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.

16 job(s) at City of Costa Mesa

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
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
Nov 24, 2018
Part Time
This recruitment is specifically for Part-time Reserve Police Officer 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:  $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.  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%) 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: 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 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. 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
Nov 24, 2018
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.  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%) 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: 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 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. 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
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 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 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Dec 06, 2018
Part Time
SALARY:See Position Description DEPARTMENT:City Council OPENING DATE:12/05/18 CLOSING DATE:12/14/18 05:00 PM DESCRIPTION: Click  here  to read the job flyer.   SALARY: Current:  up to $37.13 per hour   (salary range: $27.71 - $37.13 per hour) Effective July 7, 2019:  up to $38.15 per hour  (salary range: $28.47 - $38.15 per hour) Council Aides will work up to 20 hours per week and assist City Councilmembers with constituent services, outreach, response to requests and analysis and perform other related duties as assigned. This is the recruitment for the part-time Council Aide positions.  To apply for the full-time Chief of Staff position,  click here .  
City of Costa Mesa Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Dec 06, 2018
Full Time
  SALARY: See Position Description DEPARTMENT:City Council OPENING DATE:12/05/18 CLOSING DATE:12/14/18 05:00 PM DESCRIPTION:  Click   here  to read the job flyer.   SALARY: Current:  up to $93,252  annually  (salary range: $69,588 - $93,252) Effective July 7, 2019:  up to $95,832 annually  (salary range: $71,508 - $95,832) The Chief of Staff to the Mayor and City Council will be responsible for managing constituent services, legislative research and analysis, coordination with Federal and State offices, special projects and ensuring the Mayor and Councilmembers are full briefed and prepared for council meetings, press events, and community meetings. This is the recruitment for the full-time Chief of Staff to the Mayor and City Council position.  To apply for the part-time Council Aide position, click  here .  
City of Costa Mesa, CA City Hall, California, United States
Nov 28, 2018
Full Time
CURRENT SALARY RANGE: Assistant Engineer Salary Range: $69,888 - $93,660 Annually Associate Engineer Salary Range: $82,668 - $110,796 Annually SALARY RANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 7,2019: Assistant Engineer Salary Range: $71,810 - $96,236 Annually Associate Engineer Salary Range: $84,941 - $113,843 Annually The current full-time vacancy is in the Transportation Division of the Public Services Department. The vacancy may be filled at either the Assistant Engineer or Associate level depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for either classification that may occur during the life of the list. 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 Wednesday, December 12, 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.  Do not include "see attached resume" in your responses, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process.    Applications may be rejected if incomplete . Resume may be attached in the "Attachments" section of the online application but may not be submitted in lieu of a completed application. Please do not upload any attachments other than a resume and cover letter. Additional documents will not be reviewed during the application evaluation process. If selected to proceed further in the recruitment process, an opportunity to provide work samples, letters of recommendation, etc. will be appropriate during the interview 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.   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
Nov 28, 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)   Under minimal supervision, perform a variety of complex non-sworn support duties in the Police Department; patrols land, monitors city facilities and community parks and other designated areas in order to promote and maintain order and security; to enforce state, local laws and municipal codes within parks; and to perform related duties as required. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:   An incumbent in this class proactively patrols, monitors and oversees community parks, facilities and other designated areas to promote safe and enjoyable visitations by the public and to maintain order and security. Incumbents must exercise considerable judgment, tact and responsiveness in distinguishing between circumstances in which counseling and warning will serve to maintain order and those in which the powers of ejection, detention or arrest must be applied.   Incumbents are assigned shift responsibility and may include weekends, evenings and holidays. Work may be on an on-call basis. An incumbent works under the supervision of a Police Sergeant and work is reviewed through conferences and results obtained. 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 December, 19, 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
Nov 21, 2018
Full Time
SALARY: Current: up to $75,000 annually (salary range: $55,968- $75,000) Effective July 7, 2019: up to $77,052 annually (salary range: $57,492 - $77,052)   Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in maintaining the safe operation of the Police Department firing range; develops lesson plans, trains staff, provides firearms qualifications; maintains the Department armory; and maintains records related to the assigned area.  Exercises technical supervision. 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 Tuesday, December 18, 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
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
Dec 13, 2018
Full Time
SALARY: Current: up to $105,780 annually (salary range:$78,924- $105,780) Effective July 7, 2019: up to $108,684 annually (salary range:$81,096 - $108,684) JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the City Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director, plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of the central purchasing division; supervises the purchasing program for the City and warehouse operations; 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 Assistant Finance Director 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 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 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, 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
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: