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.

13 job(s) at City of Merced

City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 21, 2022
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 (Records Clerk I) or general supervision (Records Clerk II), perform a variety of clerical and routine technical duties involved in assisting the City Clerk's Office; receive and distribute incoming mail; process, meter, and ensure proper mailing of outgoing mail; operate document imaging equipment and index documents for official records; serve as a receptionist, receiving City visitors, answering inquiries, and providing information; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISITICS Records Clerk I The Records Clerk I is the entry and first working level in the Records Clerk class series. Incumbents learn and perform a variety of office support, document processing, public information duties and the policies and procedures of the City Clerk's Office. The Records Clerk I is distinguished from the Records Clerk II by the fact that the Records Clerk I performs many assignments in a training and learning capacity. Records Clerk II The Records Clerk II is the senior level class in the series and is expected to perform their routine duties with more independence than Records Clerk I. This is the fully experienced working level in the Records Clerk class series. Incumbents perform a variety of office support, document processing, public information, and mail processing assignments in the City Clerk's Office. REPORTS TO Assistant City Clerk or designee. 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 a variety of document processing, office support, and public information responsibilities in the City Clerk's Office. Process City records within the City Clerk's Office; maintain file classifications, coding, indexing, and retention schedule; scan documents into electronic format ; file and store records; and assist with record research requests and inquiries made by the public and City staff. Receive, process, maintain, and publish records of political campaign statements regarding local, County, and State elections, to aid in governmental transparency for the information of the public. Maintains the City's website for webpages relating to the functions of the City Clerk's Office; post public hearing notices and develop and post City Council agenda deadlines calendar. Perform a variety of duties related to mail for the City Clerk's Office; accept mail deliveries and sort and distribute mail; meter out-going mail, ensuring proper postage and certification; update mail logs; prepare postage funding requests and periodically refill postage meter; serve as City's main contact for repairs and maintenance of copiers and postage machine; order, stock, and maintain copier and postage supplies; and prepare and distribute postage expense reports. Compile, disseminate, and report on photocopier usage and postal accounts for various City departments. Maintain database of boards and commissions members and designated City employees for the tracking of FPPC filings forms and certificates; assist Deputy City Clerk with creation and dissemination of board/committee membership rosters and tracking of vacancies; and compile and produce the City's yearly local vacancies listing in compliance with the Maddy Act. Notify designated City employees of filing deadlines; receive and process Statements of Economic Interests for the City; and assist with notifying filers and collecting statements from boards and commissions members. Answer the telephone and serve as the first point of contact for members of the public; answer inquiries regarding the functions, services, policies, and responsibilities of the City; and resolve customer issues and complaints. Deliver and pick up a variety of documents and objects as needed. Operate document imaging equipment, preparing long term document storage media. Code documents and establish index records for document retrieval. Check FAX machine for incoming messages, logging and distributing FAX messages. Prepare payments for City telephone bills. Schedule pool car reservations and vehicle maintenance; notify responsible staff members when said vehicles are in need of service or repairs and occasionally deliver pool vehicle to Public Works for service, maintenance, or repairs. Assist with the creation, printing, assembling, distribution, and delivery of the City Council agenda and weekly Council Information packets. Prepare administrative report of monthly contracts for inclusion on the City Council's meeting agenda. Prepare City Council Chambers and set up conference rooms for City Council meetings; proofread City Council and Measure C Committee meeting minutes. Maintain the office supply inventory for the City Clerk's office. Prepare photo identification for new City employees. Process and maintain City contracts, leases and deeds; monitor renewal and expiration dates of contracts, and record documents with the County. Release contract bonds and deeds; alert applicable departments of the filing of mechanic's liens, preliminary notices, and stop notices; and assist with receipt and processing of legal services, public records requests, and administrative citations from Code Enforcement. Prepare correspondence to vendors regarding status of agreements and insurance reminders. Respond to and assist with research requests by the public and other City departments. Perform back-up assignments and duties for other 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: Procedures and policies of the City Clerk's Office. The Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, and Maddy Act, elections processes and filing requirements, and of the City's municipal code. Functions and organization of municipal government. Operation and basic maintenance of document imaging and duplicating equipment. Records management procedures, principles, and best practices. Contractual agreements, risk management issues, and Fair Political Practices Commission filings. Records indexing systems used by the City. Business English, including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Regulations applicable to posting mail. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Learn and perform a wide scope of records development and maintenance assignments in the City Clerk's Office. Assist with the efficient and lawful maintenance of City documents and records. Operate document imaging and duplicating equipment. Effectively represent the City Clerk's Office and City functions and policies in contacts with other City staff, the public, and other government agencies. Use a variety of City computer software and special software applications. Attend after hours meetings. Use multi-line phone system 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: Records Clerk I Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Two years of responsible work experience in performing a wide variety of office support, filing, and office equipment operation work. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Records Clerk II Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: One year of responsible work experience in performing a wide variety of document preservation, filing, and maintenance work comparable to a Records Clerk I with the City of Merced. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid 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; continuous contact with staff and the public. Physical : Frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods; 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, document imaging equipment, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: 6/3/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 12, 2022
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 administrative direction, plan, organize, direct, and review the work of one of the three divisions of the Merced Police Department: Investigations, Operations/Administrative and Junior College; to provide supervision and training for assigned staff; to perform a broad range of complex law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrol, investigations, and special assignments; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Police Chief. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISITCS This is a second level management classification for the performance of professional law enforcement work. Incumbents supervise a Police Division of the Merced Police Department and ensure that law enforcement services are delivered to the public through both community-based policing, problem solving, and traditional policing programs. In addition, the Police Captain is expected to perform complex professional law enforcement work and may be on-call to respond to special law enforcement emergencies. This class is distinguished from Police Lieutenant by exercising a broader scope of management and supervisory responsibilities. REPORTS TO Police Chief or designee. CLASSIFICATION SUPERVISED Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant, Senior Police Officer, Police Officer, and other sworn and non-sworn department personnel as assigned. 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. Plan, organize, manage, and supervise a division of the Merced Police Department and assist the Police Chief in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling operations; complete special projects as assigned. Assume management responsibility for the functions, staffing, equipment, and activities of the assigned divisions and manage the activities of sworn and non-sworn personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and in enforcing laws and municipal ordinances as the operating manager of assigned divisions. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; and work with employees to correct deficiencies and implement discipline and termination procedures. Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; and meet with staff to identify and resolve problems and ensure adherence to department standards and policies. Review and resolve complaints pertaining to department activities and personnel. Perform a variety of specialized law enforcement administrative work related to the functions and services of the Merced Police Department and provide consultation and guidance on law enforcement issues. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; prepare recommendations regarding service and program development; and promote various preventative programs. Study crime reports and current literature in law enforcement to determine trends and make recommendations for changes in organization and operating policies and procedures. Assume responsibility for major investigations. Direct and oversee the development of records and reports; review reports and written materials prepared by other law enforcement staff. Prepare, maintain, and administer the department budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitor and approve expenditures and implement adjustments. Oversee and control the purchasing, maintenance, and inventory of assigned Police Department equipment, vehicles, and property; oversee and participate in major purchases including to research vehicles and equipment, obtain price quotes, and negotiate with vendors. Serve as the liaison for the assigned functions and activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; participate with community relations including public, media, and press relations and serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees. Establish community, business, and neighborhood groups to interact with the department. Issue and approve a variety of licenses and permits. Prepare a variety of reports for the City Council. Identify and determine the priority of law enforcement issues in the community, analyzing a variety of information and recommending solutions; respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints from the public, community organizations, and other government agencies. Oversee a variety of special program areas including the Special Enforcement Team, detective, multi-agency task forces, and administration, as assigned. 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 municipal law enforcement program. Modern law enforcement theory, methods, practices, and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigations, and specialty areas of assignment. Technical and administrative phases of crime prevention and law enforcement including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, emergency preparedness, record keeping and care and custody of persons and property. Principles and practices of law enforcement administration, organization, and management. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations including laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and petty offenses. Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence. Laws applicable to the apprehension, retention, and treatment of juveniles. Geography and street layout of the City and surrounding area, including street locations. Principles and techniques used in public relations. Recent court decisions and how they affect department operations. Operational characteristics and care of department authorized equipment, vehicles, tools, and firearms. First aid methods and techniques. Principles and practices of budget preparation and control. Principles of management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of data collection, analysis, 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: Plan, organize, supervise, and manage assigned division of the Merced Police Department. Select, supervise, direct, organize, train, and evaluate the work of assigned division or unit staff. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures. Perform a wide variety of complex professional law enforcement work. Read, understand, apply and make decisions in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations regarding arrest, rules of evidence, and the apprehension, retention and treating of those arrested, including juveniles. Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances, and places. Gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate, and use facts and evidence; organize data and information. Interview and secure information from victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects. Make independent judgments and adopt quick, effective, and responsible courses of action during emergencies. Prepare and administer budgets, understand and apply sound fiscal principals when dealing with the department budget. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Be on-call to respond to special law enforcement emergencies. Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility. Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms and other police equipment. Operate a motor vehicle under critical and unusual conditions. Work with computerized law enforcement information systems. Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Merced Police Department with the public, other law enforcement agencies, and City staff; respond to requests and inquiries from 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: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Police Management, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a related field, is desirable. Experience: Six years of experience in municipal or county law enforcement, including three years of experience at the rank of a Police Lieutenant. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate valid California Driver license. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Advanced and Supervisory Certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain within two years of appointment, a P.O.S.T Management Certificate. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 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 and reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine peace keeping environments with travel from site to site; regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions; unusual exposure to life threatening situations; continuous contact with staff and the public; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to sirens, firearm training, etc.; and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings. Physical : Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sufficient mobility to work in a law enforcement setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; walk on sloped, uneven, and slippery surfaces; crawl through various areas on hands and knees; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to work with special equipment during emergency situations; lift and move objects weighing up to 100 pounds, with assistance; maintain corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; operate a pistol, knife and handcuffs; maintain successful range qualification with assigned weapons; and use of office equipment, including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
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
May 08, 2022
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
May 08, 2022
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
May 08, 2022
Temporary
Description Looking to hire Temporary Recreation Leaders to work in youth and adult basketball, adult softball and youth baseball. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Temporary
Description DEFINITION Under direct supervision, has responsibility to enforce the safety standards, rules and regulations of the City's aquatic programs; and performs related work as required. REPORT TO Pool Manager and Recreation Supervisor Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Enforces safety standards, rules and regulations of the City's aquatic programs. Supervises recreation swimming. Administers first aid and water safety techniques when required. Completes records and reports as necessary. Typical Qualifications TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in swimming facility environment; frequent contact with other City staff and the public. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE OF Public swim programs and operations. Communication skills and public relations. First aid methods and safety precautions to be used in recreational activities. Record keeping methods. Practices and techniques to achieve favorable public relations and appearance that project a positive image. ABILITY TO: Administer a swim lesson program Communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Be Creative, reliable and to be a self-starter. Think clearly, quickly and accurately. Follow Directions. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships. Complete assigned duties as required. Maintain accurate financial and service records. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Some experience in aquatic programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Temporary
Description DEFINITION Under direct supervision, has responsibility for staff supervision, maintenance and programming at a designated community pool; and performs related work as required. REPORT TO Recreation Supervisor Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Assists in recruiting, testing, and processing applicants for pool employment. Plans, organizes and supervises a varied program of swimming instruction, recreational swimming and special events. Supervises all pool personnel. Trains staff and conducts staff meetings. Responsible for keeping accurate financial and service records. Typical Qualifications TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Frequently stand and walk ; sit for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift material weighing up to 50 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment. T YPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office and swimming facility environment; work is primarily performed outside with some office work performed inside; frequent contact with other City staff and the public. DESIRABLE QUALIFICTIONS KNOWLEDGE OF: Public Swim programs and operations. Communication skills and public relations. First aid methods and safety precautions to be used in recreational activities. Practice and techniques to achieve group cooperation in recreation programs. Practices and techniques to achieve favorable public relations and appearance that project a positive image. Record keeping methods. ABILITY TO: Organize and Supervise public swim programs. Communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Be creative, reliable and to be a self-starter. Think clearly, quickly and accurately. Follow directions. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships. Complete assigned duties as required. Maintain accurate financial aid and service records. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience in organizing and supervising public swim programs. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Temporary
Description Under direct supervision, assists with the planning and implementation of after school and summer recreation programs for youth. Programs will include well-rounded recreational and educational activities including indoor and outdoor games, sports, arts, and crafts, tournaments, music drama, special events, homework assistance, and nature programs; and performs related work as required. May be assigned duties that include parks maintenance. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
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 direction, performs a wide variety of professional analytical and administrative duties in support of assigned functions, operations, programs, department, and/or division; performs duties in support of various administrative operations and activities including special projects, research studies, budget analysis, and other specialized functions; coordinates and performs a variety of contract and grant administration duties; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Administrative Analyst performs a variety of specialized administrative support assignments, including responsibilities in the area of budget monitoring, contract administration, and grant support. Incumbents must have knowledge of governmental accounting systems, as well as excellent written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills.This level is distinguished from the next higher level position by the scope of administrative support responsibilities performed at this level. REPORTS TO Department head or designated management staff. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED May perform technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.L 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 in preparation and monitoring assigned department/division(s) budget; prepare, analyze, review, and recommend budgetary and programmatic expenditures; prepare budget documents, transfers, and projections on own initiative; and prepare complex reports and documents. Review fiscal reports and synthesize information for management review; develop departmental fiscal protocols to conform to department's objectives; employ qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze and monitor fiscal activities of the department; and modify procedures to adapt to objectives. Research budgetary and special project issues for managerial or professional staff; provide assistance in resolving operational and administration issues; identify issues and conduct research to find alternative solutions; and make recommendations and assist in implementation. Plan, coordinate, and evaluate activities associated with assigned contracts; participate in research and evaluation of proposed contractual obligations and agreements; assist in contract negotiations and administration; and monitor compliance with applicable contractual agreements. Coordinates and supports grant administration activities; prepare, write, review, and monitor grant applications; and monitor existing programs for compliance with regulations. Develop statistical and related reports and forms requiring analysis of data and provide digests or summaries for management; prepare special reports, charts, graphs or related statistical data as required. Perform public information and relations assignments, including interpreting department policies, rules and regulations or referring inquiries where appropriate; provide explanations of City codes and ordinances, as needed. Supervise, plan, train, review and coordinate the work of clerical staff assigned to perform functions and tasks in support of work responsibilities; provide information and feedback to appropriate supervisory staff regarding performance of assigned staff; and assist and guide other staff with processes, procedures and policies. Initiate and execute complex administrative projects adhering to City and department policies and procedures, memorandums of understandings, acts, and operational guidelines established by other departments. Perform special projects involving review of information, reconciliation of information, and modification of existing procedures and processes to capture data and information based upon request. Perform various new hire functions including, processing new employees and miscellaneous new hire paperwork, and coordinating computer and other necessary access. Prepare, process, calculate and route accounts payable, Request for Proposals (RFP), and requisitions and purchase orders; process payment requests from vendors and contractors; review and manage invoices; and ensure compliance with Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) regulations as required. Assist in or provide guidance and direction to staff on payroll duties for assigned department or division(s). Participate in and perform various duties and special projects pertaining to task forces, focus groups, and advisory committees. Maintain and access confidential information, including reports, files, forms, and records. 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: Operational characteristics, services, and activities of assigned program area. Principles of municipal and finance management, organization, budgeting, systems and procedures. Principles and techniques of statistical, financial, and policy analyses. General principles, practices, and procedures of business administration and public administration. Principles, structure, and organization of public sector agencies. Principles and practices of planning and project management. Methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation. Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis. Principles and practices of record keeping and records management. Basic principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. MOUs, City personnel rules and regulations, and pertinent policies. Grant preparation and administration. Public relations principles and practices. Organization dynamics and intergovernmental relations. Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Methods and procedures of modern office management. 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: Perform a full range of analytical and administrative duties in support of assigned programs and functions. Plan, coordinate, and implement public information programs. Conduct legislative, programmatic and procedural research and analysis and provide appropriate recommendations based on findings. Prepare and present complex and clear policy analysis, statistical and financial reports. Develop recommendations for problematic areas and implement and monitor changes. Participate in the development and administration of policies and procedures. Oversee, coordinate, and review the work of assigned support staff. Functionally supervise, train, and evaluate assigned personnel. Understand the organization, operation, and services of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Understand, interpret, explain, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Assist with budget preparation and administration. Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility. Manage multiple priorities and adapt quickly and flexibly to change. Collect, evaluate, and interpret information and data from multiple sources and recommend changes to policies, programs, and practices. Coordinate interdepartmental and interagency activities effectively and diplomatically. Work independently with only general supervision on complex and sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality. Prepare clear, concise, and accurate records and reports. 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: Completion of an Associate's degree with major course work in business administration or a related field. Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing a variety of administrative and analytic work for a municipal 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 : Majority of work is performed both in an office and outdoor environment with some travel from site to site; exposure to varying temperatures and weather conditions; continuous contact with staff; and regular contact with the public. Physical : Frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods; stoop, bend over, and kneel; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to work with special equipment during emergency situations; lift and move objects weighing up to 35 pounds, with assistance; maintain 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
Apr 30, 2022
Full Time
Description 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. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION Under supervision, attends a basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified training academy to obtain the basic skills and fitness level necessary for performance of Police Officer duties. Prior to the actual enrollment in the Basic Academy, the Trainee may be assigned various duties throughout the department that requires public contact, but not the enforcement of laws. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the non-sworn, entry-level class in the Police Officer series. Incumbents in this classification receive training in a controlled classroom environment. The Trainee has no police powers during enrollment, and is a probationary employee during this period. Advancement to the sworn Police Officer level is based on meeting minimum qualification standards, satisfactory performance in the academy, and availability of positions. REPORTS TO Police Sergeant or higher ranking officer. 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. Attend a basic POST certified training academy to obtain the basic skills and fitness level necessary for performance of Police Officer duties. 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: The geography of the local area. General principles of report writing, grammar, spelling, and composition. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Learn laws of arrest and pertinent local, State and Federal laws and ordinances. Observe and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places and to judge situations and persons accurately. Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system. Operate police vehicles and related equipment. Use and care for firearms. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Deal courteously and effectively with the general 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. College coursework is desirable. Experience: Some law enforcement experience is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Special Requirements: Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment. Must be a citizen of the United States of America. 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 high-stress police training academy environment; indoor classrooms and outdoor physical agilities course; exposure to noise, smoke, and fumes. Physical : Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sufficient mobility to work in a law enforcement setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; walk on sloped, uneven, and slippery surfaces; crawl through various areas on hands and knees; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to work with special equipment during emergency situations; lift and move objects weighing up to 100 pounds, with assistance; maintain corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; operate a pistol, knife and handcuffs; use of office equipment, including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX. Supplemental Information EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT: An individual selected for this position will be required to sign an employment contract with the City with the stipulation that should they resign from, be released from probationary status, or otherwise be terminated from the Merced Police Department within thirty-six (36) months of hire date as a Police Officer, the employee must reimburse the City for the estimated costs related to their academy training provided by the City. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Apr 30, 2022
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, to perform responsible law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling assigned areas and answering calls and complaints; to investigate incidents and crimes; to serve as a role model of impeccable character, trustworthiness, and willingness to help and serve people in need; and to perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Police Officer This is the first level in the Police Officer series. This classification is distinguished from the Senior Police Officer by the years of experience and certification requirement. Advancement to the Senior Police Officer requires four and one-half years of satisfactory performance with the Merced Police Department and possession of an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate. Senior Police Officer This is the advanced working level in the Police Officer series. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and are generally filled by advancement from the Police Officer classification, or when filled from the outside, require prior experience and certifications. Advancement to the Senior level requires at least five years of satisfactory performance with the Merced Police Department and possession of an Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate. REPORTS TO Police Sergeant or higher ranking officer. 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 . Patrol designated areas of the City in car, by foot, or other means to preserve law and order; discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; maintain awareness of and remain alert for wanted suspects, known criminals, stolen vehicles, missing persons, traffic violators, and crimes in progress; stop and question suspicious persons; issue warnings and citations. Respond to calls for the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, general public service calls, and complaints including those involving automobile accidents, traffic hazards, misdemeanor and felony incidents, domestic disturbances, property control, civil complaints, animal control, and related incidents; respond to and provide assistance at a variety of public service type calls that are non-criminal in nature; assist in a variety of emergencies. Conduct property checks on business and homes for burglary and other criminal activities. Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned or incidents observed; determine what, if any crime has been committed; perform undercover and surveillance activities; identify, collect, preserve, process, photograph, and book evidence and property; locate and interview victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects; executive search warrants identify and interrogate suspects; prepare reports of incidents and investigations; follow up on investigations when assigned. Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. Prepare and serve search and arrest warrants; secure statements; apprehend and arrest offenders for crimes committed under Federal, State and local laws and codes; control and mitigate people under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other potentially hostile situations. Testify in juvenile, civil, traffic, municipal, and criminal courts, and parole and DMV hearings; prepare and present evidence; respond to mandatory court calls. Arrest, detain, transport, and take responsibility for the care and safety of detained persons. Perform traffic control assignments; direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency situations; provide traffic and crowd control; assist and advise motorists; use radar to detect speed; issue traffic citations and warnings; investigate traffic accidents. Serve as officer in charge or in a variety of special program areas including the Special Enforcement Team, detective, multi-agency task forces, and administration, as assigned. Perform special work with juveniles, as needed. Serve as a Field Training Officer, as assigned; train new recruits and lateral police officers. Participate in continuous training to enhance law enforcement skills including defensive driving skills, apprehension and arrest techniques, investigative skills, and general law enforcement skills. 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: Community-based policing and problem-solving techniques. Modern law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigations, and specialty areas of assignment. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations including laws governing the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and petty offenses. Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation and presentation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases. Techniques and applications of self defense and proper use of force. Laws applicable to the apprehension, retention, and treatment of juveniles. Geography and street layout of the City and surrounding area, including street locations. Operational characteristics and care of Department authorized equipment, vehicles, tools, and firearms. Methods and techniques used in interviewing witnesses, victims, or suspects, including effective methods of obtaining information from reluctant witnesses. Principles and techniques used in public relations. Principles and practices of data collection and analysis. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Methods and techniques of first aid and standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Perform a wide variety of professional law enforcement work. Read, understand, apply and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations regarding arrest, rules of evidence, and the apprehension, retention and treating of those arrested. Interpret and explain City law enforcement policies and procedures. Conduct a variety of criminal and special investigations. Gather, assemble, analyze, evaluate, and use facts and evidence; organize data and information. Carefully observe incidents and situations, accurately remembering names, faces, numbers, circumstances and places. Interview and secure information from victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects. Control violent people and affect arrests. Administer first aid. Prepare clear and comprehensive reports and routine correspondence. Make independent judgements and adopt quick, effective and responsible course of action during emergencies. Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance, and agility. Demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency in the use and care of firearms and other police equipment. Operate a motor vehicle under critical and unusual conditions. Work with computerized law enforcement information systems. Effectively, tactfully, and courteously represent the Merced City Police Department with the public and other law enforcement agencies. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Work irregular and on-call hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays. 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: Police Officer Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Previous experience in law enforcement is highly desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of P.O.S.T. Basic Academy certificate, is currently enrolled in the P.O.S.T Basic Academy or has obtained a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy certificate within the last two years. Special Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the filing deadline for the examination. Job candidates must meet stringent medical and physical standards. Senior Police Officer Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. College level courses are desirable. Experience: Four and one-half years of satisfactory performance as a Police Officer with the City of Merced Police Department. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Special Requirements: Job candidates must meet stringent medical and physical standards. 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 reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine peace keeping environments with travel from site to site; regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions; unusual exposure to life threatening situations; extensive public contact; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to sirens, firearm training, etc. Physical : Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sufficient mobility to work in a law enforcement setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; walk on sloped, uneven, and slippery surfaces; crawl through various areas on hands and knees; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to work with special equipment during emergency situations; lift and move objects weighing up to 100 pounds, with assistance; maintain corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; operate a pistol, knife and handcuffs; use of office equipment, including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Merced Merced, CA, United States
Apr 19, 2022
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 (Dispatcher I) or general supervision (Dispatcher II), learn and understand City Police Department dispatching policies, methods, and procedures; receive emergency and non-emergency calls for service via 911, radio, telephone, and other communications media; dispatch law enforcement, fire, and other public safety personnel and equipment; provide telecommunications support and incident coordination for field units; learn and serve as complaint taker for the City of Merced 911 Public Safety Answering Point; assist with other non-emergency responsibilities when assigned; perform general office support assignments; help and serve people in need; and perform related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISITCS Dispatcher I This is the entry and first working level class in the Dispatcher class series. Incumbents have responsibility for dispatching and maintaining field communications with public safety personnel. This level performs many assignments in a training and learning capacity. When incumbents become familiar with the Police Department and the dispatching systems and policies and demonstrates good sustained work performance, they may be promoted to Dispatcher II. Work shifts may rotate, including working nights, weekends, and holidays, and mandatory overtime may be required. Dispatcher II This is the journey level class in the Dispatcher class series. Incumbents are expected to perform the full scope of dispatching duties, including maintaining field communications with public safety personnel with minimal guidance and supervision. This class is distinguished from Dispatcher I in that the Dispatcher I performs many assignments in a training capacity. Work shifts may rotate, including working nights, weekends, and holidays, and mandatory overtime may be required. REPORTS TO Dispatcher Shift Supervisor, Communications Systems Supervisor, Police Sergeant, or other designated law enforcement personnel. 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. Take emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, medical, and other related services over telephone, 911, radio, and other communications media; respond rapidly to inquiries and requests to ensure proper dissemination of information and dispatch police, fire units and other public service entities to public safety incidents. Interview callers to evaluate location, and the nature and urgency of their situation; request all pertinent information; classify incidents; and establish dispatch priorities. Investigate law enforcement history pertaining to people and addresses to prepare officers for the situation they will be encountering. Query information and provide telecommunications support, using the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and other local, regional, national, and international databases to determine alerts and wants for people and property and provide information to support officers and fire fighters in the field using a variety of computerized and manual information systems. Coordinate and maintain contact with other agencies to assist field personnel in managing and resolving requests and public safety issues, as required and coordinate or transfer requests for emergency and non-emergency medical services with other emergency service providers; transfer calls to other units or agencies as warranted. Monitor and broadcast public safety radio transmissions to facilitate communication flow. Enter, update, modify, and clear incident data and other related information into the computer-aided dispatching (CAD) system, records management systems (RMS), CLETS, and other computer systems and data bases as required. Maintain incident records, cards and logs including handwriting, documenting, and time stamping conversations on the radio and during calls, when necessary and duplicate recordings of radio and telephone communications for court or other purposes. Call out special teams and make command and other notifications as required. Perform limited communications equipment and work area maintenance; troubleshoot and report malfunctioning equipment to ensure equipment is in working order and clean communication center and maintain a clean work environment. Operate communications center equipment including telephones, radios, computers, FAX machines, and printers. Monitor locations on multiple computer screens and verify safe status of public safety units. Relay information to other appropriate agencies regarding hazards. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and city regulations. Navigate the California Courts Protective Order Registry (CCPOR) website; scan, enter and modify restraining orders. Confirm out of agency warrants and abstract warrants issued by the Merced Police Department. Answer questions and provide information to the public. 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: Operating policies, procedures, and functions of the police and fire departments relevant to the position. Laws, codes, and regulations pertinent to public safety services. Procedures, principles and techniques of dispatching, public safety communications, complaint taking, telecommunications support, and customer courtesy. Communications center equipment operation, to include computers, telephones, radios, FAX machines, computer software, and paging equipment. Principles and techniques of communication center operations, emergency communications, requirements of public safety dispatch, customer service, and customer courtesy. Proper operation and care of communications center equipment including telephones, computers, radios, office equipment and vehicles used in the communications center and in the field. Principles, practices, and techniques of computer aided dispatch systems. General geography of the City of Merced. Public relations methods and techniques. Proper English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Techniques of effective communication. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Ability to: Learn and operate policies, procedures, and functions of the police and fire departments relevant to the position. Learn and operate communications center equipment, to include computers, telephones, radio, FAX machines, computer software, and paging equipment. Analyze situations quickly and use sound judgment, initiative, creativity, and planning in dispatching personnel and equipment. Think clearly and act calmly in emergency situations. Read, analyze, and interpret written materials, maps, laws, codes, rules, and regulations. Evaluate situations and respond appropriately. Take and transmit clear and complete directions and information. Use patience, courtesy, and tact and recognize and discern various emotional states during all communications. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, disabling conditions and socioeconomic situations. Become familiar with the geography of the city. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff. Control telephone conversations to elicit information. Accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously and organize workload with frequent interruptions and distractions in a high stress environment. Type and enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Receive, retain and use large quantities of information. Anticipate an officer's needs. Type from auditory sources. Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards. Maintain up to date logs, records, and files. Operate a computer-aided dispatch system with sufficient speed and accuracy. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals. Distinguish and comprehend simultaneous communications from several sources. 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: Dispatcher I Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: One year of work experience performing a variety of office support assignments in a position requiring considerable public contact. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Typing certificate at time of application. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Dispatcher Certificate must be achieved within 18 months of appointment. Special Requirements: Type at a rate of net 40 words per minute. Completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher Course. Dispatcher II Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: One year of work experience performing public safety dispatching work comparable to that of a Dispatcher I with the City of Merced. License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Typing certificate at time of application. Possession of P.O.S.T. Dispatcher Certificate. Special Requirements: Type at a rate of net 40 words per minute. Completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher Course. 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 normally performed in an indoor communications center and occasionally in a vehicle or outdoor environment when assigned to field duty with travel form site to site; continuous contact with staff and the public; incumbents are required to work evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts; and incumbents may be called back or held over to maintain staffing levels. Physical : Sit for extended periods, up to twelve hours; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; frequent grasping, hand and arm movement, and fine coordination in retrieving and entering information; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal and written communication; and use of office equipment, including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, FAX, and radio communication and dispatching equipment. Closing Date/Time: Continuous