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.

   

 

 

19 job(s) at City of Costa Mesa

City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, CA, United States
May 17, 2020
Full Time
SALARY: Up to $108,684 annually  (salary range:$81,096 - $108,684)   JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the City Finance Director and Budget and Purchasing Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of the central purchasing division; supervises the purchasing program for the City; coordinates the cooperative purchasing program with other public agencies; and performs related work as required. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This classification performs responsible work in supervising the centralized purchasing activities of the City within legal requirements and departmental policies. Work is distinguished from the subordinate technical and clerical classes by the overall responsibility of supervising the Purchasing Division. Work is assigned by the Finance Director and Budget and Purchasing Manager who is distinguished from the Purchasing Supervisor classification by the responsibility for administering the operations of divisions within the Finance Department. Work is evaluated through conferences and reports. 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.    THE FIRST APPLICATION REVIEW DATE IS MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020.   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, CA, United States
Apr 19, 2020
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 $30.00 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 received by June 1, 2020 will be included in the Cycle 2020-4 testing process.  PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL DATES LISTED FOR CYCLE 2020-4 ARE BEING MONITORED AND MAY BE POSTPONED IF NECESSARY.  Tentative Testing Dates for Cycle 2020-4R: Written Exam: June 16, 2020 Physical Agility Test (PAT) & Oral Interviews: July 11, 2020 A separate and/or second interview date may be held depending on the number of candidates All applicants will receive an email notification informing them of their application status by June 5, 2020. 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 attachments other than what is listed under "Required Documentation" , 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 an initial application screening phase will be selected to continue in the written examination testing process.  Applications may be re-reviewed prior to the PAT.  Candidates with incomplete applications or candidates who do not meet all Minimum Qualifications may be rejected from continuing 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 45 or higher (Pass/Fail) Physical Agility Test (PAT) (Pass/Fail) Oral Interview Evaluations (100%) 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, 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 45 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 the date of application) from a California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy.  Documents may be attached to online application, can 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, CA, United States
Apr 04, 2020
Full Time
The City of Costa Mesa invites applications for the following current vacancies: Senior Management Analyst (Confidential) - 1 Full-time Vacancy - Office of the City Manager Salary Range: $71,508 - $95,832/ Annually                                               Management Analyst/Management Aide (Confidential) - 1 Full-time Vacancy - Finance Department (may be filled at either Analyst or Aide level) Salary Range:                                                             Management Analyst (Confidential) Salary Range: $68,100 - $91,272/ Annually Management Aide     (Confidential) Salary Range: $59,208 - $79,356/ Annually *The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill current, future, and lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.  Confidential 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.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   Senior Management Analyst (Confidential)  Under general supervision, provides advanced professional, technical, administrative, and analytical assistance in conducting a variety of comprehensive analyses and coordinating municipal policies, procedures and services in the City Manager/City Council and Finance departments.   Management Analyst/Management Aide (Confidential)  Under general supervision, provides professional, technical, administrative, and analytical assistance in conducting a variety of comprehensive analyses and coordinating municipal policies, procedures and services in the City Manager/City Council and Finance departments.    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Applications must be completed and submitted online.  This recruitment will remain open until current positions are filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.     The first application review date is April 17, 2020.   Candidates are required to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application , do not include  "see attached resume"  in your responses, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. A detailed resume is also required, this can be uploaded into the " Attachments " section of the online application.   Applications may be rejected if incomplete.   Based upon the information presented, 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 materials review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.   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 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). 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.   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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Part Time
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this position monitors the use of the swimming pool and enforces safety rules. PLEASE NOTE : At this time we are not filing positions, however we encourage interested applicants to submit an application if you wish to be considered at a future date. 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. scheduled after hire date.  Times and dates subject to change. 2. Pre-Summer Orientation/Training: Different dates and times will be offered during the weeks of June 8, 2020 and June 20, 2020 (tentatively- times to be determined, dates and times subject to change).   3. Mandatory Training: Date to be determined. Usually scheduled on a Saturday, after the Pre-Summer Orientation/Training dates. 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:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision, performs work of routine difficulty in the development and modification of software application programs in support of the information processing needs of city departments; to perform both routine and complex technical and administrative tasks related to the development and operation of the system; and to perform related duties as required. Incumbents may be assigned to any of the following assignments: General Programming or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related programming.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   This position receives functional supervision from the Systems and Programming Supervisor and performs a variety of software analysis functions in support of various user department needs.  This position may receive technical direction from the Senior Programmer Analyst in completing particular assignments. This position requires knowledge of a broader range of applications programs, operating systems and division operations than the Programmer Analyst I classification. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   There is currently one vacancy assigned to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Applications must be completed and submitted online.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.     The next application review date is April 9, 2020.   Candidates are required 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 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: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Chief Plans Examiner, an incumbent performs responsible, technical work associated with checking commercial, industrial, multiple dwelling and residential building plans to ensure compliance with pertinent building and safety codes, ordinances and regulations; and to perform related duties as required. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This senior-level classification involves examining and checking building plans for compliance with applicable California Building Codes and other ancillary codes such as the California Plumbing Code, California Mechanical Code, California Electric Code and State disabled access related codes.  Work also involves checking structural calculations and standards for conformity to codes and engineering principles; and issuing permits for all types of building activity.  An incumbent is responsible for exercising considerable independent judgment on technical plan checking matters and providing functional guidance to inspectors and other staff members.  Work is reviewed by the Chief Plans Examiner to determine general progress, technical competence and adherence to pertinent policies and regulations.   APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   Applications must be completed and submitted online.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.     First application review date is  Friday ,  August 30, 2019 .    Applications must be completed and  submitted on-line by the specified deadline .  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  "see attached resume"  in your responses, 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 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 (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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
This is professional accounting work in maintaining varied municipal fiscal records and systems. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   Work involves maintaining general and subsidiary ledger; preparation of monthly journal entries; and account reconciliations.  Duties also include assisting the Accounting Supervisor with researching and identifying accounting problems.  This position class is distinguished from the journey-level Accountant class by serving as the backup for the maintenance and modification of the City's automated payroll system.  Work requires independent judgment on technical accounting and payroll problems of limited variety, but account classifications and major procedures are determined by departmental regulations or by legal requirements.  Work is reviewed by the Accounting Supervisor upon completion for over-all quality and accuracy. 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:   Applications must be completed and submitted online.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.     First application review date is  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 .    Applications must be completed and  submitted on-line by the specified deadline .  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  "see attached resume"  in your responses, 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 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 (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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Part Time
This classification performs a variety of routine technical and field assignments/activities in support of the total Police Department function.  Work is performed under supervision within established procedures and policies and is reviewed by a supervisor during process and upon completion.   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.  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. 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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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:    $12.00 - $14.58 per hour Recreation Leader II:   $12.00 - $14.58 per hour Recreation Leader III:  $12.46 - $15.14 per hour Recreation Leader IV:  $13.95 - $16.95 per hour PLEASE NOTE : At this time we are not filing positions, however we encourage interested applicants to submit an application if you wish to be considered at a future date.   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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
SALARY:   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 NEXT APPLICATION REVIEW DATE IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Click here to read the job flyer.   SALARY (UPDATED) : up to $79,980 annually (salary range: $62,676 - $79,980) 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.   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: MARCH 31, 2020 and APRIL 30,2020.   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. Please note that testing is currently suspended. You may submit your application now and when testing is reestablished, you can take it at that time. 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 MARCH 31, 2020 OR APRIL 30, 2020.    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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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. PLEASE NOTE : At this time we are not filing positions, however we encourage interested applicants to submit an application if you wish to be considered at a future date. 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: Different dates and times will be offered during the weeks of June 8, 2020 and June 20, 2020 (tentatively- times to be determined, dates and times subject to change).   3. Mandatory Training: Date to be determined. Usually scheduled on a Saturday, after the Pre-Summer Orientation/Training dates.   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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Part Time
