City of Palo Alto

Palo Alto is located about 35 miles south of San Francisco; and 14 miles north of San Jose.  Palo Alto, known as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and global center of technology and innovation, is the corporate headquarters for many world-class companies and research facilities such as VMWare, Hewlett-Packard, IDEO, Tesla, and Skype. Home to Stanford University and a top-ranked public school system, Palo Alto also features beautiful and historic residential neighborhoods, vibrant shopping and retail districts.

 

Palo Alto has a highly educated and culturally sophisticated citizenry that is actively engaged in making a difference both locally and globally. Unique among city organizations, Palo Alto operates a full-array of services including its own gas, electric, water, sewer, refuse and storm drainage provided at very competitive rates for its customers.

 

35 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 11, 2022
Full Time
Description APPLY NOW - APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED WEEKLY Put your skills to work at one of the peninsula's top employers! Stop dealing with flat rate and get paid for all your hours worked. The City of Palo Alto pays top tier wages alongside their generous benefit plan which includes a defined retirement program, sick leave, vacation pay and medical, dental & vision. Palo Alto is looking for a journey-level mechanic to service and repair its varied fleet. This mechanic with be one of a team of 7 mechanics that service all of the City of Palo Alto's motorized vehicles from lawnmowers to fire apparatus. This position works a 9/80 shift with every other Friday off. Hours worked are 6:15 am - 3:45 pm and every other Friday 6:15 am - 2:45 pm. The Position: This is the advanced-level position for the Motorized Equipment Mechanic series, (II). This is a journey level position; assigned to perform skilled maintenance and repair work on City-owned vehicles and equipment. This classification is distinguished from the Motorized Equipment Mechanic I position due to the requirement for a National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automobile Technician or Master Truck Technician Certification, and at least one specialty credential. Incumbents in this position perform technically challenging diagnosis and repair tasks that are generally more complex than those assigned to incumbents in Motorized Equipment Mechanic I positions. The City of Palo Alto will consider hiring a Motorized Equipment Mechanic I if there are no suitable candidates for the II designation. The Public Works Department provides services integral to the community on a daily basis. The mission of the department is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, the Public Works team strives to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing city in which to live and work. This position requires: Documentation of journey-level proficiency in automotive and heavy equipment OR five years' experience as an automotive or heavy duty truck or equipment mechanic; (ASE Master in Auto or Heavy Equipment preferred) Possession of automotive hand tools of a sufficient variety to perform the essential job functions; Possession of a Class B California Driver's License with Air Brake, and Tank endorsements to be obtained within 6 months of employment; Incumbents will be enrolled into Department of Motor Vehicles "Pull Notice" Program for commercial drivers, and will be subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Link to Full Job Description Essential Duties Motorized Equipment Mechanic I/II Essential Functions: Inspects, maintains, and repairs a variety of automobiles, trucks, and miscellaneous construction, and support equipment. This includes street sweepers, tractors, mowers, backhoes, generators, pumps, trailers, and emergency equipment such as ambulances and police patrol vehicles. Inspects, maintains, and repairs gasoline and diesel engines; performs basic diagnosis of electronic engine controls, and emission control systems. Inspect, maintain and repair power train components such as transmissions, transfer cases, transaxles, and differentials. Inspects, maintains and repairs hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and related components. Inspects, repairs and overhauls pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems and components; performs related machine work as required. Inspects and repairs electrical circuits, diagnoses electrical problems, installs emergency lighting, sirens, and communications equipment into vehicles Inspects and repairs steering and suspension systems, and related components. Makes minor modifications to vehicles and equipment to improve functionality. Operates shop equipment and machine tools such as pedestal grinders, power hacksaws, drill presses, brake lathes, battery and charging system testers, emission analyzers, and other common automotive shop equipment. Observes and complies with hazardous waste and material handling and disposal procedures, and regulations as set forth by local, state and federal environmental and health agencies. Utilizes a fleet management software application to enter labor hours and work order comments, and to review equipment repair histories. Utilizes on-line technical resources, service literature and diagnostic software. Keeps records relative to work assignments, such as work orders, timecards, and parts requisitions. Responds to emergency breakdowns; may make temporary or permanent repairs in the field. Additional Functions of Motorized Equipment Mechanic II: Inspects, maintains, and repairs gasoline, diesel and alternatively fueled engines. Repair fuel system components, including compressed natural gas fuel systems; performs advanced diagnosis of electronic engine controls, and emission control systems. Inspects, maintains and repairs hybrid and battery electric vehicles, and components such as electric motors, motor controllers and batteries. Utilizes emissions analyzer to perform state-mandated emissions inspections (with Smog Technician License). Inspects, maintains and repairs aerial devices, manlifts, digger derricks and cranes (with proper certification). Inspects, maintains and repairs fire engines; including fire pumps, relief valves, and associated controls and plumbing (with proper certification). Inspects and repairs electrical circuits, diagnoses complex electrical problems, installs emergency lighting, sirens, and communications equipment into vehicles. Undertakes complex welding and fabrication projects; makes minor and major modifications to vehicles and equipment to improve functionality. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: High school graduate or GED preferred Attainment (with documentation) of journey person level proficiency in automotive and heavy equipment repair. or Seven years experience as an automotive or heavy-duty truck or equipment mechanic. Special Requirements Possession of automotive hand tools of a sufficient variety to perform the essential job functions. Possession of a valid Class B California Driver's License with Air Brake, HazMat and Tank endorsements (to be obtained within six months of employment). Possession of an OSHA-recognized Forklift Operator Certificate (to be obtained within six months of employment). Possession of an ASE Master Automobile Technician certification, and one (or more) of the following specialty credentials: California Smog Check Technician License ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1) and Compressed Natural Gas Certification (F1) Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Automotive Technology or Possession of an ASE Master Truck Technician certification, and one (or more) of the following specialty credentials: California Fire Mechanics Academy (CFMA) Level II Fire Mechanic Certificate American Welding Society (AWS) Certification ASE Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (L2) Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Automotive Technology Completion of a hydraulic systems course (minimum 16 hours) and manufacturer-specific aerial device training (minimum 40 hours). All certifications must remain current at all times. A 12-month grace period (two ASE test cycles) will be allowed. If certifications are not renewed within the allotted time period, incumbents will revert to the next lower classification until renewals are obtained. In cases where the ability to obtain certifications is beyond the employee's control (i.e., a request to attend the CFMA is denied by executive management), this requirement will be waived. Incumbents will be enrolled into the Department of Motor Vehicles "Pull Notice" Program for commercial drivers, and will be subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, learn more by clicking HERE . Schedule: 9/80 shift Worksite: Onsite at the Municipal Services Center, 3201 East Bayshore, Palo Alto and as required at locations throughout the City of Palo Alto SEIU Positions: This position is represented by Service Employee International Union position (SEIU) Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 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City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 05, 2022
Full Time
Description Are you passionate about recycling and reducing waste? Are you looking for a position that feeds your values and makes a difference? Do you enjoy inspiring and educating citizens of all ages? Do you have college-level education in Environmental Science and related experience? THE POSITION: The City of Palo Alto's Zero Waste Group has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Specialist position. The Zero Waste Environmental Specialist is an essential position in helping the City achieve its environmental goals in Zero Waste and the Sustainability Climate Action Plan. The position is the lead for all of Zero Waste's community outreach and education and public relations including interactions with residential, commercial, and school communities. The position plans, drafts, and creates outreach campaigns and education pieces (including print, electronic, and social media outreach) that promote waste prevention, reduction, reuse, and recycling. The position leads the collaboration with the graphic designer consultant, the City's waste collector outreach team, and other city departments to ensure consistent and professional communication to the community is conducted. In addition, the position assists in the development of policies, procedures, processes, pilots, and the City's reporting responsibilities. This position has a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off. The position may qualify for remote work for up to 2 days per week to be evaluated after three months of employment. Put your skills to work for one of the peninsula's top employers making a difference in our community. The City of Palo Alto pays top tier wages alongside their generous benefit plan which includes a defined retirement program, sick leave, vacation pay and medical, dental & vision. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge, and experience: • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • A passion for waste reduction and understanding of the concepts of the waste hierarchy and extended producer responsibility • A strong foundational knowledge of zero waste concepts, waste management, recycling markets, and public outreach • An understanding of how best to influence behavior change through community-based social marketing • Excellent customer service skills and proficient in answering verbal and written questions from the public about waste prevention, reuse, and recycling • Experience in public relations and social marketing • Experience working with consultants, service contractors or maintenance contractors • An understanding of how to write up work proposals for projects • A demonstrated willingness to work with others and collaborate effectively, and also able to work independently on projects with little supervision • A high level of comfort working in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), • Experience in website management; experience in Photoshop, InDesign, or other design software desired but not required Essential Duties Essential Duties and other important responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Prepares designs, specifications, plans, estimates, reports, and proposals for projects of moderate complexity. Develops design and operational procedures for environmental program that meets all requirements of various regulatory agencies having jurisdiction. Assists project manager for environmental programs and implementation which includes: scheduling; cost estimating; and presentation of materials for approval by department and City Manager; analysis of equipment needs; development of operational procedures and training programs for employees. In conjunction with other City staff, develops and explores new concepts and ideas related to environmental maintenance programs. Assists in preparing the Division's operating budget, quarterly reports, and other related reports required by various regulatory agencies; develops and prepares management information system to monitor and control operation. Assists in the coordination and review of design plans and specifications of technical staff. Reviews and analyzes environmental and solid waste regulations as required by regulatory agencies. To see the full job description click here . The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan. To learn more about benefits for City of Palo Alto employees, click here . Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor of Science degree in environmental sciences or equivalent, including civil engineering course work or other related curriculum. and Two years related experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, learn more by clicking HERE . Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked about your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 05, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto has an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in being a Facilities Technician in our Public Works Department. The Facilities Technician performs a variety of skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of city facilities, systems, and equipment. The successful candidates will install, repair and maintain HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and swimming pool systems and will perform other related work as required to maintain City facilities in safe and efficient condition. A HVAC journey-level skill set is required for this position. Incumbents in this position will perform technically complex facilities maintenance duties requiring specialized knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of installation, operation, adjustments, troubleshooting and maintenance of HVAC systems, electrical, electronic controls and auxiliary equipment. This position exercises a broad range of independent judgment and responsibilities in assessing, organizing, prioritizing, scheduling, planning, purchasing of materials and equipment for all assigned work orders. The incumbent will be part of a 12-person skilled Facilities team who are responsible for maintaining a very diverse group of buildings that range from fire stations, community centers, libraries, theaters, parking garages, Jr. Museum and Zoo, interpretive centers, swimming pool complex, Art Center, and multi-story office type buildings. There is never a dull day when you work in Facilities Maintenance. The City of Palo Alto also offers great benefits and very stable employment. The City is a place to come and stay for your entire employment career! This position is represented by Service Employee International Union position (SEIU). Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, to learn more click HERE . Compensation (SEIU) : Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click HERE. *Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews may be scheduled prior to the closing date of this recruitment.* Essential Duties View complete job description HERE. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: High school graduate or GED supplemented by completion of a HVAC apprenticeship program or HVAC Trade School that includes theory and on-the-job work. Four years of journey-level experience working as a HVAC technician, in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing building equipment in a commercial, industrial or large facility environment. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Possession of EPA Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certificate. Attainment of Aquatic Facilities Operator Certificate will be required upon the discretion of the manager. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Working as part of the Art Center's Visitor Services team, the Facility Rentals and Visitor Services Coordinator helps to support Art Center revenue-generating facility rentals. The position provides facility rental information to the public, introduces the community to rental spaces at the Art Center, books facilities in our reservation system, and provides follow up with renters. This position also provides visitor services support at the front desk, providing exceptional customer services support to the community. About the Palo Alto Art Center: The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We engage approximately 150,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs, including free-admission exhibitions, classes and workshops for all ages, school programs, and special events throughout the year. The Art Center staff work toward a vision in which art is embedded in the community, a part of everyday life. Our values: Art is essential for individual and community vitality. Seeing and making art is transformative. Respect for one another builds greater understanding, stronger relationships, and community. Creativity and innovation inform our public offerings, thinking, and work as an organization. Collaborative partnerships and practices are essential for fostering a more interrelated, vibrant City. Every Art Center staff and volunteer knows and understands their roles in upholding the mission, values, and vision. We operate with the highest level of professionalism on behalf of the Palo Alto Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and the City of Palo Alto, with whom we share a long-term commitment to serve residents of and visitors to our diverse City. Our tenets of organizational culture: inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and strategic. Our key strategies in our strategic plan (adopted 2018) include: heighten community engagement; increase financial sustainability; increase leadership capacity. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community. To review the full job descriptions: Arts & Sciences Proffesional I - H This is an SEIU Hourly position with limited benefits that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.48. Example $28.51 (hourly rate) + $3.48 (medical stipend) = $31.99 per hour. Essential Duties Responds to inquiries about facility rentals at the Art Center, providing rental rates, information Provides tours of rental facilities to the public Reserves spaces for customers in the City of Palo Alto's Civic Rec reservation system, coordinating contracts and taking deposits and payment Provides information to renters about Art Center facility rental procedures and regulations Schedules House Managers for facility rentals as needed Follows up with renters after events, providing survey information Greets visitors and respond to in-person, phone, and email inquiries from the public about Art Center exhibitions, programs, facility rentals, classes, and workshops, as well as other Community Services Department programs Coordinates class registrations and POS support Staffs facility rentals if needed Minimum Qualifications Skills and Qualifications: Strong customer service skills, ability to use and/or learn class registration software. Work Hours and Schedule: This is a 20-hour a week position, with onsite hours. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 04, 2022
Part Time
Description House Managers are part-time, limited-hourly staff who provide facility oversight during revenue-generating facility rentals at the Art Center. House Managers provide the "face" of the Art Center for facility rentals, providing customer service and enforcing facility regulations. House Managers oversee facility rentals and can also support Art Center public programs offered to the community. To review the full job descriptions: House Manager About the Palo Alto Art Center: The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We engage approximately 150,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs, including free-admission exhibitions, classes and workshops for all ages, school programs, and special events throughout the year. The Art Center staff work toward a vision in which art is embedded in the community, a part of everyday life. Our values: Art is essential for individual and community vitality. Seeing and making art is transformative. Respect for one another builds greater understanding, stronger relationships, and community. Creativity and innovation inform our public offerings, thinking, and work as an organization. Collaborative partnerships and practices are essential for fostering a more interrelated, vibrant City. Every Art Center staff and volunteer knows and understands their roles in upholding the mission, values, and vision. We operate with the highest level of professionalism on behalf of the Palo Alto Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and the City of Palo Alto, with whom we share a long-term commitment to serve residents of and visitors to our diverse City. Our tenets of organizational culture: inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and strategic. Our key strategies in our strategic plan (adopted 2018) include: heighten community engagement; increase financial sustainability; increase leadership capacity. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community. This is an SEIU Hourly position with limited benefits that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.48. Example $22.71 (hourly rate) + $3.48 (medical stipend) = $26.19 per hour. Essential Duties Primary Responsibilities: Provide facility support for Art Center special events and rentals including opening receptions, productions, concerts, recitals, lectures, and parties Coordinate set up and equipment needs Provide security during events Secondary Responsibilities: Potential to provide office coverage for regular Art Center staff during off-hours and vacations Lead birthday parties for children ages 5-12 years. Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to graduation from high school Some experience with A/V systems appreciated. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to lift 50 pounds Strong customer service skills Ability to work with and coordinate diverse groups of people Ability to work evenings and weekends Work Hours and Schedule: On-call, as needed. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 02, 2022
Full Time
Description Want to Have an Impact on the Community? The City of Palo Alto Open Space, Parks, and Golf Division is looking for an experienced Park Ranger. This division maintains, interprets, and protects Palo Alto's 4,000 acres of open space and parks including Foothills Park, Baylands Nature Preserve, and Pearson Arastradero Preserve. The Park Ranger is responsible for a wide variety of assigned and self-initiated tasks and projects required for the protection and preservation of open space lands in a natural state, carrying out resource management projects, park operations, maintaining open space facilities, and providing such visitor services as patrol, enforcement, emergency response and interpretation. Ideal Candidate: Passion and interest in working at the Palo Alto Baylands (this position will be stationed at the Baylands) Displays both self-directed initiative and teamwork. Able to work on weekends and holidays as well as be available for varied shifts. Currently has or ability to obtain Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification Class A California commercial Driver's license or ability to obtain. Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy certification or possesses the equivalent or higher certification. Experienced developing interpretative programs and exhibits. Knowledge of wetland ecology. Ability to speak a language other than English, such as Spanish, or American Sign Language. Ability to use common tools and equipment used in park and open space operations and maintenance. Ability to operate equipment such as portable radios, computers, cash registers, and telephones. Ability to operate commercial vehicles such as dump trucks, tractors with accessories and tractor trailers. Knowledge of philosophies concerning management of open space areas. Ability to learn and interpret the natural history of the area. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking or standing for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles. Ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral formats, interact with others, and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Click here to learn more about Palo Alto Open Space . This is a Limited Term Position through June 30, 2024 This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Learns the natural history of Palo Alto and applies this knowledge when performing park maintenance, operations, interpretive and protection duties. Performs patrol duties to provide parks and open space visitor assistance and to assure compliance with park rules and regulations. Enforcement duties may include issuing citations related to violation of the Municipal Code concerning city parks and open space lands, responding to citizen complaints, conflict resolution, and writing incident reports. Provides emergency response services within established response areas including responding to vehicle accidents, administering emergency medical aid, fighting wildland fires, and completing incident reports. May be requested to assist with emergency response operations outside of established response areas. Develops interpretive programs and exhibits concerning natural history, operations, and resource management practices in Palo Alto's open space lands. Takes responsibility for Parks and Open Space maintenance operations and resource management projects, operating various types of equipment and vehicles, including tractors, tractor accessories, trailers, power tools, fire equipment, vessels, and lake maintenance equipment. Ability to work outdoors under all weather conditions, in difficult terrain with exposure to poison oak, venomous insects, snakes, dust and other hazards. Wears required uniform. To see the full job description click here . Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Possession of a bachelor's degree in park management, natural science, or a closely related field preferred. Requires experience in the following areas: public contact, interpretation, maintenance, and/or management of park and open space lands. OR A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of an Associate of Arts degree with a major in the natural sciences or a closely related field. AND Two years of experience in park and open space operations, public contact, law enforcement, emergency response, interpretation maintenance and resource management of park and open space lands. Special Requirements: Possession of and the ability to maintain certification in emergency Response first aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED. Ability to successfully complete the ranger academy or PC832 training within six months of employment. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Ability to obtain within six months of employment a California Class A Driver's License to operate a tractor trailer. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Aug 02, 2022
Full Time
Description About the Palo Alto Art Center: The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We engage approximately 150,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs, including free-admission exhibitions, classes and workshops for all ages, school programs, and special events throughout the year. The Art Center staff work toward a vision in which art is embedded in the community, a part of everyday life. Our values: Art is essential for individual and community vitality. Seeing and making art is transformative. Respect for one another builds greater understanding, stronger relationships, and community. Creativity and innovation inform our public offerings, thinking, and work as an organization. Collaborative partnerships and practices are essential for fostering a more interrelated, vibrant City. Every Art Center staff and volunteer knows and understands their roles in upholding the mission, values, and vision. We operate with the highest level of professionalism on behalf of the Palo Alto Art Center, the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and the City of Palo Alto, with whom we share a long-term commitment to serve residents of and visitors to our diverse City. Our tenets of organizational culture: inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and strategic. Our key strategies in our strategic plan (adopted 2018) include: heighten community engagement; increase financial sustainability; increase leadership capacity. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community. About the Position: The Program Assistant II provides high-level coordination and administrative support for Art Center programs and projects, overseeing daily facility and administrative operations, including the scheduling and coordination of programs, providing excellent customer service to the public, community groups, and other City departments as directed. Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, to learn more click HERE . Compensation (SEIU) : Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click HERE. Work Location: onsite presence at the Arts Center in Palo Alto. This position is represented by Service Employee International Union position (SEIU) This posting will be open until August 30, 2022. The first review of applications will be conducted on August 17, 2022. Interviews will be offered based on experience and relevant qualifications anytime after August 17, 2022. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Facility and Operations Management: Monitors and manages the Art Center facility, coordinating building walkthroughs to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and artwork, trains and updates staff on safety and emergency procedures, manages security systems. Visitor Services: Operate as a lead member of the visitor services team, supporting a productive, positive, and efficient work environment. Greets visitors to the Art Center, registers guests in classes, addresses all visitor inquiries and communications for Art Center programs, actively engages visitors to gather feedback, monitors exhibit spaces. Provides day-to-day supervision of Visitor Services team, hold weekly team check-ins, reviewing status of work assignments and work schedules to enable clear team communication and the timely completion of work assignments . With Visitor Services and Rental Coordinator, supervises team of House Managers to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of rentals, special events and other Art Center programs. Administration: Coordinates cash handling procedures, daily cash handling reporting requirements, regular deposits. Maintain personnel files, annual appraisal spreadsheet and hourly tracking spreadsheet to ensure accurate record keeping and to support various human resource needs including annual reviews, hiring and separations. Oversees administrative budgets, coordinating contracts and payments as needed. Supports monthly performance measure tracking and time card submissions. Program and Project Support: Provide administrative support to programs and special projects as needed. Special Events: Serve as Art Center liaison for special events including the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, ensuring internal and external stakeholders are supported and adhering to the rules and regulations of the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Art Center. Other duties as assigned To see the full job description please click HERE. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to graduation from high school and 4 years of progressively responsible administrative experience working with programs or projects. Completion of 2 years of college may substitute for 1 year of work experience. Special Requirements: Posses a valid California Driver's License. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 30, 2022
Full Time
Description The Engineering Services Division of the Public Works Department is recruiting for two positions, a Project Engineer and an Engineer position. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of exciting Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects in the Streets & Sidewalks group. These positions will work on streets, sidewalk, and transportation projects as well as special projects including building projects as necessary.Depending on qualifications, the Project Engineer/Engineer are responsible for assisting in or the preparation of designs, specifications, plans, estimates and reports for projects; administering construction contracts, preparing monthly progress payments and contract change orders; interpretation of project plans and specifications and coordinating final inspection and job closeout. Additionally, the Project Engineer/Engineer assists with managing the work of consultants and interacts with the public to provide information about specific programs and projects and to obtain the public's input. Work may also include writing staff reports, writing requests for proposals, reviewing proposals for professional services, assisting with consultant selection, administering professional services contracts, coordinating public outreach, meeting with internal and external stakeholders, and filing project documentation and as-built records. Ideal Candidate Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California (required for Project Engineer and Step 5 of Engineer position) Knowledge of project management and engineering principles Collaborative working style Ability to write specifications and create drawings Experienced in using AutoCad design software Ability to work effectively with others and to be flexible in work assignments Communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with co-workers, management, the general public, and others Strong writing skills that allow successful communications in project correspondence, project outreach, and project staff reports Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience Ability to perform field inspections and administer contracts Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions Project Engineer Project Engineer is a classification found in various city departments. Incumbents in this classification perform advanced engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of a complex nature by performing civil engineering work and exercising a great latitude of independent judgment and serve in a Project Manager capacity. Salary Range: $42.57/hr-$75.61/ hr Click here to review the complete job description for Project Engineer, including essential duties and working conditions. Engineer Engineer is a classification found in various city departments. Incumbents in this classification perform advance engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of a complex nature and may serve in Project Manager capacity as required. Salary Range: $57.23/hr - $70.26 Click here to review the complete job description for Engineer, including essential duties and working conditions. **Applications that meet the requirements of the Engineer position will also be considered to underfill the Project Engineer position** Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, to learn more click HERE . Compensation (SEIU) : Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click HERE. These are Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) positions. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs design work including researching data, conducting feasibility studies and determining design criteria in accordance with required standards and codes for assigned projects Responsible for contract administration, including reviewing bid packages, preparing contracts and preparing city manager's reports Utilizes computer in administering construction contracts, prepares monthly progress payments, contract change orders, interpretation of project with plans and specifications, coordinates final inspection and job closeout Determines scope of work, prepares request for proposals, evaluates proposals, and participates in the selection of consultants for projects; assists in negotiating contracts; administrates procurement of contract agreements; administers contracts during the course of the work to ensure compliance with proposed design, material specifications, budget, contract, and schedules; review consultants' submitted work products and recommends adjustments as appropriate Implements CIPs and other improvements, working with contractors, consultants, other city departments, and state agencies In conjunction with city staff, develops and explores new concepts and ideas related to meeting new green building, environmental and civil engineering standards and requirements Prepares project documents including project justifications, budget analyses, calculations, plans, specifications, cost estimates and schedules for assigned projects Project Engineer Project Engineer is a classification found in various city departments. Incumbents in this classification perform advanced engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of a complex nature by performing civil engineering work and exercising a great latitude of independent judgment and serve in a Project Manager capacity. Salary Range: $61.59/hr-$75.61/ hr Click here to review the complete job description for Project Engineer, including essential duties and working conditions. Engineer Engineer is a classification found in various city departments. Incumbents in this classification perform advance engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of a complex nature and may serve in Project Manager capacity as required. Salary Range: $57.23/hr - $70.26 Click here to review the complete job description for Engineer, including essential duties and working conditions. Minimum Qualifications Project Engineer: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, mechanical, or other approved engineering curriculum depending upon assigned area. and Equivalent to four years increasingly responsible engineering experience. (Note: PE Certificate or Master's Degree in Engineering may be considered in lieu of one year of experience.) Special Requirement: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California, or ability to obtain registration within one year of appointment to the classification or registration as a professional architect in the State of California. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Engineer: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor of Science degree in civil, mechanical, or other approved engineering curriculum depending upon assigned area. and Equivalent to four years increasingly responsible engineering experience. (Note: PE Certificate or Master's Degree in Engineering may be considered in lieu of one year's experience.) Special Requirement: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California required to attain top step (Step E) in Engineer classification. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/14/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 28, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department: The Information Technology Department's mission is to provide technology solutions that enable City Staff to deliver services to the Palo Alto community. Our City and its departments depend on technology to deliver services. The Information Technology Department provides a broad range of high-quality, cost-effective solutions to employees, departments, council members, and the community for each to meet their respective goals. The IT Department provides over two hundred distinct technology solutions to the City of Palo Alto and maintains a governance model for aligning city goals, allocation of funds, and technology projects. Learn more about the department HERE. The Job: Designs, implements and supports information systems for the City's public safety activities including law enforcement, Fire, EMS and OES. Responsible for performing expert level systems/network analysis, business process analysis, needs assessment and design of Information Technology solutions related to public safety. Responsibilities include coordinating activities between the public safety departments and the City's Information Technology Department and outside vendors to ensure the integration of technology systems and enterprise applications. Provides expertise in the planning, development and control of data systems and workplace automation. Leads, trains and coordinates the work of Police Technical Services Staff as assigned. Ideal Candidate: Must have strong oral and written communication skills Must be a collaborative team player and business partner Certifications: MCSE preferred. CCNA Preferred PMP certification a plus ITIL certification a plus Experience with the following: Experience supporting public safety Technologies Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management Systems (RMS) for Police, Fire and EMS, mobile computer applications, automatic vehicle locator (AVL), Mobile Audio Visual (MAV), body-worn cameras, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications, access control systems, closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, CradlePoint modems, NetMotion VPN, and the Fire Ringdown system. OS: Windows Server 2008 2012, 2016, and 2019 Virtualization: Hyper-V, VMWare Endpoint protection Mobile Device Management Office 365 Cloud Provider: Azure or AWS Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, to learn more click HERE . Compensation (MGMT) : Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click HERE. Schedule: Flexible/Hybrid Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Designs, implements, tests and supports information systems technology for public safety. Provides advanced end-user support including researching user complaints, researching issues, answering technical questions and assisting with application revisions or problems. Assesses, troubleshoots and follows established guidelines in escalation of hardware, software and network problems. Researches and evaluates hardware and software; recommends and justifies purchase suggestions; works with vendors on the installation, operation and maintenance of public safety hardware and software. Assists the Deputy Director Technical Services in negotiating hardware, software and service contracts with vendors and consultants. Manages vendor relationships. Implements and maintains various public safety information technologies and systems including but not limited to Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management Systems (RMS) for Police, Fire and EMS, mobile computer applications, automatic vehicle locator (AVL), Mobile Audio Visual (MAV), body-worn cameras, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications, access control systems, closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, CradlePoint modems, NetMotion VPN, and the Fire Ringdown system. Manages the interfaces with public safety and other databases including the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (CLETS), Criminal Justice Information Control (CJIC), Alameda County Warrants System (AWS), LexisNexis, Crossroads and Forensic Logic (CopLink). Trains, evaluates and supervises activities of assigned staff and coordinates technical staff development and training activities. Maintains a variety of records and/or documentation on all public safety technology. Operates and administers Information Technology or telecommunications management tools. Manages databases maintenance activities including data backup, data security, data recovery, implementation of business rules and triggers, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and performance monitoring. Respond to emergencies and after hours calls as required. Performs other related duties as assigned. To view general job description click HERE. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or a related field and five years of progressively responsible, professional Information Technology experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform a subset of the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Licensing Requirements: Depending on area of assignment, some positions may require: Valid California Driver's License; One or more certifications related to specific technical discipline. Other qualifications: Must have MCSE or equivalent experience (MCSE preferred) Must have CCNA or equivalent experience 10+ years proven experience as a Windows Server administrator Proven experience utilizing virtualization technologies in an Enterprise environment Proven experience designing and implementing disaster recovery and backup solutions Experience in MS SQL environments Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 23, 2022
Part Time
Description The Department: The Community Services Department (CSD) offers dozens of urban and neighborhood parks, outstanding classes for adult/seniors and kids, 40 miles of hiking trails, a municipal golf course, fascinating art exhibits, the Palo Alto Jr. Museum and Zoo, facility rentals, pools, and fields and gyms for fitness. Whether you're looking for educational activities for your kids, a place to relax, or place to explore the world around you, Palo Alto's Community Services Department is proud to offer programs, activities, and parks to meet all the needs of your family and to sustain a positive quality of life! The Position: The position will communicate by email and phone with parents and guardians on carpool, schedules and updated middle school athletic program information/adult sports programs. This position will provide great customer service to students, parents, coaches, and Recreation Supervisor's and school administration. The position will help the Recreation coordinator recruit for coaches and create new sports activities for the athletic program at Middle School and Adult Sports levels. This position will handle the marketing for our City's sports pages. This position will be a Part time, benefited position, and will support the Middle School Athletic/Adult Sports Coordinator for 999 hours per fiscal year. The position will be a City of Palo Alto employee. Ideal Candidate: Experience in marketing, social media accounts (i.e. Instagram, Facebook) Ability to go out to multiple locations, to check on Middle School and Adult Sports programs (afternoons and evenings) Work Location: Onsite Schedule: Monday through Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm, or 4-8 pm (schedule is flexible) This is an SEIU Hourly position with limited benefits that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.48. Example $23.67 (hourly rate) + $3.48 (medical stipend) = $27.15 per hour. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Communicates by email and by phone with customers Plans and conducts recreational activities for community members of middle school aged students for Middle School and Adult Sports Programs Recruit for middle school sports coaches Registration process for middle school athletic programs and adult sports programs Ensure facility is maintained and procedures are followed Advertise upcoming events/marketing Could help fill in at one of the afterschool sports or adult sports facilities if needed Always on time and available some mornings, and mainly afternoons and evenings Provides trainings for coaching staff and score keepers for each sports season Needs to be CPR and First Aid certified Office will be located at Mitchell Park Community Center View complete job description HERE. Minimum Qualifications Strong writing and oral communication skills Strong leadership skills Some experience with software (excel, outlook, word, active net) Some experience with marketing Experience with cash handling Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: 8/12/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 19, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The Coordinator Utilities Project position provides technical and administrative support to the Division Manager and Field Supervisors within Water, Gas, and Wastewater Operations. Responsibilities may include preparing specifications, plans, and estimates for contracts, preparing reports and statistical analyses for internal review, administering and scheduling field operations-initiated construction contracts, monitoring a budget and conducting various studies and analyses related to operational planning needs, special projects and programs. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have experience in a utility operation and possess excellent organizational skills, be technically savvy, have solid analytical skills and be detailed oriented. The chosen candidate will be a skilled communicator both orally and in writing and be self-motivated, independent thinker able to work with minimum supervision and a willingness to work on a wide range of assignments. Experience with enterprise budgeting, SAP (or other ERP system) work order modules, project scheduling and materials handling preferred. This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepares specifications, plans, estimates and reports involved in utility field operations contracts. Prepares reports and statistical analyses for internal usage. Participates in construction-initiated contractor/consultant selection. Administers field operations-initiated construction contracts, including scheduling, interacting with consultants and the public, and quality control. Monitors the O&M budget, including travel and training. Monitors new technology and materials pertaining to WGW Operations. Provides technical and administrative support to the Division Manager and the Field Supervisors. Performs various studies and analyses related to planning needs, special projects and programs. To review the full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Education and/or experience equivalent to completion of two years of college, with emphasis on engineering or environmental science. and Four years' experience in engineering or field operations, at least two of which have been in coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors or in a lead/supervisory capacity. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 8/19/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 16, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto has almost 4,000 acres of parks and open space to explore, recreate, and relax in. Park Services handles the maintenance of 162 developed acres of urban park lands. Individual parks range in size from under two acres to large community parks such as Rinconada Park, Mitchell Park, and Greer Park. Besides maintaining urban parks, Parks Services handles landscape maintenance of libraries, community centers, business districts and utility sub-stations. Park Services maintenance programs include the maintenance of landscape plant materials, irrigation systems, turf management, tennis courts, soccer fields, softball fields, baseball fields, playground equipment, picnic facilities, dog runs, basketball courts, and a lawn bowling green. Park Services also maintains school athletic fields and tennis courts at all elementary and middle school sites. Purpose of Classification Under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance tasks including sprinkler repair and installation, maintains preventative maintenance schedule for sprinkler systems, adjusts sprinkler heads as required to maintain proper watering patterns, drinking fountain repair and installation in designated City areas or the Golf Course. Distinguishing Characteristics Sprinkler System Repair Person is a dual function classification found in the Parks and Open Space Division of the Community Services Department. Incumbents are responsible to operate assigned equipment, maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and reponsibilities, communicate with others to assimilate and understand information in a manner constistent with the essential job functions. The first review of applications will be on Friday, July 29 , 2022 Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Installs new sprinkling systems by layout from blueprints, lays and fits plastic, galvanized or copper pipes, and wires control devices when system is electrically activated. Makes repair to existing sprinkling system by replacing damaged or worn pipe, sprinkler heads or defective control device. Maintains preventive maintenance schedule on irrigation systems. Maintains records of work performed and systems installed. Adjusts sprinkler heads as required to maintain proper watering patterns. Installs and repairs drinking fountains. Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking or standing for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles. Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Ability to operate assigned equipment. Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Related Functions: May perform work of a lower classification when not performing the duties so mentioned above. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Minimum Qualifications High school graduate or GED preferred. Two years experience and training in plumbing, working with plastic, galvanized and copper pipes. Experience in installing, using and maintaining hydraulic and electric irrigation systems (including heads, valves and controllers) desired. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Travel from site to site; some exposure to dust and noise; some lifting, standing; work in inclement weather conditions. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. This position is represented by Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 13, 2022
Full Time
Description Under general direction, and utilizing significant independent judgement, the Electric Project Engineer plans, organizes, directs and controls all or part of highly complex electric utility projects, from concept through design, construction and closeout of the project; develops complex electrical engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates; prepares written reports for electric utility maintenance and construction programs associated with various projects and facilities; acts in the capacity of the immediate supervisor in his/her absence. Distinguishing Characteristics The Electric Project Engineer classification is found in the Utilities Electrical Engineering Division. Electric Project Engineers can be distinguished from the next lower level Electric Utility classification by their responsibility for managing complex electric utility projects including the supervision of contractors, and consultants, and distinguished from the Senior Electric Project Engineer in that the Senior level classification has overall responsibility for major and/or complex electrical design engineering projects. In addition to serving in a project manager capacity, incumbents in this classification perform advanced electrical and telecommunications design engineering assignments on a wide range of utility projects of a complex nature. Projects supervised may be long-term or may constitute a major portion of a continuous or comprehensive engineering or construction program. Preparing technical reports, giving presentations, cost analyses, and value engineering studies in conjunction with development of project or study plans, designs and specifications are integral features of this classification. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs project management for major Capital Improvement Projects involving engineering design, bid evaluation; contract administration; project scheduling; coordination; inter-utility coordination; quality control; and field decisions and supervision to insure projects are completed within the stipulated time and allocated budget. Prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for assigned projects requiring engineering capability in the electric utility. Coordinates system improvement activities with key customers. Performs electrical engineering assignments for a wide range of activities. Supervises inspectors and technicians during project development and constructions phases. Develops utilities' materials standards, equipment specifications, and operating procedures. Performs load studies and prepares forecasts as required for utilities' system planning and budget preparation. Provides guidance and work supervision to technicians as required by projects, as well as outside consultants on major projects. Assists in the preparation of the utilities' annual budget, capital improvement programs, and quarterly financial and performance reports. Works with and provides guidance for the utilities' customers for the efficient use of electric energy, in establishing utilities service requirements, fault current protection, load management and demand control, power factor correction, and systems safety and protection schemes. Related Functions: Assists with preparation of annual budget and capital improvement projects. Performs engineering assignments as required. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with power option or equivalent experience) and Three years increasingly responsible electric utility engineering and project management experience. Note: Masters degree in engineering, business, or public administration or registration Special Requirements: Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California. Note: Candidates with registrations from states maintaining reciprocity with California must obtain California registration within one year of employment. This position has the opportunity to be underfilled at different levels of Engineering: Associate Engineer Job Description Click here Assistant Engineer Job description Click Here Power Engineer Job Description Click Here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jul 02, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto Utilities Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally- focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utility service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services Career Opportunity The City of Palo Alto Electric Engineering Division is responsible for designing and biding major Capital Improvement and Customer Service Projects for the City's Electric System. The Engineering Technician III plays a major part in ensuring the database is accurate, packaging and reviewing archived as-built documents, drafting the replacement drawings, and assisting the Engineers with the bidding process. This position can be underfilled at a Engineer Tech I, Tech II level. Salary will reflect based on hiring level. This position is in the Asset Management group of Utilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day tasks of maintaining and continuously updating a database of Electric utility assets, conducting field verification and/or collecting GPS survey data of existing utility features, researching as-built information from record drawings, indexing as-built drawings into the department's document management application, mapping utility information in GIS database and AME, and assisting Engineers with other functions on various projects as needed. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidates will have: Advanced knowledge in AutoCAD, utilizing Autodesk Map 3D Enterprise (AME), and knowledge using ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS). Experience in drafting complex Electric design drawings. Understanding of Electric utility distribution systems. Ability to utilize GPS surveying equipment for documenting and mapping utility infrastructure. Work/life balance with flexible work schedule. The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here . This position is part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs design, manual and computer-aided drafting, calculations, field measurements, and cost estimating for electric engineering projects. Draws and revises City maps, plans, block books, and plats. Provides construction administration of engineering projects. Processes street opening permits, encroachment permits, and all other permits issued by the Department. Prepares legal descriptions and easement maps. Reviews building plans, parcel and subdivision maps. Provides routine technical services to other departments and the public. Provides distribution and circuit maps for Electric Operation Crews. Prepares engineering construction drawings with material lists and specifications for use in bidding and construction. Prepares drawings, illustrations, and specifications for projects from preliminary design to final construction stage. Makes on-site field trips as required to review existing conditions or to check previous installations against as-built drawings. Assures that all presentation material directed for division, City management, and City Council review is professionally complete and factual. When assigned to Utilities: Maintains the department's system of mapping records. Prepares engineering construction drawings with material lists and specifications for use in bidding and construction. Prepares drawings, illustrations, and specifications for Electric projects from preliminary design to final construction stage. Works with and assists construction crews and crew leaders on the interpretation of engineering designs and specifications. Checks field construction for conformance to plans and specifications. Coordinates the recording of the department's mapping program with the block book program maintained by the Department of Public Works. Provides technical information from departmental records to other departments and to the public. Maintains monthly records of utility consumption demand and other relevant utility usage data. Prepares charts and graphs to display this information as required. Makes on-site field trips as required to review existing conditions or to check previous installations against as-built drawings. Assures that all presentation material directed for division, City management, and City Council review is professionally complete and factual. To review the full job description for Tech III, go here Tech II: Full Job Description, go Here Tech I: Full Job Description, go Here Minimum Qualifications Tech III: Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Two years college with an emphasis on engineering, construction, design, technical illustration, or associated subjects. and Two years of office and field engineering/construction experience. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Tech II: Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: One year college. and Two years civil engineering experience. Tech I: Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: High school graduate. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 30, 2022
Part Time
Description Plans practice schedule for each week, communicates by email and phone with parents on carpool and schedules, provides great customer service to all customers. The three schools that this position could work at is: Fletcher, Greene, or JLS Middle School. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 416 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Essential Duties Essentials and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Communicates by email and by phone with customers Plan and conduct recreational activities for community members of middle school age Ensure facility is maintained and safe procedures are followed Advertise upcoming events Monitors their own practices and games Always on time and available Monday through Friday for an hour and a half between the hours of 2-7 pm Goes through coaches training before work. All other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications High School diploma or G.E.D certificate Strong written and oral communication skills Leadership skills At least one year of coaching middle school level sports and or played at least two years of a sport Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 30, 2022
Part Time
Description Plans practice schedule for each week, communicates by email and phone with parents on carpool and schedules, provides great customer service to all customers. The three schools that this position could work at is: Terman, Jordan or JLS Middle School. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 416 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Essential Duties Essentials and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Communicates by email and by phone with customers Plan and conduct recreational activities for community members of middle school age Ensure facility is maintained and safe procedures are followed Advertise upcoming events Monitors their own practices and games Always on time and available Monday through Friday for an hour and a half between the hours of 2-7 pm Goes through coaches training before work. All other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Positions require at least one season of experience and certifications in a related field including: Sports Camp Leaders (CPR and First Aid) Sports Officials (CPR and First Aid) Assistant Pool Manager Senior Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR) Summer Camp Assistants Coaches High School diploma or G.E.D certificate Strong written and oral communication skills Leadership skills At least one year of coaching middle school level sports/played at least two year of a sport Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
Description The Senior Business Analyst provides advanced SAP functional expertise and acts as a liaison with Administrative Services [Payroll] and HR departments and has primary responsibility for the configuration and development of cross-departmental business systems and applications that support HR and Payroll functionality. This position provides advanced SAP functional expertise in designing and configuring business processes in SAP, provides functional subject matter expertise in areas such as HR and Payroll, introduces innovative approaches and methodologies for processes and support systems, supervises testing and offers training to City staff. This position requires solid experience with federal/state reporting requirements and the review of SAP Legal Change Packages (LCP) to determine impacts on system configuration. This position also helps troubleshoot SAP functional code and configuration related to HR and Payroll functionality defects including interfaces issues between BSI, CalPERS and SAP systems. Preferred Qualification SAP HCM Certification; SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Certification Have worked in SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Fiori Benefits: Fantastic benefits package , learn more by clicking HERE . Compensation (MGMT) : Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click HERE. Schedule: Flexible/Hybrid (Onsite 2 days a week) IT Department : Find out more about the IT department's vision and future projects HERE. *Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews may be scheduled prior to the closing date of this recruitment.* Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Manages and provides leadership and direction on SAP HR and Payroll related business application issues. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with the stakeholders. Troubleshoots SAP functional code and configuration defects including interfaces issues between BSI, CalPERS and SAP systems and takes the lead role in identifying application problems and finding solutions to business problems through configuration modifications. Has experience in developing and leading the SAP Payroll year-end support pack changes project. These activities include development of an overall project plan, budget, and schedule in conjunction with departmental and IT staff. Has Experience with federal/state reporting requirements and the review of SAP Legal Change Packages (LCP) to determine impacts on system configuration. Captures business requirements of departmental processes and works with end users and IT personnel in the management of process change. Develops functional specifications to help IT programmer modify existing programs or create new programs. Resolves SAP HR and Payroll issues, including issues with interfaces and providing guidance to users according to business requirements. Provides end user training and assistance for User Acceptance Testing. Analyzes departmental processes and makes recommendations for business process re-engineering by following SAP's best practices. Researches, develops report specifications, designs and works closely with technical staff and end users to create complex data reports for the departments. Develops business policies. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required. To view the general job description please click HERE. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Programming, Systems Analysis or a related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience in business process requirements, data processing, programming, and/or systems analysis and project management. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following: Principles and practices of supervision; SAP system, database, data management, computer and information applications, system and functions; SAP software application design as applied to local government uses; Methods and techniques of systems and procedures analyses, utilization, data processing procedures and controls; Business processes, improvements, and methods using technological applications and solutions; Effective written and oral communication skills; Technical issues related to business applications. Qualification to enter this position requires skill in: Monitoring, evaluating, and training employees; Prioritizing, coordinating, and assigning work; Managing complex projects; Reading and interpreting technical data related to business applications and data processing; Maintaining technical records and preparing required reports; Operating assigned equipment; Making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions; Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others. Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is a city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. Career Opportunity The primary role of a Lineperson/Cable Splicer is to install, maintain and repair high-powered electrical lines and systems as well as construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical systems. A requirement of this position is to climb power poles and steels towers to make repairs as well as perform rubber glove work on voltages up to 21,000 volts. This position offers a work;/life balance - no traveling, a 9/90 work schedule and the opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on serving our community by providing reliable service. Ideal Candidate Ability to actively identify safety risks and hazards in order to take necessary actions to reduce safety risks. Team player, dependable and resourceful. Works through challenges and strives to problem solve difficult situations. Demonstrates exceptional customer service skills that includes displaying patience and tact when interacting with internal and external customers. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here . This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union. Essential Duties Essential Duties Climbs power poles and steel towers. Works on energized lines, low voltage and high voltage. Constructs, maintains and repairs overhead and underground electrical system and equipment up to 60 KV. Performs high voltage field switching, including working with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline tools. Performs rubber glove work on voltages up to and including 21,000 volts. Drives and operates specialized vehicular equipment. Required to work on ladders, and at times, out of an aerial lift bucket. May be assigned to work on utility service truck to perform disconnect reconnects and other related assignments. To review the full job description, go here . Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of an apprenticeship as an electrical lineperson. Special Requirements Employees may be required to be available for standby after successfully completing the probationary period and/or considered qualified to do so by supervisory personnel. Employees may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work. Possession of a valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License within first six months of appointment. Ability to become qualified to rubber glove voltages up to and including 21,000 volts within six months of employment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
Description RECENT ACADEMY GRADUATES - JOIN OUR TEAM! Be a part of the Palo Alto Police Department and make a difference in the Palo Alto Community! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have a sense of service, dedication, and commitment to providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrols an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of laws, regulations and ordinances. Responds as dispatched to scenes of disorder, disaster, or crime to take appropriate action. Investigates and reports crimes, accidents, offenses, and damage to property. Makes arrests. Prepares cases and evidence for trial and appears in court as witness. Participates in community relations activity. Processes and serves warrants and subpoenas, compiles identification data, performs related tasks as required, not inconsistent with the attainment of departmental goals. Follow the link to view entire job description - Police Officer . Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Minimum of 21 years of age Completion of a California POST certified police academy Regular Basic Course Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. Weight in proportion to height. Visual rating correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Possess normal color vision. If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
Description LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED POLICE OFFICER LATERALS! Continue your career in law enforcement by joining the Palo Alto Police Department and make a difference in the Palo Alto Community! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach. The ideal candidate will have a sense of service, dedication, and commitment to providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrols an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of laws, regulations and ordinances. Responds as dispatched to scenes of disorder, disaster, or crime to take appropriate action. Investigates and reports crimes, accidents, offenses, and damage to property. Makes arrests. Prepares cases and evidence for trial and appears in court as witness. Participates in community relations activity. Processes and serves warrants and subpoenas, compiles identification data, performs related tasks as required, not inconsistent with the attainment of departmental goals. Follow the link to view entire job description - Police Officer . Minimum Qualifications Minimum of 21 years of age Completion of a California POST certified police academy Regular Basic Course Possess a California POST Basic Certificate Must have worked as a Police officer within the last three years. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. Weight in proportion to height. Visual rating correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Possess normal color vision. If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous