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.

 

 

13 job(s) at City of Downey

City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Feb 24, 2024
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION There is currently one (1) vacancy in the Community Development Department. The Community Development Department oversees the orderly growth of the community through implementation of the City's General Plan, Zoning, and Building Regulation. The department is comprised of the Planning Division, Housing & Economic Development Division, Building and Safety Division and Code Enforcement Division. CURRENT VACANCY: The current vacancy is in the Planning Division. Planning Division: Assist staff with public counter inquires, site inspections, research projects, plan checks, and report preparation. Work Hours: Hours are flexible for an average of twenty (20) hours per week Monday through Friday. 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 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. Performs various administrative and routine analytical support duties in support of assigned City department. Serves as liaison between assigned office and other City staff, the general public, and outside agencies. Acts as a liaison and provide information and assistance as appropriate. Composes correspondence and prepares responses to requests for information. Utilizes various computer applications and software packages; Enters data and maintains and generates reports from a database or network system. Creates documents using word processing software. Participates in coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public. Processes mail including receiving, sorting, date-stamping, logging and distributing incoming and outgoing correspondence and packages. Maintain calendar of activities, meetings, and various events for assigned staff; coordinates activities and meeting with other departments and the public; attends committee and staff meetings. Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS A combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying: Education: High school graduate or equivalent AND current enrollment in an accredited college or university in a program leading to a degree in City Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, or a related field. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. *Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. The publications are available for review in the City of Downey's Library. **Applicants must provide copies of their college/university transcripts or degree. Copies 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. Experience: None required. General office and customer service experience is desirable . Bilingual skills are desirable. Knowledge of: English language, spelling, grammar and punctuation; arithmetic, computer applications including practical experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, utilizing various office equipment. The ability to read and interpret building plans is highly desirable. Ability to: Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing and establish and maintain effective relationships; perform complex work with a minimum of instruction and supervision; understand and correctly follow oral and written directions; assemble and track data and compile report information; and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the office or work area. The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License Requirement: Due to the performance of field duties 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. An 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. Physical Tasks/Abilities and Environmental Conditions: Work is generally performed in an office environment and occasionally on-site in open areas and may require sitting for periods of time using a computer keyboard and screen. An incumbent stands, walks and may, reach, bend, crouch, kneel, grasp, move, push, pull, drag, lift and carry boxes of files and other items weighing 25 pounds or less. When on-site an incumbent may climb stairs and inclines and walk on slippery, uneven surfaces and slopes. An incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications materials 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. Examination Process: 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 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 at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time: 3/15/2024 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Feb 24, 2024
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION COME BE A PART OF TEAM DOWNEY AND SEE WHAT MAKES DOWNEY A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY! 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. The top salary range for this position currently reaches $67,097; the position will receive a 4.0% salary increase in March 2024 and 2025 bringing the top step salary to $72,572. In addition to pay, the City offers competitive benefits including a Defined Benefit Pension Plan provided through CalPERS, 100% City paid medical insurance coverage up to the CalPers Kaiser Plan rates, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and a "9/80" work schedule. Under general supervision of the Assistant Finance Director, performs a variety of professional accounting work duties as required within the scope of the classification. The current recruitment seeks a candidate for the payroll section of the Finance Department; however, depending on the qualifications of the candidate(s), consideration may be given to fill vacancies in other City Departments as needed. 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. 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. Performs with attention to accuracy, analyzes accounts; Recording and reporting of financial transactions; Perform bank reconciliation; Reconciliation of General Ledger; Assists in the preparation of financial reports, budget, and special studies; Monitors and reports on the status of Federal and State grants to insure grant compliance; Conducts research as needed; Performs 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: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university* in Accounting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Experience: One (1) year of full time professional level accounting. Municipal accounting experience is highly desired. NOTE: Part-Time experience will be evaluated on the basis of its fractional equivalent of a forty (40) hour workweek. *Accredited institutions are those listed in publications of regional, national, or international accrediting agencies such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities. Ability to: Learn and/or maintain effective working knowledge of municipal accounting principles; work with speed and accuracy with minimum supervision; meet deadlines with attention to detail; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; analyze, interpret, and implement regulations; utilize computer databases and Microsoft (MS) software applications in the performance of a variety of accounting and reporting of financial information; and, establish effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties, including State and/or independent auditors. Knowledge of: Principles of financial administration, including municipal budgeting and reporting; rules and regulations governing accounting and financial practices and procedures; modern office practices and procedures and equipment; software applications for automated accounting systems; and, intermediate proficiency in MS software applications such as Word and Excel. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License: Due to the possibility of field work which may involve operating a motor vehicle to visit an off site City facility, a valid California Driver's License may be required or the ability to utilize an alternative mode of transportation. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve prolonged sitting and standing and walking for intermittent periods of time. Physical tasks include bending, reaching, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work and operate general office equipment including a desktop 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. Incumbent must be able to safely lift and carry books, files and reports weighing up to 25 pounds. Testing & Selection Process: A ll 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 application 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: An appraisal (oral interview) examination weighted 100% to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete the appraisal interview 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 fingerprint check with the California Department of Justice (DOJ). A pre-placement medical exam will be scheduled after the 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: 3/15/2024 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Feb 24, 2024
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. This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill six (6) current part-time vacancies. The eligibility list may be utilized to fill other part-time vacancies as needed. The position is utilized in the Public Works Department and under general supervision, performs routine duties relating to any of the following basic City maintenance functions depending on assignment: trees, parks, and grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, or street maintenance, painting, graffiti removal, maintenance, repair and minor construction of streets, curbs, gutters, parkways, sewers, parks, street signs, and other City facilities. Temporary/Part-Time Appointments: Work hours are flexible with 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. 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 each classification. Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Perform designated maintenance duties such as repair of grounds and buildings. Install and maintain water mains and service lines, sanitary sewers and fire hydrants; maintain storm drains, catch basins and storm drain pipes. Perform routine duties related to painting, rough carpentry, plumbing, concrete, minor electrical work and meter reading. Perform street striping, installation of street signs and maintenance of same. Prepare surfaces and structures for refinishing and painting. Perform graffiti removal. Perform general gardening of public grounds including repair and replacement of sprinklers. Pick up rubbish and paper and perform general grounds cleaning May perform routine maintenance of automotive equipment and vehicles as assigned. Operate trucks and various types of equipment. Observe and utilize proper safety rules and precautions. 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: Experience: No previous experience required. Candidates with experience performing janitorial/general building maintenance duties will be considered highly desirable. Candidates who have experience working for a public agency/municipality will also be considered highly desirable. Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Knowledge of: City streets, parks and beaches; practices and procedures for safe handling of hazardous materials; painting methods and practices; different paints and their proper applications; equipment operation used in the painting function; traffic procedures and vehicle operations; machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of public streets and facilities; occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to maintenance and repair work. Ability to: Read and follow work orders and instructions; use hand and power tools; follow safety practices and recognize hazards; carry out work assignments as instructed; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work. License Required: Due to the performance of field duties a valid California Class C Driver's License is required to carry out the essential functions of the position and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment. 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 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 75 pounds and up to 100 pounds. Based on job assignment, required to wear protective apparel including hard hats, 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. Based on job assignment, may operate power equipment requiring hand, arm, and upper body strength. To include the following tools and equipment, and not limited to: 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. Tree trimming job duties may require the ability to climb trees with ropes and climbing harness. 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. 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. EXAMINATION 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. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates completed, and number of credits, degree, and/or certificate(s) earned. For each job held, provide the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, salary earned, and reason for leaving. Failure to provide all the information may result in your application being removed from consideration. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the 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 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 at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Feb 07, 2024
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. First review of the applications will occur on February 27, 2024. 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 April 1, 2024, employees will receive a four percent (4.0%) across the board pay range increase. Additional four percent (4.0%) increase on April 2025. In addition to pay, the City offers competitive benefits including a Defined Benefit Pension Plan provided through CalPERS, 100% City paid medical insurance coverage up to the CalPers Kaiser Plan rates, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and a "9/80" work schedule. Under direct supervision, performs a variety of general office support activities to an assigned City department. In addition, the incumbent will perform a variety of complex, responsible, confidential and administrative support duties for that given City department. This position will also be responsible of completing and responding to public records request. This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill one current full-time vacancy in the City Manager's Office. The current vacancy is in the City Council Division. Applicants from this recruitment may be utilized to fill other full-time vacancies from varying departments. 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. 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. Compose routine correspondence not requiring the supervisor's personal attention. Act as a receptionist, screen telephone calls and visitors, and refer inquiries as appropriate. Respond to complaints and requests for information regarding the intent of instruction, precedents and regulations. Maintain, arrange, and coordinate calendar and schedule for supervisor. Sort and distribute incoming mail. Participate and assist in the administration of a department; prepare comprehensive reports. Compile annual budget requests and recommend expenditure requests for designated accounts. Type letters, memorandums, proceedings of meetings; proofread and/or correct typed material for completeness, spelling, grammatical or punctuation accuracy. Independently compose correspondence and routine reports; gather, tabulate and interpret financial information related to the work assignment. Relieve the department head of routine duties; gather and prepare information for routine reports. Initiate and maintain a variety of files and records of information such as payroll, attendance, budget, production and cost records; maintain manuals and update resource materials. Make routine appointments and arrange conferences and meetings May serve as secretary to a board or commission, preparing the agenda and taking minutes of the meeting. Operate a variety of office equipment such as photo copiers, word/data processors, adding machines, calculators, cash register, shredders and field dispatch equipment. Coordinate the processing of Council agenda report; review, approve, and execute agreements, contracts, memorandum of understandings and etc. Coordinate assignments with the secretaries of other divisions within the department. 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: High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by specialized clerical courses. Experience: Four (4) years in increasingly responsible clerical experience, preferably including two years experience comparable to that of an Administrative Clerk II or Secretary in the City of Downey. Knowledge of: Business office management procedures and methods; organization and function of City government, records management principles and practices; customer service principles, practices, and methods; arithmetic, grammar, spelling, word meaning; materials and equipment used in office operation; principles of public relations; administrative policies and procedures; English usage, arithmetic, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office methods, procedures and equipment and business letter writing; organization, procedures and operating details of the City department to which assigned. Ability to: Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies, laws and rules; work independently in the absence of supervision; analyze situations carefully and adopt effective courses of action; compile and maintain complex and extensive records and prepare reports; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and members of the public communicate effectively both orally and in writing; communicate with the public in a friendly, courteous and helpful manner; use tact, discretion, and independent judgment; project a professional attitude and appearance in all situations; follow oral and written directions; analyze problems; organize own work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up with minimal supervision; check grammar, spelling and punctuation in technical material; handle many assignments at once; independently prepare correspondences and memoranda; operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using Windows based software; operate a personal computer and keyboard at a rate of thirty (30) words per minute net speed/corrected rate**; possess the ability to effectively use electronic transcription equipment. **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. Typing certificates obtained over the Internet are NOT acceptable. 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. 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 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. 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. Testing & Selection Process: A ll 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 application 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: An appraisal (oral interview) examination weighted 100% to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete the appraisal interview 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 fingerprint check with the California Department of Justice (DOJ). A pre-placement medical exam will be scheduled after the 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:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Feb 07, 2024
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. First review of the applications will occur on February 29, 2024. 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, assists the Downey City Attorney in the preparation and coordination of all stages of litigation, advisory, and transactional work; and performs other related duties as assigned. 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. Work hours are flexible up to twenty-four (24) hours per week. 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. 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. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and type of work performed at a journey level by an incumbent. Depending on assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following: Researches, gathers and compiles data/ information on various legal issues, statutes, rules, precedents, facts, evidence, codes, public records, contracts, ordinances and resolutions for transactional matters or the preparation of cases, legal documents and legal citation references to assist the City Attorney; Drafts and reviews agreements, resolutions, ordinances and other legal documents for accuracy; Act as liaison between City Attorney, Risk Management and outside legal counsel for tort claims processing, discovery, trial preparation including witnesses; Independently answers inquiries or makes inquiries of City staff to interpret applicable legal requirements and provisions, relative to the City's municipal codes, regulations, precedence, status of cases, and City procedures; Assists in case management issues; selects, assembles, summarizes and compiles substantive information on case status, opinions, and specific legal subjects; Assists with civil litigation, including legal research, preparing memos, fact investigation, researching and preparing discovery requests and responses, and filing and serving court-documents. Communicates with elected public officials, law firms, companies and organizations doing business with the City; contacts City staff and other persons; and Perform 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 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 includes: Education: High school graduate or equivalent and satisfactory completion of a program in paralegal or legal assistant studies from an American Bar Association accredited institution with a Paralegal Certificate. Successful completion of at least two years of education at an ABA accredited law school may be substituted for the completion of a paralegal or legal assistant program. Completion of a juris doctor degree is preferred. Candidates with two (2) or more years of completed college or university education shall be considered highly desirable. Experience: Two years of responsible journey-level paralegal experience or law clerk experience. Candidates with three (3) or more years of responsible journey-level paralegal experience or law clerk experience shall be considered highly desirable. Knowledge of: Applicable state and federal legal principles and procedures; Legal terminology and procedures; Legal research procedures and form; Applicable court rules, time deadlines and other related requirements; Principles and methods of legal writing and documents preparation; Advanced English language usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment and software, including word processing, document management, case management and calendaring software. Ability to : Coordinate and implement case discovery tasks; Effectively research and extract pertinent data from a variety of sources in the preparation of legal cases and documents or transactional work; Read, interpret and apply pertinent codes, laws, ordinances and statutes; Draft and review a variety of legal documents; Initiate and compose correspondence; Respond accurately to requests and inquiries; Provide effective assistance with trial preparation and at trial; Conduct effective interviews; Work independently, using judgment in making decisions within scope of authority; Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make appropriate legal recommendations; Organize and schedule work to meet deadlines; Operate a personal computer and use associated software including word processing, document management, and legal research software [Lexis, Westlaw, etc.] Establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, staff, court personnel, outside counsel and the public. Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing; Appear for work on time; Follow directions from a supervisor; Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; Accept constructive criticism; and Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to speak Spanish is 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL TASKS/ABILITIES: Work is performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels; duties 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 20 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. Application, Selection, and 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: An appraisal (oral interview) examination weighted 100% to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete the appraisal with acceptable results will be placed on an Eligible List to be considered by the Department's hiring authority. 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:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jan 02, 2024
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. 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. Note: There are currently two (2) part-time vacancies Effective the start of the pay period that includes April 1, 2024, employees will receive a four percent (4.0%) across the board pay range increase. Additional four percent (4.0%) increase on April 2025. 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 Downey Fire Communications Center is a 24/7 operation, Interested applicants must be willing to work various assigned shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. 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. 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 hours of work will be scheduled based on operational needs. A Part-Time employee may work up to twenty-four (24) hours per week and 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. 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
Jan 02, 2024
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open until the needs of the Department are met and may close without prior notice. Applications received by 05:30 p.m., January 19, 2024, will be reviewed to be considered for an interview at the City of Downey's Job Fair on February 3, 2024. Applications received after 05:30 p.m., January 19, 2024, will be reviewed, and interviews will be conducted as needed. Under general supervision, monitor the use of the swimming pool, observes swimmers and pool area from assigned station, responds to unsafe conditions or potential hazards, and enforces safety rules. This position is for the summer season only. Summer season is anticipated to be held June 10th - August 12th only. Working Hours: Work hours are flexible for approximately 20 - 25 hours per week. Scheduled working hours may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or on-call status. The pool will be open five (5) days a week beginning June 17, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pool closed on Saturday and Sunday. The position requires availability to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Mandatory Training for all selected applicants is anticipated to be held, June 10th - 14th only. Temporary/Part-time employment does not include 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. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Temporary / Part-Time employment may not exceed 999 hours in a fiscal year from July 1st through June 30th. 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. Enforce facility regulations, policies and procedures. Observes swimmers and pool area from assigned station. Performs rescues in the pool area; and administers CPR and first aid as needed. Administer first aid as needed. Monitor activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents. Perform routine swimming pool and aquatics equipment maintenance work on or around the swimming pool. Maintain records and prepare accurate written reports and may assist cashier. Performs appropriate rescues when necessary as well as First Aid when required 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 class standing in High School or above required.* *Must be at least 15 1/2 years of age. Applicants under 18 years of age will be required to provide a work permit by the date of hire. Experience: Equivalent to one (1) year of experience as a pool or beach lifeguard. Two (2) years in a Swim team and or water polo experience is equivalent to one (1) year experience. Knowledge of: Swimming and lifesaving techniques, principles, and practices; first-aid principles and practices; methods, materials, and equipment involved in the maintenance and operation of swimming pools. Ability to: Maintain accurate records; perform maintenance and cleaning of pool and other assigned areas; maintain and work safely with a variety of equipment and chemicals used in pool activities; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective relationship with those contacted in the course of work. Certification: The following current certifications are required: American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid The City of Downey offers a lifeguarding certification course in accordance to the Red Cross. If you are interested in enrolling, please log on to our website: Lifeguard Certification . Class will be held the week of April 1st NOTE : Applicants must provide copies of current certifications or provide documentation that he/she is currently enrolled in a Lifeguard Training Course when requested by the department. Failure to provide required documentation may result in disqualification from further consideration. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: The majority of work is performed outdoors in a swimming pool. An incumbent sits, stands, walks and runs on slippery and uneven surfaces, kneels, crouches, twists, climbs ladders and inclines, swims, reaches, bends, crawls, and pushes, pulls, drags, grasps and lifts pool/community center equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, an incumbent physically must be able to react quickly to lifesaving emergencies and will perform strenuous physical activity requiring physical strength and endurance when performing water rescues. During the course of some rescue and first aid tasks, an incumbent may be exposed to blood, other bodily fluids/products, communicable diseases and other related health hazards. An incumbent will have exposure to pool water and pool chemicals, cleaning solvents and disinfectants and electrical and mechanical hazards. An incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All application 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 desired qualifications, will be invited to participate in the examination process which will consist of: Part 1: Appraisal Examination (oral interview) weighted 100% will assess knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Part 2: Verification of all required certifications Part 3: Written examination (Pass/Fail) will cover the areas of CPR/First Aid/AED and Lifeguarding. Those candidates, who successfully complete the written examination, will be invited to the Swim Performance Examination. Part 4: Swim Performance Examination. This exam will include an evaluation and skills test of speed, endurance, and strength in the pool as well as effectively demonstrating how to perform a victim rescue of a passive or active drowning. 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 at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time: 4/5/2024 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Dec 17, 2023
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
Dec 17, 2023
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Earning Potential AA degree OR Intermediate POST Certificate, 5 to 9 years of service = $118,601.60/annually BA/BS degree OR Advanced CA POST Certificate, 5 to 9 years of service = $122,470.40/annually. AA degree OR Intermediate POST Certificate, 10 to 19 years of service = $121,763.20/annually BA/BS degree OR Advanced CA POST Certificate, 10 to 19 years of service = $125,756.80/annually. *Above calculations are based on step E Effective the start of the pay period that includes January 1, 2025, employees received a four percent (4.0%) 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 $25,000.00 hiring incentive ($8,333.33 at completion of the Officer's field training/ $8,333.33 upon successful completion of probation/$8,333.33 at the Officer's two - year anniversary 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. Bilingual Pay in the amount of $1,820 per year. 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 $1,962.06 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 Legally authorized to work in the United States. 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
Dec 17, 2023
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 January 1, 2025 employees will receive a four percent (4.0%) 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 Legally authorized to work in the United States 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 every other 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 the written examination. The written exam will be a 100 item multiple choice test. THE WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE WAIVED FOR CANDIDATES THAT HAVE TAKEN THE CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T. PELLET-B EXAM WITHING ONE (1) YEAR OF DATE OF APPLICATION AND RECEIVED A T-SCORE OF 42. CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTACH PROOF OF THEIR QUALIFYING T-SCORE ON AGENCY LETTERHEAD FROM THE AGENCY THAT ADMINISTERED THE EXAM WITH THEIR APPLICATION. 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. 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:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Dec 17, 2023
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 January 1, 2025, employees received a four percent (4.0%) 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 Legally authorized to work in the United States 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
Dec 17, 2023
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION NOTE: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. 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. In addition to pay, the City offers competitive benefits including 100% City paid medical insurance coverage up to the Calpers Kaiser Plan rates, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and a "9/80" work schedule. Under general direction, the incumbent performs and oversees complex public works civil engineering projects including those related to Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Office Engineering or Environmental and Utilities Engineering. This position is FLSA exempt, non-represented, and serves in an "at will" capacity. Salary and benefits are established by City Council Resolution for classifications designated as Executive, Mid-Management, Confidential/Exempt. 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: Coordinates or supervises major functions of a section in the Public Works Department. Prepares annual budget for capital improvement projects/programs, represents Section/Division in inter-agency meetings and negotiations, attends Council and Agency Board Meetings Commission and Zoning hearings. Determines requirements for subdivisions, excavation permits, bonds and insurance. Supervises analysis and reports on construction costs, procedures, bids and contracts, supervise preparation of reports for Federal, State, and County agencies, research new and existing sources of County, State and Federal funds and prepares applications. Appears as an expert witness involving litigation on engineering-related matters. Oversees preparation and revisions of maps sectional sheets, utility records, and the storage and filing of various records and project files. Manages public works improvement projects involving preparation and supervision of project environmental, plans and specifications, cost estimates, construction , and project reports for wide variety of projects such as traffic signals, Street Lighting, storm drains, sanitary sewers, streets and highways, structures, buildings, water utility system or parks. Reviews and supervises checking of plans, specifications and computations submitted in connection with applications for building permits for new structures and alterations of structures for conformance with the building code, for structural safety, fire hazards; disapproves applications for building permits. Supervises and assists in checking plans, specifications and computations submitted in connection with applications for private development. Confers with architects, contractors, consultants, builders and general public as to the requirements and restrictions of the building code, and performs inspections to ensure compliance. Prepares project feasibility studies and work related technical research, reports and correspondence. Supervises employees of a lower classification in assigned engineering tasks. Assumes personal responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner. Assumes personal responsibility for ensuring the duties of this position are performed in a safe efficient manner. Development services activities, administration of special projects and assessment districts, and environmental programs such as the NPDES Storm Water Permit Program and the Flood Plain Management Program. Performs 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 in Civil Engineering or a related field. Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional civil engineering experience, including four years in a responsible supervisory capacity in the option applied. Knowledge of: State, Federal and locally applicable statues, policies, standards, ordinances and regulations related to civil engineering practices of public agencies; principles of planning, controlling, and organizing activities of a major civil engineering section; engineering design and analysis; traffic engineering; construction contract law; principles of cost accounting; supervisory techniques; public speaking techniques; and budget preparation and administration practices. Geographic Information System theory, equipment and its application; mapping and engineering practices; principles and techniques of system development and system planning; principles and practices of project management; database design and management. Ability to: Provide highly complex civil engineering services to the City; analyze problems and prepare written and oral reports; understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; supervise the work of others; select and maintain advanced filing systems. Analyze and solve difficult engineering problems by arriving at valid conclusions; communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; effectively present issues and recommendations before citizen's groups and/or City Council; supervise and maintain effective working relationships. Licenses Requirement: Due to the performance of field duties, the ability to operate a City vehicle may be required; therefore a valid California Class C Driver's License and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment in the position is required. Registration as a Civil Engineer with the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers. 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. Physical Tasks 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. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Those applicants who most closely meet the desired work experience and qualifications will be invited to participate in selection testing. Selection testing may consist of performance testing and/or an oral interview before a panel of subject matter experts to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, training, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Tentative interviews scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023. 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 at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Dec 17, 2023
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. Note: There are currently two (2) vacancies in Sewer and Storm Water Section and two (2) vacancies in the Water Distribution Section. In addition to the above compensation, this position is eligible for certificate level one pay for incumbents that maintain a D1 and/or T1 certification at a rate of $115 per month, certificate level two pay for incumbents that maintain a D2 and/or T2 at a rate of $265 per month, and certificate level three pay for incumbents that maintain a D3 and/or 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. Under direct supervision an incumbent performs semi-skilled work 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. 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: Perform tasks related to the basic operation and maintenance of assigned section. Utilize adequate and appropriate tools, equipment, and materials for each task assigned; implement necessary changes in work methods, practices, and priorities as directed. 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. Participate in required training; perform work in a safe and efficient manner including proper and safe operation and maintenance of equipment. Collect and input data into 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 : 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 and inspection of City-owned sewer and storm water construction activities including City contract and developer work. Conduct timely repair of damaged sewer and storm drain facilities and emergency response to sewer overflows and storm water flooding. Document field activities to assist with State and local regulatory reporting for sewer overflows, storm water MS4 permit, and other required reports. In addition to the above when assigned to the Water Distribution Section : Conduct water distribution operation and preventative maintenance projects and programs including but not limited to: water valve exercising and rehabilitation, water service line, meter, and box replacement, fire hydrant maintenance and rehabilitation, water system flushing, and air release valve maintenance and rehabilitation. Conduct timely repair of water distribution system and service line leaks. Assist in the coordination and inspection of City-owned water distribution construction activities including City contract and developer work. Conduct Underground Service Alert (USA) markings for City-owned utilities. 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. Completed college level coursework in Water, Sewer, Storm Water, and/or Environmental Science, Engineering, or other related field may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to six (6) months of the experience requirement. Experience : One (1) year 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. 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; current computer technology, modern office practices, methods, and equipment. Ability to : Work with minimum supervision in the performance of field assignments; 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; 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 Water Distribution or Customer Service sections : A State of California Grade One (1) Water Distribution Operator Certificate is required within twelve (12) months of appointment. When assigned to the Water Supply section : A State of California Grade One (1) Water Distribution Operator Certificate and a Grade One (1) Water Treatment Operator Certificate are required within twelve (12) months of appointment. 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 One (1) California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Wastewater Collection System Maintenance Certification. A State of California Grade One (1) Water Distribution Operator Certificate is also highly desirable. Highly qualified applicants that currently possess the required certifications shall be considered highly desirable in the selection process. 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 employed with the City on or after January 1, 2022, in the Sewer and Storm Water section are required to obtain a commercial Class B Driver's license with Air Breaks and Tanker Endorsements within twelve (12) months of appointment. Employees employed with the City on or after January 1, 2022, in the Distribution or Water Supply sections are required to obtain a commercial Class A Driver's license with Air Breaks and Tanker Endorsements 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 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. 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: