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3 job(s) at City of Palmdale

City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Dec 06, 2019
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Economic Development Manager plans, organizes and directs the economic development division; to prepare and manage division budget; to manage and implement assigned complex economic development projects; to supervise staff assigned to economic development; and to provide highly responsible professional assistance. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Director of Economic and Community Development. This position exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and administrative support staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Manage and organize the planning and implementation of complex economic development projects and activities; establish objectives, priorities and schedules; manage project budgets. Manage economic development activities including business and industrial recruitment, business retention and expansion and retail recruitment. Prepare division budget; assist in budget implementation; administer the approved budget. Manage, oversee and participate in the development of the economic development work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Provide oversight of economic development projects and activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Review development proposals submitted by developers or referred by outside departments and responds to inquiries regarding development requirements. Develop performance schedules, evaluation criteria and performance reporting for economic development projects; perform or manage the performance of field work and data collection. Negotiate, within approved parameters, advantageous terms and conditions with property owners and developers for economic development projects. Manage the acquisition of properties including required public hearings and legal notices. Develop requests for proposals and evaluation criteria for development of properties for economic development. Prepare and implement Disposition and Development Agreements and Owner Participation Agreements in accordance with Federal, State and local agency policies and requirements. Ensure compliance with terms of agreements, contracts, and memoranda of understanding; prepare and maintain files and records; negotiate contracts for projects. Manage marketing campaigns and outreach efforts; manage foreign trade through the Foreign-Trade Zone. Serve as liaison with special interest organizations, committees, business and community interests involved in assigned programs and activities; respond to inquiries from the public. Encourage and participate in community engagement activities related to economic development; represent the City at community planning, interagency and professional meetings and conferences. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned professional, technical, and administrative support personnel. 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: Five years of recent progressively responsible experience in public economic development, redevelopment, urban planning, or in private sector development or redevelopment and real estate. Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, social sciences, architecture, urban studies or a related field. 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: Principles and practices of economic development project management, and real estate. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, specifically community redevelopment law, regulations and procedures concerning California economic development, redevelopment and land use rules and regulations; real estate acquisition and relocation procedures and assessment district financing and structure. Financial procedures and regulation pertaining to real estate acquisition and disposition, loan management, and property improvements. Current literature, information sources and research techniques in the field of redevelopment, community development and economic development. Principles, practices and methods of public administration including budgeting, purchasing, and personnel supervision and management. Modern office methods, practices, procedures and equipment. Ability to: Act as a project manager for various economic development activities. Manage all aspects of economic development activities. Interpret and apply laws, ordinances, regulations, maps, plans and development documents. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work effectively within a team environment where a high level of accountability is maintained. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Conduct highly complex negotiations and prepare and monitor contracts and agreements. Supervise, train and evaluate subordinate employees. Interpret programs and policies to the general public. Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Work independently with minimal supervision. Gather and analyze complex data and make sound recommendations. 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. Closing Date/Time: 1/3/2020 12:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Dec 02, 2019
Part Time
DESCRIPTION Senior Lifeguard (Hourly pay $18.88 - $20.03) Assist with the planning, organization and supervision of the aquatic activities and maintenance at the City's aquatics facilities; instruct water safety and lifesaving classes; serve as a lifeguard; and perform related work as required. Head Lifeguard (Hourly pay $20.76 - $22.03) To plan, organize and supervise the aquatic activities and maintenance at the City's aquatics facilities; instruct water safety and lifesaving classes; serve as a lifeguard; and perform related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by the professional staff. Exercises indirect supervision over part-time staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Senior Lifeguard: Attend all mandatory trainings. Perform duties necessary to operate a City pool facility. Supervise and complete all records and reports. Assist with assigning, scheduling, directing and evaluating of all pool personnel. Address various staff issues, including creating and managing staff schedules. Assist with the testing and training of aquatic personnel. Facilitate proper communication among City staff and patrons. Respond to patron inquiries and assist with complaint resolution. Practice preventative lifeguarding techniques. Assess and respond to distress situations. Administer first aid and or CPR as needed. Conduct programs offered to the public. Conduct routine water chemistry tests, assist with minor pool maintenance and ensure required equipment is properly placed and functioning. Ensure pool facility is clean and orderly. Perform the duties of Head Lifeguard in their absence. Perform duties as assigned. Head Lifeguard: Perform all duties as outlined in the Senior Lifeguard job description, plus: Assisting in the recruitment, testing and training of aquatic personnel. Assigning, scheduling, directing and evaluating of all pool personnel. Assisting with the planning and implementation of programs and activities. Ability to be an effective link between the pool, the aquatic facility and City Hall. 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: Senior Lifeguard Graduation from high school and 2 years of summer season experience or 1 year of continual service as a lifeguard and/or swimming instructor. Current Lifeguard Training Certificate and Water Safety Instructor Certificate or considerable experience in the maintenance and operation of Dry Town Water Park. Lifeguard Instructor preferred. Head Lifeguard Completed college course work in recreation, physical education or a related field, or considerable experience in the maintenance and operation of public swimming pools and/or operation of Dry Town Water Park. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer,and Water Safety Instructor certificates are required. Current Lifeguard Training Instructor Certificate preferred. 3 years lifeguard experience and/or swimming instructor. 1 year Senior Lifeguard experience. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge & Abilities Departmental procedures and policies as applied to the operation of swimming pools and the maintenance of related records and reports. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools; rescue methods and first aid as applied to accidents in the water and surrounding areas. Knowledge of equipment and chemicals used to maintain swimming pools. Instruct techniques of swimming and lifesaving; to plan and supervise the work of others engaged in operating a large public swimming pool; to maintain adequate operating records; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and the public; skill in administering first aid; skill in swimming. Must attend mandatory heat illness training before service begins. Additional Information An online application is required for this position. Applicants will be required to complete a mandatory swim test at a location to be given to qualified applicants. Online City application must be submitted prior to testing. Every applicant will have to pass the following swim test: 1. A timed 500 yard swim continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Times must be under 9:30. 2. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. * Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. * Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. * Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. This test date is for all applicants, both internal and external, and is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm. Upon successful completion of the test, a formal interview will take place. Therefore, please bring appropriate business casual attire. For more information and to apply online, please visit www.cityofpalmdale.org. ** As you can imagine, the volume of applications received in the Human Resources Office is quite considerable. Therefore, we are unable to respond to telephone requests regarding application status. We will provide written acknowledgment, via email, to all applications received ** OUR VALUES GROUNDED IN INTEGRITY: WE: Are Transparent & Trustworthy; Tell The Truth; Do What We Say We Are Going To Do; Treat Others As We Would Like To Be Treated; Do The Right Thing; Earn Trust NURTURE TEAMWORK: WE: Work Together To Achieve A Common Goal; Share Information; Pitch In - Even If It's Not Our Job; Use Everyone's Knowledge And Skills To Find Better Solutions; Recognize Others For Their Contributions To The Team CULTIVATE GREATNESS: WE: Bring Our Best - Thinking, Attitude, Solutions, Energy; Compete With Greatness (not with individual organizations); Show Professionalism In All Our Interactions; Work To Make Each Day Better Than The Last COMMITTED TO SERVICE: WE: Are Stewards Of Public Resources (Human, Physical and Financial); Work To Drive Greater Efficiency & Effectiveness; Serve Cheerfully With A "Can-Do" Attitude; Bring A Problem-Solving Approach To Issues MASTER THE POSSIBILITIES: WE: Find New Ways; Bounce Back (we are resilient); Adapt To The Situation; Support & Recognize Each Other; Have Fun; Are Always Learning And Growing; Are Innovators Closing Date/Time: 1/24/2020 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Nov 20, 2019
Full Time
DESCRIPTION Resumes can be emailed to Human Resources Manager Patricia Nevarez, pnevarez@cityofpalmdale.org. Under administrative direction, assists the City Manager in managing and directing citywide departmental activities and operations; assists City Manager in providing administrative guidance to executive staff; relieves the City Manager of day-to-day duties associated with municipal operations; performs responsible and complex administrative work; acts for the City Manager in his/her absence. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Assistant City Manager is an administrative management level class, which assists the City Manager in the overall operations of meeting the City's established mission and goals. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and administration of assigned functions including supervision over assigned departments. The Assistant City Manager acts for the City Manager in his or her absence. This class is distinguished from the next higher classification of City Manager, which serves as the Chief Executive Officer over all City departments and program activities. This is a one incumbent classification. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercises direct and indirect supervision over assigned areas, including professional, technical and support personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Assists and participates in the development and implementation of the City's strategic plan and goals and objectives as a result of the strategic plan. Assists the City Manager in managing and directing the activities of City departments and in providing administrative guidance to executive staff. Reviews, interprets, develops, modifies and implements City administrative policies and their application to specific situations in departments; and resolves conflicts involving multiple departments in matters/issues not addressed by existing City policies and procedures. Manages the coordination and preparation of the budgets, funding mechanisms, and budget control activities; reviews and approves funding reporting; makes recommendations to the City Manager on funding opportunities. Represents the City in City Council meetings, special commissions, and boards, the community at large, and at professional meetings, trainings and conferences as required. Assists and advises the City Manager; relieves the City Manager of administrative detail; serves as Acting City Manager as assigned. Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public. Performs other related duties as required. 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: Ten years of increasingly responsible administrative or managerial experience in a public administration setting, including three years of management or supervisory experience at the department director level. Training: A bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field is required. A master's degree is highly desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of municipal administration, organizations, and functions. Current social, political, and economic trends and operating challenges and responsibilities of municipal government. Principles and practices of municipal budgeting and finance. Local and state legislative processes. Methods of assessing municipal operating requirements. Principles of effective public relations and interrelationships with community groups and agencies, private businesses and firms, and other levels of government. Principles of leadership, strategic planning and organizational management. Methods and techniques of supervision, training, and motivation. Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Assist the City Manager in managing overall City operations through implementation of the strategic plan. Provide effective leadership in a diverse workplace and community. Prepare and analyze budgets and long term financial forecasts. Serve effectively as the administrative agent of the City Manager and City Council. Manage, plan, organize, train, evaluate, and direct work of assigned staff. Delegate effectively. Work independently and as part of a team. Make sound decisions within established guidelines. Analyze complex issues and develop and implement appropriate responses. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties. This includes on an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, and reach; use telephone and use a keyboard to communicate through written means. 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. Position regularly requires work outside normal business hours including after hours and, weekend work and travel is occasional. Closing Date/Time: 12/23/2019 1:00 PM Pacific