The City of Chico, situated in beautiful Northern California, lies on the northeast edge of the Sacramento Valley, in the midst of lush agricultural land.  Founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell, and incorporated in 1872, the City’s ideal locale provides convenient access to large metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento region, while offering a lower cost of living.  Chico’s population, just over 93,000, makes it one of the largest cities north of Sacramento.  Large local agencies, such as California State University – Chico, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Enloe Hospital, and the City of Chico have been a significant influence on the City and region, providing key employment and economic opportunities.

Home to Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipally owned parks in the nation, as well as a vibrant Downtown and City Plaza, Chico prides itself on a large variety of recreational and community opportunities throughout the year.  Locals and out of town visitors are quick to remark on the sense of community and lively spirit that seems to permeate all of Chico, especially at the local famers’ markets or free concerts in the plaza that occur all summer long.

The City of Chico is a charter city with a City Council consisting of seven councilmembers.  The City is a Council – Manager form of government, with the City Manager directly appointed by the Council.  City Management has focused on building a strong team of individuals dedicated to serving the community at-large, while also focusing on economic development and emphasizing community involvement.

The mission statement of the City Manager’s Department clearly emphasizes the City’s continued commitment to expanding services and community efforts that enhance the City:

The mission of the City Manager’s Department is to provide professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by City Council; to develop and recommend alternative solutions to community problems for Council consideration; to plan and develop new programs to meet future needs of the City; to prepare the annual budget; and foster community pride in city government through excellent customer service and effective and efficient operations.

 

 

6 job(s) at City of Chico

City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Apr 07, 2024
Full Time
Position Information Under general supervision from the Wastewater Treatment Manager and direct supervision from the Electrical/Environmental Supervisor, to perform electrical and instrumentation work with a minimum of technical guidance. Perform complex electrical work and preventative maintenance on electrical distribution systems, motors, pumps, and instrumentation; sewer and storm water collection and pumping systems; supervision of other technical and maintenance personnel; to perform related work as required. Job Description Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Perform a variety of skilled tasks in the preventative maintenance, repair, installation, and calibration of electrical, electronic, telephone, pneumatic, hydraulic, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Radio, telemetry, and instrumentation equipment, mechanical equipment, and analyzers. Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain instruments and control systems to assist in the monitoring and control of plant and pumping station processes. Assists in the development, construction, and installation of new electrical systems and maintenance, repair or replacement of electrical equipment. Maintain electrical transformers, generators, solar systems, and medium voltage (480-600 volts) distribution and control systems. Prepare specifications for purchases of parts and supplies. Maintain accurate records. Research and develop information needed by department management. Operate computer equipment and software. Develop field sketches and update record drawings of electrical systems. Supervise and train less experienced personnel. Prepare technical reports as required. Perform related assignments as necessary. Qualifications Knowledge of: Design, installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial electrical systems; Occupational hazards and safety procedures related to the position; Medium voltage distribution systems and supervisory controls; National Electric Code and other appropriate standards and specifications; Principles and techniques of repairing, calibrating, and maintaining wastewater plant instrumentation; Electrical and electronic theory, pneumatic theory, industrial process control, mathematical computations to perform the work, tools and materials used in the development, construction, and maintenance of electrical equipment in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, including collection system pumping and storage facilities. Ability to: Diagnose and detect faults in complex electronic and electrical equipment; Fabricate various panels, control systems and conduit runs; Safely use and care for a variety of tools and equipment; Compute power and load requirements for medium voltage industrial systems; Operate a variety of test instruments; Read and prepare wiring diagrams; Maintain accurate records, technical reports, and estimates; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Understand and interpret oral and written instructions; Operate computer equipment and software. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of duties. Observe all appropriate safety precautions as required, including Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, National Electric Code, National Fire Protection Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and City safety policies. 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: Education : Any combination of equivalent experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be considered qualifying. Course work or possession of specialized training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is preferred. Successfully complete certification as a Grade II Plant Maintenance Electrical Instrumentation Technologist as issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 18 months of appointment. Experience: Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment in a water and/or wastewater treatment plant. Experience in an industrial or commercial environment performing similar or same duties can be considered. Experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic programmable logic control systems is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Driver License. Additional Information Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk and hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee frequently must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color perception; and the ability to adjust focus to distinguish colors of electrical tape and electric wiring, and to hear audible alarms, such as chemical and equipment failure alarms. Use of motor vehicle, generators, multi-meters, analyzers, oscilloscopes, pumps, gauges, common power and hand tools; shovels, conduit bender, wire stripper, wrenches, detection devices; mobile radio, phone, calculator, and a variety of electrical equipment. Environmental Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts is and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Some tasks may be performed in cramped quarters, and in a variety of atmospheric conditions, weather extremes and temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. The City of Chico offers a wide range of employee benefits. Benefits are subject to negotiations with employee organizations and may vary with individual bargaining units. For a summary of benefits, please visit the City of Chico website at: https://chico.ca.us/post/employee-benefits Closing Date/Time: 5/6/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Apr 05, 2024
Full Time
Position Information Under limited direction, responsible for oversight and supervision of all plan review. Organizes and facilitates the completion of projects. To schedule and coordinate work assignments (plan check) for building safety personnel and coordinate with engineering and planning staff to ensure plans are reviewed and completed on time. Performs the most comprehensive and complex work in the review, design and investigation of plans for residential, commercial and industrial building construction including equipment installation plans, calculations and test results; may inspect buildings and structures at various stages of construction or alteration; to supervise and direct the work of building personnel. Job Description Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Assist the Building Official in the supervision of Building Division plan review operations; Perform work in plan checking residential, commercial and industrial building construction and equipment installation plans and drawings for compliance to building, structural, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning code applications and related structural engineering requirements; Determine valuation, occupancy and Building Division fees; Check calculations and test reports for accuracy and completeness; Assist contractors, architects, engineers and others in the solution of complex building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and related problems with interpretation of the building codes and ordinances; Maintain cooperation with other departments concerned with building and related code compliance; Develop and conduct training programs for Building Division personnel; Assist in budget preparation; Assist in making policy decisions and code interpretations; Act as Building Official when so assigned; Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles of civil engineering with emphasis in structural engineering is desired; building construction codes, ordinances and enforcement requirements related to structural, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and related installations; State and Federal regulations related to building construction, accessibility, and energy requirements; Principles and techniques of building inspection work. Ability to: Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds. 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: Education: Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, building inspection technology or related field. Experience: Five years’ experience in the design or review of building construction plans or four years’ experience performing plan checking duties for a public agency. Supervisory experience is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Driver License. Legacy ICC certification as a combination building inspector, or a minimum of one certification in each trade (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical). ICC certification as a Residential and Commercial Plans Examiner within one year from date of hire. CASp Certification is highly desirable. Additional Information Physical Demands: Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Use of personal computer, including word processing and permitting software; calculator; pencil; ruler; copy machine; phone. Environmental Conditions: The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field. The City of Chico offers a wide range of employee benefits. Benefits are subject to negotiations with employee organizations and may vary with individual bargaining units. For a summary of benefits, please visit the City of Chico website at: https://chico.ca.us/post/employee-benefits Closing Date/Time: 4/28/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Apr 03, 2024
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, plans, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of staff and consultants performing engineering planning, design, and construction work for Public Works projects and facilities; performs and/or reviews technical calculations; develops construction documents including plans, specifications, and estimates for capital improvement projects; ensures functions meet all applicable laws, regulations, and City policies; coordinates project activities with other City departments and outside agencies; provides complex staff assistance to departmental management staff in areas of expertise; and performs related duties as assigned. Job Description Receives general direction from assigned management personnel. Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff. Qualifications This is the full supervisory-level class in the professional Engineer series that exercises independent judgment on diverse and specialized engineering activities with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff and consultants and for organizing and overseeing day-to-day engineering activities, capital improvement project planning and development, and administration of federal, state, and local funds for capital improvements and various other projects and studies. Incumbents are responsible for providing professional level support to the Director of Public Works in a variety of areas. Performance of the work requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. Additional Information Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff, consultants, and interns performing engineering planning, design, and construction work of public works projects and facilities; trains staff in work procedures; evaluates employee performance, counsels employees, and effectively recommends initial disciplinary action; assists in selection and promotion. Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned services and programs; recommends and implements policies and procedures including standard operating procedures for assigned operations. Monitors activities of the Engineering work unit; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Coordinates assigned services and operations with other divisions and outside agencies. Participates in project budget preparation; identifies resource needs; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications; monitors expenditures. Provides staff assistance to management; prepares and presents staff reports and other written materials; supervises the establishment and maintenance of reports, records, and files; ensures the proper documentation of operations and activities. Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates and responds to complaints and inquiries from citizens, other departments, and outside agencies; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues. Serves as project manager as assigned; plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work; develops project budgets; conducts project site visits and field exploration; oversees project planning, design, construction, and implementation; ensures projects meet mandated engineering standards, budgeted funds, best practices, and City goals and objectives. Supervises and gives technical advice, guidance, and direction to an engineering team concerning project feasibility, design, or construction; provides support for design-related questions or necessary revisions throughout the project. Reviews and designs project plans and specifications involving hydrology, traffic and soils reports and calculations, as well as grading plans, sewer plans, water and wastewater facility plans, streets plans, traffic studies, transportation facilities, and other documents, including plans, parcel and tract maps, and studies; reviews drawings and details of construction and implementation plans; prepares conditions for approval. Plans, coordinates, and reviews project work performed by private consultants; reviews change orders for errors and omissions and incorporates changes into future designs. Develops and manages requests for proposals for professional and/or contracted services; prepares scope of work and any technical specifications; evaluates proposals and recommends award; negotiates contracts; administers contracts to ensure compliance with City specifications and service quality. Performs engineering calculations for stormwater, water, sewer, pavement, or other areas of expertise; reviews plans, design drawings, calculations, and specifications of staff and consultant engineers for conformity with City standards, policies, regulations, and ordinances. Manages, coordinates, reviews, and recommends final master plan reports for adoption by the City Council. Prepares and presents technical reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services. Maintains files, databases, and records related to engineering design and construction projects; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence. Represents the City in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, contractors, developers, and the public. Ensures staff observe and comply with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. The City of Chico offers a wide range of employee benefits. Benefits are subject to negotiations with employee organizations and may vary with individual bargaining units. For a summary of benefits, please visit the City of Chico website at: https://chico.ca.us/post/employee-benefits
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Apr 03, 2024
Full Time
Position Information Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and manages the staff and operations of the Traffic Engineering Division; performs professional work in traffic engineering; conducts technical research and analysis in the field of traffic engineering; plans and designs traffic control systems; administers traffic control programs; plans, coordinates, and supervises construction of new and maintenance of existing traffic control systems; provides complex staff assistance to departmental management staff in areas of expertise; and performs related duties as assigned. Job Description Receives general direction from assigned management personnel. Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff. Qualifications This is the full supervisory-level class in the professional Engineer series that exercises independent judgment on diverse and specialized traffic engineering activities with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff and for providing technical support to management in a variety of areas. Performance of the work requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. Additional Information Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Traffic Engineering Division, including technical research and analysis as well as planning and designing of traffic control systems. Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned services and programs; recommends and implements policies and procedures including standard operating procedures for assigned operations. Monitors activities of the Traffic Engineering work unit; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Coordinates assigned services and operations with other divisions and outside agencies. Participates in annual budget preparation; identifies resource needs; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications; monitors expenditures. Provides staff assistance to management; prepares and presents staff reports and other written materials; supervises the establishment and maintenance of reports, records, and files; ensures the proper documentation of operations and activities. Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates and responds to complaints and inquiries from citizens, other departments, and outside agencies; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues. Provides advice and technical assistance to City and department management staff, commissions, committees, and the public on traffic matters; confers with a variety of public and private officials on traffic engineering issues. Reviews traffic operating conditions in the field; issues work orders for new or changed traffic control devices; responds to public requests for traffic control changes. Reviews traffic elements of environmental impact reports and major developments for compliance with City policies, rules, and regulations. Represents the City in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, contractors, developers, and the public. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in traffic engineering. Maintains files, databases, and records related to development projects; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence. Represents the City in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, contractors, developers, and the public. Ensures staff observe and comply with all City and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. The City of Chico offers a wide range of employee benefits. Benefits are subject to negotiations with employee organizations and may vary with individual bargaining units. For a summary of benefits, please visit the City of Chico website at: https://chico.ca.us/post/employee-benefits
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Full Time
Position Information ***Rates increased April 2024. Moved to 7-step pay schedule.*** This recruitment is to fill one vacancy at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant. Union: This position is covered by the Stationary Engineers, Local 39 (L39) labor group. Job Description DEFINITION Under general direction from the Wastewater Treatment Manager, performs electrical and instrumentation work with a minimum of technical guidance. Performs complex electrical work and preventative maintenance on electrical distribution systems, motors, pumps, and instrumentation; sewer and storm water collection and pumping systems; and supervises other technical and maintenance personnel; performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Plans, supervises, and reviews the work of staff performing mechanical/electrical maintenance and repair duties for water and wastewater systems, wastewater treatment, and plant equipment such as water pump stations and sewer lift stations; personally performs work supervised; makes recommendations for action and assists in policy and procedure development. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS The work of this class involves responsibility for planning and supervising the daily, weekly, and job specific work of employees performing maintenance, installation, calibration and repair work on a wide variety of electrical equipment. It may also involve directing instrumentation maintenance work. 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 where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Perform a variety of skilled tasks in the preventative maintenance, repair, installation, and calibration of electrical, electronic, telephone, pneumatic, hydraulic, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Radio, telemetry, and instrumentation equipment, mechanical equipment, and analyzers. Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain instruments and control systems to assist in the monitoring and control of plant and pumping station processes. Assists in the development, construction, and installation of new electrical systems and maintenance, repair or replacement of electrical equipment. Maintain electrical transformers, generators, solar systems, and medium voltage (480-600 volts) distribution and control systems. Prepare specifications for purchases of parts and supplies. Maintain accurate records. Research and develop information needed by department management. Operate computer equipment and software. Develop field sketches and update record drawings of electrical systems. Supervise, direct and evaluate non-operational maintenance and electrical personnel. Prepare technical reports as required. Motor vehicle, generators, multi-meters, analyzers, oscilloscopes, pumps, gauges, common power and hand tools; shovels, conduit bender, wire stripper, wrenches, detection devices; mobile radio, phone, personal computer including word processing and other software, copy and fax machines, calculator, and a variety of electrical equipment; Perform related assignments as necessary. PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk and hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee frequently must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color perception; and the ability to adjust focus to distinguish colors of electrical tape and electric wiring, and to hear audible alarms, such as chemical and equipment failure alarms. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts is and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Some tasks may be performed in cramped quarters, and in a variety of atmospheric conditions, weather extremes and temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings. Qualifications Knowledge of: Design, installation, maintenance and repair of industrial electrical systems; Occupational hazards and safety procedures related to the position; Medium voltage distribution systems and supervisory controls; National Electric Code and other appropriate standards and specifications; Principles and techniques of repairing, calibrating, and maintaining wastewater plant instrumentation; Electrical and electronic theory; Pneumatic theory; industrial process control; Mathematical computations to perform the work; Tools and materials used in the development, construction, and maintenance of electrical equipment in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, including collection system pumping and storage facilities; Basic policies and procedures for plant operation, maintenance equivalent to those utilized by the City of Chico; Principles and practices of supervision, training, and evaluations; Ability to: Plan, schedule and assign work to non-operational maintenance and electrical personnel; diagnose and detect faults in complex electronic and electrical equipment; fabricate various panels, control systems and conduit runs; Safely use and care for a variety of tools and equipment; Compute power and load requirements for medium voltage industrial systems; Operate a variety of test instruments; Read and prepare wiring diagrams; Maintain accurate records, technical reports and estimates; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; understand and interpret oral and written instructions; Operate computer equipment and software; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of duties; Observe all appropriate safety precautions as required, including Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders, National Electric Code, National Fire Protection Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and City safety policies; 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: Education : Any combination of equivalent experience, supervisory experience, and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be considered qualifying. Course work or possession of specialized training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is preferred. Experience: Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment in a water and/or wastewater treatment plant. Experience in an industrial or commercial environment performing similar or same duties can be considered. Experience in the maintenance and repair of electronic programmable logic control systems is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California Driver License. Possession of an Electrical/Instrumentation Grade II Certificate as issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within eighteen (18) months of employment. Valid C-10 Electrical Contractor license is highly desirable. Additional Information The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community. APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THE NEOGOV/GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM SYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . The City of Chico offers a wide range of employee benefits. Benefits are subject to negotiations with employee organizations and may vary with individual bargaining units. For a summary of benefits, please visit the City of Chico website at: https://chico.ca.us/post/employee-benefits Closing Date/Time: 4/22/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Chico, CA Chico, California, United States
Mar 05, 2024
Full Time
Position Information One limited-term, hourly position currently exists in the Community Development Department. Unless otherwise extended by the City Manager, limited-term employees are capped at a maximum of 2,000 hours per assignment. The Building Plans Examiner II reviews and approves permit applications and plans for new constructions and remodels to ensure conformity with established codes and regulations. Job Description DEFINITION Under general supervision, to perform duties related to reviewing and approving building permit applications and plans for new construction and remodels to determine if they conform to established codes, laws, and special conditions; to perform related work as required. 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 where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Examine construction documents for proposed structures for completeness and conformity with all codes and ordinances including structural, mechanical, electrical and energy calculations. Safety and health features, us e of materials, placements in the property, and setbacks. Correct detected defects or inadequacies; by requiring that corrections be made to meet the requirements of pertinent City codes. Assist building permit applicants in completing applications; assist other departments and the public with researching and finding requested construction documents; research and answer questions at the front counter and via phone and email. Determine plan examination, permit and other fees and valuation on plans submitted. Explain disapprovals or modification to applicants for permits. Confer with architects, engineers, contractors, owners and the general public onproposed projects to resolve problems. Coordinate with other departments on project requirement. Enters and retrieves data from electronic data processing system; establishes and updates information, generates documents and correspondence, communicates with others; updates computer system files; prepares, review, and maintains forms, files, and other necessary records. Make field investigations of structural problems, covering failures, instability, proper installation of unusual designs, materials or equipment, and other unsafe conditions; prepare reports and make recommendations on solutions. Develop information handouts/checklists related to plan check requirements for public distribution. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public, using principles of good customer service. Perform related assignments as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of engineering and architecture as applied to building construction and structural design; Safety standards, methods, materials, and techniques used in building construction; California Building Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, City Codes, CalGreen Code, and State regulations, and California State energy regulations; Basic math. Ability to: Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection and examination techniques; Read and interpret complex building plans, specifications, regulations, and building codes; Advise on standard construction methods and requirements; Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately; Maintain cooperative working relations with builders, contractors and the general public; Provide technical assistance to other building department staff in assigned area of specialization; Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact with an emphasis on customer service. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or risk of electrical shock. The noise level in this work environment is usually quiet in the office, moderate to loud in the field. Qualifications 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: Education : An Associate Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering architecture, or a relation field, or the equivalent. Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible building plan examination, architectural design, drafting, and/or inspection experience. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of CASp Certification. Additional Information The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community. APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THE NEOGOV/GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM SYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or jobs@chicoca.gov . The City of Chico offers a wide range of employee benefits. Benefits are subject to negotiations with employee organizations and may vary with individual bargaining units. For a summary of benefits, please visit the City of Chico website at: https://chico.ca.us/post/employee-benefits Closing Date/Time: Continuous