City of Palmdale

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City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Jan 11, 2018
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Collection System Operator performs the most complex work in the maintenance and repair of waste and storm water collection systems; operates light and moderately heavy power driven equipment to clean, maintain and repair collection system facilities and sewer lines; and makes standard sewer line maintenance technical decisions. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey level classification in the Collection System Operator series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the responsibility to plan and organize work and train staff, the level of responsibility assumed, and the possession of specialized technical or functional expertise. Incumbents at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures and processes related to assigned areas of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Collection System Operator receives general supervision from the Collection System Supervisor or his/her designee. This position may exercise technical and/or functional supervision over public works assigned staff, as appropriate. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform a variety of complex duties related to scheduling, planning, assigning, and prioritizing construction and maintenance projects. Operate a variety of light to moderately heavy equipment involved in the maintenance, cleaning, and repair of sanitary sewer lines and related facilities. Operate a specialized industrial vacuum-cleaning vehicle to clear and clean sanitary sewer lines. Inspect manholes, sewer lines, trunk lines and pump station facilities; and record and report observations on appropriate forms. Respond to questions and concerns from the general public; provide information as is appropriate; and resolve public service complaints. Respond to wastewater related emergencies such as overflows, blockages, and lift station alarms; assess situations; determine proper actions, and perform the necessary repairs to resolve each situation. Ensure the proper authorities are notified of the emergency sanitary sewer overflows (O.E.S., R.W.Q.C.B., Public Health Department, etc.) and follow up with post-emergency notifications and reports. Perform routine preventative maintenance on the tools, equipment, and vehicles used in work and on the vehicles with adequate supplies to perform daily activities and respond to after hour emergencies. Set up traffic controls to ensure a safe work site and safe public passage around the work site. Perform related duties, as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of experience equivalent to that of a Collection System Operator II or six years of experience in the maintenance and repair of waste and storm water collection systems. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D., or an equivalent combination of education and experience. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a California class B license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. Possession of a Grade II Collection System Maintenance certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: The operations, services, and activities of a wastewater collection system operations and maintenance program. Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training. Methods and techniques of wastewater collection system inspection. Maintenance, repair and methods of operation of related tools and heavy equipment including backhoes, high pressure water jetting equipment - hydrovactor, dump trucks, 90 lb. jackhammers, closed circuit television monitoring systems and other related equipment. Occupational hazards and safe working practices pertinent to wastewater collection system maintenance, repair, and construction, including working around biohazards and in confined spaces. Traffic control laws and safety procedures. Methods and techniques for recordkeeping. Proper English, spelling, and grammar. Basic principles of mathematics. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Ability to: Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff; and effectively train staff. Perform operation, maintenance, and repair of the wastewater collection system and associated tools and equipment. Operate a variety of motorized heavy equipment, and hand and power tools, and mechanized machinery in a safe and effective manner. Develop and implement appropriate responses to Sanitary Sewer Overflows, and maintenance and repair issues. Follow standard operating procedures. Apply applicable regulations regarding wastewater containment and other related issues. Follow safety procedures for working around biohazards and in confined spaces. Properly lift and carry heavy loads in a variety of difficult conditions. Work independently and make sound decisions. Respond to issues and concerns from the community and internal clients. Understand and follow written and oral instructions. Communicate accurately, clearly and concisely in writing, orally and electronically. Read and interpret essential technical information including maps and drawings. Perform basic mathematical calculations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Obtain appropriate licenses and certifications. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of a keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentrating; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level 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 inspecting work and operating assigned equipment. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment, and supplies weighing 90 pounds or more is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. The incumbent may use chemicals, which may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, and work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions. The incumbent must be available for on-call and stand-by duty, and respond to after-hours emergencies.
