The City of Laguna Beach was founded on June 29, 1927, and is a small town of
picturesque beaches, hiking trails, a walkable downtown, and summer art festivals.
Located in southwest Orange County, Laguna Beach occupies 8.84 square miles,
has a population of approximately 23,000 and welcomes six million visitors each
year.

The City provides a full range of services, including recreational activities, cultural
arts events, public works services, transit operations, community development,
administrative services, and police, fire, and marine safety protection.

Laguna Beach operates under a council-manager form of government. Policymaking
and legislative authority are vested in a five-person City Council. The City
Manager carries out the policies and ordinances of the City Council, oversees the
day-to-day operations of the City, and appoints department heads.

7 job(s) at City of Laguna Beach

CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 28, 2021
Full Time
Description The City of Laguna Beach is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to assist in the operations of the City's Animal Shelter. Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 24,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. The Department: The Police Department is organized into three divisions (Support and Investigative Services, Field Services, and Professional Services), and provides general law enforcement services, including animal control. There are 96 full-time positions, and of the 96 full-time positions, 48 are sworn personnel. The department augments its services with the assistance of three reserve officers, over 300 community volunteers representing our various volunteer groups such as COPs, CERT, and the Animal Shelter, ten police explorers, and twenty-five seasonal Police Cadet and Beach Patrol positions during the summer months. The Position: Under the direction of the Animal Shelter Manager while working a varying shift which includes weekends and holidays, this position assists in the daily maintenance of the City Animal Shelter including medicating and feeding the animals in the shelter as well as cleaning and bathing the animals, cages and kennel runs. Duties also include keeping records on impounding and releasing of animals; handling monies and receipts; pet adoptions; issuing licenses or rabies vaccination certificates; responding to public requests for service and answering questions regarding shelter operations. The full-time Animal Care Specialist may assume the Animal Shelter Manager's responsibilities during times of the Manager's absence. The Application/Selection Process: Interested candidates must submit a completed online application by the filing deadline of Thursday, March 18, 2021 in order to be considered. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will undergo a physical agility test and an interview evaluation of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. At the successful completion of all testing, qualified candidates will be placed on an employment eligibility list to be considered for hire. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a police background check, a live-scan fingerprint check, and pre-employment physical examination including a drug test. **This position will be required to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. This position is also subject to being on-call for natural disasters and other emergency incidents that might require the evacuation and transportation of the animals. Examples of Duties Feeds and waters domestic, exotic, and wild animals Cleans and disinfects kennels, cages, and equipment Performs on-going and preventive maintenance of shelter facilities and equipment Responds to public inquiries regarding animals and the shelter Assists in the release and adoption of animals Provides front counter customer service to patrons shows animals upon request Answers phones Performs behavioral evaluation of animals to determine whether an animal is safe, needs further training and assessment, or should be recommended for euthanasia Approves applications for animal adoptions Serves as cashier Handles customer transactions including redemptions and license sales Observes sick, quarantined, and potentially injured animals Examines eyes, ears, skin, teeth takes and analyzes stool samples Medicates and vaccinates animals as appropriate or refers to a veterinary doctor Orders animal food, medical and shelter supplies Maintains a variety of records on animal health including neutering, spaying, surgery, vaccinations, and other medical procedures Inputs related medical information into the animal shelter's computer record keeping system Takes, reviews and maintains any necessary medical notes, behavioral notes and pet owner notes regarding animals Works with volunteer shelter staff Provides supervision, information and instructions to the shelter volunteers Coordinates the activities of City volunteers, jail trustees, restitution workers, ROP students and JPTA workers Represent the City in a courteous and efficient manner Performs other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Education: High School diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate's Degree or Bachelor's degree in animal care/welfare, veterinary science, or a related subject is desirable. Experience : One (1) year of experience working with domestic animals in a veterinary hospital or other animal facility, including kennel cleaning, animal care, and animal handling experience is required. License/Certificate Requirements : Due to the performance of some field duties, which may require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Incumbents Must Also Possess: Strong work experience demonstrating sound independent judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions while using tact and discretion Someone who can provide a high level of customer service to the public, volunteers, and City staff, in person and over the telephone while communicating with people in various emotional states Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and possess a strong work ethic Ability to evaluate animal behavior, evaluate animal health and determine adoptability Possess strong animal handling skills and a passion for animals Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, and has the ability to learn new programs Supplemental Information Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions : All animals must be fed and cared for on a daily basis. Daily cleaning of kennels and cages and may require handling of large animals who are injured or medicated. Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions and terrain with exposure to outdoor temperature variations, noise, fumes, cleansing agents, pesticides, disinfectants, animal fur, hair, dander and feces, feathers, sand, and dust. Physical demands require walking, running or standing on hard surfaces and uneven terrain for intermittent or prolonged periods of time; stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and safely restraining, lifting and/or carrying moderately heavy objects or animals of up to 60 pounds. The employee must be able to see and hear in normal range with or without correction, and possess the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. The position requires the employee to work under pressure and maintain a fast pace. Environmental Adaptability: Ability to work under sometimes unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as human or animal violence, traffic, wetness, dust or equipment and machinery poses a risk of injury May involve exposure to dangerous and/or diseased animals, as well as other potentially hazardous substances. FLSA Designation : Non-exempt Closing Date/Time: 3/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 19, 2021
Full Time
Description The City of Laguna Beach is seeking an organized, team oriented professional to fill a key administrative clerical position within the Department of Public Works. **This recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies within the City** Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 23,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. The Department: The Mission of the Public Works Department is to preserve, maintain, enhance the City's infrastructure and natural resources, and provide services and environmental stewardship for the benefits of Laguna Beach residents, businesses and visitors. The Department is organized into the following divisions: Engineering and Administration, Fleet Maintenance, Park and Building Maintenance, Street Maintenance, Utility Undergrounding, Solid Waste, Parking Management and Operations, Traffic, Parking and Signs Maintenance, and Transit Services. There are 57 employees in the department. The Position: Administrative Assistants work in most City departments. These positions perform the full range of clerical support duties including, in some assignments, taking minutes of citizen's advisory meetings and administrative groups. Administrative and technical duties will vary according to the specific function of the department assigned. Competency Profile: • Excellent communicator • Organized • Detail oriented • Time management • Political/organizational savvy • Professionalism • Good judgment • Team player Administrative Assistant - Public Works: This position will provide complex clerical assistance to the Director of Public Works, lead department staff, and play a pivotal role in the overall function of the department. The Application/Selection Process: All interested candidates must submit a completed online application by the filing deadline of Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Applications will be screened carefully, and selected applicants will be invited to undergo an interview evaluation of their knowledge, skills and abilities. Additional job-related skills testing may be used to assess an applicant's ability to perform successfully in this position. The candidates who pass each component will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a background investigation including a live-scan fingerprint check, a thorough reference check, education and employment verification, and a pre-employment medical exam including a drug test. Examples of Duties Administrative Assistants are required to perform the following duties: • Clerical and organizational tasks • Administrative and technical tasks requiring specialized knowledge, skills and abilities • Effectively directing and training lower level support staff as needed • Exercising keen judgment and maintaining confidentiality where needed Duties for this assignment include: Coordinate and schedule meetings; prepare and review all internal and external correspondences, memos, letters, etc. requiring the Director of Public Works' signature; maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems; assist in the planning and implementation of department wide meetings and events; manage the Public Works department website; prepare and review invoices, contracts, purchase orders, memos and materials requiring the City Manager's signature; monitor, screen, respond to, and distribute incoming communications; handle customer and public requests, inquiries and responses; conduct research, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents; answer and manage incoming phone calls. Minimum Qualifications Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent is required. Courses or training in areas of specialization are desirable. Experience: A minimum of five (5) full-time years of increasingly responsible administrative or secretarial support experience. License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of some field duties, which may require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Supplemental Information Knowledge of: Modern office and records systems, practices and procedures; general office procedures and the operation of general office equipment, including a personal computer and Windows based software with a high level of proficiency in Outlook, MS Word and Excel; proper business correspondence and correct English grammar and spelling; effective public relations and the general operations of municipal government. Ability to: Type accurately at a corrected speed of 40 words per minute and demonstrate competent computer skills; understand and properly carry out written and verbal instructions; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; work effectively under pressure, and accept accountability for the performance of duties while maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties, including the general public. Closing Date/Time: 3/1/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 18, 2021
Part Time
Description The City of Laguna Beach Community Services Department is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to work as Pool Lifeguards at the local Community Pool. Pool Lifeguard $14.00 - $15.75 Hourly Senior Pool Lifeguard $14.96 - $17.33 Hourly Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 24,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. The Position: Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator, Pool Lifeguards instruct swim classes, enforce pool rules and regulations during recreational swim periods, enforce rules of safety, prevent accidents, perform rescues of persons in distress, and perform facility clean-up and maintenance at the Laguna Beach High School pool facility. Also performs related duties as assigned by the Aquatics Coordinator. The Application/Selection Process: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Interested candidates must submit a completed online application in order to be considered. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will undergo an oral interview and a swim test. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. Swim Test: Candidates who successfully pass the oral interview will be invited to participate in a swim test. The swim test will take place at the Laguna Beach High School Community Pool located at 670 Park Ave, Laguna Beach CA, 92651. A physical testing waiver is required in order to participate (see link below). Testing Waiver Important Note: Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the Physical Testing Waiver prior to participating in tryouts. Candidates selected for hire who are under the age of 18 must have a work permit (see link below). A work permit is not needed to participate in the interview or swim test. Work Permit A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a police background check and a live-scan fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice. Examples of Duties Performs lifeguarding duties at the pool Supervises and assists with instructional programs Enforces pool rules and regulations during recreational swim classes Monitor pool area for potential hazards and accidents Performs rescues of persons in distress Performs facility clean up and maintenance Supervises locker rooms Assists other facility personnel Performs other duties assigned Minimum Qualifications Pool Lifeguard: Qualified applicants must be at least 15 years of age. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a work permit. License/Certificate Requirements: A current American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding with CPR and First Aid Certifications must be obtained by Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Experience: Experience as a pool lifeguard/swim instructor, advanced swimming ability, and prior public contact work experience including working with children is desirable. Senior Pool Lifeguard: Qualified applicants will be at least 18 years of age. License/Certificate Requirements: A current American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding with CPR and First Aid Certifications is required. Experience: A minimum of two summer seasons, or the equivalent, as a pool lifeguard/swim instructor is required. Advanced swimming ability, public contact work experience, including working with children is also required. Supplemental Information Also Required: Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of preventative lifeguarding, water rescues, first aid and CPR Advanced and basic swimming strokes Methods and procedures of swimming pool operations Effective teaching techniques and practices Courteous, helpful and appropriate customer service techniques Ability to: Swim with proficiency and endurance Analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective course of action Explain and enforce facility regulations, policies and procedures while positively representing the City in interactions with the public Follow specific instructions and respond to simple and complex requests Classify, compute and tabulate data and information, following a prescribed plan and requiring the exercise of some judgment Compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and information Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with Community Services personnel, customers/clients, volunteers, vendor representatives, school personnel, children, parents and the general public Apply functional reasoning in performing semi-routine functions involving standardized work with some choice of action Exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving a variety of pre-defined duties subject to frequent change Perform lifesaving and rescue activities, including administering CPR and first aid Act quickly calmly and appropriately in emergency situations Add, subtract, multiply and divide and to calculate percentages, fractions and decimals Maintain group and individual discipline Work independently and as part of an overall team Compile written reports to document rescues, injuries, maintenance, water quality, and other incidents as required Work on multiple concurrent tasks and/or with constant interruptions or distractions Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 11, 2021
Full Time
Description The City of Laguna Beach Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Jailer at both the f ull -time and part-time capacities . Full-Time Jailer $3,580 - $5,038 Monthly $42,960 - $60,456 Annually Full-Time Benefits Part-Time Jailer $20.48 - $22.83 Hourly Part-Time Benefits Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 24,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. The Department: The Police Department is organized into three divisions (Support and Investigative Services, Field Services, and Professional Services), and provides general law enforcement services, including animal control. There are 96 full-time positions, which continues to be the highest level of staffing in the Police Department's history. Of the 96 full-time positions, 48 are sworn personnel. The department augments its services with the assistance of three reserve officers, over 300 community volunteers representing our various volunteer groups such as COPs, CERT, and the Animal Shelter, ten police explorers, and twenty-five seasonal Police Cadet and Beach Patrol positions during the summer months. The Position: Under the supervision of the Jail Supervisor (non-sworn) and designated sworn personnel, the Jailer works within the jail facility monitoring inmates, controlling entry and exit to jail facilities, handling inmate processing, and maintaining order in the jail. This position also performs cell searches for drugs and other contraband, and inspects the facility for cleanliness. The Jailer also assists with other departmental office and support work and other related duties as assigned. Incumbents must be available to work a varied shift schedule that will include weekends, late nights, and holidays. The Application/Selection Process: All interested candidates must submit a completed online application by the filing deadline of Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will undergo a physical agility test and an interview evaluation of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. At the successful completion of all testing, qualified candidates will be placed on an employment eligibility list to be considered for hire. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a background security investigation, polygraph examination, and pre-employment physical examination including a drug test. Examples of Duties Employees in this position maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties, including the general public. Additionally, employees must exercise effective judgment and initiative as needed. This is a non-sworn position. Positions in this class are distinguished by the need to exercise independent judgment and initiative while under the direct and/or functional supervision of designated sworn personnel, in performing duties within specific functional areas of responsibility in a detention facility. Examples of duties include, but are not necessarily limited to: Assisting in supervising the conduct of inmates in a variety of custody situations within a jail facility Monitoring of inmates on a rigid time line Processing inmates (completing multiple forms by hand or computer) Assisting in performing administrative and operational duties such as maintaining logs and records, hourly check logs, preparing reports or memorandums, and other record keeping as directed Ensuring the maintenance of order, security, and compliance with administrative regulations, judicial rulings, Department Policy & Procedures, and Rules & Regulations Operating a computer terminal to obtain criminal history information including warrants, or other holds, and updating classification or housing information as necessary Conducting interviews with inmates Securing inmate property and monies, as necessary, in compliance with Departmental Policy and Procedures Responding to public inquiries regarding inmates Enforcing jail rules Preparing written reports Conducting Title 15 visual compliance checks within jail facility Training newly hired part-time jailers on jail operations and procedures (for full-time Jailers) Providing daily, operational leadership to lower level staff, directing work as needed Other Ancillary Duties: Directing traffic Conducting lockups of public facilities Enforcing municipal code violations Patrolling assigned areas for parking and municipal code violations Issuing citations for municipal code violations Impounding animals at the City Animal Shelter Transporting prisoners Duties as listed in the City of Laguna Beach Police Aide job description Other related duties as necessary to assist police personnel Minimum Qualifications Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Incumbent must be at least 18 years of age by the time of appointment. Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent is required. Related college level coursework, and formal training and/or certification in the field of jail operations is highly desirable. Experience: A minimum of one year of experience working in a related capacity in a law enforcement agency, including strong public contact work is required. License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties, which requires the operation of a City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. If not already completed, incumbents will be required to successfully complete the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department's Jailer Training Academy, or training of a similar nature. Completion will be required by the end of the twelve-month probationary period. Supplemental Information Knowledge of : Police department policies, practices and procedures; federal and state laws, statutes, and local ordinances and court decisions governing arrest and custody of prisoners, search and seizure, rules of evidence, and privacy rights; safety rules and procedures, self-defense methods and physical restraint techniques. Knowledge of general office procedures and equipment operation is also required. Ability