City of Westminster

The Community

The City of Westminster is located in northwest Orange County, California. It occupies 10.2 square miles. Westminster is culturally diverse with its rich blend of residents, businesses, and tourists from many ethnic cultures and backgrounds. Westminster is 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1957, the City is bordered by Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, and Fountain Valley. It is conveniently located by the 22 (Garden Grove) Freeway on its northern boundary and the 405 (San Diego) Freeway on its southern boundary. It is 15 minutes from Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches. The John Wayne Airport is within 10 miles and the Los Angeles International Airport is 45 minutes away. The City is home to the Westminster Mall and the Westminster Center which is a 40-acre site with a variety of retail, food services, and a large theater complex. A Walmart and Costco Business Center are also within the City and are easily accessible, situated along Beach Blvd. by the 22 Freeway.

In 2015 the State reported Westminster to have an estimated population of 91,106. The richly diverse community that makes up the City of Westminster is comprised of 47.3% Asian and Pacific Islander, 25.6% White, 23.6% Hispanic, 0.8% Black, and 2.7% All Other Races. The City boasts the nation’s largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans at 36,058 residents.

Little Saigon

Orange County’s Little Saigon offers Vietnamese-Americans a slice of the original Saigon – with Vietnamese architecture and festivals, Vietnamese doctors and herbal medicines, and Vietnamese temples and television stations. Tucked inside Little Saigon’s shopping centers and strip malls are small, family-run bakeries, tea houses, and delis. In all, there are more than 390 restaurants, about two dozen TV and radio stations, and three daily Vietnamese-language papers. Little Saigon’s centerpiece is the 150,000-square-foot Asian Garden Mall, a hub of Vietnamese-American businesses and cultural activity.

Governing Structure

Westminster has a Council-Manager form of government with the City Council appointing a City Manager. Four persons are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms on the City Council. Since 1986, the voters directly elect the Mayor for a two-year term.

4 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Jun 02, 2017
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Police Academy OR who have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twleve (12) months. Interested, qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Position involves crime response and investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety. Examples of Duties Investigates criminal activities and incidents; coordinates crime scene investigations; collects and preserves physical evidence; evaluates case facts; issues verbal warning and written citations for parking or moving violations; investigates traffic accidents; directs and controls the flow of traffic; patrols assigned district; investigates and initiates correction of public safety hazards; restores order; protects life and property; maintains peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations; provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons; participates in a secretive and continuous watch of person or persons; participates in the planning and execution of raids and searches; enforces laws and ordinances and encourages public compliance; pursues and apprehends suspects; prepares and presents case evidence in court; performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, court decisions and their interpretations; Police department policies, practices and procedures; criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention principles; supervisory principles; human behavior theories; specialized social services; court and trial procedures and etiquette; methods of self-defense and physical restraint; police weapons; first aid techniques; proper use of two-way radio; proper use of tools to effect entry into a building; basic computer skills. Ability to Operate a motor vehicle; apply selected knowledge in collecting and organizing information; remember and recall facts and details; read and interpret complex technical documents; communicate verbally with a variety people; write and speak clearly and concisely in English; perform basic math; public speaking. Education / Experience High school education or equivalent. Applicants for this position must be currently enrolled in a California POST approved Basic Police Academy OR have graduated from a California POST approved Basic Police Academy within the last twelve (12) months. POST certification will be required after hire. Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C, is required. Class M license may be required after hire. Examination: Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans who receive a passing score on all phases of the examination shall receive an additional 5% toward their total score. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) required at time of application. NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation (includes polygraph examination), a pre-employment medical evaluation (including drug screen) and psychological evaluation. To Apply : Applicants must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application and resume on-line using NeoGov, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov. Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application and all required licenses and certificates must be current and submitted with the required application materials. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGov will be accepted. Supplemental Information Special Notes All statements made on applicants are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The City of Westminster supports workplace diversity. Women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability, which requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the process, please notify the City no less than five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Full Time
Description Note: Candidates are required to attach a resume of two (2) pages in length or less in PDF format to this online application to be considered further. Definition Under general direction, provides administrative and program support to the City Clerk in the preparation of City Council agendas, minutes, actions, ordinances, and resolutions, in the maintenance of official documents and records, in the administration of City elections, and in overseeing the day-to-day activities, services, and operations of the City Clerk's function; provides varied technical, complex, specialized, and confidential office administrative support to the City Clerk and other City departments as assigned; coordinates assigned activities with those of other City departments; acts for the City Clerk on a relief basis; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the City Clerk. Exercises general supervision over assigned technical and administrative staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a single-position classification that is responsible for the administration and daily operations of the City Clerk's Office functions and activities, under the direction of the City Clerk. This classification performs a variety of administrative duties, including assisting in the development of City Council agendas, administration of filings, records management, assisting with municipal elections, and coordinating with other City departments. The nature, scope, and diversity of responsibilities of this classification require a broader understanding of City functions and the capability of relieving the City Clerk of day-to-day office administrative and coordinative duties, as well as fulfilling some of the duties of the City Clerk in the latter's absence. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Assists in overseeing and performing functions of the day-to-day operations of the City Clerk's office, including the maintenance of administrative files, resolutions, ordinances, contacts, agreements, deeds, annexations, and other official documents; performs mandated and other City Clerk duties in the absence of the City Clerk. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for departmental programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Assists in the development, administration, and oversight of the department budget. Directs and coordinates the work plan for the assigned staff; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures. Monitors operations and activities of assigned programs; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on operations and activities. Plans, manages, and implements the City's records management program; sets and ensures legal compliance with retention schedules for City records; develops and updates records retention policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with the Public Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Brown Act; reviews and monitors legal requests for records; ensures that all public records are open to inspection at all times during office hours and that every person's right to inspect any public record of the City is upheld. Assists with preparation of City Council meeting agendas and tentative agendas; assists in the assembly and distribution of agenda packets; attends meetings; takes and prepares meeting minutes; prepares Council packets and approved resolutions, ordinances, and meeting minutes for archiving. Provides assistance to the public and City staff by helping to identify records and information relevant to requests; ensures timely response to all requests and communicates in writing with any requestor in cases of unusual requests that may cause delays in obtaining all requested information; justifies any nondisclosure and/or ensures deletion of any portions that are exempt from the mandate of the Public Records Act. Performs complex records management activities, including assigning record codes to documents, imaging and/or filing, storage, and destroying City records. Assists in planning and conducting City municipal elections as required by state law; participates in all election events. Organizes, administers, maintains, and monitors all required Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) filings and election campaign disclosure statements. Administers policies and procedures and monitors filings of campaign statements for candidates, Council members, and all active committees as requested by state law; distributes forms and monitors filing of Statements of Economic Interests as required under the Political Reform Act of 1974; maintains a comprehensive list of designated employees under the City Conflict of Interest Code. Supervises legal codification of the Municipal Code Book; proofreads the codes upon request. Notarizes official documents; administers oaths of office; prepares department disaster plan. Maintains the department website. Coordinates and integrates program services and activities with other agencies and City departments. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval. Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and inquiries in a professional manner; researches information; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, project management, and supervision of staff. Principles and practices of budget administration. Principles, practices, and procedures related to public agency record keeping and the City Clerk function. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. Automated and manual records management principles and practices, including legal requirements for recording, retention, storage, and disclosure. Organization and function of public agencies, including the role of an elected City Council and appointed boards and commissions. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility, including Public Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Brown Act, FPPC procedures and regulations, and election laws and procedures. A variety of public documents including contracts and ordinances. Municipal elections processes and procedures. Business letter writing and the standard format for reports and correspondence. Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation. Record keeping principles and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations. Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards. Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff. Participate in the preparation of department budget, including gathering and analyzing data related to expenditures and projected charges and monitoring budget expenditures and revenues. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Maintain confidentiality and be discreet in handling and processing confidential information and data. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Develop, plan, coordinate, and implement records management program suited to the needs of the City and in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations. Prepare official minutes, resolutions, and ordinances. Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Research, analyze, and summarize data and prepare accurate and logical written reports. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies; community groups; various business, professional, and regulatory organizations; and in meetings with individuals. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 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 graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in a municipal government agency including two (2) years of records management experience, preferably within a City Clerk's office. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Notary Public certification. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Certified Municipal Clerk certification is desirable. Selection Process: Applicants must submit a fully completed online application, supplemental questions, and attach aresumein PDF format oftwo (2) pages in length or less no later than 5:00 p.m.February 28, 2018 to be considered for this position. Access online application at : www.westminster-ca.gov . After a thorough review of the application materials submitted, the most qualified candidates, as determined by the City, will be invited to participate in an Oral Interview process. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Sep 29, 2017
Full Time
Description THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOW OFFERS A $10,000, ONE-TIME SIGNING BONUS FOR QUALIFIED LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM. THIS BONUS WILL BE PAID OUT AT $5,000 UPON HIRE AND $5,000 UPON COMPLETION OF PROBATION. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS SIGNING BONUS, CANDIDATES MUST Possess a Basic POST Certificate Have served a minimum of 12 months in a sworn position within a California law enforcement agency Currently serve, or have served within the previous 12 months, as a sworn police officer within a California law enforcement agency Have completed probation at their current or most recent agency A 3.5% SALARY INCREASE IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1, 2018; AND A 3.0% SALARY INCREASE IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1, 2019 A Police Officer involves crime response and investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety. Examples of Duties Investigates criminal activities and incidents; coordinates crime scene investigations; collects and preserves physical evidence; evaluates case facts; issues verbal warning and written citations for parking or moving violations; investigates traffic accidents; directs and controls the flow of traffic; patrols assigned district; investigates and initiates correction of public safety hazards; restores order; protects life and property; maintains peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations; provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons; participates in a secretive and continuous watch of person or persons; participates in the planning and execution of raids and searches; enforces laws and ordinances and encourages public compliance; pursues and apprehends suspects; prepares and presents case evidence in court; performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, court decisions and their interpretations; Police department policies, practices and procedures; criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention principles; supervisory principles; human behavior theories; specialized social services; court and trial procedures and etiquette; methods of self-defense and physical restraint; police weapons; first aid techniques; proper use of two-way radio; proper use of tools to effect entry into a building; basic computer skills. Ability to: Operate a motor vehicle; apply selected knowledge in collecting and organizing information; remember and recall facts and details; read and interpret complex technical documents; communicate verbally with a variety people; write and speak clearly and concisely in English; perform basic math; public speaking. Education/Experience/License: High school education or equivalent. One year experience as a Peace Officer in the State of California and possession of P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate . Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C is required. Class M license may be required after hire. Supplemental Information Examination: Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans who receive a passing score on all phases of the examination shall receive an additional 5% toward their total score. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) required at time of application. NOTE: Candidates must successfully complete a physical agility exam administered by the City of Westminster. In addition, employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation (includes polygraph examination), a pre-employment medical evaluation (including a drug screen) and psychological evaluation. To Apply: Applicants must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application on-line using NeoGOV, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov. Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application and all required licenses and certificates must be current and submitted with the required application materials. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGOV will be accepted. SPECIAL NOTES All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The City of Westminster supports workplace diversity. Women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability, which requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the process, please notify the City no less than five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Nov 16, 2017
Part Time
Description *THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CURRENT, CALIFORNIA CLASS "B" DRIVERS LICENSE WITH A PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT; CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT POSSESS A CLASS "B" LICENSE WITH PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT WILL NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND THEREFORE NEED NOT APPLY This Position is Grant Funded-Program continuation is dependent upon successful funding. The position will be expected to work up to 15 hours per week during weekdays with a somewhat flexible schedule. This is a part-time, non-benefited position. Under the direction of the Transportation Coordinator, is responsible for providing daily pick-ups and shuttle service for older adult residents of the City of Westminster. Examples of Duties Provide daily pickups and shuttle service for older adults; provide safe and sensitive handling of older clients; keep regularly scheduled pick-up times; keep van and its maintenance a priority; develop and maintain weekly communication regarding needs, suggestions and concerns with supervisor. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of Safety regulations of large van ridership; specific physical abilities of older adults; basic driving skills; good customer relations. Ability to Organize and schedule routes and pick-up times; work cooperatively with Senior Center staff and elderly clients, maintaining positive interaction; communicate effectively orally and in writing; read city maps; provide customer service as needed, including program information, schedules, and fees. Education/Experience High school graduate or equivalent with two (2) years experience driving large vans. Additional Requirements A Class B California Drivers License with passenger endorsement is required. Applicants who are invited to participate in an oral interview will be required to provide a hard copy DMV printout of their driving record (H-6 only), that is no more than 30 days old, at the time of their interview. Applicants will not be considered if printout shows more than (1) point for either a moving violation(s) or an accident(s). If offered the position, the applicant must agree to a criminal background check (fingerprinting required) through the California Department of Justice prior to date of hire date. If offered the position, the applicant must successfully complete a DMV physical including a drug screen (paid for by the City). Those applicants possessing the most desired qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process. Applicants must pass all testing phases, including a medical examination/drug testing. Supplemental Information To Apply : You must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application and supplemental questionnaire, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov . Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. SPECIAL NOTES All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Closing Date/Time: