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City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jan 26, 2023
Part Time
DESCRIPTION *Apply immediately! This position may close early if a maximum number of applications are received. To perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual tasks in the construction and maintenance of building, parks, parkways, assessment districts, streets, and related facilities. This is the entry-level class in the Maintenance Division. Positions assigned to this class work under immediate supervision in the performance of a wide variety of routine unskilled to semi-skilled building, park, parkways, street, and assessment districts maintenance tasks. Generally, work is observed and reviewed during performance and upon completion, and changes in procedures or exceptions to rules are explained in detail as they arise. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Immediate supervision is provided by higher-level maintenance personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assist in servicing heating and air conditioning units. Assist in painting of City buildings and facilities. Assist in changing light bulbs. Assist in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry repairs and maintenance. Clean and care for tools and equipment. Assist in the maintenance of turf areas by mowing, edging, fertilizing, spraying, and watering. Care for shrubs and trees by weeding, watering, and fertilizing. Assist in pruning trees using hand saws and chain saws. Assist in planting and removing trees. Assist in the installation, repair, and maintenance of sprinkler systems. Control weeds by hand pulling, whipping, and spraying. Empty trash containers. Rake leaves, clean walks, fields, courts, and other facilities; load trimmings on trucks. Maintain tools and equipment. Pick up rubbish and paper; perform general grounds cleaning. Perform routine street maintenance duties. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: One year of experience performing duties of a nature similar to those performed by a Maintenance Helper. The ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful performance of required duties. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Common landscaping and gardening tools, equipment, and maintenance methods. Methods employed in basic laboring and maintenance work. How to operate power equipment safely. Horticulture. Basic carpentry, plumbing, and electricity. Basic knowledge of asphalt and concrete. Ability to: Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Perform unskilled to semi-skilled tasks in the construction and maintenance of public works and/or parks related facilities. Perform heavy physical labor. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. To correct problems before they become bigger. Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties, including the performance of strenuous labor and the lifting of heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Also includes bending, reaching, and standing for long periods of time. Closing Date/Time: 2/8/2023 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
DESCRIPTION *APPLY IMMEDIATELY. THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE EARLY IF A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. DEFINITION The Neighborhood Compliance Officer performs journey level parking enforcement and neighborhood compliance duties in a non-sworn capacity; to patrol city areas to enforce the California Vehicle Code and the City of Palmdale Municipal Code; to issue citations, tow vehicles, issue notice of violations, and maintain equipment. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey level in the Neighborhood Compliance Officer series. Positions at this level perform the full range assignments. Incumbents at this level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Community Compliance Specialist or Senior Code Enforcement Officer under direction of the Community Compliance Manager This position exercises no supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Determine and create enforcement route, ensure entire assigned area is patrolled; patrol City areas; respond to calls for service; issue parking and administrative citations for observed equipment, registration, vehicle, municipal, and zoning violations. Operate City assigned vehicle; ensure issued equipment is in proper order; inventory and maintain supplies such as citation books, envelopes and other forms. Assist the public by giving directions and answering a variety of questions regarding the City as well as educate the public concerning vehicle safety programs, code and ordinances. Interact intensively with the public on an ongoing basis; receive, listen to and skillfully handle related issues and complaints and as necessary, conduct research to respond to community concerns. Understand and be aware of patrol activity in the immediate area. Identify and oversee removal and towing of vehicles meeting certain California Vehicle Code requirements. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public reflective of the City's Values and Strategic Plan. Receive complaints from citizens regarding vehicle, municipal, and zoning violations; process complaints per adjudication procedures; schedule administrative reviews and hearings when requested. Maintain records of inspection and enforcement efforts including detailed reports, correspondence, photographs, and other evidence, which may be used in legal proceedings. Prepare for, appear and testify in court and at depositions as needed. Provide public counter coverage; answer phones, process payments, maintain records, etc. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Two years experience working in law enforcement or local municipal codes, California Vehicle Code, and penal code with substantial public contact.. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Possession of a valid California driver's license and the ability to be insured with the City's carrier. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. Other Requirement: Must successfully pass the background for the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as soon as practical. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations. Principles and practices of parking enforcement; pertinent codes, rules and procedures related to parking enforcement. Rules and procedures of providing testimony in court. Community resources for referrals or aid. Ability to: Enforce parking and vehicle laws and regulations. Interact, both in the office and in the field, with residents, businesses, other City employees, and personnel of other government agencies. Communicate effectively with members of the public, other City employees, and personnel from other public agencies. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with members of the public, other City employees, Sheriff's Department personnel, and personnel from other public agencies. Read, write, and speak clearly and effectively using the English language. Use proper English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Learn state and local laws relating to vehicle and parking enforcement. Computer skills necessary to write reports, develop presentations and data collection. Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility : frequent use of keyboard; frequent driving, walking, standing, bending, squatting, and sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing. Lifting : frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision : constant use of overall vision; color and depth vision; frequent reading and close-up work. Dexterity : frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking : frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological : frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental : frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in both a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment, and outside in various types of weather. Position is required to operate city vehicles; will require weekend work, occasional overtime and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: 2/8/2023 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