to: read, understand and clearly instruct inmates and the general public on regulations and procedures; operate a motor vehicle and/or pick-up truck in the performance of duties; work cooperatively and effectively with those contacted in the performance of duties; work effectively with minimal supervision as a team member with co-workers, exercise initiative and effective judgment in handling problems which may arise in the field; and ask for and accept assistance as needed from experienced LBPD staff members; maintain accurate records, files and/or inventories; summarize records in report format; maintain effective security and safety controls; communicate orally and prepare thorough, clear and concise reports; utilize various management information systems and automation tools and electronic communications via desktop computer systems and computer networks; make decisions on effective courses of action in emergency situations. Skills: Must possess effective public relations skills, conflict resolution skills and techniques, general office skills. Closing Date/Time: 3/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 10, 2021
Part Time
Description The City of Laguna Beach Marine Safety Department is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2021 Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard Testing and Academy . The Position: Under general supervision, Ocean Lifeguards patrol beaches with the overall goal of providing protection to life, limb and property. Ocean Lifeguards guard an area of beach from an assigned station, patrol a section of the beach, participate in marine and other related emergencies, and make rescues and prevent marine accidents. IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION: Mandatory swim testing will be conducted at the Main Beach White Tower on Saturday, March 20, 2021. All applications must MUST be submitted by Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST) in order to be considered for participation in the testing process. Testing Day Details: Candidates will be invited to schedule a check-in time through their government jobs account. Attendance at testing is required in order to be considered. Applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED on the day of testing. A physical testing waiver is required (see below). Candidates must be ready to enter the water promptly after check-in. No exceptions will be made, and late arrivals will not be accommodated. Swim caps will be issued on the morning of testing and are mandatory to swim. Goggles, wetsuits, and floatation devices are not allowed. The physical test will consist of three (3) events: 1. 1,000 Meter Ocean Swim - Candidates must complete 1,000 meter ocean swim in less than 20 minutes to qualify for the remainder of the physical testing. 2. Run / Ocean Swim / Run 3. Sprint / Ocean Swim We will be monitoring State, County and City restrictions to determine appropriate COVID-19 safety measures for the testing process. Required Physical Testing Waiver (MANDATORY) : The required physical testing waiver is available on the Laguna Beach City website here: http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/marine/employment_opportunities.htm or at the Human Resources Division in City Hall at 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign. Orientation : Qualified applicants will be invited to Marine Safety Headquarters directly following the physical testing for a modified orientation. Please bring I-9 identification with you in order to complete the required onboarding paperwork (e.g., government issued ID, social security card, passport, etc.). Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard Training Academy: Prior to placement in the position of Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard, a candidate must complete and successfully pass all components of the City of Laguna Beach Marine Safety Department 100 hour Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard Academy. The Academy will be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the following dates: March 27, 28 April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 During the Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard Academy, Trainees will be paid minimum wage at $14.00 per hour. Completion of the Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard Academy does not guarantee placement in the Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard position, nor does it imply continued employment. Final Selection/Pre-Placement: The appointing authority will review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. Candidates will be hired based on department need and in order of academy finish. Prior to becoming an Ocean Lifeguard I, candidates will be required to pass a background check and fingerprint check with the Department of Justice. Candidates who are selected for placement in a Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard position must compete and pass a pre-placement physical, which includes a drug test. Examples of Duties Patrols and provides continual surveillance of swimmers in a designated section of beach and water from an assigned station Participates and makes ocean rescues Protects bathers and warns them of dangerous conditions Maintains telephone or radio communication with Marine Safety Dispatch Maintains and ensures equipment and supplies are in good working condition Answers questions and assists the public as necessary Informs bathers and boaters of hazardous ocean conditions Removes dangerous objects from ocean and surfline Maintains daily records of activities of assigned area and reports them at the end of the shift to the designated personnel Advises beach patrols of municipal ordinances, California Harbor and Navigation regulations and California Fish and Game Codes Operates specialized lifesaving equipment and performs various emergency medical skills Participates in rescues, first aid events and aquatic emergencies until