City of Costa Mesa

The City of Costa Mesa boasts of being one of Orange County's leading cultural and business centers. Located 37 miles southeast of Los Angeles, 88 miles north of San Diego and 475 miles south of San Francisco, Costa Mesa encompasses a total of 16 square miles with its southernmost border only 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean. The current population of approximately 103,823 has grown from 16,840 at the time of incorporation in 1953. The dominant industries for the City are trade, services, manufacturing, finance/insurance and real estate. A general law city, Costa Mesa has a council-manager form of government.

Costa Mesa is a major commercial and industrial center of Orange County. The City, which formally adopted the slogan "The City of the Arts in late 1984, is home to a regional symphony orchestra and the South Coast Repertory Theater. Ground was broken in 1983 for the Orange County Performing Arts Center. This center includes a 3,000 seat facility which was completed in 1985, and a 1,000 seat auditorium slated for future development.

12 job(s) at City of Costa Mesa

City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Oct 24, 2018
Full Time
This recruitment is specifically for full-time entry level candidates (this is not for Lateral Police Officer or Police Reserve candidates).  To apply for Lateral or Reserve Police Officer, click here to visit the Employment Opportunities page. POLICE RECRUIT $26.56 hourly plus part-time benefits : This is non-sworn, civilian police training work performed while attending a Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified police academy.  Work involves full-time attendance at a P.O.S.T. certified police academy to prepare incumbents to assume the responsibilities of a police officer upon completion of the academy.  POLICE OFFICER (ACADEMY GRADUATE) $6,995 - $9,375 monthly plus full-time benefits : Upon hire, incumbents are assigned to the  Department's Field Training Program.  Upon successful completion of the training, incumbents acquire the full range of law enforcement duties.  For more information about the Costa Mesa Police Department, click here . APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: This recruitment is being conducted on a continuous basis in order to meet the needs of the City as vacancies occur.  Applications must be completed and submitted online. Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. NOTE:  The City only sends candidate notifications by email. Please make sure your email address is updated before applying for this recruitment. Please check your email inbox periodically during the application process.   AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS: Please  click here   for a list of automatic background disqualifiers. If any of the automatic disqualifiers pertain to you, it is recommended that you do not submit an application for this position as you will be automatically disqualified from the selection process. Candidates who pass the application screening phase will be selected to continue in the testing process.  Candidates must pass the following tests to be placed on the formal eligibility list.  Eligibility lists are valid for one year from the date they are established unless it is exhausted sooner or extended for an additional period of time: P.O.S.T. Written Examination (PELLETB) with a Total T-Score of 50 or higher (Pass/Fail) Physical Agility (Pass/Fail) Oral Interview Evaluations (100%) Tentative Testing Dates for Cycle 2019-1R: Written Exam: February 13 & 14, 2019 (attendance is only required on one date) Physical Agility Test (PAT) & Oral Interviews: March 9, 2019 A separate and/or second interview date may be held depending on the number of candidates Final Phases of the Selection Process: Upon being placed on the eligibility list, appointment(s) will be made after successfully passing each of the following components: polygraph examination, a comprehensive background investigation, interview with the Chief of Police, interview with the City Manager, and the post-offer pre-appointment psychological evaluation and medical examination.  All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States. Compressed Testing Option: Please note: candidates that are active duty military, currently attending a police academy as an independent, require an approved accommodation, or can show proof of residency over 250 miles from the City of Costa Mesa, may be eligible for the compressed testing option subject to approval and availability. Testing will include the following components in a condensed version:  POST written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, and a pre-background interview. Instructions for requesting compressed testing will be provided to candidates who pass the application screening phase.   Required Documentation: Both Levels : Candidates who have successfully passed the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with another agency within the last 12 months may submit verification on agency letterhead indicating a Total T-Score of 50 or higher in order to be waived from the written examination.  Please note that P.O.S.T. does not allow individuals to retake the test within 30 days of their last test with any agency. Police Officer (Academy Graduate) candidates must provide proof of graduation (within the last 12 months) from a CA P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy.  Documents may be faxed to Human Resources at (714) 754-4943 or mailed to City of Costa Mesa:  Human Resources, PO Box 1200, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-1200.   If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please call the Police Recruitment Hotline at (714) 754-4955. *Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of a scheduled test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. NOTE:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jul 14, 2018
Part Time
