City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beachside city of 8.3 square miles on the westside of Los Angeles County. Offering an environment of unparalleled natural beauty, the city is home to a mix of residential communities, commercial districts, and recreational venues. Recently named by National Geographic as one of the Top "10 Beach Cities in the World" and by TIME as one of the "Best Places to Live", Santa Monica features three miles of Pacific beaches and the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica’s residential population is approximately 93,000, increasing to an estimated 250,000 during the day with tourists, shoppers, and employees. Tourism attracts over 8 million visitors annually.

The City of Santa Monica was incorporated on November 30, 1886 and subsequently adopted a City Charter in 1945. In 1947, a City Council-City Manager form of government was established. The City Council consists of seven members elected by the community at large to four year terms.

The City of Santa Monica is a full-service city. City departments provide police, fire, a regional transportation network, water, refuse and recycling, streets, parking, planning, building, engineering, free public wifi, a high speed fiber optic network, parks, affordable housing, economic development, library, rent control, recreational, cultural, and educational services to the community.

The City-operated Big Blue Bus regional bus service provides over 16.5 million rides for customers each year, all powered by renewable natural gas. Breeze Bike Share was Southern California's first bike share system with 500 bikes at 85 locations. In 2016, the Metro Expo Line opened connecting Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles in under an hour.

The City of Santa Monica is a national leader in environmental, economic and social sustainability. The City is working toward aggressive climate action goals including: water self-sufficiency by 2020, zero waste by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050.

The highly-rated Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves both Santa Monica and Malibu residents. Santa Monica College (SMC), one of the state's top two-year community colleges, serves over 30,000 full-time and part-time students on several campuses and offers more than 90 fields of study. Santa Monica's strong education institutions are complemented by the 5-star rated Santa Monica Public Library system.

Public safety is a top priority in the City of Santa Monica. Santa Monica Fire Department continues to maintain a Class 1 ISO rating, the highest possible rating.

Santa Monica has a strong and diverse economy. Known as “Silicon Beach,” local businesses are at the leading edge of the nation’s creative economy and startup scene.

Sana Monica is also home to three renowned and respected health facilities, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.

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15 job(s) at City of Santa Monica

City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Reviews plans, performs minor plan checks, directs applicants on development review process; performs administrative support duties and a variety of technical and complex clerical/record keeping functions including billing, records management and research.   Salary Range, Level I:  $4,301 - $5,310/month; $51,612 - $63,720/year. Salary Range, Level II:  $4,929 - $6,085/month; $59,148 - $73,020/year.   Major Duties Conducts minor plan checks to verify code compliance and issues appropriate permits.   Assists customers and responds to inquiries regarding the need for approvals, permits and inspections, application status and the general code compliance of designs, procedures and materials.   Reviews details, elements or components of submittal materials for completeness. Researches and prepares reports and monitors progress for application and permit status.   Calculates valuations and fees. Verifies required professional and contractor licensing and insurance requirements. Determines that the project has all prerequisite approvals prior to permit issuance. Obtains proper signatures and declarations on applications.   Creates files and records for special and standard inspections and final project completion. Verifies that the necessary documents are retained for the period required and are available, as needed.   Coordinates approvals for and prepares Certificates of Occupancy.   Provides complete information for public record requests and reports of residential building records.   Conducts research on property history including related permits and land use approvals, property ownership and legal addresses. Determines responsible parties and applies administrative costs, fines and permit fees for monitoring services.   Prepares, processes, files and maintains a variety of billing and financial records and forms including but not limited to proactive monitoring and administrative citation programs, seismic retrofitting program, permitting and inspection.   Receives and processes invoices and payments and prepares corresponding daily cash balancing reports. Checks figures, reviews irregularities in billing when needed and takes follow up action by contacting customers, investigating and/or resolving problems.   Maintains records and multiple filing systems. Distributes, receives and processes a variety of forms. May design routine procedures and forms for the processing of records.   Performs general office reception duties. Explains general rules and regulations, program and procedural information and responds in person and by telephone to inquiries, routine complaints, and problems, takes messages, and/or makes referral to appropriate source(s).   Maintains database for the computer permit tracking system, record imaging system, division operational reports and the seismic retrofit program. Prepares, maintains and archives plan review, permit, code enforcement and inspection records. Performs data entry and checks data and information for accuracy.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Building plans, codes, ordinances and related terminology. Architectural drawing convention and what comprises a complete set of building plans. Processes and procedures associated with construction permits. Records management practices and procedures. Business English, spelling and punctuation. Basic mathematics. General computer software applications, including spreadsheets and word processing. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Learn and apply departmental policies and procedures related to the acceptance, review and approval of permit applications and commonly used building and zoning codes and ordinances. Use architectural and engineering scales to determine dimensions and calculate areas and percentages. Understand the relationship between City zoning ordinances and building code requirements. Follow verbal and written instructions. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Keep accurate records. Interact with a variety of individuals. Use independent judgment and initiative. Complete assignments in a timely manner. Maintain accurate records and files. Reconcile figures and perform mathematical computations. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.   Skill In :   Performing accurate mathematical calculations. Using personal computers and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience:   Level I: Graduation from high school or equivalent.   One year of recent, paid work experience providing technical information to the public, preferably in a municipal building or planning department.   Level II: Graduation from high school or equivalent.   Three years of recent, paid, progressively responsible work experience in a private or public agency involved in regulatory functions, permit processing or a closely related field which has included heavy public contact.     Licenses and Certifications:   Level I: Possession of a valid class C driver license.   Level II: Possession of a valid class C driver license. Possession of a valid Certificate as a Permit Technician from the International Code Council.   Diversity and Inclusion How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   If you would like to submit your college level transcripts or diploma for consideration, you must attach a copy to your online application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Oral Interview: 100% If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary The PW Construction Specialist manages the construction of public works construction projects to ensure that project design, construction, contractual terms and project administration comply with applicable local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.  Major Duties Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment and work location. Reviews, evaluates and monitors construction schedules and schedule of values of public works projects. Prepares legal documentation. Works with contractors, consultants, user departments and other agencies to ensure compliance with project specifications.    Maintains construction records for a variety of Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs).   Manages the services provided by consultants and contractors for CIP projects. Reviews invoices and processes requests for payments. Tracks and monitors project budgets and make recommendations regarding budget encumbrances.   Prepares the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPP) and monitors implementation of the plan.   Performs various engineering calculations for change orders and contract estimates. Performs negotiations and claims mitigation tasks and monitors labor compliance.   Coordinates and conducts meetings with City departments, outside agencies, contractors and consultants to discuss the progress of projects. Conducts pre-construction conferences.   Meets with private organizations and agencies and neighborhood groups regarding project updates. Provides feedback to these groups.   Drafts and assists in the preparation of staff reports and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for consultant services, construction management work, materials testing laboratories, construction inspection, hazardous materials, and other construction related services. Evaluates bids and recommends awards of contracts. Develops construction staging and phasing plans.   Participates in the selection of design and project management consultants. Evaluates proposals, writes agreements, and verifies compliance with insurance and bond requirements. Reviews designs for constructability and value engineering.     Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence, including construction progress reports.   Meets with attorneys and participates in depositions and arbitrations related to City construction projects.   Responds to public complaints and concerns related to construction projects. Researches construction issues and refers to appropriate resources.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Principles and practices of construction, structural engineering and architectural design. Methods, techniques, materials and equipment used in the design, construction and management of public work projects, e.g. buildings, streets, water distribution and drainage systems, sewers, and parks. Construction inspection techniques and practices. Field engineering and architectural finishes, including surveying, inspection, and construction practices. Building codes and standards for the evaluation of building design and construction. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Uniform Building Code and the California Building Code. Report writing techniques. Safe work practices and procedures. Effective customer services techniques.   Ability to:   Read and understand construction documents, drawings and specifications. Inspect a variety of public works projects. Use survey equipment. Perform technical calculations and cost estimates. Interpret and apply state and local laws, rules and regulations. Prioritize work and meet deadlines. Perform field work and follow safety procedures. Work independently with minimal supervision. Perform working requiring accuracy and attention to detail. Prepare and maintain clear and concise records and reports. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, contractors, consultants and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in:   Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level. Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.   Education, Training and Experience :   Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate's degree or 60 semester units or the equivalent of college level coursework in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Design or a closely related field.   Five years of recent, paid work experience in public works construction which has included project management, inspection and cost estimating duties. Additional recent, related work experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year for year basis. (Successful completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units is equal to one year of the additional work experience.) Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   You must attach a copy of your college level transcripts or diploma to your online application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these.   If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Diversity and Inclusion   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Tests, calibrates, cleans, repairs and maintains water meters and detector checks in the shop and in the field. Investigates and responds to service order complaints. Notifies the public of water service shut downs. Installs, maintains and repairs the water distribution system, as necessary.   Major Duties Removes, dismantles, reassembles and installs water meters measuring up to two inches and compound meters and detector checks measuring up to eight inches. Replaces gaskets, nuts, bolts and valves in the field. Tests, calibrates, cleans, repairs and maintains water meters and detector checks. Replaces damaged meter boxes and vault sections. Performs water distribution construction repairs including repairing service leaks, water main breaks and replacing curb stops that are under pressure. Retrofits meter installations to accommodate new meters and above ground installations. Retrofits detector checks, as necessary. Assists with the installation of new fire lines, fire hydrants, domestic water services, water meters, various sizes of vault sections and other components. Services, operates and maintains butterfly and gate valves. Performs fire line checks, including checking trim valves for proper operation. Responds to emergency calls for water main breaks and wastewater stoppages, investigates and locates water system problems and assists in the repair of the system. Performs temporary and emergency water shut downs. Reads water meters. Enters, retrieves and transfers water meter readings and route information using an on-line computer program and hand-held microcomputer. Monitors and identifies trouble codes for leaks and abnormal water consumption. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches and distribution maps. Prepares and maintains logs and records. Utilizes a utility database system to enter and retrieve data, prepare work orders and to record and track completed service. Inventories and maintains stock of materials and supplies. Follows traffic safety rules and procedures and sets up traffic control devices accordingly. Follows applicable health and safety rules and regulations. Responds to customer inquiries and complaints in a tactful and effective manner. Assumes the duties of the Water Supervisors-Meters in his/her absence, as assigned. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of: Techniques, tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of water distribution systems. Operation and function of meters or similar devices. Construction methods related to water distribution systems. Principles and practices of plumbing and hydraulics. Basic mathematics. Effective training techniques. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Identify, repair and troubleshoot water meter problems. Install and repair various water distribution system components. Read and understand blueprints and schematics. Operate a variety of equipment, trucks, hand and power tools. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Interpret and follow oral and written instructions as well as applicable codes and regulations. Prepare and maintain records and reports. Perform manual labor tasks. Operate a personal computer and applicable software applications. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public. Skill in: Performing plumbing tasks. Performing soldering. The use of a computer and related software. Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Two years of recent, paid work experience repairing water meters or other mechanical equipment of similar size and complexity or one year of recent, paid experience performing related water distribution repair and maintenance work. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Must obtain a class B driver license within one year of date of hire. Must obtain a Grade D 1 Water Distribution Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services within one year of date of hire. How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position. Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Diversity and Inclusion   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Deadline for First Round of Consideration  will be on: Friday, July 12, 2019   This recruitment is  open to the public  and will remain open for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days. This recruitment will be open on a  continuous  basis and will close on the day the Human Resources Department needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The City of Santa Monica's Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity within our Administrative Services Division.  We are actively seeking talented Executive Administrative Assistant - HR candidates to pursue an opportunity to join our team.  This position directly supports the Chief People Officer and performs a wide variety of specialized and confidential administrative and office support functions within the Human Resources Department.  We offer a total compensation package that includes a generous salary, cashable leave days, medical, vision and dental insurance. Additionally, the City offers much more than just a salary; we offer career development opportunities through the City's SMi University and the opportunity to join one of California's most successful and progressive full-service cities.   To succeed in this position, the candidate will have a minimum of four years of recent, paid and progressively responsible administrative support experience and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Recent experience providing complex administrative and technical support to C-Suite executives, Department Directors or Division Managers is highly desirable. Experience working in a human resources department is desired.   To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online City Application. Major Duties Performs a variety of routine and complex clerical and administrative support duties for Chief People Officer and other executive management.   Provides support in the implementation and management of Human Resources projects and initiatives.   Composes, types, and proofreads a variety of detailed material(s) including City Council staff reports, budget documents and correspondence.   Assists the public and City staff, in person and on the telephone by answering questions and making referrals to appropriate staff.  Serves as a resource regarding the Human Resources department programs and procedures.   Responds promptly, and courteously to internal and external customer requests. Takes ownership of internal and external customer needs.   Coordinates and provides responses to public record requests.   Assists in identifying improvement opportunities to Human Resources workflows and processes.   Attends department staff meetings.  Arranges, sets up and may be required to attend other meetings.   Maintain knowledge and understanding of Personnel Board requirements and procedures. Prepares agendas, minutes and packets for Personnel Board meetings.   Approves purchases, purchase orders, and department invoices for payment and assignment of account numbers.  Responsible for accounts payable functions. Assist in the development of learning activities for staff members. Assists in training temporary and as-needed staff in applicable office procedures. Coordinates tracking of incoming and outgoing mail to ensure appropriate distribution and timeliness for requests of department services.   Schedules and arranges meetings and travel plans for Chief People Officer and other staff members.  Assists Chief People Officer with various calendaring and time management constraints. Files and maintains a variety of records, forms and correspondence, including personnel-related files.  May develop alphabetical, numerical, chronological or other recordkeeping systems.   Contacts individuals and/or agencies to resolve problems, obtain information, and gather data.   Operates a personal computer and applicable software to enter, modify and retrieve data, prepare correspondence, and complete various job duties.   Represents Chief People Officer at meetings, as required.  Authorized to sign Chief People Officer's name on documents, as assigned.   Makes recommendations to Chief People Officer regarding office administration.   Assists with the administration of employer-employee relations as required.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Ability and Skills:   Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of human resources management. Basic Project management techniques and practices. Modern office procedures and equipment. Record keeping principles and procedures. Business English, spelling, and punctuation. Computer software including word processing and electronic spreadsheets. Effective customer service techniques. Basic learning theories and approaches. Effective training techniques.   Ability to: Maintain confidentiality. Monitor project and initiative timelines.   Apply general rules to specific problems to produce solutions that make sense. Train and coordinate staff. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with the public and with City employees. Use independent judgment and initiative. Complete assignments in a timely manner. Operate a variety of office equipment. Follow complex oral and written instructions. Set up and maintain computerized office files and other documents. Analyze procedural problems and then develop and implement solutions. Perform basic mathematical computations. Work in a fast-paced environment. Learn and use required software applications. Provide effective customer service and respond to inquiries from employees and the public in a tactful manner. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.   Skill in: Using a personal computer and applicable software applications. Reading, writing and communicating in English at an appropriate level.   Education, Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in office administration, communications, human resources, public or business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of recent, paid and progressively responsible administrative support experience. Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Recent experience providing complex administrative and technical support to C-Suite executive, Department Director or Division Manager is desirable. Recent experience in human resources is desirable.     Licenses and Certificates: HR Certification desirable.   HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed online City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. SELECTION PROCESS : All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note: the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three (3) work days prior to the examination. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION :  Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.    The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary   Deadline for First Round of Consideration  will be on: Friday, July 19, 2019 This recruitment is  open to the public  and will remain open for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days. This recruitment will be open on a  continuous  basis and will close on the day the Human Resources Department needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.   NOTE:  The current vacancy is for a 1-year limited-term Human Resources Technician. The eligible list that will be established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill all Human Resources Technician vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The City of Santa Monica's Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity to work with our Enterprise Resource Planning implementation team and support other HR functions within the department.  We are actively seeking talented Human Resources Technician candidates to pursue an opportunity to join our team on a 1-year limited-term basis.  We offer a total compensation package that includes a generous salary, cashable leave days, medical, vision and dental insurance. Additionally, the City offers much more than just a salary; we offer career development opportunities through the City's SMi University and the opportunity to join one of California's most successful and progressive full-service cities.   To succeed in this position, the ideal candidate must have experience performing technical human resources functions, including experience using a computerized database or integrated record-keeping system to manage data and generate reports. Experience with human resource information systems (HRIS), Personnel database, or timekeeping system desirable. Experience working in a human resources department is desired. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online City Application. JOB SUMMARY:   Performs a variety of technical and complex clerical duties in support of the Human Resources Department; utilizes fully integrated human resources information systems to process new employees and to verify and process changes to employee and payroll records; utilizes an on-line application system to process applicant data; provides general employment information; provides paraprofessional and clerical assistance to professional staff; and assists with general office reception duties.    Major Duties Performs technical and complex clerical work related to the processing of new employees, including the completion of various forms.   Checks figures, verifies, and processes changes in employee and payroll records; enters, modifies, or deletes appropriate data within a fully integrated human resources information system. Performs data queries and produces reports.   Performs duties related to position control, such as the input and correction of selected data, verification of personnel actions, and verification of salary schedule data and codes.   Acts as a liaison between the Human Resources Department and employees and other city departments.   Provides paraprofessional and clerical assistance to professional staff involved in recruitment and selection activities. Enters and scans applicant data into the City's on-line applicant management system. Performs data queries and produces reports. Prepares and distributes job bulletins and examination materials, assists in proctoring exams, and performs other clerical support duties.   Assists with general office reception duties. Responds to a variety of questions from employees and the public regarding Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU), job application procedures, and a wide variety of other personnel related matters including employment and background verification.   Distributes recruitment materials through a variety of channels, including the internet and email.   Identifies, contacts, and solicits the participation of subject matter experts to serve as raters for examinations.   Tracks, maintains, logs and files human resources time sensitive materials.                           Maintains employee files. Distributes, receives and processes performance evaluations forms.   Provides clerical assistance to the Personnel Board, as assigned.   Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:   Knowledge of: Modern office practices and procedures. Record keeping and filing techniques. General practices involved in performing personnel transactions. Alphabetical and numerical filing. Basic mathematics. Fully integrated human resources information systems. On-line applicant management systems. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to: Learn City's personnel practices and procedures. Learn, understand, interpret, and explain basic provisions of the civil service code and    memorandums of understanding. Check words and numbers quickly and accurately. Explain various personnel department procedures to others clearly and accurately. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Use the City's fully integrated human resources information system and on-line applicant management system. Reconcile figures. Maintain accurate records and files. Follow oral and written instructions. Organize and prioritize work assignments. Maintain confidentiality of information. Work independently with frequent interruptions and changing or competing deadlines. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in: Working with fully integrated human resources information systems and on-line applicant management systems. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, publishing and database applications. Dealing effectively with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, using tact and discretion.   Education, Training and Experience: High school graduation or equivalent and 30 semester units or the equivalent of college level coursework in human resources, business, public administration or a related field.   Three years of recent, paid work experience performing technical human resources functions, including experience using a computerized database or integrated record-keeping system to manage data and generate reports. Experience working in a human resources department is desired.   An Associate's degree (or 60 semester units at an accredited college or university) in human resources, business, public administration or a related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.   Licenses and Certificates : Possession of a valid Class C driver license. HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed online City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. SELECTION PROCESS : All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note: the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three (3) work days prior to the examination. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION :  Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Diversity and Inclusion The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.    The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Enforces laws and maintains order; protects life and property; prevents crime; actively contributes to the welfare of the community. Major Duties Patrols an assigned area in marked/unmarked vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, horses, and all terrain/beach vehicles and on foot for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances. Maintains law and order, answers inquiries and assists the public; responds to requests for police services and takes appropriate actions. Investigates and prepares reports on offenses, accidents, and other police incidents. Makes arrests, issues citations, serves warrants and subpoenas.  Directs traffic, inspects premises for security. Appears and testifies in court, both on and off duty.  Transports prisoners. Observes and reports hazards, abandoned or damaged vehicles or property, and malfunctions of equipment such as street lights and traffic control devices. Practices and maintains proficiency in the use of firearms and other police weapons and equipment. Attends training courses as required by P.O.S.T and the Chief of Police. Analyzes recurring patrol and specialized problems/hazards in collaboration with supervisors, peers, and service clientele.  Participates in developing long-term resolutions to law enforcement related problems and issues. Responds to multiple calls, major traffic accidents, and other emergencies.  Completes reports in a timely manner. Follows applicable safety rules and regulations. Performs related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Law enforcement codes, crime prevention methods, rules of evidence, laws of arrest, investigation and identification techniques and traffic and crowd control. Grammar and composition. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Follow written and oral instructions. Make decisions under pressure including life threatening situations. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Respond to inquiries from the public in a tactful manner. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Maintain a qualifying score, at the shooting range, as established by the Santa Monica Police Department. Skill in: Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Assessing situations and determining the proper course of action. Dealing with a variety of cultural sensitivity issues. Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  Completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved police academy.  One year full-time, paid experience as a sworn peace officer with an organized, local government agency.  Applicants must be currently employed as a sworn peace officer in the State of California. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  Must possess a regular Basic California  P.O.S.T. Certificate.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for U.S. citizenship.  Must obtain citizenship within three (3) years from date of application. NOTE :   Upon hire, police officers must be non-users of tobacco products.  Applicants for Police Officer Lateral Transfer must pass an extensive background investigation and must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence or a felony.  Diversity and Inclusion An on-line City application and required supplemental questions must be completed to be considered for this position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates considered to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. Candidates invited to participate in the Police Department's testing process will participate in the following: Oral Interview: 100%   Background Investigations : Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  The investigation is used to determine a candidate's moral character and suitability for employment in law enforcement.  The investigation shall include but is not limited to, the following checks: criminal record, polygraph, driving history, credit history, military record, previous record(s); and references. Medical Examination : Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a thorough medical examination, including a treadmill stress test and drug screen to determine if they meet the City's medical standards for the position of Police Officer/Lateral Transfer. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only). Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination. Closing Date/Time: 7/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 27, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Oversees and leads daily activities of a program, activity, service or special event. In the following program areas: Youth Cultural and Educational Enrichment; Youth Sports and Recreation; Community Sports; Seniors and Therapeutic Recreation. Organizes and implements program elements and oversees participants. Oversees and coordinates the work of staff.   The Community Services Program Coordinator is assigned to oversee out of school time programming and school break camps in collaboration with local elementary schools. There are two vacancies in the CREST out of school time program area. Responsibilities range from coordinating with school district on facilities and safety issues to marketing, community engagement and aligning academic enrichment with school-day standards.   Major Duties (Note: Duties may vary depending on assignment) Coordinates and oversees daily program activities and services. Coordinates the general utilization and maintenance of assigned facilities. Tracks participation and customer satisfaction with services provided. Maintains records of activities and participation and prepares related reports. Assists with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and fees for programs, activities, services and facilities. Assists in selecting, evaluating, monitoring and overseeing the work of staff. Coordinates and assists in the training of staff. Identifies and makes recommendations regarding training needs and resources. Ensures that assigned facilities are in compliance with Federal and State health, safety and occupational standards and/or departmental policies and procedures. Establishes and maintains close working relationships with the public, community groups and the general public. Keeps records of work performed and hours worked of staff; maintains equipment and supplies. Responds to questions, complaints and emergency situations; takes appropriate course of action; notifies supervisor, as necessary. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Establishes schedules and methods for providing community center services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly. Participates and administers program budget; provides written input into the budget process including staffing and cost estimates; monitors expenditures, as assigned. Administers basic first aid. Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles and practices of general community service programs. Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Facility and program operations. Activity and events planning. Applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Principles of staff training and supervision. First aid methods and safety precautions used in community service/recreation programs. Effective customer service techniques. Principles of budget administration. Ability to: Assess the effectiveness of daily program activities and operations. Organize and implement small to medium scale events. Lead, train, schedule and coordinate the work activities of staff. Learn, understand and apply applicable policies and procedures. Provide basic first aid. Prepare and maintain basic records. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public. Skill in: Dealing with program participants in a constructive and supportive manner. Communicating program needs effectively. Working cooperatively with others. Education, Training and Experience: High school graduation or equivalent. Two years of recent, paid work experience planning, coordinating and implementing community service and/or recreational programs. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate of Arts degree or 60 semester units or the equivalent of college level course work in Community Services Recreation, Physical Education or a related is desirable. Depending on job assignment, the two years of recent, paid work experience must be in the area of speciality, i.e.; Youth and Cultural Educational Enrichment; Youth Sports and Recreation; Community Sports; Senior and Therapeutic Recreation. Bilingual skills may be required, depending upon assignment. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain a valid class C driver license. First aid and CPR card must be obtained within six months of hire.   Diversity and Inclusion How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   If you would like to submit your college level transcripts or diploma for consideration, you must attach a copy to your online application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Oral Interview: 100% (Tentative: Early August) If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary   Assists in setting up events at various park(s) and/or public facilities; assists with routine custodial maintenance and repairs. NOTE: This is a temporary position without benefits.   Major Duties Note: (Duties may vary depending upon assignment.)   Assists in preparing facilities for events. Sets up and removes boxes, furniture, platforms, risers and concessions equipment. Lays down and removes carpets.   Cleans, dusts and polishes furniture and other woodwork, fixtures, appliances and equipment.   Participates in general clean up of facilities before, during and after events. Duties include sweeping, scrubbing and burnishing floors, washing windows, cleaning restrooms and vacuuming and shampooing carpets, as assigned.   Cleans and disinfects restrooms. Stocks and replenishes restrooms with supplies.   Collects, empties and relines trash cans and disposes of trash in appropriate bins.   Performs routine maintenance and repairs of facilities. Identifies and reports repair needs and hazardous conditions to appropriate staff.   Opens up and closes buildings and facilities for events. Performs crowd control and security activities at events. Ensures that all doors and windows are locked and lights are turned off at the end of the event.   Responds to inquiries from the public in a courteous manner.   Operates a variety of custodial equipment.   Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Safe work practices and procedures. Basic mathematics. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Perform physical labor for sustained periods, including moderate lifting. Read diagrams. Learn to safely and properly operate power equipment such as miscellaneous hand and power tools. Follow oral and written instructions. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with City employees and the general public.   Skill in:   Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level. Dealing effectively with the public, co-workers and event organizers, providing a high level of customer service in difficult situations.   Education, Training and Experience:   Graduation from high school or the equivalent is desirable. Six months of recent, paid work experience.   Licenses and Certificates:   Possession of a valid Class C driver license.   Diversity and Inclusion How to Apply: Applicants must file a clear, concise and complete online City Application along with any required supplemental materials to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline.     Selection Process: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Background Investigations: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.   Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Police Officer Pre-Service is expected to have successfully completed the basic training courses as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.)  Enforces laws and maintains order; protects life and property; prevents crime; and actively contributes to the welfare of the community. Major Duties Participates in firearm training and defensive tactics. Learns basic principles of patrol procedures and criminal investigation. Drives a variety of police vehicles under various training conditions. Patrols an assigned area in marked/unmarked vehicles, bicycles,motorcycles, horses, and all terrain/beach vehicles and on foot for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances. Maintains law and order, answers inquiries and assits the public; responds to requests for police services and takes appropriate actions. Investigates and prepares reports on offenses, accidents, and other police incidents. Makes arrests, issues citations, serves warrants and subpoenas.  Directs traffic, inspects premises for security. Appears and testifies in court, both on and off duty.  Transports prisoners. Observes and reports hazards, abandoned or damaged vehicles or property, and malfunctions of equipment such as street lights and traffic control devices. Practices and maintains proficiency in the use of firearms and other police weapons and equipment. Attends training courses as required by P.O.S.T. and the Chief of Police. Performs a variety of clerical support duties including, but not limited to, typing, filing, photocopying, and assisting the public on the telephone or in person, as required. Follows applicable safety rules and regulations. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills : Knowledge of : Grammar and composition. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to : Follow written and oral instructions. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Respond to inquiries from the public in a tactful manner. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Skill in : Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Dealing with a variety of culturally sensitive issues. Education, Training and Experience : Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  Successful completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved police academy within the last six months or currently enrolled in a California P.O.S.T. approved police academy.  If currently enrolled in a police academy, must successfully complete within 6 months from the time of application.  Current California P.O.S.T. Level 1 Reserve Officer who has completed Module I, II and III.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for U.S. citizenship.  Must obtain citizenship within three (3) years from date of application. Licenses and Certificates : Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  Must possess a graduation certificate from a California P.O.S.T. approved academy within 6 months from date of application.  Must be able to obtain a Basic California P.O.S.T. Certificate within 12 months of date of hire or must possess a valid Basic California P.O.S.T. certificate. NOTE :  Police Officers (Pre-Service) must be 21 years of age at time of appointment.  Upon hire, police officers must be non-users of tobacco products.  Applicants for Police Officer (Pre-Service) must pass a background investigation and must not have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving domestic violence. Diversity and Inclusion An on-line application and required supplemental questions must be completed to be considered for this position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. Candidates invited to participate in the Police Department's testing process will participate in the following: Oral Interview: 100%   Background Investigations : Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  The investigation is used to determine a candidate's moral character and suitability for employment in law enforcement.  The investigation shall include, but is not limited to, the following checks: criminal record, polygraph, driving history, military record, previous employer(s); and references. Medical Examination : Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a thorough medical examination, including a treadmill stress test and drug screen to determine if they meet the City's medical standards for the position of Police Officer Pre-Service. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at the highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams for all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only). Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:30 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Participates in a formal academic and physical police training program.  Police Officer Trainee is expected to successfully complete the basic training courses as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.) Major Duties Participates in a rigorous academic and physical training program mandated by P.O.S.T. Participates in firearm training and defensive tactics. Learns basic principles of patrol procedures and criminal investigation. Drives a variety of police vehicles under various training conditions. Accompanies sworn police officers on ride-alongs as an observer. Analyzes recurring patrol and specialized problems/hazards in collaboration with supervisors, peers, and service clientele.  Participates in developing long-term resolutions to law enforcement related problems and issues. Responds to multiple calls, major traffic accidents, and other emergencies.  Completes reports in a timely manner. Performs a variety of clerical support duties including, but not limited to, typing, filing, photocopying, and assisting the public on the telephone or in person, as required. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of: Grammar and composition. Effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Follow written and oral instructions. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Respond to inquiries from the public in a tactful manner. Be sensitive to issues impacting the quality of life of the residents, guests, and visitors to the City. Provide effective customer service. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Skill in: Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Dealing with a variety of culturally sensitive issues. Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or the equivalent.  Military experience and/or related public contact experience is desirable.   Police Officer Trainees must be 20 years and 6 months of age at time of appointment. Applicants must be U.S.. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for U.S.. citizenship.  Must obtain citizenship within three (3) years from date of application. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C driver license.  Must be able to obtain a regular Basic California P.O.. Certificate within 18 months from date of hire. NOTE :   Upon hire, police officers must be non-users of tobacco products. Applicants for Police Officer Trainee must pass a background investigation and must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving domestic violence or a felony. NOTE : Veterans' Preference points shall be applied to this entry level civil service position in accordance with the City of Santa Monica Human Resources Department guidelines.  (To be considered for Veterans' Preference points, you must submit a copy of your discharge papers (DD') at the time of application). NOTE : If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list.  If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not established for this position. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY : All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified for the position on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.  Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process. Candidates invited to participate in the Police Department's testing process will participate in the following: Written Examination: to measure job-related knowledge and abilities. (Qualifying); Performance Test: to evaluate ability to physically perform the duties of position (Qualifying); Oral Interview: to evaluate training, experience, and personal qualifications. (100%); Psychological Examination: Candidates will be evaluated for their suitability for employment as a Santa Monica Police Officer.   BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS : Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  The investigation is used to determine a candidate's moral character and suitability for employment in law enforcement.  The investigation shall include, but is not limited to, the following checks: criminal record, polygraph, driving history, credit history, military record, previous employer(s), and references. Medical Examination : Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a thorough medical examination, including a drug screen, to determine if they meet the City's medical standards for the position of Police Officer. The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8245, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only). Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination. Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 25, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary All applicants must submit an online City application and required supplemental questions to be considered for this position.  Applications will be accepted by the Human Resources Department on one (1) day only, Friday, July 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Performs accounting duties of average to difficult complexity in support of the financial operations of City departments. Applies professional accounting principles, methods and procedures to the maintenance of accounting records and in the preparation of various fiscal and financial reports.  NOTE: The current vacancy is in the Finance Department. The eligible list that will be established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill all Accountant I vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list. Major Duties Note: Duties may vary dependent upon assignment.   Participates in the preparation, maintenance and distribution of financial statements and reports, including but not limited to the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); grant and project reports; and federal and state mandated financial reports.   Analyzes a variety of fiscal transactions to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and standards, municipal codes and policies, and applicable federal and state rules and regulations.   Collects, analyzes and summarizes statistical data related to financial trends, revenue capacity, debt capacity, operating costs, and demographic and economic information for use in financial reporting, benchmarking, performance measurement and general public disclosures.   Conducts reconciliations of various accounts including bank and investment accounts bond trustee accounts, and asset and liability accounts.   Verifies, categorizes, posts and reconciles revenues and expenditures to proper accounts. Reviews requests to reclassify expenditures and prepares proposed journal entries.   Performs analysis of funds and accounts by reviewing general and subsidiary ledgers and other accounting records. Makes adjustments, corrects errors and/or contacts City department(s) regarding necessary changes, as directed.    Conducts cost accounting, studies and surveys. Assists in preparing and maintaining various records and reports, including audit work papers, tax forms and monthly and quarterly statements.   Provides assistance to City staff members on posting routine transactions on the City's automated financial system. Responds to requests for information or assistance regarding financial data and related documents and accounting policies and procedures. Makes referrals to appropriate resources, as necessary.   Assists departmental staff with workers' compensation and housing claim and subsidy payments, as assigned.    Performs other related duties, as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills :   Knowledge of:   Principles, methods and procedures of accounting. Basic principles of financial recordkeeping. Research techniques. Principles of mathematics and basic statistics. Computer word processing and spreadsheet applications. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Analyze data and prepare financial statements and reports. Research and interpret technical accounting information. Reconcile figures. Prepare and maintain fiscal records and accounts. Learn, understand and apply governmental accounting practices and procedures, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and interpret financial provisions of federal, state and local laws regulations. Learn and use automated financial accounting systems and data processing applications. Follow written and oral instructions. Perform work requiring accuracy and attention to detail. Meet strict deadlines. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees, outside agencies and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Education, Training and Experience :   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with emphasis in accounting.   One year of recent, paid work experience in performing accounting or finance support duties is desirable. Governmental accounting experience is desirable.   Licenses and Certificates:   None. Diversity and Inclusion HOW TO APPLY:   All applicants must submit an online City application and required supplemental questions to be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process and should not be submitted. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college level-transcripts or diploma with your application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. You may upload and attach a scanned copy of your transcripts or diploma to your on-line application, or e-mail a copy to rosie.cruz@smgov.net, or fax a copy to the attention of Rosie Cruz at (310) 656-5705.  SELECTION PROCESS:  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing will consist of the following:        Written Examination: 100%         BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS:  Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.  NOTE:  If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position. Inclusion & Diversity Statement   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.    The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination. Closing Date/Time: 7/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jun 25, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Performs skilled, journey-level installation, construction, maintenance and repair work of plumbing systems in City buildings and facilities.   Major Duties Installs and repairs fixtures such as toilets, urinals, lavatories, faucets, showers, drinking fountains, backflow devices and flush valves.   Replaces water heaters. Repairs, replaces, and maintains boiler systems, gas furnaces, heaters, gas valves, sump pumps and recirculating pumps. May repair sewer ejector pumps. Maintains plumbed water systems.   Installs pipes and fittings, such as copper, galvanized iron, blackpipe, cast iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and ABS.   Replaces plumbing fixtures to conform with water conservation standards.   Clears stoppages with electric top-snakes, sink machines, main sewer machines, chemicals and blow bags.   Performs rough plumbing and service connections for new installations.   Prepares preliminary drawings for new installations and remodeling.   Prepares and submits requisitions for materials and supplies in accordance with division procedures. Prepares materials lists for work assignments.   Prepares and maintains accurate records on work completed.   Performs preventative maintenance duties.   May train and provide technical assistance to others, as assigned.   Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.   Performs other related duties, as assigned.   Minimum Qualifications   Knowledge of:   Uniform plumbing code. Plumbing trade practices and procedures. Hand and power tools and equipment. Safe work practices and procedures. Principles and procedures of recordkeeping. Basic mathematics. Effective customer service techniques.   Ability to:   Troubleshoot plumbing problems. Safely operate heavy sewer machine equipment. Safely operate hand and power tools. Assemble and install air, gas, water, and related systems. Install and repair pumps and backflow devices. Perform physical labor for sustained periods. Work from atop tall ladders and in confined spaces. Crawl and crouch underneath buildings. Lift, carry and move heavy objects up to and including 50 lbs. Learn and use required software applications to retrieve, open and close work orders. Read diagrams and plans. Follow oral and written instructions. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public. Provide effective customer service.   Skill in:   Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level. Preparing layouts for rough plumbing installations.   Education, Training and Experience :   Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Successful completion of an accredited apprenticeship program to obtain journey-level plumbing status is desirable.    Two years of recent, paid, work experience performing journey-level plumbing duties.   Licenses and Certificates :   Possession of a valid Class C driver license. Possession of a valid journey-level plumber license.  Backflow Prevention Device Tester Certification issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health must be obtained within six months of date of hire.   Diversity and Inclusion How to Apply:     Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed on-line City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. If you do not submit your on-line application by the filing deadline, you will not be considered for this position.  Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.   You must attach a copy of your plumber license to your online application. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified.   Selection Process:     All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding your work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those applicants determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following: Performance Exam Oral Interview   If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.   Background Investigation:   Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Inclusion & Diversity Statement   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.   The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!   Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.   Closing Date/Time: 7/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Mar 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary SALARY:   Depends on Qualifications OPENING DATE:   3/14/19 CLOSING DATE:   Open until filled About the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office (SMCAO) strives to provide the highest level of legal representation to the City of Santa Monica and the People of the State of California.  Our office has been recognized as the outstanding public law office of the year by the American Bar Association, and our lawyers have been honored with the California Lawyer of the Year Award.   Join the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is currently seeking exceptional candidates for the following attorney positions: Deputy City Attorney, Municipal Division City Hearing Officer I/II (As-Needed) We also accept applications for law student externships on an ongoing basis.  This page offers details and application requirements. City Hearing Officer I/II (As Needed)   The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office seeks an attorney with at least five years of legal experience to serve as an as-needed City Hearing Officer I/II (As-Needed) for the City of Santa Monica.    The City Hearing Officer I/II will conduct a variety of administrative hearings on behalf of the City. Working independently, the City Hearing Officer I/II will admit and hear evidence, examine written submissions and documents, conduct legal research, rule on evidentiary questions, facilitate and conduct quasi-judicial hearings, prepare written decisions with appropriate findings to support determination, and perform other duties, as assigned.   The successful applicant will have a combination of required and preferred qualifications, including high ethical standards and the skills and abilities necessary to conduct administrative hearings fairly, independently, and without bias.     Required qualifications: Minimum of five years of experience interpreting landlord/tenant, housing, land use, or general municipal laws, or similar experience. License to practice law in the State of California. Knowledge of: Administrative hearing procedures and rules of evidence;  Mediation procedures and techniques; Relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations related to housing, land use, municipal and administrative laws; Legal research techniques;  Legal terms and forms;  Principles and practices of public administration;  Modern office procedures, practices, and equipment, including software applications used in modern legal environments;  Recordkeeping principles and procedures;  Effective customer service techniques; and Conventions of written English, including proper grammar, syntax and punctuation. Ability to: Interpret and apply relevant laws, regulations, and procedures; Analyze and draw logical conclusions from and apply legal principles to documentary evidence and oral testimony, forming the basis for a defensible legal conclusion; Impartially consider evidence and determine facts; Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, orally and in writing; Conduct hearings and mediation conferences with skill and tact; Evaluate credibility of parties and witnesses; Understand and interpret numerical and statistical data; Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with all segments of the public and City staff; and Provide effective customer service. Skill in: Dealing effectively with individuals from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds; Using a personal computer and applicable software applications; and Performing work requiring accuracy and attention to detail.  Preferred qualifications: Completion of at least twenty-five hours of mediation training; and Recent, paid professional experience conducting administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences or similar evidentiary proceedings in the areas of civil, municipal, landlord/tenant, or administrative law.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, and the names of three references.  These materials should be submitted in a single pdf document by email to CAO.Opportunities@smgov.net with the subject line: "Application - City Hearing Officer I/II."  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by close of business on Thursday, March 28, 2019 , when consideration of applicants will begin.  The position is open until filled.    Division and work assignments of Deputy City Attorneys are subject to change based on the needs and workload of the City Attorney's Office overall.  A background check will be required prior to beginning employment.  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.   The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goals is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time:
City of Santa Monica Santa Monica, California, United States
Jan 18, 2019
Full Time
Job Summary Join the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is currently seeking exceptional candidates for unpaid externship positions. Law Student Externship Opportunities The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office has unpaid externship opportunities available over the summer and during the school year for qualified law students.  Opportunities are available across the Civil Liability, Consumer Protection, Criminal, and Municipal Divisions.  Externs must abide by the highest ethical and professional standards.  Candidates will be considered based on qualifications including excellent in oral communication and writing skills, proficiency in legal research and interest in public service.  Start and end dates are flexible.  Externs should be available a minimum of 10 hours per week. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than ten pages, and the names of two references by email to CAO.Opportunities@smgov.net with the subject line: "Application - Externship".  A background check may be required prior to beginning the externship.   Applications for externships during the Fall of 2019 must be submitted by second week of June; Applications for externships during the Spring of 2019 must be submitted by second week of October; Applications for externships during the Summer of 2020 must be submitted by second week of February.   Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive.  Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.  We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us! Closing Date/Time: Continuous