relieved by a supervisor Provides assistance as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor, providing oversight and instruction to program participants Provides relief to other Lifeguards on duty Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with the public and peers Performs other duties as required Minimum Qualifications A qualified applicant must be at least 16 years of age as of June 12, 2021. Education : If over the age of 18, graduation from high school or equivalent. Experience : Successful completion of the City of Laguna Beach Marine Safety Tryouts, and subsequent successful completion of the City of Laguna Beach Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard Academy. Supplemental Information Required Knowledge : Principles and practices of modern, open-water lifesaving techniques; equipment and apparatus used in ocean lifesaving operations; appropriate Basic Life Support and EMT protocols; surf, local climate and ocean environment, currents and hazards, water quality, geographic conditions and how they affect the beach and rescue environment; procedures of record keeping; principles of basic report preparation; principles and practices in dealing with the public; federal, state, local, and municipal ordinances pertaining to recreational use in a marine environment, California Harbor and Navigation Regulations and California Fish & Game Codes; specialized lifesaving equipment and public relations skills. Required Abilities : Run, swim, paddle and make rescues in adverse weather and surf conditions; quickly assess emergencies and adopt effective courses of action; use compass and navigational aids; learn, interpret, apply and enforce the policies, procedures, laws, ordinances and regulations dealing with the enforcement of municipal and marine law and the City department and division policies and procedures; maintain and prepare accurate and complete narrative reports from personal observations and information provided by others, using correct English spelling and grammar; use a computer for word processing, record keeping and other routine duties; speak clearly and understand and carry out written and verbal instructions, operate standard office equipment, learn and understand pertinent procedures and functions quickly and perform without immediate supervision using appropriate judgment; remain calm and courteous under pressure, accept responsibility and accountability for the performance of duties and maintain effective, professional, courteous and cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the performance of duties. Closing Date/Time: 3/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 10, 2021
Description ** Please Click HERE to Access the Assistant Director of Community Development Brochure ** City of Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. The City of Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 23,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. The Department & Division: The Community Development Department is organized into five divisions - Administration, Zoning, Building, Planning, and Code Enforcement. The Position: Under general direction, assists in the management of the Community Development Department. This may include: developing and implementing long and short range goals and objectives for the department; serving in an authoritative position on matters pertaining to planning and development functions; serving as the staff representative to the City Planning Commission and/or other Boards and Committees; participating in the review and addressing of general City problems; and other related work as required. Reports to/Supervises : Reports directly to the Community Development Director. Assists the Director in managing the functions and daily administration of the Community Development Department including supervising the Administration, Planning, Zoning, Building and Code Enforcement divisions of the Community Development Department. Selection Process : Applications will be screened carefully, and selected applicants will be invited to participate in the Structured Panel Interview. Those recommended for further evaluation will undergo a department interview with City staff. Based on the City's needs, the selection process may be modified. Candidates will be notified via e-mail of any changes in the selection process. To Be Considered: To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a cover letter of interest, comprehensive resume, and five professional references (who will not be contacted until a mutual interest is established) to: City of Laguna Beach, Human Resources Division Attn: Andi Aguilar, Human Resources Analyst 505 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: (949) 497-0725 Email: aaguilar@lagunabeachcity.net Candidates are encouraged to apply by Wednes d a y, March 3, 2 021 Electronic Submittals are Preferred Pre-Placement Process : Selected candidates must successfully pass a police and management background check with the Laguna Beach Police Department, including a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical including a drug test. Education and employment verification and reference check(s) will also be conducted. Examples of Duties Assists the Director in the overall operation of the department, including the departmental work priorities, budget, customer service, personnel and project scheduling. Assists in planning, organizing, and administering the Department budget and monitor expenditures. Assists the Director in researching and reporting Department activities and in making recommendations on projects and programs. Assist in the development of policies and procedures for the Planning Division. Manages the preparation and presentation of general plan elements, planning reports, specific plans, and other special planning studies. In concert with the Director, works closely with the California Coastal Commission and its staff to accomplish City goals. Assists in the review of projected City