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City of San José’s
San Jose, CA, USA
The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is seeking to fill four (4 ) Associate Engineer positions in the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP). Please note that three (3) positions are permanent and one (1) position is temporary limit dated, through June 30, 2020.The Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) Development Division contributes to the Department’s mission through its primary focus on key areas of responsibility that include; public education and outreach services, investigation of fires to determine cause and origin, and code compliance activities such as plan review and inspection.
For more information about BFP, please click here .
Under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer, the Associate Engineer position performs a variety of professional engineering, plan review, and inspection work.
Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Examine plans, perform calculations and review specifications for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings for compliance with the California Building Code, California Fire Code, California State Fire Marshal regulations, and applicable NFPA standards and local ordinances.
Provide technical advice to consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, department officers and staff, and the Fire Marshal on the application or interpretation of fire safety codes/regulations, and on the resolution of fire safety issues found in the preliminary design of buildings.
Analyze and evaluate proposals for alternate materials, methods of construction, and/or variances to fire safety codes and regulations.
Conduct field inspections to ensure that the finished construction complies with approved plans.
The subject of the incumbent’s tasks will be focused on one or more of the following Sections of BFP areas: Building Life Safety Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Detection/Fire Alarm Systems, Hazardous Materials and Site Development.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
City of San Jose
San Jose, California, United States
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The current salary range for Security Officer is $49,836.80 - $60,569.60. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Security Officer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. The Department of Public Works is seeking to fill a vacant Security Officer position. This position is responsible for performing work focused around security services at City Hall and providing a safe and orderly environment for staff and the public. Shift rotation will be required every 6 months and will be based staff bids or the need of the department. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing service to customers, monitoring closed circuit video and access control systems in Security Operation Center (SOC); escorting contractors to perform maintenance on security equipment; monitoring and/or inspecting vehicles at the garage entrance; issuing access badges to employees, interns or contractors for City Hall and other off-site locations. This position will also provide security coverage for various city meetings, public or private events, commissions and hearings in addition to coordinating with Police and Fire during emergency operations, medical calls or other related calls of service pertaining to the City Hall campus. Current shifts for this position are Monday through Friday, day and swing shifts, however, the position may at times provide coverage for meetings or events on weekends or special projects on the weekend that could fall on a City of San Jose recognized holiday. This position has a uniform requirement including a jacket & safety shoes. This classification receives an annual uniform allowance every year through the MEF bargaining unit Memorandum of Agreement. While on duty, incumbents of this position will be required to wear the approved uniform for this classification. Selected candidate will need to successfully complete a background check prior to date of hire. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Competencies The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include: Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts. Customer Service: Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor. Team Work & Interpersonal Skills: Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills. Problem Solving: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome. Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
City of San José
San Jose, CA, USA
Climate Smart San José , adopted by the City Council in 2018, is a communitywide initiative to reduce air pollution, save water and improve quality of life. Climate Smart San José is one of the nation’s first detailed city plans for reaching the targets of the international Paris Agreement to reduce climate pollution. To get there, Climate Smart sets ambitious goals for energy, water, transportation and local jobs.
In October 2018, San José was selected as one of 25 cities for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge . San José has used support from the Climate Challenge to turbocharge the implementation of Climate Smart San José. Specifically, San José has worked with Climate Challenge partners to develop and implement a shared electric-vehicle strategy, implement high-priority segments for the City’s walking and bicycling network; increase new mobility options such as bike- and scooter-sharing; develop a roadmap to eliminate natural gas use in housing; and require newer buildings to be all-electric, as well as ready to install solar power and electric-vehicle charging.
The fellow will report to the city’s Climate Advisor within the Sustainability and Compliance Division (SCD) of the Environmental Services Department. SCD brings together professional staff involved with establishing environmental policies and programs; implementing health, safety and compliance activities; advancing clean energy technology; and integrating green practices into City and community activities.
The fellow will also be a part of an interdepartmental team of sustainability professionals, including staff from various departments: Environmental Services, Housing, Transportation, Community Energy, (also known as San José Clean Energy), and community partners such as Mothers Out Front.
The fellow will assist City staff in advancing equity work primarily by:
Developing a common understanding of the environmental burdens that underrepresented and minority communities face
Enhancing existing relationships and establishing new relationships with community-based organizations serving underserved and underrepresented communities; and
Using equity best practices to help develop a climate equity narrative, which will include recommendations on how to improve community engagement practices with underrepresented communities, and how these practices and research can inform our sustainability policies.
The fellow will advance this work through three projects:
Equity Best Practices: Building on existing fellows’ work, the fellow will interview regional municipal partners from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) to learn how other cities have incorporated equity into their climate action planning and community engagement projects. The fellow will compile lessons learned and recommendations from those partners and present them to the Climate Smart team.
Assessment of Existing Community Engagement Initiatives: The fellow will also conduct interviews and survey community organizations including Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation (VIVO), Veggielution, Latinos United for a New America (LUNA), Sacred Heart, SOMOS Mayfair in order to identify: each community’s top priorities and evolving needs especially amid COVID; new opportunities to communicate and engage community members while distancing, using different channels, and social media platforms; and, best practices and gaps in engagement with low-income and minority communities.
The fellow will produce a report detailing recommendations and present them to the Climate Smart team.
Climate Equity Narrative Development: The fellow will gather qualitative and quantitative data and information (e.g. demographic data, redlining, Superfund sites, interviews, community meetings etc.) into a narrative on the inequities that underrepresented and minority communities face, specifically as it relates to Climate Smart San José. This narrative will assist City staff and community partners in developing a common understanding of San José’s environmental disparities and work towards the goal of environmental justice. Based on these findings, the fellow will assist City staff to develop a strategic planning process for implementing racial equity goals in various programs supporting Climate Smart San José and the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge.
Relevant website links:
Climate Smart San José Dashboard
Climate Smart San José Plan
American Cities Climate Challenge
Review existing information on equity best practices and develop questions to survey regional municipal partners; meet community partners
Review existing research and data on the relationship between race and income with environmental disparities, specific to San José and Santa Clara County
Working with community partners, interview and conduct outreach to low-income and minority communities
Produce report on recommendations for the City to improve future outreach
Produce report on lessons learned, best practices and recommendations on equity best practices
Produce narrative that develops a common understanding of how environmental inequities have played out in San José and what environmental justice would look like including racial equity goals
Present findings to the Climate Smart team
City of San Jose
San Jose, California, United States
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The Community Energy Department (CED) is seeking to fill one (1) full-time Senior Public Information Representative who is an experienced and savvy senior communicator with strong strategic and tactical abilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent writing and presentation skills and have substantial experience developing and executing effective communication and outreach plans using a wide range of approaches, including traditional and new media. Creativity, good judgement, organization, and initiative are essential characteristics for a successful candidate. The ideal candidate will have experience presenting to community groups, communicating complex information (such as utility billing), successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously, using HTML and website content management systems, and collaborating with outside agencies or departments. Candidates with public sector, corporate, or public relations agency experience are invited to apply. Knowledge and experienced in modern marketing and public relation techniques, technologies, and platforms, including social media and content strategy and tactics, special events planning, community engagement, visual storytelling, and data visualization is desired. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the ability to respond flexibly in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment as well as develop relationships and work cooperatively with other employees, media representatives, elected and appointed public officials, and the public. The Community Energy public information team plans and executes several outreach and communications campaigns to ensure the public is fully informed of the programs, services, and goals of the Community Energy Department and San José Clean Energy. An emerging priority will be to educate the public about the benefits of electric vehicles and aid with strategic political campaigns. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
City of San Jose
San Jose, California, United States
The San Jose Police Department is accepting applications for BOTH the Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee position AND the Public Safety Communication Specialist position. Public Safety Communication Specialist - salary range is: $67,995.20 - $82,617.60 annually. Public Safety Dispatcher Trainee's earn $72,966.40 annually. After training is completed, the salary range is: $81,036.80 - $98,488.00 annually. NOTE: In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee and Public Safety Communication Specialist classifications shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. NEW AT THE CITY OF SAN JOSE Hiring Incentive Pilot Program for Public Safety Communications Specialist: -- Upon hire of candidate as a Public Safety Communications Specialist (FT) on or after February 9, 2020, he or she shall be eligible to receive a non-pensionable lump sum payment of $1,500. -- Once the employee completes their one (1) year probation as a P ublic Safety Communications Specialist ( FT) he or she is eligible to receive a final non-pensionable lump sum payment of $1,500. Please note:The candidate receiving the incentive would be required to refund the ENTIRE non-pensionable lump sum (up to $3,000) if the employee separates from City employment or accepts another position within the City prior to their one (1) year anniversary of passing probation as a Public Safety Communications Specialist (FT). Further details regarding this can be found in the Municipal Employees’ Federation AFSCME, Local No. 101 union tentative agreement Hiring Incentive Pilot Program for Public Safety Radio Dispatcher: -- Candidates hired as a Public Safety Radio Dispatcher-TRAINEE on or after February 9, 2020, shall be eligible to receive a non-pensionable lump sum payment of $2,000. -- Once the Public Safety Radio Dispatcher-TRAINEE is eligible for promotion and enters into the Public Safety Radio Dispatcher classification, the employee is then eligible to receive an additional non-pensionable lump sum payment of $2,000. -- Once the employee completes their one (1) year probation as Public Safety Radio Dispatcher, he or she will be eligible to receive a final non-pensionable lump sum payment of $2,000. Please note: The candidate receiving the incentive would be required to refund the ENTIRE non-pensionable lump sum (up to $6,000) if the employee separates from City employment or accepts another position within the City prior to their one (1) year anniversary of passing probation as a Public Safety Radio Dispatcher. Further details regarding this can be found in the Municipal Employees’ Federation AFSCME, Local No. 101 union tentative agreement: *Please Note -- MEF Referral Bonus: Applicants may disclose a maximum of one (1) referral. The applicant must provide the referrer's name on his or her application prior to submitting the application for consideration and certify that the referrer referred and/or assisted in recruiting them, and that the applicant will not receive any portion of the MEF Referral bonus provided to them. Position & Duties - Public Safety Communication Specialist The Public Safety Communication Specialist position is an entry level training position in the Communications Unit for the Police Department. Public Safety Communication Specialists are required to handle the full range of telephone answering and dispatch functions. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Mandatory overtime will be required during critical incidents or to maintain staffing levels. Wearing a uniform is required; however, uniform expenses are partially reimbursed. The wearing of a headset is also required and is purchased by the employer. Incumbents receive paid training beginning on their first day attending the Basic Dispatch Academy. These positions may require assignments to a Swing, Graveyard, or other non-standard shift; most work four 10-hour shifts followed by three days off. There is a shift differential payment of $1.50/hour for Swing Shift and $1.75/hour for Graveyard Shift. ______________________________________________________________________ Position & Duties - Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee The Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee position is an entry level training position in the Communications Unit of the Police Department. The key responsibilities for Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainee include: Learning to dispatch police personnel and equipment on both routine and emergency calls utilizing the computer aided dispatch system, video display terminals, radio dispatching consoles, and related equipment; Answering the telephone and receiving emergency, non-emergency, and 9-1-1 requests for assistance; Inquiring, interpreting, verifying, receiving, and disseminating information from law enforcement computer networks relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, etc; Participating in field training exercises as needed to fully develop dispatching skills; Performing all related learning and testing activities. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. For more information about the Police Departments, Communications Unit click HERE. Formal training in the classroom and in the field will be provided in order to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the public safety dispatching functions. Public Safety Radio Dispatcher Trainees must complete the training program and be appointed to the class of Public Safety Radio Dispatcher in order to retain employment. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, strong customer service skills, and the ability to retain composure and work accurately under pressure in emergency situations. Candidates that are appointed will be required to attend the Basic Dispatch Academy for eight (8) weeks. Candidates are paid when they begin academy training. After the academy, candidates will continue on-the-job training, rotating through a number of assignments and shifts. After successfully completing this portion of the training program, Candidates will begin a five (5) week Radio Academy and training program as a Public Safety Radio Dispatcher. Mandatory overtime will be required during critical incidents or to maintain staffing levels. Wearing a uniform is required; however, uniform expenses are partially reimbursed. The wearing of a headset is also required which is purchased by the employer. Incumbents receive paid training beginning with their first day attending the Basic Dispatch Academy. These positions may requir
e assignment to a Swing, Graveyard, or other non-standard shift; most work four 10-hour shifts followed by three days off. There is a shift differential payment of $1.50/hour for Swing Shift and $1.75/hour for Graveyard shifts.