Town of Los Gatos

The Organization      

The Town of Los Gatos is a general law city operating under the Council/Manager form of government. The Town Manager and Town Attorney are appointed by and directly report to the Council. The Town’s 210 full and part time employees are organized into the following departments: Parks & Public Works, Community Development, Police, Library, and Administrative Services.

 

The Community

Nestled in the base of the majestic Santa Cruz mountains, located about 60 miles south of San Francisco, Los Gatos offers a small town charm with a high level of community pride. With an approximate population of 31,000, Los Gatos is a unique community offering natural beauty that inspires a healthy lifestyle. Los Gatos has a strong economic presence, with an award-winning downtown that offers unique shopping and dining as well as local and regional favorites.

 

 

 

6 job(s) at Town of Los Gatos

Town of Los Gatos, CA Town of Los Gatos, California, United States
Jun 12, 2024
Full Time
Administrative Analyst $48.55 - $62.55, DOQ Senior Administrative Analyst $50.18 - $67.74, DOQ Closing Date: July 21, 2024 Interviews: August 8, 2024 Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2024 The Town of Los Gatos is looking to fill a vacancy in the Parks and Public Works Department at the Administrative Analyst or Senior Administrative Analyst level. This is an exciting career opportunity for individuals with a passion for budgeting in the public sector who can work independently and as part of a team. The position reports to the Parks and Public Works Director and will be responsible for: Leading the development of the Department’s operating budgets and monitoring personnel and non-personnel expenditures. Leading the development of the Town’s Capital Budget Document. Working closely with the Town’s Finance Department to monitor Department spending and implement fiscal policies. Providing guidance to the Director on financial and budget matters. Supporting staff on compliance with state and federal grant programs. Providing support and guidance to Department staff on fiscal issues and management. For a complete list of duties see the job classifications for Administrative Analyst and Senior Administrative Analyst . Both classifications are at-will, and the Senior Administrative Analyst classification is a management classification. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess excellent quantitative, analytical, and strategic thinking skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. They will possess knowledge of municipal budgeting processes and procedures and be ready to grow their knowledge working for one of the largest Town departments. They must be proficient in Excel and can learn various financial software systems. Administrative Analyst: This position is the journey-level of the administrative analysis job series. Incumbents are responsible for assigned tasks and projects that require the understanding and interpretation of laws, regulations, and policies that relate to assigned departments and areas of study. Employees are expected to apply principles and concepts to work problems and have more developed writing skills. Incumbents typically meet pre-determined timelines but exercise latitude in using appropriate research methods, considering the relevance of internal and environmental factors to assignments, and the applicability of findings and recommendations. Senior Administrative Analyst: This position is an “At-Will,” advanced journey level classification. Positions in this class are able to perform the full range of duties, as assigned, independently with only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. This classification is distinguished by the high degree of independence and level of responsibility, the greater complexity of work assigned, management of large programs and/or supervisory responsibility for one or more professional, technical, and/or support staff. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Administrative Analyst: Two years of analytical and professional experience involving analysis, report preparation, and administrative or operational support. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Project management, government background and a Master’s degree in public administration is preferred, but not required. Senior Administrative Analyst: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Political Science or a related field; and four (4) years of increasingly responsible analytical or administrative experience, two years of which at the journey level, including some lead or supervisory experience. A Master's degree in Public Administration is highly desired. Application and Selection Process To be considered for this career opportunity, click the "Apply" button to complete the online application form, and answer the supplemental questions. All application materials must be submitted online. Resumes may be attached but not accepted in place of a complete online application. Only complete applications and supplemental questionnaires will be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview. The information in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute an express or implied contract. For technical questions, visit GovernmentJobs Support. The Town of Los Gatos is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The Town of Los Gatos is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at (408) 399-5743 or at HR@losgatosca.gov. This is a Management (At-Will / Unrepresented) position. Please refer to the Benefit Summaries postedon theTown of Los Gatos Human Resources Department Webpage. Closing Date/Time: 7/21/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Town of Los Gatos, CA Town of Los Gatos, California, United States
Jun 01, 2024
Temporary
Park Services Officer Aide (Part-Time/Unbenefited) $24.74 - $31.57 an hour Filing Deadline: June 23, 2024 (11:59 p.m.) Interviews: July 2, 2024 Do you enjoy working outdoors and providing excellent customer service? Join our team as a Parks Services Officer Aide! This part-time role offers an opportunity to work in beautiful outdoor settings, assist park visitors, and support the maintenance and operations of our parks. As a Park Services Officer Aide, you will: Drive to different park locations and assist in the daily operations and maintenance of park facilities and grounds. Report unsafe conditions, incidents of vandalism, and other related conditions. Provide exceptional customer service to park visitors, answering questions, providing information, and first aid to ill or injured visitors. Tactfully and effectively enforce park rules, issue warnings and citations. Participate in various park programs and events. Perform routine tasks such as litter collection, restroom cleaning, weeding, watering and trail maintenance. Learn and apply new skills related to park operations and maintenance. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate loves working outdoors in various weather conditions, possesses strong customer service skills and a friendly, approachable demeanor, is flexible and willing to learn new tasks and skills, and can work independently and as part of a team. Basic knowledge of park operations and maintenance is a plus but not required. Work Schedule: This is a 20-24 hours per week position. The regular work schedule is Thursday and Friday; weekend work may be occasionally required. This position is limited to up to 1000 hours per year. However, employment might end sooner, depending on the needs of the hiring department. Extra-help positions are paid hourly and are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment. Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Actively engage with the public to provide excellent customer service, anticipate customer needs and deliver services in a timely and respectful manner. Patrols parks or trails and other public recreational area. Provide information and direct visitors to appropriate park areas. Develop and participate in interpretive programs. Report unsafe conditions, incidents of vandalism, and other related conditions. Interpret and apply oral or written material/instructions. Prepare reports and maintain records of activities; may make recommendations on relevant subjects such as modifications to equipment or facilities to reduce vandalism or improve safety. Tactfully and effectively enforce rules and regulations governing facilities. Issue warnings and code citations, directs traffic, enforce park rules as necessary. Assist ill or injured park visitors until proper medical aid arrives. Operate a motor vehicle or motorized maintenance equipment. Conduct light maintenance activities (e.g., repairing, making and installing signs, fences, etc.). Perform watering, weeding, pesticide applications, pruning, trash control and perform minor repairs and custodial maintenance. Operate light motorized equipment including, but not limited to, pick-up trucks, dump trucks, power mowers, sprayers and tractors. May occasionally operate heavier and more complex equipment. Ensure compliance with park rules, codes and ordinances. Work weekends, holidays, or other irregular hours. May direct the work of other employees on an intermittent or project basis. May direct the work of volunteer service organizations on an intermittent or project basis. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and ability is qualifying. Candidates selected for this position must have a valid California driver's license or equivalent and be at least 18 years old on the hire date. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Policies, procedures, and safety regulations related to the assigned park location; safety hazards and equipment related to park and open space environments; and driving and operating automobiles and light trucks. Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Customer service principles. Municipal codes, policies, and regulations about using public parks and trails. Essential techniques, tools, and equipment used in park maintenance and management. Principles and practices of first aid and safety. Methods and materials used in park interpretive programs. Principles and practices of park management and general law enforcement. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this career opportunity, click the "Apply" button to complete the online application form by June 23, 2024 (11:59 p.m. PST). Resumes may be attached but not accepted in place of a complete online application. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview. The information in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute an express or implied contract. For technical questions, visit GovernmentJobs Support. The Town of Los Gatos is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The Town of Los Gatos is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at (408) 399-5743 or at HR@losgatosca.gov. This position is a temporary, hourly position and not eligible for benefits. Closing Date/Time: 6/23/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Town of Los Gatos, CA Town of Los Gatos, California, United States
May 31, 2024
Full Time
We are accepting applications for the position of: Police Communication Dispatcher $46.67 - $60.14 Hourly $97,073 - $125,091 Annually Plus excellent benefits. This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications on June 24, 2024. This recruitment will be used to fill one (1) vacancy and create an eligibility list. The Los Gatos Monte Sereno (LGMS) Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting the community with professionalism, integrity, and compassion. We seek a Police Communication Dispatcher who is equally committed to providing the highest quality of service to our community, can work independently with minimal supervision, multitask, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The Police Communication Dispatcher classification series offers career growth opportunities for both new professionals and those with more work experience. ABOUT THE POSITION Communication Dispatchers receive and prioritize emergency and non-emergency calls from the public, operate various communications equipment, dispatch police units, refer calls to the appropriate jurisdiction, and perform other related work as required. Communication Dispatchers receive on-the-job training to become fully proficient in working a solo shift without assistance. Within the established guidelines, the Communications Dispatcher exercises independent judgment on the potential loss of life or property under emergency conditions. Communication Dispatchers must work various shifts associated with 24-hour, 365-day operations, including weekends and holidays. This position is a non-exempt classification represented by the Town Employee Association (T.E.A.). The full job description for the Police Communication Dispatcher is available here . THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will have the ability to: Provide exceptional customer service, interact effectively and sensitively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and communicate clearly and effectively. Work well under pressure, exercise good judgment, and make sound emergency decisions. Quickly obtain critical information, assess the urgency of calls, prioritize calls, and provide communications support to units in the field. Operate emergency dispatch and communication equipment, including radio, telephone, and computers. Enter, update, and monitor information such as time assignment, en-route time, arrival, clearance, and other related information for each emergency and non-emergency event. Interpret, explain, and enforce policies and procedures. Maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive information. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Learn the town's geography, including streets, public buildings, landmarks, businesses, and medical facilities. Answer non-emergency questions and provide information to the public. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Town of Los Gatos and the City of Monte Sereno have a combined population of about 34,000 residents who enjoy a high quality of life with a low crime rate. The LGMS Police Department is budgeted for 39 police officers and 21 civilian personnel and has over 50 community volunteers. The members of the LGMS Police Department work hard to provide a full range of services. They are committed to providing residents, businesses, and visitors with the highest quality of service, and are proud of the relationships with the community. Members of the LGMS Police Department solidify those relationships through partnerships, collaboration, and individual contacts. ABOUT THE TOWN The Town of Los Gatos is a general law city operating under the Council/Manager form of government. The Town Manager and Town Attorney are appointed and directly report to the Town Council. The Town’s 150 full- and part-time employees are organized into the following departments: Parks & Public Works, Community Development, Police, Library; and Administrative Services. The Town’s fiscal year 2023/2024 General Fund budget is $52.9 million. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES Essential responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the list below. Each of these essential tasks must be performed individually and unassisted by other persons since this employment requires an ability to work alone. Answers calls to the Police Department’s emergency and non-emergency lines. Operates telephone, radio, and telecommunications equipment. Obtains essential information from reporting parties about the nature of the emergency. Determines response requirements and priorities of situations. Determines closest available and most appropriate company and dispatches police fire, medical aid, rescue, and hazardous material calls. Provides communications support to units in the field. Enters, updates and monitors information such as time assignment, en-route time, arrival, clearance, and other related information for each emergency and non-emergency event. Enters information into computer terminals; enters control codes and searches files to research and provide information. Monitors location and verifies safe status of public safety and other specified Town personnel. Answers non-emergency questions, provides information to the public and refers nonemergency calls to other resources. Maintains access to and the security of highly sensitive materials. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Telecommunications: Knowledge of transmission and operation of telecommunications systems. Communications: Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methods. Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective public safety operations for the protection of people, property, and data. Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Customer Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting service standards and evaluating customer satisfaction. Clerical: Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems, such as word processing, managing files and records, transcription, use of forms and other office procedures and terminology. Law and Government: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules. Geography: Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of lands, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations and interrelationships. Skills: Active Listening: Giving full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and avoiding inappropriate interruptions. Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively. Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions. Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people. Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Monitoring: Assessing performance of self and others to make improvements or take corrective actions. Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the impacts of potential actions to make the most appropriate choices. Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Ability to: Use good judgment and clear thinking during stressful situation. Operate police radio console and receive radio calls from mobile units and other agencies. Receive telephone calls from the public; relay emergency ambulance and fire calls to County dispatch center; make telephone calls for field units. Operate telecommunications terminals to access County, State, and National law enforcement data systems; interpret responses for field units. Maintain effective and efficient radio communications with officers in the field and other law enforcement agencies. Dispatch Town personnel from other departments (e.g., Parks and Public Works, Community Development), as needed. Maintain written logs and files; enter calls for service into Police Department computer. Maintain street maps, address, and business files. Recall detail, including the ability to accurately recreate events, conversations, or readings and to record those recreations in written and/or oral form. Interpret and apply oral or written material/instructions, including the ability to listen to or read abstract or directive instructional material and to apply that data correctly to practical circumstances. Remain alert and engaged for long periods of time. Take action or to decide between alternative courses of action under routine, highly stressful difficult conditions. Remain alert at varying hours after scheduled rest or to remain alert during extended periods of an emergency or unanticipated nature. WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Employees must be able to maintain physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time; repetitively use fingers and/or wrists while twisting or applying pressure; maintain concentration and the capability to make sound decisions; maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful completion of assigned duties. WORK ENVIRONMENT Employees work indoors in a computerized office environment 100% of the time, in direct contact with members of the Department and other Town staff, outside agency personnel and the public. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Graduation from high school or equivalent. Two years of general office experience. Availability to work irregular hours and to report to duty on short notice. Ability to pass a full Police Administrative Background clearance, including fingerprinting, polygraph, and post-offer medical exam. Work Experience Substitution: Successful completion of the California Commission on POST 120-hour dispatcher academy may be substituted for the two years of general office experience. POST Dispatcher OR CritiCall Pre-Employment Test Requirement To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit with their application an official POST Dispatcher test score that demonstrates verbal, reasoning, memory, and perceptual abilities. View Critical test information and upcoming test dates in the South Bay here . Applicants are responsible for any associated test fees, and must contact the testing agency directly to schedule. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this career opportunity, click the "Apply" button to complete the online application form, answer the supplemental questions and upload test results. All application materials must be submitted online. Resumes may be attached but not accepted in place of a complete online application. Only complete applications and supplemental questionnaires will be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview. The information in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute an express or implied contract. For technical questions, visit GovernmentJobs Support. TESTING PROCESS The testing process may include, but is not limited to a phone interview, a personal history questionnaire, an oral panel interview, and an interview with the Chief of Police. The Town of Los Gatos is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The Town of Los Gatos is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at (408) 399-5743 or at HR@losgatosca.gov. This classification is represented by the Town Employees' Association (T.E.A.). Please refer to the Benefit Summaries postedon theTown of Los Gatos Human Resources Department Webpage. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Town of Los Gatos, CA Town of Los Gatos, California, United States
May 09, 2024
Full Time
Continue your career in law enforcement with the Town of Los Gatos. New Salary: $60.61-$73.68 per hour (Effective April 1, 2024) July 2025: $63.65-$77.36 per hour July 2026: $66.19-$80.46 per hour Plus excellent benefits. Placement within the range depends on experience. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno (LGMS) Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting the community with professionalism, integrity, and compassion. We are accepting applications from Police Officers (Pre-Service) who are equally c ommitted to providing the highest quality of service to our community and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Who is a Pre-Service Police Officer? A Pre-Service Police Officer is a candidate who has completed the California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Basic Police Academy training program or is currently enrolled in a California Basic Police Academy (unaffiliated) within at least four weeks of completing instructions and in good standing with the Academy. See "Required Education, Experience and Training" for other requirements. Grow your career with us! The Police Officer classification series offers career growth opportunities for both new professionals and those with more work experience. The Department has a culture of promoting from within and offers different opportunities to broaden and gain specialized experience. Crisis Response Team Bicycle Team Collision Reconstruction Team Defense Tactics Instructor Peer Support Team Crime Scene Investigation Team Crisis Negotiations Team Task Force Officer Explorer Police Advisor Crisis Intervention Team Homeless Liaison Specialized Assignments (receive additional 5% incentive pay) Canine Officer School Resource Officer Motorcycle Officer Field Training Officer (FTO) Investigations ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Town of Los Gatos and the City of Monte Sereno have a combined population of about 34,000 residents who enjoy a high quality of life with low crime rates. The LGMS Police Department is budgeted for 39 sworn and 21 civilian personnel and has over 50 community volunteers. The members of the LGMS Police Department work hard to provide a full range of services. They are committed to providing our residents, businesses, and visitors with the highest quality service. We are proud of the relationship with our community and are constantly solidifying that relationship through partnerships, collaboration, and individual contacts. The Police Department’s vision includes: Building a highly competent, professional police department. Building community relationships. Engaging in community problem solving. Learn more about the LGMS Police Department. ABOUT THE TOWN The Town of Los Gatos is a general law city operating under the Council/Manager form of government. The Town Manager and Town Attorney are appointed and directly report to the Town Council. The Town’s 200 full- and part-time employees are organized into the following departments: Parks & Public Works, Community Development, Police, Library; and Administrative Services. The Town’s fiscal year 2023/24 General Fund budget is $56.1 million. Learn more about the Town of Los Gatos. ABOUT THE POSITION Under general supervision, police officers perform various peace officer duties involving protecting life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, traffic control, crime prevention and suppression. Duties may include but are not limited to: Identify problems or issues that are important to the community, and seek resolution of such problems through the resources of the Police Department, other Town Departments, and/or governmental agencies. Conduct preliminary or follow-up investigations of burglaries, thefts, robberies, deaths, accidents, and other disturbances. Collect and present evidence and testify at hearings and in court in connection with criminal prosecutions. Answer calls for protection of life and property in the enforcement of Town, County and State laws. Initiate or maintain the custody of prisoners and transport to jail. Officers must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. There is an 18-month probationary period. This position is a non-exempt classification represented by the Los Gatos Police Officers' Association (POA). REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have successfully completed the Basic Police Academy within the past year OR are currently enrolled in a California Basic Police Academy (unaffiliated) within at least 4 weeks of completing instructions and in good standing with the Academy, and; Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment as a sworn Police Officer Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent alien who is eligible for and applied for citizenship. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment. Graduation from high school or equivalent; and At least one of the following criteria: 60 semester college credits or 90 quarter college credits from a U.S. accredited college or university at time of graduation from academy. (Police Academy credits are accepted as part of the education requirements); or Military Veteran with four (4) or more years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, or the National Coast Guard and an honorable discharge. Application MUST INCLUDE , and will n ot be considered without the following: POST Academy Certificate WSTB Score dated within one year Pellet-B Score Desired Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Ability to fluently speak and understand a foreign language. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this career opportunity, click on the "Apply" button to complete the online application, and attach copies of your: California P.O.S.T Basic Certificate or P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver, or proof of completion of the P.O.S.T. Requalification process. Current WSTB (Agility Test) score dated within one year. Resumes may be attached but not accepted in place of a complete online application. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee continuation in the process. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. The testing process may include, but is not limited to a phone interview, personal history questionnaire, and oral panel interview. Final candidates for the position will be subject to a thorough background investigation, including, but not limited to criminal history; Department of Justice fingerprinting; medical exam, including drug screening; polygraph; and psychological exam. The information in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute an express or implied contract. The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. The Town of Los Gatos is an Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, medical, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by law. Qualified individuals with a disability will receive reasonable accommodation, as required by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, during any phase of the selection process, providing such request is made to Human Resources at least five working days in advance. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Bargaining Unit: Los Gatos Police Officers' Association (POA) Please refer to the Benefit Summaries postedon theTown of Los Gatos Human Resources Department Webpage.
Town of Los Gatos, CA Town of Los Gatos, California, United States
May 08, 2024
Full Time
Continue your career in law enforcement with the Town of Los Gatos. New Salary: $60.61-$73.68 per hour (Effective April 1, 2024) July 2025: $63.65-$77.36 per hour July 2026: $66.19-$80.46 per hour Plus excellent benefits. Placement within the range depends on experience. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno (LGMS) Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting the community with professionalism, integrity, and compassion. We are accepting applications from lateral p olice officers who are equally c ommitted to providing the highest quality of service to our community and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Grow your career with us! The Police Officer classification series offers career growth opportunities for both new professionals and those with more work experience. The Department has a culture of promoting from within and offers different opportunities to broaden and gain specialized experience. Crisis Response Team Bicycle Team Collision Reconstruction Team Defense Tactics Instructor Peer Support Team Crime Scene Investigation Team Crisis Negotiations Team Task Force Officer Explorer Police Advisor Crisis Intervention Team Homeless Liaison Specialized Assignments (receive additional 5% incentive pay) Canine Officer School Resource Officer Motorcycle Officer Field Training Officer (FTO) Investigations ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Town of Los Gatos and the City of Monte Sereno have a combined population of about 34,000 residents who enjoy a high quality of life with low crime rates. The LGMS Police Department is budgeted for 39 sworn and 21 civilian personnel and has over 50 community volunteers. The members of the LGMS Police Department work hard to provide a full range of services. They are committed to providing our residents, businesses, and visitors with the highest quality service. We are proud of the relationship with our community and are constantly solidifying that relationship through partnerships, collaboration, and individual contacts. The Police Department’s vision includes: Building a highly competent, professional police department. Building community relationships. Engaging in community problem solving. Learn more about the LGMS Police Department. ABOUT THE TOWN The Town of Los Gatos is a general law city operating under the Council/Manager form of government. The Town Manager and Town Attorney are appointed and directly report to the Town Council. The Town’s 200 full- and part-time employees are organized into the following departments: Parks & Public Works, Community Development, Police, Library; and Administrative Services. The Town’s fiscal year 2023/24 General Fund budget is $56.1 million. Learn more about the Town of Los Gatos. ABOUT THE POSITION Under general supervision, police officers perform various peace officer duties involving protecting life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, traffic control, crime prevention and suppression. Duties may include but are not limited to: Identify problems or issues that are important to the community, and seek resolution of such problems through the resources of the Police Department, other Town Departments, and/or governmental agencies. Conduct preliminary or follow-up investigations of burglaries, thefts, robberies, deaths, accidents, and other disturbances. Collect and present evidence and testify at hearings and in court in connection with criminal prosecutions. Answer calls for protection of life and property in the enforcement of Town, County and State laws. Initiate or maintain the custody of prisoners and transport to jail. Officers must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. There is an 18-month probationary period. This position is a non-exempt classification represented by the Los Gatos Police Officers' Association (POA). REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Lateral Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and have successfully completed probation with a California law enforcement agency. Graduation from high school or equivalent, and; at least one of the following criteria: 60 semester college credits or 90 quarter college credits from a U.S. accredited college or university at time of graduation from academy. (Police Academy credits are accepted as part of the education requirements); Military Veteran with four (4) or more years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, or the National Coast Guard and an honorable discharge; Three (3) years experience as a Police Officer. Desired Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Ability to fluently speak and understand a foreign language. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this career opportunity, click on the "Apply" button to complete the online application, and attach copies of your: California P.O.S.T Basic Certificate or P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver, or proof of completion of the P.O.S.T. Requalification process. Current WSTB (Agility Test) score dated within one year. Resumes may be attached but not accepted in place of a complete online application. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee continuation in the process. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. The testing process may include, but is not limited to a phone interview, personal history questionnaire, and oral panel interview. Final candidates for the position will be subject to a thorough background investigation, including, but not limited to criminal history; Department of Justice fingerprinting; medical exam, including drug screening; polygraph; and psychological exam. The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. The Town of Los Gatos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, medical, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by law. Qualified individuals with a disability will receive reasonable accommodation, as required by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, during any phase of the selection process, providing such request is made to Human Resources at least five working days in advance. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Under federal law, all employees must provide documents that authorize the right to work in the United States. Bargaining Unit: Los Gatos Police Officers' Association (POA) Please refer to the Benefit Summaries postedon theTown of Los Gatos Human Resources Department Webpage. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Town of Los Gatos, CA Town of Los Gatos, California, United States
Mar 07, 2024
Full Time
The Town of Los Gatos is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer- Trainee . New Salary: $57.58 (Effective April 1, 2024) July 2025: $60.46 July 2026: $62.88 To view the job announcement for this exciting and rewarding opportunity, please click on the following link: Job Brochure . APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Application submissions for the position will be accepted on a continuous basis and complete application packets will be review periodically. To be considered for this outstanding employment opportunity, please complete an application online by clicking "Apply" at the top of this announcement. If this is your first time applying for a position using governmentjobs.com you will be prompted to create a new user account; otherwise log in with your username and password. Your application, and responses to any supplemental questions, will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. This job announcement is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time without notice. IMPORTANT INFORMATION APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: As part of the application process, Police Officer Trainee applicants are required to complete the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB - written test) and the POST Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB - physical agility test) and a 1.5 mile run. Applications must include Pellet-B and WSTB score dated within one year with a minimum passing score of 42. Select police academies will administer these specific written and physical agility tests. Applicants are responsible for any associated test fees, and must contact the testing agency directly to schedule. For scheduling information on the physical agility test, please click HERE ; and the written test, please click HERE . The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. The Town of Los Gatos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, medical, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by law. Qualified individuals with a disability will receive reasonable accommodation, as required by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, during any phase of the selection process, providing such request is made to Human Resources at least five working days in advance. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Under federal law, all employees must provide documents that authorize the right to work in the United States. The Police Officer Trainee classification is an at-will, full-time unrepresented employee with benefits limited to "family medical" as defined in the Police Officers Association Memorandum of Understanding. Upon successful completion of the academy, Police Trainees will be eligible for appointment to Police officer with the attendant salary and benefits offered to members of the POA.