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.

 

18 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
May 11, 2021
Full Time
Description The Department 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 Equipment Operator position is part of the Water, Gas and Wastewater division and will work with a team that has the responsibility of restoring roadways after construction. Equipment that this position will be expected to operate is: a small roller, asphalt patch truck and asphalt compaction equipment, such as, rollers and vibrator plates , jack hammers, root saws, concrete saws, bob-cat and front end loader, wood grinder, and large dump truck with hydraulic boom, wheel loaders, large tub grinder, screener, and water truck. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will be experienced in street restoration, preferably asphalt, and be k nowledgeable of proper asphalt paving and patching techniques including operating small roller, asphalt patch truck and asphalt compaction equipment. K nowledge of safe working practices, traffic control and job site protection, d ependability and the willingness to work independently and on a team will be essential in this role. 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: Operates medium to large sized motorized equipment used in construction, repair and maintenance work and landfill operations. Responds to emergency calls during storm related events. As a member of a two person crew, operates asphalt roller in support of trench resurfacing activities. Places, rakes and compacts asphalt. Records labor hours and square footage required for asphalt patching and resurfacing. Pick up spoils from job site excavations. Delivers to, and picks up various equipment and materials from job sites. Monitors utility excavations daily, insuring all warning devices are present and operational. Maintains a daily log of all WGW Operations job sites and warning devices. Assists with concrete rough pour and finish work. Close work orders using a computer. 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: Completion of high school, GED or equivalent. One year experience operating type(s) of equipment used in area of assignment. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For Utilities, WGW Operations: Possession of a valid California Class B driver's license for new employees and the ability to obtain within six months of appointment for current employees. Closing Date/Time: 5/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
May 09, 2021
Full Time
Description Firefighter | Firefighter EMT | Firefighter Paramedic We are accepting and reviewing applications for a January 2022 Academy. Want to reach out and serve the community as a highly trained Firefighter EMT/Paramedic? The Palo Alto Fire Department (PAFD) is seeking highly motivated Firefighter candidates who desire to be part of a professional team of men and women dedicated to safeguarding and enriching the lives of the 125,000 people who work and live in Palo Alto each day. PAFD provides its services from six fire stations located strategically throughout the city and is the only City Fire Department in Santa Clara County that provides Advanced Life Support Transport in addition to Fire Service. PAFD offers a variety of programs including Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue, Wildland Fire Services, HAZMAT, Fire Investigation, and more! The Fire Department Prior to 1920 when the city hired its first professional firefighter, the Palo Alto Fire Department operated as a volunteer fire service organization that served the community. The department, over its existence, has continued to evolve to remain cutting-edge as the community has changed. Because of growing demand in the industry, the Palo Alto Fire Department began providing paramedic services in 1975 and also began providing fire-rescue and ambulances services to Stanford under contract. The Palo Alto Fire Department has continued to keep pace with the industry, as demands changed within the city and as further service offerings were made available to the community. Today the department provides its services from six fire stations, located strategically throughout the city with the Fiscal Year 2021 approved operating budget of approximately $34 million. The department is staffed with 96 uniformed and 8 civilian professionals. The department deploys 6 Type 1 engines, 1 Tractor-drawn Tiller Truck, 2 Type III engines, 2 patrols, 5 Ambulances, and various trailers and specialty apparatus. The department currently cross-staffs two engine companies with ambulances full time. This allows the crews assigned to those apparatus to deploy the most appropriate resource to mitigate the incident they are responding to. The Palo Alto Fire Department continues to remain mission focused as evidenced by its international accredited status as well as its commitment to "strategic doing." The department embraces excellence in all that it does and continues to be dedicated to those it serves. Palo Alto Fire Department Values INTEGRITY and accountability to the community we serve. An INNOVATIVE approach in combining transition and technology to improve health, safety, and welfare. PROFESSIONALISM in our attitude, appearance, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Embracing the DIVERSITY of our members backgrounds and experiences which allows us to effectively respond to emergencies and outreach opportunities. COMPASSION in our service and supporting each other with empathy, sincerity, and respect. Ongoing EDUCATION as we continually improve ourselves and our skills to increase our own safety and better protect the communities we serve. Essential Duties 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: Age: 21 years or older. Ability to maintain a valid Class B-FS California driver's license. Special Requirements: Height and weight proportional according to medical standards. Vision correctable to 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye. Mild red-green color defects are acceptable, but complete color blindness is disqualifying. Ability to pass medical examination. Desirable Minimum Requirements : Candidates must take a written exam prior to submitting their application at either of these locations: National Testing Network (NTN) Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS NTN or FCTC Written Exam : Now through May, 31, 2021 Application Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021 (by midnight) PHQ Completion Due Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 (tentative) Preliminary Screening Interview: Week of July 19, 2021 (tentative) Structured Panel Interviews : Week of August 23, 2021 (tentative) Fire Chief Selection Interviews : Week of September 12, 2021 (tentative) Projected Hire Date: December 2021 for a January 2022 Fire Academy Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
May 07, 2021
Full Time
Description Career Opportunity The Palo Alto Junior Museum in Zoo (in Palo Alto, CA) is looking for an Assistant Zoological Curator to help run its Zoo! This full-time position includes both week-day and weekend hours. The Position Under limited supervision, this full time position with the management the day-to-day operations of assigned exhibit areas of the Junior Museum & Zoo. Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assigns, coordinates, and reviews the work of animal management staff responsible for the health and care of animals in an assigned area of the Zoo; trains lower level staff in new, revised, and existing animal management procedures/practices, including explaining procedures and resolving operations questions; prepares/monitors operating budget/capital improvement plans for assigned area. Plans/designs new/enhanced animal habitat/exhibit areas by researching availability and desirability of animal species in relation to the Zoo's goals/objectives for the animal collection, estimating costs and time frames involved, and communicating project recommendations to other curators, the general curator, and other management staff. Observes/monitors the activities of animal management staff in assigned areas to ensure a high quality of care for the animal collection, identify and correct any problems regarding animal health/safety, evaluate the quality and appearance of the exhibits and surrounding areas, and interact with Zoo visitors and staff at all levels. Works with the zoo director and other to manage the animal collection in assigned areas, including determining animal diets, training programs, and collection planning (the need for acquisition, sale, or loan of animals), designing and monitoring the success of Zoo breeding programs, communicating with zoo curators in other Zoos, and contributing to various cooperative programs with other Zoos and conservation groups, nationally and world wide. To see the full job description, click here . Ideal Candidate Knowledge of established principles and practices of exotic and domestic wildlife exhibition, care, and habitat maintenance. Knowledge of the principles and practices of wildlife collection management. Knowledge of the State, Federal, and International laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to the operation of a zoological park. Knowledge of the ZIMMS, the International Species Information System. Knowledge of exhibit/habitat design, construction, and maintenance principles and practices. Knowledge of general zoological classification and veterinary medical terminology. Knowledge of the "normal" behaviors of the animals, including feeding/breeding habits and social interaction patterns. Knowledge of the behaviors/physical appearance indicative of health problems in the collection. Knowledge of natural environments in which the assigned animals are found. Knowledge of research principles and practices. Knowledge of general management principles and practices. Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee training and supervision. Knowledge of general budgeting principles and practices. Knowledge of horticulture and landscape care. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Zoo management staff, animal management staff at all levels, animal management staff in Zoos around the world, State, Federal, and International regulatory officials, and the public. Skill in developing and maintaining a collection of exotic/zoo animals. Skill in animal training. Skill in planning/designing animal exhibit/habitat areas. Skill in training and supervising employees. Skill in preparing operating budgets and capital improvement plans. Emergency response team leadership and participation are mandatory. The emergency response team responds to animal related emergencies and includes training and use of capture equipment, to respond to emergency situations in the Zoo as required. Training is provided. Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: A Bachelor's degree in Zoology, Animal Management, Animal Husbandry, Animal Science, or closely related area and experience equivalent to two (2) years full-time professional level work handling, breeding, and exhibiting an exotic/zoo animal collection. A graduate level degree in Zoology, Animal Management, Animal Husbandry, Animal Science, or closely related area may substitute for one year of experience. At least two years of which involved team-lead responsibilities are preferred. This is a Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 5/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
May 01, 2021
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: 5/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
May 01, 2021
Part Time
Description Job Opportunity The City of Palo Alto's Library department is looking for Library Pages and Clerk with experience in circulation and customer service in public libraries. The City's branch libraries provide a wide range of public services, from a diverse selection of collection materials, technology opportunities both inside and outside library facilities, to a variety of free programs to users of all ages, interests and abilities. In recognition of the value provided, Palo Alto Library was named a 4-star library in the Library Journal's Index of Public Library Service for the fifth rating period in a row. Successful candidates will be based mostly at the Mitchell Park, Children's, or Rinconada branch libraries. Position work schedules: Library Clerk (Mitchell Park Library) Saturdays 9am to 6pm Tuesdays 4pm to 8pm Library Page (Rinconada Library) Tuesday 11am-2pm Thursday 11am-2pm Friday 11am-2pm Saturday 11am-2pm Library Page (Children's Library) Tuesday 11am-3pm Wednesday 11-3 pm Saturday from 11-3pm These are limited hourly positions, non-union and non-benefitted. They are limited to working 416 hours per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Library Clerk: Provides basic assistance to customers. Checks in/out items; performs standard, holds, special handling and sorts; issues library cards. Works at the Accounts Desk; handles customer accounts and fines; provides computer assistance; performs shelving. May assist customers with library technology. Maintains computer files for library materials; adds, deletes and updates information. Accepts and unpacks deliveries and shipments of library materials; checks for accuracy; returns incorrect or damaged materials to vendors. Processes LINK+ items and locates items listed on hold for the library branch or on reserve for LINK+. Assists with special projects and programs. May perform mail delivery. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Library Page: Shifts collections; pulls or weeds items; performs sweeps. Returns library materials to the shelves. Performs shelf reading. Processes LINK+ and locates items listed on hold for the library branch or on reserve for Link+ Performs general cleaning and organization of the library's areas. Assist with open and close procedures. May assist with special projects and programs. Performs mail delivery. May provide directional assistance to customers. Performs 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: Library Clerk: High school diploma or equivalent. And, Two years of work experience. Library Page: No experience necessary. Closing Date/Time: 5/16/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 29, 2021
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 the Utilities Department is one of the only publicly owned gas utilities in the State of California. City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) serves a highly engaged community and has been on the forefront of sustainability, with 100% carbon neutral electric and gas portfolios. CPAU is working to provide safe and reliable services at reasonable rates while also helping the City meet its environmental sustainability goals. The Position The City is seeking to hire a Sustainability Programs Administrator to work within its Utilities Program Services (UPS) group. The UPS group is part of the Resource Management Division of the city's Utilities Department. Resource Management is responsible for both the procurement of supply and the delivery of demand-side programs that promote efficiency and emissions reductions, with the UPS group managing the demand-side programs. The mission of the UPS group is to help customers use energy and water more efficiently, lower their bills, and reduce their carbon footprint, in addition to fulfilling utility legislative mandates. Programs range from promoting electric vehicle charging equipment to helping electrify buildings for the purpose of reducing carbon emissions and increasing the comfort and safety of the indoor environment. UPS team members design and manage highly effective energy efficiency programs for both residential and commercial customers, and they offer a wide range of education and outreach programs throughout the community. The Sustainability Programs Administrator position is especially important at this time when Palo Alto has identified addressing climate change as a priority. As cities across the nation and nations across the globe set greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, the challenge of achieving those goals looms large. Palo Alto is positioned to be a leader in confronting that challenge, and the Sustainability Programs Administrator plays a key role in this effort. Implementing programs that help residents and businesses switch to clean fuels and adopt behaviors that minimize emissions is the mechanism for translating goals into results. The UPS group is well-resourced, with four Sustainability Programs Administrator staff, three business key account staff, a business analyst, and support staff. Funding for programs includes $3.7 million per year from a Public Benefits surcharge, approximately $1.5 million per year from Low Carbon Fuel Standard funds, approximately $1M in Local Decarbonization funds for building electrification, and occasional grant funding. The group operates with the support of a progressive and innovative community with ambitious sustainability goals as embodied in its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan . Ideal Candidate CPAU is seeking a candidate with knowledge and understanding of industry trends in energy and/or water efficiency and energy technologies such as electric vehicles, solar systems, energy storage, and demand response. The candidate should have strong project management skills and be able to communicate clearly verbally, in writing, and using visuals. Experience with the implementation of behavioral savings programs (home energy and/or water reports) as well as web application integration is desirable. Project management certification is also desirable but not required. Ability to analyze program and customer data using spreadsheet applications and/or databases to monitor program health and develop new program recommendations is important. We are looking for a candidate who works well with others, takes initiative, and can prioritize activities. The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal . 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: Program Administration: • Develops scope of services for Request for Proposals (RFPs), interviews and evaluates responses, and negotiates contracts for programs and services related to water and energy efficiency, conservation, and environmental sustainability for residential, commercial and institutional customers. • Researches and evaluates emerging efficiency products and technologies, including relevant cost and benefit analyses, for potential inclusion into programs. • Researches best practices to enhance CPAU's portfolio of customer programs. Program Management: • Coordinates, supervises, and evaluates day-to-day operations of assigned programs; ensures compliance with applicable internal and external requirements. • Coordinates the development, implementation, and supervision of program goals, objectives, policies, procedures, activities, and strategic initiatives; assesses consequences and outcomes of program initiatives. • Drives program and process improvements (e.g. enhancements to program tracking database, process automation); develops and recommends program plans and priorities. Program Marketing: • Coordinates with vendors, Utilities Communications team, and other City departments to design, develop and implement marketing plans and strategies to promote efficiency programs. • Conducts public workshops and delivers presentations to various stakeholder groups. • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings; represents assigned program and/or the Department on local, state, and national committees, advocacy groups, and/or other related groups. To view the full job description for the Sustainability Programs Administrator, visit the City of Palo Alto's job descriptions . 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's degree in physical or environmental sciences, engineering, business, marketing, economics or related field. And Four years of professional experience in a utility or energy service company, municipal planning, architectural, construction or related field, with preference for energy efficiency program implementation, energy/water end-use analysis or related work. NOTE: Master's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or other related field may be considered in lieu of one year of experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 5/10/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Part Time
Description Job Opportunity The Clerical Assistant will handle the day to day communication and data inputting for the field and tennis court rentals. Under supervision, performs routine and repetitive computer inputting and clerical tasks, and performs related work as required. May require cash handling. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and has a general understanding of various athletic sports, particularly in soccer and baseball/softball. Flexible work schedule, but expected to work 20-25 hours per week. 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: 5/21/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Part Time
Description Job Opportunity Children's Fine Art (CFA) is the Palo Alto Art Center's afterschool and summer studio art program for children ages 18 months to 18 years, serving approximately 2,500 children each year and generating $300,000 annually. Classes are offered in all media, including ceramics, drawing, and painting, as well as in specialized arts such as digital photography and stop motion animation. Curriculum Development and Teaching: Plans and teaches afterschool classes and summer camps in the visual arts to children of all ages according to the CFA program values-to support a continuum of skill development from early fine motor skills to more advanced "studio thinking" including focus, perseverance, imagination, observation, and reflection to ensure fun, creative, individualized and high-quality art experiences for all participants. Class descriptions may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, collage, printmaking, etc. Attends regular meetings with cohort of CFA art instructors to develop teaching practice; works collaboratively with other members of the team on all areas of the program to ensure best teaching practices are shared and high-quality programming is achieved. Maintains studio spaces and equipment to ensure efficient functioning of the studios. Communicates with and supports CFA administrators on a regular basis regarding all areas of the program, including supply needs, studio needs, enrollment, student growth and development, course offerings and program marketing to ensure efficient running of the program. Communicates with parents and students to ensure individual student needs are met and to provide high quality customer service. Supervises classroom volunteers-adult volunteers and student CITs-to ensure volunteers support classroom needs and ensures volunteers have a positive experience with the program. Teach 3-5 ceramics classes/week to children ages 3 to 18 years, including child/caregiver classes. Teach four to six weeks of summer camps. 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: 5/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Part Time
Description Job Opportunity Children's Fine Art (CFA) is the Palo Alto Art Center's afterschool and summer studio art program for children ages 18 months to 18 years, serving approximately 2,500 children each year and generating $300,000 annually. Classes are offered in all media, including ceramics, drawing, and painting, as well as in specialized arts such as digital photography and stop motion animation. Curriculum Development and Teaching: Plans and teaches afterschool classes and summer camps in the visual arts to children of all ages according to the CFA program values-to support a continuum of skill development from early fine motor skills to more advanced "studio thinking" including focus, perseverance, imagination, observation, and reflection to ensure fun, creative, individualized and high-quality art experiences for all participants. Attends regular meetings with cohort of CFA art instructors to develop teaching practice; works collaboratively with other members of the team on all areas of the program to ensure best teaching practices are shared and high quality programming is achieved. Maintains studio spaces and equipment to ensure efficient functioning of the studios. Communicates with and supports CFA administrators on a regular basis regarding all areas of the program, including supply needs, studio needs, enrollment, student growth and development, course offerings and program marketing to ensure efficient running of the program. Communicates with parents and students to ensure individual student needs are met and to provide high quality customer service. Supervises classroom volunteers-adult volunteers and student CITs-to ensure volunteers support classroom needs and ensures volunteers have a positive experience with the program. Ceramics Instructor Responsibilities (in addition to the duties above) : Teach 3-5 ceramics classes/week to children ages 3 to 18 years, including child/caregiver classes. Teach four to six weeks of summer camps. Load and unload kilns on a regular basis. Maintain ceramics studio and inform CFA administrative staff when equipment needs repair or additional studio supplies are needed. 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: 5/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Part Time
Description Our Mission The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for seasonal Summer Camp Site Directors for the 2020 Summer Camp programs. The goal of the Community Services Department is to offer recreation programs that provide a range of activities to meet all the needs of the community and to sustain a positive quality of life! The Position Under general supervision of the Camp Coordinators, the Site Director works with the Assistant Site Director to provide direction to Camp Counselors and Counselors in Training (CITs) to ensure that the City Of Palo Alto guidelines, safety policies and procedures are being followed. The Site Director will plan and lead activities during the summer season while providing a safe and fun environment for the participants. Camp activities include sports, games, field trips, and arts and crafts. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position, not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year. Work hours will be determined upon assignment. Essential Duties Create, implement and lead a variety of non-competitive activities such as arts and crafts, games, hikes, field trips, and possible overnight activities. Provide supervision while encouraging group and individual participation. Create and enforce rules on site. Assist with In-Service Staff training. Attend all training and staff meetings. Lead, supervise, mentor, and evaluate Camp Counselors in their performance. Work well with a diverse population of children in a variety of activities and situations. Responsible for assuring the program meets the needs of the participants and CITs. Understand and be prepared to activate Emergency Action Plans; perform First Aid and CPR as necessary. Lead staff meetings. Maintain a high level of communication with parents, Camp Counselors, Recreation Supervisor, and the general public. Perform any other duties as assigned. Display a high level of motivation, integrity, customer service, and professionalism. Minimum Qualifications Must commit to entire program dates, including in-service training and camp wrap-up. Must attend Directors In-Service Training. Test negative for Tuberculosis. Pass fingerprint background check. Experience as a Camp Counselor and/or Assistant Site Director. Closing Date/Time: 6/6/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Part Time
Description Our Mission The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for seasonal Summer Camp Assistant Site Directors for the 2020 Summer Camp programs. The goal of the Community Services Department is to offer recreation programs that provide a range of activities to meet all the needs of the community and to sustain a positive quality of life! The Position Under general supervision of the Site Director, the Assistant Site Director provides direction to Camp Counselors and Counselors in Training (CITs) to ensure that the City Of Palo Alto guidelines, safety policies and procedures are being followed. Assistant Site Director will plan and lead activities during the summer season while providing a safe and fun environment for the participant's Camp activities includes sports, games, field trips, and arts and crafts. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position, not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year. Work hours will be determined upon assignment. Essential Duties: Implement and lead a variety of non-competitive activities such as arts and crafts, games, hikes, field trips, and possible overnight activities. Provide supervision while encouraging group and individual participation. Create and enforce rules on site. Assist with In-Service Staff training. Attend all training and staff meetings. Lead, supervise, mentor, and evaluate CITs in their performance. Work well with a diverse population of children in a variety of activities and situations. Responsible for assuring the program meets the needs of the participants and CITs. Perform CPR/First Aid if necessary. Perform any other duties as assigned. Display a high level of motivation, integrity, customer service, and professionalism. Minimum Qualifications: Must commit to entire program dates, including in-service training and camp wrap-up. Must attend Directors In-Service Training. Test negative for Tuberculosis. Pass fingerprint background check. Experience as a Camp Counselor. Must complete supplemental application worksheet. Closing Date/Time: 6/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 24, 2021
Part Time
Description Our Mission The City of Palo Alto is recruiting for seasonal Summer Camp Counselors for the 2020 Summer Camp programs. The goal of the Community Services Department is to offer recreation programs that provide a range of activities to meet all the needs of the community and to sustain a positive quality of life! The Position Under general supervision of the Site Director and the Assistant Site Director. Summer Camp Counselors will lead activities during the summer season while providing a safe and fun environment for the participants. Camp activities include sports, games, field trips, and arts and crafts. All Summer Camp Counselor candidates are required to submit a recorded interview as part of the application process. Use the link below to record and submit your interview responses. You may plan for this to take approximately 15 - 20 minutes. You may use any smart device with audio and video capabilities to record your interview. Record my interview Essential Duties Lead a variety of non-competitive activities such as arts and crafts, games, hikes, field trips, and possible overnight activities. Provide supervision while encouraging group and individual participation. Enforce rules on site. Attend all training and staff meetings. Work well with a diverse population of children in a variety of activities and situations. Responsible for assuring the program meets the needs of the participants. Perform CPR/First Aid if necessary. Perform any other duties as assigned. Display a high level of motivation, integrity, customer service, and professionalism. Minimum Qualifications Must commit to entire program dates. Must attend In-Service Training. Test negative for Tuberculosis. Pass fingerprint background check. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position, not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year. Work hours will be determined upon assignment. Closing Date/Time: 6/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 21, 2021
Full Time
Description City of Palo Alto, City Clerk Located between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 65,000 residents and is home to more than 7,000 businesses. The tree-lined streets and historic buildings reflect its California heritage and at the same time, Palo Alto is recognized worldwide as a leader in cutting-edge technological, medical, and green innovation. Palo Alto is a Charter City with a Council-Manager form of government and a seven-member City Council elected at-large. The Mayor and City Council appoint the City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Clerk. The City Clerk's Office is staffed with a City Clerk, Assistant City Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, two Administrative Assistants, and supports two part-time contracted hearing officers. The FY 20/21 adopted budget for the Office is $1,245,151. In proactively supporting the City Council, the City Clerk will work collaboratively with other CAOs and City departments in facilitating the Council's vision, while upholding the duties and role of the Clerk's Office with confidence and independence. The Mayor and City Council are seeking a City Clerk with a propensity for accuracy, attention to detail and timely communication and responsiveness, and who embraces the evolving nature of technology. The City Clerk will serve as an ambassador of the City to the community, and is expected to remain impartial, unbiased, even handed, and apolitical. The ideal candidate will possess increasingly responsible and complex administrative experience, including at least two years of supervisory experience. Ideally, candidates will have experience working with an elected or appointed body within a local government agency. Education equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Certification as a Municipal Clerk (CMC) or Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) is strongly desired. In addition, the Palo Alto organization encourages continuing education and active involvement within the profession. The City is offering a competitive salary for this position, and appointment will be made depending upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. To learn more about the opportunity and to submit your interest, please click here . Closing Date/Time: 5/12/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto is looking for an Electrical Project Engineer to oversee the electric and fiber optic utility projects, from conception through design and construction. This position is in the Electrical and Fiber Unit within the Utilities Engineering Division, which provides utilities services to approximately 67,000 residents, and the City's commercial and business customers. The Electrical Project Engineer performs project management for major Capital Improvement Projects including engineering design, bid evaluation, contract administration, project scheduling, inter-utility coordination, quality control, and field decisions and supervision to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner. Our ideal candidate will be a strong electrical and fiber technical expert and project manager, with an ability to meet critical project deadlines, and a background overseeing complex electrical and fiber utility projects. The Electrical Project Engineer will be able to work collaboratively with other staff, departments, and agencies and enjoy working in an environment where professional advancement and career development opportunities exist. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of a team where you can make a difference in the lives of Palo Alto's residents and businesses. THE JOB The Electrical Project Engineer reports to the Senior Electrical Project Engineer in the Electrical and Fiber Unit within the Utilities Engineering Division. This position oversees staff who support the delivery of critical Capital Improvement Projects and safe and reliable services to utility customers, and is responsible for overseeing and managing electric and fiber optic utility projects, from conception through design and construction. The Electrical Project Engineer performs project management for major Capital Improvement Projects including engineering design, bid evaluation, contract administration, project scheduling, inter-utility coordination, quality control, and field decisions and supervision to ensure projects are completed. Additionally, the Electrical Project Engineer provides guidance for the utilities' customers for the efficient use of electric energy, in establishing utilities service requirements, fault current protection, load management and demand control, power factor correction, and systems safety and protection schemes. This position sets objectives to meet critical project deadlines and works collaboratively with others in the engineering department, operations team, and supervises technicians and outside consultants on major projects. CURRENT KEY PROJECTS & INITIATIVES The Electrical Project Engineer will be working on the following key projects: Utilities Underground Conversion and Rebuild Projects Fiber Expansion Project : Leverage and expand the fiber network to support a communications platform for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), and wireless communications support for Public Safety and Utilities To see other key projects this team is working on, visit: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/utl/eng/electric/projects/default.asp For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/WBCP_PA_EPE_R2.pdf HOW TO APPLY: This position is open until the needs of the City are met, for first consideration APPLY IMMEDIATELY at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board Interviews will be ongoing as promising applicants apply. Please contact your recruiter, Erica Greenberg, with any questions: erica.greenberg@cityofpaloalto.org (650) 329-2166 This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union. Closing Date/Time:
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto is looking for an Electrical Lineperson/Cable Splicer (High Voltage Lineman) to construct and maintain overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems. This position is a non-supervisory position in the Overhead and Underground Construction Unit within the Utilities' Electric Operations Division, which provides utilities operations services to approximately 67,000 residents, and the City's commercial and business customers. This position performs at the journey level and responds to large- and small-scale circuit power outages, including transformer outages. This position will also perform 'make safes' when encountering an unsafe situation and will also respond to customer 'flicker' calls. Our ideal candidate is someone with strong overhead construction fundamentals who is eager to hone their skills in underground splicing and will... be a strong troubleshooter and identify root causes of an outage, be driven and eager to learn, work with a focus and emphasis on safety, have a background in electrical fundamentals, and be able to work with field and other staff at all levels. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of a team where you can make a difference in the lives of Palo Alto's residents and businesses. THE JOB & IDEAL CANDIDATE The Electrical Lineperson/Cable Splicer is in the City of Palo Alto's Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) and reports to the Utilities Supervisor in the Overhead and Underground Construction Unit within the Utilities' Electric Operations Division. This position is a non-supervisory position that performs at the journey level in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems for the City of Palo Alto. The Lineperson will respond to large- and small-scale circuit power outages, including transformer outages. They will also perform 'make safes' when encountering an unsafe situation and respond to customer 'flicker' calls (this position does not involve work on communication lines). The Electrical Lineperson/Cable Splicer will be driven and eager to learn, strong at troubleshooting and identifying root causes of an outage (such as lightning strikes, downed wire, or major vegetation issues), have a background in electrical fundamentals, champion safe work practices, and work collaboratively with field and other staff at all levels. The City of Palo Alto is looking for someone with strong overhead construction fundamentals who is eager to hone their skills in underground splicing. For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/WBCP_PA_EFL-CS_R3.pdf HOW TO APPLY: This position is open until the needs of the City are met, for first consideration APPLY IMMEDIATELY at: https://wbcpinc.com/job-board Interviews will be ongoing as promising applicants apply. Please contact your recruiter, Erica Greenberg, with any questions: erica.greenberg@cityofpaloalto.org (650) 329-2166 This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union. Closing Date/Time: Continuous