JOB SUMMARY:   Under general supervision, this position teaches swimming lessons and/or specialized aquatic classes to the public. This position also monitors the use of the swimming pool; and enforces safety rules. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: An incumbent in this classification supervises and performs the more advanced work in the teaching of specific techniques to participants in the aquatics program.  Incumbents are responsible for ensuring that the skills which are outlined in the course description are taught; assisting in any required pre-testing program to assign the participants into classes, divisions or ability groups; assisting in curriculum planning; providing safe and enjoyable program activities; evaluating participant progress/performance; and completing required departmental paperwork.  Work is reviewed through regularly scheduled conferences, reports and evaluations. Year Round: This is a part-time position, working throughout the year. Work schedules vary as needed.  As a condition of employment, an Instructor Guard must be available to teach in the spring Monday/Wednesday and/or Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday classes during each session; AND/OR during the summer Monday through Thursday, and Saturday classes during each session, and for  all in-service training, annual training dates, and annual fitness performance test. Seasonal: This is a seasonal part-time position, working during the school year (September to May), and/or the summer (June to August). Work schedules vary as needed. As a condition of seasonal employment, an Instructor Guard must be available to teach in the spring Monday/Wednesday and/or Tuesday/Thursday, and Saturday classes during each session; AND/OR during the summer Monday through Thursday, and Saturday classes during each session, and for all in-service training during the entire season worked. Incumbents will be required to attend : 1. Orientation/training - Typically held Monday - Thursday, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. scheduled after hire date.  Times and dates subject to change. 2. Pre-Summer Orientation/Training: Tentatively scheduled for June 11-14, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 p.m., June 16, 2018 from 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m., and June 18-21, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Times and dates subject to change.   APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Fitness test and interviews will be held on an as needed basis by appointment at the Downtown Aquatic Center. To be considered for possible employment, the following must be completed: Submit an online application.   Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications.  Candidates who meet the qualifications will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process, Fitness Testing and Selection Interviews. Attend " In-Water Fitness Testing and Selection Interviews " on date you are scheduled.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be contacted by the City and invited to participate in this process. Applicants will be notified by email  if they meet the qualifications to attend the testing/selection process; at that time they will also be asked to sign a Registration/Waiver of Liability form.  Applicants age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. TESTING CRITERIA:   In-Water Physical Fitness Test : Tread water for 120 seconds using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands above water; 25 yard dive and approach swim (head up) in 18 seconds or less; Complete a timed event within 90 seconds Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound swim brick; Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 200 yard swim in 3 minutes and 30 seconds or less Applicants who complete the In-Water Physical Fitness Test will be invited to participate in the selection interviews.  Interviews will begin after all the fitness testing is complete.  Required Certifications: Applicants must provide proof of valid original certifications prior to the first day of employment. Minimum certification requirements are as follows: Lifeguarding with the inclusion of first aid and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross (ARC) or an equivalent certifying body, ARC Water Safety Instructor, and the ability to obtain ARC Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel within one year of hire date Desirable Certifications: The following certifications are not required, but are considered as highly desirable: ARC Lifeguard Instructor ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer ARC Water Safety Instructor Trainer Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  Applications must be completed and submitted on-line by the specified deadline to be considered for upcoming testing and selection date.  Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process .  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.   Closing Date/Time:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jul 14, 2018
Part Time
  JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, the position assists in supervising and conducting the daily operation of the City aquatics program site including the assistance in the planning and monitoring of aquatic classes and programs; and assists in the training and supervising of pool employees. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: An incumbent in this classification assists in teaching of specific techniques to participants in the aquatics program; assists in required pre-testing programs to divide participants into classes, divisions, or ability groups; provides for safe and enjoyable program activities; completes required department paperwork; and sets up equipment. Work is closely supervised and reviewed through regularly scheduled conferences, reports, and evaluations.   This is a part-time position, working throughout the year.  Work schedules vary as needed.  As a condition of employment, a Senior Lifeguard must be available for all in-service training, annual training dates, and annual fitness performance test. Incumbents will be required to attend : 1. Orientation/training - Typically held Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. scheduled after hire date.  Times and dates subject to change. 2. Pre-Summer Orientation/training  - Tentatively scheduled for June 11-14, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 p.m., June 16, 2018 from 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m., and June 18-21, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Times and dates subject to change.     APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Fitness test and interviews will be held by appointment at the Downtown Aquatic Center. To be considered for possible employment, the following must be completed: Submit an online application .  Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications.  Candidates who meet the qualifications will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process, Fitness Testing and Selection Interviews. Attend " In-Water Fitness Testing and Selection Interviews " on date you are scheduled.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be contacted by the City and invited to participate in this process. Applicants will be notified by email  if they meet the qualifications to attend the testing/selection process; at that time they will also be asked to sign a Registration/Waiver of Liability form.  Applicants age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Fitness tests and interviews will be held on an as needed basis by appointment at the Downtown Aquatic Center. TESTING CRITERIA:  In-Water Physical Fitness Test: Tread water for 120 seconds using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands above water; 25 yard dive and approach swim (head up) in 18 seconds or less; Complete a timed event within 90 seconds Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed; Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound swim brick; Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps; and 200 yard swim in 3 minutes and 30 seconds or less Applicants who complete the In-Water Physical Fitness Test will be invited to participate in the selection interviews.  Interviews will begin after all the fitness testing is complete.  Required Certifications:  Applicants must provide proof of valid original certifications prior to the first day of employment. Minimum certification requirements are as follows: Lifeguarding with the inclusion of first aid and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross (ARC) or an equivalent certifying body, ARC Water Safety Instructor, and the ability to obtain ARC Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel within one year of hire date Desirable Certifications: The following certifications are not required but are considered as highly desirable: ARC Lifeguard Instructor ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer ARC Water Safety Instructor Trainer Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  Applications must be completed and submitted on-line by the specified deadline to be considered for upcoming testing and selection date.  Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process .  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.       Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jun 30, 2018
Full Time
SALARY: Effective July 8, 2018: $4,834 - $6,478 monthly, DOQ Effective July 7, 2019: $4,967 - $6,656 monthly, DOQ JOB SUMMARY: Under direction, to serve as investigator on assigned cases including those involving fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, unlawful access or tampering with computer systems, financial elder abuse, credit cards, NSF and account closed checks, forgery, false impersonation, and other crimes as assigned. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   Applications must be completed and submitted on-line.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged. First application review date is Monday, July 23, 2018. Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete .   Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.     Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.   It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.     Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process).  Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.    All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background investigation, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Nov 03, 2018
Full Time
SALARY: Current: up to $69,264 annually (salary range: $51,696 - $69,264) Effective July 7, 2019: up to $71,172 annually (salary range: $53,124 - $71,172) The current vacancy is in the Network for Homeless Solutions Division of the City Manager's Office.   JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision, to perform daily outreach and case management to individuals including senior citizens or those deemed as homeless residents of Costa Mesa, provide intervention services and constant care as an incentive to assist senior citizens or homeless residents in obtaining services from community organizations and government agencies.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   An incumbent of this classification performs case management and intervention services to Costa Mesa senior citizens or homeless residents.  The incumbent exercises independent judgment and skillful application of para-professional counseling and intervention services.  The Community Outreach Worker works under general supervision of the Neighborhood Improvement Manager and staff of the City Manager's Office or the Senior Center Program Administrator. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   All applicants must complete an online City application and supplemental questionnaire. This recruitment may close at any time without notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged. THE FIRST APPLICATION REVIEW DATE IS NOVEMBER 30, 2018. Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.   Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to, the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.   Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only  (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.   All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Fri. 11/30/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Sep 29, 2018
Full Time
SALARY:   Current: Equipment Mechanic I:   up to $55,452 annually (salary range:  $41,376 - $55,452) Equipment Mechanic II: up to $66,360 annually (salary range:  $49,524 - $66,360) Equipment Mechanic III:  up to $71,496 annually (salary range:  $53,364 - $71,496) Effective July 7, 2019: Equipment Mechanic I:   up to $56,988 annually (salary range:  $42,540 - $56,988) Equipment Mechanic II:  up to $68,196 annually (salary range:  $50,880 - $68,196) Equipment Mechanic III:   up to $73,476 annually (salary range: $54,828 - $73,476) There are currently two (2) full-time vacancies that may be filled at the Equipment Mechanic I, II or III level depending on the qualifications of the candidate.   APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   Applications must be completed and submitted on-line.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.   First application review date is Monday, October 22nd Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.   Applications may be rejected if incomplete .  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.     Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill full-time and part-time Equipment Mechanic or lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list. It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.    Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only  (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process).  Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.  All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Based upon current and/or future assignments, an employee may be subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable and post-accident drug and alcohol testing  pursuant to the Department of Transportation Regulations.      Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jun 02, 2018
Full Time
SALARY RANGE: Effective 7/8/18:  $3,270 - $4,383 monthly  (part-time: $18.87 - $25.29 hourly) DOQ Effective 7/7/19:  $3,362 - $4,504 monthly  (part-time: $19.40 - $25.98 hourly) DOQ Under close supervision, performs a variety of general and specialized clerical duties in the central records section of the Police Department; and performs other work as required.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   This is the entry-level class in the police records clerical series. An incumbent in this class is expected to learn specialized and complex police records processing duties while performing general clerical work in support of sworn and other departmental staff. A thorough training program is provided at the commencement of employment and on subsequent assignments to new and varied types of duties. Incumbents are expected to work with some independence on the repetitive aspects of the work as employees achieve proficiency in performing their assignments. Work is reviewed for accuracy and conformance with standards and quality. This class is distinguished from the Senior Police Records Technician class by the repetitive nature of assigned work, limited degree of independent judgment exercised and lack of lead responsibilities. Note:   This classification is covered by Agency Shop provisions which require that employees pay union dues or service fees as a condition of employment. Qualified religious exemptions can be accommodated. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   Applications must be completed and submitted on-line. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged. First application review date is Monday, July 9, 2018 . Typing certificates are required at time of application for this recruitment  (verifying 40 wpm, corrected or better). Certificates must be uploaded/attached to your on-line application.  Applications received that do not include a typing certificate will be disqualified.    Typing Certificates: Must be issued from a recognized employment or public agency. On-line/Internet issued certificates will NOT be accepted. Certificates must be on the agency's letterhead or formal certificate and include the agency's name and phone number. Must be issued within the last 12 months. Certificates must indicate a NET (corrected) typing speed of at least 40 WPM . Failure to provide a typing certificate at time of application meeting the above requirements may result in disqualification. Certificates from any agency meeting the above criteria will be accepted.  The following locations may also be used; the City of Costa Mesa neither endorses nor opposes any of these agencies.  You should call to make an appointment. AppleOne Employment Agency 3937 Birch Street Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 852-8233 Focus Employment Inc. 2400 E. Katella Avenue, Suite 800 Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 848-6129   Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete . Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process, only attached typing certificates will be accepted.  The initial application screening will be based upon candidate's answers to the supplemental questions only. Prior to placement on the eligibility list, your answers to the supplemental questions will be verified against information provided in the Education and Work Experience sections of the employment application. The selection process will include the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination, and selection interview.  Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.    It is recommended that you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.   Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.    All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background investigation, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Nov 10, 2018
Full Time
Click here to read the job flyer.   SALARY: Current: up to $70,608 annually (salary range: $52,680 - $70,608) Effective July 7, 2019: up to $72,552 annually (salary range: $54,132 - $72,552) Under general supervision, to perform skilled work in receiving incoming calls at the City's Communications Operations Center, including requests for police/fire protection services or information, and dispatching of necessary units and equipment for emergency service through the use of telephone, radio, or other communications equipment; and performs related duties as required.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry level position in the Communications Officer series. Incumbents of this class are trained in department policies, procedures and systems by higher level communications staff. An employee in this class must be knowledgeable of local government operations, police/fire protection system, and geographical layout of the City. Although work is performed within established policies and procedures, it requires exercise of sound judgment in emergency situations. Supervision and assignments are received from a superior both orally and in writing. Work is reviewed by communications supervisors through observation, monitoring of operations, and review of records and reports.   Note:   This classification is covered by Agency Shop provisions which require that employees pay union dues or service fees as a condition of employment.  Qualified religious exemptions can be accommodated.   APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Please click here   to review a list of automatic background disqualifiers for this position.  You must review this information before submitting an application. All applicants must complete an online City application and supplemental questionnaire. This recruitment may close at any time without notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.   THE NEXT APPLICATION REVIEW DATES ARE: JANUARY 25th, 2019 and FEBRUARY  28th, 2019.   Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to, the following components: written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background investigation, criminal history check (Live scan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: In addition to completing an online City application and supplemental questionnaire, applicants must also submit the following documents: A typing certificate (verifying a speed of 45 wpm corrected or better) must be submitted to the Human Resources Division. Please Click Here  for typing certificate requirements and instructions. Proof of successfully passing the POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery (written exam) with a total T-Score of 48 or higher within the last 12 months (copy of your scores on the issuing agency's letterhead).  If you have not taken the test, you may sign up to the test at Golden West College.  Please Click Here for more information. Applicants who are Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified must submit a copy of their Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate.  Note: this Certificate is not the same as the one obtained from the POST Basic Course, rather it is awarded after completing probation as a full-time dispatcher at a POST participating agency.   Applicants may be eligible to have the written exam waived. Applicants who have completed the POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course must submit a copy of their Certificate of Completion. ** Please do not submit any other documents other than what is listed above (i.e., resume, etc.), as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Do not submit any documents until you have submitted your online application.    The above documents(s) can be faxed, mailed, or personally delivered to: City of Costa Mesa Attn: Human Resources Division 77 Fair Drive P.O. Box 1200 Costa Mesa, CA 92628-1200 Fax (714) 754-4943 TO BE CONSIDERED, THE DOCUMENTS LISTED ABOVE MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION BY THE NEXT APPLICATION REVIEW DATES JANUARY 25, 2019 OR FEBRUARY 28, 2019.    Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jun 12, 2018
Part Time
RECREATION LEADER I/II/III/IV Various assignments within Youth Programs, Facilities, Senior Center, and Field Ambassador Programs Please click here to review a description of each of the above programs. Recreation Leader I:    $11.00 per hour Recreation Leader II:   $11.35 - $11.91 per hour Recreation Leader III:  $11.30 - $14.42 per hour Recreation Leader IV:  $12.65 - $16.95 per hour THE POSITION: Recreation Leaders perform responsible work related to various Parks and Community Services related programs/activities. WORK SCHEDULE: Recreation Leaders are part-time positions that may work between 8 to 32 hours per week. Work schedules may require evening/night and weekend shifts and may be seasonal and/or year round.  Hours per week and work schedules vary depending on program assignment.    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Applications must be completed and submitted online. Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to, the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.  Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the online application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your online application. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (Live scan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Oct 06, 2018
Full Time
SALARY: Current: up to $112,524 annually (salary range: $83,964 - $112,524) Effective July 7, 2019: up to $115,608 annually (salary range: $86,280 - $115,608)   Under direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for providing Crime Scene Investigation Unit services and activities including evidence collection, protection, preservation, photography, and identification; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   This is a supervisory classification and incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Crime Scene Investigations Unit. This position exercises direct supervision over technical staff. There is currently one (1) full-time vacancy. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Please click here to review a list of automatic background disqualifiers for this position.  You must review this information before submitting an application.   Applications must be completed and submitted on-line.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.    The first application review date will be Sunday, November 4, 2018.   Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete .   Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.     Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.   It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address.     Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process).  Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.    All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Sep 05, 2018
Full Time
SALARY: Current: up to $98,160 annually (salary range: $73,260 - $98,160) Effective July 7, 2019: up to $100,860 annually (salary range: $75,264 - $100,860) JOB SUMMARY This is a responsible professional/technical position involving work in researching and developing budgetary and management reporting systems.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   Work involves financial and statistical analyses, studies and reports; development of budgetary systems; development of work measurement systems; and preparation of financial justifications.  Work also involves research and development of:  work simplification systems; improved and new sources of revenue; and cost control systems.  Other duties will include responsibility for:  cost and benefits analysis of various proposals arising out of labor negotiations; cost versus benefit justification analysis and review of budget requests; program and special fund cost analysis; and assisting staff in preparing cost and statistical analyses required for presentation to staff, City Manager and the City Council.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Finance Director, and is reviewed through conferences and reports.   Confidential Employee Designation:  An employee in this classification may have access to decisions or the decision-making process of the City concerning matters related to employer-employee relations and may have access to or may prepare confidential materials and/or information and/or recommendations on behalf of the City in matters relating to employer-employee relations. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   All applicants must complete an online City application and supplemental questionnaire. This recruitment may close at any time without notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged. THE FIRST APPLICATION REVIEW DATE IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018. Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.   Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to, the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.   Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only  (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.   All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).   Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, California, United States
Jun 12, 2018
Part Time
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this position monitors the use of the swimming pool and enforces safety rules. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: An incumbent in this classification patrols the swimming pool and aquatics facility to ensure safe and enjoyable program activities; and completes required department paperwork.  Work is closely supervised and reviewed through regularly scheduled conferences, reports and evaluations. Year Round: This is a part-time position, working throughout the year.  Work schedules vary as needed.  As a condition of employment, a lifeguard must be available for all in-service training, annual training dates and annual fitness performance test. Seasonal: This is a seasonal part-time position, working during the school year (September to May) or the Summer (June to August). Work schedules vary as needed.  As a condition of seasonal employment, a Lifeguard must be available for all in-service training, and during the entire seasoned worked.  Incumbents will be required to attend : 1. Orientation/training - Typically held Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. within a month of hire date.  Times and dates subject to change. 2. Pre-Summer Orientation/training  - Tentatively scheduled for June 11-14, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 p.m., June 16, 2018 from 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m., and June 18-21, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Times and dates subject to change.   APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Fitness test and interviews will be held on an as needed basis by appointment at the Downtown Aquatic Center. To be considered for possible employment, the following must be completed: Submit an online application .  Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications.  Candidates who meet the qualifications will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process, Fitness Testing and Selection Interviews. Attend " In-Water Fitness Testing and Selection Interviews " on date you are scheduled.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be contacted by the City and invited to participate in this process. Applicants will be notified by email  if they meet the qualifications to attend the testing/selection process; at that time they will also be asked to sign a Registration/Waiver of Liability form.  Applicants age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. TESTING CRITERIA:  In-Water Physical Fitness Test : Tread water for 120 seconds using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands above water; 25 yard dive and approach swim (head up) in 18 seconds or less; Complete a timed event within 90 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound swim brick. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 200 yard swim in 3 minutes and 30 seconds or less Applicants who complete the In-Water Physical Fitness Test will be invited to participate in the selection interviews.  Interviews will begin after all the fitness testing is complete.  Required Certifications: Applicants must provide proof of valid original certifications prior to the first day of employment. Minimum certification requirements are as follows: Lifeguarding with the inclusion of first aid and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross (ARC) or an equivalent certifying body, and the ability to obtain ARC Bloodborne Pathogens and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel within one year of hire date. Desirable Certifications: The following certifications are not required, but are considered highly desirable: ARC Lifeguard Instructor ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer ARC Water Safety Instructor Trainer Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.  Applications must be completed and submitted on-line by the specified deadline to be considered for upcoming testing and selection date.  Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process .  Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). Note:  The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.   Closing Date/Time: