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!

   

25 job(s) at City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Jun 15, 2024
Variable Shift
Description The Department: The city of Santa Clara Water & Sewer Utilities serves the City of Santa Clara, California. Our mission includes providing customers with a dependable supply of safe, potable water, environmentally sound wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal, as well as recycled water for approved uses. We also focus on economic and environmental benefits in our programs and services. To promote conservation, we maintain a 15% voluntary water use reduction. The Position: The City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer department has an opportunity for a position of As Needed Engineering Aide. Job responsibilities include, prepares scaled and dimensioned plans based on sketches prepared by engineering personnel, maintains records of as-builts and updates existing Utility maps and records utilizing ESRI-based GIS applications, Maintains master map files, including such records of block maps, sewer and water infrastructure maps, and other maps, Performs computing and drafting operations in AutoCAD, involved in checking drawings of utility facilities, perform other duties as assigned. 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. Additional Information: Applications must be filled out completely (e.g. do not write “see resume, NA, or personnel file.”). To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a Resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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: Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basisfor consideration to the position. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Education Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college with an Associate of Arts degree or higher in engineering, computer information systems, or its equivalent, including satisfactory completion of college level courses in writing, mathematics, engineering and related courses. Minimum Experience Requirements: One (1) year working with geographic information system (GIS) tools and systems and/or One (1) year working with computer-aided drafting (AUTOCAD). License/Certifications: None Desirable Qualifications: Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), and/or Database Management Systems. Typical Duties Routine to moderately complex tasks to assist/support the Water and Sewer department in data collection, maintenance, and updates. Assisting the Engineering department in managing and maintaining As-Builts and ensuring they are reflected across all relevant repositories. Assisting the Business Systems Manager in maintaining, managing and updating GIS, Lucity, and other business systems. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Water and sewer utility operations, maintenance methods, principles, equipment, scheduling and planning Principles, procedures, practices, and techniques associated with data management Deal tactfully and courteously with others Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing Follow written and verbal instructions 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. 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 . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Jun 06, 2024
Full Time
Description The Department: 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: The Senior Electric Utility Electrician Technician is the most advanced journey level classification in the Electrician series. This class is distinguished from the Electric Utility Electrician Technician in that the Electric Utility Electrician Senior Technician provides project oversite and technical support for all classifications in the Electrician series. This position performs as a working supervisor and assists assigned personnel in the construction and maintenance of substations, including performance, as necessary, of all the typical tasks of the Electric Utility Electrician and Electric Utility Electrician Technician classifications. Additional Information: Applications must be filled out completely (e.g. do not write “see resume, NA, or personnel file.”). To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a Resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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 June 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. The annual salary range for this position is $178,911.84 - $229,063.56. This position will be filled at or near the minimum of the salary range. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Education Requirements: Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D Minimum Experience Requirements: Four (4) years of journey level electrician experience with an electric utility performing duties that include at a minimum 12 kV or higher voltage substation construction, equipment maintenance, control and protective system trouble shooting and maintenance At least one (1) year must include supervision of journey level electricians and other employees in the performance of 12 kV or higher voltage substation construction and equipment maintenance Acceptable Substitution: None. License/Certifications: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required. Follow this link to view the entire Class Specification, which includes more information on Typical Duties and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview may 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. 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1245 (IBEW) This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #3 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula - employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi- weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40 (Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2655.67/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis If an employee enrolls in an employee only plan with a premium that is less than the Kaiser (Region 1) plan for Employee Only, they will be paid the difference in cash If an employee enrolls in an employee plus one plan with a premium that is less than the Kaiser (Region 1) plan for Employee + 1 Dependent, they will be paid the difference in cash If an employee enrolls in a family plan with a premium that is less than the Kaiser (Region 1) plan for Employee + 2 or More Dependents, they will be paid the difference in cash Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $100.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $25,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 - 4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 20 days (160 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum vacation accrual is 400 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 40 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out thefollowing calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Compensatory Time Off (CTO): Employees may accrue CTO in lieu of overtime hours up to a maximum of 240 hours 16 hours of PCTO is credited to employees each January 1st (prorated if hired after January 1st) Holidays: Fourteen (14) paid eight-hour holidays per year (including Lincoln’s Birthday) Footwear, Safety Clothing, and Tools: Reimbursement up to $280/fiscal year for eligible classifications (per MOU) Night Shift Premium: 5% night differential is available for Electric and Water System Operators and staff at the DVR Power Plant, depending on shift, assignment, and/or other requirements Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Closing Date/Time: 6/19/2024 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
May 08, 2024
Variable Shift
Description The Department: The Parks & Recreation Department supports a vibrant, active quality of life for all ages, abilities, and interests of the Santa Clara community through excellent parks and recreational facilities, community services, programs, and events. 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: An incumbent in this classification is responsible for the safe operation of an assigned swimming pool, including supervising pool personnel, overseeing conduct of pool events, ensuring collection and security of revenue, and attendant record keeping. Candidates must be able to serve a variety of ages, abilities and needs in participants from diverse backgrounds with tact and professionalism. 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. Additional Information: Applications must be filled out completely (e.g. do not write “see resume, NA, or personnel file.”). To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates are encouraged to submit a resume . Incomplete applications will not be considered. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. The hourly salary range for this position is $21.02 - $27.84. This position will be filled at or near the minimum of the salary range. Typical Duties Follow this link to view the entire Class Specification, which includes more information on Typical Duties and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Requirements • Education equivalent to completion of the eleventh grade; and • Three (3) years of experience in swimming pool management, swimming instruction, lifeguarding, or related activity; and • Must be at least 17 years of age at time of application Possible Substitution • One (1) year of experience in lifeguarding and/or swimming instruction with the City of Santa Clara may be substituted for the required three (3) years of experience. LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES Possession of the following certificates 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. 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. 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 . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
May 04, 2024
Full Time
Description The Department: As a community owned, not for profit municipal electric utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has provided dependable electric service for over 125 years. SVP is the only full service, vertically integrated publicly owned utility in Silicon Valley owning generation, transmission and distribution assets. As a Public Electric Utility, Santa Clara’s Silicon Valley Power is not driven by profits, as reflected in its significantly lower utility rates when compared to other private sector utilities. Silicon Valley Power is community and policy driven, which is reflected in the many green policies that it promotes, reduced rates and its strategic plan. Silicon Valley Power is one of few public electric utilities in California with an upward trajectory of growth. Today, SVP owns, operates and participates in more than 1,200 MW of electric generating resources and serves a peak load of approximately 700 MW. SVP's expansion plan will double our system capacity over the next ten years. This includes over 30 strategic initiatives in four distinct areas: Utility Performance Excellence, Customer Engagement and Satisfaction, Progress and Innovation Focus, and Community and Environmental Stewardship. High-profile customers include large corporations such as Intel, Applied Materials, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and NVIDIA. The Position: This is a professional position in the unclassified service, responsible for managing the one or more of the Engineering Divisions of the Electric Department relating to transmission planning, distribution engineering, capital improvement project delivery (design & construction), system expansion program, and environmental compliance. The position requires a demonstrated ability to work well with management, professional and administrative support employees in the Department and with customers, professionals, managers and all City Departments. *** The position may have the option to work from Northern California Power Agency’s Satellite Office in Citrus Heights in Sacramento County *** 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 OR INTERVIEW. 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 include but are not limited to the following: Under general direction: • Plan, develop, coordinate, perform, and direct the activities of the Engineering Division of the Electric Utility Department; • Provide management and supervision for all activities of Engineering in the planning, engineering and design of individual system extensions, revisions and improvements; • Provide recommendations on a broad spectrum of division-related issues; • Manage assigned staff, provide technical instructions and assistance as necessary; develop, perform and manage the implementation of utility plans based upon applicable State and Federal laws; • May be responsible for directing the activities of consultants and contractors; • Attend meetings and work with engineers, contractors, specialists and City staff to ensure that City guidelines are met in the determination of requirements of projects; • Represent the City at industry meetings, management groups, professional organizations, and other meetings; • Make periodic and special reports, which describe the current Engineering Division activities and conduct special studies and prepare reports, including findings and recommendations, as required; • Direct or conduct studies and analysis related to the reliability of the electric system to ensure compliance with appropriate Federal Energy Regulatory Commission/North American Electric Reliability Corporation (FERC/NERC) and industry reliability standards; • Prepare or direct the preparation of purchase specifications required to implement Electric Utility Department purchases in connection with system expansion and improvements; • Conduct review and analysis of new equipment, methods and materials pertinent to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the electric system, and make recommendations to appropriate Managers; • Confer with and assist the Director of Electric Utility in the development of long-range plans, goals and objectives, and budgets; • Manage, schedule and evaluate the work of Engineering Division staff, and develop processes designed to support a continuous learning environment; • Analyze Engineering Division operations to determine the most efficient and effective assignment of staff; • Prepare the Engineering Division budget, recommend allocation of division funds within guidelines; monitor expenditures to ensure adherence to the approved budget, manage contractual services; • Administer and assist in the staffing, administrative and financial matters of the Engineering Division; and • Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Education or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or closely related field; and • Four (4) years experience at a responsible level in engineering in the electric utility industry or closely related field is required. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE • One (1) year of experience managing staff, and with responsibility for division budget planning and administration is desirable. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is desirable. POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTION • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Electrical Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or closely related field. 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. 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: • Principles of electrical utility planning and engineering involved in the development, construction, production, operational methods in interconnected utility areas, principles of program evaluation, forecasting and planning, probability and energy analysis and formulation; customer service; telecommunications and controls; and information technology; • Principles of engineering economics, statistical analysis and forecasting; • Principles of management, supervision, personnel administration, training and performance evaluation; • Principles of organization and management, effective leadership and municipal budgeting and administration; • Regulatory laws, standards and requirements including FERC/NERC Reliability Standards; • Research methods and statistical analysis; • Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques; • Complex spreadsheets and database applications; • Preparation and administration of contracts and fiscal planning; • Project and workload planning; and • Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards. Ability to: • Analyze complex data; resolve applicable problems; evaluate alternatives and recommend an appropriate course of action; • Effectively negotiate contracts and customer business relations; • Manage contractor activities; • Manage project development and operations management; • Identify, research and gather relevant information from a variety of sources; • Exercise sound and independent judgment, conduct independent analyses and make recommendations on difficult and sensitive issues; • Anticipate potential problems, develop contingency plans when needed and solve concurrent problems; • Provide the leadership and management of the division through coaching, empowering and facilitating employees working in a team environment; • Create a culture that is conducive to change and one that is able to select, recruit, retain, develop and motivate a skilled and talented workforce where everyone knows their mission, role, and job expectations; • Establish clear goals and objectives in order to create an organization that delivers excellent customer service through ethical leadership standards, and establishes an atmosphere of respect for employees consistent with the City’s Code of Ethics and Values; • Build constructive relationships by promoting collaborative partnerships with department peers, bargaining units, employees, citizens, and others contacted in the course of work; • Represent and speak for the department and its work, e.g., presenting, explaining, promoting, defining, and negotiating to those within and outside the department by making clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups, by listening effectively and clarifying information and by facilitating an open exchange of ideas; • Prepare and present highly technical and complex written and oral reports using multi-media to large groups and City staff; • Work effectively as a member of the department’s management team to achieve common goals and be able to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients; • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate organization activities and effectively manage the work of Engineering Division staff; • Work effectively and coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; • Communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions; • Understand and carry out highly complex technical tasks; • Use computer applications to prepare memos and procedural documentation; • Create, manage and maintain complex filing and record systems; • Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, lift or any other physical requirement as necessitated by the position 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 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 . *** The position may have the option to work from Northern California Power Agency’s Satellite Office in Citrus Heights in Sacramento County *** This position is 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. A first review of applications will be on Friday, June 7, 2024 . 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #9 Miscellaneous Unclassified Management This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #9 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula -employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2042.82/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a premium that is less than $946.86/month, they will be paid the difference in cash Employees hired on or after 1/1/2023who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 60% of basic wage up to $13,333; max $8,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.207/$100 of insured earnings 60 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum accrual is 480 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 80 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out in up to two cash-outs the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Management Leave: 120 hours of management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 120 hours of management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 60 hours of management leave their first year Unused management leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next; however, an employee may never have more than 240 hours (calendar years 2021 through 2024) of “banked” management leave Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Mobile Communication Device Allowance: $80/month in lieu of carrying a City-issued cell phone Auto Allowance (an alternative to mileage reimbursement or use of a City vehicle): Department Heads receive $320/month (up to $520, with City Manager approval). Assistant Department Heads and Division Managers can receive $200/month (Up to $500 with City Manager approval) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to$416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee shall be eligible to work a 9/80 alternate work schedule according to the conditions, criteria, and requirements set forth in City Manager's Directive 71. Requests to work a 9/80 schedule shall be made through or by the Department Head to the City Manager. The City Manager must approve the schedule and the City Manager or Department Head (for employees other than Department Heads) may terminate the schedule at anytime. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
May 03, 2024
Full Time
Description The Department: The Assistant City Clerk’s Office/City Manager’s Office is recruiting to fill a Deputy City Clerk. The Assistant City Clerk’s Office is organized under the City Clerk’s Office. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk processes the agendas for and attends all meetings of the Council and Authorities Concurrent and Stadium Authority meetings, maintains accurate and up-to-date records of the proceedings of those meetings and makes those records open for public inspection. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk processes and maintains copies of City contracts, ordinances, resolutions and other official documents. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk manages and compiles City records in accordance with the Records Retention Schedule and in response to Public Records Act requests. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk administers campaign and disclosure laws, the Campaign Finance Ordinance, Regulation of Lobbying Activities program and the Calendars of Certain City Officials program. The Office of the Assistant City Clerk also administers oaths of affirmation pertaining to the affairs and business of the City and certifies copies of official records. The Position: The Deputy City Clerk will report to the Assistant City Clerk and perform highly complex administrative and analytical work. This position will assist the Assistant City Clerk in the administration of the City Clerk's Office. The incumbent will assist in developing, implementing and coordinating projects, programs and procedures. This position is responsible for assisting with Public Record Act (PRA) requests and this position will also support projects and programs within the City Manager’s Office. Incumbents in this position will have considerable independence in making judgment related to their assignments and must handle situations with great sensitivity, tact and diplomacy. May supervise or act as lead worker to staff involved in management activities. As a member of the City's unclassified service, this is an "at-will" position. The incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. Additional Information: Applications must be filled out completely (e.g. do not write “see resume, NA, 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 considered. Application packets may be submitted online through the “Apply Now” feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . The posting for this recruitment has been extended. Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of June 28 , 2024 at 4:00 PM. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. The annual salary range for this position is $119,994.36 - $155,300.16. This position will be filled at or near the minimum of the salary range. Typical Duties Follow this link to view the entire Class Specification , which includes more information on Typical Duties and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any education or experience equivalent to: An Associate of Arts degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; and Three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory or lead administrative/management experience in a City Clerk's Office. Desirable Qualifications A Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or possession of a Certified Municipal Clerk certification or required within two (2) years of hire. LICENSE Possession of a 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 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. 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #9 Miscellaneous Unclassified Management This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #9 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula -employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2042.82/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a premium that is less than $946.86/month, they will be paid the difference in cash Employees hired on or after 1/1/2023who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 60% of basic wage up to $13,333; max $8,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.207/$100 of insured earnings 60 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum accrual is 480 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 80 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out in up to two cash-outs the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Management Leave: 120 hours of management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 120 hours of management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 60 hours of management leave their first year Unused management leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next; however, an employee may never have more than 240 hours (calendar years 2021 through 2024) of “banked” management leave Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Mobile Communication Device Allowance: $80/month in lieu of carrying a City-issued cell phone Auto Allowance (an alternative to mileage reimbursement or use of a City vehicle): Department Heads receive $320/month (up to $520, with City Manager approval). Assistant Department Heads and Division Managers can receive $200/month (Up to $500 with City Manager approval) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to$416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee shall be eligible to work a 9/80 alternate work schedule according to the conditions, criteria, and requirements set forth in City Manager's Directive 71. Requests to work a 9/80 schedule shall be made through or by the Department Head to the City Manager. The City Manager must approve the schedule and the City Manager or Department Head (for employees other than Department Heads) may terminate the schedule at anytime. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2024 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
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. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Description This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. It is recommended to apply immediately. The review of applications received will occur at the end of each month . ** To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications and attach at the time of application: Valid state of California driver’s license Proof of residency within the County of Santa Clara, CA OR proof of enrollment at Mission College or Santa Clara University (i.e. unofficial transcript) California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I certification or equivalent Current California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee Candidate Physical Ability (CPAT) 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 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Variable Shift
Description 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. 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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESDIES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. 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, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Variable Shift
Description 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. 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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESDIES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. 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 . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Variable Shift
Description 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. 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, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Description 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. Volunteer applications are periodically reviewed by the Department. Volunteer opportunities may be subject to department programming and events. If you have any questions about specific volunteer opportunities or availability for volunteers, please contact the Department you are interested in directly to obtain more information. 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 - Annual Performing Arts Unit, dance event in mid-December requesting parents of Nutcracker participants and high school students needing hours to volunteer, assisting with the event, in the areas of organization, implementation and supervision. 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 the following services: ESL Book Club and ESL Conversation Club support our community members to help practice and build their English conversation skills. For more information: https://www.sclibrary.org/services/learn-english/esl-programs Youth Services - Teen Volunteer Opportunities Currently Full - Applications will reopen in Spring 2023 Northside Branch Library Currently Full Mission Branch Library Currently Full Read Santa Clara Library Tutors Read Santa Clara’s Volunteer Tutors work 1:1 or in small groups with adult learners to help them strengthen their basic reading, writing and/or math skills, so they can achieve their goals as family members, workers, community members or lifelong learners. Tutoring is done for 2 hours each week, online or over the phone and may take place on morning, evenings, weekdays or weekends. (In the future, when it is safe to do so, sessions could become in-person or hybrid.) They will then attend an orientation and successfully complete 10 hours of tutor training before they are matched with adult learners. Volunteer Tutors need to be 18 years or older, have basic computer skills, proficient in speaking, reading and writing English at high school level or above. Seed Share Library Seed Share Library (2) a ssists in maintaining the seed library; replenish seeds, monitor and reprint usage logs. For more information: https://www.sclibrary.org/books-more/lending-library/santa-clara-seed-share Minimum Qualifications Volunteer Requirements At least 13 years old Submission of the Release of Liability form with application Some Volunteer positions may need to be fingerprinted and all volunteer positions require completion of the vaccination information form. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Variable Shift
Description 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: Recreation Leader I The Recreation Leader I is an entry level classification in the Recreation Leader series designed for high school students whose skill level in several broad types of recreational activities is sufficient to assume responsibility for an entire recreation program or area. Under immediate supervision, an incumbent is responsible for the promotion, organization, and leadership of a variety of recreation activities. The Recreation Leader I is distinguished from the Recreation Leader II in that the latter is designed for college level students. 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. Recreation Leader II The Recreation Leader II is an intermediate-level classification in the Recreation Leader series. This classification is designed for high school graduates whose skill level in several broad types of recreational activities and is sufficient to assume responsibility for an entire recreation program or area. Under general supervision, an incumbent is responsible for the promotion, organization, and leadership of a variety of recreation activities. This class is distinguished from the Recreation Leader III in that the latter holds responsibility for planning and developing recreation activities. Recreation Leader III The Recreation Leader III is an advanced-level classification in the Recreation Leader series designed for college students who are skilled in several broad types of recreational activities. Under general supervision, an incumbent in this classification is responsible for the planning, organization, development, and leadership of a specific recreation activity or group of several closely related activities in specialty areas such as athletics/sports, aquatics, drama, arts and crafts, music, dance, therapeutics, nature, and camping . The Recreation Leader III may oversee the work of lower-level personnel and may lead and/or conduct clinics, programs, seminars, and similar gatherings in the specialty area. The Recreation Leader III is distinguished from the Recreation Specialist in that the latter exercises a higher degree of independence and holds greater overall program responsibility. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESDIES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. Typical Duties Recreation Leader I 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 immediate 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 athletic events, Halloween Party, Easter Egg Hunt, and 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 • Applies Department policies and recommends changes as required; recommends action and carries out policies in dealing with specific groups • Prepares athletic field; opens, closes, and secures activity facilities • Receives and oversees the use of equipment and materials; cares for and maintains equipment • Keeps official activity scores, times, and records • Announces events using public address equipment • Performs other related duties as assigned 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 activities in 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 specialty 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 I 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 • 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 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 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Recreation Leader I Knowledge of: • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games • Recreation hazards and safety precautions 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 II Knowledge of: • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games • Recreation hazards and safety precautions Ability to: • Lead and conduct several broad types of recreation activities • 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 Knowledge of: • Techniques, rules, and equipment used in a variety of recreational activities and games • Recreation hazards and safety precautions 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: 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 . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Apr 21, 2024
Variable Shift
Description 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. 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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESDIES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. 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 Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 27, 2024
Full Time
Description The Position This announcement is for two (2) positions as described below: Department of Public Works The City of Santa Clara's Department of Public Works seeks a results-oriented and innovative engineer to serve out the Department's mission to provide the highest quality public works services to the residents of Santa Clara, the development community, and our customers in a responsible and efficient manner. The Department has focus areas that include Engineering Services and Operations and Maintenance. Engineering Services is comprised of five divisions: Administration, Traffic, Design, Land and Property Development, and Field Services. Operations and Maintenance include public roadways, parkways and boulevards, City trees, street sweeping, environmental programs, storm drain systems, fleet, solid and mixed waste/recyclables, and City facilities. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the department website . The Traffic Engineering Division provides traffic engineering (lead and support for the design and construction of both City and private development projects), traffic impact analysis reviews for private development projects and transportation projects, bicycle and pedestrian improvement planning, grant administration, and traffic signal maintenance and operation services for the City. The division receives and investigates resident/business inquiries related to street parking, traffic calming, intersection control (i.e., signals, warning beacons, regulatory signage, and crosswalks), and bicycling and pedestrian travel on public streets. The investigations may involve interaction with the residents, field review, traffic data collection, and evaluation of collected information with established city policies to prepare engineering recommendations for possible improvements. The division also focuses on multi-modal planning and implementation related explicitly to the goals and projects included with the City’s Bicycle Plan, Pedestrian Masterplan, and the City’s Complete Streets policy. Finally, this division coordinates with other agencies such as the Valley Transportation Authority, County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports, Caltrans, and the cities of San Jose, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale related to projects, programs, and grant opportunities. Experience in customer service, traffic design and construction, transportation planning, traffic control device operations, and project management and delivery is essential to success in this position. Under direct supervision of the Transportation Manager, the Senior Civil Engineer performs the following duties: Prepare and manage the preparation of preliminary, final design, and contract documents (plans, specifications, and cost estimates) Implementation of transportation plans and programs (i.e. Bicycle Master Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan, Complete Streets Policy, and Vision Zero); Conduct studies and analyses of traffic engineering projects or problems, and prepares technical reports; Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies in the transportation related matters; Track and manage project budgets; Manage operation of City traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and traffic control devices. Develop and review traffic signal timing parameters and coordination timing plans; Supervise, train, and support associate engineers; Check plans submitted by private engineers and other public agencies for compliance with City standards related to public transportation facilities and infrastructure; Prepare and administer grant funding applications and reports Conduct field and office work, Supports the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee; and Work with the public and consultants on various projects and transportation related inquiries. Water and Sewer Utilities De p artment Santa Clara Water & Sewer Utilities' mission is to provide customers a dependable supply of safe, potable water, environmentally-sound wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal. Furthermore, recycled water is offered for approved uses including irrigation and industrial processes, where available. Programs and services are designed and implemented with economic and environmental benefits in mind. For more information about the Water & Sewer Utilities Department, please visit the department website . The City of Santa Clara's Water and Sewer Utilities Department seeks an experienced Senior Civil Engineer with excellent project management skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and a proven track record of designing and delivering utility projects and administering consultant and construction contracts. The qualified candidate will have experience working in a team environment on major construction projects, including working collaboratively with contractors, technicians, utility operations staff, outside agency staff, and the public. The Senior Civil Engineer delivers projects with widely varied scopes, from small, customer-focused, residential projects, to large, high-profile capital improvements with City and Region-wide implications for the delivery of services well into the future. Under direct supervision, the Senior Civil Engineer performs the following duties: Perform high-level, fast paced engineering work relating to the permitting, design and construction of water, sewer, and other utilities projects within the City. Review proposed public and/or commercial utilities projects for compliance with City, County, State and Federal government construction and environmental standards, design criteria, rules and regulations. Be a part of a dynamic small team of engineering professionals, working on delivering projects in the Water, Sewer, and Recycled Water Utilities through their entire project life cycle, including research and design, plan review, construction, operation and maintenance. Assist the Principal Engineer in the planning, organizing and management of the work of the Utilities Engineering Division. Perform technical and administrative tasks and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and decision making in resolving problems. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED IN THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. The annual salary range for this position is $154,897.80 - $197,793.60. This position will be filled at or near the bottom of the salary range. 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 . The job posting for this position is continuous: 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 . Typical Duties Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Under general supervision: • Conduct studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, and prepares technical reports on matters of public interest, including City infrastructure and transportation planning activities, public works maintenance programs, public works projects and other municipal or public facilities (e.g., storm drains and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation system, and public buildings) • Prepare and manage the preparation of preliminary, final design, and contract documents (plans, specifications, and cost estimates) for a wide variety of municipal public works projects such as those described above • May assist with the department’s annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget • Update the City Standard Specifications, Standard Details, and Design Criteria • Supervise the management and maintenance of engineering records and drawings • Prepare and administer grant funding applications and reports • Oversee inspection and testing of public works projects and Encroachment Permit projects • May manage the City’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) Program • May manage operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems • Provide construction management, construction contract administration, and consultant contract administration for public works projects • May prepare or review for adequacy work necessary to accomplish assessment districts • Check plans submitted by private engineers and other public agencies for compliance with City standards related to public facilities and infrastructure • Prepare and administer request for proposals and consultant contracts for various projects including, but not limited to, public works projects, public buildings, environmental issues and studies • Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies having interest in the public work • Prepare and supervise preparation of plans, maps, plats, land descriptions, charts, diagrams, specifications, and reports • Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel • Direct and coordinate land surveying activities • Write, review and edit City Council agenda reports and engineering reports • Prepare and check subdivision maps, easement documents, and other title documents • Calculate and collect development fees • Manage the City’s Encroachment Permits Program • Review and write conditions of approval for proposed development • Provide technical information to other City departments and to the general public • Represent the Department in community, other public agency and professional meetings • Act as a Principal Engineer or Traffic Engineer in his/her absence • Perform other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications • A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering office and field work performing professional level engineering work, and Possible Substitutions • A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience LICENSES& CERTIFICATION • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment • Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment • Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP))is desirable • Current city employees appointed to Senior Civil Engineer prior to September 1, 2015 are waived of the required Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California OTHER REQUIRMENTS • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment • May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations 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 the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment. 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. 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 their final score. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, repair, maintenance, and operation of urban roadways, storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, bridges, traffic and transportation systems including, but not limited to land surveying, grading and drainage, hydraulics of open channel and pipe flow, highway engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, economic analysis, construction testing and inspection, strengths, properties and uses of material for public works projects, soil investigation, structural analysis, drafting, report writing, mapping, and project technical specification writing • Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies pertaining to public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation • Approved construction and field safety standards, practices, and procedures related to public works projects • Hydrology • Transportation planning and traffic signal operation • Project and construction management • Consultant and construction contract administration • Means, methods, materials and equipment used in construction of public works projects • Project cost estimating and project plan preparation • Principles of supervision and training • Computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided design (CAD) with civil engineering modules and geographic information system (GIS)) • Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: • Comprehend, carry out and issue oral and written technical instructions; • Prepare, review, interpret and evaluate plans, specifications, cost estimates, proposals, land surveys and engineering reports for public works projects; • Read, interpret and apply laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation • Maintain records, logs and databases • Prepare comprehensive engineering and administrative staff reports • Perform quantity take-off work from construction plans • Compile and analyze data, prepare reports and make recommendations • Make accurate mathematical calculations and engineering computations and drawings • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing • Prepare and make public presentations • Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling • Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel • Analyze facts and to exercise independent judgment • Grasp new ideas and concepts • Understand and use administrative and engineering computer applications and software (e.g., project management software, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) with civil engineering modules, and GIS) • Use drafting and survey instruments, and other engineering aids • Operate personal computer, plotter, and other standard office equipment • Interact, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, other agencies and coworkers • Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals, and successfully deliver projects • Deal tactfully and courteously with others • Focus on the important matters, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet deadlines • Make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions • Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties City of Santa Clara Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #4 Professional Engineers This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #4 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula - employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40 (Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: The City contributes up to 100% of the premium of the Kaiser (Region 1) plan for Employee Only and Employee + 1 Dependent plans, and up to 90% of the premium of the Kaiser (Region 1) plan of the Employee + 2 or More Dependents plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis No cash difference is paid if an employee elects a plan cheaper than the max City contribution To be eligible for the City’s contribution toward health, employees must be on a paid status for at least 80 hoursin the month prior to the month of coverage Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Employees hired on or after 1/1/2024who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Additionally, the City contributes $166.00 a month toward the 457(b) plan for employees in classifications not in SVP. The City contributes $330.00 a month toward the 457(b) plan for employees in classifications in SVP. This dollar amount will factor into the above mentioned IRS rules and limits Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 - 4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum vacation accrual is 400 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 60 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out thefollowing calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Compensatory Time Off (CTO): Employees may accrue CTO in lieu of overtime hours up to a maximum of 240 hours 16 hours of PCTO is credited to employees each January 1st (prorated if hired after January 1st) Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year and an additional 32 hours of floating holiday for calendar year 2024 Personal Safety Equipment Reimbursement: Reimbursement up to $200/calendar year toward the purchase or repair of specified protective personal safety equipment (per MOU) Professional Registration: The City will pay cost of Professional Engineer registration fee. Employees eligible for $3,600 per year in premium pay for attaining and continued maintenance and possession of Professional Engineering Certification Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to$416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee, subject to the conditions of the employee’s job assignment, may propose an alternate work schedule as described in City Manager’s Directive #71. Proposal must be made to the Department Head through the immediate supervisor Resident Status: Engineers will be permitted to pay the “resident” rate rather than the non-resident rate for City programs andactivities so long as the employee’s sign-up or participation will not interfere with a resident’s access to or ability to participate in the applicable program or activity
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Full Time
Description The Department: SVP currently provides over 600 Megawatts of power to residential and business customers within Santa Clara, of which 40 percent of comes 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 operating Thermal Generation facilities utilizing Simple Cycle, Combined Cycle, and Cogeneration technologies. 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: This is a professional, management position in the unclassified service responsible for scheduling, purchasing, and managing Silicon Valley Power (SVP) electric and hydro energy requirements in the hour ahead and real-time markets by optimizing those resources and by dispatching the generation plants, scheduling water flows and making sales of surplus resources in order to serve our customers consistent with SVP"s risk parameters. This position requires working 12 hour day and night shifts along with holiday and weekend shifts. SVP operates a 24/7 real time desk which is the primary responsibility of this position. 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 This description may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general direction: • Develop and submit schedules based on contract requirements and prudent economics to cover City load and to ensure the timely flow of Silicon Valley Power, South West (SW) electric and hydro resources; • Coordinate energy, capacity, transmission, and ancillary service transactions with the appropriate broker, marketer, utility, generator, scheduling coordinator, and/or control area working within counter-party credit limits; • Create and/or assess all electronic tags pursuant to Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC)/ National Energy Regulatory Commission (NERC) Policies, South West (SW) business practices, and Independent System Operator (ISO) requirements; • Adjust schedules real-time during emergency transmission derates or curtailments; • Manage resources to meet NERC/SVP reliability criteria during all operating conditions; • Determine resource costs and availability considering existing market conditions, generating plant limitations, maintenance, outages, transmission ratings and curtailments, and existing contract provisions; • Conduct economic analysis of current resource options and market opportunities; • Continually evaluate market conditions (including ISO ex-post prices, imbalance energy prices, ancillary service costs and transmission and congestion price differences), generating plant limitations, maintenance, outages, transmission ratings and curtailments, and existing contract provisions; • Negotiate purchases and sales of energy, capacity, ancillary services and the purchase of transmission to meet load and SW trading objectives; • Conduct economic analysis of current resource options and market opportunities; • Determine optimal short-term use of existing power purchase contracts based on market information; • Develop an hourly trading strategy for energy, capacity, transmission, and/or ancillary services by dispatching resources in a correct way; • Evaluate and optimize the resources in real-time, to generation dispatch, capacity needs, energy, transmission and ancillary services purchases and sales; • Utilize various market applications, including but not limited to California Independent System Operator (CISO) applications to submit capacity, energy, transmission, and ancillary service bids in power scheduling and power trading; • Implement South West (SW) Trading Guidelines and management directives; • Ensure that NERC/SVP reliability criteria are met; • Prepare real-time documentation and reports for after-the-fact analysis; • Develop pricing strategies for energy limited resources; • Negotiate with assigned SW stakeholders • Manage resources to meet WECC/NERC reliability criteria during all operating conditions; • Work with trading staff to develop pricing strategy for energy-limited resources; • Perform contingency analysis to develop optimized strategy for the dispatch of generation resources, and to optimize purchases and sales of capacity, energy, transmission, and ancillary service; • Manage hydro reservoir levels and in-flows to ensure economic dispatch of SW’s projects; • Prepare and submit all reports required as a scheduling coordinator including inter-tie, California Central System Operator (CISO), and South West (SW); • Adjust/optimize/balance schedules to account for system outages; • Provide training of co-workers; • Forecast weather conditions by using like seasons, days and temperatures; • Forecast customer energy requirements considering historical demands and applicable load shapes; • Develop and maintain harmonious operations with interconnected utilities, wholesale entities, electric and hydro trading partners and other stakeholders through the use of effective communications practices; and • Perform other related work as required. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Education and experience equivalent to: • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a closely related field; and • Three (3) years experience in public or private sector power scheduling or trading and/or Independent System Operator (ISO) scheduling. LICENSE Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS • Incumbents must have the ability to work, as assigned, to schedules that may include Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and non-traditional work hours; and a willingness to work overtime as required. • Candidates hired into this position may have to pass an initial and periodic, comprehensive background checks, which include fingerprinting, to meet Federal, State and/or industry security requirements. Incumbents will have to meet any Federal (FERC and NERC) and State (CPUC) mandated certifications. • 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 interview. 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: • Wholesale and retail electric utility business, Hydro reservoir monitoring for optimum SW dispatch, dispatch of generation resources, production costs of energy by fuel type, system load characteristics and load curves; • Market applications, including but not limited to ICE and CISO; • Real-time evaluation and optimization procedures for generation dispatch, capacity needs, energy, transmission and ancillary services, purchases and sales; • WECC/NERC policies and SW Business Practices; • Trading procedures, systems to track and analyze capacity, energy, transmission, and ancillary service transactions, market strategies for wholesale purchases and sales of electricity and relevant trading directives; • Schedule transactions, scheduling procedures, management directives, and how to solve scheduling conflicts; • Scheduling and tagging procedures based on SW, CISO, WECC contract requirements and reporting requirements; • Integrated power system operations and SW, NERC, FERC, and CISO policies, procedures, protocols and business practices; • Research, planning and technical analysis for complex scheduling projects and preparation of reports including recommendations; • Research methods and statistical analysis, complex spreadsheets and database applications and project and workload planning; • Work-related computer applications, including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the internet; • Applicable laws, regulations and permits affecting the electric utility industry; • Customer energy requirements and real-time weather forecasting, and • Business practices, contract principles, financial statements, and economic analysis techniques. Ability to: • Apply the principles of power generation and transmission systems, including interconnected utility operations; • Implement the integration of purchases and sales to economically reduce overall costs of energy and energy management systems; • Interpret, explain and apply complex contracts, policies, protocols and business practices, implement strategies associated with short-term trading, and negotiate transactions; • Interpret and explain complex contracts, policies, protocols, and business practices; • Evaluate capacity, energy, and transmission transactions, implement market strategies to complete wholesale purchases of electricity, and perform economic analysis to determine benefit/cost of wholesale power market purchases and sales; • Draw conclusions and project consequences of decisions and recommendations; • Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with City employees, contractors and other governmental representatives; • Work as team player and be willing to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients; • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to consistently represent facts and situations accurately, transmit information concisely and in an effective manner, and present a balanced picture of situations; • Prepare and present highly technical and complex written and oral reports; • Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously; • Review and analyze important detailed and highly complex technical Electric Utility records and reports; • Train and supervise the work of others in a team environment; and • Walk or stand for extended periods of time and 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) 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 posting has been updated to continuous and a first review of applications will be Friday, August 25, 2023. 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #9 Miscellaneous Unclassified Management This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #9 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula -employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2042.82/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a premium that is less than $946.86/month, they will be paid the difference in cash Employees hired on or after 1/1/2023who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 60% of basic wage up to $13,333; max $8,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.207/$100 of insured earnings 60 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum accrual is 480 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 80 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out in up to two cash-outs the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Management Leave: 120 hours of management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 120 hours of management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 60 hours of management leave their first year Unused management leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next; however, an employee may never have more than 240 hours (calendar years 2021 through 2024) of “banked” management leave Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Mobile Communication Device Allowance: $80/month in lieu of carrying a City-issued cell phone Auto Allowance (an alternative to mileage reimbursement or use of a City vehicle): Department Heads receive $320/month (up to $520, with City Manager approval). Assistant Department Heads and Division Managers can receive $200/month (Up to $500 with City Manager approval) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to$416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee shall be eligible to work a 9/80 alternate work schedule according to the conditions, criteria, and requirements set forth in City Manager's Directive 71. Requests to work a 9/80 schedule shall be made through or by the Department Head to the City Manager. The City Manager must approve the schedule and the City Manager or Department Head (for employees other than Department Heads) may terminate the schedule at anytime. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Full Time
Description The Department Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is a not-for-profit electric municipal utility of Santa Clara, CA, serving residents and businesses for over 120 years. SVP provides power to nearly 55,000 customers, at rates 25 to 48 percent below neighboring communities. SVP is the only full service, vertically integrated publicly owned utility in Silicon Valley owning generation, transmission and distribution assets. As a Public Electric Utility, Santa Clara’s Silicon Valley Power is not driven by profits, as reflected in its significant lower utility rates when compared to other private sector utilities. Silicon Valley Power is community and policy driven, which is reflected in the many green policies that it promotes, reduced rates and its strategic plan. Silicon Valley Power is one of few public electric utilities in California with an upward trajectory of growth. In 2017, Silicon Valley Power also achieved 36% renewable and 72% HGH free energy and, since January 2018, Silicon Valley Power has been delivering GHG-free energy to all residential customers. All this was accomplished while maintaining the lowest electricity rates in Santa Clara County. The Position Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is seeking a dynamic, engaging, and highly qualified professional for one (1) management position of Principal Electric Utility Engineer in our Utility Operations Division. The position in Utility Operations will be responsible for managing and performing work related to Protection Engineering, Communications Engineering, and Operations Support Engineering (Fault and Outage analysis) along with supporting operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance of electric utility transmission, distribution and generation facilities. This position manages the team responsible for Communications Engineering, Protection Engineering and Operations Support Engineering. A successful candidate will have at least five years of experience related to the electric utility engineering field and be able to demonstrate the ability to work well with management, industry professionals, administrative support, and our customers. This is an exciting opportunity to lead positive change for our residents of the City of Santa Clara 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. 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 participate. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. Typical Duties Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Under general direction: Plan, develop, coordinate, perform, and direct activities of assigned work area relating to planning, engineering, design construction, operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance of electric utility transmission, distribution and generation facilities Provide recommendations on a broad spectrum of related issues Manage assigned staff, provide technical instructions and assistance as necessary Develop, perform and manage the implementation of utility plans based upon applicable State and Federal laws May be responsible for directing the activities of consultants and contractors Act as a mentor to staff and provide them with leadership, training, direction and support Attend meetings and work with engineers, contractors, specialists and City staff to ensure that City guidelines are met in the determination of requirements of projects Represent the City at industry meetings, management groups, professional organizations, and other meetings Make periodic and special reports, which describe the current activities and prepare reports, including findings and recommendations, as required Direct or conduct studies and analysis related to the reliability of the electric system to ensure compliance with appropriate Federal Energy Regulatory Commission/North American Electric Reliability Corporation (FERC/NERC) and industry reliability standards Prepare or direct the preparation of purchase specifications required to implement Electric Utility Department purchases in connection with system expansion and improvements Conduct evaluation of new equipment, methods and materials pertinent to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the electric system, and make recommendations to appropriate Managers Confer with and assist in the development of long-range plans, goals and objectives, and budgets Manage, schedule and evaluate the work assigned staff, and develop processes designed to support a continuous learning environment Analyze assigned work area to determine the most efficient and effective assignment of staff Make specialized technical studies and/or investigations Prepare complete and comprehensive oral and written reports and make recommendations on engineering and related issues Prepare the budget, recommend allocation funds within guidelines; monitor expenditures to ensure adherence to the approved budget, manage contractual services Administer and assist in the staffing, administrative and financial matters of the department May act as the Assistant Director of Electric Utility in his/her absence Perform other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE : Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in electrical, mechanical, civil or other related field of engineering Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in electric utility engineering work Candidates from a non-accredited college or university must demonstrate educational equivalency by registration as a professional electrical, mechanical or civil engineer in the State of California Possible Substitutions : A Master's Degree in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering, or business or public administration from an accredited college may be substituted for one year of experience REGISTRATION : Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is required LICENSE(S) : Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for duration of employment OTHER REQUIREMENTS : Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment May be required to work unusual hours in emergency situations Required to pass initial and periodic comprehensive background checks, which may include fingerprinting, to meet Federal, State, and /or industry security requirements 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. 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: Principles of electrical utility planning and engineering involved in the development, construction, production, operational methods in interconnected utility areas, principles of program evaluation, forecasting and planning, probability and energy analysis and formulation; customer service; telecommunications and controls; and information technology Principles of engineering economics, statistical analysis and forecasting Principles of management, supervision, personnel administration, training and performance evaluation Principles of organization and management, effective leadership and municipal budgeting and administration Regulatory laws, standards and requirements including FERC/NERC Reliability Standards Research methods and statistical analysis Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques Complex spreadsheets and database applications Preparation and administration of contracts and fiscal planning Project and workload planning Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards Ability to: Analyze complex data; resolve applicable problems; evaluate alternatives and recommend an appropriate course of action Effectively negotiate contracts and customer business relations Manage contractor activities Manage project development and operations management Identify, research and gather relevant information from a variety of sources Exercise sound and independent judgment, conduct independent analyses and make recommendations on difficult and sensitive issues Anticipate potential problems, develop contingency plans when needed and solve concurrent problems Provide leadership and management through coaching, empowering and facilitating employees working in a team environment Create a culture that is conducive to change and one that is able to select, recruit, retain, develop and motivate a skilled and talented workforce where everyone knows their mission, role and job expectations Create a culture that is conducive to change and one that is able to select, recruit, retain, develop and motivate a skilled and talented workforce where everyone knows their mission, role and job expectations Establish clear goals and objectives in order to create an organization that delivers excellent customer service through ethical leadership standards, and establishes an atmosphere of respect for employees consistent with the City's Code of Ethics and Values Build constructive relationships by promoting collaborative partnerships with department peers, bargaining units, employees, citizens, and others contacted in the course of work Represent and speak for the department and its work, e.g., presenting, explaining, promoting, defining, and negotiating to those within and outside the department by making clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups, by listening effectively and clarifying information and by facilitating an open exchange of ideas Prepare and present highly technical and complex written and oral reports using multi-media to large groups and City staff Work effectively as a member of the department's management team to achieve common goals and be able to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate organization activities and effectively manage the assigned work Work effectively and coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines Communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing Follow oral and written instructions Understand and carry out highly complex technical tasks Use computer applications to prepare memos and procedural documentation Create, manage and maintain complex filing and record systems Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, lift or any other physical requirement as necessitated by the position 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 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 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. A first review of applications will be on December 8, 2023. 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #9 Miscellaneous Unclassified Management This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #9 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula -employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2042.82/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a premium that is less than $946.86/month, they will be paid the difference in cash Employees hired on or after 1/1/2023who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 60% of basic wage up to $13,333; max $8,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.207/$100 of insured earnings 60 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum accrual is 480 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 80 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out in up to two cash-outs the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Management Leave: 120 hours of management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 120 hours of management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 60 hours of management leave their first year Unused management leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next; however, an employee may never have more than 240 hours (calendar years 2021 through 2024) of “banked” management leave Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Mobile Communication Device Allowance: $80/month in lieu of carrying a City-issued cell phone Auto Allowance (an alternative to mileage reimbursement or use of a City vehicle): Department Heads receive $320/month (up to $520, with City Manager approval). Assistant Department Heads and Division Managers can receive $200/month (Up to $500 with City Manager approval) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to$416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee shall be eligible to work a 9/80 alternate work schedule according to the conditions, criteria, and requirements set forth in City Manager's Directive 71. Requests to work a 9/80 schedule shall be made through or by the Department Head to the City Manager. The City Manager must approve the schedule and the City Manager or Department Head (for employees other than Department Heads) may terminate the schedule at anytime. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Full Time
Description This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process. It is recommended to apply immediately. The review of applications received will occur at the end of each month . ** To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must meet the below minimum qualifications: 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 one (1) year included solo status; or 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 SUBSTITUTION: Possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic certificate, which may be substituted for six (6) months of the solo status experience. Please upload a copy of your certificate. 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. To learn more visit our website . 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. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey-level classification in the non-sworn flexibility staffed Public Safety Dispatcher I/II series. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the class of Public Safety Dispatcher I in that the latter is the entry level class where incumbents are trained on full range of dispatch functions under immediate supervision. This class is distinguished from the Senior Public Safety Dispatcher in that the latter has full responsibility for supervising a shift of Public Safety Dispatchers I/II. 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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. Lateral Public Safety Dispatcher Hiring Incentive Program $7,500 recruitment incentive $2,500 is paid in the first pay period! Please review the Side Letter Agreement for more information: https://www.santaclaraca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/82587/638380624607930000 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 one (1) year 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 solo status experience. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Classroom education involving fire science or law enforcement related studies. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES 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 and may include 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 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 complete City Application and meet the below minimum qualifications: 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 one (1) year 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 SUBSTITUTION: Possession of a valid California POST Public Safety Dispatcher Basic certificate, which may be substituted for six (6) months of the solo status experience. Please upload a copy of your certificate. 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 at the end of each month 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. City of Santa Clara Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #10 Public Safety Non-Sworn Employees Association This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #10 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula - employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40 (Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: The City contributes up to 100% of the premium of the Kaiser (Region 1) plan for Employee Only and Employee + 1 Dependent plans, and up to 90% of the premium of the Kaiser (Region 1) plan of the Employee + 2 or More Dependents plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis No cash difference is paid if an employee elects a plan cheaper than the max City contribution To be eligible for the City’s contribution toward health, employees must be on a paid status for at least 80 hours in the month prior to the month of coverage Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Employees hired on or after 1/1/2024who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $100.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information. Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance Benefit is 2/3 of basic wage up to $7,500; max of $5,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.558/$100 of insured earnings 30 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Additionally, the City contributes $300.00 a month toward employee’s 457(b) account. This dollar amount will factor into the above mentioned IRS rules and limits Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 - 9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum vacation accrual is 400 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 60 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 40 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Compensatory Time Off (CTO): Employees may accrue CTO in lieu of overtime hours (maximum accrual is set by department) 16 hours of CTO is credited to employees each January 1st (prorated if hired after January 1st) Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid eight-hour holidays per year Bilingual Pay: If the Department Head determines that there is a significant need or benefit, on a regular basis, to having the employee certified in a particular language other than English, a certified bilingual employee is eligible for$45/bi-weekly or $90/bi-weekly for advanced certification bilingual pay Night Differential Pay: Employees are eligible for 5.0% night differential pay for all hours worked between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Additional Premium Pays: Community Service Officer IIs, Police Records Specialist IIs, and Public Safety Dispatcher IIs assigned to train newly hired employees in eligible classifications are entitled to 5% training pay for the actual hours worked performing those duties Dispatcher classifications: 2.5% of base pay for Intermediate POST Certification. Additional 2.5% of base pay for Advanced POST Certification (up to 5% total) Police Records Supervisor classification: 2.5% of base pay for Records Supervisor POST Certification Employees may receive a maximum of 2% of base pay for either a bachelor's degree (if not a minimum requirement of the classification) or master's degree (if BA/BS is a requirement) Uniform Allowance: $600 for eligible classifications (per MOU) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Psychological Counseling: Employees in Unit 10 who work in the Police Department are eligible for the same psychological program as Unit 2, and employees who work in the Fire Department are eligible for the same psychological program as Unit 1 (See MOU for further details) Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $416.00/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249.00/month in 2024 (amount adjusted annually) Paid Meal Break: Employees in all Communications Dispatcher classifications and in the classifications of Police Records Specialist II, Police Records Supervisor, Community Service Officer I/II, and Jail Service Officer will be paid forthe meal break during the regularly scheduled shift and will be subject to call back during the meal period
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Full Time
Description This recruitment is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. The first review of applications will be on February 19, 2024. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the position is closed. DESCRIPTION: Silicon Valley Power, Maps & Records department has an excellent opportunity for the position of Engineering Aide (Electric). Job responsibilities include, prepares scaled and dimensioned plans based on sketches prepared by engineering estimating personnel, maintains records of as-builts and updates existing SVP maps and records utilizing ESRI-based GIS applications, Maintains master map files, including such records of block maps, street light maps, fiber communication, electric utility single line and operating diagrams and other maps, Performs computing and drafting operations in AutoCAD, involved in checking drawings of electric utility facilities, perform other duties as assigned. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. The annual salary range for this position is $78,246.00 - $100,037.52. This position will be filled at or near the bottom of the salary range. Typical Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision: • Participates in field survey activities such as assisting with measuring and recording distances and elevation using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment • Prepares maps and drawings using geographic information system (GIS) tools to place symbols and apply color codes for the identification of facilities • Receives, reviews, provides comments, files, and returns maps, documents, and plans using AUTOCAD • Performs scaling and dimensioning to verify the accuracy of maps and plans • Assists in conducting field inventory of existing primary and secondary conductors, transformers, switches, poles, pole attachments, manholes, and conduit locations • Draws and updates electrical schematic diagrams, panel wiring diagrams, substation layout drawings using AUTOCAD, and organizes associated documentation • Prepares scaled and dimensioned plans, using AUTOCAD based on sketches prepared by engineering/estimating personnel • Operates a computer and standard office plotting/copying equipment • Conducts records research including job files, property ownership, easement and right-of-way records • Maintains records of equipment databases, log books, and map inventories • Operates passenger vehicles requiring Class C driver's license • Orders office drafting supplies, manages outside reproduction services, and coordinates vendor services for office drafting equipment maintenance • Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications: • Graduation from an accredited junior college with an Associate of Arts degree or higher in engineering or its equivalent, including satisfactory completion of college level courses in writing, mathematics, engineering and related courses; and • One (1) year working with geographic information system (GIS) tools and systems or one (1) year working with computer-aided drafting (AUTOCAD). Desirable Qualifications: • One year (1) experience working with computer-aided drafting (AUTOCAD) and one year (1) experience working with geographic information system (GIS). • Completion of courses in GIS and AUTOCAD. Possible Substitutions: • Three (3) years of work experience performing mapping/drafting activities of electric utility facilities, involving the use of CAD and GIS systems and tools may substitute for the required education and experience. LICENSE Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Employees are required to pass initial and periodic comprehensive background checks, which may include fingerprinting, to meet Federal, State and/or industry security requirements. • Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job assignment. 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 : • General principles of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and mechanical drawing • Principles and practices of engineering drafting and basic graphic design • Standard personal computer hardware and software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs • Document control, retrieval, and filing systems Ability to : • Prepare neat and accurate drawings, diagrams, dimensions, representations, and schematics using GIS and CAD tools • Select and use appropriate drafting, and duplicating equipment and materials • Read, interpret and apply engineering terminology and symbols • Retrieve, file, and code drawings and diagrams and prepare brief reports • Maintain organized and complete records • Utilize ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • Utilize AutoDesk AutoCAD software applications • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing • Understand and comprehend oral and written directions and instructions • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines • 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 • Walk, sit, or stand for extended periods of time • Perform moderate physical labor including bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, and lifting 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 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 recruitment is open until filled and applications will be screened every 2-3 weeks. The first review of applications will be on February 19, 2024. 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #5, 7, & 8 Employees Association This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara's benefits available to Bargaining Unit #5, 7, & 8 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager's Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula - employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to 90% of the Kaiser Family premium per month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis The City’s contribution is prorated based on scheduled hours for part time employees Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a monthly premium that is less than $946.86, they will be paid the difference in cash Employees hired on or after 1/1/2022 who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee's VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $15,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 2/3 of basic wage up to $7,500; max of $5,000/month City pays $.558/$100 of insured earnings 30 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum vacation accrual is 450 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 40 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 40 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Non-Management Leave: 24 hours of non-management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 24 hours of non-management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 12 hours of non-management leave their first year Unused non-management leave may not be carried over from one calendar year to the next Compensatory Time Off (CTO): Employees may accrue CTO in lieu of overtime hours (maximum accrual is set by department) 16 hours of CTO is credited to employees each January 1st (prorated if hired after January 1st) Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Reimbursements/Allowances (for specific classifications): Raingear: Up to $120 per fiscal year for eligible classifications Safety Boots: Upt to $237 per fiscal year for eligible employees Walking Shoes: Up to $120 per fiscal year for eligible classifications (See MOU for details) Tools: $500 per fiscal year reimbursement for Auto Foreperson classification Phone allowance of $80/month for Senior Key Customer Representative(s) and Key Customer Representative(s) job classifications Bilingual Pay: Certified bilingual employees are eligible for $55/bi-weekly bilingual pay Night Differential Pay: Librarians and library support employees whose regular assignments are to City libraries are eligible for 5.0% night differential pay for all hours worked between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. so long as they work a minimum of 2 consecutive hours between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. All other employees are eligible for 5.0% night differential pay for all hours worked between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00a.m. so long as they work a minimum of 2 consecutive hours between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Standby Pay: Employees in the classification of Electric Utility Programmer Analyst, Electric Utility Network Administrator, and Senior Energy Systems Analyst are eligible for standby pay of $100/week when assigned to work standby Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually)
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Full Time
Description The Department: SVP currently provides over 600 Megawatts of power to residential and business customers within Santa Clara, of which 40 percent of comes 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 operating Thermal Generation facilities utilizing Simple Cycle, Combined Cycle, and Cogeneration technologies. 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 Positions: Silicon Valley Power is recruiting to fill various Electric Program Manager positions in the following specialties: Capital Project Management, Contracts, Distributed Energy Resources and Storage, Environmental, Safety, and System Operations. Capital Project Management The focus and priority of this position will be to perform complex professional project management work to support the successful completion of over $300 million in near-term capital improvement program projects to support electric utility load growth. The position is assigned to the customer development and project management unit which manages, plans, and oversees the development and implementation of the capital improvement program. This position will report to the Principal Electric Utility Engineer overseeing the System Expansion Program and will work collaboratively on the management of these critical projects. The individual will perform and manage the work related to planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of utility projects, including receiving stations, substations, electric transmission and distribution facilities, and other electrical infrastructure. The incumbent is expected to manage consultants and directly administer public works contracts. Experience in electric utility engineering, utility asset management, GIS and work order management system is desirable. Distinguishing Characteristics/Experience: Direct knowledge in managing, planning, and overseeing the development and implementation of Capital Improvement Program(s) (CIP). Ability to provide extensive, in-depth, and specialized administrative, budgetary, financial, and compliance research, analysis, and support. Experience in management, engineering, financial, high-level administrative planning and analysis, and/or project management experience. Contracts Portfolio The focus and priority of this position will be to perform complex professional work to support the development and management of SVP’s contracts portfolio. SVP’s operation requires hundreds of unique contracts including specialized services agreements, leases, agreements with customers for substation construction, funding and deposits, public works contracts, license agreements, power purchase and resource adequacy agreements, as well as other unique agreements. The position is assigned to the Business Services Division. The incumbent will both lead staff supporting contracts functions and have direct involvement in negotiating and reviewing contracts. Experience in utility contracts is desirable. Distinguishing Characteristics/Experience: Direct knowledge and experience in contracts review, negotiating, and management for a variety of contract types. Ability to providing extensive, in-depth, and specialized administrative, budgetary, financial, and compliance research, analysis, and support Experience in managing and assigning work to administrative and clerical staff. Distributed Energy Resources , Renewable Energy and Power Purchase Contracts This position develops and implements cutting edge programs entailing distributed and renewable generation, energy storage, demand response, and microgrids. Incumbents perform professional level, individual work in project development. Duties may include supervising and participating in the conduct of studies and surveys, data interpretation, forecasting, commodity purchasing, contract negotiation, pricing/rate making, engineering studies, development of policies and procedures, evaluating regulatory and legislative initiatives, preparing, reviewing, and managing budgets and operations. Commodity purchasing and contract negotiation may include evaluation and development of strategies for electricity generation, both distributed and utility scale. Incumbents may supervise management and non-management staff and act as project team leaders and manage programs and projects. Project management responsibilities include preparing RFPs, evaluating proposals, and managing contractors and consultants. Environmental This position will ensure the City’s compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulatory agency requirements and guidelines pertaining to Air Quality, Water, Wastewater, Storm water, and Industrial waste. This position will work with staff across multiple Divisions to develop, implement, and perform procedures and guidelines designed to ensure compliance and develop staff. They will compose, compile, track, and analyze information related to regulatory, program, and compliance oversight. This position will act as SVP’s Subject Matter Expert and provide technical and functional advisement to Management and Staff concerning Environmental Compliance. This position requires in-depth knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws/regulations. This position also requires the ability to forecast and identify compliance issues and to develop mitigation strategies to correct issues. The position will also assist in the development of budgets, service contracts and training programs. Safety This position establishes, implements, and enforces an effective department wide safety and compliance program that prevents injury and illness. They will work to ensure that employees, both management and non-management, comply with the rules and regulations of Federal, State and Local Regulatory Agencies, and that company safety and compliance policies and procedures are consistently followed. The position will also facilitate the development and completion of the department’s compliance and controls register, controls testing and auditing, standards development and review, horizon scanning for new and changing regulatory requirements, and serving as an OSHA subject matter for the department. The position will also assist in the development of budgets, service contracts and training programs. System Operations This position will administer programs for work management, maintenance monitoring and asset management focused in all areas of Utility Operations (Metering, Substations, Transmission and Distribution). This position will also be responsible for the performance, review, and implementation of improvements to these programs. The position will develop, maintain, and improve SVP’s Outage Management System. This position will work to ensure compliance with all applicable NERC standards and seek constant improvement in SVP Work and Safety standards affecting System Operations. The position will also assist in the development of budgets, service contracts and training programs. 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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. Typical Duties This description may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed. Under general direction, the incumbent will: • Plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and manage an assigned program or core department service area; Supervise subordinate supervisory, professional, technical, and/or clerical staff; participate in the selection, hiring, training, and coaching of staff; conduct performance evaluations; and implement disciplinary actions as required; • Research and analyze program operations to ensure effective utilization of resources and increase productivity of work, provide regular reporting measures, conduct presentations, and make recommendations to management; • Plan and implement work plans and projects for assigned area; • Oversee daily operations of assigned program area and safety ensuring that all applicable regulatory requirements are followed; • Develop and monitor resource models and/or programs in alignment with State, Federal and local regulations and policies; • Deliver and manage communications to internal and external customers; • Administer program budget, including budget preparation, forecasting, and monitoring expenses and revenue; • Plan, implement, and monitor program or service area goals and objectives in alignment with Department goals to ensure effective programming and operations; • Monitor and report on assigned area activities, including managing resources, tracking short and long-term work activities and provide recommendations to management staff to improve efficiency in assigned area; • Serve as the subject matter expert in assigned specialty and provides consultation to subordinates, vendors, and management on assigned area of expertise; • Set the standard for safety and adhere to all applicable safety and environmental standards and regulations, including City safety standards and policies; • May act as a representative of the Department in assigned program or service area; • Implement programs which may include such functions as scheduling, coordinating, and assigning staff to projects; • Oversee request for proposal processes, participate in the preparation of vendor contracts, negotiate contracts, and act as lead contract administrator for planned program objectives; • Prepare a variety of narrative and periodic reports to keep management informed of program/project status; • Implement program audit systems to ensure appropriate use of public funds; • Develop qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate program/project financial status, customer satisfaction, contractor performance, and public relations; • Maintain current knowledge of external program trends and legislation to ensure necessary compliance; • May represent the Department and participate in regional and state efforts to meet compliance, legislative and societal goals; • Develop, implement and evaluate marketing and educational materials to present to internal and external customers; • Use City computer applications (including but not limited to Microsoft Suite) and databases to track program status and funds and use; • Prepare reports, memos, and supporting documentation; • May act as Division Manager on a temporary basis, as assigned; and • Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Economics, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Finance or a closely-related field; AND • Three (3) years' experience leading, supervising, managing, and coordinating work including but not limited to, customer related programs, project management, building facilities management, or writing, developing or administering safety or environmental compliance standards; OR • Generation/Substation/Transmission and Distribution/System Operations Specialties: Three (3) years of experience in a lead, supervisory, or senior role performing work, including but not limited to a Supervisor, Engineer, Manager, Lead Technician, or Foreperson, ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTION • For Generation/Substation/Transmission and Distribution/System Operations Specialties: additional years of experience in a role equivalent to, but not limited to a Control Room Operator, Electric Utility Technician, Engineer, Lineworker, or working in a lead, supervisory, or senior role performing work, including but not limited to a Supervisor, Manager, Lead Technician, or Foreperson may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis up to four (4) years. • For Generation/Substation/Transmission and Distribution/System Operations Specialties: Two (2) years of experience working in a role equivalent to, but not limited to a Control Room Operator, Electric Utility Technician, Engineer, or Lineworker may be substituted for one (1) year of experience as a lead, supervisor, or senior role up to six (6) years. • Two (2) years of experience in customer related programs, project management, building facilities management, or writing, developing or administering safety or environmental compliance standards may be substituted one (1) year of experience as a lead, supervisor, manager, and coordinator experience up to six (6) years. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • An advanced degree in Engineering, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences or related field is desirable. • When assigned to Systems and Project Management, a: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) or an equivalent certification from accredited program is desirable. • When assigned to Generation/Substation/Transmission and Distribution/System Operations Specialties, experience working in a power plant, substation, transmission & distribution, or Electric System Control Center environment is desirable. • When assigned to Safety Compliance, an in depth knowledge of OSHA and CalOSHA standards is desirable. • When assigned to Environmental Compliance, an in-depth knowledge of Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC), Air Permits, and Water Permits is desirable. OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. • Incumbents may be subject to initial and periodic comprehensive background checks. • May be required to work unusual hours and weekends in performance of their duties and be available on an "on call" basis. Other Requirements: Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment. Incumbents may be subject to initial and periodic comprehensive background checks. May be required to work unusual hours and weekends in performance of their duties and be available on an "on call" basis. 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 interview. 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: • Local, State and Federal Laws related to environmental, safety, health, electrical system construction, maintenance, inspection, and NERC regulations pertaining Electric Utilities; • Best practice utility maintenance and project planning strategies and methods; • Cost-benefit and return on investment analysis for proposed programs • Basic understanding of Electric Utility economics, methodologies and principles; • Best practice utility compliance, maintenance and operations methods; • Electric department contract methodologies; • Project management tools and methodologies, including workload planning and budgeting; • Project and workload planning; • Preparation, negotiation, and administration of contracts and fiscal planning; • Negotiation techniques and strategies; • Principles and practices of customer service; • Research methods and statistical analysis; • Principles and practices of management, employee supervision, training, and performance evaluation; • Pertinent State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations for assigned specialty area; • Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques; and • Office safety practices, procedures and standards. Ability to: • Develop, implement, and monitor programs and projects; • Effectively problem solve with various teams and management to improve and streamline processes; • Supervise staff in compliance with applicable Memorandum of Understandings • Analyze situations, identify problems, and exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines; • Identify, research and gather relevant information from a variety of sources; • Collect and analyze data and prepare a variety of statistical and narrative reports; • Operate standard office equipment and learn City databases and software programs; • Develop and maintain electronic databases; • Effectively develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts; • Interpret and apply laws and regulations, policies and procedures; • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing and carry out oral and written instructions; • Prepare and present clear, concise and complex written and oral reports and presentations; • Develop and conduct effective public relations programs on assigned specialty; • Speak effectively before large groups of people; • Establish and maintain tactful, courteous and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public; • Work independently with minimal supervision; • Work effectively as a member of the department to achieve common goals and be able to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external City clients; • Work effectively in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines; • Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously; • Develop creative and practical solutions to complex and difficult problems; and • Bend, stoop, reach, carry, 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 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 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. A first review of applications will be on September 18, 2023. 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 Benefit Summary Overview for Bargaining Unit #9 Miscellaneous Unclassified Management This summary provides a brief overview of the City of Santa Clara’s benefits available to Bargaining Unit #9 employees in 2024. In the event of any conflict between the information in this summary and the applicable official plan documents, City Manager’s Directives (CMDs), Personnel and Salary Resolution, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the applicable official plan documents, CMDs, Personnel and Salary Resolution, or MOU will prevail over this summary. Benefits are subject to change. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Classic Employees: 2.7% @ age 55 formula -employee pays 8.00% of gross pay, minus $61 bi-weekly New Employees: 2.0% @ age 62 formula - employee pays 7.00% of gross pay Medicare and Social Security (FICA) Employee pays 6.20% up to $10,397.40(Social Security) and 1.45% (Medicare) of gross pay Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2042.82/month, based on enrollment in a CalPERS health plan Employees electing health coverage with premiums above the City health contribution will pay additional premium costs from salary on a pre-tax basis Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire If an employee enrolls in a plan with a premium that is less than $946.86/month, they will be paid the difference in cash Employees hired on or after 1/1/2023who opt-out of City-offered health insurance and provide annual attestation and acceptableproof of alternative required coverage for themselves and their tax family, if applicable, are eligible for a cash-in-lieu amount of $250/month. Contact Human Resources for more details Dental Insurance: Choice of two Delta Dental plans; enrollment is mandatory City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Vision Insurance: Choice of two VSP plans City pays lowest cost employee only plan; additional cost is paid by employee Coverage is effective as early asthe first day of the monthafter date of hire Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA): City contributes $50.00 a month toward employee’s VEBA account Account funds may be used to pay for qualified medical expenses after separation from the City and after age 50 (pre-tax) Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Additional optional insurance may be purchased by the employee for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent children State Disability Insurance (SDI): Employee pays 1.1% of gross pay (includes Paid Family Leave) 7 day waiting period. Weekly paid leave for absences due to non-work related injuries/illnesses. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Paid Family Leave (PFL): Up to 8 weeks of benefits within a 12-month period to care for a family member or to bond with a new child No waiting period. Weekly paid leave benefit. Benefit is based on past earnings. Refer to edd.ca.gov for more information Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance: Benefit is 60% of basic wage up to $13,333; max $8,000/month City paid benefit. City pays $.207/$100 of insured earnings 60 calendar day waiting period Coverage is effective the first of the month after one calendar month of employment Deferred Compensation: Voluntary plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions Employee may contribute up to the lesser of the IRS maximum or100% of gross compensation into a pre-tax 457(b) account or a post-tax Roth 457(b) account (or a combination of the two accounts) subject to IRS rules Flexible Spending Account (IRS Section 125 Plan): Employee may contribute up to $3,200per year in pre-tax dollars to a health care spending account Employee may contribute up to $5,000 per year in pre-tax dollars to a dependent care spending account Employee may contribute up to $315per month in pre-tax dollars to a commuter benefit plan Vacation: Vacation is accrued bi-weekly, cannot use vacation during first 6 months of City service For 1 -4 years of service: 10 days (80 hours)/year For 5 -9 years of service: 15 days (120 hours)/year For 10 - 15 years of service: 21 days (168 hours)/year For 16 - 20 years of service: 22 days (176 hours)/year For 21+ years of service: 24 days (192 hours)/year Maximum accrual is 480 hours Once per year, employees can elect to convert up to 80 hours of accrued vacation to cash to be paid out in up to two cash-outs the following calendar year Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued bi-weekly for equivalent of 96 hours per calendar year with no maximum accrual Up to 48 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for family illness Up to 32 hours/year of accumulated sick leave may be used for personal leave Employee may convert sick leave to vacation once per calendar year (annual maximum conversion is 96 hours sick to 48 hours vacation) Partial sick leave payoff provision on retirement depending on years of service Management Leave: 120 hours of management leave credited to employees each January 1st New employees hired between January 1st and June 30th receive 120 hours of management leave their first year New employees hired between July 1st and December 31st receive 60 hours of management leave their first year Unused management leave may be carried over from one calendar year to the next; however, an employee may never have more than 240 hours (calendar years 2021 through 2024) of “banked” management leave Holidays: Seventeen paid eight-hour holidays per year (13 & 4 holidays between 12/25 to 1/1 of following year) Mobile Communication Device Allowance: $80/month in lieu of carrying a City-issued cell phone Auto Allowance (an alternative to mileage reimbursement or use of a City vehicle): Department Heads receive $320/month (up to $520, with City Manager approval). Assistant Department Heads and Division Managers can receive $200/month (Up to $500 with City Manager approval) Tuition Reimbursement Program: Up to $2,000 per fiscal year for tuition reimbursement Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling to employees and dependents. Up to maximum of five (5) consultations per family member per incident per year City paid benefit Retiree Medical Reimbursement Program: Employees who retire from the City with at least ten (10) years of service shall receive reimbursement to help cover retiree single health insurance premiums. The reimbursement maximum includes the PEMHCA minimum. Up to age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to$416/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) After age 65, retirees are eligible for reimbursement up to $249/month in 2024(amount adjusted annually) Alternate Work Schedule: An employee shall be eligible to work a 9/80 alternate work schedule according to the conditions, criteria, and requirements set forth in City Manager's Directive 71. Requests to work a 9/80 schedule shall be made through or by the Department Head to the City Manager. The City Manager must approve the schedule and the City Manager or Department Head (for employees other than Department Heads) may terminate the schedule at anytime. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara, California, United States
Mar 08, 2024
Intern
Description The Department: Public Works The Department of Public Works is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of public streets, sidewalks, curbs, storm drains, street trees, medians and traffic signs/markings. The department provides engineering review for private developments to ensure these are constructed according to city specifications, and code enforcement for storm water pollution, garbage and recycling. The Field Services Division is part of the Department of Public Works Engineering Group. The major services provided by the Field Services Division are: - Management of capital improvement projects during the construction phase of the project. Capital improvement projects include streets, sidewalks, curbs, underground utilities, traffic signals, pump stations, landscaping, parking lots and City-owned buildings. - Inspection of work performed by contractors under the City's Encroachment Permit Program. This work includes improvements in the City right-of-way such as utilities, curb & gutter, streets, traffic signals, landscaping, etc. - Land surveying for planning and design of public works improvements - Materials testing of construction materials - Responding to questions and complaints about construction activities in the public right-of-way - Management of soil contamination clean-up on City-owned property Silicon Valley Power 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. Water and Sewer Utilities The Water and Sewer Utilities Department is a utility enterprise that provides planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the City's water distribution system, sewer collection system, and recycled water system. For more information about Water and Sewer Utilities please visit the department website . The Positions: Finance : Public Works Field Services Division - Student Intern II The intern position will directly support construction engineering activities in the Field Services Division. The intern will work closely with a Principal Engineer, Senior Engineer or Public Works Inspector to complete tasks and projects. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - Office activities (material submittal processing, meeting minutes, schedule and/or estimate review/preparation, research, reports, etc.) in support of project management of capital improvement projects during the construction phase - Field activities (daily reporting, quantity measurement and accounting, data collection, etc.) in support of construction monitoring and inspection - Perform data entry, file organization, communications, document management, etc. in support of division work processes - Use technology tools in support of division activities Silicon Valley Power Engineering Assistant - Student Intern II/III The City of Santa Clara Electric Utility Department is currently seeking candidates for Engineering Assistant Interns. These positions are an opportunity for students who pursuing a degree in engineering and are interested in working in the Electric Utility Industry. These positions will provide students with diverse job experience through working on a variety of tasks and projects. Common tasks will include assisting with the research and creation of standards and specifications, creating cost estimates and supporting senior staff as needs arise. The hours are part-time (within the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday). The ideal candidate would be able to work 10-20 hours per week. As a position with the goal of learning from senior staff this position will be on-site. This intern position will directly support engineering activities in the Electric Department. The intern will work with various Electric Utility staff to complete tasks and projects. Assistance with research and creation of standards and specifications Organize file folders and project directories. Assist in review of Public Works specifications and bids Conduct Field measurements, assist with utility design activities, and update record drawings; Assist in the review of plans and specifications for compliance with City rules and regulations and City engineering standards; Provide support for engineering projects including filing and data entry; Assist with digitalizing engineering documents and records Research past projects to create historical cost sheets for further cost estimates Assist in close out portion of projects to cleanup files for archiving Assist with electrical load research Assist with renewable power records and mapping. Other duties as assigned commensurate with experience and education. Customer Engagement Division Student Intern I/II The Customer Engagement Group is responsible for community outreach, customer relations and implementation of customer programs that include renewable energy, electrification initiatives, emobility, and energy efficiency. Work in a team environment to achieve common goals; evaluate situations and policy, identify problems, and exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines. Interest in sustainability careers/green careers preferred. Typical duties include but are not limited to: Staff public facing events Answer and field inquiries Marketing research and outreach Social media content creation and outreach materials Process rebates: energy efficiency, electrification, and electric vehicle infrastructure Resources and Compliance Student Intern II/III Learn about renewable energy purchasing, energy trading, resource planning, and legislative/regulatory policy. Sustainability Student Intern II/III Assist with policy, programs, community outreach and implementation of Climate Action Plan strategies. Finance and Administration Student Intern II/III Dive into data analytics, financial transactions, and budgetary research. Legal Student Intern III Assist with legal research and contract review on public law and electric utility issues Water and Sewer Utilities Compliance Division Student Intern II/III This intern position will directly support environmental activities in the Water & Sewer Utilities Department. The intern will work closely with Compliance staff and/or Managers assists in the review of plans and files for regulatory compliance and recycled water, assists with implementing requirements related to stormwater, sanitary sewer and operating permits, conduct drinking water quality field samples and measurements, assists with developing environmental programs, assists with occupational/environmental safety program development and/or implementation, and provides administrative support for compliance programs including but not limited to filing and data entry. The intern may also complete various projects for both water and sewer utilities. Engineering Division Student Intern II/III This intern position will directly support engineering activities in the Water & Sewer Utilities Department. Duties include but are not limited to: • Assist in the review of plans and specifications for compliance with City rules and regulations and City engineering standards; • Conduct field measurements, data collection and engineering studies; • Assist with utility design and update record drawings; • Develop cost estimates, collect and calculate water system data; and • Provide administrative support for engineering projects including filing and data entry. 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. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESDIES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. 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. 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 OR INTERVIEW. Typical Duties To view the complete list of duties, view the class specifications: - Student Intern I - Student Intern II - Student Intern III Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: - Student Intern I: Current enrollment in a high school or an alternative vocational high-school working toward high school equivalency with the minimum completion of the 10th grade. - Student Intern II: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate program. - Student Intern III: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university for completion of a Master’s degree. Acceptable Substitution: None. 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: Knowledge and ability to use computers and its related applications. Ability to: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others. Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Salary Range: Student Intern I - $17.20 -$18.72 Student Intern II - $20.15 - $24.50 Student Intern III - $23.17 - $28.18 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 expressing your interest to work as an intern and why you are specifically interested in the internship opportunity with SVP, 2) Resume, 3) Upload your verification of course/program enrollment or proof of Summer/Fall enrollment. 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 .