City of Merced

Merced is in the heart of agricultural Central Valley, with a population of 88,120 people; a mid-size city with a small-town energy. Merced offers a rich and varied living environment with a unique blend of old and new. It offers abundant shopping, pleasant neighborhoods and tree-lined streets. 

It’s Merced’s Valley location southeast of San Francisco, provides easy access to California coast, Sierra Nevada mountains and national parks and major cities.

The City of Merced was incorporated in 1889 and serves as a charter city that operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City departments include: City Attorney, Economic Development Services, Finance, Fire Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks & Recreation, Police and Public Works.

10 job(s) at City of Merced

City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Nov 17, 2021
Temporary
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under general supervision (Accountant I) or direction (Accountant II), perform professional accounting work, recording and reporting of financial transactions and budgetary control for assigned funds and City departments; review fiscal records; prepare financial report statements and analyses; and do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Accountant I This is the entry-level class in the professional Accountant series. Positions at this level are not expected to function with the same amount of program knowledge or skill level as positions allocated to the Accountant II level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Incumbents at this level are expected to learn the full range of responsibilities and perform duties with an increasing level of independence. Advancement to the "II" level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the assigned functions and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff. Accountant II This is the full journey level class in the Accountant series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Accountant I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting systems and procedures and the ability to exercise independent judgment within established systems and procedures. Work is normally reviewed only on completion and for overall results. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Accountant II level are normally filled by advancement from the Accountant I level. REPORTS TO Assigned supervisory and/or management staff. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Perform professional accounting activities in compliance with applicable standards and specifications including general ledger reconciliation, financial reporting and record keeping; review and analyze various records and reports; and respond to inquiries or complaints. Participate in the posting, balancing and reconciliation of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts. Control budget for various City departments and projects determining if funds are available and expenditures properly classified; calculate budget for grants and CFD's maintenance districts; research and analyze transactions to resolve budget problems; and provide analysis of available funds at management request. Prepare work papers, financial statements and various reports for Federal, State and other outside agencies as well as for internal accounting; coordinate with various City departments for timely submission. Prepare fund balance projections and review with operating departments. Audit and process payments for various contracts, grants, and miscellaneous expenses. Monitor and report on the status of County, State and Federal grants; review and audit grant contracts, amendments and other documents to ensure grant compliance and compile information for requests, as needed. Monitor and analyze cash flow for expenditures; record and report financial transactions. Monitor investments within policies approved by the City Council; prepare investment activity summary. Monitor and reconcile various bank accounts, checking accounts, savings accounts and collection accounts; prepare wires for payments. Monitor, maintain, and compile records on City's fixed and capital assets. Recommend or implement changes in accounting systems and procedures. Assist departmental personnel with budget activity, proper expenditure coding, document preparation and other related activities. Perform comprehensive financial activity studies as directed. Provide technical guidance to lower level accounting personnel in accounts receivable, payable and payroll functions, as needed; provide advice and counsel to management and other employees in accounting matters. Assist other departments and the public with questions and requests; advise City departments, governmental agencies, and the public of City accounting policies. Review reports and submit information to the County for Tax Roll. Compile, analyze and track various fees and credits; prepare quarterly reports and reconcile fees and credits. Analyze Community Facilities District (CFD) and other agency's revenues and expenditures; calculate and allocate special tax revenue to revenue accounts; compile, review and coordinate with outside administrators for completion and submission of parcels and reports in a timely manner and update disclosure documents for posting on the City's website; and compile, analyze, and record receivables. Review daily deposits from various departments. Set up and maintain journals, ledgers and supporting financial records. Assist with review on various CFD formation, annexation, and bond issuance documents. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Accounting principles and practices as applied to governmental accounting. Governmental cost accounting and budget procedures. Applications of data processing to accounting processes. Principles of fund investment. Principles of financial administration, including budgeting and reporting. Federal and State grant regulations and guidelines. General ledger and subsidiary programs. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Principles of business letter writing and report preparation. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Examine and verify financial documents and reports. Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and analyses. Interpret local, State, and Federal legislation as it relates to municipal finance. Analyze, post, balance and reconcile financial data, ledgers and accounts. Analyze and draw conclusions from financial data. Work independently with little or no supervision. Perform the full range of accounting duties and act as resource person to other staff members and City departments. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines. Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit. Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Accountant I Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, or a related field. Experience: One year of accounting experience with a governmental agency. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver's License. Accountant II Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, or a related field. Experience: Two years of professional accounting experience, including one year with a governmental agency. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with staff and the public. Physical : Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; and use of office equipment, including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Nov 17, 2021
Temporary
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under direction, assist finance professionals in ensuring accuracy, completeness and timely processing in the areas of municipal finance including, but not limited to, the specialized fields of Accounting, Collections and Purchasing; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class is distinguished from the Account Clerk series by the increased independence of action and concurrent increase in the consequence of error. This class requires additional training and practical experience in order to perform the critical aspects of the class. REPORTS TO Assigned supervisory and/or management staff. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. 1. Perform a variety of accounting duties including, but not limited to, the specialized fields of Accounting, Collections, Payroll, Utility Billing, and Business License. 2. Review and verify cash deposits; prepare deposit reports for verification prior to posting cash; and prepare deposits for transit to bank. 3. Prepare workpapers and perform analyses in support of annual audits and budget. 4. Advise supervisors and others of trends, new developments, and operational and compliance issues related to the field and assist in designing and developing systems and procedures which promote efficiency and effectiveness. 5. Consult and provide internal customer service on technical matters with other departments, supervisors and the public and assist department heads in reviewing budgets. 6. Analyze, calculate, and enter data for month end closing; compile, analyze, and prepare month end close reports to submit for review. 7. Analyze, calculate, research, and prepare various transactions. 8. Respond to customer questions and/or complaints in an efficient manner, resolve problems requiring immediate attention, and verify that underlying systematic or process issues have been addressed. 9. Perform ancillary accounting and finance tasks as requested by supervisors. 10. Train and provide work coordination for other staff. 11. Perform related duties as required. Accounting-Bookkeeper: 12. Prepare and post entries to ledgers and journals as necessary. 13. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reconciliations and maintain necessary records and logs. 14. Assist with the preparation of monthly and annual financial and budgetary reports and statements. 15. Maintain fixed asset records. 16. Maintain expenditure controls on budgets and provide related assistance in support of the budgeting process. 17. Prepare cash and investment reports. 18. Process budget transfers. 19. Perform cleanup of the payroll budget; analyze and review the payroll account, checking for over budgets and estimating through end of fiscal year and prepare budget transfer. Accounting-Payables: 20. Review and record accounts payable and prepare reports in support of accounts payable operations. 21. Issue vendor checks and encumber appropriated funds and verify availability of funds. 22. Collect, compile, prepare, and calculate invoices and requests for payment; review and verify pertinent information for accuracy; prepare and audit batches; enter requests for payment into the appropriate system; and make changes as necessary. 23. Prepare and pay purchasing and travel cards as necessary. 24. Process Form 1099s as required; verify vendors who will be issued a Form 1099 and make changes as necessary. 25. Answer questions from vendors and other departments regarding payment of invoices and research unpaid and missing invoices. 26. Review and enter purchase orders for travel; generate credit card reports from bank and send to departments as necessary; perform final review and approval of expense reports; pull reports, pull travel authorizations, and enter information into the purchasing card system; and track credit cards and liquidate purchase orders when complete and make changes as necessary. 27. Audit payment authorizations against outstanding purchase orders. 28. Perform contract processing and review contracts for funding and create purchase orders. 29. Run reports comparing purchase orders in the purchasing system to the encumbrances in the general ledger system and make corrections as necessary. Accounting-Payroll: 30. Review, enter, proof payroll data and issue paychecks and electronic payroll deposits. 31. Prepare retirement and insurance reports. 32. Review and monitor deferred compensation. 33. Submit payroll distributions for posting. 34. File Federal and State wage and benefit reports, taxes and returns. Collections: 35. Coordinate and centralize the collection activity for the City and its agencies. 36. Prepare files and related documents on collection accounts. 37. Analyze billing and payment data and compute balances due; correspond with customers concerning past due balances; analyze ability of debtor to pay and determine most appropriate manner of collection; and issue final demand letters. 38. Initiate and represent City and its agencies in small claims court actions. 39. Perform asset searches, oral examinations, wage garnishments, till taps and other levies and seizures. 40. Recommend account adjustments and write-offs to supervisors. 41. Coordinate bankruptcy actions with others. 42. Prepare reports in support of collection activities and as otherwise directed by supervisors. 43. Provide leadership and functional oversight to revenue related Account Clerk positions. 44. Maintain inventory of fixed assets; manage the receipt, storage, and issuance of equipment, materials, supplies, parts or tools and maintain the records for the central store room. 45. Arrange for the disposal of surplus salvage material or equipment by auction or bid and coordinate the solicitation, evaluation and recommendation of bids. Utility Billing: 46. Prepare monthly and bi-monthly utility bills and other related bills and notices including final bills, delinquency notices, shut off notices, and shut off work orders; and prepare final bill refund request and credit balance refunds. 47. Perform a variety of duties related to the meter reading function including scheduling, prioritizing routes to be read, and preparing meter download for meter reading process. 48. Interact with field crew to ensure that meters are read and reported back on a timely basis and issues are investigated and resolved. 49. Coordinate the work order request process in order to ensure all service requests are being handled and properly recorded. 50. Process new or cancelled accounts, meter changes, or other similar utility billing activities as required. Business License: 51. Perform a variety of duties in support of the business license function; review and process new business license applications and enter information into system, make changes and additions and input all data including money processed for business licenses. 52. Verifies deposit sheets received, enters license information, and balances reports. 53. Prints business licenses to be mailed to customers; mails renewals and past due notices; scans and indexes applications. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of assigned accounting system, function, or program area. Principles and practices of governmental accounting, collections, payroll, utility billing, and business license, as appropriate. Automated financial management information systems. Federal, State and municipal laws, codes and regulations. Resources and industry references. Municipal budgeting and accounting procedures and practices. Methods and techniques for basic report preparation and writing. Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting. Mathematical principles including business mathematics. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Perform a variety of responsible technical accounting duties in support of assigned accounting system, function, or program area. Perform a variety of accounting, fiscal, and statistical record keeping duties including to prepare, maintain, and reconcile a variety of records and files. Analyze specific problems and situations. Adopt effective procedures to resolve problems. Prioritize work and meet deadlines. Maintain composure and exercise good judgment in dealing with supervisors, peers and the public. Collect and compile financial and budgetary reports. Implement and maintain filing systems. Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines. Work independently with little or no supervision. Accurately audit invoices, reports, and other various documents. Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. Enter and retrieve data from computer system. Review and interpret accounting transactions and records. Provide customer service and phone etiquette in communicating with vendors, other staff, and the public. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in accounting, bookkeeping, or a related field. Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible technical accounting experience. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with staff and the public. Physical : Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; and use of office equipment, including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, perform a variety of advanced technical and paraprofessional office and field engineering work for the Engineering Department's services, activities, and functions; prepare plans, designs, and specifications for a variety of City projects; review work prepared by outside consultants; prepare engineering reports; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an entry and first working level classification for the performance of paraprofessional and professional engineering work. Incumbents should have considerable training in engineering theory and principles and/or technical engineering work experience. Incumbents perform a variety of paraprofessional and basic professional engineering assignments as they become familiar with operations and policies of the City Engineering Department. This class is distinguished from the Associate Engineer by the Associate Engineer's registration as a professional civil engineer. REPORTS TO City Engineer, Senior Engineer, Associate Engineer, or designee. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory class. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Assist with the preparation and evaluation of designs, preliminary and final plans, and specifications for a variety of streets, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airport, drainage system, and related capital improvements projects. Perform project development and planning; perform resident engineer work as necessary, performing contract administration, construction inspection, and project administration; ensure that contractors meet proper standards, specification requirements, cost controls, and time requirements; approve change orders and process payments and assist with foundation and hydrology studies. Receive and respond to public inquiries regarding City engineering standards; research data and provide answers for engineers and contractors. Collect, organize, summarize, and analyze a variety of technical engineering data. Assist with grant proposals and administration. Assist with engineering reviews of environmental impact reports; assist with preparation of preliminary reports for tentative subdivision map conditions; and perform field surveys and use a computer to reduce survey data. Perform engineering calculations; develop data for the acquisition of right-of-way; prepare engineering cost estimates; review laboratory reports and analyze the quality and compliance of materials; and assist with traffic studies and develop and propose solutions to engineering problems. Review and approve applications for the issuance of permits. As assigned, represent the City in interagency or other public meetings. Represent the City Engineering Department in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies as necessary. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive engineering program. Theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering and their application to the design, preparation of engineering specifications, and construction of public works facilities, including streets, drainage systems, airports, and water and wastewater facilities. Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting public works engineering. Principles and practices of construction methods, materials, and equipment. Principles and practices of private development projects. Proper inspection methods and procedures. Contract development and administration. Uses of computers and computer applications in engineering work. Principles and practices of public relations. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Ability to: Assist with planning, organizing, and completing a variety of engineering projects. Perform complex paraprofessional engineering work in the preparation of plans, designs, and specifications for public works facility development, construction, and maintenance. Review designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others. Prepare a variety of engineering reports. Identify and respond to sensitive community, organizational, and City Council issues, concerns, and needs. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical engineering and statistical data. Perform construction project administration, ensuring compliance with plans, specifications, and contracts. Effectively represent the City Engineering Division in contracts with the public, other City staff, and other government agencies. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, software, and database applications. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Experience: One year of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering, planning development, construction, or maintenance of public works facilities. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; occasional work outside with some exposure to weather and temperature variances; and exposure to dust, frequent contact with other staff and the public. Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; to see in the normal range with or without correction; to hear in the normal range with or without correction; verbal communication; and use of engineering and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Temporary
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under supervision (Office Assistant I) or general supervision (Office Assistant II), assist with and perform a variety of office, administrative, and general support work for an assigned City Department or work unit; greet office visitors and answer the telephone, providing information and referring visitors/callers to others; operate and use computers and office equipment; maintain a variety of files and records; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Office Assistant I This is the entry-level class in the Office Assistant series. This class is distinguished from the Office Assistant II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Advancement to the "II" level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the assigned functions, and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff. Office Assistant II This is the experienced level within the Office Assistant series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Office Assistant I by the ability to perform the full range of general clerical and office support duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, possess more detailed knowledge of City policies and procedures, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the "I" level, or when filled from the outside, have prior experience. REPORTS TO A variety of City supervisory or management positions, depending upon the department or program area where assigned. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory class. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Performs a variety of office, administrative, and general support assignments; gathers, assembles, organizes, and tabulates data and information. Serves as an office receptionist greeting office visitors and answering the telephone; responds to requests for information relating to assigned responsibilities; and refers callers to appropriate staff for further assistance as needed. Processes mail including receiving, sorting, and distributing incoming and outgoing correspondence. Maintains accurate and up-to-date files and records for assigned areas; monitors various logs, accounts, and files for current and accurate information; and organizes and maintain filing systems. Type, proofread, and word process a variety of documents and forms including general correspondence, reports, and memoranda from rough draft or verbal instruction; disseminates information as appropriate; and may work on special reports, projects, and publications. Enters data into a computer from various sources; verifies data for accuracy and completeness; and inputs corrections and updates. May assist with maintaining a variety of special operating or activity records; processes work orders. Operates a variety of office equipment including a typewriter, telephone systems, copier, facsimile machine, and/or computer; learns and uses spreadsheets and other special computer software. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Correct English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Basic mathematical principles. Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing. Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette. Basic principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Learn and perform a variety of administrative, office, and general support work with minimal guidance and supervision. Read, interpret, and apply policies, procedures, and regulations. Follow oral and written directions. Type and/or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Gather and organize data and information. Maintain and update records and reports. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the work area where assigned. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Office Assistant I Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: One year of clerical experience. License or Certificate: Some positions may have additional Departmental requirements such as specific typing skills. Possession of a valid California Driver License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Office Assistant II Education/Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Two years of responsible clerical experience involving a high level of public contact comparable to an Office Assistant I with the City of Merced. License or Certificate: Some positions may have additional Departmental requirements such as specific typing skills. Possession of a valid California Driver License issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed in an office environment; frequent contact with other staff and the public. Physical : Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; and use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under direction, provide management for City projects and provide a high level of support related to public and private project development including the application of City, State, and Federal requirements on projects; perform a variety of the most difficult and complex professional analysis; to implement and oversee projects; review work prepared by outside consultants; prepare engineering and planning reports; and perform related work as required. Distinguishing Characteristics This is a single position classification. Incumbents provide project planning and management for City projects. An Engineering Project Manager also performs a wide scope of the most complex analysis involving projects. Reports to City Engineer or designee. Classifications supervised This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Provide management and engineering leadership on projects; perform technical evaluations and oversee the analysis of projects. Manage various duties related to assigned projects; ensure accordance with pertinent laws and agreements; and inform and advise various staff. Coordinate projects: develop proposal requests, evaluate vendors, prepare contracts, review and process invoices and review reports for the various reporting agencies. Coordinate with the Public Works Department to oversee projects, contracts, and construction management for projects including construction contracts, carbon vessel contracts, carbon contracts, and insurance reimbursement. Prepare technical reports; develop and approve designs and specifications for projects. Assist the Public Works Department with the development of groundwater management plans and groundwater resource management for local, State, and Federal program requirements and provide risk assessments. Perform a variety of project development and coordination assignments. Perform contract administration, construction inspection, and project administration; ensure contractors are compliant with current standards, specification requirements, cost controls, and time requirements; approve change orders; process payments; and perform foundation and hydrology studies. Oversee, approve, and process the project plans and specifications, contract administration, changes orders, invoices for payment, requests for information, and site inspections of consultant engineering firms. Receive and respond to public inquiries regarding City standards; research data and consult engineers and contractors. Prepare grant proposals and administer grants. Secure funding from a variety of sources. Provide project management for City capital improvement projects; develop administrative reports to present to the City Council; and general public and develop and issue request for proposals and bid packages. Perform engineering reviews of environmental impact reports; monitor, report and ensure compliance with requirements; plan, develop and/or conduct surveys and studies; and use a computer to reduce survey data. Perform engineering calculations; prepare and review cost estimates; review and approve work plans for projects; collect, organize, summarize, and analyze technical data; review laboratory reports and determine appropriate sampling methods; and develop and propose solutions to complex problems. Provide technical advice to the public and other agencies. Coordinate inspection and investigation with other state and local agencies and conduct site investigations. Represent the City Development Services Department and Engineering Division in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of : Public and private project management and mitigation, planning, development, and administration. Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of Engineering and Project Management Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting engineering projects. Principles and practices of hydrogeology and geology. Funding sources including California UST funds, and Federal and State grants. Soil and groundwater remediation plans, practices, and procedures. Technologies used in environmental remediation. Pertinent City, County, State, and Federal regulations, laws, and statutes. City procurement policies and regulations. Proper inspection methods and procedures. Contract development and administration. Uses of computers and computer applications in professional engineering. Principles of project supervision and work coordination. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Pertinent Federal, State, and local codes, laws, and regulations. Ability to : Manage the planning, development, and administration of projects. Provide project management for projects including soil and groundwater testing. Perform a wide scope of professional engineering analysis. Conduct reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others. Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical and statistical data. Perform project administration, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. Research funding sources and obtain funding for projects. Prepare professional grants and reports. Effectively represent the City Engineering Division in contacts with the public, other City staff, and other government agencies. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Perform computer modeling for hydrologic maps. Manage contracts. Oversee contractors and consultants' activity on projects. Operate office equipment including: computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheets, software, and database applications. Coordinate meetings, teleconferences, and complex data exchange between City staff and outside contractors and/or consultants. Respond to information requests from City Council and general public in public forum settings. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in environmental remediation. License or Certificate : Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. California Professional Civil Engineer License is desirable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; occasional work outside with some exposure to weather and temperature variances; exposure to dust; and continuous contact with other staff and the public. Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; to hear in the normal range with or without correction; to see in the normal range with or without correction; verbal communication; and use of engineering and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Part Time
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under supervision perform a variety of general cleaning and janitorial work; to keep assigned areas and City buildings in a clean and orderly condition; and to perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a working level Custodian classification. Incumbents perform the full range of custodial duties in cleaning City buildings and facilities. Work is performed under general guidance and supervision. REPORTS TO Public Works Supervisor - Facilities or designee. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Inspect work areas, ensuring proper completion of assignments. Perform general custodial duties involved in cleaning, caring for, and maintaining assigned building and facilities; clean and sanitize offices, hallways, lobbies, restroom facilities, conference rooms, and breakrooms. Sweep, mop, wax, scrub and buff floors; empty and clean waste receptacles; clean and vacuum traffic areas, including rugs; spot and shampoo carpets; clean ceilings, walls, blinds, and light fixtures; remove cobwebs; and pressure wash outside buildings, sidewalks and surroundings. Dust and clean office furniture office equipment, and vents; clean upholstery, sofas and chairs; and wax and polish furniture, woodwork and metal work. Clean interior and exterior windows and glass doors, as needed. Move and arrange furniture and equipment, as needed. Perform security checks of buildings and facilities; observe and report unauthorized persons in City facilities; and turns out lights and lock doors and windows. Turn off alarm in buildings, unlock gates to parkades and garages, unlock doors, and turn on power for elevators. Operate a variety of custodial equipment, including power and hand tools, scrubbers, buffers, waxers carpet cleaners, vacuums, extractors, high lifts and scissor lifts, and other equipment and machinery in a safe and effective manner; maintain equipment used during the course of work. Replenish and requisition supplies and materials, as needed; replace light bulbs and tubes; and collect and shred recyclable materials. Observe and report needed repairs to buildings and equipment. Maintain grounds and landscaped areas in the vicinity of buildings. May provide lead direction and work coordination for other custodial staff; provide training to new staff. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a custodial program. Operational characteristics of cleaning supplies and equipment. Proper methods used in cleaning work. Basic methods of materials, equipment and tools used in custodial and routine maintenance work. Occupational hazards and safe work practice, including blood borne pathogens. Safe use and storage of cleaning chemicals. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies. Principles of work coordination and lead direction. Ability to: Clean and care for an assigned area and equipment. Perform a variety of custodial tasks. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Read and write at a level required for successful job performance. Recognize and locate conditions which require maintenance and repair. Monitor the need for a variety of custodial equipment and supplies. Operate a variety of custodial and general grounds maintenance equipment, supplies, and materials in a safe and effective manner. Perform minor repairs on custodial equipment. Work on own initiative without close supervision. Provide lead direction and work coordination for other custodial staff. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. Experience: Some work experience in custodial work is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed in a building environment; some work may be performed outside in varying temperatures; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, and cleaning agents; some exposure to controlled and hazardous substances such as cleaning solvents and chemicals; and limited contact with staff and the public. Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility necessary to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, climb, reach and twist to pick up or move objects, office equipment, and furniture; physical ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance; physical ability to lift and move heavier objects with assistance; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected vision and hearing to normal range; verbal communication; and uses vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, buffers, waxing equipment, and basic hand tools. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Part Time
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under supervision (Maintenance Worker I) or general supervision (Maintenance Worker II), perform unskilled and semi-skilled work in the repair, maintenance, construction and cleanup of City streets, sewers, creeks, and storm drains and/or perform a specialized function in the construction and maintenance of City streets, sewer systems, creeks, and storm drains; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Maintenance Worker I This is the entry and first working level classification in the Maintenance Worker class series.This level is distinguished from Maintenance Worker II by the performance of a narrow range of semi-skilled maintenance assignments under closer supervision.Many of the assignments in this class are performed in a learning capacity.When requisite skills and sound work habits have been demonstrated, an incumbent may be promoted to the Maintenance Worker II level. Incumbents are assigned to one of several divisions in the Public Works Department. Maintenance Workers within the Tax Services Division may be assigned to perform the full scope of duties related to the Tax Services Division. Maintenance Worker II This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I class by the requirement of greater expertise in the operation of more types of equipment and the ability to provide lead supervision on an occasional basis. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Maintenance Worker III which requires a wide spectrum of operation of heavy and complex equipment with a high degree of proficiency or the continuous requirement for lead supervisory responsibility and the concurrent need for extensive experience in construction and maintenance projects and functions. REPORTS TO Public Works Supervisor in the Division to which the position is assigned. CLASSIFICATION SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Perform and assist with a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance, construction, cleanup, and repair of City streets, bridges, sewers, creeks, and drainage systems. Use a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and tools such as shovels, sledgehammers, wheelbarrows, asphalt rakes, chain saws, concrete saws, air hammers, pavement breakers, tampers, and other related equipment in construction, cleaning and maintaining a variety of public works facilities and equipment. Operate specialized equipment such as bulldozers, sanivacs, television inspection trucks, trenchers, back-hoes, front loaders, and tractors; operate a two-way radio. Apply herbicides and pesticides to areas around City streets, sewers, creeks, and storm drains for eradication and control purposes. Maintain and repair street lighting systems and fixtures to include wiring, rewiring, and installation of light poles using lift truck and related equipment; assist with markings and regulations. Break and remove concrete using jack hammers, pavement breakers, and other hand and power tools; dig, shovel, haul, load and unload materials; and clean up work sites upon completion of jobs. Repair street surfaces such as pavement, curbs, gutters, drains, sewer mains, and other lines; identify and repair pot holes and repair roads; load, rake, shovel, and spread asphalt and perform hand grading; set forms, mixes, and finished cement; and use a shovel to open, widen, and backfill excavations, as needed. Clean sewer mains and lines through flushing, using specialized flushing equipment; assist and perform television monitoring of sewer mains and lines; and assist and perform installation and repair of water mains, fire hydrants, and related facilities. Paint traffic lines, warnings, curbs, equipment, street signs, crossings, crosswalks, and center lines. Fabricate and install street signs, road markers, and reflectors manually and using a lift truck; clean and maintain existing signs; and trim trees in compliance with line of sight clearance for street signs. Perform and assist with routine maintenance and repair duties and cleaning of tools and equipment. Perform general clean-up work; cut weeds, clear debris, and clean ditches; and hand sweep surfaces, as needed. Conduct traffic control during maintenance and construction projects; set up traffic control signs and direct and control traffic around work sites; and communicate with the public during flagging duties. Perform heavy physical labor, as needed. Attend training and safety meetings, as necessary. Act as crew leader on special assigned jobs and assist in training others, as needed. Respond to emergency and after hour calls; forward reports to supervisor of street, sewer, creek, or storm drain conditions and/or problems. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a street, sewer, creek, and storm drain maintenance program. The materials, methods, and techniques used in public works construction, maintenance, mechanics and repair of streets, asphalt overlay, lighting, traffic signs and markings. The materials, methods, and techniques used in public works construction, maintenance, mechanics and repair of sewers, creeks, and storm drains. Methods and techniques of concrete finishing and repair. The safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of public works hand and power tools and equipment. Principles and practices of sign fabrication. Practices and procedures of traffic control including proper placement of cones, barricades and warning devices. Basic principles and practices of record keeping. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures, including proper usage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Safe driving practices and the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of motor vehicles. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and, regulations. Ability to: Perform a variety of unskilled and semiskilled work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of City streets, bridges, culverts, sewers, creeks, storm drains, and related public works facilities. Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance tools, equipment, and materials related to public works maintenance and construction work, including heavy and light power-driven equipment and hand tools. Perform preventative maintenance on equipment. Perform asphalt and concrete work. Work with paints and prepare surfaces for painting. Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic. Apply pesticide treatments in a safe manner. Understand and follow oral and written directions, including labels. Read and interpret construction, street and/or sewer diagrams and sketches. Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment. Perform various kinds of heavy manual labor under unfavorable climatic conditions. Set up a safe work site including cones, signs and directing traffic. Operate equipment such as trucks and trailers, back-hoes, and front loaders. Multitask and work independently in the absence of supervision. Track and maintain inventories and maintain records and logs. Assist in the supervision and training of other staff. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Maintenance Worker I Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Oneyear of work experiencein maintenance or construction work is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of aClass A CaliforniaDriversLicense is desirable. Maintenance Worker II Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Two years of experience in public works construction and maintenance comparable to a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Merced. License or Certificate: Possession of a Class A California Driver License. Possession of a California Herbicide Applicator Certificate is desirable. PHYSICAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed in an outside filed environment with travel from site to site; work in varying temperatures and adverse weather and humidity conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; exposure to hazardous materials, smoke, gases, fumes, dust, grease, oils, and constant noise; exposure to moving equipment and electrical current; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; and constant contact with staff and the public. Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; frequently stand, walk, bend, crawl, reach, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, and make repetitive hand movement; walk for long distances and on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces; to climb unusual heights on ladders; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift material weighing over 100 pounds, with assistance; bend, stoop, lift, carry, and drag loads in excess of 40 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of hand and power tools, including chain saws, air hammers, concrete saws, and pavement breakers; and operate vehicles, two-way radios, and telephones. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Part Time
Description Applegate Park Zoo has an opening for a Temporary Recreation Leader. Duties include, but are not limited to, care and feeding of zoo animals; cleaning of animals exhibits and facilities; light landscape maintenance. Physical requirements include extended periods of physical labor such as raking, digging, and lifting over 50 lbs. Work is performed outside in varying weather conditions (e.g. rain, heat, humidity, wind). House of work will vary during the week but appointee will work weekends and holidays. Must have some prior experience in an area such as a veterinary practice, wildlife rescue or other specialized animal care setting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Description Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under supervision, learn and perform a variety of operations, monitoring, maintenance, and repair work on the City's wastewater treatment facility, including pumps, lift stations, and associated equipment; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISITICS WWTP Operator Trainee This is the entry level in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator class series. Incumbents learn and perform a variety of monitoring, maintenance, operations, and repair work on the City's wastewater treatment system and facilities. Employees in this classification are hired at the entry level and, under direct supervision, are trained to perform the full range of duties. As experience and certification are gained, incumbents are expected to perform with increasing independence of action and judgment. This is a specialized training classification in which the incumbent may be promoted to WWTP Operator I when meeting minimum training and certification requirements. WWTP Operator I This is the first working level in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator class series. Incumbents learn and perform a variety of monitoring, maintenance, operations, and repair work on the City's wastewater treatment system and facilities. This position is distinguished from WWTP Operator Trainee by the complexity of work and certification required. WWTP Operator II This is the journey level class in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator class series. Incumbents perform a variety of monitoring, maintenance, operations, and repair work on the City's wastewater treatment system and facilities. Positions assigned to this classification require a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification, and the ability to perform more technical and complex duties requiring a moderate degree of independence of action and judgment with minimal oversight. WWTP Operator III This is the advanced journey level in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator class series. Incumbents assigned to this classification require a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification and the ability to perform the most technical and complex duties with a high degree of independence of action and judgment. Employees in the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III class may act as lead supervision in the absence of supervisory or management staff exercising functional and technical supervision over other plant operations personnel. REPORTS TO Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, Public Works Manager - Wastewater, or designee. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Monitor wastewater treatment system operations, reading charts and gauges, noting operational problems and recommending adjustments to maintain system balance. Inspect pumps, sump pumps, ventilators, and air supplies. Gather samples at appropriate sampling points, using proper procedures and recording information for records; clean and monitor the operations of automatic samplers; and perform basic laboratory tests, as needed. Check and maintain proper oil levels in equipment; read and adjust pressures and flows for seal water. May assist with raising and lowering influent gates. Clean strainers; change charts. Bleed off compressed air reservoirs. Fill oil reservoirs to proper levels; prime pumps. Check flow patterns of water and sludge; ensure proper operation of stand-by generators. Measure sludge depths and trouble shoot the sludge pumping system; check sludge temperature before and after circulation through heat exchangers. Check gas traps and drains accumulated liquids. May assist in taking primary and secondary digesters out of service, cleaning, and placing back in service. Inspect and clean lift stations facilities and grounds. Operate a variety of equipment and hand and power tools. Maintain a variety of records and reports related to wastewater system operations. Perform preventive maintenance and repair in and around plant facilities. May operate computers for process control and monitor Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; maintain daily operational log book. Learn to perform calculations for process control and process optimization. Under the supervision of licensed operators, perform inspections of tertiary filters, including start up, shutdown, and daily housekeeping duties. Under supervision operate all solids separating equipment, including start up, shutdown, and daily housekeeping duties. Under supervision, will assist in polymer testing on digested sludge to determine chemical dosage and for the proper operation of polymer metering equipment. Under supervision, assist in the loading of active solar dryer cells to ensure proper depth of application and for the correct operation of all sludge drying equipment. Perform related duties as required. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Basic operations, services, and activities of a wastewater treatment facility. Basic principles, methods, and practices pertaining to the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant facilities and systems. Record keeping and reporting procedures. Practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in maintenance and repair work. Principles and methods of preventive maintenance programs. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Basic principles of customer service. Ability to: Learn and perform a wide scope of assignments in the operation, maintenance, adjustment, and repair of the City wastewater treatment system. Learn and inspect wastewater treatment facilities and systems for proper and safe operating conditions. Learn to collect samples and conduct basic laboratory tests. Learn to skillfully use a variety of hand and power tools in the maintenance, testing, monitoring, adjustment, and repair of wastewater treatment facilities and systems. Learn and maintain detailed and accurate operational logs. Learn and operate specialized computer programs. Learn and operate testing equipment. Maintain accurate records and reports. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public. Learn laws, rules, regulations, and environmental requirements applicable to operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities and systems. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: WWTP Operator Trainee Education/Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: One year of responsible experience in public works operation, maintenance and construction work. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of a Grade I Certificate as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board within eighteen months of initial employment, or employment may be terminated. WWTP Operator I Education/Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Two years of responsible experience in public works operation, maintenance and construction work. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of a Grade I Certificate as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. WWTP Operator II Education/Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operation and/or maintenance is desirable. Experience : Two years of responsible experience in the operation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment facilities and systems at a level equivalent to a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I with the City of Merced. License or Certificate : Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of a California Grade II Certificate as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator from the California Water Quality Control Board. California Water Environment Association Certifications: Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist, Laboratory Technologist, and/or Mechanical Technologist are desirable. WWTP Operator III Education/Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operation and/or maintenance is desirable. Experience : Four years of responsible experience in the operation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, and repair of a wastewater treatment plant comparable to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II with the City of Merced. License or Certificate : Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of a California Grade III Certificate as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator from the California Water Quality Control Board. California Water Environmental Association Certification -Mechanical Technologist, Laboratory Technologist, and/or Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist are desirable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment : Work is performed in a plant facility and outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions; some assignments may be performed in a shop or office; exposure to hazardous materials, smoke, gasses, and fumes; exposure to hazards such as moving machine parts and electrical current; work around water or wastewater; work on slippery surfaces; regularly work near moving mechanical parts; continuous contact with other staff; and incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, restricted stand-by, and overtime as needed for emergencies. Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a wastewater treatment plant and field environment; to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, twist, bend, crawl, climb, and crouch for prolonged periods of time; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; able to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds; perform duties assigned while wearing respiratory protection equipment; to see in the normal range with or without correction; to hear in the normal range with or without correction; verbal communication; use a variety of hand and power equipment, and testing equipment used in the wastewater treatment system monitoring, maintenance, adjustments, and operations; and use a computer and telephone. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Temporary
Description DEFINITION Under direction and supervision, to troubleshoot, analyze and resolve system/application, related support requests including specialties such as Systems, Help Desk, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Web, to assist and train users in personal computer (PC) hardware/software, and to provide systems support and to perform related work as assigned. While this position will require basic knowledge in all the above areas, the incumbent(s) will be required to specialize and be assigned to one of the above specialty areas. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Systems Technician I is the entry-level class of the series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of functions related to support of PC's, Networks, Operating Systems, and Applications. Systems Technician II is the qualified, assistant level class of this series. Competent to perform a variety of technical duties including the maintenance and support of PC's or web technologies. Positions are characterized by the presence of general guidelines from which to make decisions and the availability of supervision in non-routine circumstances. Positions at this level are accomplished users of common desktop and/or specialized applications software/tools related to the area of assignment. Incumbents in this class of this series may provide assistance to staff on complex issues. Systems Technician III is the highly qualified and diversified, and associate level class of this series, competent to perform a multitude of support and maintenance duties. Incumbents work with minimal supervision, and generally receive only occasional assistance. Employees in the associate level class may provide guidance and direction to other staff members as needed. REPORTS TO Information Technology Manager or the designated department supervisor or manager when assigned to GIS. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. Examples of Duties (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Assist users to locate and resolve personal computer problems which may include: communications, hardware and personal computer software. Work as part of a team that troubleshoots, analyzes, and resolves system/PC application related support requests including applications that run on a personal computer and are not installed on a server. Install, support, maintain nd diagnose client side software and escalate problems to the Engineer level if determined to be server or network oriented. Keep users informed as to project or program status. Assist in providing citywide training for hardware, software, and/or desktop applications. Assist in securing information required for completion of projects. Assist in installing testing and maintaining personal computer hardware and software. Use third-party installation/maintenance tools to package new and existing applications for client side distribution to the City's computers. This may also include testing packages, troubleshooting problems during package roll out, monitoring reports of the application deployment process and correcting, reporting or escalating any issues identified depending on the level of complexity. Perform research and development tasks in personal computers and related software. Provide quality assurance on assigned work orders, projects or various PC applications. Provide technical support to customers of standard city hardware, software, and applications. Assist with the development of new procedures. May research and evaluate new advances in Information Technology. Assist with project management duties (Level III). When assigned to Systems: Specialize in the testing configuration, and installation of new microcomputer hardware and software. Assist in researching and evaluating new advances in personal computer hardware and software. Troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance on personal computer hardware, software, printer, and network related computer problems. Assist in the physical installation of network equipment. Install personal computer cables, personal computer devices, and hardware upgrades as assigned. Assist in maintaining inventory of existing and newly acquired computer hardware and software. Assist with the maintenance of cable route maps, software license, and version tracking. When assigned to Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Work with City GIS Coordinator to maintain City GIS standards. Work within City GIS Program. Assist users with GIS map/data maintenance. Assist with the development, maintenance, and quality assurance of geographic and tabular GIS data sets. Maintain meta-data for GIS data sets. Carry out data entry needs, including geocoding services. Prepare working and presentation maps, reports, and documents on an as needed basis. Maintain printing and plotting devices. Collect data from field inventory and process internally. When assigned to Help Desk: Diagnose and resolve problems in the area of hardware, applications, and operating systems on Windows based PC's over the telephone. Assist callers with connectivity problems in a network environment. Dispatch service to provide advanced levels of support when necessary. Keep users informed as to the status of open calls, per established procedures. Detail users problems into problem management software. Routinely check the Help Desk voice mail and respond to requests or service appropriately. Assist in maintaining inventory of existing and newly acquired computer hardware and software. Assist in maintaining cable route maps, software license, and version tracking. When assigned to WEB: Assist users with web content maintenance. Develop and maintain web pages for city-hosted sites. Prepare graphics and banner ads. Ensure Meta tag and all text data is complete. Assist in securing information required for completion of projects. Monitor site for broken links, correcting as necessary. Provide technical support to customers for Internet related tasks. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Systems Technician I: Depending on assignment, special interest areas including Systems, Help Desk, GIS or Web. Concepts of server systems. Principles and techniques of computer systems analysis. Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) concepts, terminology, and operating systems. Principles of Information Systems security. Personal computers, information systems, and Internet technologies applicable to specialized concepts related to Systems, Help Desk, or Web. GIS - Concepts of GIS, Global Positioning Systems, automated mapping systems and database management. Systems Technician II: (In addition to the requirements of level I) Database concepts. Experience with database systems used by the City of Merced. GIS - Principles of cartography including methods, techniques and symbolism. GIS - Principles of Geographic Information Systems, Global Position Systems, automated mapping systems, and database management systems and their applied use in the working environment. WEB - Database connectivity, computer graphic applications and appropriate use of graphics formats. WEB - Principles of using HTML and web based scripting. Systems Technician III: (In addition to the requirements of levels I and II) Concepts of domain architecture and group policies. Advanced techniques and diagnosis knowledge of computer systems and analysis. GIS - Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, automated mapping systems, and database management systems and their applied use in the working environment. WEB - HTML and knowledge of server side scripting languages. Skill in: Systems Technician I: Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Operating a personal computer and related office equipment. Maintaining attention to detail despite interruptions. Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing. Following oral and written instructions. Documenting and maintaining accurate computer record and procedures. Working with, controlling, and maintaining sensitive, confidential information according to legal standards and/or City regulations as required. Organizing and managing assigned tasks and requests from customers. Working in a team environment or independently, as conditions require. Providing excellent customer service and support to both internal and external customers. Working with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Troubleshooting, configuring, performing simple repairs, and installing personal computer hardware/software. Assisting in maintaining inventory of existing and newly acquired computer hardware/software. Assisting in maintaining inventory of existing and newly acquired computer hardware and software. Work with vendors to resolve personal computer application and client issues. GIS - Working with GIS software. GIS - Working with AutoCAD or other Computer Aided Drawing software tools. WEB - Producing maps that satisfy departmental requests. WEB - Creating/editing/updating web pages in standard formats. WEB - Preparing graphics and banner ads. WEB - Assisting in the design and implementation of web-based applications. Systems Technician II: (In addition to the requirements of level I) Using initiative and sound, independent judgment within established guidelines. Prioritizing work and coordinating several activities simultaneously. Assisting in maintaining cable route maps, software license, and version tracking. Provide assistance to other Systems Technician staff on complex issues. GIS - Working with and interpreting maps including a variety of engineering, planning, assessment, and other maps. Systems Technician III: (I addition to the requirements of levels I and II) Providing guidance and direction to other Systems Technician staff to implement and deliver a consistent, reliable, accurate, and cost effective support environment. Maintaining high level of quality customer service with internal and external customers as an associate level team member. Independently addressing complex business and technical issues. Working with minimal supervision. GIS - Work with specialized GIS software. GIS - Modify GIS procedures utilizing macro tools. WEB - Assist with the creation of database connectivity components. WEB - Creating, modifying, and maintaining advanced scripted and dynamic web pages and applications using standard formats. Ability to: (All levels) Learn specialized functions, procedures and technical support tasks related to the assignment. Communicate tactfully and effectively with the public and remain calm and follow designated protocols in stressful and/or emergency situations. Read and understand job-related technical manuals. Coordinate with customers to ensure successful completion of projects or assigned tasks. Assist in obtaining information required for completion of projects or assigned tasks. Assist in obtaining information required for completion of projects. Assist with the physical installation and rack mounting of preconfigured server/network equipment. Systems Technician I GIS - Perform technical research in Geographic Information Systems. GIS - Review and place appropriate META information into HTML documents. GIS - Work with GPS hardware/software tools for data collection. Systems Technician II (In addition to the requirements of level I) Analyze and solve problems in a timely manner. GIS - Review and maintain meta-data. GIS - Provide quality assurance and control of GPS data collection. WEB - Verify link integrity within website. Systems Technician III (In addition to the requirements of levels I and II) Possess strong analytical skills and be able to think fast when problems occur. Troubleshoot, configure, perform simple and complex repairs, and install microcomputer hardware. Install, troubleshoot and resolve desktop software issues. Assist with server configuration and maintenance tasks, while under general guidance and direction. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and ability would be. Systems Technician I: Equivalent to graduation from high school or GED supplemented by specialized training in subjects directly related to the specific assignment and six (6) months of responsible paid or unpaid computer related work experience including proficiency in related technology used by the City of Merced in one of the assigned areas. Systems Technician II: Equivalent to graduation from high school or GED supplemented by specialized training in subjects directly related to the specific assignment and eighteen (18) months of responsible paid or unpaid computer related work experience including proficiency in related technology used by the City of Merced in one of the assigned areas. Systems Technician III: Graduation from high school or GED supplemented by fifteen (15) semester units of college coursework in a related area of study or possession of a recognized computer certification accepted by the Information Technology Department may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the required experience and two (2) years (6) months of responsible paid full time computer related work experience including proficiency in related technology used by the City of Merced in one of the assigned areas. Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid California Class C driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the ability to pass a POST level background investigation. Possession of a Computer Industry Standard Certification within six months of employment. Supplemental Information TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions - Assignments may include office and field environment including assignments to public safety locations; positions may require working evenings including weekend and holiday assignments, and traveling to and from site to site. Physical Conditions - Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, bending and stooping for prolonged periods of time; using various office equipment including a computer screen and keyboard; requires occasional medium lifting (up to 50 pounds). Closing Date/Time: Continuous