) years of responsible civil engineering experience in the design and construction of public works projects. Desirable Qualification: Aminimum of two years experience inwater/sewer system operations and maintenance experience with mid-size systems. Required Licenses and Certificates Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is required. Due to the performance of field duties, an incumbent is required to drive a City vehicle in the course of business and is therefore required to possess, provide and maintain a valid California driver license and proof of an acceptable driving record. Supplemental Information The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. SELECTION PROCESS Apply online at http://www.norwalkca.gov/city-hall/departments/human-resources . Employment application must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicant must be specific in describing qualifications for this position on application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Faxed materials or postmarks will not be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Candidates with qualifications that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuation in the selection process. The selection process will include an oral interview and other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.The class may be utilized in various City departments. The City provides preference to military veterans under consideration for initial employment. To claim veteran's preference an applicant must submit their most recentDD214form. An eligible veteran is one who has served in the United States armed forces and who has received an honorable discharge. For a complete copy of the class specification, please click here. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Department of Human Resources at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled examination/interview date. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City of Norwalk, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices.