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. 

 

 

 

 

 

5 job(s) at City of Menlo Park

CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Feb 07, 2024
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is currently seeking two (2) full-time Senior Program Assistants in the Library and Community Services Department. This is an unparalleled opportunity to join our energetic and creative team. Interested and qualified candidates should apply now. Senior Program Assistants are highly skilled, hands-on professionals who provide essential support for a wide range of programs, operational and administrative duties. Assigned areas of program responsibility may include one or more of the following: Recreation center programs and facilities Senior center programs including nutrition, health, social wellness and enrichment Children and youth programs Community events and observances Athletic programs like aquatics, gymnastics, fitness and movement Disability and inclusion services Technology and systems Grant tracking and reporting Community center operations This position requires excellent organizational skills such as planning and implementation of activities, interpretation of policies, procedures, and regulations; interpersonal and customer service skills; and creative problem-solving within the scope of responsibilities and established policies and procedures. The City of Menlo Park currently has two (2) full-time Senior Program Assistant positions available immediately with focus areas that may include senior center programs including nutrition, health, social wellness and enrichment; recreation center programs and facilities; and/or community events and observances. This recruitment will be used to establish the eligibility list for Senior Program Assistants. Interested candidates must apply now in order to be considered for placement in current and future positions in this classification. Additional full-time openings are expected to become available in the near future to support additional programs including: children and youth programs, technology and systems, grant tracking and reporting, disability and inclusion services, athletic programs like aquatics, gymnastics, fitness and movement; afterschool programs and camps; and/or community center operations. The Department The Library and Community Services department is responsible for providing excellent customer service through recreational, educational, and cultural programs for children, adults and seniors. Our facilities include 221 acres of parkland distributed among 13 parks, two libraries, two community centers, two public pools, three childcare centers, two gymnasiums, and one gymnastics center. Included in the parks and recreation areas are tennis and pickleball courts, dog parks, softball diamonds, picnic areas, playgrounds, soccer fields, a skate park, shared use of a performing arts center and open space. The City of Menlo Park is currently building a state-of-the-art new facility that will incorporate a community center, gymnasium, aquatics center, senior center, youth center, and branch library. The new facility is being constructed in partnership with Meta, and is scheduled to open in 2024. Job Description URL: https://menlopark.gov/files/sharedassets/public/v/1/administrative-services/documents/human-resources/job-classifications/seiu/senior-program-assistant.pdf Ideal Candidate The ideal Senior Program Assistant candidate will: Work effectively and collaboratively with other team members to perform at high levels that meet performance goals and measurements Manage time and workload in a fast-paced environment; meet multiple deadlines; use modern technological tools to improve work output; achieve performance goals and results in collaboration with others; contribute to and implement team-oriented projects and tasks Flexibility and adaptability. Use a positive, problem-solving approach to unexpected situations. Perform at a high level to adapt to changing environments. Innovate and apply creative thinking to develop new pathways to achieve goals. Respond effectively in crisis situations Provide administrative support, conduct research, perform special projects, develop reports, assemble materials, compose documents, retrieve and research information, update databases and compile statistics Possess strong teamwork skills to function effectively with a diverse and talented team of program assistants, supervisors and other support staff responsible for program implementation Plan, organize, schedule, and support assigned programs and projects to deliver high-quality community services to the public Ensure the provision of a safe and healthy work and play environment; participate in training staff in safety measures; observe program activities and compliance with safety requirements Communicate effectively. Maintain excellent communication with program participants; explain and enforce policies and procedures; promote awareness of programs to prospective participants; celebrate success internally and in the community Supports supervisory and management personnel in both administrative and coordination efforts of programs and services in a fast-paced environment that is focused on responding to the changing service needs of a dynamic community This position may be assigned to provide effective technical and functional direction to staff, interns, and/or volunteers. 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's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in recreation administration, physical education, library services or a related field, and two (2) years of community program experience related to the area of assignment. If assigned to child care, equivalent to the completion of an associate degree or 60 semester units including 24 units of early childhood education coursework OR bachelor's degree or equivalent with 12 units of early childhood education or child development coursework; six (6) additional semester units of coursework in administration and supervision of child care and development programs; two (2) units of adult supervision coursework; and two (2) years of experience with young children as well as administrative support experience. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. For positions including oversight of a child care facility, possession of or ability to obtain a CTC-issued Child Development Site Supervisor Permit within one year of employment. For certain positions in Community Services, ability to obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate. Must maintain and renew certification per the American Red Cross guidelines. Benefits The City offers an excellent benefit package consisting of: Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2,655 per month towards 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; 34 hours of floating holiday time per year; 8 “Day of Reflection” hours per year in recognition of holidays of individual and community importance 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 1.5 times regular annual wage Long Term Disability: City-paid coverage Educational leave and tuition reimbursement A City-paid Caltrain GoPass. The Menlo Park campus is centrally located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park. A City-paid BayPass. This pilot program offers employees unlimited travel in 2024 for both work and personal trips on 25 Bay Area transit agencies that use the Clipper card. A transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week. Employees are provided with access to an on-site gym at no cost For additional benefit information, visit www.menlopark.gov and review the City of Menlo Park and SEIU Memorandum of Understanding. Special Instructions IMPORTANT: 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. If 25 or fewer applications are received, the eligibility list will be established based on application review. If more than 26 applications are received, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Panel examination. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process. An Eligible 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 Eligible 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 Human Resources at jobs@menlopark.gov prior to the closing date for accommodation requests. Before receiving an offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal conviction history questionnaire, DOJ fingerprinting, and an Occuscreen background check. Applicants must be successful in all phases of the selection process to be considered for this position. 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. Closing Date/Time: 3/10/2024 at 11:59pm
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jan 20, 2024
Full Time
The City of Menlo Park is now accepting applications for a Construction Inspector in the Public Works Department. Do you enjoy being outdoors? Your new “office” could be construction sites all around the City of Menlo Park! Do you enjoy working independently and have a strong sense of initiative? Help us ensure that construction work in the right-of-way conforms to City standards and ensures the safety of those traveling through and doing the work in construction zones. Our team takes pride in delivering new projects and maintaining the City’s infrastructure - City streets and sidewalks, buildings, parks, vehicles, and utilities. Each year, our department handles more than 5,000 construction inspections and processes plan checks for nearly 600 projects in the right-of-way. If you value teamwork and want to have a meaningful impact in the community, apply today! 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: Education and Experience Construction Inspector I : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in construction inspection or construction technology. Three (3) years of inspection experience on civil construction projects. Experience in varied construction trades and/or maintenance of public infrastructure will also be considered. Construction Inspector II : Five (5) years of experience in construction, inspection, paraprofessional engineering or the performance of related work and preferably including an associate’s degree in civil engineering, construction engineering or a related field. Senior Construction Inspector : Seven (7) years of experience in construction, inspection, paraprofessional engineering or the performance of related work and preferably including a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction engineering or a related field. Licenses and Certifications Possession of a valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record. Additional job-related certifications may be required to meet the changing nature of construction and resulting inspection knowledge required. Job PDF: https://www.calopps.org/sites/default/files/Construction%20Inspector%20I-II.pdf Additional Job PDF: https://www.calopps.org/sites/default/files/job_pdf/Senior%20Construction%20Inspector.pdf Benefits Construction Inspector I - $87,412 to $105,374 Annually (Member of SEIU) Construction Inspector II - $96,153 to $115,911 Annually (Member of SEIU) Senior Construction Inspector - $108,824 to $132,276 Annually (Member of AFSCME) The City offers an excellent benefit package consisting of: Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2,655 per month towards 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; 34 hours of floating holiday time per year; 8 “Day of Reflection” hours per year in recognition of holidays of individual and community importance 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 1.5 times regular annual wage Long Term Disability: City-paid coverage Educational leave and tuition reimbursement A City-paid Caltrain GoPass. The Menlo Park campus is centrally located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park. A City-paid BayPass. This pilot program offers employees unlimited travel in 2024 for both work and personal trips on 25 Bay Area transit agencies that use the Clipper card. A transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week. Employees are provided with access to an on-site gym at no cost For additional benefit information, visit www.menlopark.gov and review the City of Menlo Park and SEIU/AFSCME Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). Special Instructions IMPORTANT : 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. First review of applications will be the week of February 5, 2024. Not all applications which may meet the minimum requirements will proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process. If 25 or fewer qualified applications are received, the eligibility list will be established based on application review. If 26 or more qualified applications are received, candidates will be invited to participate in an examination. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process. An Eligible List will be established as a result of this examination process and will be valid for a period of six (6) months. The list may be extended up to a maximum of two (2) years. The hiring department will review the Eligible 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 Human Resources at (650) 330-6670 or jobs@menlopark.gov prior to the closing date for accommodation requests. Before receiving an offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal conviction history questionnaire, DOJ fingerprinting, and Occuscreen criminal background check. 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. Closing Date/Time: Until filled
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Jan 09, 2024
Full Time
Join our dynamic and growing library, and be part of a team that gives our community the opportunity to learn, grow, and connect. The City of Menlo Park seeks per diem Library Assistants to contribute to operations activities, projects and programs in the Library and Community Services Department. Per diem Library Assistants may support a combination of the activities below depending on the needs--location of service may vary. An outstanding opportunity to gain experience and grow with a great team of people in a dynamic and interesting work environment. Job Duties/Functions On a continuous basis, sits at a desk and/or stands at counter for long periods of time. Intermittently bends, twists, kneels or squats while shelving books, opening boxes, or moving equipment; twists and reaches office equipment; writes and uses keyboard to communicate and enters/retrieves data; runs errands; lifts or carries weight of up to 50 pounds. Pushes loaded book carts Assists users in the use of computers and/or other electronic devices Provides or supports story time sessions (children or adult,) or the willingness to learn how to provide the service Hosts programs (children, teen, adult,) or the willingness to learn how to provide the service Supports and/or coordinate programs both in the planning and promotion phases Assists with collection maintenance and development Performs other duties as assigned Job Description URL: https://menlopark.gov/files/sharedassets/public/v/1/administrative-services/documents/human-resources/job-classifications/seiu/library-assistant-i.pdf Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess the following: Adaptability Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a wide variety of library users Ability to obtain information through questioning; work firmly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action within scope of responsibility Ability and willingness to follow oral and written instructions Desire to learn new skills and willingness to share knowledge in the library highly collaborative environment Proficiency with library search tools Proficiency with ILS (Integrated Library Systems) Understands and uses the Dewey Decimal System Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Ability to works shifts, including weekends, evenings, holidays as assigned 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 Two (2) years of office clerical or customer service experience or one (1) year of experience working in a library 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. Special Instructions This recruitment will be continuously screened and candidates may be asked to come in for interviews until the positions are filled. The tentative final filing date is April 1, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. 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 Human Resources at (650) 330-6670 for accommodation requests. Before receiving an offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a reference criminal conviction history questionnaire and DOJ fingerprinting. 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. Please contact Rose Waldman via email at RFWaldman@menlopark.gov or phone at 650-330-2516 with any questions about the position. Closing Date/Time: 4/1/2024 at 9am
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Dec 17, 2023
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. A job description, including examples of typical job functions and qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities, is available by clicking on the Job Description PDF. Job PDF: https://www.calopps.org/sites/default/files/Communications%20Dispatcher_0.pdf Ideal Candidate Examples of essential job duties include, but are not limited to: Operate a state of the art computer-aided dispatch system while monitoring, phones and neighboring agencies activities. Receive emergency and non-emergency calls including wireless E911, TDD and VOIP calls and determine appropriate priorities for action. Dispatch calls and directs officers in the field; monitoring officer’s status, location and needs during emergency and routine activities.• Listen actively using effective questioning techniques with the ability to quickly articulate the details of a call in a clear concise understandable manner when speaking. Operate a wide variety of communications equipment and enter data into computers/databases Communications Dispatchers may also assist walk-in citizens with reports and other requests; testify in court; maintain various logs; process warrants and court dispositions; and participate in community outreach and education programs. 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.). Benefits The City offers an excellent benefit package consisting of: Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2,655 per month towards 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; 34 hours of floating holiday time per year; 8 “Day of Reflection” hours per year in recognition of holidays of individual and community importance 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 1.5 times regular annual wage Long Term Disability: City-paid coverage Educational leave and tuition reimbursement A City-paid Caltrain GoPass. The Menlo Park campus is centrally located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park. A City-paid BayPass. This pilot program offers employees unlimited travel in 2024 for both work and personal trips on 25 Bay Area transit agencies that use the Clipper card. A transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week. Employees are provided with access to an on-site gym at no cost For additional benefit information, visit www.menlopark.gov and review the City of Menlo Park and SEIU Memorandum of Understanding. Special Instructions Please attach a typing certificate showing a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute, dated within the last three (3) months. If you possess a P.O.S.T. Certificate, please attach it to your application. If you wish to attach other documents, you must upload them all as one attachment no more than 2MB in size. IMPORTANT: 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 Oral Board Panel examination. The first Oral Board Panel Examination is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2023. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process. An Eligible List will be established as a result of this examination process and will be valid for a period of six (6) months. The list may be extended up to a maximum of two (2) years. The hiring department will review the Eligible 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 Human Resources at (650) 330-6670 or jobs@menlopark.gov prior to the closing date for accommodation requests. Before receiving a conditional offer of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a reference check, criminal conviction history questionnaire and fingerprinting. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be required to submit to a psychological evaluation and pre-employment medical examination which will include a drug screening. Applicants must be successful in all phases of the selection process to be considered for this position. 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. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF MENLO PARK, CA Menlo Park, CA, USA
Dec 17, 2023
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 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 In accordance with Government Code Section 1031, effective January 1, 2023, peace officers must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law. There are no specific citizenship requirements. Review the following website for additional information: https://post.ca.gov/Peace-Officer-Citizenship-Requirements-FAQs . 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: Health Insurance: City contribution up to $2,655 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 1.5 times regular annual wage Long Term Disability: City-paid coverage A City-paid Caltrain GoPass. The Menlo Park campus is centrally located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Menlo Park. A City-paid BayPass. This pilot program offers employees unlimited travel in 2024 for both work and personal trips on 25 Bay Area transit agencies that use the Clipper card. A transportation allowance program provides employees with $1.50 per day when they walk, bicycle or carpool to work at least once per week. Employees are provided with access to an on-site gym at no cost For additional benefit information, visit www.menlopark.gov and review the City of Menlo Park and Police Officers' Association Memorandum of Understanding. Special Instructions You must attach your POST Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Certificate to your application. You may include other documentation, such as a resume, cover letter, or other certifications, along with your POST certificate. However, CalOpps will only accept one attachment (multiple pages okay) up to 2MB . Applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, and relevant training, education, and work experience. Only complete applications, including supplemental questionnaire responses and a POST certificate, will be reviewed and considered. Applications will be reviewed periodically. Those qualified applicants best matching the current needs of the City will be invited to the testing process, which will consist of an oral board interview. If successful in the testing process, candidates may be invited to subsequent phases of the selection process, including Chief/Command Staff interview, thorough background investigation, fingerprinting, polygraph examination, psychological screening and medical evaluation. Candidates must be successful in all phases of the selection process to be hired as a Police Officer. 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 Human Resources at hr@menlopark.gov prior to the closing date for accommodation requests. 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. Closing Date/Time: Continuous