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.

26 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 21, 2019
Full Time
Description Exciting Opportunity! The Engineering Services Division of the Public Works Department is recruiting for an Engineer position. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of exciting Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects in the Streets & Sidewalks group, mainly focusing on design and construction of Transportation projects including multi-modal corridors and traffic signal and intersection modification projects. This person may also work on a variety of other street and sidewalk maintenance and building improvement projects. Depending on qualifications, the Engineer is responsible for the preparation of designs, specifications, plans, estimates and reports for projects; administering construction contracts, preparing monthly progress payments and contract change orders; interpretation of project plans and specifications and coordinating final inspection and job closeout. As well, the Engineer manages the work of consultants and interacts with the public to provide information about specific programs and projects and to obtain the public's input. Work may also include writing staff reports, writing requests for proposals, reviewing proposals for professional services, assisting with consultant selection, administering professional services contracts, coordinating public outreach, meeting with internal and external stakeholders, and filing project documentation and as-built records. Ideal Candidate: Engineer in Training (EIT) certification Knowledge of project management and engineering principles Collaborative working style Ability to write specifications and create drawings Experienced in using AutoCad design software Ability to work effectively with others and to be flexible in work assignments Communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with co-workers, supervisor, the general public and others Strong writing skills that allow successful communications in project correspondence, project outreach and project staff reports Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audience Ability to perform field inspections and administer contracts Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions **Applications that meet the requirements of the Associate Engineer positions will also be considered** Click on the job title to see the Associate Engineer job description Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs design work including researching data, conducting feasibility studies and determining design criteria in accordance with required standards and codes for assigned projects Responsible for contract administration, including reviewing bid packages, preparing contracts and preparing city manager's reports Utilizes computer in administering construction contracts, prepares monthly progress payments, contract change orders, interpretation of project with plans and specifications, coordinates final inspection and job closeout Determines scope of work, prepares request for proposals, evaluates proposals, and participates in the selection of consultants for projects; assists in negotiating contracts; administrates procurement of contract agreements; administers contracts during the course of the work to ensure compliance with proposed design, material specifications, budget, contract, and schedules; review consultants' submitted work products and recommends adjustments as appropriate Implements CIPs and other improvements, working with contractors, consultants, other city departments, and state agencies In conjunction with city staff, develops and explores new concepts and ideas related to meeting new green building, environmental and civil engineering standards and requirements Prepares project documents including project justifications, budget analyses, calculations, plans, specifications, cost estimates and schedules for assigned projects To see the Engineer full job description click 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: Engineer Level: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, mechanical, or other approved engineering curriculum depending upon assigned area. and Equivalent to four (4) years increasingly responsible engineering experience. (Note: PE Certificate or Master's Degree in Engineering may be considered in lieu of one year's experience.) Special Requirement: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California required to attain top step (Step 5) in Engineer classification. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Associate Engineer Level: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, chemical, environmental, mechanical, traffic or other approved engineering curriculum, depending upon area of assignment. And, Two years related engineering experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Note: Master's Degree or registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California may be considered in lieu of one year's experience. Closing Date/Time: 9/5/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 21, 2019
Full Time
Description Community Services - Open Space, Parks & Golf Division The City of Palo Alto Open Space, Parks & Golf Division is looking for an experienced Park Maintenance Repair Lead. This division maintains and protects Palo Alto's 4,000 acres of open space, urban parksincluding Foothills Park, Baylands Nature Preserve,and Pearson Arastradero Preserve. Exciting Opportunity: Under general supervision, in consultation with supervisor, performs mechanical and maintenance functions of park furniture and amenity repairs, including determining work priorities, assigning and reviewing work, providing needed training and assistance to parks, mowing and mechanical crews. Keeps supervisor apprised of work in progress and quality of work performed and maintains accurate records of equipment used and needs for new equipment.In addition to providing lead supervision of assigned maintenance positions, this position assists with coordinating water management activities, irrigation modernization and repair and soil amendment projects, and performs maintenance of special facilities such as baseball fields, lawn bowling green, and utility facilities. This position will also be responsible forthe mechanical shop's functions in the maintenance and repair of small equipment and the maintenance of park playgrounds, fences, picnic facilities and other park amenities. Ideal Candidate: Ability to work independently and as part of a team Possesses a constructionbackground Experience repairing park amenities Mechanical aptitude; knowledge of hand tools and ability to maintain and repair small equipment Excellent customer service Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Confers with Parks Supervisor to plan and review irrigation, work schedules, and projects. Keeps supervisor informed on quantity and quality of work performed In consultation with supervisor, determines work priorities, coordinates work on park projects, and follows-up on assigned tasks Assigns workers to specific tasks such as fertilizing, mowing, raking, watering, spraying, and general park maintenance Sharpens and grinds lawn and gang mower blades, reels, and bed knives, and performs related alignments Demonstrates efficient work methods and provides guidance and training as required, instructs employees in the use of new equipment, may participate in selection process for new employees Diagnoses and repairs mechanical troubles in small engines such as steering, braking and hydraulic systems Assists in repairs and maintaining park facilities such as: irrigation systems, walkways, seeding, plant installations, park furniture and fencing Assist in planning and requisitioning supplies and equipment Changes oil and filters, replaces bearings and bushings, rings, gears, magnetos, plugs seals, carburetors, gaskets, rods, pumps and other parts Repairs and constructs a variety of park furniture; such as playground equipment, fences, benches, picnic facilities and other park amenities Performs maintenance operations such as mowing, fertilizing, cultivating, grading, etc., necessary to maintain established landscape effect, maintains indoor plants Recommends location and type of plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers for particular landscape effect Maintains records of equipment used, assigns repairing and mowing priorities to Park Maintenance staff, as required May install new sprinkling systems by layout from blueprints, laying and fitting piping, and wiring control devices, may repair existing sprinkling systems, adjusts sprinkler heads, and install and repair drinking fountains. To see the full job description click 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: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. At least four years responsible experience in park or ground maintenance, including working with trees, shrubs, turf, normal irrigation and scheduling Four years responsible experience for mechanical shop functions and equipment repair. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. These are Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 9/5/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 20, 2019
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. The Position The primary role of a Lineman/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. The incumber is expected to climb power poles and steels towers in addition to performing rubber glove work on voltages up to 21,000 volts. The Ideal Candidate Have knowledge and the ability to demonstrate safe work practices and take initiative when needed. Be a team player and resourceful. Work through challenges and problem solve through difficult situations. Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills including displaying patience and tact when interactingwith internal and external customers. Have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). 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 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: 9/30/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 20, 2019
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto's Utilities Department: Palo Alto is the only city in California that owns and operates full-scale municipal utility services, including electric, fiber optics, natural gas, water and wastewater. The City has been providing quality services to the citizens and businesses of Palo Alto since 1896. Exciting Opportunity! The Utilities System Operator will provide centralized function control for the City's electric, water, gas, and fiber operations. Using the SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems) the successful candidate will help detect irregular conditions and act based on their knowledge of electric voltage regulation and load allocation. Additionally, the incumbent will address public inquires and dispatches field personnel for emergency and routine service calls. Ideal Candidate: Strong background in distribution operations of 4Kv, 12Kv & 60Kv voltages. Critical thinker. Ability to process large quantity of information and develop a strong plan for power restoration. Detailed oriented. Ability to work alone or as part of a team. The position will be filled at the appropriate level of either Utility System Operator or Utility System Operator in Training based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Any qualified individual may apply. Essential Duties Utility System Operator: Issues emergency and routine switching orders based on loading limits of high voltage lines and other equipment; receives clearance requests and determines removal from and placement in service of Electric transmission and distribution of equipment. Receives, troubleshoots, prioritizes and dispatches appropriate personnel and equipment for all emergency and non - emergency calls for the Electric, Water and Gas Systems during business hours and for the Electric, Water, Gas, Street/Traffic lights and any other City services during non-business hours. Maintains logs and other Electric, Water and Gas system reports. Updates all prescribed Electric databases and mapping systems with real-time changes including updated asset data that affect the operation and troubleshooting of the Electric Network. All changes are to be validated by operators on subsequent shifts based on departmental standards and established practices. Issues clearances on electrical equipment and power lines for testing and other work; coordinates the activities of various units in placing equipment into service; maintains radio and phone contact with field units at all times, or makes frequent checks of SCADA for indication of system trouble and maintains wall map by placing and shifting colored and coded indicators. Monitors the Water and Gas System SCADA to detect abnormal conditions; performs operations or adjustments to correct such abnormalities or refers the problems to specialized maintenance personnel. Utility System Operator in Training: Become familiar with the various standards, general orders, operating procedures and applicable regulations. Shall satisfactorily do all work and learning assignments as to "on the job training" and related off-the-job instruction and shall comply with the rules and recommendations of the training review committee and the Utility Supervisor. Examples of learning assignments include installation, repair, and maintenance of substation hardware/conductors, meters and metering equipment, fiber optics system and associated components, SCADA systems; RTU's and test equipment for the respective systems. For the full job description of Utility System Operator click HERE . For the full job description ofUtility SystemOperator in Training HERE . Minimum Qualifications Utility System Operator : Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Graduation from high school. Successful completion of a System Dispatch Training Program is desirable. Three years of journey level experience with an electric utility: As a System Operator, or performing substation maintenance, or performing overhead line construction and maintenance and underground residential distribution (URD), or five years experience with an electric utility requiring knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution systems, equipment and operation. Completion of a recognized, related apprenticeship and attainment of journey person status. Distribution operator experienced preferred with ability to perform hand written switch logs/programs. Salary Range: $64.77/hr - $79.49/hr Utility System Operator in Training: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be able to pass a written competency test to be considered for this position. Salary Range: $61.53/hr - $75.57/hr Closing Date/Time: 9/16/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 20, 2019
Part Time
Description The Department: Public Works Department's mission is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, we strive to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing City in which to live and work. The Position: As a part-time Cement Finisher, the successful candidate will perform manual tasks, such as sidewalk, curb and gutter work in addition tofinishing and forming concrete. This is an SEIUHourly position with limited benefitsthat is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The numberof hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Essential Duties Knowledge of and ability to perform concrete construction and finish work Ability to do basic calculation of concrete areas and volumes Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions Ability to operate assigned equipment Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or its equivalent with 1 year of related experience. Ideal Candidate Truck driving and bobcat experience Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 20, 2019
Full Time
Description Palo Alto Public Works Water Quality Control Plant The City of Palo Alto's Public Works Department is happy to announce the recruitment of an Environmental Compliance Specialist (Associate Engineer) position in their Watershed Protection Group. The Watershed Protection Group's primary function is to protect, restore, and improve Palo Alto's watershed, which includes local creeks and the San Francisco Bay. The program actively works with industry, businesses and residents to reduce pollutants entering surface waters, the sanitary sewer, and storm drain systems by issuing permits and or conducting inspections of industrial and commercial facilities, advocating for environmental regulations that will improve water quality and by providing cutting-edge public programs and education. The Watershed Protection Group also helps track and understand regulations that may impact the wastewater treatment plant. Note that the applicant does not have to be a licensed engineer or a registered engineer in training. Applicants with environmental science or similar degrees are welcome to apply. The Position As an Environmental Compliance Specialist (Associate Engineer) you will implement all facets of the City's industrial pretreatment and stormwater programs, develop new program components, perform research and investigations and work on special projects. Ideal Candidate: Self-starter who is analytical, detailed, and thorough in their work and interested in researching, investigating and solving complex problems Has the ability to understand, implement, and educate others on environmental regulations Has the ability to compile and summarize data, inspection findings, and research in various formats including reports, presentations, and memos This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). This position may be underfilled as an Assistant Engineer (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform various studies, research projects, special investigations, and analysis to understand and solve issues or problems and to determine whether the City is complying with existing and or upcoming/new environmental standards, regulations, and requirements Inspect industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities for compliance with federal, state and local regulations, review compliance with permit conditions, ensure proper recordkeeping and data management, and take enforcement action for noncompliance Analyze and interpret laboratory analytical data and check for trend changes as needed Prepare technical graphs, charts, reports, and presentations Conduct special studies and investigations and develop new program elements in response to new requirements and needs of the City May sample industrial waste, obtain grab or composite samples, deliver samples to laboratories, perform chemical field and laboratory tests and field measurements of wastewater or stormwater Assist in managing consultant contracts and agreements Provide guidance or training to industrial waste inspectors or investigators as needed Assist in developing and exploring new concepts and ideas related to meeting environmental standards and requirements Review discharge permit applications, negotiate permit terms and conditions and generate permits Perform other assignments as needed To see the full job description, click 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: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, chemical, environmental, mechanical, traffic or other approved engineering curriculum, depending upon area of assignment. and Two years related engineering experience. (Note: Master's Degree or registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California may be considered in lieu of one year's experience.) Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 9/11/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 19, 2019
Part Time
Description Take this opportunity to join our Public Works Department, who strive to to provide efficient, cost effective and environmentally sensitive construction, maintenance, and management of Palo Alto streets, sidewalks, parking lots, buildings, and other public facilities; to provide appropriate maintenance, replacement, and utility line clearing of City trees; and to ensure timely support to other City departments and the private development community in the area of engineering services. The Maintenance Assistant for Public Works when assigned to the Palo Alto Water quality Control Plantmay be assigned to any of the following duties: weed removal, repair damage drainage pipe, digging diversion ditches,picking up trash, operating grass trimming equipment, washing down tanks and weirs, painting motors and pumps, and perform other related duties. 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. IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have the basic skills and knowledge identified in the job description in addition to the following: Someone who is self-motivated. Someone who understands verbal instruction and requires minimal supervision. Someone with mechanical skills and is comfortable working with a variety of tools. Some familiarity with plumbing such as connecting hoses, pipes. Someone with field construction background. Someone who is willing to work in inclement weather. Click here to view the job description Closing Date/Time: 9/2/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 19, 2019
Full Time
Description EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! If you want to join a hard-working, fast-paced team that shares a strong commitment to public service, transparency, and of promoting good government in a friendly, cooperative environment, consider a career as an Administrative Associate III for theCity of Palo Alto's City Clerk's Office. The Administrative Associate III works closely with the Clerk's office administrative staff, management personnel, the City Council,other City Staff, and Boards and Commissions. The position is responsible for clerking night meetings and taking minutes for Council Standing Committees. Position duties can include proofreading minutes, supply inventory, website updating, compiling weekly council agenda packets, filing, answering phones and assisting customers in person or by phone. IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate for this position is committed to public service, has work experience either in government, non-profit or private industry. The ideal candidate will conduct themselves in a flexible, professional manner, exercising care and tact when dealing with members of the public, elected officials and City staff is a must have. Will possess Intermediate to advanced knowledge of; common software applications designed to store files and electronic data, records management,meeting protocols, web design, budget and invoicing, and inventory.The ideal candidate should have basic knowledge of the state laws regarding the Public Records Act, Brown Act, and Political Reform Act.We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, is detail oriented, has good communication and interpersonal skills, and can work effectively as part of a team. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Attends Clerks Council and/or Council Standing Committee night meetings and complies minutes for policy-making bodies, Council, Boards, or Commissions using notes, videos, and audio tapes requiring a discernment of context. Assigned duties consisting of a variety of difficult or complex tasks requiring the frequent use of independent judgment. Such judgment involves a thorough knowledge of department policies, programs, procedures, rules, regulations, and scope of jurisdiction while maintaining confidentiality. Contact with the public, City or governmental officials, and others requiring tact, diplomacy, and the use of discretion in responding to inquiries. Prepare or compose from brief oral instruction, written draft, correspondence requiring discrimination and judgment in the selection of data or interpretation of laws, rules, or policies. Establish and maintain confidential files concerned with personnel and/or policy matters; records actions taken on sensitive issues, and is responsible for releasing information to authorized parties. Arrange schedule of appointments for supervisor and staff, exercising discretion in committing supervisor's time and in referring caller or visitor to another appropriate source of information or service. Locating sources of information, devising forms needed to secure data; determine proper format for finished reports; may edit draft staff reports for grammatical and punctuation errors. Establish, maintain, revise, and update department or division filing systems. Establish and maintain department or division assignment or correspondence control logs, following-up with appropriate staff members to insure timely responses. Maintain office supply inventory, ordering supples. Compile a variety of narrative and statistical reports and documents from notes, typed copy, rough drafts, database queries, oral instructions, memos, transcripts of minutes and reports. Edit drafts for composition and grammatical structure. Serves as resource for staff regarding policy, procedural, informational or technical inquiries regarding a thorough knowledge of departmental and City operations. Monitor department or division budgetary expenditures and records; formulate, type, and prepare portions of department or division annual budget request(s). Develop clear and comprehensive reports; Understand, interpret, and apply appropriate rules, regulations and written directions to specific situations; To see the full job description click here. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is: Equivalent to graduation from high school and 4 years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Special Requirements: Specified assignments may require possession of a valid California Driver's License. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Sharepoint, OneDrive, and Power Point; Adobe Acrobat, Docusign, Dropbox, and SAP are desired. This is an International Service Employees' Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 9/3/2019 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 14, 2019
Full Time
Description THE DEPARTMENT: The City of Palo Alto Community Services Department (CSD) is dedicated to engaging individuals and families in creating a strong and healthy community through parks, recreation, social services, arts, and sciences. The Recreation Division is proud to offer programs, activities, and amenities that support the health and well-being of the community. The Department offers educational and physical fitness opportunities, a vibrant teen center, beautiful and inviting community facilities, and a multitude of special events and programs to entertain, inspire, and enjoy. THE OPPORTUNITY: The Community Services Department is looking for an organized Program Specialist for its Teen Specialist program (Program Assistant I) toprovidecoordination and administrative support for the Think Fund program. The successful candidate will operate the Think Fund operation which allocates grants to high school students to create youth projects for students. Thisis a full-time position workingMonday-Friday from11am to 7pm with some flexibility in scheduling. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Experience working with and leading High School students Experience working with budgets Flexible and organized Strong written and oral communication skills Team player with the capability of working independently. This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) Essential Duties Provide leadership to high school students to create, plan and implement events for youth. Track spending of multiple groups to insure budgets are being followed. Provide outreach to insure program participation. Provide leadership to High School Leadership groups. Act as liaison with Teens leadership groups, City programs and managerial staff, contractors, community groups and local businesses associated with the assigned programs and projects. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to conducting meetings and workshops, and presentations. Establish and maintain a system of monitoring and reporting on the status of the assigned program. Prepare and track payments, purchase requisitions and contracts, purchasing forms. 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:Equivalent to graduation from high school and 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience working with programs or projects. Completion of 2 years of college may substitute for 1 year of work experience. Special Requirements May be required to possess a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 8/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 14, 2019
Full Time
Description THE DEPARTMENT: The City of Palo Alto Community Services Department (CSD) is dedicated to engaging individuals and families in creating a strong and healthy community through parks, recreation, social services, arts, and sciences. The Recreation Division is proud to offer programs, activities, and amenities that support the health and well-being of the community. The Department offers educational and physical fitness opportunities, a vibrant teen center, beautiful and inviting community facilities, and a multitude of special events and programs to entertain, inspire, and enjoy. THE OPPORTUNITY: The City of Palo Alto is excited to be recruiting for a motivated, friendly, energetic, and well-organized individual to join the Recreation Division of the Community Services Department. As a Front Desk representative at the Cubberley Community Center, the successful candidate will be responsible for answering public inquiries, making facility and park reservations, in addition to taking payments and making daily cash deposits. Experience with special projects, events, marketing, and social media, budget, and data collection are all preferred skills. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Strong customer service skills Flexible and Adaptable Well organized and pays close attention to detail Responds effectively to program issues and customer interest Communicates well with others and is able to assimilate and understand information Able to manage variety and multitude of tasks while keeping a smile on their face. Is able to work a flexible schedule on occasion, including evenings and weekends This is a Service Employee International Union (SEIU) position Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Act as a receptionist, and coordinator of volunteer activities, schedule appointments, screen calls; receives visitors, and respond to inquiries. • Act as liaison with City programs and managerial staff, contractors, community groups, and local businesses associated with the assigned programs and projects. • Prepare and track payments, purchase requisitions and contracts, purchasing forms. • Coordinate facility booking, scheduling, rental process, and computerized registration processes where applicable. To view the full job description of the Program Assistant I, click 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: Equivalent to graduation from high school and 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience working with programs or projects. Completion of 2 years of college may substitute for 1 year of work experience. Special Requirements May be required to possess a valid California Driver's License. Facility Rental Experience is a plus Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Closing Date/Time: 8/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 14, 2019
Full Time
Description 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. Engineering Division Engineering is responsible for managing all phases of CPAU's capital improvement and customer service projects including providing new or upgrading existing service to customers, and replacing and rehabilitating the City's electric, fiber, water, gas, and wastewater distribution systems. The Position Utilities Engineering Estimator is found in the Electrical Divisions of the Utilities Department. This position provides the estimating functions in preparing plans for Electrical Utility Capital Improvement and customer service projects and the preparation of work orders indicating labor, material and equipment requirements for construction by City personnel for a variety of projects. In addition to the two primary responsibility of cost estimating and preparation of work orders, the Engineering Estimator provides inspection services for construction projects, inter-faces with contractors and consultants to insure in-house and contract work conforms to plans and specifications, and provides inter-utility coordination of project planning. 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 To see the full job description click here . Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 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. Related Functions: Assists in preparation of utility's annual budget and capital improvement programs. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. 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: 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 This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 9/3/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 12, 2019
Part Time
Description City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department is seeking a part-time Custodial Assistant to perform essential behind-the-scenes work that keeps rental spaces, offices, and the community center clean, orderly and safe for customers and staff to enjoy. The Cubberley Community Center provides an accessible and welcoming place for programs, activities, events and special occasions. The Center is operated by the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department's Recreation Division. Our employees are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our community. Under general supervision, performs custodial duties and other related work as required to maintain City buildings and facilities in a clean and orderly condition. Members of this classification may be assigned to perform either public works duties or parks duties. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.41 which will increase to $3.48 on July 1, 2020. Example $18.44 (hourly rate) + $3.41 (medical stipend) = $21.85 per hour. This is anSEIUHourly (limited-benefits) position that is budgeted to not exceed 1,000 hours per fiscal year. The number of hours per week and the schedule will be determined based on assignment. Essential Duties Clean the Cubberley Community Center, such as offices, rooms, staff lunch room, patio, outdoor spaces, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Perform periodic and annual cleaning services/duties. Clean fixtures and furnishings, such as toilets, urinals, sinks, desks, tables and windows; clean light fixtures; change light bulbs. Sweep and vacuum. Dust and polish a variety of surfaces. Wash walls. Clean and disinfect a variety of surfaces. Clean writing surfaces. Scrub and refinish floors and/or carpets; refinish hard, resilient and wood floors; operate mechanical floor cleaners, polishers, and carpet cleaning equipment. Perform furniture set-up and breakdown for meetings and special events. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position. Click here to view full job description. Ideal Candidate Experience in custodial or building maintenance assignments. Knowledgeable of maintenance work and follows safety and sanitation standards. Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Ability to work productively and effectively with minimum or no supervision. Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability. Physical Requirements: This is a very active, physical position. Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, lift up to 50 pounds from ground to waist level without assistance, climb ladders up to twenty feet with assistance and up to ten feet unassisted, and be able to work on feet forprolonged periods of time. Employees in this classification may work alone or with a team; most work is done indoors but some activities are outdoors. Closing Date/Time: 8/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 11, 2019
Part Time
Description The Palo Alto Communications Center is seeking highly motivated, positive, and people-oriented candidates for part-time per diem Public Safety Dispatcher positions. Shift coverage is needed on day, swing, and overnight shifts. This position is only open to candidates with one or more year(s) of experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher in California in the previous five (5) years. Per Diem Public Safety Dispatchers must commit to working a minimum of one (1) shift per month. The Palo Alto Communications Center provides Police, Fire, and Medical dispatch services for the cities of Palo Alto and Stanford, California. PA Communications also provides dispatch services for Palo Alto Utilities, which owns and operates its own gas, electric, water, sewer, refuse, storm drain, and dark fiber Internet services. Finally, the center provides dispatch for Palo Alto Animal Services, serving the communities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. Our Communications Center is an exciting, diverse and customer-service focused environment. It is the 3rd busiest dispatch center in Santa Clara County. Purpose of Classification: Under general supervision, the part-time Public Safety Dispatcher dispatches emergency and non-emergency equipment and personnel in response to calls for service including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Utilities, Public Works, and Animal Control services; provides information to the public; provides information to user agencies. Distinguishing Characteristics: This is a part-time classification of the Public Safety Dispatcher series and receives general direction from the Lead Public Safety Dispatcher. This position performs the full range of dispatch duties with a high degree of independence. Incumbents receive requests for assistance; evaluate criticality and type of response needed; dispatch personnel to assist with the reported situation; monitor the situation for changes and safety of personnel for the duration of the response. Work is often performed under pressure. This class is distinguished from the Public Safety Dispatcher II journey level classification by its part-time non-benefited status. Essential Duties ESSENTIAL DUTIES: This is the journey level classification of the Public Safety Dispatcher series and performs the full range of dispatch duties with a high degree of independence. Incumbents receive requests for assistance; evaluate criticality and type of response needed; dispatch personnel to assist with the reported situation; monitor the situation for changes and safety of personnel for the duration of the response. Work is often performed under pressure. This class is distinguished from Public Safety Dispatcher. Related Functions: Prepare special reports as may be required assigned. Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate or GED Ability to type 35 words per minute into a computer terminal Ability to clearly read, write, and spell in English Ability to project in a clear and distinct speaking voice Ability to distinguish and interpret different colors on computer monitors Dispatching experience comprised of one year or more of law enforcement or fire dispatch in the previous five (5) years Possession of CA POST Public Safety Dispatcher's Basic Course Certificate Experience with CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) Experience with Emergency Medical Dispatch and an EMD certificate from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch preferred Commitment to work a minimum of one (1) shift per month Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of functions of law enforcement, fire, paramedical care and other emergency services. Knowledge of terminology used in emergency radio and telephone communications. Knowledge of basic record keeping principles and practices.. Ability to maintain good working relationships in servicing all levels of City government and user agencies. Ability to successfully work within the City's philosophy of customer service. Ability to work under pressure in response to emergency situations. Good interpersonal communications and public contact skills. Ability to read and interpret conventional and automated maps. Ability to work rotating shift/hours, including nights, holidays and weekends. Ability to pass drug test as mandated by the Department of Transportation anti-drug program. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned dispatch equipment. Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Selection Process Includes: Online application with the City of Palo Alto Completion of the P.O.S.T. Personal History Statement - Public Safety Dispatcher Interview with Public Safety Communications Manager Comprehensive Police Background Check Polygraph Test Psychological Test Medical Exam Working Conditions: Work in an office environment; sustained posture and intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 08, 2019
Part Time
Description Palo Alto Art Center The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 140,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Art s and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Position The Education Assistant supports the day-to-day operations of the Education program including the Art Center's afterschool, weekend, and summer studio art program for children. This position also helps coordinate outreach programs, family day events, birthday party rentals, and Scout badge programs. Key tasks include: providing support to art instructors, communicating with participating families, and fulfilling various administrative tasks to ensure high quality art education experiences. The Education Assistant is a key member of Project Look and the Art Center's field trip program. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.41, and $3.48 on July 1, 2020. Example $22.21 (hourly rate) + $3.41 (medical stipend) = $25.62 per hour. This is anSEIU Hourly benefited (check benefit tab) position that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment Essential Duties Program Support: Collaborates with art instructors, the Children's Fine Art Coordinator, and the Family, Teen, and Outreach Program Coordinator to ensure they have the information and supplies they need to successfully teach their classes and implement public programs. Purchases art supplies to ensure children's art studios are well-equipped to support successful classes. Administers birthday party rentals and Scout badge program by communicating with families and coordinating teaching artists and supplies for the program to generate revenue and broaden audiences. Acts as a member of the Project Look teaching team, leading inquiry-based tours and teaching the studio project 1-2 days per week to provide high-quality and cost-effective staffing of the Art Center's field trip program. Teaches children's fine art classes as needed. Serves as a substitute during academic year and summer camps. Supports Family, Teen, and Outreach programs by facilitating art activities on and off-site to provide high-quality and cost-effective staffing of the Art Center's public program. Ensures children's art studios and basement supplies are organized and function for efficient program operations. Budget Management: Utilizes city purchasing card to order supplies and reconciles transactions online. Tracks expenses to ensure budget alignment. Administers art instructor contracts utilizing SAP, ensures all records (car insurance, fingerprints, TB tests) are up to date. Works with the Family, Teen, and Outreach Program Coordinator to process invoices and payments for city-sponsored teen programs. Integration with Art Center and Community Services Department: Supports additional Education programs and Art Center initiatives, including public programs, and events. Participates in Art Center and Community Services Department meetings and actively engages in task forces. Additional duties as needed. Ideal Candidate Excellent oral communication skills Customer service experience Time management, prioritization, and organization skills Ability to work independently Computer skills in word processing, data entry, email, and research Candidates Must Have: Experience working with children, including developing and teaching art activities Skills in organizing programs, tracking budgets, and managing marketing and publicity strategies Bachelor's Degree or 3 years of relevant work experiencein fine arts, humanities, or education Valid driver's license Ability to lift up to 50 pounds Closing Date/Time: 9/2/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 02, 2019
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. 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. Comply with all City of Palo Alto policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned. Ideal Candidate 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: 8/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 31, 2019
Full Time
Description 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. The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department, Engineering Division is seeking an Inspector Field Services for construction involving water, gas, or wastewater.We are looking for an experienced candidate that is interested in challenging opportunities to maintain and improve the City's water, gas and wastewater systems, while providing a valued service to our customers. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Ideal candidates are highly observant, clear communicators (verbal and written), computer savvy, and able to make decisions in the field. We are looking for an individual who is energetic and passionate about utility construction and serving the City. To view the full job description click here . Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Inspects activities of contractor to ensure that work done is in compliance with project plans and specifications, and in accordance with the approved time table. Reviews plans and specifications for conformance to established standards for construction projects. Provides inspections for capital and maintenance work generated by the Utilities Department and. Inspects and monitors State, County, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and private utility projects under construction within the City limits. Consults with public and private engineers, contractors and sub-dividers regarding construction projects. Assists in the tabulation of quantity of work completed, cost estimates, and preparation of payments to Contractors. Ensures contractor's conformance to applicable safety regulations as well as City and State standard specifications. Inspects irrigation systems, monitors and coordinates repairs with irrigation personnel. Assists in developing specifications, inspection and payment of utility contracts Recommends extra work orders and field contract changes. The ability to interpret information from record drawings and documents Prepare Red Line Drawings, As-built Drawings, and other reports as needed 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 of college in civil engineering or landscape horticulture; and Two years experience utility construction, depending upon area of assignment. or High school graduate or GED; and Four years experience in utility construction, depending upon area of assignment. Utilities Water-Gas-Wastewater Operations only: Within 6 months of appointment, incumbent will be required to obtain Certified Nuclear Gauge Operator & RSO Certification for materials testing and certification must be maintained annually by successfully completing a test. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 30, 2019
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 Middle School Athletics program is uniquely coordinated by the Palo Alto Unified School District and the City of Palo Alto's Recreation team. As an Athletic Administrator, the successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Recreation Coordinator by assisting in the planning and coordination of program schedules for the City's three middle schools in addition to creating and promoting marketing material. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will support the Adults Sports program by managing scorekeepers and game schedules for volleyball, basketball, and softball. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.41, and $3.48 on July 1, 2020. Example $18.51 (hourly rate) + $3.41 (medical stipend) = $21.92 per hour. This is anSEIUHourly position with limited benefitsthat is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The numberof hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. *In addition to your application submission, please include a sample flyer* Essential Duties Plans recreational activities for Middle School and Adult Sports programs Actively recruits for coaching staff and evening scorekeepers Assists in the registration for Middle School and Adult Sports programs Monitors practices and game facilities to ensure it is maintained and ready for play. Design and promote marking material for Middle School and Adult Sports programs. Coordinate training for the coaching staff and scorekeepers Provide administrative support to the Recreation Coordinator Other duties as assigned Ideal Candidate Strong writing and oral communication skills Strong leadership Ambitious Experience with creating flyers and promotionalmaterial Closing Date/Time: 9/2/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time
Description Exciting opportunity for a Journey Level HVAC Facilities Technician! Comprehensive benefits package included. The City of Palo Alto's Public Works Department is looking for an experienced Facilities Technician. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of city facilities, systems, and equipment. They will install, repair and maintain HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and swimming pool systems. They will perform other related work as required to maintain City facilities in safe and efficient condition. A HVAC journey-level skill set is required for this position. Incumbents in this position will perform technically complex facilities maintenance duties requiring specialized knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of installation, operation, adjustments, troubleshooting and maintenance of HVAC systems, electrical, electronic controls and auxiliary equipment. This position exercises a broad range of independent judgment and responsibilities in assessing, organizing, prioritizing, scheduling, planning, purchasing of materials and equipment for all assigned work orders. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Comprehensive, specialized knowledge of heat transfer, fluid flow, plumbing, electrical, all types of refrigeration equipment, and related principles, practices, methods and techniques commonly employed in the repair, installation and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration fixtures and systems. Knowledge of refrigeration theory; the principles of heating, air conditioning, ventilation and cooling systems. Knowledge to interpret blueprints and mechanical plans to understand the dimensions, symbols, notations and materials. Knowledge in operation of Direct Digital Control Systems (DDC), Automated Logic Controls(ALC), Energy and Building Management Systems. Knowledge in air distribution, air balancing and building automation systems including troubleshooting. Working knowledge in pool pumps and filtering systems, chlorinators, water sterilizations and pH balancing. Knowledge in testing and examining building security alarm, fire alarm and sprinkle systems. Knowledge in swimming pool water chemistry and balancing. Knowledge to UCB regulations and requirements. Skills in the use and maintenance of trade tools, test instruments and materials. Ability to exercise independent judgments and responsibilities in assessing, organizing, prioritizing, scheduling, planning, purchasing of materials and equipment for all assigned HVAC, electrical projects and work orders. Ability to recover, recycle and reclaims refrigeration and cooling systems. Ability to operate computer to enter and secure information Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which include walking or standing for extended period of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles. Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. 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: Uses a computerized maintenance management system to manage work orders, which includes scheduling, recording material costs, labor hours worked, and description of work completed. Performs skilled maintenance, repair and installation work related to facilities heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVACR), and electrical control systems. Troubleshoots HVAC mechanical/electrical malfunctions on items such as chillers, AC compressors, boilers, pumps, motors, electric and electronic controls via functional tests, visual inspection and other tests and checks to identify cause and action needed. Programs, calibrates, and monitors building management system controls; monitors, adjusts, troubleshoots, and enhances the building management system to balance energy management with comfort control. Maintains pool water chemistry, balancing and circulation at proper levels as required by County Health Department, regulations and requirements for swimming pools. Performs maintenance, repair and installation of pool equipment. Installs, repairs, and maintains lavatories, sinks, wash basins, toilets, urinals, fountains, grease traps, drains, gas and electric water heaters, appliances and other plumbing systems and fixtures as required. performs work such as emergency generator inspections, roofing repairs, commercial lock and door hardware installation and repair. Conducts regular preventive maintenance inspections of city buildings and equipment to insure proper operating condition. Performs emergency repairs, as necessary; uses established safety procedures in doing such work. Responds to request to work overtime when conditions warrant and directed by management. Performs assigned after hours/weekend and holiday on=call duties, as scheduled by management to respond to emergencies. Works in association with any of the other crafts (electrician, carpenter, or painter) when conditions, schedule, or work load warrants or as directed by management. Inspects work sites to take dimensions, layout work, and estimate materials required. Procedures supplies, materials and equipment for work projects; maintains records of purchase orders. Coordinates and reviews the work of outside contractors, as necessary. Reads interprets, and works from engineered drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, sketches, O&M manuals, and verbal instructions to accomplish required work. Operates and maintains hand tools, power tools, and equipment for a variety of trades. Maintains operating logs of mechanical equipment. Handles complaints and answer question from city departments and the public, as necessary. Related Functions: Perform skilled maintenance, repair and installation work related to facilities heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVACR), and electrical control systems. Troubleshoot HVAC mechanical/electrical malfunctions on items such as compressors, boilers, pumps, motors, electric and electronic controls via functional test, visual inspection and other test and check to identify cause and action needed. Maintains pool water chemistry, balancing and circulation at proper levels as required by County Health Department, regulations and requirements for swimming pools. Perform maintenance, repair and installation of pool equipment. Perform pool water test and calibrates automation controls. Perform emergency repairs, as necessary; establish proper safety devices in doing such work. Responds to request to work overtime when conditions warrant and directed by management. Performs assigned weekend and holiday standby duties to respond to emergencies as scheduled by management. Works in association with any of the other crafts (electrician, carpenter, or painter) when conditions, schedule, or work load warrants or as directed by management. Inspects work sites to take dimensions, layout work, and estimate materials required. Maintains field work orders, service calls, and logs as directed by management. Maintain equipment inventory and service theory. Order supplies, materials and equipment for work projects; maintain records of purchase orders. Coordinate and review the work of outside contractors, as necessary. Assist in developing work plans, procedures and schedules; review work orders and scope of works. Conducts regular preventive maintenance inspections of city buildings to insure proper operating condition. Installs, repairs, and maintains lavatories, sinks, wash basins, toilets, urinals, fountains, grease traps, drains, gas and electric water heaters, and appliances; other systems and fixtures as required. Performs electrical repair and trouble-shooting on electrical systems. Performs work such as glazing, roofing, locks and related building hardware. Works from blueprints, specifications, manuals and documents. Operates and maintains hand tools, power tools, and equipment for a variety of trades. Maintains operating log of mechanical equipment. Handle complaints and answer question from city departments and the public, as necessary. For the full job description click 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: High school graduate or GED preferred supplemented by completion of an electrical, plumbing, or HVAC apprenticeship program or HVAC Trade School that includes theory and on-the-job work. Four years of journey-level experience working as an electrician, plumber, or HVAC technician, in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing building equipment in a commercial, industrial or large facility environment. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Possession of EPA Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate. Attainment of Aquatic Facilities Operator Certificate will be required upon the discretion of the manager. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 24, 2019
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. Click here to 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 havea sense of service, dedication, and commitmentto 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:Essential Functions: -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. Click on the following 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 at 560 Bailey Avenuein San Jose, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it is the 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 14 minute 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
Jun 24, 2019
Part Time
Description Level I Reserve Officers are held to the same standards as full-time regular officers. They may work alone and perform the same duties. Level I Reserve Officers must work an average of 16 hours per month. Position Overview: To preserve public peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, enforce all laws and ordinances of which the Department takes cognizance; to be involved in community relations and specialized work. Minimum Qualifications Minimum of 21 years of age GED or High School Diploma. Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of application. 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, polygraph, and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship and complete within three years of appointment. Passing a WSTB Physical Agility Test with a score of 384 or above and a 14 minute maximum time for the 1.5 mile run. Completion of a California POST Basic Academy or a California POST Level I Reserve Academy (Modular I-III format) within 2.5 years of application date. Current police officers also qualify if they have a California POST Basic Certificate or higher. Requalification certificates received within 2.5 years of application date may also be considered. Some testing and training requirements may be waived for lateral Peace Officers recognized by P.O.S.T. MINIMUM TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS: Level I 1. Regular Basic Course (min. 727 hours) 2. Field Training Program (min. 400 hours) 3. Continuous Professional Training (24 hours every two years) Ideal Candidate Note: positions listed as "Open Until Filled" may be closed without notice SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. YOUR ONLINE INFORMATION (NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE AND E-MAIL) PLUS THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE REVIEWED, AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE MAILED A FULL APPLICATION PACKET. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE CITY OF PALO ALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT Thank you for your interest in a position with the City of Palo Alto Police Department. You will need to read and agree to a number of conditions before applying for this position. Many times applicants do not understand or realize the amount of time and level of commitment required to successfully complete the Reserve Police Officer process. The information given is to better help you determine your career path for the future. It is strongly suggested that you come to Palo Alto and take the time to find out about the City, it's priorities regarding public safety and the type of Police culture you are choosing. Competition is high and each candidate must be prepared and at their best in each level of the process in order to proceed to the next step. Listed below are the steps following acceptance of your completed Police Department application for the position of Reserve Police Officer. You must pass each step in order to proceed to the next step in the process: POST PHS Review Written Skills Examination Oral Panel Interview Thorough, detailed background examination will be conducted, which includes an extensive review of financial records and any criminal activity up to and including high school years. Polygraph testing. Psychological testing Medical Examination (POSTMHSand Exam) The process is intense and lengthy and knowing this up front can be helpful in reaching your decision to begin the process. Specific Disqualifiers The City and Police Department have a very strong commitment to equal employment opportunity and prohibitions against unfair employment practices under Title VII (41 U.S. Code 2000e), the Americans With Disabilities Act (42 U.S. Code 12112), the State Unruh Civil Rights Act (Government Code Section 12940) and other applicable fair employment practices as outlined in the California Labor Code. The dilemma facing the Department is one of developing a job-valid and nondiscriminatory set of policies, which will allow it to lawfully exclude persons who do not meet the City's or State's hiring standards. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commissions of California and Nevada (P.O.S.T.) have developed a list of guidelines, identified as "15 Job Dimensions", which are used as a professional standard in background investigations. Individual agencies have set their own standards (within applicable law) to interpret these guidelines. Supplemental Questionnaire: The standards on the following pages have been adopted by the Palo Alto Police Department as a prima facie disqualification for reserve police officer applicants. You must read and agree to ALL the conditions presented to apply for this position. If you have any inquires about this position please contact Sgt. Alex Afanasiev, Special Operations, at Alex.afanasiev@cityofpaloalto.org . Closing Date/Time: Continuous