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.

9 job(s) at City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Sep 09, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Plans, organizes, administers, evaluates, and maintains the City's emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs. Major Duties Plans, organizes, coordinates and administers an operationally effective and team oriented emergency management program. Develops, implements, and administers training programs to staff and the public on emergency preparedness, including Emergency Operations Center activations, the City's emergency alert/notifications system; and other programs geared to enhance disaster resiliency. Works with the Office of Emergency Management and other agencies to develop and promote resilience projects that have a long-term cultural, environmental, and economic benefit to local communities. Develops and administers a wide variety of plans and initiatives related to emergency  (Multi-agency coordination) services, such as disaster preparedness and response plans as well as the City's Multi-hazard Functional Plan and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Reviews, monitors, and evaluates emergency management policies, processes and procedural matters to ensure and improve effectiveness of performance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Ensures the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is in a constant state of readiness and all of its systems are operational and up to date.  Maintains ability to activate the EOC at all levels for incidents and planned events. Prepares and presents multi-disciplinary research on mitigation measures for naturally occurring incidents like drought, emerging infectious disease events or sea level rise. Prepares, coordinates, administers, and evaluates the activities of the City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, including scheduling classes, overseeing and providing training, managing instructors and team members and maintaining all training materials and supplies. Ensures that emergency management program demonstrates a "community wide" approach which addresses the diverse needs of the Access and Functional Needs (AFN) members of both the workforce and community. Develops and implements neighborhood-scale disaster preparedness and resilience programs focused on building local connectedness and engagement. Provides consultation and guidance to all City departments and support organizations in the development of individual department emergency preparedness response plans, recovery plans, business continuity plans and standard operation procedures. Coordinates and administers various activities between City Departments, Divisions, outside vendors, contractors, and others to ensure goals of the emergency management program are met. Manages a wide variety of grant programs and alternate sources of funding tied to emergency management plans initiatives. Manages inquiries and public information outreach efforts with traditional and social media outlets. Partners with local businesses and organizations to provide services and resources geared toward establishing rapid and coherent responses to emergency situations. Implements all required tasks and duties as mandated by State and Federal regulations and prepare and submit all required plans and reports in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinates emergency services planning and education between the City of Santa Monica and local schools, local business community, adjacent jurisdictions, utilities, volunteer organizations and other governmental agencies. Represents the City at a wide variety of trainings, meetings, and events.  Attends meetings and seminars to receive new information and developments in emergency preparedness. Administers and submits all City related disaster claims for relief and reimbursement to the State of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in compliance with applicable laws and regulations as a result of disaster declarations affecting the City and maintains thorough and complete records of reports and reimbursements. Coordinates and facilitates the proper and accurate documentation of all necessary records and reports pertaining to any EOC activation in compliance with OES/FEMA public assistance programs including all City departments involved in the activation and subsequent recovery operations. Prepares program budget recommendations; monitors personnel and internal services expenditures and ensure expenditures remain within budgetary limitations as they relates to emergency preparedness programs. Maintains the City's emergency supplies. Prepares and reviews a variety of reports, memos and correspondence. Selects, plans, supervises and evaluates the work of staff. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Ability and Skills: Knowledge of: Practices of emergency management and response procedures. Principles of disaster planning. State and Federal statutes and regulations pertaining to disaster planning and emergency operations. Concepts of emergency activities at various levels of government. Concepts related to climate change and adaptation. Emergency mapping and notifications. Intergovernmental relations. Methods and techniques of disseminating information and soliciting public support. Basic procedures, methods and techniques of budget preparation and control. Ability to: Plan, develop and coordinate City's emergency preparedness program. Communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, other agencies, elected officials, community representatives, citizens, and volunteers. Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.   Skill in: The use of a computer and various software packages. Conduct emergency preparedness training sessions for a variety of groups of people.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public administration or a closely related field. Four years of recent, paid, and progressively responsible experience developing and coordinating emergency services. At least two years of the recent, paid experience must have included supervisory responsibilities or leading and coordinating the work of others. Completion of the City of Santa Monica's Pre-Supervisory Academy may substitute for one year of the required supervisory or leading and coordinating experience. A Master's degree related to emergency management, homeland security, or other related field is desirable. Completion of FEMA Emergency Management Institute courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800 is desirable. Additional specialize emergency management training is desirable. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California Class C driver license. Possession of an Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification is desirable. Diversity and Inclusion An on-line application and required supplemental questions must be completed to be considered for this position.  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. Testing will consist of 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. 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 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 (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: 9/26/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Sep 09, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary NOTE:   The eligibility list established for this recruitment will be used to fill permanent full-time (40 hours per week); permanent part-time (20 hours per week); and (As-Needed) (without benefits) positions as vacancies occur. (Bilingual skills may be required). NOTE:   The position will be required to work evenings and weekends.  JOB SUMMARY:    Provides professional library services for library customers. Participates in one or more of the following areas: reference, referral and reader's advisory services, youth services, programming, collection development, acquisitions and invoicing; cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program. Major Duties Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment   Assists internal and external customers in person, by telephone and online by providing reference, referral and reader's advisory services; and selecting, recommending and locating library materials and resources appropriate to their needs.   Provides instruction in the use of library materials including the online catalog, databases, electronic and Web resources and other computer hardware and software programs.     Coordinates activities related to the lending and return of library materials and monitors procedures for the collection of fines and fees.   Responds to reference and readers' advisory questions and assists adults, teens and children in the use of the library.   Prepares exhibits, displays, bibliographies, reading lists and other library promotional materials using computer software, web page authoring and social media tools.   Classifies and catalogs a wide variety of library material including books, periodicals, media, government documents and other such materials in accordance with international standards and local practice.   Evaluates and recommends materials for binding, mending or discarding from collections, as appropriate.   Reviews, selects, develops, maintains, and promotes library collections.   Develops and/or maintains databases, indexes and web content.   Hires, schedules, trains, reviews and evaluates work of assigned staff.   Coordinates, implements and/or oversees special library projects or programs such as author programs, children's story times, after school and summer reading programs, volunteer and community outreach programs, classes in the use of library resources or special collections/services such as local history resources.   Prepares grant requests and implements grants related to library services including monitoring fund expenditures and preparing reports.   Monitors funds available for new acquisitions and prepares orders for new library materials.   Maintains a variety of library records. Communicates orally and in writing with the public, staff and vendors.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:   Knowledge of:   Principles, practices and procedures of public librarianship. Current classification and cataloging principles, systems and practices. Automated library systems, computer systems, bibliographic utilities, on?line services, database management and maintenance, MARC formats, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Dewey Decimal Classification. Computer applications and online databases. Effective supervisory techniques. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Catalog, classify and assign subject headings. Evaluate library materials and authors. Monitor budget allocations and expenditures. Conduct reference interviews and perform reader's advisory to recommend appropriate resources or materials. Promote interest in library services. Plan, organize and participate in functional activities of a library. Prepare studies and reports and maintain records. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Use and provide instructions for the use of computers and online databases. Use social media tools to promote the library and interact with patrons. Develop and maintain website content. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with customers, coworkers, City employees and the public. Select, train and evaluate employees. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in:   The use of computers and library related computer technologies. Working effectively with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.   Education, Training and Experience:   Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university in Library Science.   Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California driver license may be required for some positions.   Bilingual skills are desirable. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY :    All applicants must submit an online City application and required supplemental questions to 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 and should not be submitted.     NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college diploma/transcript. Applicants who indicated receipt of degree from a foreign institution must provide United States degree and credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcript. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. You may attach a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to your online application, e-mail a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to rosie.cruz@smgov.net or fax a copy to the attention of Rosie Cruz at (310) 656-5705. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.    SELECTION PROCESS :   All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be  most qualified  on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.    Testing will consist of 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  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 be established for this position. Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Sep 06, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Installs and maintains parking and traffic control signs. Lays out and paints pavement markings, curb zones, parking lot spaces and street lines using a Thermoplastic Machine, spray equipment and stencils and related equipment.   Major Duties Measures and lays out areas to be painted which include crosswalks and curb zones. Performs related pavement lettering.   Paints crosswalks, parking lines, safety zones, loading zones and bus zones using a Thermoplastic Machine, stencils and spray equipment.   Operates a lift bucket truck to install large signs. Measures and lays out area to erect traffic signs. Mixes concrete, places posts and pours foundations.  Uses power driven and manual post hole diggers to remove dirt, as needed.   Mixes paint. Cleans and maintains spray paint equipment and brushes.   Paints traffic sign posts, guardrails and barricades using spray equipment or rollers.   Installs and maintains parking meter poles.   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 delivery.   Participates in parking and traffic volume count surveys.   Prepares tools and materials cost estimates.   Maintains work order records within a computerized work order system.   Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Paints, painting and paint mixing techniques, solvents and related street painting materials. Basic mathematics and recordkeeping. The use of hand and power tools used for painting. Concrete mixing formulas and proportions. Safe work procedures for performing job duties in traffic. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Prepare and maintain logs, written records and reports. Read and interpret blueprints and street marking plans. Operate a hydraulic bucket truck over traffic and from various heights. Work at high elevations. Lift, carry and move heavy objects. Take accurate measurements. Set concrete forms. Perform physical labor for sustained periods. Perform tasks requiring manual dexterity. Operate hand tools, power tools and hydraulic painting equipment, as needed. Follow written and oral instructions. Operate a personal computer and applicable software applications. Provide effective customer service. Respond to inquiries from the public in a tactful manner. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.   Skill in:   Operating hand and power tools and heavy power equipment. Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level. Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Working effectively with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.   Education, Training and Experience:   High school graduation or equivalent. Two years of recent, paid work experience performing traffic sign installation and maintenance including street painting.  Public sector experience is desirable.   Licenses and Certificates:   Possession of a valid class C driver license.    Possession of a valid level I Signs and Markings certificate from the Traffic Control Supervisors Association (T.C.S.A.) or the International Municipal Signal Association (I.M.S.A.) must be obtained within one year from date of hire.  Possession of a valid level II Signs and Markings certificate from the Traffic Control Supervisors Association (T.C.S.A.) or the International Municipal Signal Association (I.M.S.A.) is desirable.   Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed City Application along with any required supplemental applications with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline.     SELECTION PROCESS: 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.  BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Sep 03, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Leads, trains, assists and participates in the work activities of a crew engaged in installing, repairing and maintaining the City's water distribution system.   Major Duties Leads, trains, assigns and participates in the work of a crew engaged in installing, repairing and maintaining water mains, fire hydrants, fire lines, valves, water meters, meter boxes, vaults and related water system components.   Reviews the work of assigned employees and provides input to employee performance evaluations. Checks employees timecards.   Participates and directs crew members in breaking pavement and excavating and backfilling trenches using various heavy equipment (e.g. backhoe, dump truck, crane truck, stomper, and tamper). Inspects trenches for safety, proper compaction, and compliance with City codes.   Directs crew in setting up job sites to ensure that traffic safety equipment is properly set up and proper safety procedures are followed.   Inspects water mains and valves and recommends equipment changes or replacements.   Locates and marks underground utilities. Measures and determines proper location for installing water mains and services.   Taps water main for the installation of new services. Conducts fire hydrant flow tests. Flushes and chlorinates new water mains and takes water samples for bacteriological test.    Investigates water leaks and repairs water mains and fire hydrants. Flushes and takes samples at dead?end mains to ensure the safety of the water supply.   Responds to emergency situations involving water main, fire hydrant and service leaks and performs proper repairs to restore water service.   Reads and interprets water distribution maps to determine location of different pressure zones and related valves and pressure regulators. Reads construction drawings for proposed water main and service installation. Prepares drawings of completed water main installation projects.   Makes recommendations for scheduling water shutdowns and notifies affected consumers and City departments.   Identifies and marks underground utilities, as required.   Writes work orders and maintains records of labor and materials used to complete jobs. Updates and maintains logs and records of service, replacement and repairs performed. Completes general liability and damage reports   Takes inventory and requests supplies and materials. Makes recommendations for the purchase of materials and equipment.   Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of:   Methods of installation and maintenance of water distribution systems. Plumbing and pipefitting tools, materials and techniques. Soldering techniques. Water main chlorination procedures. Underground utility markings. Excavation and backfilling techniques. Water construction equipment and materials. Use of pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical tools and equipment. Basic vehicle maintenance. Applicable state motor vehicle laws governing the transportation of construction materials and equipment. Safe work practices and procedures. Basic mathematics. Basic supervisory techniques. Effective training and coordinating techniques. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Lead, train and coordinate a crew. Schedule and assign work to others. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Prioritize work and meet deadlines. Read and understand maps, charts, diagrams, blueprints, and standard drawings and gauges. Identify underground utilities markings. Locate and detect leaking water mains. Determine proper placement of water mains and related water components. Perform mathematical calculations. Take accurate measurements. Follow oral and written instructions. Prepare and maintain accurate logs and reports. Learn and use required computer software applications. Operate a variety of heavy equipment. Perform physical labor for sustained periods. Lift, carry and move heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in:   Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level. Basic mathematics. Using various hand and power tools and equipment for water construction work. Dealing effectively with the public and employees.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from high school or the equivalent.   Three years of recent, paid work experience installing, repairing and maintaining water distribution systems and operating water construction 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.   Possession of a forklift operator's certificate or ability to obtain a certificate within six months of date of hire.   A Grade D2 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 D2 Water Distribution Operator certificate. Possession of a valid Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator certificate is desirable. 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: 9/30/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The City Attorney's Office seeks an individual with excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills to serve as an analyst responsible for providing government transparency by gathering, reviewing, and producing public records in response to complex requests from members of the public. The administrative analyst will gather, review, redact, and produce public records to response to complex requests under the California Public Records Act from members of the public and media; provide guidance to City staff and assist them in searching for, identifying, and gathering potentially responsive records; under the guidance of a Deputy City Attorney, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations and policies; keep abreast of changes in relevant public records regulations and laws; and perform various customer service and public relations tasks, including communicating with members of the public regarding public records requests and the public records process. The successful applicant will have a combination of required and preferred qualifications, including high ethical standards and excellent communication skills. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Research techniques. Report writing. Principles of program planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation. Effective leading and coordinating techniques. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Perform duties with sound ethics and good judgment. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Manage voluminous records request in a timely and highly organized manner. Keep abreast of current developments in public records and government transparency laws. Maintain accurate records, including a searchable database of responses to public records requests. Prepare and present effective presentations. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, various businesses and agencies, and the general public. Provide effective customer service. Analyze and solve administrative problems. Research and interpret public records laws under supervision of a Deputy City Attorney. Skill in: Organizing and reporting on large volumes of data and information. Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Working effectively with diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.   Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a relate field.   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of California Public Records Act and/or other government transparency laws. Demonstrated commitment to serving the public interest and/or providing government transparency. J.D. from an accredited law school; paralegal certificate; and/or two years of recent, paid work experience (public sector experience desirable) which has included performing research, analysis, report writing and administrative staff assistance tasks.   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 - Administrative Analyst - PR".  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by close of business on Monday, September 23, 2019 , when consideration of applicants will begin.  The position will remain open until filled. Division and work assignments of the Administrative Analyst 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 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: 9/23/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with at least one year of experience practicing as a lawyer and an interest in victim services, restorative justice, and alternatives to criminal prosecution to serve as a Community Justice Legal Fellow in its Criminal Division.  The required experience may include a judicial clerkship. The position is a two-year fellowship with option to renew for one year at the City's sole discretion.  The position is contingent on future City Council approval. The Community Justice Legal Fellow position is in the Criminal Division, which prosecutes all misdemeanors committed within the City of Santa Monica and provides a variety of support services to crime victims, including in particular victims of family violence.  The fellow will prosecute misdemeanor criminal cases in Los Angeles Superior Court; provide investigative and administrative services to support ongoing prosecution work; partner with local service providers to offer support and crisis intervention services to crime victims, including victims of family violence, sexual assault, and other violent and/or trauma-inducing crimes; and provide outreach and training to community members in areas including violence and assault prevention.  The fellow will also support the development of data-based restorative-justice solutions to local and regional challenges.  The successful applicant will have a combination of required and preferred qualifications, including high ethical standards and excellent communication skills. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Sound judgment and high ethical standards Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, to legal and non-legal audience; Excellent advocacy and research skills; Minimum of one year of experience practicing as a lawyer, which may include a judicial clerkship; Knowledge of criminal law; Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with colleagues, community members, and nongovernmental organization partners; License to practice law in the State of California; and J.D. from an accredited law school.   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience providing support to victims of crime, including crimes of violence; Knowledge of best practices in family violence prevention and crisis intervention support; Demonstrated interest in family violence prevention and/or criminal justice; and Experience engaging in data-based policy analysis. 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 - Community Justice Legal Fellow."  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by close of business on Monday, September 23, 2019 , when consideration of applicants will begin.  The position is contingent on future City Council approval, and, if approved, will remain open until filled.   Division and work assignments of the Community Justice Legal Fellow 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 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: 9/23/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary 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, Civil Liability Division Community Justice Legal Fellow, Criminal Division Administrative Analyst - Public Records, Municipal Division   We also accept applications from law student to participate in the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office Externship Program on an ongoing basis.    This page offers details and application requirements.   Deputy City Attorney, Civil Liability Division   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with at least two years of litigation experience to serve as a Deputy City Attorney in its Civil Liability Division.    The Civil Liability Division defends the City in federal and state civil actions brought against it for damages.  Such actions include, but are not limited to, personal injury cases; Section 1983 civil rights cases; and employment cases alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment or unpaid wages.  The Civil Liability Division also works with the Risk Management Division to mitigate risk across the City, to oversee litigation or resolution of workers' compensation claims, and to recover workers' compensation expenditures from third parties in subrogation litigation.    The successful applicant will have a combination of required and preferred qualifications, including high ethical standards and effective litigation skills.    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Sound judgment and high ethical standards; Excellent communication, advocacy, and research skills; Minimum of two years of litigation experience; Familiarity with California Code of Civil Procedure;  Ability to work collegially with colleagues and clients;   License to practice law in the State of California; and J.D. from an accredited law school.    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience advising public entities; Trial and appellate experience in state and federal court;? Demonstrated commitment to advancing the public interest; and Familiarity with government tort claims, tort law, employment law, and/or police liability.   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 - DCA, Civil Liability Division."  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by close of business on Monday, September 16, 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 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: 9/16/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Aug 21, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Conducts a variety of activities and events offered by the City's Department of Community and Cultural Services in the following program areas: Youth Cultural and Education Enrichment; Youth Sports and Recreation; Community Sports; Adaptive Recreation.   Major Duties Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment.   Monitors or supervises participants in program activities. Enforces program policies, rules and regulations and calls for appropriate back-up support as needed.    Registers participants, takes reservations, schedules uses of facilities and collects approved fees.   Assists in maintaining records including, but not limited to participation levels and revenue records.   Assists in conducting special programs and/or in City-wide events.    Opens, inspects and secures program facilities on a daily basis. Assists in the preparation, set-up, maintenance and security for programs and events at recreational facilities and sites.   Organizes and checks out program equipment and supplies to participants.   May provide information and referrals or program outreach to program participants, the general public, school officials and community groups.   Reports problems with facilities, equipment or program participants to a supervisor in a timely manner.   Resolves participant conflicts and complaints; refers disputes to a supervisor, as appropriate.   May distribute to and collect program satisfaction surveys from participants or parents.   Administers first aid.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:    Recreational, educational, cultural and human service program activities. Basic mathematics. Dispute and resolution techniques. Use of recreational and/or audiovisual equipment and supplies. First aid methods and safety practices related to recreational programs. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Assist with activities or events. Inform participants of and enforce program rules, regulations, schedules and activities. Accurately record attendance and revenue figures. Register participants, take reservations and schedule use of facilities. Provide basic first aid and CPR. Interact constructively with program participants of all ages. Provide effective customer service. Follow oral and written instructions. Learn and implement program-specific computer software systems. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.   Skill in:   Cash handling and making change. Dealing with program participants in a constructive and supportive manner. Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level. The use of personal computers and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Six months of recent, paid or volunteer work experience directly related to recreation or community programs and services, involving public contact is desirable.   Licenses and Certificates:   Possession of a valid class C driver license. Possession of a valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid certificate within six months of date of hire.   Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed City Application along with any required supplemental applications with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline.     SELECTION PROCESS: 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.  BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   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