City of Santa Clara

Community, Authenticity and Opportunity

Santa Clara is a family oriented and business friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering the public trust.  Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail and other public transportation.

"The Mission City" was founded in 1852 and has grown into an internationally diverse community of about 120,000 residents with employment base of about 106,750.  With 19.3 square miles of tree-lined neighborhoods, thriving commercial and industrial centers, and 300 days of sunshine each year, it is an ideal location for individuals, families, and businesses.

Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle, and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park, and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50.

Not Your Typical Bay Area City

Voted one of ten All-America Cities in the New Millennium by the National Civic League, Santa Clara has a "High Tech, Human Touch, H2" approach to serving the community's needs.  It offers the region's lowest combined utility costs in the nine Bay Area counties, with savings of 30 to 40% on electricity alone, and it is consistently rated one of the most affordable cities in the nation for business.

At the core of the City's government is a dedication to ethics, transparency and service to the community.  Santa Clara is a Charter City with a Council / Manager form of government.  The City's financial stability ensures the highest levels of citizen and business service, low business taxes and solid real estate value, and it is also one of the safest U.S. cities with a population of 75,000+.

This dedication community is most readily seen in the outstanding efforts and services provided by our world-class police and fire departments.  Our outstanding public safety record includes the highest fire rating in Santa Clara County and some of the fastest emergency response times in the state.

Speed is critical in Santa Clara--from response times with emergency services to responsiveness at the speed of business.  More than 9,400 businesses, including many of the world's top technology firms, have started, taken root and thrived in the City of Santa Clara.  Our dedication to the business community reaches beyond business licenses and services, but focuses on individualized assistance and attention, especially for large or complex business applications that need the involvement of multiple City departments.  In these cases, a dedicated liaison will help guide businesses through the process and ensure clear and complete communication.

Welcome to Santa Clara.  Welcome to what's possible!

   

20 job(s) at City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time
Description The Department Since 1896, Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has provided electricity for residents and businesses in Santa Clara. The Electric Department has a budgeted staff of 198 employees who provide such diverse services as operating, maintaining and dispatching electric service, engineering, system planning, administrative and financial management, marketing, customer services, power trading, outdoor Wi-Fi services and dark fiber leasing services, all of which work together to make SVP successful for the City and its residents. The Position This is a position in the classified service assigned to work in the Electric Utility Department. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, modification, implementation, and coordination of energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy and customer service programs for the City of Santa Clara Electric Utility, including existing programs such as the Low Income Solar Grant, the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate and various appliance rebates. This position is also responsible for implementing the residential Energy Audit Service and Energy Conservation Hotline to educate customers about their electric use and make recommendations on ways to save energy and money. The incumbent will be expected to exercise independent judgment and be able to communicate effectively, orally or in writing. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general direction, assists in the planning, promotion, implementation and coordination of Electric Department energy conservation and services programs Develops and disseminates conservation and services information suitable for distribution to the public Coordinates support services to produce conservation and services materials Sets up displays or workshops, classes and conservation presentations Speaks to groups and conducts workshops Performs residential energy audits and verification inspections Determines the cost-effectiveness of various energy conservation programs and techniques for the customer and the utility Prepares written reports to customers, including technical reports concerning the use of energy Answers customer conservation and service-related questions Uses computer programs to analyze and present information to staff and customers Acts as liaison with community organizations May install or provide advice in the installation of energy-saving devices Develops programs for Public Power Week and other special events Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Completion of 60 semester units of college One (1) year of experience working in energy related fields and with the general public. Desirable Qualifications : Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and major course work in engineering, environmental studies, business administration, public administration, communications, or a closely related field is desirable. License/Certifications: Possession of an appropriate, valid Class C California driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. A certificate of completion of energy auditing, energy management, resource conservation, or communications courses is desirable. Other Requirements: May be expected to work evenings and weekends as required. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, move large appliances short distances, and climb ladders to inspect attic spaces for certain programs. Must be computer literate and tested for computer literacy. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at time of filing or will be ineligible to have points added to their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Principles and practices of energy conservation and Demand-side management, including the use of common utility benefit/cost ration tests General building construction and components; heating and cooling systems used in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; customer motivation and marketing Proficiency with Windows-based word processing, spreadsheet, web browser and presentation programs Office safety practices, procedures, and standards Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions Organize and control records and files Speak on a one-to-one basis and in front of groups of various sizes Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Write, organize and effectively present informational material for public distribution using common computer applications Work tactfully with the public and co-workers Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Walk or stand for extended periods of time Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties Lift up to 50 pounds of static weight, with or without assistance Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file."). To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of Friday, January 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department is hiring for Instructor/Lifeguards. To apply for this position, submit a 1) Completed City Application ,2) Current Resume and 3) Supplemental Questions. This recruitment will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed periodically. The department will review applications and only contact the applicants that best meet the needs for their current opening . This position is an as-needed, non-benefitted position and has an hour limitation of 999 hours in a fiscal year. The Instructor-Lifeguard functions as both a swimming instructor and a lifeguard at a City swimming pool. An incumbent conducts classes at all participant skill levels (beginning through advanced) and supervises the conduct of swimmers in City pools in order to maintain a safe environment. This class is distinguished from the Lifeguard in that the latter has a sole focus on lifeguard responsibilities. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: • Conducts swimming instruction classes at various participant age and skill levels • Administers practical swimming tests to determine participants' skill levels • Maintains class participant attendance, activity, and progress records • Observes swimmers at a City operated swimming pool; warning those who violate pool safety rules, and expelling them, if necessary, for willful disobedience • Maintains a safe but enjoyable poolside atmosphere for participants by continuously monitoring pool facility for potential problems or dangerous situations • Rescues swimmers who are in distress; administers first aid and artificial respiration, if necessary, according to prescribed methods • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains the pool, pool decks, overflow gutter, shower rooms and other pool facility areas • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: • Education equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and • No experience required; and • Must be at least 16 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is required: • A valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate or Completion of City of Santa Clara Learn To Swim Instruction Program; and • A valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certificate; and • In accordance with State of California law, a valid California Work Permit is required at time of appointment for candidates under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate of proficiency OTHER REQUIREMENTS • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: • Swimming techniques • Principles and techniques of swimming instruction appropriate for various age groups • Approved lifesaving and safety methods and procedures necessary to ensure public safety in and around a pool facility Considerable ability to: • Teach to others the theory and application of swimming techniques • Swim skillfully, rescue submerged victims, and safely remove them from pool • Immediately evaluate emergency situations and respond decisively and effectively • Administer first aid and artificial respiration according to prescribed methods • Instruct in the techniques of swimming and lifesaving • Maintain poolside discipline and safety Ability to : • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing • Learn the proper placement of all safety equipment and its proper use • Learn the location and proper use of the emergency telephone numbers list • Become familiar with the basic mechanical operation and maintenance program of the City pools
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City: The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department: The Parks and Recreation Department provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the City's neighborhood parks, open space, water sites, recreation buildings, and trails. The Position: As an As-needed Laborer, the successful incumbent will work in the department, performing routine maintenance on various parks and facilities including the city-owned cemetery. This position will assist in maintenance and repair using a variety of tools and specialized equipment. The Laborer position performs varied, unskilled and skilled manual tasks related to landscape maintenance and sanitization. Typical tasks include cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and buildings, loading trash and leaves in truck, litter abatement, mowing, edging, cleaning park sites, graffiti abatement, and operating a variety of hand/power tools and heavy equipment as needed. This position may require working weekends, holidays, and after hours. Must be able to read, speak, and write English at a basic level, follow written and oral instruction, and perform heavy lifting. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. Typical Duties Under direct supervision, performs varied, unskilled manual tasks often requiring considerable physical strength and the use of hand tools and hand power tools; loads rubbish and leaves on trucks; excavates and fills trenches and ditches; assists in the removal, trimming and spraying of trees and shrubs; prepares surfaces for paving; mixes cement; breaks up paved surfaces; helps place forms and pour concrete; lays pipes; uses such tools as shovel, rake, and jackhammer; operates trucks and heavier equipment as needed. Performs construction, maintenance and sanitation duties as required; and does related work as required. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Sufficient education to provide the ability to read, write and speak English at a basic level. No experience is required. LICENSE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid and appropriate operator's license is required. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a DMV record check and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment, however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Some knowledge of: the purposes, use, and maintenance of simple hand tools; construction and maintenance methods and materials. Good ability to: learn to use simple hand tools; follow oral and written instructions; and perform heavy physical labor. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Complete City Application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department: The Recreation Division provides classes and programs for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean, and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Position: The Recreation Instructor is responsible for planning, instructing, and supervising a specialized class or program. With general policy and departmental philosophy guidance from a supervisor, the incumbent exercises sound independent judgment in setting a class curriculum and schedule in a specialized area of instruction such as aquatics, arts and crafts, athletics, cultural arts, dance, drama, physical fitness, music, older adult programs, preschool, and therapeutics. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under direction: • Plans, initiates, organizes, and instructs a class in a specialized recreation area • Explains and demonstrates activity techniques to class or program participants • Prepares and orders instructional materials and supplies • Keeps attendance and class records • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and • Six (6) months of experience teaching preschool, therapeutic recreation, or a specialized area in a classroom setting; and • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is desirable OTHER REQUIREMENTS • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: • Instructional techniques appropriate to various age groups • The technical fundamentals of a specialized recreation activity such as athletics, cultural arts, or music Considerable ability to : • Plan, organize, and instruct a specialized class or program • Explain, demonstrate, and clarify information to others • Demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Physical ability to: • Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs • Restrain and/or lift program participants Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter that states relevant experience as a Recreation Instructor, 2) Resume, and 3) Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department: The Parks Division provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of City parks and open spaces. The Recreation Division provides classes and programs for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean, and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Cemetery Division maintains 33,000 internment sites in a peaceful public park. The Position: Providing customer service at Recreation Facility Front Desk (CRC, YAC, Senior Center, Reed & Grant Sports Park, Warburton and ISC Pools). The job responsibilities include data input, processing program registrations, opening and closing the desk reception area and keeping accurate records of daily sales. Daily check in of patrons, adhering to established protocols and ensuring the safety of customers as they enter and exit the facilities. Work assignment shifts will include, days, evenings and weekends. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants The Recreation Office Assistant has an emphasis on performing a variety of clerical and customer service duties at a recreation facility. An incumbent in this classification is responsible for demonstrating a high level of customer service while performing basic clerical duties including financial transactions, maintaining documents, and assisting others. Assignments are generally limited in scope, contain fairly routine duties, and are performed within a procedural framework established by higher-level employees. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: • Greets employees, visitors, and the public, assisting with routine inquires and requests and providing a high level of customer service • Answers telephone calls, providing routine information, taking messages, and routing calls to the appropriate destination • Maintains and updates records including attendance, inventory, and basic financial transactions; files and retrieves files, forms, inventories, logs, and other documents • Registers program and class participants; enters data into and retrieves data from standard business software, databases, and online systems; posts a variety of information on forms, records, reports, and files • Makes reservations for recreation facilities • Maintains office area; creates and arranges program displays • Orders, maintains, and distributes a variety of supplies and equipment; maintains and monitors invoices and purchase orders; maintains simple inventory records • Opens and closes facility in accordance with established procedures • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and • Six (6) months of general clerical or customer service experience; and • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is desirable OTHER REQUIREMENTS • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: • Correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation • Modern office practices, procedures, and methods, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment Ability to: • Operate personal computer hardware and software and a variety of standard office equipment • Communicate clearly and effectively in English in person, over the telephone, and in written correspondence • Demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others • Issue and follow oral and written instructions • Exercise sound and effective judgment within established guidelines • Organize, coordinate, and complete duties to meet scheduled deadlines • Perform routine arithmetic calculations • Prepare, maintain, and reconcile routine accounting and numerical records • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Lift and carry objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on July 16, 2021 and on a bi-weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department: The Recreation Division provides classes and programs for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean, and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Position: The Recreation Specialist is the highest classification in the Recreation Leader series. An incumbent in this class possesses technical expertise in a specialty such as cultural arts, physical fitness, drama, older adults, athletics, therapeutics, music, pre school, day camp, teen activities, and youth sports and is responsible for the planning, development, and supervision of a specialized activity phase of recreation programs . With general policy and departmental philosophy guidance from a supervisor, an incumbent exercises sound independent judgment in the performance of duties. The Recreation Specialist is distinguished from the Recreation Instructor in that the former has an emphasis on developing and supervising large groups of children in specialized recreation activities while the latter is responsible for developing class curriculum and teaching classroom activities. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under direction: • Plans, initiates, organizes, and supervises an extensive program of recreation activities in an area of expertise • Investigates, recommends, demonstrates, and explains techniques, procedures, materials, equipment and supplies used in the special activity program • Prepares program instructions and materials ; develops projects for inclusion in the community wide recreation program • Receives and reviews reports, suggestions, and complaints from staff and program participants • Maintains records and accounts of attendance, inventory, financial charges and receipts, personnel, special events, accidents, and other matters requiring systematic recording • May supervise and train lower-level personnel in the activities comprising the specialty • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and • One thousand (1000) hours of experience in recreation leadership at the level of Recreation Leader III in general recreation programs such as day camp, sports, teens, older adults, and theater; and • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application Possible Substitutions • Completion of sixty (60) semester units of coursework, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university, preferably with an emphasis in Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field may be substituted for the required experience LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is desirable: • A valid California Class C driver's license • A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate OTHER REQUIREMENTS • As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of: • The technical fundamentals of a specialized recreation activity such as athletics, cultural arts, or music Considerable ability to: • Plan, organize, and lead a special recreation activity • Analyze and adjust the special activity to suit participant recreation needs • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Physical ability to: • Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs • Restrain and/or lift program participants Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter that states relevant experience as a Recreation Specialist, 2) Resume, and 3) Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Description The City: Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. Volunteer Opportunities Why Volunteer? Volunteers are essential to providing quality services to the residents of our community. Community members of all ages are encouraged to show pride and get involved in civic activities through volunteer work within the City of Santa Clara. Who Volunteers? Community members 13 years of age and older are encouraged to volunteer in any number of programs, activities, or events sponsored by the City of Santa Clara. How Do I Become a Volunteer? Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must first complete and submit an online City volunteer application. In addition, a signed Release of Liability form must be completed and submitted. To obtain a Release of Liability form click HERE. You will need to download and save the file onto your desktop AND upload it to your Application under the 'Other' application. Typical Duties Parks and Recreation Performing Arts Roberta Jones Junior Theater - Aid staff in participant supervision when performers are off stage, and/or assist in production preparation and breakdown. Nutcracker - Aid staff in participant supervision at dress rehearsals and performances and/or assist with doing cast hair and make-up. Senior Center Adventures to Go - Tour Escort: Assist with pre/post travel details, Attend monthly meetings, Provide positive customer service experience for travelers while on excursion. BINGO Attendant: Call BINGO numbers and determine if there is a true BINGO winner Ceramics Studio Monitor: Ensure participants follow the proper safety and usage guidelines of Ceramics Studio, answer general questions, maintain proper set-up/clean-up of Ceramics Studio Computer Lab Monitor: Assist participants with basic computer needs if requested. Ensure patrons follow the guidelines of Computer Lab Dining Out Program: Assist with set-up/clean-up of program, assist with meal service. Fitness Attendant: Check participants in & out of the Fitness Center, monitor proper usage of equipment, Ensure patrons follow the guidelines of Fitness Center Library Attendant: Creates and maintains an organized space in the Senior Center library/reading area and categorizes books in the appropriate areas Snack Bar: Sell food, snacks, and beverages, provide positive customer service experience Woodshop Studio Monitor: Ensure participants follow the proper safety and usage guidelines of Woodshop Studio, answer general questions, maintain proper set-up/clean-up of Woodshop Studio. Lapidary Studio Monitor: Ensure participants follow the proper safety and usage guidelines of Lapidary Studio, answer general questions, maintain proper set-up/clean-up of Lapidary Studio Recreation Services and Special Events Adventures in Learning - help 3 and 4 year-olds in the classroom as well as prep activities, projects for future classes, field trips, and with their work Youth Activity Center & Events - Assist with the after school program, skate park, recreation classes, and special events Special Events - Assist with the planning and day of operations for a variety of special events Art & Wine Festival, Egg Extravaganza, July 4th, Holiday Tree Lighting) Community Garden Assist in the community garden Therapeutic Recreation Services Assist in the recreational and social needs of individuals who have disabilities in the area Central Park Library Adult Services - Assist with, RetroTech, ESL Book Club, ESL Family, Turkish Storytime, Adult Services Special Projects, ESL Conversation Club Youth Services - Assist in, Teen Volunteer program, Teen Council, Teen Tech, or Comicon Read Santa Clara - Adult literacy volunteers may tutor at any of the library branches or other public locations within the city of Santa Clara Northside Branch Library Contribute in the Adult, Teen, Summer, or Teen Council volunteer programs Mission Branch Library Participate in the Mission Teen Volunteers Minimum Qualifications Volunteer Requirements At least 13 years old Submission of the Release of Liability form with application Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to work with people belonging to diverse backgrounds Interest in helping people Able to interact professionally with the public Ability to follow oral and written instructions Must possess and demonstrate a friendly, positive attitude, and helpful demeanor Must be able to work in a team environment
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Description Santa Clara ARES/RACES Volunteer Opportunity Santa Clara ARES/RACES is a volunteer group of amateur radio operators who work directly with the City's Police and Fire Departments to provide communication during special events and emergencies. Both the civil defense RACES organization and the American Radio Relay League's ARES organization participate in order to ensure a volunteer base that can provide concise communication when it matters most. Why Volunteer? ARES/RACES volunteers are essential to providing quality communication services to the residents of our community during special events or in an emergency. Community members age 18 and older are encouraged to show pride and get involved in civic activities through this unique volunteer opportunity within the City of Santa Clara. Who Volunteers? Community members 18 years of age and older with an amateur radio license (technician class or better) are encouraged to volunteer with the City of Santa Clara ARES/RACES group. How Do I Become a Volunteer? Anyone interested in volunteering for Santa Clara ARES/RACES must first complete and submit an online City ARES/RACES volunteer application . The City ARES/RACES group provides various opportunities throughout the year to help volunteers obtain their radio license. Typical Duties Work directly with the City's Police and Fire Departments to provide communication during special events and emergencies Click HERE to learn more about our volunteer organization: Santa Clara ARES/RACES (santaclara-ares.org) Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Volunteer Requirements At least 18 years old Possess an amateur radio license (technician class or better) Have your own radio gear available to operate in the field Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to work with people belonging to diverse backgrounds Interest in helping people Able to interact professionally with the public Ability to follow verbal and written instructions Must possess and demonstrate a friendly, positive attitude, and helpful demeanor Must be able to work in a team environment Must have willingness and desire to use radio communication skills to help in an emergency.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Description The City: Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. Reserve Firefighter Volunteer Opportunities The Reserve Firefighter Program of the Santa Clara Fire Department serves as a supplemental resource to the Fire Department's Suppression Division. Previous fire service experience is not required. All reserve firefighters are put through a mini academy and then provided on-going routine training in standard rescue and firefighting procedures. During station duty, reserve firefighters work as the second firefighter with an engine or truck company. How Do I Become a Reserve Firefighter Volunteer ? Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must first complete and submit an online City volunteer application. In addition, a signed Release of Liability form must be completed and submitted. Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must complete a signed Release of Liability form and attach it to the volunteer application during submission. To obtain a Release of Liability form click HERE. Typical Duties In a normal month, a reserve firefighter will have opportunities to receive approximately 20 to 30 hours of fire service training and numerous hours of actual incident experience.Basic training includes: Instruction in SCBA use Ventilation procedures Common hose operations Common ladder operations Fire service tools Hoisting and lifting procedures Salvage and overhaul procedures Fire behavior and control Care and maintenance of fire department equipment In addition, reserve firefighters will be re-certified in CPR. All reserve firefighters are expected to maintain proficiency in firefighting skills by attending regularly scheduled training drills. Additional minimum activity requirements are described below. Reserve firefighters can work in IDLH environments. Reserve firefighters are required to demonstrate proficiency in all required firefighting skills. Benefits Serving as a reserve firefighter is an excellent way to make a tangible contribution to your community. Reserve firefighters experience life in the fire service first-hand and are rewarded with memories and friendship that last a lifetime. The Santa Clara Fire Department is one of the most recognized departments in the State, if not the Country! People interested in a career in the fire service are therefore also provided with an excellent introduction to the firefighting community and given the opportunity to gain invaluable firefighting experience. Participation in the reserve program meets the requirement for obtaining your State Fire Marshal Firefighter certification. Compensation Reserve firefighters are not financially compensated for their services. Each reserve company is however provided with funding for company meetings and discretionary equipment for its members. Reserve firefighters are also provided with all required firefighting personal protective equipment. Minimum Qualifications People interested in applying to the City of Santa Clara's Reserve Firefighter Program must meet the following minimum requirements: Minimum of 18 years of age Residency within the County of Santa Clara, CA or be enrolled in-person at Mission College or Santa Clara University Required License: Possession of a valid state of California driver's license with proof of insurance. Required Certification: Applicants must have the following certifications by the time of application: Possession and maintain a valid CPR certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross acceptable) Either of the following: Graduation from a California State Fire Marshal Accredited Firefighter 1 Academy held at either an accredited California Community College that is approved as an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) or an Accredited Local Academy (ALA) hosted by an authority having jurisdiction. For a current list of ARTPs and ALAs, visit the State Fire Training website . OR A California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certification or out-of-state IFSAC and/or Pro Board Fire Fighter I certification or Department of Defense (DoD) issued Fire Fighter I which includes IFSAC and/or Pro Board seal(s). For more information on Firefighter I reciprocity, please visit the State Fire Training website . California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within the twelve (12) months prior to the first day of the agency specific training. For more information on where to obtain your CPAT card, go to: https://www.fctconline.org/cpat/ Driving Record, Background Investigation and Live Scan F ingerprint: If selected for the Reserve Program, the candidate will be required to provide a DMV driving record and successfully complete and pass a background investigation and Live Scan Fingerprint. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of : Tools, methods, materials, equipment, and terminology used in construction and maintenance of street, storm, landscape, and traffic control facilities Traffic safety control equipment Equipment, methods, materials, and practices used in sign fabrication and traffic painting Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards City, State, and Federal Standards using specialized airless paint equipment and striping line removal equipment Ability to : Understand and follow oral and written instructions Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Deal tactfully and courteously with others Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines Set up traffic safety control equipment in a variety of conditions Read blueprints and striping diagrams Operate sign graphic programs using a personal computer Perform heavy physical labor including bending, stooping, reaching, carrying, crawling, climbing and lifting as necessary to perform assigned duties Walk or stand for extended periods of time Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, and climb as necessary to perform assigned duties Lift up to 50 pounds of static weight Make minor repairs to equipment using common tools Operate a variety of light and moderately heavy types of street and traffic maintenance construction equipment, including trucks
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision: Performs a variety of skilled electrical work involved in construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of substations, Supervisory Control Automated Data Analysis (SCADA) systems, communication and traffic signal systems, street lighting systems, automatic water control systems, and other City Electrical facilities; Installs, maintains and repairs alarm equipment, motors, and switchboard wires; Maintains, tests, and repairs relays; Installs and maintains primary and secondary metering equipment; Installs and maintains well starters and related automatic control equipment; Installs and maintains electrical substation equipment such as 230 KV, 115 KV, 60 KV, and 12 KV circuit breakers, transformers, capacitor banks, air switches, control wires, and protective relays; Answers trouble calls concerning substation alarms and traffic signals; Operates hydraulic aerial devices to perform work inside substations and to replace burned out street and traffic signal lights; Maintains, repairs and replaces traffic signal standards and associated equipment; Troubleshoots secondary circuits of 750 volts and under; Takes readings and keeps records of substations; Inspects the various areas of substations and grounds, as appropriate, to insure its safe and efficient operation; Logs and reports any deficiencies, takes readings, analyzes failures, and takes corrective action to insure plant safety and reliability; Performs a variety of skilled electrical and mechanical work related to the distribution and transmission of electrical power; and Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.; Status as a journey level electrician and completion of a formal electrician apprenticeship program; and Experience maintaining high voltage substation equipment, power generation equipment or industrial manufacturing facilities is required. Desirable Experience Journey level experience maintaining solid state traffic signal equipment. LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. Proof of completion of an accredited three-year formal electrician apprenticeship program. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Incumbents of this classification may be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties, and be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon. Incumbents may be required to work in inclement weather. Incumbents will be required to travel from site to site and work occasionally at a considerable height above the ground. Applicants appointed to this position must possess normal color vision at time of appointment. Incumbents of this classification may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as mandated by federal regulations. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Fundamentals of electricity and electronics including their application to the operation of high voltage substations, motor control, circuits, traffic signal devices and street lighting; National Electrical Code, California Electrical Safety Orders and CAL OSHA; Techniques, tools and materials of the electrical utility trade, and skill in their use; Applicable safety preparations and first aid practices; and Knowledge of environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards. Ability to: Read and interpret blueprints and electrical diagrams; Perform arithmetic calculations involving multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, decimals and fractions; Safely drive light duty vehicles e.g. pick-up truck, bucket truck; Train new personnel on work procedures; Direct the activities of Utility Electrician Apprentices and other staff; Maintain accurate and precise written and computerized documents including records, forms and correspondence; Understand and follow written instructions; Understand, follow and provide oral instructions; Deal tactfully and courteously with others; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public; Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties; Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; and Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision: Climbs power poles and steel towers, making repairs to energized lines; Constructs new overhead and underground electric facilities, sets poles, installs cross arms and brackets, strings wire, and places equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators; Performs switching operations; Runs new service lines from pole to consumer's premises; Reconstructs existing overhead and underground electric facilities; Phases out and cuts in new circuits; Pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires; Tests poles; Inspects existing overhead and underground electric systems and other overhead and underground facilities; Trims trees to clear wires; Installs, maintains and repairs electrical underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, and vaults, switches, capacitors, transformers, street lights, concrete foundations; Installs and maintains street light system; Installs electrical cable in ducts or direct burial; Installs cable risers; Splices and terminates non-leaded high voltage cables; Performs substation construction such as installation of structures, switches, insulators, buses, foundations and associated equipment; Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned; Assists in the instruction and training of Journey Lineworker Apprentices, Electric Utility Helpers, Electric Helper/Drivers, and other new crew members in techniques of the trade; May be required to perform maintenance of substation equipment and assist Electricians with wiring of substations; and Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.; and Completion of a recognized three-year apprenticeship program as a Lineworker is required. LICENSE & CERTIFICATION Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's license is required, or Possession of a valid Class C license at the time of appointment and the ability to obtain a Class A license within six months of employment Incumbents in this position are required to become rubber glove certified as a condition of holding the classification of Journey Lineworker within nine (9) months of appointment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS Incumbents of this classification may be required to work outside their regularly scheduled hours, and to be available for emergency and/or pre-arranged work whenever called upon. Incumbents of this classification may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as mandated by federal regulations. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in overhead and underground electrical installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines and underground systems; Safety practices and regulations applying to low and high voltage electrical wires; Pertinent first-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods; and General Order #95, "Rules for Overhead Line Constructing" and General Order #128, "Rules for Construction of Underground Electric Systems issued by California Public Utilities Commission. Ability to: Perform electrical installation and repair work and to construct and maintain overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission system; Think and act appropriately and quickly in emergencies; Maintain good public relations; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Work from electrical plans and detailed drawings; Input data using computer programs for documenting electric facility maintenance and inspection findings; Effectively train and supervise others; Understand and follow oral and written instructions; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public; Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties; Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; and Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City of Santa Clara Employment Application and 2) Proof of completion of a Basic Peace Officer Academy certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) OR proof of completion of Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer POST Regular Basic Course (Reserve Police Officers Only). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For additional information regarding this position, please email Joe Oliver at joliver@santaclaraca.gov All applicants are required to obtain authorization from their home agency Chief of Police/Sheriff authorizing them to work on a Per Diem basis for the City of Santa Clara. Typical Duties Duties include but are not limited to the following: Under general supervision: patrol designated areas in car, by foot, by bicycle, or other means to preserve law and order; Direct traffic; Enforce parking regulations, issue citations and tow vehicles that are in violation of codes; Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists; issue traffic citations and warnings; Discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce laws and ordinances; Maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed to determine what, if any, crime has been committed; Respond to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents; Investigate complaints and take appropriate action, which may include the use of deadly or non-deadly force; Use sound judgment under adverse, stressful conditions; Identify, collect, preserve, process, and book evidence; Locate and interview victims and witnesses; Work in partnership with the Santa Clara Police Department and the District Attorney's Office to follow through on criminal complaints; Apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under federal, state, and local laws and codes; Control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations; Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public; Answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the department, apply good public relation principals; Participate in continuous training required by POST to enhance law enforcement skills including firearms proficiency, defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills; Attend meetings and trainings; Prepare a variety of reports including those on activities, operations, arrests made, and unusual incidents observed; prepare investigative reports and case information; Testify in courts and at hearings; prepare and present case evidence; Escort prisoners to county jail, juvenile hall, or Santa Clara Police Department; and Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Currently employed as a Full Time or Part Time Peace Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency; or Currently working as a Level I Reserve Police Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency; or Retired as a Full Time Peace Officer with a California Law Enforcement Agency. LICENSES &/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of valid California Class C driver's license is required; Proof of a current Basic or higher certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is required at time of application and for duration of employment. (Not required for Reserve Police Officers, see below); Must have passed Field Training Program with home agency as required by POST; Must have passed Probationary Period with home agency; Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship; and Must maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification. Reserve Police Officers Must Also Provide: Proof of completion of Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer POST Regular Basic Course (Reserve Police Officers Only). PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application filing and 21 years of age at time of job appointment; Meet and maintain required peace officer employment standards as required by POST; Per The California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) "Public Safety retirees on service retirement may not work more than 960 hours in a fiscal year for all CalPERS employers." Retirees who were medically retired (industrial or non-industrial) should confirm with their retirement plan that accepting employment as a Per Diem Police Officer will not jeopardize their pension; Must possess the strength and physical ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the position; Must possess Hearing, speech, and mental capabilities sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; and Must be willing to be fingerprinted and pass a departmental interview, psychological, medical, and background investigation prior to appointment. Vision requirements: Must possess vision including color, night, depth, and peripheral vision sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; and Must possess visual acuity of not less than 20/80 vision in each eye uncorrected, and corrected to 20/30 in each eye. EXCEPTION: Applicants with correction afforded by soft contact lenses are exempt from the minimum uncorrected vision standard of 20/80, provided their corrected vision is 20/30 in each eye. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Will be required to work special events. Will be required to work odd and unusual hours, including evenings, week-ends and holidays. Will be required to purchase Department Uniforms (reimbursement will occur after working ten regular events). Will be required to provide safety equipment (defined as ballistic vests, duty belt, and firearm) approved by the Santa Clara Police Department. Per the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) "Public Safety retirees on service retirement may not work more than 960 hours in a fiscal year for all CalPERS employers." Candidates are required to pass a departmental interview prior to being given a conditional job offer. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates must also pass medical and psychological exams, as well as a background investigation. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities at a level necessary to do police work: Interest in Police Work - willingness to handle routine, repetitive tasks; enforce laws that may conflict with personal values; relate to others; work with minorities; work with fellow officers and the general public; participate in situations which require courage; function in different roles; work under hostile conditions, work under hazardous conditions over long periods of time; accept new job duties; and work weekends, holidays. Ability to Take Orders - the ability to relate to supervisors; to maintain objectivity; to take criticism and control temper. Ability to Take Responsibility - the ability to work without supervision; reliability; ability to participate in situations which require courage, refrain from abusing authority vested in official role; maintain confidentiality of information; and assume a command presence in conflict situations. Self-Control - the ability to control one's temper, maintain objectivity; take criticism, function under oral or physical stress; use authority effectively; function in different roles, work under hazardous and hostile conditions for long periods of time, and work at accident and crime scenes which involve severe personal injuries, or in situations which involve loss of life. Ability to Communicate Effectively - the ability to testify accurately; obtain information from witnesses under normal and stressful conditions; communicate in person, in writing, and via radio. Ability to Make Reasonable Decisions Rapidly - the ability to reason logically; apply discretion in maintaining confidentiality of information; observe and interpret what is observed; evaluate situations and people effectively; and apply good judgment. Willingness to Arrest People - willingness to take actions which will result in imposing penalties on others, including depriving them of their freedom; taking a life if necessary; and fighting to win and injuring another if required; use techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force. Ability to Learn - the immediate potential to learn to write readable, comprehensible reports; to read and interpret relevant laws and procedural material including designated SCPD Operational Manual Sections and Stadium Security Procedures; read maps; apply regulations; communicate verbally with others under stress, analyze material and situations; and record observations from accident and crime scenes. Emotional Stability - the ability to take verbal abuse; the possession of: honesty, integrity, maturity, tolerance, self-confidence, truthfulness and psychological stability; ability to meet the physical and psychological demands of police work. Ability to Problem Solve - the ability to identify problems or issues that are of concern to residents of the City or Stadium attendees. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Environment: The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be very loud due to crowd noise, music, sirens, firearm training, etc. Incumbents are required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends, and may be required to travel to attend meetings or court appearances. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, bike or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers.
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department The men and women of the Santa Clara Police Department take tremendous pride in providing the community with outstanding service through the "Santa Clara Way" of service. In partnership with the citizens, the team provides law enforcement services with professional and dedicated staff. The team will always identify and resolve problems utilizing all available resources and perform services professionally and with a high level of integrity. The Position As a Public Safety Dispatcher II, this non-sworn classification dispatches public safety, fire, and emergency medical services out into the community. The successful incumbent will be responsible for receiving incoming calls for police, fire, or medical assistance and dispatch necessary units. This classification is distinguished from the Public Safety Dispatcher I by a broader range of responsibility due to a higher level of experience and training. Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute, "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit: 1) City Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire 2) Verification of a California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery with a T-score of 50 or above OR possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Typical Duties Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all the duties that may be performed. Operates base radio console equipment, transmitting and receiving routine and emergency messages Receives emergency and routine requests for services from the public via 9-1-1, alternate emergency lines, and business lines Dispatches appropriate emergency vehicles, equipment and personnel in response to those requests, in accordance with established policies and procedures Coordinates emergency operations between various departmental personnel and equipment Operates data terminals for information pertaining to daily public safety operations, and general emergency services Maintains written logs, files, and computer information in the prescribed manner Updates computer files and performs other clerical functions and tasks as directed Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and The equivalent of two (2) years of paid employment experience in public safety dispatching within the past five (5) years of which at least six (6) months included solo status; or Five (5) years of current paid employment with a public safety agency or private emergency medical services agency, with high level Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), radio and/or telephone operation; or Successful completion of probationary period as a Public Safety Dispatcher I with the City of Santa Clara. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS Possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic certificate, which may be substituted for six (6) months of the employment experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Classroom education involving fire science or law enforcement related studies. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES Successful completion of the California POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery with a T-Score of 50 or above or possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate is required at time of application. Possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and a valid Medical Priorities Dispatching System (MPDS) Certificate are required prior to the completion of the probationary period. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job assignment. All candidates will be required to pass a City background investigation, which will include fingerprinting, polygraph and/or psychological testing. PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: General public safety radio and telephone communications systems Police and fire emergency procedures Primary roads, streets, highways, major buildings, and public facilities within the City's boundaries Skill in: Reading and interpreting maps; and maintaining accurate records Ability to: Read, write, spell, and speak in clear, concise English Learn correct telephone answering techniques, policies and procedures Operate computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system with sufficient speed and accuracy to document field activity and create calls for service within response criteria guidelines Analyze situations quickly and accurately, while taking effective action to assure public safety provider and citizen safety Follow verbal and written instructions Communicate clearly and distinctly using radio and telephone equipment Maintain composure and work accurately in emergency situations Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Establish and maintain tactful, courteous, and effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work, including the general public Work in a confined area, wearing a headset which restricts physical movement about the work area Accurately enter information into the CAD system while simultaneously receiving information by phone or radio Retrieve data from CAD terminal or other keyboard device, maintain appropriate documentation of previous events, details, and conversations Work in a highly structured environment where all communications are recorded or documented and reviewed as public record Handle multiple priorities and organize workload Extract information or data from other computer systems View multiple video display terminals for extended periods of time in low variable light conditions Distinguish and interpret the meaning of colors on video display terminals Distinguish and comprehend simultaneous communications from several sources Work continuously or uninterrupted as required, standing or sitting for extended periods of time Perform with a high standard of customer service, professional conduct, and civic responsibility Use emergency medical questioning techniques and provide medical instructions via telephone when required Type at a net rate of 35 wpm on a computer keyboard
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description Under direction, the Traffic Control Special Events position directs motorists and controls traffic conditions at special events held in the City of Santa Clara. For additional information regarding this position, please emailRachel Thomasat rthomas@SantaClaraCA.gov . This is a non-benefited,As-Needed recruitment limited to 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Typical Duties Duties include but are not limited to the following: Direct traffic Observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists Establish and preserve good relationships with the general public and answer questions Attend meetings and trainings Perform other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Minimum age 18 at time of application; and One (1) year of full-time paid or volunteer work experience involving considerable contact with the general public Desirable Qualifications: Paid or volunteer work experience within a law enforcement agency, the U.S. Armed Forces, or a related agency LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required at time of appointment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Will be required to work special events Will be required to work odd and unusual hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays Will be required to purchase Department Uniforms (reimbursement will occur after working ten regular events) Will be required to purchase a flashlight and whistle Will be required to pass a City background investigation, which will include fingerprinting Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Basic principles of traffic control Principles and practices of customer service Ability to: Understand and execute oral and written instructions Relate to supervisors, maintain objectivity, take criticism, and control temper Be courteous, but firm, in maintaining effective communications with the general public in normal and stressful situations Deal effectively with irate or uncooperative individuals Communicate in a clear, concise, and effective manner, both orally and in writing Read and understand laws, ordinances, departmental polices, rules, and instructions Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public and co-workers Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties Perform work in various environments, including outdoors in inclement weather
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department - Silicon Valley Power (SVP) SVP currently provides over 40 percent of Santa Clara's electricity from carbon-free renewable resources. In addition to using green energy from large-scale wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric projects outside of the area, SVP employs innovative ways to locally produce electricity by capturing and burning methane gas from a closed city landfill and using power from solar generating systems on city-owned garages and vacant, unusable land. It is the mission of Silicon Valley Power to be a progressive, service-oriented utility, offering reliable, competitively priced services for the benefit of Santa Clara and its customers. Being competitive in the marketplace with a continuous focus on customer service, SVP can provide economic value to the City of Santa Clara and its customers while maintaining low residential rates and offering competitive rates for all customers. This is a management position responsible for conducting the most complex, sensitive, and difficult ongoing analytical work related to the City's contracting policies and procedures, Prevailing and Living Wage Policies, and Federal and State labor compliance regulations and standards. An incumbent in this position exercises independent judgment and discretion, provides oversight and insures consistency with contract executed and monitored by City Departments, and develops and implements trainings on City contracting policies and procedures. The Contracts Manager is responsible for specification writing, determining the most appropriate solicitation process consistent with City Policies and Public sector best practices, developing bid documents, facilitating the vendor selection process, vendor negotiations and execution of the final agreement. The incumbent will work closely with assigned staff in SVP including division managers, engineers, program managers, and other staff. Assignment will include a wide variety of commodities including electrical inventory items, MRO supplies and general services professional/consulting services, and information technology. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general direction: Facilitates highly complex contract negotiations with outside vendors Works closely with client departments to develop bid specifications and requirements Assesses acquisition and contract requirements to determine the most appropriate solicitation process, such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Requests for Information (RFIs) Establishes and oversees contract management practices City-wide purchasing patterns to identify purchasing trends and compliance issues Meets with vendors to acquaint them with City procurement policies and procedures as required Prepares a variety of written and oral reports, staff memorandums, legislative files, draft ordinances, contract terms and conditions, and contracting policies and procedures Ensures that Prevailing Wage laws are followed on all applicable contracts Formulated corrective action plan for resolution of labor compliance violations, such as enforcement of contractor compliance with restitution payments, liquidated damages, or recommending debarment when applicable Oversees the City-wide contract management system Assists department with resolving contract management issues May act as Purchasing Division Manager Performs other related duties as assigned Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Business Adminstration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Material or Supply Chain Management or closely related field and Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience facilitating large and complex procurements and negotiating, writing, and managing large and complex contracts. Desirable Qualifications: Designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certifieid Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Master's degree in a closely related field Experience in the public sector LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of application and for the duration of employment OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to large scale public sector purchasing, including solicitation of bids/proposals, financing, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and awarding of contract Uniformed Commercial Code (UCC) rules and regulations and Contract Law as it relates to the procurement of good and services Relevant Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to contracts, financial policy, and reporting requirements State Prevailing Wage laws and policies Principles and practices of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate policies and procedures Principles and practices of various contract solicitation process, including RFPs, ITBs, RFQs and contract administration and monitoring Project and workload planning Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques Oracle/PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office suite products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Office safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: Develop and communicate complex contracting policies and procedures Analyze problems and negotiate complex contractual terms, investigate sensitive or unusual issues or complaints, and provide guidance and assistance Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in various spreadsheet and presentation software programs Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties Draw conclusions and project consequences of decision and recommendations Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with City employees, senior officials and managers, general public, contractors and other governmental representative Work as team player and be willing to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients Communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing Follow oral and written instructions Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously Exercise independent judgment and initiative with minimal supervision Seek new solutions and ways of doing business in an improved and more effective way Analyze financial and legal information Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift up to 25 pounds as necessary to perform assigned duties Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Complete City Application, 2) Resume, and 3)Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 23, 2021
Full Time
Description The Department: The Community Development Department strives to enhance the community's safety, welfare, quality of life, and economic opportunities by providing advanced planning, development review, permitting and inspection services, as well as administration of programs related to affordable housing. To learn more about the City of Santa Clara's Department of Community Development/Housing click here . The Position: The Management Analyst will act as a technology leader for the department, managing and implementing improvements to the City's permit tracking system and other technology tools to facilitate the review and issuance of building permits, land use entitlements and long-range planning initiatives. They will need a high degree of competency with technology tools and be expected to understand their application to the department's business functions. The Management Analysist will be a member of the department's leadership team and expected to demonstrate initiative, a readiness to solve problems, and a team-orientation. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and values. Typical Duties Specific job duties of this position may vary widely depending on the departmental location of the position. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following. With general direction: Perform management and operation reviews of organizations, both public, private and non-profit, departments, programs, functions, and systems; Review and analyze policies and procedures to determine efficiency and effectiveness, both financially and operationally; Collaboratively work with representatives of other departments or organizations in conducting studies and be able to apply comparative and best practices data to benchmark activities; Conduct statistical analyses and apply information technology applications, spreadsheets and databases, to analyze and evaluate data; Propose reasonable conclusions, effective solutions and potential options; Recommend modifications to existing policy, procedures and/or processes; Write complete, concise reports designed to effect improvements and/or implement solutions; Present report contents and provides constructive feedback to departments, organizations, functions impacted by the report; Investigate, research and respond to assigned complaints, issues or concerns raised by the public or employees, and propose responses and/or resolutions for review and acceptance by City Manager or senior management; Perform monitoring, review and analysis of procedures, plans, processes, guidelines, and instructions to ensure compliance with departmental policies; Establish, coordinate and monitor the administration of and follow-up on training opportunities, both in-house and external, contractor agreements and equipment and real property leases; Serve as staff liaison, as assigned, to City Commissions and/or committees; Maintain, as directed, relations with governmental jurisdictions, organizations, associations and other external groups, making personal appearances as necessary; Coordinate the review and analysis of State and Federal legislation; Assist in the preparation, submittal and administration of the annual department budget; Organize, coordinate and supervise, as assigned, special City wide events and the City wide volunteer program; Supervise or act as lead employee to staff involved in any of the assignments; and Perform other work as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; and One year of responsible professional journey-level experience in public administration which may include systems and procedures, budget, fiscal program and project coordination, or human resources programs. Desirable Qualifications A Master's degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field is desirable. LICENSE Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest Statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Area of assignment; Major principles, practices, methods and techniques of administration relating to at least one of the following: general management, budgeting, human resources, or financial; Principles and techniques of narrative report writing; Analysis of statistical data; Project and workload planning; and Environmental and office safety practices, procedures and standards, e.g. OSHA, Federal, State and local rules and regulations. Ability to: Organize, analyze and evaluate tangible and intangible data soundly and impersonally; Make recommendations on difficult issues; Conduct independent, original research based on sound analysis and leading to appropriate recommendations to resolve specific issues, complaints or problems involving individuals or organizational units; Present statistical and narrative reports or correspondence including recommendations clearly, concisely, logically, accurately and convincingly in oral and written form; Speak effectively before groups; Establish and maintain tactful and constructive relationships by collaborating with City employees including elected and senior officials and managers, the general public, and other governmental representatives; Work effectively and coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; Understand, interpret, and apply rules, standards, or procedures and persuade others to accept or adopt recommendations; Formulate reasonable and effective conclusions; Conduct thorough investigations, determine methodologies and obtain basic data necessary to evaluate solutions to complex problems and issues with multiple variables; Train, supervise, or evaluate assigned staff and their work; and Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, Supplemental Questions . Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of December 17 , 2021 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 18, 2021
Variable Shift
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department: The Parks Division provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of City parks and open spaces. The Recreation Division provides classes and programs for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean, and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Cemetery Division maintains 33,000 internment sites in a peaceful public park. The Position: The Recreation Leader II will supervise children, youth, teens, and other program participants in many facilities, including but not limited to the Reed & Grant Sports Park, Youth Soccer Park, Youth Activity Center & Teen Center, and Community Recreation Center. In this role, the successful incumbents will help conduct health and safety checks, open/closing facilities, serve as Disaster Service Worker while adhering to COVID-19 protocols This is a temporary, as-needed position within the Parks and Recreation Department. As-Needed employment is not to be considered permanent. Under CalPERS regulations and the City of Santa Clara practices, as-needed employees are not permitted to work more than 960 hours (retired annuitants) or 999 hours per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee to proceed in the process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited for an interview. Typical Duties Recreation Leader II Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: Leads and conducts diversified recreation activities such as arts and crafts, low organized games, team games sports and dramatics Assists in organizing, promoting and directing special event activities such as Halloween Party, Easter Egg Hunt or Art and Wine Festival Ensures proper safety precautions are observed in assigned activities and free play Administers first aid as required Reports to supervisors orally and in writing on activities, groups or individuals, plans and problems Prepares athletic field Opens, closes, and secures activity facilities Recommends action and carries out policies in dealing with specific groups Issues, receives and oversees the use of equipment and materials Cares for and maintains equipment Performs other related duties as assigned Recreation Leader III Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general supervision: Promotes recreation programs and activitiesin a specialty area; explains rules and regulations Organizes and leads groups in the particular recreation activities making up the specialty area Consults with recreation staff to coordinate the specialty area with the overall recreation program; incorporates the recreation specialty into a Department-approved total philosophy of recreation; interprets philosophy to participants and the public Advises and assists other recreation leadership staff members involved with the speciality activity to meet the specific needs and interests of the people involved Demonstrates and explains techniques, procedures, materials, equipment, and supplies used in the activity field Keeps records and accounts of attendance, inventory, financial charges and receipts, personnel, special events, accidents, and other matters requiring systematic recording Reports to supervisors on groups or individuals, plans, and problems; recommends action and carries out departmental policies in leading the special activity Issues, receives, and oversees the use of equipment by individuals and groups in the activity; recommends the acquisition or disposal of such equipment and materials Ensures all appropriate safety precautions are observed in the activity Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Recreation Leader II EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and No experience required; and Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is desirable: A valid California Class C driver's license A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate OTHER REQUIREMENTS As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law In-service training and orientation may be required prior to performance of full job duties Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Recreation Leader III EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements: Completion of forty-five (45) semester units of coursework, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university, preferably with an emphasis in Recreation, Physical Education or a related field; or Six hundred (600) hours of recreation leadership experience equivalent to the level of Recreation Leader II with the City of Santa Clara; and Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following is desirable: A valid California Class C driver's license A valid American Red Cross First Aid certificate OTHER REQUIREMENTS As a condition of employment, incumbents will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games Recreation hazards and safety precautions Recreation Leader II/III Ability to: Lead and conduct several broad types of recreation activities Learn and apply activity rules and regulations Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children Provide and follow oral and written instructions Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Recreation Leader III Considerable ability to: Demonstrate proficiency in a specialty recreation activity Promote, organize, lead and conduct a specialty recreation activity for participants of all skill levels Instruct and coach participants in a specialty activity Physically lead and coordinate assigned recreation activities Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Exercise tact and maintain poise in resolving disputes and differences arising with the public and employees Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing Physical ability to: Assist participants in and out of wheelchairs Restrain and/or lift program participants Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) City Application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is continuous or open until filled: Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Description The City of Santa Clara is recruiting for a Planning Manager. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative urban planning professional who embraces innovative strategies and thrives in a fast-paced environment . Outstanding interpersonal, communication and presentation skills will be required to be successful. The selected candidate will be an experienced people manager with the ability to motivate staff. Five years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience including two years managing professional staff and education and experience equivalent to that obtained by graduation with a Master's degree in city or urban planning or closely related field. Salary range is $163,536 - $211,632 supplemented by competitive benefits. Apply by midnight on Sunday, December 5, 2021 . Click here to view the full brochure and APPLY online: Teri Black and Company - Recruitment Planning Manager - City of Santa Clara, CA (tbcrecruiting.com) .
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 07, 2021
Full Time
Description The City: The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department - Silicon Valley Power (SVP): SVP currently provides over 40 percent of Santa Clara's electricity from carbon-free renewable resources. In addition to using green energy from large-scale wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric projects outside of the area, SVP employs innovative ways to locally produce electricity by capturing and burning methane gas from a closed city landfill and using power from solar generating systems on city-owned garages and vacant, unusable land. It is the mission of Silicon Valley Power to be a progressive, service-oriented utility, offering reliable, competitively priced services for the benefit of Santa Clara and its customers. Being competitive in the marketplace with a continuous focus on customer service, SVP can provide economic value to the City of Santa Clara and its customers while maintaining low residential rates and offering competitive rates for all customers. The Position: Silicon Valley Power, the City of Santa Clara Electric Utility Department, is seeking a dynamic and innovative Electric Utility Engineer for their Customer Development and Project Management divisions in engineering and planning of their electric system. This position will assist in maintaining the electric system model, participate in SVP system planning, identify and implement projects that are necessary to support load growth and improve reliability of the electric system. This position will contribute to developing engineering standards and processes, and manage projects as assigned. An incumbent in this position may be assigned to work in the generation, substations, transmission, distribution, planning, protection, or operations groups of the Electric Utility Department, as the need is determined. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Typical Duties Duties may include but are not limited to the following. Under general direction: • Designs, assists in coordinating the design of, and manages electric utility system projects, including: generation facilities, electric substations, protection systems, overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, supervisory control facilities, street lighting, and other electric system facilities • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of design and construction standards, equipment procurement specifications, construction specifications and drawings, design procedures, test procedures, and safety procedures for electric facilities • Performs and/or assists in power system studies such as protective coordination, fault studies, power flows, service reliability, and power quality • Uses AutoCAD in the preparation of drawings, plans and other related matters • Prepares, supervises, or assists in the preparation and maintenance of circuit maps, diagrams, construction drawings, charts, and plans • Compiles engineering data and makes complex engineering calculations and analysis • Monitors utility compliance with State and Federal regulations, makes recommendations and may develop and implement procedures for compliance • Investigate field problems and troubleshoot problems with utility equipment and facilities • May provide assistance to all classes of customers, developers, the utility business office, and to other City Departments on technical matters relevant to electric utility services • May provide assistance to technical and financial inputs for projects in electric utility budget • Prepares contracts, agreements, technical specifications, reports, minutes and other related documents • May assist with the preparation of department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget • Coordinates engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies • May supervise, train and develop staff and act as supervisor during periods outside of regular working hours during emergency situations or while on local or remote job construction sites; and • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Graduation from an accredited college or university with: a) Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and two (2) years experience doing electric utility engineering work, or b) Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and three (3) years experience doing electric utility engineering work and • Experience using AutoCAD and Microsoft office (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mathlab) Possible Substitutions • A Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience • An Engineer-in-Training Certification with ten (10) years of experience in electric utility engineering work can be substituted for the degree in engineering and the required experience indicated above Desirable Qualifications • Registration as an Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineer in the State of California • Experience using ESRI based Geographic Information System (GIS) • Experience using system modeling and load flow software; Aspen one-liner software, GE PSLF, and DEW ISM LICENSE Possession of an appropriate, valid Class C California driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS May work unusual hours in emergency situations, or while acting as supervisor, or at other than the regular job site. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at time of filing or will be ineligible to have points added to their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: • Engineering principles, practices, procedures, materials, and equipment used in the design, cost estimation, analysis, construction, operation, repair and maintenance of electric utility generation, substations, transmission, distribution, protection, street lighting, metering, and other electric utility facilities • Principles and theory of electric utility design, construction, operation and maintenance (i.e., power generation, transmission, and distribution systems) • Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations and policies pertaining to power infrastructure operation • Utility system modeling techniques and technology • Principles of supervision and training • Computer applications (e.g. Microsoft office, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided drafting and design CAD and Mathlab • Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards, including the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and other standards Ability to: • Understand and follow oral and written instructions • Analyze engineering problems of moderate complexity • Analyze data, prepare reports and make recommendations • Perform electric utility power engineering work related to planning, design, and operation of distribution, transmission, or substation systems • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing • Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling • Deal tactfully and courteously with others • Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals and successfully deliver projects • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public • Handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines • Walk or stand for extended periods of time • Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Complete City Application, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Resume, and 4) Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of December 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, CA, United States
Nov 05, 2021
Full Time
Description The City The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city - one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation. The Department - Silicon Valley Power (SVP) and Finance SVP currently provides over 40 percent of Santa Clara's electricity from carbon-free renewable resources. In addition to using green energy from large-scale wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric projects outside of the area, SVP employs innovative ways to locally produce electricity by capturing and burning methane gas from a closed city landfill and using power from solar generating systems on city-owned garages and vacant, unusable land. It is the mission of Silicon Valley Power to be a progressive, service-oriented utility, offering reliable, competitively priced services for the benefit of Santa Clara and its customers. Being competitive in the marketplace with a continuous focus on customer service, SVP can provide economic value to the City of Santa Clara and its customers while maintaining low residential rates and offering competitive rates for all customers. The Purchasing Division resides in the City's Finance Department and maintains a "centralized purchasing system" that is responsible for all purchasing and contracting activity for supplies, materials, and equipment as well as general and professional services. The Division also operates a central warehouse, with over 2,000 inventory items primarily to support the City's utilities departments (Silicon Valley Power and the Water and Sewer Departments). The Division is also responsible for the disposition of surplus property and the City mailroom. The Position This is a management position that will report to the Finance Department and is responsible for conducting the most complex, sensitive, and difficult ongoing analytical work related to the City's contracting policies and procedures, Prevailing and Living Wage Policies, and Federal and State labor compliance regulations and standards. An incumbent in this position exercises independent judgment and discretion, provides oversight and insures consistency with contract executed and monitored by City Departments, and develops and implements trainings on City contracting policies and procedures. The Contracts Manager is responsible for specification writing, determining the most appropriate solicitation process consistent with City Policies and Public sector best practices, developing bid documents, facilitating the vendor selection process, vendor negotiations and execution of the final agreement. The incumbent will work closely with assigned staff in SVP including division managers, engineers, program managers, and other staff. Assignment will include a wide variety of commodities including electrical inventory items, MRO supplies and general services professional/consulting services, and information technology. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As a member of the City's Unclassified Service, this is an "at-will" position and the incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and values. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general direction: Facilitates highly complex contract negotiations with outside vendors Works closely with client departments to develop bid specifications and requirements Assesses acquisition and contract requirements to determine the most appropriate solicitation process, such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Requests for Information (RFIs) Establishes and oversees contract management practices City-wide purchasing patterns to identify purchasing trends and compliance issues Meets with vendors to acquaint them with City procurement policies and procedures as required Prepares a variety of written and oral reports, staff memorandums, legislative files, draft ordinances, contract terms and conditions, and contracting policies and procedures Ensures that Prevailing Wage laws are followed on all applicable contracts Formulated corrective action plan for resolution of labor compliance violations, such as enforcement of contractor compliance with restitution payments, liquidated damages, or recommending debarment when applicable Oversees the City-wide contract management system Assists department with resolving contract management issues May act as Purchasing Division Manager Performs other related duties as assigned CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Business Adminstration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Material or Supply Chain Management or closely related field and Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience facilitating large and complex procurements and negotiating, writing, and managing large and complex contracts. Desirable Qualifications: Designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certifieid Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Master's degree in a closely related field Experience in the public sector LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of application and for the duration of employment OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to large scale public sector purchasing, including solicitation of bids/proposals, financing, evaluation of offers, negotiations, and awarding of contract Uniformed Commercial Code (UCC) rules and regulations and Contract Law as it relates to the procurement of good and services Relevant Federal, State, and local laws and regulations related to contracts, financial policy, and reporting requirements State Prevailing Wage laws and policies Principles and practices of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate policies and procedures Principles and practices of various contract solicitation process, including RFPs, ITBs, RFQs and contract administration and monitoring Project and workload planning Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques Oracle/PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office suite products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Office safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: Develop and communicate complex contracting policies and procedures Analyze problems and negotiate complex contractual terms, investigate sensitive or unusual issues or complaints, and provide guidance and assistance Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in various spreadsheet and presentation software programs Work independently and under pressure, meet deadlines, adapt to varying circumstances and use sound judgement in the performance of duties Draw conclusions and project consequences of decision and recommendations Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with City employees, senior officials and managers, general public, contractors and other governmental representative Work as team player and be willing to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients Communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing Follow oral and written instructions Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously Exercise independent judgment and initiative with minimal supervision Seek new solutions and ways of doing business in an improved and more effective way Analyze financial and legal information Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift up to 25 pounds as necessary to perform assigned duties Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Complete City Application, 2) Cover Letter, 3) Resume, and 4) Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . This position is open until filled, the first application review will be on December 10, 2021 for consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .