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.

 

12 job(s) at City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 12, 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 the following position:   Chief Deputy City Attorney, Public Rights Division   We also accept applications on an ongoing basis for law student externships.  This page offers details and application requirements.     The City of Santa Monica   The City of Santa Monica is a beachfront community of 8.3 square miles that has earned an international reputation as a progressive and forward-thinking municipality.  Santa Monica is known for its high quality of life, innovative policies and programs, uniquely participatory local democracy, and commitment to social and economic diversity, fair housing, the arts, and sustainability.  The City government, comprising seven Council members and over 2,500 staff, is regularly recognized as shaping best practices in local government in California and beyond.   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is committed to providing first-class legal representation to advance the public good.  The Office's precedent setting work has included asserting the rights of local governments to regulate technology platforms; obtaining a consent decree allowing the City to close the Santa Monica Airport; and recovering more than $350 million from major oil companies following contamination of the City's drinking water supply.  The 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.   The Public Rights Division (currently known as the Consumer Protection Division)   The Public Rights Division engages in affirmative litigation and community education to enforce and promote public rights.  With five lawyers, two investigators, a senior analyst, and three support staff, the Division works to protect public rights in a variety of areas, including tenant protection, fair housing, consumer protection, environmental protection, nuisance abatement, and wage theft prevention.  The Division has achieved many notable wins, including drafting and enforcing first-in-the-nation municipal legislation to prohibit discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders, obtaining the first court order enforcing a municipality's affordable housing deed restrictions, securing settlements and stipulated judgments protecting against novel forms of tenant harassment, enforcing the City's minimum wage law, combating discrimination and unfair business practices by commercial actors, and securing multiple multi-million dollar settlements in enforcement actions under California's Auto-Renewal Law.  This Division is currently known as the Consumer Protection Division.   Chief Deputy City Attorney, Public Rights Division   The City Attorney is seeking a candidate who:   Has a demonstrated commitment to values of good government and public trust;   Is a creative legal strategist with a proven willingness to break new ground;   Has a track record of engaging in innovative and impactful work on behalf of vulnerable populations;     Is ready to lead a team of skilled attorneys and professional staff in legal work driven by values of equity and justice;   Possesses exceptional legal advocacy and communication skills; and   Has a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with vulnerable populations.    Required qualifications: Proven leadership ability; Demonstrated commitment to the public good; Sound judgment and high ethical standards; Exceptional communication and legal advocacy skills; Minimum of seven years of legal experience; and License to practice law in the State of California or license in another U.S. jurisdiction and willingness immediately to take California bar exam and obtain licensure in California.   Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated success in leadership and management roles; Track record of creative and impactful litigation for the public good; Trial and appellate litigation experience in civil and criminal cases in state and federal court; Creativity and ability to develop innovative solutions to complex policy problems; Proven ability to communicate effectively with vulnerable populations; Substantial experience in tenant protection, fair housing, consumer protection and/or environmental justice work; and Demonstrated ability to use technology and data as tools for legal advocacy.   Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of two references.  These materials should be submitted in a single pdf document by email to CAO.Opportunities@smgov.net with the subject line: "Application - Chief - Public Rights Division."  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by noon on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, when consideration of applicants will begin.  The position is open until filled.    A background check will be required prior to beginning employment.  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience based on a five-step scale, range $214,272 to $264,528; excellent benefits.   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 noral 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 10 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 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.    Closing Date/Time: 12/4/2019 12:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 04, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Assists in overseeing the daily activities of the City Planning or Community & Strategic Planning Division related to the development and implementation of the City General Plan, Specific Plans, Local Coastal Plan, Zoning Ordinance and environmental review process. This position supervises a team of planners primarily responsible for policy development and implementation, as well as public engagement campaigns that address critical policy issues and strategic planning exercises. A breadth of up-to-date technical knowledge and proficiency with drafting and implementing Zoning Code language is required to be effective in this position.  Candidates must demonstrate a deep knowledge base of current urban planning practices based on professional experience and that of peer cities. This role requires the ability to design processes for project implementation and public outreach, and the skillset to synthesize large quantities of information and conceptualize, organize and execute clear public-facing material for easy understanding at the neighborhood, Boards and Commissions and Council levels. A proven ability to build effective interdepartmental relationships as well as strong community partnerships is also vital. This is a "working supervisor" position in that the Principal Planner has assigned work in addition to supervising the work of a team. Superior communication and coaching skills with experience in staff development and/or mentoring and strategies to work with professional staff of varying abilities and personalities is critical to success in this position.  Major job duties include the following: Supervise strategic planning team with some development review work Direct policy research, data analysis, public engagement, and draft recommendations Implementation of adopted policy Ability to think creatively about process and means for accomplishing high profile projects with limited resources NOTE: The eligible list that will be established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill all Principal Planner vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list. Major Duties Organizes, directs, and assigns the work of the planning teams; provides guidance and direction on review and analysis of planning applications, zoning and land use matters, environmental issues, revisions to ordinances, and preparation of modifications to the General Plan, Local Coastal Plan and Specific Plans; reviews staff reports and manages and tracks the completion of work to ensure compliance with the Department's Performance Objectives.    Provides training and mentoring for division staff.   Assists the Planning Manager and/or Community & Strategic Planning Manager with team building and development and implementation of the division's mission and a professional development program for division staff.   Oversees the day-to-day work of clerical staff.   Manages and coordinates large and complex planning projects related to development or long-range planning policies.   Monitors and tracks division activities with respect to revenues, expenditures, and workload and provides budget analyses. Assists in the preparation of the division's budget.   Coordinates the preparation of staff reports for items requiring Planning Commission or City Council review.   Makes presentations to the City Council, City Boards and Commissions.   Manages staff workload with the Planning Manager and/or Community & Strategic Planning Manager. Assists with the development of division work program and related monitoring.   Provides oversight to the appropriate staff in the area of development processing and policy analysis.   Assists the Planning Manager and/or Community & Strategic Planning Manager with the formulation of policy related to zoning, the General Plan and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).   Coordinates public outreach efforts to community groups and other stakeholders in the planning process, as assigned.   Assists the Planning Manager and/or Community & Strategic Planning Manager with the development and implementation of "customer care", website, and operational enhancements to improve the Division's systems and performance.   Assists with the coordination of land use matters with other City departments and divisions.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills :   Knowledge of:   Principles, practices and procedures in contemporary urban planning and zoning including environmental analysis. Research techniques. Contract administration. Supervisory principles and practices. Effective customer service techniques. Effective supervisory techniques.   Ability to:   Conduct research, analyze data and make recommendations. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports and recommendations. Interpret and apply policies and regulations. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, the general public, and City Boards and Commissions. Effectively train and supervise staff.   Skill in: Project management. Using personal computers and applicable software applications. Supervising staff.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Landscape Architecture, or a closely related field. Master's degree and AICP certification are desirable.    Four years of recent, paid, progressively responsible municipal planning work experience. At least two years of the required experience must have included supervising or coordinating the work of others.   Licenses and Certificates:   Possession of a valid class C driver license. Diversity and Inclusion 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.   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 diplomas or transcript to your online application, e-mail a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to mia.engel@smgov.net or fax a copy to the attention of Mia Engel at (310) 656-5705. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.   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. Testing may consist of the following:   Oral Interview - 100%   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: 11/25/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 04, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Monitors, develops and recommends policy in program areas relating to low-income and vulnerable populations served by the Human Services Division. Plans, organizes, conducts and implements complex administrative projects and programs relating to the City's goals for improved wellbeing as it relates to low-income and vulnerable populations.  For more information about this exciting opportunity please click here Senior Human Services Analyst   Major Duties Assists in the administration of the City's Human Services Grants Program (HSGP) including the establishment of funding priorities and recommendations, program design and implementation, and performance evaluation.   Monitors contract compliance and performance of for City-funded social service agencies.  Reviews and assesses audited financial statements from City-funded social service agencies.    Reviews program performance measures and outcomes. Analyzes and interprets program data to generate meaningful conclusions and appropriate recommendations.   Ensures the City remains in compliance with respect to its contracts with external funding agencies, (e.g., state and federal agencies such as the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority).    Plans, organizes and directs special programs and projects that advance community priorities and council adopted strategies and enhance civic wellbeing, including funding applications to external funding agencies.   Provides technical assistance to non-profit organizations on program development, policies and procedures, project budget, documentation and data collection, program outcomes, and other administrative and fiscal areas.    Works with City divisions, non-profit service providers, other community organizations and members of the public to ensure alignment and the effective coordination of social services consistent with policies adopted by the City. Works with regional organizations and coalitions to ensure the coordination of social services delivery, policy and funding across the region.    Procures and manages consultants engaged by the City.   Participates in the preparation of a variety of reports including staff reports, fiscal and/or budgetary reports and required federal, state and local plans and reports.   Conducts complex and/or administrative research, studies and surveys.  Prepares reports recommending appropriate courses of action for solutions and/or advocacy on issues related to the work of the Human Services Division.   Acts as a resource to the public, City Departments, commissions and other organizations on homeless issues.   Makes presentations to boards and commissions, public and non-profit agencies and other community groups on issues related to the work of the Human Services Division.   Provides staff support to City Commissions and committees as assigned.   Provides administrative support to the division through participation in team meetings and generates recommendations regarding division programs designs, policies and procedures.   Researches, analyses and interprets data and other information related to social service programs and policies.   Coordinates the responses and follow-up for public complaints, inquiries, requests and suggestions.  Ensures that complaints are dealt with in a timely and effective manner.  Disseminates accurate information regarding the work of the Human Services Division and related community agencies to the public.   Keeps abreast of new legislation, regulations and policies relevant to division's operations and recommends and/or makes adjustments to division's procedures to ensure compliance.   Assigns, monitors and reviews work of support staff, as assigned.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of:   Low-income and vulnerable populations, including homeless people, seniors and people with disabilities. Economic and social issues that contribute to poverty and social inequity. Challenges/barriers faced by low-income households to housing stability, economic stability, education and other opportunities. Available and emerging programs and community issues related to low-income and vulnerable populations. Best practices in program and project development, implementation and evaluation relating to low-income and vulnerable populations.  Development of and processes associated with Request for Proposals (RFPs). Grants and contractual agreement management. Budget development and management.  Report and grant writing techniques. Supervisory principles and practices.    Best practices in service delivery funding sources and other resources relating to serving low-income and vulnerable populations.  Principles of staff training and supervision. Effective supervisory techniques. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Develop, implement and administer projects and programs that advance the work of the Human Services Division.  Analyze large quantities of data and synthesize major issues and potential solutions, make decisions regarding program development and operations, resource needs and budgetary requirements. Interpret, explain and apply applicable local, state and federal laws, legislation and regulations pertaining to the work of the Human Services Division. Analyze and apply federal and local monitoring, reporting performance and audit requirements. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and a wide variety of individuals, agencies, boards, commissions, community organizations and the general public. Supervise, train and evaluate the work of staff. Review and analyze program budgets and fiscal reports. Analyze and solve administrative and budgeting problems. Prepare analytical reports, including staff reports to Council and Commissions. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Provide effective customer service.          Maintain accurate records and files.   Skill in:   Independent, complex problem solving and analysis. Dealing with the public. Working cooperatively with community groups. Writing reports and correspondence. 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 Administration, Urban Planning, Social Welfare or a related field. Master's Degree desirable. Master's Degree in a related field is desirable.      Three years of recent, paid, work experience developing, organizing, evaluating and managing social services programs, providing high level administrative support, and preparing complex analytical reports.  Diversity and Inclusion 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.   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 diplomas or transcript to your online application, e-mail a scanned copy of your college diploma or transcript to mia.engel@smgov.net or fax a copy to the attention of Mia Engel at (310) 656-5705. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.   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. Testing may consist of the following:   Oral Interview - 100%   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: 11/25/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 04, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Online applications will be accepted by the Human Resources Department on one day only,  Friday, November 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The link to apply online will appear at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019) NOTE : The current vacancy is in the Big Blue Bus, Transit Maintenance Division.  