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!

   

4 job(s) at City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jul 01, 2020
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. 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. Abilityto: 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
Jul 01, 2020
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. 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
Jul 01, 2020
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 emailJoe Oliverat 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
Jul 01, 2020
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