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.

14 job(s) at City of Buena Park

CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Nov 22, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN ENTRY-LEVEL MARKETING AIDE NEEDED ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING IN THE TOUR AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY? YOUR OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU IN BUENA PARK! Visit Buena Park is dedicated to offering first-class customer service to visitors and groups traveling to Buena Park. We strive to promote the Buena Park/Orange County brand as well as develop and support destination marketing programs and initiatives. Through strategic and proactive methods, we create innovative programs to increase tourism and group business within the lively city that is BUENA PARK! This entry-level position is a unique opportunity to work within the travel industry. If you value customer service, are reliable, eager and enthusiastic, possess the ability to demonstrate creativity, initiative, and self-motivation then this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to begin a great career! The ideal candidate will have strong administrative support skills including customer service, computer literacy, accuracy, and attention to detail. Must be organized and have excellent written and oral communication skills, be able to understand verbal and written instructions, establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers, supervisors, and management. APPLY TODAY! Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until the position is filled. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible as t his position may close at any time without notice. THE POSITION The Marketing Aide performs a broad range of customer service, clerical duties, and marketing assignments for the tourism bureau; responds to problems in an efficient and professional manner; data entry and fulfillment duties including tracking and reporting; coordinating events as assigned; proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; coordinate maintenance of facilities and manage, record, and order office supplies; may assist in writing commission minutes, and performs related work as required. This flexible, part-time position generally works 15-20 hours per week between the hours of 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, (and alternating Friday's until 4:30 pm.) QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of : Services and activities in the Buena Park and Orange County region, including locations, directions, map reading, visitor attractions, accommodations, and special events; office administration practices and procedures; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation; record keeping and filing techniques; effective customer service techniques; practices in destination, hotel, and/or attractions. Ability to : Operate multi-line telephone system; operate computer hardware and use the internet, email, word processing, and spreadsheet software programs; proofread documents; organize and maintain office records and specialized files; understand and follow instructions; update and maintain records and generate required reports; meet all deadlines; read, interpret, apply, and explain a variety of programs related to Visit Buena Park; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; comply with dress code; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, developers, contractors, business representatives, city and government officials, and others contacted in the course of work. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent AND one year of office administration is required . Additional relevant experience in tourism or hospitality industry, marketing or public relations department is a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is highly desirable. Internet research skills are highly desirable. Experience involving extensive public contact dealing with a diverse group of individuals or visitors representing a wide range of interests is highly desirable . 30 or more units of College Level courses may substitute for the required one year of experience. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid California Class C 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's 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
Nov 15, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until the position is filled with a first review date of Wednesday, November 30, 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. Are you a recent college grad ( Associate’s or Bachelor’s ) looking for your next career opportunity? Do you enjoy configuring hardware and software on computer networks and systems? Are you seeking opportunities to grow your IT knowledge and computer systems competencies? The City of Buena Park seeks an Information Technology Specialist with fierce ambition, a high level of integrity, strong attention to detail, and two years of experience to join its small but ‘best-in-class’ IT team. If you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work helping maintain our integrated systems, we encourage you to APPLY TODAY! Under general supervision, the Information Technology Specialist provides liaison and technical assistance to microcomputer users; installs and troubleshoots software, hardware, and network problems; trains users in the operation of online systems; resolves telecommunication problems; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Information Technology Specialist is distinguished from the Information Technology Administrator, which performs more complex systems and networking analyses, coordinates hardware and software upgrades with consultants, and performs more extensive administrative functions. 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. Installs, updates hardware, tests, and repairs personal computers, peripherals, and software packages; customizes installed software to the specific requirements of City departments. 2. Installs and configures hardware and software components in the network such as routers, hubs, modems, and printers via local and remote sites. 3. Configures network software such as printer drivers; sets up and allocates network disc space for users as needed. 4. Troubleshoots problems by determining if problem is hardware, software, or network related. 5. Troubleshoots and resolves e-mail and related issues in the network environment. 