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Dec 20, 2017
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The recruitment brochure can be found at the City of Palmdale website http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/Portals/0/Documents/Residents/Palmdale%20Assistant%20City%20Manager%20Brochure%20-%2012-5-17.pdf HOW TO APPLY If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a detailed resume as soon as possible to: Robert Neher, Jr., President or Rahn Sibley, Vice President Neher & Associates 3790 Millerton Place, Suite 100 West Sacramento, CA 95691 Telephone: (916) 443-2421 Facsimile: (916) 443-5949 Applications are preferred electronically at: robertneher@executivesearchneher.com Should you have any questions regarding your own interest, or a recommendation of a colleague, please contact us at the numbers above. This position will be officially open until filled, however; the search is on a fast track. Leading candidate applications will likely be reviewed with the City in mid to late January 2018 and potential interviews with any Screening/Interview Panels by late January to early February 2018.
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Dec 15, 2017
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Recreation Supervisor plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns and participates in the activities of a major portion of the operations of the City's recreation program; to manage recreation programs, services, activities, and staff; to manage the maintenance, repair, development and inspection of facilities; to provide guidance on department policies, procedures, goals and objectives; and to provide highly responsible and technical staff assistance. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Director of Recreation & Culture. This position exercises direct and indirect supervision over supervisory, department staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for recreation programs and operation of recreation facilities. Supervise, train, motivate, direct and review the work of staff involved in delivery of recreation programs and facility operations. Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the planning, development, and implementation of recreation programs, special events, and facilities. Evaluate, approve and direct implementation of specific programs, activities, plans, and procedures. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Review reports as well as operating and activity records of various facilities and programs. Develop and evaluate sales and marketing strategies. Oversee sales and revenue from merchandise, concession, ticket and rental sales. Solicit sponsorships for equipment, supplies and in-kind services. Prepare purchase requisitions; order supplies and materials. Prepare status reports; conduct customer service surveys. Survey community recreational resources and needs; evaluate results and recommend actions. Prepare reports, agendas, and other written material; schedule meetings, events, and special activities. Plan, organize and supervise administrative activities of facilities including recreation centers, pools and the aquatic park. Coordinate facility maintenance, facility operations, approve contracts, facility use agreements and expenditures. Meet with parents, special interest groups, clubs, organizations, and agencies to explain and promote community service and recreational activities and programs, and to solicit donations and in-kind contributions. Assist in preparing and administering the department's budget; monitor the budget for assigned programs and facilities; research and recommend fees for new and existing programs. Research and prepare reports; and complete assigned projects. Respond to complaints, identify and implement solutions. Coordinate recreation activities with other City departments and divisions and with outside agencies. Assist peers in the implementation of their programs or events. Provide highly responsible administrative support. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience managing recreation facilities, programs and activities including a minimum of two years supervisory experience. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in recreation administration or a closely related field. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license may be required by the position. Positions responsible for aquatics programs and facilities may require one or more of the following certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross Title 22 Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, National Aquatics Safety Company Instructor Trainer. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations affecting areas of responsibility. Modern methods, techniques, principles and procedures used in implementing and directing recreation programs and activities; and the development of new services. Community recreational and social needs of various age groups; and industry standard service delivery approaches. Record keeping, and software programs and electronic equipment. Public relations, and marketing principles and practices. Principles and procedures for implementing and directing a wide variety of recreation activities and the development of programs through community participation. Principles and practices of administration and budgeting. Ability to: Develop and administer a community services recreation program suited to the needs of the community. Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the development and implementation of recreation programs. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Understand, interpret, and explain department policies, regulations and procedures. Analyze, interpret, compile and present data or trends. Problem solve, and work independently. Respond appropriately to emergency or personal safety related situations. Recognize and identify potential safety issues; and implement procedural changes when needed. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Supervise, train, mentor, motivate and evaluate subordinates. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; frequent bending, standing, walking and squatting; occasional climbing, reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 60 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; frequent color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, twisting, holding, balancing and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise, and may have exposure to fumes, chemicals and pesticides. May work with machinery, in water, and on slippery and uneven surfaces. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is generally performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. This position may spend up to half the time working outside, with exposure to extreme weather. Positions will be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays. Travel outside of the City of Palmdale is rare.
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2017
Part Time
DESCRIPTION APPLY IMMEDIATELY, THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE OPEN FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS OR UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS. We are hiring unbenefited part-time positions for Special events, Cultural Center, Sports, and DryTown Water Park. These are supervisory positions requiring a minimum of three years of current or prior experience in either the Recreation field, leadership/shift lead jobs, significant customer/public interaction, working outdoors, and/or jobs requiring some level of working independently. Program Leader III To assist in planning and implementing recreational programs, events, and activities for children and adults; and to provide support to professional recreation staff. Senior Program Leader To provide technical and functional supervision over assigned program staff; to coordinate and implement a variety of community services programs; and to provide responsible staff assistance to professional staff. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Program Leader III Receives general supervision from professional staff. Assist and provide support to professional Recreation staff both in the field and in an office setting. Assist in the supervision of Program Leader I/II staff. Senior Program Leader Receives direction from the Recreation Coordinator. Exercises technical and functional supervision over part-time recreation staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Program Leader III Assist in the planning and coordinating of recreation activities for children and young adults at parks, community centers, school fun centers, camps, special events and DryTown Water Park; implement activities such as games, contests, arts and crafts, and sports. Oversee the use of facilities, insuring patrons conform to the established policies and procedures; ensure security of facilities at the end of the day. Report facility maintenance concerns and maintain adequate supplies and inventory by reporting needs. Assist with the oversight of proper equipment handling and established safety practices. Assist in researching and preparing creative activities; assist in maintaining records; prepare reports on programs, patron inquiries, accidents, discipline problems and staff meetings as necessary. Disseminate program publicity as required. Attend meetings, training sessions, and conferences; assist in making presentations and provide information regarding programs and events. Perform related duties as assigned. Senior Program Leader - in addition to the above, Plan, coordinate and review the work of assigned part-time recreation staff; assign part-time staff to specific youth or adult recreation programs; monitor program effectiveness. Assist in the development of recreation program goals, policies and procedures; develop objectives related to area of assignment. Develop and implement publicity for human services programs and services provided by the department; prepare news releases, special announcements and informational bulletins. Develop youth or adult programs and services by assessing the needs of the community; coordinate, implement, and schedule a variety of programs and activities for various age groups and interests. Oversee the specifics of programs including facility cleanliness and availability, supply purchasing, dissemination of program information, and agreements with contract instructors. Organize and participate in fundraisers. Research and prepare various reports, publicity and statistical data as required; maintain records. Attend meetings and conferences; make presentations and provide information regarding programs. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Program Leader III Three years of experience in working with children or adults in a recreational environment. Completion of some college courses desirable. Applicable certifications desirable. Senior Program Leader Two years of experience in recreation programming, facility operation and/or supervision in the fields of human services, cultural arts, recreation, leisure services or related areas. Equivalent to the completion of one year of college course work in recreation, community services or a related field. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Program Leader III Knowledge of: Basic knowledge in one or more of the following areas: sports (including coaching and/or officiating), recreation programming, special event and facility management. Basic methods, procedures and practices of recreational activities. Principles and practices of supervising children and adults. Principles and practices of coordinating activities. Safe work practices. Ability to: Learn the principles and objectives of recreational activities. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform assigned duties, including the performance of moderate labor and the lifting of heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Also includes bending, reaching, and standing for long periods of time in varying outdoor weather conditions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Deal effectively with a variety of groups and individuals. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Senior Program Leader - in addition to the above, Knowledge of: Principles, practices and objectives of recreation program implementation for various age groups. Principles and practices of long term recreation program planning and organization. Principles of public information dissemination. Planning, assigning and reviewing the work of the part-time staff. Ability to: Plan, organize and review the work of assigned staff. Develop program goals and objectives, and assist in developing policy and procedures. Develop and implement a publicity program for recreation activities. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2017
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in a major engineering section; provides complex professional and technical engineering support relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Civil Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, nature of the public contact made, and direct supervision. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned to classes within this series, and may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Civil Engineer receives direction from the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. The position exercises direct and technical and/or functional supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide complex professional and technical engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Manage and/or participate in the preparation of complex engineering studies and reports related to public works, utilities, and capital improvement projects according to assignment; oversee coordination of activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers. Manage the most complex and difficult engineering projects; develop and monitor project schedules and budget; ensure project funding. Supervise, train, motivate, direct, and review the work of staff involved in technical and professional engineering duties; participate in the activities of a major section within the engineering division. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; establish schedules and methods for building inspection and permitting activities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Oversee and participate in the review of all private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommend for or against approval. Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Prepare and/or review improvement agreements. Supervise the preparation, updating, and maintenance of maps and records. Prepare and oversee the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of capital improvement projects. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Review specifications for composition and accuracy. Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers, and the general public relative to City policies, regulations, and procedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with outside parties. Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billings for contracted services. Oversee and participate in the review of projects under construction in the field; coordinate the activities of the inspection unit; resolve complaints and problems in the field between the inspectors and developers, contractors, and/or engineers. Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate. Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards, and committees as assigned. Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analyses. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain within six months. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design, and construction. Methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and surveying of a variety of public works projects. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules including CEQA regulations. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil and structural engineering. Principles and practices of project management. Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction. Interpret, review, and analyze development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Organize, implement, and direct professional engineering operations and activities. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program and project budgets. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations. Administer contracts. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare.
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Nov 21, 2017
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in a major engineering section; provides complex professional and technical engineering support relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Civil Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, nature of the public contact made, and direct supervision. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned to classes within this series, and may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Civil Engineer receives direction from the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. The position exercises direct and technical and/or functional supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide complex professional and technical engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Manage and/or participate in the preparation of complex engineering studies and reports related to public works, utilities, and capital improvement projects according to assignment; oversee coordination of activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers. Manage the most complex and difficult engineering projects; develop and monitor project schedules and budget; ensure project funding. Supervise, train, motivate, direct, and review the work of staff involved in technical and professional engineering duties; participate in the activities of a major section within the engineering division. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; establish schedules and methods for building inspection and permitting activities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Oversee and participate in the review of all private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommend for or against approval. Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Prepare and/or review improvement agreements. Supervise the preparation, updating, and maintenance of maps and records. Prepare and oversee the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of capital improvement projects. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Review specifications for composition and accuracy. Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers, and the general public relative to City policies, regulations, and procedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with outside parties. Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billings for contracted services. Oversee and participate in the review of projects under construction in the field; coordinate the activities of the inspection unit; resolve complaints and problems in the field between the inspectors and developers, contractors, and/or engineers. Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate. Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards, and committees as assigned. Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analyses. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain within six months. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design, and construction. Methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and surveying of a variety of public works projects. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules including CEQA regulations. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil and structural engineering. Principles and practices of project management. Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction. Interpret, review, and analyze development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Organize, implement, and direct professional engineering operations and activities. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program and project budgets. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations. Administer contracts. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare.
City of Palmdale Palmdale, CA, United States
Nov 02, 2017
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Economic Development Manager plans, organizes and directs the economic development division; to prepare and manage division budget; to manage and implement complex economic development projects; to supervise staff assigned to economic development; and to provide highly responsible professional assistance. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Director of Economic and Community Development. This position exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and administrative support staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Manage and organize the planning and implementation of complex economic development projects and activities; establish objectives, priorities and schedules; manage project budgets. Manage economic development activities including business and industrial recruitment, business retention and expansion and retail recruitment. Prepare division budget; oversee budget implementation; administer the approved budget. Manage, oversee and participate in the development of the economic development work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Provide oversight of economic development projects and activities with other City departments and outside agencies. Review development proposals submitted by developers or referred by outside departments and responds to inquiries regarding development requirements. Develop performance schedules, evaluation criteria and performance reporting for economic development projects; perform or manage the performance of field work and data collection. Negotiate, within approved parameters, advantageous terms and conditions with property owners and developers for economic development projects. Manage the acquisition and disposition of City and Successor Agency properties including required public hearings and legal notices. Develop requests for proposals and evaluation criteria for development of properties for economic development. Prepare and implement Development Agreements and Owner Participation Agreements in accordance with Federal, State and local agency policies and requirements. Ensure compliance with terms of agreements, contracts, and memoranda of understanding; prepare and maintain files and records; negotiate contracts for projects. Manage marketing campaigns and outreach efforts; manage foreign trade through the Foreign-Trade Zone. Serve as liaison with special interest organizations, committees, business and community interests involved in assigned programs and activities; respond to inquiries from the public. Encourage and participate in community engagement activities related to economic development; represent the City at community planning, interagency and professional meetings and conferences. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned professional, technical, and administrative support personnel. Perform related duties as assigned.
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Jan 02, 2018
Part Time
DESCRIPTION Senior Lifeguard (Hourly pay $15.04 - $15.79) Assist with the planning, organization and supervision of the aquatic activities and maintenance at the City's aquatics facilities; instruct water safety and lifesaving classes; serve as a lifeguard; and perform related work as required. Head Lifeguard (Hourly pay $16.58 - $19.20) To plan, organize and supervise the aquatic activities and maintenance at the City's aquatics facilities; instruct water safety and lifesaving classes; serve as a lifeguard; and perform related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is provided by the professional staff. Exercises indirect supervision over part-time staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Senior Lifeguard: Attend all mandatory trainings. Perform duties necessary to operate a City pool facility. Supervise and complete all records and reports. Assist with assigning, scheduling, directing and evaluating of all pool personnel. Address various staff issues, including creating and managing staff schedules. Assist with the testing and training of aquatic personnel. Facilitate proper communication among City staff and patrons. Respond to patron inquiries and assist with complaint resolution. Practice preventative lifeguarding techniques. Assess and respond to distress situations. Administer first aid and or CPR as needed. Conduct programs offered to the public. Conduct routine water chemistry tests, assist with minor pool maintenance and ensure required equipment is properly placed and functioning. Ensure pool facility is clean and orderly. Perform the duties of Head Lifeguard in their absence. Perform duties as assigned. Head Lifeguard: Perform all duties as outlined in the Senior Lifeguard job description, plus: Assisting in the recruitment, testing and training of aquatic personnel. Assigning, scheduling, directing and evaluating of all pool personnel. Assisting with the planning and implementation of programs and activities. Ability to be an effective link between the pool, the aquatic facility and City Hall. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Senior Lifeguard Graduation from high school and 2 years of summer season experience or 1 year of continual service as a lifeguard and/or swimming instructor. Current Lifeguard Training Certificate and Water Safety Instructor Certificate or considerable experience in the maintenance and operation of Dry Town Water Park. Lifeguard Instructor preferred. Head Lifeguard Completed college course work in recreation, physical education or a related field, or considerable experience in the maintenance and operation of public swimming pools and/or operation of Dry Town Water Park. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer,and Water Safety Instructor certificates are required. Current Lifeguard Training Instructor Certificate preferred. 3 years lifeguard experience and swimming instructor. 1 year Senior Lifeguard experience. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge & Abilities Departmental procedures and policies as applied to the operation of swimming pools and the maintenance of related records and reports. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools; rescue methods and first aid as applied to accidents in the water and surrounding areas. Knowledge of equipment and chemicals used to maintain swimming pools. Instruct techniques of swimming and lifesaving; to plan and supervise the work of others engaged in operating a large public swimming pool; to maintain adequate operating records; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and the public; skill in administering first aid; skill in swimming. Must attend mandatory heat illness training before service begins. Additional Information An online application is required for this position. Applicants will be required to complete a mandatory swim test at a location to be given to qualified applicants. Online City application must be submitted prior to testing. Every applicant will have to pass the following swim test: 1. A timed 500 yard swim continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. Times must be under 9:30. 2. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. * Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. * Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. * Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. This test date is for all applicants, both internal and external, and is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm. Upon successful completion of the test, a formal interview will take place. Therefore, please bring appropriate business casual attire. For more information and to apply online, please visit www.cityofpalmdale.org. ** As you can imagine, the volume of applications received in the Human Resources Office is quite considerable. Therefore, we are unable to respond to telephone requests regarding application status. We will provide written acknowledgment, via email, to all applications received ** OUR VALUES GROUNDED IN INTEGRITY: WE: Are Transparent & Trustworthy; Tell The Truth; Do What We Say We Are Going To Do; Treat Others As We Would Like To Be Treated; Do The Right Thing; Earn Trust NURTURE TEAMWORK: WE: Work Together To Achieve A Common Goal; Share Information; Pitch In - Even If It's Not Our Job; Use Everyone's Knowledge And Skills To Find Better Solutions; Recognize Others For Their Contributions To The Team CULTIVATE GREATNESS: WE: Bring Our Best - Thinking, Attitude, Solutions, Energy; Compete With Greatness (not with individual organizations); Show Professionalism In All Our Interactions; Work To Make Each Day Better Than The Last COMMITTED TO SERVICE: WE: Are Stewards Of Public Resources (Human, Physical and Financial); Work To Drive Greater Efficiency & Effectiveness; Serve Cheerfully With A "Can-Do" Attitude; Bring A Problem-Solving Approach To Issues MASTER THE POSSIBILITIES: WE: Find New Ways; Bounce Back (we are resilient); Adapt To The Situation; Support & Recognize Each Other; Have Fun; Are Always Learning And Growing; Are Innovators
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, CA, USA
Jan 10, 2018
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician performs routine to complex skilled technical electrical work in the construction, operation, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of traffic signals including traffic signal timing, equipment, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) infrastructure, communications equipment, street lighting and assists in other duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I This is the entry-level classification in the signal technician/electrician series. This classification is distinguished from the Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician II classification in that incumbents of this classification do not perform the full range of duties assigned to the journey-level classification. This classification is typically used as a training classification in that incumbents may have only limited related work experience. Incumbents work under direct supervision while learning job tasks. Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician II This is the journey-level classification in the traffic signal technician series. This classification is distinguished from the Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I classification in that incumbents of this classification perform the full range of duties assigned, with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this classification are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I level. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I Receives immediate supervision from a higher-level professional or para-professional engineer. This position exercises no supervision. Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician II Receives general supervision from higher-level professional or para-professional staff. This position exercises no supervision. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform para-professional and technical work relative to assigned areas of responsibility, including but not limited to construction, operation, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of traffic signals, equipment, ITS infrastructure, communications equipment, and street lighting. Assist in the design and preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects including traffic signals, ITS infrastructure, equipment, communication equipment, street lighting, and related projects; Assist in the project design research; and perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs. Develop revised design and construction standards for signals and signal systems. Investigate field problems affecting signal operations, the traveling public, property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; and resolve or refer problems as appropriate. Assist in the administration of contracts; assist in the coordination and review of the work of outside consultants and contractors; and assist in reviewing and making recommendations on payments and billing for contracted services related to assigned projects. Order supplies and equipment for work projects. Assist in the preparation of estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures. Participate in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting City public works infrastructure and facilities; and assist in ensuring compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Assist in the coordination of public works activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, as well as with outside agencies. Install, inspect, maintain, and repair the ITS infrastructure and communications systems. Skillfully and safely operate and assist in the maintenance of light ground equipment, and maintenance equipment such as truck, aerial lift trucks, fork lifts, cranes, as well as a variety of hand tools and equipment. Install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair microprocessor, solid state, and other traffic signal equipment. Perform preventive and emergency maintenance on traffic signals and lighting. Repair and replace conduits, wiring, and other signal hardware, as needed. Perform a wide range of routine to complex electrical duties, as required. Install, maintain, and repair vehicle identification and detection systems. Install traffic signs. Identify and implement traffic controls for work in public rights-of-way. Assist in the Installation, maintenance, and repair a wide variety of electrical components in the City's buildings, landscape areas, parking lots, and other facilities and equipment. Perform stand-by and emergency call duty. Maintain records and logs of work performed. Assist with landscaping and the maintenance and installation of holiday or other decorations. Assist other departments/divisions as required. Perform related duties, as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I Experience: One year of experience in traffic signal installation, maintenance, and repair. May be substituted by a combination of related skills such as electrical experience, working in roadways requiring traffic control, programming time clocks, and/or working at heights in excess of 15 feet. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D., or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and completion of a one year electrical trades program or one year of course work in AC and DC electrical theory from college. One year of journey-level electrician experience may substitute for required experience and education. Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician II Experience: Four years of experience as a Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I, or equivalent position. Training: High school diploma or G.E.D., or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and completion of a one year electrical trades program or one year course work in AC and DC electrical theory from college. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices of design, construction, installation, and maintenance for electrical and electronic systems Basic electrical and engineering drawings and specifications. Applicable computer hardware and software. Laws and regulatory codes relevant to the assigned area of responsibility. Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in engineering construction. Principles of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry and their application to engineering. Methods and techniques for recordkeeping. Principles and practices of skilled maintenance work in the area of assignment. Electrical tools and materials; and accepted safety standards and approved methods of electrical installation. Principles of electrical theory. Traffic signal equipment and related maintenance equipment. Power equipment operation, including trucks, aerial lift trucks, and cranes. Safe working practices. Maintenance and repair procedures for equipment and vehicles used in public works functions. Ability to: Distinguish the full range of the color spectrum. Prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately. Work from blueprints for installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment. Learn and understand City engineering policies and procedures. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Prepare reports encompassing raw technical data; and make effective cost estimates and recommendations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Perform skilled electrical installation inspection and maintenance work. Apply sound inspection methods to examine workmanship and materials to detect deviations from plans, specifications, and standard installation practices. Read and interpret electrical diagrams, plans, and specifications. Perform skilled maintenance and repair on mechanical equipment. Follow oral and written instruction in an independent manner. Follow electrical and engineering drawings and specifications. Maintain and update database of service requests and work orders. Install, organize, and analyze communication cables including both copper based and fiber optic communication. Install, test, maintain and repair 120v, 240v and 480v power circuits. Work with live voltage. Skillfully and safely operate assigned equipment and vehicles, including signal repair vehicles (e.g., aerial lift truck). Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician II In addition to the knowledge and abilities required for Traffic Signal Technician I: Knowledge of: Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Principles and practices of design, construction, installation, and maintenance for electrical and electronic systems. Electrical and engineering drawings and specifications. Ability to: Apply City engineering policies and procedures. Apply the methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects. Administer contracts and coordinate and review the work of outside consultants. Troubleshoot and repair a wide range of traffic signal devices. Design common engineering structures and facilities. Prepare quantity and cost estimates. Calculate engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician I Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Ability to obtain a Class B license endorsement within 6 months of appointment. Ability to obtain Aerial Lift Truck Certification within 6 months of appointment. International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I Certification in Traffic Signals or ability to obtain certification within one year of appointment. International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I Certification in Roadway Lighting or ability to obtain certification within one year of appointment. Traffic Signal & Streetlight Technician II Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Ability to obtain a Class B license endorsement within 6 months of appointment. Ability to obtain Aerial Lift Truck Certification within 6 months of appointment. Possession of International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I Certification and the ability to obtain IMSA Level II Certification in Traffic Signals within one year of appointment. Possession of International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Level I Certification in Roadway Lighting and the ability to obtain IMSA Level II Certification in Roadway Lighting within one year of appointment. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility: frequent use of a keyboard; frequent standing for long periods of time; frequent climbing, bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; frequent color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking in person. May be required to wear ear protection or hear in noisy conditions. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentrating; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an outdoor environment often at heights of 15 feet or more, with year-round exposure to varying weather conditions. Work is subject to outdoor noise and environment, including exposure to loud equipment and machinery. Work is performed in various locations. This position may require occasional overtime, weekend work, and regular on-call duty; and travel is rare.