City of Menlo Park

Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to a little over 32,000 residents in its 19 square miles. The stunning natural surroundings of the city afford views of the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Coastal Range to the west. Menlo Park’s climate is moderate to warm, with an average of 265 sunny days a year. 

Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well educated and actively engaged in community life. Excellent public and private schools serve its many young families, while residents of all ages enjoy the City’s numerous parks and recreational facilities. The city’s close proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College provide a multitude of academic, cultural and athletic event opportunities. The arts and leisure activities of the major urban areas of San Francisco and San Jose are close by. These and many other amenities contribute to Menlo Park’s outstanding quality of life.

Located in the heart of Menlo Park is a downtown featuring unique and upscale shops and restaurants. Set in a pleasant, pedestrian-oriented atmosphere, Menlo Park’s downtown area attracts locals and visitors alike. Known worldwide as the “Capital of Venture Capital,” Menlo Park is well situated to benefit from and help shape new technologies and markets originating from the Silicon Valley. The city hosts such major employers as SRI International, the U.S. Geological Survey, Facebook, Pacific Biosciences, E*TRADE Financial Corporation and CS Bio Co.

City government


Menlo Park was founded November 23, 1927, as a general law city under the State of California and operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney as well as members of a variety of commissions and committees. City departments that report to the City Manager include Administrative Services, the City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Community Services, Library, Police and Public Works.

In addition to its many attributes, Menlo Park has one of the most beautiful civic center campuses in the Bay Area. Lush landscaping including heritage trees, a running fountain and a duck pond surrounds the City Hall / Administration Building. The campus also includes a nine-acre park, recreation facilities and the main Menlo Park library. These civic amenities make the campus a noted destination for City residents, local employees and visitors alike. Conveniently located, the campus is a short walk to the Caltrain station and Menlo Park’s downtown retail district.

The Menlo Park City website is the primary source for information about City services, programs, projects, events, meetings, policies and volunteer opportunities.

City Council


The City Council is the City's five-member governing body whose members serve at-large for four-year overlapping terms in general municipal elections. The City Council selects from among its members, the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem to one-year terms at its first meeting in December of each year. The Mayor, who represents the City of Menlo Park, serves as the presiding officer of the City Council and signs enacting ordinances and contracts. The Menlo Park City Council meetings are generally Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers located at 701 Laurel Street. Menlo Park’s City Councilmembers serve part-time, retaining their positions in private industry, personal enterprise, business or the professions. 

 

 

 

 

 

7 job(s) at City of Menlo Park

CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Aug 02, 2022
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is now accepting applications for community service officer. This is a journey-level class responsible for performing a variety of non-sworn law enforcement duties. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Ideal candidate Under general supervision, the community service officer performs a variety of activities in administering non-sworn law enforcement support services and programs for the City including crime scene investigation, parking enforcement and traffic control, evidence collection and processing, abandoned vehicle abatement, neighborhood watch and public outreach, animal control and writing reports. Minimum qualifications Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to an associate degree in criminal justice, police science or a related field. One year of experience performing increasingly responsible non-sworn law enforcement support duties. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license by time of appointment. Benefits The City offers an excellent benefit package consisting of: A City-paid Caltrain Go Pass; City Hall is centrally located and within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park For non-Caltrain riders, the City offers employees a commuter check program of up to $150.00 per month toward the purchase of a non-Caltrain monthly transit pass; or a transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week Health insurance: City contribution up to $2,351 per month toward a cafeteria plan which can be used to purchase medical insurance and participate in a flexible spending account for health care and/or child care reimbursement Dental: City-paid coverage for employee and dependents Vision: City-paid coverage for employee and dependents Vacation: 88-176 hours of vacation leave accrual each year, depending on length of service Sick leave: 96 hours of sick leave accrued each year Holidays: 11 official holidays and 34 hours of floating holiday time per year, prorated based on hire date Retirement: CalPERS, for classic members 2.0%@60 formula; for all others, 2.0%@62 formula Deferred compensation: Voluntary participation in city plans Life insurance: City-paid policy equal to 1-1/2 times regular annual wage Long term disability: City-paid coverage Educational leave and tuition reimbursement Employees receive free on-site gym access For additional benefit information, visit menlopark.org/laboragreements and review the City of Menlo Park and SEIU Memorandum of Understanding. Special instructions Important: Please upload a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and a resume. You may attach one file only (multiple pages OK) up to 2MB. Please be sure to fill out the required city application completely, including all relevant work experience. Applications with “See resume” as a substitution for the work experience description and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered. Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this announcement. Not all applications which may meet the minimum requirements will proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person Oral Board Panel Interview scheduled August 24, 2022. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process. An eligibility list will be established as a result of this examination process and will be valid for a period of six months. The list may be extended up to a maximum of two years. The hiring department will review the eligibility list to determine which candidates will be invited to the department selection process. The City of Menlo Park is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the City of Menlo Park not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees. We will make reasonable efforts in the selection process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact Veronica Wortham at vwortham@menlopark.org before the closing date for accommodation requests. Before receiving a conditional offer of employment, the candidate must pass a thorough background investigation, fingerprinting, polygraph examination, psychological screening and physical examination. Candidates must be successful in all phases of the selection process. Before receiving an offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a reference check, criminal conviction history questionnaire, OccuScreen background and DOJ fingerprinting. All new employees are required to comply with the requirements of our COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy as a condition of employment. This policy requires that an employee provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or submit a request and be approved for a medical or religious exception to the policy before their start date. Those who are approved for a temporary or permanent exception, will be required to test weekly while they remain unvaccinated. Candidate start date may be adjusted to meet these requirements. Please contact Kristen Strubbe, Interim Human Resources Manager, at kmstrubbe@menlopark.org with any questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all potential employees are required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States. The City will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Recruitment contact Veronica Wortham 650-330-6673 vwortham@menlopark.org Closing Date/Time: August 16, 2022, 05:00 PM
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
