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.

6 job(s) at City of Westminster

City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Nov 16, 2017
Part Time
Description *THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CURRENT, CALIFORNIA CLASS "B" DRIVERS LICENSE WITH A PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT; CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT POSSESS A CLASS "B" LICENSE WITH PASSENGER ENDORSEMENT WILL NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND THEREFORE NEED NOT APPLY This Position is Grant Funded-Program continuation is dependent upon successful funding. The position will be expected to work up to 15 hours per week during weekdays with a somewhat flexible schedule. This is a part-time, non-benefited position. Under the direction of the Transportation Coordinator, is responsible for providing daily pick-ups and shuttle service for older adult residents of the City of Westminster. Examples of Duties Provide daily pickups and shuttle service for older adults; provide safe and sensitive handling of older clients; keep regularly scheduled pick-up times; keep van and its maintenance a priority; develop and maintain weekly communication regarding needs, suggestions and concerns with supervisor. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of Safety regulations of large van ridership; specific physical abilities of older adults; basic driving skills; good customer relations. Ability to Organize and schedule routes and pick-up times; work cooperatively with Senior Center staff and elderly clients, maintaining positive interaction; communicate effectively orally and in writing; read city maps; provide customer service as needed, including program information, schedules, and fees. Education/Experience High school graduate or equivalent with two (2) years experience driving large vans. Additional Requirements A Class B California Drivers License with passenger endorsement is required. Applicants who are invited to participate in an oral interview will be required to provide a hard copy DMV printout of their driving record (H-6 only), that is no more than 30 days old, at the time of their interview. Applicants will not be considered if printout shows more than (1) point for either a moving violation(s) or an accident(s). If offered the position, the applicant must agree to a criminal background check (fingerprinting required) through the California Department of Justice prior to date of hire date. If offered the position, the applicant must successfully complete a DMV physical including a drug screen (paid for by the City). Those applicants possessing the most desired qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process. Applicants must pass all testing phases, including a medical examination/drug testing. Supplemental Information To Apply : You must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application and supplemental questionnaire, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov . Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. SPECIAL NOTES All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department.
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Nov 10, 2017
Part Time
Description Under the direct supervision of the Family Resource Center Supervisor, performs assigned tasks related to the services provided by the Family Resource Center. This position is grant funded on a year-to-year basis. Please note: Bilingual (English & Spanish) fluency is required for this position. Examples of Duties Respond to walk-in, call-in, and referred clients seeking community resources Assess client's immediate needs Provide linkage to service providers Refer to appropriate resources Perform outreach to community, business and schools Collect and input data into Families and Communities Together (FaCT) database Promote Family Resource Center (FRC) program services Assist in evaluation of client needs Represent FRC at community events Maintain required documentation Collect and input data into FaCT database Perform other related duties as required Typical Qualifications Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent, plus one (1) year of experience working directly with families in crisis. Also requires excellent customer service skills and computer competency. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Problems and resources of the community; community and public relations techniques; computers and software programs; modern office methods, practices and equipment including recordkeeping procedures. Ability to Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Spanish as well as in English; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and staff members; provide quality customer service; learn and comprehend various computer software programs; maintain accurate and concise records; maintain confidentiality of information about clients.
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Nov 01, 2017
Full Time
Description Under general direction, to supervise and coordinate the activities of complex planning functions, review and evaluate major development proposals; perform advance planning work as well as supervise subordinate professionals; perform technical planning work and other duties as required. Examples of Duties Assists the Planning Manager with the management of Planning Division projects and implementation of Division objectives. Actively supports the City's effort in implementing the General Plan. Manages the more complex advanced and current planning projects. Provides strategic advice and recommendations regarding policy and legislation. Provides technical guidance and supervision to Division staff. Responsible for specific operations of the Division. Typical Qualifications Prior large scale complex project and strategic planning experience along with some supervisory experience are necessary for the position. The ideal candidate will be an exceptionally strong project manager and communicator who can understand the big picture, but also maintain a keen eye for detail. He/she will enjoy working in a dynamic environment in which he/she is entrusted with leading several large-scale current and advance planning initiatives simultaneously, while assisting the Planning Manager in keeping the day-to-day operations at a high performing and responsive state.Excellent customer service skills are required. Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional planning and public administration, with one (1) year of supervisory or lead experience. Valid California Driver License, class C, required at time of hire.
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Sep 29, 2017
Full Time
Description THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOW OFFERS A $10,000, ONE-TIME SIGNING BONUS FOR QUALIFIED LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM. THIS BONUS WILL BE PAID OUT AT $5,000 UPON HIRE AND $5,000 UPON COMPLETION OF PROBATION. TO QUALIFY FOR THIS SIGNING BONUS, CANDIDATES MUST Possess a Basic POST Certificate Have served a minimum of 12 months in a sworn position within a California law enforcement agency Currently serve, or have served within the previous 12 months, as a sworn police officer within a California law enforcement agency Have completed probation at their current or most recent agency A 3.5% SALARY INCREASE IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1, 2018; AND A 3.0% SALARY INCREASE IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1, 2019 A Police Officer involves crime response and investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety. Examples of Duties Investigates criminal activities and incidents; coordinates crime scene investigations; collects and preserves physical evidence; evaluates case facts; issues verbal warning and written citations for parking or moving violations; investigates traffic accidents; directs and controls the flow of traffic; patrols assigned district; investigates and initiates correction of public safety hazards; restores order; protects life and property; maintains peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations; provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons; participates in a secretive and continuous watch of person or persons; participates in the planning and execution of raids and searches; enforces laws and ordinances and encourages public compliance; pursues and apprehends suspects; prepares and presents case evidence in court; performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, court decisions and their interpretations; Police department policies, practices and procedures; criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention principles; supervisory principles; human behavior theories; specialized social services; court and trial procedures and etiquette; methods of self-defense and physical restraint; police weapons; first aid techniques; proper use of two-way radio; proper use of tools to effect entry into a building; basic computer skills. Ability to: Operate a motor vehicle; apply selected knowledge in collecting and organizing information; remember and recall facts and details; read and interpret complex technical documents; communicate verbally with a variety people; write and speak clearly and concisely in English; perform basic math; public speaking. Education/Experience/License: High school education or equivalent. One year experience as a Peace Officer in the State of California and possession of P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate . Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C is required. Class M license may be required after hire. Supplemental Information Examination: Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans who receive a passing score on all phases of the examination shall receive an additional 5% toward their total score. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) required at time of application. NOTE: Candidates must successfully complete a physical agility exam administered by the City of Westminster. In addition, employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation (includes polygraph examination), a pre-employment medical evaluation (including a drug screen) and psychological evaluation. To Apply: Applicants must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application on-line using NeoGOV, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov. Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application and all required licenses and certificates must be current and submitted with the required application materials. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGOV will be accepted. SPECIAL NOTES All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The City of Westminster supports workplace diversity. Women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability, which requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the process, please notify the City no less than five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department.
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Jun 02, 2017
Full Time
Description This recruitment is for applicants currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Police Academy OR who have graduated from a California POST Basic Police Academy within the last twleve (12) months. Interested, qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Position involves crime response and investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety. Examples of Duties Investigates criminal activities and incidents; coordinates crime scene investigations; collects and preserves physical evidence; evaluates case facts; issues verbal warning and written citations for parking or moving violations; investigates traffic accidents; directs and controls the flow of traffic; patrols assigned district; investigates and initiates correction of public safety hazards; restores order; protects life and property; maintains peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations; provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons; participates in a secretive and continuous watch of person or persons; participates in the planning and execution of raids and searches; enforces laws and ordinances and encourages public compliance; pursues and apprehends suspects; prepares and presents case evidence in court; performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, court decisions and their interpretations; Police department policies, practices and procedures; criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention principles; supervisory principles; human behavior theories; specialized social services; court and trial procedures and etiquette; methods of self-defense and physical restraint; police weapons; first aid techniques; proper use of two-way radio; proper use of tools to effect entry into a building; basic computer skills. Ability to Operate a motor vehicle; apply selected knowledge in collecting and organizing information; remember and recall facts and details; read and interpret complex technical documents; communicate verbally with a variety people; write and speak clearly and concisely in English; perform basic math; public speaking. Education / Experience High school education or equivalent. Applicants for this position must be currently enrolled in a California POST approved Basic Police Academy OR have graduated from a California POST approved Basic Police Academy within the last twelve (12) months. POST certification will be required after hire. Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C, is required. Class M license may be required after hire. Examination: Only those candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans who receive a passing score on all phases of the examination shall receive an additional 5% toward their total score. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) required at time of application. NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation (includes polygraph examination), a pre-employment medical evaluation (including drug screen) and psychological evaluation. To Apply : Applicants must submit a completed City of Westminster employment application and resume on-line using NeoGov, accessible via the City of Westminster website: www.westminster-ca.gov. Unless specifically stated otherwise in this announcement, all requirements must be met at the time of application and all required licenses and certificates must be current and submitted with the required application materials. Application materials must be received by the application deadline. Only applications received on-line using NeoGov will be accepted. Supplemental Information Special Notes All statements made on applicants are subject to investigation and verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. The City of Westminster supports workplace diversity. Women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability, which requires reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the process, please notify the City no less than five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. This announcement contains summary information only. The complete job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department.
City of Westminster, CA Westminster, CA, USA
Sep 18, 2017
Part Time
Description Candidates who pass all of the required examinations, including an application screening, written examination, physical ability exam, oral interview process, comprehensive background check, polygraph exam, psychological exam, medical exam, and drug test, will be sponsored to attend and complete a California POST Basic Police Academy which includes classroom and field training. Job Duties The Police Recruit Academy is the trainee level with incumbents occupying the classification prior to their completion of a California POST Basic Police Academy. Police Recruits normally work in a training capacity supervised by a recruit training officer and are not involved with tasks requiring sworn peace officer status. Upon successful completion of the academy and subject to departmental approval, a Police Recruit Academy may be promoted to the Police Officer classification. Except under special circumstances, a Police Recruit Academy who fails to successfully complete Basic Police Academy in which he/she was enrolled will be terminated. Examples of Duties Knowledge of Working knowledge of modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, report writing, applicable vehicle and penal codes, laws of search and seizure procedures, rules of evidence, legal rights of citizens, and court procedures. Ability to Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; establish and maintain effective relationships with the community; use and care for firearms and small equipment; think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and procedures; make clear an concise radio transmission; understand and follow verbal and written directions; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; meet the established physical requirements; meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California Government Code and applicable City of Westminster Personnel Rules and Regulations. Typical Qualifications Education/Experience High school education or equivalent is required. Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C, is required. A California Basic POST Certification will be required after hire. Special Requirements Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years or older at completion of the Basic Police Academy. Applicants must possess United States Citizenship at the time of appointment or must have applied for United States Citizenship at least one (1) year prior to the date of application. Applicants may not have any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions. Must be in excellent physical condition (weight in proportion to height), have normal hearing, have vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision, and be physically capable of performing the duties of a Police Officer.