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City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Sep 23, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The City of Palmdale Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for an innovative, creative, and inspiring Recreation Supervisor to join our award-winning Special Events, Community Theater, and Entertainment Division. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating new and enhancing existing special events. If you have desire to work in a supportive environment where teamwork is essential and new ideas are welcomed, then one of these positions might be right for you. For more information on current events including Kaleidoscope and current and past concerts and events, please visit Kaleidoscope and Ampitheater . SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Parks and Recreation management team. This position exercises direct and indirect supervision over supervisory, department 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 policies, procedures, goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for recreation programs and operation of recreation facilities. Supervise, train, motivate, direct and review the work of staff involved in delivery of recreation programs and facility operations. Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the planning, development, and implementation of recreation programs, special events, and facilities. Evaluate, approve and direct implementation of specific programs, activities, plans, and procedures. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Review reports as well as operating and activity records of various facilities and programs. Develop and evaluate sales and marketing strategies. Oversee sales and revenue from merchandise, concession, ticket and rental sales. Solicit sponsorships for equipment, supplies and in-kind services. Prepare purchase requisitions; order supplies and materials. Prepare status reports; conduct customer service surveys. Survey community recreational resources and needs; evaluate results and recommend actions. Prepare reports, agendas, and other written material; schedule meetings, events, and special activities. Plan, organize and supervise administrative activities of facilities including recreation centers, pools and the aquatic park. Coordinate facility maintenance, facility operations, approve contracts, facility use agreements and expenditures. Meet with parents, special interest groups, clubs, organizations, and agencies to explain and promote community service and recreational activities and programs, and to solicit donations and in-kind contributions. Assist in preparing and administering the department's budget; monitor the budget for assigned programs and facilities; research and recommend fees for new and existing programs. Research and prepare reports; and complete assigned projects. Respond to complaints, identify and implement solutions. Coordinate recreation activities with other City departments and divisions and with outside agencies. Assist peers in the implementation of their programs or events. Provide highly responsible administrative support. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates. 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 experience managing recreation facilities, programs and activities including a minimum of two years supervisory experience. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in theater production, recreation administration, or a closely 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. Positions responsible for aquatics programs and facilities may require one or more of the following certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Title 22 Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, National Aquatics Safety Company Instructor Trainer. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations affecting areas of responsibility. Modern methods, techniques, principles and procedures used in implementing and directing recreation programs and activities; and the development of new services. Community recreational and social needs of various age groups; and industry standard service delivery approaches. Record keeping, and software programs and electronic equipment. Public relations, and marketing principles and practices. Principles and procedures for implementing and directing a wide variety of recreation activities and the development of programs through community participation. Principles and practices of administration and budgeting. Ability to: Develop and administer a community services recreation program suited to the needs of the community. Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the development and implementation of recreation programs. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Understand, interpret, and explain department policies, regulations and procedures. Analyze, interpret, compile and present data or trends. Problem solve, and work independently. Respond appropriately to emergency or personal safety related situations. Recognize and identify potential safety issues; and implement procedural changes when needed. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Supervise, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate subordinates. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; frequent bending, standing, walking and squatting; occasional climbing, reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 60 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; frequent color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, twisting, holding, balancing 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, and may have exposure to fumes, chemicals and pesticides. May work with machinery, in water, and on slippery and uneven surfaces. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is generally performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. This position may spend up to half the time working outside, with exposure to extreme weather. Positions will be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays. Travel outside of the City of Palmdale is rare. Closing Date/Time: 10/13/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Building Inspector I/II performs technical work in building safety; inspect residential, rental and commercial structural building systems at various stages of construction, alteration and repair to assure compliance with approved plans, specifications, codes, ordinances and regulations to assist in the review of building plans and specifications to determine compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, rules and regulations; and to maintain a variety of inspection related records and reports. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Building Inspector I The Building Inspector I position is the entry level class in the Building Inspector series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Building Inspector II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties as assigned to the journey level class. This class is typically used as a training class in that incumbents have only limited related work experience. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. Building Inspector II The Building Inspector II position is the full journey level class within the Building Inspector series, and is distinguished from the Building Inspector 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 Building Inspector I class. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Building Inspector I Receives immediate to general supervision from the Supervising Building Inspector. This position exercises no supervision. Building Inspector II Receives general supervision from the Supervising Building Inspector. 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: Make field inspections of buildings and structures during various stages of construction and remodeling to assure compliance with approved plans, specifications and applicable building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical fire and other codes and regulations of the City, county, state and federal agencies. Inspect existing residential rental units (single and multi-family) for compliance with minimum standards of the Uniform Housing Code. Inspect foundation, cement, framing, plastering, and a large variety of other complex and routine structural building system elements such as studs, joist, rafter spacing and other structural member factors. Examine grade, quality, and treatment of lumber, cement, lath, wire and composition. Inspect mechanical, solar, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems. Inspect swimming pool and structural and electrical installations, including setbacks and bonding requirements. Assure proper installation of exit ways, guardrails and other safety factors. Assure proper and safe installations of routine and complex building systems. Make field review of plans and specifications. Conduct a plan review of specifications and engineering data. Identify and describe work to be covered by permits. Ascertain conformance to Uniform Building Code and pertinent provisions of state and county health and environmental ordinances. Confer with developers, contractors, architects, engineers and the general public in the field and office. Explain and interpret requirements, changes and restrictions. Issue permits for work to be performed when assigned. Complete and maintain a variety of records, reports, documents, and correspondence related to field inspections. 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: Building Inspector I Experience: Two years of responsible experience in the journey level trades or as a contractor in a variety of building construction activities. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience Building Inspector II Experience: Three years of responsible building inspection experience as a Building Inspector I. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Building Inspector I 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. ICC Certification as a Residential Combination Inspector or certification as a CA Residential Combination Inspector is required within one year of appointment. PC 832 Certification within six months is desirable. Building Inspector II ICC Certification as a Residential Combination Inspector or a CA Residential Combination Inspector and a Commercial Building Inspector Certification. With the ability to obtain an additional Commercial Certification, either electrical, mechanical, or plumbing within one year. PC 832 Certification within six months is desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Building Inspector I Knowledge of: Operations, services and activities of a building department. Building related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, including the Uniform Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. Techniques of reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints. Ability to: Learn and apply building related codes enforceable by the City, specifically, the International Building Code, uniform Housing Code, and the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings. Learn and apply a variety of zoning, general land use and related codes. Read and interpret building plans, specifications and building codes. Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately. Building Inspector II In addition to Building Inspector I: Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of building construction. Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction. Ability to: Understand and carry out verbal and written directions. Advise on standard construction methods and requirements. Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices. Enforce State and Municipal Codes under the jurisdiction of the department. Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Prepare precise written inspection correction lists and properly complete permit inspection records. Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact. 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 for long periods of time; frequent climbing, bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person. May be required to wear ear protection or hear in noisy conditions Emotional/ Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise; frequent 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. Work is performed at various locations. Positions may require occasional overtime and weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: 10/5/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION Management Analyst I This is the entry-level classification in the Management Analyst series. Incumbents perform analytical assignments of a less complex nature in human resources, economic development, budgeting, or in support of department activities while under immediate to general supervision. Positions at this level are distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the full journey level classification within the series. Incumbents are expected to demonstrate increased proficiency and to promote to the Management Analyst II level. Management Analyst II This is the journey-level classification in the Management Analyst series. Incumbents are responsible for assignments of average difficulty and are expected to direct them to completion. The Management Analyst II is distinguished from the I level by the performance of the full range of duties assigned, with minimal assistance or direction. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this classification are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I. Incumbents are thoroughly familiar with the operating procedures of the City assigned, and possess technical expertise related to the assigned programmatic responsibilities. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Management Analyst I The Management Analyst I receives immediate to general supervision from a high-level administrator and may receive indirect supervision from other administrative, professional or technical personnel. This position exercises no supervision. Management Analyst II The Management Analyst II receives direction from a high-level administrator and may receive indirect supervision from other administrative, professional, or technical personnel. 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: Provide responsible professional and technical assistance in the development, administration, and implementation of City programs and projects. Assist in formulating program policy, goals and procedures; and collect and compile relevant data supporting recommendations. Assist in the development of new program elements and program modifications in order to meet stated goals and objectives. Monitor and coordinate the daily operation of the assigned program area; and perform administrative detail work and maintain appropriate records and statistics. Provide highly responsible administrative staff assistance, including conducting specific and comprehensive analyses of a wide range of municipal policies involving organization, procedures, finance, and services. Conduct surveys and perform research and statistical analyses, as requested; and prepare related reports. Compile materials and assist in the preparation of reports, manuals, and publications. Assist in basic office management functions. Assist in the preparation of a budget; make budget recommendations relative to the assigned program areas of responsibility; coordinate and compile budget recommendations prepared by other staff into a comprehensive budget document; and research past expenditures and forecast next year's increases. Prepare grant proposals; monitor active grants to ensure that all stipulations and regulations regarding the use of funds are met; and maintain appropriate records and documentation to satisfy any audit requirements. Prepare and administer contacts. Represent the City, as assigned, on various boards, commissions, and committees. Respond to complaints and requests for information from the public and City staff. 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: Management Analyst I: Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field. Management Analyst II: Experience: Two years of experience comparable to that of a Management Analyst I. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in public administration, business administration, or a closely 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 Management Analyst I: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of organization and public administration. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Principles of community relations. Budgetary systems and procedures. Statistics and quantitative analytic techniques. Ability to: Learn the operation, policy and procedures of the assigned department or office. Perform administrative detail work. Build and maintain spreadsheets. Follow and comply with written and oral instructions. Prepare clear and concise reports. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Management Analyst II In addition to the requirements for Management Analyst I: Knowledge of: Operating policies and procedures of the department or office to which assigned. Principles, practices, and techniques of the assigned programmatic area of responsibility. Ability to: Interpret, explain, and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Perform a wide variety of administrative duties with little or minimal supervision. Analyze situations accurately and develop effective courses of action. Prepare and administer a program budget, and write a grant proposal. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Effectively administer assigned programmatic responsibilities. Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate personnel. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of a keyboard; frequent walking, standing and 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 concentrating; 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. This position may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel are rare. Closing Date/Time: 10/5/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION To perform plan review of minor residential projects, residential accessory structures, and other miscellaneous residential projects that do not require comprehensive structural analysis; and to perform other duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an entry level class in the Plan Reviewer series and has the ability to perform the full range of entry level duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. This class is distinguished from the Plan Reviewer in that the latter performs journey level work requiring a high level of independence and specialized knowledge and is generally assigned the more complex and difficult work assignments including review of minor residential, commercial and industrial projects that do not require comprehensive structural analysis. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Plan Reviewer Aide receives immediate supervision from higher level professional or his/her designee. This position exercises no supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform plan review of minor residential projects and residential accessory structures, and other miscellaneous residential projects Determine compliance with adopted building codes, local ordinances and regulations, and indicate needed changes or modifications Perform plan review of minor electrical, mechanical and plumbing projects for conformance with adopted building codes, local ordinances and regulations, and indicate needed changes or modifications Provide technical assistance at the public counter including plan review coverage Assist Development Services counter staff to ensure plans and documents submitted for a building permit meet established minimum submittal standards Provide assistance and information to contractors, architects, engineers and the public in the solution of routine building problems and the interpretation of building codes and ordinances Respond to questions and inquiries Coordinate plan check activities with other City departments and divisions Assist Plan Reviewer, Plan Check Engineers and Building Official on assigned projects Maintain and update accurate records of building plans and files Prepare necessary correspondence and reports as requested Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service 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: Experience: Two years of experience in building permit processing, building inspection and/or building plan checking activities for code compliance and completeness. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering, architecture, construction inspection, building construction technology or a related field. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of employment, a combination Residential Inspector Certificate. Possession of a Building Plans Examiner certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC) is desirable. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Adopted Title 24 building codes and regulations, and local ordinances Federal Disabled Access regulations Building construction methods, techniques and practices Structural requirements of conventional light-frame construction as outlined in the adopted California Residential Code Permit issuance process, including fee calculations and related statutes Computer equipment and software applications related to assignment English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to: Perform routine plan checks Make technical computations and calculations Read and interpret construction blueprints, plans and specifications to determine conformance to code Understand and interpret various codes, ordinances, regulations and policies regarding building construction and apply them with good judgment Identify violations of building codes or ordinances Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public, developers, engineers and architects Perform assignments with considerable independence and accuracy Operate computer equipment and software applications related to assignment Maintain accurate and current building plan records and files Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner. 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: 10/5/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION *First Review of applications will be 10/5/2022. 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 including one year of experience at a supervisory level and, a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, parks and recreation administration, public administration, or a closely related field. 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 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional civil engineering including building construction and urban planning principles, concepts and procedures. 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. Applicable laws of City special maintenance districts and functions. 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. Manage the more complex projects that are assigned to the Division. Establish and maintain systems for control of work quality and quantity in the Division. Select, train, supervise and evaluate employees. 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 manager and 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
Aug 23, 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, sign-up for the Lifeguard Academy here . Lifeguard academies are scheduled for September 7-21 and October 12-26. To receive an email notification when recruitment opens, click here and add Parks & Recreation to your subscriptions. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Aug 03, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION *First review of applications will be conducted on August 25, 2022. *This at-will position is subject to an employment agreement. To view the job flyer, click here . The Director of Public Works provides highly responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and management of Public Works. Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Public Works plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services City's streets, wastewater collection systems, solid waste collection, public facilities, parks, open space, equipment, vehicles, capital projects construction management and other assigned public services. The Director also develops, implements, and maintains Department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance, enhancing services and meeting goals; and ensures that goals are achieved. In addition, the Director attends and participates in professional and community meetings; stays current on issues relative to the field of public service delivery responsibilities; maintains a customer service orientation within the department; responds to and resolves sensitive and resolves sensitive and complex community and organizational inquiries and complaints. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercises direct supervision over program managers, 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: Develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities; develop strategies to build a sustainable organization and meet city strategic objectives and provide staff leadership on policy planning for public works activities. Assume full management responsibility for all Public Works divisions. Manage and participate in the development and administration of the department's annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary. Select, train, motivate, and direct department personnel; evaluate and review work for acceptability and conformance with department and city standards; coach, counsel, implement progressive discipline and termination procedures; respond to staff questions and concerns. Plan, direct, and coordinate all public works capital improvement program planning and execution. Plan, direct, and coordinate street, parkway and building maintenance. In coordination with Director of Recreation and Culture - plan, direct, and coordinate park maintenance. Act as technical advisor to the City Manager, City Council and related commissions and committees on public works, engineering, and traffic matters; research and prepare reports. Act as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority Joint Powers Authority in the planning of beneficial reuse of this important resource. Advise in the preparation of requests for Proposals; administer agreements for consulting services. Direct and participate in the preparation of the capital improvement program and budget. Ensure proper coordination of capital improvement project plan development with other City Departments and regulatory agencies. Coordinate public works activities with other City departments and with outside agencies. Coordinate public relations activities concerning departmental services and operations. Respond to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assist with resolutions and alternative recommendations. Attends, chairs, and conducts a variety of meetings; serves on committees as requested; makes presentations to the City Council; represents the Department and makes oral presentations at meetings, inter-agency meetings, conferences and other events. Initiates, conducts, and analyzes studies and special reports to determine current and future needs of the Department as well as to determine the feasibility of new programs and services; coordinates special studies on a variety of complex problems which require a high degree of technical competence and political awareness. Ensures that positive public relations and effective working relationships are maintained by the Department with the public, other governmental agencies, the City Council, City boards and commissions and other City departments. Function as a member of the City's management team and participate 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 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: Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible management experience in professional engineering and administration of public works with experience in administering complex municipal public works, engineering, and utilities operations with a minimum of six years in a supervisory capacity. Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field. A Master's Degree preferred. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a certificate of registration as a professional civil engineer issued by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is highly desired. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of civil engineering. Municipal public works administration, planning and design. Principles of organization and management, including personnel administration, fiscal management, and budgetary controls. Applicable federal and state laws, codes, and regulations, including those related to development, design and construction of municipal public works activities. Contract negotiation and administration. WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF: Multi-project planning, scheduling, and control. Principles and practices necessary to ensure loss prevention and employee safety. Strategic planning. Budget, Accounting and Purchasing Practices. Principles of business correspondence and report writing. ABILITY TO: Develop and implement public works programs, projects, and procedures. Plan, organize and direct a public works department; select, train, supervise and evaluate Departmental staff; motivate, supervise, and lead. Handle and respond effectively to complex problems. Exercise initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgment in solving difficult administrative, technical and personnel problems. Administer and coordinate a variety of diverse work programs and supervise the activities of a group of professionals operating within various disciplines. Coordinate and represent operations, programs, and policies with City Council, commissions, management, staff, businesses, and the community. Develop, prepare, and administer a comprehensive and complex department budget. Prepare detailed and comprehensive reports and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ensure compliance with complex legal environmental and code requirements. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Set Department, division and project level goals and objectives. Make difficult engineering computations quickly and accurately, applying engineering principles, computer programs and mathematical tables to the solution of civil engineering problems. CORE COMPETENCIES • Strong Leadership • Effective Management Skills • Sound Business Acumen with a focus on Customer Service • Conflict Resolution • Excellent Communication Skills (both oral and written) • Strong Interpersonal Skills • Proven Organizational Skills EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK The work week is Sunday through Saturday with most work typically performed Monday through Thursday. As with all director level positions, the 40-hour work schedule is a minimum weekly schedule. Frequent participation in evening City Council, Planning Commission, PRWA and potentially other meetings may be required beyond the regular 40-hour work schedule. This position is exempt and ineligible for overtime. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jun 16, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in our traffic 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 (Traffic) 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. This includes reviewing and approving traffic control plans, signing and striping plans, and traffic signal plans, Manage and/or participate in the preparation of traffic 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 the traffic 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. Supervise the citywide traffic signal control center. Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; establish schedules and methods for permitting activities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on traffic operations and activities. Oversee and participate in the review of all private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommend for or against approval, and provide traffic related comments and conditions of approval. Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Prepare and/or review consultant and/or contractor agreements. Supervise the preparation, updating, and maintenance of the City traffic engineering data base 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 and/or traffic 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. Principle on design and review of traffic control, signing and striping, and traffic signal plans. 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 traffic impact studies and 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
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