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.

4 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA
Jun 28, 2018
Full Time
Description NOTE: To be considered, all candidates will need to upload a resume of 2 pages in length or less, in PDF format, to their online application. Click here to access the brochure for HR Director http://www.westminster-ca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=14203 Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Human Resources Department, including human resources administration, risk management, safety management and training, property claims management, workers' compensation and employee relations; directs and administers comprehensive human resources programs and activities of the City, which include recruitment and selection, employee benefits administration, job analysis and classification, compensation, labor negotiations, employee training and development, and general human resources administration; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Assumes full management responsibility for all Human Resources Department programs, services, and activities, including recruitment and selection, employee benefits administration, job analysis and classification, compensation, employee and labor relations, labor negotiations, employee training and development, and general human resources administration, as well as risk management, occupational safety, worker's compensation, liability insurance. Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the department; establishes, within City policy, appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department's annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary. Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; directs and coordinates the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures. Represents the City as chief negotiator and directs staff in negotiations during meet-and-confer sessions with various employee organizations; develops bargaining strategies; communicates with and suggests direction to the City Manager and City Council during the meet and confer process; administers the provisions of existing employee agreements; represents the City in matters of concern to unions and associations representing City employees. Provides assistance to management, supervisors, and staff in the interpretation of personnel policies and procedures and processing of employee grievances; serves as hearing officer for the second level of the grievance procedure. Oversees the distribution of worker's compensation benefits, settlements, and administration; attends court hearings for the City in matters of worker's compensation and liability property damages; directs accident investigations and field safety inspections with regards to compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), OSHA, and City safety regulations, standards, and policies. Develops, implements, and conducts risk management training and education of staff; ensures compliance with Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards as they are updated or changed. Oversees the development of consultant requests for proposals for professional services and the advertising and bid processes; evaluates proposals and recommends project award; coordinates with legal counsel to determine City needs and requirements for contractual services; negotiates contracts and agreements and administers same after award. Represents the department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues; provides staff support to commissions, committees, and task forces; participates in community events and workshops. Conducts a variety of departmental organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. Oversees and participates in developing, receiving, reviewing, and processing information for a variety of departmental, State mandated, and statistical reports and records, including Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) logs, annual self-insured worker's compensation reports, auto and/or employee accident reports, property damage reports, claims analysis, worker's compensation claims expenses, medical auditing summary, and other related reports. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources and other services as they relate to the area of assignment. Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files. Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect City or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required. Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the City Manager; makes presentations to the City Council and a variety of boards and commissions. Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations. Serves in the emergency operation center. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision. Principles and practices of budget administration. Public agency contract administration and City-wide administrative practices, and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs; principles and practices of municipal government administration. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Principles, practices, and techniques of human resources in a public agency setting, including recruitment, selection, equal employment opportunity, and employee orientation; job analysis and classification; compensation and benefit analysis and administration; risk management, worker's compensation, and occupational safety; and employee and labor relations, including the interpretation of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Technical, legal, financial, and public relations problems associated with the management of human resources programs. Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, contract negotiations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures. Principles and procedures of technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations. 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: Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas. Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the department and the City. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of management, supervisory, professional, and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques. Effectively administer a variety of human resources programs and administrative activities. Conduct effective negotiations and effectively represent the City and the department in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. 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 graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in human resources management, public or business administration, or a related field and seven (7) years of management and/or administrative experience in human resources, employee and labor relations, and risk management administration. A Master's degree in business or public administration or a related field is preferred. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Associate in Risk Management license is desirable. Closing Date/Time: 7/31/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA
Jun 22, 2018
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Police Academy ORwho have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twleve (12) months. Interested, qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Position involves crime response and investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety. Examples of Duties Investigates criminal activities and incidents; coordinates crime scene investigations; collects and preserves physical evidence; evaluates case facts; issues verbal warning and written citations for parking or moving violations; investigates traffic accidents; directs and controls the flow of traffic; patrols assigned district; investigates and initiates correction of public safety hazards; restores order; protects life and property; maintains peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations; provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons; participates in a secretive and continuous watch of person or persons; participates in the planning and execution of raids and searches; enforces laws and ordinances and encourages public compliance; pursues and apprehends suspects; prepares and presents case evidence in court; performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, court decisions and their interpretations; Police department policies, practices and procedures; criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention principles; supervisory principles; human behavior theories; specialized social services; court and trial procedures and etiquette; methods of self-defense and physical restraint; police weapons; first aid techniques; proper use of two-way radio; proper use of tools to effect entry into a building; basic computer skills. Ability to Operate a motor vehicle; apply selected knowledge in collecting and organizing information; remember and recall facts and details; read and interpret complex technical documents; communicate verbally with a variety people; write and speak clearly and concisely in English; perform basic math; public speaking. Education / Experience High school education or equivalent. Applicants for this position must be currently enrolled in a California POST approved Basic Police Academy ORhave graduated from a California POST approved Basic Police Academywithin the last twelve (12) months. POSTcertification will be required after hire. Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C, is required. Class M license may be required after hire. Examination: Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans who receive a passing score on all phases of the examination shall receive an additional 5% toward their total score. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) required at time of application. NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation (includes polygraph examination), a pre-employment medical evaluation (including drug screen) and psychological evaluation. To Apply : Applicants must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application and resume on-line using NeoGov, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov. Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application and all required licenses and certificates must be current and submitted with the required application materials. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGov will be accepted. Supplemental Information Special Notes All statements made on applicants are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The City of Westminster supports workplace diversity. Women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability, which requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the process, please notify the City no less than five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA
Jun 27, 2018
Part Time
Description Candidates who pass all of the required examinations, including an application screening,written examination, physical ability exam, oral interview process,comprehensive background check,polygraph exam,psychological exam, medical exam, and drug test,will be sponsored to attend and complete a California POST Basic Police Academy which includes classroom and field training. Job Duties The Police Recruit Academy is the trainee level with incumbents occupying the classification prior to their completion of a California POST Basic Police Academy. Police Recruits normally work in a training capacity supervised by a recruit training officer and are not involved with tasks requiring sworn peace officer status. Upon successful completion of the academy and subject to departmental approval, a Police Recruit Academy may be promoted to the Police Officer classification. Except under special circumstances, a Police Recruit Academy who fails to successfully complete Basic Police Academy in which he/she was enrolled will be terminated. Examples of Duties Knowledge of Working knowledge of modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, report writing, applicable vehicle and penal codes, laws of search and seizure procedures, rules of evidence, legal rights of citizens, and court procedures. Ability to Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; establish and maintain effective relationships with the community; use and care for firearms and small equipment; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and procedures; make clear an concise radio transmission; understand and follow verbal and written directions; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; meet the established physical requirements; meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California Government Code and applicable City of Westminster Personnel Rules and Regulations. Typical Qualifications Education/Experience High school education or equivalent is required.Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C, is required. A California Basic POST Certification will be required after hire. Special Requirements Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years or older at completion of the Basic Police Academy. Applicants must possess United States Citizenship at the time of appointment or must have applied for United States Citizenship at least one (1) year prior to the date of application. Applicants may not have any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Must be in excellent physical condition (weight in proportion to height), have normal hearing, have vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision, and be physically capable of performing the duties of a Police Officer. Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA
Jun 22, 2018
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 A 3.5% SALARY INCREASE IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1, 2018; AND A 3.0% SALARY INCREASE IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1, 2019 A Police Officer involves crime response and investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety. Examples of Duties Investigates criminal activities and incidents; coordinates crime scene investigations; collects and preserves physical evidence; evaluates case facts; issues verbal warning and written citations for parking or moving violations; investigates traffic accidents; directs and controls the flow of traffic; patrols assigned district; investigates and initiates correction of public safety hazards; restores order; protects life and property; maintains peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations; provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons; participates in a secretive and continuous watch of person or persons; participates in the planning and execution of raids and searches; enforces laws and ordinances and encourages public compliance; pursues and apprehends suspects; prepares and presents case evidence in court; performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, court decisions and their interpretations; Police department policies, practices and procedures; criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention principles; supervisory principles; human behavior theories; specialized social services; court and trial procedures and etiquette; methods of self-defense and physical restraint; police weapons; first aid techniques; proper use of two-way radio; proper use of tools to effect entry into a building; basic computer skills. Ability to: Operate a motor vehicle; apply selected knowledge in collecting and organizing information; remember and recall facts and details; read and interpret complex technical documents; communicate verbally with a variety people; write and speak clearly and concisely in English; perform basic math; public speaking. Education/Experience/License: High school education or equivalent. One year experience as a Peace Officer in the State of California and possession of P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate . Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C is required. Class M license may be required after hire. Supplemental Information Examination: Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans who receive a passing score on all phases of the examination shall receive an additional 5% toward their total score. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) required at time of application. NOTE: Candidates must successfully complete a physical agility exam administered by the City of Westminster. In addition, employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation (includes polygraph examination), a pre-employment medical evaluation (including a drug screen) and psychological evaluation. To Apply: Applicants must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application on-line using NeoGOV, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov. Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application and all required licenses and certificates must be current and submitted with the required application materials. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGOV will be accepted. SPECIAL NOTES All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The City of Westminster supports workplace diversity. Women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability, which requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the process, please notify the City no less than five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Closing Date/Time: Continuous