City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beachside city of 8.3 square miles on the westside of Los Angeles County. Offering an environment of unparalleled natural beauty, the city is home to a mix of residential communities, commercial districts, and recreational venues. Recently named by National Geographic as one of the Top "10 Beach Cities in the World" and by TIME as one of the "Best Places to Live", Santa Monica features three miles of Pacific beaches and the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica’s residential population is approximately 93,000, increasing to an estimated 250,000 during the day with tourists, shoppers, and employees. Tourism attracts over 8 million visitors annually.

The City of Santa Monica was incorporated on November 30, 1886 and subsequently adopted a City Charter in 1945. In 1947, a City Council-City Manager form of government was established. The City Council consists of seven members elected by the community at large to four year terms.

The City of Santa Monica is a full-service city. City departments provide police, fire, a regional transportation network, water, refuse and recycling, streets, parking, planning, building, engineering, free public wifi, a high speed fiber optic network, parks, affordable housing, economic development, library, rent control, recreational, cultural, and educational services to the community.

The City-operated Big Blue Bus regional bus service provides over 16.5 million rides for customers each year, all powered by renewable natural gas. Breeze Bike Share was Southern California's first bike share system with 500 bikes at 85 locations. In 2016, the Metro Expo Line opened connecting Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles in under an hour.

The City of Santa Monica is a national leader in environmental, economic and social sustainability. The City is working toward aggressive climate action goals including: water self-sufficiency by 2020, zero waste by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050.

The highly-rated Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves both Santa Monica and Malibu residents. Santa Monica College (SMC), one of the state's top two-year community colleges, serves over 30,000 full-time and part-time students on several campuses and offers more than 90 fields of study. Santa Monica's strong education institutions are complemented by the 5-star rated Santa Monica Public Library system.

Public safety is a top priority in the City of Santa Monica. Santa Monica Fire Department continues to maintain a Class 1 ISO rating, the highest possible rating.

Santa Monica has a strong and diverse economy. Known as “Silicon Beach,” local businesses are at the leading edge of the nation’s creative economy and startup scene.

Sana Monica is also home to three renowned and respected health facilities, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.

Connect with the City of Santa Monica by visiting www.santamonica.gov, follow @santamonicacity on Twitter, or sign up for the City's newsletter and emergency alerts at www.smgov.net/newsletter.

13 job(s) at City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary JOB SUMMARY :  Enforces laws and maintains order; protects life and property; prevents crime; actively contributes to the welfare of the community. Major Duties Patrols an assigned area in marked/unmarked vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, horses, and all terrain/beach vehicles and on foot for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances. Maintains law and order, answers inquiries and assists the public; responds to requests for police services and takes appropriate actions. Investigates and prepares reports on offenses, accidents, and other police incidents. Makes arrests, issues citations, serves warrants and subpoenas.  Directs traffic, inspects premises for security. Appears and testifies in court, both on and off duty.  Transports prisoners. Observes and reports hazards, abandoned or damaged vehicles or property, and malfunctions of equipment such as street lights and traffic control devices. Practices and maintains proficiency in the use of firearms and other police weapons and equipment. Attends training courses as required by P.O.S.T and the Chief of Police. Analyzes recurring patrol and specialized problems/hazards in collaboration with supervisors, peers, and service clientele.  Participates in developing long-term resolutions to law enforcement related problems and issues. Responds to multiple calls, major traffic accidents, and other emergencies.  Completes reports in a timely manner. Follows applicable safety rules and regulations. Performs related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Law enforcement codes, crime prevention methods, rules of evidence, laws of arrest, investigation and identification techniques and traffic and crowd control. Grammar and composition. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Follow written and oral instructions. Make decisions under pressure including life threatening situations. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Respond to inquiries from the public in a tactful manner. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Maintain a qualifying score, at the shooting range, as established by the Santa Monica Police Department. Skill in: Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Assessing situations and determining the proper course of action. Dealing with a variety of cultural sensitivity issues. Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  Completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved police academy.  One year full-time, paid experience as a sworn peace officer with an organized, local government agency.  Applicants must be currently employed as a sworn peace officer in the State of California. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  Must possess a regular Basic California  P.O.S.T. Certificate.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for U.S. citizenship.  Must obtain citizenship within three (3) years from date of application. NOTE :   Upon hire, police officers must be non-users of tobacco products.  Applicants for Police Officer Lateral Transfer must pass an extensive background investigation and must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence or a felony.  Diversity and Inclusion How to Apply : An on-line City application and required supplemental questions must be completed to be considered for this position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates considered to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. Candidates invited to participate in the Police Department's testing process will participate in the following: Oral Interview: 100% Background Investigations : Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  The investigation is used to determine a candidate's moral character and suitability for employment in law enforcement.  The investigation shall include but is not limited to, the following checks: criminal record, polygraph, driving history, credit history, military record, previous record(s); and references. Medical Examination : Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a thorough medical examination, including a treadmill stress test and drug screen to determine if they meet the City's medical standards for the position of Police Officer/Lateral Transfer. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).  Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination. Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Participates in the daily collection of commercial and residential refuse, food and yard waste, and recyclable materials by driving a refuse collection truck along designated routes.   Major Duties Operates various large vehicles, including automated side loaders, front-end loaders, rear loaders, forklifts, skip loaders, stake bed trucks, pick up trucks and other vehicles, used to collect refuse, food and yard waste and recyclable materials.   Uses various hand tools, rakes, shovels, hammers, wrenches and pliers to perform minor repairs and maintenance of truck cargo area.   Obeys traffic laws, follows Division rules and procedures and operates vehicles in a safe manner while collecting solid waste and recyclable materials from residents, businesses, and other City locations.   Performs daily pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections and completes required check list to ensure safe vehicle operation.   Identifies and reports mechanical problems immediately to supervisor and fleet maintenance staff.   Ensures vehicle cab, engine and transmission areas are free of debris. Washes and steam cleans vehicles, as required.   Inspects bins, carts and containers before dumping contents into collection vehicle. Reports repairs needed to bins, and carts. Pushes, pulls, drives and carries containers to curbside collection point.   Manually loads materials into collection vehicles. Cleans overflow around bins and containers. Makes special pick ups when required.   Moves containers for appropriate placement for automated collection. Tags containers that are not correctly placed for collection and/or are contaminated (e.g. trash in yard waste containers). Reports incidents to appropriate staff.   Reports findings of possible hazardous waste and conditions to appropriate staff.   Advises customers and co-workers of resource recovery and recycling rules and regulations.   Delivers, removes and maintains City provided solid waste and recycling containers and bins, as directed.   Assists in training assigned staff in collection operations and the safe use of collection vehicles.   Responds to customer inquiries in a professional and courteous manner.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of: Mechanical operations and functions of large equipment, including safe driving practices and backing, loading, compacting and lifting procedures. Basic vehicle and equipment maintenance. Traffic laws. Care and maintenance of collection equipment. Safe work practices and procedures. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to: Learn collection and disposal methods and approved materials for collection. Learn maintenance procedures for collection vehicles. Learn geography of city streets and alleys. Drive and operate collection equipment safely in variable weather conditions. Perform physical labor for sustained periods including entering and exiting a vehicle and pushing and pulling bins and containers. Perform repetitive bending and lifting. Learn applicable rules, regulations and procedures. Recognize hazardous and infectious waste. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Follow oral and written instructions. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.   Skill in: Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from high school or the equivalent.   One year of recent, paid work experience operating large vehicles with a gross weight in excess of 26,000 lbs. or one year of field work experience in the Resource Recovery and Recycling Division of the City of Santa Monica. Recent experience driving solid waste collection vehicles is desirable.   License and Certificates:   Possession of a valid Class B driver license without any air brake restrictions and with valid medical certification. How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these.   If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 8/1/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Plans, organizes, implements, monitors and manages affordable housing and economic development projects and programs.  Performs analytical studies, conducts surveys, researches and analyzes data and makes recommendations.  Coordinates and manages the activities of consultants and developers.  This Senior Development Analyst position resides in the Housing Division. The position serves as project manager for affordable housing developments and programs. Activities include financial underwriting for feasibility assessments, due diligence research and analysis, preparation of budgets and financing plans, property operation, special needs housing, and an ability to obtain and analyze data for program and policy development.  The eligible list that will be established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill permanent and temporary as-needed vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list.  Major Duties (Duties may vary depending on assignment.)   Serves as project manager for a variety of complex affordable housing and economic development projects and programs.  Manages activities within assigned projects and programs, including performs feasibility assessments, prepares budgets and financing plans, selects designers, consultants and developers, and monitors and coordinates design and construction.   Develops policies and procedures for affordable housing and economic development programs.   Collaborates with property owners, merchants and developers to plan, organize and implement projects and programs intended to preserve and increase affordable housing opportunities and to enhance the economic vitality of the City.   Prepares requests for qualifications (RFQ's) and requests for proposals (RFP's).  Negotiates, drafts and monitors compliance with loan agreements, lease agreements, license agreements, professional service agreements, disposition agreements and development agreements.   Coordinates, analyzes and monitors projects, including affordable housing and public capital improvement projects, to ensure compliance with goals, objectives and requirements of the City.   Analyzes the economic feasibility of proposed real property transactions and makes recommendations.  Assesses, evaluates and negotiates real property transactions.   Develops financing plans to implement proposed projects and programs, including bond and grant financing.  Develops, coordinates and monitors project and program budgets.  Assists in the preparation of capital and operating budgets.   Reviews, monitors and evaluates trends in affordable housing, economic activity and assessed property valuations.  Participates in the development of tax revenue projections, including property tax increments.   Prepares and presents reports, recommendations and information to community and business groups, City Council, boards and commissions, and public and private agencies.  Attends a variety of meetings and represents the City on various task forces, committees and community organizations.    Leads interdepartmental task forces related to affordable housing, economic development and real estate issues.   Prepares a wide variety of financial, technical and operational reports.   Leads and coordinates the work activities of staff, as assigned.     Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Principles and practices of public administration. Principles and practices of affordable housing, economic development, urban planning or real property services. Principles and techniques of project management. Techniques and practices of financial and management analysis. Methods and techniques of contract negotiations. Federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding affordable housing and economic development. Budget development and management. Project and program development, implementation and evaluation. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Develop, implement, evaluate and manage projects and programs. Negotiate and coordinate a variety of financial and real property transactions. Gather and analyze data, prepare reports and make recommendations. Interpret and apply relevant laws and regulations. Monitor and evaluate the work of consultants. Make public presentations and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Lead and coordinate the work of staff. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, agencies and business and community organizations.   Skill in:   Project management. Contract negotiation. Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Real Estate, Urban Planning or a closely related field.    Four years of recent, paid, professional work experience in performing research, financial analysis, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of projects or programs in affordable housing, economic development, redevelopment, urban planning, real estate or a closely related field.  How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   You must attach a copy of your college level transcripts or diploma to your online application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these.   If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 8/1/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Reviews plans, performs minor plan checks, directs applicants on development review process; performs administrative support duties and a variety of technical and complex clerical/record keeping functions including billing, records management and research.   Salary Range, Level I:  $4,301 - $5,310/month; $51,612 - $63,720/year. Salary Range, Level II:  $4,929 - $6,085/month; $59,148 - $73,020/year.   Major Duties Conducts minor plan checks to verify code compliance and issues appropriate permits.   Assists customers and responds to inquiries regarding the need for approvals, permits and inspections, application status and the general code compliance of designs, procedures and materials.   Reviews details, elements or components of submittal materials for completeness. Researches and prepares reports and monitors progress for application and permit status.   Calculates valuations and fees. Verifies required professional and contractor licensing and insurance requirements. Determines that the project has all prerequisite approvals prior to permit issuance. Obtains proper signatures and declarations on applications.   Creates files and records for special and standard inspections and final project completion. Verifies that the necessary documents are retained for the period required and are available, as needed.   Coordinates approvals for and prepares Certificates of Occupancy.   Provides complete information for public record requests and reports of residential building records.   Conducts research on property history including related permits and land use approvals, property ownership and legal addresses. Determines responsible parties and applies administrative costs, fines and permit fees for monitoring services.   Prepares, processes, files and maintains a variety of billing and financial records and forms including but not limited to proactive monitoring and administrative citation programs, seismic retrofitting program, permitting and inspection.   Receives and processes invoices and payments and prepares corresponding daily cash balancing reports. Checks figures, reviews irregularities in billing when needed and takes follow up action by contacting customers, investigating and/or resolving problems.   Maintains records and multiple filing systems. Distributes, receives and processes a variety of forms. May design routine procedures and forms for the processing of records.   Performs general office reception duties. Explains general rules and regulations, program and procedural information and responds in person and by telephone to inquiries, routine complaints, and problems, takes messages, and/or makes referral to appropriate source(s).   Maintains database for the computer permit tracking system, record imaging system, division operational reports and the seismic retrofit program. Prepares, maintains and archives plan review, permit, code enforcement and inspection records. Performs data entry and checks data and information for accuracy.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Building plans, codes, ordinances and related terminology. Architectural drawing convention and what comprises a complete set of building plans. Processes and procedures associated with construction permits. Records management practices and procedures. Business English, spelling and punctuation. Basic mathematics. General computer software applications, including spreadsheets and word processing. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Learn and apply departmental policies and procedures related to the acceptance, review and approval of permit applications and commonly used building and zoning codes and ordinances. Use architectural and engineering scales to determine dimensions and calculate areas and percentages. Understand the relationship between City zoning ordinances and building code requirements. Follow verbal and written instructions. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Keep accurate records. Interact with a variety of individuals. Use independent judgment and initiative. Complete assignments in a timely manner. Maintain accurate records and files. Reconcile figures and perform mathematical computations. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.   Skill In :   Performing accurate mathematical calculations. Using personal computers and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience:   Level I: Graduation from high school or equivalent.   One year of recent, paid work experience providing technical information to the public, preferably in a municipal building or planning department.   Level II: Graduation from high school or equivalent.   Three years of recent, paid, progressively responsible work experience in a private or public agency involved in regulatory functions, permit processing or a closely related field which has included heavy public contact.     Licenses and Certifications:   Level I: Possession of a valid class C driver license.   Level II: Possession of a valid class C driver license. Possession of a valid Certificate as a Permit Technician from the International Code Council.   Diversity and Inclusion How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   If you would like to submit your college level transcripts or diploma for consideration, you must attach a copy to your online application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Oral Interview: 100% If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary SALARY:   Depends on Qualifications OPENING DATE:   3/14/19 CLOSING DATE:   Open until filled About the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office (SMCAO) strives to provide the highest level of legal representation to the City of Santa Monica and the People of the State of California.  Our office has been recognized as the outstanding public law office of the year by the American Bar Association, and our lawyers have been honored with the California Lawyer of the Year Award.   Join the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is currently seeking exceptional candidates for the following attorney positions: Deputy City Attorney, Municipal Division City Hearing Officer I/II (As-Needed) We also accept applications for law student externships on an ongoing basis.  This page offers details and application requirements. City Hearing Officer I/II (As Needed)   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with at least five years of legal experience to serve as an as-needed City Hearing Officer I/II (As-Needed) for the City of Santa Monica.    The City Hearing Officer I/II will conduct a variety of administrative hearings on behalf of the City. Working independently, the City Hearing Officer I/II will admit and hear evidence, examine written submissions and documents, conduct legal research, rule on evidentiary questions, facilitate and conduct quasi-judicial hearings, prepare written decisions with appropriate findings to support determination, and perform other duties, as assigned.   The successful applicant will have a combination of required and preferred qualifications, including high ethical standards and the skills and abilities necessary to conduct administrative hearings fairly, independently, and without bias.     Required qualifications: Minimum of five years of experience interpreting landlord/tenant, housing, land use, or general municipal laws, or similar experience. License to practice law in the State of California. Knowledge of: Administrative hearing procedures and rules of evidence;  Mediation procedures and techniques; Relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations related to housing, land use, municipal and administrative laws; Legal research techniques;  Legal terms and forms;  Principles and practices of public administration;  Modern office procedures, practices, and equipment, including software applications used in modern legal environments;  Recordkeeping principles and procedures;  Effective customer service techniques; and Conventions of written English, including proper grammar, syntax and punctuation. Ability to: Interpret and apply relevant laws, regulations, and procedures; Analyze and draw logical conclusions from and apply legal principles to documentary evidence and oral testimony, forming the basis for a defensible legal conclusion; Impartially consider evidence and determine facts; Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, orally and in writing; Conduct hearings and mediation conferences with skill and tact; Evaluate credibility of parties and witnesses; Understand and interpret numerical and statistical data; Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with all segments of the public and City staff; and Provide effective customer service. Skill in: Dealing effectively with individuals from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds; Using a personal computer and applicable software applications; and Performing work requiring accuracy and attention to detail.  Preferred qualifications: Completion of at least twenty-five hours of mediation training; and Recent, paid professional experience conducting administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences or similar evidentiary proceedings in the areas of civil, municipal, landlord/tenant, or administrative law.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, and the names of three references.  These materials should be submitted in a single pdf document by email to CAO.Opportunities@smgov.net with the subject line: "Application - City Hearing Officer I/II."  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by close of business on Thursday, March 28, 2019 , when consideration of applicants will begin.  The position is open until filled.    Division and work assignments of Deputy City Attorneys are subject to change based on the needs and workload of the City Attorney's Office overall.  A background check will be required prior to beginning employment.  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goals is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time:
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary   Deadline for First Round of Consideration  will be on: Friday, July 19, 2019 This recruitment is  open to the public  and will remain open for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days. This recruitment will be open on a  continuous  basis and will close on the day the Human Resources Department needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.   NOTE:  The current vacancy is for a 1-year limited-term Human Resources Technician. The eligible list that will be established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill all Human Resources Technician vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The City of Santa Monica's Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity to work with our Enterprise Resource Planning implementation team and support other HR functions within the department.  We are actively seeking talented Human Resources Technician candidates to pursue an opportunity to join our team on a 1-year limited-term basis.  We offer a total compensation package that includes a generous salary, cashable leave days, medical, vision and dental insurance. Additionally, the City offers much more than just a salary; we offer career development opportunities through the City's SMi University and the opportunity to join one of California's most successful and progressive full-service cities.   To succeed in this position, the ideal candidate must have experience performing technical human resources functions, including experience using a computerized database or integrated record-keeping system to manage data and generate reports. Experience with human resource information systems (HRIS), Personnel database, or timekeeping system desirable. Experience working in a human resources department is desired. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online City Application. JOB SUMMARY:   Performs a variety of technical and complex clerical duties in support of the Human Resources Department; utilizes fully integrated human resources information systems to process new employees and to verify and process changes to employee and payroll records; utilizes an on-line application system to process applicant data; provides general employment information; provides paraprofessional and clerical assistance to professional staff; and assists with general office reception duties.    Major Duties Performs technical and complex clerical work related to the processing of new employees, including the completion of various forms.   Checks figures, verifies, and processes changes in employee and payroll records; enters, modifies, or deletes appropriate data within a fully integrated human resources information system. Performs data queries and produces reports.   Performs duties related to position control, such as the input and correction of selected data, verification of personnel actions, and verification of salary schedule data and codes.   Acts as a liaison between the Human Resources Department and employees and other city departments.   Provides paraprofessional and clerical assistance to professional staff involved in recruitment and selection activities. Enters and scans applicant data into the City's on-line applicant management system. Performs data queries and produces reports. Prepares and distributes job bulletins and examination materials, assists in proctoring exams, and performs other clerical support duties.   Assists with general office reception duties. Responds to a variety of questions from employees and the public regarding Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU), job application procedures, and a wide variety of other personnel related matters including employment and background verification.   Distributes recruitment materials through a variety of channels, including the internet and email.   Identifies, contacts, and solicits the participation of subject matter experts to serve as raters for examinations.   Tracks, maintains, logs and files human resources time sensitive materials.                           Maintains employee files. Distributes, receives and processes performance evaluations forms.   Provides clerical assistance to the Personnel Board, as assigned.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:   Knowledge of: Modern office practices and procedures. Record keeping and filing techniques. General practices involved in performing personnel transactions. Alphabetical and numerical filing. Basic mathematics. Fully integrated human resources information systems. On-line applicant management systems. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to: Learn City's personnel practices and procedures. Learn, understand, interpret, and explain basic provisions of the civil service code and    memorandums of understanding. Check words and numbers quickly and accurately. Explain various personnel department procedures to others clearly and accurately. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Use the City's fully integrated human resources information system and on-line applicant management system. Reconcile figures. Maintain accurate records and files. Follow oral and written instructions. Organize and prioritize work assignments. Maintain confidentiality of information. Work independently with frequent interruptions and changing or competing deadlines. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in: Working with fully integrated human resources information systems and on-line applicant management systems. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, publishing and database applications. Dealing effectively with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, using tact and discretion.   Education, Training and Experience: High school graduation or equivalent and 30 semester units or the equivalent of college level coursework in human resources, business, public administration or a related field.   Three years of recent, paid work experience performing technical human resources functions, including experience using a computerized database or integrated record-keeping system to manage data and generate reports. Experience working in a human resources department is desired.   An Associate's degree (or 60 semester units at an accredited college or university) in human resources, business, public administration or a related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.   Licenses and Certificates : Possession of a valid Class C driver license. HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed online City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. SELECTION PROCESS : All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note: the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three (3) work days prior to the examination. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION :  Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.    The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Participates in a formal academic and physical police training program.  Police Officer Trainee is expected to successfully complete the basic training courses as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.) Major Duties Participates in a rigorous academic and physical training program mandated by P.O.S.T. Participates in firearm training and defensive tactics. Learns basic principles of patrol procedures and criminal investigation. Drives a variety of police vehicles under various training conditions. Accompanies sworn police officers on ride-alongs as an observer. Analyzes recurring patrol and specialized problems/hazards in collaboration with supervisors, peers, and service clientele.  Participates in developing long-term resolutions to law enforcement related problems and issues. Responds to multiple calls, major traffic accidents, and other emergencies.  Completes reports in a timely manner. Performs a variety of clerical support duties including, but not limited to, typing, filing, photocopying, and assisting the public on the telephone or in person, as required. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Grammar and composition. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Follow written and oral instructions. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Respond to inquiries from the public in a tactful manner. Be sensitive to issues impacting the quality of life of the residents, guests, and visitors to the City. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Skill in: Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Dealing with a variety of culturally sensitive issues. Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  Military experience and/or related public contact experience is desirable.   Police Officer Trainees must be 20 years and 6 months of age at time of appointment. Applicants must be U.S.. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for U.S.. citizenship.  Must obtain citizenship within three (3) years from date of application. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  Must be able to obtain a regular Basic California P.O.. Certificate within 18 months from date of hire. NOTE :   Upon hire, police officers must be non-users of tobacco products. Applicants for Police Officer Trainee must pass a background investigation and must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence or a felony. NOTE : Veterans' Preference points shall be applied to this entry level civil service position in accordance with the City of Santa Monica Human Resources Department guidelines.  (To be considered for Veterans' Preference points, you must submit a copy of your discharge papers (DD') at the time of application). NOTE : If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list.  If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not established for this position. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY : All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. Candidates invited to participate in the Police Department's testing process will participate in the following: Written Examination: to measure job-related knowledge and abilities. (Qualifying); Performance Test: to evaluate ability to physically perform the duties of position (Qualifying); Oral Interview: to evaluate training, experience, and personal qualifications. (100%); Psychological Examination: Candidates will be evaluated for their suitability for employment as a Santa Monica Police Officer.   BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS : Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  The investigation is used to determine a candidate's moral character and suitability for employment in law enforcement.  The investigation shall include, but is not limited to, the following checks: criminal record, polygraph, driving history, credit history, military record, previous employer(s), and references. Medical Examination : Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a thorough medical examination, including a drug screen, to determine if they meet the City's medical standards for the position of Police Officer. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8245, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only). Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination. Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The Public Works Construction Specialist manages the construction of public works construction projects to ensure that project design, construction, contractual terms and project administration comply with applicable local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.  Major Duties Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment and work location. Reviews, evaluates and monitors construction schedules and schedule of values of public works projects. Prepares legal documentation. Works with contractors, consultants, user departments and other agencies to ensure compliance with project specifications.    Maintains construction records for a variety of Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs).   Manages the services provided by consultants and contractors for CIP projects. Reviews invoices and processes requests for payments. Tracks and monitors project budgets and make recommendations regarding budget encumbrances.   Prepares the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPP) and monitors implementation of the plan.   Performs various engineering calculations for change orders and contract estimates. Performs negotiations and claims mitigation tasks and monitors labor compliance.   Coordinates and conducts meetings with City departments, outside agencies, contractors and consultants to discuss the progress of projects. Conducts pre-construction conferences.   Meets with private organizations and agencies and neighborhood groups regarding project updates. Provides feedback to these groups.   Drafts and assists in the preparation of staff reports and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for consultant services, construction management work, materials testing laboratories, construction inspection, hazardous materials, and other construction related services. Evaluates bids and recommends awards of contracts. Develops construction staging and phasing plans.   Participates in the selection of design and project management consultants. Evaluates proposals, writes agreements, and verifies compliance with insurance and bond requirements. Reviews designs for constructability and value engineering.     Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence, including construction progress reports.   Meets with attorneys and participates in depositions and arbitrations related to City construction projects.   Responds to public complaints and concerns related to construction projects. Researches construction issues and refers to appropriate resources.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Principles and practices of construction, structural engineering and architectural design. Methods, techniques, materials and equipment used in the design, construction and management of public work projects, e.g. buildings, streets, water distribution and drainage systems, sewers, and parks. Construction inspection techniques and practices. Field engineering and architectural finishes, including surveying, inspection, and construction practices. Building codes and standards for the evaluation of building design and construction. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Uniform Building Code and the California Building Code. Report writing techniques. Safe work practices and procedures. Effective customer services techniques.   Ability to:   Read and understand construction documents, drawings and specifications. Inspect a variety of public works projects. Use survey equipment. Perform technical calculations and cost estimates. Interpret and apply state and local laws, rules and regulations. Prioritize work and meet deadlines. Perform field work and follow safety procedures. Work independently with minimal supervision. Perform working requiring accuracy and attention to detail. Prepare and maintain clear and concise records and reports. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, contractors, consultants and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in:   Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level. Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience :   Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate's degree or 60 semester units or the equivalent of college level coursework in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Design or a closely related field.   Five years of recent, paid work experience in public works construction which has included project management, inspection and cost estimating duties. Additional recent, related work experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year for year basis. (Successful completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units is equal to one year of the additional work experience.) Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   You must attach a copy of your college level transcripts or diploma to your online application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these.   If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Diversity and Inclusion   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary   Services and maintains the City's water distribution system. Installs and repairs various components of the water system. Performs related duties, as assigned.   Major Duties Breaks and removes asphalt and excavates and backfills trenches to perform installations and repairs to the City's water distribution system. Operates various hand and power tools to perform assigned work.   Taps water main for installation of new services. Installs new fire lines, fire hydrants, domestic water services, water meters, various sizes of vault sections and meter boxes. Services, operates, and maintains butterfly and gate valves.   Investigates and repairs water main and service leaks. Replaces water mains and removes old existing services.    Reads and interprets blueprints and water distribution maps to determine work site and water main locations.   Maintains vehicles and equipment. Checks assigned vehicles and equipment for fluid levels and safe operation. Cleans truck bed and prepares Vehicle Repair Report Form, as needed.   Determines appropriate equipment needed for work assignments and loads tools and equipment onto truck. Transports and unloads equipment and supplies to job sites.   Posts notices of work activity and sets up safety barriers between work areas and pedestrian walkways.   Responds to emergency calls for water main breaks and wastewater stoppages, and assists in the inspection and repair of water system problems. Assists with temporary and emergency water shutdowns.   Measures footage area of work site and reports to supervisor. Writes work orders and serves discontinuation notices, as assigned.   Assists in locating and marking underground utilities, as required.   Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   General construction materials, methods and techniques. Use of hand and power tools and equipment, including grinders, cutting torches, cut off saws, assorted pumps, skip loaders, and dump trucks. Basic excavation and concrete handling techniques. Plumbing and piping principles.  Safe work practices. Basic mathematics. Basic vehicle maintenance. Effective customer services techniques.   Ability to:   Perform heavy physical labor. Lift, carry and move objects up to and including 50 lbs. Work in confined spaces and deep trenches. Learn, develop and apply advanced plumbing and pipefitting skills. Read and understand maps, charts, and blueprints and pressure and flow gauges. Operate pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical tools and equipment, e.g. forklift, compressor, concrete pavement breaker, and tapping and drilling machine. Load and transport pipes, steel plates, stomper, skip loader, backhoe and related materials and equipment to work site. Locate and detect leaking water mains. Take accurate measurements. Follow oral and written instructions. Maintain accurate logs and records. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.   Skill in:   Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Basic mathematics. Interacting effectively with the public.   Education, Training and Experience :   Graduation from high school or the equivalent.   Two years of recent, paid work experience performing any of the following: general construction work, plumbing, water distribution system construction or work in a heavy industrial related occupation which has included heavy physical labor, use of power tools and/or construction related equipment.   Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of a valid class C driver license. A class B driver license must be obtained within six months of date of hire.   A forklift operator's certificate must be obtained within six months of date of hire.    A Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator Certification from the California Department of Public Health must be obtained within one year of date of hire. Must maintain a valid Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate. How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Tests, calibrates, cleans, repairs and maintains water meters and detector checks in the shop and in the field. Investigates and responds to service order complaints. Notifies the public of water service shut downs. Installs, maintains and repairs the water distribution system, as necessary.   Major Duties Removes, dismantles, reassembles and installs water meters measuring up to two inches and compound meters and detector checks measuring up to eight inches. Replaces gaskets, nuts, bolts and valves in the field. Tests, calibrates, cleans, repairs and maintains water meters and detector checks. Replaces damaged meter boxes and vault sections. Performs water distribution construction repairs including repairing service leaks, water main breaks and replacing curb stops that are under pressure. Retrofits meter installations to accommodate new meters and above ground installations. Retrofits detector checks, as necessary. Assists with the installation of new fire lines, fire hydrants, domestic water services, water meters, various sizes of vault sections and other components. Services, operates and maintains butterfly and gate valves. Performs fire line checks, including checking trim valves for proper operation. Responds to emergency calls for water main breaks and wastewater stoppages, investigates and locates water system problems and assists in the repair of the system. Performs temporary and emergency water shut downs. Reads water meters. Enters, retrieves and transfers water meter readings and route information using an on-line computer program and hand-held microcomputer. Monitors and identifies trouble codes for leaks and abnormal water consumption. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches and distribution maps. Prepares and maintains logs and records. Utilizes a utility database system to enter and retrieve data, prepare work orders and to record and track completed service. Inventories and maintains stock of materials and supplies. Follows traffic safety rules and procedures and sets up traffic control devices accordingly. Follows applicable health and safety rules and regulations. Responds to customer inquiries and complaints in a tactful and effective manner. Assumes the duties of the Water Supervisors-Meters in his/her absence, as assigned. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of: Techniques, tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of water distribution systems. Operation and function of meters or similar devices. Construction methods related to water distribution systems. Principles and practices of plumbing and hydraulics. Basic mathematics. Effective training techniques. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Identify, repair and troubleshoot water meter problems. Install and repair various water distribution system components. Read and understand blueprints and schematics. Operate a variety of equipment, trucks, hand and power tools. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Interpret and follow oral and written instructions as well as applicable codes and regulations. Prepare and maintain records and reports. Perform manual labor tasks. Operate a personal computer and applicable software applications. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public. Skill in: Performing plumbing tasks. Performing soldering. The use of a computer and related software. Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Two years of recent, paid work experience repairing water meters or other mechanical equipment of similar size and complexity or one year of recent, paid experience performing related water distribution repair and maintenance work. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Must obtain a class B driver license within one year of date of hire. Must obtain a Grade D 1 Water Distribution Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services within one year of date of hire. How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position. Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Diversity and Inclusion   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Deadline for First Round of Consideration  will be on: Friday, July 12, 2019   This recruitment is  open to the public  and will remain open for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days. This recruitment will be open on a  continuous  basis and will close on the day the Human Resources Department needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The City of Santa Monica's Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity within our Administrative Services Division.  We are actively seeking talented Executive Administrative Assistant - HR candidates to pursue an opportunity to join our team.  This position directly supports the Chief People Officer and performs a wide variety of specialized and confidential administrative and office support functions within the Human Resources Department.  We offer a total compensation package that includes a generous salary, cashable leave days, medical, vision and dental insurance. Additionally, the City offers much more than just a salary; we offer career development opportunities through the City's SMi University and the opportunity to join one of California's most successful and progressive full-service cities.   To succeed in this position, the candidate will have a minimum of four years of recent, paid and progressively responsible administrative support experience and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Recent experience providing complex administrative and technical support to C-Suite executives, Department Directors or Division Managers is highly desirable. Experience working in a human resources department is desired.   To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online City Application. Major Duties Performs a variety of routine and complex clerical and administrative support duties for Chief People Officer and other executive management.   Provides support in the implementation and management of Human Resources projects and initiatives.   Composes, types, and proofreads a variety of detailed material(s) including City Council staff reports, budget documents and correspondence.   Assists the public and City staff, in person and on the telephone by answering questions and making referrals to appropriate staff.  Serves as a resource regarding the Human Resources department programs and procedures.   Responds promptly, and courteously to internal and external customer requests. Takes ownership of internal and external customer needs.   Coordinates and provides responses to public record requests.   Assists in identifying improvement opportunities to Human Resources workflows and processes.   Attends department staff meetings.  Arranges, sets up and may be required to attend other meetings.   Maintain knowledge and understanding of Personnel Board requirements and procedures. Prepares agendas, minutes and packets for Personnel Board meetings.   Approves purchases, purchase orders, and department invoices for payment and assignment of account numbers.  Responsible for accounts payable functions. Assist in the development of learning activities for staff members. Assists in training temporary and as-needed staff in applicable office procedures. Coordinates tracking of incoming and outgoing mail to ensure appropriate distribution and timeliness for requests of department services.   Schedules and arranges meetings and travel plans for Chief People Officer and other staff members.  Assists Chief People Officer with various calendaring and time management constraints. Files and maintains a variety of records, forms and correspondence, including personnel-related files.  May develop alphabetical, numerical, chronological or other recordkeeping systems.   Contacts individuals and/or agencies to resolve problems, obtain information, and gather data.   Operates a personal computer and applicable software to enter, modify and retrieve data, prepare correspondence, and complete various job duties.   Represents Chief People Officer at meetings, as required.  Authorized to sign Chief People Officer's name on documents, as assigned.   Makes recommendations to Chief People Officer regarding office administration.   Assists with the administration of employer-employee relations as required.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Ability and Skills:   Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of human resources management. Basic Project management techniques and practices. Modern office procedures and equipment. Record keeping principles and procedures. Business English, spelling, and punctuation. Computer software including word processing and electronic spreadsheets. Effective customer service techniques. Basic learning theories and approaches. Effective training techniques.   Ability to: Maintain confidentiality. Monitor project and initiative timelines.   Apply general rules to specific problems to produce solutions that make sense. Train and coordinate staff. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with the public and with City employees. Use independent judgment and initiative. Complete assignments in a timely manner. Operate a variety of office equipment. Follow complex oral and written instructions. Set up and maintain computerized office files and other documents. Analyze procedural problems and then develop and implement solutions. Perform basic mathematical computations. Work in a fast-paced environment. Learn and use required software applications. Provide effective customer service and respond to inquiries from employees and the public in a tactful manner. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.   Skill in: Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Reading, writing and communicating in English at an appropriate level.   Education, Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in office administration, communications, human resources, public or business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of recent, paid and progressively responsible administrative support experience. Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Recent experience providing complex administrative and technical support to C-Suite executive, Department Director or Division Manager is desirable. Recent experience in human resources is desirable.     Licenses and Certificates: HR Certification desirable.   HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed online City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. SELECTION PROCESS : All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note: the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three (3) work days prior to the examination. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION :  Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.    The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Join the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is currently seeking exceptional candidates for unpaid externship positions. Law Student Externship Opportunities The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office has unpaid externship opportunities available over the summer and during the school year for qualified law students.  Opportunities are available across the Civil Liability, Consumer Protection, Criminal, and Municipal Divisions.  Externs must abide by the highest ethical and professional standards.  Candidates will be considered based on qualifications including excellent in oral communication and writing skills, proficiency in legal research and interest in public service.  Start and end dates are flexible.  Externs should be available a minimum of 10 hours per week. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, and the names of two references by email to CAO.Opportunities@smgov.net with the subject line: "Application - Externship".  A background check may be required prior to beginning the externship.   Applications for externships during the Fall of 2019 must be submitted by second week of June; Applications for externships during the Spring of 2019 must be submitted by second week of October; Applications for externships during the Summer of 2020 must be submitted by second week of February.   Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time: Continuous