City of Santa Clara

Community, Authenticity and Opportunity

Santa Clara is a family oriented and business friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering the public trust.  Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail and other public transportation.

"The Mission City" was founded in 1852 and has grown into an internationally diverse community of about 120,000 residents with employment base of about 106,750.  With 19.3 square miles of tree-lined neighborhoods, thriving commercial and industrial centers, and 300 days of sunshine each year, it is an ideal location for individuals, families, and businesses.

Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50.

Not Your Typical Bay Area City

Voted one of ten All-America Cities in the New Millennium by the National Civic League, Santa Clara has a "High Tech, Human Touch, H2" approach to serving the community's needs.  It offers the region's lowest combined utility costs in the nine Bay Area counties, with savings of 30 to 40% on electricity alone, and it is consistently rated one of the most affordable cities in the nation for business.

At the core of the City's government is a dedication to ethics, transparency and service to the community.  Santa Clara is a Charter City with a Council / Manager form of government.  The City's financial stability ensures the highest levels of citizen and business service, low business taxes and solid real estate value, and it is also one of the safest U.S. cities with a population of 75,000+.

This dedication community is most readily seen in the outstanding efforts and services provided by our world-class police and fire departments.  Our outstanding public safety record includes the highest fire rating in Santa Clara County and some of the fastest emergency response times in the state.

Speed is critical in Santa Clara--from response times with emergency services to responsiveness at the speed of business.  More than 9,400 businesses, including many of the world's top technology firms, have started, taken root and thrived in the City of Santa Clara.  Our dedication to the business community reaches beyond business licenses and services, but focuses on individualized assistance and attention, especially for large or complex business applications that need the involvement of multiple City departments.  In these cases, a dedicated liaison will help guide businesses through the process and ensure clear and complete communication.

Welcome to Santa Clara.  Welcome to what's possible!

   

24 job(s) at City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Description Police Department The men and women of the Santa Clara Police Department take tremendous pride in providing the community with outstanding service through the "Santa Clara Way" of service. In partnership with the citizens, the team provides law enforcement services with professional and dedicated staff. The team will always identify and resolve problems utilizing all available resources and perform services professionally and with a high level of integrity. To learn more visit our website or register here for our virtual recruiting event on July 29, 2021. The Position This position is a sworn position in the Police Department. Incumbents will be assigned to Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people, property, and enforce City, County, and State laws. **This recruitment is for Lateral Police Officer transfers only. Candidates seeking consideration for the entry-level Recruit Police Officer will need to apply to the Recruit Police Officer recruitment).** Typical Duties EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units of academic level courses at an accredited college or university and two (2) years full-time, paid, recent police experience with a sheriff's department, state police, highway patrol, or municipal police department; or Successful completion of California POST Basic Police Academy as a Recruit Police Officer with the Santa Clara Police Department. LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. Proof of completion of a Basic Peace Officer Academy certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training is required at time of application. Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application filing and 21 years of age at time of job appointment; Must possess the strength and physical ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position; and Must be willing to be fingerprinted. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates must pass polygraph, background investigation, medical, and psychological examinations prior to appointment. Vision requirements: Vision including color, night, depth, and peripheral vision sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; Visual acuity of not less than 20/80 vision in each eye uncorrected, and corrected to 20/30 in each eye. EXCEPTION: Applicants with correction afforded by soft contact lenses are exempt from the minimum uncorrected vision standard of 20/80, provided their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye. Hearing, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Required to work a basic workweek consisting of four 10-hour work-days. May be required to work odd and unusual hours, including weekends and designated holidays, and to be subject to call-back in the performance of job duties. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their applications a t the time of filing . Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Completion of sixty (60) semester units or ninety (90) quarter units of academic level course work at an accredited college or university with no experience required. LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application filing and 21 years of age at time of job appointment; Must possess the strength and physical ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position of Police Officer; Hearing, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient to perform all the essential functions of the position of Police Officer; and Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Vision requirements : Vision including color, night, depth, and peripheral vision sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position of Police Officer; Visual acuity of not less than 20/80 vision in each eye uncorrected, and corrected to 20/30 in each eye. EXCEPTION: Applicants with correction afforded by soft contact lenses are exempt from the minimum uncorrected vision standard of 20/80, provided their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye. If provided a conditional offer of employment, candidates must pass a background investigation, polygraph, physical ability, medical, and psychological examination prior to appointment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Required to work a basic 5-day workweek. Attendance of classes at odd and unusual hours may be required, as well as working on weekends and designated holidays. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at the time of filing or will be ineligible to have points added to their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities at a level necessary to do police work: Interest in Police Work - willingness to handle routine, repetitive tasks; enforce laws that may conflict with personal values; relate to others; work with minorities; work with fellow officers and the general public; participate in situations which require courage; function in different roles; work under hostile conditions, work under hazardous conditions over long periods of time; change appearance for job requirements and conditions; accept new job duties; work weekends, holidays, shifts, overtime, and a 10-hour work-day/4-day work-week. Ability to Take Orders - the ability to relate to supervisors; to maintain objectivity; take criticism and control temper, and willingness to enforce laws that may conflict with personal values. Ability to Take Responsibility - ability to work without supervision; reliability; ability to participate in situations which require courage, refrain from abusing authority vested in official role; maintain confidentiality of information; assume a command presence in conflict situations; and refrain from using excessive sick or unauthorized leave. Self-Control - the ability to control one's temper, maintain objectivity; take criticism, function under oral or physical stress; use authority effectively; function in different roles, work under hazardous and hostile conditions for long periods of time, and work at accident and crime scenes which involve severe personal injuries, or in situations which involve loss of life. Ability to Communicate Effectively - the ability to testify accurately; obtain information from witnesses under normal and stressful conditions; communicate in person, in writing, and via radio. Ability to Make Reasonable Decisions Rapidly - the ability to reason logically; apply discretion in maintaining confidentiality of information; observe and interpret what is observed; evaluate situations and people effectively; and apply good judgment. Willingness to Arrest People - willingness to take actions which will result in imposing penalties on others, including: depriving them of their freedom; taking a life if necessary; and fighting to win and injuring another if required and to enforce laws which may conflict with personal values. Ability to Learn - the immediate potential to learn to write readable, comprehensible reports; to read and interpret relevant laws and procedural material; read maps; apply regulations; communicate verbally with others under stress, analyze material and situations; and record observations from accident and crime scenes. Emotional Stability - the ability to take verbal abuse; the possession of: honesty, integrity, maturity, tolerance, self-confidence, truthfulness and psychological stability; ability to meet the physical and psychological demands of police work. Ability to Problem Solve - the ability to identify problems or issues that are of concern to residents of the City, and the ability to respond successfully to these problems through the resources of the Police Department, other City Departments, and/or other governmental or private agencies. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application and 2) Proof of Completion of a Basic Peace Officer Academy Certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training , Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of August 20 at 4:00 PM. For out of state applicants or information on how to obtain POST certification please visit the South Bay Regional Academy website or another POST-approved entity website. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Description Police Department The men and women of the Santa Clara Police Department take tremendous pride in providing the community with outstanding service through the "Santa Clara Way" of service. In partnership with the citizens, the team provides law enforcement services with professional and dedicated staff. The team will always identify and resolve problems utilizing all available resources and perform services professionally and with a high level of integrity. To learn more visit our website or register here for our virtual recruiting event on July 29, 2021. The Position This position is an entry-level, non-sworn position in the Police Department. Incumbents in the position are assigned to the Basic Peace Officer Academy and must adequately pass all of the requirements that lead to the possession of the Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificate before becoming candidates for the sworn position of Police Officer. Typical Duties Upon employment, will be required to attend a POST certified basic academy and participate in and pass all required classes. May also be required to ride on patrol as an observer. May be required to direct traffic or perform other police-related functions when not attending classes. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Completion of sixty (60) semester units or ninety (90) quarter units of academic level course work at an accredited college or university with no experience required. LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application filing and 21 years of age at time of job appointment; Must possess the strength and physical ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position of Police Officer; Hearing, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient to perform all the essential functions of the position of Police Officer; and Must be willing to be fingerprinted. Vision requirements : Vision including color, night, depth, and peripheral vision sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position of Police Officer; Visual acuity of not less than 20/80 vision in each eye uncorrected, and corrected to 20/30 in each eye. EXCEPTION: Applicants with correction afforded by soft contact lenses are exempt from the minimum uncorrected vision standard of 20/80, provided their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye. If provided a conditional offer of employment, candidates must pass a background investigation, polygraph, physical ability, medical, and psychological examination prior to appointment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Required to work a basic 5-day workweek. Attendance of classes at odd and unusual hours may be required, as well as working on weekends and designated holidays. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at the time of filing or will be ineligible to have points added to their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities at a level necessary to do police work: Interest in Police Work - willingness to handle routine, repetitive tasks; enforce laws that may conflict with personal values; relate to others; work with minorities; work with fellow officers and the general public; participate in situations which require courage; function in different roles; work under hostile conditions; work under hazardous conditions over long periods of time; change appearance for job requirements and conditions; accept new job duties; work weekends, holidays, shifts, overtime, and a 10-hour work-day/4-day work-week. Ability to Take Orders - the ability to relate to supervisors; to maintain objectivity; take criticism and control temper; and willingness to enforce laws that may conflict with personal values. Ability to Take Responsibility - ability to work without supervision; reliability; ability to participate in situations which require courage; refrain from abusing authority vested in official role; maintain confidentiality of information; assume a command presence in conflict situations; and refrain from using excessive sick or unauthorized leave. Self Control - the ability to control one's temper; maintain objectivity; take criticism; function under oral or physical stress; use authority effectively; function in different roles; work under hazardous and hostile conditions for long periods of time; and work at accident and crime scenes which involve severe personal injuries or in situations which involve loss of life. Ability to Communicate Effectively - the ability to testify accurately; obtain information from witnesses under normal and stressful conditions; communicate in person, in writing, and via radio. Ability to Make Reasonable Decisions Rapidly - the ability to reason logically; apply discretion in maintaining confidentiality of information; observe and interpret what is observed; evaluate situations and people effectively; and apply good judgment. Willingness to Arrest People - willingness to take actions which will result in imposing penalties on others, including: depriving them of their freedom; taking a life if necessary; and fighting to win and injuring another if required and to enforce laws which may conflict with personal values. Ability to Learn - the immediate potential to learn to write readable, comprehensible reports; to read and interpret relevant laws and procedural material; read maps; apply regulations; communicate verbally with others under stress; analyze material and situations; and record observations from accident and crime scenes. Emotional Stability - the ability to take verbal abuse; the possession of: honesty, integrity, maturity, tolerance, self-confidence, truthfulness, and psychological stability; ability to meet the physical and psychological demands of police work. Ability to Problem Solve - the ability to identify problems or issues that are of concern to residents of the City, and the ability to respond successfully to these problems through the resources of the Police Department, other City Departments, and/or other governmental or private agencies. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application, 2) Verification of a valid POST-Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) examination from another agency or approved entity with a T-Score of 50 or above or verrification of completion from the National Testing Network: NTN with the following scores or above: Frontline Test: 65% Video, 70% Reading, and 70% Writing and v erification of POST Physical Ability Examination (WSTB) PASS . All certificates should be dated no more than one year ago and attached with your employment application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of August 20 at 4:00 PM. For out of state applicants or information on how to obtain POST certification, please visit the South Bay Regional Academy website or another POST-approved entity website as well as the National Testing Network (NTN) website . The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Description The Departments: Department of Public Works The Public Works team constructs, maintains, and improves various components of the City's infrastructure and provides quality, cost-effective, timely services to the residents and businesses of Santa Clara. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the department website . Water and Sewer Utilities Department The Water and Sewer Utilities Department operates and maintains water distribution mains, storage tanks, groundwater wells, recycled water system, and sanitary sewer collection systems. For more information about Water and Sewer Utilities please visit the department website . Community Development Department The Community Development Department enhances the community's safety, welfare, quality of life, through economic opportunities by providing advanced planning, development review, permitting and inspection services, as well as administration of programs related to affordable housing. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the department website . The Position: The current vacancy will be assigned to the Public Works Department and will conduct investigations related to stormwater pollution, fats, oils and grease (FOG) source control, recycled water, land use, buildings, zoning, public education, and related municipal codes and ordinances, to determine violations and gain compliance. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties For all departments: Conducts field surveys, inspections and investigations of land use, site and environmental conditions, or building construction Documents inspections, violations, actions and compliance Issues notices and citations and follows up to ensure compliance Answers questions and interprets ordinances, policies procedures and code enforcement concepts to assist applicants and general public Prepares record of deficiencies noted and compliance achieved Responds to complaints of zoning code violations or building code violations Prepares reports, maps, recommendations and other correspondence on code enforcement matters Coordinates actions with other City Departments, outside agencies and the public to identify and resolve code violation problems Establishes and maintain files and records related to citations and violations Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff Directs supporting activities of administrative and paraprofessional staff Prepares and presents public presentations and staff reports involving code enforcement Prepares and develops ordinances relating to code enforcement Represents the City in court actions related to enforcement Researches and prepares cases for prosecution; testifies at administrative hearings and/or in court; and assists with testimony of other staff witnesses For the Community Development Department: Performs final inspections to determine compliance with planning related conditions of approval on projects Reviews and makes recommendations on development proposals and plans in light of compliance with City standards, impact upon adjacent properties and public facilities, and design and landscape compatibility Coordinates with the Police Department on the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program For the Water and Sewer Utilities Department: Reviews development plans for recycled water projects and food service establishments and other facilities to determine compliance with applicable City, State and Federal rules and regulations Performs sampling of potable, recycled and waste water for various constituents Responds to City wastewater emergencies and sanitary sewer overflows Reviews sanitary sewer overflow reports submitted to the California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) for accuracy and completeness Collects and preserves samples as evidence for legal proceedings Assists with the development of pollution prevention policies, practices, and outreach materials Inspects pretreatment systems, businesses and other facilities to ensure compliance with federal, state and local ordinances and regulations Investigates illegal discharges to the sanitary sewer system and storm drain system Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: An Associate's Degree in City or Urban Planning, Business Administration, Construction Technology, Environmental Science, or closely related field; and Two (2) years of experience in public contact work involving zoning administrative investigation, building inspection or investigation, industrial/commercial pretreatment inspections, or stormwater pollution control, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Possible Substitutions: One (1) year of additional related experience may be substituted for each year, up to two years of the required education. Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in City or Urban Planning, Business Administration, Construction Technology, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or closely related field is desirable. A Code Enforcement Officer Certification by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) is desirable. LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment. For the Public Works Department: A recognized professional certification within the stormwater management field (QSP, QISP, CSM, CESSWI, CPESC, CPMSM, etc.) within twelve (12) months of appointment and for the duration of employment. For the Water and Sewer Utilities Department: A Grade II Environmental Compliance Inspector Certification issued by the California Water Environment Association within twelve (12) months of appointment and for the duration of employment. A Water Distribution Operators Certification from the State Water Resources Control Board is desirable. A Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist Certification from the American Water Works Association is desirable. OTHER REQUIREMENTS May be required to occasionally work evenings and weekends. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS : Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of : For all departments: City's municipal codes and zoning plans Field investigations and procedures Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards Business report writing For the Community Development Department: Planning requirements related to setbacks, buildings and sign heights Abandoned vehicle abatement program, citation procedures and code Building code provisions For the Public Works Department: Storm drain and solid waste code provisions For the Water and Sewer Utilities Department: Federal, State and local rules and regulations for water, wastewater and recycled water Ability to : For all departments: Respond to inquiries and complaints in a tactful and timely manner Exercise independent judgment and initiative with minimal supervision Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Serve as liaison with planners, building inspectors, law enforcement aides, fire, police, attorneys and the general public on enforcement matters Prepare, maintain and update records, logs and reports Operate a mobile device/computer and applicable software such as a work order management system and Microsoft Office Suite Manage a caseload and resolve cases through the criminal or administrative process Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Walk or stand for extended periods of time Bend, stoop, reach, carry, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties For the Community Development Department and Water and Sewer Utilities Department: Interpret site development plans, landscape plans and building construction plans Conduct extensive research of City and County records For the Public Works Department: Interpret state mandated stormwater pollution prevention plans Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, and 3) Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of Friday, August 6 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 13, 2021
Full Time
Description The Department: SVP currently provides over 40 percent of Santa Clara's electricity from carbon-free renewable resources. In addition to using green energy from large-scale wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric projects outside of the area, SVP employs innovative ways to locally produce electricity by capturing and burning methane gas from a closed city landfill and using power from solar generating systems on city-owned garages and vacant, unusable land. It is the mission of Silicon Valley Power to be a progressive, service-oriented utility, offering reliable, competitively priced services for the benefit of Santa Clara and its customers. Being competitive in the marketplace with a continuous focus on customer service, SVP can provide economic value to the City of Santa Clara and its customers while maintaining low residential rates and offering competitive rates for all customers. The Position: The successful incumbent will help support the development, implementation, and evaluation of customer programs, including distributed energy resources, cost-effective energy efficiency programs, and electric vehicle charging stations. This position also supports emerging technologies and helps determine the best energy programs to offer our customers. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: Perform research and statistical analyses related to customer and utility competitor characteristics, behavior, and attitudes; oversee customer surveying activities; recommend appropriate actions based on analysis; Recommend positions and strategies in response to legislative and regulatory issues at the state and federal level; Meet with residential and business customers to promote City programs and services; Review customers' utility-related needs and make energy efficiency recommendations; Assist with the coordination of community events and workshops; Participate in the design and implementation of new and revised programs, systems, procedures and methods of operation; Analyze and respond to complaints and requests for information from internal and external sources; determine appropriate corrective action; Prepare and disseminate customer profiles and other sensitive customer-related information; Develop tools and business processes for new products, services and business development, such as utility infrastructure services; Perform budget analysis (project expenditures, revenue collections, and reporting); Perform benchmarking of Electric Utility against potential and existing competitors; Perform research and analysis to determine market potential and impact of demand-side management (DSM), customer service and retention programs; Assist in the development and design of DSM and load-impact programs for customers and evaluate and report on effectiveness of such programs; Devise methods and procedures for obtaining, maintaining, and updating market-related data, including collection, coding, and tabulation; Compile energy utilization data for reports on energy consumption; Assist in data evaluation and database development and maintenance; Study customer energy consumption and prepare forecasts of short and long term needs; Confer with City staff, customers, and others as required to conduct project assignments; Provide technical assistance to City departments and customers on administrative and analytical matters; Utilize computer applications to assist with analytical studies; Prepare a variety of technical, periodic, specialized reports, and other written materials related to utility business matters; Conduct research and analytical studies on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and issues; Maintain current knowledge of utility distribution and consumption trends; and Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, engineering, environmental studies, or a related area; and Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in energy efficiency and conservation programs, which has included accounting record keeping, financial and market analysis, resource planning, utility demand-side programs, communication technologies, data management related to customer analysis or other related fields is required. LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS A medical examination will be required prior to appointment Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment, however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process • Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100 Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at time of filing. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of : Utility economics and government regulations affecting utilities; Water, energy, and communications technologies related to utility assets and infrastructure, resources and energy utilization; Financial issues related to customer energy services; Computer applications such as Peoplesoft, Quickbooks, and Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and Powerpoint Local, state, and federal legislative processes and associated laws, rules, codes, policies and procedures; Principles of public administration, including administrative analysis, policy and program development; Community outreach resources, program planning and coordination; Program promotion techniques; Research techniques, methods and procedures and report presentation; Needs assessment techniques; Project and workload planning; Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques; Preparation, contract administration, and fiscal planning; and Office safety practices, procedures and standards. Ability to : Use moderately complex accounting models, or specialized computer applications; Verbally communicate clearly and effectively with City staff and the general public; Prepare and deliver effective public presentations; Speak on a one-to-one basis and in front of groups of various sizes; Respond to requests and inquiries from the public; Carry out complex oral instructions and prepare comprehensive oral presentations; Carry out complex written instructions and prepare comprehensive and precise written reports; Communicate logically and clearly using correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation; Interpret and present findings in a clear, concise written form including the creation and use of tables, charts, and graphics to summarize results; Research and evaluate utility load impacting technologies; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Elicit community and organizational support for assigned programs and projects; Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals; Exercise independent judgment and initiative with minimal supervision; Effectively administer assigned program responsibilities; Interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; Apply advanced analysis methodologies; Analyze and interpret federal and state legislation; Analyze, design and evaluate utility load impacting programs; Research and evaluate new marketing methods and techniques; Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously; Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies and methods; Prepare and monitor budgets; and Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, and Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of Friday, August 20 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 06, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The Department: The Police Department provides law enforcement services and education with a professional and dedicated staff to the City of Santa Clara. The Position: The successful incumbent promotes safe crossing at key locations in our city and reminds drivers of the presence of pedestrians while creating gaps for street crossing and reporting hazards or emergencies. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under direction: Supervises assigned school crossing sites Assists school children in crossing streets, controlling their conduct and the flow of traffic to ensure safety for all Reports on violations of motorists and on the conduct of school children Reports accidents at school crossing sites and assists injured parties Performs related duties as required Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Some experience in working with children is desirable. Minimum age 21 at time of application. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee proceeding in the process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited for an interview. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Traffic safety rules and procedures Traffic control techniques and practices City and State traffic laws Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions Recognize traffic hazards Make decisions for the effective control of traffic and for the safe conduct of school children Establish and maintain effective working relations with others Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Completed City of Santa Clara Application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of August 27 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 03, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department: The Parks Division provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of City parks and open spaces. The Recreation Division provides classes and programs for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean, and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Cemetery Division maintains 33,000 internment sites in a peaceful public park. The Position: Providing customer service at Recreation Facility Front Desk (CRC, YAC, Senior Center, Reed & Grant Sports Park, Warburton and ISC Pools). The job responsibilities include data input, processing program registrations, opening and closing the desk reception area and keeping accurate records of daily sales. Daily check in of patrons, adhering to established protocols and ensuring the safety of customers as they enter and exit the facilities. Work assignment shifts will include, days, evenings and weekends. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants The Recreation Office Assistant has an emphasis on performing a variety of clerical and customer service duties at a recreation facility. An incumbent in this classification is responsible for demonstrating a high level of customer service while performing basic clerical duties including financial transactions, maintaining documents, and assisting others. Assignments are generally limited in scope, contain fairly routine duties, and are performed within a procedural framework established by higher-level employees. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: • Greets employees, visitors, and the public, assisting with routine inquires and requests and providing a high level of customer service • Answers telephone calls, providing routine information, taking messages, and routing calls to the appropriate destination • Maintains and updates records including attendance, inventory, and basic financial transactions; files and retrieves files, forms, inventories, logs, and other documents • Registers program and class participants; enters data into and retrieves data from standard business software, databases, and online systems; posts a variety of information on forms, records, reports, and files • Makes reservations for recreation facilities • Maintains office area; creates and arranges program displays • Orders, maintains, and distributes a variety of supplies and equipment; maintains and monitors invoices and purchase orders; maintains simple inventory records • Opens and closes facility in accordance with established procedures • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and • Six (6) months of general clerical or customer service experience; and • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is desirable OTHER REQUIREMENTS • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: • Correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation • Modern office practices, procedures, and methods, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment Ability to: • Operate personal computer hardware and software and a variety of standard office equipment • Communicate clearly and effectively in English in person, over the telephone, and in written correspondence • Demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others • Issue and follow oral and written instructions • Exercise sound and effective judgment within established guidelines • Organize, coordinate, and complete duties to meet scheduled deadlines • Perform routine arithmetic calculations • Prepare, maintain, and reconcile routine accounting and numerical records • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Lift and carry objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on July 16, 2021 and on a bi-weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Full Time
Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision: Performs a variety of skilled electrical work involved in construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of substations, Supervisory Control Automated Data Analysis (SCADA) systems, communication and traffic signal systems, street lighting systems, automatic water control systems, and other City Electrical facilities; Installs, maintains and repairs alarm equipment, motors, and switchboard wires; Maintains, tests, and repairs relays; Installs and maintains primary and secondary metering equipment; Installs and maintains well starters and related automatic control equipment; Installs and maintains electrical substation equipment such as 230 KV, 115 KV, 60 KV, and 12 KV circuit breakers, transformers, capacitor banks, air switches, control wires, and protective relays; Answers trouble calls concerning substation alarms and traffic signals; Operates hydraulic aerial devices to perform work inside substations and to replace burned out street and traffic signal lights; Maintains, repairs and replaces traffic signal standards and associated equipment; Troubleshoots secondary circuits of 750 volts and under; Takes readings and keeps records of substations; Inspects the various areas of substations and grounds, as appropriate, to insure its safe and efficient operation; Logs and reports any deficiencies, takes readings, analyzes failures, and takes corrective action to insure plant safety and reliability; Performs a variety of skilled electrical and mechanical work related to the distribution and transmission of electrical power; and Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.; Status as a journey level electrician and completion of a formal electrician apprenticeship program; and Experience maintaining high voltage substation equipment, power generation equipment or industrial manufacturing facilities is required. Desirable Experience Journey level experience maintaining solid state traffic signal equipment. LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. Proof of completion of an accredited three-year formal electrician apprenticeship program. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Incumbents of this classification may be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties, and be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon. Incumbents may be required to work in inclement weather. Incumbents will be required to travel from site to site and work occasionally at a considerable height above the ground. Applicants appointed to this position must possess normal color vision at time of appointment. Incumbents of this classification may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as mandated by federal regulations. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Fundamentals of electricity and electronics including their application to the operation of high voltage substations, motor control, circuits, traffic signal devices and street lighting; National Electrical Code, California Electrical Safety Orders and CAL OSHA; Techniques, tools and materials of the electrical utility trade, and skill in their use; Applicable safety preparations and first aid practices; and Knowledge of environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards. Ability to: Read and interpret blueprints and electrical diagrams; Perform arithmetic calculations involving multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, decimals and fractions; Safely drive light duty vehicles e.g. pick-up truck, bucket truck; Train new personnel on work procedures; Direct the activities of Utility Electrician Apprentices and other staff; Maintain accurate and precise written and computerized documents including records, forms and correspondence; Understand and follow written instructions; Understand, follow and provide oral instructions; Deal tactfully and courteously with others; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public; Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties; Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; and Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Full Time
Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision: Climbs power poles and steel towers, making repairs to energized lines; Constructs new overhead and underground electric facilities, sets poles, installs cross arms and brackets, strings wire, and places equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators; Performs switching operations; Runs new service lines from pole to consumer's premises; Reconstructs existing overhead and underground electric facilities; Phases out and cuts in new circuits; Pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires; Tests poles; Inspects existing overhead and underground electric systems and other overhead and underground facilities; Trims trees to clear wires; Installs, maintains and repairs electrical underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, and vaults, switches, capacitors, transformers, street lights, concrete foundations; Installs and maintains street light system; Installs electrical cable in ducts or direct burial; Installs cable risers; Splices and terminates non-leaded high voltage cables; Performs substation construction such as installation of structures, switches, insulators, buses, foundations and associated equipment; Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned; Assists in the instruction and training of Journey Lineworker Apprentices, Electric Utility Helpers, Electric Helper/Drivers, and other new crew members in techniques of the trade; May be required to perform maintenance of substation equipment and assist Electricians with wiring of substations; and Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.; and Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program as a Lineworker is required. LICENSE & CERTIFICATION Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's license is required, or Possession of a valid Class C license at the time of appointment and the ability to obtain a Class A license within six months of employment Incumbents in this position are required to become rubber glove certified as a condition of holding the classification of Journey Lineworker within nine (9) months of appointment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS Incumbents of this classification may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, and to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon. Incumbents of this classification may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as mandated by federal regulations. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in overhead and underground electrical installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines and underground systems; Safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires; Pertinent first-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods; and General Order #95, "Rules for Overhead Line Constructing" and General Order #128, "Rules for Construction of Underground Electric Systems issued by California Public Utilities Commission. Ability to: Perform electrical installation and repair work and to construct and maintain overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission system; Think and act appropriately and quickly in emergencies; Maintain good public relations; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Work from electrical plans and detailed drawings; Input data using computer programs for documenting electric facility maintenance and inspection findings; Effectively train and supervise others; Understand and follow oral and written instructions; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public; Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties; Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; and Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City of Santa Clara Employment Application and 2) Proof of completion of a Basic Peace Officer Academy certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) OR proof of completion of Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer POST Regular Basic Course (Reserve Police Officers Only). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For additional information regarding this position, please email Joe Oliver at joliver@santaclaraca.gov All applicants are required to obtain authorization from their home agency Chief of Police/Sheriff authorizing them to work on a Per Diem basis for the City of Santa Clara. Typical Duties Duties include but are not limited to the following: Under general supervision: patrol designated areas in car, by foot, by bicycle, or other means to preserve law and order; Direct traffic; Enforce parking regulations, issue citations and tow vehicles that are in violation of codes; Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists; issue traffic citations and warnings; Discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce laws and ordinances; Maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed to determine what, if any, crime has been committed; Respond to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents; Investigate complaints and take appropriate action, which may include the use of deadly or non-deadly force; Use sound judgment under adverse, stressful conditions; Identify, collect, preserve, process, and book evidence; Locate and interview victims and witnesses; Work in partnership with the Santa Clara Police Department and the District Attorney's Office to follow through on criminal complaints; Apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; Control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations; Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public; Answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department, apply good public relation principals; Participate in continuous training required by POST to enhance law enforcement skills including firearms proficiency, defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills; Attend meetings and trainings; Prepare a variety of reports including those on activities, operations, arrests made, and unusual incidents observed; prepare investigative reports and case information; Testify in courts and at hearings; prepare and present case evidence; Escort prisoners to county jail, juvenile hall, or Santa Clara Police Department; and Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Currently employed as a Full Time or Part Time Peace Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency; or Currently working as a Level I Reserve Police Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency; or Retired as a Full Time Peace Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency. LICENSES &/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of valid California Class C driver's license is required; Proof of a current Basic or higher certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is required at time of application and for duration of employment. (Not required for Reserve Police Officers, see below); Must have passed Field Training Program with home agency as required by POST; Must have passed Probationary Period with home agency; Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship; and Must maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification. Reserve Police Officers Must Also Provide: Proof of completion of Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer POST Regular Basic Course (Reserve Police Officers Only). PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application filing and 21 years of age at time of job appointment; Meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards as required by POST; Per The California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) "Public Safety retirees on service retirement may not work more than 960 hours in a fiscal year for all CalPERS employers." Retirees who were medically retired (industrial or non-industrial) should confirm with their retirement plan that accepting employment as a Per Diem Police Officer will not jeopardize their pension; Must possess the strength and physical ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position; Must possess Hearing, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; and Must be willing to be fingerprinted and pass a departmental interview, psychological, medical, and background investigation prior to appointment. Vision requirements: Must possess vision including color, night, depth, and peripheral vision sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; and Must possess visual acuity of not less than 20/80 vision in each eye uncorrected, and corrected to 20/30 in each eye. EXCEPTION: Applicants with correction afforded by soft contact lenses are exempt from the minimum uncorrected vision standard of 20/80, provided their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Will be required to work special events. Will be required to work odd and unusual hours, including evenings, week-ends and holidays. Will be required to purchase Department Uniforms (reimbursement will occur after working ten regular events). Will be required to provide safety equipment (defined as ballistic vests, duty belt, and firearm) approved by the Santa Clara Police Department. Per the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) "Public Safety retirees on service retirement may not work more than 960 hours in a fiscal year for all CalPERS employers." Candidates are required to pass a departmental interview prior to being given a conditional job offer. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates must also pass medical and psychological exams, as well as a background investigation. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities at a level necessary to do police work: Interest in Police Work - willingness to handle routine, repetitive tasks; enforce laws that may conflict with personal values; relate to others; work with minorities; work with fellow officers and the general public; participate in situations which require courage; function in different roles; work under hostile conditions, work under hazardous conditions over long periods of time; accept new job duties; and work weekends, holidays. Ability to Take Orders - the ability to relate to supervisors; to maintain objectivity; to take criticism and control temper. Ability to Take Responsibility - the ability to work without supervision; reliability; ability to participate in situations which require courage, refrain from abusing authority vested in official role; maintain confidentiality of information; and assume a command presence in conflict situations. Self-Control - the ability to control one's temper, maintain objectivity; take criticism, function under oral or physical stress; use authority effectively; function in different roles, work under hazardous and hostile conditions for long periods of time, and work at accident and crime scenes which involve severe personal injuries, or in situations which involve loss of life. Ability to Communicate Effectively - the ability to testify accurately; obtain information from witnesses under normal and stressful conditions; communicate in person, in writing, and via radio. Ability to Make Reasonable Decisions Rapidly - the ability to reason logically; apply discretion in maintaining confidentiality of information; observe and interpret what is observed; evaluate situations and people effectively; and apply good judgment. Willingness to Arrest People - willingness to take actions which will result in imposing penalties on others, including depriving them of their freedom; taking a life if necessary; and fighting to win and injuring another if required; use techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force. Ability to Learn - the immediate potential to learn to write readable, comprehensible reports; to read and interpret relevant laws and procedural material including designated SCPD Operational Manual Sections and Stadium Security Procedures; read maps; apply regulations; communicate verbally with others under stress, analyze material and situations; and record observations from accident and crime scenes. Emotional Stability - the ability to take verbal abuse; the possession of: honesty, integrity, maturity, tolerance, self-confidence, truthfulness and psychological stability; ability to meet the physical and psychological demands of police work. Ability to Problem Solve - the ability to identify problems or issues that are of concern to residents of the City or Stadium attendees. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Environment: The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be very loud due to crowd noise, music, sirens, firearm training, etc. Incumbents are required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends, and may be required to travel to attend meetings or court appearances. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, bike or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description Under direction, the Traffic Control Special Events position directs motorists and controls traffic conditions at special events held in the City of Santa Clara. For additional information regarding this position, please emailRachel Thomasat rthomas@SantaClaraCA.gov . This is a non-benefited,As-Needed recruitment limited to 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Typical Duties Duties include but are not limited to the following: Direct traffic Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public and answer questions Attend meetings and trainings Perform other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Minimum age 18 at time of application; and One (1) year of full-time paid or volunteer work experience involving considerable contact with the general public Desirable Qualifications: Paid or volunteer work experience within a law enforcement agency, the U.S. Armed Forces, or a related agency LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required at time of appointment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Will be required to work special events Will be required to work odd and unusual hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays Will be required to purchase Department Uniforms (reimbursement will occur after working ten regular events) Will be required to purchase a flashlight and whistle Will be required to pass a City background investigation, which will include fingerprinting Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Basic principles of traffic control Principles and practices of customer service Ability to: Understand and execute oral and written instructions Relate to supervisors, maintain objectivity, take criticism, and control temper Be courteous, but firm, in maintaining effective communications with the general public in normal and stressful situations Deal effectively with irate or uncooperative individuals Communicate in a clear, concise, and effective manner, both orally and in writing Read and understand laws, ordinances, departmental polices, rules, and instructions Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public and co-workers Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties Perform work in various environments, including outdoors in inclement weather
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department is hiring for Instructor/Lifeguards. To apply for this position, submit a 1) Completed City Application ,2) Current Resume and 3) Supplemental Questions. This recruitment will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed periodically. The department will review applications and only contact the applicants that best meet the needs for their current opening . This position is an as-needed, non-benefitted position and has an hour limitation of 999 hours in a fiscal year. The Instructor-Lifeguard functions as both a swimming instructor and a lifeguard at a City swimming pool. An incumbent conducts classes at all participant skill levels (beginning through advanced) and supervises the conduct of swimmers in City pools in order to maintain a safe environment. This class is distinguished from the Lifeguard in that the latter has a sole focus on lifeguard responsibilities. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: • Conducts swimming instruction classes at various participant age and skill levels • Administers practical swimming tests to determine participants' skill levels • Maintains class participant attendance, activity, and progress records • Observes swimmers at a City operated swimming pool; warning those who violate pool safety rules, and expelling them, if necessary, for willful disobedience • Maintains a safe but enjoyable poolside atmosphere for participants by continuously monitoring pool facility for potential problems or dangerous situations • Rescues swimmers who are in distress; administers first aid and artificial respiration, if necessary, according to prescribed methods • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains the pool, pool decks, overflow gutter, shower rooms and other pool facility areas • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: • Education equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and • No experience required; and • Must be at least 16 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is required: • A valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate or Completion of City of Santa Clara Learn To Swim Instruction Program; and • A valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certificate; and • In accordance with State of California law, a valid California Work Permit is required at time of appointment for candidates under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate of proficiency OTHER REQUIREMENTS • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: • Swimming techniques • Principles and techniques of swimming instruction appropriate for various age groups • Approved lifesaving and safety methods and procedures necessary to ensure public safety in and around a pool facility Considerable ability to: • Teach to others the theory and application of swimming techniques • Swim skillfully, rescue submerged victims, and safely remove them from pool • Immediately evaluate emergency situations and respond decisively and effectively • Administer first aid and artificial respiration according to prescribed methods • Instruct in the techniques of swimming and lifesaving • Maintain poolside discipline and safety Ability to : • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing • Learn the proper placement of all safety equipment and its proper use • Learn the location and proper use of the emergency telephone numbers list • Become familiar with the basic mechanical operation and maintenance program of the City pools
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Full Time
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department The men and women of the Santa Clara Police Department take tremendous pride in providing the community with outstanding service through the "Santa Clara Way" of service. In partnership with the citizens, the team provides law enforcement services with professional and dedicated staff. The team will always identify and resolve problems utilizing all available resources and perform services professionally and with a high level of integrity. The Position As a Public Safety Dispatcher II, this non-sworn classification dispatches public safety, fire, and emergency medical services out into the community. The successful incumbent will be responsible for receiving incoming calls for police, fire, or medical assistance and dispatch necessary units. This classification is distinguished from the Public Safety Dispatcher I by a broader range of responsibility due to a higher level of experience and training. Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute, "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit: 1) City Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire 2) Verification of a California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery with a T-score of 50 or above OR possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all the duties that may be performed. Operates base radio console equipment, transmitting and receiving routine and emergency messages Receives emergency and routine requests for services from the public via 9-1-1, alternate emergency lines, and business lines Dispatches appropriate emergency vehicles, equipment and personnel in response to those requests, in accordance with established policies and procedures Coordinates emergency operations between various departmental personnel and equipment Operates data terminals for information pertaining to daily public safety operations, and general emergency services Maintains written logs, files, and computer information in the prescribed manner Updates computer files and performs other clerical functions and tasks as directed Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and The equivalent of two (2) years of paid employment experience in public safety dispatching within the past five (5) years of which at least six (6) months included solo status; or Five (5) years of current paid employment with a public safety agency or private emergency medical services agency, with high level Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), radio and/or telephone operation; or Successful completion of probationary period as a Public Safety Dispatcher I with the City of Santa Clara. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS Possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic certificate, which may be substituted for six (6) months of the employment experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Classroom education involving fire science or law enforcement related studies. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES Successful completion of the California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery with a T-Score of 50 or above or possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate is required at time of application. Possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and a valid Medical Priorities Dispatching System (MPDS) Certificate are required prior to the completion of the probationary period. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job assignment. All candidates will be required to pass a City background investigation, which will include fingerprinting, polygraph and/or psychological testing. PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: General public safety radio and telephone communications systems Police and fire emergency procedures Primary roads, streets, highways, major buildings, and public facilities within the City's boundaries Skill in: Reading and interpreting maps; and maintaining accurate records Ability to: Read, write, spell, and speak in clear, concise English Learn correct telephone answering techniques, policies and procedures Operate computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system with sufficient speed and accuracy to document field activity and create calls for service within response criteria guidelines Analyze situations quickly and accurately, while taking effective action to assure public safety provider and citizen safety Follow verbal and written instructions Communicate clearly and distinctly using radio and telephone equipment Maintain composure and work accurately in emergency situations Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Establish and maintain tactful, courteous, and effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work, including the general public Work in a confined area, wearing a headset which restricts physical movement about the work area Accurately enter information into the CAD system while simultaneously receiving information by phone or radio Retrieve data from CAD terminal or other keyboard device, maintain appropriate documentation of previous events, details, and conversations Work in a highly structured environment where all communications are recorded or documented and reviewed as public record Handle multiple priorities and organize workload Extract information or data from other computer systems View multiple video display terminals for extended periods of time in low variable light conditions Distinguish and interpret the meaning of colors on video display terminals Distinguish and comprehend simultaneous communications from several sources Work continuously or uninterrupted as required, standing or sitting for extended periods of time Perform with a high standard of customer service, professional conduct, and civic responsibility Use emergency medical questioning techniques and provide medical instructions via telephone when required Type at a net rate of 35 wpm on a computer keyboard
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Part Time
Description To receive first consideration for this position: Submit a 1) Completed City application, 2) Current resume and 3) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire by the final filing date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. This recruitment may remain open until filled. The Santa Clara City Library is looking for a part-time (20hrs/week) experienced library professional to curate and preserve the Library's genealogical and local history collections. In this role, the incumbent will help drive programs and services to build meaningful community partnerships, implement innovative and timely programs that appeal to diverse audiences and help the Library develop a history collection that is inclusive and reflective of the City's diverse community. As a vital member of the Adult Services team, this position will also perform a full range of reference and information services both in person and via telephone using a full range of print, online, and electronic resources. Salary and benefits will be pro-rated to the 1/2 time salary and benefits for 20 hours per week This is the full journey level class within the professional Librarian series. Employees at this level require only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and can independently and competently perform all operating procedures and functions of the work unit. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Typical Duties Under general supervision: • Prepares professional librarian duties • Provides bibliographic instruction to library patrons • Facilitates access to library materials using a variety of print and electronic resources • Performs manual and computerized bibliographic searches • Provides assistance to library patron of all ages in location and use of library materials, resources and facilities • Provides reader's advisory services • Answers reference questions at all levels of complexity • Evaluates and selects library materials • Serves as a member of library teams and on task forces • Attends related training, workshops, and conferences and participates in professional development activities • Develops and provides subject expertise in accessing library materials and special collections • Analyzes library collections and assists in their development, maintenance, and preservation • Participates in researching and drafting of reference/information service policies and procedures • Participates in community, interagency, or local library system committees and meetings • Gathers data and prepares reports or special studies on library policies, procedures, or other assigned topics • Administers or carries out the terms of grants and/or other special projects • Directs professional, volunteer, paraprofessional, or page staff • Plans and implements adult programs • Is responsible for selection, deselection, and evaluation of library materials • Acts as lead librarian for a library program, facility, or branch in the absence of senior staff • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Possession of a Masters Degree in Library Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school • The equivalent of two (2) years of recent increasingly responsible professional library experience performing duties similar to Librarian I for the Santa Clara City • Experience providing reference service is required. Desirable Qualifications • Experience in supervising the work of others and/or significant experience as a project or program lead is desirable. LICENSE • Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process. • Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job assignment. • May be required to work evenings and weekends Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications, transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: • Public library principles and practices • Dewey Decimal classification • Library of Congress Subject Headings • Computerized bibliographic databases • Online bibliographic searching techniques, including the Internet and World Wide Web • Principles of intellectual freedom • Reference interviewing techniques • Collection development principles and techniques • Principles and practices of supervision, training and scheduling • Budgeting principles • Policies, procedures and functions of the library system Ability to: • Apply library procedures and policies • Work effectively, either independently or as part of a team • Organize work assignments • Recognize and establish job priorities • Use sound judgment • Work comfortably with current stand computer operating systems • Use computers and computer applications effectively • Communicate complex data, both orally and in writing • Work productively as a team member and on task forces • Establish and maintain good working relationships with others contacted in the course of work • Plan, organize and carry out special assignments • Be cross trained and work occasionally in other library program areas • Assign, train, supervise and evaluate paraprofessional and page staff
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Full Time
Description This posting is open until filled. A first review of applicants will be on F riday, May 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM. To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The City of Santa Clara's Silicon Valley Power is currently recruiting for a Division Manager with a strong background related to California Independent System Operator (ISO) markets, settlements, and resource modeling. The incumbent will work in a team-oriented environment alongside other energy professionals and subject matter experts in the Electric Resources Division. This position reports to the Senior Electric Utility Division Manager overseeing resources and wholesale transactions. The incumbent will need to be a hands-on professional who is detail oriented and can see the big picture. The incumbent needs to be comfortable working with various software applications and be flexible in daily work tasks as events dictate. Strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills are required. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and values. Typical Duties Under general direction: Plan, develop, coordinate, perform, and direct the activities of a Settlements Division of the Electric Department Manage assigned personnel, provides technical instructions and assistance as necessary Lead and manage operating staff responsible for settlements and accounting for wholesale power and energy procurement agreements including management of market prices, schedules, CAISO statements and related calculations Review of all CAISO transaction billing and payments Oversee a monthly close process, including any drilldown to underlying transactions Manage utility audits and disputes; be the prime contact to the City's outside auditor Reconciliation of control area charges and shadow settlements, including complex structured trades or options, and variable cost components Manage charge code equations and update ISO Wheeling and GMC rates Translate evolving CAISO charges into settlement formulae Ensure accuracy of financial reporting related to settlement and trades, and power and sale agreements; ensure accurate historical records. Support disputes and litigation as necessary Review contracts and specialized confirms to ensure operational and financial readiness to support contract language. Support software applications related to settlements and trading, and historic data retention. Manage vendor contracts Develop processors for data warehouse Assure data integrity Interact with trade floor and risk control to resolve issues on outstanding positions and reporting Develop and maintain internal control processes and procedures Oversee the dispute/resolution processes with counterparties and CAISO, as needed Assist in report development for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the other agencies Provide recommendations on a broad spectrum of division related issues Develop, performs and manages the implementation of utility plans based upon applicable State and Federal laws May be responsible for directing the activities of consultants and contractors May be required to represent the City to customers, other agencies, other utilities and members of the public Perform other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, business or closely related field; AND Four (4) years experience at a responsible level in engineering, administration, marketing, rate setting, resource planning, power contracts, power trading, risk management, communications, information technology, power operations, or maintenance in the electric utility industry or related field are required. Possible Substitutions: Eight (8) years of applicable electric utility experience may be substituted for the education requirement. An advanced engineering or business degree may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the experience requirement. License/Certifications: Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Other Requirements: Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Employees are required to pass initial and periodic comprehensive background checks, which may include fingerprinting, to meet Federal, State and/or industry security requirements. CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Principles of electrical utility planning and engineering involved in the development, construction, production, operational methods in interconnected utility area; power trading; risk management; transmission, distribution, utilization, and conservation of electricity; principles of program evaluation, forecasting and planning, probability and energy analysis and formulation; product development and marketing; customer service; telecommunications; information technology Principles of engineering economics; rate making and commodity market settlement concepts; laws applicable to rate setting policy; and the principles of management and personnel administration Ability to: Analyze complex data; resolve applicable problems; prepare technical reports Effectively negotiate contracts; manage long term supplier and customer business relations Manage contractor activities Manage project development, and operations management Work successfully in a team environment Communicate effectively in writing and orally Work effectively and harmoniously with others in a team environment
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Description The City: Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. Volunteer Opportunities Why Volunteer? Volunteers are essential to providing quality services to the residents of our community. Community members of all ages are encouraged to show pride and get involved in civic activities through volunteer work within the City of Santa Clara. Who Volunteers? Community members 13 years of age and older are encouraged to volunteer in any number of programs, activities, or events sponsored by the City of Santa Clara. How Do I Become a Volunteer? Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must first complete and submit an online City volunteer application. In addition, a signed Release of Liability form must be completed and submitted. To obtain a Release of Liability form click HERE. Typical Duties Parks and Recreation Performing Arts Roberta Jones Junior Theater - Aid staff in participant supervision when performers are off stage, and/or assist in production preparation and breakdown. Nutcracker - Aid staff in participant supervision at dress rehearsals and performances and/or assist with doing cast hair and make-up. Senior Center Adventures to Go - Assist in the coordination of travel for adults age 50+ BINGO Attendant - Call BINGO numbers and determine if there is a true BINGO winner Dining Out Program - Assist in the lunchtime program for seniors Fitness Attendant - Check participants in & out of the Fitness Center Senior Center Health and Wellness Support - Design, create and install monthly displays on health-related themes Senior Center Library Attendant -creates and maintains an organized space in the Senior Center library/reading area and categorizes books in the appropriate areas Senior Center Snack Bar - Sell sandwiches, snacks, and beverages Recreation Services and Special Events Adventures in Learning - help 3 and 4 year-olds in the classroom as well as prep activities, projects for future classes, field trips, and with their work Youth Activity Center & Events - Assist with the after school program, skate park, recreation classes, and special events Special Events - Assist with the planning and day of operations for a variety of special events Art & Wine Festival, Egg Extravaganza, July 4th, Holiday Tree Lighting) Therapeutic Recreation Services Assist in the recreational and social needs of individuals who have disabilities in the area Central Park Library Adult Services - Assist with, RetroTech, ESL Book Club, ESL Family, Turkish Storytime, Adult Services Special Projects, ESL Conversation Club Youth Services - Assist in, Teen Volunteer program, Teen Council, Teen Tech, or Comicon Read Santa Clara - Adult literacy volunteers may tutor at any of the library branches or other public locations within the city of Santa Clara Northside Branch Library Contribute in the Adult, Teen, Summer, or Teen Council volunteer programs Mission Branch Library Participate in the Mission Teen Volunteers Police Administrative Community Volunteer Chaplain Cadet Minimum Qualifications Volunteer Requirements At least 13 years old Submission of the Release of Liability form with application Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to work with people belonging to diverse backgrounds Interest in helping people Able to interact professionally with the public Ability to follow oral and written instructions Must possess and demonstrate a friendly, positive attitude, and helpful demeanor Must be able to work in a team environment
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Description The City: Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. Reserve Firefighter Volunteer Opportunities The Reserve Firefighter Program of the Santa Clara Fire Department serves as a supplemental resource to the Fire Department's Suppression Division. Previous fire service experience is not required. All reserve firefighters are put through a mini academy and then provided on-going routine training in standard rescue and firefighting procedures. During station duty, reserve firefighters work as the second firefighter with an engine or truck company. How Do I Become a Reserve Firefighter Volunteer ? Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must first complete and submit an online City volunteer application. In addition, a signed Release of Liability form must be completed and submitted. Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must complete a signed Release of Liability form and attach it to the volunteer application during submission. To obtain a Release of Liability form click HERE. Typical Duties In a normal month, a reserve firefighter will have opportunities to receive approximately 20 to 30 hours of fire service training and numerous hours of actual incident experience.Basic training includes: Instruction in SCBA use Ventilation procedures Common hose operations Common ladder operations Fire service tools Hoisting and lifting procedures Salvage and overhaul procedures Fire behavior and control Care and maintenance of fire department equipment In addition, reserve firefighters will be re-certified in CPR. All reserve firefighters are expected to maintain proficiency in firefighting skills by attending regularly scheduled training drills. Additional minimum activity requirements are described below. Reserve firefighters can work in IDLH environments. Reserve firefighters are required to demonstrate proficiency in all required firefighting skills. Benefits Serving as a reserve firefighter is an excellent way to make a tangible contribution to your community. Reserve firefighters experience life in the fire service first-hand and are rewarded with memories and friendship that last a lifetime. The Santa Clara Fire Department is one of the most recognized departments in the State, if not the Country! People interested in a career in the fire service are therefore also provided with an excellent introduction to the firefighting community and given the opportunity to gain invaluable firefighting experience. Participation in the reserve program meets the requirement for obtaining your State Fire Marshal Firefighter certification. Compensation Reserve firefighters are not financially compensated for their services. Each reserve company is however provided with funding for company meetings and discretionary equipment for its members. Reserve firefighters are also provided with all required firefighting personal protective equipment. Minimum Qualifications People interested in applying to the City of Santa Clara's Reserve Firefighter Program must meet the following minimum requirements: Minimum of 18 years of age Residency within the County of Santa Clara, CA or be enrolled in-person at Mission College or Santa Clara University Required License: Possession of a valid state of California driver's license with proof of insurance. Required Certification: Applicants must have the following certifications by the time of application: Possession and maintain a valid CPR certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross acceptable) Either of the following: Graduation from a California State Fire Marshal Accredited Firefighter 1 Academy held at either an accredited California Community College that is approved as an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) or an Accredited Local Academy (ALA) hosted by an authority having jurisdiction. For a current list of ARTPs and ALAs, visit the State Fire Training website . OR A California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certification or out-of-state IFSAC and/or Pro Board Fire Fighter I certification or Department of Defense (DoD) issued Fire Fighter I which includes IFSAC and/or Pro Board seal(s). For more information on Firefighter I reciprocity, please visit the State Fire Training website . California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within the twelve (12) months prior to the first day of the agency specific training. For more information on where to obtain your CPAT card, go to: https://www.fctconline.org/cpat/ Driving Record, Background Investigation and Live Scan F ingerprint: If selected for the Reserve Program, the candidate will be required to provide a DMV driving record and successfully complete and pass a background investigation and Live Scan Fingerprint. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of : Tools, methods, materials, equipment, and terminology used in construction and maintenance of street, storm, landscape, and traffic control facilities Traffic safety control equipment Equipment, methods, materials, and practices used in sign fabrication and traffic painting Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards City, State, and Federal Standards using specialized airless paint equipment and striping line removal equipment Ability to : Understand and follow oral and written instructions Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Deal tactfully and courteously with others Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines Set up traffic safety control equipment in a variety of conditions Read blueprints and striping diagrams Operate sign graphic programs using a personal computer Perform heavy physical labor including bending, stooping, reaching, carrying, crawling, climbing and lifting as necessary to perform assigned duties Walk or stand for extended periods of time Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, and climb as necessary to perform assigned duties Lift up to 50 pounds of static weight Make minor repairs to equipment using common tools Operate a variety of light and moderately heavy types of street and traffic maintenance construction equipment, including trucks
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2021
Full Time
Description In order to apply to this position, you must apply directly through CPS HR Consulting . This position will be posted open until filled and the first application review date is Monday, June 7, 2021. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit cover letter of not more than one page in which you specify the Building Official position for which you are applying, resume, application, and a list of three professional references by using this link to the application: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/CPSHRRS/jobs/3068189/building-official . This is a management position in the unclassified service responsible for overseeing the Building Inspection Division of the Planning and Inspection Department. The division manager, as a member of the department's management team, contributes and supports the goals of all division in meeting the needs of citizens, businesses and the development community in enhancing and maintaining the high quality of the physical characteristics of the City. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position. The incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and Values. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following. Under general direction: • Serve as the City's Building Official; • Manage the Building Inspection Division which includes permit review, inspection, code enforcement, and permit issuance functions; • Manage the overall operation of the one-stop Permit Center to ensure the timely issuance of permits and the proper dissemination of information to the public; • Serve as technical advisor and assistant to the Director of Planning and Inspection; • Assign, monitor, and evaluate the work of Plans and Permits as well as Building Inspection staff for completeness, accuracy, timeliness, and adherence to professional and mandated standards, and prepare performance improvement plans as necessary; • Plan, organize, direct, and participate in the plan review and design of documents for all projects submitted to the City of Santa Clara for plan check; • Participate in the enforcement of State and Local ordinances and codes related to commercial and residential building, including fire protection through building inspection, permit issuance, plan check, and related code enforcement activities; • Review and interpret the State Building Codes and propose and implement revisions to codes and standards; • Provide review of proposed alternative "Means and Methods" to the California Building Code when required; • Develop and participate in the enforcement of local ordinances that ensure life safety; • Render decisions on local applications of building code questions; • Develop technical code-related informational bulletins for the use of the public and in-house staff; • Assist in preparation of operating budget for the Planning and Inspection Department and prepare and monitor division budget; • Prepare or direct the preparation of requests for proposals and consultant services and participate in the selection and management of consultants; • Represent the department in technical organizations, committees, and attend meetings of regional importance; • Provide information and serve as liaison to representatives from State, Federal, and Local agencies; • Encourage quality teamwork and exceptional customer service; • Consult and partner with staff to resolve interdepartmental issues and enhance customer service; • Recognize and utilize staffs individual talent and skills and empower staff to make informed decisions on projects; • Ensure the staff is provided the tools, training, and processes, which enable them to perform assigned responsibilities in a manner which best support customer satisfaction; • Provide technical expertise to other City departments and divisions; • Ensure that customer complaints are resolved by offering immediate result; • Meet with and/or make presentations to community groups and representatives of local businesses to explain the functions, policies, and operations of the division, and to respond to questions concerning plan and permit submittals; • Review policies, correspondence, regulations, reports and legislation to determine necessary operational changes; • Participate in the development, interpretation, clarification, and communication of applications of policies and operational procedures; and • Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND TRAINING • Any combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to that obtained by a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture, or related field from an accredited college or university; and • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in work involving building inspection, design, or construction, at least two (2) years of which shall have been in a management capacity. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Supervisory experience with a municipal government is highly desirable. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment. • Certification by the International Conference of Building Officials as a Combination Inspector, Plans Examiner, or Building Official is desirable. • Possession of a valid certificate of registration from the State of California as a Civil or Structural Engineer is desirable. OTHER REQUIREMENTS • May be required to travel independently both within and outside of the City limits. • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest Statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of : • Plan review and permit issuance operations; • California building codes, standards, and regulations; • Building inspection including, structural and non-structural aspects of California building codes; • Fire, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and related codes and regulations; • Methods, materials, techniques, and practices employed in building design, construction and inspection, engineering, and plan check; • Project and workload planning; • Principles of budget preparation in the public sector; • Practices and methodologies of contract administration; • Principles and practices of management; • Technical report writing; • Computerized land use and permitting enterprise systems; and • Public information and public speaking techniques. Skill in : • Reading and interpreting building plans, specifications and codes; • Identifying appropriate alternative "Means and Methods" to the California Building Code; • Applying "Green Building" principles; and • Dealing tactfully and effectively with diverse group of people. Ability to : • Function effectively, with integrity, both as a team member and as a team builder within the department and division; • Lead others while fostering an atmosphere of teamwork among Building Inspection Division staff; • Plan, organize, direct, and participate in the work of staff engaged in the performance of complex, technical engineering work; • Determine and evaluate levels of achievement and performance; • Lead and guide team members to excel; • Motivate staff to explore their potential within the scope of their work; • Develop, coordinate, and implement organizational goals and objectives of the department and the division; • Identify and analyze administrative problems and implement operational changes; • Allocate resources between staff and contract services; • Deliver seamless service to the Permit Center; • Review construction plans and conduct field inspections of building for compliance with standards, codes, ordinances, and regulations; • Understand, interpret, and explain codes, regulations and policies; • Focus on discovering and meeting the customer's or client's needs; • Understand others; accurately hear and understand the unspoken or partially expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others; • Commit to an organization while showing an ability and willingness to align one's own behavior with the needs, priorities, and goals of the organization; • Be flexible while developing and maintaining cooperative working relationship with staff and clients from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds; • Determine and implement the appropriate course of action in stressful situations; • Take initiative; identify a problem, obstacle, or opportunity and take action to address current or future problems or opportunities with the department and division; • Speak to large and small groups while being persuasive and influential; • Manage meetings effectively; • Prepare written and verbal reports; • Work independently; • Resolve disputes; • Perform work involving considerable attention to detail; • Work well while striving to surpass a standard of excellence; and • Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 19, 2021
Full Time
Description There are currently two positions available. One in the Department of Public Works - Land and Property Development Division and the other in the Water and Sewer Utilities Department. The Department of Public Works is also interested in developing a list of interested applicants for potential future vacancies within the Department's Design Division and Field Services Division . Applicants are encouraged to apply if they are interested in future consideration for any of these positions. The Departments Water and Sewer Utilities Department The Water and Sewer Utilities Department operates and maintains water distribution mains, storage tanks, groundwater wells, recycled water system, and sanitary sewer collection system. For more information about Water and Sewer Utilities please visit the department website . Department of Public Works The Department of Public Works seeks a result-oriented and innovative engineer to serve out the Department's mission to provide the highest quality public works services to the residents of Santa Clara, the development community, and our customers in a responsible and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will have engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background. Additionally, experience working in a team environment on significant projects, including working collaboratively with developers, contractors, technicians, field staff, outside agency staff, and the general public is essential to success in this position. The Department has focus areas that include Engineering Services and Operations and Maintenance. Engineering Services is comprised of five divisions: Administration, Traffic, Design, Land and Property Development, and Field Services. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the department website . There is currently one position available within the Land Property Development Division working on a high-profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development in a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and the Related Santa Clara development. Experience with an extensive, multi-phase, long-term development plans is desired. The Department of Public Works is also interested in developing a list of interested applicants for potential future vacancies within our Design Division and also the Field Services Division. For the Design Division , any future positions require experience in capital improvement projects for various city infrastructure improvement programs to prolong its service life and enhance our residents' and customers' experience. For the Field Services Division , any future positions require experience in managing construction activities for capital improvement projects as well as inspection services for City encroachment permit activities. The Positions Water and Sewer Utilities Department The Water and Sewer Utilities Department is looking for an experienced, results-oriented, team player with excellent oral and written communication skills. There is currently one Senior Engineer position available in the Water and Sewer Utilities Department . This Senior En g ineer position performs project and construction management for all water, recycled water, and sanitary sewer infrastructures. In addition, this position performs plan reviews for encroachment and Building permits. The position requires experience in design and construction management of water infrastructure improvement projects including potable water and recycled water main replacement, sanitary sewer maintenance, ground water wells and storage tanks. Department of Public Works The Department of Public Works is looking for a candidate with engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background to fill the role of Senior Engineer within the Land and Pro p ert y Development Division . This position requires experience in the development and design review of encroachment permit improvements and planning level documents for private development projects. The successful incumbent will perform high-level, fast-paced engineering work relating to the permitting, design, and construction of work within the public right-of-way and on City property. This position will be primarily focused on the Related Santa Clara development. This development is a high-profile, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar development directly across Tasman Drive from Levi's Stadium and is the result of a public-private partnership between the City of Santa Clara and Related Santa Clara. The 240-acre project consists of 9.2 million square-feet of development and is primarily built on the closed Santa Clara landfill on City property The Department of Public Works may also have a future additional vacancies in the Design Division and the Field Services Division and will be developing a list for these positions. For the Design Division, the Senior Engineer position requires experience in capital improvement projects programming, administration, and management for various city infrastructure improvement programs, including pavement, roadway/traffic signals, storm drain, sanitary sewer, parks, Fire and Police facilities, libraries, and other public facilities. The Design Division also coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Community Rating System (CRS) program to maintain the City's Class 8 rating. Finally, as part of infrastructure management, the Design Division leads efforts to prepare master plans for sanitary sewer and storm drain infrastructure. The Field Services Division provides construction management, construction inspection, materials testing, and surveying for capital improvement projects. These projects include pavement rehabilitation, roadways, traffic signals, storm and sanitary sewers, parks, building improvements and other public improvements. The Field Services Division also provides construction inspection and coordination for developer/private construction of public improvements within the City's right-of-way. The Senior Engineer in the Field Services Division has the following key responsibilities: 1) construction engineering and management for City capital projects; 2) contract administration for City capital projects; 3) supervision of public works inspectors; and 4) oversight of inspection activities for capital projects and encroachment permits for developer/private improvements within City right-of-way. Typical Duties Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision: Conduct studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, and prepares technical reports on matters of public interest, including City infrastructure and transportation planning activities, public works maintenance programs, public works projects and other municipal or public facilities (e.g., storm drains and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation system, and public buildings) Prepare and manage the preparation of preliminary, final design, and contract documents (plans, specifications, and cost estimates) for a wide variety of municipal public works projects such as those described above May assist with the department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget Update the City Standard Specifications, Standard Details, and Design Criteria Supervise the management and maintenance of engineering records and drawings Prepare and administer grant funding applications and reports Oversee inspection and testing of public works projects and Encroachment Permit projects May manage the City's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) Program May manage operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems Provide construction management, construction contract administration, and consultant contract administration for public works projects May prepare or review for adequacy work necessary to accomplish assessment districts Check plans submitted by private engineers and other public agencies for compliance with City standards related to public facilities and infrastructure Prepare and administer request for proposals and consultant contracts for various projects including, but not limited to, public works projects, public buildings, environmental issues and studies Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies having interest in the public work Prepare and supervise preparation of plans, maps, plats, land descriptions, charts, diagrams, specifications, and reports Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel Direct and coordinate land surveying activities Write, review and edit City Council agenda reports and engineering reports Prepare and check subdivision maps, easement documents, and other title documents Calculate and collect development fees Manage the City's Encroachment Permits Program Review and write conditions of approval for proposed development Provide technical information to other City departments and to the general public Represent the Department in community, other public agency and professional meetings Act as a Principal Engineer or Traffic Engineer in his/her absence Perform other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering office and field work performing professional level engineering work. Possible Substitutions A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. LICENSES & CERTIFICATION Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment. Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment. Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP)) is desirable. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment. May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, repair, maintenance, and operation of urban roadways, storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, bridges, traffic and transportation systems including, but not limited to land surveying, grading and drainage, hydraulics of open channel and pipe flow, highway engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, economic analysis, construction testing and inspection, strengths, properties and uses of material for public works projects, soil investigation, structural analysis, drafting, report writing, mapping, and project technical specification writing Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies pertaining to public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation Approved construction and field safety standards, practices, and procedures related to public works projects Hydrology Transportation planning and traffic signal operation Project and construction management Consultant and construction contract administration Means, methods, materials and equipment used in construction of public works projects Project cost estimating and project plan preparation Principles of supervision and training Computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided design (CAD) with civil engineering modules and geographic information system (GIS)) Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: Comprehend, carry out and issue oral and written technical instructions Prepare, review, interpret and evaluate plans, specifications, cost estimates, proposals, land surveys and engineering reports for public works projects Read, interpret and apply laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation Maintain records, logs and databases Prepare comprehensive engineering and administrative staff reports Perform quantity take-off work from construction plans Compile and analyze data, prepare reports, and make recommendations Make accurate mathematical calculations, engineering computations, and drawings Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing Prepare and make public presentations Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel Analyze facts and exercise independent judgment Grasp new ideas and concepts Understand and use administrative and engineering computer applications and software (e.g., project management software, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) with civil engineering modules, and GIS) Use drafting and survey instruments, and other engineering aids Operate personal computer, plotter, and other standard office equipment Interact, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, other agencies, and coworkers Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals, and successfully deliver projects Deal tactfully and courteously with others Focus on the important matters, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines Make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume and 3) Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of Friday, July 30 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
Description The Department: The Assistant City Clerk's Office/City Manager's Office is recruiting to fill a Deputy City Clerk. The Assistant City Clerk's Office is organized under the City Clerk's Office. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk processes the agendas for and attends all meetings of the Council and Authorities Concurrent and Stadium Authority meetings, maintains accurate and up-to-date records of the proceedings of those meetings and makes those records open for public inspection. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk processes and maintains copies of City contracts, ordinances, resolutions and other official documents. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk manages and compiles City records in accordance with the Records Retention Schedule and in response to Public Records Act requests. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk administers campaign and disclosure laws, the Campaign Finance Ordinance, Regulation of Lobbying Activities program and the Calendars of Certain City Officials program. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk also administers oaths of affirmation pertaining to the affairs and business of the City and certifies copies of official records. The Position: The Deputy City Clerk will report to the Assistant City Clerk and perform highly complex administrative and analytical work. This position will assist the Assistant City Clerk in the administration of the City Clerk's Office. The incumbent will assist in developing, implementing and coordinating projects, programs and procedures. This position is responsible for assisting with Public Record Act (PRA) requests and this position will also support projects and programs within the City Manager's Office. Incumbents in this position will have considerable independence in making judgment related to their assignments and must handle situations with great sensitivity, tact and diplomacy. May supervise or act as lead worker to staff involved in management activities. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and values. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: With general direction: Assist in coordinating and preparing City Council, Stadium Authority, Sports and Open Space Authority Agendas and special meeting notices under tight deadlines, including the compilation, proofing, preparation, printing, and distribution of agenda packets; Review and analyze policies and procedures to determine efficiency and effectiveness, both financially and operationally, and make recommendations based on analysis; May attend meetings of the City Council, Stadium Authority, and Sports and Open Space Authority at the direction of and in the absence of the Assistant City Clerk Assist in the maintenance of the centralized records management system, archives, microfilm center and records retention; Assist in the work involved in the holding of general and/or special municipal elections; Perform monitoring, review and analysis of procedures, plans, processes, guidelines, and instructions to ensure compliance with departmental policies; Assist in the administration of the State campaign financing and conflict of interest/disclosure laws for elected and certain designated officials of the City; Assist in the publication of legal notices and attest, certify, index and file copies of Ordinances, Resolutions, Official Minutes, and other Public Records; Maintain, as directed, relations with governmental jurisdictions, organizations, associations and other external groups, making personal appearances as necessary; Assist in the preparation, submittal and administration of the annual department budget; Supervise or act as lead to clerical staff; and Perform other work as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: An Associate of Arts degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; AND three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory or lead administrative/management experience in a City Clerk's Office. Acceptable Substitution: None. License/Certifications: Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment. Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or possession of a Certified Municipal Clerk certification. Other Requirements: Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Conflict of Interest: Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Modern office methods, and procedures related to the City Clerk's Office; Business letter writing and basic report preparation; Basic and advanced record keeping methods; Principles, codes, regulations and laws governing records management and the California Election Code; Federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the functions of the City Clerk's Office; Operation and use of office equipment, including standard word processing software and special equipment; Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards; and English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Ability to: Carry out necessary work involved in the conduct of Municipal Elections; Conduct independent, original research based on sound analysis and leading to appropriate recommendations to resolve specific issues, complaints or problems involving individuals or organizational units; Maintain complex records, summarize written material, and understand and explain a variety of documents including contracts and ordinances; Understand, and apply laws, rules, standards, or procedures and persuade others to accept or adopt recommendations; Develop recommendations for new procedures, information systems, and operational guidelines; Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public; Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines; Evaluate situations or problems, develop and evaluate possible solutions and make effective decisions; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Lead and train assigned staff; Walk or stand for extended periods of time; and Bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and lift up to 25 pounds as necessary to perform assigned duties. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the supervision of the Assistant City Clerk or assigned other manager. SUPERVISION EXERCISED May supervise clerical staff or act as lead. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This recruitment is open until filled. A first review of applications will be on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
Description The Department: The Assistant City Clerk's Office is recruiting to fill a Senior Management Analyst. The Assistant City Clerk's Office is organized under the City Clerk's Office. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk processes the agendas for and attends all meetings of the Council and Authorities Concurrent and Stadium Authority meetings, maintains accurate and up-to-date records of the proceedings of those meetings and makes those records open for public inspection. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk processes and maintains copies of City contracts, ordinances, resolutions and other official documents. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk manages and compiles City records in accordance with the Records Retention Schedule and in response to Public Records Act requests. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk administers campaign and disclosure laws, the Campaign Finance Ordinance, Regulation of Lobbying Activities program and the Calendars of Certain City Officials program. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk also administers oaths of affirmation pertaining to the affairs and business of the City and certifies copies of official records. The Position: The Senior Management Analyst will report to an Assistant or Deputy City Clerk and perform highly complex administrative and analytical work. The incumbent is responsible for leading various Citywide projects, including but not limited to the implementation and/or upgrade for Citywide systems such as LaserFiche, NextRequest, Granicus, and DocuSign. This position will coordinate Public Records Act (PRA) Requests in coordination with the City Manager's Officer. Other responsibilities include agenda management, developing and posting City Council agendas, and assisting in the support of various boards and commissions throughout the City. Additionally, the incumbent will analyze proposed legislation, conduct research projects, writes agenda reports and coordinate activities of the City Manager's office with other City departments and outside agencies. This position may also support the City Clerk in managing elections. This position will assist in general office management and administration and may supervisor or act as a lead worker to staff. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and values. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties Specific job duties of this position may vary depending on the departmental location of the position. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Manage professional, technical, clerical, and other lower level staff to include, prioritizing and assigning work; conduct performance evaluations; provide training; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Evaluates training needs and workload balance for staff and prepares plan for implementation. Prepare and monitor the department or division budget; prepare revenue estimates and forecast; prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets, grants, contracts and other financial transactions; Analyze organization structures, functions, procedures, and practices; provide analyses and recommendations of various kinds and levels of services provided by City government and other budgeted resources; recommend process improvements. Review and analyze policies and procedures to determine efficiency and effectiveness, both financially and operationally; Conduct statistical analyses and apply information technology applications, spreadsheets and databases, to analyze and evaluate data; Propose reasonable conclusions, effective solutions and potential options; Write complete, concise reports designed to effect improvements and/or implement solutions; Present report contents and provides constructive feedback to departments, organizations, functions impacted by the report; Assist in the development and implementation of new and/or revised programs, systems, policies, and procedures Create and manage project timelines; work with staff, other departments, and/or vendors/outside consultants to meet deadlines and achieve project goals; Manage department or City-wide programs and projects with general direction; Investigate, research and respond to assigned complaints, issues or concerns raised by the public or employees, and propose responses and/or resolutions for review and acceptance by City Manager or senior management; Perform monitoring, review and analysis of procedures, plans, contracts, processes, guidelines, and instructions to ensure compliance with departmental policies and Federal, State, and City regulations; Analyze and report on the effects of recent legislation and case law on assigned areas of responsibility; Effectively explain and clarify departmental and City policies, procedures, and programs to City staff, elected officials, other agencies, businesses, and the general public as required; Serve as staff liaison, as assigned, to City Commissions and/or committees; Represent the City and the department in interdepartmental, interagency, community, and/or professional organization projects, meetings, and events; Maintain, as directed, relations with governmental jurisdictions, organizations, associations and other external groups, making personal appearances as necessary; Perform other work as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; AND Three (3) years of responsible professional journey-level experience in public administration which may include systems and procedures, budget, fiscal program and project coordination, or human resources program. Acceptable Substitution: None. License/Certifications: Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment. Desirable Qualifications: A Master's degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field is desirable. Other Requirements: Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Conflict of Interest: Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Area of assignment; Major principles, practices, methods and techniques of administration relating to at least one of the following: general management, budgeting, human resources, or financial; Principles and techniques of narrative report writing; Analysis of statistical data; Principles and practices of supervision; Organization and function of city government; Principles of contract administration Principles of project and program management; Workload planning; and Environmental and office safety practices, procedures and standards, e.g. OSHA, Federal, State and local rules and regulations. Ability to: Organize, analyze and evaluate tangible and intangible complex data soundly and impersonally; Make recommendations on difficult issues; Conduct independent, original research based on sound analysis and leading to appropriate recommendations to resolve specific issues, complaints or problems involving individuals or organizational units; Present statistical and narrative reports or correspondence including recommendations clearly, concisely, logically, accurately and convincingly in oral and written form; Speak effectively before groups; Establish and maintain tactful and constructive relationships by collaborating with City employees including elected and senior officials and managers, the general public, and other governmental representatives; Work effectively and coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; Plan, prioritize, and manage work for staff assisting with assigned programs or projects; Administer major programs; Negotiate and administer contracts; Establish and maintain accurate and compliant records; Understand, interpret, and apply rules, standards, or procedures and persuade others to accept or adopt recommendations; Formulate reasonable and effective conclusions; Conduct thorough investigations, determine methodologies and obtain basic data necessary to evaluate solutions to complex problems and issues with multiple variables; Train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff and their work; and Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the supervision of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, department head or assigned manager. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Supervises professional, technical, clerical and other staff as assigned. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is posted open until filled. A first review of applications will be on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .