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, California, United States
Nov 09, 2018
Part Time
Description Under direct supervision, directs traffic at intersections where students cross in going to and from school; escorts students through intersections when necessary; and performs related duties as required. Examples of Duties Controls traffic at designated intersections either by mechanical or hand signal in order to permit students and other pedestrians to cross the street in safety. Controls students at intersections and restrains them from crossing until it is determined to be safe; when appropriate, escorts students through intersections. Reports the license number of motor vehicles whose drivers disobey the crossing guard's instructions or disregard safety rules in other respects; reports to school principal, or other designated authority, the names of students disobeying the instructions given by crossing guard. Calls supervisor or appropriate emergency response staff in the event of emergency situations and ensures that students are in a safe condition until emergency response staff arrives. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Traffic laws relating to pedestrian right-of-way and speed limits in various school locations, especially in a school-crossing area; and elements of traffic safety applying to motorists and pedestrians. Basic techniques for effectively dealing with school children. Basic techniques for effectively dealing with unusual or emergency situations. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing customer service by effectively dealing with the public and City staff. Ability to: Establish and maintain respect and compliance of students. Communicate in English, Vietnamese, or Spanish. Work under inclement weather conditions. 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: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade is desirable. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light physical work; hearing and speech to communicate in person. The job involves frequent walking and standing in operational areas. Employees must possess the ability to carry objects up to 5 pounds. 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 staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: 11/21/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Nov 06, 2018
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. Closing Date/Time: 11/19/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Nov 05, 2018
Full 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 Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle, to inspect various City and residential sites, and to walk on uneven terrain; 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 field classification with frequent standing and walking between work areas required. Wrist flexion and lateral rotation are necessary in combination with grasping to handle a snare and leash. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment and above-mentioned tools and 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 primarily work outside and may be exposed to inclement weather conditions and potentially hazardous physical substances. May involve exposure to dangerous and/or diseased animals and animals known to cause allergies. 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. May be required to work a varied schedule of hours, which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Closing Date/Time: 11/18/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Aug 08, 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