City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo is a municipal corporation of the County of Solano, incorporated in the State of California.  The City of Vallejo is a full service, charter city with a FY 2015-16 total budget of $185 million. There are 522 authorized staff positions in the following areas: Administration (Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology), Operations (Police, Fire and Public Works), Community and Economic Development, City Manager office and the City Attorney’s office. The City has a Council-Manager form of government with the Mayor and six Council Members elected at large, on a non-partisan basis, for four-year overlapping terms.

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City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Aug 16, 2019
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Finance Department assists the City Manager, City Council, and other departments throughout the City to meet their service objectives by allocating and monitoring the City's financial resources, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and other financial transactions. The department monitors and reports on the financial position of the City including annual and capital improvement budgets,bills and collects most City revenues, provides treasury services and monitors the City's debt and trustee activity. For moreinformationabout the Finance Department, please visit their webpage . THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitmentmay be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing more complex and technical accounting duties in support of Department and City operations and activities including recording, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to City staff regarding practices and procedures, assist in developing the City's annual budget, and preparing year-end audit reports and schedules. This position assists the Accounting Manager in the oversight of the accounting and auditing functions of the Finance Department and provides training to junior accounting staff. The ideal candidate will possess thorough knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) pronouncements, state and federal reporting guidelines, and will have experience preparing Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) and year-end audit working papers. While not required, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and advanced Excel skills are highly desirable. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Assistant/Finance Director and/or Accounting Manager. May exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. -Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervise and/or participate in the work of staff involved in a variety of financial, managerial, and accounting activities within the Finance Department. Prepare various reports on operations and activities, including staff reports for the Finance Director for City Council Meetings. Assist in the preparation of and monitor the city-wide budget; prepare periodic reports and recommendations for budget adjustments as necessary. Lead and participate in a wide variety of professional accounting duties; monitor preparation of year-end adjusting and closing entries and annual financial report; review City employee travel expenses for compliance with City travel policy; audit subsidiary journals, registers and staff entries to ensure proper account coding, monthly bank reconciliations, documentation and account balancing. Maintain and reconcile a variety of ledgers, reports and account records; examine and correct accounting transactions to ensure accurate recording, balancing and classification of all income and expenditures to proper accounts in accordance with City procedures. Assist State auditors with financial audit of City; provide financial statements and information as necessary. Analyze various funds, financial summaries and statements; initiate improvements or revisions in the accounting system or its procedures. Prepare a variety of complex financial statements and reports including monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and make oral presentations. Assist and interact with various departments and divisions on the interpretation and analysis of financial reports, schedules and statements. Determine trends and analysis of revenues and expenditures for various funds and departments; recommend effective courses of action, solutions, and/or alternatives. Administer, monitor, analyze, and account for Federal and State grants, contracts and agreements to ensure that funds are received and payments are made, and compliance is maintained. Perform a variety of research on special projects within the Department as assigned. Respond to a variety of inquiries from the public, various agencies, and contractors regarding budget procedures and information and other fiscal matters. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting. Principles and practices of budget preparation, administration, and monitoring. Principles and practices of program analysis and revenue forecasting. Accounting theory, principles and procedures and their application to a variety of accounts, transactions, and problems in a municipal government. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Modern and complex principles and practices of governmental accounting. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Manage and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and clerical personnel. Interpret and apply pertinent federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations. Analyze and interpret fiscal accounting records and prepare accurate and complete financial reports. Develop and implement accounting system modifications. Analyze and interpret financial and accounting records. Prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports and analyses. Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports. Conduct sound audits of financial records. Remain current in emerging office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Prepare staff reports for the Finance Director for City Council meetings. Assist technical, clerical and professional staff in the more complex aspects of accounting procedures. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City officials and the general public. Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of professional governmental accounting experience in a public agency in the State of California. Training: Possession ofa Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance or a related field. Supplemental Information Working Conditions Office and inspection site environment; exposure to dust and noise; some climbing, stooping, light lifting and inspecting in confined areas. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, September 2, 2019. Applicants must submita completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of September 2, 2019. 3.Applicants who are found to be the best qualified may be invited to participate in a written exam the week of September 9, 2019. The most qualified applicants from the written examwill have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. 4.Oral Panel Interviewsaretentatively scheduled to take place the week of September 23, 2019.Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Thoseachieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fillpositions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualifiedbased upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume,and responses to supplemental questions. 5.Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam.The number of candidatesreferred for a hiring interview is at thediscretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment orselection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.Please contactApril Adams at (707)648-4398 or send an email to: a pril.adams@cityofvallejo.net no later than September 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to:1)Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3)Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4)Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 9/2/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Planning and Development Services department is organized across three divisions: Planning (Current Planning and Advanced Planning), Building, and Administration. The Department provides several vitalservices to the Vallejo community, including long-range planning for future City development; processing building and land use applications; facilitating the development review process; issuing permits and inspecting for code compliance; facilitating green building practices; as well as other policy work as required. With the recent adoption of General Plan 2040 and undergoing a new zoning code update, it is an exciting time to join the City of Vallejo's Planning Department! For more information on General Plan 2040 and the City'scurrent and long-range Planning, please visit Planning's webpage or click on the Propel Vallejo icon below. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill three full-time vacancies. The list established by this recruitmentmay be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for three Associate Planner positions, as collaborative membersof the City's Planning and Development Services Department. This position serves as an integral role reviewing current planning applications and stewarding advanced planning work program items, andoffers a unique opportunity for an individual interested in a variety of topics including progressive mixed-use redevelopment in a culturally-significant community. The incumbent in this position will perform professional and technical level work in the field of current planning; willsupport advanced planning;and provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning, zoning, resource management, GIS, historical preservation and development related matters. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Associate Planner - This is the full journey level class within the professional planning series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Assistant Planner by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned including responsibility for the application of professional knowledge and skills to various municipal planning, zoning and development problems and projects. Responsibilities include the preparation of specific reports and plans with opportunity for independent judgment in planning work details and making technical determinations. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled from advancement from the Assistant level, or when filled from the outside, requiring prior planning experience. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Planning Manager. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Research, analyze and interpret social, economic, population and land use data and trends; prepare written reports on various planning matters and elements of the general plan. Conduct studies and needs assessments for the development of programs to address significant development issues. Confer with and advise architects, builders, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and the general public regarding City development policies and standards. Prepare initial studies; assist in preparing or reviewing environmental impact reports. Compile information and make recommendations on special studies and prepare planning reports. Review development proposals and applications for compliance with appropriate regulations and policies; prepare reports of recommendations. Assist in preparing staff reports for the Planning Commission, various committees and advisory boards as directed; prepare research, reports, maps, and conduct public hearings. Check commercial, industrial and residential development plans for issuance of zone clearance; process permit applications and calculate appropriate fees. Research and draft ordinances for review. Collect, record and summarize statistical and demographic information; establish and maintain a comprehensive database. Participate in the implementation and promotion of the City's resource management program; research recycling and waste disposal options and alternatives and make recommendations; respond to questions from the public pertaining to program. Participate in coordinating City planning and development related activities with outside departments. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints concerning the City's planning function. Implement and enforce the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; answer questions of the public; check plans for compliance; conduct follow-up inspections and rechecks as required. Inspect properties and structures for compliance with current City zoning codes and regulations; recommend improvement and rehabilitation programs; identify corrective actions to be taken by owner. Carry out a variety of operational and administrative activities such as preparation of annual budgets and the development and implementation of Departmental policies and procedures. Assist in long range planning projects. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Basic principles and practices of urban planning and development. Basic site planning and architectural design. Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment including a computer. Principles and practices of urban planning and development. Site planning and architectural design. Current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the fields of planning, zoning, resource management and historical preservation. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations including applicable environmental laws and regulations. Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment, including computer hardware and software necessary for graphic presentation, mapping and database management. Current social, political planning and economic trends. Research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures. Ability to : Learn laws underlying general plans, zoning and land divisions. Learn applicable environmental laws and regulations. Learn about current literature, information sources, and research techniques in the field of urban planning. Learn to interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public. Learn to analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Interpret planning and zoning programs to the general public. Effectively administer a variety of land use and development programs and activities. Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports. Identify and respond to public and City Council issues and concerns. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Perform professional planning work with a minimum of supervision. Analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare reports. Enforce ordinances and regulations effectively and tactfully. Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience : Two years of responsible urban planning experience. Training : Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, public or business administration, or a related field. Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process 1.Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, August 26, 2019. Applicants must submita completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627 . City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2.Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of August 26, 2019. 3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of September 2, 2019. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. 4. Oral Panel Interviewsaretentatively scheduled to take place the week of September 23, 2019.Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Thoseachieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fillpositions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualifiedbased upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume,and responses to supplemental questions. 5. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam.The number of candidatesreferred for a hiring interview is at thediscretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment orselection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.Please contactApril Adams at (707)648-4398 or send an email to: a pril.adams@cityofvallejo.net no later than August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to:1)Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3)Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4)Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109 ). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 8/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three treatment plants, 600 miles of distribution pipe, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5 system. Our stringent criteria and best practices ensure we meet or exceed all regulations set forth by the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Water Department works with the community and local schools to provide education related to conservation and rebate programs. In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate payers. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability. Key initiatives include: Rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure. Revenue streams that help offset water rates. Innovative approaches to management and technologies. Sustainable budgets and staffing. Pursuit of regional partnerships. Strategic, proactive engagement with the expanding regulatory environment. The Water Department's growth and enthusiasm about the future reflect the larger community's excitement and positivity. The City of Vallejo is on the move with many economic development opportunities underway, including the redevelopment of Mare Island (former Naval shipyard). New eateries, a thriving arts community, parks, and water front development are all contributing to Vallejo's revitalization. The City engages with all facets of civic life, and the Water Department's services provide a vital resource to our residents, businesses, schools, City departments, and community organizations. The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Watershed and Facilities Management, and Administration/Conservation. The Water Quality Division of the Water Department is an important contributor to the exciting revitalization unfolding in Vallejo. THE DIVISION The Water Department's Division of Water Quality works closely with all other divisions to help achieve the mission of ensuring that all water quality standards, practices, and measurements are met and compliance requirements are achieved. Being a member of the Water Quality division is a commitment to strong teamwork as the team of five staff members is relatively small, and each person's success depends on the reliability, competence, flexibility, and commitment of the other members. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitmentmay be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The ideal Water Quality Analystwill be able toperform a variety of physical, chemical, biological and bacteriological analyses of water using sophisticated laboratory instruments and equipment. Successful candidates will also be able to troubleshoot and resolve customer water quality inquiries and complaints, and provide necessary data used for water quality reporting requirements. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Laboratory Supervisor. Exercises technical and functional supervision over technical staff as appropriate; may perform administrative duties of Laboratory Supervisor in the absence of the supervisor. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform a variety of standard laboratory chemical, microbiological and physical analyses of water samples. Collect and preserve water samples at designated locations within water treatment plant and distribution system, including related data on chain of custody. Interpret laboratory test results and coordinate necessary changes in treatment operations with plant personnel. Coordinate laboratory operations, services and activities; develop and implement new and revised laboratory testing procedures; ensure compliance with applicable regulations and quality control standards. Provide training and technical assistance to plant operations personnel regarding appropriate sampling and laboratory testing procedures. Supervise and train assigned lower level technical laboratory staff in the collection and analysis of water samples. Input and retrieve a variety of text and data using a computer terminal. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information on water condition and treatment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. When assigned to Analytical: Interpret analytical data to identify problems which may occur during sampling, transporting, storing and laboratory processes; determine probable causes and recommend corrective measures. Assist in the development of specifications for and evaluations of laboratory services, equipment and supplies; maintain laboratory equipment, materials and supply inventory; and make recommendations regarding the purchase of laboratory equipment. Set up, calibrate, operate, perform and keep accurate records of maintenance on a variety of complex laboratory equipment and instruments. When assigned to Regulatory: Compile and prepare various records and reports related to water quality regulatory monitoring and process control requirements. Work with commercial laboratories and requisition specialized testing as appropriate. Confer with representatives of governmental agencies, industrial organizations, water agencies and associations and others on matters relating to water quality issues and regulations. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Standard methods used in the collection and analysis of water samples. Principles of water treatment and distribution. Principles of chemistry and microbiology. Principles and practices of technical report preparation. Sources of information relate to State and Federal regulations regarding water quality. Operational characteristics of modern laboratory instruments and equipment. Principles of supervision and training. Safe work practices. Ability to : Train and provide supervision to subordinate staff as appropriate. Coordinate the operations and activities of a water quality laboratory. Analyze and interpret the results of a variety of laboratory tests of water. Conduct chemical and biological analyses. Operate and maintain sophisticated laboratory equipment. Maintain accurate records and prepare appropriate reports. Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations. Work safely with a variety of hazardous and toxic materials. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be Analytical E-xperience : Three years of experience in performing professional water or wastewater analyses. Training : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, biology or a related field. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Must possess, or obtain, an American Waterworks Association (AWWA) Water Analyst Grade I certificate or California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Laboratory Analyst I certificate or California Department of Health Services Water Treatment Operator Grade II certificate within 12 months. Regulatory E-xperience : Minimum two years of experience in research, interpretation and implementation of State and Federal regulations concerning drinking water and/or wastewater quality for a large surface water system. Experience in performing professional water or wastewater analyses is desirable. Training : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, biology or a related field. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Must possess, or obtain, an American Waterworks Association (AWWA) Water Analyst Grade I certificate or California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Laboratory Analyst I certificate or California Department of Health Services Water Treatment Operator Grade II certificate within 12 months. Supplemental Information Working Conditions Exposure to chemicals; inclement weather conditions; some lifting; machine noise The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Applicants must submita completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of September 3, 2019. 3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of September 9, 2019. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. 4.Oral Panel Interviewsaretentatively scheduled to take place the week of September 30, 2019.Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Thoseachieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fillpositions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualifiedbased upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume,and responses to supplemental questions. 5.Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam.The number of candidatesreferred for a hiring interview is at thediscretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment orselection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.Please contactAlex Cruz at (707)648-4363 or send an email to: alex.cruz@cityofvallejo.netno later than August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to:1)Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3)Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4)Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 9/3/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Aug 06, 2019
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three treatment plants, 600 miles of distribution pipe, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5 system. In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability. Key initiatives include: Rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure. Revenue streams that help offset water rates. Innovative approaches to management and technologies. Sustainable budgets and staffing. Pursuit of regional partnerships. Strategic, proactive engagement with the expanding regulatory environment. The Water Department's growth and enthusiasm about the future reflect the larger community's excitement and positivity. The City of Vallejo is on the move with many economic development opportunities underway, including the redevelopment of Mare Island (former Naval shipyard). New eateries, a thriving arts community, parks, and water front development are all contributing to Vallejo's revitalization. The City engages with all facets of civic life, and the Water Department's services provide a vital resource to our residents, businesses, schools, City departments, and community organizations. The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Watershed and Facilities Management, and Administration/Conservation. The Water Quality Division of the Water Department is an important stakeholder in projects unfolding in Vallejo and the Lab Supervisor is a key member of the team. THE DIVISION The Water Department's Division of Water Quality works closely with all other divisions to help achieve the mission of ensuring that all water quality standards, practices, and measurements are met and compliance requirements are achieved. Being a member of the Water Quality division is a commitment to strong teamwork as the team of five staff members is relatively small, and each person's success depends on the reliability, competence, flexibility, and commitment of the other members. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitmentmay be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The Laboratory Supervisor reports to the Water Quality Manager. The Laboratory Supervisor is the first line supervisor of the City of Vallejo's Water Quality Laboratory.The Water Quality Laboratory operates 365 days a year and this position is responsible for supervising, planning, and coordinating all aspects of process control chemistry and biological testing in support of the City's water operations. This position functions as Laboratory Director of a California Department of Public Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) accredited laboratory, requiring preparation and maintenance of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality Assurance documentation in order to acquire and retain laboratory certification for compliance with water regulations. The ideal Laboratory Supervisor will provide leadership and mentoring to the 3-member Laboratory team. The Laboratory team seeks a supervisor who supports great customer service, efficiency, accountability, and professional development. The Laboratory pursues innovative approaches, products, and strategies to bolster quality, efficiency, and sustainability in the face of increasing regulations, and a transparent and accountable relationship with our customers. This is an at-will position and as such serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. We look forward to learning how your qualifications and experience could add value to our team and to Vallejo's future. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Ensures distribution system water sampling activities are completed; supervises ongoing laboratory testing and analyses and reviews test reports; oversees work of outside laboratories contracted to perform specialized testing; directs and implements the Quality Assurance/Quality Control and laboratory safety and chemical hygiene plans. Participates in pilot programs of plant and distribution system operations by helping design special sampling or testing methods; oversees conduct of special studies or research in water analyses and recommends changes in methods based on findings. Forecasts future laboratory needs; conducts assessments of current procedures and practices; evaluates and plans for physical expansion of facilities; plans, justifies and budgets for capital expenditures. Maintains certification of the City laboratory through the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), Department of Health Services. Investigates or assigns staff to investigate inquires and water quality complaints and respond to customer; keeps superiors informed about patterns of complaints and steps taken to resolve. Compiles data and prepares regular and special reports covering the details of unit operations for senior management such as monthly sampling and testing statistics; prepares and submits required reports to State regulatory agencies. Maintenance and retention of records and reports as required by regulating agencies. Prepares the annual budget request for the work unit, estimates staffing and capital equipment needs based upon recent trends and planned activities; monitors expenditures after budget adoption; approves requisitions for purchase of materials or supplies. Participates in the interviewing and hiring of new staff, prioritizes, assigns and reviews work, approves time off for payroll purposes, and prepares employee performance evaluations. Prepares reports highlighting required action, due dates, implementation plans, cost, etc.; develops and implements programs such as, ELAP, lead and copper rule, coliformrule, NPDES. Researches new and existing regulations and develops strategies for compliance. May collect water samples and perform regularly scheduled organic chemistry tests such as total organic carbon analyses and THM's; may perform other required laboratory analyses as necessary and interpret the results of physical, chemical, biological, and microbiological tests; may operate the gas chromatograph, TOC analyzer and other laboratory-test equipment. Performs other related work as required. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF: State and Federal health codes and regulations. Principles and methods of chemical, biochemical and bacteriological testing and analyses. Chemicals and equipment used in water treatment and laboratory analyses. Chemical and bacteriological characteristics of water. Safety practices, procedures, and regulations pertaining to laboratory work and proper use of complex equipment. Proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and writing practices. ABILITY TO: Conduct a variety of chemical, biochemical, physical and bacteriological tests. Use laboratory equipment and materials skillfully and safely. Draw sound conclusions from laboratory analyses and, as necessary, make appropriate recommendations regarding treatment plant operations and water quality. Interpret complex governmental regulations and develop procedures to comply. Deal effectively with those contacted in the course of work. Prepare clear and concise records, reports, and correspondence. Plan, train, assign, supervise and review the work of water quality laboratory and field personnel. Provide technical support to water treatment and engineering staff. Develop and maintain water quality monitoring programs to meet drinking water regulations and engineering needs. Prepare and submit water quality reports, correspondence, and statistical data to the State Department of Health Services, other governmental agencies, and the public. Interpret complex Federal and State regulations and develops procedures to comply. Assure and maintain laboratory accreditation by proper quality control of laboratory analyses and instrumentation. Perform the more complex microbiological, chemical, and physical analyses of water. Prepare and monitor Section budget. Respond to consumer concerns and requests for information. Maintain, select, and purchase new laboratory equipment. Train and evaluate the work of subordinates. Ensure that safe working conditions are maintained. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience Five years of increasingly responsible professional laboratory work performing chemical or microbiological analysis, at least two of which involved analysis of water or wastewater samples, and including one year of lead responsibility. Training Graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in organic or inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental, sanitary or public health engineering or related physical science field. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment. Must meet and maintain the requirements for Department of Health Services, ELAP certification as Lab Director. WORKING CONDITIONS Sitting, standing, walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, ascending and descending stairs and ladders, and grasping in the performance of daily duties; exposure to chemical skin irritants, fumes and solvents; frequent work with hands in water inside and outside work with exposure to weather, odors dust and pollen; frequent repetitive hand motion and moving objects up to 25 pounds; occasionally moving objects up to 50 pounds may be required; use of both near and far vision, the ability to distinguish color, the use of sense of smell, acute hearing to distinguish audible alarms and fine hand coordination; use of a computer terminal; the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments; must comply with respiratory program and Cal OSHA standards. Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, August 26, 2019. Applicants must submita completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo HR staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of August 26, 2019. 3.Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will have their supplemental responses scored the week of September 2, 2019. The most qualified candidates may be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. Candidates who are deemed to bethe best qualifiedwill be invited to take part in an assessment process which may consist of written, online, oral, or performance exercises. Candidates invited to the assessment process will be notified by email of the date, time, and location of the assessment. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualifiedbased upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume,and responses to supplemental questions. 4. Candidates who are successful in the assessment process will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list). Candidates will then be referred at the department's discretion. The Department will conduct all final interviews and make the final candidate selection forthis position. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment orselection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.Please contact April Adams at (707)648-4398or send an email to: alex.cruz@cityofvallejo.net no later than August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to:1)Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3)Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Closing Date/Time: 8/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time
Description For a complete description of this position, please review our brochure, which can be found here . All interested candidates may apply through Bob Murray and Associates by following the link below: https://www.bobmurrayassoc.com/search-summary?broc_id=4463 Thank you for your interest in positions with the City of Vallejo! Closing Date/Time:
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Temporary
Description Please read the entire job announcement to ensure your application packet is complete. This position under direct supervision, performs a variety of civilian field and office law enforcement work in direct support of safety and non-safety personnel. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Employees in this trainee-level, non-safety position work on a part-time/as needed basis while attending an accredited college toward earning their Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.Police Cadets who successfully obtain said degree or 60 semester / 90 quarter units in Criminal Justice or related field may attend, at the Department's expense, a police academy with the ultimate goal of earning a Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate.Those who do not obtain the educational requirements within three years will be terminated. This class is distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes by their designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with a safety peace officer designation under the laws of the State of California. The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; safety conscious; trustworthy and ethical. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN Receives direct supervision from supervisory and management staff Examples of Duties The following duties are considered essential to the Police Cadet class: Take police reports for crimes such as bicycle theft, automobile theft, burglary or similar cold complaints; Marks and arranges for the towing of abandoned vehicles; Enforces parking regulations by issuing traffic citations; Performs traffic and pedestrian control as directed; Participates in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch meetings, school and community group presentations, and Police Department building tours; Maintains records and retrieves information; Attends weekend and/or evening training sessions; Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Cadet Rotations and Assignments: Abandoned Vehicles; Beat Health: North, Central, South; City Hall; Downtown Patrol; Evidence; Investigations; Prisoner Transport; Records; School Security; Subpoena Service Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Techniques for dealing with the public in a tactful, but firm, manner; Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation Ability to : Learn the organization and functions of a Police Department; Learn and apply applicable laws, ordinances, policies, practices and methods; Work courteously with the general public on the telephone and in person; Deal with the public firmly, courteously, and tactfully; Understand and carry out oral and written directions; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the; course of work Education: Possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking a minimum of 12 semester / 18 quarter units toward earning an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or a related field while maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA. License : Possess a valid California driver's license Age : Between 18 and 23 years old at the time of application Vision : Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with no color deficiencies Citizenship : Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment Criminal History: No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions may include, but are not limited to: running, jumping, walking, kneeling, crouching or crawling, subduing uncooperative individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, physically moving equipment and incapacitated or deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, going over obstacles, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, standing, sitting, or remaining in fixed positions for extended periods of time, and operating Department equipment and vehicles. Function effectively while confronted with personal danger, including, but not limited to: exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, bodily fluids, communicable diseases, fumes, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters. Supplemental Information Step 1: Application Submittal This is a continuous recruitment. The Police Cadet position will remain open until positions are filled. To be considered, applicants must submita completed on-line City of Vallejo application and the supplemental questionnaire. Candidates can complete the online employment application at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or go to the City of Vallejo website; click on Human Resources Department then, click on"Employment Opportunities" If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. *** IMPORTANT : Incomplete applications and/or supplemental questions will not be given further consideration. Where applicable, responses must include the names of the employers; dates employed; your job titles; duties performed; and the job titles of those supervised. A resume cannot be substitutedfor any portion of the application process (i.e., the official applicationand responses to the supplemental questions). Step 2: Applicant Screening and Supplemental Questions Assessment: Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher; College enrollment; Valid California driver license; Citizenship; Criminal history; Responses to supplemental questions will be assessed. Pool of Candidates: The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be thebestqualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience and responses to supplemental questions. Step 3: Hiring Process: Prior to hire, the selected candidate will be required to pass the following: Oral Interview; Polygraph testing; Livescan/fingerprinted; Background investigation; Pre-employment medical, including drug screening; Psychological evaluation. In addition: Provide proof of the legal right to work in the United States. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contactRobin Tilleyat (707)649-4852 or 648-4363 or at robin.tilley @cityofvallejo.net upon submittal of your online application . Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Description Please read the entire job announcement to ensure your application packet is complete. The City of Vallejo is actively recruiting for Police Officers (Entry). The Police Officer (Entry) works under supervision and in all conditions, performing a variety of law enforcement duties that involve protecting life and property; enforcing laws and ordinances; conducting criminal investigations, crime prevention and suppression; preserving the public peace; performing special assignments in the protection of life and property; and related work as required. DISTINQUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is both the entry level and the first safety class within the Police Officer series.Incumbents perform all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve situations encountered.Police Officer (Entry) may be assigned, depending on rotational assignments, to patrol, traffic, detective, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from Police Officer (Lateral) in that it is the fully experienced working level within the series, while the Police Officer (Entry) requires no experience beyond possession of a Basic Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification or re-certification. This class is distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes by its designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with designation as a safety peace officer under the laws of the State of California. The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; safety concious;trustworthy and ethical. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff Examples of Duties The following duties are considered essential to the Police Officer (Entry) class: Enforces local, State and Federal laws and ordinances; Patrols assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot; Protects persons and property from harm during emergency and non-emergency situations; Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies; Pursues, subdues, apprehends and controls fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons; Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed; Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths; Prepares search and arrest warrants; makes arrests; serves warrants and subpoenas; Interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; Coordinates and investigates violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations; Testifies and presents evidence in court; provides backup assistance for other officers and law enforcement personnel; Collects, preserves, and maintains evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping; Assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings; Searches, fingerprints, and transports prisoners; Responds to demonstrations, riots, hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations; Maintains contact with the public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the public; Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating apprehending offenders and investigating offenses; Observes, monitors, directs, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions; Assists with special investigative and crime prevention duties; Checks buildings for physical security; Administers first aid as needed. Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Basic law enforcement terminology, methods and concepts as taught in a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and Field Training Program; Techniques for dealing with people under hostile and emergency situations. Ability to : Act with integrity, dependability, and professionalism to maintain the public trust; Comprehend, interpret, explain, and implement laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions; Understand and carry out oral and written directions; Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; and prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; Think and act quickly; demonstrate sound judgment and rational thinking under adverse/dangerous circumstances; judge situations and people accurately; rapidly evaluate options and alternatives and choose appropriate responses; Work with people from all socio-economic backgrounds; Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places; Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of department equipment, including, but not limited to firearms, vehicles, radios, and computers; Demonstrate and maintain a physical condition which permits the satisfactory performance of assigned duties and responsibilities at all times, in all weathers and conditions, in a conveyance or on foot; Demonstrate audio-visual acuity, perception and discrimination sufficient to accurately: hear instructions and information, make observations, testify in court, read and write, and properly operate assigned equipment and vehicles; Demonstrate proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics; Handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all time. Education: A High School diploma or GED or equivalent; Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified Basic Academy within the last three (3) years or possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Recertification certificate; and Completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Substitution: An honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Military with four (4) years of active service duty may be substituted for 30 college units. IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.O.S.T., ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING OTHERREQUIREMENTS: License or Certificate : Possess a valid California driver's license. Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate. Age : Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment. Vision : Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with no color deficiencies. Citizenship : Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment. Criminal History: No felony convictions; No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions. ***In accordance with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) guidelines, incumbents must continuously display the following: Competence in the established peace officer job dimensions of: integrity, communication skills, learning ability, judgment under pressure, observational skills, willingness to confront problems, interest in people, interpersonal sensitivity, motivation, appearance, dependability, physical ability, operation of equipment and credibility as a witness in a court of law. In accordance with P.O.S.T. guidelines, incumbents must continuously demonstrate and maintain standards of personal conduct with regards to personal and professional integrity; impulse control/attention to safety; substance abuse/risk-taking behavior;stress tolerance; confronting and overcoming problems, obstacles and adversity; conscientiousness; interpersonal skills; decision-making and judgment; learning ability; and communication skills. WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions may include, but are not limited to: running, jumping, walking, kneeling, crouching or crawling, subduing uncooperative individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, physically moving equipment and incapacitated or deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, going over obstacles, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, standing, sitting, or remaining in fixed positions for extended periods of time, and operating Department equipment and vehicles. Function effectively while confronted with personal danger, including, but not limited to: exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, bodily fluids, communicable diseases, fumes, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters. Supplemental Information Step 1: Application Submittal and Supplemental Responses To be considered for this position,applicants must submita completed City of Vallejo online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications may be obtained and completed on-line at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or under "Employment Opportunities". If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: 1. A completed City of Vallejo online application; 2. Responses to the supplemental questions; a transcript of college units completed; 3. A copy of his/her California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate; 4. Other professional certifications relevant to the Police Officer class. 5. Copy of DD-214 if substituting 4 years Active Military service in lieu of 30 college semester units. *** IMPORTANT : Incomplete applications will not be given further consideration. Where applicable, responses must include the names of the employers; dates employed; your job titles; duties performed; and the job titles of those supervised. A resume cannot be substitutedfor any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). Step 2: Supplemental Questions Assessment: Applicants must respond to the supplemental questions, describing their experience and/or training in a number of functional areas pertinent to the intent and purpose of the Police Officer (Entry) class. Responses to the supplemental questions must also reflect the information listed in the work history section of the application. Step 3: Applicant Screening Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications. Candidate's experience and skills to be ranked against the criteria set forth in this job announcement. The best qualified will advance to the next phase, which may include, but not be limited to, scored supplemental questionnaire process; telephone interview and/or an oral board interview. Pool of Candidates: The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be thebest qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience and responses to supplemental questions. Step 4: Examination: The examination process will consist of an Oral Board Assessment. Candidates must pass the Oral Board Assessment. Candidates that pass the Oral Board will continue to move forward in the hiring process. Step 5: Final Selection: The number of candidates referred for a final hiring interview is at the discretion of the Police Department. PRIOR TO HIRE: The selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete and pass the following to move forward in this process: Personal History Statement (PHS) Oral Board Livescan Polygraph POST Background Investigation AND Reference Check Final Interview/Conditional Offer of Employment Post- Offer Psychological Assessment Post- Offer Medical Assessment Final Offer with Psychological & MedicalClearance REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contactRobinTilleydirect at (707)649-4852 or email Robin at robin.tilley @cityofvallejo.net or you may contact Robin at the Human Resource Office at (707) 648-4363. Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application . Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Description Please read the entire job announcement to ensure your application packet is complete. The City of Vallejo is actively recruiting for the position of Police Officers (Lateral). The Police Officer (Lateral) works under general supervision and in all conditions, performing a variety of law enforcement duties that involve protecting life and property; enforcing laws and ordinances; conducting criminal investigations, crime prevention and suppression; preserving the public peace; performing special assignments in the protection of life and property; and related work as required. DISTINQUISHINGCHARACTERISTICS This is the full working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve situations encountered.Incumbents may be assigned, depending on rotational assignments, to patrol, traffic, detective, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from Police Sergeant, which provides general supervision for safety and non-safety personnel. This class is distinguished from uniformed non-safety police-related classes by its designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with designation as a safety peace officer under the laws of the State of California. The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; safetyconscious;trustworthy and ethical. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff; May provide direct or indirect supervision over other safety and/or non-safety personnel; May be temporarily assigned as a supervisor or training officer. Examples of Duties The following duties are considered essential to the Police Officer (Lateral) class: Enforces local, State and Federal laws and ordinances Patrols assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot Protects persons and property from harm during emergency and non-emergency situations Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies Pursues, subdues, apprehends and controls fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths Prepares search and arrest warrants; makes arrests; serves warrants and subpoenas Interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses Coordinates and investigates violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations Testifies and presents evidence in court; provides backup assistance for other officers and personnel Collects, preserves, and maintains evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping Assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings Searches, fingerprints, and transports prisoners Responds to demonstrations, riots, hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations Maintains contact with the public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the public Observes, monitors, directs, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions Checks buildings for physical security Administers first aid as needed Additional Duties In addition to the essential duties, each employee may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned. Performs undercover and surveillance activities Develops and maintains good relationships with informants and contacts, which may be helpful in criminal investigations Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating apprehending offenders and investigating offenses Makes presentations to citizens and groups Assists with special investigative and crime prevention duties Serves as Field Training Officer, supervising and training new personnel Prepares and serves asset seizure documentation; seizes assets Collects, analyzes, and disseminates criminal street gang information Directs traffic at fires, special events and other emergency or congested situations Performs related duties and specialized assignments as assigned Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Law enforcement terminology, methods and concepts as taught in a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and Field Training Program Techniques for dealing with people under hostile and emergency situations Ability to : Act with integrity, dependability, and professionalism to maintain the public trust Comprehend, interpret, explain, and implement laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions Understand and carry out oral and written directions Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; and prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports Think and act quickly; demonstrate sound judgment and rational thinking under adverse/dangerous circumstances; judge situations and people accurately; rapidly evaluate options and alternatives and choose appropriate responses Work with people from all socio-economic backgrounds Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of department equipment, including, but not limited to firearms, vehicles, radios, and computers Demonstrate and maintain a physical condition which permits the satisfactory performance of assigned duties and responsibilities at all times, in all weathers and conditions, in a conveyance or on foot Demonstrate audio-visual acuity, perception and discrimination sufficient to accurately: hear instructions and information, make observations, testify in court, read and write, and properly operate assigned equipment and vehicles Demonstrate proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics Handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all times EDUCATION A High School diploma, GED, or equivalent; and thecompletion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university Substitution: An honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Military with four (4) years of active service duty may be substituted for 30 college units. Experience Pattern 1: Currently employed as a peace officer in a California general law enforcement agency with one year of full-time experience, or having been so employed within the last two years Certification : Possession of a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate OR Pattern 2: Currently employed as a peace officer with a general law enforcement agency of a state other than California with one year of full-time experience, or having been so employed within the last two years Certification:Possession of a current California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate waiver IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.O.S.T., ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: License or Certificate : Possess a valid California driver's license Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate Age : Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment Vision : Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with no color deficiencies Citizenship : Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment Criminal History: No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS In accordance with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) guidelines, incumbents must continuously display competence in the established peace officer job dimensions of: integrity, communication skills, learning ability, judgment under pressure, observational skills, willingness to confront problems, interest in people, interpersonal sensitivity, motivation, appearance, dependability, physical ability, operation of equipment and credibility as a witness in a court of law. In accordance with P.O.S.T. guidelines, incumbents must continuously demonstrate and maintain standards of personal conduct with regards to personal and professional integrity; impulse control/attention to safety; substance abuse/risk-taking behavior; stress tolerance; confronting and overcoming problems, obstacles and adversity; conscientiousness; interpersonal skills; decision-making and judgment; learning ability; and communication skills. WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions may include, but are not limited to: running, jumping, walking, kneeling, crouching or crawling, subduing uncooperative individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, physically moving equipment and incapacitated or deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, going over obstacles, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, standing, sitting, or remaining in fixed positions for extended periods of time, and operating Department equipment and vehicles. Function effectively while confronted with personal danger, including, but not limited to: exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, bodily fluids, communicable diseases, fumes, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters. Supplemental Information Step 1: Application Submittal and Supplemental Responses To be considered for this position,applicants must submita completed City of Vallejo online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications may be obtained and completed on-line at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or under "Employment Opportunities". If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: 1.A completed City of Vallejo online application; 2.Responses to the supplemental questions; 3. Atranscript of college units completed; 4. Military discharge papers (where applicable) 5. A copy of his/her California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate; 6. Other professional certifications relevant (i.e. first aid, CPR, POST Intermediate or Advanced Certificate, etc.) to the Police Officer Lateral class (if applicable) *** IMPORTANT : Incomplete applications will not be given further consideration. Where applicable, responses must include the names of the employers; dates employed; your job titles; duties performed; and the job titles of those supervised. A resume cannot be substitutedfor any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). Step 2: Supplemental Questions Assessment: Applicants must respond to the supplemental questions, describing their experience and/or training in a number of functional areas pertinent to the intent and purpose of the Police Officer (Lateral) class. Responses to the supplemental questions must also reflect the information listed in the work history section of the application. Step 3: Applicant Screening Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications. Candidate's experience and skills to be ranked against the criteria set forth in this job announcement. The best qualified will advance to the next phase, which may include, but not be limited to, scored supplemental questionnaire process; telephone interview and/or an oral board interview. Pool of Candidates: The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be thebest qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience and responses to supplemental questions. Step 4: Examination: The examination process will consist of an Oral Board Assessment. Candidates must pass the Oral Board Assessment. Candidates that pass the Oral Board Assessment will continue to move forward in the hiring process. Step 5: Final Selection: The number of candidates referred for a final hiring interview is at the discretion of the Police Department. PRIOR TO HIRE: The selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete and pass the following to move forward in this process: Personal History Statement (PHS) Oral Board Livescan Polygraph POST Background Investigation AND Reference Check Final Interview/Conditional Offer of Employment Post- Offer Psychological Assessment Post- Offer Medical Assessment Final Offer with Psychological & MedicalClearance REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contactRobinTilleydirect at (707)649-4852 or by email at: robin.tilley @cityofvallejo.net or you may contact Robin at the Human Resource Office at (707) 648-4363. Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application . Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Temporary
Description Please read the entire job announcement to ensure your application packet is complete. The City is actively recruiting for Police Officer Trainees. This is a temporary trainee position. Candidates that graduate from a California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy who are hired as a Police Officer Trainee for the City of Vallejo may transition from the temporary position of Police Trainee to a regular, full-time position of Police Officer (Entry). Under direct supervision, attend and successfully complete a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified basic police academy, receiving closely supervised training in: laws and codes; criminal justice system procedures; law enforcement and crime prevention techniques; officer safety; first aid; physical fitness and defensive tactics; handling and operation of emergency vehicles, firearms and equipment; radio codes and dispatching procedures; public contact skills, communication and interviewing; writing and editing police reports; investigation techniques; suspect contact, arrest and handling procedures; ethics; evidence collection and preservation; court testimony; and departmental rules and regulations. Police Officer Trainees who fail to successfully complete a California P.O.S.T. basic police academy will be terminated from the City of Vallejo. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Employees in this trainee-level, non-safety assignment attend a POST certified Basic Police Academy (POST Academy) and must satisfactorily meet all requirements for POST Academy graduation before being sworn in as probationary Police Officers (Entry). Assignments to the class of Police Officer Trainee are at-will temporary employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Assignment to the Police Officer Trainee class is limited to a maximum period of one year. Following a pre-employment polygraph examination, thorough background investigation, psychological, medical and drug tests, applicants for Police Officer Trainee may receive an offerof employment and will be required to attenda California P.O.S.T Basic Police Academy of the City of Vallejo's choice. Such attendancemay be at the City's expense, at a lower rate of compensation than incumbents in the Police Officer (Entry) or the Police Officer (Lateral) classifications. Upon successful completion of a POST certified Basic Police Academy, Police Officer Trainees are eligible for hire by the City of Vallejo as a Police Officer (Entry) and begin an intensive field training program. Entry level police officers must successfully complete an 18-month probationary period. The class of Police Officer Trainee is distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes of Police Officer (Entry) and Police Officer (Lateral) by designation and by the responsibilities and authorities associated with such designation as a safety officer under the laws of the State of California. The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: ethical behavior; good judgment; detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; safetyconscious; and trustworthy. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direct supervision from POST Academy staff and Vallejo Police Department supervisory and management staff Examples of Duties Important responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Attend a POST basic certified police academy, participating in and passing all required classes, training and tests and obtain the Certificate of Completion; Develop awareness and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of safety Police Officers; Performs related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Basic law enforcement terminology, methods and concepts as taught in a POST Basic Academy and Field Training Program; Techniques for dealing with people under hostile and emergency situations. Ability to: Demonstrate acceptable behavior in all peace officer background dimensions, defined by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as: integrity; impulse control/attention to safety; substance abuse/risk-taking behavior; stress tolerance; confronting and overcoming problems, obstacles and adversity; conscientiousness; interpersonal skills; decision-making and judgment; learning ability; and communication skills; Correctly interpret and follow written and verbal instructions; Properly operate, utilize and care for a police vehicle, firearm, computer, radio and other equipment as required; Participate in and pass POST Academy physical training and testing; Read, understand and properly enforce laws, regulations, instructions, departmental policies and procedures; Understand, accurately interpret and follow oral instructions and directions; Carry out assigned duties at all times of day or night, under all conditions, in a vehicle or on foot, as required; Properly operate, utilize and care for POST Academy and department equipment, including, but not limited to: vehicles, firearms, radios and computers; Communicate professionally and effectively with POST Academy staff, the public and co-workers under stress and non-stress circumstances; Accurately analyze situations, detect criminal activity, make decisions and implement a rapid, effective and reasonable course of action under stress and non-stress conditions; Pursue, apprehend, subdue and control fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons, using appropriate force; Protect persons and property from harm during stress and non-stress situations; Prepare thorough, accurate written reports; remember names, faces and details of incidents; Provide assistance and credible testimony in the presentation of court cases; Work cooperatively with other POST Academy attendees and staff; Perform in specialized assignments as required. Minimum Experience and Training Guidelines Currently enrolled in a California POST certified Basic Academy and within two (2) months of graduation. AND A High School diploma, GED, and or 60 semester / 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university; Substitution:The 60 semester / 90 quarter units requirement may be substituted with 30 semester / 45 quarter units or the equivalent from an accredited college or university in addition to an honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S military and four (4) years of active duty service. OR Twenty-four (24) months uninterrupted employment as a Police Cadet with the City of Vallejo Police Department and completion of 60 semester / 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university. ALL CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS : License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Age: Be 20 years old at the time of appointment, and at least 21 years of age upon POST Academy graduation. Vision: Not less than 20/100 uncorrected; or corrected to 20/20 without any color deficiencies. Citizenship: Must be eligible for U.S. citizenship upon academy graduation. Criminal History: No felony convictions; No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions. Other Qualifications: Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete medical, psychological, and background standards, which include polygraph testing, drug screening and California Department of Justice fingerprint clearance. Supplemental Information Step 1: Application Submittal This is a continuous recruitment. The Police Officer Trainee position will remain open until positions are filled. To be considered, applicants must submita completed on-line City of Vallejo application. Candidates can complete the online employment application at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or go to the City of Vallejo website; click on Human Resources Department then, click on"Employment Opportunities" ***If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following : 1. A completed City of Vallejo application form; 2. A transcript of college units completed; 3. A copy of his/her California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate; OR currently enrolled in the Academy and within two months of graduation. 4. Other professional certifications relevant to the Police Traineeclass. Please attach all requested documents listed above to your application packet before submitting of the online application *** IMPORTANT : Incomplete applications will not be given further consideration. Where applicable, responses must include the names of the employers; dates employed; your job titles; duties performed; and the job titles of those supervised. A resume cannot be substitutedfor any portion of the application process (i.e., the official applicationand responses to the supplemental questions). Attach all requested documents listed above to your application packet before submitting of the online application Step 2: Applicant Screening and Assessment: Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher; College enrollment; Academy enrollment or possession of a POST Basic Academy Certificate; Valid California driver license; Citizenship; Criminal history; Pool of Candidates: The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be thebestqualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience. Step 3: Hiring Process: Prior to hire, the selected candidate will be required to pass the following: Oral Interview; Polygraph testing; Livescan/fingerprinted; Background investigation; Pre-employment medical, including drug screening; Psychological evaluation. In addition: Provide proof of the legal right to work in the United States. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contactRobinTilleyat (707)649-4852 or 648-4363 or at robin.tilley @cityofvallejo.net . Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time:
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
May 14, 2019
Full Time
Description THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks (driving distance to Napa Valley). THE DEPARTMENT As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service.The Communications Section is an essential part of the Police Department team. It provides Public Safety Communications for the Police and Fire Departments. With a staff of 15 Communications Operators, we answer 9-1-1 and other telephone calls, dispatch Police, Fire and Medical responses in the greater Vallejo area. Communications Operators use modern computer and radio equipment to record information and dispatch units to calls for service. Communications Operators also work in the field with our SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams during critical incidents. The Vallejo service area includes 53.58 square miles of incorporated City Limits, and the East Vallejo Fire District. We also provide Fire and Medical service for the unincorporated areas in Vallejo's sphere of influence. Vallejo Communications Operators serve a population of over 121,000 residents and provides support services for surrounding communities. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies , and is only open to applicants who currently possess a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic certificate AND at least one year of public safety dispatching experience, or three years of experience as a police officer. The list established by this recruitmentmay be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year The City of Vallejo Police Department is seeking lateral Communications Operator II candidates to perform a variety of complex duties in direct support of public safety personnel including receipt, interpretation, and dispatching of calls for law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other emergency assistance; direct fire and medical emergencies to the proper agency for response; accurately utilize a computer-aided dispatch system to initiate a response to effectively handle emergencies; utilize a two-way radio system to communicate with field units; accurately maintain the status of all field units; and provide information and assistance to the public. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Communications Operator series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Communications Operator I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned in the Communications Section and/or the Patrol Division. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Communications Operator I level, or when filled from the outside, have prior public safety dispatch or police officer experience. Newly hired employees are expected to satisfactorily complete an eighteen month probationary period. Incumbents from within the Vallejo Police Department who were formerly classified as Communications Operator I employees must satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period following promotion to Communications Operator II. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Communications Supervisor in the Communications Center and Patrol Supervisors, to include the On-Duty Watch Commander. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: When Functioning in the Communications Center : Receives, interprets, classifies, prioritizes and responds to calls of a routine and emergency nature, including those calls involving life-threatening situations. Enters relevant information by computer keyboard and accurately transits messages for dispatching as necessary and in accordance with established procedures operating a computer aided dispatch system. Assigns calls to police units for necessary action, determining the appropriate units required for response. Coordinates when necessary with patrol supervisors regarding deployment of personnel. Visually monitors video display terminals and actively listens to police radio frequencies to ensure correct status of officers and emergency personnel. Maintains contact with all units on assignment; maintains daily log of all field calls and units dispatched. Dispatches law enforcement or other emergency personnel and equipment. Operates a variety of communications equipment, including computer-aided dispatch terminals, radio transmitters and receivers, dispatch consoles, electronic data terminals, telephone and lease line teletype. Monitors multiple computer screens simultaneously. Enters, updates and retrieves information from computerized databases relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, stolen vehicles and other information. Use telecommunications systems to coordinate emergency calls and relay information and assistance requests involving other law enforcement and public safety agencies. Determines appropriate communications or research channels selected from emergency telephone lines, radio room telephone lines, business telephone lines, police radio channels, other agency radio channels, and manual computerized information systems. Provides information to officers and field personnel expeditiously, including but not limited to, warrants, vehicles, driver's licenses, parole, and criminal history information. Interprets or clarifies coded responses from various systems for law enforcement, public safety, or other relevant parties. Confirms warrants with responsible agencies, receives and files warrants and updates status of warrants. Receives, responds to and documents requests for Division of Motor Vehicle print-outs; documents vehicle impound information. Accurately processes information received in the communications center and accurately disseminates that information to the appropriate concerned parties, including but not limited to, relatives of those involved; employers; hospitals; sworn and non-sworn public safety personnel at other agencies; other City departments; ambulance services; detoxification centers; tow companies; attorneys; state parole; county probation; animal control; commercial establishments; alarm companies and schools. When appropriate, monitors other public safety and emergency preparedness radio traffic; security monitors; and takes necessary action. Maintains a variety of automated and manual logs, records and files related to communications center activities. Make court appearances as required related to assigned activities. Perform a variety of record keeping, filing, indexing and other general clerical work; maintain a variety of logs relating to public safety activities. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Perform other work as assigned. When Functioning in the Field : Operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Perform communications center activities in a mobile vehicle or mobile setting. Perform other work as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Customer service and professional telephone answering techniques. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Procedures used in operating Computer Aided Dispatch and 9-1-1 systems for a large agency. Policies and procedures of receiving and processing emergency calls and requests for service. Basic communications rules and regulations governing the operation of radio transmitting and receiving systems. Standard radio broadcasting and dispatch procedures and rules. Geographic features and streets within the area served. Principles and procedures of record keeping including the main-tenance and security of fire and police communications reports. Basic principles of report preparation. Techniques for dealing with the public in a tactful but firm manner. Ability to : Act appropriately and decisively under stressful and/or emergency situations. Learn, apply and maintain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures and information pertaining to law enforcement dispatch. Learn policies and procedures of receiving and processing emergency calls. Read, understand and apply a variety of call-taking information and materials. Learn call interview and law enforcement dispatch techniques and procedures. Learn basic communications rules and regulations governing the operation of radio transmitting and receiving systems. Utilize a two-way radio system to communicate with field units; and accurately maintain the status of all field units. Read and effectively interpret small-scale maps, have general knowledge of surrounding geographical area and information generated from a computer screen. Learn general law enforcement codes, practices and methods. Act promptly and appropriately in emergencies. Speak clearly and concisely in a well-modulated voice pattern. Effectively communicate with and elicit information from upset and irate citizens. Maintain confidentiality of information. Understand and follow both oral and written instructions promptly and accurately. Communicate effectively in the English language in both oral and written forms. Wear a telephone headset and be able to hear, distinguish and understand voices with background noises present. Type accurately at a speed necessary for successful job perfor-mance. Must type a minimum of 35 words per minute. Establish and maintain courteous and effective work relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors and the general public. Effectively multi-task. Provide courteous and effective customer service. Maintain professional composure and take responsible and effective action during stressful situations. Operate radio transmitting equipment. Maintain familiarity with City districts and boundaries, streets, landmarks, and police jurisdictions. Maintain confidentiality of information. Learn the organization and functions of a municipal law enforcement agency. Learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations. Apply the laws, codes, policies and procedures related to the gathering of legal evidence. Apply Federal, State, City and departmental laws, policies and procedures. Deal with the public firmly, courteously and tactfully. May perform training duties for Communications Operator I level employees and other in-house training. Operate various office equipment including computer terminals. Work various shifts as assigned. Work flexible hours. Sit or stand for long periods of time. Perform related duties as assigned. Experience : One year of public safety dispatching experience or three years of experience as a police officer and the POST Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery as required under POST guidelines. Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Specialized training in law enforcement practices, rules, procedures, codes and regulations is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid, appropriate California driver's license at the time of employment. Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' certificate. California Law Enforcement Telephone System (CLETS) Certificate with full access (current certification preferred, but proof of past certificate acceptable). Supplemental Information The Recruitment and Selection Process 1. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional),a copy ofPolice Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic certificate, anda copy of a California Law Enforcement Telephone Systems (CLETS) certificate with full access (current certificate preferred, but will accept expired certificate) in order to be considered. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered . NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Application packets containing all required materials will receive an overall screening assessment. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are found to be the best qualified will move forward in the process. 3. The examination process will consist of an oral panel interview. Oral Panel interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidate' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualifiedbased upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, and responses to supplemental questions. 4. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam.The number of candidatesreferred for a hiring interview is at thediscretion of the hiring department. Note: Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they are able to receiveemail notices from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Vallejo. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete and pass the following to advance in the hiring process: Completed Personal History Statement (PHS) Oral Board Livescan - fingerprint check for criminal history information Polygraph POSTDispatcher Background Investigation Final Interview/Conditional Offer of Employment Post- Offer Psychological Assessment Post- Offer Medical Assessment, including drug screening Final Offer with Psychological and Medical Clearance REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment orselection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.Please contact April Adamsat (707)648-4398 or by email to: april.adams@cityofvallejo.net before their scheduled test date. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Apr 09, 2019
Full Time
Description ONLY PERMANENTCITY OF VALLEJOEMPLOYEES WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROBATION MAY REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THE TRANSFER LIST. What is the Transfer List? The Transfer List is a way for current City of Vallejo employees to be able to express interest in being considered for either a Lateral Transfer (same classification; different department, division, or team), or a Downgrading Transfer (voluntary demotion to a lower classification, either within the same department, division, or team; or a different department, division, or team). The Transfer List is open on a continuous basis, so applications are always accepted. Our recommendation is to submit an application if you think you might be interested, even if there is no vacancy currently. To be placed on the voluntary transfer list: 1. Click the (apply) button above and submit a complete online application and identify in the supplemental questionnaire the classification for which you are seeking a transfer. Your application should contain the most up to date and accurate information regarding your work history. 2. You may be required to participate inthe selection process (supplemental questions, oral panel interview, etc.)if requested by Human Resources or the hiring department. 3. For Lateral Transfers: The position you wish to transfer to must have the same salary range and similar qualifications as your current class title. 4. For Downgrading Transfers (voluntary demotions): The position you wish to transfer to must be a lower classification than the one you currently hold, and you must meet the minimum qualifications of the lower classification. If you are applying for a Downgrading Transfer, please indicate that inQuestion #2 of theSupplemental Questionnaire. Please Note: You must meet the requirements outlined above to be placed on a transfer list. Additional information regarding the transfer process may be found in Civil Service Commission Rule 23. If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at (707) 553-7211. What happens after I have been placed on the voluntary transfer list? Once you have completed and submitted your application for the voluntary transfer list, the Recruitment & Selection Team will assign you to the appropriate list. Then when we receive a requisition from a department for recruitment, we will check those lists before running an open recruitment, and refer the names of those employees who have requested transfer for that classification. Departments are required to consider those transfer requests, but are not required to agree to the transfer. For Downgrading Transfers, your application serves as the required request. Once the department has considered your request, and if they agree to grant your request, it will then go to the Civil Service Commission for a hearing. The outcome of that hearing will ultimately determine whether or not the downgrading transfer is approved. Closing Date/Time: