City of Tulare

The City of Tulare is an exceptional community with a population of 63,515, situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, just 47 miles south of Fresno and 64 miles north of Bakersfield. Our mid-state location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular California coastline to the west.

Founded in 1874 by the railroad, Tulare overcame numerous disasters in the 1880’s. Following three major fires and the departure of the railroad, the community’s saving element was bringing water and farming to the area. Situated in the heart of some of the most productive farmland in the world, Tulare is very attractive to food processors and distributors (such as Haagen-Dazs, Land O’Lakes, Saputo, and Kraft) because of our central location and abundant supply of locally grown products. Tulare County is the number one milk-processing county, and now the second largest agricultural producing county in the world, second only to neighboring Fresno County.

With its strong agricultural vitality, Tulare seeks to diversify its industrial and retail base through our focus on economic development. The City not only welcomes new industries and businesses, but it has become a regional attraction. Tulare has a historical downtown, first class historical museum, and an expanding outlet center providing 2.6 million square feet of retail space. In addition, Tulare is home of the International Agri-Center, sponsor of the largest farm equipment show in the world – the World Ag Expo.

Previously recognized as one of the 25 “Best Managed Small Cities” in the country, Tulare is well known for its volunteerism and community spirit. The City has an excellent rapport with its citizenry and is currently undergoing positive growth. Tulare also has an attractive housing market with exceptionally priced quality homes. Tulare is a city challenging itself to provide new opportunities for all who call it home. The community is growing yet it retains the caring atmosphere of a small town. The city honors and celebrates its culturally diverse heritage while providing democratic and cost effective services to all its citizens. The City Council works closely with the City Manager and with members of the public to ensure that the “voice of the citizen” is heard.

4 job(s) at City of Tulare

City of Tulare, CA Tulare, CA
Sep 18, 2018
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW Thank you for your interest in our Wastewater Maintenance Technician Maintenance Crew Leader position.We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant. To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each section of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. In addition to submitting a detailedapplication, you are required torespond to the supplemental questions associated withthe application.Your responses to the supplemental questions will be used to help us evaluate your qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application or in lieu of detailed responses to the supplemental questions. Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to advance to the interview phase.Please expect to receive an email notification afterwe complete our screening process, on or before WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd. POSITION OVERVIEW Under general supervision, provides lead direction to assigned wastewater treatment maintenance staff; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; performs a variety of routine to skilled work in the installation, repair, maintenance, of the City's wastewater treatment system and related appurtenances; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Operations Manager and or his or her designee. Exercises technical and functional direction and training over assigned staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey-level in the wastewater treatment maintenance series that performs the most complex duties required to ensure that that City infrastructure, systems, and facilities to which assigned are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for public use. Responsibilities include inspecting and attending to assigned areas in a timely manner, and performing a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair of City wastewater treatment facilities and systems. This class is distinguished from the Operations Manager in that the latter has management responsibility for all wastewater treatment operations and maintenance functions and activities of the City. Examples of Essential Functions EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Provides technical and functional direction to assigned wastewater maintenance staff; reviews and controls quality of work; assists in completing employee evaluations; participates in performing wastewater collection work. Assists in planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and assigning wastewater collection maintenance and repair work and assignments in consultation with the Plant Operation Manager; communicates status of assignments to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule assignments in accordance with established priorities and special operational priorities; instructs staff in work procedures. Trains employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions. Assists in developing work plans, procedures, and schedules. Estimates time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; keeps required labor, equipment, and material records and submits reports as directed; may assist in developing budget figures for the division. Maintains the City's wastewater treatment system in a safe and sanitary manner to ensure safe conditions for the City. Operates specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of the City's wastewater treatment facility. Maintains light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment and trucks appropriate to the functional area of assignment. Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed. Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday. Assists in maintaining pump lift stations. Updates computerized preventative maintenance and sewer system information as directed. Coordinates assigned services and activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations. Reads and interprets maps, blueprints, and diagrams in the performance of the work. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Responds to complaints and answers questions from public or escalates to supervisor, as necessary. Responds to operations, maintenance, and repair emergency situations as required. Maintains records and logs of daily activities; prepares reports as necessary. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as require. May assist other maintenance crews in emergency or relief situations. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications / Requirements QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Basic principles of supervision and training. The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Shop arithmetic. Maintenance principles, practices, tools and materials for maintaining and repairing treatment facility systems. Safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals and confined space entry. Safe driving rules and practices. Basic computer software related to work. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Ability to: Oversee activities of wastewater treatment maintenance personnel. Inspect the work of others and maintain established quality control standards. Train others in proper and safe work procedures. Identify and implement effective course of action to complete assigned work. Oversee and perform construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on wastewater treatment systems. Operate specialized maintenance and repair equipment related to wastewater main cleaning and storm drain and lift station cleaning. Perform work in a confined space following required confined space entry procedures. Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair. Make accurate arithmetic calculations. Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications. Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work. Perform routine equipment maintenance. Operate a motor vehicle safely. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Communicate effectively in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in wastewater treatment facility maintenance, and three (3) years of responsible experience in performing semi-skilled and skilled wastewater system maintenance. Experience of construction, maintenance, or repair and heavy equipment operation. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, orability to obtain, avalid Class C California driver's license. Possession of a Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association. Within eighteen (18) months of the date of entry into the position, must obtain a Grade III Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association. Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines, and to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 75 pounds and heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical, and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: 9/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Tulare, CA Tulare, CA
Sep 04, 2018
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW: Thank you for your interest in our Animal Services Technician position. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant. The dates associated with the various steps of our recruitment process are outlined in this job posting. Please be sure to make note of the dates and plan now to participate in each phase of the process.Confirmation of your eligibility to participate in each phase will be sent to you via email as the recruitment progresses. WRITTEN EXAM: If we determine that you meet the minimum requirements for the position you will be invited to take a written exam which is the first phase of our recruitment process. The written examination will be administered on the morning of: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018. SOURCE MATERIAL: The written exam will be based on the following source material: * Filingand Checking *Understanding Written Material *English Language Skills *Numerical Skills *Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills INTERVIEW: Applicants that achieve apassing score on the written exam will be invited to participate in our interview process on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018. TYPING CERTIFICATE: A minimum typing speed of 35 words per minute is required. Applicants are required to attach a typing certificate to their application (issued within the past six months). Applications submitted without the required typing certificate attached, will be disqualified. DEFINITION Under general supervision, informs citizens of animal services laws and regulations; issues licenses and license applications for unlicensed animals; reports violations of animal regulation laws and ordinances to other enforcement staff of the division; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Animal Services Manager. No supervision exercised. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is class performs a range of routine animal licensing duties.This class is distinguished from other technicians within the City by its specific focus on Animal Licensing duties and responsibilities. Examples of Essential Functions Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Processes animal license applications; collects animal license fees; issues receipts; accounts for funds received; monitors and calls upon delinquent accounts. Explains licensing, rabies inoculations, leash and other animal services, regulations, laws, and requirements to citizens in person and by telephone. Locates unlicensed animals; provides license applications to owners; issues licenses. Maintains daily records; develops and maintains a cross-reference filing system of calls made, licenses and license applications issued. Maintains the animal license database; enters and retrieves information using standard word processing and spreadsheet software. Monitors and maintains records and information related to other programs in addition to Animal Licensing including the Cat Trap and Shopping Cart programs. Prepares monthly renewal notices, second notices, rabies and violation notices. Reviews reports of walk-in licensing applications and/or renewals on a monthly basis to verify receipt of each. Processes rabies certificates to verify animal is current in database system; creates new files for billing if necessary. Reconciles daily cash transactions and data as directed; records changes and resolves differences, maintains the accuracy of records. Generates and assists in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end summary and technical reports. Performs general office support duties such as covering front counter, answering telephones, opening and routing mail and deliveries; preparing correspondence, filing and record keeping, and duplicating and distributing various written materials. Performs a variety of office administrative duties including Reports violations of animal regulation laws and ordinances to other enforcement staff. Tracks citations and notices of violation; provides follow up and billing information to accounting. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications / Requirements QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Pertinent State and local laws, codes, and regulations. Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Principles and practices used in dealing with the public. Techniques and methods of cash handling. Basic mathematical principles. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of animal services. Basic principles and procedures of record-keeping. General principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Safe work practices. Skill to: Collecting, compiling, and analyzing information and data. Preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records and files. Working independently in the absence of supervision. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public. Meeting and dealing tactfully and effectively with the public. Interpreting, explaining, applying and enforcing pertinent laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to animal services. Using English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing. Operating a cash register. Using tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and those contacted in the course of the work. Operating modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs. REQUIREMENTS: Education 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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and some experience, additional education, or training that would have developed the knowledge and skills listed as qualifications. Experience in the enforcement of animal registration is highly desirable. License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class CCalifornia's driver's license. Typing Ability: Minimum 35 Words Per Minute Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: 9/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Tulare, CA Tulare, CA
Aug 08, 2018
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW: Thank you for your interest in becoming a Police Officer with our department. We are currently recruitingPolice Academy Graduatesinterested in becoming a Police Officer with our department. To be eligible for this recruitment opportunity you must at the time of application,be a graduate of a POST certified Police Academy and attach a copy of your Academy certificate. This is a "continuous recruitment" which means, we will accept applications on a continuous basis. When applicants pass the interview phase, their name will be placed onour Continuous Police Officer (Academy Graduate)eligibility list. As candidates are added to the list, the rank order of candidates previously on the list, may change. Applicants may apply and interview only one time during a six month period. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you for a position with our department. Applicants are required to submit a complete application (with detailed work history, education, training, employment history) a copy of their drivers' license,academycertificate, and a complete POST Personal History Statement (PHS).A copy of the PHS form may be downloaded from the POST website: https://post.ca.gov/formsIncomplete applications or applications submitted without the required attachments, will be disqualified. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: Tulare Police Department is comprised of three very distinct divisions that work collectively for the safety of the community and our many visitors throughout the year. The divisions of Patrol, Investigations, and Administration are comprised of individual units that are trained and equipped to handle calls for service and investigations ranging from minor to the very complex. Our vision is to build trust within the community and the department through open communication, empowerment, and partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders. As a progressive organization committed to continuous improvement; we apply innovative strategies and technology to ensure the highest quality of life for all. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, traffic, narcotics, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, investigations, and the protection of life and property; enforces Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department. While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law enforcement field, including narcotics, K-9, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, and investigations are included. Incumbents are required to be armed while on duty and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules and job assignments are changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police services. This class is distinguished from Police Corporal in that the latter is the first lead level in this sworn class series. Examples of Essential Functions When performing duties in the patrol assignment: Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, observes and investigates unusual conditions in facilities, property or other areas, report suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions and deter crime by providing high visibility. Analyzes crime scenes and gathers or directs the collection of data and evidence; writes notes and prepares reports and case files. Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required. When performing duties in the traffic assignment: Observes, monitors and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles if they are stolen or a hazard; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, funerals, or other congested situations. Responds to and investigates non-injury and injury accidents including hit and run collisions. Enforces speed utilizing radar and LIDAR; conducts DUI saturation patrols and check points; assists in special campaigns and operations including seatbelt, car seat, and identifying unlicensed/suspended license drivers. Verifies correction and signs off mechanical citations; releases stored vehicles. May conduct bi-annual motorcycle certifications of the traffic unit. When performing duties in the investigations assignment: Conducts comprehensive investigations into felony and high level crimes, including computer related crimes, as assigned including determining and conducting surveillance activities and coordinating and maintaining crime scene activities. Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support. May serve on special committees such as inter-agency Drug Task Forces including Narcotics Investigations, Gang Enforcement Team, and other organizations. When performing duties in the School Resource Officer assignment: Acts as liaison and resource between department and school systems, students; assists and counsels youth; assists and maintains relationships with parents, school authorities, community and other officers. Presents educational programs such as D.A.R.E. Program, gang awareness, drug awareness, internet safety, etc.; assists school officials in enforcement of regulations; coordinates special programs as required. Provides oversight of juveniles and delinquents; interprets law to school officials and parents; confers with school administrators to identify and discuss criminal and public safety issues; works to resolve cases and crimes committed against or by juveniles. Investigates cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or by juveniles, including but not limited to child abuse, Department of Human Services referrals, and runaways; advises and refers juveniles to appropriate community resources as requested or as necessary. When performing all assignments: Responds to a wide variety of emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances; determines appropriate action; calls for assistance as needed. Provides emergency medical attention and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary. Provides information, directions and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations. Participates in meetings with the public representing the department's interests and responsibilities Prepares case records and reports on major activities within the jurisdiction; prepares affidavits for search warrants; serves arrest and search warrants and subpoenas as required. Makes arrests and serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required. Assists the City Attorney or the District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required. Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations. Handles prisoners as called for by law. Prepares reports; prepares and maintains logs, records and accurate files. May develop, implement, and present various community education programs on a wide variety of crime prevention subjects. Maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies and personnel. Assists other officers as needed. May serve as a field training officer for orientation and training of new officers. May respond to incidents involving high-risk situations, including hostages, armed suicidal subjects, clandestine drug labs, barricaded wanted subjects, civil unrest or riots, and other assignments. Attends briefings, meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Oversees the use and care of equipment used in the course of work. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, pursuit, apprehension and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search, seizure, and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, court decisions, and departmental rules and regulations. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agencies, impact weapons, and tazers. Techniques of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED). Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Computer applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Ability to: Learn a considerable amount of factual information regarding laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, procedures, and apply this knowledge to the duties of the position. Observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies and procedures, laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Coordinate and carry out special assignments. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines. Operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner under patrol and emergency conditions; act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Safely and skillfully use firearms and other police equipment. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs. Comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communication in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations. Establish, maintain, and foster effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Qualifications / Requirements EDUCATION &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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of experience working with the public. Some college-level coursework in and/or volunteer law enforcement experience are desirable. LI CENSE & CERTIFICATIONS: Applicants must posses and attach copies of each of the following to their application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Possession of avalid Class C Californiadriver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Certificate of completion from a POST certified Police Academy. Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to access crime scenes and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, as well as crime/accident suspects/victims weighing up to 150 pounds and heavier weights with the appropriate assistance. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation. Must be able to work extended or varying shifts, weekends, and holidays or be called back in emergency situations, and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations and violent individuals. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tulare, CA Tulare, CA
Aug 08, 2018
Full Time
Position Description RECRUITMENT OVERVIEW: Thank you for your interest in becoming a Police Officer with our department. We are currently recruiting Lateral Police Officers. To be considered a Lateral Police Officer applicants must possess a valid "Basic" certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). This is a "continuous recruitment" which means, we will accept applications on a continuous basis. When applicants pass the interview phase, their name will be placed onourContinuous Police Officer(Lateral) eligibility list. As candidates are added to the list, the rank order of candidateson the list, may change. Applicants may apply and interview only one time during a six month period. To be eligible for this recruitment opportunity you must at the time of application, possess a Basic POST certificate and be currently working as a Police Officer with another agency. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you for a position with our department. Applicants are required to submit a complete application (with detailed work history, education, training, employment history) a copy of their drivers' license, POST Basiccertificate, and a complete POST Personal History Statement (PHS).A copy of the PHS form may be downloaded from the POST website: https://post.ca.gov/formsIncomplete applications or applications submitted without the required attachments, will be disqualified. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: Tulare Police Department is comprised of three very distinct divisions that work collectively for the safety of the community and our many visitors throughout the year. The divisions of Patrol, Investigations, and Administration are comprised of individual units that are trained and equipped to handle calls for service and investigations ranging from minor to the very complex. Our vision is to build trust within the community and the department through open communication, empowerment, and partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders. As a progressive organization committed to continuous improvement; we apply innovative strategies and technology to ensure the highest quality of life for all. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, traffic, narcotics, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, investigations, and the protection of life and property; enforces Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; provides information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department. While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law enforcement field, including narcotics, K-9, motorcycle, crime prevention, school resource, and investigations are included. Incumbents are required to be armed while on duty and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules and job assignments are changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police services. This class is distinguished from Police Corporal in that the latter is the first lead level in this sworn class series. Examples of Essential Functions When performing duties in the patrol assignment: Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, observes and investigates unusual conditions in facilities, property or other areas, report suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions and deter crime by providing high visibility. Analyzes crime scenes and gathers or directs the collection of data and evidence; writes notes and prepares reports and case files. Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required. When performing duties in the traffic assignment: Observes, monitors and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles if they are stolen or a hazard; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, funerals, or other congested situations. Responds to and investigates non-injury and injury accidents including hit and run collisions. Enforces speed utilizing radar and LIDAR; conducts DUI saturation patrols and check points; assists in special campaigns and operations including seatbelt, car seat, and identifying unlicensed/suspended license drivers. Verifies correction and signs off mechanical citations; releases stored vehicles. May conduct bi-annual motorcycle certifications of the traffic unit. When performing duties in the investigations assignment: Conducts comprehensive investigations into felony and high level crimes, including computer related crimes, as assigned including determining and conducting surveillance activities and coordinating and maintaining crime scene activities. Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence; performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support. May serve on special committees such as inter-agency Drug Task Forces including Narcotics Investigations, Gang Enforcement Team, and other organizations. When performing duties in the School Resource Officer assignment: Acts as liaison and resource between department and school systems, students; assists and counsels youth; assists and maintains relationships with parents, school authorities, community and other officers. Presents educational programs such as D.A.R.E. Program, gang awareness, drug awareness, internet safety, etc.; assists school officials in enforcement of regulations; coordinates special programs as required. Provides oversight of juveniles and delinquents; interprets law to school officials and parents; confers with school administrators to identify and discuss criminal and public safety issues; works to resolve cases and crimes committed against or by juveniles. Investigates cases involving unfit homes and crimes committed against or by juveniles, including but not limited to child abuse, Department of Human Services referrals, and runaways; advises and refers juveniles to appropriate community resources as requested or as necessary. When performing all assignments: Responds to a wide variety of emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances; determines appropriate action; calls for assistance as needed. Provides emergency medical attention and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary. Provides information, directions and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations. Participates in meetings with the public representing the department's interests and responsibilities Prepares case records and reports on major activities within the jurisdiction; prepares affidavits for search warrants; serves arrest and search warrants and subpoenas as required. Makes arrests and serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required. Assists the City Attorney or the District Attorney staff in preparing, documenting and developing cases and gathering information; testifies in court as required. Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations. Handles prisoners as called for by law. Prepares reports; prepares and maintains logs, records and accurate files. May develop, implement, and present various community education programs on a wide variety of crime prevention subjects. Maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies and personnel. Assists other officers as needed. May serve as a field training officer for orientation and training of new officers. May respond to incidents involving high-risk situations, including hostages, armed suicidal subjects, clandestine drug labs, barricaded wanted subjects, civil unrest or riots, and other assignments. Attends briefings, meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions, and reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Oversees the use and care of equipment used in the course of work. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, pursuit, apprehension and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search, seizure, and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, court decisions, and departmental rules and regulations. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agencies, impact weapons, and tazers. Techniques of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED). Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. Computer applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often when relations may be confrontational or stressed. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone. Ability to: Learn a considerable amount of factual information regarding laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, procedures, and apply this knowledge to the duties of the position. Observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies and procedures, laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Coordinate and carry out special assignments. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines. Operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner under patrol and emergency conditions; act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Safely and skillfully use firearms and other police equipment. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and software programs. Comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communication in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations. Establish, maintain, and foster effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Qualifications / Requirements EDUCATION &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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of experience working with the public. Some college-level coursework in and/or volunteer law enforcement experience are desirable. LI CENSE & CERTIFICATIONS: Applicants must posses and attach copies of each of the following to their application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Possession of avalid Class C Californiadriver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Valid basic certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Additional Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, climbing and descending structures to access crime scenes and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, as well as crime/accident suspects/victims weighing up to 150 pounds and heavier weights with the appropriate assistance. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation. Must be able to work extended or varying shifts, weekends, and holidays or be called back in emergency situations, and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations and violent individuals. Closing Date/Time: