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.

10 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Aug 17, 2019
Full Time
Description DUTIES SUMMARY The School Resource Officer (SRO) supports and facilitates the educational process within the schools in Westminster by providing a safe and secure environment through building and establishing meaningful relationships with students and staff and proactively interacting with the school community to ensure the enforcement of city and state laws, preservation of public order, protection of life and the prevention, detection, or investigation of crime. The SRO will work effectively with students, parents, school personnel and community agencies to support teaching and learning in the schools. The SRO will patrol local public schools to protect students, staff and visitors from physical harm and prevent loss to property resulting from criminal activity. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Reports to: Patrol Sergeant Supervises: None Examples of Duties 1. Officer assigned to the position of School Resource Officer shall be responsible for all essential functions, duties, and responsibilities detailed in the job description for the position of Police Officer. 2. Serve as a school liaison providing guidance on issues in the classroom setting, providing individual mentoring to students, explaining the role of law enforcement in our society and acting as a resource with respect to delinquency prevention. 3. Patrol district property for suspicious activity, unauthorized persons on campus, or unauthorized entry after hours. 4. Provide in-service training to help administrators be better prepared to deal with security -related matters and serve as a wrap-around services team member to support student success. 5. Work closely with the principal and staff of the school to foster a better understanding of the law enforcement function to maintain a secure learning environment. Proactively work with the school's leadership team and collaborate with school's administrative team on safety protocols and procedures. 6. Serve as a visible and active law enforcement officer on campus dealing with law-related areas such as drugs, traffic, trespassing, fighting, and thefts. 7. Take law enforcement action to protect against unwanted intruders. Identify and prevent (through counseling and referral) delinquent behavior, including substance abuse. Make arrests only when necessary to protect students, staff and school property. 8. Conduct courses and workshops for students, staff and parents to promote social awareness, relationship skills, self-management, self-awareness and responsible decision making. 9. Serve as the school safety coordinator for campus emergencies. 10. Respond to calls on crimes against person or property in progress, report crimes that have already occurred, and intrusion/fire alarms; perform preliminary investigation at the scene (e.g. gather and preserve evidence, take statements). Prepare written reports, maintain daily logs, and obtain and serve arrest and search warrants as necessary; testify in court as required. 11. Subdue offenders and criminals by using the minimum amount of force needed to protect the officer and other persons. 12. Provide classroom presentations on crime prevention and fundamental concepts and structure of the law. Teach law related education, de-escalation techniques, and conflict resolution to students and staff. 13. Provide instructions and directions to others as it pertains to law enforcement matters and emergency situations. 14. When there is no school in session your assignment may vary based on department needs and will be at the discretion of the Chief of Police. The list of essential functions, as outlined, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude the Chief of Police from assigning duties not listed if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Must be able to work flexible hours, evenings and staggered shifts, holidays and weekends and/or in emergency situations; ability to investigate suspicious circumstances, persons, vehicles, etc. Required to work overtime including evenings, weekends and athletic events as assigned by the Police Chief to provide maximum security coverage; must be able to work in inclement weather and able to walk, run, climb, crawl or sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues that arise in the schools; must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel; extensive communications (verbal and written) with students, staff and internal/external stakeholders is required; will be responsible for managing behavior of victims, witnesses and others when handling or responding to incidents; requires the use of sound judgment; ability to work with youth and adults; ability to teach mini-courses to youth and adults. Required proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other office equipment such as incident reporting software, fax, copiers, and scanners. Knowledge of California Criminal and Traffic Code, City and County Ordinances, Criminal Procedures, Juvenile Law and court proceedings. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE High school education or equivalent. At the time of application, is currently off probation and has a minimum of three years of law enforcement experience. License/Certification Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C, is required. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The principal duties of this class are performed in a police station environment with exposure to criminal offenders, mentally ill individuals, and persons potentially infected with communicable diseases. WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Must be willing to work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations. Closing Date/Time: 8/30/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Aug 14, 2019
Full Time
Description Under direction, performs a variety of complex and skilled work in the construction, modification, maintenance, and repair of City potable water distribution main and lateral pipeline systems, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves; uses and operates a variety of manual and power tools and light to heavy power-driven equipment; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Performs skilled construction, maintenance, and repair activities of City water utilities systems and facilities to ensure safe and efficient access for the public, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves. Performs the most complex water valve maintenance, including various types of lines and valves, locating and raising valves that are not exposed, operating automated machines to exercise valves on an annual basis, and updating records following the installation of new valves. Performs Underground Service Alert (USA) locates as needed. Uses valve-turning equipment to isolate and shut down pre-designated water lines for routine maintenance and in emergency situations; ensures proper shut-down of services by utilizing sounding equipment and flow rates; provides explanations to the public during shut-downs. Participates in the pre-construction meetings with various agencies regarding future work projects and programs. Performs water meter maintenance, including installing new meters, testing, and repairing meters of various sizes, repairing leaks, and replacing meters as necessary; installs service lines for newly developed properties and accounts for the installation of meters for new homes; performs shut-downs of services, as required. Monitors contractors working with and around underground services to ensure that the work is appropriately performed to code; addresses discrepancies as necessary. Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns emergency standby maintenance and repair work of crews in consultation with the Water Systems Supervisor; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities; instructs staff in work procedures. Operates and maintains specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of water utilities systems and facilities. Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Installs street barricades and cones and controls traffic around work sites and special events to ensure safe conditions for the general public and City workers. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Provides lead direction to lower level staff in the absence of the Water Utility Foreman. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing potable water distribution main and lateral pipeline systems, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves. Traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations. The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and light to heavy power equipment. Operational characteristics of specialized water utilities maintenance and repair equipment. Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Basic mathematics. Safe driving rules and practices. Basic computer software related to work. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Perform skilled construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on assigned municipal infrastructure, facilities, systems, and/or appurtenances. Operate construction and maintenance, light to heavy vehicles and equipment. Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging. Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair. Make accurate arithmetic calculations. Read and interpret construction drawings, blueprints, maps, and specifications. Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work. Perform routine equipment maintenance. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. 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. 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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented with 15 college units and five (5) years of experience in municipal utility construction including three (3) years of experience with a water utility. Licenses and Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid California class B driver's license with the appropriate endorsements. Possess and maintain a valid Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Possess and maintain a valid Grade I Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment. Environmental Elements Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Closing Date/Time: 8/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Aug 07, 2019
Part Time
Description Under the direction and supervision of Superintendent, plan, organize and coordinate all facets of revenue generating classes, City newsletter and city-wide events and excursions as assigned. Examples of Duties Duties and Responsibilities: Implement, schedule, contract, evaluate, plan, supervise and coordinate recreational classes,special events, City newsletter and excursions.Maintain related records and prepare written copy and reports. Assess need for additional classes. Prepare public relations information for program promotion. Interface with a variety of community agencies. Attend meetings as directed, often representing the Department. Prepare and distribute fliers for classes and special events. Administer instructor payment and patron refunds. Maintain detailed timeline for City newsletter. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic principles of municipal recreation, operation and philosophy of recreational classes. Leadership techniques. Safety practices.Community and public relations techniques. Ability to: Organize and conduct recreation class programming. Plan and direct special events and excursions. Plan, coordinate and prepare City newsletter. Communicate effectively. Write clearly and concisely in English.Operate a Macintosh Computer. Education/Experience: Two years of paid recreation leadership combined with two years of college level work in recreation or closely related field or a combination thereof. Computer skills highly desirable. Requires possession of valid California Driver License. Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Aug 01, 2019
Full Time
Description The City's Police Chief selection process is being conducted by the executive search firm of Bob Murray and Associates.Interested candidates will need to submit their resumes by August 23, 2019 via the Bob Murray & Associateswebsite at https://www.bobmurrayassoc.com/search-summary?broc_id=4460 Mr. Regan Williams from Bob Murray & Associates is accepting resumes for this position and can be reached at (916) 784-9080 or via e-mail atapply@bobmurrayassoc.com ? for further information. Applications will not be accepted via the City'sNEOGOV website. Closing Date/Time: 8/23/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time
Description DESCRIPTION: The City is seeking a highly motivated and organized media and communications professional who can assist the City in reaching its communications goals. We are in search of a highly resourceful and creative individual who has a desire to support our goal of ensuring that our residents and the general public are well informed of City projects and initiatives, while helping the City tell its story. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop digital and written communications content. Communications knowledge is paramount. This position will plan, organize, and administer the City's Communications and Marketing Program. Under administrative direction, performs administrative, statistical and other management analyses in support of departmental or City-wide activities, functions and programs; assists in the development and review of policies, procedures, work methods; and performs related duties as assigned. Examples of Duties NOTE: The currentopening is in the City Manager's Office, Communications and Marketing, typical duties include : Planning, organizing, and administering the City's Communications and Marketing Program, including advertising, branding, promotions, and social media. Content administration of the City's website, myWestminser mobile app, and other mass communication systems. Involvement in the City's general outreach efforts: preparing speeches, staff reports, program materials, talking points on behalf of the City, and acting as a liaison between the technology team and various departments related to production of informational and marketing content. Ability to write and edit a variety of comprehensive materials for stylistic consistency and emphasis across a number of different communications platforms. The Administrative Analyst performs professional and administrative functions requiring formal education in public or business administration and research methods and principles. Positions in this classification can plan, organize, and conduct studies, develop budgets, write grants, evaluate performance, and assess the feasibility and costs of different marketing and communications programs and services. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop digital and written communications content where communications knowledge, rather than Information Technology knowledge is paramount. Essential to success in this position will be the ability to write and edit a variety of comprehensive materials for stylistic consistency and emphasis across a number of different communications platforms. Coordinates programs and activities with other departments; confers with representatives of other agencies, groups, vendors on the public. Conducts special studies and surveys and prepares a variety of reports, correspondence and other materials. May plan and coordinate community events and programs. May supervise the work of support staff on a project or day-to-day basis. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of Principles, practices and methods of administrative and organizational analysis; public administration policies and procedures; business computer applications, effective business communications and correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; marketing, social media platforms and their potential applications, branding, bounce rate analytics, click-through rates, conversion/call to action rates, engagement rates, market research, target marketing, writing, and research techniques, methods, and procedures, and report presentation techniques database administration practices; department administrative policies; City organization, ordinances, rules, programs, policies and procedures applicable to departmental operations; basic functions of public agencies, including the role of an elected Council and appointed boards and commissions. Ability to Analyze administrative, operational and organizational problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions; collect, evaluate and interpret varied data, either in statistical or narrative form; prepare clear and concise reports, and other written materials; maintain accurate records and files; coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines; exercise sound judgment within established guidelines; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, orally and in writing; use tact, discretion and sensitivity in dealing with sensitive situations; operate computer-based desktop publishing and database management software and art and graphics equipment. Experience/Education A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration and two years of professional experience in administrative and management analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Bilingual proficiency in Vietnamese is highly desirable. License/Certification Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C is required by date of employment. Successful completion of background check and pre-hire physical including drug screen is required. Supplemental Information You 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. This recruitment is open until filled with a first review on August 7th. Only applications received on-line using NeoGov will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be disqualified from the recruitment process. SPECIALNOTES Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation. For some positions, the medical evaluation may include an alcohol/drug screen. Successful completion of police background investigation and pre-hire physical including drug screen is required. 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 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 advise 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 Division. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jul 24, 2019
Part Time
Description THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED Under general direction, interviews and evaluates client needs and provides referrals to support programs that assist families in need; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Meets and assesses clients, develops case plan to document services needed such as counseling, food, and other basic needs; tracks clients in order to monitor situation and determines if continued assistance is required. Pre-screens families for homeless prevention and rapid re-housing program; collects client documentation and forwards to housing department. Presents family case plans in weekly team meetings; team reviews and recommends additional services for clients, if necessary. Inputs case management notes and data into City database programs. Performs outreach to agencies throughout the local area and Orange County to update resource database for client referrals; delivers promotional materials to outside agencies to promote programs and services. Assists with preparations for Center events; attends events with other community based agencies. Assembles aid packages (i.e., food, diapers, etc.) for requesting families. Provides childcare to families participating in Center programs, events, and counseling. Performs intermittent duties at the intake desk to provide coverage during staff absences, breaks, and lunches. Performs other duties as assigned. Supplemental Information Knowledge of: Needs, problems, attitudes, and behaviors of people in target communities. Available community resources. Practices and philosophy of human service programs, social services agencies operations and procedures, and case management. Basic principles and methods of public administration, family management, and youth development. 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. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Perform technical research, evaluate data, and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written and oral reports. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Spanish and/or Vietnamese as well as English. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials. Maintain accurate records and files of work performed. Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, recordkeeping, 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. 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 human services, public administration, social work, psychology, or related field, and two (2) years of experience working with public or private social services, human services, or educational agency OR, in lieu of degree, five (5) years of experience working with families in crisis and the community and knowledge of the child welfare system; requires incumbent be proficient in Spanish and/or Vietnamese. Licenses and Certifications: None. Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate for infant, child, and adult within three (3) months of hire. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jul 18, 2019
Part Time
Description Under immediate supervision, actively participates in the P.O.S.T. (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) prescribed police academy training program; performs all related learning and testing activities. Upon successful completion of the academy program incumbents of this non-sworn classification may be appointed to the sworn classification of Police Officer. Examples of Duties Learns and applies knowledge of the Westminster Police Department's organization, rules, and regulations. Learns principles and techniques of patrol procedures, community service, crime prevention, and public relations. Learns and applies knowledge of enforcement and procedural aspects of criminal law, arrest and control techniques, crowd control, and the enforcement of those laws. Learns principles and techniques of proper use and maintenance of firearms. Learns vehicle operation including the Vehicle Code. Learns basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and interviewing witnesses. Learns and practices physical fitness and defense techniques programs. Learns and practices first-aid and CPR. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Activities and programs of the City's Police Department. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. Word processing methods, techniques, and programs. Basic principles of record keeping. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Learn basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Learn police terminology and law enforcement codes. Learn, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures. Learn and understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work. Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and word-processing and other 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. 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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Applicants must be enrolled in a California POST approved basic academy and be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at completion of the Basic Police Academy. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. Environmental Elements Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Incumbents are off site attending the Police Academy for their entire tenure in this classification. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Part Time
Description Definition Under direction, to inspect residential, commercial and industrial construction; to issue correction notices; to respond to inquiries and complaints; and to do other related work as required. Examples of Duties Duties and Responsibilities Performs structural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical inspections of residential, commercial and industrial construction to ensure compliance with City, county and state Building Codes and regulations; reviews and approves plans and specifications, soils reports and grade reports prior to issuance of permits; may check plans to ensure compliance with Codes; issues correction notices and stop orders for improper construction and/or Code violations; follows up to ensure corrections are made; coordinate and oversee activities of any special/deputy inspectors as needed; prepares reports and recommends improvement; responds to inquiries and complaints; investigates violations of building Codes and ordinances; may make mobile home installation, public works construction or business license inspections; coordinates with Fire Authority and City Divisions. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of Materials, equipment and techniques of building and construction; general provisions of the Uniform Codes; State, county and City building codes and regulations. Ability to Read plans and specifications; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish good working relationships with the public, other City departments and developers; enforce Code requirements and detect deviations from approved plans and specifications. Education/Experience Education equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by college training in architecture or civil engineering. AND Four years responsible experience as a contractor, inspector or journeyman in building trades or with a county or municipal government. Education or training that can be related to the knowledge and ability requirement may be substituted for up to two years on a year-for-year basis. License Required Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher in good standing, by date of appointment. ICC (International Code Council) certification in Building Inspector or Planning Examiner is desirable. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Part Time
Description Under direct supervision, directs traffic at intersections where students cross in going to and from school; escorts students through intersections when necessary; and performs related duties as required. Examples of Duties Controls traffic at designated intersections either by mechanical or hand signal in order to permit students and other pedestrians to cross the street in safety. Controls students at intersections and restrains them from crossing until it is determined to be safe; when appropriate, escorts students through intersections. Reports the license number of motor vehicles whose drivers disobey the crossing guard's instructions or disregard safety rules in other respects; reports to school principal, or other designated authority, the names of students disobeying the instructions given by crossing guard. Calls supervisor or appropriate emergency response staff in the event of emergency situations and ensures that students are in a safe condition until emergency response staff arrives. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Traffic laws relating to pedestrian right-of-way and speed limits in various school locations, especially in a school-crossing area; and elements of traffic safety applying to motorists and pedestrians. Basic techniques for effectively dealing with school children. Basic techniques for effectively dealing with unusual or emergency situations. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing customer service by effectively dealing with the public and City staff. Ability to: Establish and maintain respect and compliance of students. Communicate in English, Vietnamese, or Spanish. Work under inclement weather conditions. Establish, foster and maintain 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: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade is desirable. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light physical work; hearing and speech to communicate in person. The job involves frequent walking and standing in operational areas. Employees must possess the ability to carry objects up to 5 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and road hazards. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants who have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twelve (12) months. Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of patrol and related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances; assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; provides information and assistance to the public; performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Patrols the City within an assigned area in a radio dispatched automobile to secure life and property, observe situations, report suspicious, criminal activity, or hazardous conditions, and deter crime by providing high visibility. Responds to emergency calls for service, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities, and other incidents to protect public safety and property, resolve problems, diffuse situations, and enforce laws and ordinances. Provides information, directions, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations; takes reports and assists the public with complaints or unusual situations. Performs a variety of community policing duties to maintain a highly visible presence within the community for the purpose of deterring crime, maintaining good community relations, and providing assistance to the public, including speaking before various civic and community groups, patrolling assigned divisions by foot, bicycle, or vehicle, and performing other related duties as required. Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; stops and warns drivers or issues citations as appropriate; assists motorists with inoperable vehicles and arranges for immediate removal of stranded vehicles; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events, or other congested situations. Makes arrests and serves warrants and subpoenas; takes individuals into custody and may transport them for medical clearance and/or booking at a longer-term facility, as required. Secures crime scenes and evidence; interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses; collects and preserves evidence. Directs the activities of police support personnel and/or volunteers in office and field situations. Provides emergency medical attention to the public when responding to calls for assistance and requests appropriate medical assistance as necessary. Provides mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as dispatched and in accordance with departmental policy. Prepares and maintains reports, logs, records, and accurate files. Serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions; reviews publications and materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Oversees the use and care of equipment as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices, and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, and pursuit, apprehension, and transportation of suspects. Investigation and identification techniques and equipment. Rules of evidence regarding search and seizure and the preservation of evidence. Courtroom procedures and techniques for testifying. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, procedures, and court decisions relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agents, and impact weapons. Techniques of first aid and CPR. Operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol and emergency conditions. 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. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Observe accurately; recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, and facts of incidents and places. Interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Prepare clear, accurate, and grammatically correct reports, records, and other written materials. Identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns, and needs. Monitor changes in laws and court decisions and apply them in work situations. Make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations. Operate the equipment and vehicles of the department in a safe and responsible manner. 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. 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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Specialized training in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field is highly desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of a Basic Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). Possession and maintenance of firearms qualification. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility, physical strength, and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects; vision to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking on uneven terrain, and climbing and descending structures to access crime scene and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate police services equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions. Environmental Elements Employees work indoors and outdoors, and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The principal duties of this class are performed in a police station environment with exposure to criminal offenders, mentally ill individuals, and persons potentially infected with communicable diseases. WORKING CONDITIONS Classification requires successful completion of a pre-hire physical and detailed police background investigation. Must be willing to work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations. Closing Date/Time: Continuous