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.

 

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City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 14, 2020
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION THIS RECRUITMENT IS OPEN ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS AND MAY CLOSE WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE. FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020. In addition to the above compensation, this position is eligible for certificate level two pay for incumbents that maintain a CWEA Grade 3, D3, and/or T3 or above certification at a rate of $295 per month . The City also currently provides up to $1,521.47 per month to be used for medical coverage for employee and qualified dependents. This recruitment will establish an Eligible List of qualified candidates for hiring consideration to fill a current vacancy in theSewer and Storm WaterSection only. Consideration for hiring in other areas of the Utilities Division will be based on an authorized vacancy and the results of another targeted recruitment to meet Division needs. Under general supervision, incumbent plans, leads, schedules, prioritizes, supervises assigned staff, and participates in operation and maintenance activities in assigned section of the Utilities Division of the Public Works Department.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. 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.Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Supervise, plan, lead, prioritize, schedule, train, and coordinate the work of assigned crews. Oversee, maintain, and monitor preventative maintenance and infrastructure management projects and programs. Estimate, plan, schedule, and monitor time, material, staff, and equipment necessary for project completion including requisition and procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies. Help in the review and preparation of request for proposals, qualifications, plans, and specifications in support of Utilities Division projects and programs. Coordinate with, provide technical guidance to, and monitor inspectors, consultants, contractors, vendors and other agencies in support of Utilities Division projects and programs. Provide assistance and coordinate work crew activities with other department staff, City personnel, or the public. Participate in employee selection; evaluate employee performance; execute disciplinary action. Assist in the preparation of budget and monitoring of expenses to ensure compliance with approved operating budget of assigned section of Utilities Division. Prepare written reports, memorandums, and correspondence. Develop, implement, and maintain standardized operation and maintenance (O&M) procedures and programs. Prepare and maintain spreadsheets and/or databases using desktop and mobile computers and equipment for compliance and infrastructure management programs. Oversee and monitor documentation of material inventory, field safety, construction activity, operational and infrastructure management data, and preparation of compliance reports. Assist in the planning and implementation of safety and training programs. Provide general administrative support to other supervisory staff in the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of Utilities Division facilities and programs. Investigate and respond to service request inquiries, issues of regulatory compliance, and complaints from the public. Respond to work day and after-hour emergency calls from the public and other agencies, including coordinating with other City staff as necessary, notifying customers of interruption of services, explaining priorities, programs, and policies to the public, and providing appropriate follow-up. Perform other related duties as assigned. In addition to the above when assigned to the Sewer and Storm Water Section : Oversee, maintain, and monitor 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. Prioritize, schedule, and oversee timely repair of damaged sewer and storm drain facilities and emergency response to sewer overflows and storm water flooding. Oversee, prepare, and coordinate 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 DESIRABLE 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. College level coursework in Water, Sewer, Storm Water, Environmental Science, Engineering, or other related field is desirable. Experience: Five (5) full-time years of experience in water, sewer, and/or storm water utilities operations with increasingly responsible work experience in the construction, operation, maintenance, and customer service of water distribution, sewer and storm water, and water supply systems as applicable. Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory or lead capacity of work crews is desirable. Knowledge of: Various aspects of water, sewer, and storm water system operations, Environmental Protection Agency and State of California Department of Public Health regulations on water quality and environmental issues; principles of operation and maintenance of water production and storage, sewer, and storm water systems; applicable City, State and Federal regulations and guidelines; water distribution, sewer, storm water, and customer service field operations including construction, maintenance, and repair; water meter reading and repair; equipment capabilities, limitations and safe operating characteristics; OSHA safety standards related to all aspects of related Utilities Division projects; methods of collection and preserving potable water samples; water, sewer, and storm water systems record keeping; water usage, and water and sewer billing information obtained from Eden billing system; customer service delivery; principles and practices of supervision; current computer technology, and modern office practices, methods, and equipment; recordkeeping techniques and procedures. Ability to: 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 and co-workers;read and interpret plans, manuals, and specifications; meet schedules and time lines; perform effective decision making that includes accurate situational analysis and ability to adopt an effective course of action; 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. License/Certification Requirement: Possess, or obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment, a Grade 3 California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Wastewater Collection System Maintenance Certification at the time of appointment. A State of California Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate is also highly desirable. 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. Possession of a Commercial Class A or B Driver's license with Air Breaks Endorsement is highly desirable. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 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. PHYSICAL TASKS/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, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, grasping, lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and dragging of 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, chain saw chaps, 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. May be required to respond to emergency situations during on and off hours of work. Work performed in an office environment requires the performance of duties which the ability to speak, hear, touch and see. Also 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 performed indoors and outdoors. When work is performed outdoors, there is full exposure to the elements and the incumbent may be exposed to heat and cold; 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 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 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
Jul 03, 2020
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION The Parking Enforcement Officer position is a non-sworn position staffed by employees who wear a uniform and badge but do not carry weapons. Incumbents are responsible for explaining and enforcing provisions of the California Vehicle Code and local traffic codes related to the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking regulations. The position patrols assigned areas to enforce parking laws and ordinance and issues parking citations. The position ofParking EnforcementOfficer will be assigned to the Field Operations Division, which operates 24 hours/7 days per week. Full-time weekly work schedules consist of four (4) - 10 hour shifts. Qualified applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule which may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, including holidays. This recruitment is to establish an Eligibility List of qualified candidates to fill one (1) anticipated full-time vacancies in the Police Department. The 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. 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. Routinely patrol of restricted parking zones, streets, alleys and municipal parking lots. Mark illegally parked vehicles and issue citations and impound vehicles in violation of municipal code ordinances or vehicle code statutes. Prepare accurate written reports. Safely follow street sweeper. Communicate with dispatch via two-way police radio. Report hazardous street and traffic conditions. Read, learn, interpret, and explain related City codes, ordinances, and regulations to the public in a tactful and courteous manner. Work outdoors under minimal supervision. Operate a City vehicle. Adhere to City and department policies and procedures. Maintains daily records of activities, including number of citations issued, radio calls, activity and patrol time. Identifies vehicles that have been parked beyond the legal time limit. Writes and issues notices of violations for vehicles parked in an unsafe or illegal manner for all parking time zones. Provides information and gives directions to the public. Identifies and reports hazardous driving or parking conditions. Prepares brief reports describing unusual problems or incidents relating to parking Performs other 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: Age: Must be 18 years of age or older. Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Experience: Some experience as a Parking Enforcement Officer in a municipal setting or law enforcement experience effectively dealing with the public is highly desirable, but not required. Knowledge of: California Vehicle Code, City of Downey street names, locations of public buildings, and recreational facilities, routes of travel, and other points of interest; basic recordkeeping methods and procedures; modern office practices, procedures, methods and equipment. Ability to: Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties; interact tactfully and effectively with the public and display professional calm in potentially volatile situations; read and write reports of activities; work independently; exercise independent and sound judgment in evaluating situations and making quick, effective and reasonable decisions; learn and comply with police procedures and regulations; learn to operate related equipment, including police radio equipment. Bilingual in Spanish or Asian languages desirable. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License Requirements: A valid California Class C Driver's License and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of locations to include on-site work at incidents, in a vehicle and in the Police Department. When working outdoors, may be exposed to the elements; may work under damp conditions, in confined spaces; may work on slippery and uneven surfaces; crouch, sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, pull, reach, push, twist; may be exposed to dust, chemicals, solvents, paint, grease/oil, fumes, electrical and mechanical hazards, vehicular traffic, vibration and noise; meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing, dexterity and use of both hands and legs appropriate to the duties to be performed; the ability to lift up to 25 pounds as required to lift and position police barricades. Shift Assignment: Must be available to work all assigned shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. 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 Written Examination (Pass/Fail)- Only those applicants who earn a qualifying score on the written examination will proceed to the appraisal examination (oral interview). NOTE: The City of Downey reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to continue in the recruitment process based on higher scores achieved on the written examination. Part II: 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. 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. 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).Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2020 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 01, 2020
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, 2019, employees will receivea three percent (3.0%) across the board pay range increase. Education Incentive Pay: An additional7% 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 onPeace 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 throughoutthe 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 documentationmay result in an application being removed from consideration. 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 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. 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). 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
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION View the official job flyer for Director ofParks and Recreation. To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" link in the top right hand side of this page. Upload a current resume thatincludessalary history andthree work relatedreferences. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 or humanresources@downeyca.org .Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jun 18, 2020
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION This recruitment is being re-opened for addtional applications, and until the needs of the Department are met and may close without prior notice. Management Analyst is a professional exempt "at will" classification. This is the journey level classification in the Analyst job series. Employees within this class perform a full range of analytical and administrative duties. The Management Analyst position may be appointed to any City Department unless specific experience or related education is critical to a hiring Department to meet immediate operational demands. An Eligible List of qualified applicants will be established from this recruitment. The current vacancy is for the Community Development Department. The Department is seeking for a candidate for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) ; however, the Eligible List may be utilized to fill othervacancies as needed. Generally, a valid Eligible List is in effect for up to one year, unless the List expires sooner. Description: Under the direction of the Economic Development and Housing Manager, this position performs journey level work associated with providing information on using HOME Program and CBDG funds for: contract management, residential rehabilitation project management, monitoring sub-recipients, interacting with Community Based Organizations, assisting with Economic Development Activities, managing federal grant requirements, preparing for federal program monitoring, assisting the community with affordable housing inquiries and resources, and facilitating affordable housing program activities. A qualified candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication, computer, and organizational skills.The ability to work independently and in a team setting is required. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents: Conduct research and provide administrative support assistance within a department Assist in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and procedures Assist in budget preparation, analysis, and administration; work independently and as part of a team on department program, projects, and activities; Leads or serves as department liaison on assigned committees or task force; conduct public presentations Assist in the preparation of City Council agenda items, a wide variety of reports, manuals, publications, and grant applications Prepare program-related schedules, task listings and manpower, and cost projections Assist in the coordination of departmental activities with other City departments and with outsideagencies as required Update and maintain records; provide staff supervision as assigned Provide direct assistance to department head or division head. Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. The desired combination includes: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.A Master's degree is preferred. Bilingual skills in Spanish is highly desirable. Experience: Four (4) full-time years of progressively responsible municipal government or directly related consulting experience dealing with program and project management and implementation. At least one full-time year of direct supervision is preferred. Knowledge of: Research and budgeting concepts and methods; principles of effective communication both verbal and written, including English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; basic supervisory principles and practices; Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint; principles and practices of public relations, community outreach, and employee education and training concepts. Ability to: Demonstrate learning ability to enhance operating knowledge of City operations, including assigned department;effectively plan and organize work; comprehend and analyze problems and recommend action or solutions; initiate supervisor and staff recommendations; perform with minimum supervision; independently develop and implement studies and projects; conduct research using appropriate resources; operate a personal computer using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point at intermediate to advanced proficiency; develop and implement analytical studies; develop accurate detailed and comprehensive written reports; communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing using appropriate grammar and punctuation; work with a professional demeanor and appropriate sense urgency; work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines; make public presentations; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff as required; maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties. PHYSICAL TASKS & ABILITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve sitting, standing, walking for prolonged or intermittent periods of time, reaching, bending, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work, 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, 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License Requirement: Due to the performance of field duties that may require operation of a City vehicle, a valid California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment may be 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. APPLICATION REVIEW & SELECTION TESTING 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. Those applicants who are assessed as meeting the desired qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of: Part I: Written Exercise weighted 20% toassess candidates written communication skills necessary to perform the essential function of the position. Part II: An appraisal (oral interview) examination weighted 80% 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 qualify for hiring consideration.Prior to a conditional offer of employment, a background check is conducted including verification of education and employment history, reference checks, and fingerprinting. Upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment, a job-related pre-placement medical exam is required to determine a candidate's physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position.This examination 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.Closing Date/Time: 7/17/2020 5:30 PM Pacific