City of Palo Alto

Palo Alto is located about 35 miles south of San Francisco; and 14 miles north of San Jose.  Palo Alto, known as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and global center of technology and innovation, is the corporate headquarters for many world-class companies and research facilities such as VMWare, Hewlett-Packard, IDEO, Tesla, and Skype. Home to Stanford University and a top-ranked public school system, Palo Alto also features beautiful and historic residential neighborhoods, vibrant shopping and retail districts.

 

Palo Alto has a highly educated and culturally sophisticated citizenry that is actively engaged in making a difference both locally and globally. Unique among city organizations, Palo Alto operates a full-array of services including its own gas, electric, water, sewer, refuse and storm drainage provided at very competitive rates for its customers.

 

27 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 22, 2022
Part Time
Description The HR team is a dynamic, hard-working, and talented group of professionals committed to creating an engaging employment experience for the City's greatest assets - our employees! Join us and you will be encouraged to grow and learn while working in a creative and fulfilling work environment. The person in this position can be the first point of contact, answering inquiries via phone as well as in person. This position also will assist in supporting projects, research, and various administrative duties. The successful candidates will be familiar with general principles, procedures, and practices of human resources, administrative, or office environments. This is a Limited Hourly position that does not receive any benefits and is limited to working 999 hours per fiscal year. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess the following: Discretion is essential as you will be involved with handling confidential documents in many areas of HR, though primarily assigned to workers' compensation. Must have strong communication skills, verbal and written. Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks. Strong customer service orientation. Intermediate experience using MS Office - Word, Outlook, Excel. Link to Job Description. Essential Duties Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, and skills, which would typically be acquired through: Associate Degree and two years experience in administrative or clerical work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job assignments. Current college student with coursework in Public Administration or related field a plus. Knowledge of general principles or experience in Human Resources is also a plus. Closing Date/Time: 2/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 18, 2022
Full Time
Description Come join the City of Palo Alto Police Department's Records Division! The Police Records Specialist works as part of a non-sworn team providing customer service to members of the public at the Police Lobby, processing police records, accessing sensitive law enforcement databases, completing legally mandated reports, and other duties related to law enforcement. Police Records Specialist works a 4/10 or 9/80 weekday schedule with opportunities to work weekends or holidays as extra shifts. This position has full benefits and enrollment in the CalPERS retirement system. TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Public Records Specialist I (Salary Range $29.11 - $33.94 per hour) PRS I is an entry-level position that may require closer supervision for a period of time. Public Records Specialist II (Salary Range $ 30.63 - $-37.58 per hour) PRS II requires previous experience in Records Management in the private or public sector and can work more independently. T he Ideal Candidate You have a background in customer service, strong attention to detail, experience using a variety of computer systems, type at least 35 words per minute, a positive attitude, able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing, and work well with others. You must be a person of integrity and pass a modified police background check. For more information about the Palo Alto Police Department visit https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/Departments/Police Distinguishing Characteristics There is an entry and journey level class for this position depending upon the experience of the applicant. For allocation to this classification, duties must be directly related to police functions. The precise nature of the duties may vary according to the assigned area and may include: data entry and retrieval, conforming cases for court, bookings and warrant processing, heavy public contact in person or by telephone, preparation of reports, fingerprinting, knowledge of statutes governing the confidentiality of police records and liability involved, as well as, use interpersonal skills in dealing with irate persons and emergency situations. Applicants with limited or no experience in police records management may apply as well as applicants with previous record maintenance experience in the public sector. This position is classified under the SEIU labor bargaining group. Essential Duties Enter accurate data into local, state, and national computer systems. Operate conventional/automated office machines and equipment. Access multiple computerized systems by entry and retrieval of data for law enforcement purposes. Greet public and assist according to needs Provide copies of incident reports, refer to City departments, and provide general information Receive citizen complaints, prepare reports and/or make a referral to appropriate staff members Provide information requested by telephone/in-person/by email in a prompt and courteous manner Receive warrants from court and review to ensure complete and accurate information is provided Send warrant notification letters to offenders. Confirm and verify warrant information with other law enforcement agencies Distribute warrants to field officers for service and maintain service records, update warrant status in computer systems Maintain and update records of various types of transactions, such as bail account and credit card transaction reconciliation Fingerprint individuals for employment, state licenses, and permits. Forward files to the Department of Justice Maintain files for persons required to register for sex, narcotics, and arson offenses Code crime reports using national CIBRS/NIBRS standards Enter data into computer systems that provide information for statistical reports, crime analysis, and management of records Enter and update data into the State and FBI computer databases (CLETS/NCIC) Delete information from computer systems when records are sealed Recognize and take appropriate action in emergency situations whether in person or received by telephone Perform related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of general clerical experience which has included contact with the public. Type into a computer terminal at the rate of 35 words per minute. PRS II classification may be awarded to applicants with two or more years of records management experience in the public or private sector. Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Knowledge of office procedures; office equipment; telephone and email etiquette, basic arithmetic, rules of proper English usage, grammar, punctuation and spelling Skill in typing; learning a variety of software databases Ability to follow oral and written directions and work cooperatively with others Ability to perform clerical and/or technical work with a high degree of accuracy Ability to use discretion in performing critical and confidential tasks Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions Ability to learn and perform tasks related to the department or unit's regulations, policies, procedures, and processes Ability to learn and interpret legal and reporting codes and statutes applicable to management of law enforcement records Ability to perform computer data entry utilizing a computer terminal Ability to type correspondence and other documents on a computer in a variety of formats, from clear copy or rough formats at a speed necessary for successful job performance Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for an extended period of time and operating office equipment Special Requirements Must be willing to report to the workplace and work off-business hours and occasional weekend or holidays shifts. Basic work schedule is on weekdays. Must successfully pass a modified law enforcement background investigation, consisting of completion of a Personal History Questionnaire, fingerprint check for criminal convictions, and polygraph examination. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements Work in an office environment; wear a uniform; sustained posture in a seated position; work at a centralized public counter and answer phones. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 2/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 14, 2022
Part Time
Description Weekend Facility Rental and Birthday Party Facilitators are wanted to assist with rentals and science themed parties for children, ages 3 - 11. Science parties include hands-on science lessons in zoology, early physics and chemistry, so some experience working with children in an education capacity is required. An interest, educational track, or professional track in science or science teaching is preferred. Must love working with the public, especially children. Hours per week: 4 to 16 Work schedule: Up to every Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Occasional evening work also required. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 05, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department The City of Palo Alto has provided a full range of utility services (electric, gas, water, and sewer) for over 100 years, and is one of the only publicly owned gas utilities in the State of California. City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) has been on the forefront of sustainability, with 100% carbon neutral electric and gas portfolios and an award-winning solar program. CPAU is working to address long term business planning challenges related to sustainability and the long-term need to maintain safety, reliability, and reasonable rates. The Career Opportunity The Resource Management Division (RMD) of CPAU has a key role in helping CPAU meet these challenges. The Division is responsible for an approximately $120 million per year budget for electricity, gas, and water supply purchases and customer efficiency and sustainability programs. The Division consists of the Utility Programs Services (UPS) group, which runs programs to help customers use energy more efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint, and the Resource Planning (RP) group, which is responsible for managing CPAU's supply resources and utility financial planning. The two groups collaborate to develop and implement innovative programs and policies to meet the City's sustainability goals. CPAU is seeking a Resource Planner to join the RP group. Resource Planners are expert individual contributors tasked with sophisticated analysis in support of Resource Planning functions. This Resource Planner will develop analytical models and methods for a variety of applications, including the evaluation of building and transportation electrification programs, emerging Distributed Energy Resources (DER) technologies such as energy storage systems, and potential policies to meet the City's sustainability goals reflected in its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) . The individual in this position will partner closely with program managers within the UPS group to evaluate customer demographics, efficiency and electrification technologies, and various customer programs. There is the potential to collaborate with other agencies on pilot projects and studies to support the City's sustainability objectives. Every member of the Resource Management Division has the opportunity to work on a diverse and exciting cross-section of RMD projects based on organizational needs and staff member skills and interests. Examples of such projects include: rate design, sales analysis and financial forecasting; natural gas portfolio planning; and hourly carbon emissions modeling. This is a full-time position, but applicants seeking part-time positions may be considered if there is alignment between the candidate's requirements and the department's needs. Please provide details in your application. We will also accept applications that meet the minimum qualifications of an Associate Resource Planner. Ideal Candidate CPAU is seeking a candidate with excellent analytical, communication, and project management skills and a passion for sustainability through utility customer programs and policies. Experience in any of the following areas would be desirable: Customer program development and implementation, particularly experience related to distributed energy resources such as photovoltaics, electric vehicles, energy storage, micro-grids, and building electrification technologies. Analysis of distribution system integration of electric vehicles, solar, and similar technologies. The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here . This position is part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Evaluates the costs and benefits of distributed energy resources including efficiency measures, load shifting programs, electric vehicles, and customer-sited generation and storage. Develops and implements pilot projects on emerging technologies Supports the implementation of the City's Sustainability/Climate Action Plan. Assists in the evaluation and implementation of smart grid-related programs and plans Analyzes and prepares reports on legislative and regulatory activities and prepares testimony to support the City's position at various regulatory arenas. Assists in rate and cost of service studies as required and formulates recommendations for utility rates. Keeps abreast of developments in resource planning processes and in supply resources technologies, seeking out new technologies from public or private sources, evaluating new supplies as appropriate. Represents the City on external agencies' task forces, working groups and public forums. Assists with distribution system planning and coordinates with Utilities Electric Engineering to integrate distributed energy resources into the electric distribution system. To view the full job description for the Resource Planner, go here . To view the full job description for the Associate Resource Planner, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Resource Planner Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or other related field (Electrical Engineering preferred); Or Bachelor's Degree in Electrical (Power) Engineering or equivalent power engineering knowledge acquired through other means when assigned to distribution system integration of distributed energy resources. And six years of increasingly responsible experience in utilities resource planning, acquisition and portfolio management (Engineering degree may substitute for two years of experience). Note: Master's degree in Engineering or other related field and/or registration as a Professional Engineer may be considered in lieu of one year's experience. Special Requirements: Valid California driver's license. Associate Resource Planner Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics or other related field (Electric Engineering preferred). Four years of increasingly responsible experience in utilities resource planning and acquisition (Engineering degree may substitute for two years of experience). Note: Master's degree in Engineering or other related field and/or registration as a Professional Engineer may be considered in lieu of one year's experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 1/30/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is a city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. Career Opportunity The primary role of a Lineperson/Cable Splicer is to install, maintain and repair high-powered electrical lines and systems as well as construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical systems. A requirement of this position is to climb power poles and steels towers to make repairs as well as perform rubber glove work on voltages up to 21,000 volts. This position offers a work;/life balance - no traveling, a 9/90 work schedule and the opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on serving our community by providing reliable service. Ideal Candidate Ability to actively identify safety risks and hazards in order to take necessary actions to reduce safety risks. Team player, dependable and resourceful. Works through challenges and strives to problem solve difficult situations. Demonstrates exceptional customer service skills that includes displaying patience and tact when interacting with internal and external customers. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here . This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union. Essential Duties Essential Duties Climbs power poles and steel towers. Works on energized lines, low voltage and high voltage. Constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical system and equipment up to 60 KV. Performs high voltage field switching, including working with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline tools. Performs rubber glove work on voltages up to and including 21,000 volts. Drives and operates specialized vehicular equipment. Required to work on ladders, and at times, out of an aerial lift bucket. May be assigned to work on utility service truck to perform disconnect reconnects and other related assignments. To review the full job description, go here . Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of an apprenticeship as an electrical lineperson. Special Requirements Employees may be required to be available for standby after successfully completing the probationary period and/or considered qualified to do so by supervisory personnel. Employees may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work. Possession of a valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License within first six months of appointment. Ability to become qualified to rubber glove voltages up to and including 21,000 volts within six months of employment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Plans practice schedule for each week, communicates by email and phone with parents on carpool and schedules, provides great customer service to all customers. The three schools that this position could work at is: Fletcher, Greene, or JLS Middle School. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 416 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Essential Duties Essentials and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Communicates by email and by phone with customers Plan and conduct recreational activities for community members of middle school age Ensure facility is maintained and safe procedures are followed Advertise upcoming events Monitors their own practices and games Always on time and available Monday through Friday for an hour and a half between the hours of 2-7 pm Goes through coaches training before work. All other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Entry level positions that do not require previous experience including: Coaches High School diploma or G.E.D certificate Strong written and oral communication skills Leadership skills At least one year of coaching middle school level sports/ played at least two year of a sport Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Plans practice schedule for each week, communicates by email and phone with parents on carpool and schedules, provides great customer service to all customers. The three schools that this position could work at is: Fletcher, Greene or JLS Middle School. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 416 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Essential Duties Essentials and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Communicates by email and by phone with customers Plan and conduct recreational activities for community members of middle school age Ensure facility is maintained and safe procedures are followed Advertise upcoming events Monitors their own practices and games Always on time and available Monday through Friday for an hour and a half between the hours of 2-7 pm Goes through coaches training before work. All other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Entry level positions that do not require previous experience including: Coaches High School diploma or G.E.D certificate Strong written and oral communication skills Leadership skills At least one year of coaching middle school level sports/ played at least two year of a sport Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description RECENT ACADEMY GRADUATES - JOIN OUR TEAM! Be a part of the Palo Alto Police Department and make a difference in the Palo Alto Community! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have a sense of service, dedication, and commitment to providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrols an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of laws, regulations and ordinances. Responds as dispatched to scenes of disorder, disaster, or crime to take appropriate action. Investigates and reports crimes, accidents, offenses, and damage to property. Makes arrests. Prepares cases and evidence for trial and appears in court as witness. Participates in community relations activity. Processes and serves warrants and subpoenas, compiles identification data, performs related tasks as required, not inconsistent with the attainment of departmental goals. Follow the link to view entire job description - Police Officer . Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Minimum of 21 years of age Completion of a California POST certified police academy Regular Basic Course Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. Weight in proportion to height. Visual rating correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Possess normal color vision. If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED POLICE OFFICER LATERALS! Continue your career in law enforcement by joining the Palo Alto Police Department and make a difference in the Palo Alto Community! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have a sense of service, dedication, and commitment to providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrols an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of laws, regulations and ordinances. Responds as dispatched to scenes of disorder, disaster, or crime to take appropriate action. Investigates and reports crimes, accidents, offenses, and damage to property. Makes arrests. Prepares cases and evidence for trial and appears in court as witness. Participates in community relations activity. Processes and serves warrants and subpoenas, compiles identification data, performs related tasks as required, not inconsistent with the attainment of departmental goals. Follow the link to view entire job description - Police Officer . Minimum Qualifications Minimum of 21 years of age Completion of a California POST certified police academy Regular Basic Course Possess a California POST Basic Certificate Must have worked as a Police officer within the last three years. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. Weight in proportion to height. Visual rating correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Possess normal color vision. If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description START AN EXCITING NEW CAREER WITH THE PALO ALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have a sense of service, dedication, and commitment to providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Attends P.O.S.T. certified basic academy, participating in and passing all required classes. During training develops awareness and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of Police Officers. Academy training may include: Instruction on proper handling and firing of firearms; Review of radio codes and applicable Penal Code sections; Overview of the court system; Writing and editing police reports; Observing law enforcement activities such as maintenance of order, crime prevention, and protection of citizens and property; Review of rules, regulations, and procedures; Developing and maintaining high level of physical fitness; and Learning and demonstrating competence in arrest and control technique. Follow the link to view entire job description - Police Officer Trainee . Minimum Qualifications Under close supervision, this position attends a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)certified police academy, participating in and passing all required classes for a period of approximately 25-27 weeks. Upon successful completion of academy, incumbent becomes a probationary Police Officer. To be considered for an entry-level position, the following requirements must be met: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment Must either be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship within the past year Must possess a California driver's license Must not have any felony convictions Must be able to legally posses a firearm in the State of California Take the POST examination (see below) Take a Physical Agility Test (See below) If your NEOGOV application is accepted and you are selected to go to the next phrase of testing, you will be notified by email to complete a POST PHS and submit it with the results from your POST examination and physical agility testing. The test results can not be more than a year old. Below is information on how to take the POST written exam and the physical agility test: Take the POST examination In order to be considered for employment as a police officer in Palo Alto, you must take the POST exam. The POST examination is administered at South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium at560 Bailey Avenue in San Jose, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it isthe California POST exam. Please register for the examination online at www.theacademy.ca.gov. We require a "T" score of 50 or higher that is not more than a year old. Take a Physical Agility Test We require the passing of a Physical Agility Test (WSTB) which is also given by South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it is the same tests given at SBRTC. There is a fee and you must register on-line via the SBRPSTC website at www.theacademy.ca.gov. The results of the test will be mailed directly to you within two weeks of the initial testing date. Please provide us with a copy of the results along with your application. The minimum entry level requirement for the WSTB test is 384 and