This recruitment is specifically for Part-time Reserve Police Officer (Level I) candidates (this is not for entry-level Police Recruit, Academy Graduate Officers, or Lateral Police Officer). To apply for any of those positions,  click here to visit the Employment Opportunities page. RESERVE POLICE OFFICER (LEVEL I):  $38.00 hourly plus part-time benefits   COMMUNITY PROFILE: The City of Costa Mesa-- just one mile from the Pacific Coast in the heart of Orange County--is one of California's most eclectic and vibrant cities. The city is home to South Coast Plaza, one of the nation's largest shopping centers, and the world-class Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory theater. Costa Mesa is also the capitol of the action sports industry and the headquarters for companies such as Hurley International, Volcom, RVCA, Rip Curl, and Vans.  Costa Mesa encompasses 16 square miles and has a population of about 110,000. Since its incorporation in 1953, Costa Mesa has evolved from a semi-rural farming community of 15,000 to a city with robust local economy that generates tax revenues of about $100 million annually. A general law city, Costa Mesa has a council-manager form of government and staff of approximately 450 full-time employees. Costa Mesa residents enjoy a mild Southern California climate. The City's location provides easy access to many of Southern California's major attractions, including beaches, mountain areas, high and low deserts, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. 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.    The next application review date is June 1, 2020.  Applications received by that date will be included in the Cycle 2020-4 testing process.  PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL DATES LISTED FOR CYCLE 2020-4 ARE BEING MONITORED AND MAY BE POSTPONED IF NECESSARY.  Tentative Testing Dates for Cycle 2020-4R: Written Exam: June 16, 2020 Physical Agility Test (PAT) & Oral Interviews: July 11, 2020 A separate and/or second interview date may be held depending on the number of candidates All applicants will receive an email notification informing them of their application status by June 5, 2020. 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 attachments other than what is listed under "Required Documentation" , 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 45 or higher (Pass/Fail) Physical Agility Test (PAT) (Pass/Fail) Oral Interview Evaluations (100%) 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, 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: Copy of a current (non-expired) CA P.O.S.T. Reserve Academy Level I Certificate or a CA P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy Certificate. Candidates who have successfully passed the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) exam with another agency within the last 12 months may submit verification on agency letterhead indicating a Total T-Score of 45 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. Documents may be attached to online application, can 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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
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. PLEASE NOTE : At this time we are not filing positions, however we encourage interested applicants to submit an application if you wish to be considered at a future date. 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: Different dates and times will be offered during the weeks of June 8, 2020 and June 20, 2020 (tentatively- times to be determined, dates and times subject to change).   3. Mandatory Training: Date to be determined. Usually scheduled on a Saturday, after the Pre-Summer Orientation/Training dates.   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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
This recruitment is specifically for full-time Lateral Police Officer.  It is not for entry-level Police Recruit, Academy Graduate Officers, or Reserve Police Officer. To apply for any of those positions, click here to visit the Employment Opportunities page. LATERAL POLICE OFFICER: Up to $112,500 annually (Salary range $83,940 - $112,500) Candidates who are hired as Lateral Police Officers are also eligible for a reduced ten (10) month probationary period; upon successful completion of the probationary period, employees are then eligible for POST PAY. In addition, candidates may be eligible for a sick leave bank of up to 80 hours upon hire. COMMUNITY PROFILE: The City of Costa Mesa-- just one mile from the Pacific Coast in the heart of Orange County--is one of California's most eclectic and vibrant cities. The city is home to South Coast Plaza, one of the nation's largest shopping centers, and the world-class Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory theater. Costa Mesa is also the capitol of the action sports industry and the headquarters for companies such as Hurley International, Volcom, RVCA, Rip Curl, and Vans.  Costa Mesa encompasses 16 square miles and has a population of about 110,000. Since its incorporation in 1953, Costa Mesa has evolved from a semi-rural farming community of 15,000 to a city with robust local economy that generates tax revenues of about $100 million annually. A general law city, Costa Mesa has a council-manager form of government and staff of approximately 450 full-time employees. Costa Mesa residents enjoy a mild Southern California climate. The City's location provides easy access to many of Southern California's major attractions, including beaches, mountain areas, high and low deserts, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. 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.    The next application review date is June 1, 2020.  Applications received by that date will be included in the Cycle 2020-4 testing process.  PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL DATES LISTED FOR CYCLE 2020-4 ARE BEING MONITORED AND MAY BE POSTPONED IF NECESSARY.  Tentative Testing Dates for Cycle 2020-4R: Written Exam: June 16, 2020 Physical Agility Test (PAT) & Oral Interviews: July 11, 2020 A separate and/or second interview date may be held depending on the number of candidates All applicants will receive an email notification informing them of their application status by June 5, 2020. 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 attachments other than what is listed under "Required Documentation" , 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 45 or higher (Pass/Fail) Physical Agility Test (PAT) (Pass/Fail) Oral Interview Evaluations (100%) 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, 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: A copy of your P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (or higher) must be submitted to complete your application. 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 45 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. Documents may be attached to online application, can 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, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
THE CITY OF COSTA MESA IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE POSITION OF CITY ENGINEER For detailed information about this opportunity, see the City Engineer brochure. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice. The  first application review date is Friday, January 17, 2020 . The City of Costa Mesa (population 115,296) encompasses 16.8 square miles and is approximately one mile from Southern California's incomparable coastline. Located  in Orange County on the "coastal tableland" above Newport Beach, Costa Mesa has established a reputation as one of the area's leading cultural and business centers. Its predominant industries include retail trade, light manufacturing, finance/insurance, and real estate. Since its incorporation in 1953, the City has transformed from a quiet suburban community with deep farming roots, to a world-class city featuring some of the best restaurants, retail centers, and cultural arts in the nation. With an ideal location, business-friendly atmosphere, and superior amenities, Costa Mesa represents the best Southern California has to offer. The City is currently seeking to fill its City Engineer position. Under the direction of the Public Service Director, the City Engineer is responsible for all the functions and activities of the Engineering Division by performing professional and administrative engineering work, and assisting in planning, organizing, budgeting, directing staff and implementation of the City's Capital Improvement Program. Reviews and approves designs, plans, and specifications prepared by division and consulting engineers. Interacts with the public, other governmental agency officials, contractors, and consulting engineers. Also may act in the absence of the Public Services Director.   The ideal City Engineer will be a seasoned leader with a proven track record of effective team management. He/She must have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of civil engineering, including three (3) years supervisory/management experience in a municipal agency. Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering. Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable.   Application & Selection Process To be considered for this desirable opportunity, candidates must submit an application online.  Candidates must upload a detailed resume into the " Attachments " section of the online application.    Candidates'  resumes must include the following information: Name of agencies/organizations worked including employment dates Specific employment duties performed with each employer Population and employment size of agencies/organizations worked Breadth of functions supervised Candidates must also provide five (5) professional references representing various organization levels into the "References" section of the online application.  Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The City of Costa Mesa is currently recruiting for an individual who is passionate about local government to serve as the Parks and Community Services Director.    The City of Costa Mesa (population 115,296) has established a reputation as one of the area's leading cultural and business centers. With an ideal location, business-friendly atmosphere, and superior amenities, Costa Mesa represents the best Southern California has to offer. The Parks and Community Services Director serves under the direction of the City Manager. This is an at-will position.   The ideal candidate should be passionate about continuously looking for ways to better serve the community and will have a proven record of visionary and collaborate leadership. He/She should foster a progressive workplace, mentor and motivate staff to develop and advance recreational and social enrichment opportunities that address the diverse needs of the community.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, recreation, horticulture or a closely related field is required. A Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable. Must have several years of increasingly responsible professional experience in management of comprehensive community services, recreation and/or parks programs.  Appointment will be made within the salary range of $133,596 - $179,052 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience.The City also offers an attractive benefits package.   The recruitment process for this position is being coordinated by Bob Hall with Bob Hall and  Associates.   Please click on the below link for more information regarding this position: Parks and Community Services Director If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to: bob@bobhallandassociates.com .  Please contact Bob Hall directly at (714) 309-9104 if you have questions regarding this position or the recruitment process. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Under supervision, performs a variety of professional-level financial analysis in support of the City's financial management operations; prepares a diverse range of financial reports; reconciles complex financial transactions; and performs related work as required.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   This journey-level classification is responsible for performing the full range of professional duties in support of the City's financial management operations, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   Applications must be completed and submitted online.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.     First application review date is Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.   Applications must be completed and  submitted on-line by the specified deadline .  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  "see attached resume"  in your responses, 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 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 (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:
City of Costa Mesa, CA Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Feb 27, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision of the Assistant Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Supervisor, Senior Recreation Program Administrator, or Recreation Manager, oversees the planning, coordinating, and implementing of a variety of community and recreation programs such as special events, adult and youth sports, aquatics, after school programs, senior services, contract classes, animal services, and other related recreational activities; assists in the operation of a community center or other recreation facility.   CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: The Recreation Coordinator is a journey level position.  An incumbent receives general supervision from the Assistant Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Program Administrator, or Recreation Manager, and exercises direct supervision over part-time staff and volunteers.  Work is reviewed while in progress and by results achieved through regular conferences, reports and evaluations. This position differentiates itself from the Recreation Specialist position in that this position has responsibility for operation of a community center and more complex or multiple programs. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:   There are currently two (2) full-time vacancies as follows:   One full-time vacancy assigned to Animal Services One full-time vacancy assigned to Aquatics Applications must be completed and submitted online and a copy of unofficial college transcripts and/or a copy of college degree must be attached.  Applicants interested in the Aquatics assignment must also attach all certifications as outlined within the "Qualification Guidelines" below.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.   The first application application review date is March 18, 2020   Candidates are required 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.  If desired, candidates may upload a resume to their online application. However, applicants may not submit a resume in lieu of completing all fields of the online application . 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 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), 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