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. 

 

 

 

 

 

12 job(s) at City of Menlo Park

CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
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: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
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 physicial 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: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park Police 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 the City of 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 the City of Menlo Park. 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 twenty and one half (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 following website for additional government code minimum standards: https://www.post.ca.gov/overview-selection-standards.aspx. 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: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications for Menlo's Children's Center and Belle Haven Child Development Center. This position is part-time and provides a flexible work schedule. We are looking for multiple candidates that enjoy teaching & 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 Childcare Teacher 1 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 Must possess a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education Units One year or more experience working in a preschool environment is preferred. Must successfully pass TB Test, physical and fingerprinting 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. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
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 factual 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 twelfth (12th) grade. One (1) year of general clerical 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: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Menlo Park Library seeks qualified candidates for on-call librarian positions in both the Adult and Youth Services divisions. These extra-help, non-benefitted positions work on-call providing excellent customer service while performing a variety of professional library duties. Those duties could include reference, reader's advisory, collection development and other tasks at a public information desk; leading events, programs or book clubs; digital literacy training for the public; and performing related work as assigned at the Menlo Park Main or Belle Haven branch library. A can-do attitude, a positive outlook, efficiency, approachability, and responsiveness to internal and external needs are all essential traits. Having a passion for libraries and a library's role in bridging technology gaps is required. Knowledge about technology, teaching and learning, and diversity is a must. Creativity, innovation, and flexibility are key to providing the quality of service our community deserves. Schedules vary based on the needs of the library system. Both Menlo Park Library locations are open on Saturdays and Sundays. Selected candidates from this applicant pool may be assigned to work at either location. On-call librarian positions are scheduled for less than 20 hours per week and may not exceed 980 hours within a twelve (12) month period. TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to: Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment to provide service to our library users within general policy and legal guidelines. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Provide assistance to and advise patrons of all age groups in the effective use of the Library's collection, facilities and services; demonstrate the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources; assist with digital downloads and respond to difficult or technical questions as they relate to the use of electronic resources. Compile subject bibliographies Answer readers' advisory and general reference questions from telephone, webpage and in-person queries by accessing a variety of print and non-print resources, including electronic resources Develop an assigned area of the Library collection; review and analyze collection use; recommend books and materials for purchase based on patron needs and according to the variety of patron ages, abilities, education, interests, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Participate in the preparation of exhibits and the organization and presentation of a variety of programs or events for library patrons Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position The ideal candidate brings: Excellent customer service Ability to respond to difficult complaints and requests for information with equanimity, openness and deep empathy for all the people with whom we engage The ability to provide quality service to a diverse community Ability to work in a busy environment Strong work ethic, a great sense of humor and a commitment to be a team player Dedication to exploring new ways of engaging the public and showing them all that the library has to offer Proficiency with automated library systems and other computer applications Experience helping the public with typical library eResources such as eBooks and databases Proficiency with online search tools and strategies Good analytical, oral, and written communication skills including problem-solving and flexibility Ability to work some night or weekend shifts Bilingual skills Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university. Spanish bilingual skills desirable but not required. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is seeking applicants for temporary positions in the Public Works Maintenance Division. Individuals may be assigned to work in Streets, Parks, Trees, Water or Facilities depending on their experience. Temporary employees will operate and maintain a variety of maintenance equipment, including dump trucks, stump grinders, aerial lifts, lawn mowers, backhoes, jack hammers, edgers, hedge trimmers, concrete saws, chain saws and hand tools. Temporary employees will foster positive and effective working relationships and must be able understand and follow instructions. Start date Immediate openings available. Length of employment not to exceed 1000 hours per fiscal year (7/1-6/30). Typical assignments are 40 hrs/week for 24 weeks. Qualifications High school graduate and one year of experience preferred. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
This is a journey-level class in the Police Records Specialist classification series responsible for maintaining information in specialized departmental databases, preparing and assembling reports, processing payments, and preparing and processing subpoenas, requests for information, and other documents. All activities are performed within specified legal guidelines. 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 Police Records Specialist performs a variety of general administrative, clerical, and customer service duties within the Police Department by processing various documents, permit applications, records, and reports and maintaining departmental databases; and performs related work as required. 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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. One (1) year of responsible general office clerical and/or dispatcher experience for a municipal or county government or public safety agency. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications for a Gymnastics Instructor at The Arrillaga Gymnastics Center. This position is part-time and provides a flexible work schedule, which is great for applicants that are still in school. We are looking for multiple candidates that enjoy teaching preschool and school aged children developmental gymnastics. Our center is open Monday through Friday 9am-12pm, 1pm-8pm, and Saturdays 9am-5pm. Monday through Saturday hours are available. Qualifications Candidates are not required to have prior gymnastics experience, all candidates are welcome. We provide training to give you the tools to succeed. Essential job Functions The job functions of a gymnastics instructor would include organizing, supervising, instructing, interacting, and organizing games/activities for the children to participate in. Applicants are responsible for maintaining safety and cleanliness throughout the facility. They should be aware of their schedule and communicate with their supervisor accordingly. Ideal Candidates The ideal candidate would possess quality customer service skills, positive energy, passion to work with school-aged children, and a strong worth ethic. Also, they must be able to instruct preschool and school aged children with a motivating and passionate attitude. Candidate must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, including children, up to 30 pounds. 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. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications for the Recreation Leader (Part-Time, Temporary) position stationed at the Belle Haven After School Program throughout the year. We are hoping to fill two part-time positions that will work 20-30 hours per week. Essential job functions Typical job functions include planning, organizing, and supervising children who attend the after school program, developing age appropriate activities and curriculum, and communicating regularly with parents and staff. Applicant is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe facility and poses knowledge of safe operating practices. Applicant is responsible for snack preparation and is responsible for the health and safety of children in their care. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate would possess a strong work-ethic and a desire to work with 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. Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, including children, up to 30 pounds. 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. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently accepting applications for the Recreation Leader (Part-Time, Temporary) position stationed at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Applicants can work nights and weekends. Pay Rate: $15.00 Hours per Week: 10 to 20 hours, not to exceed 1,000 hours per year Days: weekend hours and occasional weekday evenings Times: varies on the weekends during classes, rentals and events potentially from 7 AM to 2 AM. Occasional weeknights 4 PM to 10 PM and weekdays as needed. Location: Arrillaga Recreation Center Essential job duties Responsible for set-up and clean-up of events, classes Overseeing day of duties for facility rentals Answer telephones and forward calls to appropriate personnel Taking class registrations, drop-ins and cash handling Responsible for opening and closing of the building Ability to explain procedures and requirements for rentals Comfortable enforcing City policies and procedures Computer Literacy (Word/Excel/Outlook/Publisher/EGov) Assist with office duties and special projects and requests as needed Provide front counter coverage when weekday staff is out of the office Ideal candidate Must be 18 Years or older, with a flexible schedule. Previous recreation or customer service experience preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Energetic, reliable, flexible and hands-on! Must be able to lift 30lbs. Benefits Not eligible for benefits. Employees will receive sick leave in accordance with State Law. Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Mar 17, 2020
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 factual 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 twelfth (12th) grade. One (1) year of general clerical involving frequent public contact, preferably in a law enforcement setting. Licenses and Certifications Possession of, or ability to obtain, 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: Open Until Filled