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!

   

22 job(s) at City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jan 17, 2022
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
Jan 13, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department: The responsibilities of the City Attorney's Office consist of representing and advising the City Council and all City officers in all matters of law pertaining to their offices, representing and appearing on behalf of the City in all legal actions or proceedings, providing the City Council with information and advice regarding ongoing litigation and legislation affecting the City, and staffing City Council meetings and City boards and commission meetings as necessary. The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice and support on matters initiated by the City Council, City Manager's Office, and City departments, including review and negotiation of contracts, leases, licenses, policies, and Public Records Act requests responses. The Position: The City is recruiting to fill two (2) Assistant City Attorney positions. One position will likely be assigned to support the City's Utilities, including Silicon Valley Power and the Water and Sewer Utilities Department. The second position will likely support the City's general fund operations, including the Department of Public Works and the Finance Department. These positions are expected to perform a wide variety of legal services ranging from litigation (or litigation management) of civil, criminal, and administrative matters to legal research, drafting opinions, contracts and ordinances; and advising City departments, boards, and commissions on a host of matters. Attorneys in these positions will assist their departmental clients with a variety of transactional issues including complex contract negotiation (interagency and development agreements), real property transactions, capital improvement programs, large scale capital projects, and construction contracting/disputes. Applicants must have superior legal analytical ability and excellent research, writing and oral communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with public officials and members of the public. Public sector experience is required. In particular, experience with some or all of the following is desirable: Public Records Act, Brown Act, Political Reform Act, Elections Code, procurement and contracting, public agency finance (revenue, taxes, fee setting, etc.) land use and municipal utilities. This is a professional position in the Unclassified Service, is an "at-will" position, and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. This position is responsible for performing a broad range of duties, which deal with more complex issues. An incumbent in this classification must exercise independent judgment and discretion; manage, control, and direct employees; and formulate administrative policies for the effective use of assigned personnel. The position requires a demonstrated ability to work well with management, professional and administrative support employees in the Office; with clients, professionals, managers, City's executive management team and all City Departments and elected and appointed officials from the City and various boards, commissions, and committees. An incumbent in this classification must demonstrate strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills, set a good example; and correctly apply and abide by 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 TYPICAL DUTIES: Under general supervision or direction of the City Attorney, this position may: Manage the training and supervision of subordinate attorneys and support staff; Give legal counsel to elected and appointed officials, boards, commissions, committees and City departments. This includes, but is not limited to, interpretation of Federal, State, County and City Constitutions, charters, statutes, ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations, court decisions, administrative law decisions, and other legal authority. Make appearances and conduct litigation on legal matters before State and Federal courts, boards, administrative agencies, and commissions. This includes preparation of pleadings, discovery, briefs, motions and other documents in preparation and trial of cases and the handling of appeals in both criminal and civil cases; Oversee services provided by outside legal specialists engaged by the City for specialized legal matters; Prepare drafts and/or review the legality of legislation, ordinances, resolutions, administrative policies, contracts, deeds, leases and other legal documents and instruments; Confer with the City Attorney to ascertain legal policy and then make decisions with respect to prosecution, compromise and/or dismissal of civil and criminal litigation; Prepare eminent domain proceedings; Assist in land, right-of-way and property acquisition and disposal on behalf of the City; Negotiate contracts, real estate purchases, and leasing transactions, including below market rate housing transactions; Monitor and assist in the collection of debts and damages due to the City; Monitor and assist in the investigation of claims and complaints by and against the City; Be available to attend meetings of the City Council, boards and commissions as assigned by the City Attorney to render legal advice and counsel; Assist in processing and settling claims and in preparing insurance specifications for service and public works projects; May act for the City Attorney in his/her absence or at his/her direction; and, Perform other work as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience A J.D. or L.L.B. from an accredited law school AND six (6) years recent experience in the general practice of law. Four (4) years of the qualifying experience must include dealing with municipal, county or state governmental agencies in the State of California. License/Certifications Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Active member in good standing of the State Bar of California is required. Admission to the Federal District Court and Federal Appeals Court Bar is desirable. Desirable Qualifications One (1) year of supervisory experience. Trial experience is highly desirable. Experience with the following areas of law: Public Records Act, Brown Act, Political Reform Act, Elections Code, procurement and contracting, public agency finance (revenue, taxes, fee setting, etc.) land use and municipal utilities (including regulatory compliance related to water, wastewater, and electrical utilities) Special Conditions Incumbents of this classification may be required to work odd and unusual hours. The position is a professional position exempt from the FSLA overtime provisions. Other Requirements Must be able to perform all 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 interview 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 interview. 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 and practices of civil, criminal, constitutional, and administrative law; trial procedures and rules of evidence; and, research resources and state of the art methods of legal research techniques. General statutory and case law, with specific knowledge of law related to municipal government functions; Principles and practices of government organizations, powers and limitations of governmental functions, organizational management and supervision; Office safety practices, procedures and standards; and Organization and operating procedures of a municipal attorney's office. Ability to : Communicate both orally and in writing in a highly effective manner; Prepare analysis of law, fact, and argument, clearly and logically; Analyze, appraise and apply legal principles and precedents to difficult legal problems and use independent judgment; Present statements of law, fact, and argument clearly and logically, including presenting complex cases in court, including jury trials; Prepare complex legal opinions and a wide variety of sophisticated legal documents; Have a common-sense approach to decision making and balancing the needs of the requesting City client; Work both collaboratively and independently using sound judgment, initiative, creativity and discretion in responding to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs; Effectively manage, organize, train and supervise assigned staff; Build credibility, trust and strong working relationships with internal and external clients by working cooperatively and collaboratively, by working in a team environment, by seeking input from others, by listening and communicating, by using tact and discretion and by communicating, when appropriate, technical information in non-technical terms; Handle stressful or sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously; Handle a range of assignments from routine to complex; and Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties. Skill in : Performing detailed and extensive legal research on complex issues using the latest in specialized legal computer software and technology, i.e. Westlaw, internet; Preparing and presenting complex cases/issues in court, to departmental clients, and to governing bodies; and Computer technology, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 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) Writing Sample of maximum 5 pages (appropriate examples would be a staff report, public legal memo, redacted memo). 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 February 3, 2022 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
Jan 12, 2022
Full Time
Description Effective December 26, 2021, this classification is eligible for a cost-of-living increase. The salary range for this classification will be increased by approximately 3.5%. The Department: The Community Development Department is comprised of three divisions: Planning, Building, and Housing and Community Services. The Building Division strives to provide high quality, efficient services for the plan review and inspections for the buildings and structures within the City of Santa Clara. The Building Division's underlying goal and top priority is to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare of the community in the built environment. We strive to foster an exceptional and collaborative team work environment where employees are empowered to utilize their professional abilities to the fullest extent possible. The City of Santa Clara is experiencing sustained growth in all areas of development; including many very exciting projects that are at the cutting edge of design and technology. The Building Division stands ready to meet the significant challenges that these projects present by continuing to develop our strong team of plans examiners and inspectors. The Position: The City of Santa Clara continues to experience unprecedented development activity levels which result in ongoing increased demand for plan review services. Opportunities abound for a self-motivated, team-oriented Plans Examiner within the Building Division. The Plans Examiner classification is ideal for candidates who are willing to work with consistently high levels of activity and complex development projects. The incumbent in this class is responsible for checking building permit applications for residential, commercial and industrial construction, including reviewing construction, site plans and structural calculations that are submitted by architects, engineers, contractors and owners to ensure compliance with building codes and local ordinances. This classification is a licensed Professional Engineer or Architect. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following. Under general supervision: Examines plans, calculations, and specifications for commercial, industrial, residential, public, or other major developments to ensure compliance with applicable codes and related ordinances Advises architects, designers, contractors, and developers on code and design requirements Meets and confers with applicants for permits Assists Inspectors on difficult or unusual code requirements Prepares and maintains records of plan checking procedures Assists in supervision and training of Inspectors and Permit Technicians in conducting residential and minor commercial plan review Provides support to permit processing and counter activities Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; and Four (4) years of design experience as a structural, architectural, or civil engineer in building design, construction, or a related field at a level of project engineer; or Two (2) years of experience as a plan checker with a city and/or county agency. Acceptable Substitution: None. License/Certifications: Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment License as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the State of California is required Desirable Qualifications: International Code Council certification as a Plans Examiner 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. 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 their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of : Building codes and related state and local regulations Structural engineering principles and practices applicable to residential and commercial buildings Computerized permit processing and tracking systems Office safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to : Read and interpret plans and specifications and communicate these requirements to architects, contractors and developers Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Establish and maintain good working relationships with architects, contractors, the public and co-workers Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines Bend, stoop, reach, carry, 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) 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 open until filled: Applications will be reviewed 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
Jan 08, 2022
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 - Silicon Valley Power (SVP) and Finance On July 23, 1896, the Santa Clara Board of Town Trustees authorized the creation of the municipal electric utility. More than 120 years later-in March 1998-the electric utility took the name Silicon Valley Power (SVP). The name change was in recognition of the vital role our utility plays in serving a growing community of innovation and technology, as SVP powers some of the largest world-class high-tech companies. Today, SVP works hard to provide our community with reliable electricity and attentive customer service. As a city-owned, not-for-profit municipal electric utility, we deliver quality power to our customers at rates averaging 27-53% lower than the rates in neighboring cities. As a municipal utility, we run a socially and environmentally responsible business and partner with our customers and the broader community to promote and support environmental and social goals. We currently provide more than 44% 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, we employ innovative ways to produce electricity locally 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. Our close ties to the community comes from more than 125 years of successfully and reliably meeting Santa Clara's need for electricity, while implementing measures that help our customers use energy wisely and sustainability. Silicon Valley Power is dedicated to our community, customers, and employees. We provide safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy services with exceptional customer focus. The Position This is the lead role for the City's Key Customers and the key customer engagement team. The Senior Key Customer Representative is responsible to maintain and cultivate business relationships with SVP's largest customers. An incumbent in this senior-level professional position is responsible for administration and technical support for the larger, more complex Utility customer accounts. Incumbents may provide lead direction for assigned professional, technical, and clerical staff and perform work on the more difficult customer accounts as assigned. 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 Under general supervision: develops and coordinates multiple, complex and/or specialized Utility programs designed to maximize customer service and satisfaction levels; analyzes customer contracts and assesses customer electrical energy requirements utilizing computer databases; performs or oversees the performance of energy audits for key customers which include field data gathering and preparation of financial and resource utilization analyses; participates in electric service agreement negotiations between the Utility and key customer for supply resources, efficiency services, or other utility products and services; identifies customer billing, rates, pricing, power quality, and other needs; assists Utility staff with sales and revenue forecasting, rate making, and engineering and operational issues including planned outage coordination; communicates key customer needs and recommends solutions to appropriate Utilities staff for development or implementation; administers electric service agreements acting as an advocate for the customer; investigates key customer service complaints providing responses to customer questions and concerns; creates action plans to resolve problems and maintain high customer satisfaction levels; makes public presentations to a variety of public, focus and community groups, Joint Power Authority representatives, city council and other involved parties to support key customer programs; consults with Utility management and coordinates policy-level responses to key customer inquiries; makes specific recommendations regarding critical service needs of the customer; maintains current knowledge of key customer industries, markets, business strategies, and decision-making processes; promotes new products and programs to targeted customers; investigates and pursues opportunities for added energy sales that contribute to the Utility's overall cost-effective operations; may provide lead direction for and work review of assigned professional and other support staff; provides emergency communications with customers regardless of time of day or night; prepares a variety of periodic and special reports related to key customer account matters; performs work on the most complex and specialized studies and projects; 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 engineering, economics, business administration, marketing or a closely related field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a utility or business organization where work responsibilities have involved project management, public affairs, and/or marketing. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience may be accepted in-lieu of a bachelor's degree. A Master's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or other related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Experience supervising assigned professional and other staff is desirable. LICENSE Possession of an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. OTHER REQUIREMENTS May be required to work unusual hours in emergency situations. 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 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 their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Good knowledge of: • Engineering principles particularly as they apply to resource and energy engineering analysis, commercial/industrial operations and building HVAC and lighting systems; • Utility economics and demand-side management for commercial and industrial applications; • Resource and energy management and auditing; • Familiarity with a wide range of energy equipment, products, and services; • Budgetary administration principles and practices; • Business computer operations and applications including input, monitoring, and retrieval of information; • Basic supervisory principles and practices. Skill in: • Performing complex engineering and technical calculations • Reading and interpreting building plans • Analyzing commercial/industrial facilities and operations and performing quantitative analysis • Analyzing technical issues from the utility and customer perspective • Reaching sound conclusions and making appropriate recommendations • Organizing complex data for analysis and presentation • Effectively administering, monitoring, controlling, and reporting budget variances • Providing lead direction and work review of assigned staff • Effectively communicating information in oral and written form • Making presentations as required. Good ability to: • Negotiate cost-effective and mutually acceptable agreement terms; • Interpret state and federal regulations and assess impacts on utilities and customers; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments, customers, and the public. 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) Complete City Application, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Resume, and 4) Supplemental Questionnaire. 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, February 4, 2022 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
Jan 05, 2022
Variable Shift
Description 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: Recreation Leader I The Recreation Leader I is an entry level classification in the Recreation Leader series designed for high school students whose skill level in several broad types of recreational activities is sufficient to assume responsibility for an entire recreation program or area. Under immediate supervision, an incumbent is responsible for the promotion, organization, and leadership of a variety of recreation activities. The Recreation Leader I is distinguished from the Recreation Leader II in that the latter is designed for college level students. The Recreation Leader II will supervise children, youth, teens, and other program participants in many facilities, including but not limited to the Reed & Grant Sports Park, Youth Soccer Park, Youth Activity Center & Teen Center, and Community Recreation Center. In this role, the successful incumbents will help conduct health and safety checks, open/closing facilities, serve as Disaster Service Worker while adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Recreation Leader II The Recreation Leader II is an intermediate-level classification in the Recreation Leader series. This classification is designed for high school graduates whose skill level in several broad types of recreational activities and is sufficient to assume responsibility for an entire recreation program or area. Under general supervision, an incumbent is responsible for the promotion, organization, and leadership of a variety of recreation activities. This class is distinguished from the Recreation Leader III in that the latter holds responsibility for planning and developing recreation activities. Recreation Leader III The Recreation Leader III is an advanced-level classification in the Recreation Leader series designed for college students who are skilled in several broad types of recreational activities. Under general supervision, an incumbent in this classification is responsible for the planning, organization, development, and leadership of a specific recreation activity or group of several closely related activities in specialty areas such as athletics/sports, aquatics, drama, arts and crafts, music, dance, therapeutics, nature, and camping . The Recreation Leader III may oversee the work of lower-level personnel and may lead and/or conduct clinics, programs, seminars, and similar gatherings in the specialty area. The Recreation Leader III is distinguished from the Recreation Specialist in that the latter exercises a higher degree of independence and holds greater overall program responsibility. 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 Recreation Leader I 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 immediate supervision: • Leads and conducts diversified recreation activities such as arts and crafts, low organized games, team games, sports, and dramatics, • Assists in organizing, promoting, and directing special event activities such as athletic events, Halloween Party, Easter Egg Hunt, and Art and Wine Festival • Ensures proper safety precautions are observed in assigned activities and free play • Administers first aid as required • Reports to supervisors orally and in writing on activities, groups or individuals, plans and problems • Applies Department policies and recommends changes as required; recommends action and carries out policies in dealing with specific groups • Prepares athletic field; opens, closes, and secures activity facilities • Receives and oversees the use of equipment and materials; cares for and maintains equipment • Keeps official activity scores, times, and records • Announces events using public address equipment • Performs other related duties as assigned Recreation Leader II 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: Leads and conducts diversified recreation activities such as arts and crafts, low organized games, team games sports and dramatics Assists in organizing, promoting and directing special event activities such as Halloween Party, Easter Egg Hunt or Art and Wine Festival Ensures proper safety precautions are observed in assigned activities and free play Administers first aid as required Reports to supervisors orally and in writing on activities, groups or individuals, plans and problems Prepares athletic field Opens, closes, and secures activity facilities Recommends action and carries out policies in dealing with specific groups Issues, receives and oversees the use of equipment and materials Cares for and maintains equipment Performs other related duties as assigned Recreation Leader III 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: Promotes recreation programs and activities in a specialty area; explains rules and regulations Organizes and leads groups in the particular recreation activities making up the specialty area Consults with recreation staff to coordinate the specialty area with the overall recreation program; incorporates the recreation specialty into a Department-approved total philosophy of recreation; interprets philosophy to participants and the public Advises and assists other recreation leadership staff members involved with the specialty activity to meet the specific needs and interests of the people involved Demonstrates and explains techniques, procedures, materials, equipment, and supplies used in the activity field Keeps records and accounts of attendance, inventory, financial charges and receipts, personnel, special events, accidents, and other matters requiring systematic recording Reports to supervisors on groups or individuals, plans, and problems; recommends action and carries out departmental policies in leading the special activity Issues, receives, and oversees the use of equipment by individuals and groups in the activity; recommends the acquisition or disposal of such equipment and materials Ensures all appropriate safety precautions are observed in the activity Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Recreation Leader I 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 • 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 Recreation Leader II EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and No experience required; and Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is desirable: A valid California Class C driver's license A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate OTHER REQUIREMENTS As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law In-service training and orientation may be required prior to performance of full job duties Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Recreation Leader III EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: Completion of forty-five (45) semester units of coursework, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university, preferably with an emphasis in Recreation, Physical Education or a related field; or Six hundred (600) hours of recreation leadership experience equivalent to the level of Recreation Leader II with the City of Santa Clara; and Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is desirable: A valid California Class C driver's license A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate 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. 