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.

15 job(s) at City of Buena Park

CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Aug 05, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN *Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS with a first review date of August 22, 2022. * Candidates are encouraged to a pply early as this position may close at any time without notice. The Buena Park Community Center is hiring for customer service oriented Community Services Leaders The Buena Park Community Center is hiring for a customer service oriented Community Services Leader for its evening and weekend shifts to ensure the facility’s needs are met and the high quality of service the public deserves. The Community Services leaders also provide support to the Cultural & Fine Arts Division and City wide special events. The Community Center requires a kind, friendly, proactive, responsible and hardworking problem solvers who enjoy working with a variety of people. The ideal candidate represents the City’s core values of Excellence, Communication, Teamwork, Commitment, Respect, Integrity and Equity when serving the public with facility rentals and recreation programs. THE POSITION This position works approximately 15-20 hours per week. The current position is in our Fine Arts division of the Community Center. This position requires the availability to work nights, holidays, and weekend work assignments. Under general direction, the Community Services Leaders assists patrons with classes and registration; assists in preparing for facility rentals, special events, cultural programs, and other related activities including coordinating activities, moving and setting up of tables, chairs and various equipment; coordinates the issuance, use, care and maintenance of equipment and supplies; assists in implementing recreation activities, including games, sports, crafts, special events and other related activities; may assist in the preparation of food for the senior lunch program; may serve in a leadership capacity, training and coordinating the work of part-time and volunteer staff; may perform maintenance work; responds to public inquiries to tour City facilities and reviews policies and procedures for the facility rental; serves as a point of contact for all aspects of event preparation to ensure success, and to confirm that facility pre-and-post-event procedures have been completed thoroughly and with expediency; may perform light custodial duties such as restocking restrooms, spot cleaning carpets, cleaning windows, mopping, sweeping and vacuuming and other related work as assigned. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, run, stand or sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to touch, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; the employee may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; must be able to move up to 50 pounds; may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Meeting and conference planning procedures and operations; effective customer service techniques; office administration practices and procedures; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; record keeping and filing techniques; conflict resolution techniques; audio and visual equipment used in City facilities. Ability to: Ensure that all events are scheduled in the City's reservation system, including all booking details, services, and equipment needs; completing room set-ups and tear downs, inspection of event space to verify appearance and cleanliness; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public about the facility; coordinate logistical support with service providers, including security, maintenance, classroom support, and catering; ensure provisions and installation of required equipment and confirmation of services for set-up and testing of equipment such as internet access, audio/visual, tables, and chairs; work independently in the absence of constant, direct supervision; operate standard office equipment; use word processing or spreadsheet application programs; proofread basic documents; organize and maintain office records and specialized files; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; understand and follow instructions; enter and prepare clear and accurate data for records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers, supervisors, management, vendors, general public, and others encountered in the course of work. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Any education, training or experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain these would be direct experience in leadership, volunteerism or participation in recreational activities. Minimum age requirement is sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS All applicants must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department web page at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include but is not limited to an oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Aug 05, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Are you interested in bettering your community and linking people to community resources? If the answer is “YES,” this full-time position is for you! We are looking for a person who is passionate about engaging with our unhoused community, has a can-do attitude, and has experience with this population to become a part of our dynamic Community Services Department. Be a part of the small yet effective team that provides creative, comprehensive and compassionate solutions to help our city’s homeless community navigate life’s barriers. The Homeless Outreach Coordinator is responsible for assisting community residents and their families to navigate and access community services. The position requires an adaptable, highly motivated, proactive self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and skilled in the use of institutional databases and research methods. The ideal candidate will be familiar and comfortable with unhoused individuals and street culture, and will demonstrate an ability to establish trusting, hopeful relationships with these individuals. The Homeless Outreach Coordinator will lead a team of four (4) part-time Homeless Outreach Case Managers and partner with the Police Department’s Homeless Liaison Officer Unit providing a dedicated team committed to address homelessness in Buena Park. If you are empathic and compassionate, possess excellent organizational skills, thrive working in a team environment and are ready to contribute in this capacity, we want to meet you! APPLY TODAY! Apply early! First review date is August 28, 2022. GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, leads, oversees, plans, coordinates, evaluates, and enhances the delivery of programs and services to individuals experiencing homelessness in the City of Buena Park; supervises, trains, and schedules the work of assigned staff providing case management and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Homeless Outreach Coordinator provides outreach and the assessment of needs of interested homeless citizens and is distinguished from the Homeless Outreach Case Manager classification as the program coordinator assigned to lead, provide direction, and oversee the work of case managers and related part-time support staff. 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. Plans, organizes, and coordinates a variety of services for interested and in-need homeless individuals within the City; collaborates with the Police Department and service organizations to connect homeless neighbors to appropriate supportive services, including medical health treatment, counseling, and permanent housing. Leads, oversees, plans, organizes, trains, and evaluates the work of Homeless Outreach Case Managers and non-regular staff who are assigned to Homeless Outreach; assists in recruiting, hiring and conducting new employee and volunteer orientations; plans and coordinates staff assignments, projects and work schedules.Provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies, and related health, mental health, and/or social services organizations.Coordinates and assists homeless citizens in completing forms, applications, and documents for related and available services.Establishes and maintains effective and positive working relationships with clientele to provide paraprofessional counseling and case management services. Develops and maintains relationships with various public and private service agencies, community groups and the faith-based community to obtain services for clients and stays abreast of new trends and practices in homelessness and human services programs and related issued in the community. Assesses client needs and characteristics.Identifies short-term and long-term needs, provides resources and referrals based on client needs and coordinates service delivery plans. Works in partnership with safety personnel in non-enforcement situations involving homeless clients and obtains appropriate care for clients. Works in partnership with safety personnel with non-psychiatric emergencies such as transporting clients to substance abuse treatment. May interface with hospital personnel regarding emergency services and recuperative care for homeless individuals. Prepares and presents written and oral information to program participants, City staff and officials, and community groups regarding program services; prepares agendas, staff reports and correspondence.Attends community events, and other programs designed to raise the awareness of homelessness and community needs and issues.Serves as city liaison to committees, commissions, program participants, community groups, and City staff and officials.Evaluates programs and staff service delivery; makes program and personnel recommendations. Assists with the preparation of annual program budget; evaluates expenses and revenue by account and maintains financial records. Maintains records and files pertaining to homeless program services received.Prepares and monitors records and data that can be used for grants and administrative reporting.May perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Homeless assistance services and programs; principles and techniques of interviewing and paraprofessional counseling; client assessment and case management practices; social services programs and available providers; networking approaches to identify client relevant support services; effective public relations and customer service techniques; modern office practices, methods and computer equipment and applications related to the work; principles of employee training and supervision. Ability to: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, diverse groups of participants dealing with homelessness, and the general public; communicate effectively with persons displaying psychological and substance-induced behaviors such as depression, anger and confusion; ability to communicate orally and in writing and sufficiently to secure information from clients, convey information on services available and make effective referrals to services needed; conduct presentations; operate modern office equipment including computer and applicable and specialized software; document and record information electronically and in written format, maintain reports, logs and files and database; prepare clear and concise reports; work independently and use independent judgement and initiative. 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: Work is performed indoors in an office environment and outdoors in the field. When work is performed outdoors and in the field there may be exposure to the elements as well as related health hazards to include blood and other bodily fluids/products and human borne parasites. An incumbent drives a vehicle on City business, sits for extended periods of time, uses a computer, keyboard and related equipment, stands, walks, reaches, bends, twists, kneels, reaches and grasps, and may lift and carry boxes of records weighing 30 pounds or less. When in the field, an incumbent may walk on slippery/uneven surfaces and slopes, crouch, twist, climb ladders and stairs and be exposed to construction materials and dust. An incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. 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 math and mathematical reasoning; establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and cases concurrently; meet intense and changing deadlines given interruptions; interact appropriately with staff, management, health and welfare agencies, non-profit/community based organizations, public and private representatives, the general public including persons experiencing homelessness, housing groups, committees, other public agencies and others in the course of work. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in psychology, counseling, human services, sociology, social work or a closely related field is required. Three years of experience in a related field is required, preferably including one or more years of case management work. Experience with Homeless Outreach/Case Management is highly desirable. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid and appropriate Class C California Driver License, acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position, and evidence of insurability. Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles Pull Notice Program. Ability to work nights and weekends in order to coordinate programs, attend commission meetings, city functions, and special events. Ability to travel to and from client sites, service providers, and public events. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: 9/6/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Aug 03, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Police Officer Recruit Police Officer $4,694 - $5,990 monthly $7,069 - $9,022 monthly (Plus Academy Costs/expenses while a recruit) Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled. Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. Were you born for this? Law Enforcement is at its finest here at the City of Buena Park Police Department. With new state-of-the-art facilities and a community-oriented proactive approach on crime, the City of Buena Park Police Department offers a work environment unmatched in Orange County. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education, and overall effective police work? If so, the City of Buena Park Police Department features: • Patrol Services, Traffic Services/Enforcement, K9 Unit, and SWAT • Youth Explorer Program, School Resource Officer Program, and the Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) Volunteer Program • Crime Prevention, Investigative Services Bureau, and Forensics • Regional Narcotics Suppression Program, Gang Unit, Community Impact Team (CIT), and Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.) • Crimes: Persons Unit/Property Unit, and the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT) 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. 1. Enforces federal and state laws and regulations, and local ordinances related to public safety and law enforcement. 2. 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. 3. Prepares citations, arrest reports, crime reports, daily observation reports, vehicular incident and pursuit forms, injury reports, collision reports, and impounded property reports. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. Develops and maintains positive relations with citizens, business owners, and other members of the community. 11. Participates in police briefings, exercises, training courses, and programs. 12. Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and takes custody of prisoners; guards and transports prisoners; provides meals and completes daily records. 13. When assigned to Reserves details, tracks and coordinates the scheduling and training of Reserve Police Officers. 14. 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. 15. 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. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. 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. 21. 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High School graduation or G.E.D. is required. Completion of up to 60 semester level units related to general education and police science is highly desirable. For specialty assignments, completion of all required training and certification related to the special position assignment. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Satisfactory completion of Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) certification is required within three years of assignment to this classification. Ability to work extended hours in order to meet shift needs, complete reports, attend meetings, or conduct police business. Employees who become department employees on or after January 1, 1987, shall, as a condition of their continued employment, refrain from smoking tobacco or any other non-tobacco substance at any time on or off duty. Violation of this condition of employment shall be deemed good cause for dismissal. Vision: No more than 20/100 uncorrected and 20/30 corrected and freedom from uncorrectable color blindness. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Age : Must be 21 years of age or older at time of appointment. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States OR permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has already applied for citizenship. Psychological: Applicants must undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified professional to determine their suitability for the position. Polygraph Examination: Applicants will be administered an integrity test, and a polygraph examination. Background Investigation : Applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, P.O.S.T. approved background Investigation. Character: Applicants must be of good character and reputation. Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checked in both state and federal bureaus. Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor offenses. Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Tentative Testing Schedule (dates subject to change): WRITTEN EXAM: Friday, August 26, 2022 & Saturday September 17, 2022 MANDATORY INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:00 p.m. at Buena Park Community Center, Ball Room, 6688 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621 AGILITY TESTING/WRITTEN EXAM: Saturday, September 17, 2022, Orange County Sheriff's Academy, Tustin, 8:00 a.m. ORAL INTERVIEWS: Week of September 26, 2022 Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department web page at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams, physical agility testing, and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Aug 02, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN EXPERIENCED HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST WANTED TO JOIN OUR "SMALL BUT MIGHTY" PROFESSIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES TEAM The Human Resources Department of the City of Buena Park is looking for a Human Resources Analyst to join our very busy professional staff. Our “small but mighty” department is a full-service department which prides itself on exceptional service. Our Business Partners, i.e. our City Council, Executive Management, fellow employees and potential employees look to the City’s Human Resources Department for expert advice and consultation in the following areas: Recruitment and Selection, Benefits Administration, Classification and Compensation, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, and Risk Management including Safety, Worker’s Compensation, and General Liability. The ideal candidate for this position will understand the principles of being a knowledgeable Business Partner and possess excellent customer service skills. This position needs a service oriented, organized, and progressive thinker who can think “outside the box” to fulfill the needs of our business partners. Candidates should have strong written and communication skills and a willingness to learn. If you meet the qualifications described below - APPLY TODAY! THE POSITION Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of journey level professional, administrative, analytical, and coordination duties in support of human resources functions and programs in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, job evaluation, compensation, workers’ compensation, organizational development and training, and labor and employee relations; conducts, reviews, and presents administrative, financial, and personnel studies and reports; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Human Resources Analyst is distinguished from the Senior Human Resources Analyst by its limited scope of administrative responsibilities. The Human Resources Analyst is required to exercise some judgment in selecting appropriate established guidelines to follow. The Human Resources Analyst receives greater direction and assignments tend to be more routine. 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. Performs professional work in human resources, including recruitment and selection, job analysis, classification and compensation, and labor relations; administers special projects. Assists with the coordination of the City’s workers’ compensation program; tracks and monitors industrial injuries; serves as a liaison between the City, injured workers, and the third party administrator. Coordinates risk management and safety programs, represents the City responding to Unemployment Insurance claims, and processes CalPERS retirement and disability benefits. Ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local labor laws and the city’s Memorandum of Understandings and Personnel Rules and Regulations. Develops, analyzes, and makes recommendations regarding the effectiveness of policies, practices, and procedures under the guidance of the Director of Human Resources or Senior Human Resources Analyst. Assists with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of the work of administrative and technical support staff; may plan, assign, lead and coordinate the work of staff. Administers recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, benefits, performance evaluation, and training programs and services. Researches human resources and risk management laws, regulations, policies, administrative guidelines, and personnel issues associated with existing practices and proposed programs. May assist with the administration of the City’s general liability program, investigates and evaluates risk exposure, and provides solutions to reduce exposure to accident loses, risk, and the financial impact of losses to the city. Drafts, revises, and interprets provisions of the Personnel Rules, collective bargaining contracts, and administrative policies, as well as fair employment and non-discrimination guidelines. May investigate employee relations problems and grievances and recommends corrective actions to resolve issues and concerns. Consults with departmental managers and supervisors and advises appropriate steps or means for instituting personnel actions. Assists in negotiations with collective bargaining representatives regarding labor contract proposals and issues in concert with the Director of Human Resources and other professional resources; provides data and analysis during the process. Conducts special studies and may present recommendations to the City Council, department directors, the Director of Human Resources, and other parties. Proposes departmental budget and assists with tracking and reporting upon the status of projects and expenditures. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Principles, concepts, and practices of public human resources management and employee supervision; Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity laws, regulations, practices, court precedents and non-discrimination guidelines; Meyers-Milias-Brown Act and related labor laws and collective bargaining regulations; CalPERS retirement, Workers’ Compensation, and Unemployment Insurance laws and regulations; city contracts; human resources administration practices and programs related to employment, classification, compensation, benefits, performance evaluation, research, training, employee relations, risk management, and retirement programs; project management practices; modern office practices and personnel record keeping procedures; effective customer service techniques; effective leadership and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to: Plan, manage, and coordinate the activities of human resources programs, projects, and related services; select, assign, train, supervise, motivate, review, and evaluate the work of employees; conduct human resources, financial, and administrative analyses and present reports and recommendations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with applicants, City employees, staff, management, consultants, contractors, vendors, and other public and private representatives; maintain the confidentiality of sensitive personnel matters. 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 to stand and walk. 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 shoulder level. The employee occasionally lifts and carries records and documents weighing more 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 math and mathematical reasoning; establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and projects concurrently; meet intense and changing deadlines given interruptions; interact appropriately with applicants, staff, management, City officials, consultants, vendors, public and private representatives, and others in the course of work; and investigate and resolve interpersonal conflicts. WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee constantly works in office conditions where the noise level is usually moderate, at or below 85 decibels. Occasional driving is required to attend meetings at various city facilities, training and meeting sites, and public and private events. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Public Administration, or a related field AND two years of professional and technical human resources or risk management experience is required , preferably supplemented by additional coursework or professional certification in human resource functions. Recruitment and Selection experience is required along with a general understanding of Classification and Compensation programs. Municipal experience is highly desirable . Familiar with NeoGov or other applicant tracking systems and HRIS/Payroll is a plus . LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: 8/21/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jul 08, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN ARE YOU A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL WANTING TO WORK PART-TIME OR AN INDIVIDUAL LOOKING TO EXPAND YOUR PLANNING KNOWLEDGE IN A MUNICIPAL SETTING? THIS IS THE POSITION FOR YOU! Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS with a first review date of August 1, 2022. Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. The City of Buena Park is looking for a Planning Aide to join its Community Development/Planning Division team. The ideal candidate is smart, energetic, and innovative in their approach to Community Development/Urban Planning. The candidate will have excellent customer service skills, oral and written communication skills, as well as posses planning knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired through experience, can work independently, exercising judgment and initiative while assuming more difficult tasks under direct supervision. This is a great opportunity for a retired professional looking for part-time work or for an undergraduate or graduate student who wants to expand their knowledge of planning in a municipal setting APPLY TODAY! GENERAL PURPOSE Under staff supervision, advise and assist the public, including property owners, architects, consultants, business owners, engineers and contractors with research and technical information concerning planning and zoning policies and studies, including requirements and procedures to comply with state, county, and city laws; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a part-time, non-benefited, position. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government to learn about municipal government 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. Provides technical assistance and information to builders, architects, engineers, contractors and the public with general planning, zoning, land use, permit use, site plan and design review.Reviews, tracks and/or issue permits.Assists with application intake and checks applications for accuracy, completion, and compliance with pertinent laws.Performs minor plan checking; assists with property information research.Assists, advises, and performs research for the public and staff on zoning and development regulations and other information as requested.Researches files and records for information requested by contractors, developers, realtors, citizens and staff.Assists with community meetings.Performs review of business license applications.Assist with memos, agenda packets, public notices, reports, letters and graphics.Performs a variety of general office duties and research.Assists with maintaining and updating a list of all Planning Division activities and pending permits.Assists with conducting a range of related document control functions such as file, review, organize, index, scan, and electronically archive building and land use permits and other related documents; files and catalogues maps, photos and other planning exhibits and documents.Assists in the maintenance of data in the permit tracking system, website and other information systems in the department; operates standard office equipment including computer and assigned software.Other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: General Plan and zoning principles; research and reporting methods; principles and practices of municipal planning; effective customer services techniques. Ability to: Understand and explain local development standards and requirements; understand and apply local laws; interpret zoning and development codes, development plans, land use proposals, maps, and planning regulations; operate computer equipment and use word processing, spreadsheet, and design software programs; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, developers, contractors, architects, general public, and other parties. 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent AND one (1) year of public counter experience i s required. Two years of college level coursework majoring in urban planning, public administration, architecture, geography, landscape architecture, or related field is desirable . Previous city planning or zoning experience is highly desirable. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS A valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department web page at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include but is not limited to an oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS with a first review date of August 1, 2022 Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. An experienced Senior Planner is needed to join our dynamic, professional planning team in our Community Development Department. Be a part of the small, effective team that guides the City of Buena Park through its long-range development plan for a well-planned, balanced city of residential, commercial, industrial, public and semi-public uses with an emphasis on tourism. It's an exciting time for our Planning Division as the team works on several long range initiatives such as Active Transportation Plan, and Zoning Code update. Department priorities also include continued work on large-scale entertainment and hotel developments along our Entertainment Corridor, as well as opportunities for large-scale mixed use development at the old Sears site. The position requires an adaptable, highly motivated, energetic, and experienced Senior Planner for current and long-range planning work. Exceptional project management skills with the ability to manage large complex projects are a must. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to juggle competing priorities, thrive in a team environment and enjoy working on a wide range of projects. Candidates must be comfortable with technology and ready to contribute to the modernization of the division. If you are well-rounded in all aspects of municipal planning and ready to contribute to this team, APPLY NOW! THE POSITION Under administrative direction, administers, coordinates, and conducts complex and varied current and advanced planning projects, studies, and assignments; represents the city in meetings with planning agencies, bodies, and public and private representatives; and does related work as required. The Senior Planner administers and conducts a range of advanced and current planning assignments under the broad guidance of the Planning Manager. The Senior Planner is distinguished from lower professional and technical planning classifications by its larger project management responsibilities, specialized knowledge, and complexity of decision-making. The Senior Planner has lesser supervisory and budgetary accountability, and policy setting authority than the Planning Manager. 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. Coordinates major elements of the city’s current or advance planning programs, including special planning, zoning and environmental elements; coordinates consultants and assists planning staff in decision making, environmental review and evaluation. Researches, writes, and evaluates elements of the city General Plan and Zoning Code, including proposed amendments to the city General Plan, specific plans, and zoning ordinances; prepares supplements to the Housing Element. Organizes, researches, prepares, and presents complex studies, reports, and findings, addressing major and comprehensive development problems and issues. Plans, evaluates and manages various development projects, including major subdivisions, residential developments, and commercial and industrial complexes. Conducts preliminary project site inspections to evaluate field conditions and impacts upon immediate and adjacent properties as well as the need to set operating conditions; visits similar project sites to evaluate potential approaches to site design elements. Confers with developers, architects, builders, engineers, contractors, and the general public concerning development codes, standards, policies, and procedures, and conditions imposed on approved applications through plan review, field inspection, and counter support. Conducts progress inspections and final site inspections to ensure conformance with construction requirements, address questions, and resolve problems. Analyzes, interprets, and explains project requirements, city goals, environmental standards, and regulatory issues. Interfaces with planning staff, consultants, other departmental personnel, and regional planning representatives in reviewing and coordinating current and proposed projects, design issues, work schedules, and code requirements. Makes oral presentations to the Planning Commission and City Council regarding recommendations on development permits, special use permits, variances, tentative tract maps, residential development permits, planned development permits, and other zoning applications. Provides technical direction to planning staff in data collection, analyses, plan formulation, and implementation of a wide variety of planning and zoning activities. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: California planning laws and regulations; related federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes, including Subdivision Map Act, California Environment Quality Act, Local Government Reorganization Act and National Environmental Policy Act; principles, standards, practices, information sources, and trends in the fields of current and advance planning; land use, physical design, demographic, environmental, and social/economic concepts, and statistical analysis methods as applied to municipal planning; application, modification, and interrelationships between ordinances, policies, standards, procedures and practices associated with architectural and environmental design standards; project organization and management practices; effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Plan, organize, assign, coordinate, manage, and complete planning projects and assignments; engage in more complex current and advance planning, such as the collection, analysis, and preparation of reports and recommendations pertaining to complex planning and design issues; interpret and explain laws, codes, standards, regulations, policies, maps, specifications, census data, site and building plans, graphs and other statistical data; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, developers, architects, consultants, commissioners, community groups, and the general public; write clear, concise and complete staff reports and correspondence; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; operate computer equipment and use word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software programs. 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 to stand and walk. The employee must be able to talk, hear, and uses hands to finger, handle, feel and operate computer hardware and standard office equipment; reach above and below shoulder level with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and carries records and documents weighing more 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 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 on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines; interact with staff, managers, developers, contractors, architects, officials, the general public, and others encountered in the course of work. WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee constantly works in controlled office conditions. The noise level is usually moderate, at or below 85 decibels. Occasional driving is required to attend meetings at various city and off-site facilities, conduct field inspections, and public and private events. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, or a related field is required. Four years of professional public sector planning experience is required. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving records, and evidence of insurance are required. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation as a certified planner is preferred. Ability to work extended hours in order to complete projects, attend meetings, and accommodate city needs. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 18, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled with a first review date of Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. Our elite law enforcement agency is looking for a COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE . This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in our Buena Park Police Department. The Community Service Aide is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position that provides assistance to the public, primarily at the front counter of the Police Department. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education and overall effective law enforcement work? The ideal candidate must be multi-tasked oriented, be friendly and outgoing with strong clerical and customer service skills. A friendly disposition is a must as frequent interaction with the public is required. Become a part of our community team! APPLY TODAY! 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent is required. College level coursework in community service work or administration of justice is desirable. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS A valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT TENTATIVE TESTING SCHEDULE (DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE) MANDATORY INFORMATIONAL MEETING - VIRTUAL: TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED ONLINE - Monday July, 11, 2022 ORAL INTERVIEWS: TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR - The week of July 18,2022 Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 16, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN SALARY RANGE The salary range listed above becomes effective as of June 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until position is filled. Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. Be a part of the small, effective team that is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the Buena Park community through enforcement of the City's Building Codes and ordinances for newly constructed and remodeled buildings on private property. The Community Development team will continue working on department priorities that include continued work on large-scale entertainment and hotel developments along our Entertainment Corridor, as well as opportunities for large-scale mixed use development. This is not a bedroom community. Buena Park offers the opportunity to work on exciting, diverse, large scale commercial, industrial and multi-family development projects. The position requires an adaptable, highly motivated, and energetic Building Inspector Technician. Experience on large, complex, commercial, industrial, mixed-use and high-rise development is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, and thrive in a fast-paced, team environment. If you are ready for the diversity of development projects Buena Park has to offer and ready to join this dynamic team, APPLY NOW! THE POSITION Under general supervision, performs basic inspection work in the enforcement of building, zoning, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, energy, fire, accessibility, safety, and related codes and regulations governing the construction, alteration, repair and use of residential buildings and structures; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Building Inspector Technician performs building inspections related to residential properties and enforces city and state standards and requirements. The Building Inspector Technician is differentiated from the Building Inspector that has more specialized knowledge of city requirements and building construction practices related to a broader range of projects and inspection requirements. 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. 1. Conducts field inspections of residential projects at various stages of construction for work requiring permits to enforce building, zoning, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire, grading, accessibility, safety, and related codes and regulations. 2. Inspects sites and buildings before construction or alteration to determine practicability of plans, compliance with regulations, and validity of permits; inspects building sites during construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with the minimum standards of building and related codes and regulations. 3. Informs property owners, contractors, architects, engineers, and others on matters relevant to construction methods, materials, types of construction, occupancies, and applicability of codes and standards. 4. Investigates and resolves building and municipal code violations and complaints. 5. Interprets codes and regulations, and explains inspections and construction requirements to architects, engineers, contractors, rehabilitation program funding recipients, property owners, and the general public. 6. Issues construction permits and certificates of occupancy. 7. Issues correction notices and writes notices of violations or substandard conditions and correspondence to property owners or contractors. 8. Recommends prosecution actions in serious situations involving non-compliance; issues citations as needed. 9. Maintains records of building inspections, plans, and actions taken; monitors and completes complaint logs. 10. Participates in staff and administrative meetings. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: International Building Code, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and housing codes, and construction classifications; principles, methods, and practices used in various building construction trades, including mechanical, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, laws, ordinances, and codes regulating to building construction and zoning practices; appropriate safety and fire prevention methods in construction practices; construction products and applications; effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Operate computer equipment and use word processing and specialized permit and building inspection software programs; review and interpret building plans and specifications; determine compliance of plans with regulations and permits; organize and prioritize daily inspections; inspect building sites during construction, alteration or repair; enforce building, zoning, and related codes and regulations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, contractors, developers, architects, engineers, and utility representatives, as well as city staff and management; exercise tact in persuading upset individuals to voluntarily comply with codes, standards, and regulations; prepare and present clear and concise reports and maintain accurate files and records. 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 Whil e performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger and feel inspection surface areas, use inspection tools, and operate computer hardware. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. Inspection activities require frequent stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, and occasional crawling. The employee climbs stairs and ladders to access rooftops and elevated inspection areas. The employee lifts and carries inspection tools, records, or electronic devices that typically weigh less than 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret blueprints, documents, and other types of information; analyze and solve complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform highly detailed work under changing, intensive deadlines, on multiple concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff, management, developers, contractors, officials and the public, including situations involving interpersonal conflicts regarding code interpretations. WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee constantly works outdoors in conducting inspections and is exposed to variable weather conditions as well as heat, humidity, and moisture. The employee conducts inspections from elevated surfaces and in confined spaces. The employee is exposed to traffic, fumes and airborne particles, and the risk of shock during electrical inspections. The noise level is frequently loud at construction sites. Administrative and record keeping functions are typically completed within an office environment where the noise level is quiet or moderately quiet. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent is required. One (1) year of experience in varied building inspection and plans examination work involving the application and interpretation of construction codes and building regulations is required. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Building Inspector in one or more areas of specialization such as building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical inspection within one year of assignment to the job classification. Ability to work on call in order to respond to emergency inspection needs. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 08, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN PAY RATE: The pay rate listed above becomes effective as of June 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until position is filled with a first review of Wednes day , June 22, 2022 . Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, receives a variety of calls and messages from the public and other sources for police assistance; monitors alarm systems and teletype communications; assists the public and police personnel by providing accurate factual information; evaluates the type and level of response necessary; inputs data into a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Police Communications Call Taker is responsible for organizing and completing tasks in priority order to meet statutory and non-statutory work deadlines. The Police Communications Call Taker is distinguished from the Police Dispatcher who is responsible to dispatch services via radio communication systems to field personnel. There is no radio performance for this position. This class performs the routine tasks and duties necessary to handle emergency and non-emergency calls for service. 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. Receives and processes emergency calls including 9-1-1 calls and 9-1-1 text messages from the public for police emergency services; evaluates information to determine location of the emergency, nature of the call, need for assistance and the appropriate personnel and equipment needed to respond; maintains communication with caller until arrival of appropriate emergency units; routes calls to proper agency for service.Receives and processes non-emergency calls for assistance, complaints, and inquiries from the general public concerning police, fire, or medical service needs, and routes calls to the appropriate personnel.Enters calls into the Computer Aided Dispatch system for dispatch; may determine and override the assigned priority code, following established guidelines.Enters, updates, and retrieves police related data from computer and teletype networks.Communicates with callers to determine the disposition of calls; provides assistance and instructions.Maintains a clear and professional speaking voice while projecting information over communication instruments.May assist with the duplication of 9-1-1 calls and/or emergency radio traffic recordings for the courts, investigations, or the media.Contacts county and emergency management network agencies to coordinate mutual aid and call responses, and updates system data.Operates a variety of telecommunications and computer equipment.Monitors security cameras and alarms and initiates emergency responses in the event of unauthorized entries.Performs call-outs for a variety of resources such as animal control, towing services, medical assistance, and other specialized services.Provides general information regarding laws, regulations, and department policy; transfers fire, medical, or other calls to appropriate agencies.Researches county, state and federal national computer data banks to obtain information requested by officers or other law enforcement personnel as required.Testifies in court as needed. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Knowledge of: Laws, codes, regulations, policies, and department procedures governing public safety dispatching, including radio, computer, and telephone communications, and associated receiving and transmitting equipment; Ability to learn portions of the California Penal Code, Health and Safety Code, Motor Vehicle Code, Welfare Institutions Code, and Business and Professions Code; Ability to learn and implement procedures and techniques for dealing with the public tactfully; Effective customer service techniques; English usage and spelling; Basic telephone procedures and techniques; Principles of effective verbal communication. Ability to: Effectively communicate with and obtain information from upset and/or irate citizens and remain calm in receiving urgent calls, reciting facts and details, and providing instructions within emergency situations; Speak to callers courteously and tactfully; Accurately and simultaneously, monitor the status of multiple calls and units; Simultaneously operate a variety of telecommunications and computer equipment such as the CAD system, computer equipment, telephones, and teletype equipment; Type at the net rate of 45 words per minute quickly and accurately on a computer keyboard; Spell correctly; Learn the geography and the location of streets, landmarks and public and private facilities in and around the City of Buena Park; Learn and apply police records management practices and procedures; Understand and carry out oral and written directions, pertinent procedures, and functions quickly and apply them without immediate supervision; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, public safety dispatchers from other law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Receive confidential information and maintain confidentiality. Education/Training/Experience: High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent is required. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities are as follows: Prior experience that includes heavy public contact as a telephone operator, receptionist, police cadet, or related position, is desired. On-the-job training is provided to those who demonstrate the aptitude, cooperation, and reliability to be successful in the position. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Licenses, Certificates; Special Requirements: Ability to satisfactorily complete the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher’s Basic Course or the P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatcher Training Equivalency Examination within one year of assignment to this classification. Ability to be assigned to rotating work shifts, including nights, holidays, and weekends, and to work overtime as needed. Type at the net rate of (45) words per minute quickly and accurately on a computer keyboard. Must have typing skills of 45 wpm. An original typing certificate predated up to one year, must be submitted along with the completed application. The typing certificate must be for 45 wpm net (after errors) on a 5-minute timed test. Acceptable typing certificates must meet all of the following requirements: A five (5) minute timed test including the gross speed and number of errors (gross speed - errors = net speed). Certification must be in writing and test taken within 12 months of submission to the Buena Park Human Resources Office. Certification must be verifiable and include a valid administrator's name, signature, address and telephone number. A SELF-ADMINISTERED TYPING TEST THAT IS TAKEN OVER THE INTERNET OR ANY OTHER SELF-ADMINISTERED TEST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED . A copy of the certification must be submitted with your official City application. You must submit the certificate in order to be considered for the position. The following agencies are examples of acceptable issuing agencies that administer typing tests to the public: Olympic Staffing Services Please call for an appointment. The fee is $20.00 (cash only) 588 S. Grand Avenue Covina, CA 91724 626-967-5255 Focus on Temps Please call for an appointment. The fee is $20.00 16152 Beach Blvd., Suite 285 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-848-6129 Rio Hondo College - Computer Lab Please call for an appointment. No Fee Business Bldg., Room 108 3600 Workman Mill Road Whittier, CA 90601 562-463-7364 Fullerton College - Business Division Office Please call for an appointment. The fee is $15.00 (check or cash) 321 E. Chapman Avenue, Room 310 Fullerton, CA 92832 714-992-7032 or 714-732-5321 M-TH 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Closed Fridays ABC Adult School - Computer Lab Please call for appointment. The fee is $20.00 12254 Cuesta Drive, Room G-4 Cerritos, CA 90703 562-926-6734, Ext. 25109 Montebello Adult School Please call for appointment. The fee is $5.00 149 N. 21st Street Computer Lab, Trailer AD2 Montebello, CA 90640 323-887-7888, Ext. 4559 Career Partners No appointment needed / walk-ins only. No Fee 3505 N. Hart Avenue, Suite 124 Rosemead, CA 91770 626-572-7272, Ext. 1200 Alhambra Adult Center : Please call for an appointment. The fee is $15.00 101 S. Second Street Alhambra, CA 91801 626-308-2309 Olympic Staffing Services Please call for an appointment. The fee is $20.00 (cash only) 444 East Huntington Drive, Suite 101 Arcadia, CA 91006 626-447-3558 North-West College Please call for an appointment. The fee is $10.00 530 East Union Street Pasadena, CA 91101 626-796-5815 APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT EXAMINATION PROCESS & WEIGHTS Oral Interview - Weighted 40%: Sit-Along Evaluation - Weighted 60%: Applicants must file a concise and complete City application and supplemental questionnaire regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams, oral presentations and a "Sit Along" exercise. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Police Officer Recruit Police Officer $4,694 - $5,990 monthly $7,069 - $ 9,022 monthly (Plus Academy Costs/expenses while a recruit) Currently Enrolled in a Police Academy? Become a BUENA PARK POLICE OFFICER! You've made the decision to become a Police Officer. But what agency do you want to begin your law enforcement career at? Look no further than the City of Buena Park. Law Enforcement is at its finest here at the City of Buena Park Police Department. With new state-of-the-art facilities and a community-oriented proactive approach on crime, the City of Buena Park Police Department offers a work environment unmatched in Orange County. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education, and overall effective police work? If so, the City of Buena Park Police Department features: • Patrol Services, Traffic Services/Enforcement, K9 Unit, and SWAT • Youth Explorer Program, School Resource Officer Program, and the Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) Volunteer Program • Crime Prevention, Investigative Services Bureau, and Forensics • Regional Narcotics Suppression Program, Gang Unit, Community Impact Team (CIT), and Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.) • Crimes: Persons Unit/Property Unit, and the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT) 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 a 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. Finish Your Training as a City of Buena Park Employee Qualifying candidates currently enrolled in a California P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Police Academy, having completed a minimum of five (5) weeks may be appointed 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. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION UPON RECOMMENDATION OF THE POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT TEAM. 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. 1. Enforces federal and state laws and regulations, and local ordinances related to public safety and law enforcement. 2. 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. 3. Prepares citations, arrest reports, crime reports, daily observation reports, vehicular incident and pursuit forms, injury reports, collision reports, and impounded property reports. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. Develops and maintains positive relations with citizens, business owners, and other members of the community. 11. Participates in police briefings, exercises, training courses, and programs. 12. Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and takes custody of prisoners; guards and transports prisoners; provides meals and completes daily records. 13. When assigned to Reserves details, tracks and coordinates the scheduling and training of Reserve Police Officers. 14. 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. 15. 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. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. 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. 21. Provides escorts or guard services for parades, various public activities, or meetings. 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE AGE : 21 years of age at time of appointment. EDUCATION : Graduation from High school or equivalent. Completion of 60 semester level units related to general education or police science is highly desirable. VISION : 20/100, correctable to 20/20; with normal color vision and depth perception. PHYSICAL : Height and weight in correct proportion to meet City standards. CITIZENSHIP : U.S. citizenship is required prior to enrollment in the Academy. DRIVER LICENSE : A valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. EXPERIENCE : No law enforcement experience required. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Employees who become department employees on or after January 1, 1987, shall, as a condition of their continued employment, refrain from smoking tobacco or any other non-tobacco substance at any time on or off duty. Violation of this condition of employment shall be deemed good cause for dismissal. Psychological: Applicants must undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified professional to determine their suitability for the position. Polygraph Examination: Applicants will be administered an integrity test, and a polygraph examination. Background Investigation : Applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, P.O.S.T. approved background Investigation. Character: Applicants must be of good character and reputation. Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checked in both state and federal bureaus. Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor offenses. Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN ***$12,000 SIGNING BONUS*** Successful Lateral Candidates will be paid $4,000 at time of hire, $4,000 after completion of a Field Training Program and 18-Month Probationary Period, and $4,000 at the completion of the second year of service Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS. Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. Buena Park Police Department Searching for Qualified Lateral Applicants Law Enforcement is at its finest here at the City of Buena Park Police Department. With new state-of-the-art facilities and a community oriented proactive approach on crime, the City of Buena Park Police Department offers a work environment unmatched in Orange County. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education and overall effective police work? If so, the City of Buena Park Police Department features: • Patrol Services, Traffic Services/Enforcement , K9 Unit, and SWAT • Youth Explorer Program, School Resource Officer Program, and the Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) Volunteer Program • Crime Prevention, Investigative Services Bureau, and Forensics • Regional Narcotics Suppression Program, Gang Unit, Community Impact Team (CIT), and Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.) • Crimes: Persons Unit/Property Unit, and the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT) 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 a 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. If you are ready to join our elite law enforcement team and meet the qualifications described below APPLY TODAY! GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area, enforces public safety laws, codes, and regulations, maintains order, prevents, detects and investigates crime, and carries out special assignments in the protection of life and property; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Sergeant, which serves as a first-line supervisor, and has responsibility for the development, coordination, and evaluation of sworn personnel that are part of a work shift or section. Police Officers may be assigned to special assignments, such as motors, traffic, K-9, detective, SWAT, field training officer, jail, bike team, VIP handling, reserves, and similar details. 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. 1. Enforces federal and state laws and regulations, and local ordinances related to public safety and law enforcement. 2. 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. 3. Prepares citations, arrest reports, crime reports, daily observation reports, vehicular incident and pursuit forms, injury reports, collision reports, and impounded property reports. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. Develops and maintains positive relations with citizens, business owners, and other members of the community. 11. Participates in police briefings, exercises, training courses, and programs. 12. Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and takes custody of prisoners; guards and transports prisoners; provides meals and completes daily records. 13. When assigned to Reserves details, tracks and coordinates the scheduling and training of Reserve Police Officers. 14. 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. 15. 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. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. 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. 21. 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High School graduation or G.E.D. is required. Completion of up to 60 semester level units related to general education and police science is highly desirable . Must have a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate AND one year experience in a California Law Enforcement Agency. For specialty assignments, completion of all required training and certification related to the special position assignment. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Successful completion of the police academy. For specialty assignments, completion of all required training and certification related to the special position assignment within one year of assignment. Satisfactory completion of Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) certification is required within three years of assignment to this classification. Ability to work extended hours in order to meet shift needs, complete reports, attend meetings, or conduct police business. Employees who become department employees on or after January 1, 1987, shall, as a condition of their continued employment, refrain from smoking tobacco or any other non-tobacco substance at any time on or off duty. Violation of this condition of employment shall be deemed good cause for dismissal. Vision: No more than 20/100 uncorrected and 20/30 corrected and freedom from uncorrectable color blindness. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Age : Must be 21 years of age or older at time of appointment. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States OR permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has already applied for citizenship. Psychological: Applicants must undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified professional to determine their suitability for the position. Polygraph Examination: Applicants will be administered an integrity test, and a polygraph examination. Background Investigation : Applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, P.O.S.T. approved background Investigation. Character: Applicants must be of good character and reputation. Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checked in both state and federal bureaus. Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor offenses. Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN JOB FAIR/DROP-IN INTERVIEWS THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022 Two Interview Sessions: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM TO 4:00 PM **APPLY ONLINE OR FILL OUT AN APPLICATION AT THE INTERVIEW** CANDIDATE AVAILABILITY Hiring for Streets and Parks Maintenance Divisions. Variety of shifts, full-time days The department has a current need for applicants who are available to work WEEKENDS. No Experience? No problem! Here at the City's Public Works Department we look for the brightest, hardest working, and most enthusiastic applicants to join our Maintenance team. A variety of skills are needed to maintain and operate our facilities to provide our residents with a safe and enjoyable experience. If you want to enhance the lives of the Buena Park Community, are a team player, and enjoy working outdoors - we need you! These are entry level parks maintenance positions requiring zero to six months work experience in parks maintenance, construction, landscape, medians, facilities, pool maintenance, or graffiti removal work. On the job training is provided. GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, performs a variety of unskilled tasks in the maintenance of parks and related facilities; loads, unloads and hauls debris, tools and supplies; and does related work required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a part-time, non-benefited, position. The Maintenance Assistant is an entry level position. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents to receive on the job training to gain experience in parks maintenance, construction, landscape, medians, facilities, pool maintenance, or graffiti removal work. Incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government will learn about municipal government 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. Cleans and prepares park facilities for use by the general public.Cleans and disinfects rest rooms, drinking fountains, and fixtures; ensures specified sanitary standards are maintained.Cleans swimming pools, picnic areas, recreation facilities and other City facilities.Assists facilities, parks, and street maintenance crews by performing routine manual labor and maintenance work.Assists with the removal of graffiti from buildings and structures.Loads, unloads, hauls debris, tools and supplies and empties trash receptacles.Performs minor repairs and adjustments to building fixates and equipment.Prepares and cleans facilities prior to user events.Moves furniture or other heavy objects on request or for set-up of City functions. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Safety rules and practices pertaining to park maintenance work; general maintenance and repair methods and techniques; equipment operation procedures and proper use of hand and power tools. Ability to: Cultivate, water, and fertilize lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, planted areas, parkways, and median strips; mow, rake and edge lawns; pull weeds; prepare grounds for planting; plant, trim, and prune trees and shrubs; assist in trimming trees and hedges; pick up trash and debris in public right of ways; operate graffiti removal equipment and remove graffiti from surfaces; work with pool crews to clean and maintain facilities; perform assigned maintenance tasks and follow proper safety rules and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and management; understand and carry out oral or written instructions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach above and below shoulder level with hands and arms. The position primarily works in field settings. The employee must be able to sit, stand, and walk. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee is expected to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, climb, and crawl, depending upon work tasks, and to lift up to 50 pounds given materials moved and tools used or move heavier objects with the assistance of co-workers or mechanized devices. Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to follow policies and procedures; use basic math; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with city staff, management, contractors, vendors, and the public. WORKING CONDITIONS The employee constantly works outdoors and is subject to variable weather conditions and traffic, heat, dust, moisture and wetness as well as mechanical and electrical hazards, and applied chemicals. The employee is subject to loud construction noise in particular areas such as power tools, compressors, chippers, and large-scale motorized equipment. The employee may work in vaults and underground storage chambers. The employee must be available for on-call, stand-by, and emergency call service. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent is required. No experience required. On-the-job training is provided to those who demonstrate the aptitude, cooperation, and reliability to be successful in the position. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until position is filled with first review date of Monday, April 4, 2022 , AND second review date of Monday, April 25, 2022 . Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. The City of Buena Park Community Services Department has an opportunity for a HOMELESS OUTREACH CASE MANAGER - PART-TIME, NON-BENEFITED to work collaboratively with our Police Department and partners in the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force to provide assistance and supportive social services to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This position requires the availability to work a flexible schedule that may require mornings, evening, weekend and holidays work assignments. GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, performs outreach and case management to individuals deemed homeless residents of the City of Buena Park; provides intervention services; assists in obtaining resources from community organizations in conjunction with local government agencies, law enforcement, and community stakeholders and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a part-time, non-benefited, position working approximately 20 hours per week. The Homeless Outreach Worker is differentiated from other Community Services program classifications by its work related to providing outreach, assessment of needs and case management to interested and in-need homeless citizens. 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. Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with clientele to provide paraprofessional counseling and case management services. Develop and maintain relationships with various public and private service agencies, community groups and the faith-based community to obtain services for clients and stay abreast of new trends and practices in community outreach. Assess client needs and characteristics.Identify short-term and long-term needs, provide resources and referrals based on client needs and coordinate service delivery plans. Assist police personnel in non-enforcement situations involving homeless clients and obtain appropriate care for clients. Assist safety personnel with non-psychiatric emergencies such as transporting clients to substance abuse treatment. May interface with hospital personnel regarding emergency services and recuperative care for homeless. May perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Homeless assistance services and programs; principles and techniques of interviewing and paraprofessional counseling; social services programs and available providers; networking approaches to identify client relevant support services; effective public relations and customer service techniques; modern office practices, methods and computer equipment and applications related to the work. Ability to: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, diverse groups of participants dealing with homelessness, and the general public; communicate effectively with persons displaying psychological and substance-induced behaviors such as depression, anger and confusion; ability to communicate orally and in writing and sufficiently to secure information from clients, convey information on services available and make effective referrals to services needed; operate modern office equipment including computer and applicable and specialized software; document and record information electronically and in written format, maintain reports, logs and files and database; write clean and concise reports; work independently and use independent judgement and initiative. 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 Work is performed indoors in an office environment and outdoors in the field. When work is performed outdoors and in the field there may be exposure to the elements as well as related health hazards to include blood and other bodily fluids/products and human borne parasites. An incumbent drives a vehicle on City business, sits for extended periods of time, uses a computer, keyboard and related equipment, stands, walks, reaches, bends, twists, kneels, reaches and grasps, and may lift and carry boxes of records weighing 30 pounds or less. When in the field, an incumbent may walk on slippery/uneven surfaces and slopes, crouch, twist, climb ladders and stairs and be exposed to construction materials and dust. An incumbent must be able to meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. 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 math and mathematical reasoning; establish priorities and work on multiple assignments and cases concurrently; meet intense and changing deadlines given interruptions; interact appropriately with staff, management, health and welfare agencies, nonprofit/community based organizations, public and private representatives, the general public including persons experiencing homelessness, housing groups, committees, other public agencies and others in the course of work. WORK ENVIRONMENT Employees work partially in office conditions where the noise level is usually quiet, at or below 85 decibels levels, and partially work in the field and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, subject to heat and variable weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. While conducting outreach, employee will be required to work in areas inhabited by homeless persons, to include working in dirty environments and dealing with a variety of situations and challenging individuals. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Any combination of training an experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in psychology, counseling, human services, social work or a closely related field and three years of experience in a related field. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid and appropriate Class C California Driver License, acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment in this position, and evidence of insurability. Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles Pull Notice Program. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate City needs. California Government Code §3100 - 3109 requires that all public employees are to be declared disaster service workers and shall take and subscribe to the related oath or affirmation as required. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS. Apply early. This position may close at any time without notice. Qualified Pre-trained (Academy Graduated) Candidates Wanted! This position is for candidates who have graduated the Police Academy, but are not currently working as a Police Officer. Law Enforcement is at its finest here at the City of Buena Park Police Department. With new state-of-the-art facilities and a community-oriented proactive approach to crime, the City of Buena Park Police Department offers a work environment unmatched in Orange County. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education, and overall effective police work? If so, the City of Buena Park Police Department features: • Patrol Services, Traffic Services/Enforcement, K9 Unit, and SWAT • Youth Explorer Program, School Resource Officer Program, and the Citizens Assisting Police (CAP) Volunteer Program • Crime Prevention, Investigative Services Bureau, and Forensics • Regional Narcotics Suppression Program, Gang Unit, Community Impact Team (CIT), and Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.) • Crimes: Persons Unit/Property Unit, and the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force (OCATT) 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 a 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. If you have graduated from the police academy, share our law enforcement philosophy, and are ready to meet the challenge of being part of an elite law enforcement team, APPLY TODAY! THE POSITION Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area, enforces public safety laws, codes, and regulations, maintains order, prevents, detects and investigates crime, and carries out special assignments in the protection of life and property; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Sergeant, which serves as a first-line supervisor, and has responsibility for the development, coordination, and evaluation of sworn personnel that are part of a work shift or section. Police Officers may be assigned to special assignments, such as motors, traffic, K-9, detective, SWAT, field training officer, jail, bike team, VIP handling, reserves, and similar details. 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. 1. Enforces federal and state laws and regulations, and local ordinances related to public safety and law enforcement. 2. 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. 3. Prepares citations, arrest reports, crime reports, daily observation reports, vehicular incident and pursuit forms, injury reports, collision reports, and impounded property reports. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. Develops and maintains positive relations with citizens, business owners, and other members of the community. 11. Participates in police briefings, exercises, training courses, and programs. 12. Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and takes custody of prisoners; guards and transports prisoners; provides meals and completes daily records. 13. When assigned to Reserves details, tracks and coordinates the scheduling and training of Reserve Police Officers. 14. 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. 15. 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. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. 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. 20. 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. 21. 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High School graduation or G.E.D. AND successful completion of a California P.O.S.T. certified Law Enforcement basic training academy is required. P.O.S.T. certificate of completion of a California Law Enforcement basic training academy must be current at the time of hire. Completion of up to 60-semester level units related to general education and police science is desirable. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Successful completion of the police academy. For specialty assignments, completion of all required training and certification related to the special position assignment within one year of assignment. Satisfactory completion of Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) certification is required within three years of assignment to this classification. Ability to work extended hours in order to meet shift needs, complete reports, attend meetings, or conduct police business. Employees who become department employees on or after January 1, 1987, shall, as a condition of their continued employment, refrain from smoking tobacco or any other non-tobacco substance at any time on or off duty. Violation of this condition of employment shall be deemed good cause for dismissal. Vision: No more than 20/100 uncorrected and 20/30 corrected and freedom from uncorrectable color blindness. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Age : Must be 21 years of age or older at time of appointment. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States OR permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has already applied for citizenship. Psychological: Applicants must undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified professional to determine their suitability for the position. Polygraph Examination: Applicants will be administered an integrity test, and a polygraph examination. Background Investigation : Applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, P.O.S.T. approved background Investigation. Character: Applicants must be of good character and reputation. Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checked in both state and federal bureaus. Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor offenses. Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Employee pays member contribution. VACATION: Earned at the rate of ten (10) working days per year for the first five (5) years of service. Public safety employees receive a different but equivalent benefit. Additional vacation may be earned by employees after five (5) years of service. SICK LEAVE: Accumulated on the basis of eight (8) hours per month with no maximum accumulation. HOLIDAYS: An average of ten (10) holidays per year, plus one (1) floating holiday for certain bargaining groups. MEDICAL INSURANCE: Several plans (indemnity and HMO's) are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium according to the bargaining unit agreement. DENTAL INSURANCE: Three (3) plans are available. The City pays a flat rate portion of the premium. The Employee may pay a portion of the insurance premium according at bargaining unit agreement and this benefit is voluntary. VISION INSURANCE: One plan is available. The Employee pays the insurance premium and this benefit is voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE: Amount of coverage is based on the employee bargaining unit. Premiums are fully paid by the City. LONG TERM DISABILITY: Fully paid by the City. Police sworn personnel are not eligible. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: The City offers one (1) plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. This is a voluntary benefit with no City contribution. WORK SCHEDULE: 9/80, 4/10 or 3/12 alternative work schedule depending upon the work location. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled. Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. **THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CANDIDATES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN STARTING A CAREER AS A POLICE OFFICER - POLICE CADET CANDIDATES PARTICIPATE IN THE CADET PROGRAM TO BECOME POLICE OFFICERS** Become a BUENA PARK POLICE CADET! Our elite law enforcement agency has a POLICE CADET program designed to prepare you for a career in law enforcement as a Police Officer. This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in our Buena Park Police Department! The Police Cadet is a part-time, non-benefited, civilian (non-sworn) position rotating through various divisions of the Police Department. With state-of-the-art facilities and a community oriented proactive approach on crime, the Buena Park Police Department offers a work environment unmatched in Orange County. Would you like to be part of a team that believes in investing in partnerships with the community, proactive crime prevention, community education and overall effective law enforcement work? Become a part of our community team! APPLY TODAY! 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. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE A combination of education, experience and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required. Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 26 at the time of hire and must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university within 6 months of hire. To remain employed as a Police Cadet, the individual must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 to 9 semester units (or equivalent) and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Coursework in police science or criminal law and 6 months of experience in community service work, which involves heavy public contact and customer service experience is highly desirable. Though the Police Cadet position is intended for current college students, an incumbent may continue to be employed in this position for up to 12 months after graduation from college. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, an acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Must be able to be assigned to rotating work shifts, including nights, holidays, and weekends, and to work overtime as needed. Must have an interest in a career in law enforcement, ideally as a Police Officer. Employees who become department employees on or after January 1, 1987, shall, as a condition of their continued employment, refrain from smoking tobacco or any other non-tobacco substance at any time on or off duty. Violation of this condition of employment shall be deemed good cause for dismissal. Vision: No more than 20/100 uncorrected and 20/30 corrected and freedom from uncorrectable color blindness. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Background Investigation : Applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, P.O.S.T. approved background Investigation. Character: Applicants must be of good character and reputation. Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checked in both state and federal bureaus. Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor offenses. Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department. SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent. RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families. OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families. Closing Date/Time: Continuous