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.

9 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 21, 2022
Part Time
Description DEFINITION Under the direction of the Community Development Director and/or Economic Development Manager, the part-time and grant-funded Little Saigon Outreach Coordinator is responsible for implementation of outreach and coordination of strategies in the Little Saigon program area in accordance with the Little Saigon Blueprint for Investment. This position assists in the development, design, and implementation of community participation and outreach to businesses, property owners, community-based organizations, and public agencies. This position is scheduled at 20 hours per week. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Community Development Director and/or Economic Development Manager 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. Guide and support coordination efforts in engagement of the Little Saigon community, with a focus on the business district. Develop strong collaborative relationships with businesses, property owners, and managers, and community-based service providers to enable the most effective coordination, referral system, and capacity development. Maintain cooperation and participation with collaborating groups. Determine priority needs for businesses, and create pathways to connect resources (e.g. coordinate a workshop with the Small Business Administration for business owners). Organize and lead various community meetings. Reach out to community members via multiple methods, including in-person visits to businesses. Preparation of required monthly reports, communications, and other documentation. Maintain close communication regarding the status of outreach efforts with City staff. Coordinate services to impact cultural vibrancy by supporting group and leader skills development and capacity. Advance planning and implementation efforts outlined in the Little Saigon Blueprint for Investment. Educate community members about applicable resources and programs available through the City Collaborate with City staff to address multifaceted issues or concerns raised from community feedback Perform other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with the public, non-profits, representatives of other agencies, and co-workers. Ability to coordinate, develop, lay out and implement public education and outreach programs Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity Cultural competency to work with residents from diverse backgrounds across boundaries of class, race and issue. Some experience in meeting facilitation, public speaking, community organization, and community relations. Ability to: . Work independently, be flexible, and manage multiple priorities Some knowledge of the City/County/State political and policy process. Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Google apps such as Gmail/Calendar/Docs. English/Vietnamese bilingual required. Vietnamese reading/writing skills preferred. 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: High school Diploma or some college in psychology, counseling, human services, social sciences, social work or a related field. SALARY & SCHEDULE Non-exempt position, if filled as a City employee. The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience, with a salary schedule range of $25.46- $32.49 per hour. Currently offered at 20 hours per week, on a temporary basis, expected to last approximately 1 year. Work hours will have some flexibility, some evening and weekend hours may be required. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect City development sites, 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 weighing 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: 2/22/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 21, 2022
Part Time
Description Westminster's Community Services & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for part-time employment for the After School Parks & Playgrounds Program. Under direct supervision, oversees recreation activities in connection with a specific recreation services program or functional area in support of community, recreational, or park facilities; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Leads, teaches, and conducts diversified recreation activities at various recreational facilities, including parks, schools, and the recreation center. Assists in planning and conducting community events, general programs, and facility rentals; sets up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings. Supervises and schedules established programs of play activities for children and adults. Plans and coordinates inter-playground competitions in various recreational activities. Communicates with school personnel to resolve routine operational after-school recreation program issues. Resolves program issues within established guidelines; suggests program improvements. Performs general office duties, including basic cashiering, answering the telephone, greeting patrons, light typing, data entry, copying, and filing; prepares flyers, calendars, and other routine publicity; prepares routine reports of participation and activities. Requisitions materials and equipment; takes periodic inventory of materials and equipment. Maintains recreational facilities, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment and materials at the close of the workday, performing basic custodial duties and minor facility maintenance; opens, closes, and secures buildings for events. Issues and collects recreation equipment and supplies; makes minor repairs to recreation equipment. Administers basic first aid as necessary. Assists in the encouragement of participation and good sportsmanship. Responds to patrons' needs for assistance or information. Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Maintains accurate logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used. Monitors the proper and safe use of program facilities by the general public; patrols recreational facilities to ensure adherence to rules and ordinances; enforces recreational facility safety rules; interprets and applies policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations; assists in education about the enforcement of rules and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Must be 17 years of age. Knowledge of a variety of sports, crafts, and games. Prior experience working with children is desired. AN ENTHUSIASTIC, POSITIVE ATTITUDE is a must! Knowledge of: Safety principles and practices, including basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods. Basic safety precautions and procedures related to recreation program area(s) and facilities. Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment, basic record-keeping, arithmetic, and computer applications related to the work. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation. Techniques for effectively dealing with individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups, and effectively representing the City in contacts with the public. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Learn to work independently while supervising facilities and user groups. Learn, understand, and apply facility use policies and procedures. Provide courteous assistance to facility patrons. Lift and move tables and chairs and arranging facilities for community events and/or meetings. Learn basic computer system operation to enter and retrieve data for class registration and facility reservations. Remain flexible and adapt as job responsibilities change. Handle medical emergencies and injuries in a calm and effective manner, including providing basic first aid and adult and/or child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs. Perform routine equipment maintenance. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 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 eleventh (11th) grade with college coursework in physical education or a related field desirable, and six (6) months of experience in a recreation program is desirable. Licenses and Certifications: Must obtain American Red Cross First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate for infant, child, and adult within three (3) months of hire. Supplemental Information After School Parks & Playgrounds Program Monday - Friday 2:30-5:00pm Must be available to work beginning February 14, 2022 PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and/or recreational facility setting and use standard office and/or recreation equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Must possess the physical stamina to lift and move tables and chairs and arrange facilities for community events and/or meetings. 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, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in recreational activities; and 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 weighing up to 50 pounds. Closing Date/Time: 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 21, 2022
Part Time
Description This Position is Grant Funded-Program continuation is dependent upon successful funding Under direct supervision, schedules, coordinates, and provides daily pick-ups and shuttle service for older adult residents of the City; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Schedules, develops, and implements shuttle service for older adults. Assists Senior Center receptionist in listing pick-up sites and clients. Performs pre-trip vehicle inspections. Cleans, maintains, checks, and inspects City vehicles; delivers vehicles for upkeep and repair as needed. Provides safe and sensitive handling of older clients. Reports all incidents as they relate to passengers. Adheres to scheduled pick-up times. Maintains weekly communication regarding needs, suggestions, and concerns with supervisor. Performs related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: City of Westminster geography. Safety regulations of large van ridership. Basic driving skills and vehicle maintenance. Safe work practices. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public and City staff. Ability to: Drive a commercial passenger vehicle and/or bus. Perform vehicle inspections. Organize and schedule routes and pick-up times. Work cooperatively with Senior Center staff and elderly clients. Communicate clearly and concisely in English. Provide program information, schedules, and fees. Provide safety briefings for passengers and maintain a safe environment while driving. Read maps and use on-line direction programs. Safely operate a wheelchair lift. 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: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of experience driving large vans. Must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screen, and background investigation (including fingerprinting). Licenses and Certifications: Class B California Driver License with passenger endorsement. Youth Bus Driver certificate (12523VC). Additional Requirements Must provide DMV printout of driving record (H-6 only) no more than 30 days old. Applicants will not be considered if printout shows more than (1) point for either a moving violation(s) or an accident(s). Must agree to a criminal background check (fingerprinting required) through the California Department of Justice within (30) days of hire date. Must successfully complete a DMV physical. A complete physical examination which includes a drug screen (paid for by the City). Class B California Driver License with passenger endorsement required prior to employment. Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate a motor vehicle. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 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, and road hazards. Employees may interact with upset passengers or general public. Closing Date/Time: 2/11/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 18, 2022
Part Time
Description Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine to complex technical and public contact duties related to the Community Preservation Unit, including the identification, investigation, and correction of violations of the City's municipal, signage, property maintenance, and abatement codes; investigates citizen complaints of public nuisances, visual blight, and quality of life issues and seeks voluntary compliance or issues citations and initiates abatement procedures; and performs related work as required. Examples of Duties Conducts inspections and investigations to enforce municipal codes and ensure compliance with Community Preservation programs. Receives, records, and investigates complaints from the public and staff regarding violations of municipal codes, signage, business licenses, property and landscaping maintenance, inoperable vehicles, accumulation of junk, and graffiti; rectifies violations on public property and private property, in conjunction with the property owner, when appropriate Documents violations by securing photographs and other pertinent data; researches ownership records, prior complaints, municipal codes and ordinances, and State regulations to establish whether a violation has occurred. Performs cleanup efforts related to homeless encampment violations; coordinates with the Police Department and utilizes their assistance to properly and safely communicate with violators; disposes of noncompliant materials through standard waste management techniques and protocols. Prepares and issues notices of violation or noncompliance, final notices, and according to applicable codes and regulations; issues letters to property owners notifying them of violation; as appropriate, affixes a notice of violation on property to abate public safety hazards. Maintains files, databases, and records related to citations and violations; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of municipal code violation investigation and compliance. Practices for documenting inspections and correcting violations. Techniques for dealing with and solving the problems presented by a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone. Record keeping principles and procedures. Ability to: Explain codes and regulations to property owners, residents, and others. Analyze, interpret, apply, and enforce applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, codes, and departmental policies. Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and timely manner. Effectively perform duties within a flexible work schedule, including both weekdays and weekends; hourly and daily schedule may be periodically adjusted based on departmental needs. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs. 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 and one (1) year of experience in code enforcement, law enforcement, or related municipal experience involving public contact. Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. Possession of a California PC832 certificate or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire is desirable. Supplemental Information Supplemental Information Physical Demands Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect various City sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other access points; and 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. 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 weighing up to 50 pounds. Environmental Elements Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, 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. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 11, 2022
Full Time
Description Under administrative direction, performs administrative, financial, systems, 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 budget development and implementation; and performs related duties as assigned. Examples of Duties NOTE: The current opening is in the Water Division, typical duties include: Update Water Master Plan, Urban Water Management Plan, Water Emergency Response Plan and other related, and required plans and reports. Serve as lead grant funding analyst: locate, research and submit applications for various water related grants. Provide budget assistance to Water Superintendent. Serve as member of the internal Water Conservation Team. Perform related analytical duties in support of the Public Works Department and specifically the Water Division. The Administrative Analyst performs professional and administrative functions requiring formal education in public or business administration and research methods and principles. This job is distinguished from the Senior Administrative Assistant by its greater statutory knowledge, the complexity of project design and policy evaluation, lesser direction received, and greater understanding of the principles of public and business administration and finance. Positions in this classification can plan, organize, and conduct studies, develop budgets, write grants, evaluate performance, and assess the feasibility and costs of different programs and services. 1. Coordinates programs and activities with other departments; confers with representatives of other agencies, groups, vendors on the public.2. Conducts special studies and surveys and prepares a variety of reports, correspondence and other materials. 3. May plan and coordinate community events and programs. 4. May supervise the work of support staff on a project or day-to-day basis. Knowledge of Principles, practices and methods of administrative and organizational analysis; public administration policies and procedures; business computer applications, particularly as related to statistical analysis and data management; financial/statistical/comparative analysis techniques; budget development and administration methodologies; effective business communications and correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; 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; rules and procedures governing the notice and conduct of public meetings; word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and accounting software. 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; interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; 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; establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed City officials and boards, other public agencies, employees, citizen groups, and the public; operate computer-based word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing and database management software and art and graphics equipment. Typical Qualifications 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. 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 To Apply : 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. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGov will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be disqualified from the recruitment process. SPECIAL NOTES • 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: 2/10/2022 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description The City of Westminster is currently seeking experienced Public Safety / Police Dispatchers to join the Westminster Police Department. This recruitment is open to candidates who are currently employed as a non-probationary Public Safety Dispatcher with a California law enforcement agency OR have one full year of Dispatcher experience within the last four years. DEFINITION Under general supervision, receives police and emergency calls, and dispatches Police units following prescribed procedures; answers non-emergency calls for public safety and other City departments; performs a variety of general administrative support duties including record keeping, typing, and filing; and performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from Communications Supervisor. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a single-level classification that performs the full range of receiving and dispatching emergency calls for the Police Department. 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, forms, and reports. All activities must be performed within specified legal guidelines. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Communications Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory-level class in the series responsible for organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of staff involved in police dispatch services. Examples of Duties EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the rights 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. Receives and evaluates police and emergency calls, and related business calls for the City during an assigned portion of the 24-hours-per-day/7-days-per-week Police Department operations; provides information and/or transfers calls to the appropriate department, agency, or response organization; takes messages for Police Department personnel. Dispatches public safety emergency units in accordance with established procedures and policies using a computerized dispatch system, including determining priority of emergency and contacting and sending appropriate response unit. Maintains contact with field units, including accounting for location and status of units and maintaining records of field calls; sends back-up units, as necessary, ensuring the safety of field units. Operates computer, telephone, and radio console and telecommunication equipment simultaneously while performing dispatching activities; tests and inspects equipment as assigned. Logs call data in a written or automated format; monitors calls after initial dispatch to provide additional coordination, support, or information. Enters, updates, and retrieves a variety of records from teletype database, including stolen vehicles and property, vehicle registration information, guns and property, and warranted or missing persons. Accesses Federal, State, and local law enforcement information databases to obtain information regarding outstanding warrants, criminal history, records information, and vehicle data; relays such information to sworn staff. Acts as a liaison to the public and representatives of other agencies for the department; provides initial non-emergency contact with the public and representatives of other agencies for the requesting of police records or related services; determines the nature of the contact; provides factual information regarding services, policies, and procedures, which requires knowledge of legal guidelines, departmental policies and procedures, and the use of tact and discretion, or directs the caller to the proper individual or agency. Maintains accurate departmental and law enforcement records and files; researches and compiles information from such files. Attends necessary training, shift briefing sessions, participates in drills, and test scenarios to prepare for unexpected emergencies. May act as a Communications Training Officer (CTO) to orient and train newly hired dispatchers. Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF : Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation. Business arithmetic and basic statistical techniques. Basic principles of record keeping. Functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies. Westminster Police Department policies and standard operating procedures. Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching. Operation of computer-aided communications equipment, including multiple telephone lines and radio systems. City and County geography, maps, streets, landmarks, and driving directions. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to work. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. ABILITY TO: Assess and prioritize emergency situations while remaining calm and using sound, independent judgment. Speak in a clear and concise manner. Type 35 wpm. Memorize codes, names, street locations, and other information. Read and interpret maps and other pertinent documentation. Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching. Operation of computer-aided communications equipment, including multiple telephone lines and radio systems. Applicable codes, regulations, policies, technical processes and procedures, including penal, vehicle, and health and safety codes and regulations. Interpret, apply, and explain policies, procedures, and regulations. Obtain necessary information from individuals in stressful or emergency situations. Compile and summarize information to prepare accurate, clear, and concise reports. Perform technical, detailed, and responsible office support work. Compose correspondence independently or from brief instructions. Organize, maintain, and update office database and records systems. Make accurate arithmetic and statistical computations. Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy. 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. 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 & 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 and one (1) year of general clerical experience involving public contact. Incumbents must be able to type at least 35 words per minute. Must be currently employed as a non-probationary Public Safety Dispatcher with a California law enforcement agency OR have one full year of Dispatcher experience within the last four years. LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License. Possession of, ability to obtain, or completion of P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher course within one year of appointment. Twenty-four (24) hours of Continuous Professional Training (CPT) required every two (2) years. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, 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. 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. Employees work rotating shifts, including mornings, day, swing, and evening watches that shall include weekends and holidays. Closing Date/Time:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants who have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twelve (12) months. DEFINITION 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. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a sworn journey-level law enforcement class that performs patrol assignments found in a municipal police department. Incumbents are assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement. Incumbents are armed and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules may be changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police service. This class is distinguished from Police Officer II in that the latter serves in specialized departmental roles. 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. 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 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:
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 01, 2022
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 DEFINITION 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. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is a sworn journey-level law enforcement class that performs patrol assignments found in a municipal police department. Incumbents are assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement. Incumbents are armed and may be assigned to work in uniform or plain clothes. Shift schedules may be changed periodically to ensure the maximum delivery of effective police service. This class is distinguished from Police Officer II in that the latter serves in specialized departmental roles. 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. 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 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
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, California, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
Description NOTE: This recruitment is only open to those who are currently enrolled in a police academy. DEFINITION 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. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no supervision of staff. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level, training classification for professional law enforcement in the City of Westminster Police Department. This is a non-sworn classification and upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. approved academy, a Police Recruit may be promoted to the Police Officer classification. 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. 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 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