a 14minute maximum time for the 1.5 mile run. Special Requirements: Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Weight in proportion to height; normal color vision; visual rating not exceeding 20/100 uncorrected, correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description We invite you to start an exciting career in a fast-paced environment where you make an impact on the lives, of people who live, visit, and work in the City of Palo Alto. Why be a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Palo Alto? This unique and exciting role as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Palo Alto is a distinctive variation of dispatching emergency and non-emergency equipment and personnel in response to calls for service including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Utilities, Public Works, and Animal Control services, in a state-of-the-art 911 dispatch center! Qualities of a Successful Public Safety Dispatcher Are you highly motivated and able to find creative solutions? Are you a strong communicator with a skill set to remain calm in stressful situations and elicit pertinent information? Are you people-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills? Are you able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment? Are you able to apply your excellent computer skills to new state of the art technology? If you have what it takes to become a successful Public Safety Dispatcher, we invite you to step up and answer the call! Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply and will receive language incentive pay upon successful completion of a language test. What You Will Need Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate the possession of the following knowledge skills and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Public Safety Dispatcher I/II EDUCATION: High school graduate or GED, and Ability to type into a computer terminal at the rate of 35 words per minute. Ability to clearly read, write and spell in English. Ability in projecting a clear, distinct speaking voice. Ability to distinguish and interpret meaning of colors on video display terminals. Ability to successfully complete 18-month probationary period. Ability to successfully complete the P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch Academy within one year of hire date. Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification from a City accredited EMD program required within one-year probationary period. Public Safety Dispatcher II EXPERIENCE: One year of public safety dispatching experience comprised of law enforcement or fire service dispatch responsibilities. CERTIFICATE: Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and experience with emergency medical dispatching and computer-aided dispatching are preferred. For a complete job description please click on the links below. Public Safety Dispatcher I job description Public Safety Dispatcher II job description READY TO APPLY? Please complete the following steps: For Public Safety Dispatcher I Candidates must take the CritiCall test. Palo Alto Police & Fire Communications will provide a link to take the CritiCall test for those applicants meeting the job requirements. This test may be completed at your home, business, or other location. A computer with speakers and Internet access is required. The test takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. You will be provided 2 opportunities to take the exam. If you are unsuccessful, you will be disqualified from the selection process. For Public Safety Dispatcher II Candidates who have one year of public safety or fire dispatch experience within the previous five years, you may proceed with applying. You will not need to complete the CritiCall or POST test. If you do have scores from either of these assessments, please include them with your application. RECRUITMENT STEPS: Submit Application Criticall link will go out to qualified applicants via email Qualified applicants will have 2 weeks to complete Criticall PHS will go out to applicants that passed the Criticall Successful applicants will have 2 weeks to complete PHS Department to review PHS to determine who gets invited to an interview. Successful candidates will be notified of interview times & date options. Panel interviews will take place on a rolling basis. *While we will try our best to maintain active communication with applicants, applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis on next steps, based on position availability and department staff schedules. PLEASE NOTE: For the Public Safety Dispatcher I candidates, if you have taken The Basic Dispatch Academy Class and passed, you can apply for the Public Safety Dispatcher 1 position. For the Public Safety Dispatcher II candidates, you can proceed to the application process. If you are already a Public Safety Dispatcher at a Police or Fire agency in California with your Basic P.O.S.T. Dispatcher certificate and at least one year of experience in the previous 5 years, you will be considered for the Public Safety Dispatcher II level. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description The Department: The City of Palo Alto has a long and proud history of investing in Recreation. It is what makes Palo Alto a desirable place to live and work. Through diverse and innovative programs, Palo Alto Recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community. The Position: The City of Palo Alto is seeking a strong, creative, and dynamic leader in the role of Teen Center Staff at the Mitchell Park Community Teen Center. Through targeted enrichment programing, the Teen Center Staff helps to provide the space, resources, support, and opportunities for the Palo Alto youth to be empowered and thrive within their schools, homes, and communities. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position, not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year. Essential Duties Maintain a positive, safe, and productive work environment by ensuring that the Teen Center and any other spaces used are neat, organized, and foster physical and emotional safety for all participants. Instruct participants on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment. Review program work plans with Teen Center Site Director and Youth and Teen Services Coordinator for effective program implementation. Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, participants, and staff. Occasionally facilitate life skills and team-building activities for participants. Plan and lead organized enrichment activities for youth to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills. As needed, differentiate activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities. Participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events. Participate in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment. Participate in staff meetings and on-going training opportunities. Complete required forms, reports, and evaluations. Comply with all City of Palo Alto policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications At least one year's experience working with children in a formal setting. Demonstrated skill in youth instruction and leadership. Cleared background check and history indicating fitness to work with children. Negative TB Test results Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement Availability to work after-school hours. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description The Department: The City of Palo Alto has a long and proud history of investing in Recreation. It is what makes Palo Alto a desirable place to live and work. Through diverse and innovative programs, Palo Alto Recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community. The Position: The City of Palo Alto is seeking a strong, creative, and dynamic leader in the role of Teen Center Staff at the Mitchell Park Community Teen Center. Through targeted enrichment programing, the Teen Center Staff helps to provide the space, resources, support, and opportunities for the Palo Alto youth to be empowered and thrive within their schools, homes, and communities. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position, not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year. Essential Duties Maintain a positive, safe, and productive work environment by ensuring that the Teen Center and any other spaces used are neat, organized, and foster physical and emotional safety for all participants. Instruct participants on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment. Review program work plans with Teen Center Site Director and Youth and Teen Services Coordinator for effective program implementation. Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, participants, and staff. Occasionally facilitate life skills and team-building activities for participants. Plan and lead organized enrichment activities for youth to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills. As needed, differentiate activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities. Participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events. Participate in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment. Participate in staff meetings and on-going training opportunities. Complete required forms, reports, and evaluations. Comply with all City of Palo Alto policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned. At least one year's experience working with children in a formal setting. Demonstrated skill in youth instruction and leadership. Cleared background check and history indicating fitness to work with children. Negative TB Test results Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement Availability to work after-school hours. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Job Opportunity The City of Palo Alto is looking to fill various part-time opportunities at our brand new Junior Museum & Zoo Building as part of the City's Community Services Department. Individuals in these positions will serve as Zoological Assistants to the Curator (Produce Arts and Sciences) and is responsible for maintaining excellence in all aspects of the care and welfare of the animal collection and associated landscape plants (50 species and 200 specimens) . The animal collection includes, but is not limited to arthropods, marine and fresh water invertebrates and fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Main responsibilities include all aspects of the daily care of the collection of exotic and domestic animals, as well as: Actively working to engage each child's curiosity for science and nature; Providing for the husbandry, including cleaning and feeding of animals in a fashion that encourages naturalistic behaviors while enhancing the well-being of the animals through specific enrichment programs; Training animals for the health management of the entire collection as well as regularly scheduled demonstrations; Participating with the monitoring and maintaining the established criteria for life support, including temperature and water chemistry. Job Requirements All applicants must meet these requirements: Educational Requirement: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, OR a combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the educational requirement above, applicants must have specialized experience. For this position, specialized experience is defined as applying biological facts, principles, methods, techniques and procedures necessary for the care, study and management of living, captive and exotic animals. Specifically, specialized experience refers to knowledge and experience in animal training, maintenance of aquatic life support systems, and/or horticultural practices. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Or special needs educational experience: Two full years in the practice of educating students with special educational needs in a way that addresses their individual differences, or related disciplines related to this position may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. Or a Combination: Educational and animal care experience may be combined to meet the educational and experience requirements. Pre-employment and Other Requirements: Pass Pre-employment Background Check; TB Test; Complete a Probationary Period; California Driver's License. Immunizations to guard against zoonotic diseases and is subject to regular medical screening. Physical Demands: The work requires long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, and crouching, reaching, and lifting items up to 60 pounds. Working Conditions: Much of the work is outdoors or within support buildings. There is a variety of weather conditions, and there may be exposure to temperature and humidity extremes, animal pathogens and irritants. The incumbent is exposed to bites, scratches, and animal waste, and may be exposed to animal parasites and zoonotic diseases. Part of the work is carried out in a typical office environment. Incumbent may travel to meetings and conferences and on animal shipments. Incumbent will be scheduled to work on some weekends and holidays. This is an SEIU Hourly (limited-benefits) position that is budgeted to not exceed 1,000 hours per fiscal year. The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Under limited supervision, prepares classes, programs and camp curriculum, presents classes and field trips and provides assignments to Instructor Aides and volunteers. Requires previous teaching experience. Requires in-depth knowledge of the disciplines to be taught. Two years of experience equivalent to that of an Instructor I. May require lifting up to 15 pounds.This is an SEIU Hourly (limited-benefits) position that is budgeted to not exceed 1,000 hours per fiscal year. The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Under limited supervision, prepares classes, programs and camp curriculum, presents classes and field trips and provides assignments to Instructor Aides and volunteers. Requires previous teaching experience. Requires prior in-dept knowledge of the disciplines to be taught. Two years of experience equivalent to that of an Instructor I. May require lifting up to 15 pounds. Limited Hourly employees are non-union and non-benefitted employees. They are limited to working 416 hours per fiscal year. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Description The Palo Alto Children's Theatre seeks an Education and Outreach Artist to support the technical needs of two program areas 1) Outreach Initiatives, serving Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) elementary with on-site theatrical productions for grades 3 - 5; and 2) Summer Camp productions, for youth age 8 and up. In addition to onsite shop support, the technician will provide on-site technical support for the PAUSD Outreach Productions. Work hours and schedule: This is an SEIU benefited position, authorized to work an average of 20 hours per week. Must have some flexible evening and weekend availability. About the Palo Alto Children's Theatre: Palo Alto Children's Theatre exists to nurture the intellectual, artistic, and personal development of youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities, and extraordinary theatre experiences. At the Children's Theatre, the process and product are of equal importance in creating excellent theatre for young audiences. Through multi-arts education, the Children's Theatre develops lifelong skills such as critical and creative thinking, cooperation, and aesthetic sensitivity. A theatre and an educational institution, the Children's Theatre provides classes and programming designed to provide hands-on learning experiences for youth age 3 through high school. This invaluable teaching tool develops skills and provides an excellent opportunity to develop participants' theatrical knowledge. Performing arts education opportunities include onsite classes, camps and production experiences, as well as theatrical Outreach Productions (grades 3-5) and Dance In Schools classes (grades K-2) in all twelve PAUSD Elementary Schools. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: General scene shop support. Building scenic elements for live theatrical productions, to the specifications documented in blueprints, in the time allotted. Some scenic and property design required. Responsible for the proper maintenance of shop equipment and tools. Oversight of load-in and load-out for Summer Camp and PAUSD Outreach Productions with other staff, as well as parent volunteers. Instruction and oversight of Summer Camp and PAUSD Outreach Production youth crew members. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Stage carpentry experience required (Bachelor's Degree or minimum 2 years working experience), including ability to read technical drawings. Experience as a teaching artist or other experience working with youth and/or volunteers required. Theatrical rigging, lighting and sound knowledge preferred. Scenic design and painting experience strongly preferred. Must have CA driver's license. Must be comfortable working on ladders/heights, and able to lift 50 pounds. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto Utilities Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. Career Opportunity The City of Palo Alto Utilities Water, Gas, Wastewater (WGW) Engineering division is responsible for designing and biding major Capital Improvement Plans for the City's water, gas and wastewater utilities. The Engineering Technician III plays a major part in ensuring the database is accurate, packaging and reviewing archived as-built documents, drafting the replacement drawings and assisting the Engineers with the bidding process. This position is in the Asset Management group of Utilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day tasks of maintaining and continuously updating a database of WGW utility assets, conducting field verification and/or collecting GPS survey data of existing utility features, researching as-built information from record drawings, indexing as-built drawings into department's document management application, mapping utility information in GIS database, and assisting Engineers with other functions on various projects as needed. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have: Advanced knowledge in AutoCAD, utilizing Autodesk Map 3D Enterprise (AME) and knowledge using ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS). Experience in drafting complex utility pipeline replacement design drawings. Understanding of Water, Gas, or Wastewater utility distribution systems. Ability to utilize GPS surveying equipment for documenting and mapping utility pipelines. Work/life balance with flexible work schedule. The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here . This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs design, manual and computer-aided drafting, calculations, field measurements, and cost estimating for civil engineering projects. Draws and revises City maps, plans, block books and plats. Provides construction administration of engineering projects. Processes street opening permits, encroachment permits, grading permits and all other permits issued by the Department. Prepares legal descriptions and easement maps. Reviews building plans, parcel and subdivision maps. Provides routine technical services to other departments and the public. Performs various landfill monitoring and inspection duties. Administers assessment district proceedings including preparation of bond rolls and segregation of costs. Prepares engineering construction drawings with material lists and specifications for use in bidding and construction. Prepares drawings, illustrations, and specifications for projects from preliminary design to final construction stage. Makes on-site field trips as required to review existing conditions or to check previous installations against as-built drawings. Assures that all presentation material directed for division, City management, and City Council review is professionally complete and factual. When assigned to Utilities: Maintains the department's system of mapping records for the three utilities including production and treatment facilities, as well as collection and distribution facilities. Prepares engineering construction drawings with material lists and specifications for use in bidding and construction. Prepares drawings, illustrations, and specifications for W-G-W projects from preliminary design to final construction stage. Works with and assists construction crews and crew leaders on interpretation of engineering designs and specifications. Checks field construction for conformance to plans and specifications. Coordinates the recording of the department's mapping program with the block book program maintained by the Department of Public Works. Provides technical information from departmental records to other departments and to the public. Maintains monthly records of utility consumption demand and pertinent climatological and other relevant utility usage data. Prepares charts and graphs to display this information as required. Performs topographical surveys as required to obtain field data for the design of the department's construction projects. Makes on-site field trips as required to review existing conditions or to check previous installations against as-built drawings. Assures that all presentation material directed for division, City management, and City Council review is professionally complete and factual. To review the full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Two years college with emphasis on engineering, construction, design, technical illustration or associated subjects. and Two years office and field engineering/construction experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time:
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description May perform work associated or equal in complexity with responsible City managerial or staff position. Classification may be used for individuals involved in confidential areas involved with employee relations, labor relations, and other discreet/confidential projects. Compensation to be determined according to tasks assigned and qualifications required. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June) or 960 for retirees. The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description The Utilities Department Palo Alto is a city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. Career Opportunity The Utilities Engineering Estimator and Utilities Engineering Estimator Lead (Lead) positions are found in the Electrical Engineering Division of the Utilities Department. At this time, we are considering applications for either of these positions and both of these positions offers a career opportunity to provide a positive impact to a local community's infrastructure. Two primary responsibilities of these positions are to provide estimating functions in preparing plans for Electrical Utility Capital Improvement and customer service projects and secondly, to prepare work orders indicating labor, material and equipment requirements for construction by City personnel for a variety of projects. Additional responsibilities include providing inspection services for construction projects, inter-facing with contractors and consultants to insure in-house and contract work conforms to plans and specifications and provide inter-utility coordination of project planning. The major differences in the Lead position is the added responsibility of providing lead direction, assigning work, assist in the training and technical direction of Utilities Engineering Estimators and checking work for accuracy, compliance and quality (please check the Engineering Estimator and Engineering Estimator Lead job descriptions for more detail). Ideal Candidate Experience in underground and/or overhead line work Proficient in AutoCAD Proficient in GIS Familiar with G.O.95 and G.O.128 Knowledge of NEC and/or CEC Experience in reviewing building plans Ability to communicate well Experience working with/for a Utility Experience using O'Calc Additionally for the Lead position Organized and strong time management skills Detail oriented Displays leadership characteristics The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here . This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Utilities Engineering Estimator Conducts field review of project site to determine project design constraints. Prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for construction, operation, and maintenance of Electrical facilities. Process customer applications for utility services, determines requirements, performs records search; performs design work, prepares work orders, plans, and material list for field construction. Prepares detailed and cost estimates of projects to be constructed by City forces or by contractors. Orders materials not in stock and estimates delivery dates for engineering proposals. Conducts periodic inspections of work in progress to insure compliance with plans and specifications. Approves acceptable work at established stages or indicates revisions necessary to meet specification requirements, works with City personnel, builders, and contractors to achieve required corrections. Makes progress reports and measures actual against estimated costs, maintains appropriate records of inspections, cost estimates, and other related data. To review the full job description for the Utilities Engineering Estimator, go here . Utilities Engineering Estimator Lead Assigns, schedules, monitors, and checks work assigned to Utilities Engineering Estimators. Assists in the training and technical direction of Utilities Engineering Estimators and other Engineering and Operations personnel. Conducts field review of project site to determine project design constraints. Assists in preparation of utility's annual budget and capital improvement programs. To review the full job description for the Utilities Engineering Estimator Lead, go here . Minimum Qualifications For the Utility Engineering Estimator Position Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Completion of two years of college level engineering courses in electrical engineering . or 3 years or more experience in Electric Utility construction, depending upon assignment. Experience in estimating and field inspection. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License For the Utility Engineering Estimator Lead Position Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Completion of two years of college level engineering courses in electrical engineering for Electrical position. In addition, two or more years of Utility estimating and construction experience or 3 or more years experience in Water/Gas/Wastewater, Electric Utility construction and Utility estimating experience, depending upon assignment Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License Closing Date/Time: