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.

 

6 job(s) at City of Petaluma

CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Jun 09, 2021
Part Time
Summary/Class Characteristics Please Note: This is a part-time position and hours will not exceed 28 hours per week. This assignment is expected to last no more than 6 months and does not receive any benefits. POSITION SUMMARY Under direct supervision, to perform various administrative, analytical, and/or technical support duties in furtherance of the Transit Division within the Public Works and Utilities Department, including conducting surveys and preparing reports. Complete a variety of assignments related to a Transit Division function, applying principles and practices of a professional course of study, to assist with the operations and functions of the division. Duties Assist in developing technical reports for distribution to various officials and members of the public utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, or database software. Assist with maintaining and updating inventory of bus stops, geo-coordinates, amenities, and use good judgment to identify and correct data as needed. Help review transportation plans and promote the incorporation of pro-transit policies and measures. Help review schedule data for passenger information panels posted at bus stops, conduct field work as needed to ensure information is correctly displayed, and conduct field assessments at bus stops. Collect and summarize feedback from bus operators and passengers. Provide technical analysis support for multi modal planning projects. Assist with creation of fixed route bus schedules and route changes, including analyzing data from systems such as automatic passenger counters, vehicle location systems, and other transit technology. Assist with developing plans for fixed-route transit service, including evaluating system performance. Assist with coordination of public outreach events, including set up and working with internal staff and transit guides to disseminate information to the public. Help read and analyze demographic and geographic data, as well as ridership and demographic trends. Help create maps, graphics, and handouts for outreach events or to display concepts. Provide support for Paratransit Operations, including preparing reports, researching contract compliance, and analyzing ridership and performance data. Prepare a variety of general correspondence, reports, articles, meeting minutes and/or agendas, and directions from rough draft, verbal, or recorded instruction; edits materials for clarity, completeness, accuracy, consistency, and adherence to special format, policies, and procedures. Communicate with members of the general public, officials from other agencies, and community groups to gather information necessary to complete assignments and projects. Represent the City with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public. Basic knowledge of Transit and multimodal planning concepts. Basic knowledge of principles and practices of modern transit system operations. Knowledge of basic methods and techniques of research and analysis. Knowledge of basic principles and practices of analytical report preparation. Knowledge of mathematics, data collection, and spatial analytical skills. Knowledge of principles of database management and Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., Illustrator, InDesign) is preferred. Ability to gather, organize, compile and summarize data. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to work both indoors at a desk for a prolonged period of time and outdoors in likely hot weather. Perform related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: Course work in progress leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree. Experience: Some general business or office experience is desirable. One year of research, administrative support, analytical, and/or technical experience in the assigned area is also desirable. Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License with a with a satisfactory driving record is required. Physical Demands and Working Environment While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit, use the computer keyboard and mouse; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or 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. Requires the ability to work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate. The incumbent may occasionally be required to use a vehicle to conduct work. Closing Date/Time: 6/22/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Jun 08, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics The City of Petaluma is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Director of Public Works and Utilities. For complete job announcement and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.peckhamandmckenney.com/director-of-public-works-utilities-city-of-petaluma-ca Applications must be submitted directly to Peckham & McKenney for consideration. Please visit our job page for additional information: https://cityofpetaluma.org/director-of-public-works-and-utilities/ *salary is pending City Council approval Closing Date/Time: 7/5/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF PETALUMA, CA Petaluma, CA, United States
Jun 01, 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
Jun 01, 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
Jun 01, 2021
Full Time
Summary/Class Characteristics 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 the Utility Supervisor; responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of support staff. The journey level class of the 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, and 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. 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. Licenses/Certifications: 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