City of Sacramento

The City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, was founded in 1849, and is the oldest incorporated city in California. In 1920, Sacramento City voters adopted a City Charter (municipal constitution) and a City Council-City Manager form of government, which are still used today.

The City Council consists of a Mayor elected by all City voters, and Councilmembers elected to represent the eight separate Council districts in the City. Each district is a separate geographical area with a population of about 51,000 residents. Each Councilmember must be a registered voter and live in the district they represent. Elected members serve 4 year terms and elections are staggered every two years in even numbered years. (Council District Information, including summary report of population and racial statistics).

The Council establishes City policies, ordinances, and land uses; approves the City's annual budget, contracts, and agreements; hears appeals of decisions made by City staff or citizen advisory groups; and appoints four Charter Officers, a City Manager, City Attorney, City Treasurer, and City Clerk. Councilmembers serve on several working committees, such as Law and Legislation, and Personnel and Public Employees. In 2002, City voters amended the City Charter and established a Compensation Commission to set the compensation for the Mayor, Council members and public members of City boards and commissions. This Charter Amendment also established the Mayor's position as a full-time job.

The City also has a Legislative Affairs Unit; it's primary purpose is to advocate, coordinate and advance the City's legislative agenda to enhance the City's ability to govern and provide essential municipal and community services.

 

29 job(s) at City of Sacramento

City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2017
Full Time
You must have experience as a Police Officer with a law enforcement agency to qualify for this position. Please review "Qualifications - Lateral Entry" within this job announcement. Police Officer (Lateral) duties may consist of patrolling a designated area of the city, answering radio dispatches or citizens' requests for police services, conducting investigations, testifying in court, providing traffic control, attending community meetings, evaluating and controlling violent situations and subjects, providing first aid, driving vehicles under hazardous and emergency conditions, and training new employees in proper police procedures. Police officers may be assigned to work any shift. *Appointments may be made between $4,955 - $6,025 based on qualifications and/or incentives. Incentive pay begins on the first day of employment. DEFINITION To provide services through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The classification of Police Officer is a journey level classification assigned full arrest and citation powers under the California Penal Code. Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Cadet classification in that it has full police authority to carry out the enforcement of laws and ordinances while the latter is a recruiting and training-level classification with no police authority. Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Sergeant classification in that it is a journey level classification which has no supervisory responsibilities except for training new employees while the latter has supervisory responsibility and directs work of subordinate personnel on a continual basis. Police Officers receive assignments and special instruction from higher ranking officers who also review the Police Officer's work. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by higher level sworn personnel.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Jun 16, 2017
Temporary
Recruitment #005083-16 DEFINITION Fire Recruit is a training-level classification used while participating in the Sacramento Regional Fire Academy. Incumbents undergo a formal training program in the Academy where they receive basic training in firefighting methods, equipment operation, emergency medical services, and physical fitness. Additional training may include EVOC, rescue systems, swift water rescue, river & flood water awareness, and auto extrication. This Academy must be completed even if similar training has been completed elsewhere. Upon successful completion of training and graduation from the Academy, a Fire Recruit is eligible for probationary appointment to Firefighter. Firefighters are sworn to protect life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires as well as performing emergency medical assistance. The majority of their time is spent on medical emergency and non-emergency situations. Firefighters generally work a 48/96 work schedule with an average workweek of 56 hours; however, some assignments may require 8-hour days with an average workweek of 40 hours. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Fire Recruit is a recruiting and training level classification used for candidates qualified to learn the duties of Firefighter or Firefighter-Paramedic. Incumbents undergo a formal training program in the Sacramento Fire Training Academy. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, and graduation from the Academy, the Fire Recruit will be given probationary status as a Firefighter or Firefighter-Paramedic. Failure to complete the Academy successfully will be cause for termination. Fire Recruit is distinguished from the Firefighter and Firefighter-Paramedic in that it is a recruiting and training level classification and incumbents do not perform emergency duties, while the Firefighter and Firefighter-Paramedic are journey level and incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties of a Firefighter or Firefighter-Paramedic. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Immediate supervision is provided by higher level Fire personnel.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 02, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION To perform professional civil engineering work in the planning, design, technical investigation, and construction of projects in the areas of public works, transportation, hydraulics, and structural engineering. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class in the civil engineering series requiring registration. Positions in the class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Assistant Civil Engineer, or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced professional civil engineering work experience. An Associate Civil Engineer works under general supervision and is expected to complete complex civil engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Civil Engineer class by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Direction is provided by a higher level professional engineer or a division head level position. Responsibilities of an Associate Civil Engineer may include the direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional engineers and technical personnel. Responsibilities of an Assistant Civil Engineer may include the technical or functional supervision of technical personnel.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 20, 2017
Full Time
Note: This position is open until filled. Proof of education must be submitted with your online application in order to be considered. Applications submitted without proof of education will be rejected and considered incomplete. THE POSITION The City of Sacramento is seeking a Principal Applications Developer with sound project management and technical experience to lead the City's enterprise application system. This position is located within the Enterprise Applications Management Division of the Department of Information Technology and will be responsible for leading a team of application developers in providing complex innovative solutions to enhance business processes throughout the organization. This is a highly technical level position operating in a fast-paced environment. This position will be responsible for the development, configuration, and technical support efforts for managing various systems. The incumbent will be expected to work under tight timelines and competing priorities. This individual will also support the implementation of several large technology initiatives and projects that are aligned with the City's Digital Strategy. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The Ideal Candidate will have advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with municipal software, business process analysis, configuration, programming, and project management. The Ideal Candidate will also establish, maintain and manage a city-wide project plan for all application functionality requirements including user interfaces and software customizations to meet the needs of the business staff across different departments and divisions. This position will also support new enhancements, and system/data reporting requirements and will make recommendations for implementing new system modules to better support the organization's mission. DEFINITION Under general direction, the Principal Applications Developer performs a variety of high-level professional, technical, and analytical duties involving research, evaluation, planning, requirements analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, administration and support of new and existing small and large scale systems and databases in a multi-platform environment that includes mainframe, client server, distributed and web based systems. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an expert professional-level classification populated with multiple incumbents. Principal Application Developers provide the highest level of business and technical expertise and knowledge in the performance of their duties. Incumbents are the recognized experts in their fields. The Principal Applications Developer is distinguished from Senior Applications Developer by the increased degree of difficulty of the work assignment, the greater level of business and technical knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the tasks, and the potential consequences of errors. The Principal Applications Developer provides project management and technical leadership, training and informal work direction to lower-lever Applications Developers. The Principal Applications Developer is distinguished from Information Technology Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory level while the former, which may supervise as an incidental assignment, is the highest level technical expert. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by and Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology Manager or other higher-level management staff. Responsibilities may include supervision of technical, administrative staff or project teams.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 20, 2017
Full Time
THE POSITION The position is responsible for the oversight of the Zoning Administration Team which consists of the Zoning Administrator hearing process, Planning Division public counter, enforcement of zoning regulations by Zoning Investigators, and Planning and Development Code (City Code Title 17) updates, revisions and interpretation. Major functions include: conducting public hearings and rendering decisions of land use proposals and subdivisions; overseeing the maintenance and updating of the Planning and Development Code on a regular basis, including providing for innovation while ensuring an appropriate regulatory environment; providing consistent interpretations of the Planning and Development Code; overseeing training on the Planning and Development Code to staff and customers; ensuring timely and accurate customer service at the Planning public counter; ensuring that citizens of the City are following the provisions of the Planning and Development Code through supervision of the Zoning Investigators. As lead supervisor for the South Area Planning team, this position is also responsible for the supervision and review of the work of professional planning personnel and others in the preparation, revision and administration of master plans, zoning ordinances, and development regulations for the south area of the City; compiling and evaluating data and making recommendations for the more complex planning projects and participating in special studies as required; assisting the coordination of regular and special meetings of the Planning and Design Commission; representing the City in public and official meeting with other City departments, organizations, and professional groups on planning matters; participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Planning Division. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate is an innovative, inquisitive, and resourceful individual who works successfully in a team-oriented environment; has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; is knowledgeable of the public hearing process and ideally has experience in conducting public hearings; can conduct complex studies, surveys, and research; and can effectively work with appointed and elected officials, representatives of other city departments, community leaders, business leaders, stakeholder groups, and the general public. DEFINITION Under general direction, the Principal Planner plans, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of professional planning personnel and provides technical advice; performs responsible administrative and professional planning work in carrying out the current, long range and environmental functional areas of the Planning Division; represents the City and the Department in public and official meetings; and makes recommendations. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This management classification is populated with multiple incumbents who are responsible for carrying out, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with existing regulations, policy and methods. The Principal Planner is distinguished from the next lower level classification of Senior Planner in that the latter is a first line supervisor over a project team while the former has responsibility for overseeing several teams of staff engaged in implementing a comprehensive planning program and participating in the development of the goals, objectives, and policies of the division. The classification is distinguished from that of Planning Manager in that the latter has a broader responsibility in the administration of the Planning Division and assists in the administrative duties of the Director of Planning. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by the Director of Planning or Planning Manager. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of professional and technical personnel.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 20, 2017
Temporary
THIS JOB POSTING WILL AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE UPON THE RECEIPT OF 100 APPLICATIONS OR AT THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. DEFINITION To provide patrons with efficient and safe entry, seating, and exit from the Sacramento Community Center Complex facilities. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Positions are limited to on-call assignments which do not exceed 1040 hours per year. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by a higher level position.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 18, 2017
Full Time
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative, and resourceful Budget Analyst who embraces the opportunity to work in a team-oriented department. The qualified candidate will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to conduct complex studies, surveys, and focus groups; elevate difficult operational and financial problems; compile and analyze information, develop and evaluate options, and prepare and present recommendations for review by management. DEFINITION Under general direction, the Senior Budget Analyst performs highly responsible, complex, and varied financial and analytical work related to the City budget functions; conducts operational and fiscal analysis, budget review and analysis, and other complex analyses; evaluates impact of new or proposed legislation; and coordinates activities of the Budget Office with other departments, divisions, and/or outside agencies. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This advanced journey-level classification in the Budget Analyst series is located in the Budget Office and is populated with multiple incumbents. This classification is distinguished from the Principal Budget Analyst in that the latter is a team leader providing work direction and technical guidance to senior and entry-level budget analysts, performs the more complex and difficult projects, possesses a higher-level of technical and communication skills, and may supervise staff. The Senior Budget Analyst is distinguished from the Budget Analyst in that the former performs higher-level, complex financial and analytical work with a very high degree of independence and responsibility and may supervise Budget Analysts. This classification is distinguished from other analyst classes with financial responsibilities by the duties performed for development of the citywide budget and coordination with key fiscal staff from operating departments. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by the Budget Manager or higher-level management staff. Responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of professional, technical, or clerical staff.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 01, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION Under general supervision, the Systems Engineer performs a variety of professional, technical and systems programming and/or systems administration duties involving the implementation and maintenance of software and hardware infrastructure that provides Citywide connectivity capability between different platforms that manage information technology resources and support the execution of automated applications. The scope of systems includes all computing platforms from PCs to mainframes and associated networks. Incumbents may be assigned to duties in any one or a combination of platforms, operating systems and associated products. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This journey-level professional classification is populated with multiple incumbents. The Systems Engineer performs a variety of routine network administration and systems programming duties in support of centralized and departmental operations,including computing platforms ranging from PCs to mainframes and associated networks. Incumbents may be assigned to duties in any one or a combination of platforms, operating systems and associated products. The Systems Engineer is the journey-level professional class for network administration and systems programming. Incumbents typically work alone on routine or regular work assignments. The Systems Engineer solves non-routine problems while referring only unusual matters to the supervisor. This class is distinguished from that of the lower-level classification of LAN Administrator in that the latter focuses on performing such functions as performs desktop software installation, debugging, testing and maintenance, documentation and upgrading; while the former performs similar duties in the more complex environment of network servers, mainframes, switches and routers. This classification is distinguished from the Senior Systems Engineer in that the latter is the advanced journey level with greater latitude in decision-making and greater responsibility in the areas of design and implementation. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by and Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Supervisor, Principal Systems Engineer or department management staff.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 24, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION To perform skilled and semi-skilled work involving the manufacture, installation and maintenance of traffic directional and informational signs and the layout, painting and application of street markings, striping, lines and directional messages on City street and parking lot surfaces. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the journey-level class in the Traffic Worker series. Incumbents of this class perform a wide range of installation, repair and maintenance work that requires previous traffic safety experience. Generally, work is reviewed upon completion, and overall changes in procedures or exceptions to rules are explained as they arise. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Immediate or general supervision is provided to Traffic Workers I by a higher level Traffic position. Traffic Workers I provide training guidance to Traffic Worker Trainees.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 24, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION To perform skilled work involving the preparation, installation and maintenance of street and informational signs and the layout, painting and application of street markings, striping, lines, and directional messages on City street and parking lot surfaces; and to provide lead guidance and direction to the work of assigned Traffic Workers I and Trainees. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Work in this class is distinguished from the classifications of Traffic Worker I and Trainees by the greater complexity of the assignments, the skill level required of the work, the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to perform, and the responsibility for lead supervision of Traffic Workers I and Trainees. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by a higher level Traffic position. Responsibilities include lead supervision of Traffic Worker I and Trainee positions.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 04, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION To perform supervisory and advanced technical surveying work and to be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the operation of a field party making land and engineering surveys. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Work of this class involves performing complex technical engineering survey work and direct supervision of a field survey party. Incumbents apply precise surveying knowledge and techniques. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Direction is provided by a higher level supervisory or management position. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of technical subordinates.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2017
Part Time
Under supervision, carries out programs for both indoor and outdoor activities. Works directly with the participants to encourage enthusiasm in recreation activities and carries out activities related to the physical well-being and comfort of handicapped participants in the program.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Jun 16, 2017
Temporary
Recruitment #009011-16-PR-2 ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED NON-CAREER PART-TIME/SEASONAL DEFINITION Under supervision, to perform general clean-up and maintenance tasks. Delivers and operates miscellaneous equipment as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Employees in this classification are non-career. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Immediate supervision is provided by higher level personnel.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Jun 16, 2017
Temporary
Recruitment #009039-16-2 ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED NON-CAREER PART-TIME/SEASONAL **REVISED- EFFECTIVE: 02/02/2017** On a seasonal and/or part-time basis, lead and/or monitor a variety of recreation activities at a facility or for a special event. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Immediate supervision is provided by a higher level position. Recreation Aides may provide direction to volunteers and/or youth aides.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 20, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION The Applications Developer performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical duties involving the design, development, testing, implementation, administration and support of new and existing small and medium sized systems and databases in a multi-platform environment that includes mainframe, client server, distributed and web based systems. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a journey-level-professional classification populated with multiple incumbents. The Application Developer's responsibilities involve concepts of systems analysis and design, programming, testing, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing systems. The Application Developer classification is distinguished from a Programmer in that the former performs an increased degree of difficulty of work that requires a greater level of technical knowledge to perform assigned tasks. This classification is distinguished from the Senior Application Developer in that the latter serves as team or project leader and possesses a higher level of technical knowledge and skill. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Supervision is provided by an Information Technology Supervisor or higher-level manager. The Application Developer does not supervise.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 14, 2017
Full Time
To supervise Fire Service Workers engaged in the repair, service, and maintenance of a variety of firefighting tools, safety equipment, and other related fire department apparatus; and to oversee and monitor the operations of the Fire Department's Utility Shop, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Warehouse, and the Hose Shop. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Direction is provided by the Division Battalion Chief or other management-level Fire staff. Responsibilities include direct supervision of Fire Service Workers and direction to other staff temporarily assigned to the Utility Shop, EMS Warehouse and/or the Hose Shop.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2017
Full Time
You must have experience as a Dispatcher with a law enforcement agency to qualify for this position. Please review "Qualifications - Lateral Entry" within this job announcement before applying for this position. DISPATCHER I/ DISPATCHER II DEFINITION To receive incoming telephone calls and dispatch police units as necessary for assistance; perform a variety of general support duties related to communications activities. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS DISPATCHER I This is the first working level class in the Dispatcher series. Incumbents of this class are trained in department policies, procedures and systems through on-the-job training. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion. Dispatcher Recruit is distinguished from the Dispatcher I classification in that it is a classroom training classification. DISPATCHER II Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Dispatcher I. Appointment at the higher class requires that the employee be performing the full range of duties assigned to the class. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Dispatcher I class by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate. Dispatcher II is a journey-level classification and incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties of Dispatcher without direct supervision. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED DISPATCHER I Immediate supervision is provided by a Dispatcher III. Technical or functional supervision may be provided by a Dispatcher II or Dispatcher III. DISPATCHER II General supervision is provided by a Dispatcher III.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 23, 2017
Full Time
The Benefits Division of the Human Resources Department is seeking a professional level Senior Personnel Analyst. This position will assist the division manager with the administration of the City's health and welfare benefit programs. POSITION DESCRIPTION Under general direction, the Senior Personnel Analyst performs advanced journey level professional personnel work in the development, implementation, and administration of the City's personnel programs including, but not limited to: recruitment, selection, classification, salary administration, benefits administration, training, career development, retirement, organizational development, and inclusion programs. The Senior Personnel Analyst consults with and advises management on a variety of complex matters. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This classification is populated with multiple incumbents who apply professional personnel and organizational knowledge and skills to varied and complex personnel issues, projects, and problems. Employees perform the most difficult, advanced-level type of duties assigned to classes within this series, including providing direct supervision over assigned personnel, and completing complex professional analytical work in support of internal and external customers. Incumbents possess detailed knowledge of unit operations, assignments, standards, procedures, and requirements sufficient to independently complete assigned duties and responsibilities; assign and review the work of others for accuracy, completeness, and compliance to established standards; and to coordinate assignments with other units. This classification is distinguished from the lower class of Personnel Analyst in the degree of responsibility and complexity of the work performed. This class is distinguished from the Human Resources Manager in that the latter manages one or more divisions and/or programs. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by management staff. Exercises direct supervision over lower level professional, technical, and clerical staff.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION Under general supervision, the Payroll Technician performs complex paraprofessional accounting work in the implementation of a centralized payroll processing system; reviews and assists in implementation of collective bargaining agreements; performs related bookkeeping and accounting duties. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a journey-level classification populated with multiple incumbents. Payroll Technicians have independent responsibility for the completion of paraprofessional payroll accounting duties. This classification is distinguished from that of Accounting Technician and Senior Accounting Technician in that the Payroll Technician is required to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing complex and sensitive accounting work for the City's centralized payroll function and participates in the implementation of collective bargaining agreements. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by professional or management personnel. Responsibilities may include the direct supervision of accounting and general clerical personnel.
City of Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 20, 2017
Full Time
DEFINITION Under general supervision, the Senior Applications Developer performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical duties involving requirements analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, administration and support of new and existing small and large scale systems and databases in a multi-platform environment that includes mainframe, client server, distributed and web based systems. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an advanced journey-professional classification populated with multiple incumbents. The Senior Applications Developer's work involves advanced concepts in the performance of their duties. The incumbents in this classification may provide oversight to other Applications Developers. The Senior Applications Developer is distinguished from that of the Applications Developer classification by the increased degree of difficulty of the work assignments, the greater level of business and technical knowledge required to perform the tasks and the potential consequences of errors by the incumbent. The work of this classification is distinguished from that of the Principal Applications Developer classification in that the latter classification is the highest level technical expert. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by an Information Technology Supervisor or other high-level manager. The Senior Applications Developer does not supervise.