City of Murrieta

The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow.

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City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, CA, USA
Jan 31, 2018
Full Time
Description Closing Date: Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held February 12, 2018. COMMUNITY Located just north of San Diego County, the City of Murrieta is home to a population of approximately 114,000 residents. The City prides itself on being a family oriented community where residents enjoy a full range of amenities along with a growing range of jobs and industries. Murrieta was just announced as the safest city in the United States for a population over 100,000. This is due to a high emphasis on public safety and strong partnerships with citizens and community groups.  As the center of one of Southern California's prime markets halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, businesses are attracted to Murrieta for its skilled labor force and business friendly government. The City has implemented a bold international approach to economic development positioning the community for a vibrant and sustainable future. Targeted industries include Biosciences/Life Science, Medical Devices, Advanced Health Care, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing/Exports, and Higher Education. Several new projects are currently underway or are just on the horizon. The City has also committed $85.4 million to new infrastructure over the next five years.  The natural scenic beauty and reasonably priced housing attracts residents and businesses alike. Approximately 73% of Murrieta residents own their own homes. The Murrieta Valley Unified School District maintains exemplary status and is a designated "Honor Roll District." Many people choose to relocate to Murrieta specifically for the competitive edge the school system offers their children in both academics and athletics. Two full-service hospitals serve the Murrieta residents (Loma Linda University Medical Center â€" Murrieta and Rancho Springs Medical Center). Opened in November 2017, the Kaiser Permanente Murrieta Medical Offices spans 82,000 square feet and houses a full range of services supported by innovative uses of technology making for an enhanced and contemporary patient experience.  The City has 51 parks (nearly 600 acres of parkland) as well as recreational opportunities for participants of all ages. Residents can participate in youth and adult sports leagues, a very active Senior Center, skate park, swimming pool, a Youth Center and an equestrian park, along with a multitude of impressive youth programs. Miles of hiking and riding trails, the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, and three professionally designed golf courses also help to attract thousands of visitors each year. In addition, Murrieta hosts a number of special events throughout the year suitable for all ages.  A full service municipality with police, fire, parks and recreation as well as a library, Murrieta is clearly a community with an exciting vision that represents the future of Southern California. CITY GOVERNMENT The City Council consists of five members who are currently elected at-large. Among this group, the Mayor is appointed by his/her colleagues on a rotating basis. The Council appoints the City Manager and, in turn, the City Manager is responsible for the selection and appointment of all department heads. Kim Summers was promoted to City Manager with unanimous support of the City Council in July 2017, after serving as Murrieta's Assistant City Manager for more than three years.  Regular City Council meetings are held in the evening on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. The City Council has identified the following six goals for FY 2017-19:  Provide a High Level of Innovative Public Safety Foster and Promote a Connected and Caring Community Deliver Effective Customer Service Pursue Economic Responsibility Assure Fiscal Responsibility Plan, Program & Create Infrastructure  Municipal functions are fulfilled by 313 authorized full-time positions and 44 part-time employees. Employees are represented by six bargaining units. The City is supported by a FY 2017-18 total operating budget of $85.4 million.  ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT The Murrieta Administrative Services Department is comprised of the City's Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology (under review).  Finance is responsible for general accounting including financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and overall administration of City funds and accounts. Finance staff establish and monitor fiscal policy in accordance with accepted accounting standards and, in conjunction with all other Departments, prepare and monitor the budget and prepare quarterly reports for the City Council. Customer service is a core component of Finance activities, with staff providing support for all departments and staff as well as for Murrieta residents, businesses, developers, vendors, and other governmental agencies.  Human Resources provides staff support for all departments and performs several major functions including recruitment and selection, employee relations, classification and compensation, labor relations, organizational development, training, and administration of benefits, workers' compensation, and Risk Management programs.  Information Services provides centralized management of the City's computer and telephone system network.  Together, these three functions are supported by 28 personnel and a total FY2017-18 budget of $10.5 million. Administrative Services goals for the current fiscal year include but are not limited to: implementing online onboarding and performance management software; re-evaluating and replacing the City's virtual server and data storage systems; and creating a series of short educational videos covering all topics applicable to Finance functions. Essential Functions THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be an extraordinary people manager known for upholding standards of excellence and effectively mentoring future leaders. A history of attracting, selecting and retaining outstanding talent along with a passion for creating an environment in which professionals thrive will be expected.  The high expectations promoted by this professional will include admirable customer service standards both internally and externally. Motivated by the desire to serve, the ideal candidate will be recognized for his/her responsiveness and ability to consistently deliver superior results. In addition, this new member of the executive team will be passionate about inspiring others to do their best work.  The individual selected will be a collaborative team player with a history of being an invaluable business partner. He/she will have the ability to strengthen the department's ability to consistently provide remarkable support to other city departments in the interest of maximizing organizational success. This key department head will be a skilled problem solver with a performance record that reflects innovation and an ability and willingness to think beyond traditional paradigms. He/she will have a history of being resourceful with respect to designing and presenting options when addressing high-level challenges and opportunities as well as everyday priorities.  Although extremely knowledgeable regarding the traditional functions of municipal finance, the candidate selected will also be tech savvy and familiar with current trends and best practices that are relevant to local government.  Murrieta's Administrative Services Director must be an outstanding as well as credible communicator with impressive presentation skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills will assist the ideal candidate with being a highly effective internal and external relationship builder who is comfortable representing the City in a multitude of venues. The proven ability to translate complex financial concepts into understandable layperson's terms will be expected. Qualifications Guidelines While a generalist, administrative or human resources background will be considered favorably, impressive expertise in local government finance is a prerequisite for success in this position. A combination of government finance experience as well as experience working with organized labor is preferred. Familiarity with special authorities and funds is also desirable. A minimum of five years of experience involving increasingly complex responsibility, including at least two years of management experience, and a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline are required. A Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration is desirable. Supplemental Information APPLICATION PROCEDURE A city application form, cover letter, and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, CA, USA
Nov 07, 2017
Full Time
Description Closing Date: Open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held the week of November 27, 2017. DEFINITION Under general direction, to direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the staff, operations and activities of the Community Risk Reduction Division within the Fire Department including fire prevention, public education and emergency management; to coordinate activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Fire Chief; and to perform related work as required. The Fire Marshal may be staffed as a civilian, non-safety position or a safety position.  SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Fire Chief or designee. Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.  CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This management classification plans, oversees, and directs all activities of the Community Risk Reduction Division, including policy and procedure development and implementation, oversight of day-to-day operations, short- and long-range planning, budgeting, and program evaluation. Incumbents perform diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making to ensure that the City's fire prevention services, programs and activities have a major and positive impact on the safety of the community, active public education programs and comprehensive emergency management programs. The incumbent is responsible for (i) coordinating the activities of the division with those of internal departments, external agencies, and community partners; (ii) managing and accomplishing the complex and varied functions of the division; (iii) accomplishing divisional planning and operational goals and objectives; and (iv) furthering City goals and objectives within general policy guidelines. The incumbent provides coaching, mentoring and leadership to create a positive work environment and maintain department standards. Essential Functions EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) 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. Directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the staff, operations and activities of the Community Risk Reduction Division within the Fire Department; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures. Coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs including public relations, public information, public safety education, arson and fire investigation, fire inspection and plan checking; recommends, within Departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Fire Chief. Serves as a liaison for the Community Risk Reduction Division with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Fire Chief; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Participates in a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to fire prevention and inspection programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates Community Risk Reduction Division personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the Fire Prevention Division annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary. Coordinates with Operations Division on fire investigations in determination of the status of fires as accidental or deliberate. Directs the installation of software applications in the Community Risk Reduction Division; ensures the training of all personnel in computer system use; supervises data entry activities for the fire permits program, hazardous materials disclosure program, and emergency plans. (Not sure why this task is specifically called out since it should be covered in the above statements). Participates on a variety of boards and commissions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire prevention and inspection. Participates as a member of the Management Team in establishing strategic goals, service level priorities, department policies, and organization development plans. Responds to citizen inquiries and resolves difficult and sensitive complaints. Performs related duties as required. Qualifications Guidelines 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: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a related field.  Experience: At least five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional fire inspection, prevention and/or suppression experience, at least two (2) years of which should be in a supervisory capacity.  Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of, or ability to obtain within two (2) years of appointment to the classification, an ICC Fire Inspector II certification. KNOWLEDGE OF: Organization and administrative practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. Principles and practices of fire prevention and suppression services program development and administration. Principles and practices of fire inspection and code enforcement, and fire prevention and suppression theory. Incident Command System principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of emergency situations. Fire scene investigation methods and techniques. Fire prevention education principles and methods. Modern firefighting principles, practices and techniques. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations including EPA regulations pertaining to hazardous materials. Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures. Record-keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.  ABILITY TO: Develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and practices for fire prevention programs and services. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets and prepare financial reports. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of personnel; delegate authority and responsibility. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures. Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction to fire prevention and safety personnel. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Participate in fire scene investigations. Develop, enforce and interpret City fire codes. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Research, analyze and evaluate new program techniques, methods and procedures. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and visit various sites; 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 which requires walking, often in uneven terrain, or in damaged structures, to investigate causes of fires. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect fire scenes/sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment and assistance from other staff. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise level, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substance. When in a field environment, employees are exposed to fire scene conditions, loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, 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. APPLICATION PROCEDURE A city application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.murrietaca.gov . SELECTION PROCESS Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application materials that they meet the employment standards outlined above. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of appraisal interview, performance test and writing exercise to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience for the position. Successful applicants will be placed on an eligibility list. The City may also merge lists. The selected candidate(s) must successfully complete pre-employment clearances which may include a physical, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Murrieta, CA Murrieta, CA, USA
Feb 13, 2018
Full Time
Description Monthly salary does not include FLSA overtime. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. First review of applications will be held on March 8, 2018.  THE COMMUNITY The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890's. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow. THE DEPARTMENT Murrieta Fire & Rescue (MFR) provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, technicalÂrescue, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention, public education, and disaster preparedness, to approximately 33.6 square miles of southwestern Riverside County, California. The department delivers emergency services with 48 personnel (16 per shift) from five fire stations. In support of these efforts, MFR is managed administratively by a Fire Chief and a Deputy Chief, and employs a Fire Marshal, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, and a Training Officer. MFR has a long tradition of providing excellent customer service to the region's residents and guests. Since the department's inception in 1947, the expectation of our first responders has grown to include much more than fire suppression and basic first aid. Progressive, "all - risk" agencies are now expected to deliver advanced paramedic services, public education, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and wildland-urban interface response. MFR is consistently working to achieve and/or maintain the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves. MFR's personnel are expected to be fully engaged with the agency and community, including assignments on committees and project teams.ÂThe agency is an active participant in statewide mutual aid and national USAR deployments, which requires long stretches on duty. The shared vision of the agency is to become a Fire Department from which other progressive agencies measure themselves. DEFINITION Under general supervision, responds to various types of emergencies; participates in the control and suppression of fires; rescues persons from burning structures and other hazardous situations; provides advanced life support; participates in activities associated with hazardous materials incidents; participates in fire prevention, station maintenance, and training activities. Essential Functions Respond to fire and other emergency calls and participate in fire extinguishment, ventilation, salvage, rescue, and other operations; operate various firefighting/control equipment. Provide advanced life support and pre-hospital care as allowed under the policies and procedures of the local medical director. Assist in loading and transporting of victims; communicate with hospital and/or health care professionals concerning patient treatment and condition. Complete all required reports and input into computer system. Maintain and service all EMS equipment and restock and order supplies as needed. Maintain all required certifications and meet continuing education requirements necessary to work as a paramedic. Perform routine equipment checks and fire station duties and participate in required training activities. Participate in fire prevention inspections and pre-incident planning of public and commercial buildings. May participate in clean up and disposal of toxic/hazardous waste materials. May drive fire apparatus and other staff vehicles. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Guidelines EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic: High School Diploma or equivalent. Course work in Fire Science or a related field is desired. At least two years of current, full-time, paid fire department experience, with a fire department of similar scope to the Murrieta Fire & Rescue Department. Entry-Level Firefighter/Paramedic: ÂHigh School Diploma or equivalent. Course work in Fire Science or a related field is desired. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Candidates must provide documentation of all items below with an asterisk (*) and attach them to the application. Resumes are strongly encouraged, but not required. EMT-Paramedic license in the State of California* Certificate of Completion from a California Fire Academy (OSFM Firefighter I also accepted)* American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification* American Heart Association, American Red Cross or state approved BCLS/CPR certification* Valid CPATÂ(Candidate Physical Abilities Test) or PAT (Biddle) issued within the last twelve (12) months. Candidates obtaining a certification after the application filing date will be required to submit valid certification upon arrival at their scheduled interview.* California Class C Driver License* Possession of or ability to obtain a Class B or Class C/Firefighter-Restricted California Driver License by the end of the probationary period Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) acquired within six months of hire Obtain local EMS accreditation within two months of hire Working knowledge of: Basic fire prevention and suppression techniques and practices. Pre-hospital paramedic-level assessment, treatment and medical aid techniques. Ability to: Think and act quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Perform moderate to strenuous physical activity. Use and operate a variety of firefighting equipment. Work safely. Learn and apply firefighting principles and techniques. Understand, explain and apply policies and procedures. Understand and apply mechanical and physical principles related to fire suppression. Learn and apply fire code provisions and arson/fire investigation techniques. Climb ladders. Prepare a variety of reports using a computer and a variety of software programs. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective relation­ships with other employees and the community at large. Represent the City in meetings and make presentations; and Meet the physical requirements established by the City. Supplemental Information RECRUITMENT PROCESS Step 1: Online Application: ÂIn order to be considered for a position with the Murrieta Fire & Rescue Department, applicants must submit an online application and required documents in response to a current job opportunity listed on the City's website. Step 2: Oral Interview and EMS Assessment: ÂQualified applicants will be required to complete oral interviews and an EMS assessment as part of the recruitment process. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for early April 2018. Step 3: Conditional Job Offer: ÂFollowing the successful completion of all prior steps, candidates may be made a conditional job offer. Job offers are conditional upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation, psychological and medical examinations. Step 4: Background Investigation: ÂQualified applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive background investigation. Step 5: Psychological and Medical Examinations: ÂQualified applicants shall undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified professional to determine their suitability for the position. In addition, applicants will complete a full medical examination, including drug screening. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Only online applications will be accepted. Resumes may not be substituted for the required online application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Closing Date/Time: 3/20/2018 5:00 PM Pacific