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.

 

5 job(s) at City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 16, 2020
Full Time
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 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 employer(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: 11/30/2020 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 02, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary Performs administrative and analytical duties in support of water quality and regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting requirements for the Water Resources Division. Conducts research, compiles and interprets data for surveys and studies, and prepares reports. Major Duties Performs research and analysis on administrative and operational processes related to water treatment, supply and quality issues. Collaborates with the Water Production and Treatment Administrator, or designee, and other division staff in conducting studies and recommending appropriate courses of action to resolve problems. Ensures adherence of the City's water supply to mandatory state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) monitoring and reporting requirements. Ensures compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements of the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Air Quality Management District and other state and local agencies. Interprets and coordinates implementation of the requirements of operating permits issued by the California State Water Resource Control Board Division of Drinking Water and the Regional Water Quality Control Board with water treatment plant and laboratory staff. Collects water samples and conducts instrumental chemical, mineral, physical, bacteriological and other tests in accordance with standards established by the California Division of Drinking Water and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on as needed basis. Performs statistical review and analysis of field and laboratory data and reviews daily logs and laboratory reports for accuracy and completeness. Submits monitoring reports to the California State Water Resource Control Board Division of Drinking Water, US Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Water Quality Control Board and other regulatory bodies. Keeps abreast of federal, state and local water legislation and policy. Reviews and implements new water quality regulations. Investigates and make recommendations for consideration of water treatment techniques to ensure future compliance. Oversees compilation and production of the Annual Water Quality Report to customers in accordance with California State Water Resource Control Board Division of Drinking Water regulations. Evaluates treatment plant process control data and provides recommendations regarding adjustments to water treatment processes to the Water Production and Treatment Administrator or designee. Schedules the citywide main flushing program. Investigates water quality complaints and assists staff in the identification and resolution of distribution system water quality problems. Provides information to the public and participates in public education programs. Makes presentations, conducts tours for schools and community groups and represents the division at special events, as assigned. Conducts special studies and prepares written correspondence and reports. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of: Water treatment methodology. Applicable federal and state Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulations. Monitoring and reporting requirements of the California State Water Resource Control Board Division of Drinking Water and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Principles and practices of scheduling and tracking work assignments. Research methods. Quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques. Report and letter writing. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Research and interpret technical information. Coordinate work and project activities with various customers. Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Research and develop policies and procedures in response to changing water regulations. Develop work tracking and data recordkeeping systems. Interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Work independently and exercise independent judgment. Follow written and oral instructions. Navigate through the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA) and computerized maintenance management information system (CMMIS). Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Prepare and present effective oral and written presentations. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Skill in: Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Managing concurrent tasks and assignments. Education, Training and Experience : Level I: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related field. One year of recent, paid work experience performing administrative and analytical duties in water resources or a related water industry. Experience working in a water treatment plant is desirable. Level II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or a closely related field. Two years of recent, paid work experience performing administrative and analytical duties in water resources or a related water industry, including one year of experience in water quality analysis or regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting in a water industry. After one year of current, paid work experience with the City of Santa Monica, a Water Quality Analyst I may be appointed to a Water Quality Analyst II upon meeting the minimum qualifications of the Water Quality Analyst II and with the recommendation of the appointing authority. Licenses and Certificates : Level I: Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Level II: Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Possession of a California Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate. Must maintain certification as a Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate in the State of California order to retain Level II status. 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: 11/25/2020 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 02, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary SALARY : Not Displayed OPENING DATE : 11/02/20 CLOSING DATE : 01/30/21 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 Externship Program offers unpaid extern opportunities for law students, hands-on experience in the various areas of law practiced in a municipal law office. During the CAO Externship Program, externs rotate between the Civil Liability, Municipal, Public Rights, and Criminal Divisions of the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office. In each rotation, externs are provided an overview of the work conducted in that division (civil litigation, transactional/advisory, affirmative litigation, criminal, etc.), assigned projects arising from the areas of law specific to that division, and given the opportunity to gain practical experience by shadowing and/or participating in activities central to that division's practice. Summer 2021 will be a remote program. Externs must abide by the highest ethical and professional standards. Candidates will be considered based on qualifications, including excellence in oral communication, and writing skills, proficiency in legal research, and interest in public service. Start and end dates are flexible. Interested applicants should submit a single .pdf containing 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 Summer 2021 externships are due January 30, 2021. The City of Santa Monica is an equal opportunity employer. The City Council's Policy Statement reads in part, "In the recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, discipline and training of personnel, we will consider only job-related skills, abilities, knowledge and performance. We will develop positive measures to eliminate discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sexual harassment in the workplace". 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: 1/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary JOB ANNOUNCEMENT GENERAL COUNSEL The Santa Monica Rent Control Board is accepting applications for the position of General Counsel. Applicants must be admitted to the California State Bar and have a minimum of 5 years' experience (7 - 10 years preferred) in litigation including appellate practice and administrative writs of mandate, and experience advising public bodies in open and closed session meetings. Experience in FPPC and conflicts of interest laws and a minimum of two (2) years' experience supervising lawyers is required. Desirable experience includes rent control. To view the complete job description, please click here . Salary: $14,337 - $17,700 per month plus substantial benefits The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. To ensure initial consideration, please apply by November 18th, 5:00 p.m. Submit resume and writing sample to: Santa Monica Rent Control Board Attn: Lonnie Guinn 1685 Main Street, Room 202 Santa Monica, CA 90401 Or by email to: Lonnie.Guinn@smgov.net EOE www.smgov.net/rentcontrol October 28, 2020 Closing Date/Time: Continuous