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Recreation Leader I Knowledge of: • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games • Recreation hazards and safety precautions Ability to: • Lead and conduct several broad types of recreation activities • Learn and apply activity rules and regulations • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children • Provide and follow oral and written instructions • Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Recreation Leader II Knowledge of: • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games • Recreation hazards and safety precautions Ability to: • Lead and conduct several broad types of recreation activities • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children • Provide and follow oral and written instructions • Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Recreation Leader III Knowledge of: • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games • Recreation hazards and safety precautions Considerable ability to: • Demonstrate proficiency in a specialty recreation activity • Promote, organize, lead and conduct a specialty recreation activity for participants of all skill levels • Instruct and coach participants in a specialty activity • Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities • 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 • Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Physical ability to: • Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs • Restrain and/or lift program participants 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 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 . This position is continuous or open until filled: 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
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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 and Recreation Department provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the City's neighborhood parks, open space, water sites, recreation buildings, and trails. The Position: As an As-needed Laborer, the successful incumbent will work in the department, performing routine maintenance on various parks and facilities including the city-owned cemetery. This position will assist in maintenance and repair using a variety of tools and specialized equipment. The Laborer position performs varied, unskilled and skilled manual tasks related to landscape maintenance and sanitization. Typical tasks include cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and buildings, loading trash and leaves in truck, litter abatement, mowing, edging, cleaning park sites, graffiti abatement, and operating a variety of hand/power tools and heavy equipment as needed. This position may require working weekends, holidays, and after hours. Must be able to read, speak, and write English at a basic level, follow written and oral instruction, and perform heavy lifting. 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. Typical Duties Under direct supervision, performs varied, unskilled manual tasks often requiring considerable physical strength and the use of hand tools and hand power tools; loads rubbish and leaves on trucks; excavates and fills trenches and ditches; assists in the removal, trimming and spraying of trees and shrubs; prepares surfaces for paving; mixes cement; breaks up paved surfaces; helps place forms and pour concrete; lays pipes; uses such tools as shovel, rake, and jackhammer; operates trucks and heavier equipment as needed. Performs construction, maintenance and sanitation duties as required; and does related work as required. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Sufficient education to provide the ability to read, write and speak English at a basic level. No experience is required. LICENSE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid and appropriate operator's license is required. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a DMV record check and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (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. 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 Some knowledge of: the purposes, use, and maintenance of simple hand tools; construction and maintenance methods and materials. Good ability to: learn to use simple hand tools; follow oral and written instructions; and perform heavy physical labor. 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) Complete City 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 will be reviewed on a 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
Jan 01, 2022
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 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 Position: The Recreation Instructor is responsible for planning, instructing, and supervising a specialized class or program. With general policy and departmental philosophy guidance from a supervisor, the incumbent exercises sound independent judgment in setting a class curriculum and schedule in a specialized area of instruction such as aquatics, arts and crafts, athletics, cultural arts, dance, drama, physical fitness, music, older adult programs, preschool, and therapeutics. 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. 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 direction: • Plans, initiates, organizes, and instructs a class in a specialized recreation area • Explains and demonstrates activity techniques to class or program participants • Prepares and orders instructional materials and supplies • Keeps attendance and class records • 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 experience teaching preschool, therapeutic recreation, or a specialized area in a classroom setting; 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 Considerable knowledge of: • Instructional techniques appropriate to various age groups • The technical fundamentals of a specialized recreation activity such as athletics, cultural arts, or music Considerable ability to : • Plan, organize, and instruct a specialized class or program • Explain, demonstrate, and clarify information to others • Demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others • 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 Physical ability to: • Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs • Restrain and/or lift program participants 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 that states relevant experience as a Recreation Instructor, 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 . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a 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
Jan 01, 2022
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 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 Position: The Recreation Specialist is the highest classification in the Recreation Leader series. An incumbent in this class possesses technical expertise in a specialty such as cultural arts, physical fitness, drama, older adults, athletics, therapeutics, music, pre school, day camp, teen activities, and youth sports and is responsible for the planning, development, and supervision of a specialized activity phase of recreation programs . With general policy and departmental philosophy guidance from a supervisor, an incumbent exercises sound independent judgment in the performance of duties. The Recreation Specialist is distinguished from the Recreation Instructor in that the former has an emphasis on developing and supervising large groups of children in specialized recreation activities while the latter is responsible for developing class curriculum and teaching classroom activities. 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. 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 direction: • Plans, initiates, organizes, and supervises an extensive program of recreation activities in an area of expertise • Investigates, recommends, demonstrates, and explains techniques, procedures, materials, equipment and supplies used in the special activity program • Prepares program instructions and materials ; develops projects for inclusion in the community wide recreation program • Receives and reviews reports, suggestions, and complaints from staff and program participants • Maintains records and accounts of attendance, inventory, financial charges and receipts, personnel, special events, accidents, and other matters requiring systematic recording • May supervise and train lower-level personnel in the activities comprising the specialty • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and • One thousand (1000) hours of experience in recreation leadership at the level of Recreation Leader III in general recreation programs such as day camp, sports, teens, older adults, and theater; and • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application Possible Substitutions • Completion of sixty (60) semester units of coursework, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university, preferably with an emphasis in Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field may be substituted for the required experience LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is desirable: • A valid California Class C driver's license • A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate 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 Considerable knowledge of: • The technical fundamentals of a specialized recreation activity such as athletics, cultural arts, or music Considerable ability to: • Plan, organize, and lead a special recreation activity • Analyze and adjust the special activity to suit participant recreation needs • 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 Physical ability to: • Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs • Restrain and/or lift program participants 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 that states relevant experience as a Recreation Specialist, 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 . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a 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
Jan 01, 2022
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. You will need to download and save the file onto your desktop AND upload it to your Application under the 'Other' application. 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 - Tour Escort: Assist with pre/post travel details, Attend monthly meetings, Provide positive customer service experience for travelers while on excursion. BINGO Attendant: Call BINGO numbers and determine if there is a true BINGO winner Ceramics Studio Monitor: Ensure participants follow the proper safety and usage guidelines of Ceramics Studio, answer general questions, maintain proper set-up/clean-up of Ceramics Studio Computer Lab Monitor: Assist participants with basic computer needs if requested. Ensure patrons follow the guidelines of Computer Lab Dining Out Program: Assist with set-up/clean-up of program, assist with meal service. Fitness Attendant: Check participants in & out of the Fitness Center, monitor proper usage of equipment, Ensure patrons follow the guidelines of Fitness Center Library Attendant: Creates and maintains an organized space in the Senior Center library/reading area and categorizes books in the appropriate areas Snack Bar: Sell food, snacks, and beverages, provide positive customer service experience Woodshop Studio Monitor: Ensure participants follow the proper safety and usage guidelines of Woodshop Studio, answer general questions, maintain proper set-up/clean-up of Woodshop Studio. Lapidary Studio Monitor: Ensure participants follow the proper safety and usage guidelines of Lapidary Studio, answer general questions, maintain proper set-up/clean-up of Lapidary Studio 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) Community Garden Assist in the community garden 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 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
Jan 01, 2022
Description Santa Clara ARES/RACES Volunteer Opportunity Santa Clara ARES/RACES is a volunteer group of amateur radio operators who work directly with the City's Police and Fire Departments to provide communication during special events and emergencies. Both the civil defense RACES organization and the American Radio Relay League's ARES organization participate in order to ensure a volunteer base that can provide concise communication when it matters most. Why Volunteer? ARES/RACES volunteers are essential to providing quality communication services to the residents of our community during special events or in an emergency. Community members age 18 and older are encouraged to show pride and get involved in civic activities through this unique volunteer opportunity within the City of Santa Clara. Who Volunteers? Community members 18 years of age and older with an amateur radio license (technician class or better) are encouraged to volunteer with the City of Santa Clara ARES/RACES group. How Do I Become a Volunteer? Anyone interested in volunteering for Santa Clara ARES/RACES must first complete and submit an online City ARES/RACES volunteer application . The City ARES/RACES group provides various opportunities throughout the year to help volunteers obtain their radio license. Typical Duties Work directly with the City's Police and Fire Departments to provide communication during special events and emergencies Click HERE to learn more about our volunteer organization: Santa Clara ARES/RACES (santaclara-ares.org) Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Volunteer Requirements At least 18 years old Possess an amateur radio license (technician class or better) Have your own radio gear available to operate in the field 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 verbal and written instructions Must possess and demonstrate a friendly, positive attitude, and helpful demeanor Must be able to work in a team environment Must have willingness and desire to use radio communication skills to help in an emergency.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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
Jan 01, 2022
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 - Silicon Valley Power (SVP) 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. This is a management position responsible for conducting the most complex, sensitive, and difficult ongoing analytical work related to the City's contracting policies and procedures, Prevailing and Living Wage Policies, and Federal and State labor compliance regulations and standards. An incumbent in this position exercises independent judgment and discretion, provides oversight and insures consistency with contract executed and monitored by City Departments, and develops and implements trainings on City contracting policies and procedures. The Contracts Manager is responsible for specification writing, determining the most appropriate solicitation process consistent with City Policies and Public sector best practices, developing bid documents, facilitating the vendor selection process, vendor negotiations and execution of the final agreement. The incumbent will work closely with assigned staff in SVP including division managers, engineers, program managers, and other staff. Assignment will include a wide variety of commodities including electrical inventory items, MRO supplies and general services professional/consulting services, and information technology. 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. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general direction: Facilitates highly complex contract negotiations with outside vendors Works closely with client departments to develop bid specifications and requirements Assesses acquisition and contract requirements to determine the most appropriate solicitation process, such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Requests for Information (RFIs) Establishes and oversees contract management practices City-wide purchasing patterns to identify purchasing trends and compliance issues Meets with vendors to acquaint them with City procurement policies and procedures as required Prepares a variety of written and oral reports, staff memorandums, legislative files, draft ordinances, contract terms and conditions, and contracting policies and procedures Ensures that Prevailing Wage laws are followed on all applicable contracts Formulated corrective action plan for resolution of labor compliance violations, such as enforcement of contractor compliance with restitution payments, liquidated damages, or recommending debarment when applicable Oversees the City-wide contract management system Assists department with resolving contract management issues May act as Purchasing Division Manager Performs other related duties as assigned 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. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Business Adminstration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Material or Supply Chain Management or closely related field and Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience facilitating large and complex procurements and negotiating, writing, and managing large and complex contracts. Desirable Qualifications: Designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certifieid Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Master's degree in a closely related field Experience in the public sector LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of application and for the duration of employment 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to large scale public sector purchasing, including solicitation of bids/proposals, financing, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and awarding of contract Uniformed Commercial Code (UCC) rules and regulations and Contract Law as it relates to the procurement of good and services Relevant Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to contracts, financial policy, and reporting requirements State Prevailing Wage laws and policies Principles and practices of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate policies and procedures Principles and practices of various contract solicitation process, including RFPs, ITBs, RFQs and contract administration and monitoring Project and workload planning Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques Oracle/PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office suite products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Office safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: Develop and communicate complex contracting policies and procedures Analyze problems and negotiate complex contractual terms, investigate sensitive or unusual issues or complaints, and provide guidance and assistance Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in various spreadsheet and presentation software programs Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties Draw conclusions and project consequences of decision and recommendations Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with City employees, senior officials and managers, general public, contractors and other governmental representative Work as team player and be willing to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients Communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing Follow oral and written instructions Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously Exercise independent judgment and initiative with minimal supervision Seek new solutions and ways of doing business in an improved and more effective way Analyze financial and legal information Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift up to 25 pounds 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) Complete City Application, 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 . This position is continuous. Applications will be reviewed on a 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
Jan 01, 2022
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 - Silicon Valley Power (SVP) and Finance 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 Purchasing Division resides in the City's Finance Department and maintains a "centralized purchasing system" that is responsible for all purchasing and contracting activity for supplies, materials, and equipment as well as general and professional services. The Division also operates a central warehouse, with over 2,000 inventory items primarily to support the City's utilities departments (Silicon Valley Power and the Water and Sewer Departments). The Division is also responsible for the disposition of surplus property and the City mailroom. The Position This is a management position that will report to the Finance Department and is responsible for conducting the most complex, sensitive, and difficult ongoing analytical work related to the City's contracting policies and procedures, Prevailing and Living Wage Policies, and Federal and State labor compliance regulations and standards. An incumbent in this position exercises independent judgment and discretion, provides oversight and insures consistency with contract executed and monitored by City Departments, and develops and implements trainings on City contracting policies and procedures. The Contracts Manager is responsible for specification writing, determining the most appropriate solicitation process consistent with City Policies and Public sector best practices, developing bid documents, facilitating the vendor selection process, vendor negotiations and execution of the final agreement. The incumbent will work closely with assigned staff in SVP including division managers, engineers, program managers, and other staff. Assignment will include a wide variety of commodities including electrical inventory items, MRO supplies and general services professional/consulting services, and information technology. 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 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 Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general direction: Facilitates highly complex contract negotiations with outside vendors Works closely with client departments to develop bid specifications and requirements Assesses acquisition and contract requirements to determine the most appropriate solicitation process, such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Requests for Information (RFIs) Establishes and oversees contract management practices City-wide purchasing patterns to identify purchasing trends and compliance issues Meets with vendors to acquaint them with City procurement policies and procedures as required Prepares a variety of written and oral reports, staff memorandums, legislative files, draft ordinances, contract terms and conditions, and contracting policies and procedures Ensures that Prevailing Wage laws are followed on all applicable contracts Formulated corrective action plan for resolution of labor compliance violations, such as enforcement of contractor compliance with restitution payments, liquidated damages, or recommending debarment when applicable Oversees the City-wide contract management system Assists department with resolving contract management issues May act as Purchasing Division Manager Performs other related duties as assigned 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. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Business Adminstration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Material or Supply Chain Management or closely related field and Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience facilitating large and complex procurements and negotiating, writing, and managing large and complex contracts. Desirable Qualifications: Designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certifieid Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Master's degree in a closely related field Experience in the public sector LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of application and for the duration of employment 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to large scale public sector purchasing, including solicitation of bids/proposals, financing, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and awarding of contract Uniformed Commercial Code (UCC) rules and regulations and Contract Law as it relates to the procurement of good and services Relevant Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to contracts, financial policy, and reporting requirements State Prevailing Wage laws and policies Principles and practices of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate policies and procedures Principles and practices of various contract solicitation process, including RFPs, ITBs, RFQs and contract administration and monitoring Project and workload planning Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques Oracle/PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office suite products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Office safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: Develop and communicate complex contracting policies and procedures Analyze problems and negotiate complex contractual terms, investigate sensitive or unusual issues or complaints, and provide guidance and assistance Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in various spreadsheet and presentation software programs Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties Draw conclusions and project consequences of decision and recommendations Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with City employees, senior officials and managers, general public, contractors and other governmental representative Work as team player and be willing to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients Communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing Follow oral and written instructions Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously Exercise independent judgment and initiative with minimal supervision Seek new solutions and ways of doing business in an improved and more effective way Analyze financial and legal information Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift up to 25 pounds 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) Complete City Application, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Resume, and 4) 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 . This position is open until filled, the first application review will be on December 10, 2021 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 .