growth patterns, population trends and possible future developments to respond to future needs. Conducts the most complex assignments, or directs the work of others involved in the preparation and review of current or long-range planning projects; ensures planning activities are conducted in accordance with federal and state law, City ordinances, rules, and regulations; coordinates the conduct of environmental impact studies, including preparing requests for proposals; evaluates conclusions of environmental impact reports and prepares recommendations; may supervise professional and technical staff engaged in long-range and current City planning activities including general plan and zoning code maintenance, reviews proposed developments, and supervises processing of permits; may supervise preparation of the agendas and staff reports for the City Planning Commission and Design Review Board; and attend public meetings to assist with presentations and questions as necessary. Assists in reviewing major projects, setting priorities and establishing work schedules. Assists with coordinating activities of the department with those of other City departments and cooperates with other Department Heads and the City Manager in promoting the improvement of City services. In concert with the Director, works diligently to resolve citizen complaints or problems concerning departmental activities that cannot be handled by Division Heads. Assists the Director in keeping the City Manager, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and City Council advised of departmental activities through oral and written reports. Represents the department at a variety of meetings; speaks before the public and other groups on the plans, policies, and programs of the department. Minimum Qualifications Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows: Education : Graduation from a four-year college or university is required, preferably with a major in Urban Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or related field. Master's Degree is highly desirable. License/Certificate Requirements : Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners is highly desirable. Additionally, due to the performance of some field duties, which may require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. Experience : Five years of progressively responsible experience performing varied and complex planning and community development work including two years of experience supervising professional staff. Experience in the public sector is highly desirable. Supplemental Information Knowledge of: Laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, related to planning, land use, permit review, building codes, and related codes and regulations including but not necessarily limited to the Uniform Building Code, California Environmental Quality Act; California Coastal Act; principles, practices and techniques of community development, urban planning, housing rehabilitation, construction methods and materials, code enforcement and zoning ordinances; principles and practices of strategic planning, planning laws and procedures; public policy development; emerging trends in community development services, planning, building and safety, and administration; principles and practices of management and supervision including performance management measures, training and discipline; budget preparation and administration; project management, benchmarking, and program evaluation; and effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Plan, organize and direct a wide variety of community development, planning, and building and safety programs and projects; prepare land use regulations and revise City guidelines for architectural, historical and environmental review; conduct environmental review of development and capital improvement projects; develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures; analyze and interpret laws, codes, regulations and standards related to planning, zoning, safety and community development; prepare and deliver effective public presentations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; analyze and recommend solutions to problems and issues; plan, develop and manage programs and projects; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with officials of public and private agencies, City Council, commissions, community groups, and the general public; and provide excellent customer service. Closing Date/Time: 3/3/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH, CA Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Feb 10, 2021
Full Time
Description Applicants must be CURRENT sworn peace officers in the State of California in order to qualify. Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 24,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control. The Department: The Police Department is organized into three divisions (Support and Investigative Services, Field Services, and Professional Services), and provides general law enforcement services, including animal control. There are 96 full-time positions, and of the 96 full-time positions, 48 are sworn personnel. The department augments its services with the assistance of three reserve officers, over 300 community volunteers representing our various volunteer groups such as COPs, CERT, and the Animal Shelter, ten police explorers, and twenty-five seasonal Police Cadet and Beach Patrol positions during the summer months. The Position: Under general supervision of a Police Corporal, Sergeant, or Watch Commander, performs in an assigned area of responsibility, responds to calls, observes violations, and enforces public safety and traffic laws, regulations and ordinances; performs crime prevention and investigation work to protect life and property; discusses problems, complaints and violations with citizens, residents and visitors; testifies in court hearings; assists other officers and performs special detail work as needed; and does other work as assigned. Solves community related problems and prepares comprehensive grammatically correct written and dictated reports. The Application/Selection Process: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Interested candidates must submit a completed online application in order to be considered. Applications will be screened carefully and selected candidates will undergo a physical agility test and an interview evaluation of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. At the successful completion of all testing, qualified candidates will be placed on an employment eligibility list to be considered for hire. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. A candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a background security investigation, polygraph examination, pre-employment physical examination including a drug test, and a psychological screening. Examples of Duties Responds quickly and correctly in emergency situations and makes field decisions in accordance with departmental policies and procedures in any given law enforcement assignment Patrols assigned district by automobile, motorcycle/bicycle, ATV, or on foot in order to prevent and detect crime activity and enforce laws, regulations and ordinances Responds to radio communications, computer prompts or citizen requests and investigates reported disorders, observed violations, and related incidents Notes and reports traffic problems abandoned or damaged vehicles and other safety hazards. Issues verbal warnings or written citations for parking, moving, and municipal violations Investigates traffic accidents and directs and controls the flow of traffic at the scene of accidents, signal failures, special events, natural and unnatural catastrophes in adverse weather conditions Investigates and prepares reports on complaints, accidents, offenses and damages to property; interviews witnesses and suspects Restores order and maintains peace at public gatherings or in conflict situations Collects and preserves physical evidence in accordance with department policy and laws Observes and reports conditions conducive to crime activity Provides information and assistance to the public in a respectful manner Pursues and apprehends suspects Makes arrests and advises suspects of rights Prepares crime and arrest reports and documents other situations such as traffic accidents and civil disputes Appears in Court to testify regarding arrests or other law enforcement activity and case evidence and civil cases Searches and transports prisoners Completes booking (e.g., digital camera, fingerprinting) Administers emergency first aid to injured or incapacitated persons until medical personnel are present. Participates in classroom and field training exercises May perform the duties of Acting Police Sergeant or Field Training Officer as directed Treats Citizens, suspects and fellow employees with respect Minimum Qualifications Experience : Must be a current sworn peace officer in the State of California including the completion of a probationary period with acceptable performance. Education : Graduation from high school or equivalent, supplemented by completion of the police academy, and classes or course work in police science (minimum of 30 college semester units required) or military experience. License/Certificate Requirements : The incumbent must obtain a valid Class C or Class 3 California driver's license and provide evidence of an acceptable driving record. May be required to obtain a Class 4 or Class D license following hire, depending upon position assignment as a Motor Officer. Supplemental Information Requires Knowledge of: Laws from the California Penal Code, Business and Professions Code, Health & Safety Code State motor vehicle codes, traffic safety regulations and municipal ordinances Police science principles Police department policies, practices and procedures Theories of human behavior Federal and state laws, statutes, local ordinances and Court decisions governing arrest and custody of prisoners, search and seizure, rules of evidence, and privacy rights First aid techniques Safety rules and procedures Criminal investigation, crime prevention principles and techniques Self defense methods and physical restraint techniques Radio codes and communications procedures Disease control methods and techniques Community related problem-solving techniques Requires Ability to: Operate a police motor vehicle skillfully and safely Use firearms and other weapons Read and interpret State Motor Vehicle Codes and traffic safety laws and local ordinances Accurately recall the circumstances under which criminal, civil or traffic violations occurred for testimony purposes Obtain knowledge of City geography, street layouts and traffic and crime patterns Read and interpret maps to determine locations of calls Work effectively in team response situations Exercise tact and diplomacy in maintaining self-control in provocative or confrontational situations Communicate clearly and concisely in conveying commands Operate two-way radio following proper communications procedures Maintain alertness and concentration in emergency situations Accurately recall names, faces and details regarding crime incidents Follow proper safety rules and procedures Work under variable weather conditions Properly use tools to gain access to buildings Communicate and work cooperatively with co-workers, supervision, and public and private representatives Relate effectively with persons from diverse social, ethnic, political, racial and ethnic backgrounds and age groups Understand and carry out oral or written commands and instructions Complete clear and accurate police reports and work activity records May operate an audio or video recorder during field enforcement work Operate computers Operate and make independent decisions without direct supervision Make decisions without undue delay in emergency situations Thoroughly investigate field assignments as reflected in complete reports Closing Date/Time: