City of Buena Park

Located in northwest Orange County, Buena Park is a Charter City operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 400 employees with an annual budget of $131,833,300 (all funds). Buena Park is located 21 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and is referred to locally as the “Center of the Southland” due to its easy access to both the 91 and 5 freeways.  With a diverse population of 82,000, Buena Park offers quality residential areas, excellent cultural and recreational facilities, and a stable economy within its 10.3 square miles.
 
The strong local economy includes the Entertainment Corridor, which contains a variety of well-known attractions, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Pirates’ Dinner Adventure, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, several hotels, and secured development plans for several more exciting entertainment and lodging venues. In addition, the City has a number of car dealerships and approximately 100 manufacturing and warehousing companies. Some of the larger employers in the City include Nutrilite, Georgia Pacific, Leach International, and Yamaha Music.

4 job(s) at City of Buena Park

City of Buena Park Buena Park, CA, USA
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Our Philosophy The philosophy of Community Oriented Policing is practiced by all Buena Park Police Personnel. The Buena Park Police Department believes in investing in partnerships with the community and actively pursues opportunities for community education. Through the development of unique teams, such as the Neighborhood Improvement Task Force (NITF), Community Impact Team (CIT), as well as teams of officers working in specific problem areas, the Buena Park Police Department has been able to have a significant impact on crime and build strong community trust.  State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment The Buena Park Police Department is proud of its state-of-the-art facility built in 2009. Our facilities were built with the future of police work in mind. 24/7 Expansive Employee Gym with impressive locker room facilities for both men and women Large patrol equipment storage lockers located near police cars On site weapons training facility State-of-the-art tactical equipment High Tech Dispatch Center The latest computer technology with the focus on paperless processes Dictation Services available for report writing Working Environment Encourages Career Growth Education and advancement are encouraged and rewarded through generous training opportunities and robust promotional opportunities. Proactive police work is encouraged through opportunities for advanced investigation and collaborative relationships with detectives as a regular course of business for Buena Park Police Officers. Alternative work schedules, such as a 3/12 work week and Special Event overtime opportunities, such as Knott's Berry Farm and Community Events, are also available. Training Provided - Police Academy Career-minded individuals will be enrolled in a California P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Police Academy in a non-sworn capacity under the sponsorship of the Buena Park Police Department. After meeting all state mandated academy requirements, including graduation from the Police Academy, incumbents will be considered for promotion to Police Officer. If you are ready to meet the challenge and meet the qualifications described below   APPLY TODAY! AFTER COMPLETION OF THE POLICE ACADEMY, THESE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ARE TYPICAL WORK PERFORMED BY A POLICE OFFICER: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class. Enforces federal and state laws and regulations, and local ordinances related to public safety and law enforcement. Patrols an assigned area of the city, in a motor vehicle or on foot in order to detect and prevent crime and maintain law and order; may operate a motorcycle or bicycle as part of special assignment detail. Prepares citations, arrest reports, crime reports, daily observation reports, vehicular incident and pursuit forms, injury reports, collision reports, and impounded property reports.  Responds to radio messages and citizen requests for protection of life, property and public assistance; appears at crimes and scenes of disorder and determines proper course of action; investigates suspicious vehicles or persons; observes situations related to stolen cars, traffic violations, and proper flow of traffic.  Gives verbal warnings and issues citations; inspects premises; assists in the investigation of crimes; conducts preliminary investigations of disturbances, burglaries, thefts, armed robberies, vehicle accidents, deaths or other types of incidents involving possible violation of public safety laws and codes. Questions suspects, interviews victims and witnesses; books property and evidence; performs basic crime scene investigation; testifies in court regarding facts, circumstances, and violations; completes field and follow-up investigations.  Takes written statements; examines conditions of accident scenes; clears scene of obstructions and damaged vehicles; notes and reports traffic hazards; provides first aid for injured persons or requests medical attention in accordance with departmental procedures.  Reports abandoned or damaged vehicles; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment, and other public gatherings and assures that proper licenses and permits are in effect.  Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; monitors status of parolees and individuals on probation status, including court orders.  Develops and maintains positive relations with citizens, business owners, and other members of the community.  Participates in police briefings, exercises, training courses, and programs.  Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and takes custody of prisoners; guards and transports prisoners; provides meals and completes daily records.  When assigned to Reserves details, tracks and coordinates the scheduling and training of Reserve Police Officers.  When assigned to Traffic detail, enforces specialized Traffic and Motor Vehicle Codes and prepares traffic and collision reports and investigation records; sets up DUI monitoring; coordinates work with Department of Motor Vehicles and Courts; attends meetings, prepares logs, and makes presentations.  When assigned to Field Training Officer detail, organizes, coordinates, and provides officer training in the field related to proper law enforcement surveillance, handling of traffic stops, preparation of departmental reports, and related tasks; completes training records and employee progress reports at regular intervals.  When assigned to K-9 detail, assists in searches of suspects and properties; trains animals and conducts exercises in proper pursuit and control methods; feeds and maintains animals in accordance with health and safety standards, and prepares related activity records.  When assigned to Detective detail, conducts crime scene investigations and pursues cases involving the collection of additional evidence, identification and interviewing of victims and suspects, and prosecution of cases within the court system; conducts covert patrol; writes and executes search warrants; coordinates property and evidence collection with police support staff; testifies in cases.  When assigned to SWAT detail, responds to emergency calls involving hostages, barricaded suspects, suicide threats, bomb threats, deadly use of force, high risk search and arrest warrant service, and related incidents involving public safety.  When assigned to Gang detail, monitors and investigates associations of individuals who belong to known gangs; determines means of gaining access and information from informants related to actual or planned crimes; testifies in cases.  When assigned to School Resource detail, visits public schools, prepares and makes educational presentations, maintains communications with school officials, works with District staff on attendance and truancy issues, and counsels students related to lawful conduct and community standards and expectations.  Provides escorts or guard services for parades, various public activities, or meetings. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of:  Police science principles, practices and professional standards; Federal Constitution rights governing search and seizure and Miranda applications; state laws, Penal Codes, Traffic Codes, and Civil Codes, statutes, court decisions, and case law; local codes and ordinances, departmental policies and practices, and rules governing criminal evidence, criminal acts, arrest and custody of prisoners or contraband; criminal investigation methods, identification methods; crime prevention principles, use of police records, and law enforcement practices; self-defense methods and physical restraint techniques; radio codes, transmission procedures and communication techniques; principles of human behavior; professional standards; contemporary patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, and related police services, including specialty assignments; communicable disease control methods and techniques; proper care and maintenance of property and equipment; effective customer service techniques. Ability to:  Operate police motor vehicles, radio communications equipment, computer equipment, firearms and weapons; interpret and apply state public safety laws, codes, and local ordinances; prepare and present clear, accurate and concise police reports and statistical records; analyze solutions to law enforcement problems; convey clear instructions or execute commands; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other divisions, police management, city departments, public and private agencies, community groups and the general public; communicate effectively, both orally or in writing; accurately recall circumstances regarding traffic incidents or crime reports; exercise tact and diplomacy in maintaining self-control in provocative or confrontational situations; think logically and maintain alertness in emergency situations; relate effectively with persons from diverse social, ethnic, political and racial backgrounds and age groups.  PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Physical Demands   While performing the duties of this class, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level. The employee is expected to climb or scale walls, ladders, or steps, carry police safety gear; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, squat or crawl, as well as walk, sit, and run. Sensory demands include talking, hearing, and using smell. This position must be able to pull and carry persons in emergency situations, administer first aid, and fight in self-defense. Employees are expected to grasp and carry power and hand tools, and lift, carry, and move persons, equipment, and push, pull or drag objects weighing up to 100 pounds or more.    Mental Demands   While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; remain calm and use effective judgment in dangerous situations; and interact with citizens, business representatives, city staff, other organizations, police safety personnel, school representatives, and the public, and other interfaces depending upon the position assignment.  WORK ENVIRONMENT   The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions, and in a patrol unit and may operate specialized equipment when assigned to patrol. The work involves exposure to extreme heat, smoke, dust, fumes, and inclement weather, as well as loud noises such as, but not limited to, sirens, alarms, and diesel engines. These positions require the use of safety helmets, armored vest, earplugs, utility belts, and other specialized equipment as well as certification in protective and life saving equipment. These positions are subject to the threat of injury and life threatening hazards as part of police safety operations.
City of Buena Park Buena Park, CA, USA
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
GENERAL PURPOSE  Under general supervision, performs field level technical support and provides general policy and procedural information regarding the Police Department's operations and record keeping procedures; provides assistance to the public at the front counter of the Police Department; completes initial and basic police crime reports; takes fingerprints; rotates through various divisions of the Police Department; and performs other duties as assigned.  DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position working 10-20 hours per week. This classification performs a variety of non-sworn law enforcement functions. The Police Cadet program is designed to prepare the Police Cadet for a career in law enforcement as a Police Officer. Must be in good physical condition. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: California Vehicle Code and Penal Code; City of Buena Park Police Department rules, regulations and operating procedures; geography of the City of Buena Park and surrounding communities; organizational structure of the Police Department; departmental recordkeeping practices; basic crime prevention; proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation and dictation for the purpose of completing various police reports; effective customer service techniques.  Ability to: Learn, retain and apply complex information, police terminology, law enforcement codes; communicate clearly and distinctly, both verbally and in writing; communicate effectively with staff and the general public; understand and carry out complex and written instructions; prepare clear and comprehensive reports as well as written and oral instructions; respond to requests from the public and be able to assist them or direct them; remain calm when obtaining crime information or receiving complaints from irate or emotionally distressed persons; complete routine police reports and issue citations in a logical and coherent manner; operate a computer terminal and applicable software programs to access, enter, and retrieve police records information; participate in formalized training courses and programs as assigned; lift and carry equipment and other items and perform strenuous activities; work under stress; and work weekends, holidays and shift work, as assigned. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level. The employee is expected to climb or scale walls, ladders, or steps, carry police safety gear; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, squat or crawl, as well as walk, sit, and run. Sensory demands include talking, hearing, and using smell. This position must be able to pull and carry persons in emergency situations, administer first aid, and learn to fight in self-defense. Employees are expected to grasp and carry power and hand tools, and lift, carry, and move persons, equipment, and push, pull or drag objects weighing up to 100 pounds or more. Police Cadets may participate in training exercises which require them to successfully complete physical tests/tasks which include dragging a 165 pound dummy, pushing a patrol car, climbing ladders, scaffolds, a 6 foot wall and similar obstacles, jumping over 3 foot high sawhorses or wooden barricades, jumping down from elevated places, walking a balance beam, climbing into and out of windows and performing sprints, runs, sit-ups, pull-ups, and pushups. Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data; thoroughly analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and projects concurrently; and interacts appropriately with law enforcement personnel, general public, and others in the course of work.  WORK ENVIRONMENT These positions perform office and field work. When assigned to the office setting, the noise levels are typically quiet, at or below 85 decibels levels. When in the field, employees may be assigned to a police vehicle and are subject to variable weather conditions and traffic.
City of Buena Park Buena Park, CA, USA
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, provides assistance to the public, primarily at the front counter of the Police Department. The Community Service Aide completes initial and basic police crime reports; provides general policy and procedural information regarding police department operations and record keeping procedures; takes fingerprints; and performs other general duties, as assigned.   DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government or law enforcement to learn about law enforcement functions and gain experience by completing tasks and special assignments related to the program area.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. Completes initial and basic police crime reports. Provides general policy and procedural information regarding police department operations and record keeping procedures. Assists in providing front counter assistance and information within area of assignment. Responds to requests for information and distributes appropriate forms. Takes fingerprints. Operates a variety of office equipment including computer keyboard, calculator, copier, facsimile or scanning machine. Greets visitors and answers and refers telephone calls, questions, and complaints to other appropriate staff and departments.   QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES   Knowledge of:    Laws, municipal and vehicle codes, basic crime prevention, knowledge of and skill in English usage, spelling and grammar.   Ability to:   Learn, retain and apply complex information, police terminology, law enforcement codes; communicate clearly and distinctly, both verbally and in written form; respond to requests from the public and be able to assist them or direct them; work under stress; and work weekends, holidays and shift work, as assigned. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS   The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Physical Demands   While performing the duties of this class, employees are frequently required to sit, stand and walk; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level. Employees occasionally lift and move records and documents weighing up to 20 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.   Mental Demands   While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, management, vendors, contractors, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.   WORK ENVIRONMENT   Employees typically work in office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet, at or below 85 decibels levels.  
City of Buena Park Buena Park, CA, USA
Jan 01, 2022
Part Time
THE POSITION   Under general supervision, performs entry level public relations work in support of the City's public information and community outreach strategies; assists with the advertising, marketing, and promotion of City events and recreation programs; and does related work as required   DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS   The Marketing Assistant is an entry-level classification that assists in the City Manager's Office with responsibility for marketing, promoting, and communicating City services. The Marketing Assistant is distinguished from the Marketing Specialist in that it has lesser responsibility for the development and implementation of marketing and communications programs, budgeting, and policymaking decisions. Work in this classification requires a lower level of discretion and less independent judgment in creating promotional and information material than the Marketing Specialist.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.   Writes articles, feature stories, and news releases covering the City's activities and drafts statements and special reports. Writes, designs, and lays out a variety of material to advertise and promote City events and recreational activities, such as publications, newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, bulletins, reports, posters, exhibits, displays, banners, electronic reader boards, flyers, awards, certificates; proofreads and edits for correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and tone. Markets, advertises, and promotes classes and all other recreation programs by assisting with the production of the quarterly Buena Park Today City News and Activity Guide. Develops and manages content of the City's website and social media sites; assists departments with developing and analyzing marketing plans and strategies and makes recommendations that fit the department's needs and are within the City's guidelines and standards. Coordinates, and monitors the work of professional advertising and print services; ensures that contract work is done on schedule and in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Coordinates co-sponsored classes and special events as needed; may perform public speaking at various programs and events.   QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES   Knowledge of:   Public relations methods and techniques; effective outreach, advertising, and marketing strategies; principles and practices of maintaining content on websites and social media; principles and techniques used in establishing and maintaining strong community relations; fundamentals in writing, composition, layout and production for mass media communications; methods and techniques of planned sports and recreational activities suitable for children, youth and adults; budget monitoring; basic mathematics; correct use of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; editing and proofreading techniques; and effective customer service techniques.      Ability to:   Plan, organize, market, various City events; prioritize, coordinate, and complete projects within tight schedules and competing deadlines and priorities; work independently as well as within a team environment; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; communicate effectively both orally and in written form utilizing a journalistic and technical writing style; translate ideas and write reports, news releases, and related data in a creative, clear, and concise manner for broad public appeal as well as specialized audiences; generate new and imaginative ideas; relate effectively to a diverse population; prepare and deliver effective oral presentations; maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privilege information; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, participants, and the public; exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs; operate a computer and graphic design programs including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, MS Office, Twitter, Facebook, and other programs and forms of social media. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS     The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Physical Demands     While performing the duties of this class, the employee is constantly required to sit, and occasionally stand and walk within work areas and meeting sites. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee must be able to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate computer hardware and standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms above and below shoulders. The employee occasionally lifts and carries records and documents weighing less than 20 pounds.    Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.   Mental Demands    While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data; thoroughly analyze and solve problems; exercise sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines; use basic math and mathematical reasoning; establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and projects concurrently; meet intense and changing deadlines given interruptions; and interact appropriately with staff, management, city officials, media, contractors, public and private representatives, and others in the course of work.     WORK ENVIRONMENT    The employee works in office conditions where the noise level is usually moderate, at or below 85 decibels. Occasionally the employee may work in outdoor settings where they may be exposed to loud noises during city events and works under variable weather conditions at different sites. The employee occasionally attends Chamber of Commerce meetings, conventions, city events, and other functions on behalf of the city, including evening and weekend hours. Occasional driving to various city sites is required to research and write articles, introduce officials, meet with sponsors, coordinate city events, and act as public relations representative.