Works under the close supervision of a management or professional employee in a City division or City department performing entry-level analytical and administrative duties that contribute to the delivery of City services and programs. Researches and analyzes policy issues, compiles data from studies, conducts surveys and assists in the development and administration of budgets. Major Duties Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment. Provides responsible technical and administrative staff assistance, including conducting special studies and surveys, performing research and analysis, preparing statistical charts and graphs, gathering data and preparing correspondence and reports.   Assists in the coordination of programs and projects, performing fiscal functions that may include budget preparation, revenue and expenditures analysis and projections.   Collaborates with various staff and other City Departments in completing special projects and reports.   Provides information and assistance to the public and staff on various City programs. Prepares and disseminates information and handles complaints and requests for information.   Interprets and applies rules, regulations and policies. May propose revisions and modifications and assist in writing new policies and procedures. Keeps abreast of changes in relevant regulations and laws in area of specialty.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:   Knowledge of:   Basic principles and practices of public administration. Basic principles and practices of municipal government operations. Quantitative and management analysis techniques. Research techniques. Report writing. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Analyze and solve administrative problems. Research and interpret technical information. Read and comprehend financial information. Learn principles of budget preparation and administration. Learn applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to area of assignment. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Act as a resource for departmental concerns. Keep abreast of current developments in area(s) of specialty. Maintain accurate records. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, various businesses and agencies, and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in:   Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Working effectively with persons from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field.                                                                                                                  One year of recent, paid work experience or internship experience performing research, analysis and report writing is desirable. Public sector experience is desirable.   Licenses and Certificates:   Possession of a valid class C driver license. Diversity and Inclusion This is a temporary hourly position without benefits. The City Of Santa Monica provides a deferred compensation (457) retirement plan for its as-needed (temporary) employees who are not eligible for coverage under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The City and as-needed employee are each required to contribute 3.75% of wages to the deferred compensation plan. As-needed employee contributions will be deducted from paychecks on a pre-tax basis. SELECTION PROCESS :  Application Review: 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.  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 diplomas 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 will result in your application being disqualified.  BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS :  Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. NOTE :  Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials. All employees of the City of Santa Monica are designated by both State and City ordinance to be "Disaster Service Workers." In the event of a declared emergency or any undeclared emergency or natural disaster that threatens the life, health and/or safety of the public, employees may be assigned to assist rescue and relief workers. Such assignments may be in locations, during hours and performing work significantly different from the employees' normal work assignments and may continue through the recovery phrase of the emergency. Inclusion & Diversity Statement   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: 11/15/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 04, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Performs latent fingerprint submission and recovery of computer imaging tasks relating to criminal investigation and the prosecution of criminal cases.  Salary is pending City Council Approval.   Major Duties Facilitates the submission and analysis of latent fingerprints into the Department of Justice Automated Fingerprint Identification System (DOJ/AFIS) and the Los Angeles County Fingerprint Identification Systems.  Compiles statistical information in regards to latent print recovery, evaluation, and submission into Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS). Produces and stores digital photography using digital archiving software.  Produces AFIS charts and fingerprint enlargements. Testifies in court as an expert witness in the areas of AFIS submission, latent fingerprint documentation, collection, and preservation of crime scene and/or the results of forensic examination findings. Processes and compares fingerprints found at crime scenes and coordinates with representatives of other law enforcement agencies in the identification of suspects through comparison of fingerprints and in the use of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) and the CAL-ID AFIS system and Next Generation Identification (NGI). Performs crime scene sketching and diagramming with the assistance of computer aided software. Performs laboratory analysis of physical evidence collected at crime scenes and performs subsequent chemical processing for the detection of latent fingerprints, including laser applications such as the use of alternate light sources (ALS). Performs presumptive chemical analysis on various types of substances including blood, semen and saliva. Produces and stores digital photography using digital image archiving software, video storage.  Produces crime scene charts and enlargements. Prepares court exhibits to depict AFIS images and latent fingerprint comparison charts. Prepares detailed reports of AFIS submission performed. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Knowledge of : Fingerprint classification systems. Principles and practices of lifting and preserving latent fingerprints. Principles and practices of collecting and preserving crime scene evidence. Procedures, practices, and laws regarding the collection, preservation, and integrity of evidence. Photographic darkroom technique. Crime scene procedures. Computer graphics/digital imaging as it relates to forensic application and processes. Photography and video techniques. AFIS computer operations. CAL-ID AFIS. IAFIS System. Ability to : Perform complex latent fingerprint recovery and classification work. Accurately adjust color digital images for output to storage media and printers. Take photographs with digital cameras. Testify effectively in court. Obtain and maintain expert fingerprint certification. Respond to crime scenes and search for, collect and preserve physical evidence. Prepare physical evidence for court. Learn and use law enforcement telecommunications databases and other applications in an appropriate manner including standards of confidentiality. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public. Skill in : Crime scene evidence processing and analysis. Friction Ridge Analysis. Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems. Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Education, Training and Experience : Graduation from high school or equivalent.   Two years of paid work experience as a Forensic Specialist, Identification Specialist or Contract Latent Fingerprint Examiner.  Previous recent law enforcement experience is required. Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of a valid Class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.  Certification from the International Association for Identification as a Latent Fingerprint Examiner is highly desirable. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed online City application along with any required supplemental application and materials 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. 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: 11/15/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Nov 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Oversees and coordinates the recruitment, selection, classification, compensation and employee benefits activities of the Human Resources Department. Provides administrative support to the Human Resources Director and Human Resources Managers. Major Duties NOTE: (Duties may vary dependent upon assignment.) Oversees and coordinates the work of professional and technical staff assigned to the various divisions within the Human Resources Department. Coordinates and incorporates Human Resources functions and concerns into the departmental safety and accident review committees to ensure that mandated post-accident drug and alcohol testing procedures are followed.  Guide client departments through appropriate disciplinary actions as necessary.   Analyzes and prepares reports on classification, compensation and labor relations issues.   Provides coordination of employee leave programs such as FMLA/CFRA, workers compensation, military, jury duty, leaves of absence without pay. Assists in the labor negotiations process by conducting surveys, reviewing existing MOU language to correct operational and/or administrative problems and ensuring human resources best practices are established and maintained. Assists with the prompt review, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination, workplace harassment and other allegations of general employee misconduct. Assists in conducting ongoing review and updating of human resources policies and procedures.   Counsels managers, supervisors, and employees on City policies, practices, discipline, and performance evaluation matters. Develops recruitment strategies and objectives. Conducts work assessment and labor utilization studies. Develops and updates a variety of recruitment and selection reports.  Monitors employee performance evaluation program to identify potential problem areas and/or career development needs. Develops and consistently reviews new and innovative ideas for cost containment of employee benefits. Oversees the administration of third party vendor contracts. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of human resources management and administration. Federal, state and local employment laws. Recruitment, selection and testing techniques Classification and compensation techniques. Employee and labor relations practices. Employee benefits administration practices. Report writing. Wage and salary administration. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Supervise subordinate staff. Collect, evaluate and interpret data and make sound recommendations on complex issues. Research and analyze a variety of policies and issues. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Deal effectively with employees, supervisors, administrative staff, the public and City Boards and Commissions. Keep abreast of current developments within human resources. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Provide effective customer service. Skill in: Oral and written communication. 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 Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field. Three years of recent, paid and progressively responsible public sector human resources experience which includes significant experience in recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, benefits and labor relations support activities. One year of the required experience must include leading the work of others. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed online City application along with any required supplemental application and materials 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. 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: 11/15/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Oct 29, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Performs skilled, journey-level installation, construction, maintenance and repair work of plumbing systems in City buildings and facilities.   Major Duties Installs and repairs fixtures such as toilets, urinals, lavatories, faucets, showers, drinking fountains, backflow devices and flush valves.   Replaces water heaters. Repairs, replaces, and maintains boiler systems, gas furnaces, heaters, gas valves, sump pumps and recirculating pumps. May repair sewer ejector pumps. Maintains plumbed water systems.   Installs pipes and fittings, such as copper, galvanized iron, blackpipe, cast iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and ABS.   Replaces plumbing fixtures to conform with water conservation standards.   Clears stoppages with electric top-snakes, sink machines, main sewer machines, chemicals and blow bags.   Performs rough plumbing and service connections for new installations.   Prepares preliminary drawings for new installations and remodeling.   Prepares and submits requisitions for materials and supplies in accordance with division procedures. Prepares materials lists for work assignments.   Prepares and maintains accurate records on work completed.   Performs preventative maintenance duties.   May train and provide technical assistance to others, as assigned.   Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Uniform plumbing code. Plumbing trade practices and procedures. Hand and power tools and equipment. Safe work practices and procedures. Principles and procedures of recordkeeping. Basic mathematics. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Troubleshoot plumbing problems. Safely operate heavy sewer machine equipment. Safely operate hand and power tools. Assemble and install air, gas, water, and related systems. Install and repair pumps and backflow devices. Perform physical labor for sustained periods. Work from atop tall ladders and in confined spaces. Crawl and crouch underneath buildings. Lift, carry and move heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs. Learn and use required software applications to retrieve, open and close work orders. Read diagrams and plans. Follow oral and written instructions. 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. Preparing layouts for rough plumbing installations.   Education, Training and Experience :   Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Successful completion of an accredited apprenticeship program to obtain journey-level plumbing status is desirable.    Two years of recent, paid, work experience performing journey-level plumbing duties.   Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Possession of a valid journey-level plumber license.  Backflow Prevention Device Tester Certification issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health must be obtained within six months 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.   You must attach a copy of your valid journey-level plumber license to your online application. 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: 11/15/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Oct 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary OPENING DATE:  10/28/19 CLOSING DATE: CONTINUOUS The City of Santa Monica is currently recruiting for the position of Principal Business Process Technology Analyst.  Please click here  https://secure.neogov.com/employers/class_spec/detailed_class_specification.cfm?ClassSpecID=1265905 For those interested in the position please contact : Catherine Hamilton, Director of Permanent Placement Services Robert Half Technology applyLA@rht.com (310) 209-6838 Please note : The position will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will be held on November 15, 2019.  The position may close without notice following the first review period.   Closing Date/Time:
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Oct 21, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Plans, manages and directs human resources functions pertaining to recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, labor and employee relations, training, organizational development, succession planning and employee benefits. The current opening is in the Employment and Benefits Division.   This position will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will be on November 7, 2019.  The position may close without notice following the first review period.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the first review period. Major Duties Note: (Duties may vary depending on division and work assignment.) Plans, implements and manages the staff and operations of a Human Resources Division that provides citywide services and activities relating to recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, labor and employee relations, training, organizational development, succession planning, employee benefits, and other associated programs; prepares and presents staff reports; coordinates division activities with other Human Resources Department divisions and City departments. Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies and priorities and conducts general administrative research and analysis for human resources management functions and related activities. Monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, and identifies and implements improvements to administrative and support systems. Recommends and selects appointment of staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; trains, motivates and evaluates staff; establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; prepares and presents employee performance reviews; provides or coordinates staff training. Assists the Chief Negotiator in negotiations of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment with recognized bargaining units. Acts in the capacity of the City's Chief Negotiator, as assigned. Develops and recommends strategy for the negotiations of Memoranda of Understandings (MOU) with recognized bargaining units; formulates and implements effective bargaining strategies and techniques; develops and finalizes the MOU; ensures that the provisions of the negotiated MOU are implemented by operating departments. Provides oversight to disciplinary matters within the City; provides training and advises management and supervisory personnel regarding disciplinary process, performance issues and grievance policy and procedures; recommends solutions to personnel related issues. Oversees the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints. May conduct such investigations based on Human Resources Department staffing and/or the nature and/or complexity of the complaint. Reviews and evaluates the results of discrimination and harassment investigations conducted by Human Resources staff or an outside investigator; develops and makes recommendations for resolution of complaints and allegations. Develops, coordinates, and administers the City's classification and compensation plan; supervises and/or conducts classification studies and implements recommendations; supervises data collection and analysis; assists in the development and presentation of salary recommendations which are consistent with City compensation policies. Coordinates the activities relating to recruitment, examination and selection; performs or coordinates recruitment, examination and selection for complex or executive level classifications; monitors, schedules and prioritizes recruitment activities of staff; provides technical assistance to departmental staff. Oversees and manages staff who coordinate the citywide organizational development and training programs; supervises staff responsible for developing new training programs, employee engagement activities, employee recognition programs and Administrative Intern programs and administers the City's succession planning activities and programs. Oversees staff responsible for employee benefits, wellness and accommodation programs. Oversees the administration of unemployment insurance claims Oversees the implementation and maintenance of federal, state and City mandates. Maintains, updates and provides interpretation on the City's manual of personnel rules, practices and procedures, and ensures that all personnel policies and procedures are in compliance with state and federal law and Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines. Develops, maintains and administers administrative instructions, rules, policies, procedures and practices manual pertaining to human resources functions and activities. Makes recommendations regarding modifications to human resources management policies and procedures, including those pertaining to recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, training, career development, succession planning and employee benefits. Prepares and administer an HR division budget; monitors and approves expenditures; prepares annual work plans for the division; may act on behalf of the Director of Human Resources as assigned. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations and provides technical assistance in the field of Human Resources as it relates to employment, disability, discrimination laws, training, career development, succession planning and employee benefits.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of management and personnel administration. Laws, rules, regulations, court decisions and legal interpretations concerning personnel matters. Literature, periodicals and other resources concerning current trends in labor and employee relations, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee development, training techniques and best practices and employee benefits programs. Federal, state and local employment laws. Labor relations practices. Report writing. Wage and salary administration. Effective supervisory and management techniques. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Apply business concepts, key performance indicators and workforce analytics . Negotiate union contracts in a public sector environment. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Analyze and solve personnel related problems. Implement projects and programs. Collect, evaluate and interpret data and make sound recommendations on complex issues. Research and analyze a variety of policies and issues. Keep abreast of current developments within human resources, particularly in the area of employment law, labor and employee relations, succession planning, organizational development and employee benefits programs. Analyze complex administrative problems, evaluate alternatives, and make creative recommendations. Represent the department effectively in meetings, including making presentations. Act as a resource for City departments on training, employee development and succession planning related issues. Facilitate dispute resolution. Exercise independent judgment and initiative. Act as a resource for City departments on personnel related issues. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of individuals. Select, train and supervise staff. Influence organizational change and process improvement. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in: Oral and written communication. The use of a personal computer and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Organizational Development, Psychology or a closely related field. A Master's degree in a closely related field is highly desirable.   Five years of recent, paid progressively responsible public sector human resources experience which includes significant experience in performing employee relations duties and labor relations support activities; human resources management or organizational development/training experience; recruitment and selection; classification and compensation administration. Two of the required years of recent, paid work experience must include the supervision and/or management of others.   Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. Human Resources Certification such as (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP, IPMA-SCP) highly desirable. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY :  Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed online City application along with the required supplemental questions.  This position will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will be on November 7, 2019.  The position may close without notice following the first review period .  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the first review period. NOTE : You must submit a copy of our college diploma/transcript.  Applicants who indicate 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 merle.wynn@smgov.net or fax a copy to the attention of Merle Wynn at (310) 656-5705.  Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified . 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. Testing may 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 including professional reference checks. 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, 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:
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Oct 07, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The City of Santa Monica is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Director - Special Projects. For information about this exciting opportunity please click here  http://thehawkinscompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SM_HRDeputyDir_v10.FINAL_.pdf   Closing Date/Time:
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