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
Nov 19, 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. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS The position of GeographicInformation Systems Specialist will work in collaboration with both the City of Vallejo's Water Department and it's Public Works Department to harness and utilize digital geographic data in the development, maintenance, and future strategic growth of Citywide geospatial data and information systems. The City of Vallejo's Water Department provides administrative, engineering, water treatment, and maintenance support for the City's potable water treatment and distribution, and the City of Vallejo's Public Works Department is responsible for the engineering design, construction, and maintenance of the City's roads, sidewalks, traffic signals, trees, open spaces, and buildings. ABOUT 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 incumbent in this position willperform a variety of professional analytical work in the analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of an automated geographical information system (GIS).They will integrate data and map component changes into the City's base map, oversee the parcel data management process in partnership with the Solano County Assessor/Recorder, performcomplex to highly complex hydrological/hydrogeologicalanalysis developing maps and model grid attributes,and guide other Water and Public Works staff on tools and best practices for integratingGIS data into asset management systems and operations. They will compile and analyze GIS data to ensure that accurate and appropriate information is availablefor use in water resources management decisions; which may includemodel simulations, development of groundwater models, water budget analysis, and model-related data evaluations.They will coordinate and assignGIS related tasks to staff members and will publish GIS data and maps for distribution to City Departments. Additionally, the incumbent in this position will be responsible for identifying new trends and new technologies within the GIS industry and will make recommendations on procurement and implementation of software and hardware products to enhance and improve on the delivery of the City's GIS services. Successful candidateswill have an effective mix of technical and analytical skills in geography, including GIS, GPS, ESRI/ArcGISand other related disciplines, CAD software, and systems. Theywill have a thorough understanding of project life cycles and have experience managing and maintainingcomplex technology projects andwill possess the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences,both verbally and in written form. SALARY Geographic Information Systems Specialist I : $33.53 - $40.76 Hourly $2,682.46 - $3,260.54 Bi-weekly $5,811.98 - $7,064.50 Monthly $69,743.78 - $84,774.01 Annual Geographic Information Systems Specialist II: $37.02 - $44.99 Hourly $2,967.47 - $3,599.69 Bi-weekly $6,416.53 - $7,799.33 Monthly $76,998.33 - $93,591.95 Annual Geographic Information Systems Specialist III: $40.86 - $49.67 Hourly $3,268.98 - $3,973.46 Bi-weekly $7,082.78 - $8,609.17 Monthly $84,993.38 - $103,309.98 Annual DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Geographic Information Systems Specialist I - This is the first working-level class in the series. Incumbents in this class perform difficult professional analytical work related to an automated geographical information system. Assignments are generally limited in scope and within the design and procedural framework established by higher-level employees. However, as experience is acquired, the employee is expected to perform with increasing independence. Geographic Information Systems Specialist II -This is the journey-level class in the series. Work in this class is distinguished from Geographic Information Systems Specialist I by the greater complexity of assignments received and the greater independence with which the incumbent is expected to operate. Positions are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Geographic Information Systems Specialist I. When filled from the outside, significant prior automated geographical information system experience is required. Geographic Information Systems Specialist III - This is the advanced journey-level class in the series. Work in this class is distinguished from Geographic Information Systems Specialist II by serving as a principal City-wide specialist responsible for analyzing, designing, and implementing the automated geographic information system. Positions in this class are responsible for the most complex and varied research projects, and independently design, test, deploy, and integrate complex disparate spatial databases and computer applications for City program operation and policy analysis. Positions are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Geographic Information Systems Specialist II. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by a higher-level position. Responsibilities may include functional or technical lead of lower-level positions. 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. Geographic Information Systems Specialist I/II/III - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following : Develop geographic information systems layers/data elements consistent with the existing standards. Coordinate the maintenance and scheduling of the geographical information system base map in conjunction with all other land based systems and/or files in the City. Evaluate and recommend acquisition of computer hardware and software necessary to implement the geographical information system. Plan and coordinate the administration and maintenance scheduling of all layers defined in the geographical information system in conjunction with all City Public Works and Water based systems (i.e., roads, buildings, underground pipes, water storage facilities). Perform digitizing and drafting as required. Train users in the use of GIS and related software, workstations, printers and plotters, digitizing tablets and tables, and GIS networking systems. Develop and document GIS procedures. Develop prototype GIS products and cartographic quality maps. Supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates. Typical Qualifications Geographic Information Systems Specialist I Knowledge of : Principles of geography and cartography. Principles, procedures, techniques, nomenclature, and operation of GIS workstations. Techniques of digitizing, drafting, and automated mapping. Principles and characteristics of automated geographic information systems. Ability to : Perform technical research in geographic information systems. Produce maps which satisfy departmental user requirements. Operate GIS workstations, related peripherals, and communications networks. Perform digitizing and drafting using GIS software and digitizing equipment. Develop and maintain user documentation. Troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance on GIS workstations, related peripherals,and communications networks. Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, other City departments, and vendors. Lift and move computer hardware weighing up to 50 pounds. Lifting restrictions may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. Geographic Information Systems Specialist II In addition to that of the GIS Specialist I: Knowledge of : Techniques of GIS database design and advanced programming languages. Ability to : Analyze geographic information system users' needs and requirements; identify goals, objectives, and problems; examine alternatives and develop conclusions and recommendations. Design, implement, and maintain appropriate controls and procedures for all geographical information systems processes and interfaces to all other City land- based systems. Construct queries and macros using GIS databases and software. Adopt and apply appropriate and practical research methods and principles to GIS system implementations. Geographic Information Systems Specialist III In addition to that of the GIS Specialist I and II: Knowledge of : City operations and functions. GIS technology implementations in a variety of settings. Techniques and practices of project management. Multiple computer operating systems. Ability to : Create production computer applications for City-wide and departmental functions. Adapt and perform spatial analysis techniques and methods to complex problems involving mapped information. Develop scope of work for GIS consultants and manage the consultant services procurement process. Develop innovative solutions using GIS technology for complex business problems of City departments. Integrate complex databases and computer applications in different hardware and/or operating system environments. Experience and Education - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Geographic Information SystemsSpecialistI Experience : One year of experience in operating, maintaining, and implementing automated mapping and/or GIS systems. Education : An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in GeographicalInformation Systems,Geography, Information Systems,Civil Engineering, or a closely related field. License or Certificate : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered foraccommodationon a case-by-case basis. Geographic Information SystemsSpecialistII Experience : Three years of experience in operating, maintaining, and implementing automated mapping and/or GIS systems - OR - Two years of experiencecomparable to a Geographic Information Systems Specialist I with the City of Vallejo. Education : An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Information Systems, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field. License or Certificate : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodationon a case-by-case basis. Geographic Information Systems Specialist III Experience : Five years of experience in operating, maintaining, and implementing automated mapping and/or GIS systems -OR- Two years of experience comparable to a Geographic Information Systems Specialist II with the City of Vallejo. Education : An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Information Systems, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field. License or Certificate : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. *Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with City of Vallejo. For continued employment with City of Vallejo, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed primarily in an indoor office setting. Incumbents communicate with others orally, in person or over the telephone, to gather or provide information. Incumbents sit at a desk or computer for extended periods of time, with the ability to move about at will. When preparing reports and communicating with others via electronic mail, they make repetitive arm/hand movements using a keyboard and mouse. When in the field, incumbents must be able to perform physical tasks which may include prolonged sitting, standing walking, reaching, twisting, turning, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine motor coordination when using a computer keyboard or mobile data terminal. Near vision is required when writing reports and other documents, and far vision is required when in the field. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift and move computer hardware weighing up to 50 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on December 4, 2019. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resumes/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 December 4, 2019. 3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of December 9, 2019. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for a Performance Examination and/or an Oral Panel Interview. 4. Performance Examinations and/or Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of January 6, 2020. Performance Examinations and/or 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 December 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to:1)Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam.2)Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check and reference 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. 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: 12/4/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Nov 08, 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. THE DEPARTMENT The Vallejo Fire Department consists of 86 employees, who are staffed between Administration, Suppression, EMS, Training, and Prevention divisions. The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for inspection services, plan checks and permitting, fire reports and investigations, weed abatement,and public education and outreach. Prevention consists of a Prevention Manager, two Inspectors, and one Secretary. The Vallejo Fire Department averages over 12,000 calls per year and prides itself as having two of the busiest engines in the state. 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 Vallejo Fire Department is seeking dynamic, self-motivated candidates for their vacant Secretary position as a collaborative member of the Department's Fire Administration team. The ideal Secretary candidate will provide individual support for two Deputy Fire Chiefs, and will complete general administrative duties for the Fire Prevention section. Successful candidates will be expected to schedule meetings and inspections, collect Prevention fees (check only, no cash or cards), work closely with Commercial Services to reconcile payments, provide excellent customer service on a daily basis (both in-person and by phone), and will edit and format a variety of documents in Word and Excel. The ideal candidate will also have experience processing payroll that includes a variety of schedules, shift differentials, and add-pays.Since Fire is an operations department, incumbents in this position can expect unanticipated shifts in duties or priorities, making adaptability, organization, and prioritization essentials skills necessary to perform the duties and functions of the position. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a division manager. May exercise functional and technical supervision over clerical staff. Examples of Duties 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. Manage and coordinate office support functions; direct the work activities of assigned clerical personnel; prioritize and coordinate work assignments; review work for accuracy. Perform administrative duties within the clerical support system; supervise the ordering and storage of appropriate supplies; monitor budget as assigned; recommend improvements in work flow, procedures and use of equipment and forms. Screen office and telephone callers; respond to complaints and requests for information on regulations, procedures, systems and precedents relating to assigned responsibilities; receive and route mail. Type and proofread a wide variety of reports, letters, memoranda, flyers and statistical charts; type from rough draft, verbal instructions or transcribing machine recordings; compose correspondence related to assigned responsibilities. Compile data for special projects; collect and assemble data and background materials for a variety of reports; assist in a variety of department operations; perform special projects and assignments as requested. Maintain calendars of department and division activities, meetings and various events; coordinate activities with other City departments, divisions, the public and outside agencies. Perform general clerical work including filing, scheduling appointments and meetings, and processing payroll, accounts payable and reimbursement requests. Organize and maintain filing systems; maintain records related to specific area of assignment. Verify and review materials for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures. Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer; input and retrieve data and text; organize and maintain disc storage and filing. Order and maintain office supplies. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Business letter writing and basic report preparation. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Ability to: Perform secretarial and clerical work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative. Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Compile and maintain records. Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supplemental Information 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 secretarial and clerical experience. Training : Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized secretarial or clerical course work is desirable. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on November 21, 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 November 21, 2019. 3.Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will be invited to participate in an online skills assessment the week of November 25, 2019. The most qualified applicants from the online skills assessment will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts. 4.Applicants who are found to be the highest qualified will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of December 2, 2019. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. 5.Oral Panel Interviewsaretentatively scheduled to take place the week of December 16, 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. 6. 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 November 21, 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: 11/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
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: