City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo is a municipal corporation of the County of Solano, incorporated in the State of California.  The City of Vallejo is a full service, charter city with a FY 2015-16 total budget of $185 million. There are 522 authorized staff positions in the following areas: Administration (Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology), Operations (Police, Fire and Public Works), Community and Economic Development, City Manager office and the City Attorney’s office. The City has a Council-Manager form of government with the Mayor and six Council Members elected at large, on a non-partisan basis, for four-year overlapping terms.

   

 

 

 

 

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City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Nov 25, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Vallejo Water Department is a dynamic organization engaged in growth and positive change for the benefit of our customers and community. The Department provides potable water to approximately 150,000 customers through a highly complex system including multiple raw water sources, three surface water treatment plants, a sludge dewatering Facility, 600 miles of distribution pipes, 8 pressure zones, 27 pump stations, and 37,000 service connections. Vallejo Water is a Treatment-5/Distribution-5 drinking water agency, classified among the State's largest and most complex water utilities. In 2017, Vallejo water services transitioned from a division of Public Works, to a standalone Water Department reporting directly to the City Manager. This change gives drinking water-related operations and issues greater visibility and strategic direction for the benefit of rate-payers. The Water Department's strategic goals include: infrastructure reliability, public trust, sustainability, organizational performance, and financial viability. Key initiatives include: Rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure. Revenue streams that help offset water rates. Innovative approaches to management and technologies. Sustainable budgets and staffing. Pursuit of regional partnerships. Strategic, proactive engagement with the expanding regulatory environment. The Water Department's growth and enthusiasm about the future support the larger community's vision and needs. The City of Vallejo is on the move with many economic development opportunities underway, including the redevelopment of Mare Island (former Naval shipyard). New eateries, a thriving arts community, parks, and water front development are all contributing to Vallejo's revitalization. The City engages with all facets of civic life, and the Water Department's services provide a vital resource to our residents, businesses, schools, City departments, and community organizations. The Water Department has six Divisions: Water Treatment, Engineering, Distribution, Watershed and Facilities Management, Water Quality, and Administration/Conservation. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill four full-time vacancies. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The department may choose to fill these vacancies at the I or II level, depending on the qualifications of the candidate pool. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for four Water Maintenance Worker I/II positions, as a collaborative members of the City's Water Department. Water Maintenance Workers will perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and related service activities of water distribution systems and water facilities including electrical and mechanical. The ideal Water Maintenance Worker I candidate will have at least one year of full-time general maintenance or construction experience. While not required prior to appointment, possession of a valid California Class A driver license and a Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate outlined by the California State Water Resources Control Board is highly desired. In addition to the qualifications for Water Maintenance Worker I, the ideal Water Maintenance Worker II candidate will have either 18 months as a Water Maintenance Worker I with the City of Vallejo; or two years of increasingly responsible experience performing field maintenance duties in water distribution, and/or water facilities/electrical and mechanical. While not required prior to appointment, a Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing Certification issued by the American Water Works Association or the Northern California Backflow Prevention Association is highly desired. SALARY Water Maintenance Worker I : $22.59 - $27.46 Hourly $1,807.30 - $2,196.78 Bi-Weekly $3,915.81 - $4,759.69 Monthly $46,989.70 - $57,116.27 Annual Water Maintenance Worker II : $24.93 - $30.30 Hourly $1,994.06 - $2,423.78 Bi-Weekly $4,320.45 - $5,251.54 Monthly $51,845.45 - $63,018.47 Annual DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Water Maintenance Worker I/II is a flexibly-staffed class series. Positions are normally filled at the I level. Advancement from level I to the II level is at the discretion of the appointing authority provided that the following criteria are met: (I) the minimum qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, (2) demonstration of the ability to independently perform the full scope of the assigned duties, and (3) possession of all required licenses and certificates. Water Maintenance Worker I - This is the entry level class in the Water Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Water Maintenance Worker II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may only have one year of general maintenance or construction experience and the possession of a valid California Class C driver license at the time of appointment. Water Maintenance Worker II - This is the experienced level class that has met training, certification, and license requirements for the position, and are fully competent to perform the full range of the assigned maintenance and construction work. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Water Maintenance Worker I by the performance of the full range of maintenance duties as assigned including the operation of applicable vehicular and stationary equipment and the more complex maintenance and construction tasks. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit, and must obtain and maintain a Class A driver license, a Grade Dl Water Distribution Operator certificate, and a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certificate as a condition of employment. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Water Maintenance Worker I Receives immediate supervision from higher level lead or supervisory personnel. Water Maintenance Worker II Receives general supervision from higher level supervisory personnel. May exercise functional and technical supervision to lower level regular and seasonal/temporary maintenance staff. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. -Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled maintenance and construction duties related to water distribution and water facilities/electrical and mechanical maintenance, including tanks and reservoirs. Operate construction equipment and power tools such as dump trucks, front-end loader, backhoe, grader, paving machine, compressors, jack hammers, paint sprayers, sand-blasters, concrete saws, and welding equipment; maintain hand tools and assigned equipment; perform preventive maintenance on equipment as needed. Perform regular inspection on water lines, manholes, operate high velocity jet flusher, video inspection equipment, and vac-all truck to clean, flush, and restore to operating condition. Perform service connections to water mains using tapping equipment to install valves, lateral water lines, blow offs, hydrants, and meters; flush and test installation. Lay and align pipe; install, repair, and replace manholes, fire hydrants, valves, and meters and meter vaults and boxes; exercise valves according to prescribed schedules. Test, disassemble, clean, repair, and calibrate commercial and residential water meters; sand blast and replace worn or faulty parts. Locate mains and water services for contractors, utilities, and the general public as required. Interpret water maps for identifying main sizes, types, and locations. Chart reservoir and lake height and meter reading. Install, maintain, and repair pressure reducing valves. Assist with inspection, diagnosis, location, and repair of mechanical problems on a variety of process equipment including water pumps, electric motors, internal combustion engines, generators, chemical storage, dosing, and supply systems, hydraulic, pneumatic, and regulator-controlled pressure systems. Assist with installation/removal, repair, overhaul, and rebuilding of pumps, valves, valve operators, including hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical control systems, motors, meters, tanks, and reservoirs. Assist with repair, removal, replacement, and reading of flow meters; the repair of pressure gauges; and the repair of pressure recorders as required. Perform a variety of preventive maintenance duties on water treatment and storage appurtenances. Maintain and repair shop equipment including hoists, welders, compressors, and various equipment. Perform light building maintenance on pump stations, plant buildings, including light carpentry, masonry, and concrete work. Assist mechanics in the performance of various mechanical repairs as required, including oil changes, oil filtration, and oil sampling as needed. Assist with installation/removal of large mechanical equipment from service on a periodic basis. Assist with maintenance of grounds and premise and with inspection duties throughout the watershed and along pipeline and utility right-of-ways; assist with inspection of pump stations and water storage tanks; record data and change charts in paper and electronic log books; assist with inspection of distribution pipelines for leakages and needed maintenance work. Cut and dispose of brush for fire protection; maintain fire trails and fire breaks around fencing and buildings; perform controlled burns as required. Perform routine equipment maintenance and field repair. Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street and sidewalk repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites. Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Maintain all reports, records, timesheets, and other required paperwork. For positions at the II level, handle the most complex and difficult assignments requiring the highest degree of skill. For positions at the II level, assist with the training and supervision of lower level and seasonal/temporary maintenance workers. For positions at the II level, provide input to the lead workers and supervisors on work processes, safety issues, and efficiency issues. Participate in, respond to, and be available for emergency call-outs for periods up to one week at a time. Respond to emergency call out within one hour when assigned to standby duty. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Water Maintenance Worker I Knowledge of : Methods, materials, and equipment used in general maintenance and construction work. Safe work practices, including city policies and procedures and local, state and federal regulatory requirements regarding workplace safety. Basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and percentages. Ability to : Learn to perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in a variety of water and general maintenance activities. Learn and operate a computer and associated programs used by the department. Learn to operate a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations. Understand and follow oral instructions. Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment. Use and operate hand tools in a safe and efficient manner. Perform a variety of heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions. Participate in, respond to, and be available for emergency call-outs for periods up to one week at a time. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public. Ability to lift 100 lbs. Water Maintenance Worker II In addition to the qualifications for Water Maintenance Worker I: Knowledge of : Methods and techniques of construction, maintenance, and repair related to the area of water distribution systems and water facilities maintenance and repair. Operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the assigned work. Ability to : Perform skilled maintenance, construction, and repair work in the assigned work. Learn and operate a computer and associated programs used by the department. Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner in routine situations. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner. Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints. Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. Perform duties in a manner to maximize public safety in the area of work assigned. Lift 100 lbs. Work safely with dangerous materials. Experience and Training Guidelines A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Water Maintenance Worker I Experience : One year of full-time general maintenance or construction experience. License or Certificate Possession of a valid California Class A driver license at the time of appointment is desirable, but must be obtained within the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. License must have the following endorsement: air brakes and manual transmission. Additional endorsements for tanker and hazmat at the time of appointment are highly desirable. Individuals must understand that the City may require Class A drivers acquire such additional endorsements during the course of their employment. Possession of a Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate outlined by the California State Water Resources Control Board at the time of appointment is desirable, but must be obtained within the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. Water Maintenance Worker II Experience : Either 18 months as a Water Maintenance Worker I with the City of Vallejo; OR, two years of increasingly responsible experience performing field main-tenance duties in water distribution, and/or water facilities/electrical and mechanical. License or Certificate Possession of a valid California Class A driver license at the time of appointment is desirable, but must be obtained within the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. License must have the following endorsement: air brakes and manual transmission. Additional endorsements for tanker and hazmat at the time of appointment are highly desirable. Individuals must understand that the City may require Class A drivers acquire such additional endorsements during the course of their employment. Possession of a Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate outlined by the California State Water Resources Control Board is highly desired at the time of appointment, but must be obtained within the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. Possession of a Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing Certification issued by the American Water Works Association or the Northern California Backflow Prevention Association is highly desired at the time of appointment, but must be obtained within the probation period and maintained thereafter as a condition of employment. Supplemental Information The following applies to both Water Maintenance Worker levels: Working Conditions Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when operating assigned equipment. Acute hearing is required in both the office and the field. The ability to lift, carry, and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 100 pounds is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions, including rain, heat, and cold. The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, dust chemicals, air contaminants, and moisture. The nature of the work may also require the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles, work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions, and work in and around confined spaces. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, December 13, 2021. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of December 13, 2021. 3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will be invited to participate in a written exam the week of December 27, 2021. Those who achieve a score of 70% or higher on the written exam will be invited to participate in Performance Examinations. 4. Performance Examinations are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of January 17, 2022. Performance Examinations are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. 5. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Vanessa Gould at (707) 649-3512 or send an email to: vanessa.gould@cityofvallejo.net no later than December 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 12/13/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Public Works Department is responsible for the engineering design, construction, and maintenance of the City's roads, sidewalks, traffic signals, trees, open spaces, and buildings. The department also manages stormwater compliance programs, transportation planning, and recycling & solid waste contract services. The Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of City-owned infrastructure including traffic signals, streets and alleys, city buildings and vehicles, and landscape of City medians, open spaces, and facility grounds. The Water Department provides administrative, engineering, water treatment, and maintenance support for the City's potable water treatment and distribution. Our stringent criteria and regulations ensure we meet or exceed all regulations set forth by the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Water Department works with the community and local schools to provide education related to conservation and current rebate programs. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies in the Public Works Department. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year in the Public Works and Water Department. The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for two Heavy Equipment Operator positions, as collaborative members of the City's Public Works Department. Heavy Equipment Operators operate the most difficult and complex heavy construction and maintenance equipment in a variety of maintenance activities including excavating, grading, loading, transporting and related operations. Successful candidates will also be able to perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance tasks. The ideal Heavy Equipment Operator candidate will have at least three years of experience in schematic maintenance work, supplemented with specialized training in construction technology and be able to operate a variety of construction equipment, front loaders, back loaders, skid-steer loaders, grinders, and pavers. While not required prior to appointment, possession of a Crane license and Class A Driver's license is highly desirable. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an advanced journey classification. Employees within this class are distinguished from Public Works Supervisors in that the latter is the first-line supervisor classification responsible for the supervision, assignment and review of public works maintenance, repair and construction services for an assigned section. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff. May exercise functional and technical supervision over lower level maintenance staff. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following : Operate heavy construction equipment such as backhoes, rollers, motor graders, boom trucks, dump trucks, 10- and 18-wheeler trucks, front-end loaders, cement truck, trencher, bulldozer, and forklift for a variety of maintenance and construction operations involving streets, and water systems. Grade and crown City streets, roads and alleys using motor grader; roll asphalt. Excavate water lines; backfill jobs upon completion. Clean debris from ditches, culverts and creek beds; bulldoze hill sides and fire trails as required. Perform additional construction and maintenance tasks such as concrete work, truck driving, and asphalt spreading Identify equipment needs for each assigned project; pick-up and deliver heavy equipment to and from construction sites. Secure equipment upon completion of work. Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned, requisition materials as required. Check job site for potential hazards; determine precautions necessary for safe operations. Ensure the adherence to safe work policies and procedures. May assist in placement of necessary safety and traffic control devices; observe safety precautions related to the work. Inspect equipment, perform preventive maintenance on heavy and light equipment as required and report needed repairs. May assist the supervisor in the planning of work schedules. May provide lead supervision to a small crew of lower level maintenance staff and inspect and make reports of completed work or work in progress. Complete and maintain various records of time, material and equipment. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Principles, methods and techniques of heavy and light equipment operation. Principles of maintenance requirements for heavy power-driven equipment. Principles of lead supervision and training. Practices, methods, and materials used in general construction and maintenance work. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in heavy equipment operations. Safe work practices. Ability to : Operate a variety of complex heavy power-driven equip-ment such as backhoes, loaders, motor graders, and boom trucks. Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled construc-tion and maintenance tasks. Perform heavy manual labor. Lead, organize and review the work of assigned staff. Use and operate hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Perform duties in a manner to maximize public safety in the area of work assigned. Read and interpret maps, schematics , sketches, drawings, specifications and technical manuals. Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions. Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. Respond to the Corporation Yard for emergency call out. Maintain work records. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Experience and Training Guidelines A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience : Three years of increasingly responsible experience in schematics maintenance work involving the operation of construction equipment. Training : Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance supplemented by specialized in construction technology. License or Certificate Possession of, a valid California Class A driver's license or the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License prior to the completion of the probationary period. The Class A Driver's License is to be maintained throughout employment with the City of Vallejo. Supplemental Information Working Conditions Construction site environment; loud machine noise; some lifting; work in inclement weather conditions. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, December 6, 2021. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications the week of December 6, 2021. 3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will be invited for a Performance Examination. 4. Performance Examinations are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of December 13, 2021. Performance Examinations are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. 5. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Vanessa Gould at (707) 649-3512 or send an email to: vanessa.gould@cityofvallejo.net no later than December 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Public Works Department has two main divisions: Engineering and Maintenance. Within the Maintenance Division there are five subdivisions, Fleet being one of them. The Fleet division works with departments to ensure city-owned vehicles and equipment such as police vehicles, fire trucks, lawn mowers, boom trucks, street sweepers and other City vehicles are maintained and operating properly; schedules preventative maintenance inspections to meet/exceed vehicle safety and compliance standards; and adheres to the City of Vallejo's Vehicle Replacement Program adopted by City Council. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo Public Works Department is seeking Fleet Manager candidates to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and review all City fleet operations and activities, including vehicle and equipment acquisition, utilization, maintenance, repair and disposal as a collaborative member of the City's Fleet Division. Ideal candidates will have experience managing or supervising fleet staff and operations involving minor and major repairs to both diesel and gas powered equipment, including purchasing, maintenance and disposal knowledge. While not required prior to appointment, possession of a Class A driver's license, California Smog license, A.S.E. certification and e xperience repairing public safety vehicles are highly desirable qualifications. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General direction is provided by the Assistant Public Works Director/Maintenance. Responsibilities include direct and indirect supervision of technical and skilled equipment maintenance staff. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following : Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the Fleet Management Division. Plan, organize, and direct fleet maintenance operations, including vehicle and equipment acquisition, utilization, maintenance, repair and disposal. Prepare technical specification and bid packages for the City's fleet Review bids and recommend vendor selection for vehicles, equipment, supplies, parts and services. Administer a comprehensive vehicle maintenance and repair program for automotive equipment, heavy equipment and other specialized equipment. Develop, direct, maintain, and control the dispensing and inventory management activities of vehicle parts and fuel inventories. Manage all of the fuel dispensing and reporting. Establish and maintain uniform policies for purchasing, renting and leasing and maintaining equipment. Determine types of equipment to be purchased, evaluate user department requests for equipment types, numbers and specifications Develop and review new equipment specifications and advise on acceptance of submitted bids. Establish and supervise operation of a vehicle pool system. Supervise the preparation of monthly and annual cost and operation reports for the division. Prepare reports, statistical information and revised operating procedures. Prepare and administer section budget. Conduct research, develop applications, and administer grants. Coordinate fleet maintenance activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies. Select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinates. Keep current with federal and state laws and regulations regarding fleet operations. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF : Fleet operations policies and procedures, including the operation and maintenance of varied types of motorized equipment. Equipment and financial record keeping practices including internal service fund revenue and expenditure budget procedures. Federal, state and local transportation laws, rules and regulations. Materials, methods, practices and equipment used in vehicle maintenance and repair. Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions in the work. Labor relations. Principles of organization, administration, budget and personnel management. ABILITY TO: Plan, organize and assign the work of a varied staff of employees. Analyze administrative and technical problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations to their solution. Prepare comprehensive reports of equipment management activities and costs. Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels from all City departments, vendors, other agencies, and the general public. Analyze data using database and spreadsheet programs. Select, supervise, train and evaluate subordinates. EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES 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 would be: Experience : Sufficient years of supervisory experience in fleet management involving the full range of motorized vehicles found in a municipal fleet, including purchasing, maintenance and disposal. Education : College level coursework in business administration, public administration or fleet operation. License or Certificate: This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle or City equipment while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess a valid Class C California driver's license at the time of hire. The ability to obtain a Class A driver's license within 1 year from date of employment is required. California State Smog License is desirable. A.S.E. Certification is desirable. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS: The Fleet Manager works primarily indoors in an office and mechanical maintenance shop environment. The incumbent frequently inspects vehicles or equipment. Verbal communication includes giving instructions, providing information and responding to questions and may be conducted face to face, on the telephone, and in group meetings. Job-related material is learned through oral instruction in an on-the-job setting, as when receiving training from vendors on new equipment as well as written material in regulations and e-mail or written documents. To ensure that staff and equipment are operating within state and federal standards and regulations, incumbent observes or monitors vehicles, equipment, staff and data and review or check the work product of others. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, December 6, 2021. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo HR staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of December 6, 2021. 3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified may have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts and/or be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. Candidates who are deemed to be the best qualified will be invited to take part in an assessment process which may consist of written, online, oral, or performance exercises. Candidates invited to the assessment process will be notified by email of the date, time, and location of the assessment. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. 4. Candidates who are successful in the assessment process will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list). Candidates will then be referred at the department's discretion. The Department will conduct all final interviews and make the final candidate selection for this position. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Alex Cruz at (707) 648-5402 or send an email to: alex.cruz@cityofvallejo.net no later than December 6, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Nov 05, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Public Works Department has two main divisions: Engineering and Maintenance. Within the Maintenance Division there are five subdivisions, Fleet being one of them. The Fleet division works with departments to ensure city-owned vehicles and equipment such as police vehicles, fire trucks, lawn mowers, boom trucks, street sweepers and other City vehicles are maintained and operating properly; schedules preventative maintenance inspections to meet/exceed vehicle safety and compliance standards; and adheres to the City of Vallejo's Vehicle Replacement Program adopted by City Council. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The department may choose to fill these vacancies at the I or II level, depending on the qualifications of the candidate pool. The City of Vallejo's Fleet Division is seeking Equipment Mechanic candidates, to help with minor and major mechanical repairs to gasoline and diesel powered automotive, heavy and light construction, and other power driven equipment as a collaborative member of the City's Public Works Department. Ideal candidates will possess at least two years of experience performing minor and major equipment repairs to both diesel and gas powered equipment, s pecialized training in maintenance and repair of gas and diesel powered equipment, a Smog Inspection license and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications in Master Automobile Technician and Master Medium Heavy Truck . While not required, e xperience repairing public safety vehicles is highly desirable. SALARY Equipment Mechanic I : $24.93 - $30.30 Hourly $1,994.06 - $2,423.78 Bi-Weekly $4,320.45 - $5,251.54 Monthly $51,845.45 - $63,018.47 Annual Equipment Mechanic II : $27.52 - $33.45 Hourly $2,201.31 - $2,675.70 Bi-Weekly $4,769.51 - $5,797.37 Monthly $57,234.10 - $69,568.40 Annual SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Equipment Mechanic I - Receives general supervision from supervisory or management staff. Equipment Mechanic II - Receives general supervision from the Fleet Manager and/or the Senior Equipment Mechanic. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Equipment Mechanic I - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following : Assist in the inspection, diagnosis, and routine maintenance of City automobiles, police vehicles, trucks, fire apparatus, and a variety of diesel and gasoline powered maintenance and construction equipment. Diagnose and repair front and rear drive axles, drive train components, belts, gears, chain drives and propeller shafts. Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment. Tune up engines by replacing ignition parts and cleaning and adjusting carburetors, throttle body and port fuel injection systems and propane fuel systems. Repair, adjust and replace brake systems including wheel cylinders, masters cylinders, disc pads, machine drums and rotors, hydraulic and air brakes. Fuel, grease and lubricate automobiles, trucks and heavy automotive equipment; ensure appropriate fluid levels. Perform safety inspections on vehicles and equipment; perform repair work and report safety and other priority repair work to supervisor. Inspect and repair or replace electrical components, including gauges, sending units, lights, batteries, and charging systems. Inspect cooling system for proper cooling and freeze protection; repair leaks as needed. Replace or repair tires, wheels, and tubes; install and service batteries, spark plugs, light bulbs, fan belts and other simple mechanical parts. Service automotive equipment with gasoline and oil; keep records of amounts used. Change various filters including air, compressor, oil, fuel, hydraulic and water. Maintain work, time, and material records. Assist other mechanics in the performance of mechanical repairs as required. Perform preventive maintenance on City vehicles and equipment. Assist in general maintenance and cleanliness of automotive shop area. Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned, requisition materials as required. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Equipment Mechanic II - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Inspect, diagnose, and locate mechanical difficulties on City automobiles, police vehicles, trucks, fire apparatus, and a variety of diesel and gasoline powered maintenance and construction equipment. Diagnose, maintain, and repair electrical systems components, ignition systems, computers, alternators, high voltage power generators, starters and batteries. Diagnose, maintain, repair and recondition hydraulic systems and high pressure water systems, including pumps, valves, rams, hoses and motors. Diagnose, maintain, and repair high pressure air systems, including rebuilding of pumps, valves, cylinders and hoses. Diagnose and repair front and rear drive axles, drive train components, belts, gears, chain drives and propeller shafts. Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment. Overhaul, repair, and adjust engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches. Tune up engines by replacing ignition parts and reconditioning and adjusting carburetors, throttle body and port fuel injection systems and propane fuel systems. Repair and replace components such as generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches, and high voltage light systems. Repair, adjust and replace brake systems including wheel cylinders, masters cylinders, disc pads, machine drums and rotors, hydraulic and air brakes. Weld, fabricate and assemble parts and equipment for City automotive and heavy equipment; fabricate, modify and repair body and chassis parts. Weld, braze, solder, and cut steel, stainless steel and aluminum by torch, electric arc, mig welder, and plasma cutter. Maintain and repair shop equipment including hoists, grinders, welders, compressors, steam cleaners, and presses. Assist in the purchasing of equipment maintenance parts and materials. Maintain work, time, and material records. Assist other mechanics in the performance of mechanical repairs as required. Install, repair, and maintain police accessories and equipment including light bars, bun racks, safety screens, and other equipment. Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned, requisition materials as required. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Equipment Mechanic I Knowledge of: Lubricating systems and oils, greases and attachments used in lubricating automotive and related equipment. Basic electrical principles. Repair characteristics of less complex components of automotive equipment. Procedures of preventive maintenance related to automotive and construction equipment. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. Safe work practices. Basic record keeping. Ability to: Inspect City vehicles and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance. Service automotive and heavy equipment according to City procedures. Participate in skilled equipment repair and maintenance work. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Perform preventive maintenance on motorized equipment as required. Use and operate hand tools, power tools, and testing and repair equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. Perform duties in a manner to maximize safety in the area of work assigned. Respond to the Corporation Yard for an emergency call out. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. To meet the essential functions and physical requirements contained in the Physical Analysis of Job Assignment attached to this specification and incorporated herein by this reference. Equipment Mechanic II Knowledge of: Tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel powered equipment. Diesel diagnostic knowledge of electronics and mechanical equipment ASE Testing for automobiles, trucks and HD trucks Computer tracking systems for equipment services and repairs Procedures of preventive maintenance related to automotive, heavy and light construction equipment. Principles and procedures of hydraulic systems, high pressure air systems, and high pressure water systems. Operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of automotive, light and heavy equipment used in City government. Operation and care of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment. Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine welding and fabrication work. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Safe work practices. Customer service skills. Ability to: Perform journey level equipment mechanical work including the diagnosing, troubleshooting, fabricating, and repair of equipment. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs. Use a variety of equipment maintenance tools and equipment. Maintain a variety of shop and repair records. Read and understand various manuals, blueprints, and schematics. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Perform preventive maintenance on motorized equipment as required. Use and operate hand tools, power tools, and testing and repair equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. Perform duties in a manner to maximize safety in the area of work assigned. Respond to the Corporation Yard for an emergency call out. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. To meet the essential functions and physical requirements contained in the Physical Analysis of Job Assignment attached to this specification and incorporated herein by this reference. Experience and Training Guidelines 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 would be: Equipment Mechanic I Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing automotive servicing and maintenance work. Training: A High School Diploma or G.E.D supplemented by specialized training in automotive servicing and repair. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Equipment Mechanic II Experience: Three years of journey level experience performing minor and major equipment repair duties including experience in the maintenance of both diesel and gas powered equipment. Employees in this position must meet the posted requirements of the Equipment Mechanic I prior to being considered for the Equipment mechanic II classification. Experience repairing public safety vehicles highly desirable (i.e. Fire/Police and vehicles). Training: A High School Diploma or G.E.D including specialized training in maintenance and repair of gas and diesel powered equipment. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Smog Inspection License desirable Within 1 year of employment, candidate is required to obtain and maintain ASE Master Automobile Technician ASE Master Medium Heavy Truck Certification highly desirable (to obtain) ASE Certification must be valid for 5 years, the Equipment Mechanic II's are required to recertify after five years ASE Testing is available to the employee eight (8) month of the year Supplemental Information Working Conditions Shop environment; lifting, climbing and stooping; exposure to dust, grease, and noise. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 29, 2021. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of November 29, 2021. 3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will be invited for a Performance Examination. 4. Performance Examination are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of December 13, 2021. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. 5. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Alex Cruz at (707) 648-5402 or send an email to: alex.cruz@cityofvallejo.net no later than November 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Description THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill two full-time vacancies , and is open to applicants who currently possess a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic certificate AND at least one year of public safety dispatching experience, or three years of experience as a police officer. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo Police Department is seeking lateral Communications Operator II candidates to perform a variety of complex duties in direct support of public safety personnel including receipt, interpretation, and dispatching of calls for law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other emergency assistance; direct fire and medical emergencies to the proper agency for response; accurately utilize a computer-aided dispatch system to initiate a response to effectively handle emergencies; utilize a two-way radio system to communicate with field units; accurately maintain the status of all field units; and provide information and assistance to the public. The ideal candidate will be capable of assertively taking command of situations in a sensitive yet straightforward manner, while showing consideration and respect to others. They will have the ability to deal with stressful and pressured situations in an efficient and controlled manner. Candidates must demonstrate good decision making skills under pressure, work with minimum supervision, and be a collaborative team member with a positive attitude. Additionally, candidates should have the ability to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. THE DEPARTMENT As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The Communications Section is an essential part of the Police Department team. It provides Public Safety Communications for the Police and Fire Departments. With a staff of 15 Communications Operators, we answer 9-1-1 and other telephone calls, dispatch Police, Fire and Medical responses in the greater Vallejo area. Communications Operators use modern computer and radio equipment to record information and dispatch units to calls for service. Communications Operators also work in the field with our SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams during critical incidents. The Vallejo service area includes 53.58 square miles of incorporated City Limits, and the East Vallejo Fire District. We also provide Fire and Medical service for the unincorporated areas in Vallejo's sphere of influence. Vallejo Communications Operators serve a population of over 121,000 residents and provides support services for surrounding communities. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their website . THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks (driving distance to Napa Valley). DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full journey level class within the Communications Operator series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Communications Operator I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned in the Communications Section and/or the Patrol Division. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Communications Operator I level, or when filled from the outside, have prior public safety dispatch or police officer experience. Newly hired employees are expected to satisfactorily complete an eighteen month probationary period. Incumbents from within the Vallejo Police Department who were formerly classified as Communications Operator I employees must satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period following promotion to Communications Operator II. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Communications Supervisor in the Communications Center and Patrol Supervisors, to include the On-Duty Watch Commander. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: When Functioning in the Communications Center : Receives, interprets, classifies, prioritizes and responds to calls of a routine and emergency nature, including those calls involving life-threatening situations. Enters relevant information by computer keyboard and accurately transits messages for dispatching as necessary and in accordance with established procedures operating a computer aided dispatch system. Assigns calls to police units for necessary action, determining the appropriate units required for response. Coordinates when necessary with patrol supervisors regarding deployment of personnel. Visually monitors video display terminals and actively listens to police radio frequencies to ensure correct status of officers and emergency personnel. Maintains contact with all units on assignment; maintains daily log of all field calls and units dispatched. Dispatches law enforcement or other emergency personnel and equipment. Operates a variety of communications equipment, including computer-aided dispatch terminals, radio transmitters and receivers, dispatch consoles, electronic data terminals, telephone and lease line teletype. Monitors multiple computer screens simultaneously. Enters, updates and retrieves information from computerized databases relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, stolen vehicles and other information. Use telecommunications systems to coordinate emergency calls and relay information and assistance requests involving other law enforcement and public safety agencies. Determines appropriate communications or research channels selected from emergency telephone lines, radio room telephone lines, business telephone lines, police radio channels, other agency radio channels, and manual computerized information systems. Provides information to officers and field personnel expeditiously, including but not limited to, warrants, vehicles, driver's licenses, parole, and criminal history information. Interprets or clarifies coded responses from various systems for law enforcement, public safety, or other relevant parties. Confirms warrants with responsible agencies, receives and files warrants and updates status of warrants. Receives, responds to and documents requests for Division of Motor Vehicle print-outs; documents vehicle impound information. Accurately processes information received in the communications center and accurately disseminates that information to the appropriate concerned parties, including but not limited to, relatives of those involved; employers; hospitals; sworn and non-sworn public safety personnel at other agencies; other City departments; ambulance services; detoxification centers; tow companies; attorneys; state parole; county probation; animal control; commercial establishments; alarm companies and schools. When appropriate, monitors other public safety and emergency preparedness radio traffic; security monitors; and takes necessary action. Maintains a variety of automated and manual logs, records and files related to communications center activities. Make court appearances as required related to assigned activities. Perform a variety of record keeping, filing, indexing and other general clerical work; maintain a variety of logs relating to public safety activities. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Perform other work as assigned. When Functioning in the Field : Operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Perform communications center activities in a mobile vehicle or mobile setting. Perform other work as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Customer service and professional telephone answering techniques. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Procedures used in operating Computer Aided Dispatch and 9-1-1 systems for a large agency. Policies and procedures of receiving and processing emergency calls and requests for service. Basic communications rules and regulations governing the operation of radio transmitting and receiving systems. Standard radio broadcasting and dispatch procedures and rules. Geographic features and streets within the area served. Principles and procedures of record keeping including the main-tenance and security of fire and police communications reports. Basic principles of report preparation. Techniques for dealing with the public in a tactful but firm manner. Ability to : Act appropriately and decisively under stressful and/or emergency situations. Learn, apply and maintain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures and information pertaining to law enforcement dispatch. Learn policies and procedures of receiving and processing emergency calls. Read, understand and apply a variety of call-taking information and materials. Learn call interview and law enforcement dispatch techniques and procedures. Learn basic communications rules and regulations governing the operation of radio transmitting and receiving systems. Utilize a two-way radio system to communicate with field units; and accurately maintain the status of all field units. Read and effectively interpret small-scale maps, have general knowledge of surrounding geographical area and information generated from a computer screen. Learn general law enforcement codes, practices and methods. Act promptly and appropriately in emergencies. Speak clearly and concisely in a well-modulated voice pattern. Effectively communicate with and elicit information from upset and irate citizens. Maintain confidentiality of information. Understand and follow both oral and written instructions promptly and accurately. Communicate effectively in the English language in both oral and written forms. Wear a telephone headset and be able to hear, distinguish and understand voices with background noises present. Type accurately at a speed necessary for successful job perfor-mance. Must type a minimum of 35 words per minute. Establish and maintain courteous and effective work relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors and the general public. Effectively multi-task. Provide courteous and effective customer service. Maintain professional composure and take responsible and effective action during stressful situations. Operate radio transmitting equipment. Maintain familiarity with City districts and boundaries, streets, landmarks, and police jurisdictions. Maintain confidentiality of information. Learn the organization and functions of a municipal law enforcement agency. Learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations. Apply the laws, codes, policies and procedures related to the gathering of legal evidence. Apply Federal, State, City and departmental laws, policies and procedures. Deal with the public firmly, courteously and tactfully. May perform training duties for Communications Operator I level employees and other in-house training. Operate various office equipment including computer terminals. Work various shifts as assigned. Work flexible hours. Sit or stand for long periods of time. Perform related duties as assigned. Experience : One year of public safety dispatching experience or three years of experience as a police officer and the POST Entry-level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery as required under POST guidelines. Training : Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Specialized training in law enforcement practices, rules, procedures, codes and regulations is desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of a valid, appropriate California driver's license at the time of employment. Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' certificate. California Law Enforcement Telephone System (CLETS) Certificate with full access (current certification preferred, but proof of past certificate acceptable). Supplemental Information The Recruitment and Selection Process 1. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), a copy of Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic certificate, and a copy of a California Law Enforcement Telephone Systems (CLETS) certificate with full access (current certificate preferred, but will accept expired certificate) in order to be considered. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered . NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Application packets containing all required materials will receive an overall screening assessment. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are found to be the best qualified will move forward in the process. 3. The examination process will consist of an oral panel interview. Oral Panel interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidate' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, and responses to supplemental questions. 4. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for further consideration. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete and pass the following to advance in the hiring process: Oral Board Department Level Interview Completed Personal History Statement (PHS) Livescan - fingerprint check for criminal history information Polygraph POST Dispatcher Background Investigation Psychological Assessment Medical Assessment, including drug screening REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email to: april.adams@cityofvallejo.net before their scheduled test/interview date. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Description The Vallejo Police Department is undergoing a cultural shift to 21st Century Community Policing. Our Cadet Program is intended to provide young men and women with an opportunity to learn police operations with that philosophy in mind, and in preparation for pursuing a career with the Vallejo Police Department. We are seeking individuals interested in making a difference in the community, and who are eager to participate in a high level of community collaboration! THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. In this temporary position, Police Cadets are expected to perform a variety of community policing work (including civilian, field, and office tasks) in direct support of safety and non-safety personnel. Employees in this pre-trainee level, non-safety position, work on a part-time/as needed basis, while attending an accredited college toward earning their Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a related field. Police Cadets who successfully obtain said degree may attend, at the Department's expense, a police academy with the ultimate goal of earning a Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate. Those who do not obtain the educational requirements within three years may be released. THE DEPARTMENT The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional community policing services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT THE CITY The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class is distinguished from the Police Officer (Recruit) class in that the latter is the trainee level class participating in the POST Basic Academy, and the former is the pre-trainee level in preparation for the POST Basic Academy. It is further differentiated from the uniformed, safety, police-related classes by their designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with a safety peace officer designation under the laws of the State of California. This is a part-time, temporary, at will position exempt from the classified service. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN Receives direct supervision from supervisory and management staff. Examples of Duties -The following duties are considered essential to the Police Cadet class: Take police reports for crimes such as bicycle theft, automobile theft, burglary or similar cold complaints Marks and arranges for the towing of abandoned vehicles Enforces parking regulations by issuing traffic citations Performs traffic and pedestrian control as directed Participates in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch meetings, school and community group presentations, and Police Department building tours Attends weekend and/or evening training sessions Performs related duties and responsibilities as required Cadet Rotations and Assignments may vary within the following divisions and may include: Evidence Investigations Prisoner Transport Patrol Community Services Section (CSS) School Resource Officer Traffic Typical Qualifications Knowledge of : Techniques for working with the public in a tactful, respectful, and collaborative manner Techniques for gaining trust and getting people to cooperate using reason Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation Ability to : Learn the organization and functions of a Police Department Learn and apply applicable laws, ordinances, policies, practices and methods Work courteously with the general public on the telephone and in-person Work with the public collaboratively, respectfully, courteously, and tactfully Understand and carry out oral and written directions Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Education: Possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA. AND currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking a minimum of 12 semester / 18 quarter units toward earning an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or a related field while maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license Be between 18 and 23 years of age at the time of application Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with normal color vision Must be eligible for U.S. citizenship upon academy graduation No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Respond to all Supplemental Questions 2. A transcript of college units completed 3. Proof of current full-time college enrollment with anticipated graduation date * A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental questionnaire, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that may include but are not limited to: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher College enrollment Valid California driver license Citizenship Criminal history Hiring Process: Prior to hire, the selected candidate will be required to pass the following: Oral Interview Live scan fingerprinting Background Polygraph testing Psychological Assessment Medical Assessment Background Investigation : Candidates for the position of Police Cadet are required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. During the background investigation candidates are required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Cadet, in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Additionally, for the position of Police Cadet, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination, including drug screening, is required prior to employment. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@cityofvallejo.net Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Description Thank you for your interest in a career with the Vallejo Police Department! The Vallejo Police Department is committed to hiring Police Officers who embody professionalism, are dedicated to providing superior service to the community, and who will uphold the values and core principles of the department. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. The Police Officer (Entry) works under supervision and in all conditions, performing a variety of law enforcement duties that involve protecting life and property; enforcing laws and ordinances; conducting criminal investigations, crime prevention and suppression; preserving the public peace; performing special assignments in the protection of life and property; and related work as required. Ideal candidates for this position should possess understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends including the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community. Graduation from a POST certified academy within the last 12 months is highly desirable. Specialized Assignments Detective Traffic K-9 SWAT HNT Mobile Field Force Bike Patrol Crime Reduction Team Community Policing Honor Guard School Resource Officer YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21st Century Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. PERKS In addition to CalPERS retirement, medical, vision, and dental, the City of Vallejo offers some of the following additional benefits to their Officers: Annual Leave Sick Leave Comp Time Uniform Allowance/ $1,142 per year Bilingual Pay On Duty Workout Program 4/10 or 3/12.5 shifts YOUR TEAM The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is both the entry level and the first safety class within the Police Officer series. Incumbents perform all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve situations encountered. Police Officer (Entry) may be assigned, depending on rotational assignments, to patrol, traffic, detective, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from Police Officer (Lateral) in that it is the fully experienced working level within the series, while the Police Officer (Entry) requires no experience beyond possession of a Basic Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification or re-certification. This class is distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes by its designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with designation as a safety peace officer under the laws of the State of California. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff Examples of Duties -The following duties are considered essential to the Police Officer (Entry) class: Enforces local, State and Federal laws and ordinances Patrols assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot Protects persons and property from harm during emergency and non-emergency situations Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies Pursues, subdues, apprehends and controls fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths Prepares search and arrest warrants; makes arrests; serves warrants and subpoenas Interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses Coordinates and investigates violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations Testifies and presents evidence in court; provides backup assistance for other officers and law enforcement personnel Collects, preserves, and maintains evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping Assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings Searches, fingerprints, and transports prisoners Responds to demonstrations, riots, hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations Maintains contact with the public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the public Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating apprehending offenders and investigating offenses Observes, monitors, directs, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions Assists with special investigative and crime prevention duties Checks buildings for physical security Administers first aid as needed Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Basic law enforcement terminology, methods and concepts as taught in a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and Field Training Program Techniques for dealing with people under hostile and emergency situations Ability to : Act with integrity, dependability, and professionalism to maintain the public trust Comprehend, interpret, explain, and implement laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions Understand and carry out oral and written directions Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; and prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports Think and act quickly; demonstrate sound judgment and rational thinking under adverse/dangerous circumstances; judge situations and people accurately; rapidly evaluate options and alternatives and choose appropriate responses Work with people from all socio-economic backgrounds Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of department equipment, including, but not limited to firearms, vehicles, radios, and computers Demonstrate and maintain a physical condition which permits the satisfactory performance of assigned duties and responsibilities at all times, in all weathers and conditions, in a conveyance or on foot Demonstrate audio-visual acuity, perception and discrimination sufficient to accurately: hear instructions and information, make observations, testify in court, read and write, and properly operate assigned equipment and vehicles Demonstrate proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics Handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all times Education: A High School diploma, GED. Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified basic Academy within the last three (3) years AND completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university OR possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Recertification certificate AND Completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university Substitution: An honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Military with four (4) years of active service duty may be substituted for 30 college units. IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.O.S.T., ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: Possess a valid California driver's license Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with normal color vision Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) guidelines, incumbents must continuously display competence in the established peace officer job dimensions of: integrity, communication skills, learning ability, judgment under pressure, observational skills, willingness to confront problems, interest in people, interpersonal sensitivity, motivation, appearance, dependability, physical ability, operation of equipment and credibility as a witness in a court of law. Additionally, in accordance with P.O.S.T. guidelines, incumbents must continuously demonstrate and maintain standards of personal conduct with regards to personal and professional integrity; impulse control/attention to safety; substance abuse/risk-taking behavior; stress tolerance; confronting and overcoming problems, obstacles and adversity; conscientiousness; interpersonal skills; decision-making and judgment; learning ability; and communication skills. Please note: since Policing contains perishable skills such as driving, tactical firearms, force options, arrest and control, and verbal communications, applicants who have obtained a POST Certification more than one year prior to application date, and have not worked in the capacity of a Peace Officer, may be required to reattend the Police Academy. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions may include, but are not limited to: running, jumping, walking, kneeling, crouching or crawling, subduing uncooperative individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, physically moving equipment and incapacitated or deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, going over obstacles, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, standing, sitting, or remaining in fixed positions for extended periods of time, and operating Department equipment and vehicles. Function effectively while confronted with personal danger, including, but not limited to: exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, bodily fluids, communicable diseases, fumes, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters. Recruitment & Selection Process: In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Answers to all Supplemental Questions 2. A transcript (official or unofficial) of college units completed 3. A copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate Candidates requesting the substitution of 4 years of active military service in lieu of 30 college semester units must also submit a copy of their DD-214 Please also attached any other professional certifications relevant to the Police Officer class. * A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account to submit your online application, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that may include but are not limited to: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher Valid California driver license Citizenship Criminal history Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Entry - Academy Graduate), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process may be invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@cityofvallejo.net Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Description Thank you for your interest in a career with the Vallejo Police Department! The Vallejo Police Department is committed to hiring Police Officers who embody professionalism, are dedicated to providing superior service to the community, and who will uphold the values and core principles of the department. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. The Police Officer (Lateral) works under general supervision and in all conditions, performing a variety of law enforcement duties that involve protecting life and property; enforcing laws and ordinances; conducting criminal investigations, crime prevention and suppression; preserving the public peace; performing special assignments in the protection of life and property; and related work as required. Ideal candidates for this position should possess understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends including the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Candidates should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse community. Graduation from a POST certified academy within the last 12 months is highly desirable. Specialized Assignments Detective Traffic K-9 SWAT HNT Mobile Field Force Bike Patrol Crime Reduction Team Community Policing Honor Guard School Resource Officer YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21st Century Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. PERKS In addition to CalPERS retirement, medical, vision, and dental, the City of Vallejo offers some of the following additional benefits to their Officers: Annual Leave Sick Leave Comp Time Uniform Allowance/ $1,142 per year Bilingual Pay On Duty Workout Program 4/10 or 3/12.5 shifts YOUR TEAM The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community, the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the full working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve situations encountered. Incumbents may be assigned, depending on rotational assignments, to patrol, traffic, detective, crime prevention or other police-related functions. This class is distinguished from Police Sergeant, which provides general supervision for safety and non-safety personnel. This class is distinguished from uniformed non-safety police-related classes by its designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with designation as a safety peace officer under the laws of the State of California. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from supervisory and management staff May provide direct or indirect supervision over other safety and/or non-safety personnel May be temporarily assigned as a supervisor or training officer Examples of Duties -The following duties are considered essential to the Police Officer (Lateral) class: Enforces local, State and Federal laws and ordinances Patrols assigned area of the City in a car, on a motorcycle, or on foot Protects persons and property from harm during emergency and non-emergency situations Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents, and other required emergencies Pursues, subdues, apprehends and controls fleeing, uncooperative or combative persons Prepares reports of arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed Conducts both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, criminal incidents, hazardous incidents, vehicle accidents, and deaths Prepares search and arrest warrants; makes arrests; serves warrants and subpoenas Interrogates suspects and interviews victims, complainants and witnesses Coordinates and investigates violent crimes, child abuse, property crimes, vice, gaming, and narcotics violations Testifies and presents evidence in court; provides backup assistance for other officers and personnel Collects, preserves, and maintains evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping Assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws by issuing citations and warnings Searches, fingerprints, and transports prisoners Responds to demonstrations, riots, hostage situations, barricaded subjects and other extremely hazardous situations Maintains contact with the public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the public Observes, monitors, directs, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions Checks buildings for physical security Administers first aid as needed Additional Duties In addition to the essential duties, each employee may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned. Performs undercover and surveillance activities Develops and maintains good relationships with informants and contacts, which may be helpful in criminal investigations Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies in matters relating apprehending offenders and investigating offenses Makes presentations to citizens and groups Assists with special investigative and crime prevention duties Serves as Field Training Officer, supervising and training new personnel Prepares and serves asset seizure documentation; seizes assets Collects, analyzes, and disseminates criminal street gang information Directs traffic at fires, special events and other emergency or congested situations Performs related duties and specialized assignments as assigned Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Law enforcement terminology, methods and concepts as taught in a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and Field Training Program Techniques for dealing with people under hostile and emergency situations Ability to : Act with integrity, dependability, and professionalism to maintain the public trust Comprehend, interpret, explain, and implement laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions Understand and carry out oral and written directions Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; and prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports Think and act quickly; demonstrate sound judgment and rational thinking under adverse/dangerous circumstances; judge situations and people accurately; rapidly evaluate options and alternatives and choose appropriate responses Work with people from all socio-economic backgrounds Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places Demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of department equipment, including, but not limited to firearms, vehicles, radios, and computers Demonstrate and maintain a physical condition which permits the satisfactory performance of assigned duties and responsibilities at all times, in all weathers and conditions, in a conveyance or on foot Demonstrate audio-visual acuity, perception and discrimination sufficient to accurately: hear instructions and information, make observations, testify in court, read and write, and properly operate assigned equipment and vehicles Demonstrate proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics Handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all times Education: A High School diploma, GED, or equivalent; and the completion of 60 semester units or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Substitution: An honorable discharge from any branch of the U.S. Military with four (4) years of active service duty may be substituted for 30 college units. AND a.) Currently employed as a peace officer in a California general law enforcement agency with one year of full-time experience, or having been so employed within the last two years Certification : Possession of a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate OR b.) Currently employed as a peace officer with a general law enforcement agency of a state other than California with one year of full-time experience, or having been so employed within the last two years Certification: Possession of a current California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate waiver IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.O.S.T., ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: Possess a valid California driver's license Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate Be 20 years old by the date of the written examination and be 21 years, or older, at the time of appointment Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with normal color vision Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) guidelines, incumbents must continuously display competence in the established peace officer job dimensions of: integrity, communication skills, learning ability, judgment under pressure, observational skills, willingness to confront problems, interest in people, interpersonal sensitivity, motivation, appearance, dependability, physical ability, operation of equipment and credibility as a witness in a court of law. In accordance with P.O.S.T. guidelines, incumbents must continuously demonstrate and maintain standards of personal conduct with regards to personal and professional integrity; impulse control/attention to safety; substance abuse/risk-taking behavior; stress tolerance; confronting and overcoming problems, obstacles and adversity; conscientiousness; interpersonal skills; decision-making and judgment; learning ability; and communication skills. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions may include, but are not limited to: running, jumping, walking, kneeling, crouching or crawling, subduing uncooperative individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, physically moving equipment and incapacitated or deceased persons, climbing stairs/ladders, going over obstacles, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, standing, sitting, or remaining in fixed positions for extended periods of time, and operating Department equipment and vehicles. Function effectively while confronted with personal danger, including, but not limited to: exposure to armed/dangerous persons, dangerous animals, bodily fluids, communicable diseases, fumes, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters. Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification. 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Answers to all Supplemental Questions 3. A copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or re-certification certificate Candidates requesting the substitution of 4 years of active military service in lieu of 30 college semester units must also submit a copy of their DD-214 Please also attached any other professional certifications relevant to the Police Officer class. * A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account to submit your online application, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience. Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Lateral), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process may be invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@cityofvallejo.net Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Temporary
Description Interested in making a difference in the community? The Vallejo Police Department is seeking highly motived individuals who can demonstrate sound judgment, have superior decision-making skills, and who are eager to participate in a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving. THE POSITION This recruitment is a continuous recruitment and will be closed when a viable candidate pool has been identified. Employees in this trainee-level, non-safety assignment, will be completing a POST certified Basic Police Academy (POST Academy), or those who are currently enrolled in an academy, and as such are considered temporary, at-will employees serving at the pleasure of the hiring authority. Assignment to this classification is limited to a maximum of one year. A Police Officer (Recruit) who fails to successfully complete the academy will be terminated. YOUR IMPACT Provide quality service to the citizens of Vallejo using modern 21st Century Policing methods in the department's mission to reduce crime. Make a difference in the community with a progressive, forward-thinking organization in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. The Police Officer (Recruit) will undergo a polygraph examination, thorough background investigation, psychological assessment, medical examination, and drug tests prior to attending a POST Basic Police Academy of the City's choosing. Attendance at the academy is at the City's expense. Upon successful completion of a POST Academy, the Police Officer (Recruit) is sworn in as a peace officer in the Police Officer (Entry) class and begins an 18-month probationary period. YOUR TEAM The Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . ABOUT VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. Examples of Duties -Important responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following: In addition to attending the POST Basic Police Academy to gain training and proficiency in law enforcement terminology, concepts, and techniques, and to gain the requisite knowledge to be eligible to perform the duties of a sworn peace officer, candidates may perform the following duties as assigned: Ride with officers to observe and learn peace officer responsibilities and techniques. Operate police information equipment, including computer systems, teletypes and telephones to enter and research information at the direction of an Officer or police civilian. Assist in processing, packaging, labeling, storing and destroying property and evidence; may provide assistance with photocopies, files, indexes and locating police records and related paperwork. Perform errands for the department such as transporting information and paperwork to court and district attorney offices; perform related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge : Basic English grammar, composition, spelling and punctuation; Basic mathematics; Effective communication and public speaking; Effective problem solving techniques; Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts; Basic computer operating systems and software applications related to the work. Ability to: Successfully complete the POST Basic Police Academy; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; Learn to implement and enforce laws, policies, regulations, guidelines and orders concerning the protection of life, property and the maintenance of law, order and peace with a 21st Century Community Policing mind-set; Observe and accurately recall names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; Think and act quickly in emergency situations; Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; Exercise sound judgment, often under pressure; Understand and carry out written and oral directions; Write at a fast rate of speed to prepare accurate and factual written reports; Perform basic math computations; Safely operate motor vehicles; Establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, supervisors, public officials and representative of other agencies; Utilize computers and computer software, as required; Learn to meet the minimum standards of use with department-issued or approved lethal and non-lethal weapons; Perform in specialized assignments as required. Minimum Experience and Training Guidelines A High School diploma, GED, or equivalent in addition to the completion of 39 semester / 58.5 quarter units from an accredited college or university. Substitution: The 39 semester unit / 58.5 quarter unit requirement may be substituted with at least 3 years of active duty service in any branch of the U.S. military and an honorable discharge. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license Be 20 years old at the time of appointment, and at least 21 years of age upon POST Academy graduation Vision correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with normal color vision Must be eligible for U.S. citizenship upon academy graduation No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process In order to be considered for the position, you must complete and submit the following: Failure to attach the required documents will result in disqualification . 1. Completed City of Vallejo application 2. Completed Supplemental/Personal History Questionnaire 3. A transcript (official or unofficial) of college units completed If you have completed a POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLET-B) and received a T-Score of 45 or higher or you have completed a National Testing Network Law Enforcement exam with a reading score 70% or above, a written score 70% or above, and a video score of 65% or above, and have completed the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) and received a score of 320 or higher, you may submit these scores at the time of application. If you do not have these scores at the time of application because your scheduled testing date is after your application date, you may email your scores to april.adams@cityofvallejo.net once they have been sent to you. **A PELLETB or NTN passing score along with a WSTB passing score, is required to move forward in the selection process. A resume cannot be substituted for any portion of the application process (i.e., the official application and responses to the supplemental questions). NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. Applications are accepted and reviewed in conjunction with Police Academy admission cycles that occur three times per year. Applicants may be chosen to attend one of the three following Police Academies: Contra Costa County Basic Police Academy Alameda County Basic Police Academy Sacramento Police Academy Academy selection is based on admission cycle and availability. Applicant Screening and Assessment: Application screening will be conducted to evaluate each candidates' supplemental/personal history questionnaire responses, educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position that may include but are not limited to: Education, GPA of 2.0 or higher College enrollment Academy enrollment or possession of a POST Basic Academy Certificate Valid California driver license Citizenship Criminal history Individuals who are found to be the most qualified will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. Oral Panel Interview : Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candidates score. Those whom have scored the highest will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. Background Investigation : The most qualified candidates will be provided a conditional offer letter and invited to move forward in the selection process to a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Candidates will be required to complete and submit a State of California Personal History Statement (POST Form 2-251 Rev. 02/2013). The information that you provide in the Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation to assist in determining your suitability for the position of Police Officer (Recruit), in accordance with POST Commission Regulation 1953. Background investigations will also include live scan fingerprinting, and polygraph examination. Those candidates who pass the background investigation portion of the selection process may be invited to a Chief's interview. Based on a candidates suitability as determined by the background investigation and Chief's interview, a pre-placement psychological and medical examination would be the next step in the selection process. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or by email at april.adams@cityofvallejo.net Disaster Service Workers All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW- related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Description ONLY PERMANENTCITY OF VALLEJOEMPLOYEES WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROBATION MAY REQUEST TO BE PLACED ON THE TRANSFER LIST. What is the Transfer List? The Transfer List is a way for current City of Vallejo employees to be able to express interest in being considered for either a Lateral Transfer (same classification; different department, division, or team), or a Downgrading Transfer (voluntary demotion to a lower classification, either within the same department, division, or team; or a different department, division, or team). The Transfer List is open on a continuous basis, so applications are always accepted. Our recommendation is to submit an application if you think you might be interested, even if there is no vacancy currently. To be placed on the voluntary transfer list: 1. Click the (apply) button above and submit a complete online application and identify in the supplemental questionnaire the classification for which you are seeking a transfer. Your application should contain the most up to date and accurate information regarding your work history. 2. You may be required to participate inthe selection process (supplemental questions, oral panel interview, etc.)if requested by Human Resources or the hiring department. 3. For Lateral Transfers: The position you wish to transfer to must have the same salary range and similar qualifications as your current class title. 4. For Downgrading Transfers (voluntary demotions): The position you wish to transfer to must be a lower classification than the one you currently hold, and you must meet the minimum qualifications of the lower classification. If you are applying for a Downgrading Transfer, please indicate that inQuestion #2 of theSupplemental Questionnaire. Please Note: You must meet the requirements outlined above to be placed on a transfer list. Additional information regarding the transfer process may be found in Civil Service Commission Rule 23. If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at (707) 553-7211. What happens after I have been placed on the voluntary transfer list? Once you have completed and submitted your application for the voluntary transfer list, the Recruitment & Selection Team will assign you to the appropriate list. Then when we receive a requisition from a department for recruitment, we will check those lists before running an open recruitment, and refer the names of those employees who have requested transfer for that classification. Departments are required to consider those transfer requests, but are not required to agree to the transfer. For Downgrading Transfers, your application serves as the required request. Once the department has considered your request, and if they agree to grant your request, it will then go to the Civil Service Commission for a hearing. The outcome of that hearing will ultimately determine whether or not the downgrading transfer is approved. Closing Date/Time:
City of Vallejo Vallejo, California, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE POSITION This continuous recruitment is being conducted to fill reoccurring full-time vacancies. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. P eriodic testing for this position will take place as described below in the supplemental information section. The incumbent in this position will perform a variety of complex duties in direct support of public safety personnel including receipt, interpretation, and dispatching of calls for law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other emergency assistance; direct fire and medical emergencies to the proper agency for response; accurately utilize a computer-aided dispatch system to initiate a response to effectively handle emergencies; utilize a two-way radio system to communicate with field units; accurately maintain the status of all field units; and provide information and assistance to the public. The ideal candidate will be capable of confidently taking command of situations in a sensitive yet straightforward manner, while showing consideration and respect to others, and will have the ability to deal with stressful and pressured situations in an efficient and controlled manner. Candidates must demonstrate good decision making skills under pressure, work with minimum direct supervision, and be a team player with a positive attitude. Additionally, candidates must have the ability to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. THE DEPARTMENT The City of Vallejo Police Department's mission is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance, protect, and promote the quality of life for persons residing, visiting, or doing business in the City of Vallejo. As an integral part of the community the Vallejo Police Department is committed to providing a highly professional, ethical and quality Police service. The proud men and women of the Department are dedicated to maintaining law and order by proactively addressing crime, protecting welfare, property, and the rights of all people. In partnership with the community, community groups and other city departments, the Vallejo Police Department continually endeavors to improve its service, making Vallejo a safe place to live, work and visit. For more information about the Vallejo Police Department, please visit their webpage . THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Communications Operator I - This is the entry/trainee level class in the Communications Operator series. This class is distinguished from the Communications Operator II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series in the Communications Section. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Incumbents are expected to promote to the Communications Operator II level after satisfactory completion of an eighteen month probationary period and when experience and education requirements for the Communications Operator II level are met. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives immediate supervision from a Communications Supervisor and receives functional supervision from Patrol Supervisors, to include the On-Duty Watch Commander. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: When Functioning in the Communications Center : Receives, interprets, classifies, prioritizes and responds to calls of a routine and emergency nature, including those calls involving life-threatening situations. Enters relevant information by computer keyboard and accurately transits messages for dispatching as necessary and in accordance with established procedures operating a computer aided dispatch system. Assigns calls to police units for necessary action, determining the appropriate units required for response. Coordinates when necessary with patrol supervisors regarding deployment of personnel. Visually monitors video display terminals and actively listens to police radio frequencies to ensure correct status of officers and emergency personnel. Maintains contact with all units on assignment; maintains daily log of all field calls and units dispatched. Dispatches law enforcement or other emergency personnel and equipment. Operates a variety of communications equipment, including computer-aided dispatch terminals, radio transmitters and receivers, dispatch consoles, electronic data terminals, telephone and lease line teletype. Monitors multiple computer screens simultaneously. Enters, updates and retrieves information from computerized databases relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, stolen vehicles and other information. Use telecommunications systems to coordinate emergency calls and relay information and assistance requests involving other law enforcement and public safety agencies. Determines appropriate communications or research channels selected from emergency telephone lines, radio room telephone lines, business telephone lines, police radio channels, other agency radio channels, and manual computerized information systems. Provides information to officers and field personnel expeditiously, including but not limited to, warrants, vehicles, driver's licenses, parole, and criminal history information. Interprets or clarifies coded responses from various systems for law enforcement, public safety, or other relevant parties. Confirms warrants with responsible agencies, receives and files warrants and updates status of warrants. Receives, responds to and documents requests for Division of Motor Vehicle print-outs; documents vehicle impound information. Accurately processes information received in the communications center and accurately disseminates that information to the appropriate concerned parties, including but not limited to, relatives of those involved; employers; hospitals; sworn and non-sworn public safety personnel at other agencies; other City departments; ambulance services; detoxification centers; tow companies; attorneys; state parole; county probation; animal control; commercial establishments; alarm companies and schools. When appropriate, monitors other public safety and emergency preparedness radio traffic; security monitors; and takes necessary action. Maintains a variety of automated and manual logs, records and files related to communications center activities. Make court appearances as required related to assigned activities. Perform a variety of record keeping, filing, indexing and other general clerical work; maintain a variety of logs relating to public safety activities. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Perform other work as assigned. When Functioning in the Field : Operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Perform communications center activities in a mobile vehicle or mobile setting. Perform other work as assigned. Typical Qualifications Knowledge of: Customer service and professional telephone answering techniques. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment. Correct English usage, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Ability to : Act appropriately and decisively under stressful and/or emergency situations. Learn, apply and maintain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures and information pertaining to law enforcement dispatch. Learn policies and procedures of receiving and processing emergency calls. Read, understand and apply a variety of call-taking information and materials. Learn call interview and law enforcement dispatch techniques and procedures. Learn basic communications rules and regulations governing the operation of radio transmitting and receiving systems. Utilize a two-way radio system to communicate with field units; and accurately maintain the status of all field units. Read and effectively interpret small-scale maps, have general knowledge of surrounding geographical area and information generated from a computer screen. Learn general law enforcement codes, practices and methods. Act promptly and appropriately in emergencies. Speak clearly and concisely in a well-modulated voice pattern. Effectively communicate with and elicit information from upset and irate citizens. Maintain confidentiality of information. Understand and follow both oral and written instructions promptly and accurately. Communicate effectively in the English language in both oral and written forms. Wear a telephone headset and be able to hear, distinguish and understand voices with background noises present. Type accurately at a speed necessary for successful job perfor-mance. Must type a minimum of 35 words per minute. Establish and maintain courteous and effective work relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors and the general public. Operate various office equipment including computer terminals. Work various shifts as assigned. Work flexible hours. Sit or stand for long periods of time. Effectively multi-task. Provide courteous and effective customer service. Maintain professional composure and take responsible and effective action during stressful situations. Perform related duties as assigned. Experience and Training Guidelines 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 would be: Experience : Some experience operating radio, computer or other communica-tion equipment is highly desirable. Training : A High School Diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by general clerical experience. License or Certificate : Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver license upon hire. Tools and Equipment Telephone console to receive 911 and non-emergency telephone calls; PC computer aided dispatch systems with mapping features and printer; Radio console controls and monitors; Headsets; Mobile Data computers; Microsoft Word and E-mail; Copy machine; Fax machine; California Law Enforcement Telephone System (CLETS); Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDD). Supplemental Information The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted testing deadline in order to move forward in the selection process. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have submitted a completed application including answering all Supplemental Questions, will be invited to participate in the testing process as outlined below: The City of Vallejo Police Department utilizes Criticall to test for the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the essential duties for the position of Communications Operator. This is an online assessment that consists of seven components that takes approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete. The assessment may NOT be completed by anyone other than the applicant . To validate the integrity of a successful candidate's score, the candidate will be asked to verify that no one completed any portion of the assessment on their behalf during polygraph questioning . Those whom are found to be untruthful in the submission of their assessment will be withdrawn from consideration for the position. Criticall assessments will be proctored online the second and last Friday of every month beginning on July 9, 2021 until the position has closed. The application deadline to be included in an assessment group will be the Thursday prior to the date of the assessment as described below: Testing Date: July 9, 2021 / Application Deadline: July 8, 2021 Testing Date: July 23, 2021 / Application Deadline: July 22, 2021 Testing Date: August 13, 2021 / Application Deadline: August 12, 2021 Testing Date: August 27, 2021 / Application Deadline: August 26, 2021 Testing Date: September 10, 2021 / Application Deadline: September 9, 2021 Testing Date: September 24, 2021 / Application Deadline: September 23, 2021 Testing Date: October 8, 2021 / Application Deadline: October 7, 2021 Testing Date: October 22, 2021 / Application Deadline: October 21, 2021 Testing Date: November 12, 2021 / Application Deadline: November 11, 2021 Testing Date: November 26, 2021 / Application Deadline: November 25, 2021 Testing Date: December 10, 2021 / Application Deadline: December 9, 2021 **After the testing link has been sent, applicants will have five calendar days to complete the assessment. If the assessment has not been completed within five calendar days, the application will be withdrawn from consideration and the applicant will be required to wait 30 days to reapply. Testing instructions and information will be sent to you through NeoGov notification on the day of your scheduled assessment. To ensure timely delivery of notifications regarding your application status and testing, please make sure that NeoGov and Government Jobs are added to your safe senders list, and not filtered as spam when communications from these entities arrive in your email. 3. Candidates must achieve a minimum T-Score of 52 on the Criticall assessment. Those achieving a T-score of 52 or higher will be invited to participate in oral panel interviews. Please note: Those who do not achieve a minimum passing T-score of 52 will be required to wait 30 days before they are able to re-apply and re-take the Criticall assessment. 4. Oral panel interviews are weighted at 100% of a candiates score. Those who score 70% or higher will be placed on the register of eligibles and referred to the department for further consideration. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete and pass the following to advance in the hiring process: Chief's Interview Communications Center sit along Completed Personal History Statement (PHS) Live Scan Fingerprinting Polygraph POST Dispatcher Background Investigation Psychological Assessment Medical Assessment REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact April Adams at (707) 648-4398 or send an email to: a pril.adams@cityofvallejo.net prior to your scheduled testing date. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE ) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous