City of Downey

ABOUT THE CITY

The City of Downey, population 113,000, in an area of 12.5 square miles is situated 12 miles southeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center, five miles from Orange County, and about 10 miles from the beautiful Pacific coastline. Conveniently located near several major freeways, the City is an ideal home base from which to take advantage of the business resources and hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in Southern California. Downey offers a wide range of housing opportunities.

All parks and many recreation facilities are operated by the City. Almost 100 acres are devoted to 11 area parks, including fishing lakes at Wilderness Park, the Independence Park Tennis Center, and fitness courses at Furman and Apollo parks. For golf enthusiasts, there is the 18-hole Rio Hondo Golf Course or the Los Amigos Golf Course run by the County of Los Angeles.

Our Mission Statement

Continuously improve the quality of life for which the City of Downey is known by providing the best possible service to residents, businesses and staff in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner.

Our Values

Collaboration - working across disciplines, industries and leadership levels to achieve a common purpose

Credibility - earning the trust and reliance of others through consistent, accurate service and performance

Excellence - operating with conscientious, professional standards of service

Integrity - adhering to strong ethical values

Passion - an enthusiastic, proactive commitment to public service

Respect - courtesy and esteem in the fair treatment of all individuals

CITY GOVERNMENT

The City of Downey is a Charter city operating under the Council-Manager form of municipal government. The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City. Council Members are elected at-large for four-year, overlapping terms of office.

 

 

