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
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The 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. The department also manages stormwater compliance programs, transportation planning, and recycling & solid waste contract services. The Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of City-owned infrastructure including traffic signals, streets and alleys, city buildings and vehicles, and landscape of City medians, open spaces, and facility grounds. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill three full-time vacancies. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for the Maintenance Worker I/II positions, as a collaborative member of the City's Public Works Department. The ideal Maintenance Worker will be able to perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and related service activities related to street/traffic maintenance, street sweeping, grounds/landscaping, signs and markings, and electrical maintenance. Other responsibilities will include cleaning homeless encampments and picking up illegal dumping. The perfect candidate should have the capability to follow written and verbal directions from their immediate supervisor as well as work collaboratively with other Maintenance Workers. While not required, the possession of, or ability to obtain a Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, a Class A Driver's License and some underground construction experience is highly desirable. SALARY: Maintenance Worker I: $22.04 - $26.79 Hourly $1,763.45 - $2,143.48 Bi-Weekly $3,820.80 - $4,644.21 Monthly $45,849.62 - $55,730.50 Annual Maintenance Worker II: $24.32 - $29.56 Hourly $1,945.67 - $2,364.98 Bi-Weekly $4,215.62 - $5,124.11 Monthly $50,587.46 - $61,489.36 Annual DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Maintenance Worker I/II is a flexibly-staffed class series. Positions are normally filled at the I level. Advancement from the I to the II level is at the discretion of the appointing authority provided that the following criteria are met: (1) the minimum qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, (2) demonstration of the ability to independently perform the full scope of the assigned duties (3) possession of all required licenses and certificates. At the Maintenance Worker II level, separate minimum qualifications and recruitments are permitted which allow for separate eligibility lists for each work section (street/traffic maintenance, street sweeping, landscape/grounds, signs and markings, public works electrical maintenance). Since the Maintenance Worker I class is the entry level with only minimal experience requirements, there are no separate recruitments conducted and hiring lists established. Rather, only one hiring list is established and all Maintenance Worker I positions are filled from the same list. Maintenance Worker I - This is the entry level class in the Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience and the possession of a valid California Class C driver license at the time of appointment. Employees must obtain and maintain their Class A driver license and Qualified Applicator Certificate within their probationary period. Maintenance Worker II - This is the experienced, journey level class, fully competent to independently perform the full range of the assigned maintenance and construction work. Specific duties will vary depending upon the section to which assigned. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I by the performance of the full range of maintenance duties as assigned including the operation of applicable vehicular and stationary equipment and the more complex maintenance and construction tasks. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit, and must obtain a California Class A driver license and Qualified Applicator Certificate within the probationary period and maintain them thereafter as a condition of employment. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Maintenance Worker I Receives immediate supervision from higher level supervisory personnel, including the Maintenance Worker II. Maintenance Worker II Receives general supervision from higher level supervisory personnel. May exercise functional and technical supervision to lower level regular and seasonal/temporary maintenance staff. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: General Duties (for all assignments): Perform a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled maintenance and construction duties related to street/traffic maintenance, street sweeping, grounds/landscaping, signs and markings, and electrical maintenance. Operate construction equipment and power tools such as dump trucks, front-end loader, backhoe, grader, paving machine, compressors, jack hammers, paint sprayers, sand-blasters, concrete saws, mowers, edgers, and blowers; maintain hand tools and assigned equipment; perform preventive maintenance on equipment. Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street and sidewalk repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites. Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Maintain all reports, records, timesheets, and other required paperwork. For positions at the II level, handle the most complex and difficult assignments in each section requiring the highest degree of skill. For positions at the II level, assist with the training and supervision of lower level and seasonal/temporary maintenance workers. For positions at the II level, provide input to the lead workers and supervisors on work processes, safety issues, and efficiency issues. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. When assigned to street/traffic maintenance : Shovel and spread asphalt and asphalt base in patching, repairing, and reconstruct-ing streets; clean and fill road cracks with sealing material. Install repair and replace culverts and storm drains. Use concrete cutting and breaking equipment; operate a jackhammer; pour and assist in finishing concrete and masonry work; construct concrete forms and perform rough carpentry work. Rake, vacuum, and load fallen leaves into trucks; transport to landfill sites. Inspect and clear obstructions from storm drains, gutters, and culverts Install and maintain wooden and metal guard rails. When assigned to street sweeping maintenance : Operate a street sweeper cleaning City streets, gutters, and alleyways along assigned routes; ensure roadways are clean and safe for the public. Prepare reports regarding completed routes and activities as required. Perform operator-level preventive maintenance of street sweeper equipment as required by the manufacturer. When assigned to grounds/landscaping maintenance : Water, mow, weed, trim, renovate, and fertilize grounds. Plant, water, and maintain landscaped areas consisting of bushes, trees, flowers, shrubs, and lawns. Trim and prune bushes, trees, and shrubs; stake and un-stake trees as necessary. Rake leaves and clear debris and litter from walks, fields, and other facilities. Perform winterizing maintenance in landscaped areas and City-owned facilities. Install and repair playground equipment, fences, and other related equipment and facilities. Perform a variety of duties in the maintenance and repair of the City's irrigation system; change and adjust heads; maintain controllers and assist in irrigation system installation and maintenance projects. When assigned to signs and marking maintenance : Assist in the maintenance of traffic control systems including painting and striping City streets, curbs, parking lots, crosswalks, and miscellaneous roadway markings; install buttons and reflectors along roadways. Install, repair, and replace City sign posts and signs; use various techniques to create lettering on signs. Clear brush and branch around road signs for maximum visibility. Perform various graffiti abatement activities. When assigned to electrical maintenance : Under the guidance of a Qualified Person (QP) or Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW), depending on the proximity to overhead/underground conductors, equipment and any energized voltages, repair or replace street and traffic light bulbs, poles, arms, fuses, photocells, starters, and ballasts; assist in pulling wire as necessary. Assist electricians, either a QP or a QEW, depending on the proximity to overhead/underground conductors, equipment and any energized voltages, in a variety of electrical installation, repair, and maintenance activities. For the purposes of this section, a Qualified Person (QP) or Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) shall be as defined in the California Code of Regulations Title 8 Group 1 Low Voltage Safety Orders and Group 2 High-Voltage Safety Orders: Qualified Person - A person, designated by the employer, who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved. Qualified Electrical Worker - A qualified person who by reason of a minimum of two years of training and experience with high-voltage circuits and equipment and who has demonstrated by performance familiarity with the work to be performed and the hazards involved. Typical Qualifications Maintenance Worker I Knowledge of : Methods, materials, and equipment used in general maintenance work. Safe work practices. Basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and percentages. Ability to : Learn to perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in a variety of maintenance activities. Learn to operate a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations. Learn and operate a computer and associated programs used by the department. Understand and follow oral instructions. Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment. Use and operate hand tools in a safe and efficient manner. Perform a variety of heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions. Participate in, respond to, and be available for emergency call-outs for periods up to one week at a time. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public. Maintenance Worker II In addition to the qualifications for Maintenance Worker I: Knowledge of : Methods and techniques of construction, maintenance, and repair related to the area of work assigned. Operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. Ability to : Perform skilled maintenance, construction, and repair work in the area of work assigned. Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner. Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints. Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. Perform duties in a manner to maximize public safety in the area of work assigned. Work safely with dangerous materials. Maintenance Worker I: Experience and Training Guidelines A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience : One year of full-time general maintenance or construction experience. License or Certificate For all assignments : Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Class C driver license at the time of appointment. Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid California Class A driver license is desirable, but must be obtained with the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. License must have the following endorsement: air brake and manual transmission. Additional endorsements for tanker and hazmat at the time of appointment are highly desirable. Individuals must understand that the City may require Class A drivers acquire such additional endorsements during the course of their employment. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) issued by Department of Pesticide Regulation Licensing /Certification Program. The ability to obtain the QAC is required within the probationary period and must be maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. Maintenance Worker II: In addition to the qualifications for Maintenance Worker I: Experience and Training Guidelines Experience : Either one year as a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Vallejo; OR, two years of increasingly responsible experience performing field maintenance duties in street/traffic maintenance, street sweeping, landscaping/grounds, signs and markings, or works electrical maintenance. License or Certificate For all assignments: Possession of a valid California Class a valid California Class A driver license at the time of appointment is desirable. Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid California Class A driver license must be obtained with the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. License must have the following endorsement: air brake and manual transmission. Additional endorsements for tanker and hazmat at the time of appointment are highly desirable. Individuals must understand that the City may require Class A drivers acquire such additional endorsements during the course of their employment. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) issued by Department of Pesticide Regulation Licensing /Certification Program. Possession of a QAC at the time of appointment is highly desirable. The ability to obtain the QAC is required within the probationary period and must be maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. Supplemental Information The following applies to all Maintenance Worker levels and assignments: DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS All City of Vallejo employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment within the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Working Conditions Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when operating assigned equipment. Acute hearing is required in both the office and the field. The ability to lift, carry, and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, dust chemicals, air contaminants, and moisture. The nature of the work may also require the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles, work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions, and work in and around confined spaces. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, June 28, 2021. Applicants must submit a 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 minimum qualifications the week of June 28, 2020. 3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in a written or online skills assessment the week of July 12, 2021. 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 best qualified will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of July 26, 2021. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for a Performance Examination. 5. Performance Examinations are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of August 9, 2021. Performance Examinations may be conducted via Zoom and are weighted at 100% of the candidates' 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 qualified based 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 candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion 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 or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Vanessa Gould at (707) 649-3512 or send an email to: vanessa.gould@cityofvallejo.net no later than June 28, 2020 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: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Finance Department assists the City Manager, City Council, and other departments in the City in meeting their service objectives by allocating and monitoring the City's financial resources, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and other financial transactions. The department monitors and reports on the financial position of the City including annual and capital improvement budgets, bills and collects most City revenues, provides treasury services and monitors the City's debt and trustee activity. THE POSITION This is a Department Only Promotional Opportunity for employees in permanent, allocated positions in the Finance department of the City of Vallejo. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for one Customer Service Supervisor position, as collaborative member of the City's Finance Department. City of Vallejo Customer Service Supervisors supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of Commercial Service Division staff responsible for resolving customer complaints, collections for City accounts, meter reading, business license processing, providing billing information, creating billing and collecting payments for approx. 39,000 water customers and maintaining related financial and/or daily work orders and reports. The most successful candidates will have the ability to multitask and be a team player. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Finance Director. Supervises Senior Customer Service Representatives and Customer Service Representatives. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. -Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervise, plan, prioritize, assign, and review the work of staff responsible for providing support for the activities of the Commercial Services Division including water billing, meter reading and business licensing. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. Prepare various reports on operations and activities. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing water billing, meter reading, and business licensing services; implement policies and procedures. Participate in the preparation and administration of the Commercial Services Division budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures. Daily data entry of all utility service requests, closing bill functions, adjustments to utility accounts, and transfers between accounts. Oversees the credit, collection, and deposit functions for all City accounts; processes and maintains all bankruptcy claims. Audits daily and weekly billings rendered reports; develops, schedules, and conducts continuing training programs in operational, technical, and public relations areas. Set standards for work measurement and quality control. Assist in a variety of Department and Division operations; perform special projects and assignments as requested. Performs other related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Customer service principles and procedures. Principles and practices of supervision. Operational practices of assigned section. Terminology associated with the work performed within the assigned section. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including a computer. Comprehensive report writing techniques. Knowledge of technical systems and application software. Ability to : Organize daily work assignments. Learn, interpret, and explain policies and procedures. Deal professionally, tactfully, and courteously with the general public and other employees. Verbally communicate with others clearly and effectively. Assimilate and understand information and make sound decisions in resolving customer related problems and issues. Perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work in situations with hostile customers. Prioritize work assignments and activities. Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience : Three years progressively responsible public contact and experience working in a lead or supervisory capacity responsible for clerical and/or utility customer service representatives. Training : Completion of the twelfth grade and some training or course working in accounting and recording keeping. Supplemental Information Working Conditions The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, June 21, 2021. Applicants must submit a 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 June 21, 2021. 3. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of August 5, 2021. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' 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 qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, 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 candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion 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 or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Vanessa Gould at (707) 649-3512 or send an email to: vanessa.gould @cityofvallejo.net no later than June 21, 2021 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: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 05, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three treatment plants, 600 miles of distribution pipe, eight pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5 system. In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers. The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Facilities Maintenance, Water Quality, and Administration/Conservation. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability. Key initiatives include: Rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure. Revenue streams that help offset water rates. Innovative approaches to management and technologies. Sustainable budgets and staffing. Pursuit of regional partnerships. Strategic, proactive engagement with the expanding regulatory environment. The Water Department's growth and enthusiasm about the future reflect the larger community's excitement and positivity. The City of Vallejo is on the move with many economic development opportunities underway, including the redevelopment of Mare Island (former Naval shipyard). New eateries, a thriving arts community, parks, and water front development are all contributing to Vallejo's revitalization. The City engages with all facets of civic life, and the Water Department's services provide a vital resource to our residents, businesses, schools, City departments, and community organizations. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for its Warehouse Specialist position, as a collaborative member of the City's Water Department. The Warehouse Specialist will be able to perform a variety of duties in support of the Water Department's operations including the receipt, storage, issuance and inventory of materials, supplies, tools and equipment. The ideal candidate will be able to provide comprehensive customer service to all Water Department Divisions, and have the ability to quickly learn the specific operational supplies managed within each division, be a team player, excel in a fast-paced and multi-tasking environment, accept challenging projects with a positive attitude, and create new ideas for best warehouse practices. The best qualified candidates will have one year of warehouse experience or one year of general maintenance experience in a Water Department environment; or one year of administrative experience in a warehouse or supply environment. While not required, experience in loss control, purchasing, preparing for audits, and a forklift certificate are highly desirable; as is experience working with DOS operating systems, NEXGEN and/or CMMS software platforms for financial and inventory tracking. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from management or supervisory staff. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Receive, stock, and issue materials, supplies, tools, and equipment; verify incoming shipments for appropriate quantity and quality. Inventory supplies, materials, tools and equipment; report replacement needs; assist in annual inventory. Maintain files and records; compile records of supply transactions; input and retrieve data from a computer terminal. Prepare correspondence, reports and other administrative documents. Process invoices, claim vouchers, purchase orders, and local purchase orders ensuring appropriate approvals are obtained; requisition and purchase a variety of materials and supplies; set up monthly purchase orders. Operate appropriate equipment including a forklift, threading machine, and office machines including a computer. Check tools in and out; insure adequate operation of tools; perform minor maintenance as required. Distribute non-stock items received at the warehouse. Maintain warehouse and other work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Modern warehousing and purchasing procedures. Inventory procedures and forms. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. Safe work practices. Basic mathematical principles. Basic correspondence procedures. Ability to : Organize, stock and issue supplies and equipment. Maintain accurate records. Operate appropriate equipment including a forklift. Operate a computer terminal and maintain computerized records. Perform simple mathematical computations. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Perform heavy manual labor. Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. Respond to the Corporation Yard or other assigned locations for emergency call out. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 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 : One year of warehouse experience or one year of general maintenance experience in a Public Works or Water environment or one year of administrative experience in a warehouse or supply environment. Training : Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Supplemental Information Working Conditions Warehouse environment; some climbing, stooping and lifting. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, June 21, 2021. Applicants must submit a 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 June 21, 2021. 3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of June 28, 201. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. 4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of July 12, 2021. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' 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 qualified based 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 candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion 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 or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Vanessa Gould at (707) 649-3512 or send an email to: vanessa.gould@cityofvallejo.net no later than June 21, 2021 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: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 05, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to 121,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three surface water treatment plants, a sludge dewatering Facility, 600 miles of distribution pipes, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5 drinking water agency, classified among the State's largest and most complex water utilities. In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability. Key initiatives include: Rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure. Revenue streams that help offset water rates. Innovative approaches to management and technologies. Sustainable budgets and staffing. Pursuit of regional partnerships. Strategic, proactive engagement with the expanding regulatory environment. The Water Department's growth and enthusiasm about the future support the larger community's vision and needs. The City of Vallejo is on the move with many economic development opportunities underway, including the redevelopment of Mare Island (former Naval shipyard). New eateries, a thriving arts community, parks, and water front development are all contributing to Vallejo's revitalization. The City engages with all facets of civic life, and the Water Department's services provide a vital resource to our residents, businesses, schools, City departments, and community organizations. The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Watershed and Facilities Management, Water Quality, and Administration/Conservation. The Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator is a key member of the team. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for one Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator position, as a collaborative member of the City's Water Department. The ideal Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator will have sufficient working knowledge and progressively responsible experience working in a T3 system or higher drinking water treatment facility, comparable to Vallejo's surface-water system. The incumbent is expected to be able to solve technically complex and challenging water treatment and distribution operational issues, practice sound judgement and impartial decision making, conduct lead responsibilities including training, promote a trust-building and cohesive team, and collaboratively work with other Water staff and divisions. The Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator will be able to perform a variety of skilled technical duties and semi-skilled labor, as regulated by Federal and State potable water treatment guidelines, in the operation and maintenance of the City's drinking water treatment plants, transmission and water storage, distribution systems, and appurtenances. While not required, successful completion of relevant or specialized courses in water treatment and distribution equivalent to CSUS Water Program courses is highly desirable. Distinguishing Characteristics This is the advanced journey level classification in the Water Treatment Plant Operator series. Employees in this classification have successfully obtained their Grade T4 and demonstrated their ability to perform and lead others in the full range of responsibilities involved in the operation and maintenance of a serviceable water supply through the City's transmission, distribution facilities, water treatment plants and sludge de-watering facility, without direction. Incumbents function with a high degree of autonomy to apply advanced concepts and expertise in specific areas to resolve issues/problems that are often of a unique nature without precedent and/or structure. Assignments may include formulating strategies and making recommendations for improved processes and allocation of resources. This classification is distinguished from Water Treatment Plant Supervisor in that the latter is a first-line supervisory classification responsible for the direct supervision and development of assigned staff, planning, goal implementation, policy development, assisting with budget preparation, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of an assigned treatment plant. As a condition of continued employment with the City of Vallejo in the classification of Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator, incumbents are required to maintain a Grade T4 Water Treatment Plant Operator certification by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). If incumbent is unable to maintain a Grade T4 Water Treatment Plant Operator certification, employment will be terminated. Supervision Received and Exercised Receives direction from Water Treatment Plant Supervisors and supervisory and management staff. Provides lead direction to Water Treatment Plant Operators and Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainees. 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. In addition to duties listed in the Water Treatment Plant Operator classification: Perform complex or unusual operations that assume a high level of skill and proficiency including the scheduling and performance of start-ups and shutdowns, startup testing of new installations, plant configuration changes, troubleshooting problems, minor equipment maintenance and calibration, collaborate with other staff on process or water quality challenges, treatment equipment testing and filter media surveillance. Prepare aliquots, solutions for use in bench-scale process testing, to verify or adjust correct chemical application and achieve optimal processes. Check regulatory compliance through thorough observations, assessments and accurate recordings of analytical results. Assemble documentation; provide updates and maintain information in plant operating logs and reports; perform and record mathematical calculations related to plant performance and operational control activities. Examine and interpret plant operating logs, test results, maintenance work performed, unusual operating conditions and report recommendations to supervisor. Dispatch call-out personnel as required as required for emergency situations at all hours; may act in a central communications functional role as follows; receiving, relaying and providing information to and from City personnel or other responder services as required. Perform lead operator responsibilities on shifts or as assigned. Instruct and monitor work of Operator Trainees and Staff Operators in all facets of plant operations and required maintenance. Assist Plant Supervisor with special projects. Work cooperatively with other City sections or project teams and make every effort to enhance public relations; lead and conduct general tours of the facilities. Participate in organizational meetings, operator training programs, emergency preparedness training and exercises. Assist supervisors in assessing readiness and team performance. Provide for safe plant conditions and working environment at all times exercising a routine of attentiveness and proactive responses to plant safety and security matters. Observe and participate in shift change turn-overs and ensure information exchanged is accurate and complete. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF: Advanced principles of mathematics, biology, chemistry, and hydraulics as applied in the operation of a drinking water treatment facility. Advanced principles and practices of drinking water treatment plant operations, laboratory analysis techniques and current drinking water standards and regulations. Advanced operating principles and practices of drinking water treatment plant operations, laboratory analysis techniques and current drinking water standards and regulations. Advanced operating principles of plant equipment such as valves, pumps, motors, controls, instrumentation and telemetry. Basic computer (PC) skills in Microsoft Office Suite software. Current safety regulations pertaining to industrial work practices and use of related equipment. Performance and water quality regulations pertaining to water treatment plant operations. Regulations, techniques and equipment used in managing, mitigating, recovery and reporting of hazardous materials incidents. Practical knowledge of United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and California State Water Resource Board (CA SWRB) drinking water regulations that apply to the treatment techniques, operational control and performance of conventional surface water treatment plants. Practical understanding of roles and responsibilities as defined in California Office of Emergency Services Standardized Emergency Management System (S.E.M.S.), Incident Command System (ICS) and in the City's Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). ABILITY TO: Understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Read and interpret gauges and other recording devices, plant piping and distribution diagrams and other technical documents. Logically solve problems and identify hazardous work conditions. Apply the practices, procedures, techniques, and treatment rules pertaining to the operation of water treatment plants and distribution system into daily practice. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work any shift, rotations, weekends, and holidays, at any Water Department facility. Water Treatment Plant Operators may be assigned and required to report directly to any City treatment facility location, and to travel to alternate duty/work locations and offsite meetings. Lift 55 pounds and move heavy chemical containers. Operate and maintain water treatment plant equipment. Perform simple to complex tasks while wearing Level A personal protective equipment. Wear respiratory protection equipment as required; perform required duties while wearing a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Maintain the ability to perform required duties while wearing a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and to maintain facial hair at all times as required to not interfere with wearing respiratory protective equipment. Diagnose operating problems and take effective courses of action. Make independent technical decisions to maintain proper treatment process and techniques. Perform repair maintenance to plant equipment such as pumps, valves, and electronic monitoring devices. Independently operate all of the Water Department's facilities in unusual conditions. Exercise highly skilled operations in all phases of plant operations: start-up, shutdown, reduction or bypass of unit processes, adverse of emergency conditions. Accurately observe and record operating conditions and provide verbal or written reports. Travel to alternate duty/work locations and offsite meetings. Work independently without supervision. Assist and mentor operators in technically challenging aspects of plant operations and treatment processes. Perform duties and responsible tasks of a plant shift operator. Operate a personal computer and common applications such as emails, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. 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: Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of experience working in water treatment operations, with at least two (2) of those years working at a journey-level with a Grade T3 certification, equivalent to the Water Treatment Plant Operator with the City of Vallejo. Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Successful completion of relevant courses required in order to obtain and maintain Grade T4 certification from the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). License or Certificate: Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid driver's license. Possession of, and ability to maintain, a Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade T4 Certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Failure to maintain appropriate certification throughout employment for this classification will result in termination of employment. Possession of, and ability to maintain, current and valid certifications for Hazardous Materials Technician, Confined Space Entry, CPR/First Aid, and Fork Lift Safety. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Pursuant to California Government Code, Title I, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 "all public employees have been declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law." Must be medically approved for wearing a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and remain shaven of facial hair at all times as required to wear respiratory protection equipment. Must maintain the ability to perform required duties while wearing SCBA. Must be able to work safety while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Work on an unscheduled basis for emergency situations; must be willing to work any day and any shift within a 24-hour period as assigned, including rotations, holidays, weekends and overtime as needed. Must be able to pass a stringent background check to enter the Travis Air Force Base Water facility. *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/Physical Characteristics: 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, carry and push tools and supplies weighing up to 55 pounds is also required. The job duties will expose the employee to the outdoors, confined spaces, elevated structures, chemicals, biohazards, high voltage and electronic equipment. This may include exposure to inclement weather conditions, machinery noise, fumes, dust, and air contaminants. 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 Monday, June 21, 2021. Applicants must submit a 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 June 21, 2021. 3. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts the week of June 28, 2021. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. 4. Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of July 12, 2021. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' 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 qualified based 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 candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion 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 or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Vanessa Gould at (707) 649-3512 or send an email to: vanessa.gould@cityofvallejo.net no later than June 21, 2021 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: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 01, 2021
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:
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 01, 2021
Full Time
Description Thank you for your interest in a career with the Vallejo Police Department! The Vallejo Police Department is committed to hiring Police Officers who embody professionalism, are dedicated to providing superior service to the community, and who will uphold the values and core principles of the department. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. 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. Ideal candidates for this position should possess understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends including the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community. Graduation from a POST certified academy within the last 12 months is highly desirable. Specialized Assignments Detective Traffic K-9 SWAT HNT Mobile Field Force Bike Patrol Crime Reduction Team Community Policing Honor Guard School Resource Officer YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21st Century Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. PERKS In addition to CalPERS retirement, medical, vision, and dental, the City of Vallejo offers some of the following additional benefits to their Officers: Annual Leave Sick Leave Comp Time Uniform Allowance/ $1,142 per year Bilingual Pay On Duty Workout Program 4/10 or 3/12.5 shifts YOUR TEAM The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT 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. DISTINGUISHING 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. 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 times Education: A High School diploma, GED. Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified basic Academy within the last three (3) years AND completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university 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 REQUIREMENTS: Possess a valid California driver's license Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with normal color vision Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 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. Additionally, 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. Please note: since Policing contains perishable skills such as driving, tactical firearms, force options, arrest and control, and verbal communications, applicants who have obtained a POST Certification more than one year prior to application date, and have not worked in the capacity of a Peace Officer, may be required to reattend the Police Academy. Supplemental Information 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. Recruitment & Selection Process: In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Answers to all Supplemental Questions 2. A transcript (official or unofficial) of college units completed 3. A copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate Candidates requesting the substitution of 4 years of active military service in lieu of 30 college semester units must also submit a copy of their DD-214 Please also attached any other professional certifications relevant to the Police Officer class. * A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account to submit your online application, 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. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that may include but are not limited to: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher Valid California driver license Citizenship Criminal history Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Entry - Academy Graduate), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process may be invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. 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 contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@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: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 01, 2021
Full Time
Description Thank you for your interest in a career with the Vallejo Police Department! The Vallejo Police Department is committed to hiring Police Officers who embody professionalism, are dedicated to providing superior service to the community, and who will uphold the values and core principles of the department. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. 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. Ideal candidates for this position should possess understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends including the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community. Graduation from a POST certified academy within the last 12 months is highly desirable. Specialized Assignments Detective Traffic K-9 SWAT HNT Mobile Field Force Bike Patrol Crime Reduction Team Community Policing Honor Guard School Resource Officer YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21st Century Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. PERKS In addition to CalPERS retirement, medical, vision, and dental, the City of Vallejo offers some of the following additional benefits to their Officers: Annual Leave Sick Leave Comp Time Uniform Allowance/ $1,142 per year Bilingual Pay On Duty Workout Program 4/10 or 3/12.5 shifts YOUR TEAM The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT 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 DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS 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. 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 the 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. AND a.) 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 b.) 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: Possess a valid California driver's license Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with normal color vision Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 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. Supplemental Information 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. Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Answers to all Supplemental Questions 3. A copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate Candidates requesting the substitution of 4 years of active military service in lieu of 30 college semester units must also submit a copy of their DD-214 Please also attached any other professional certifications relevant to the Police Officer class. * A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account to submit your online application, 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. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience. Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Lateral), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process may be invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. 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 contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@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: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 01, 2021
Temporary
Description Interested in making a difference in the community? The Vallejo Police Department is seeking highly motived individuals who can demonstrate sound judgment, have superior decision-making skills, and who are eager to participate in a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. Employees in this trainee-level, non-safety assignment, will be completing a POST certified Basic Police Academy (POST Academy), or those who are currently enrolled in an academy, and as such are considered temporary, at-will employees serving at the pleasure of the hiring authority. Assignment to this classification is limited to a maximum of one year. A Police Officer (Recruit) who fails to successfully complete the academy will be terminated. YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21st Century Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. The Police Officer (Recruit) will undergo a polygraph examination, thorough background investigation, psychological assessment, medical examination, and drug tests prior to attending a POST Basic Police Academy of the City's choosing. Attendance at the academy is at the City's expense. Upon successful completion of a POST Academy, the Police Officer (Recruit) is sworn in as a peace officer in the Police Officer (Entry) class and begins an 18-month probationary period. YOUR TEAM The Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT 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. Examples of Duties -Important responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following: In addition to attending the POST Basic Police Academy to gain training and proficiency in law enforcement terminology, concepts, and techniques, and to gain the requisite knowledge to be eligible to perform the duties of a sworn peace officer, candidates may perform the following duties as assigned: Ride with officers to observe and learn peace officer responsibilities and techniques. Operate police information equipment, including computer systems, teletypes and telephones to enter and research information at the direction of an Officer or police civilian. Assist in processing, packaging, labeling, storing and destroying property and evidence; may provide assistance with photocopies, files, indexes and locating police records and related paperwork. Perform errands for the department such as transporting information and paperwork to court and district attorney offices; perform related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Basic English grammar, composition, spelling and punctuation; Basic mathematics; Effective communication and public speaking; Effective problem solving techniques; Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts; Basic computer operating systems and software applications related to the work. Ability to: Successfully complete the POST Basic Police Academy; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; Learn to implement and enforce laws, policies, regulations, guidelines and orders concerning the protection of life, property and the maintenance of law, order and peace with a 21st Century Community Policing mind-set; Observe and accurately recall names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; Think and act quickly in emergency situations; Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; Exercise sound judgment, often under pressure; Understand and carry out written and oral directions; Write at a fast rate of speed to prepare accurate and factual written reports; Perform basic math computations; Safely operate motor vehicles; Establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, supervisors, public officials and representative of other agencies; Utilize computers and computer software, as required; Learn to meet the minimum standards of use with department-issued or approved lethal and non-lethal weapons; Perform in specialized assignments as required. Minimum Experience and Training Guidelines A High School diploma, GED, or equivalent in addition to the completion of 39 semester / 58.5 quarter units from an accredited college or university. Substitution: The 39 semester unit / 58.5 quarter unit requirement may be substituted with at least 3 years of active duty service in any branch of the U.S. military and an honorable discharge. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license Be 20 years old at the time of appointment, and at least 21 years of age upon POST Academy graduation Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with normal color vision Must be eligible for U.S. citizenship upon academy graduation No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification . 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Completed Supplemental/Personal History Questionnaire 3. A transcript (official or unofficial) of college units completed If you have completed a POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLET-B) and received a T-Score of 45 or higher or you have completed a National Testing Network Law Enforcement exam with a reading score 70% or above, a written score 70% or above, and a video score of 65% or above, and have completed the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) and received a score of 320 or higher, you may submit these scores at the time of application. If you do not have these scores at the time of application because your scheduled testing date is after your application date, you may email your scores to april.adams@cityofvallejo.net once they have been sent to you. **A PELLETB or NTN passing score along with a WSTB passing score, is required to move forward in the selection process. A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). 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. Applications are accepted and reviewed in conjunction with Police Academy admission cycles that occur three times per year. Applicants may be chosen to attend one of the three following Police Academies: Contra Costa County Basic Police Academy Alameda County Basic Police Academy Sacramento Police Academy Academy selection is based on admission cycle and availability. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that may include but are not limited to: 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 Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Recruit), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process may be invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. 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 contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@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: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 01, 2021
Description The Vallejo Police Department is undergoing a cultural shift to 21st Century Community Policing. Our Cadet Program is intended to provide young men and women with an opportunity to learn police operations with that philosophy in mind, and in preparation for pursuing a career with the Vallejo Police Department. We are seeking individuals interested in making a difference in the community, and who are eager to participate in a high level of community collaboration! THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. In this temporary position, Police Cadets are expected to perform a variety of community policing work (including civilian, field, and office tasks) in direct support of safety and non-safety personnel. Employees in this pre-trainee level, non-safety position, work on a part-time/as needed basis, while attending an accredited college toward earning their Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a related field. Police Cadets who successfully obtain said degree 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 may be released. THE DEPARTMENT The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional community policing services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT THE CITY 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. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class is distinguished from the Police Officer (Recruit) class in that the latter is the trainee level class participating in the POST Basic Academy, and the former is the pre-trainee level in preparation for the POST Basic Academy. It is further differentiated from the 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. This is a part-time, temporary, at will position exempt from the classified service. 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 Attends weekend and/or evening training sessions Performs related duties and responsibilities as required Cadet Rotations and Assignments may vary within the following divisions and may include: Evidence Investigations Prisoner Transport Patrol Community Services Section (CSS) School Resource Officer Traffic Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Techniques for working with the public in a tactful, respectful, and collaborative manner Techniques for gaining trust and getting people to cooperate using reason 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 Work with the public collaboratively, respectfully, 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. AND 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. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license Be between 18 and 23 years of age at the time of application Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with normal color vision Must be eligible for U.S. citizenship upon academy graduation No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Respond to all Supplemental Questions 2. A transcript of college units completed 3. Proof of current full-time college enrollment with anticipated graduation date * A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). 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. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental questionnaire, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that may include but are not limited to: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher College enrollment Valid California driver license Citizenship Criminal history Hiring Process: Prior to hire, the selected candidate will be required to pass the following: Oral Interview Live scan fingerprinting Background Polygraph testing Psychological Assessment Medical Assessment Background Investigation : Candidates for the position of Police Cadet are required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. During the background investigation candidates are required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Cadet, in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Additionally, for the position of Police Cadet, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination, including drug screening, is required prior to employment. 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 contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@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: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Jun 01, 2021
Full Time
Description THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies , and is 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 recruitment may 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. The ideal candidate will be capable of assertively taking command of situations in a sensitive yet straightforward manner, while showing consideration and respect to others. They will have the ability to deal with stressful and pressured situations in an efficient and controlled manner. Candidates must demonstrate good decision making skills under pressure, work with minimum supervision, and be a collaborative team member with a positive attitude. Additionally, candidates should have the ability to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. 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. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their website . 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). 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 of Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic certificate, and a 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 qualified based 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 further consideration. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete and pass the following to advance in the hiring process: Oral Board Department Level Interview Completed Personal History Statement (PHS) Livescan - fingerprint check for criminal history information Polygraph POST Dispatcher Background Investigation Psychological Assessment Medical Assessment, including drug screening 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 or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email to: april.adams@cityofvallejo.net before their scheduled test/interview 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