City of Petaluma

Petaluma is Sonoma County’s second largest city, with a population of 61,000. Petaluma is the southern gateway to Sonoma County and just 32 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, conveniently located on Highway 101 at the east/west artery of Highway 116. Petaluma offers a wide array of attractions and points of interest to explore, including: a 150-year-old historic downtown, waterfront areas, charming historic homes and neighborhoods, a mixed-use theater district, a thriving restaurant scene, live music venues, a historical museum, an airport, a marina, numerous community parks, and golf courses.

 

The City of Petaluma is a full-service city with over 340 employees that provides essential city services such as public safety, infrastructure, water utilities, and development review throughout the City.

 

7 job(s) at City of Petaluma

CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Working With Our Community To Provide Professional Police Services Since 1858 Public Safety Dispatcher - Lateral This recruitment is for Lateral Public Safety Dispatcher (Full-time and temporary part-time/per-diem) candidates with prior experience only. Full-time positions receive benefits and are represented. Temporary part-time/per-diem positions are not allocated, are unrepresented and do not receive benefits. Part-time hours vary depending on need and typically do not exceed 20 hours per week. To be considered for this recruitment, candidates must have at least one year of dispatcher experience and have completed a California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course. Special Pays as a Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher: Uniform Allowance: $260 annually POST Dispatcher Certificate Pay: 1.5% for POST Intermediate Dispatcher Certificate, 3% for POST Advanced Dispatcher Certificate. Bilingual Pay: up to $200 per month Public Safety Dispatcher Trainer: 5% as assigned Shift Differential: 3% if assigned to swing shift, 5% if assigned to graveyard shift Longevity Pay: 5% after 15 years of service with the City Benefits as a Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher: CalPERS Retirement: 2% at 60 for "classic" members, 2% at 62 for new members. CalPERS Health Program: City pays 95% of Bay Area Kaiser rate premium for employee and eligible dependents Dental/Vision/Life/LTD Insurance: paid 100% by City Holiday Pay: 156 hours per year Sick Leave: earn 96 hours per year with unlimited accrual Compensatory Time Off Bank: earn hours at 1.5 times actual hours worked up to 240 hours Vacation Time: earn 80-200 hours per year depending on years of service Cash in Lieu of Medical/Dental Benefits: receive 50% of Kaiser Bay Area premium and Dental premium as cash payment (with proof of other insurance for employee and eligible dependents) The Petaluma Police Department Petaluma Police Department is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement services to the community and it prides itself on community involved programs. Petaluma has a population of approximately 61,000 and encompasses nearly 14 square miles situated 40 miles north of San Francisco Bay Area on U.S. 101, and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Police Department staffing includes 84.5 full time employees, including one Chief, one Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, nine Sergeants, fifty Officers, and other support staff, including the Communications Unit (Dispatch). In addition, the department has K-9 Officers, Traffic Unit, Motorcycle Patrol, SWAT Team, Investigations Unit, and Reserve Community Service Officer Program (Volunteer). The Petaluma Police Department is proactive in Community Oriented Policing Philosophy. The Communications Unit is comprised of a supervisor, 9 full-time, 2 job-share, 1 permanent part-time dispatcher positions. The Petaluma Police Department is a member of the Sonoma County consortium which uses a shared CAD/RMS system. Full Time Dispatchers typically work a 4/10 schedule (4 days per week/10 hours per day). Part Time (Per Diem) Dispatchers are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per month. Duties The duties, skills, and demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential duties, skills, and demands. Receive 911 emergency and non-emergency calls for service; evaluate the nature of the emergency; enter information into computer terminals; determine appropriate response level, priority and type of resources required, dispatch police, fire, and medical personnel and equipment; update and monitor information related to the event. Monitor radio traffic and request for services, relay information and/or instructions to personnel, work with other agencies and coordinate mutual response radio traffic. Maintain records of calls for service using the computer aided dispatch system; maintain and access business and premise history files for emergency and other necessary contacts. Process and enter citations into the records management system and perform related clerical duties. Operate in-house and radio paging systems. Monitor closed-circuit security cameras. Assist citizens at the Police Station after business hours. Coordinate responses to after hour emergency calls for City services. May provide new employees with an orientation to City dispatch procedures and services. May be required to provide court testimony. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Modern office practices and procedures, computers, and software applications. Proper English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Alphabetic, chronological, and numeric filing systems. Effective communication techniques. Community resources. City and surrounding geography. Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be: Education : Equivalent to graduation from high school. Related college course work desirable. Experience : One (1) year of experience in public safety and/or fire dispatching in a 911 center is required. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use the computer keyboard and mouse, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; stand, walk, and stoop, or crouch. 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 ability to adjust focus. The employee will work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Firefighter/Paramedic - Lateral and Entry-Level The following salary increases are scheduled: July 1, 2022 (2% COLA) - $32.39 - $39.22/hour Successful Lateral candidates can expect to be hired at Step 3, $102,501 annual base salary plus any applicable special pays. We are currently recruiting to fill 6-8 current and anticipated vacancies within the next year. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis until positions are filled. Anticipated recruit training academy will take place in early Spring 2022. In addition to a competitive salary and CalPERS Retirement, this position offers a generous benefits package and many special pays and incentives. These include: CalPERS Health Program : City pays 95% of Bay Area Kaiser rate premium for employee and eligible dependents Dental/Vision/Life/LTD Insurance: paid 100% by City Retiree Medical Trust Holiday Pay : 156 hours per year (value approximately $4953 - $5998 annually) Longevity pay : 5% at 15 years of service Education Pay : up to $2400 per year Bilingual Pay : up to $2400 per year Sick Leave : earn 144 hours per year. Sick leave will be charged against the employee's accrual at the rate of an hour for an hour based on actual sick leave usage, for the first day of sick leave used per injury and illness. Each successive day will be charged at the rate 12 hours for the same injury or illness. Compensatory Time Off Bank : earn hours at 1.5 times actual hours worked up to 240 hours Vacation Time : earn up to 12 shifts (288 hours) per year Cash in Lieu of Medical/Dental Benefits : receive 50% of Kaiser Bay Area premium and Dental premium as cash payment (with proof of other insurance for employee and eligible dependents) PETALUMA FIRE DEPARTMENT The Petaluma Fire Department is a full-service fire and rescue agency. The Department operates from three stations strategically located around Petaluma. The Department staffs two engine companies, one truck/engine cross-staffed company, three dual-role ALS ambulances, and a 24-hour Battalion Chief. Last year the PFD responded to over 7000 calls for service! We are currently recruiting to fill 6 vacancies. Petaluma Firefighters work the 48/96 schedule and rotate each set between engine and ambulance positions. Call volume is challenging and varied but still allows time for training and exposure to the many facets that makes Petaluma a place for an exciting career. As an employee of the Petaluma Fire Department, you can expect to gain expertise in EMS response, Structure and Wildland Fire Suppression, Vehicle Extrication, Rescue Systems, and more. The response area is a combination of a historic downtown, urban, suburban, and rural areas. Our community has a river, marina, small airport, historic and modern industry, a highway, high-speed rail, rural roads, and wildland interface that all represent their own challenges and critical calls for service. Petaluma firefighters often work locally with CalFire and surrounding paid and volunteer organizations in the greater Petaluma area as well as provide strike team support on large incidents with our OES type 1 Engine and Type 6 brush truck. The Petaluma Fire Department has a rich history of service since 1857! THE POSITION A Firefighter/Paramedic responds to fires, medical emergencies, and other emergency and non-emergency situations and takes appropriate action to protect life and property; perform various staff support assignments in addition to normal emergency response activities. Firefighter/Paramedics are assigned to both engine and ambulance shifts. General supervision is provided by the Fire Captain, and responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of support staff. Duties Respond to calls for medical aid, including traffic collisions and rescue situations. Provide pre-hospital care, including examining patients and monitoring vital signs; establish I.V. lines, administer medications, insert airway, defibrillate heart and take other basic and advanced first aid and life support actions; communicate with hospital and or health care professionals in person or by radio; Complete required reports. Restock supplies and maintain ambulances and other emergency vehicles and equipment in proper working condition. In a fire emergency, connect supply lines, control and extinguish fires, using various size hand-lines, master streams and portable water monitors; connect foam eductors and apply foam and chemicals for fire suppression and control. Deploy ladders, search buildings and rescue victims from buildings and motor vehicles sometimes using specialized power and hand tools; use various hand and power tools to obtain entry to buildings, free trapped accident victims, and provide ventilation. Participate in specialized rescue operations, including aerial, water, underground and confined space situations, including the use of rigging and shoring. Contain, control, and decontaminate hazardous material spills. Participate in clean-up, salvage, overhaul operations; clean, service, and ensure operational readiness of fire vehicles, apparatus, hoses and equipment; assist with the maintenance of stations and facilities. Participate in various staff support assignments including but not limited to: fire prevention, inspection, and maintenance of inventory records, scheduled inspection of department equipment, fire inspection, and investigation. Work with the community in a variety of educational, public relations, and service programs. May serve in higher level classification, on a relief basis if certified and/or licensed to do so; may direct the work of others, particularly in a medical emergency. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education : Equivalent to graduation from high school. Experience : Ambulance experience as a Paramedic or EMT and previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity is highly desirable. Required Licenses/Certifications Must possess a valid California Class C driver license. Must obtain a valid California Class C driver license with a Firefighter Endorsement or higher within 36 months of hire. Physical Requirements Must pass and maintain physical requirements as specified by the City and be able to wear self-contained breathing apparatus. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Must be currently employed as a paid, full-time firefighter/paramedic with at least one-year experience in that capacity. ALS medical transport experience highly desirable NO CPAT required for lateral candidates. Current accreditation as a Paramedic in advanced life support, either through the National Registry or State of California. Sonoma County (Coastal Valleys EMS) accreditation as a paramedic is required within three months of hire. CSFM Firefighter 1 certification or FF1 Academy Completion required. Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic Current accreditation as a Paramedic in advanced life support, either through the National Registry or State of California OR currently attending an accredited California Paramedic Academy at the time of application. Certification as a Paramedic in advanced life support, either through the National Registry or State of California is required prior to a final job offer. CPAT required prior to interview panel assessment. CSFM Firefighter 1 certification or FF1 Academy Completion required. Exception: Paramedics with over one-year full-time equivalent experience may apply if currently enrolled in a CSFM FF1 Academy. FF1 Academy completion is required prior to a final job offer. California Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Some applicants are required to submit proof of successful completion of a California Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) to Human Resources prior to the interview panel assessment. The CPAT card of completion must have an issuance date that is less than a year from the date of application for the proof to be valid. Go to https://www.fctconline.org/candidates/upcoming-test-schedule/ for upcoming test dates. If you do not have a valid CPAT card at the time your application is submitted, you must indicate the date and location of your scheduled test on your supplemental questionnaire. Once you have received your CPAT card, please submit a PDF copy via email to hr @ cityofpetaluma.org as soon as it is available. Application and Selection Process: All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final. Highly Qualified Applicants Applicants demonstrating the following will be rated as most highly qualified: Full-time paid Firefighting experience. Experience as Paramedic on an ambulance responding to emergency 911 calls. Hiring Requirements Candidates being considered for selection are subject to an oral interview, practical exercise or other qualification testing, background investigation, polygraph, pre-employment medical/psychological examination, and State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records. Successful candidates must pass a drug screen as part of the pre-employment medical examination to be considered for appointment. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to palpate, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift weight in excess of over 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; explosives; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. A Firefighter is required to wear appropriate firefighting and chemical safety apparel and equipment, including turnout gear, helmet, hood, and self-contained breathing apparatus. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Nov 10, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE SALARY RANGE : $106,995.20 - $130,041.60 annually FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING: MEDICAL INSURANCE : Choice of a variety of CalPERS Health Plans with a City contribution of up to $2124.39 monthly for family health coverage (2022 plan year) or alternative option to receive Medical Cash Back (if you have medical coverage elsewhere) https://cityofpetaluma.org/documents/calpers-memo-for-health-benefits/ DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE: Coverage for employees & eligible family members, paid for by the City. LIFE INSURANCE : 1.5x annual compensation up to maximum of $200,000. Option to purchase additional insurance. Long-Term Disability up to 60% of your current monthly salary after eligibility requirements are met and subject to maximum amounts. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM : Support and benefits, for you and eligible family members, paid for by the City. FOR YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE: CALPERS RETIREMENT PACKAGE 2% at 60 for classic CalPERS members 2% at 62 for PEPRA CalPERS members DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN : Voluntary participation in your choice of three plans. FOR YOUR WORK / LIFE BALANCE (annual amounts): Vacation: 80 Hours, increasing with years of service Sick Leave: 96 hours Administrative Leave: 80 hours (per fiscal year) Holidays: 12 fixed and 1 floating Please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding for Unit 9 and the Human Resources website for additional details: https://cityofpetaluma.org/documents/unit-9-mou/ https://cityofpetaluma.org/employee-benefits-information/ Summary Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the work of environmental compliance inspection, and of programs related to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program System (NPDES) permits, including, pollution prevention program, pretreatment program, sewer collection system, storm water, recycled water, and biosolids management; perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Class Characteristics General direction is provided by a higher-level manager; responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of professional, technical, and/or support staff. The incumbent ensures City compliance with a broad range of regulatory and permit conditions and manages revenue from the industrial discharge and impact fee program. This position is distinguished from the Deputy Director of Environmental Services by the latter's responsibility for the overall management of the division Duties Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures and establish schedules and methods for activities and operations related to the environmental compliance programs, including inspection, environmental lands management, and stormwater. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff involved in conducting environmental compliance inspections, , environmental lands management, and stormwater. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities and recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and compliance activities. Participate in budget preparation and administration, including preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations, submitting justifications for staff, supplies, equipment, and services, and monitoring and controlling expenditures. Participate in the selection of staff; provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies and implement discipline procedures as necessary. Oversee and administer environmental documentation for the department's programs and projects; oversee completion of mitigation measures as required by regulatory agencies. Develop, implement, and manage various programs related to NPDES, including, pollution prevention programs, pretreatment programs, sewer collection system, storm water, recycled water, and biosolids management to ensure compliance with requirements. Prepare and submit a variety of technical reports, including those required by governmental agencies; prepare and submit permit renewals and documentation as required. Perform technical review of existing, proposed, and new local, state, and federal environmental regulations and provide appropriate input to City management; maintain library of regulatory information. Develop, evaluate, and implement procedures, and standards to meet permit requirements; review and select outside environmental firms to provide professional services. Oversee and coordinate the completion of permit conditions and mitigation requirements for Capital Improvement Projects. Oversee and ensure compliance with air quality at the water recycling plant and ensure proper disposal of hazardous waste generated by treatment plant facilities. Oversee and assist in the preparation of wastewater capacity fee calculations and other cost recovery fees. Develop, evaluate, and implement pretreatment regulations, permits for industrial users, and standards to ensure compliance with pretreatment regulations. Serve as the Deputy Director of Environmental Services in their absence as necessary. Serve as a liaison with various regulatory agencies; coordinate pollution prevention activities with local businesses and other government agencies. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles and practices of developing and implementing a comprehensive environmental compliance program, including NPDES permit compliance. Pertinent federal, state, local, and department regulatory requirements, including applicable laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines governing wastewater, water, storm water, recycled water, air quality, biosolids, pollution prevention, and industrial waste monitoring and control, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Principles of Federal pre-treatment standards. Characteristics and problems involved with wastewater and environmental compliance analysis. Methods and techniques used in sampling and principles of statistical analysis. The proper care and maintenance of related equipment; in field sampling, safety methods, and procedures. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Principles and practices of budget administration. Principles and practices of safety management. Principles and practices of effective customer service. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, State Water Board reporting systems, and operational control and reporting software. Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, business administration, environmental economics, civil engineering, or a related field. Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible work experience in a water, wastewater, stormwater, and/or industrial laboratory setting, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Experience with interpreting and implementing complex regulations is desirable. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and will frequently be required to enter data into a terminal, personal computer or keyboard device and operate office equipment requiring repetitive arm/hand movement. The employee is often required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl or use the ability to smell. The employee must be able to perform a moderate amount of physical labor, including having sufficient strength to lift, carry and/or move items up to 50 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. Must be able to hear alarms and respond to others without being able to see them performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to outside weather and wet conditions. Other work conditions include exposure to unpleasant odors, mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles and moderate noise levels. There is risk of exposure to hazardous fumes and substances. May be required to wear respiratory protection or other safety equipment and foot, eye, and hearing protection. Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Working With Our Community To Provide Professional Police Services Since 1858 Police Officer - Current Academy Attendees and Graduates In addition to a competitive salary, CalPERS Retirement and a generous benefits package this position offers opportunities for special assignments including K9, Hostage Negotiation, FTO, Traffic Motorcycle Officers, Investigationsand SWAT. There are also opportunities for career advancement and department funded training opportunities. Special Pays as a sworn Police Officer: Uniform Pay : 1.5% of Step 5 of Police Officer annual salary POST Certificate Pay : 5% for POST Intermediate Certificate, 7% for POST Advanced or Supervisory Certificates. Bilingual Pay : up to $200 per month Field Training Officer : 5% as assigned Shift Differential : 3% if assigned to swing shift, 5% if assigned to graveyard shift Longevity Pay : 5% after 15 years of service with the City Benefits as a sworn Police Officer: CalPERS Retirement: 3% at 55 for "classic" members, 2.7% at 57 for new members. Those hired as a Trainee, will be enrolled as a Miscellaneous member of CalPERS until graduation of the academy. CalPERS Health Program : City pays 95% of Bay Area Kaiser ratepremium for employee and eligible dependents Dental/Vision/EAP/Life/LTD Insurance: paid 100% by City Holiday Pay : 156 hours per year Sick Leave : earn96 hours per year with unlimited accrual Compensatory Time Off Bank : earn hours at 1.5 times actual hours worked up to 240 hours Vacation Time :earn 80-200 hours per year depending on years of service Cash in Lieu of Medical/Dental Benefits : receive 50% of Kaiser Bay Area premium and Dental premium as cash payment (with proof of other insurance for employee and eligible dependents) The Position If you are currently attending or have recently graduated from a California POST accredited Police Academy you are invited to apply for this position. The Department The Petaluma Police Department is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement services to the community and it prides itself on community involved programs. Petaluma has a population of approximately 60,000 and encompasses nearly 14 square miles situated 40 miles north of San Francisco Bay Area on U.S. 101, and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Police Department staffing includes 84.5 full time employees, including one Chief, one Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, nine Sergeants, forty-seven Officers, and other support staff. In addition, the department has two K-9 Officers, Traffic Unit, Motorcycle Patrol, SWAT Team, Investigations Unit, and Reserve Community Service Officer Program (Volunteer). The Petaluma Police Department is proactive in Community Oriented Policing Philosophy. Class Characteristics General supervision is provided by the Police Sergeant; responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of officers and/or support staff. This is the working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normalscope of peace officer situations. Incumbents may be assigned to patrol, traffic, juvenile, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from uniformed civilian police-related classes by the responsibility and authority associated with designation as a sworn peace officer under the laws of the state. It is further distinguished from the Police Sergeant class in that the latter is a first-line supervisor responsible for assigned officers and other support staff. Duties The duties, skills, and demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential duties, skills, and demands. Patrol assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property, observe situations, and deter crime by providing high visibility; respond to suspicious activities and answer emergency calls for service; enforce state, local, and federal laws and ordinances; issue verbal warnings and citations; pursue and apprehend suspects and request assistance as required. Investigate criminal activity and incidents as the responding officer; coordinate crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations and identification of witnesses; oversee collection and preservation of physical evidence; restore order, protect life and property, and maintain the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations. Prepare and document cases, complete reports and records, and prepare and maintain other logs and records. Investigate traffic accidents and provide traffic and crowd control as necessary. Participate in special details and assignments, including K-9, traffic patrol, narcotics, investigation, and related activities; retrieve, identify, and return found property and/or evidence to owners; provide emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and request additional response; provide information, directions, and other services and assistance to the public; testify in court, as subpoenaed; respond to SWAT team call-outs; may act as hostage negotiator. Direct, instruct, train, and supervise recruit officers in areas of traffic enforcement, radar operation, DUI enforcement, and basic traffic accident investigation. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts. Techniques for dealing with people of all socio-economic levels under hostile and emergency situations. Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work. Learn the principles, practices, procedures, laws and ordinances, terminology, and operation of equipment used in law enforcement and crime prevention and investigation. Minimum Qualifications At the time of application you must : Be at least 21 years of age at the time of graduation from the Police Academy. Have education equivalent to completion of high school. Possess a valid California Driver License. Be a current POST Academy Attendee or Graduate Have achieved a PELLET B T-Score of 42 or better or have the degree equivalent. Be a U.S. citizen or currently have a citizenship application in process. Refer to California Government Code Section 1031(a) Selection Process All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure that an applicant will continue in the process. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application. Hiring Requirements Candidates being considered for selection will undergo a thorough background investigation, including by not limited to personal history, employment, education, military, State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records, DMV driving record, etc. A polygraph examination will be part of the background examination. Prior to appointment, candidates must also successfully complete a Police Chief interview, pre-employment medical examination, a drug screen and a psychological evaluation. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move weight up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works with use of vehicle. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Working With Our Community To Provide Professional Police Services Since 1858 Police Officer - Lateral In addition to a competitive salary, CalPERS Retirement and a generous benefits package this position offers opportunities for special assignments including K9, Hostage Negotiation, FTO, Traffic Motorcycle Officers, SRO, Gang Enforcement Team,Investigationsand SWAT. There are also opportunities for career advancement and department funded training opportunities. Hiring Bonus and Incentives : $10,000 signing bonus upon successful hiring process $5,000 upon completion of probationary period $10,000 upon completion of three years of service Vacation accrual rate that matches the total years of service as a Police Officer A bank of 40 hours of sick leave at the time of hire A bank of 80 hours of vacation leave upon successful completion of the Field Training Program Lateral Applicant Requirements To be considered as a lateral applicant you must: Be currently employed as a peace officer in good standing by a California-authorized jurisdiction. Have successfully completed your Field Training program in your current agency. Must possessBasic P.O.S.T. certification. Police Department Petaluma Police Department is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement services to the community and it prides itself on community involved programs. Petaluma has a population of approximately 59,000 and encompasses nearly 13 square miles situated 40 miles north of San Francisco Bay Area on U.S. 101, and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Police Department staffing includes 84.5 full time employees, including one Chief, one Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, nine Sergeants, forty-seven Officers, and other support staff. In addition, the department has three K-9 Officers, Traffic Unit, Motorcycle Patrol, SWAT Team, Investigations Unit, FTO Program, and Reserve Community Service Officer Program (Volunteer). The Petaluma Police Department is proactive in Community Oriented Policing Philosophy. Special Pay The City of Petaluma provides newly hired officers a uniform and equipmentin addition to compensation at the rate of 1.5% of Step 5 of Police Officers annual salary, paid per pay period. The City offers 5% of base salary for possession of a POST Intermediate certificate, 7% of base salary for a POST Advanced certificate and 7% of base salary for a POST Supervisory certificate. Sworn officers with certified Spanish bilingual skills receive an additional $100-$200 per month depending on proficiency. Field Training Officers receive an additional 5%. Detectives receive on-call pay and take home a vehicle. Summary Perform a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and provision of information and assistance to the public; perform special assignments in areas such as traffic patrol, K-9 program, and gang detail. Class Characteristics General supervision is provided by the Police Sergeant; responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of officers and/or support staff. This is the working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace officer situations. Incumbents may be assigned to patrol, traffic, juvenile, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from uniformed civilian police-related classes by the responsibility and authority associated with designation as a sworn peace officer under the laws of the state. It is further distinguished from the Police Sergeant class in that the latter is a first-line supervisor responsible for assigned officers and other support staff. Duties Patrol assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property, observe situations, and deter crime by providing high visibility; respond to suspicious activities and answer emergency calls for service; enforce state, local, and federal laws and ordinances; issue verbal warnings and citations; pursue and apprehend suspects and request assistance as required. Investigate criminal activity and incidents as the responding officer; coordinate crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations and identification of witnesses; oversee collection and preservation of physical evidence; restore order, protect life and property, and maintain the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations. Prepare and document cases, complete reports and records, and prepare and maintain other logs and records. Investigate traffic accidents and provide traffic and crowd control as necessary. Participate in special details and assignments, including K-9, traffic patrol, narcotics, investigation, and related activities; retrieve, identify, and return found property and/or evidence to owners; provide emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and request additional response; provide information, directions, and other services and assistance to the public; testify in court, as subpoenaed; respond to SWAT team call-outs; may act as hostage negotiator. Direct, instruct, train, and supervise recruit officers in areas of traffic enforcement, radar operation, DUI enforcement, and basic traffic accident investigation. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts. Techniques for dealing with people of all socio-economic levels under hostile and emergency situations. Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work. Learn the principles, practices, procedures, laws and ordinances, terminology, and operation of equipment used in law enforcement and crime prevention and investigation. Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be: Education : Equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of a recognized police academy. Certifications/Licenses: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Must possess a basic P.O.S.T. certification and maintain firearms qualification. Hiring Requirements Candidates being considered for selection will undergo a thorough background investigation, including by not limited to personal history, employment, education, military, State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records, DMV driving record, etc. A polygraph examination will be part of the background examination. Prior to appointment, candidates must also successfully complete a Police Chief interview, pre-employment medical examination, a drug screen, and a psychological evaluation. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move weight up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works with use of vehicle. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Working With Our Community To Provide Professional Police Services Since 1858 Police Officer Trainee Important: A minimum T-Score of 42 is required within the last 12 months. You must attach a letter verifying the T-Score to your application. If you are unable to attach the letter to your application, you must send it as an attachment to hr @ cityofpetaluma.org. Current applicants will be considered for the Napa Valley College Basic Police Academy when runs from April 9, 2022 to September 10, 2022. Effective January 1, 2022, all Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center students are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. Students must be fully vaccinated prior to being allowed in a classroom. You are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2 dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks are your single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine In compliance with NVC's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, any candidates selected to move forward in the selection process for this position will be required to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 must be provided prior to the appointment date as part of the pre-employment background process. A Police Officer Trainee is a non-sworn full-time employee of the City and is eligible for pay and benefits. Acceptance by the Academy, which includes successfully passing the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery with a T-Score of 42 or better, is a condition of employment for this position. After successful completion and graduation from the Police Academy, a Police Officer Trainee who continues to meet the employment standards of the City is eligible to be sworn in as a Police Officer and begin the Petaluma Police Department's Field Training Program. A complete copy of the job description can be found at http://cityofpetaluma.org/documents/police-trainee/ . The current base salary range for Police Officer is: $38.25 - $46.52 hourly $6,630.00 - $8,063.47monthly $79,560.00 - $96,761.60 annually Special Pays as a sworn Police Officer: Uniform Pay: 1.5% of Step 5 of Police Officer annual salaryPOST Certificate Pay: 5% for POST Intermediate Certificate, 7% for POST Advanced or Supervisory Certificates.Bilingual Pay: up to $200 per monthField Training Officer: 5% as assignedShift Differential: 3% if assigned to swing shift, 5% if assigned to graveyard shiftLongevity Pay: 5% after 15 years of service with the City Benefits as a sworn Police Officer: CalPERS Retirement: 3% at 55 for "classic" members, 2.7% at 57 for new members. As a Trainee, will be enrolled as a Miscellaneous member of CalPERSCalPERS Health Program: City pays 95% of Bay Area Kaiser rate premium for employee and eligible dependentsDental/Vision/Life/LTD Insurance: paid 100% by CityHoliday Pay: 156 hours per yearSick Leave: earn 96 hours per year with unlimited accrualCompensatory Time Off Bank: earn hours at 1.5 times actual hours worked up to 240 hoursVacation Time: earn 80-200 hours per year depending on years of serviceCash in Lieu of Medical/Dental Benefits: receive 50% of Kaiser Bay Area premium and Dental premium as cash payment (with proof of other insurance for employee and eligible dependents) The Petaluma Police Department Petaluma Police Department is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement services to the community and it prides itself on community involved programs. Petaluma has a population of approximately 59,000 and encompasses nearly 13 square miles situated 40 miles north of San Francisco Bay Area on U.S. 101, and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Police Department staffing includes 84.5 full time employees, including one Chief, one Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, nine Sergeants, fifty Officers, and other support staff. In addition, the department has K-9 Officers, Traffic Unit, Motorcycle Patrol, SWAT Team, Investigations Unit, and Reserve Community Service Officer Program (Volunteer). The Petaluma Police Department is proactive in Community Oriented Policing Philosophy. Application and Testing Process To be considered for this position, you are required to complete an application online and supplemental questionnaire. All required application materials must be received for your application to be valid. All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final. Important: A minimum T-Score of 42 is required within the last 12 months. You must attach a letter verifying the T-Score to your application. If you are unable to attach the letter to your application, you must send it as an attachment to hr @ cityofpetaluma.org. Selection Process The selection process includes three parts. You must successfully complete each part in order to be invited to the next. Part I: POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery Further information on the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery is available on the POST website at https ://post.ca.gov/LE-Entry-Level-Test-Battery-Applicant-FAQs . The minimum passing test score is 42. To be considered for this recruitment, you must have already taken the POST Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and received a T-score of 42 or higher within the last twelve months . If you do not already possess a valid T-score, please visit https://theacademy.ca.gov/tests to review upcoming test dates. Part II: Review of Applications All completed application documents will be reviewed. Applicants that meet the listed requirements, have provided a T-score of 42 or higher dated within the last twelve months and are among the most highly qualified will be invited to the first round of oral interviews. Part III: Oral Appraisal Interview Applicants will be invited to the interview phase based on a review of their application materials and score on the PELLETB. Hiring Requirements Candidates being considered for selection will undergo a thorough background investigation, including but not limited to personal history, employment, education, military, State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records, DMV driving record, etc. A polygraph examination will be part of the background examination. Prior to appointment, candidates must also successfully complete a Police Chief interview, pre-employment medical examination, a drug screen, and a psychological evaluation. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications - At the time of application you must : Be at least 21 years of age at the time of graduation from the Police Academy. Have education equivalent to completion of high school. Possess a valid California Driver License. Be a U.S. citizen or be able to meet California Government Code Section 1031(a) by time of graduation from the Police Academy. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move weight up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works with use of vehicle. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Utility Service Worker II Summary Perform duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water, stormwater and sewer collection systems and related facilities; clean and repair sanitary sewers and appurtenances, and utilize and operate a wide range of tools, equipment and vehicles. Class Characteristics General supervision is provided by a higher-level supervisor or manager; responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of support staff. The journey level class of the Utility Service Worker series, incumbents at this level are expected to perform the full range of duties assigned to this classification. The majority of the work is performed as a member of a crew, although specific individual assignments of a more limited nature may be performed. This class is distinguished from Utility Service Worker III in that the latter performs a broader range of skilled work, including the regular operation of heavy equipment, and may act in the lead capacity over a small crew. Duties Perform a variety of duties in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of water, sewer, and stormwater systems, including mains, services, valves, meter, hydrants, pressure regulators, and related equipment and devices. Measure, cut, join, and tap steel, cast iron, asbestos, concrete, copper, and plastic water pipe. Install meter boxes, vaults and residential, industrial and commercial hydrant meters. Replace or repair meters as part of a planned maintenance program; repair large commercial meters. Locate and repair leaks and line breaks; turn water off and on as required for repair work; notify customers as necessary; disinfect and flush system after installation or repair. Assist in installing or repairing water, recycled, sewer, stormwater collection, and transmission facilities and equipment. Locate and repair leaks in the City sanitary sewer and stormwater systems; operate the camera van to locate broken and cracked sewer lines, and make necessary repairs; operate power routing and vacuum machines to clear line blockages. Replace and repair concrete and asphalt after repairs are completed. Maintain cleanliness and stock of the parts room and yard; order supplies as needed. Assist in such activities as pump repair, facility remodeling, and painting, including spray painting. Assist in installing shoring and setting up traffic control measures to maintain a safe work site; follow safety rules and regulations. Perform duties such as: install, tap, re-line, disinfect, test, and connect water mains and appurtenances; perform standby emergency response duties for after hour's emergencies. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of: Operations and maintenance of utility systems. Operational characteristics of tools and vehicles used in utility maintenance. Use and care of standard hand and power tools. Basic mathematics. Methods and techniques of maintaining records. Basic concepts of water distribution mathematics such as; water measurements, formulas (area and volume), units and conversion factors, and water pressure. Basic concepts for utility system maintenance such as; purpose, configuration, and operation, pipe materials, water storage facilities, meters, hydrants, leak detection and repair, corrosion, flushing and cleaning, water meter testing, maintenance and repair, and maintenance of pumps and electric motors. Basic concepts for utility system operation such as water quality, sources of supply, safety and sanitation practices including disinfectants. Operational characteristics of pumps, motors and related equipment. Equipment, tools, materials, and methods used in utility system installation and maintenance and repair. Methods and techniques of operating a variety of light and heavy equipment, including backhoes, loaders, rollers, trucks and tractors. Safe work procedures and safety practices for field and underground maintenance work. Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school. Experience: One year of water and/or sewer system experience including the installation, maintenance, and repair of underground water and/or sewer systems. Certifications/Licenses: Must obtain California Department of Health Services Grade I Water Distribution Certificate prior to advancing to Step 3 of pay range. Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Possession of a valid California Class B driver's license by the end of the six-month probationary period. Desirable : Possession of a California Water Environment Association Grade I Certificate. Other Requirements : Positions in these job classifications are subject to drug and alcohol testing (DOT) pursuant to Federal Law. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, twist, turn, kneel, bend, squat, and stoop in the performance of daily activities, and occasionally required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also frequently required to operate compressors, concrete saws and pavement breakers, and occasionally required to operate heavy equipment such as a backhoe, tractor, roller, and loader, and drive trucks of various sizes, on a project basis. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds. The employee is frequently required to work outdoors under varied weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment may be moderate to loud depending on working conditions. The employee will be required to work emergency overtime or off-shift hours as necessary. Closing Date/Time: Continuous