City of Vallejo
Vallejo, California, United States
Description Thank you for your interest in a career with the Vallejo Police Department! The Vallejo Police Department is committed to hiring Police Officers who embody professionalism, are dedicated to providing superior service to the community, and who will uphold the values and core principles of the department. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. The Police Officer (Entry) works under supervision and in all conditions, performing a variety of law enforcement duties that involve protecting life and property; enforcing laws and ordinances; conducting criminal investigations, crime prevention and suppression; preserving the public peace; performing special assignments in the protection of life and property; and related work as required. Ideal candidates for this positionshould possess understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends including the President's Task Force on 21stCentury Policing. Candidates should alsohave excellent verbal and written communication skills, andthe demonstrated ability to interact with a diversecommunity. Graduation from a POST certified academy within the last 12 months is highly desirable. Specialized Assignments Detective Traffic K-9 SWAT HNT Mobile Field Force Bike Patrol Crime Reduction Team Community Policing Honor Guard School Resource Officer YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21stCentury Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. PERKS In addition to CalPERS retirement, medical, vision, and dental, the City of Vallejo offers some of the following additional benefits to their Officers: Annual Leave Sick Leave Comp Time Uniform Allowance/ $1,142 per year Bilingual Pay On Duty Workout Program 4/10 or 3/12.5 shifts YOUR TEAM The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping,brewpubsand a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife,oceanariumand theme parks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is both the entry level and the first safety class within the Police Officer series.Incumbents perform all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve situations encountered.Police Officer (Entry) may be assigned, depending on rotational assignments, to patrol, traffic, detective, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from Police Officer (Lateral) in that it is the fully experienced working level within the series, while the Police Officer (Entry) requires no experience beyond possession of a Basic Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification or re-certification. This class is distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes by its designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with designation as a safety peace officer under the laws of the State of California. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff Examples of Duties -The following duties are considered essential to the Police Officer (Entry) class: Enforces local, State and Federal laws and ordinances Patrols assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot Protects persons and property from harm during emergency and non-emergency situations Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies Pursues, subdues, apprehends and controls fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths Prepares search and arrest warrants; makes arrests; serves warrants and subpoenas Interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses Coordinates and investigates violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations Testifies and presents evidence in court; provides backup assistance for other officers and law enforcement personnel Collects, preserves, and maintains evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping Assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings Searches, fingerprints, and transports prisoners Responds to demonstrations, riots, hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations Maintains contact with the public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the public Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating apprehending offenders and investigating offenses Observes, monitors, directs, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions Assists with special investigative and crime prevention duties Checks buildings for physical security Administers first aid as needed Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Basic law enforcement terminology, methods and concepts as taught in a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and Field Training Program Techniques for dealing with people under hostile and emergency situations Ability to : Act with integrity, dependability, and professionalism to maintain the public trust Comprehend, interpret, explain, and implement laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions Understand and carry out oral and written directions Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; and prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports Think and act quickly; demonstrate sound judgment and rational thinking under adverse/dangerous circumstances; judge situations and people accurately; rapidly evaluate options and alternatives and choose appropriate responses Work with people from all socio-economic backgrounds Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of department equipment, including, but not limited to firearms, vehicles, radios, and computers Demonstrate and maintain a physical condition which permits the satisfactory performance of assigned duties and responsibilities at all times, in all weathers and conditions, in a conveyance or on foot Demonstrate audio-visual acuity, perception and discrimination sufficient to accurately: hear instructions and information, make observations, testify in court, read and write, and properly operate assigned equipment and vehicles Demonstrate proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics Handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all times Education: A High School diploma, GED. Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified basic Academy within the last three (3) years AND completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university OR possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Recertification certificate AND Completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university Substitution: An honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Military with four (4) years of active service duty may be substituted for 30 college units. IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.O.S.T., ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: Possess a valid California driver's license Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with normal color vision Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) guidelines, incumbents must continuously display competence in the established peace officer job dimensions of: integrity, communication skills, learning ability, judgment under pressure, observational skills, willingness to confront problems, interest in people, interpersonal sensitivity, motivation, appearance, dependability, physical ability, operation of equipment and credibility as a witness in a court of law. Additionally, in accordance with P.O.S.T. guidelines, incumbents must continuously demonstrate and maintain standards of personal conduct with regards to personal and professional integrity; impulse control/attention to safety; substance abuse/risk-taking behavior;stress tolerance; confronting and overcoming problems, obstacles and adversity; conscientiousness; interpersonal skills; decision-making and judgment; learning ability; and communication skills. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions may include, but are not limited to: running, jumping, walking, kneeling, crouching or crawling, subduing uncooperative individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, physically moving equipment and incapacitated or deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, going over obstacles, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, standing, sitting, or remaining in fixed positions for extended periods of time, and operating Department equipment and vehicles. Function effectively while confronted with personal danger, including, but not limited to: exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, bodily fluids, communicable diseases, fumes, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters. Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Answers to all Supplemental Questions 2. A transcript of college units completed 3. A copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate Candidates requesting the substitution of 4 years of active military service in lieu of 30 college semester units must also submit a copy of their DD-214 Please also attached any other professional certifications relevant to the Police Officer class. * A resume cannot be substitutedfor any portion of the application process (i.e., the official applicationand responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account to submit your online application, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Applicationscreening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that mayinclude but are not limited to: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher Valid California driver license Citizenship Criminal history Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Entry - Academy Graduate), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process maybe invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview,a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contact April Adamsat (707)648-4398 or by email at email@example.com Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Contra Costa County, CA
Martinez, California, United States
The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals to fill vacant Mental Health Clinical Specialist positions. The individuals appointed to these positions may be assigned to such program components as inpatient psychiatric wards, out-patient mental health clinics, day treatment programs, crisis intervention, screening units, public health or a criminal justice mental health program. Mental Health Clinical Specialists provide psychotherapeutic intervention and treatment services to patients and/or clients and their families in an individual and group therapy environment. In addition, they prepare social case histories, refer patients or clients to appropriate community agencies, and perform specialized mental health services. Full-time, part-time, permanent intermittent (on-call), and project positions are available. Qualified Spanish-speaking persons are encouraged to apply. A monthly salary differential of $100 is paid to employees in positions that require bilingual proficiency. Typical Tasks Provides psycho-therapeutic intervention, treatment, and other related mental health services to consumers and their families Provides individual, family, and group therapy services Participates in the evaluation of problems presented and in the formulation of diagnoses and the development of treatment plans Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the client Coordinates with other staff members and community agencies in carrying out treatment and/or rehabilitation plans Evaluates residential facilities for level of care and continuing program eligibility Provides supportive services to board and care staff including training, treatment plan development, and liaison at the client level Interprets and explains to clients, relatives, services to specific population groups (i.e., children and adolescents, older adults, detained persons) May serve as a deputy conservator Participates in specialized programs/projects or serves as a support person in program planning, evaluation, and policy developments Participates in staff development programs and in staff conferences regarding clients and professional clinical approaches Interprets and explains to clients, relatives, community groups about social and emotional factors pertaining to mental health illness Refers clients to appropriate community agencies Provides specialized mental health or related services to specific population groups (i.e. children and adolescents, older adults, detained persons) Provides quality documentation and testifies in court as required May serve as representative payee for clients May be required to gather services statistics and write reports and correspondence Utilizes a personal computer to send and receive work-related electronic mail, and access and maintain electronic records and files When assigned as a Team Leader, additional tasks may include: Convene and facilitate team meetings Provide clinical oversight and direction for the unlicensed staff and community support workers Keep the Mental Health Supervisor/Manager informed of any critical incidents Assist in the daily operation of the program or clinic, filling in as officer of the day when necessary Participate as a member of the Utilization Review Committee Assist in the training and orientation of new staff members Provide feedback on ways to improve the delivery and types of clinical services offered to consumers Arranges day-to-day staff work schedules for the unit, including relief coverage Coordinates day-to-day programmatic and clinical decisions in response to operational demands Conducts clinical discussions regarding complex and/or difficult cases Responds to emergencies that occur on the unit Coordinates the flow of information and clinical data to ensure program and/or shift continuity Assigns cases to staff, taking into consideration urgent clinical intervention, general clinical necessity, current staff workloads and time factors Coordinate/facilitate weekly chart reviews Provides on-site feedback/training to staff regarding documentation issues Conducts peer training regarding difficult documentation issues Serves as liaison with UR/QI Administration concerning documentation issues/concerns Serves as liaison with other units, services, and agencies Minimum Qualifications Licenses Required: 1) Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicles Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process 2) Possession of one (1) of the following professional licenses is required: either a) a current valid unrestricted license as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; or b) a current valid unrestricted license as a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; or c) a current valid unrestricted license as a Psychologist issued by the State of California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, Psychology Examining Committee. Substitution for License: Either 1) possession of a Master's Degree in psychology or closely related behavioral science field from an accredited college or university, and current valid registration with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) intern or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) intern; or 2) possession of a Doctoral Degree in Psychology from an accredited college, university, or other educational institution accredited by the California State Board of Psychology. Incumbents qualifying under the Licensure substitution pattern work under the direction of a licensed clinician and perform a variety of mental health activities for which State of California license eligibility is required. As a condition of continued employment, incumbents qualifying under this substitution pattern must complete the training and experience requirements necessary to obtain and maintain licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or as a Psychologist within the time periods prescribed by the governing bodies administering the issuance of these licenses. Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment. A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr , and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%) The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. CONVICTION HISTORY After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.