City of Westminster

The Community

The City of Westminster is located in northwest Orange County, California. It occupies 10.2 square miles. Westminster is culturally diverse with its rich blend of residents, businesses, and tourists from many ethnic cultures and backgrounds. Westminster is 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1957, the City is bordered by Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, and Fountain Valley. It is conveniently located by the 22 (Garden Grove) Freeway on its northern boundary and the 405 (San Diego) Freeway on its southern boundary. It is 15 minutes from Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches. The John Wayne Airport is within 10 miles and the Los Angeles International Airport is 45 minutes away. The City is home to the Westminster Mall and the Westminster Center which is a 40-acre site with a variety of retail, food services, and a large theater complex. A Walmart and Costco Business Center are also within the City and are easily accessible, situated along Beach Blvd. by the 22 Freeway.

In 2015 the State reported Westminster to have an estimated population of 91,106. The richly diverse community that makes up the City of Westminster is comprised of 47.3% Asian and Pacific Islander, 25.6% White, 23.6% Hispanic, 0.8% Black, and 2.7% All Other Races. The City boasts the nation’s largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans at 36,058 residents.

Little Saigon

Orange County’s Little Saigon offers Vietnamese-Americans a slice of the original Saigon – with Vietnamese architecture and festivals, Vietnamese doctors and herbal medicines, and Vietnamese temples and television stations. Tucked inside Little Saigon’s shopping centers and strip malls are small, family-run bakeries, tea houses, and delis. In all, there are more than 390 restaurants, about two dozen TV and radio stations, and three daily Vietnamese-language papers. Little Saigon’s centerpiece is the 150,000-square-foot Asian Garden Mall, a hub of Vietnamese-American businesses and cultural activity.

Governing Structure

Westminster has a Council-Manager form of government with the City Council appointing a City Manager. Four persons are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms on the City Council. Since 1986, the voters directly elect the Mayor for a two-year term.

14 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants who have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twelve (12) months. DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; provides information and assistance to the public; performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a sworn journey-level law enforcement class that performs patrol assignments found in a municipal police department. Incumbents are assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement. Incumbents are armed and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules may be changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police service. This class is distinguished from Police Officer II in that the latter serves in specialized departmental roles. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime by providing high visibility. Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances. Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations. Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle, or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required. Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations. Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required. Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence. Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations. Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary. Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy. Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files. Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Oversees the use and care of equipment as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, and pursuit, apprehension, and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search and seizure and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, procedures, and court decisions relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agents, and impact weapons. Techniques of first aid and CPR. Operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol and emergency conditions. Record keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Observe accurately; recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, and facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear, accurate, and grammatically correct reports, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Operate the equipment and vehicles of the department in a safe and responsible manner. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Specialized training in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field is highly desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The principal duties of this class are performed in a police station environment with exposure to criminal offenders, mentally ill individuals, and persons potentially infected with communicable diseases. WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Must be willing to work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Description THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOW OFFERS A $10,000, ONE-TIME SIGNING BONUS FOR QUALIFIED LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM. THIS BONUS WILL BE PAID OUT AT $5,000 UPON HIRE AND $5,000 UPON COMPLETION OF PROBATION. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS SIGNING BONUS, CANDIDATES MUST Possess a Basic POST Certificate Have served a minimum of 12 months in a sworn position within a California law enforcement agency Currently serve, or have served within the previous 12 months, as a sworn police officer within a California law enforcement agency Have completed probation at their current or most recent agency DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; provides information and assistance to the public; performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a sworn journey-level law enforcement class that performs patrol assignments found in a municipal police department. Incumbents are assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement. Incumbents are armed and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules may be changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police service. This class is distinguished from Police Officer II in that the latter serves in specialized departmental roles. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime by providing high visibility. Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances. Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations. Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle, or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required. Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations. Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required. Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence. Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations. Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary. Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy. Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files. Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Oversees the use and care of equipment as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, and pursuit, apprehension, and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search and seizure and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, procedures, and court decisions relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agents, and impact weapons. Techniques of first aid and CPR. Operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol and emergency conditions. Record keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Observe accurately; recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, and facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear, accurate, and grammatically correct reports, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Operate the equipment and vehicles of the department in a safe and responsible manner. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Specialized training in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field is highly desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The principal duties of this class are performed in a police station environment with exposure to criminal offenders, mentally ill individuals, and persons potentially infected with communicable diseases. WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Must be willing to work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description DEFINITION Under immediate supervision, actively participates in the P.O.S.T. (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) prescribed police academy training program; performs all related learning and testing activities. Upon successful completion of the academy program incumbents of this non-sworn classification may be appointed to the sworn classification of Police Officer. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level, training classification for professional law enforcement in the City of Westminster Police Department. This is a non-sworn classification and upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. approved academy, a Police Recruit may be promoted to the Police Officer classification. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Learns and applies knowledge of the Westminster Police Department's organization, rules, and regulations. Learns principles and techniques of patrol procedures, community service, crime prevention, and public relations. Learns and applies knowledge of enforcement and procedural aspects of criminal law, arrest and control techniques, crowd control, and the enforcement of those laws. Learns principles and techniques of proper use and maintenance of firearms. Learns vehicle operation including the Vehicle Code. Learns basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and interviewing witnesses. Learns and practices physical fitness and defense techniques programs. Learns and practices first-aid and CPR. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Activities and programs of the City's Police Department. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. Word processing methods, techniques, and programs. Basic principles of record keeping. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Learn basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Learn police terminology and law enforcement codes. Learn, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures. Learn and understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and word-processing and other software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Applicants must be enrolled in a California POST approved basic academy and be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at completion of the Basic Police Academy. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Incumbents are off site attending the Police Academy for their entire tenure in this classification. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description NOTE: This recruitment is only open to those who are currently enrolled in a police academy. DEFINITION Under immediate supervision, actively participates in the P.O.S.T. (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) prescribed police academy training program; performs all related learning and testing activities. Upon successful completion of the academy program incumbents of this non-sworn classification may be appointed to the sworn classification of Police Officer. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level, training classification for professional law enforcement in the City of Westminster Police Department. This is a non-sworn classification and upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. approved academy, a Police Recruit may be promoted to the Police Officer classification. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Learns and applies knowledge of the Westminster Police Department's organization, rules, and regulations. Learns principles and techniques of patrol procedures, community service, crime prevention, and public relations. Learns and applies knowledge of enforcement and procedural aspects of criminal law, arrest and control techniques, crowd control, and the enforcement of those laws. Learns principles and techniques of proper use and maintenance of firearms. Learns vehicle operation including the Vehicle Code. Learns basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and interviewing witnesses. Learns and practices physical fitness and defense techniques programs. Learns and practices first-aid and CPR. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Activities and programs of the City's Police Department. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. Word processing methods, techniques, and programs. Basic principles of record keeping. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Learn basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Learn police terminology and law enforcement codes. Learn, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures. Learn and understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and word-processing and other software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Applicants must be enrolled in a California POST approved basic academy and be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at completion of the Basic Police Academy. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Incumbents are off site attending the Police Academy for their entire tenure in this classification. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs a variety of specialized duties in the preparation and maintenance of Police Records; and other related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from Records Supervisor or Assistant Records Supervisor Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Enters data and distributes a variety of reports and correspondence from rough drafts and verbal instructions. Compiles statistical data in records management systems for City, State and Federal reporting purposes. Enters, prepares and processes various reports by using various technology systems. Review data entered by various reports by using various technology systems. Researches computer and hard files for information and categorizes materials into established filing systems. Scans and indexes miscellaneous documents into an image management system. Prepares paperwork for court cases (including copying and faxing, as needed); acts as receptionist Receives incoming telephone calls, providing routine information and/or referring callers to proper resource(s), processes mail. Assists in the processing and searching of female prisoners, including juveniles. Collects fees for various Police services; balances and reconciles daily cash receipts. Trains other full and part-time clerical personnel. Prepares and transmits teletypes. Enters and processes warrants and restraining orders. Provides copies of police reports as directed; orders and stocks clerical supplies; maintains office equipment. Other related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Basic English grammar. Basic math calculations. Modern office methods and practices including proficiency with office automation software and records management computer systems. Operation of modern office equipment to include windows computer operating systems and software, scanners, printers, copy machines, fax machines and other devices as required. Police terminology and law enforcement codes. Ability to: Use modern computerized office equipment. Read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, laws, departmental rules, regulations and procedures documented in English. Work independently. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. Deal with the public effectively. Type 35 words per minute corrected. Establish and maintain records' keeping systems. Plan and schedule work assignments. Work rotating shifts (morning, day and evening watches) Including weekends and holidays. Carry boxes weighing up to 15 pounds up and down stairs in a multi-floor building as assigned. Ability to learn, implement and support Westminster policy relating to the Security and Privacy Act. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: High School Diploma or GED equivalent and at least one (1) year of recent clerical experience including use of computerized equipment and systems. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect City development sites, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and can close with out prior notice, interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Westminster's Community Services & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for part-time employment for the Summer Parks & Playgrounds Program. Under direct supervision, oversees recreation activities in connection with a specific recreation services program or functional area in support of community, recreational, or park facilities; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Leads, teaches, and conducts diversified recreation activities at various recreational facilities, including parks, schools, and the recreation center. Assists in planning and conducting community events, general programs, and facility rentals; sets up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings. Supervises and schedules established programs of play activities for children and adults. Plans and coordinates inter-playground competitions in various recreational activities. Communicates with school personnel to resolve routine operational after-school recreation program issues. Resolves program issues within established guidelines; suggest program improvements. Performs general office duties, including basic cashiering, answering the telephone, greeting patrons, light typing, data entry, copying, and filing; prepares flyers, calendars, and other routine publicity; prepares routine reports of participation and activities. Requisitions materials and equipment; take periodic inventory of materials and equipment. Maintains recreational facilities, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment and materials at the close of the workday, performing basic custodial duties, and minor facility maintenance; opens closes, and secures buildings for events. Issues and collects recreation equipment and supplies; make minor repairs to recreation equipment. Administers basic first aid as necessary. Assists in the encouragement of participation and good sportsmanship. Responds to patrons' needs for assistance or information. Observes safe work methods and make appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Maintains accurate logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used. Monitors the proper and safe use of program facilities by the general public; patrols recreational facilities to ensure adherence to rules and ordinances; enforces recreational facility safety rules; interprets and applies policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations; assists in education about the enforcement of rules and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Must be 17 years of age. Knowledge of a variety of sports, crafts, and games. Prior experience working with children is desired. AN ENTHUSIASTIC, POSITIVE ATTITUDE is a must! Knowledge of: Safety principles and practices, including basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods. Basic safety precautions and procedures related to recreation program area(s) and facilities. Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, basic record-keeping, arithmetic, and computer applications related to the work. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively dealing with individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups, and effectively representing the City in contacts with the public. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Learn to work independently while supervising facilities and user groups. Learn, understand, and apply facility use policies and procedures. Provide courteous assistance to facility patrons. Lift and move tables and chairs and arranging facilities for community events and/or meetings. Learn basic computer system operation to enter and retrieve data for class registration and facility reservations. Remain flexible and adapt as job responsibilities change. Handle medical emergencies and injuries in a calm and effective manner, including providing basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs. Perform routine equipment maintenance. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the eleventh (11th) grade with college coursework in physical education or a related field desirable, and six (6) months of experience in a recreation program is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate for infant, child, and adult within three (3) months of hire. Supplemental Information Summer Park Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Must be available to work beginning NEED START DATE In-service Training - NEED DATE PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and/or recreational facility setting and use standard office and/or recreation equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Must possess the physical stamina to lift and move tables and chairs and arrange facilities for community events and/or meetings. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in recreational activities; and push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Closing Date/Time: 6/3/2022 12:00 AM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description This Position is Grant Funded-Program continuation is dependent upon successful funding Under direct supervision, schedules, coordinates, and provides daily pick-ups and shuttle service for older adult residents of the City; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Schedules, develops, and implements shuttle service for older adults. Assists Senior Center receptionist in listing pick-up sites and clients. Performs pre-trip vehicle inspections. Cleans, maintains, checks, and inspects City vehicles; delivers vehicles for upkeep and repair as needed. Provides safe and sensitive handling of older clients. Reports all incidents as they relate to passengers. Adheres to scheduled pick-up times. Maintains weekly communication regarding needs, suggestions, and concerns with supervisor. Performs related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: City of Westminster geography. Safety regulations of large van ridership. Basic driving skills and vehicle maintenance. Safe work practices. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public and City staff. Ability to: Drive a commercial passenger vehicle and/or bus. Perform vehicle inspections. Organize and schedule routes and pick-up times. Work cooperatively with Senior Center staff and elderly clients. Communicate clearly and concisely in English. Provide program information, schedules, and fees. Provide safety briefings for passengers and maintain a safe environment while driving. Read maps and use on-line direction programs. Safely operate a wheelchair lift. Establish, foster, and maintain positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of experience driving large vans. Must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screen, and background investigation (including fingerprinting). Licenses and Certifications: Class B California Driver License with passenger endorsement. Youth Bus Driver certificate (12523VC). Additional Requirements Must provide DMV printout of driving record (H-6 only) no more than 30 days old. Applicants will not be considered if printout shows more than (1) point for either a moving violation(s) or an accident(s). Must agree to a criminal background check (fingerprinting required) through the California Department of Justice within (30) days of hire date. Must successfully complete a DMV physical. A complete physical examination which includes a drug screen (paid for by the City). Class B California Driver License with passenger endorsement required prior to employment. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate a motor vehicle. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Environmental Elements Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and road hazards. Employees may interact with upset passengers or general public. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in the enforcement and communication of animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations; ensures public safety by capturing and caring for wild, vicious, and/or injured animals in both the City of Westminster and the City of Stanton; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Patrols areas within the City and enforces animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations; investigates reports of animal abuse; issues citations; collects fees; takes other appropriate actions. Captures and impounds unlicensed, stray, and uncontrolled animals; transports animals to shelter; arranges for proper storage and humane care. Picks up dead or injured animals; provides aid to injured animals; transports animals to veterinarian for treatment or euthanasia; medicates and vaccinates animals to be adopted. Responds to calls from citizens for animal services; investigates complaints involving animals; investigates reports of dogs, cats, or other animals creating nuisances. Determines whether calls meet the criteria for emergency response and call out and how quarantines should be handled; evaluates and authorizes immediate care of euthanasia for sick and injured animals, emergency seizure of animals, and owner relinquishments in the field; determines whether a criminal complaint and/or dangerous/vicious dog investigation should be initiated. Assists Police Department with animal related issues. Establishes and maintains positive community relations through programs, demonstrations, and public assistance regarding humane animal services, including wildlife issues, adoption procedures, and enforcement of animal regulations; speaks at school and other meetings, and answers specific and general questions. Identifies and investigates animal related crimes; interviews witnesses, collects evidence, writes reports, and testifies in court. Investigates reports of animal bites; completes state mandated quarantines as necessary. Answers questions regarding the enforcement of animal services, regulations, adoption, and licensing policies and procedures. Prepares reports and cases; maintains records, logs, and files of activities. Performs routine maintenance and animal care duties at the shelters. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of handling, collection, impoundment, and registration of a variety of wild and domestic animals in various conditions. Identification of various breeds of dogs, cats, and other domestic animals. Principles of animal behavior and care. Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of code violation investigation and compliance. Practices for documenting inspections, correcting violations, and carrying through on Court procedures. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. California Animal Laws Handbook and the California Pet Shop Law Guide. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of animal services. Techniques and practices of public speaking and making presentations before small groups. Principles of record keeping and reporting. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Recognize normal and abnormal animal behavior. Handle potentially dangerous animals in a safe manner. Inoculate and medicate animals, after completion of the appropriate training. Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal services. Effectively respond to calls for services. Prepare, maintain, and update accurate and detailed documentation of inspection findings and other written materials, records, logs, and reports. Effectively represent the City in meetings with governmental and regulatory agencies, community groups, property owners, business owners, and the public. Operate and maintain a variety of animal control equipment. Operate a two-way radio. Maintain accurate records and files of work performed. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: High School Diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience in the enforcement and communication of animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations and the humane care and handling of animals. College-level coursework in animal health care and experience with a public agency are desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. PC 832, Chemical Immobilization and Investigation & Prosecution of Cruelty Cases certifications are desirable. Supplemental Information Examination : Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may consist of any or all of the following components: written examination, practical skills evaluation, and oral interview. Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established. This posting is open on a continuous bases and can close without prior notices, interested applicants are encouraged to apply. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light physical work, to climb and descend vehicles, and to operate varied tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff, public and/or animals and private representatives, and contractors, in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Updated on 4/19/22 for Physical Demands and Environmental Elements Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine to complex technical and public contact duties related to the Community Preservation Unit, including the identification, investigation, and correction of violations of the City's municipal, signage, property maintenance, and abatement codes; investigates citizen complaints of public nuisances, visual blight, and quality of life issues and seeks voluntary compliance or issues citations and initiates abatement procedures; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Conducts inspections and investigations to enforce municipal codes and ensure compliance with Community Preservation programs. Receives, records, and investigates complaints from the public and staff regarding violations of municipal codes, signage, business licenses, property and landscaping maintenance, inoperable vehicles, accumulation of junk, and graffiti; rectifies violations on public property and private property, in conjunction with the property owner, when appropriate Documents violations by securing photographs and other pertinent data; researches ownership records, prior complaints, municipal codes and ordinances, and State regulations to establish whether a violation has occurred. Performs cleanup efforts related to homeless encampment violations; coordinates with the Police Department and utilizes their assistance to properly and safely communicate with violators; disposes of noncompliant materials through standard waste management techniques and protocols. Prepares and issues notices of violation or noncompliance, final notices, and according to applicable codes and regulations; issues letters to property owners notifying them of violation; as appropriate, affixes a notice of violation on property to abate public safety hazards. Maintains files, databases, and records related to citations and violations; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of municipal code violation investigation and compliance. Practices for documenting inspections and correcting violations. Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone. Record keeping principles and procedures. Ability to: Explain codes and regulations to property owners, residents, and others. Analyze, interpret, apply, and enforce applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, codes, and departmental policies. Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and timely manner. Effectively perform duties within a flexible work schedule, including both weekdays and weekends; hourly and daily schedule may be periodically adjusted based on departmental needs. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of experience in code enforcement, law enforcement, or related municipal experience involving public contact. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of a California PC832 certificate or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire is desirable. Supplemental Information Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various City sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other access points; and to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description This vacancy will be working in the City of Westminster, Family Resource Center and must be bilingual Vietnamese. Under direct supervision, provides registration, information, and referrals to families desiring services pertaining to medical, dental, mental health, housing, nutrition, and other basic services; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Greets and interviews walk-in and call-in clients seeking community resources; assesses client's immediate needs, provides information regarding service providers, and refers to appropriate resources and/or schedules appointment with Family Support Specialists. Organizes and distributes emergency assistance supplies (i.e., diapers, hygiene kits, food boxes, etc.). Creates event flyers to promote Family Resource Center program services and assists with community outreach. Receives and sorts public donations to the Family Resource Center. Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to, answering phones, filing, data entry, ordering supplies, and setting up and/or moving office furniture. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Needs, problems, attitudes, and behaviors of people in target communities. Available community resources. Record keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Vietnamese as well as English. Prepare program marketing materials and other written materials. Maintain accurate records and files of work performed. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: High School Diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience working with families in crisis and the community and knowledge of the child welfare system; requires incumbent be proficient in Spanish and/or Vietnamese. Licenses and Certifications: Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate for infant, child, and adult within three (3) months of hire. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may be exposed to blood and body fluids rendering First Aid and CPR. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and may close without prior notice. First review date will be May 9, 2022 , interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Under general supervision, performs the full range of routine work in graffiti abatement, parks maintenance, and/or custodial duties related to the care, routine maintenance, and cleaning of assigned parks, buildings, and facilities; moves furniture and equipment to set up for classes, activities, and functions; interacts with and provides basic information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties When performing the custodial assignment: Performs various custodial duties, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and polishing to ensure that City buildings and facilities provide the highest level of safety for public and staff use. Washes windows, mirrors, and walls. Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, fixtures, and equipment. Cleans and sanitizes restroom facilities and fixtures including sinks, urinals, and toilets; replenishes supplies in restrooms. Sweeps, vacuums, mops, waxes, strips, and polishes floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets. Cleans furniture and counter tops. Empties, cleans, and sanitizes waste receptacles. Sets up rooms and equipment for classes, parties, conferences, meetings, and other functions; moves and arranges furniture. Identifies and reports building maintenance needs to appropriate staff. Closes windows, turns off lights, and locks doors to secure buildings. Assists maintenance workers with various asphalt, cement, painting, landscaping, and irrigation repairs. When performing the parks assignment: Performs various general maintenance and custodial duties, including inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining parks and park facilities to ensure that City facilities provide the highest level of safety for public and City use. Picks up and removes debris from parks; maintains landscape areas throughout the City. Opens parks and restrooms daily; picks up trash and empties barrels. Rakes leaves and clears debris from walkways, fields, and other facilities. Cleans and maintains restrooms; stocks restrooms with necessary supplies; reports necessary repairs. When performing the graffiti abatement assignment: Responds to requests for graffiti removal from citizens and/or other departments. Patrols assigned areas for graffiti; investigates and resolves complaints regarding graffiti; contacts proper people to advise them of status of complaint. Removes graffiti by washing, water blasting, painting, or other methods, including using graffiti removal chemicals. Photographs the scene of graffiti and documents the location. Operates power washer, airless paint sprayer, and paint trucks. When performing both assignments: Interfaces with the public in a non-disruptive manner; answers questions and provides standard information to the public if working in a public facility. Observes safe working practices, including maintaining storage areas in a safe condition. Maintains records of maintenance and cleaning activities; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies. Assists groups using facilities as requested; may explain or enforce facility rules. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Modern practices, techniques, and materials used in graffiti removal. Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work and basic and preventative building maintenance. Proper cleaning methods and the safe usage of cleaning materials, disinfectants, custodial tools, and equipment. Use and minor maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in custodial work. Basic facility maintenance techniques and materials. Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Basic mathematics. Safe driving rules and practices. Basic computer software related to work. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in graffiti removal. Use and operate a variety of custodial equipment, including high-pressure washer, vacuum cleaner, wet/dry vacuum, carpet extractor, buffer, mop, and broom. Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment. Travel to different sites and locations. Use a variety of small hand tools. Maintain basic records. Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some experience with custodial work and/or graffiti removal is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in various City buildings and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium physical work and to operate varied hand and power tools and related equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work in the field and in buildings and facilities and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays. This recruitment is open on a continuous bases and can close without prior notice, interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description DEFINITION Under general supervision, enforces City parking regulations in an assigned area; issues parking citations and warnings, tows vehicles pursuant to the California Vehicle Code, provides general information and assistance to the public; impounds and provides for the storage of vehicles as necessary; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory and management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS Performs the full range of enforcement of parking regulations duties for the Police Department. Responsibilities include inspecting and attending to assigned areas in a timely manner and performing a wide variety of tasks in enforcing parking regulations. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from other non-sworn classes in that it performs activities specifically related to parking control enforcement . Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Patrols assigned routes to enforce parking, street sweeping, and related traffic ordinances; marks vehicles in timed parking areas; issues citations; writes warnings and amendments to previously issued citations. Issues non-moving traffic citations for violations observed. Participates in non-judicial hearings related to parking citations. Impounds and provides for the storage of vehicles. Responds to questions and complaints from the public or refers to supervisor, as necessary. Reports needed repairs of streets and traffic signs and signals to appropriate staff. Reports traffic accidents and criminal activities or related occurrences to appropriate Police units. Operates and maintains specialized equipment, including police radios and cones. Assists officers and non-sworn staff as needed, including assisting with street closures, checkpoints, and special events, child seat safety inspections, and providing transportation for citizens. Maintains accurate records, log sheets, and files; submits copies of citations to appropriate staff; prepares related daily and monthly reports. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility, including the California Vehicle Code and the Westminster Municipal Code as it relates to parking. Radio techniques. Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching. City geography, maps, streets, landmarks, and driving directions. Basic principles of record keeping. Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Memorize codes, names, street locations, and other information. Read and interpret maps and other pertinent documentation. Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances, codes, and regulations. Assess situations while remaining calm and using sound, independent judgment. Maintain accurate records and files. Compile and summarize information to prepare accurate, clear, and concise reports. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines. Safely and effectively use and operate specialized equipment required for the work. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: High School Diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience involving public contact; experience in a law enforcement setting is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License, Class C, by time of appointment. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light physical work, to climb and descend vehicles, and to operate varied tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. This posting is open on a continuous bases and can close without prior notices, interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Part Time
Description Currently two (2) vacancies in the Community Development department. This position is open on a continuous bases and until vacancies are filled. This recruitment may close without prior notice, interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. DEFINITION Under direct supervision, performs a variety of technical and administrative office planning work related to current and advance planning, including review of development and land use applications, zoning, site plans, and environmental documents; completes technical assessments and prepares written project analyses; provides advice and assistance to the public on planning, community development, zoning, permits, and environmental review; provides staff assistance to the Planning Manager, other departments, and the public in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direct supervision from the Planning Manager. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the para-professional level class in the professional planning series. Incumbents at this level are not expected to have directly related work experience, but are expected to have acquired planning-related training. Assignments are generally limited in scope and set within procedural frameworks established by higher-level positions. This classification is distinguished from the Assistant Planner as the latter performs professional planning work and analysis. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Assists the public at the front counter, on the phone, and occasionally in the field,answering questions and providing information regarding zoning, development standards,and approved development proposals; performs plan check functions for various projects,receives and reviews applications for planning permits for completeness; reviews applications for building permits for compliance with applicable zoning standards;investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints concerning the City's planning function. Reviews and signs off on plans submitted for building plan check and permits. Provides assistance to the professional planners, Planning Manager, or Community Development Director on basic current planning projects, which includes application and plan review, coordination with project applicants, preparation and posting of legal notices,background research, preparation of staff reports, monitoring of project implementation to verify substantial conformance with approved plans, and conditions of approval and mitigation measures. Researches land use and development entitlements and prepares documentation letters for lending institutions, real estate brokers, or property owners. Prepares forms and provides graphic displays, photographs, or other exhibits as needed. Performs administrative duties including typing, filing, copying documents, and record keeping. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of urban and regional planning and zoning. Geographic, socio-economic, transportation, and other elements related to city planning. Site planning and architectural design principles. Basic concepts of architecture, landscaping, traffic and transportation engineering as they relate to the process of urban planning. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and requirements and related reports. Researching and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to planning,zoning, and environmental review. Principles of advanced mathematics and their application to planning work. Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public; identify and respond to issues and concerns of the public. Read plans and specifications and make site visits. Conduct routine research projects, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations. Read, interpret, apply, and explain technical written material and complex Federal, State,and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, ordinances, and City planning policies and procedures. Read and understand technical drawings and specifications. Perform mathematical and planning computations with precision. Prepare and present clear, concise, and logical written and oral reports, correspondence,policies, procedures, and other written materials. Make sound decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural,and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in planning,architecture or public administration OR equivalent to Associate's degree in a related field and two (2) years of experience in a public or private planning agency performing technical planning tasks. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese is desirable but not required. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment,including a computer, to inspect City development sites, including traversing uneven terrain,climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Updated on 3/22/22 for Open Until Filled Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Westminster is currently seeking experienced Public Safety / Police Dispatchers to join the Westminster Police Department. This recruitment is open to candidates who are currently employed as a non-probationary Public Safety Dispatcher with a California law enforcement agency OR have one full year of Dispatcher experience within the last four years. DEFINITION Under general supervision, receives police and emergency calls, and dispatches Police units following prescribed procedures; answers non-emergency calls for public safety and other City departments; performs a variety of general administrative support duties including record keeping, typing, and filing; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from Communications Supervisor. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a single-level classification that performs the full range of receiving and dispatching emergency calls for the Police Department. Responsibilities are centered on extensive contact with the public over the telephone, in both emergency and non-emergency situations to receive, transmit, and provide factual information, forms, and reports. All activities must be performed within specified legal guidelines. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Communications Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory-level class in the series responsible for organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of staff involved in police dispatch services. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Receives and evaluates police and emergency calls, and related business calls for the City during an assigned portion of the 24-hours-per-day/7-days-per-week Police Department operations; provides information and/or transfers calls to the appropriate department, agency, or response organization; takes messages for Police Department personnel. Dispatches public safety emergency units in accordance with established procedures and policies using a computerized dispatch system, including determining priority of emergency and contacting and sending appropriate response unit. Maintains contact with field units, including accounting for location and status of units and maintaining records of field calls; sends back-up units, as necessary, ensuring the safety of field units. Operates computer, telephone, and radio console and telecommunication equipment simultaneously while performing dispatching activities; tests and inspects equipment as assigned. Logs call data in a written or automated format; monitors calls after initial dispatch to provide additional coordination, support, or information. Enters, updates, and retrieves a variety of records from teletype database, including stolen vehicles and property, vehicle registration information, guns and property, and warranted or missing persons. Accesses Federal, State, and local law enforcement information databases to obtain information regarding outstanding warrants, criminal history, records information, and vehicle data; relays such information to sworn staff. Acts as a liaison to the public and representatives of other agencies for the department; provides initial non-emergency contact with the public and representatives of other agencies for the requesting of police records or related services; determines the nature of the contact; provides factual information regarding services, policies, and procedures, which requires knowledge of legal guidelines, departmental policies and procedures, and the use of tact and discretion, or directs the caller to the proper individual or agency. Maintains accurate departmental and law enforcement records and files; researches and compiles information from such files. Attends necessary training, shift briefing sessions, participates in drills, and test scenarios to prepare for unexpected emergencies. May act as a Communications Training Officer (CTO) to orient and train newly hired dispatchers. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF : Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation. Business arithmetic and basic statistical techniques. Basic principles of record keeping. Functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Westminster Police Department policies and standard operating procedures. Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching. Operation of computer-aided communications equipment, including multiple telephone lines and radio systems. City and County geography, maps, streets, landmarks, and driving directions. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. ABILITY TO: Assess and prioritize emergency situations while remaining calm and using sound, independent judgment. Speak in a clear and concise manner. Type 35 wpm. Memorize codes, names, street locations, and other information. Read and interpret maps and other pertinent documentation. Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching. Operation of computer-aided communications equipment, including multiple telephone lines and radio systems. Applicable codes, regulations, policies, technical processes and procedures, including penal, vehicle, and health and safety codes and regulations. Interpret, apply, and explain policies, procedures, and regulations. Obtain necessary information from individuals in stressful or emergency situations. Compile and summarize information to prepare accurate, clear, and concise reports. Perform technical, detailed, and responsible office support work. Compose correspondence independently or from brief instructions. Organize, maintain, and update office database and records systems. Make accurate arithmetic and statistical computations. Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE : Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of general clerical experience involving public contact. Incumbents must be able to type at least 35 words per minute. Must be currently employed as a non-probationary Public Safety Dispatcher with a California law enforcement agency OR have one full year of Dispatcher experience within the last four years. LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License. Possession of, ability to obtain, or completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher course within one year of appointment. Twenty-four (24) hours of Continuous Professional Training (CPT) required every two (2) years. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The principal duties of this class are performed in a police station environment with exposure to criminal offenders, mentally ill individuals, and persons potentially infected with communicable diseases. WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Employees work rotating shifts, including mornings, day, swing, and evening watches that shall include weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time: