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.

 

 

5 job(s) at City of Downey

City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Nov 16, 2021
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION 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. 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. 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, Programs or Sports - Sundays and Holidays are required. TEMPORARY/PART-TIME APPOINTMENTS : Work hours are flexible for an average of twenty (20) hours per week. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). 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. 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 - Aquatics, Parks and Facilities, Programs/Summer Day 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. 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. 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 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 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 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: 11/29/2021 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
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
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. The first review date of submitted applications will be Friday, August 20, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. The City of Downey is seeking an Assistant Finance Director. The next Assistant Finance Director will be an effective communicator with critical thinking skills and good judgment who will thrive in a fast-paced environment where expectations are high, and creativity is valued. The ideal candidate will serve as a critical advisor to the Director in all internal fiscal matters but must also keep a close relationship with the City Management, as well as a pulse of other agency partners and service providers. Under general direction from the Director of Finance, supervises and manages Finance Department; assists in developing and implementing financial planning, investment and budgeting procedures; evaluates, develops and implements accounting systems and procedures; and, provides direct supervision over professional, technical, and clerical personnel as assigned. 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: Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies and priorities relating to financial management, budget, accounting, payroll, and revenue; supervise a staff of clerical, technical and professional accounting personnel involved in payroll, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger posting and related work Supervise and participate in the preparation of accounting and financial reports including the CAFR Assist outside auditors including reviewing the work prepared by auditors; supervise and participate in month-end and year-end closing Assist in the City's cash management program and the investment of idle funds as directed by the Finance Director Assist in the preparation of the City's annual operating and capital improvements budgets Supervise the collection of business license taxes, transient occupancy taxes and the billing and collection of water utility accounts, and accounts receivable Review and recommend improvements to accounting, budgeting and reporting procedures Implement new procedures Respond to requests for information and advises City departments, governmental agencies and the public of City finance and accounting policies Analyze the financial information needs of City departments and develop financial systems to fulfill those needs Evaluate the effectiveness of current systems and procedures Coordinate financial record keeping and reporting activities with the IT staff Develop systems, procedures, policies and programs to reduce risk exposure Review financial reports with departmental personnel for their information and clarification Select, supervise, train and evaluates subordinate personnel Perform other related duties as assigned. 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: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration. CPA designation preferred. Experience: Five (5) full-time years of progressively responsible and professional work experience in municipal and or public accounting and financial work including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional and technical staff. Recent experience in municipal accounting and auditing is highly desired. Knowledge of: Principles and methods of accounting and auditing; principles and practices of financial administration including budgeting and reporting; modern office practices, procedures, methods and equipment; laws regulating public finance; budget preparation, program analysis and revenue forecasting; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; complex financial reports and analysis; data processing systems and practices; principles and practices of risk management. Ability to: Analyze, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; develop, revise and install accounting systems and procedures; prepare varied financial statements, reports and analysis; supervise, train and evaluate professional, technical and clerical personnel. License: A valid 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Physical Tasks 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, bending, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work 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. An incumbent must be able to safely lift and carry books, files and reports weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to lift files and reports from counter tops or file drawers and withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from a computer. 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 placed on an Eligibility List to be considered by the Department's hiring authority. An employment offer is contingent upon acceptable results from a completed background review, including a Livescan fingerprint check. A pre-placement medical exam, including drug screen will be scheduled after the issuance of a conditional offer of employment.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2021, 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 $1,741.60 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: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
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, 2021, 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: Continuous