11 job(s) at City of Downey

City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Aug 18, 2022
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 . Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. WORKING HOURS : Flexible work hours for approximately 20 hours per week. Working hours may require irregular hours, various shifts, evening, weekends, holidays, and/or on-call status. For the openings in the areas of Facilities and Programs - Sundays and Holidays are required. CURRENT VACANCIES : The current vacancies are in the areas as follows: Parks and Facilities: Supervises, cleans and maintains buildings and grounds. Assists in preparing facility for groups; Prepares and supervises athletic fields and/or events (year-round). Programs: Plans and organizes activities for summer, holiday and after school park programs; Activities include crafts, sports, games, contests, excursions and special events. Gymnasium/Sports: Responsibilities include the maintenance and preparation of baseball, soccer, and softball fields, conducting and leading youth sports camps, clinics, and leagues. May act as official scorekeeper and timekeeper for athletic events; and may supervise athletic fields. Seasonal Camps: Plans and organizes activities for youth 6-14 years old of age in a day camp setting. Conducts crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation activities, and supervise on filed trips. Seasonal work during school district: student free days, holidays, and breaks. TEMPORARY/PART-TIME APPOINTMENTS : Work hours are flexible for an average of twenty (20) hours per week. Temporary/Part-time appointments do not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system; however, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Recreation Leader - Parks and Facilities, Programs, Seasonal Camps, or Gymnasium/Sports Keep facility grounds clean; Provide instruction, leadership and supervision of youth enrolled in the park program, sports camps, clinics and leagues; Position includes preparing and instructing youth in games, sports, crafts and special activities, perform facility and program set up as required; Be an active leader with a positive attitude - demonstrate skills, encourage children, make sure games are played fair and use initiative to pro-actively keep peace and harmony in an outdoor park setting; General supervision of the park/gym sites. Cash handling, maintain accurate records and prepare reports. Prepping and maintaining activity room and shelter reservations. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education: Junior standing or higher in high school required.* Experience: Some recreation leadership experience desirable. *Programs/Camps: prior camp experience is highly desirable. Knowledge of: Techniques and procedures of effective communication and youth sports rules, special events, and leadership. Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work with minimum supervision and plan and organize work; work in a team; work well with the public; work cooperatively with administrators, co-workers, and participants; and follow oral and written directions. *Must be at least 15 1/2 years of age. Applicants under 18 years of age are required to provide a work permit at the time of hire. License: A California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions may be required. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; ascend and descend stairs; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running; move about on hands and knees; bend body downward and forward, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; and push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally. Working Conditions: Work is typically performed at recreation facilities (parks) where there may be extreme temperatures, exposure to sun, dirt and/or dust and on occasion in a normal office environment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All applications materials received by the application deadline will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Those applicants, who most closely match the qualifications, will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of an appraisal examination weighted 100%. The appraisal examination may consist of performance testing and/or an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted, including fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical examination, including a drug screen will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Aug 17, 2022
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment may close until the needs of the Department are met, and may close at any time without notice. The position is staffed in the Public Works Department. Under general supervision, performs routine duties relating to park grounds and recreational facilities maintenance. This position is distinguished from the classification of Maintenance Worker I by the lower level of technical skill and knowledge required to perform essential duties. Temporary/Part-Time Appointments: Work hours are flexible for an average of eighteen (18) hours per week. Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and special events that may include afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays NOTE: Temporary/Part-time appointments do not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system; however, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Downey . There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Duties include, but may not be limited to the following: Perform unskilled manual labor which includes sweeping, digging, shoveling, lifting, tugging, pulling, and carrying heavy objects. Perform general landscaping and upkeep of public grounds including minor repairs and painting. Prepare and maintain sports fields for play. Pick up trash and perform general grounds inspection. Observe and utilize proper safety rules and precautions. Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that could likely provide the required skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position is qualifying. A desired combination is as follows: Age : Must be 18 years of age or older. Experience: No previous experience required. At least six months of work experience performing a combination of landscape or grounds maintenance and janitorial or facility maintenance duties is desirable. Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in landscape and grounds maintenance and janitorial and general facility maintenance activities; health and safety regulations related to tools, supplies, or equipment used in grounds and facility maintenance work. In addition to knowledge, a general mechanical aptitude is preferred. Ability to: Read and follow work orders and instructions; identify grounds maintenance problems and needs; follow safety practices and recognize job hazards; work safely and independently; carry out and complete work assignments as instructed; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License Required: Due to the performance of field duties a valid California Class C Driver's License is required in addition to an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment in the position. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. Physical Tasks and Abilities: Possess physical mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties assigned. Ability to drive a City vehicle or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to travel to different work sites and locations to carry out job-related duties. Require the ability to stand for long periods and/or walk long distances. Some walking may occur on sloping, slippery and/or uneven surfaces. Require the mobility to sit, stand, kneel, crawl, climb, crouch, stoop, reach, and bend. Require the ability to twist at the lower body, at the waist, and at the upper body. Require the mobility of both arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small and large objects or tools, from overhead to the ground positions. Perform work which involves grasping, lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and dragging of objects which may weigh approximately 50 pounds and up to 75 pounds. Based on job assignment, may be exposed to chemicals including but not limited to: pesticides, paint thinner, strippers, solvents, ammonia, bleach, cleansers, volatile organic compounds, fertilizers and non-restricted pesticides. Environmental Conditions/Exposures: Work is primarily performed outdoors (field work) with exposure to the weather. Based on job assignment, exposures may also include: contact with hot and cold surfaces, loud noises from equipment and vehicle engines, vibrations, working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts (mechanical hazards), electrical current (electrical hazards), vehicular traffic and confined spaces; and, contact with potential natural irritants such as vegetation, dust, soil, tree pollens, sawdust, etc. Selection/Testing Process: All applications and supplemental information will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of filing to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. The acceptance of an employment application depends upon whether or not an applicant has provided adequate information that demonstrates meeting the qualifications for the position as stated above. Please complete the employment application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and completely. Those applicants who most closely match the qualifications will be invited to participate in the testing/selection process which will consist of an appraisal exam (weighted 100%) before a panel of subject matter experts. The appraisal exam may consist of performance testing and/or an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted, including fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical exam, including a drug screen will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office by calling (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2022 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 19, 2022
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. Testing will be conducted based on a reasonable pool of qualified applicants. Please thoroughly review the entire job flyer including the application instructions. Failure to submit a completed application and provide required documentation may result in an application being removed from further consideration . First review of applications is scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2022. The position is located in the Communications Center of the Fire Department. The position is responsible for receiving and responding to calls for emergency and non-emergency assistance through dispatching firefighting or rescue units via the operation of the Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) system. Working Hours: The Communication Center operates 24/7. Interested applicants must be able to work any assigned shift, including weekend and holiday hours. This recruitment is to establish an Eligible List for the part-time position of Regional Fire Communications Operator. An Eligible List is generally in effect for one year, unless exhausted sooner. The established List may also be used for full-time appointments as needed. A temporary/part-time appointment is limited to twenty-four (24) hours per week. Temporary/Part-time appointments do not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system; however, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Downey. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Receives and responds to requests for emergency services from the public via 911, other public safety agencies and standard telephone systems. Using the CAD, maintains status of all equipment, personnel and apparatus as to location and availability, ensuring optimum coverage is achieved throughout the system. Operates and monitors multiple radio frequencies and determines the appropriate personnel, apparatus and equipment to be dispatched using complex radio and/or computerized systems. Uses proper dispatch terminology when broadcasting calls and speaking to the public. Keeps command personnel informed of the status of emergency situations and maintains accurate records and logs of communications activities. Learns and maintains familiarity with the locations of streets and buildings through everyday use of computerized and hardbound mapping systems. On a daily basis, works closely with local police and fire agencies in the sharing of resources and information regarding multi-agency incidents. Monitors and reports problems to radio, phone and computer systems within the center to the appropriate agency in a timely manner. Provides pre-arrival emergency medical instructions in accordance with the Department's Emergency Medical Dispatch program. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education: High School graduation or equivalent. Experience: One (1) year of experience as a Fire Dispatcher. ( Desirable) OR One (1) year combined experience in dispatching fire, paramedic, ambulance, law enforcement, and/or military units. ( Desirable ) OR Completion of Public Safety Dispatcher training thorough a P.O.S.T. accredited college or university. ( Desirable ) OR Two (2) full-time years of clerical/administrative support experience requiring extensive public contact either in person or over the phone with some use of independent judgment. NOTE: Part-Time experience will be evaluated on the basis of its fractional equivalent of a forty (40) hour workweek. Knowledge of: Codes, practices and procedures used to transmit information to units in the field and locations of streets and buildings; modern office practices and procedures, including effective customer service techniques and practices and the use of standard office equipment including the operation of a personal computer; correct English usage, spelling, and grammar. Ability to: Understand complex instructions which are presented orally or in writing; read street maps and quickly find locations; quickly evaluate an emergency situation and develop logical working solutions; keep up with fast pace of incoming calls and transmitted information; successfully perform multi-tasking duties; speak clearly and confidently; gain cooperation and cooperate with others; apply procedures for handling unique problems; exercise good judgment with memory for details; recognize and keep information confidential; be reliable and dependable; read, comprehend, interpret and utilize instructions, manuals and other materials applicable to this area. Ability to speak Spanish or Asian languages is highly desirable. Typing Proficiency: Keyboard at an acceptable speed to effectively perform the essential duties of the position. A desired typing speed for this position is 30 net words per minute. Depending on applicant pool, a lower typing speed may be accepted. A valid typing certification must be provided at time of application. Typing certification must have been issued within 24 months prior to submittal of application. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License Requirement: A valid California Class C Drivers License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. Ability to maintain a current American Red Cross certificate in First Aid/CPR and an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification. Physical Task and Environmental Conditions: The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged or intermittent periods of time, and include reaching above and below shoulder level, bending, stooping, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work, file maintenance, and operate general office equipment, including a personal computer with keyboard for prolonged or intermittent periods of time. The operation of a personal computer requires finger and wrist dexterity and the ability to withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from the computer. Employee must be able to safely lift and carry books, files, and reports weighing up to 25 pounds. Shift Assignment: Must be available to work all assigned shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications must be submitted on-line. All applications materials received by the application deadline will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. The acceptance of an employment application depends upon whether or not an applicant has provided adequate information that demonstrates meeting the qualifications for the position as stated above. Please complete the application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and completely. Typing Certification: Applicants must provide verification of their ability to type at an acceptable speed, preferably at 30 wpm net. Certification must be uploaded to the on-line application record prior to submitting job application. The typing certification must have been issued by either an employment agency, a public agency, or a school, within 24 months of submitting application. EXAMINATION PROCESS Those applicants, who most closely match the desired qualifications, will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of: Part I: Qualifying Application Process (Pass/Fail). An employment application, supplemental questionnaire and a typing certification (dated within the past twenty-four (24) months is required). All application materials m ust be uploaded and submitted with the on-line employment application. All information is subject to verification. Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration. A thorough and complete review of all applications received will be conducted. Those applicants who are assessed as meeting the position qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance in the position of Regional Fire Communications Operator will be invited to continue in the selection process. Part II: Qualifying Written Examination (Pass/Fail): Applicants successful in Part I listed must have completed the ECOMM (Emergency Communications) written exam within the last 12 months (based on application date). The exam is administered directly by the National Testing Network (NTN). Please note NTN charges a fee to take the exam. Please visit the NTN website to schedule an exam by clicking HERE . Upon completion of the ECOMM (Emergency Communications) written exam all applicant scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Downey Human Resources Office. An applicant must receive a minimum score on the three sections listed below in order to continue in the selection process: Call Taker - 53 or higher Recording (Note Taking) - 64 or higher Dispatch - 43 or higher Part III: Appraisal Examination - Oral Interview (weighted 100%): Designed to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. This examination will be a panel interview and will be conducted by subject matter experts. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance. Candidate(s) who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to a conditional offer of employment, a candidate will undergo a comprehensive background check that includes employment reference checks, criminal history check, fingerprinting with the California Department of Justice, a credit review, and a polygraph. A psychological examination and a job-related pre-placement medical examination, including a drug screen will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 19, 2022
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received and may close without prior notice. Under general supervision an incumbent performs semi-skilled work and plans, leads, schedules, prioritizes, and oversees the work of an assigned crew in the operation and maintenance of assigned section. This position may be assigned to the Water Distribution, Sewer and Storm Water, Water Supply, or Customer Service sections of the Utilities Division of the Public Works Department. Currently there is one (1) opening in the Sewer and Storm Water Section. In addition to the above compensation, this position is eligible for certificate level one pay for incumbents that maintain a CWEA Grade 1 at a rate of $115 per month, certificate level two pay for incumbents that maintain a CWEA Grade 2 and/or D2/T2 at a rate of $265 per month, and certificate level three pay for incumbents that maintain a CWEA Grade 3 and/or D3/T3 at a rate of $295 per month. The City also offers competitive benefits including 100% City paid medical insurance coverage, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and a "9/80" work schedule. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Depending on assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following: Assign, coordinate, lead, and participate in the work of crew in assigned section. Plan, schedule, coordinate, and train crew members in assigned section. Review plans for projects; estimate time and material costs for projects and purchase supplies and equipment; ensure crews are supplied with adequate and appropriate tools, equipment, and materials; evaluate and recommend changes in work methods, practices, and priorities. Respond to service requests, issues of regulatory compliance and complaints from the public; respond to emergency calls, including after hour calls from the public and other agencies, coordinating with other City staff as necessary; notify customers of interruption of services; explain priorities, programs and policies to the public; provide appropriate follow-up. Inspect work in progress; assist crews in resolving difficult work problems; instruct crew members in work techniques, use of equipment, and safety precautions and requirements. Explain the effect of work projects to members of the public and other concerned parties. Prepare sketches of new installations and maintain a variety of project records. Provide input on designated staff performance appraisals; assist in staff training; ensure work of crew is performed in a safe and efficient manner; train work crew in the performance of work tasks and the proper and safe operation and maintenance of equipment. Prepare and maintain spreadsheets and/or databases using desktop and mobile computers and equipment for compliance and infrastructure management programs. Document material inventory, field safety, construction activity, operational and infrastructure management data. Perform other related duties as assigned. In addition to the above when assigned to the Sewer and Storm Water Section : Lead, coordinate, and conduct sewer and storm water operation and preventative maintenance projects and programs including but not limited to: sewer system flushing, sewer manhole odor and insect control, sewer root control, sewer main and storm drain video inspection, and storm drain catch basin, piping, drainage structure, and dry well cleaning. Assist in the coordination, administration, and inspection of City-owned sewer and storm water construction activities including supervision of City contract and developer work. Lead, coordinate, and conduct timely repair of damaged sewer and storm drain facilities and emergency response to sewer overflows and storm water flooding. Assist in the coordination of State and local regulatory reporting for sewer overflows, storm water MS4 permit, and other required reports. The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the skills, knowledge and abilities would be: Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Recently completed college level coursework in Water, Sewer, Storm Water, and/or Environmental Science, Engineering, or other related field is desired. Experience: Three (3) years of full-time equivalent work experience in Water Distribution, Sewer and Storm Water, Water Supply, or Customer Service utilities construction, operation, and maintenance with experience performing the essential functions listed above is required. Work experience within a municipal water, sewer, or storm water agency or district is preferred. One year in a supervisory or lead capacity is highly desired. Knowledge of: Various aspects of water, sewer, and storm water system operations; general construction and maintenance procedures; equipment capabilities, limitations and safe operating characteristics; traffic laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the operation of assigned equipment; operation of water, sewer, and storm water facilities; operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pumps/motors; rehabilitating groundwater wells; performance and coordination of electrical and electronic work; operation, maintenance, and analysis of SCADA systems; water meter reading and repair; pipe laying and pipe fitting; tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of water/sewer/storm water mains, water services, water meters, water valves, sewer and storm water manholes and associated facilities; state laws and regulations related to water, sewer, and storm water; the safety precautions and procedures used in water, sewer, and storm water service work; customer service delivery; principles and practices of supervision; current computer technology, modern office practices, methods, and equipment. Ability to: Lead, plan, direct and coordinate the work of others; present ideas and communicate effectively in oral and written form; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with those contacted in the performance of duties including the public, subordinates, and co-workers; meet schedules and time lines; perform work using a personal computer and mobile computerized equipment with proficiency in Microsoft Office program, utilizing Word and Excel; knowledge of general municipal computer software programs; follow City work rules and Department policies and procedures. Certification: When assigned to the Sewer and Storm Water Section: Employees appointed to the Sewer and Storm Water section on or after (Council Adoption Date) are required to possess, or obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment, a Grade Two (2) California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Wastewater Collection System Maintenance Certification at the time of appointment. A State of California Grade Two (2) Water Distribution Operator Certificate is also highly desirable. License: Due to the performance of field duties which requires operation of a City vehicle, a valid California Class C Driver's License to carry out the essential functions of the position and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and throughout employment. Employees appointed on or February 01, 2016, are required to obtain a commercial Class A Driver's license with Air Breaks Endorsement within twelve (12) months of appointment. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. Note: A Commercial License Driver (Class A or B) is subject to the alcohol and drug testing requirements of the Department of Transportation, Federal Highways Administration incorporated within the City of Downey Random Testing Policy/Program for Alcohol and Controlled Substances. Drug and alcohol testing is administered as follows: post accident; reasonable suspicion; random testing under the DOT; return to work; and follow-up testing. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL TASKS/ABILITIES: Physical mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties assigned. Ability to drive a City vehicle or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to travel to different work sites and locations to carry out job-related duties. Ability to stand for long periods and/or walk long distances. Some walking may occur on sloping, slippery and/or uneven surfaces. Mobility to sit, stand, kneel, crawl, climb, crouch, stoop, reach, twist, and bend. Ability to twist at the lower body, at the waist, and at the upper body. Mobility of both arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small and large objects or tools, from overhead to the ground positions. Perform work, which involves hand/arm and upper/lower body dexterity to grasp, lift, push, pull, move and drag objects, which may weigh approximately 75 pounds and up to 100 pounds. Based on job assignment, required to wear protective apparel including hardhats, gloves, goggles, respirators, face protectors, ear protection, aprons, coveralls, and steel-toed shoes. Based on job assignment, may be required to work at heights above ground level. Utilities Division job assignments may require work in confined spaces and wearing of required protection devices for confined space entry. Based on job assignment, may operate power equipment requiring hand, arm, and upper body strength (includes, but not limited to the following: electric drills, circular saws, reciprocating saws; pneumatic jackhammers, clay spades, impact wrenches; vibratory plate compactors and rollers; grinders, air compressors, trash pumps, pipe threaders, power drain snakes; rototillers, power trenchers; chain saws, and, hand tools such as shovels, rakes, lutes, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, chisels, scrapers, crowbars, pry-bars, manhole picks, pipe cutters, bench vises. Required to respond to emergency situations, during on and off regular hours of work. Work performed in an office environment requires the performance of duties which require the ability to speak, hear, touch and see. Also required is the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area to another; occasionally bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing and pulling (drawers opened and closed to retrieve and file information); occasionally lifting and carrying materials that weigh less than 25 pounds. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter, or calculator; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as typing on a keyboard, filing, data entry and/or use of a personal computer or other office equipment and supplies; may involve sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Environmental Conditions/Exposures: Work is primarily performed outdoors in the field with exposure to the weather. Based on job assignment, exposures may also include: contact with hot and cold surfaces, loud noises and exhaust fumes from equipment and vehicle engines, vibrations, working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts (mechanical hazards), electrical current (electrical hazards), vehicular traffic and confined spaces; and, contact with potential natural irritants such as vegetation, dust, soil, tree pollens, sawdust, etc. The incumbent stands and walks on level and uneven/slippery surfaces. Other work is performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels. Based on job assignment, may be exposed to chemicals including but not limited to: gasoline, diesel, motor oil, grease, paint thinner, strippers, solvents, ammonia, bleach, cleansers, volatile organic compounds, fertilizers and non-restricted pesticides. Selection/Testing Process: All applications and supplemental information will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of filing to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Applicants who most closely match the desired qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of the following components: An appraisal examination weighted 100%. The appraisal examination may consist of performance testing and an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 02, 2022
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Thursday, August 4, 2022 . Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. Provide technical assistance to Department users for specialized law enforcement operating systems, hardware, and software. Perform troubleshooting and repair of a wide range of related computer equipment. Performs helpdesk function and sets up new user hardware and configures systems. Responsible for department data backups, and a wide variety of similar tasks as required. Temporary/Part-Time Appointments: Working Hours: Must be available to work a flexible schedule which may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, including holidays for an average of 20 hours per week. Temporary/Part-time appointments do not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system; however, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Downey. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide user support in person, email, via the telephone or remote access in a Help Desk format by using a Ticketing System. Install, configure, and deploy operating system and application software on workstations, laptops, mobile data computers and servers. Maintain, troubleshoot, diagnose, upgrade, and repair computer hardware, software, peripherals, local and network printers, mobile devices, body worn cameras and other equipment. Train users regarding workstation operating systems, applications, software, hardware, printing and peripherals including creating documentation and or training aids to help end users with IT equipment, processes and applications. Assist with audio and video equipment setup. Assist staff and residents with IT related needs and questions. Contact vendors for warranty repairs and issues. Maintain the inventory database and perform hardware and software inventories as needed. Maintain a well-documented spares inventory of basic high turnaround parts, equipment and devices. Perform a wide variety of other related duties and assignments as required. The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that could likely provide the required skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education & Experience: An Associate's degree in computer science or closely related field plus one year of significant exposure to and technical support of personal computers and the overall field of technology. Desirable qualifications : A+ certification or equivalent; Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, Information Technology or related field; experience working with Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Active Directory. Knowledge of: Specialized law enforcement software and computer operations and activities; Microsoft Outlook, Active Sync technology using Apple and Android devices; Helpdesk functionality; basic customer service principles and practices; basic time management principles and practices; proper grammar, punctuation and spelling; personal computers, laptops, printers, and various peripheral equipment and devices; data backup and restore functions; security practices, spam filtering and web filtering technology; basic troubleshooting methods and techniques; modern business office practices, methods, and procedures. Ability to: Quickly learn and apply new information, with an emphasis on technical information; Identify and resolve problems in timely manner; Receive, interpret and perform assignments and instruction; read, interpret and follow technical information including operations procedures and processes; operate personal computers, printers, and other related equipment;; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and, establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Manage multiple assigned tasks, perform routine assignments both independently and as part of a team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Physical Tasks, Abilities, and Environmental Conditions: Work is primarily performed in an office environment that requires extended sitting, mobility in the field at construction sites with potential exposure to dangerous machinery and potential physical harm, ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Selection/Testing Process: All applications and supplemental information will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of filing to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. The acceptance of your application depends on whether or not you have clearly shown that you meet the Qualifications as stated above. Please fill out the application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Those applicants, who most closely match the desired qualifications, will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of an appraisal examination weighted 100%. The appraisal examination may consist of performance testing and/or an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to a conditional offer of employment, a candidate will undergo a comprehensive background check that includes employment reference checks, criminal history check, fingerprinting with the California Department of Justice, and a credit review. A job-related pre-placement medical examination, including a drug screen will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment. Qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces who receive a passing score on an entrance examination shall be ranked in the top rank of any resulting eligibility list. The veteran's preference shall also apply to a widow or widower of a veteran or a spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran (Government Code • 18973.1). Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office by dialing (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 22, 2022
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION The position is under the supervision of and assists Police Officers in the performance of selected Police Department services, in the area of Administration, Detectives, and Patrol. Working Hours: Must be available to work a flexible schedule which may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, including holidays for an average of 20 hours per week. Temporary/Part-Time Appointments: Temporary/Part-time appointments do not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Part-time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandates CalPERS employer contributions. Therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification: Answers routine inquires in person or on the telephone from the public and/or directs them to the proper personnel. Opens, sorts, files and routes mail and other paperwork. Operate a computer keyboard to write reports and perform data entry. Perform messenger duties for various divisions in the Department. Perform fingerprinting duties. Perform computer and dispatch operations. Store and release property evidence. Assist in booking arrestees. Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Required Age: At least 18 years of age upon appointment. Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience: Some general office experience within law enforcement or police explorer is desired, but not required. Customer service/public contact on the phone and in person with demonstrated problem solving skills is highly desired. Knowledge of: Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; principals and applications of the Microsoft Office Applications including Word and Excel. Ability to: Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing and maintain effective relationships with public and staff; understand and carry out oral and written directions; and work cooperatively with others; work with minimum supervision; and plan and organize with work; operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using Windows based software; ability to learn and understand pertinent procedures and functions quickly as related to department operations; furnish accurate information to others; work effectively under pressure in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions; accept responsibility and accountability for the performance of duties; maintain confidential records and reports; maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties. Bilingual in Spanish or Asian languages is desirable. License Requirements: Due to the possibility of the performance of field duties, a valid California Class C Driver's License and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment is required. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Physical Tasks, Abilities and Environmental Conditions: The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged or intermittent periods of time, and include reaching above and below shoulder level, bending, stooping, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work, file maintenance, and operate general office equipment, including a personal computer with keyboard for prolonged or intermittent periods of time; safely lift and carry 25 pounds in weight; kneel, sit, stand and walk for prolonged or intermittent periods of time. Selection/Testing Process : For consideration, an employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be thoroughly completed. Failure to complete the information requested may result in an application being removed from consideration. The acceptance of an employment application depends upon whether or not an applicant has provided adequate information that demonstrates meeting the qualifications for the position as stated above. Please complete the application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and completely. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Those selected will be invited to participate in the selection/testing process which will consist of an appraisal examination weighted 100%. The examination may consist of performance testing and/or an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to a conditional offer of employment, a candidate will undergo a comprehensive background check that includes employment reference checks, criminal history check, fingerprinting with the California Department of Justice, a credit review, and a polygraph. A psychological examination and a job-related pre-placement medical examination will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office by dialing (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2022, employees received a two percent (2.0%) across the board pay range increase. This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received and may close without prior notice. Lateral Hiring Incentives A $3,000.00 lump sum payment upon the successful completion of the 18-month probationary period with the Downey Police Department. The carry-over of the accumulated sick leave balance at separation from the former agency, up to 360 hours. The carry-over of the accumulated vacation balance at separation from the former agency, up to 80 hours. Vacation accrual rate based on prior years of Lateral Police Officer experience and in accordance with the current Memorandum of Understanding between the Downey Police Officers' Association and the City of Downey. In addition to pay, the City offers competitive benefits including City paid medical insurance coverage up to the Kaiser (HMO Plan) family rate currently at $1,871.43 per month, a tuition reimbursement program that covers up to the Cal State rates, and a "3/12" work schedule. Education Incentive Pay: An additional 7% of base pay for an Associate's degree or equivalent units (60) OR Intermediate California (CA) P.O.S.T. Certificate. An additional 10.5% for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent units (124) OR Advanced California P.O.S.T. Certificate. Merit Longevity: Employees become eligible for additional merit longevity pay increases after 5 years at 2.75%, 10 year at 5.5%, at 20 years of service, 8.25%, and at 25 years of service, 13%. Effective 12/23/02, full-time years of service as a certified Peace Officer with another CA P.O.S.T. law enforcement agency shall apply to longevity as though earned with the City of Downey after the initial probationary period has been completed. Retirement: In accordance with Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), new hires enrolled after January 1, 2013 will be under the 2.7% @ age 57 formula as a new member to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). This enrollment will require a member contribution of 12.25% of reportable earnings. Laterals with active classic CALPERS membership or classic membership in another California retirement plan that provides eligible reciprocity with CalPERS, will qualify for the 3% @ age 55 retirement formula. This formula will require a member contribution of 9% of reportable earnings. Description: To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; enforce State and local traffic regulations; perform investigative work; and participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer. Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations; provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene; and clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage. Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews victims and witnesses; searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence; and arrests suspected perpetrator(s). Investigates complaints involving juveniles, including reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors; checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles; and arrests juvenile and adult offenders. Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases. Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property. Prepares and submits required reports and provides assistance, information, and directions to the public. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school graduate or equivalent AND completion of a California (CA) Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy. Experience: Current employment as a full-time, paid peace officer in a CA P.O.S.T. approved agency in good standing. Age: 21 years of age at time of appointment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height in proportion to weight; Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and free from color blindness; Hearing within normal limit; and United States citizen or an applicant for citizenship within the past year. Out-of-State Police Officers: For consideration in lieu of current CA Basic P.O.S.T. certification, an applicant must be currently enrolled in the CA P.O.S.T. Waiver Process. Proof of acceptance in the Waiver process must be submitted at the time of application submission. For more information on the CA P.O.S.T. Waiver Process, contact CA P.O.S.T. at (916) 227-4254 e-mail bcw@post.ca.gov or go click here to go to the Peace Officers Standards and Training website . Knowledge of: Good command of basic grammar and written communication; use and care of firearms; Federal, California state, and local laws applicable to law enforcement; police department equipment, practices, and procedures; proper search and seizure and arrest procedures; geography of the City of Downey and the location of important buildings and streets; and, investigative procedures and techniques. Ability to: Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; effectively analyze problems for an appropriate response under emergency or stress situations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and, meet and maintain the physical requirements established by the Downey Police Department. License Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout the course of employment in the position is required. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Slippery surfaces, oily conditions, dust, dirt, and odors are conditions frequently encountered. Must constantly work with noise from traffic and police radio. Position requires availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, on-call and overtime. Physical demands include constant arm and leg movements, driving, standing, and sitting for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, lifting, running, squatting and climbing is also required. THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EITHER ON OR OFF THE JOB IS PROHIBITED. Selection/Testing Process: All employment applications and supplemental information received will be thoroughly and carefully reviewed and evaluated to determine the level and scope of the candidate's qualifications for the position. All information provided is subject to verification. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in an application being removed from consideration. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the completed City of Downey employment application and/or supplemental questionnaire. Those applicants assessed as meeting the requirements for the position will be invited to participate in an appraisal examination to assess the applicant's knowledge, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. The appraisal examination (oral interview) is weighted 100%. The oral interview will be conducted by a panel of subject matter experts. Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to Conditional Offer of Employment, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted which includes a polygraph and fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical exam, including a drug screen and psychological examination will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment. The probationary period for a sworn Police Officer position is eighteen (18) months. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. Testing will be conducted based on a reasonable pool of qualified applicants. Please thoroughly review the entire job flyer including the application instructions. Failure to submit a completed application and provide required documentation may result in an application being removed from further consideration. Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2022, employees received a two percent (2.0%) across the board pay range increase. The Police Officer Recruit is a non-sworn training position. An incumbent is required to complete a formal and comprehensive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Basic Academy training program sponsored by the City of Downey. A full-time Basic Academy can be approximately four to six months. Upon completion of training and graduation from the Academy with acceptable class standing, a candidate is eligible for placement consideration in the position of sworn Police Officer with the City of Downey. ABOUT THE POLICE ACADEMY: The Academy provides training in basic criminal investigation processes and techniques; preparation of various reports; analysis of situations to make appropriate decisions under stressful situations; testify and present evidence in court, and practices and theory in criminal and civil law enforcement. A qualified candidate for the Police Recruit position must be prepared and available to attend a full-time Basic Academy. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to each classification. Police Recruit - While enrolled in the Police Basic Academy an incumbent must: Participate for successful completion in a prescribed law enforcement officer training program for entry level Police Officer, including training in report writing, laws of arrest and seizure, defensive driving, California Vehicle and Penal Codes, officer survival, and physical fitness. Maintain standards of mental and physical fitness throughout the training program. Maintain acceptable class standing and adhere to professional conduct. Sworn Police Officer - Following graduation from the Academy and upon appointment to the position, essential duties include: Upon completion of the Academy, sworn police officer will be assigned to a 22-week POST approved Field Training program. During the field training process, the employee must show proficiency in City orientation, patrol and safety tactics, traffic enforcement, applicable laws, departmental policies and procedures and other police related functions. Upon completion of the FTO program patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer. Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations; provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene; and clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage. Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews victims and witnesses; searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence; and arrests suspected perpetrator(s). Investigates complaints involving juveniles, including reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors; checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles; and arrests juvenile and adult offenders. Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases. Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property. Prepares and submits required reports and provides assistance, information, and directions to the public. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Successfully complete the City of Downey Police Department Field Training Program; requires the ability to meet and maintain POST physical standards; possess analytical and decision making skills and ability to identify problems, weigh solutions, recognize alternatives and their implications independently and quickly; possess interpersonal skills to effectively interact with those encountered in the performance of duties, specifically within a diverse population, including surrounding communities; skill in speaking clearly using appropriate vocabulary to provide information and relate evidence in court; ability to exercise authority in both physical and verbal actions in activities which may involve hostility and resistance; skill and ability to write accurate and descriptive reports; and, skill in using a personal computer and keyboard. Ability to learn and maintain acceptable working knowledge, including safety considerations on the operation and use of assigned equipment and tools required in the performance of duties. License Requirement: Due to the performance of field patrol duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record during the course of employment is required. QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent 21 years of age upon appointment Of good moral character and free of felony convictions United States citizen Experience and Education: No previous law enforcement experience or Police Academy training required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Completed formal education or coursework in criminal justice or a related field that provides knowledge or exposure to law enforcement or public safety service is helpful. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL TASKS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Exposure to slippery surfaces, oily conditions, dust, dirt, and odors are conditions frequently encountered. An incumbent must constantly work with noise from traffic and police radio. Position requires ability to work in cramped spaces or run, jump, vault or climb as needed to apprehend a suspect. An incumbent must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays, on-call and overtime. Physical demands include constant arm and leg movements for driving, walking, standing, and sitting for short and prolonged periods of time, bending, stooping, lifting, running, jumping, leaning, squatting, climbing, crouching, kneeling, crawling, turning, and twisting. The ability to safely push, pull, carry, drag up to 100 pounds with or without assistance is required. The ability to reach above and below shoulder level; both light and firm grasping; finger dexterity to hold and handle a revolver and pull the trigger, operate a computer terminal or keyboard, operate patrol vehicle controls switches for lights, sirens or public address system, and to manually check weapons or perform safety checks to maintain operational condition is required. To operate a police vehicle, foot manipulation to operate accelerator or brake pedals with the right or left foot or to use the foot as an aide to control suspect's foot while patting down a suspect is required. The ability to feel for patting down suspect's body, to determine level of warmth to test or confirm evidence of fire, or feel body for warmth or pulse, seeing, hearing, seeing, and smelling is required. The ability to see with both eyes (correctable to 20/20), including the ability to distinguish colors; ability to hear within normal limits, speak, and smell. The ability to talk to order suspects to halt and to drop any weapons, to communicate and warn other officers of a dangerous situation, to conduct field interviews with suspects or witnesses, and to talk on the police radio to indicate status of incident and other vital details is required. Physical duties of the position may expose an incumbent to blood, other bodily fluids, or communicable diseases. Non-Smoking Policy: In an effort to promote wellness, the City of Downey Police Department prohibits safety employees from the use of tobacco products either on or off the job. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides the City of Downey information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. APPLICATION REVIEW & SELECTION TESTING PROCESS All candidate application materials and supplemental information will be reviewed and assessed. Those applicants that meet the requirements as listed above will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of the following: PART EXAM WEIGHT DATE* I Written Pass/Fail Noted deadline An applicant must receive a minimum score of 70% in each of the examination components in order to continue in the selection process. II Physical Agility Pass/Fail Third Saturday of each month III Technical Interview 100% Following Thursday of scheduled Physical Agility *Examination dates are subject to change based on the number of qualified candidates testing. Application Review - An employment application and supplemental questionnaire is required. All information provided is subject to verification. Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration. A thorough and complete review of all applications received will be conducted. Those applicants who are assessed as meeting the position qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance in the position of Police Recruit and sworn Police Officer will be invited to continue in the selection process. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. PART I: Qualifying Written Examination - Applicants successful in Part I listed above will be invited, via email, to submit written examination scores through National Testing Network (NTN). Please visit the NTN website by clicking HERE to view testing information and to take practice examinations. Upon completion of the entry level exam, all applicant scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Downey Human Resources Office. An applicant must receive a minimum score of 70% in each of the examination components in order to continue in the selection process. PART II: Qualifying Physical Agility (Pass/Fail) : Those applicants meeting the required pass point on the written examination will be invited, via email, to the qualifying physical agility assessment. The physical agility assessment is evaluated on a point basis. The components of the physical agility are: 1.5 mile run (Max time allowance 15 minutes) 500 yard run (Max time 3 minutes and 19 seconds) Climbing over six-foot walls (chain link and solid wall) 99 yard obstacle course Lifting and dragging a dummy 30 pushups (Max time allowance 2 minutes) 30 sit-ups (Max time allowance 2 minutes) PART III: Appraisal Examination - An applicant who passes the Qualifying Physical Agility will then be invited, via email, to participate in an Appraisal Examination. This testing component will assess the candidate's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to successfully perform in the position. This examination will be a panel interview will be conducted by subject matter experts. Eligible List: The names of those candidates who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be placed on the Eligible List for the position of Recruit/Police Officer. The duration of the List is generally one year but may be exhausted sooner dependent upon the targeted Police Academy program schedule selected by the Downey Police Department. Based on the immediate needs of the Downey Police Department, only those candidates who score 90% or above on the Appraisal Examination may be given hiring priority. Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation, including a polygraph exam and fingerprinting through the California Department of Justice will be conducted. A psychological assessment will be scheduled following the completion of the background investigation with acceptable results. Upon the issuance of a conditional offer of employment, a job related pre-placement medical exam with the City's industrial medical provider is required and will include a drug screen. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; enforce State and local traffic regulations; perform investigative work; and participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs. Starting pay for Academy Trained entry is at "A" step of the pay range. Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2022, employees will receive a two percent (2.0%) across the board pay range increase. Education Incentive Pay: An additional 7% of base pay for an Associate's degree or equivalent units (60) OR Intermediate California (CA) P.O.S.T. Certificate. An additional 10.5% for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent units (124) OR Advanced CA P.O.S.T. Certificate. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer. Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations; provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene; and clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage. Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews victims and witnesses; searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence; and arrests suspected perpetrator(s). Investigates complaints involving juveniles, including reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors; checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles; and arrests juvenile and adult offenders. Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases. Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property. Prepares and submits required reports and provides assistance, information, and directions to the public. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school graduate or equivalent AND completion of a California (CA) Basic Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy within the last twenty four (24) months from date of application submission OR current enrollment with good class standing in a full-time basic police academy certified by the CA Commission on P.O.S.T. Experience: No previous sworn law enforcement experience required. In addition to Academy training, any related work experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential function of the position is helpful. Age: 21 years of age at time of appointment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height in proportion to weight; Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and free from color blindness; Hearing within normal limit; and United States citizen or an applicant for citizenship within the past year. Knowledge of: Good command of basic grammar and written communication; use and care of firearms; Federal, California state, and local laws applicable to law enforcement; police department equipment, practices, and procedures; proper search and seizure and arrest procedures; geography of the City of Downey and the location of important buildings and streets; and, investigative procedures and techniques. Ability to: Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; effectively analyze problems for an appropriate response under emergency or stress situations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and, meet and maintain the physical requirements established by the Downey Police Department. License Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout the course of employment in the position is required. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Slippery surfaces, oily conditions, dust, dirt, and odors are conditions frequently encountered. Must constantly work with noise from traffic and police radio. Position requires availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, on-call and overtime. Physical demands include constant arm and leg movements, driving, standing, and sitting for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, lifting, running, squatting and climbing is also required. THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EITHER ON OR OFF THE JOB IS PROHIBITED. Selection/Testing Process: All employment applications and supplemental information received will be thoroughly and carefully reviewed and evaluated to determine the level and scope of the candidate's qualifications for the position. All information provided is subject to verification. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in an application being removed from consideration. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Those applicants assessed as meeting the requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the testing/selection process which includes an appraisal examination (oral interview) to assess the applicant's knowledge, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. The oral interview (weighted 100%) will be conducted by a panel of subject matter experts. Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to Conditional Offer of Employment, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted which includes a polygraph and fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical exam, including a drug screen and psychological examination will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment. The probationary period for a sworn Police Officer position is eighteen (18) months. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. This recruitment is subject to close without advance notice. Please note, due to COVID-19, Fire Station visits are not being scheduled during this time, please contact the station directly for information, or check the Downey Fire Department social media pages such as: Instagram or Facebook . Note : The established list from this recruitment may be used for full-time and/or temporary/part-time vacancies. Under general supervision, to provide basic medical care and transport of the ill and injured as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); to respond to emergency medical calls for service including accidents and other emergencies; and, to operate an emergency vehicle to and from the scene of an emergency. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a non-safety/non-firefighter position that works under the supervision of a Fire Captain and the overall direction of an EMS Coordinator to perform emergency medical transport services. An incumbent will work twenty-four (24) hour rotating shifts with overtime applicable upon the completion of forty (40) hours of work within the designated 7-day work week. TEMPORARY/PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT: Part-Time employment status does not qualify for City paid benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. Part-time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). Working hours require irregular hours and weekends. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Downey. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. Safely operate City owned emergency transport vehicles and other department vehicles within Department policy; perform appropriate medical care within the scope of an EMT such as attaining and documenting vital signs, bandaging, splinting, lifting patients into ambulance and assisting paramedics as directed; maintain and inventory emergency ambulance supplies, equipment, and routine vehicle parts; support patient billing operations; operate within federal, state, county and city laws and regulations and guidelines including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; attend and successfully complete department and hospital training sessions and drills; participate in station and equipment maintenance; and, perform other related duties as assigned. The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Applicable federal, state, county, and City of Downey regulations, practices, and procedures; principles of emergency ambulance and transportation procedures including first aid, resuscitator, and gurney operation; safe emergency work practices; infection control procedures; emergency radio communication procedures; medical terminology and documentation; and, emergency vehicle maintenance and operation, including all applicable federal and state driving licenses. Ability to: Read electronic and incident maps and follow map directions; recognize street names quickly; locate house numbers and navigate quickly through business districts; work effectively in difficult and hazardous emergency situations and environments and carry out work assignments as instructed; safely and properly transport patients during ambulance transportation; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; meet and maintain physical fitness to perform the physical aspects of the position; maintain an acceptable driving record during the course of employment; and, establish and maintain effective and cooperating working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties, including the general public. Education & Experience: High School graduate or equivalent . A preferred graduate of a 240-hour California Fire Academy or equivalent or recently completed Fire Technology college level coursework is desired . In addition to an Associate's degree, a combination of education and experience directed toward a career in the Fire Service is desired. License & Certifications: The following licenses and certifications are required : A valid Class C California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment; A current California EMT-1 certificate; A current Basic Life Support (BLS) - CPR & AED card for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association; A current and valid State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued Ambulance Driver Certificate; A current State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued Medical Examination Report including the Medical Examination Certificate; and Proof of passing the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle exam within one year of application date. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Requires vision and eye test standards and physical conditioning to maintain the required Driver's License; duties require physical strength and conditioning to lift patients onto a gurney and to load them into the ambulance; lift, push, pull weight up to 150 pounds with assistance from other attendants; climb a ladder and stairs; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl in tight spaces; withstand a variety of environmental factors including working both in and outdoors and exposure to varying temperatures of heat or cold, toxic chemicals, fumes, smoke, gases and solvents; exposure to blood borne pathogens, cramp or confined spaces, slippery/uneven surfaces; work involves irregular and extended hours requiring mental alertness. APPLICATION PROCESS All application materials received on-line by the final filing date will be reviewed. For consideration, a completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire submitted on-line is required. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the required application materials. Incomplete information may be removed from consideration. All information submitted is subject to verification. Documentation Required: Failure to provide the required documentation listed below will result in your application being removed from further consideration . Please contact Human Resources at 562-904-7292 if you have any questions or need any assistance. Please DO NOT submit any additional documentation, other than those listed above. The following documentation must be attached, clearly titled, and submitted with the on-line application: A valid Class C California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment; A current California EMT-1 certificate; A current Basic Life Support (BLS) - CPR & AED card for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association; A current Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued Ambulance Driver Certificate; A current State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued Medical Examination Report including the Medical Examination Certificate; AND Proof of passing the CPAT or Biddle exam within one year of application date. NOTE: To ensure proper uploading of documents to on-line application record, it is best to reduce the file size of the electronic document before uploading and submit in pdf format. Testing & Selection Process: All applications materials received by the application deadline will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. The acceptance of an employment application depends upon whether or not an applicant has provided adequate information that demonstrates meeting the qualifications for the position as stated above. Please complete the application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and completely. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" or attaching a resume is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Those applicants, who most closely match the desired qualifications, will be invited to participate in the selection process which will consist of an appraisal examination (oral interview) weighted 100%. The appraisal examination may also include performance testing to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted that includes a polygraph exam , and including fingerprinting through the California Department of Justice. Upon a conditional offer of employment, a job related pre-placement medical exam, drug screening, and psychological assessment will be conducted and must be passed with acceptable results. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. Testing will be conducted based on a reasonable pool of qualified applicants. Please thoroughly review the entire job flyer including the application instructions. Failure to submit a completed application and provide required documentation may result in an application being removed from further consideration . Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the receipt and dispatch of emergency 911 and non-emergency calls in accordance with established department policy and procedures; utilizes various equipment such as a telephone, radio, computer and CLETS terminal and related telecommunications and office equipment; dispatches necessary units for emergency service; tracks activity in order to secure the safety of field personnel and the facts of the situation; and, performs other related duties as required. An applicant for this position must be willing and available to work any assigned shift, including weekend and holiday hours, and may be subject to call-in's during emergency situations and staffing shortages. An Eligible List of qualified applicants will be established from this recruitment. Eligible List may be utilized to fill other full and part-time vacancies as needed. Generally, a valid Eligible List is in effect for up to one year, unless the List expires sooner.Shift differential pay may apply to full-time positions only based on regular work shift assigned. Part-Time Employment: Temporary/Part-Time employment status does not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. Part-time employees work up to an average of twenty (20) hours per week and may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30) and may not exceed more than (twenty-seven) 27 hours of work in a designated work week. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandates CalPERS employer contributions. Therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Answer and process all emergency and non-emergency calls for the City. Receive, evaluate, summarize and prioritize each and every call received to determine the proper level of response. Simultaneously receive, respond and document information from multiple sources while maintaining accuracy in order to relay information with accuracy to responding personnel. Handle multiple tasks proficiently. Communicate clearly and concisely and listen effectively. Confers with callers requesting police, fire, and/or emergency medical assistance and obtains information concerning the nature and location of the request. Be responsible for examining subjects and vehicles via the County, State, and National crime database and relaying any pertinent information with accuracy back to field personnel. Make decisions and respond effectively in all given situations of performance. Work effectively under high pressure situations which are critical to this position. Operates a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system to send units in response to emergency calls and other public service needs. Evaluates situations to determine appropriate units to dispatch based on availability, priority and location of units. Obtains required information in discussion with emergency caller. Transfers emergency information to other agencies based on information extracted from the caller. Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education: Completion of High school or equivalent. Experience : Option One: One (1) year of full-time experience as a public safety dispatcher (Desirable) OR Option Two: Two (2) full-time years of clerical/administrative support experience requiring extensive public contact either in person or over the phone. Candidates with experience performing clerical/administrative support duties for a law enforcement agency shall be considered highly desirable. Knowledge of: Modern office practices and procedures; proper English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; codes, practices and procedures used to transmit information to units in the field and location of streets and buildings; effective communication techniques, including customer service; map reading; and personal computer operating systems and software applications. Ability to: Learn and/or refine the knowledge and required skills involving technique, practice, procedure, methods, and City dispatching codes used in the operation, understand complex instructions which are presented orally or in writing; read street maps and quickly find locations; quickly evaluate an emergency situation and develop logical working solutions; keep up with fast pace of incoming calls and transmitted information; successfully perform multi-tasking duties; speak clearly and confidently; operate a personal computer and keyboard at a rate of thirty (30) words per minute net speed/corrected rate** ; operate computer aided dispatch and related telecommunications equipment; gain cooperation and cooperate with others; apply procedures for handling unique problems; exercise good judgment with memory for details; recognize and keep information confidential; be reliable and dependable; read, comprehend, interpret and utilize instructions, manuals, and other materials applicable to the work being performed. Bilingual skills in Spanish or Asian languages desirable. License/Certification Requirement: A valid California Class C Drivers License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. The possession of or the ability to obtain a POST Dispatcher Basic Certification within one (1) year of appointment. Physical Task and Environmental Conditions: The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged or intermittent periods of time, and include reaching above and below shoulder level, bending, stooping, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work, file maintenance, and operate general office equipment, including a personal computer with keyboard for prolonged or intermittent periods of time. The operation of a personal computer requires finger and wrist dexterity and the ability to withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from the computer. Employee must be able to safely lift and carry books, files, and reports weighing up to 25 pounds. **An applicant must attach a current and verifiable typing certification (dated within the past twenty-four (24) months. The required documentation must be uploaded and submitted with the on-line employment application. Applications received without the required documentation will be considered incomplete and removed from consideration. An acceptable typing certificate may be obtained from a local college, adult school, or employment agency. Typing certificates obtained over the Internet WILL NOT be accepted . For more information on obtaining a typing certificate please click HERE . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION Part I: An employment application, supplemental questionnaire and a typing certification (dated within the past twenty-four (24) months is required). All application materials m ust be uploaded and submitted with the on-line employment application. All information is subject to verification. Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration. A thorough and complete review of all applications received will be conducted. Those applicants who are assessed as meeting the position qualifications and desired background experience for successful performance in the position of Public Safety Dispatcher will be invited to continue in the selection process. Part II: Qualifying Written Examination (Pass/Fail): Applicants successful in Part I listed must have completed the ECOMM (Emergency Communications) written exam within the last 12 months (based on application date). The exam is administered directly by the National Testing Network (NTN). Please note NTN charges a fee to take the exam. Please visit the NTN website to schedule an exam by clicking HERE . Upon completion of the ECOMM (Emergency Communications) written exam all applicant scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Downey Human Resources Office. An applicant must receive a minimum score on the three sections listed below in order to continue in the selection process: Call Taker - 53 or higher Recording (Note Taking) - 64 or higher Dispatch - 43 or higher WRITTEN EXAM WAIVED FOR CANDIDATES THAT CURRENTLY POSSESS A POST CERTIFIED PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER BASIC CERTIFICATE OR CA POST PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER BASIC CERTIFICATION (MUST SUBMIT COPY OF CERTIFICATE WITH APPLICATIONS) Part III: Appraisal Examination - Oral Interview (weighted 100%): Designed to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. This examination will be a panel interview and will be conducted by subject matter experts. Candidate(s) who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to a conditional offer of employment, a candidate will undergo a comprehensive background check that includes employment reference checks, criminal history check, fingerprinting with the California Department of Justice, a credit review, and a polygraph. A psychological examination and a job-related pre-placement medical examination will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time: