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.

 

 

 

   

8 job(s) at City of Downey

City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2019
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. Under general direction from the Director of Finance, supervises and manages Finance Department; assists in developing and implementing financial planning, investment and budgeting procedures; evaluates, develops and implements accounting systems and procedures; and, provides direct supervision over professional, technical, and clerical personnel as assigned. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies and priorities relating to financial management, budget, accounting, payroll, and revenue; supervise a staff of clerical, technical and professional accounting personnel involved in payroll, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger posting and related work; supervise and participate in the preparation of accounting and financial reports including the CAFR; assist outside auditors including reviewing the work prepared by auditors; supervise and participate in month-end and year-end closing; assist in the City's cash management program and the investment of idle funds as directed by the Finance Director; assist in the preparation of the City's annual operating and capital improvements budgets; supervise the collection of business license taxes, transient occupancy taxes and the billing and collection of water utility accounts, and accounts receivable; review and recommend improvements to accounting, budgeting and reporting procedures; implement new procedures; respond to requests for information and advises City departments, governmental agencies and the public of City finance and accounting policies; analyze the financial information needs of City departments and develop financial systems to fulfill those needs; evaluate the effectiveness of current systems and procedures; coordinate financial record keeping and reporting activities with the IT staff; develop systems, procedures, policies and programs to reduce risk exposure; review financial reports with departmental personnel for their information and clarification; select, supervise, train and evaluates subordinate personnel; and perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required skills, knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.A typical way to obtain the skills, knowledge and abilities would be: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration.CPA designation preferred. Experience: Five (5) full-time years of progressively responsible and professional work experience in municipal and or public accounting and financial work including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional and technical staff. Recent experience in municipal accounting and auditing ishighly desired. Knowledge of: Principles and methods of accounting and auditing; principles and practices of financial administration including budgeting and reporting; modern office practices, procedures, methods and equipment; laws regulating public finance; budget preparation, program analysis and revenue forecasting; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; complex financial reports and analysis; data processing systems and practices; principles and practices of risk management. Ability to: Analyze, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; develop, revise and install accounting systems and procedures; prepare varied financial statements, reports and analysis; supervise, train and evaluate professional, technical and clerical personnel. License: A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions may be required. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged or intermittent periods of time, and include reaching, bending, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work and operate general office equipment including a personal computer with keyboard for prolonged or intermittent periods of time. The operation of a personal computer requires finger and wrist dexterity and the ability to withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from the computer. An incumbent must be able to safely lift and carry books, files and reports weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to lift files and reports from counter tops or file drawers and withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from a computer. Selection/Testing Process: All applications materials received by the application deadline will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. The acceptance of an employment application depends upon whether or not an applicant has provided adequate information that demonstrates meeting the qualifications for the position as stated above. Please complete the employment application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and completely. Those applicants who most closely match the qualifications will be invited to participate in the testing/selection process which will consist of an appraisal exam (weighted 100%) before a panel of subject matter experts.The appraisal exam may consist of performance testing and/or an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be placed on an Eligibility List to be considered by the Department's hiring authority.An employment offer is contingent upon acceptable results from a completed background review, including a Livescan fingerprint check.A pre-placement medical exam, including drug screen will be scheduled after the issuance of a conditional offer of employment.Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Nov 26, 2019
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and is subject to close without advance notice. In addition to pay, the City offers competitive benefits including 100% City paid medical insurance coverage up to the PERS Choice PPO Plan, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and a "9/80" work schedule. 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. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: We are seeking experienced HR professionals with excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, writing and oral presentation skills, and leadership abilities. ABOUT THE POSITION: Under general supervision, an incumbentperforms a variety of professional and technical administrative functions and responsibilities within the Human Resources Division including the areas of: recruitment and selection; classification and compensation; benefit administration, including workers' compensation;employee training anddevelopment; labor negotiations;employee relations; and performs a variety of professional level research, administration and analysis. This is the journey level classification in the Human Resources Analyst job series. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are expected to become fully aware of the operating procedures, Memoranda of Understanding,and policies of the HR Division and the City. While specific functions of HR responsibilities will be assigned to the position, an incumbent will be expected to successfully perform or develop technical knowledge and abilities to work in a generalist capacity to provide added support in the area of management and supervisor consultation on employee performance issues, conduct classification work; conduct interactive processes related to EEO and ADA matters; conduct workplace investigations as needed; review, recommend and provide input on disciplinary actions; write staff reports and recommendations in a variety of issues, and work on various projects. 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. Conduct research and provide administrative support assistance within the Human Resources Division; assist in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and procedures; assist in budget preparation, analysis, and administration; work independently and as part of a team on programs, projects, and activities; leads or serves as department liaison on assigned projects; conduct public presentations; assist in the preparation of City Council agenda items, a wide variety of reports, manuals, publications, and grant applications; prepare program-related schedules, task listings and manpower, and cost projections; assist in the coordination of departmental activities with other City departments and with outside agencies as required; update and maintain records; provide staff supervision as assigned; and, provide direct assistance to Human Resources Director; and, perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration or related field. Experience: Four full-time years of progressively responsible administrative or directly related consulting experience dealing with program and project management and implementation within the personnel management or employee benefits administration field. At least one full-time year of direct supervision is desirable. Prior Human resourceswork experience with a municipal agency ishighly desirable. Knowledge of: Human resources management; recruitment and selection; employee benefits administration, including workers' compensation; labor relations; risk management and occupational safety rules and regulations; research and budget concepts and methods, and hands-on experience in preparing and monitoring an annual budget. Ability to: Effectively plan and organize work; comprehend problems and recommend solutions; initiate supervisor and staff recommendations; perform with minimum supervision; independently develop and implement analytical studies; operate a personal computer using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Power Point; develop and implement analytical studies; develop detailed and comprehensive written reports; communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; work well under pressure and meet deadlines; make public presentations; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; and, maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties. License : Due to the performance of field duties which may require operation of a City vehicle, a valid California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment may be required. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program.The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey.An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL TASKS AND ABILITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS The duties and responsibilities of this position are performed in an office environment and involve sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged or intermittent periods of time, and include reaching, bending, and twisting at the waist to perform desk work and operate general office equipment including a personal computer with keyboard for prolonged or intermittent periods of time. The operation of a personal computer requires finger and wrist dexterity and the ability to withstand exposure to vibration, pitch and glare from the computer. An incumbent must be able to safely lift and carry books, files and reports weighing up to 25 pounds. Application Procedure: All application materials received will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's qualifications for the position. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification. For consideration, application materials submitted must consist of the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. A current resume may be submitted but will not be considered in lieu of the completed online application and supplemental questionnaire. An application deemed incomplete will be rejected from consideration. Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling and an applicant's ability to follow instructions may also be considered in the application evaluation process. Selection Testing: 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. Prior to an employment offer a comprehensive background check is conducted, including fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical exam including a drug screen is required after the acceptance 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: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Nov 19, 2019
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Note: This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. First review of applications, Monday, December 9, 2019. This recruitment is subject to close without advance notice. This Temporary/ Part-Time position assists the City of Downey Fire Department Mechanic with daily duties. Work Hours : Work hours are flexible forapproximately 20 hours per week. Scheduled working hours may includemornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, andholidays. Part-Time shifts may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). NOTE: Temporary/Part-time appointments do not qualify for City benefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system; however, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Downey. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. 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. Assist Fire Mechanic with regular maintenance and emergency repair of Fire Department equipment Assists Department Mechanic with vehicle maintenance Works with mechanical tools for the purpose of maintaining fire apparatus Safely operate Fire Department vehiclesincludingautomobiles through paramedic units Pick up parts or other items for Fire Department use Receives and screens telephone calls and responds appropriately to inquires Perform other related duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education: High school graduate or equivalent and current enrollmentin an accredited college or university with at least Junior-level standing. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. *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 proof of scholastic (academic) standing at time of application submission, and if hired, must continue to be enrolled and attending school to maintain status in this position . Applicants must attach and upload school transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) to their online employment application. Applications received without the required documentation will be considered incomplete and removed from consideration. Experience: None required. Automotive repair and/or working with tools experienceis desirable. Certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is highly 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 . 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. Spanish Bilingual skills are desirable. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION License Requirement: Due to the performance of field dutiesa valid California Class C Drivers Licenseor 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 incumbentstands, walks and may, reach, bend, crouch, kneel, grasp, move, push, pull, drag, lift and carry boxes of files and other items weighing25 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. Selection/Testing Process: All applications materials received by the application deadline will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's preparation for the position. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. 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 will consist of an oral interview to assess the applicant's knowledge, education, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Upon a conditional offer of employment candidates will be required tocomplete a comprehensive background investigation that includes a polygraph and fingerprinting.Candidates will also be required to complete ajob-related pre-placement medical examination and drug screening.Closing Date/Time:
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Aug 07, 2019
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; enforce State and local traffic regulations; perform investigative work; and participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs. Starting pay for Academy Trained entry is at "A" step of the pay range. Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2019, employees will receivea three percent (3.0%) across the board pay range increase. Education Incentive Pay: An additional7% of base pay for an Associate's degree or equivalent units (60) OR Intermediate California (CA) P.O.S.T. Certificate.An additional 10.5% for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent units (124) OR Advanced CA P.O.S.T. Certificate. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. Patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer. Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations; provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents; interviews principals and witnesses; takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene; and clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage. Investigates crimes against persons and property; interviews victims and witnesses; searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence; and arrests suspected perpetrator(s). Investigates complaints involving juveniles, including reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors; checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles; and arrests juvenile and adult offenders. Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases. Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property. Prepares and submits required reports and provides assistance, information, and directions to the public. QUALIFICATIONS Education: High school graduate or equivalent AND completion of a California (CA) Basic Commission onPeace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy within the last twenty four (24) months from date of application submission OR current enrollment with good class standing in a full-time basic police academy certified by the CA Commission on P.O.S.T. Experience: No previous sworn law enforcement experience required.In addition to Academy training, any related work experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential function of the position is helpful. Age: 21 years of age at time of appointment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height in proportion to weight; Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and free from color blindness; Hearing within normal limit; and United States citizen or an applicant for citizenship within the past year. Knowledge of: Good command of basic grammar and written communication; use and care of firearms; Federal, California state, and local laws applicable to law enforcement; police department equipment, practices, and procedures; proper search and seizure and arrest procedures; geography of the City of Downey and the location of important buildings and streets; and, investigative procedures and techniques. Ability to: Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; effectively analyze problems for an appropriate response under emergency or stress situations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and, meet and maintain the physical requirements established by the Downey Police Department. License Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughoutthe course of employment in the position is required. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program.The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey.An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Slippery surfaces, oily conditions, dust, dirt, and odors are conditions frequently encountered. Must constantly work with noise from traffic and police radio. Position requires availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, on-call and overtime. Physical demands include constant arm and leg movements, driving, standing, and sitting for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, lifting, running, squatting and climbing is also required. THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EITHER ON OR OFF THE JOB IS PROHIBITED. Selection/Testing Process: All employment applications and supplemental information received will be thoroughly and carefully reviewed and evaluated to determine the level and scope of the candidate's qualifications for the position. All information provided is subject to verification. Failure to provide the required documentationmay result in an application being removed from consideration. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the completed City of Downey employment application and/or supplemental questionnaire. Those applicants assessed as meeting the requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the testing/selection process which includes an appraisal examination (oral interview) to assess the applicant's knowledge,experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position. The oral interview(weighted 100%) will be conducted by a panel of subject matter experts. Qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces who receive a passing score on an entrance examination shall be ranked in the top rank of any resulting eligibility list. The veteran's preference shall also apply to a widow or widower of a veteran or a spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran (Government Code • 18973.1). Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to Conditional Offer of Employment, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted which includes a polygraph and fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical exam, including a drug screen and psychological examination will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment.The probationary period for a sworn Police Officer position is eighteen (18) months. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 15, 2019
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 inan application being removedfrom further consideration. Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2019, employees received a three percent (3.0%) 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 classstanding, a candidate is eligible for placement consideration in the position of sworn Police Officer with the City of Downey. ABOUT THE POLICE ACADEMY: TheAcademy 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 abilityto identify problems, weigh solutions, recognize alternatives and their implications independently and quickly; possess interpersonal skills to effectively interact with those encountered in the performance of duties, specifically within a diverse population, including surrounding communities; skill in speaking clearly using appropriate vocabulary to provide information and relate evidence in court; ability to exercise authority in both physical and verbal actions in activities which may involve hostility and resistance; skill and ability to write accurate and descriptive reports; and, skill in using a personal computer and keyboard. Ability to learn and maintain acceptable working knowledge, including safety considerations on the operation and use of assigned equipment and tools required in the performance of duties. License Requirement: Due to the performance of field patrol duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record during the course of employment is required. QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent 21 years of age upon appointment Of good moral character and free of felony convictions United States citizen Experience and Education: No previous law enforcement experience or Police Academy training required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Completed formal education orcoursework in criminal justice or a related field that provides knowledge or exposure to law enforcement or public safetyservice 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 100% December3, 2019 II Physical Agility 100% December 14, 2019 III Technical Interview 100% December 18, 2019 *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. PART I: Qualifying Written Examination - Applicants successful in Part I listed above will be invited, via email, to submit written examination scores through National Testing Network (NTN). Please do not submit written examination scores priorreceiving an email invitation. Please visit the NTN website by clicking HERE to view testing information and to take practice examinations. Upon completion of the entry level exam, all applicant scores are automatically forwarded to the City ofDowney Human Resources Office.An applicant must receive a minimum score of 70% in each of the examination components in order to continue in the selection process. PART II: Qualifying Physical Agility (Pass/Fail) : Those applicants meeting the required pass point on the written examination will be invited, via email, to the qualifying physical agility assessment. The physical agility assessment is evaluated on a point basis. The components of the physical agility are: 1.5 mile run (Max time allowance 15 minutes) 500 yard run (Max time 3 minutes and 19 seconds) Climbing oversix-foot walls(chain link and solid wall) 99 yard obstacle course Lifting and dragging adummy 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 successfullyperform in the position. This examination will be a panelinterview will be conducted by subject matter experts. Eligible List: The names of those candidates who complete selection testing with acceptable results will be placed on the Eligible List for the position of Recruit/Police Officer. The duration of the List is generally one year but may be exhausted sooner dependent upon the targeted Police Academy program schedule selected by the Downey Police Department. Based on the immediate needs of the Downey Police Department, only those candidates who score 90% or above on the Appraisal Examination may be given hiring priority. Qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces who receive a passing score on an entrance examination shall be ranked in the top rank of any resulting eligibility list. The veteran's preference shall also apply to a widow or widower of a veteran or a spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran (Government Code • 18973.1). 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'sindustrial medical provideris required and will include a drug screen. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Part Time
ABOUT THE POSITION This recruitment is open on a continuous basis. This recruitment is subject to close without advance notice. 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 hoursrequire 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 intoambulance 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 : Avalid Class C California Driver's Licenseand an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment; Acurrent California EMT-1 certificate; Acurrent CPR card for healthcare providers; Acurrent 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; 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 maybe removed from consideration. All informationsubmitted is subject to verification. Documentation Required: Failure to provide the required documentation listed belowwill 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 and submitted withthe on-lineapplication: A current California EMT-1 certificate; Acurrent CPR card for healthcare providers; A current Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued Ambulance Driver Certificate; Medical Examination Report; 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 PROCESS Those applicantswho possessthe qualifications as listed above will be invited to participate in the testing process as described below. NOTE: Please do NOT call for test dates as this information will be provided via email at a later date. Oral Interview/Appraisal (100% Weight): This component will assess the candidate's knowledge, education, experience, and overall preparation to perform in the position. Oral Interview dates will be announced at the written exam. List: The names of those candidates who successfully complete the testing process(oral interview) with ascore of 70% or higher, will be placed on a hiring list for consideration. Pre-Placement: Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation that includes a polygraph exam and fingerprinting through the California Department of Justice must be completed with acceptable results. Upon a conditional offer of employment, ajob 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: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
ABOUT THE POSITION Effective the start of the pay period that includes July 1, 2019, employees receiveda three percent (3.0%) across the board pay range increase. This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received and may close without prior notice. Lateral Hiring Incentives A $3,000.00 lump sum payment upon the successful completion of the 18-month probationary period with the Downey Police Department. The carry-over of the accumulated sick leave balance at separation from the former agency, up to 360 hours. The carry-over of the accumulated vacation balance at separation from the former agency, up to 80 hours. Vacation accrual rate based on prior years of Lateral Police Officer experience and in accordance with the current Memorandum of Understanding between the Downey Police Officers' Association and the City of Downey. In addition to pay, the City offers competitive benefits including City paid medical insurance coverage up to theKaiser (HMO Plan) family rate currently at $1,608.46 per month, a tuition reimbursement program that covers up to the Cal State rates, and a "3/12" work schedule. Education Incentive Pay: An additional7% of base pay for an Associate's degree or equivalent units (60) OR Intermediate California (CA) P.O.S.T. Certificate.An additional 10.5% for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent units (124) OR Advanced CaliforniaP.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 Downeyafter the initial probationary period has been completed. Retirement: In accordance with Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), new hiresenrolled 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 classicCALPERSmembership 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 onPeace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy. Experience: Current employment as a full-time, paid peace officer in a CA P.O.S.T. approved agency in good standing. Age: 21 years of age at time of appointment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Height in proportion to weight; Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes and free from color blindness; Hearing within normal limit; and United States citizen or an applicant for citizenship within the past year. Out-of-State Police Officers: For consideration in lieu of current CA Basic P.O.S.T. certification, an applicant must be currently enrolled in the CA P.O.S.T. Waiver Process. Proof of acceptance in the Waiver process must be submitted at the time of application submission. For more information on the CA P.O.S.T. Waiver Process, contact CA P.O.S.T. at (916) 227-4254 e-mail bcw@post.ca.gov or go click here to go to the Peace Officers Standards and Training website . Knowledge of: Good command of basic grammar and written communication; use and care of firearms; Federal, California state, and local laws applicable to law enforcement; police department equipment, practices, and procedures; proper search and seizure and arrest procedures; geography of the City of Downey and the location of important buildings and streets; and, investigative procedures and techniques. Ability to: Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; effectively analyze problems for an appropriate response under emergency or stress situations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and, meet and maintain the physical requirements established by the Downey Police Department. License Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, possession of a valid California Driver's License and possession of an acceptable driving record and the ability to maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughoutthe course of employment in the position is required. California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program.The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of Downey.An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles. Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: Work is performed both inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Slippery surfaces, oily conditions, dust, dirt, and odors are conditions frequently encountered. Must constantly work with noise from traffic and police radio. Position requires availability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, on-call and overtime. Physical demands include constant arm and leg movements, driving, standing, and sitting for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, lifting, running, squatting and climbing is also required. THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS EITHER ON OR OFF THE JOB IS PROHIBITED. Selection/Testing Process: All employment applications and supplemental information received will be thoroughly and carefully reviewed and evaluated to determine the level and scope of the candidate's qualifications for the position. All information provided is subject to verification. Failure to provide the required documentationmay result in an application being removed from consideration. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the completed City of Downey employment application and/or supplemental questionnaire. Those applicants assessed as meeting the requirements for the position will be invited to participate in 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. Qualifying veterans of the United States Armed Forces who receive a passing score on an entrance examination shall be ranked in the top rank of any resulting eligibility list. The veteran's preference shall also apply to a widow or widower of a veteran or a spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran (Government Code • 18973.1). Candidate(s) who complete testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to Conditional Offer of Employment, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted which includes a polygraph and fingerprinting. A pre-placement medical exam, including a drug screen and psychological examination will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment.The probationary period for a sworn Police Officer position is eighteen (18) months. Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (562) 904-7292 at least 72 hours in advance.Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Downey, CA Downey, CA, United States
Apr 03, 2019
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 will be reviewed and testing will be conducted as needed. The ASPIRE program is seeking active, creative, organized and nurturing individuals to work in elementary and middle schools in Downey for vacancies during the school year. These positions are funded by a California Department of Education After-School Grant which has been approved for the 2018-2019 school year. Based on State funding, these positions could potentially continue to the following schoolyear. DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the ASPIRE Program Coordinator, the incumbent performs duties in an after school program at elementary and middle schools in the City of Downey. SCHOOL YEAR WORKING HOURS: School year runs until May 31, 2019. The 2019-2020 school year training begins on August 5, 2019. Monday through Friday - Approximately 1:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Attendance at monthly Saturday trainings is required. Attendance at monthly staff meetings is required (Mondays at 6:15 pm) Part-time shifts may not exceed a total of 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30). TEMPORARY/PART-TIMEEMPLOYMENT: Part-Time employment status does not qualify for City paidbenefits, except for those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7.5% of base earnings. The City contributes 2.5% and the employee contributes 5% of base earnings. Certain City operational budgets may not include funding for mandated CalPERS employer contributions; therefore, a qualified candidate who is a current member of CalPERS may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment with the City of Downey. There are no rights to employment and employment may end withor withoutcause or advance notice. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Develops and implements lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with established program standards, procedures, and guidelines; Coordinate and lead activities that develop and strengthen academic, physical and social-emotional skills for an assigned group of approximately 20 students; Assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance to ensure all students are supported and fully engaged in learning; Assess students on a regular basis; Communicate with school staff and parents in the areas of student progress, homework, and behavior; Maintain daily records and complete reports concerning student's incidents, progress, behavior and achievements; Collaborate with ASPIRE team members to improve own and others' instructional practices and shares best practices; Refer to the Quality Standards for Expanding Learning in California to understand expectations for a staff member in a quality after school program. Actively participate in professional development activities, including mandatory meetings and trainings as scheduled (includes Saturday trainings) is required; Adhere to operating instructions and program schedule, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior; and Perform other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS A combination of experience, training and work experience to demonstrate possession of the required skills, knowledge, and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position is qualifying. The ideal candidate will possess: Education & Experience : High School graduate or equivalent with two years of experience working with children in an instructional, teaching, or closely related capacity. Completion of at least 48 units in college level coursework* preferred. * Applicants must providecopies of their college/university transcripts(unofficial are acceptable) or degree. Copies must be uploaded and submitted with theon-line employment application. Applications received without the required documentation will be considered incomplete and removed from consideration. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Knowledge of : Basic subjects taught in the district schools; safe practices in classroom and playground activities; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Ability to : Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing and maintain effective relationships with students, parents and staff; print and write legibly; understand and follow oral and written directions; meet the physical requirements of the position; and work cooperatively with others; monitor, observe and report student behavior. License/Certification and Other Requirements : Must be 18 years of age or older. Attainment of CPR (Infant, Child & Adult), First Aid, and Mandated Reporter Certification within 30 days of employment is required and must be maintained throughout employment in the position. Certifications obtained through in-person instruction are highly desirable. If you currently have the CPR (Infant, Child & Adult) and First Aid Certifications please submit a copy at the time of application. Online Mandated Child Reporter certification needs to be obtained within 30 days of employment. Due to the performance of filed duties which may require operation of a motor vehicle, 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. PHYSICAL TASKS AND ABILITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Safely lift and carry 10 to 25 pounds in weight frequently and up to 50 pounds on occasion; bend at the waist; kneel; sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time. The work is performed indoors/outdoors and with exposure to cold and hot weather as a result of outdoor play and excursions. APPLICATION PROCESS: All application materials submitted by theposted deadline will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of information submitted to determine the level and scope of the candidate's qualificationsfor the position. All informationprovided by an applicant is subject to verification. Please thoroughly complete the application and supplemental questionnaire. An incomplete application may be removed from consideration. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of acompleted employment application. Those applicants who are determined to meet the desired qualification for the positionwill be invited to participate in the testing and selectionprocess. TESTING &SELECTIONPROCESS Part I: Participation in the written test components is based on a candidate's level of education. TEST1 - A candidate with at least 48 units of completedcollege level coursework will be required to pass theCity of Downey's "Ability to Assistin Teaching" assessment exam. Acandidate who has previously takenand successfully passed this exam will be exempt from taking the written exam. TEST2 : A candidate with at least a High School degree (or equivalent) must pass theCity of Downey's "Ability to Assist in Teaching" assessment exam AND must alsopass the City of Downey's Written Skills Assessment Examination comprised ofreading, writing and mathematics. A candidate who attains a passing score will be invited toparticipate in an oral interview before a panel of subject matter experts. NOTE:The "Ability to Assist in Teaching" examis part of the State Board of Education and the California Department of EducationNo Child Left Behind Act. Forinformation on the written examination, please logon to www.codesp.com .A practice examination ( Instructional Aide Practice Test ) is also available for your review. Part II: Anapplicant who qualifies for exemption from the assessment examination or who has completed all writtenexamination requirements with acceptable results will be invited toparticipate in an appraisal exam. The appraisal exam is an oral interview before a panel of subject matter experts. Theexamis weighted 100% and will determine the order of hiring consideration. 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. A Tuberculosis clearance is required for initial and continuing 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: Continuous