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.

 

24 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 23, 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 Utilities department is currently looking to staff multiple positions for the Coordinator of Utilities Projects. T he Coordinator of Utilities Project position provides technical and administrative support to the Division Manager and Field Supervisors within Water, Gas, and Wastewater or Electrical 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 Candidates The ideal candidates 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/ Electrical 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. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 22, 2022
Full Time
Description The Department Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, Palo Alto (pop. 70,000) is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley. The population doubles during the daytime as the community is home to Stanford University as well as approximately 100,000 jobs. Palo Alto is the only city in California to own and operate all essential utility services, including electric, gas, water, wastewater, fiber, and storm drain. All utilities are operated by the Utilities Department, except for storm drain which is operated by the Public Works Department. The water, gas, and wastewater (WGW) section of the Utilities Engineering Department is seeking a dynamic and innovative person to manage the water, gas, or wastewater engineering group. Under general direction of the Engineering Manager, the Senior Engineer plans, organizes, and directs professional and technical engineering work in support of the infrastructure projects; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; and performs other related work as required. The Position This Principal Engineer will lead a group of 2 to 3 engineering and/or technical staff and work closely with other engineering groups and Utilities Operations. The Principal Engineer’s responsibilities include but not limited to: developing budgets and monitoring expenditures for assigned utility; prioritizing and assigning work; overseeing and managing design and construction management of capital improvement projects; performing complex engineering analysis and taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety and reliability of City’s distribution and collection systems; complying with regulatory requirements; supporting other Utility Engineering groups and Operations; training and developing less-experienced staff; conducting performance evaluations; updating utility standard specifications and details for the assigned utility; etc. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Performs project management for major water, gas and wastewater systems projects, including scope of work, budget, contract and code compliance, utility and construction safety, staffing, and public relations. Manages complex engineering design and construction projects on time, within budget, and with minimal disruption to surrounding uses. Performs project management and oversees technical design for projects, including scope of work, budget, contract and code compliance, utility and construction safety, staffing, and public relations. Serves as a liaison with employees and external organizations; represents the City at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events. Ensures compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; and makes recommendations and presentations based on findings. Oversees and performs advanced design engineering activities for water, gas, wastewater, cathodic protection, regulation and control station projects which includes identifying, ensuring, and making technical, cost, safety, reliability, functionality, code compliance, and feasibility decisions. Coordinates the design and installation of water, gas, wastewater utility services with customers. Analyzes direct costs, overhead and future costs of new services and additional load to water, gas and wastewater systems to develop connection and capacity fees to fully recover cost of new service connections. Creates, reviews, analyzes, and modifies water, gas, wastewater operation and maintenance manuals, engineering, equipment, and materials specifications and standards including work methods and reporting requirements. Manages and directs the work of utility contractors to ensure compliance with applicable utility project specifications and other regulatory requirements. Monitors contractors' compliance with their safety program on projects. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: BA/BS in a related field and six years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Licensing Requirements: Based upon area of assignment, some positions may require: Valid California Driver's License. All positions require: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. Licensing Requirements: Based upon area of assignment, some positions may require: Valid California Driver's License. All positions require: Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary 90%paid employee and dependent Medical Plan (Up to the second most expensive plan offered Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Some Management classifications may qualify for 80 hours of Management Leave Professional development reimbursement Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 22, 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 utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The City of Palo Alto Utilities Water, Gas, Wastewater (WGW) Engineering division is responsible for designing and biding major Capital Improvement Plans for the City's water, gas and wastewater utilities. 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 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 WGW 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 department’s document management application, mapping utility information in GIS database, and assisting Engineers with other functions on various projects as needed. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have: Advanced knowledge in AutoCAD, utilizing Autodesk Map 3D Enterprise (AME) and knowledge using ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS). Experience in drafting complex utility pipeline replacement design drawings. Understanding of Water, Gas, or Wastewater utility distribution systems. Ability to utilize GPS surveying equipment for documenting and mapping utility pipelines. 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 civil engineering projects. Draws and revises City maps, plans, block books and plats. Provides construction administration of engineering projects. Processes street opening permits, encroachment permits, grading 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. Performs various landfill monitoring and inspection duties. Administers assessment district proceedings including preparation of bond rolls and segregation of costs. 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. To review full Job Description 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: Two years college with emphasis on engineering, construction, design, technical illustration or associated subjects. and Two years office and field engineering/construction experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: 12/9/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 16, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto Public Works: Public Works 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. Learn more about our mission and ongoing projects and initiatives HERE. The Position: The City of Palo Alto is currently recruiting for Water Quality Control Plant Operators. The Water Quality Control Plant Operator is responsible for the efficient, routine maintenance of operating equipment for the City of Palo Alto wastewater and water treatment plant. Incumbents are assigned to work independently in their designated area. This position is responsible for servicing a wide variety of equipment and maintenance operations within the Water Quality Control Plant. Depending on applicant qualifications the department may consider filling this opportunity within the Public Works Department at the level of a Water Quality Control Plant Operator I or Water Quality Control Plant Operator Trainee. This position is represented by Service Employee International Union position (SEIU) Schedule: on-call, weekends, holidays, and mandatory overtime as assigned or as required. Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, learn more by clicking HERE . Depending on the applicant qualifications, the position will be filled at the appropriate level/salary of either Water Quality Control Plant Operator I or Water Quality Control Plant Operator Trainee . One or more positions may be filled from this posting. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Demonstrate proficiency in maintaining pumps, valves, blowers, generators, compressors, bar screens, feeders, incinerators, chlorinators, and other auxiliary equipment to regulate and control the flow of water and wastewater through the treatment plant. Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, use, and maintenance Inspects equipment and reports unusual operating or mechanical problems during a shift to supervisor Responds to chlorine and sulphur dioxide leaks as a member of the leak response team Ability to maintain legible and accurate operational records in logs, and maintenance records Assists in training lower level Operators in wastewater and solids handling principles Uses common hand and power tools and operates a motor vehicle in the performance of work For the full job description click on the job title Water Quality Control Plant Operator I Water Quality Control Plant Operator Trainee 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: For Operator I: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade One years experience in a related field Possession of the appropriate Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, as required for Trainee, or Operator I level For Operator Trainee: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License Will be required to meet Division of Clean Water Programs continuing education credits to maintain required certification. Satisfactory completion of an internal written and/or practical examination demonstrating working knowledge of the Palo Alto Water Quality Control Plant and Water Reclamation Plant Must be able to wear and perform emergency response duties in a level A full-body protection suit and S.C.B.A. weighing 32 pounds, and must maintain a face seal while using the self-contained breathing equipment. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the operations, maintenance, and cleaning of wastewater treatment equipment and facilities; of modern wastewater treatment principles, methods, and practices; of arithmetic; of safety rules, codes, and regulations pertaining to the work; of the methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other hazardous gases and chemicals; and of wastewater sampling and routine process control tests; of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles Ability to operate complex wastewater treatment and/or water reclamation plants; to recognize unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions; to operate plant equipment without immediate supervision; to interpret plant piping and distribution diagrams; to perform routine process control tests and adjust plant equipment accordingly; to keep accurate records and present oral and written reports of work performed; to safely operate a motor vehicle 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, make sound decisions, and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions Ability to operate assigned equipment Ability to perform the critical and important duties of the class, including sufficient strength to lift sacks of chemicals weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, reach, crawl, twist, climb Working Conditions / Physical Requirements Water and wastewater treatment plant environment; exposure to extreme noise, heights, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, explosive gases, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards. Some heavy lifting, standing, walking and climbing. Work in inclement weather conditions and may work in confined spaces. 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. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: 12/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 08, 2022
Part Time
Description Description The Palo Alto Children's Theatre seeks an Education and Outreach Artist to support the technical needs of two program areas 1) Outreach Initiatives, serving Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) elementary with on-site theatrical productions for grades 3 - 5; and 2) Summer Camp productions, for youth age 8 and up. In addition to onsite shop support, the technician will provide on-site technical support for the PAUSD Outreach Productions. Work hours and schedule: This is an SEIU benefited position, authorized to work an average of 20 hours per week. Must have some flexible evening and weekend availability. About the Palo Alto Children's Theatre: Palo Alto Children's Theatre exists to nurture the intellectual, artistic, and personal development of youth through multi-arts education, performing opportunities, and extraordinary theatre experiences. At the Children's Theatre, the process and product are of equal importance in creating excellent theatre for young audiences. Through multi-arts education, the Children's Theatre develops lifelong skills such as critical and creative thinking, cooperation, and aesthetic sensitivity. A theatre and an educational institution, the Children's Theatre provides classes and programming designed to provide hands-on learning experiences for youth age 3 through high school. This invaluable teaching tool develops skills and provides an excellent opportunity to develop participants' theatrical knowledge. Performing arts education opportunities include onsite classes, camps and production experiences, as well as theatrical Outreach Productions (grades 3-5) and Dance In Schools classes (grades K-2) in all twelve PAUSD Elementary Schools. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: General scene shop support. Building scenic elements for live theatrical productions, to the specifications documented in blueprints, in the time allotted. Some scenic and property design required. Responsible for the proper maintenance of shop equipment and tools. Oversight of load-in and load-out for Summer Camp and PAUSD Outreach Productions with other staff, as well as parent volunteers. Instruction and oversight of Summer Camp and PAUSD Outreach Production youth crew members. 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: Stage carpentry experience required (Bachelor's Degree or minimum 2 years working experience), including ability to read technical drawings. Experience as a teaching artist or other experience working with youth and/or volunteers required. Theatrical rigging, lighting and sound knowledge preferred. Scenic design and painting experience strongly preferred. Must have CA driver's license. Must be comfortable working on ladders/heights, and able to lift 50 pounds. City of Palo Alto offers the following benefits to those in a SEIU Hourly position: Medical Stipend $3.34 effective the pay period including July 1, 2018. $3.41 effective the pay period including July 1, 2019. $3.48 effective the pay period including July 1, 2020. Sick Leave Earn .03 hour of sick leave for each hour worked. Retirement City of Palo Alto PST (Part-time, Seasonal & Temporary Employees) Retirement Plan Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Under limited supervision, prepares classes, programs and camp curriculum, presents classes and field trips and provides assignments to Instructor Aides and volunteers. Requires previous teaching experience. Requires in-depth knowledge of the disciplines to be taught. Two years of experience equivalent to that of an Instructor I. May require lifting up to 15 pounds. This is an SEIU Hourly (limited-benefits) position that is budgeted to not exceed 1,000 hours per fiscal year. The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. City of Palo Alto offers the following benefits to those in a SEIU Hourly position: Medical Stipend $3.34 effective the pay period including July 1, 2018. $3.41 effective the pay period including July 1, 2019. $3.48 effective the pay period including July 1, 2020. Sick Leave Earn .03 hour of sick leave for each hour worked. Retirement City of Palo Alto PST (Part-time, Seasonal & Temporary Employees) Retirement Plan Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Nov 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Under limited supervision, prepares classes, programs and camp curriculum, presents classes and field trips and provides assignments to Instructor Aides and volunteers. Requires previous teaching experience. Requires prior in-dept knowledge of the disciplines to be taught. Two years of experience equivalent to that of an Instructor I. May require lifting up to 15 pounds. Limited Hourly employees are non-union and non-benefitted employees. They are limited to working 416 hours per fiscal year. This is a non-benefited position. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 21, 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. The City of Palo Alto offers its safety employees a generous benefit package, featuring 3% @ 50 formula for current City of Palo Alto safety employees hired before December 7, 2012, 3% @ 55 retirement for Classic Safety employees and 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPers Members; family medical coverage; life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution towards selected health plans Fully paid Life Insurance equal to 1-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan through union Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Annual paid holidays based on MOA Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Fire only 144 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 3% @ 50 formula for current City of Palo Alto safety employees hired before December 7, 2012. 3% @55 formula forClassic Safety employees 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPers Members Three-years final compensationfor all Safetyemployees Pre-Retirement survivor benefits Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 21, 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. The City of Palo Alto offers its safety employees a generous benefit package, featuring 3% @ 50 formula for current City of Palo Alto safety employees hired before December 7, 2012, 3% @ 55 retirement for Classic Safety employees and 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPers Members; family medical coverage; life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution towards selected health plans Fully paid Life Insurance equal to 1-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan through union Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Annual paid holidays based on MOA Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Fire only 144 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 3% @ 50 formula for current City of Palo Alto safety employees hired before December 7, 2012. 3% @55 formula forClassic Safety employees 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPers Members Three-years final compensationfor all Safetyemployees Pre-Retirement survivor benefits Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 21, 2022
Full Time
Description START AN EXCITING NEW CAREER WITH THE PALO ALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT! 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: Attends P.O.S.T. certified basic academy, participating in and passing all required classes. During training develops awareness and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of Police Officers. Academy training may include: Instruction on proper handling and firing of firearms; Review of radio codes and applicable Penal Code sections; Overview of the court system; Writing and editing police reports; Observing law enforcement activities such as maintenance of order, crime prevention, and protection of citizens and property; Review of rules, regulations, and procedures; Developing and maintaining high level of physical fitness; and Learning and demonstrating competence in arrest and control technique. Follow the link to view entire job description - Police Officer Trainee . Minimum Qualifications Under close supervision, this position attends a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)certified police academy, participating in and passing all required classes for a period of approximately 25-27 weeks. Upon successful completion of academy, incumbent becomes a probationary Police Officer. To be considered for an entry-level position, the following requirements must be met: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment Must either be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship within the past year Must possess a California driver's license Must not have any felony convictions Must be able to legally posses a firearm in the State of California Take the POST examination (see below) Take a Physical Agility Test (See below) If your NEOGOV application is accepted and you are selected to go to the next phrase of testing, you will be notified by email to complete a POST PHS and submit it with the results from your POST examination and physical agility testing. The test results can not be more than a year old. Below is information on how to take the POST written exam and the physical agility test: Take the POST examination In order to be considered for employment as a police officer in Palo Alto, you must take the POST exam. The POST examination is administered at South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium at560 Bailey Avenue in San Jose, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it isthe California POST exam. Please register for the examination online at www.theacademy.ca.gov. We require a "T" score of 50 or higher that is not more than a year old. Take a Physical Agility Test We require the passing of a Physical Agility Test (WSTB) which is also given by South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it is the same tests given at SBRTC. There is a fee and you must register on-line via the SBRPSTC website at www.theacademy.ca.gov. The results of the test will be mailed directly to you within two weeks of the initial testing date. Please provide us with a copy of the results along with your application. The minimum entry level requirement for the WSTB test is 384 and a 14minute maximum time for the 1.5 mile run. Special Requirements: Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Weight in proportion to height; normal color vision; visual rating not exceeding 20/100 uncorrected, correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. The City of Palo Alto offers its safety employees a generous benefit package, featuring 3% @ 50 formula for current City of Palo Alto safety employees hired before December 7, 2012, 3% @ 55 retirement for Classic Safety employees and 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPers Members; family medical coverage; life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution towards selected health plans Fully paid Life Insurance equal to 1-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan through union Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Annual paid holidays based on MOA Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Fire only 144 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 3% @ 50 formula for current City of Palo Alto safety employees hired before December 7, 2012. 3% @55 formula forClassic Safety employees 2.7% @ 57 for New Safety CalPers Members Three-years final compensationfor all Safetyemployees Pre-Retirement survivor benefits Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 21, 2022
Full Time
Description We invite you to start an exciting career in a fast-paced environment where you make an impact on the lives, of people who live, visit, and work in the City of Palo Alto. Why be a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Palo Alto? This unique and exciting role as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Palo Alto is a distinctive variation of dispatching emergency and non-emergency equipment and personnel in response to calls for service including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Utilities, Public Works, and Animal Control services, in a state-of-the-art 911 dispatch center! Qualities of a Successful Public Safety Dispatcher Are you highly motivated and able to find creative solutions? Are you a strong communicator with a skill set to remain calm in stressful situations and elicit pertinent information? Are you people-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills? Are you able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment? Are you able to apply your excellent computer skills to new state of the art technology? If you have what it takes to become a successful Public Safety Dispatcher, we invite you to step up and answer the call! Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply and will receive language incentive pay upon successful completion of a language test. What You Will Need Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate the possession of the following knowledge skills and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Public Safety Dispatcher I/II EDUCATION: High school graduate or GED, and Ability to type into a computer terminal at the rate of 35 words per minute. Ability to clearly read, write and spell in English. Ability in projecting a clear, distinct speaking voice. Ability to distinguish and interpret meaning of colors on video display terminals. Ability to successfully complete 18-month probationary period. Ability to successfully complete the P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch Academy within one year of hire date. Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification from a City accredited EMD program required within one-year probationary period. Public Safety Dispatcher II EXPERIENCE: One year of public safety dispatching experience comprised of law enforcement or fire service dispatch responsibilities. CERTIFICATE: Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and experience with emergency medical dispatching and computer-aided dispatching are preferred. For a complete job description please click on the links below. Public Safety Dispatcher I job description Public Safety Dispatcher II job description READY TO APPLY? Please complete the following steps: For Public Safety Dispatcher I Candidates must take the CritiCall test. Palo Alto Police & Fire Communications will provide a link to take the CritiCall test for those applicants meeting the job requirements. This test may be completed at your home, business, or other location. A computer with speakers and Internet access is required. The test takes approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. You will be provided 2 opportunities to take the exam. If you are unsuccessful, you will be disqualified from the selection process. For Public Safety Dispatcher II Candidates who have one year of public safety or fire dispatch experience within the previous five years, you may proceed with applying. You will not need to complete the CritiCall or POST test. If you do have scores from either of these assessments, please include them with your application. RECRUITMENT STEPS: Submit Application Criticall link will go out to qualified applicants via email Qualified applicants will have 2 weeks to complete Criticall PHS will go out to applicants that passed the Criticall Successful applicants will have 2 weeks to complete PHS Department to review PHS to determine who gets invited to an interview. Successful candidates will be notified of interview times & date options. Panel interviews will take place on a rolling basis. *While we will try our best to maintain active communication with applicants, applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis on next steps, based on position availability and department staff schedules. PLEASE NOTE: For the Public Safety Dispatcher I candidates, if you have taken The Basic Dispatch Academy Class and passed, you can apply for the Public Safety Dispatcher 1 position. For the Public Safety Dispatcher II candidates, you can proceed to the application process. If you are already a Public Safety Dispatcher at a Police or Fire agency in California with your Basic P.O.S.T. Dispatcher certificate and at least one year of experience in the previous 5 years, you will be considered for the Public Safety Dispatcher II level. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 21, 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. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 19, 2022
Full Time
Description Incumbents are responsible for providing advanced level technical project oversight of utilities engineering projects and supervising lower level utilities engineering staff. Incumbents provide complex technical guidance regarding high voltage electrical utility distribution, transmission, generation and fiber optics to electric operations senior staff, contractors and consultants, including providing guidance on utility and construction safety. Distinguishing Characteristics This supervisory classification is at the highest professional electrical engineering level. Incumbents perform management of City and consulting personnel in complex engineering work for an engineering function or section. Duties may include conducting and approving project initiation, preparing budgets, conducting annual and long term work planning, and developing and implementing engineering policies and procedures. Incumbents may represent the City in meetings with consultants, the public, and other agencies. This utility classification provides direct customer service for key customers. Supervising responsibilities include performance evaluations, coaching, training and discipline. Incumbents assume the responsibility of the Engineering Manager during his/her absence. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervises professional and technical utilities electrical engineering staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.Develops long-range plans to ensure capacities and reliability of applicable utilities.Performs project management for major electric systems projects, including scope of work, budget, contract and code compliance, electric safety, staffing, and public relations.Performs advanced design engineering activities for electric projects, including fiber optics, street lights, traffic signals, and communication projects, which includes identifying, ensuring, and making technical, cost, safety, reliability, functionality, code compliance, and feasibility decisions.Coordinates the design and installation of electric and telecommunication services with customers.Prepares working procedures and support for the division.Performs special utility studies and runs system models related to the operation and maintenance of the electric system, including fault analysis for the purpose of establishing relay and control settings for substations and distribution systems.Reviews, analyzes, and modifies electric engineering, equipment, and materials specifications and standards.Provides technical support and consulting for other internal departments related to electric engineering operational activities; delivers written and oral reports to management, City Council, and external agencies. Performs advanced electric engineering analysis.Participates in the preparation and administration of the Division budget, including capital improvement program budgets; monitors and approves expenditures in accordance with established policies.Analyzes and makes recommendations for revisions to the municipal code, Utility Rules and Regulations, and other applicable utility policy documents.Prepares a variety of complex reports related to electric engineering activities, operations, and projects.Serves as a liaison between the Department, the City, regulatory agencies and other external agencies and individuals.Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, forums, and/or other related groups in order to receive and convey information.Manages and oversees the work of contractors to ensure compliance with applicable project specifications and requirements.Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. Desired Qualifications Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Excellent project management skills and significant experience in Capital Improvement Projects Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: BSEE and six years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Licensing Requirements: Valid California Driver's License; Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Oct 13, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto is looking for an Electrical Manager of Engineering to manage the Electrical Engineering Unit within the Utilities Engineering Division; providing utilities services to approximately 67,000 residents, and the City’s commercial and business customers. The Electrical Manager of Engineering will be responsible for overseeing all phases of the Electric and Fiber Utilities’ Capital Improvement Projects, which include providing new or upgrading existing service to customers and replacing and rehabilitating the City’s electric and fiber systems. This position will have a strong ability to build and develop teams, motivate staff, set objectives to meet critical project deadlines, and a strong technical background in distribution system operations and engineering. The incumbent will manage the personnel that deliver the plans and specifications that provide the engineering and job estimates for the construction of CIP projects and delivery of safe and reliable services to utility customers. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of a leadership team where you can make a difference in the lives of Palo Alto’s residents and businesses. THE JOB & IDEAL CANDIDATE The Electrical Manager of Engineering reports to the Assistant Director of Utilities Electric, and oversees a unit of 17 staff with five direct reports. This electrical and fiber unit is responsible for substation and distribution system improvements and rebuilds, customer connections, undergrounding, conversions, and capacity improvements for the electric and fiber utilities’ infrastructure. This position will have the following budget oversight responsibilities and requires strong project management skills to implement daily electric engineering operations, and strong budget development and management skills. The Manager is responsible for the technical needs and requirements for the development of plans and designs; construction, equipment, and material specifications; cost estimates; technical and economic feasibility analysis; and inspections. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for related capital improvement programs, and the determination of the capital additions and betterments to the systems necessary to meet service and operating requirements. The Electrical Manager of Engineering is also responsible for compliance with federal rules and regulations governed by the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North America Electric Reliability Council (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). Essential Duties The next Electrical Manager of Engineering will also…. Provide long-term strategic planning for the Unit. Be a relationship builder and politically savvy. Create strong relationships with other business units and partner agencies. Have the ability to shift focus when priorities change. Manage emergency situations with tact. Be a problem-solver. Address operational and environmental challenges. Be a strong decision-maker. Focus on training and developing staff. Prepare clear, concise technical and budgetary reports. Have knowledge of electric SCADA systems, dispatch procedures, routing and emergency conditions, and electric system protection and relaying systems. Have operational knowledge of construction, maintenance, field practices, etc. Review engineering plans and make recommendations as they relate to field problems. To Review full Job Description click here. Minimum Qualifications IDEAL 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 and seven years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Valid California Driver's License The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary CalPERs sponsored medical plan with City flat rate contribution Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Paid Parental Leave- Six weeks of Parental Leave at 100% of salary, for the first twelve-month period, immediately following the birth, adoption or placement of a child with the employee. Some Management classifications may qualify for 80 hours of Management Leave Professional development reimbursement Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Misc Employees, one-year calculation for final compensation 2% at 62 formula for New Misc CalPers Members, three yearcalculationfor final compensation 3% at 50 formula for Classic Safety Employees, one-yearcalculationforfinal compensation 3% at 55 formula for New Safety CalPersMembers, threeyearcalculationfor final compensation Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents according to Retiree Medical Group Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Sep 22, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto is seeking multiple team-oriented professionals to fill the position of a Building Inspector and/or Building Inspector Specialist in the Planning & Development Services Department. The City is a dynamic, fast-paced, and innovative environment focusing on exceptional customer service while reviewing construction projects. This team operates in a cutting-edge environment in the types of clients and projects that it serves. The Building Inspector Specialist will work with builders, owners, designers, construction managers, and developers to ensure projects meet code requirements. The experience, exposure, and access to the industry's leading talent is a unique attribute of the Planning & Development Services Department. Successful candidates will join a well-established group of inspectors with a strong work ethic and professional aptitude. The team actively collaborates and supports each other in serving the community. Constituents look to our Building Inspector/Specialists to help facilitate successful, code-compliant projects. 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: Makes periodic field inspections of work in progress, for example, foundations, plumbing, electrical, framing, mechanical equipment, etc. Approves acceptable work or indicates revisions necessary for code or ordinance compliance. Conducts final inspection of completed buildings or structures. Makes specified inspections of commercial and industrial occupancies to ensure that occupancies and conditions are in conformance with applicable codes and ordinances for use and occupancy. Explains code or ordinance requirements to City personnel, builders, architects, contractors, and the public. Maintains records of inspections, violation notices, investigations, and other related data. Full job description available below: Building Inspector Building Inspector Specialist Minimum Qualifications Building Inspector: 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. and Three years experience as a journeyperson or inspector in the building trades or building construction. Familiarity of building codes and related enforcement work required. Special Requirements: Possession of ICBO certificate preferred. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Building Inspector Specialist: Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent of high school completion to the twelfth grade, and Four years journey person experience in one of the trades (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, construction), three years of which must have been as a building inspector with a governmental agency. Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of employment, certification by International Code Council (ICC). Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Working Conditions: Office and construction site environment; exposure to dust, noise, odors, uneven walking surfaces, and inclement weather. Activities include climbing, stooping, light lifting, crawling, and inspecting in confined areas, in proximity to construction equipment. Required to implement the use of personal protective equipment as needed: masks, safety glasses, reflective vests, gloves, hard hats and sturdy shoes. Applicants will be screened throughout the posting process and highly qualified candidates may be invited to interview at any time. The first formal screening is currently set for October 13, 2022. The screening process for this position typically includes a virtual recorded interview and/or panel interviews preceding final interviews with the hiring manager or their designee. Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, to learn more click HERE . Compensation (SEIU): Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click 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 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. The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Sep 16, 2022
Part Time
Description Do you like working with teens? We have the right opportunity for you at our Mitchell Park Community Teen Center in Palo Alto. The Department The City of Palo Alto has a long and proud history of investing in Recreation. It is what makes Palo Alto a desirable place to live and work. Through diverse and innovative programs, Palo Alto Recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community. The Role The City of Palo Alto is seeking a strong, creative, and dynamic leader in the role of Teen Center Staff at the Mitchell Park Community Teen Center. Through targeted enrichment programing, the Teen Center Staff helps to provide the space, resources, support, and opportunities for the Palo Alto youth to be empowered and thrive within their schools, homes, and communities. One or more positions can be filled from this posting. We have Recreation Leader I and II positions available, positions will be filled depending on level of experience. Schedule: Able to report to work at 3:00 p.m. Limited Hourly employees are non-union and non-benefitted employees. They are limited to working 416 hours per fiscal year. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Maintain a positive, safe, and productive work environment by ensuring that the Teen Center and any other spaces used are neat, organized, and foster physical and emotional safety for all participants. Instruct participants on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment. Review program work plans with Teen Center Site Director and Youth and Teen Services Coordinator for effective program implementation. Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, participants, and staff. Occasionally facilitate life skills and team-building activities for participants. Plan and lead organized enrichment activities for youth to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills. As needed, differentiate activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities. Participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events. Participate in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment. Participate in staff meetings and on-going training opportunities. Complete required forms, reports, and evaluations. Comply with all City of Palo Alto policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications At least one year's experience working with children in a formal setting. Demonstrated skill in youth instruction and leadership. Cleared background check and history indicating fitness to work with children. Negative TB Test results Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement Availability to work after-school 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. This is a non-benefited position. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, 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 The City of Palo Alto offers its employees a generous benefit package, featuring family medical coverage, retirement, life insurance, plus 12 paid holidays per year. Participation in a Governmental 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Dental Plan Fully paid employee and dependent Vision Plan Fully paid Life and AD&D insurance equal to annual salary Flat Rate City paid medical contribution which may allow employees to select a fully paid health plan Fully paid Life Insurance equal to one-times annual salary Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Long Term Disability plan 12 annual paid holidays Two to five weeks vacation annually depending on years of service per MOA 96 hours annual sick leave Direct Deposit Flexible Spending Account for Healthcare and Childcare expenses Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2% at60 formula for Classic Employees One-year final compensation for 2% at 60 employees 2% at 62 formula for New CalPers Members Three-year final compensation for 2% at 62 employees only Retiree Medical benefits for employee and dependents after 10 years of service Please note: The City does not participate in CA State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Social Security.Since they City does not participate in SDI, City employees are not eligible to claim against the State's Pregnancy Disability Leave or Paid Family Leave programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, 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 This is a non-benefited position. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, 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 This is a non-benefited position. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
Description Weekend Facility Rental and Birthday Party Facilitators are wanted to assist with rentals and science themed parties for children, ages 3 - 11. Science parties include hands-on science lessons in zoology, early physics and chemistry, so some experience working with children in an education capacity is required. An interest, educational track, or professional track in science or science teaching is preferred. Must love working with the public, especially children. Hours per week: 4 to 16 Work schedule: Up to every Saturday and Sunday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Occasional evening work also required. This is a Limited Hourly non-benefited position and not to exceed 415 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. This is a non-benefited position. Closing Date/Time: Continuous