DESCRIPTION **Apply Immediately. This position may close early, if a maximum number of applications are received. The Code Enforcement Officer I/II performs responsible technical and administrative work in the enforcement of the provisions of the City's Municipal Code and the Palmdale Zoning Ordinance; to investigate and enforce applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to, zoning, land use, health and safety, blight, and graffiti involving both office and field work. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Code Enforcement Officer I Code Enforcement Officer I is the entry-level class in the Code Enforcement series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Code Enforcement II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties as assigned to the journey level class. Code Enforcement Officer II Code Enforcement Officer II is the full journey level class in the Code Enforcement series and is distinguished from the Code Enforcement Officer I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Code Enforcement Officer I class. On occasion, as assigned, this position may monitor work efforts performed by Code Enforcement Officer I and Neighborhood Compliance Officers. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direct supervision from the Senior Code Enforcement Officer under direction of the Community Compliance Manager. This position exercises no supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Answer inquiries and respond to complaints from the public regarding fire and safety hazards, abatement procedures, code and zoning regulations, and potential violations. Resolve disputes when possible regarding enforcement actions, notices to abate, citations, and/or legal action. Schedule and conduct field investigations; identify municipal and zoning code ordinance violations. Advise property owners of violations of specific codes and action necessary to comply; seek voluntary compliance. Issue notice of violations involving substandard properties. Conduct investigations regarding violations of the municipal code, take appropriate action, which may include the issuance of civil and/or criminal citations. Prepare Substandard Notices, Summary Abatement Orders and Liens to record against individual properties; receive and process requests for release of Substandard Notices and Liens. Remove illegal signs within public right-of-way, make contact with homeless population, investigate illegal dumping, contact/enforce illegal street vendors, peddlers, and panhandlers. Prepare, write and submit cases to City Attorney and/or District Attorney for action in cases of noncompliance; represent the City in court when required. Maintain records of inspection and enforcement efforts including detailed reports, correspondence, photographs, and other evidence, which may be used in legal proceedings. Confer with other County and/or State departments such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles County Probation Department, Health Department, State Parole and the Department of Animal Control as well as City departments on the disposition of complaints and violations. Obtain inspection and forcible entry warrants as needed. Incorporate the City's Strategic Plan and Values in all aspects of enforcement actions. Assist in the development and revision of zoning code provisions. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Code Enforcement Officer I Experience: Two years of public agency enforcement experience. Training: High school diploma or G. E. D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Code Enforcement Officer II Experience: Three years of enforcement experience as a Code Enforcement Officer, law enforcement officer, or similar. Training: High school diploma or G. E. D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Code Enforcement Officer I: Possession of a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance and the ability to be insured with the City's insurance carrier required. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a P.O.S.T. (832 p.c.) certificate within one year of date of hire. Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months, a basic California Association of Code Enforcement Officials (CACEO) Module I certificate. Code Enforcement Officer II: Possession of a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance and the ability to be insured with the City's insurance carrier required. Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months, California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) PC 832 Arrest, Search, and Seizure Certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain within six months, California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Module II certificate. Other Requirement: Must successfully pass the background for the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as soon as practical. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Land use concepts and zoning principles. Zoning and municipal codes, basic understanding of California Penal Code and California Vehicle Code. Due process, constitutional rights, limitation of authority; legal remedies, and abatement strategies used in investigation of complaints. Appropriate safety measures for field investigations. Basic word processing and database operations. City organizational structure/functions. Outside agencies' jurisdiction. Community/agency resources available to effect compliance. Ability to: Read, comprehend, interpret and explain City codes. Determine zoning code violations and recommend corrective action. Gather and analyze data. Prepare accurate and concise technical reports. Make sound decisions and recommend appropriate corrective action. Resolve disputes and problem solve. Work safely in the field setting. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent standing and walking on uneven terrain; frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; regular climbing, bending, stooping and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds; occasional pushing pulling up to 100 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to chemicals, biohazards, fumes, and other environmental substances. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is often performed in an outdoor construction environment with year-round exposure to varying weather conditions. Work is subject to construction site noise and environment including exposure to loud equipment and machinery. Work is performed at various locations. Positions will require weekend work, occasional overtime and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: 2/8/2023 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jan 25, 2023
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Public Works Project Manager performs professional and technical engineering and project management for a variety of complex and sensitive capital improvement projects in compliance with applicable standards, specifications, and objectives; researches and plans for a variety of capital improvement and maintenance/improvement projects; performs complex engineering plan review related to capital projects; and tracks and communicate project status to appropriate personnel. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an advanced journey level class responsible for managing complex and sensitive capital improvement projects. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the engineering series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including technical and professional engineering staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by the Capital Improvement Manager and Deputy Director of Public Works. The position may exercise direct and indirect supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepare project cost estimates and project budgets; provide professional and technical engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Manage the procurement process for professional service contracts. Receive professional service proposals and review for completeness, appropriateness of the scope of work and compliance with City standards and specification requirements; recommend award of bid and negotiate professional service contracts; manage contract throughout the life of the project (planning, design, and construction). Administer contracts and project requirements and standards in accordance with city policies and procedures and funder requirements; define and negotiate contract changes. Apply project management principles to ensure projects are completed in accordance with established schedules, funding source requirements and budgets. Interface, communicate and develop partnerships with City staff, consultants, contractors, and representatives from other agencies during project design and construction; coordinate and conduct status update meetings with contractor and applicable city personnel; monitor project budget and schedule and provide status updates to appropriate staff and management. Develop methods for tracking and monitoring project costs and timelines; maintain detailed files throughout the duration of the project. Review plans and specifications for public works projects including pumping stations, streets, storm drains, sewer lines, , street lighting, parks, building and related projects; research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs; help in the preparation of grant applications. May serve as liaison with contractors; inspect contractor work to ensure work meets the standards and expectations of the city. Review and process consultant or contractor invoices, schedules, submittals, and recommend payment. Assist with the development and implementation of contract processing procedures to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner and in compliance with applicable standards. Serve as a liaison between the city, public, utilities, permitting agencies and other internal and external stakeholders for assigned projects. May plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff related to assigned activities. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible design, project, and construction management experience, including significant responsibility for public works projects. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, construction management, project management or related field including 30 semester units in civil engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE : Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. Project management certification such as Project Management Institute's PMP is desirable, but not required. Any coursework toward such certification will also be valued. A professional license (PE) is not required but is highly desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of project management. Principles and practices of professional and technical engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design and construction including CEQA, NEQA, and Public Contract Code. Methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a variety of public works projects. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; federal, state, and local funder requirements. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules including Disadvantaged Business, ADA, green, and CEQA regulations. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Ability to: Develop and implement methods for tracking project related costs and timelines. Independently negotiate agreements and modifications; administer contracts. Develop, administer, and adjust complex program and project grants and budgets; ensure accurate and timely reporting. Interpret and explain pertinent City and department policies and procedures. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Manage multiple projects in various phases of completion while ensuring deliverables meet applicable standards and specifications, project budget and timeline. Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. Interpret, review, and analyze development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility : frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting : frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision : constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity : frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking : frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological : frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental : frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature-controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Position will require frequent field visits to construction sites both indoors and outdoors. Closing Date/Time: 2/14/2023 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jan 20, 2023
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Engineering Technician performs difficult and complex paraprofessional and technical engineering work in assigned area of responsibility including, but not limited to, drafting, filing and retrieval of information, engineering design, land development, traffic engineering, utility engineering, and capital improvements; provides technical assistance to engineering personnel; provides direction to contractors, consultants, developers, and the public regarding City standards and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and performs field engineering work involving surveying and inspections as requested. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level class in the paraprofessional engineering series. Positions in this class possess the applicable technical knowledge and functional experience and training to perform difficult and complex engineering duties. The Senior Engineering Technician is distinguished from the Engineering Technician II by the performance of the complex duties as assigned with only minimal instruction or supervision. Incumbents work independently seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Engineering Technician receives general supervision from a higher level professional or paraprofessional engineer. This position may exercise technical and/or functional supervision over less experienced paraprofessional and/or technical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Draft complex maps, engineering plans, charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, and sketches for engineering division and departmental projects. Update and revise engineering drawings detailing sewer, water, storm drain, street lighting, and traffic systems. Review and prepare legal descriptions related to grant deeds and lot line changes. Prepare a variety of maps and exhibits for the Planning Commission, City Council, and other occasional meetings. Maintain drafting records and files. Provide City staff and the public with information as requested including legal descriptions of parcels, address verification, property ownership, assessor's parcel numbers, zoning designations, easements, flood zone status, public right-of-way, property jurisdiction, and assessment districts as able. Perform a variety of special projects involving graphic design and illustration for maps and exhibits. Perform inspection of public improvement projects. Perform engineering plan check for routine projects. Participate in traffic studies including manual counts, speed surveys, and the collection and analysis of other traffic related duties. Perform professional and technical engineering work relative to assigned area of responsibility including, but not limited to, design, traffic, land development, and/or capital improvements. Design and prepare routine to complex plans and specifications for public works projects including pumping stations, streets, storm drains, sewer lines, and related projects; research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs. Develop revised design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances. Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; resolve problems or refer as appropriate. Administer contracts and project requirements and standards; define and negotiate contract changes; coordinate and review the work of outside consultants; apply project management principles to ensure projects are completed in accordance with established schedules, funding source requirements, and budgets review; recommend all payments and billing for contracted services related to assigned projects. Request and/or participate in the collection of survey and mapping data. Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures. Participate in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting City streets, sewers, drains, and related public works facilities; assure compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Conduct construction inspections for Capital Improvement Projects. Prepare visual presentations and reports. Prepare special engineering studies and reports. Assist in the procurement process for professional service contracts. Receive professional service proposals and review for completeness, appropriateness of the scope of work and compliance with City standards and specification requirements; recommend award of bid and negotiate professional. Coordinate public works activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections and with outside agencies. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible and varied paraprofessional engineering experience, three of which are comparable to an Engineering Technician II with the City of Palmdale. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. Possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate issued by the State of California is highly desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS In addition to the requirements for the Engineering Technician I/II: Knowledge of: Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to assigned area of responsibility. City engineering policies and procedures. Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects. Modern standards of alignment, grade, and compaction of streets. Topographic and construction surveying. Strengths, properties, and uses of engineering construction materials. Principles and practices of data collection, interpretation, and presentation and technical report writing. Principles and practices of project cost estimating and project management. Modeling techniques. Principles and practices of reviewing plans and specifications to ensure compliance with pertinent local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and codes. Basic engineering hydraulics as used in sewer and storm water facilities. Ability to: Administer contracts and coordinate and review the work of outside consultants. Design common engineering structures and facilities. Use drafting and surveying instruments to prepare maps, plans, cross-sections, and profiles. Prepare quantity and cost estimates and write contract specifications. Prepare legal descriptions and complete accurate and concise plans, specifications, and cost estimates. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent standing for long periods of time; occasional walking on uneven terrain; frequent bending and squatting; use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing. Lifting: frequently up to 50 pounds; occasionally up to 75 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to chemicals, fumes, and other environmental substances. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is often performed in an outdoor construction environment with year round exposure to varying weather conditions. Work is subject to construction site noise and environment including exposure to loud equipment and machinery. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Nov 24, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Director in a variety of areas. Assists in short and long-term planning, development, and administration of the Department's policies, procedures, and services. Successful performance of the work requires a professional background, as well as skills in coordinating departmental work with other City departments and public agencies. For more information on the position, click here. First review of applications will take place on December 15th. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class is distinguished from the Director of Economic and Community Development in that the latter has overall responsibility for all community development programs, functions, and activities, and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from the Director of Economic and Community Development. This position exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Recommend and assist in the implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; develop strategies to build a sustainable organization and meet city strategic objectives. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Assist with the administration of the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, Specific Plans, land use entitlements and development proposals including advanced and current planning proposals, building plan checking and permit issuance, development proposals, construction, business license and planning, business recruitment, retention and expansion, retail recruitment, foreign trade zone and civil and traffic engineering as it relates to private development activities; closely coordinate this work with input from other departments and divisions within the City. Assist and participate in the development and administration of the department's annual budget; recommend and assist with the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; the monitoring of and approving expenditures; and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary. Assist to select, train, motivate, and direct department personnel; evaluate and review work for acceptability and conformance with department and city standards, coaches, counsels, recommends progressive discipline; responds to staff questions and concerns. Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; recommend and implement changes. Assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems. Direct preparation of zoning ordinances and zoning maps, and the revision of such ordinances and maps. Interpret departmental policies and governing codes and regulations to departmental employees. Make presentations to city committees, commissions, and City Council. Function as a member of the City's management team and participates actively in addressing issues of concern to the City, which at times may not have a direct impact on area of specialization. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Seven years of professional community development or city government experience. in economic development, planning or building and safety, including three years in a supervisory or management capacity Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, urban planning, economic development, real estate, or or a closely related field. A Master's degree preferred. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid California driver's license MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Extensive knowledge of administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision. Interpret, apply and explain applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations. Public agency budgetary, contract administration, citywide administrative practices, and general principles or risk management related to the functions of the assigned areas. City of Palmdale General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and applicable state laws regulating the same. Laws, principles, and implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Subdivision Map Act. Transit oriented development. Land use entitlement processes and procedures including specific plans, development agreements, Subdivision Map Act, Cortese Knox, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. Regional planning and transportation projects affecting the City. Extensive knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and practices as applied to engineering, traffic engineering, planning and development, design and construction, and principles of building code compliance. Aesthetic and physical design concepts, demographic, environmental, economic, and social concepts as applied to municipal planning, community development, and housing. Contract negotiation and administration. Techniques for reviewing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, reports, and recommendations related to private and development public works projects. Land development, particularly as it relates to Federal, State and local laws or regulations and to City procedures affecting engineering activities. Principles and laws governing public works contract administration, land use, public safety, and land division. Practices and procedures of municipal public works and planning management. Principles of research and effective report preparation. Administration, budgeting, and personnel management. Ability to: Assist with planning, directing and coordinating the work of the Department. Help prepare and administer a department budget. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Research and prepare complex and planning reports. Represent the interests of the City with a variety of boards, committees, commissions, outside agencies, and the public. Read and interpret maps, sketches, plans, drawings, specifications, and technical manuals. Select, train, supervise and evaluate employees. Make sound and effective decisions regarding operational and personnel functions. Respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner. Understand, explain and apply policies and procedures. Analyze unusual situations and resolve them through application of management and engineering principles and practices. Develop comprehensive plans to meet future City needs/services. Deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions. Develop new policies impacting divisional operations/procedures. Attend meetings and/or events on evenings and/or weekends. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Oct 14, 2022
Part Time
DESCRIPTION The City of Palmdale is looking for Lifeguards to work at one of our many aquatics facilities. Lifeguard positions are ideal for those seeking an energetic work environment and rewarding level of responsibility working with the public. Required certifications include, possession of CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and possession of Lifeguard Training Certificate. If you are interested in becoming a Lifeguard for the City of Palmdale, but do not have the required certifications, sign up for the Lifeguard Academy now. The new class is scheduled for February 24-26 and March 10-14. To learn more click here . EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Prevent accidents through enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons at the swimming pool; keep attentive lookout for accidents in the water or swimming pool deck; warn people against dangerous practice regarding pool use. Enter the water to rescue patrons in distress; administer CPR and first aid; assist with routine pool cleaning and maintenance work on or about the swimming pool as required, conduct water safety and lifesaving instruction classes. Ensure visitor safety in the water and on the pool deck. Explain and maintain pool safety rules. Rescue distressed swimmers. Administer CPR and First Aid. Assist in routine pool maintenance and cleaning. Teach swim lessons. Conduct, oversee and teach competitive and non-competitive recreations swim activities. Attend trainings to receive necessary information to conduct such activities. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Aquatic Program experience. Participation in formal or informal education courses. REQUIRED LICENSE OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Possession of Lifeguard Training Certificate. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be seventeen 17 years of age by July 1 of the current year. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguard Training Certificate. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Rescue methods and first aid as applied to accidents in the water and surrounding area. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools. Ability to: Ability to instruct swim lessons. Ability to rescue distressed swimmers and provide CPR/First Aid. Ability to supervise pool visitors and maintain a safe environment. Ability to read, understand and carry out written or oral directions. Ability to communicate policies to general public. Ability to represent the City in a positive, appropriate manner. Ability to exercise good judgment. Ability to follow procedures outlined by supervisor. Ability to work as a team member with the parks and recreation department. Must be 17 years of age by July 1 of the current year. Must be able to swim. Ability to administer First Aid and CPR as required. Ability to: Supervise the conduct of pool patrons and maintain order in a tactful manner. Follow written and oral instructions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION *Next Review of applications will be 1/26/2023. Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises, and administers the City's maintenance districts including the Landscape Maintenance Districts (LMD), Streetlight Maintenance Districts, Sewer Maintenance District, Drainage Maintenance District, Parks Maintenance District community facility districts and other special maintenance districts that may be created by the City of Palmdale from time to time. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from the City Engineer. May exercise direct and indirect supervision over technical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Oversee district formations, long-range planning, parcel assessment estimates. Oversee preparation and administer budgets for each maintenance district, develop forecasts, and monitor expenditures and revenue for each district. Assist in managing the capital improvement projects within the districts; manage the review of landscape and other plans as they related to the various districts to ensure compliance with City standards, oversee the preparation of conditions of approval for the Development Review Committee for projects affecting the districts; attend and participate in Development Review Committee meetings, attend a variety of public meetings, including Homeowner Associations. Develop and administer maintenance contracts for the various districts; ensure contract effectiveness and compliance with the direction provided by City requirements. Participate in the planning process for new development, including review of tentative projects, tract maps, street plans, grading plans, and building permits as necessary to ensure requirements are met and clearances are issued. Assist in resolution of service complaints regarding the maintenance of landscape, hardscape, fencing, decorative lighting, drainage, injuries, and other concerns. Create consistent and effective customer service protocol. Establish positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public. Liaisonwithconsultants,engineers,attorneys,outsideagencies,developers,andCitystaffintheformation and managementofspecialfinancingdistricts. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Four years of experience in maintenance district administration OR a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, public administration, or a closely related field and two years of experience in maintenance district administration. One year of experience at a supervisory level is highly desirable. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license and the ability to be insured with the City's insurance carrier is required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Applicable laws of City special maintenance districts and functions. Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations, and laws. Modern office procedures and computer equipment and software such as AutoCAD, GPS, GIS and software related to specific department operations. Advanced principles of project management. Principles of personnel management. Budget preparation and administration. Ability to: Organize, implement, and direct assessment district activities. Prepare analytical reports of a budgetary, technical, and evaluative nature. Interpret and explain pertinent section and department policies and procedures. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Establish and maintain systems for control of work quality and quantity in the Division. Represent the City, Department, and or Director(s) in a variety of meetings. Make sound and effective decisions regarding operational and personnel functions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Be an effective communicator, with high integrity and excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with different audiences of all levels. Manage expectations of community groups and key stakeholders within the City. Be a collaborative and creative problem-solver with a solid understanding of Assessment Districts. Be a positive and energetic leader with a willingness to take a "hands on" approach to develop a team-oriented working environment within the division. Have a strong analytical and project management skills Develop and recommend comprehensive solutions. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in a major engineering section; provides complex professional and technical engineering support relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Civil Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, nature of the public contact made, and direct supervision. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned to classes within this series, and may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Civil Engineer receives direction from the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. The position exercises direct and technical and/or functional supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide complex professional and technical engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Manage and/or participate in the preparation of complex engineering studies and reports related to public works, utilities, and capital improvement projects according to assignment; oversee coordination of activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers. Manage the most complex and difficult engineering projects; develop and monitor project schedules and budget; ensure project funding. Supervise, train, motivate, direct, and review the work of staff involved in technical and professional engineering duties; participate in the activities of a major section within the engineering division. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; establish schedules and methods for building inspection and permitting activities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Oversee and participate in the review of all private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommend for or against approval. Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Prepare and/or review improvement agreements. Supervise the preparation, updating, and maintenance of maps and records. Prepare and oversee the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of capital improvement projects. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Review specifications for composition and accuracy. Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers, and the general public relative to City policies, regulations, and procedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with outside parties. Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billings for contracted services. Oversee and participate in the review of projects under construction in the field; coordinate the activities of the inspection unit; resolve complaints and problems in the field between the inspectors and developers, contractors, and/or engineers. Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate. Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards, and committees as assigned. Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analyses. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain within six months. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design, and construction. Methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and surveying of a variety of public works projects. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules including CEQA regulations. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil and structural engineering. Principles and practices of project management. Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction. Interpret, review, and analyze development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Organize, implement, and direct professional engineering operations and activities. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program and project budgets. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations. Administer contracts. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: Continuous