Menlo Park's police department demands the highest level of professionalism from its employees. We maintain that employee contact with the public should inspire respect and generate cooperation and approval from the public we serve. The department strives to provide the best possible police services. For more than 80 years, our department has worked hard every day to protect those who live, work and visit Menlo Park. We achieve this through crime suppression and problem solving, crime analysis and development of crime prevention strategies. The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications from motivated individuals who can meet the challenge of a fast-paced multitasking environment. Successful police recruit candidates will actively participate in the P.O.S.T. (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) prescribed police academy training program. Upon successful completion of the academy program, incumbents of this non-sworn temporary classification may be appointed to the sworn classification of police officer. Ideal candidate The ideal candidates will exemplify the highest level of professionalism and interest in community service, while understanding their duty to carry out law enforcement activities; display a cooperative spirit and inspire others; show commitment to professional development; and emanate pride, dedication, and passion for protecting lives and property of those who live, work and visit our community. As a police recruit, the successful candidate studies, attends classes, completes homework assignments, takes tests, and follows all instructions relative to the academy curriculum and behavior; becomes proficient in the following areas: criminal law, arrest and control techniques, use of firearms, report writing, vehicle operation, First Aid, CPR, narcotics, crowd control, court room demeanor, public relations, patrol procedures, physical conditioning and training, and any other subjects included in the academy. Minimum qualifications Must be at least 20.5 years of age at time of appointment. Graduation from high school or equivalent. Additional education at the college level is preferred. Valid California driver's license California Government Code Section 1031 (a) requires that police officers be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Review the Government Code minimum standards . Candidates must have already achieved acceptable results on the PELLETB and WSTB exams. You must attach both results to your application. Candidates with bilingual skills, recent public agency experience, or volunteerism in the public safety field are strongly encouraged to apply. Benefits Employees in the police recruit classification may elect to participate in group medical coverage and accrue eight hours of sick leave per month. Upon successful completion of the academy, police recruits are appointed to the full-time benefitted position of police officer. Police officer benefits are described in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Menlo Park Police Officers' Association and the City of Menlo Park, located on our website. Closing Date/Time: Ongoing applications
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications for lateral Police Officers that are motivated, well-trained professionals who can meet the challenge of a fast paced, multi-tasking law enforcement environment. The Menlo Park Police department is an operation in which the line patrol officers enjoy communicating and building relationships with individuals within the community. We embrace a true community connection and commitment with participants on all sides. Rather than designating certain officers to focus on solving community problems, Menlo Park will charge all police personnel with proactive community policing responsibilities. We ask our officers to seek innovative solutions to local problems, respond to citizen complaints of violations and provide excellent customer service. A small agency, such as the Menlo Park Police Department, will enable you to attain a breadth of experience and exposure through which to advance your career in numerous ways. We are seeking individuals who are enticed by our vision and will bring high energy, innovation, self-motivation and passion to their chosen profession. The City of Menlo Park recognizes the value of continuing education and increased knowledge acquired through personal and professional development of its’ workforce and allows employees to further their education goals. Accordingly, the City is committed to providing support for learning opportunities that directly and indirectly assist employees in achieving their personal and professional learning goals. Additionally, major thoroughfares coursing through our fully developed community make traffic management a vital duty of all patrol officers. Overall, the department has strong opportunities for specialty assignments, including: K9, investigations, narcotics enforcement, and SWAT / HNT. Patrol teams enjoy a rotating 4/12 plan or a fixed 4/10 schedule in specialty assignments. The City realizes the diversity of the community and therefore upon approval, the City pays officers a bilingual stipend. Our officers continually strive to be the best and achieve high standards; they receive a 5% incentive for achieving their Intermediate POST certificate and 10% incentive for achieving their advanced certificate. The City has new desktop and laptop computers in place for employees. The City already has Crime Analysis and Traffic Analysis software systems in place. A new handheld citations system for traffic has recently been launched. The City also implemented a citywide GIS system, document imaging system, and Intranet, which are available to all staff members. Additionally, we have placed laptops in all patrol cars in order to facilitate timely report writing and response to calls for service. Ideal candidate/qualifications We are seeking well-qualified lateral Police Officers who are enthusiastic, community-oriented team players with the skills and ability to interact and deal effectively with a population that is both culturally and socio-economically diverse. We pride ourselves in our staff, individuals who exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, and a sincere desire to make a difference. Come discover why so many officers develop their careers here and retire from our department. Job requirements: Graduation from an accredited Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic academy (or California POST approved equivalent). Passed probation and worked at least one full year in patrol at a California law enforcement agency Graduation from high school or equivalent. Additional education at the college level is preferred. Valid California Driver License POST standard physical requirements Applicants must include the most recent POST Certification (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) as an attachment to their application. Benefits The City offers an excellent benefit package consisting of: A City-paid Caltrain Go Pass. The Menlo Park campus is centrally located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park. For non-Caltrain riders, the City offers employees a commuter check program of up to $50.00 per month toward the purchase of a non-Caltrain monthly transit pass; or a transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week. Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2,128 per month towards Cafeteria Plan which can be used to purchase medical insurance and participate in a flexible spending account for health and/or dependent care reimbursement Dental: City-paid coverage for employee and dependents Vision: City-paid coverage for employee and dependents Vacation: 96 - 176 hours of vacation leave accrual each year, depending on length of service. Sick Leave: 8 hours per month Holidays: 13 holidays Retirement: CalPERS Classic Members 3% @ 55; New Members 2.7%@ 57 formula. Uniform Allowance: $1,040 annually Deferred Compensation: Voluntary participation in City Plans Life Insurance: City-paid policy equal to 1-1/2 times regular annual wage Long Term Disability: City-paid coverage Employees are provided with access to an on-site gym at no cost Closing Date/Time: Ongoing applications
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community, build relationships and work in a team environment. If you like working with school age children, this job is for you! The City of Menlo Park is looking for responsible and enthusiastic part-time Recreation Leaders and Senior Recreation Leaders to assist in Library and Community Services afterschool programs, sports, events and senior programs. We are looking for enthusiastic, driven and responsible Recreation Leaders who enjoy working with various youth ages/seniors and creating a fun, safe, positive and thriving environment. Shifts vary between 7 a.m.-10 p.m. (most positions in sports and events have a later end time while youth/senior programs typically are daytime hours). About the position Depending upon the program assigned to, the duties of a Recreation Leader/Senior Recreation Leader may include, but are not limited to, the following: Afterschool programs Ability to open/close facilities Monitor, coordinate and run classes Set up and break down of events Printing rosters for instructors Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (Events) Responsible for opening and closing the building. Responsible for set up and clean-up of events and facility rentals. Oversee and supervise the Recreation facilities during facility rentals. Gymnasium/sports Performing outstanding customer service Answering phones Basketball, Volleyball and Softball scorekeeping Ability to use learn and perform tasks on recreation software systems May be responsible for handling money and organizing class sign in sheets. Senior programs Help serving meals Help coordinating activities Kitchen cooks Minimum requirements Appointment to this position is contingent upon CA Department of Justice fingerprinting criminal history records check (18 and over) or work permit (if under age 18) Recreation Leader Applicants under the age of 18 years are required to obtain a work permit from their school. Senior Recreation Leader High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of paid experience working in a recreation program-type setting. Must have experience supervising children, teens, adults, and/or seniors. Benefits These are non-benefited temporary positions. A temporary employee may not work more than 1000 hours per year and will receive sick leave in accordance with State Law. Salary Recreation Leader: $15.00 - $16.03 per hour Senior Recreation Leader: $16.03 - $19.13 per hour Closing Date/Time: Ongoing applications
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park currently has an excellent opportunity for experienced communications dispatchers. Shift work including weekends and holidays is required. Communications dispatchers are responsible for receiving and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for the Police Department and City. Responsibilities are centered on extensive contact with the public over the telephone, in both emergency and non-emergency situations to receive, transmit and provide information and assistance. All activities are performed within specified legal guidelines. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Minimum qualifications Education and experience Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade. 1 year of general clerical work involving frequent public contact, preferably in a law enforcement setting. Licenses and certifications Possession of a valid Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Closing Date/Time: Ongoing applications
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
This position is part-time (20 hours a week) and provides a flexible work schedule. We are looking for candidates that enjoy teaching and working with preschool and school aged children. This position is Monday through Friday. Ideal candidate The ideal candidate would possess a strong work-ethic and a desire to work with preschool and school-age children on class activities and projects; plans age-appropriate curriculum, learning experiences and activities to develop, physical, language, and social skills; designs activities to enhance the child’s self-esteem and independence. Essential job functions The job functions of a Child Care Teacher include: planning activities for children; supervising, instructing, and interacting with specific age groups; working within a teaching team to create a play based environment for children; maintaining safety and cleanliness throughout the facility. Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, including children, up to 30 pounds. Minimum qualifications Child Care Teacher I Equivalent to high school graduation or GED, plus a minimum of twelve (12) units of course work in Early Childhood Education, recreation, physical education, elementary education, or closely related field. Twenty-four (24) units preferred. An A.A. Degree in early childhood education preferred Equivalent of six months’ experience in licensed group child care program or comparable setting or possession of a Children’s Center Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Preparation and Licensing, or equivalent experience to provide the required knowledge and abilities Possession of a valid California driver's license; and a satisfactory driving record, if assigned to the after school program (children in kindergarten - fifth grade) Ability to obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate. Must maintain and renew certification per the American Red Cross guidelines Child Care Teacher II 16 semester units in general education 24 units of Early Childhood Education coursework An addition two units of adult supervision coursework One year of instructional work in a child care and development program Certification as Master Teacher or above Possession of valid Class C California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record Ability to obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate. Must maintain and renew certification per the American Red Cross guidelines Closing Date/Time: Ongoing applications
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications for police academy graduates that are motivated, well-trained professionals who can meet the challenge of a fast paced, multi-tasking law enforcement environment. Menlo Park’s police department is an operation in which the line patrol officers enjoy communicating and building relationships with individuals within the community. We embrace a true community connection and commitment with participants on all sides. Rather than designating certain officers to focus on solving community problems, Menlo Park will charge all police personnel with proactive community policing responsibilities. We ask our officers to seek innovative solutions to local problems, respond to citizen complaints of violations and provide excellent customer service. A small agency, such as Menlo Park’s police department, will enable you to attain a breadth of experience and exposure through which to advance your career in numerous ways. We seek individuals enticed by our vision and who want to bring high energy, innovation, self-motivation and passion to their chosen profession. The City of Menlo Park recognizes the value of continuing education and increased knowledge acquired through personal and professional development of its’ workforce and allows employees to further their education goals. Accordingly, the City is committed to providing support for learning opportunities that directly and indirectly assist employees in achieving their personal and professional learning goals. Additionally, major thoroughfares coursing through our fully developed community make traffic management a vital duty of all patrol officers. Overall, the department has strong opportunities for specialty assignments, including K9, investigations, narcotics enforcement and SWAT/HNT. Patrol teams enjoy a rotating 4/12 plan or a fixed 4/10 schedule in specialty assignments. The City realizes the diversity of the community and therefore upon approval, the City pays officers a bilingual stipend. Our officers continually strive to be the best and achieve high standards; they receive a 5% incentive for achieving their Intermediate POST certificate and 10% incentive for achieving their advanced certificate. The City has new desktop and laptop computers in place for employees. The City already has crime analysis and traffic analysis software systems in place. A new handheld citations system for traffic recently launched. The City also implemented a citywide GIS system, document imaging system and intranet, which are available to all staff members. Additionally, we have placed laptops in all patrol cars in order to facilitate timely report writing and response to calls for service. Ideal candidate We are seeking well-qualified academy graduates who are enthusiastic, community-oriented team players with the skills and ability to interact and deal effectively with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population. We pride ourselves in our staff, individuals who exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, and a sincere desire to make a difference. Come discover why so many officers develop their careers here and retire from our department. Job requirements Graduation from an accredited Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic academy (or California POST approved equivalent) Minimum 21 years of age at time of appointment California Government Code Section 1031(a) requires that police officers be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship Graduation from high school or equivalent; additional education at the college level is preferred Valid California driver’s license POST standard physical requirements Applicants must include the POST Basic Academy graduation certificate as an attachment to their application Benefits The City offers an excellent benefit package consisting of: A City-paid Caltrain Go Pass. The Menlo Park campus is centrally located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park. For non-Caltrain riders, the City offers employees a commuter check program of up to $75.00 per month toward the purchase of a non-Caltrain monthly transit pass; or a transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week. Health insurance: City contribution up to $2,128 per month toward a cafeteria plan, which can be used to purchase medical insurance and participate in a flexible spending account for health and/or dependent care reimbursement Dental: City-paid coverage for employee and dependents Vision: City-paid coverage for employee and dependents Vacation: 96-176 hours of vacation leave accrual each year, depending on length of service Sick leave: Eight hours per month Holidays: 13 holidays CalPERS retirement: For classic members 3%@55; for new members 2.7%@57 formula Uniform allowance: $1,040 annually Deferred compensation: Voluntary participation in City Plans Life insurance: City-paid policy equal to 1-1/2 times regular annual wage Long term disability: City-paid coverage Employees are provided with access to an on-site gym at no cost Special requirements Applications received without the following will be deemed incomplete and not considered in the recruitment process: Complete application Supplemental questionnaire responses POST basic academy graduation certificate Closing Date/Time: Ongoing applications