6. Responds to inquiries and provides technical assistance regarding microcomputer systems and programs. 7. Trains users in the operation of software and hardware; maintains current knowledge of computer hardware, software, and programming techniques. 8. Coordinates activities to resolve program and system problems. 9. Prepares and maintains system documentation. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Principles of computer systems, procedures, analysis and design; principles and techniques of computer installation, programming, data processing and programming, and documentation; computer logic and mathematics; use, capability, characteristics, and limitations of computers and related equipment; principal languages used in program; computer applications utilize in governmental organization; records storage and handling techniques; effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Analyze and define problems and conceptualize new computer solutions; develop and revise computer programs; train users in system applications; design and prepare comprehensive reports, flow charts, diagrams, and instructions; communicated effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with computer system users, including staff and management; read, interpret, and apply complex technical publications, manuals, and other documents in performance of assigned tasks. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS Physical Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, and twist at the waist to work at different workstations to access cabling and hardware. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee must be able to use their hands to find, 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 installs computers, printers, drivers, and related equipment, and carries records and documents weighing up to 50lbs. 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, and interact appropriately with staff, management, city officials, contractors, public and private representatives, and others in the course of work. WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee frequently works in office conditions and is exposed to alternating coldness, heat, and dust. The employee may be required to occasionally travel to offsite facilities. The employee must be able to withstand exposure to vibrations, pitch, and glare from the computer. The noise level is usually moderate, at and below 85 decibels level. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High school graduation or G.E.D. is required, supplemented by 60 units of college-level coursework and technical training in database configuration and administration, networking procedures, hardware usage, and software application procedures. Two years of experience involving the installation, maintenance, and repair of microcomputer software, hardware, networking systems, and peripheral devices are required. Additional relevant work experience may substitute for the higher-level supplemental educational requirement. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver's license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. The employee may be assigned to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 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. Candidates for this position are required to successfully pass a background and polygraph test. Additionally, the City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment. Tentative Interview Schedule ( date subject to change ) ORAL INTERVIEWS: Week of January 9, 2023 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:
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Nov 10, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until the position is filled with a first review date of Wednesday, November 30, 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. At the City of Buena Park, we use Civic Technology to help our community thrive. Are you looking to be a lead in projects and create process improvements? Are you experienced with infrastructure systems, cybersecurity, data management and analysis, productivity and collaboration tools? The City of Buena Park is specifically looking for an Information Technology Administrator who has subject matter expertise in such technologies as: Veeam Backup architecture and disaster recovery, Fortinet Security Fabric advanced networking principles, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtualized environment, Mitel phone system, and SQL. We promote work-life integration and a focus on growth to bring out the best in our people. Come join us in making the City of Buena Park the most vibrant, equitable, sustainable, and innovative city in Southern California! If this opportunity sounds enticing, we invite you to apply today! GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, performs journey-level support for the specialized and complex information technology functions; administers the City’s networks and systems; acts as Security Administrator and Optical Imaging Administrator; manages databases and presents reports; trains network users; resolves computer and telecommunications problems; and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Information Technology Administrator is distinguished from the Information Technology Specialist by its knowledge of more complex systems and networking analyses, the coordination of hardware and software upgrades with consultants, and knowledge of database report applications as part of its additional administrative functions. The Information Technology Administrator is distinguished from the Information Technology Supervisor by its responsibility for managing, planning, coordinating, and supervising large-scale projects and consulting assignments, prioritizing work orders, administering the division budget, and evaluating employee performance. 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. Performs advanced networking operations including, firewall, switch, and access point installation, configuration, monitoring, documentation and patching; ensures network security and connectivity, and monitors network performance; evaluates and recommends security to improve upgrades. 2. Provides support and administers a Windows Server environment, including monitoring system activity and resource utilization; maintains servers and associated hardware, applications, services, and settings. 3. Administers, creates, supports, and manages guest Virtual Machines. 4. Using backup software, schedules and administers daily backups of Windows servers and network environment. 5. Administers Microsoft Exchange server, which includes changing settings, adding and deleting users, backup and restoring mail, and general maintenance; provides hardware and software support, installation and implementation within a Windows Client/Server environment. 6. Assists in completing special projects such as: network upgrades, upgrading virtual environment, upgrading Windows server OS, upgrading or implementing exchange environment, investigating complex system issues, and interdepartmental system implementations. 7. Manages the physical design, logical structure, and space utilization of department databases; and maintains data dictionary and controls security access by users. 8. Acts as the data recovery administrator given system failures; explains data search procedures to department users and how to transfer and integrate data from different files. 9. Investigates and resolves varied hardware, software, information system, and telecommunication problems; consults with hardware and software vendors to solve more difficult problems and to implement system upgrades. 10. Analyzes product enhancements given capability, applications and costs, and presents recommendations to the Information Technology Supervisor. 11. Attends user group meetings with representatives from other organizations to maintain current knowledge of emerging software and hardware technology. 12. May provide technical guidance, leadership, and training to the Information Technology Specialist and other support staff. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of : Advanced networking principles of systems and security practices; Windows environments, SQL Server, Microsoft Office and Exchange; virtualized server environments; storage networks and how they interact with Hyper-V; principles and practices of database configuration, networking, and database management using mini-computer systems; security, backup, and data recovery procedures; mini and personal computer hardware and peripheral devices; windows, and DOS-based applications programs; computer-aided design, mobile data, and police records management systems; optical imaging systems; effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Evaluate database configuration needs and data fields required for different departmental reports; train users in system applications; troubleshoot and solve complex hardware, software, and telecommunications problems; implement hardware and software updates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with systems users, staff, management, vendors, and contractors; configure, manage, and control database and computer networks; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and present management reports; work independently in establishing priorities, schedules, and meeting deadlines; operate computer equipment to access, retrieve, enter, and update computerized data in various 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 frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, and twist at the waist to work at different work stations to access cabling and hardware. 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 install computers, printers, drivers, and related equipment, and carries records and documents weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Business Administration, or a closely related field. Three years of experience involving database administration, networking and software applications using mini-computer and personal computer systems and Windows programs is required. Additional relevant work experience may substitute for the educational requirement. Licenses, Certificates; Special Requirements: Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. The employee may be assigned to work nights, weekends, and holidays. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Tentative Interview Schedule ( date subject to change ) ORAL INTERVIEWS: Week of January 16, 2023 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. Candidates for this position are required to successfully pass a background and polygraph test. Additionally, 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:
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Nov 09, 2022
Full Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until the position is filled with a first review date of Monday, December 5, 202 2 . 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 is looking for a person who is passionate about engaging with the senior citizens community, has a can-do attitude, and has experience with this population to become a part of our team. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, be independent, is customer service oriented, friendly, outgoing, compassionate to the needs of aging individuals, and can work a flexible schedule if needed. 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! GENERAL PURPOSE Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and refers local residents to human services and social services programs; engages in outreach work and collaborates with internal departments and other agency program providers to serve seniors; and does related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Community Outreach Coordinator is distinguished from other Community Services program classifications by its work with particular community residents in need of counseling assistance and other local housing, medical, and social services. 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. Coordinates a variety of human services programs for city residents related to Medicare and medical insurance plans, Social Security benefits, Adult Protective Services, and similar programs. 2. Conducts individual and collective interviews to counsel city residents about local services, such as food services, health care and mental health facilities, and housing and rental assistance. 3. Administers the shared housing program and responds to program questions and concerns. 4. Organizes and facilitates support groups to address behavioral needs such as hoarding, grieving, and bereavement. 5. Provides in-home counseling and treatment for seniors, working with Economic Development, Code Enforcement, and Police Department given identified needs. 6. Provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies, and related health, mental health, and/or social services organizations. 7. Interprets and explains social services eligibility requirements; provides assistance to citizens having complaints or questions. 8. Assists residents in completing forms, applications, and documents. 9. Works with volunteers and personal care providers, and coordinates health screenings. 10. Prepares and presents treatment plans, monthly intake reports, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) reports, and other correspondence; charts success levels to track program progress and to meet audit requirements. 11. Maintains records and files pertaining to program participants and services received. 12. Attends health screenings, community events, and other programs designed to raise awareness of community needs and issues. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Mental and physical disorders; hoarding and cluttering behavior and counseling techniques; client assessment and case management practices; senior medical plans; food, dental, and psychological services and eligibility requirements; federal Social Security regulations, and state and county Senior Health and Welfare programs, including block grant and aid programs; Americans With Disabilities Act; volunteer programs; individual treatment plan and report preparation methods and techniques; effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Assess client needs and provide individual or group counseling; refer individuals to appropriate parties in considering treatment plans; conduct presentations; prepare clear and concise reports; communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, management, social services agencies, community groups, and the general public; maintain program records and files; operate computer equipment and use word processing and spreadsheet 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 and hear. The employee must be able to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate computer hardware and standard office equipment; and 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 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, seniors, health and welfare agencies, public and private representatives, the general public, and others in the course of work. WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee works in both office and field settings, including home environments, when traveling to client sites. The noise level is typically moderate, at or below 85 decibels. The employee may attend other events on behalf of the city and may work evening and weekend hours. The employee enters some homes that are unclean and cluttered, and is subject to odors, contamination, insects, and other health and safety hazards. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Sociology, Social Work, or closely related field is required. Two years of professional experience involving social service program development and implementation is required, preferably including one or more years of case management work. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Ability to travel to and from client sites, social service providers, and public events. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT Tentative Interview Schedule (date subject to changes): ORAL INTERVIEWS: DECEMBER 13, 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 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:
CITY OF BUENA PARK, CA Buena Park, California, United States
Oct 12, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN NOW HIRING BUS DRIVERS!! The Buena Park Senior Center is one of the largest and busiest senior centers in the region. We take pride in our friendly atmosphere and great number of activities for individuals 50+. Our mission is to provide our mature adult population with a diverse offering of recreational, educational, social, and human service programs. We do this in an environment which promotes a spirit of dignity and limitless potential for later life enrichment. Our Senior Center is looking for kind, patient, understanding, courteous, and outgoing individuals who love working with senior citizens. We need individuals who want to enhance the quality of life of our seniors. Be part of our team that helps our greatest generations enjoy the best years of their lives with dignity, respect, and of course FUN! APPLY NOW! This part-time position works approximately 20 hours per week and requires the availability to work a varied schedule between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday. THE POSITION Under general supervision, operates a 16 passenger bus or van to transport senior citizens to various senior center functions, medical appointments and other destinations; performs basic bus safety inspections daily; assists passengers on and off assigned vehicles; assures the safety of passengers while riding in assigned vehicles; and performs other related duties as required. This part-time position works approximately 20 hours per week. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of : Safety principles and practices applicable to bus operations including the California Vehicle Code, state traffic regulations and pertinent municipal codes; bus safety and maintenance inspection practices; effective customer service techniques. Ability to : Safely operate a passenger bus effectively, safely and according to City and state traffic regulations; keep records and submit reports; communicate effectively and cooperatively with customers; inspect bus for safe operation; identify and report equipment malfunctions and safety hazards; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, management, departmental representatives, and the general public. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent AND six months of experience and training in the operation of a 16 passenger bus is required . Experience with senior citizens is highly desirable. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class B California driver license with passenger endorsement with acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. Ability to complete First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Defibrillator Training is required within six months of assignment to this classification. Ability to maintain appropriate medical certification and endorsements required by the Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles for the operation of a public bus. 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
Oct 09, 2022
Part Time
JOB BULLETIN Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled. Apply early. These positions may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. Community Services is hiring for customer service oriented Community Services Leaders who are friendly, outgoing, creative, fun, and energetic for a variety of Part-Time, Non-Benefitted assignments Community Services Leader I - $15.00 Hourly Community Services Leader II - $15.65 - $16.43 Hourly Senior Community Services Leader - $17.25 - $19.02 Hourly Our team is creative and dedicated to making a difference every day in the community we serve. The City of Buena Park is looking for kind, friendly, proactive, responsible, and hardworking problem solvers who enjoy working with a variety of people. Community Services Leaders work approximately 15-20 hours per week. Current available positions are in the Buena Park Community Center; however, staff may be assigned to work any area, as needed. These positions require the availability to work a flexible schedule that may require mornings, evenings, and weekend work assignments. THE POSITION Community Services Leader I : Under general supervision assists in implementing recreation activities, including games, sports, crafts, special events, and other related activities; assists in a variety of tasks including coordinating activities, and moving and setting up equipment; may assist in the preparation of ball fields; performs duties as a scorekeeper, youth sports coach or official; may perform a variety of maintenance functions and light custodial tasks; performs related work as required. Community Services Leader II: Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and conducts a diverse recreation program, which includes games, sports, crafts, special events, cultural programs, and performs related work as required. Senior Community Services Leader: Under general supervision, plans, organizes, and conducts a diverse recreation program, which includes games, sports, crafts, special events, and other related activities; attends staff meetings; performs public speaking at programs and events; coordinates the issuance, use, care and maintenance of equipment and supplies; serves in a leadership capacity, training and coordinating the work of part-time and volunteer staff; may perform maintenance work, and related work as required. 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. Community Services Leader I: Assists in implementing recreation activities, including games, sports, crafts, special events, and other related activities.Assists in a variety of tasks including coordinating activities and moving and setting up equipment.May assist in the preparation of ball fields.Performs duties as a scorekeeper, youth sports coach or official.May perform a variety of maintenance functions and light custodial task such as restocking restrooms, spot cleaning carpets, cleaning windows, mopping, sweeping and vacuuming.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 tables, chairs and various equipment.Coordinates the issuance, use, care and maintenance of equipment and supplies Community Services Leader II: Serves in a leadership capacity. Trains and coordinates the work of part-time and volunteer staff. Assists in implementing recreation activities, including games, sports, crafts, special events, and other related activities. Coordinates the issuance, use, care and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Assists in moving and setting up equipment. May assist in the preparation of ball fields. Performs duties as a scorekeeper, youth sports coach or official. May perform a variety of maintenance functions and light custodial task such as restocking restrooms, spot cleaning carpets, cleaning windows, mopping, sweeping and vacuuming.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 tables, chairs and various equipment. Coordinates the issuance, use, care and maintenance of equipment and supplies. May assist in the preparation of food for the senior lunch program, when assigned at the Senior Center. Senior Community Services Leader: Serves in a leadership capacity.Trains and coordinates the work of part-time and volunteer staff.Attends staff meetings.Assists in implementing recreation activities, including games, sports, crafts, special events, and other related activities. Coordinates the issuance, use, care and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Assists in moving and setting up equipment. May assist in the preparation of ball fields. Performs duties as a scorekeeper, youth sports coach or official.May perform a variety of maintenance functions and light custodial task such as restocking restrooms, spot cleaning carpets, cleaning windows, mopping, sweeping and vacuuming. 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 tables, chairs and various equipment. QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: Methods of organizing, conducting and supervising recreation and cultural programs; sports rules, general arts/crafts and game programming; general care of children and first aid practices; and effective customer service techniques. Ability to: Plan, organize and conduct recreation programs; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, participants, and the public; supervise tasks to completion; 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 job, the employee is frequently required to walk, run, 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. 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 indoors and outdoors at City recreation facilities and venues; required to perform physical 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:
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 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 12-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 HIRING FOR PARKS MAINTENANCE DIVISION 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 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 restrooms, 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. On-the-job training is provided to those who demonstrate the aptitude, cooperation, and reliability to be successful in the position. No experience required. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT This is a temporary (up to 1500 hours), non-benefited position. 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