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.

9 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Feb 07, 2019
Full Time
Description Under administrative direction, performs administrative, financial, systems, statistical and other management analyses in support of departmental or City-wide activities, functions and programs; assists in the development and review of policies, procedures, work methods, and budget development and implementation; and performs related duties as assigned. Examples of Duties NOTE: The current opening is in the Water Division, typical duties include : Update Water Master Plan, Urban Water Management Plan, Water Emergency Response Plan and other related, and required plans and reports . Serve as lead grant funding analyst : locate, research and submit applications for various water related grants. Provide budget assistance to Water Superintendent. Serve as member of the internal Water Conservation Team. Perform related analytical duties in support of the Public Works Department and specifically the Water Division. The Administrative Analyst performs professional and administrative functions requiring formal education in public or business administration and research methods and principles. This job is distinguished from the Senior Administrative Assistant by its greater statutory knowledge, the complexity of project design and policy evaluation, lesser direction received, and greater understanding of the principles of public and business administration and finance. Positions in this classification can plan, organize, and conduct studies, develop budgets, write grants, evaluate performance, and assess the feasibility and costs of different programs and services. Coordinates programs and activities with other departments; confers with representatives of other agencies, groups, vendors on the public. Conducts special studies and surveys and prepares a variety of reports, correspondence and other materials. May plan and coordinate community events and programs. May supervise the work of support staff on a project or day-to-day basis. Knowledge of Principles, practices and methods of administrative and organizational analysis; public administration policies and procedures; business computer applications, particularly as related to statistical analysis and data management; financial/statistical/comparative analysis techniques; budget development and administration methodologies; effective business communications and correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; marketing, writing, and research techniques, methods, and procedures, and report presentation techniques database administration practices; department administrative policies; City organization, ordinances, rules, programs, policies and procedures applicable to departmental operations; basic functions of public agencies, including the role of an elected Council and appointed boards and commissions; rules and procedures governing the notice and conduct of public meetings; word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and accounting software. Ability to Analyze administrative, operational and organizational problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions; collect, evaluate and interpret varied data, either in statistical or narrative form; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare clear and concise reports, and other written materials; maintain accurate records and files; coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; exercise sound judgment within established guidelines; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, orally and in writing; use tact, discretion and sensitivity in dealing with sensitive situations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed City officials and boards, other public agencies, employees, citizen groups, and the public; operate computer-based word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and database management software and art and graphics equipment. Typical Qualifications Experience/Education A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration and two years of professional experience in administrative and management analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. License/ Certification Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C is required by date of employment. Successful completion of background check and pre-hire physical including drug screen is required. Supplemental Information To Apply : You 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. Incomplete applications will be disqualified from the recruitment process. SPECIAL NOTES Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation. For some positions, the medical evaluation may include an alcohol/drug screen. Successful completion of police background investigation and pre-hire physical including drug screen is required. All statements made on applications 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 advise 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 informati on only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Division. Closing Date/Time: 3/6/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time
Description Under direction, performs a variety of complex and skilled work in the construction, modification, maintenance, and repair of City potable water distribution main and lateral pipeline systems, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves; uses and operates a variety of manual and power tools and light to heavy power-driven equipment; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Performs skilled construction, maintenance, and repair activities of City water utilities systems and facilities to ensure safe and efficient access for the public, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves. Performs the most complex water valve maintenance, including various types of lines and valves, locating and raising valves that are not exposed, operating automated machines to exercise valves on an annual basis, and updating records following the installation of new valves. Performs Underground Service Alert (USA) locates as needed. Uses valve-turning equipment to isolate and shut down pre-designated water lines for routine maintenance and in emergency situations; ensures proper shut-down of services by utilizing sounding equipment and flow rates; provides explanations to the public during shut-downs. Participates in the pre-construction meetings with various agencies regarding future work projects and programs. Performs water meter maintenance, including installing new meters, testing, and repairing meters of various sizes, repairing leaks, and replacing meters as necessary; installs service lines for newly developed properties and accounts for the installation of meters for new homes; performs shut-downs of services, as required. Monitors contractors working with and around underground services to ensure that the work is appropriately performed to code; addresses discrepancies as necessary. Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns emergency standby maintenance and repair work of crews in consultation with the Water Systems Supervisor; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities; instructs staff in work procedures. Operates and maintains specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of water utilities systems and facilities. Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Installs street barricades and cones and controls traffic around work sites and special events to ensure safe conditions for the general public and City workers. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Provides lead direction to lower level staff in the absence of the Water Utility Foreman. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing potable water distribution main and lateral pipeline systems, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves. Traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations. The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and light to heavy power equipment. Operational characteristics of specialized water utilities maintenance and repair equipment. 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: Perform skilled construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on assigned municipal infrastructure, facilities, systems, and/or appurtenances. Operate construction and maintenance, light to heavy vehicles and equipment. Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging. Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair. Make accurate arithmetic calculations. Read and interpret construction drawings, blueprints, maps, and specifications. Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work. Perform routine equipment maintenance. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. 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 twelfth (12th) grade supplemented with 15 college units and five (5) years of experience in municipal utility construction including three (3) years of experience as a Water Technician II for the City of Westminster. Licenses and Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid California class B driver's license with the appropriate endorsements. Possess and maintain a valid Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Possess and maintain a valid Grade I Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; 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 weighing up to 100 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, 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. Closing Date/Time: 3/7/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants who have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twelve (12) months. 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. Examples of Duties 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 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
Feb 05, 2019
Part Time
Description Under general supervision, plans, organizes, coordinates, and provides direction and oversight for one or more recreation programs and/or facilities; supervises programs which may include: youth programs, aquatics, youth and adult sports, summer programs, special interest classes, and community events; operates recreation and sports facilities, including swimming pool and recreation centers; provides administrative support and program assistance to the Community Services & Recreation Supervisor; fosters cooperative working relationships with various public and private groups; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned services and programs; identifies resource needs; recommends and implements policies and procedures, including standard operating procedures for assigned programs and facilities. Plans, supervises, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates one or more recreation programs, activities, and/or systems at one or multiple sites; establishes schedules and methods for providing community and recreation services; recommends improvements or modifications. Supervises, coordinates, and participates in the day-to-day operations of one or more recreation programs and/or facilities. Assists in the recruitment and selection of staff and provides recommendations; provides supervision, training, orientation, and guidance to assigned part time staff; prepares weekly and daily schedules; provides input and documentation for performance evaluations. Works with community groups and residents in the development and coordination of recreation programs; oversees and coordinates scheduling of activities, games, and events. Estimates costs of supplies and materials; orders supplies and materials for projects and activities; maintains records of purchase orders; assists in developing budget figures for specified areas; monitors expenditures and revenues. Plans, staffs, supervises, and implements assigned special events. Acts as a representative to patrons and residents regarding questions, problems, concerns, and activities in the provision of recreation program operations, activities, and services. Participates in ensuring compliance with relevant health, safety, permitting, and licensing laws and guidelines; maintains and updates all records required by Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies including ensuring compliance for insurance and liability coverage. Travels to assigned program sites to monitor program activities. Monitors the proper and safe use of program facilities by the general public; patrols recreational facilities to ensure adherence to rules and ordinances; interprets and applies policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations; assists in education about the enforcement of rules and regulations. Creates marketing materials for recreational programs, including developing and preparing brochures, flyers, newsletters, and other materials; maintains and updates informational kiosk and websites as needed. Assists with training staff in the use of the automated software system for registrations and program fees; oversees registration activities and ensures accurate record-keeping for program receipts. Maintains accurate records of services and activities, including recreation schedules, program participation and analysis, revenues, expenditures, grants, contract programs, accidents, and vandalism. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic principles of employee and volunteer supervision and training. Principles, practices, and service delivery needs related to the program area(s) to which assigned. Procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a variety of recreation and leisure activities and programs. Principles and practices of recreation program development, implementation, review, and evaluation. Recreational, cultural, age-specific, and social needs of the community. Special Event Permits, City Municipal Codes, and Permit Regulations. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to the program area(s) and facilities to which assigned. Principles and practices of program administration, including budgeting, purchasing, and basic supervision. Recreation site management and oversight. Safety principles and practices, including basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods. Applicable safety precautions and procedures related to the program area(s) and facilities to which assigned. Principles and practices of basic public relations techniques. Principles and procedures of record-keeping, cash handling, and report preparation. Business arithmetic and statistical techniques. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications. 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: Plan, oversee, coordinate, review, and evaluate recreation program operations and activities, as well as staff, contractors, and volunteers. Plan and prepare recreation activity schedules, staffing schedules, reports, and other related program materials. Understand the organization and operation of recreation programs and facilities necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. Handle medical emergencies and injuries in a calm and effective manner, including providing basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Recommend and administer program and project budgets after approval. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs. Make accurate business arithmetic and statistical computations; accurately process cash transactions. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. 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, supplemented with college-level coursework in recreation, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, and three (3) years of professional recreation, community services, and program planning experience. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate for infant, child, and adult, and AED Certificate within three (3) months of hire. Supplemental Information 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, before groups, and over the telephone. Must possess the physical stamina to lift and move tables and chairs, 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. Environmental Elements Employees may work in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards. Incumbents may be exposed to blood and body fluids rendering First Aid and CPR and are required to wear appropriate attire for the recreation activity to which they are assigned. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS May be required to work a varied schedule of hours, which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays, at a variety of City facilities. Closing Date/Time: 2/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 30, 2019
Part Time
Description 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. Examples of Duties 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 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
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: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Part Time
Description Under direct supervision, plans, coordinates, and oversees out of school activities and homework assistance to children and youth; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Assists children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade with homework assignments during the school year; circulates the room to ensure children are engaged and on track. Plans activities for children during the summer and on various weekdays during the school year. Communicates with children's parents regarding homework issues pertaining to learning or other matters. Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to, creating informational letters, forms, and flyers related to programs; creates classroom displays, schedules student activities, and hosts various parent meetings. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Needs, problems, attitudes, and behaviors of people in target communities. Principles of child development and classroom management. 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: Assist children in different age groups with homework in a wide range of school subjects. Communicate with parents and children in various age groups. Prepare program 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, recordkeeping, 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 an Associate's degree in early childhood development, elementary education, or a related field and one (1) year of experience working with children in an educational environment; proficiency in Spanish and/or Vietnamese 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 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 predominantly indoors, but may work in the field during outdoor activities and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, and mechanical and/or electrical hazards. 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. Closing Date/Time: 2/20/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Part Time
Description Bilingual Vietnamese Is Required For This Position 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 Spanish and/or 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, recordkeeping, 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 the twelfth (12th) grade 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. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 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