City of Oakland

Recently featured in Forbes Magazine's 2016 list of "America's Fastest Growing Cities", Oakland is an up-and-coming city that holds plenty of untapped potential.  Located along the east shore of the San Francisco Bay and just north of Silicon Valley, Oakland is a thriving and vibrant community that offers a great place to begin and grow your career.

Incorporated in 1852, Oakland is the eighth largest city in California, with an estimated population of 425,000 and a wealth of resources and opportunities. Located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, Oakland is bordered by 19 miles of coastline to the west and rolling hills to the east, which provide unparalleled vistas of the Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city's historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The City of Oakland is recruiting to fill multiple Civil Engineer (Office) vacancies in the Department of Public Works (OPW), Department of Transportation (OakDOT), and Planning & Building Department (PBD). The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable. Why join the City of Oakland Public Works Department, Department of Transportation or Planning & Building Department? Would you like to use your engineering and other professional talents to help build Oakland's vibrant and sustainable infrastructure, provide responsive and trustworthy government services, and help advance racial equity in Oakland? Join the City's workforce to be a part of Oakland's emerging urban renaissance. Oakland is poised to experience continued growth and a corresponding upward demand for City services. Your work in this position will have an immediate impact on City operations. We are looking for someone who is: Creative, persistent, and excited to be part of a motivated and talented team that focuses on innovative and equitable solutions to challenging and technical problems Knowledgeable in civil engineering principles and practices and stays up to date with latest developments in technology and methodology Able to communicate and engage with individuals, stakeholders, and organizations in the public and the community Detail oriented to effectively review and interpret technical engineering plans and documents related to civil engineering Able to learn and navigate the unique challenges of advancing work in the public sector, respond effectively to urgent matters, and independently drive work forward to meet deadlines and achieve goals A critical thinker and strong communicator who works well in a collaborative team environment and can work independently. Able to succeed in managing a workload that requires prioritization of multiple projects and tasks with deadlines What you will typically be responsible for: Performing and leading professional civil engineering work, planning and designing streets, storm, sewer, and other public works facilities, acting as resident engineer on large engineering projects, reviewing land development plans and specifications, leading and directing staff including Assistant Engineers I & II, Technicians, Inspectors, and other assigned personnel. In Construction Management, you will serve as resident engineer on large and complex capital improvement construction projects. Coordinating capital improvement projects with contractors, stakeholders, utility companies, and other agencies. Overseeing or administering construction contracts, performing field inspections to ensure compliance with approved construction documents, checking plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness, and leadingstaff on construction sites . Reviewing and approving subdivision and land development proposals for compliance with engineering standards, processing applications for street/path vacations, encroachments, parklets, and easements, providing technical information, including code assistance to staff, design professionals, contractors, property owners and the public, and implementing new legislation as well as developing and implementing procedures as required. Performing structural analysis and design, calculating building valuation, interpreting codes and regulations, reviewing and approving plans and related documents for compliance with state and local building codes and regulations, and coordinating plan review processes with other departments and agencies. Providing lead, technical direction and training to assigned personnel. Assigning, monitoring, and evaluating the work of subordinate staff. You may supervise assigned personnel on construction sites, conduct performance evaluations, administer contracts for professional services, meet citizen groups and make oral presentations, and conduct meetings and workshops as needed. Preparing complex engineering reports, staff reports, and ordinances. Reviewing and interpreting documents of a technical nature related to the engineering of public works infrastructure as well as that of private development. Performing field work, including site inspections, measurements, and other field duties . Coordinating a response to emergencies or urgent issues related to public works including highways, railroads, bridges, buildings, and utility systems . Completing administrative and organizational tasks, managing project funding, including seeking and securing funding if needed for programs or projects, writing grant proposals and managing grants, securing and managing contracts with consultants and/or construction contractors, monitoring budgets, and reviewing and preparing City Council agenda materials. Training and supervising other City staff when assigned. Coordinating and collaborating with other City departments and divisions. Operating a computer to perform computer aided design. *Read the complete job description by clicking the link below. Civil Engineer (Office) *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: You will have an opportunity to deliver projects, programs, and services that contribute towards creating a city where diversity is maintained, racial disparities have been eliminated, and racial equity has been achieved. You will work with a diverse team to coordinate and deliver innovative capital projects and programs, and essential services to the public. You will have an opportunity to develop and implement capital projects, procedures, plans, and initiatives related to public works including highways, railroads, bridges, buildings, and utility systems. You will work in an environment where you're actively encouraged to grow as a professional within the organization to obtain licensure, certifications, and education. You will have the opportunity to ensure public health, safety, and accessibility of buildings in the City of Oakland.. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will be assessing and understanding the needs of stakeholders, including citizens, businesses, partner agencies, and the community to collaborate towards a shared outcome Capital projects with various funding sources present challenges with accelerated deadlines and delivery requirements Standard operating procedures and government functions for City services will take time to learn and understand Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Leading Cross-Functional Collaboration: Demonstrating cooperation and teamwork while working within and across divisions, functions, or teams Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives The following section describes the various teams and their functions at the City. Candidates may be referred to interview with one or more teams that have a vacancy as part of the continuous eligibility list. OAKLAND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Oakland Public Works (OPW) strives to maintain, improve, and preserve Oakland's infrastructure and environment for the residents, businesses, visitors, and future generations of every neighborhood in our diverse city. Watershed and Stormwater Management Division Oakland has a large and complex watershed and storm drainage network that includes over 40 miles of open creek channel, approximately 400 miles of storm drain pipes and culverts, 18,000 structures, 11 pump stations, and a growing number of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) features and full trash capture devices. Many of the storm drainage assets are over 80 years old and are reaching the end of their serviceable life. The Watershed and Stormwater Management Division (WSMD) manages projects and programs involving, but not limited to, storm drainage rehabilitation and replacement, hydrology, hydraulics, erosion and sediment control, stream restoration, stormwater best management practices (BMPs), green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), trash capture, and NPDES stormwater permit requirements. This position will work with professional staff, engineers, storm drainage maintenance staff, and construction inspectors to deliver capital projects. The WSMD civil engineer also assists other divisions and departments in the review and implementation of large projects with drainage and/or stormwater components. Additionally, this position will manage the development of an updated citywide Storm Drainage Management Plan and will provide technical support to both City maintenance staff and the City Attorney's office related to various stormwater and drainage issues . Construction Management Construction Management in Public Works provides construction management and inspections services for capital improvement projects (CIP) for both OPW and OakDOT. The current approved CIP for the Budget Cycle FY 21-23 is approximately $200M. These projects include street improvements, sanitary sewer and storm drain improvements; renovation and new construction of city-owned buildings, including earthquake-damaged buildings, fire stations, libraries, parking facilities and park and recreation facilities; new traffic signals and street lights. The Civil Engineer will serve as the Resident Engineer during construction of these capital improvement projects and will perform construction management duties which include, but are not limited to, monitoring construction budget and schedule; conducting daily field inspection to monitor work activities in progress and to ensure compliance with contractual obligations; negotiating and executing contract changes; reviewing and approving contract payment for completed work; and serving as the project liaison with the Contractor, other City divisions, and outside agencies . Other additional duties include managing on-call consultants performing construction management work. Wastewater Engineering Management Oakland Public Works owns and operates over 934 miles of sewer mains, ranging from 6 inches to over 66 inches in diameter, 28,500 sewer structures, and 10 pump stations. Most of the system is more than 50 years old, and some parts are as old as 100 years. The Wastewater Engineering Management Division includes engineering planning and design of the City's public sanitary sewer system through its Capital Improvement Program, implementation and oversight of the 2014 EPA Consent Decree for sanitary sewer overflows, and management of the Private Sewer Lateral Permit Program . This position will work with engineers, sewer maintenance staff, and construction inspectors to ensure regulatory compliance and permit code compliance are met. OAKLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Oakland Department of Transportation's (OakDOT) mission is to envision, plan, build, operate and maintain a transportation system for the City of Oakland and assure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses and visitors. Major Projects Engineering Major Projects Engineering is responsible for the delivery of complex transportation engineering projects in Oakland. Working alongside Major Projects Planning to secure funding and coordinate with stakeholders, the section leads the design of engineering elements including complete streets and major roadways; bridges and rail overcrossings; pedestrian, bicycle, and transit safety and access improvements; sewer and storm facilities; landscape architecture ; and traffic signals and intelligent transportation systems. The position will coordinate and collaborate with professional staff and other City departments, consultants and contractors, outside agencies, and developers in the delivery of these complex projects . Our goal is to support the implementation of transformative infrastructure identified in longstanding transportation plans and projects to connect neighborhoods in Oakland. We are seeking engineers who can bring their knowledge and experience to help achieve our goal to provide safe, more sustainable, and more equitable access to the community through this infrastructure . Complete Streets Design Complete Streets Design manages and designs major capital improvement projects with complete streets design elements. Improvements include bicycle facilities, sidewalk widening, transit islands , pavement improvement, grading, drainage, landscaping, street lighting, traffic signals, traffic control devices, signing , striping and street amenities . Most projects require close coordination with other city departments, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, funding agencies, and utility companies. Typical duties include leading design teams, managing project timeline and budget, performing detail design, managing consultants, adhering to grant commitments, preparing construction documents, and providing design support during construction. Structures & Emergency Response The Structures & Emergency Response team oversees three separate programs: 1) Bridge Inventory Management: this program performs preventive maintenance, repairs, and retrofits for City-owned bridges and structures as well as the construction of new bridges. City staff work closely with grant funding agency administrators, environmental and regulatory permitting agencies, engineering design consultants, and other local utilities and government entities, to deliver complex civil engineering projects to improve the resiliency and access to critical City transportation infrastructure; 2) Stair and Pathway Improvement Program: this program provides repairs and renovations to the approximately 220 existing pedestrian stairs and paths Citywide. The majority of these stairs and paths were constructed between 1915 and 1940 when the "Key Route" system was expanding and streetcars were a primary mode of transportation for many neighborhoods. The City receives grant funding to make ADA, lighting, and other safety improvements to these pedestrian routes; 3) Emergency Roadway Response: this program provides engineering response for emergency or hazardous situations within the City's right-of-way that require engineering assessment. This may include evaluation of City infrastructure impacted by natural disasters or other emergency situations . The section also oversees the permanent restoration of damaged infrastructure, developing development of plans, specifications, and estimates for landslide restoration, retaining walls, sinkhole repair, pavement restoration and other repairs necessitated by storm damage. Traffic Capital Projects The Traffic Capital Projects (TCP) prepares complete design documents which include the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for project bids and award for construction. Our main tools for production are comprised of design manual compliance and standards (City & Caltrans); Software that include AutoCAD -Civil3D, AGl32 for lighting analysis, Synchro for traffic timing. TCP also provides design services for other sections that include the Planning section and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety section for roadway safety projects. Projects are typically roadway safety, access and circulation improvements that are mostly federally and locally funded. In our team, we do Civil/Transportation design comprised of Roadway Geometry, Traffic Signal, Pedestrian and Bicycle safety devices, and the City's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) design. Complete Streets Paving & Sidewalks Complete Streets Paving & Sidewalks produces plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E)for pavement rehabilitation and pavement maintenance projects, including design of curb ramps, signage and striping, and pavement treatment. The team's workplan follows the adopted 2022 5-Year Paving Plan which prioritizes an equitable prioritization of paving in underserved neighborhoods, along with curb ramps and sidewalks prioritization plans. Additional goals of the program are to advance safety improvements on high injury corridors; incorporate new design standards for transit, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities; and implement neighborhood safety and Safe Routes to School improvements. Traffic Engineering The Traffic Engineering Section operates programs that improve roadway safety for schools and residential/commercial neighborhoods and supports inter-departmental and jurisdictional projects. Typical work involves helping residents slow down traffic in their neighborhood, working with principals to improve pedestrian safety around schools, setting speed limits for the police to enforce, restricting parking on narrow streets for the fire department to access, and reviewing neighboring jurisdictions' projects that impact Oakland streets. The team also delivers small-scale capital improvement projects funded by in-house budget and outside grants for which the team competes and applies. The selected candidate will be the lead engineer in either inter-departmental or small capital projects, both of which are supported by Assistant Engineers . Bicycle & Pedestrian Program The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program facilitates, coordinates, and oversees the implementation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and supports OakDOT in creating, managing, and analyzing transportation data . The Program designs and delivers low-cost/high-impact projects, and provides staff support to the City's Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. Multimodal Corridor Operations The Multimodal Corridor Operations Section maintains, operates, and improves Oakland's Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) . The section operates more than 700 traffic signals, High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signals, and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) and works closely with City's Maintenance Section to maintain and upgrade these existing devices . The section collaborates with AC Transit , Caltrans, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and Port of Oakland to improve regional traffic safety. The section also works systematically to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety through traffic signal timing and traffic signal upgrades. Right of Way (ROW) Management and Engineering Services The Right-of-Way Management Engineering Services Section administers Oakland's public space regulations. Our Engineers and Permit Technicians facilitate third-party improvements in the right-of-way, including privately constructed public infrastructure, parklet, curb gutter sidewalk, sewer lateral, excavation, obstruction, and encroachment permits. Engineering Services also reviews and approves parcel maps, final maps, right-of-way vacations, street renaming, easements and dedications. Working closely with Right-of-Way Management Construction Inspections, Engineering Services coordinates private infrastructure improvements with City-led capital projects and utility corridor projects. Engineering Services has expert level command of the Oakland Municipal Code and speaks for the agency in meetings with key stakeholders, including Oakland residents, developers, regional agencies, and public utilities . PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT - BUREAU OF BUILDING The Planning & Building Department oversees regulations for the City's growth and development. By developing neighborhood plans, and responding to public concerns, we work to create an innovative environment that supports the health and welfare of all Oaklanders. Building & Infrastructure Plan Check Oakland has experienced a development boom as active construction continues throughout its communities . With over 220,000 buildings under the City's jurisdiction, the Bureau of Building maintains the public health and safety of buildings and private infrastructure by ensuring adherence to pertinent codes, ordinances, and regulations. The Bureau of Building welcomes bright and talented engineers seeking a dynamic and rewarding work environment. A Civil Engineer in the Bureau of Building reviews plans , specifications, and supporting documentation associated with building permit applications for conformance to model building codes and regulations. In this dynamic environment, a Civil Engineer in the Bureau of Building assists architects, engineers, contractors, and the community with their development projects. While performing their duties, a Civil Engineer in the Bureau interacts and coordinates with several departments throughout the City including the Planning Bureau, Fire Prevention Bureau, Department of Transportation, Public Works , Housing and Community Development, and City Administration in the pursuit of public health, safety, and accessibility of buildings in the City of Oakland. Minimum Requirements for Application This recruitment will produce two eligible lists. The restricted list will be for full-time, permanent part-time, or part-time City employees who meet the minimum qualifications. The open list will be for all other applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education: A Bachelor's Degree from college or university in civil engineering or a closely related field. Experience: Three years of civil engineering experience after receiving a bachelor's degree. Possession of a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience. License or Certificate / Other Requirements Possession of a valid registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California. Out-of-state reciprocity may be granted pending the successful completion of the next regular California exam. Successful incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Desirable Qualifications: One to three years as team leader or project manager developing plans and managing the construction of capital improvement projects for public agencies as well as for private development reviewed by public agencies. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the "minimum qualifications" listed for each position. This is a continuous recruitment. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be sent a writing exercise, which will then be evaluated and rated by subject matter experts. You will be notified if your application will be moving forward with the writing exercise assessment. Tentative Schedule: Applications Submitted during the below timeframe Writing Exercise Sent to Qualified Candidates 4/27/24-6/28/24 Week of 7/1/24 6/29/24-8/23/24 Week of 8/26/24 8/24/24-10/25/24 Week of 10/28/24 10/26/24-12/27/24 Week of 12/30/24 For some recruitments, more than one type of assessment may be used. Depending on the number of candidates who pass the first assessment (supplemental screening), you may be asked to complete a secondary assessment before the recruitment is finalized. If a secondary assessment is scheduled, you will be notified by email with specific details. If a secondary assessment is not scheduled, department hiring interviews will occur during this time frame. Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you're applying to a "restricted" posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What's in it for you? 15 paid holidays Vacation - 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5%@ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2%@ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health - The City of Oakland pays for the cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care and other HMO and PPO plans Dental - The City of Oakland pays for Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision - The City of Oakland pays for VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Training, & Telecommuting. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position T he City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. Why join the City of Oakland Human Services Department? Situated at the heart of the Bay Area, the City of Oakland is a vibrant, diverse, and exciting place to work. It is easily accessible, at the forefront of Race and Equity work, and a full-service organization with many innovative community services. Are you searching for a fulfilling career that allows you to make a difference and have a positive impact on the local community? Look no further! The City of Oakland's Human Services Department, Head Start Division, is seeking a highly skilled individual to join our team as an Early Childhood Center Director. Come join a dynamic team of enthusiastic professionals dedicated to providing important services to a community with a rich history. You'll work with great colleagues in the Head Start Division who are fiercely passionate about public service and community. As an Early Childhood Center Director, you will have responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operation of a child development center in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations for the Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Programs. You will also perform developmental assessments and supervise / monitor daily early education activities as a working supervisor to Early Head Start Instructors, Head Start Instructors, and Family Advocates. We are looking for someone who is: Passionate and self-driven. You have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of Oakland residents and families and to work in a fast-paced environment. An effective communicator, motivator, and relationship builder. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Head Start line, management, and program staff and interact in a culturally diverse workplace with residents, families, and community members. A difference maker. You will have the opportunity to facilitate achievement of Head Start program goals and the delivery of effective, high-quality program services. What you will typically be responsible for: Organizing setting up, and maintaining high quality classroom environments designed to meet the developmental needs of the children that meet or exceed the national average. Planning, organizing and scheduling daily center/classroom activities based on early childhood education principles. Ensuring that classroom activities and lesson plans reflect and include all Head Start/Early Head Start/State Preschool Program services, including education, health, nutrition, mental health, social services, parent involvement, disabilities and transition. Using a team approach, implements the individual goals and objectives that are set for each child through their IFSP, IEP, or developmental assessment. Organizing and maintaining accurate records and appropriate files as mandated by Community Care Licensing and the Head Start program (reviewing and maintaining required Community Care Licensing personnel files). Monitoring and supervising all activities in the center and ensuring that enrolled children and families receive comprehensive Head Start services in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards. Ensuring overall program compliance with department policies and procedures, Early Head Start (EHS) and/or Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations, CA Department of Education, Child Development Division funding terms and conditions, Title 5 regulations, and Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations. Providing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities for children. Providing site orientation and on-site supervision to staff, volunteers, and substitute instructors; assigning and scheduling the work of staff and volunteers; ensuring that daily staffing requirements and child/staff ratios are met at all times. Monitoring and reviewing staff performance; providing guidance, support and counseling on performance issues to staff; ensuring ongoing professional development through education, mentoring, and providing training and resources. Receiving meals, managing food safety, ensuring adherence to menus, and guiding family-style meal service for all meals and snacks in accordance with CACFP, Head Start, and Community Care Licensing regulations. Supporting the implementation of individualized nutrition plans as needed including but not limited to special diets, food allergies, and other modifications. Ensuring staff follow procedures for claiming meal and snack reimbursement, and submitting monthly reports. Read the complete job description by clicking this Early Childhood Center Director *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: Our work matters to the people we serve. What you do every day will have a direct and tangible impact on the people who live and work in Oakland - on their health, well-being, access to services, and safety. You will have great colleagues. City employees are fiercely passionate about public service and community, and proud to uplift Oakland as a dynamic, innovative, vibrant city that is always on the forefront of social, economic, and environmental justice. This is a stimulating job with great pay and benefits. A few challenges you might face in this job: The work is fast-paced, and you will be expected to expertly and professionally juggle multiple, competing priorities. The community’s needs exceed the staffing resources to meet them as swiftly and effectively as we would like. Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Knowledgeable of the most current information, theories, techniques, practices, and procedures of the field. Decision-making: Acting with confidence, making informed, rational decisions, and choosing the best course of action Problem Solving: Analyzing situations and effectively developing solutions Enthusiasm and Positivity: Keeping your passion and enthusiasm intact to counteract any challenges you may face in the role Leadership: Creating a work environment in which all are motivated to do their best Adaptability: Thinking on your feet and adapting to changing demands and shifting priorities Supervision: Effectively directing and training staff, delegating work, and overseeing daily operations Communication: Connecting with staff members and stakeholders, communicating with people as accurately and comprehensively as possible Interpersonal Savvy: Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Minimum Requirements for Application Minimum Requirements for Application : This is a public contact position. The City highly encourages all bilingual candidates to apply! Some positions may require bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Under the authority of Civil Service Rules Section 5.03, if a position requires bilingual language skills, only those candidates who have indicated they are bilingual in the required language(s) will be referred. Bilingual candidates will be required to successfully pass a language proficiency test if selected for hire. Education: A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or related field including twelve (12) post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development, plus three (3) units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting completed at an accredited or approved college or university; AND, a Children's Center Supervisory Permit (or higher level permit) issued by the California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. Experience: Two years of teaching in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program. Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience in a Head Start Program is highly desirable. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. This is a continuous recruitment. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. The first batch of applications are anticipated to be reviewed in mid-November, 2023. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be sent a behavioral consistency questionnaire which will then be evaluated and rated by subject matter experts. You will be notified if your application will be moving forward with the behavioral consistency questionnaire assessment. The tentative date of the behavioral consistency questionnaire assessment is mid-November, 2023. For some recruitments, more than one type of assessment may be used. Depending on the number of candidates who pass the first assessment (written exam) you may be asked to complete a secondary assessment before the recruitment is finalized. If a secondary assessment is scheduled, you will be notified by email with specific details. If a secondary assessment is not scheduled, department hiring interviews will occur during this time frame. Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance: 37.5 hour work weeks, and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation: 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement: CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health: The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental: Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision: VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave: Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation: 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov . If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Daryl Look at dlook@oaklandca.gov. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Part Time
The Position ***This is an open continuous recruitment*** ***Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately*** The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. About the Oakland Police Department Mission Statement The Oakland Police Department’s mission is to provide police service focused on public safety and the sanctity of life, to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of conduct, efficiency, and efficacy, and to promote mutual respect between the Department and the Communities of Oakland. Vision We will work in partnership with our Community, recognize the successes of our staff, build a team of professionals who are trained and developed to provide top quality Service, hold ourselves and each other accountable, and continually seek to be the exemplar for 21st Century Constitutional Policing, Community engagement, and positive employee morale within the police profession. Core Values Fairness: We value fairness in our dealings with our Community and with each other. Fairness is the opportunity to deliver services to our Community and make decisions that are impartial, equitable, and just. Integrity: Though it includes a consistency between our statements and our actions, integrity is more than service to the truth. Integrity encompasses a transparency and accountability that are born from a desire to do the right thing, even when times are difficult. Respect: Mutual respect begins at home; we value respect throughout our organization, both up and down the chain of command. How we treat each other will be reflected in the way every staff member will be expected to treat every member of our Community. Service: Our decisions are constantly guided by our mission of providing services focused on public safety and quality of life, while also ensuring that our services are provided in an efficient and effective manner Teamwork: Purpose of mission and adherence to values are best drawn out from employees who are supported, valued, and developed. Whether through peer, supervisory, or command support and mutual respect, OPD expects that our staff all work together to achieve our common goal. The Oakland Police Department extends a special opportunity to students interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement with one of the best police agencies in the State. We are currently recruiting to fill Police Cadet, part-time vacancies. Cadets are assigned and rotated through a variety of divisions to provide exposure to many aspects of law enforcement. Cadet assignments may include, traffic, recruitment and background investigations, training, community policing, youth services, and the identification unit. Experienced Police Officers and civilian supervisors will provide extensive supervision, counseling, training, and evaluation for each Cadet. Cadets may work up to 19.5 hours per week, but individual schedules are dependent on department needs and school schedules. We are looking for someone who: has the ability to act promptly, logically, and decisively; can communicate clearly; is able to read, comprehend and retain information; will maintain a calm and professional demeanor even under stressful situations; has the ability to adapt to changing situations; is able to multi-task; is highly self-motivated; and will display a high level of integrity. What you will typically be responsible for: Memorizing radio and penal codes to be tested every three months Learning to write reports, performing filing, and sending out letters to victims Participating in weekly Physical Training and monthly assessments of physical strength Assisting with Patrol procedures such as preparing the police vehicles and participating in role playing for Police Academy Participating in community events Assisting with weekly Emergency Vehicle Operation Course Assisting the Range department by organizing various equipment and moving ammunitions Assisting the K-9 unit by wearing a protective suit and acting as a decoy Participating in various training opportunities, such as Defensive Tactics, to learn how to protect self Participating in searches for missing person(s), including ride along with Argus (Helicopter) and on foot Assisting with servicing police vehicles such as coordinating car washes, gas fill up, cleaning, and maintenance Participating in interviewing and mentoring new Police Cadets Attending high school and college expos to recruit for Police Cadet Program and/or Police Officers A few reasons why you might love a career as a Police Cadet: The work you do directly impacts the public and City of Oakland residents You will have the ability to demonstrate your honesty, moral and ethical decision-making skills There are lots of opportunity for growth within the City of Oakland A few challenges you may face as a Police Cadet: You must remain calm to effectively handle high-stress situations This position requires that you are careful about details and thorough in completing tasks Competencies Required: General Physical Ability : Using strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination Legal & Regulatory Navigation : Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Adaptability : Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Attention to Detail : Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Establishing Credibility : Doing what one commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others. Professional Integrity & Ethics : Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Handling & Resolving Conflict : Managing interpersonally strained situations Interpersonal Savvy : Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations Leadership : Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Valuing Diversity : Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Note : This is a continuous recruitment process; eligible candidates may remain on the eligible list for 2 years. This recruitment is open to all qualified candidates. This position is an at will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules. Minimum Requirements for Application The Police Cadet position is a preparatory position for the Police Officer Trainee. Cadets are strongly encouraged to apply for the Police Officer Trainee position at the conclusion of their Cadet assignment. Applicants must be at least 17.5 years of age at the time of application (and must be between 18 and 20.5 years of age at time of appointment). Applicants must be attending high school or an accredited college or university in good standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher. College students must be enrolled full-time with at least 6 units of college courses that are academic in nature. High school seniors must be registered at or accepted for admittance to an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. License or Certificate / Other Requirements: Applicants are required to obtain a valid California Driver's License by the time of appointment, and maintain the license throughout the tenure of employment. Supplemental Information The Selection Process For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be invited to take an online multiple-choice test. You’ll have 5 days to complete the test once the link is sent to your email. Please see the tentative exam dates listed below. Candidates will also participate in a departmental oral interview and physical ability test administered by the Oakland Police Department, which will take place at the Police Administration Building Auditorium located at 455 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 in the lobby. The oral interview will evaluate oral communication, interpersonal skills, and judgment. Candidates should come prepared with gym clothes and shoes, to participate in the Physical Ability Test (PAT). The PAT test consists of job-related physical tasks performed in an "obstacle course" that must be completed. Visit www.opdjobs.com for additional information and practice workshop dates. A hiring list will be developed by Human Resources Management (HRM). Candidates must pass the written examination in order to be placed on the hiring list for further Oakland Police Department consideration. TENTATIVE EXAM DATES For applications received between 4/6/2024 - 6/7/2024 HRM Online Multiple-Choice Written Exam: 6/14/2024 - 6/19/2024 OPD Oral Interview and Physical Ability Test: 6/22/2024 For applications received between 6/8/2023 - 8/9/2024 HRM Online Multiple-Choice Written Exam: 8/15/2024 - 8/19/2024 OPD Oral Interview and Physical Ability Test: 8/24/2024 For applications received between 8/10/2024 - 10/11/2024 HRM Online Multiple-Choice Written Exam: 10/17/2024 - 10/21/2024 OPD Oral Interview and Physical Ability Test: 10/26/2024 For applications received between 10/12/2024 - 12/13/2024 HRM Online Multiple-Choice Written Exam: 12/19/2024 - 12/23/2024 OPD Oral Interview and Physical Ability Test: 1/11/2025 Additional Information Candidates who pass the written examination, physical ability test, and oral interview must successfully complete a background investigation prior to being hired . The Oakland Police Department reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The City complies with all Federal, State, and local laws mandating Equal Employment Opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least an hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Oakland Police Department Background and Recruiting, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite D, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Help Desk at (877) 204-4442. You may also call the Oakland Police Department Background and Recruiting Office at (510) 238-3338 for information. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position ***This is an open continuous recruitment*** ***Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately*** The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. About the Oakland Police Department Mission Statement The Oakland Police Department’s mission is to provide police service focused on public safety and the sanctity of life, to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of conduct, efficiency, and efficacy, and to promote mutual respect between the Department and the Communities of Oakland. Vision We will work in partnership with our Community, recognize the successes of our staff, build a team of professionals who are trained and developed to provide top quality Service, hold ourselves and each other accountable, and continually seek to be the exemplar for 21st Century Constitutional Policing, Community engagement, and positive employee morale within the police profession. Core Values Fairness: We value fairness in our dealings with our Community and with each other. Fairness is the opportunity to deliver services to our Community and make decisions that are impartial, equitable, and just. Integrity: Though it includes a consistency between our statements and our actions, integrity is more than service to the truth. Integrity encompasses a transparency and accountability that are born from a desire to do the right thing, even when times are difficult. Respect: Mutual respect begins at home; we value respect throughout our organization, both up and down the chain of command. How we treat each other will be reflected in the way every staff member will be expected to treat every member of our Community. Service: Our decisions are constantly guided by our mission of providing services focused on public safety and quality of life, while also ensuring that our services are provided in an efficient and effective manner Teamwork: Purpose of mission and adherence to values are best drawn out from employees who are supported, valued, and developed. Whether through peer, supervisory, or command support and mutual respect, OPD expects that our staff all work together to achieve our common goal. The City of Oakland is accepting applications for an exciting opportunity in the Oakland Police Department's Communications Division. Come and join a wonderful team of professionals dedicated to serving the citizens of Oakland. Start an exciting career and become a 9-1-1 Dispatcher! Police Communications Dispatchers receive approximately one year of on-the-job training and must attend a POST-certified basic dispatcher course. During training, working hours and days off vary. Dispatchers may work any of the three shifts in a 24-hour period; may be required to work a schedule with rotating days off; often work weekends, holidays, and overtime as required by emergencies or Departmental needs. This is a public contact position. We are looking for someone who: possesses the ability to act promptly, logically, and decisively; can communicate clearly; is able to read, comprehend and retain information; will maintain a calm and professional demeanor even under stressful situations; has the ability to adapt to changing situations; is able to multi-task; is highly self-motivated; and will display a high level of integrity. The sensitivity of the position calls for emotionally stable applicants. Applicants must have a satisfactory record as a law-abiding citizen. Final candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a medical examination. Excessive alcohol usage, drug abuse, a poor work record or any falsification of employment information are grounds for disqualification from employment consideration. What you will typically be responsible for: Receiving and screening telephone calls and recording data Analyzing calls for priority level Using computer-aided keyboard and data entry equipment or manually recording and relaying information (often of an emergency nature) to appropriate units Receiving, transmitting, and recording data Running queries in automated warrant information systems Answering questions from the public Dispatching from a mobile command center, as requested A few reasons why you might love a career as a Police Communications Dispatcher: The work you do directly impacts the public and City of Oakland residents You will have the ability to demonstrate your honesty, moral and ethical decision-making skills In this role, you will use your fact-finding abilities to identify needs, make decisions, and address issues There are lots of opportunity for growth within the City of Oakland A few challenges you may face as a Police Communications Dispatcher: You must remain calm to effectively handle high-stress situations This position requires that you are careful about details and thorough in completing tasks You will need to maintain composure when faced with callers in aggressive, angry, or emotional situations Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise : Applying technical subject matter to the job Analyzing & Interpreting Data : Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Using Technology : Working with electronic hardware and software applications Attention to Detail : Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Displaying Ownership and Accountability : Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Handling Stress : Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Learning Agility : Seeking learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one’s work Professional Integrity & Ethics : Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing : Communicating effectively in writing Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Professional Impact : Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Teamwork : Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Read the complete job description at: Class specifications Note : This is a continuous recruitment process; eligible candidates may remain on the eligible list for 2 years. This recruitment is open to all qualified candidates. If you are a current, SEIU-represented, permanent employee of the City and Port of Oakland you may apply at: Police Communications Dispatcher - RESTRICTED (Continuous) If you possess 3 years of experience as a Police Dispatcher, you may be eligible to apply as a Lateral applicant; you may apply at: Police Communications Dispatcher - LATERAL (Continuous) Minimum Requirements for Application Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education : Equivalent to graduation from high school Experience : Two years of recent full-time equivalent of responsible work experience. College education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis. Typing : minimum typing speed of 35 words per minute (wpm). Other Requirements: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Must pass a thorough background investigation. Must pass the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course within one year of appointment as a condition of continued employment. Bilingual Requirements: A select number of positions filled through this recruitment will require selective bilingual skills in one or more of the following languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish. Please note, identified bilingual skills will be tested prior to a final offer of employment. Candidates must pass the bilingual skills test to achieve placement on and/or remain on the bilingual skills eligible list. NOTE: Bilingual skills are not required for most positions. Background Investigation, Psychological and Medical Assessment: Final candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation by the Oakland Police Department Backgrounds Unit which may include, but is not limited to: A thorough review of the completed Personal History Statement (PHS) A polygraph A criminal history check consisting of a fingerprint check with the California Department of Justice and FBI A drug history check (certain drug usage may result in an automatic disqualification) A credit history check Interviews with previous and past employers and co-workers Present and past neighborhood checks Education verification Driving record check Checks with Law Enforcement agencies in the area you live Military history (if applicable) Unfavorable information revealed during the background investigation is grounds for rejection or discharge. After a conditional job offer is made, candidates will be assessed for compliance with Police Department medical and psychological standards. Any remaining background issues will be resolved during the post-offer phase. Character-related information discovered during the post-offer stage may be grounds for revocation of the conditional job offer and removal from hiring consideration. In addition, the City Physician will evaluate each candidate to determine their ability to meet the physical demands of the job. The medical exam includes a drug-screening test. Supplemental Information This is a Continuous Recruitment. Candidates are only eligible to apply once every three (3) months. Candidates that earn their place on the resulting eligible list may remain active on the eligible list for up to two (2) years. The Selection Process Application Filing : All applicants must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Police Communications Dispatcher Typing Assessment : Candidates that clearly demonstrate that they possess the required minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online typing assessment. The typing assessment will consist of three, five-minute timed typing tests. The scores attained on the three typing assessments will be averaged to determine candidate's average net WPM. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at least 35 average net words per minute. Note, a typing certification will NOT be accepted in lieu of the required typing assessment; all candidates are required to take and pass the typing assessment. Candidates are only permitted to participate in the typing assessment once every three (3) months. CritiCall Performance Assessment : Candidates that pass the required typing assessment will be invited to participate in the CritiCall Performance Assessment. CritiCall is designed to measure applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete exercises that replicate some aspect of the job. The assessment may be timed and include the following performance tests or simulations: data entry, call summarization, cross referencing, memory recall, prioritization, map reading, spelling, sentence clarity, reading comprehension. Test information is available by visiting the vendor's website at: CritiCall and Dispatcher Applicant: F.A.Q . The CritiCall assessment will also include a confirmatory typing assessment. Candidates must participate in the City of Oakland's CritiCall assessment. Alternatively, we will accept CritiCall results directly from The Academy (South Bay Regional Public Safety Training ). You can find the schedule: Here Candidates must achieve passing scores in each section in order to advance in the recruitment process. Candidates are only permitted to participate in the City of Oakland's CritiCall Performance assessment once every 3 months. (Weighted 100%) The City of Oakland Police Department’s Communications Division hosts monthly information sessions. These sessions are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Police Communications Dispatcher role and the recruitment process. Please refer to the schedule below and use the links to join the session directly (no prior registration or meeting code is required). June 27, 2024 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Pacific Time) - PCD Infor Session July 24, 2024 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Pacific Time) - PCD Info Session August 20, 2024 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Pacific Time) - PCD Info Session TENTATIVE EXAM DATE For applications received between 4/30/2024 - 6/3/2024 Typing Assessment (virtual): 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024 CritiCall Assessment (in person): 7/1/2024 - 7/3/2024 For applications received between 6/4/2024 - 7/8/2024 Typing Assessment (virtual): 7/15/2024 - 7/21/2024 CritiCall Assessment (in person): 8/6/2024 - 8/8/2024 For applications received between 7/9/2024 - 8/12/2024 Typing Assessment (virtual): 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024 CritiCall Assessment (in person): 9/10/2024 - 9/12/2024 For applications received between 8/13/2024 - 9/16/2024 Typing Assessment (virtual): 9/23/2024 - 9/29/2024 CritiCall Assessment (in person): 10/15/2024 - 10/17/2024 The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. Candidates that are placed on the eligible list will be sent a Personal History Statement (PHS) with submission deadlines and instructions. Please note, additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list. Candidates who are active on the eligible list may not re-apply while their name is active on the eligible list. The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff review their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. C andidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted ” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every part of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. What’s in it for you? Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health - The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental - Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision - VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm . If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Anthony LaVelle at alavelle@oaklandca.gov. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position ***This a continuous recruitment for experienced Police Dispatchers*** ***Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately*** The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. About the Oakland Police Department Mission Statement The Oakland Police Department’s mission is to provide police service focused on public safety and the sanctity of life, to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of conduct, efficiency, and efficacy, and to promote mutual respect between the Department and the Communities of Oakland. Vision We will work in partnership with our Community, recognize the successes of our staff, build a team of professionals who are trained and developed to provide top quality Service, hold ourselves and each other accountable, and continually seek to be the exemplar for 21st Century Constitutional Policing, Community engagement, and positive employee morale within the police profession. Core Values Fairness: We value fairness in our dealings with our Community and with each other. Fairness is the opportunity to deliver services to our Community and make decisions that are impartial, equitable, and just. Integrity: Though it includes a consistency between our statements and our actions, integrity is more than service to the truth. Integrity encompasses a transparency and accountability that are born from a desire to do the right thing, even when times are difficult. Respect: Mutual respect begins at home; we value respect throughout our organization, both up and down the chain of command. How we treat each other will be reflected in the way every staff member will be expected to treat every member of our Community. Service: Our decisions are constantly guided by our mission of providing services focused on public safety and quality of life, while also ensuring that our services are provided in an efficient and effective manner Teamwork: Purpose of mission and adherence to values are best drawn out from employees who are supported, valued, and developed. Whether through peer, supervisory, or command support and mutual respect, OPD expects that our staff all work together to achieve our common goal. Are you an experienced Police Dispatcher ? The City of Oakland is accepting applications to join the Oakland Police Department Communications Division. Come and join a wonderful team of professionals dedicated to serving the citizens of Oakland. Continue your dispatch career with the City of Oakland ! During training, working hours and days off vary. Dispatchers may work any of the three shifts in a 24-hour period; may be required to work a schedule with rotating days off; often work weekends, holidays, and overtime as required by emergencies or Departmental needs. This is a public contact position. We are looking for someone who: possesses the ability to act promptly, logically, and decisively; can communicate clearly; is able to read, comprehend and retain information; will maintain a calm and professional demeanor even under stressful situations; has the ability to adapt to changing situations; is able to multi-task; is highly self-motivated; and will display a high level of integrity. The sensitivity of the position calls for emotionally stable applicants. Applicants must have a satisfactory record as a law-abiding citizen. Final candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a medical examination. Excessive alcohol usage, drug abuse, a poor work record or any falsification of employment information are grounds for disqualification from employment consideration. What you will typically be responsible for: Receiving and screening telephone calls and recording data Analyzing calls for priority level Using computer-aided keyboard and data entry equipment or manually recording and relaying information (often of an emergency nature) to appropriate units Receiving, transmitting, and recording data Running queries in automated warrant information systems Answering questions from the public Dispatching from a mobile command center, as requested A few reasons why you might love a career as a Police Communications Dispatcher: The work you do directly impacts the public and City of Oakland residents You will have the ability to demonstrate your honesty, moral and ethical decision-making skills In this role, you will use your fact-finding abilities to identify needs, make decisions, and address issues There are lots of opportunity for growth within the City of Oakland A few challenges you may face as a Police Communications Dispatcher: You must remain calm to effectively handle high-stress situations This position requires that you are careful about details and thorough in completing tasks You will need to maintain composure when faced with callers in aggressive, angry, or emotional situations Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise : Applying technical subject matter to the job Analyzing & Interpreting Data : Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Using Technology : Working with electronic hardware and software applications Attention to Detail : Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Displaying Ownership and Accountability : Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results Handling Stress : Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Learning Agility : Seeking learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one’s work Professional Integrity & Ethics : Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing : Communicating effectively in writing Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Professional Impact : Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Teamwork : Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Read the complete job description at: Class specifications Note : This is a continuous recruitment process; eligible candidates may remain on the eligible list for 2 years. This recruitment is open to experienced Police Dispatchers . If you do not possess previous Police Dispatcher experience, please apply at: Police Communications Dispatcher - Open (Continuous) If you are a current, SEIU-represented, permanent employee of the City and Port of Oakland with no previous Police Dispatcher experience, you may apply at: Police Communications Dispatcher - RESTRICTED (Continuous) Minimum Requirements for Application Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education : Equivalent to graduation from high school Experience : Three (3) years of full-time of responsible work experience as a Dispatcher in a law enforcement environment. Applicants shall not have had a break in service as a Dispatcher in a law enforcement environment greater than three years (36-months) prior to application. Other Requirements: Applicants currently working in California as a Dispatcher in a law enforcement environment must possess a valid Public Safety Dispatcher's Basic Course Certificate issued the California P.O.S.T. Applicants currently working outside of California as a Dispatcher in a law enforcement environment must pass the P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic Course within one year of appointment as a condition of continued employment. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Must pass a thorough background investigation. Bilingual Requirements: A select number of positions filled through this recruitment will require selective bilingual skills in one or more of the following languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish. Please note, identified bilingual skills will be tested prior to a final offer of employment. Candidates must pass the bilingual skills test to achieve placement on and/or remain on the bilingual skills eligible list. NOTE: Bilingual skills are not required for most positions. Background Investigation, Psychological and Medical Assessment: Final candidates will undergo a thorough background investigation by the Oakland Police Department Backgrounds Unit which may include, but is not limited to: A thorough review of the completed Personal History Statement (PHS) A polygraph A criminal history check consisting of a fingerprint check with the California Department of Justice and FBI A drug history check (certain drug usage may result in an automatic disqualification) A credit history check Interviews with previous and past employers and co-workers Present and past neighborhood checks Education verification Driving record check Checks with Law Enforcement agencies in the area you live Military history (if applicable) Unfavorable information revealed during the background investigation is grounds for rejection or discharge. After a conditional job offer is made, candidates will be assessed for compliance with Police Department medical and psychological standards. Any remaining background issues will be resolved during the post-offer phase. Character-related information discovered during the post-offer stage may be grounds for revocation of the conditional job offer and removal from hiring consideration. In addition, the City Physician will evaluate each candidate to determine their ability to meet the physical demands of the job. The medical exam includes a drug-screening test. Supplemental Information This is a Continuous Recruitment. Candidates are only eligible to apply once every three (3) months. Candidates that earn their place on the resulting eligible list may remain active on the eligible list for up to two (2) years. The Selection Process Application Filing : All applicants must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Applicants who meet the minimum education and work experience qualifications will be placed on an unranked eligible list. All candidates who earn placement on the eligible list will be referred to the department for a department interview. ( Weighted 100% ) APPLICATION CUT-OFF DATES Application review will be batched based on the submission date. Below are the application submission timeframes. 6/4/2024 - 7/8/2024 7/9/2024 - 8/12/2024 8/13/2024 - 9/16/2024 The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. Candidates that are placed on the eligible list will be sent a Personal History Statement (PHS) with submission deadlines and instructions. Please note, additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list. Candidates who are active on the eligible list may not re-apply while their name is active on the eligible list. The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff review their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. C andidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted ” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every part of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. What’s in it for you? Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health - The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental - Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision - VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm . If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Anthony LaVelle at alavelle@oaklandca.gov. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The Department of Planning and Building is looking for fourteen (14) Specialty Combination Inspectors to support in planning review or inspections and code enforcement. If you have either completed an apprenticeship and have 2 years of experience as a Journey plumber, electrician, HVAC specialist, or carpenter, OR you have a bachelor's degree in civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering or architecture we encourage you to apply! Why join the City of Oakland Planning and Building Department? Would you like to be part of a collaborative team dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy community for the City of Oakland? The Building staff includes a large number of experienced public servants who are looking for those with knowledge and skills in the construction industry that can contribute to maintaining and improving the built environment. We have numerous positions within the Residential, Commercial, and Code Enforcement Divisions that will enforce the adopted building and property maintenance codes. If you have specialized experience in a particular trade, or if you have a combined understanding of building codes and construction or experience with enforcing property and development requirements for local government and believe in providing quality service to the community, then we have a role for you on our team. We are looking for someone who: Values public service and is willing to participate in making Oakland a safe and sustainable community Knows the importance of confirming that properties, built structures, and the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems within are safely installed Enjoys working with a diverse group of public servants to serve a diverse community What you will typically be responsible for: Conducting site visits, performing visual inspections of work performed and providing an inspection report noting the results Recording the inspection reports within the permit system software Participating in code related discussions and recommending process improvements when needed Working with property owners and tenants to ensure living conditions are free of life/safety issues. A few reasons you might love this job: You will be part of team that will support your professional growth You can contribute to the betterment of the community by upholding minimum health and safety requirements You will receive generous salary, employment benefits, and a work life balance A few challenges you might face in this job: You will be assigned inspections or site visits to confirm the work performed or existing conditions comply with adopted codes. You will need to communicate with fellow Inspectors and Supervisors in order to provide uniform and consistent service. You will need to communicate with contractors, property owners and residents informing them of code requirements. Competencies Required: Critical Thinking : Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Fact Finding : Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact General Physical Ability: Using strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination Legal & Regulatory Navigation : Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Professional & Technical Expertise : Applying technical subject matter expertise to the job Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Using Technology : Working with electronic hardware and software applications Attention to Detail : Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work product s Handling Stress : Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity Professional Integrity & Ethics : Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Writing : Communicating effectively in writing Building & Maintaining Relationships : Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Handling & Resolving Conflict : Managing interpersonally strained situations Valuing Diversity : Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace *Read the complete job description by clicking the link below. Specialty Combination Inspector *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Minimum Requirements for Application This is a public contact position. The City highly encourages all bilingual candidates to apply! Some positions may require bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Under the authority of Civil Service Rules Section 5.03, if a position requires bilingual language skills, only those candidates who have indicated they are bilingual in the required language(s) will be referred. Bilingual candidates will be required to successfully pass a language proficiency test if selected for hire. Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Experience: Two (2) years of recent full-time journey level experience in the plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or carpentry trade and completion of a recognized apprenticeship program in one or more of these disciplines. Five years of varied recent, full time journey level experience in the plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or carpentry trade may be substituted for the apprenticeship program. -OR- Two (2) years of recent full-time experience as a Combination Dwelling Inspector. -OR- One (1) year experience as a Combination Inspector in a position comparable to that of the City of Oakland or a Specialty Inspector at the City of Oakland. -OR- A Bachelor's degree in civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university may be substituted for all experience requirements. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE / OTHER REQUIREMENTS: One certification as an Inspector related to assigned job functions from a nationally or state recognized agency (such as IAPMO or ICC or IAEI) must be obtained within 12 months of appointment to this position, unless the appointee is otherwise exempted based on California Building Standards Code 18949.28. The Specialty Combination Inspector is required to maintain valid inspector certification throughout his or her employment with the City of Oakland. Failure to maintain this certificate may result in dismissal from employment. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Desirable Qualifications: Experience in the building industry in either constructing, regulating or designing the work performed. Knowledge of three (3) or more specific trades such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical or structural. Education or certifications in building codes, architectural or construction management fields. Training in building codes, property maintenance, construction trades, or technical classes related to structures and the systems within. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. This is a continuous recruitment. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Currently, the next review of applications is planned for the week of December 4, 2023. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be invited to take an online multiple-choice test. You’ll have 7 days to complete the test once the link is sent to your email. The next round of examination is currently scheduled for December 8, 2023 - December 15, 2023 . For some recruitments, more than one type of assessment may be used. Depending on the number of candidates who pass the first assessment (multiple-choice test, structured interview, supplemental screening, performance exam) you may be asked to complete a secondary assessment before the recruitment is finalized. If a secondary assessment is scheduled, you will be notified by email with specific details. If a secondary assessment is not scheduled, department hiring interviews will occur during this time frame. Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance: 40 hour work weeks, and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation: 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement: CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health: The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental: Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision: VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave: Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation: 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position ***Continuous Recruitment*** Recruitment may close at any time Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately The City of Oakland is an equal-opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill three (3) Transportation Engineer vacancies within the Department of Transportation. The eligibility lists established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable. Why Join the City of Oakland, Department of Transportation? The Oakland Department of Transportation's (OakDOT) mission is to envision, plan, build, operate and maintain a transportation system for the City of Oakland and assure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses and visitors. OakDOT is committed to designing traffic and transportation solutions that work to meet the needs of all Oaklanders and reduce existing inequities. OakDOT staff apply strong engineering, planning, policy and implementation expertise to advance mobility, accessibility, equity, safety and sustainability on our transportation system. The ideal candidate is a customer service-oriented professional with the ability to develop and deliver plans, projects, and programs within the Department of Transportation. The three (3) current vacancies will be located within one of OakDOT’s seven sections, listed below. These positions will represent and further the City's commitment to racial equity in all transportation engineering work. We are looking for someone who is: Creative, persistent, and excited to be part of a motivated and talented team that focuses on innovative and equitable solutions to challenging and technical problems. Knowledgeable in traffic engineering principles and practices and stays up to date with latest developments in technology and methodology. Adaptable and independent : You are self-motivated and able to exercise a high degree of independent judgment, being able to design and interpret engineering plans, resolve technical problems, and interact with the public effectively. A proven leader: You possess leadership qualities and the ability to lead, direct, and train assigned staff. You will be responsible for providing lead direction and technical training to team members, which requires strong leadership skills. Passionate about sustainable and safe transportation : You should have a genuine passion for sustainable transportation solutions and safety improvements and be motivated to contribute to the development of a transportation system that benefits the community and supports the city's sustainability goals. What you will typically be responsible for: Performing professional engineering transportation, traffic, and civil engineering work. Preparing project documents for the planning, design, construction, integration, deployment, and operations of multi-modal transportation and related projects to enhance safety, accessibility, mobility, and sustainability. Supervising, preparing, and reviewing transportation improvement plans, specifications, and cost estimates; designing traffic signal configurations and operations; developing traffic related geometric layouts; and preparing and reviewing traffic control plans. Reviewing transportation studies, performing investigations and submitting recommendations regarding the installation of traffic control devices. Meeting with and serving as liaison to City departments, other agencies, and business and citizen groups; providing technical information as needed; and presenting information at public meetings. Participating in capital improvement projects as they relate to traffic and transportation; administering consultant and construction contracts; and performing project inspection. Providing lead direction and technical training to assigned technical and professional staff. This is the journey-level classification in the professional transportation engineering series. Incumbents receive general supervision from management staff including Supervising Transportation Engineer, Project Manager or Senior Transportation Planner and directs and supervises assigned technical and professional staff. * Read the complete job description by clicking on the link below: Transportation Engineer * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: The City of Oakland is committed to reducing existing inequities in transportation engineering work. The department strives to design traffic and transportation solutions that meet the needs of all residents while advancing safety improvements. You will be interacting with various stakeholders, including City departments, agencies, businesses, and citizens. This service-oriented aspect allows candidates to make meaningful connections with the community they serve and collaborate with different groups to improve transportation and safety. You will work on complex and transformative infrastructure projects, providing a sense of accomplishment and pride in contributing to the development of Oakland's transportation system. The transportation sector is constantly evolving, and this job offers opportunities to work with new technologies, software, and innovative approaches in transportation planning and design. This environment encourages candidates to stay updated with industry advancements. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will be assessing and understanding the needs of stakeholders, including citizens, businesses, partner agencies, and the community to collaborate towards a shared outcome. While the City of Oakland is committed to reducing existing inequities, achieving equity goals in transportation engineering work can be challenging due to various factors, including budget constraints, competing priorities, and community expectations. Oakland is a major city with diverse neighborhoods and traffic challenges. Working in an urban environment may present unique engineering and logistical challenges that candidates must navigate effectively. Competencies Required: Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new and better ways of doing things Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Building & Maintaining Relationships: Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives The following section describes the various OakDOT sections and their functions at the City. Candidates may be referred to interview with one or more teams that have a vacancy as part of the continuous eligibility list. Traffic Capital Projects The Traffic Capital Projects (TCP) section prepares complete design documents which include the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for project bids and award for construction. Our main tools for production are comprised of design manual compliance and standards (City & Caltrans); software that includes AutoCAD Civil3D, AGI32 for lighting analysis, and Synchro for traffic timing. TCP also provides design services for other sections that include the Planning section and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety section for roadway safety projects. Projects are typically roadway safety, access, and circulation improvements that are mostly federally and locally funded. In our team, we do Civil/Transportation design comprising of Roadway Geometry, Traffic Signal, Pedestrian and Bicycle safety devices, and the City’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) design. Complete Streets Paving & Sidewalks Complete Streets Paving & Sidewalks produces PS&E for pavement rehabilitation and pavement maintenance projects, including design of curb ramps, signage and striping, and pavement treatment. The team’s workplan follows the adopted 2022 5-Year Paving Plan which promotes an equitable prioritization of paving in underserved neighborhoods, along with curb ramps and sidewalks prioritization plans. Additional goals of the program are to advance safety improvements on high injury corridors; incorporate new design standards for transit, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities; and implement neighborhood safety and Safe Routes to School improvements. Traffic Engineering The Traffic Engineering section operates programs that improve roadway safety for schools and residential/commercial neighborhoods and supports inter-departmental and jurisdictional projects. Typical work involves helping residents slow down traffic in their neighborhood, working with principals to improve pedestrian safety around schools, setting speed limits for the police to enforce, restricting parking on narrow streets for the fire department to access, and reviewing neighboring jurisdictions' projects that impact Oakland streets. The team also delivers small-scale capital improvement projects funded by in -house budget and outside grants for which the team applies and competes. The selected candidate will be the lead Engineer in either inter-departmental or small capital projects, both of which are supported by Assistant Engineers. Bicycle & Pedestrian Program The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program facilitates, coordinates, and oversees the implementation of the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and supports OakDOT in creating, managing, and analyzing transportation data. The Program designs and delivers low-cost/high-impact projects and provides staff support to the City’s Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. Multimodal Corridor Operations The Multimodal Corridor Operations section maintains, operates, and improves Oakland's Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS). The section operates more than 700 traffic signals, High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signals, and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) and works closely with the City's Maintenance Section to maintain and upgrade these existing devices. The section collaborates with AC Transit, Caltrans, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and Port of Oakland to improve regional traffic safety. The section also works systematically to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety through traffic signal timing and traffic signal upgrades. Right of Way (ROW) Management and Engineering Services The Right-of-Way Management Engineering Services section administers Oakland's public space regulations. Our Engineers and Permit Technicians facilitate third-party improvements in the right-of-way, including privately constructed public infrastructure, parklet, curb gutter sidewalk, sewer lateral, excavation, obstruction, and encroachment permits. Engineering Services also reviews and approves parcel maps, final maps, right-of-way vacations, street renaming, easements and dedications. Working closely with Right-of-Way Management Construction Inspections, Engineering Services coordinates private infrastructure improvements with City-led capital projects and utility corridor projects. Engineering Services has expert level command of the Oakland Municipal Code and speaks for the agency in meetings with key stakeholders, including Oakland residents, developers, regional agencies, and public utilities. Major Projects Engineering Major Projects Engineering is responsible for the delivery of complex transportation engineering projects in Oakland. Working alongside Major Projects Planning to secure funding and coordinate with stakeholders, the section leads the design of engineering elements including complete streets and major roadways; bridges and rail overcrossings; pedestrian, bicycle, and transit safety and access improvements; sewer and storm facilities; landscape architecture; and traffic signals and intelligent transportation systems. The position will coordinate and collaborate with professional staff and other City departments, consultants and contractors, outside agencies, and developers in the delivery of these complex projects. Our goal is to support the implementation of transformative infrastructure identified in longstanding transportation plans and projects to connect neighborhoods in Oakland. We are seeking engineers who can bring their knowledge and experience to help achieve our goal to provide safe, more sustainable, and more equitable access to the community through this infrastructure. Minimum Requirements for Application This recruitment will produce two eligible lists. The restricted list will be for full-time, permanent part-time, or part time City employees who meet the minimum qualifications. The open list will be for all other applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, transportation or a closely related field. Experience: Three (3) years of professional engineering experience in transportation or traffic engineering. Possession of a Master's Degree in Transportation Engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of professional experience. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE / OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid registration as a civil or traffic engineer in the State of California or possession of a valid registration as a civil or traffic engineer in another state and the ability to obtain California registration either by reciprocity or at the next available examination for which the candidate can apply. Incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method of traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Drivers' License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Supplemental Information About the Process Tentative Schedule: Applications Submitted During the Below Timeframe: Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire Sent to Qualified Candidates: January 20, 2024 - February 17, 2024 The Week of February 26, 2024 February 18, 2024 - March 17, 2024 The Week of March 25, 2024 March 18, 2024 - April 15, 2024 The Week of April 22, 2024 April 16, 2024 - May 14, 2024 The Week of May 20, 2024 Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, a copy of a valid registration as a civil or traffic engineer in the State of California or possession of a valid registration as a civil or traffic engineer in another state and the ability to obtain California registration either by reciprocity or at the next available examination for which the candidate can apply. Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your valid registration as a civil or traffic engineer to your on-line application. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. Stage II: The second stage will consist of a Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire (BCQ) being sent to qualified candidates to complete and return. Subject matter experts will evaluate and rate the completed questionnaires. Applicant responses to the BCQs must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. The evaluation of BCQs may be weighted 100% of an applicant score (before residency and/or veteran points) and may determine rank on the eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality of application packets are received, the BCQ may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III. The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the written exam (BCQ) OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This is a continuous recruitment; additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list and referred to hiring departments according to rank. Candidates who are on an active eligible list may not re-apply for the duration of the eligible list. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What's in it for you? 15 paid holidays Vacation - 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year Health - The City of Oakland pays for the cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental - The City of Oakland pays for Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision - The City of Oakland pays for VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Negotiated salary increases of2.5% in July 2023 and January 2024, and 2% in July 2024 and March 2025 Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Training, & Telecommuting. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm . If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and pandemic-related safety concerns, City facilities may be closed to the public. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Amber Allen, Assistant HR Analyst at aallen4@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position CITY OF OAKLAND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD LAW CORPS ATTORNEY EXEMPT LIMITED DURATION POSITION Recruitment is being conducted by the Office of the City Attorney. You can access the brochure at www.oaklandcityattorney.org Salary: $59,873.16 to $83,158.44 annually Benefits: Health, dental, vision, retirement, potential telecommuting opportunities and other competitive benefits Recruitment Opens: March 8, 2023 Initial Application Requirements: Cover letter and resume Deadline to Apply: Open until filled The Office of the City Attorney seeks a highly qualified, innovative, and community-oriented attorney who is interested in public service for the position of Neighborhood Law Corps Attorney. California Bar required. Description The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is a unique, innovative, and award-winning community law program that focuses on proactive, neighborhood-based, and community-directed lawyering. The program - described as a cross between Legal Aid and the Peace Corps - brings legal resources and remedies into Oakland's diverse neighborhoods to address issues affecting quality of life in those communities. The NLC attorney position is in the Litigation Division of the City Attorney’s Office. NLC attorneys focus on combating blight, human trafficking, public safety, tenant protection, and other important community concerns and quality of life issues by performing litigation, policy work, and other actions. The position is responsible for representing the City in state and federal courts and will provide significant litigation-related experience. While the NLC represents the City of Oakland, it works in collaboration with residents, neighborhood and merchant groups, and other public agencies. This is a 2-year at-will position. Examples of Duties Duties & Responsibilities This position focuses on litigation and problem-solving related to blight, nuisance, and improving the quality of life in Oakland’s diverse neighborhoods. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: case evaluation, preparing pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing for and representing the City in court, including settlement conferences, motions, and at trial. Attendance at evening and weekend community meetings is required on an as-needed basis. The incumbent will work for the City of Oakland under the supervision of a senior attorney. Minimum Requirements for Application Qualifications, Experience & Education We are seeking candidates who are highly motivated problem-solvers, able to communicate effectively with diverse communities, and who enjoy a high level of responsibility. We will consider new California barred law school graduates, recent federal or state law clerks, and attorneys with practice experience. Prior litigation experience, a background in municipal law, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law are desirable, as are superior legal research, writing, and oral argument skills. Foreign language skills - especially in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin - are a plus and will be a factor in selecting a candidate for the position. The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the California State Bar at the time of hire. The successful applicant also will be asked to submit to and pass a background check. Supplemental Information Benefits The City of Oakland offers an excellent benefits package. The benefits package includes: PERS retirement. Dental plan and orthodontics for employee and dependents. Vision plan for employee and dependents. Health plan fully or partially-paid, depending on your plan choice. Life insurance. Management leave, vacation leave, sick leave and holidays. Deferred compensation plan and Credit Union services. HOW TO APPLY Submit a cover letter and resume by email to: civilrights@oaklandcityattorney.org Candidates selected to proceed in the hiring process may be asked to submit additional information (e.g., a writing sample, references, answers to supplemental questions, the formal City of Oakland employment application). This job announcement and additional employment information including the application form is available on-line at: www.oaklandcityattorney.org Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled The City of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity / ADA employer The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill three (3) Early Head Start Instructor vacancies in either/or Center-based and Home-based settings within the Human Services Department. Oakland is proud to offer their employees a generous comprehensive benefit package and is committed to the well-being of its employees. Benefits can include: Medical coverage, dental plans, vision care as well as deferred compensation, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts. Under direction in the Human Services Department, Early Head Start Instructors instruct children enrolled in Early Head Start Programs; instruct parents on early childhood development concepts; assist in developmental assessments; organize and set up education and play materials for classroom and/or make home visits; and perform related duties as assigned. This is an entry-level classification. The incumbent is responsible for the full range of instructional duties associated with teaching parents of infants/toddlers in the Early Head Start Program. This is a classification in the Early Childhood Instructor series and can be distinguished from Early Childhood Center Director, which is a working supervisor position, and Childhood Education Coordinator, which is a full supervisory position. The incumbent receives general supervision from the Early Childhood Center Director or the Childhood Education Coordinator and may provide lead direction to substitute teachers or other assigned staff. **Required at the time of application: Copy of College Transcript and copy of a State of California Child Development Permit at Teacher level or higher (or copy of proof of application). Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attached the required documents to your online application. This is a public contact position. Although no current vacancies require a specific language, bilingual skills are highly desirable, and the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Instruct children in basic infant/toddler education concepts. Organize and set up developmentally appropriate education and play materials for the classroom and/or the home. Conduct fire, disaster and safety drills in the classroom; inspect facility for safety standards and maintenance needs. Assist in planning, organizing and scheduling daily activities at the center classroom or in the home. Conduct developmental screenings, ongoing child observations, developmental assessments and devise Individual Development Plans (IDP) on all children enrolled in program; assist in developing Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for special needs children. Maintain a clean and organized indoor and outdoor environment, including the food service area. Make initial and final home visits; make additional/on-going home visits as needed. Prepare snacks and serve meals. Conduct outreach and recruit children and families for enrollment in the program. Observe and supervise children in activities and ensure their health and safety at all times. Observe children for unusual behavior or illness and notify parents. Conduct parent conferences. Keep routine records for daily attendance and progress of children in the classroom and/or the home. Conduct weekly home visits for 1.5 hours per session. Collaborate with parents in providing an individualized educational program for their children in the home. Provide parent education, planning, and goal setting for parents. May assist with the process of planning and implementing the health programs in areas such as physical examination, vision, hearing, dental screening, and growth/nutritional assessment; complete vision, hearing, growth, and nutrition assessments as needed; provide all necessary follow-up in these or other health needs. Implement and plan socializations twice a month for three-hour sessions. Promote parent/child bonding and nurturing parent/child relationships through modeling developmentally and culturally sensitive interactions and communications. Administer Pediatric First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as needed. Minimum Requirements for Application Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education: An Associate, Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development (ECE/CD) or related field including three (3) units supervised field experience in early childhood education/child development (ECE/CD) completed at an accredited or approved college or university, at least three (3) units of which must be in infant/toddler coursework. OR Twenty-four (24) units in ECE/CD including core courses plus sixteen (16) General Education (GE) units completed at an accredited or approved college or university, at least three (3) units of which must be in infant/toddler coursework. AND hold, or qualify for, a Teacher Permit (or higher level permit) issued by the State of California. Experience: Six months of full-time work experience or one year of part-time experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group child care program. Licenses: Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Must obtain a State of California Child Development Permit at the Teacher level within six months of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment. Must demonstrate proof of application for Teacher (or higher level) permit from the State of California upon hire. Failure to obtain relevant teaching permit within six months will be grounds for removal during probation. Must obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications within one year of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Depending on nature of assignment, candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Proficiency in a foreign language may be required. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Infant, toddler, and early childhood development, growth and behavior. Motor skills and development. Teaching in an early childhood setting. Classroom management with Infant-Toddler children. Report writing. Safe work practices. Modern office equipment Personal computer and software applications. Ability to: Maintain high quality classroom environments that meet or exceed the national average. Lead learning activities for children and parents. Maintain records and effectively prepare reports. Screen and assess children using developmentally appropriate tools; input data into program management tracking software. Plan developmentally appropriate activities for children. Learn and follow Early Head Start program procedures and regulations. Communicate effectively with children and parents. Follow oral and written directions. Work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment. Organize and complete work assignments to meet established deadlines pursuant to performance standards and departmental policies and procedures. Make objective observations of children and communicate the findings in writing. Stand, walk, squat, kneel, bend, twist, reach above shoulder level and below waist level, push and pull, and lift up to 30 lbs. while monitoring children. Grasp and manipulate items such as writing utensils. Sit on the floor while working with infants, toddlers and children. Carry and bottle feed infants/toddlers. Walk from a parked car to a home site and climb up flights of stairs as necessary. Administer CPR and Pediatric First Aid. Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Supplemental Information The Selection Process Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, copy of teacher's permit (or proof of application), copy of college transcripts, and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your teacher's permit (or proof of application), and copy of college transcripts to your online application. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires. Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant's score (before residency, seniority and/or veteran points, if applicable) and may determine rank on the eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III. Stage III: The third stage may consist of an oral examination that may be preceded by a brief assessment exercises (weighted 100%) that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section. The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This is a continuous recruitment; additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list and referred to hiring departments according to rank. Candidates who are on an active eligible list may not re-apply for the duration of the eligible list. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. Date of Examination: Tentatively Scheduled for the week of June 13, 2022 The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer. The City complies with all Federal, State and local laws mandating Equal Employment Opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal-opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. We are looking for someone who: Is a passionate educator who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of Oakland children and families. Likes to plan developmentally age-appropriate activities for children. Is a strong relationship builder with good communication skills. You will have the opportunity to interact in a culturally diverse workplace with infants, toddlers, parents, and community members. Has a genuine interest in learning and developing their career. Within the Head Start, there are opportunities to grow professionally. What you will typically be responsible for: Instructing children in basic infant/toddler education concepts. Organizing and setting up developmentally appropriate education and play materials for the classroom and/or the home. Conducting fire, disaster, and safety drills in the classroom; inspecting facility for safety standards and maintenance needs. Assisting in planning, organizing, and scheduling daily activities at the center classroom or in the home. Conducting developmental screenings, ongoing child observations, developmental assessments and devising Individual Development Plans (IDP) on all children enrolled in program; assisting in developing Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for special needs children. Maintaining a clean and organized indoor and outdoor environment, including the food service area. Making initial and final home visits; making additional/on-going home visits as needed. A few reasons you might love this job: You will be a part of a dynamic Head Start team. Your work will have a direct impact on providing important services to a community with a rich and dynamic history. You will have great colleagues. Head Start employees are fiercely passionate about public service and community, and proud to uplift Oakland as a dynamic, innovative, vibrant city. You will have excellent learning opportunities to grow and develop your expertise in early childhood development. A few challenges you might face in this job: Teachers need to find balance in their teaching style to ensure all children are learning as their skill levels may vary within the classroom. As a Head Start Instructor, you will face a considerable amount of change and you must remain flexible and adaptable. You will need to maintain composure, keeping emotions in control, in very difficult situations. Competencies Required: Professional and Technical Expertise Listening Oral Communication Reading Comprehension General Physical Ability Safety Focus * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Examples of Duties See class spec on our website at : Class specifications (Job Descriptions) | Job Opportunities (governmentjobs.com) Minimum Requirements for Application Education: Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or related field including twelve (12) post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development, plus three (3) units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting completed at an accredited or approved college or university; AND hold, or qualify for, a Master Teacher Child Development Permit (or higher level permit) issued by the State of California. Experience: Six months of full-time work experience or one year of part-time experience in a licensed childcare center or comparable group childcare program. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Must obtain a State of California Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher Child Development level within six months and maintain throughout tenure of employment. Must demonstrate proof of application for Master Teacher (or higher level) permit from the State of California upon hire. Failure to obtain relevant teaching permit within six months will be grounds for removal during probation. Must obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications within one year of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment. **Required at the time of application: Copy of College Transcripts. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attached the required documents to your online application. Also scan a copy of your State of California Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher Child Development level, (or copy of proof of application). Other Requirements: Depending on nature of assignment, candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Proficiency in a foreign language may be required. Desirable Qualifications: State of California Child Development Permit at the Master Teacher Child Development level Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will have their responses to the supplemental questionnaires evaluated and rated by subject matter experts . You will be notified if your application will be moving forward with the supplemental questionnaire evaluation. T he tentative date of the supplemental questionnaire evaluation is the week of January 9, 2023. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed approximately once every month. Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance: 37.5 hour work weeks, and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation: 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement: CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health: The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental: Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision: VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave: Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation: 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm . If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Daryl Look at dlook@oaklandca.gov. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill six (6) Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Instructor vacancies within the Human Services Department. Under direction in the Human Services Department, the Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Instructor position assists with instructing children enrolled in Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Programs; assists with introducing parents to early childhood development concepts; observes during developmental assessments and may document observations; assists in organizing and setting up educational and play materials for classrooms; and performs related duties as assigned. The Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Instructor is an entry-level classification in the Head Start/Early Head Start Instructor series. The incumbent is responsible for assisting assigned teacher(s) with conducting developmentally appropriate activities for children in the Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Programs. This classification can be distinguished from the Head Start/Early Head Start Instructor, which is a fully functional journey-level teacher position. It is further distinguished from the Head Start/Early Head Start Substitute Associate Instructor position, which is also an entry-level position that provides oversight and instruction in the classroom. The incumbent receives general supervision from the Early Childhood Center Director and may receive lead direction from Head Start/Early Head Start Instructors. This is a public contact position. Although no current vacancies require a specific language, bilingual skills are highly desirable, and the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills. **Required at the time of application: Copy of College Transcripts. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attach the required documents to your online application. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Examples of Duties Duties may include but are not limited to the following : Assist with instructing children in basic infant/toddler/preschool education concepts. Assist with organizing and setting up developmentally appropriate educational and play materials for the classroom. Assist with conducting fire, disaster and safety drills in the classroom; inspect facility for safety standards and maintenance needs. Assist with organizing and scheduling daily activities at the center classroom. Prepare snacks and serve meals. Assist with conducting outreach and recruiting children and families for enrollment in the Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Program. Observe, visually supervise and monitor children, and take action as needed during activities to ensure their health and safety at all times. Observe children for unusual behavior or illness and notify Head Start/Early Head Start Instructor or Early Childhood Center Director. Provide support during parent conferences. Maintain a clean and organized indoor and outdoor environment, including the food service area. Assist with maintaining routine records for daily attendance and progress of children in the classroom. Partner with parents to adhere to individualized educational programs (IEPs) for their children. Support the parent education, planning, and goal setting for parents. Promote parent/child bonding and nurturing parent/child relationships through modeling developmentally and culturally appropriate interactions and communications. Administer Pediatric First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as needed. Minimum Requirements for Application Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education: Six (6) units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) from an accredited college or university. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS : Education must include three (3) units of Infant/Toddler coursework. Experience: None required. Experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program is highly desirable. Copy of college transcript(s) is required and must be attached. Applications submitted without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attach the required documents to your on-line application. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Must obtain a State of California Child Development Assistant Teacher Permit within six (6) months of employment. Must demonstrate proof of application for Assistant Teacher Permit from the State of California upon hire. Failure to obtain relevant teaching permit within six (6) months will be grounds for removal. Must obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications within one year of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Depending on nature of assignment, candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Proficiency in a foreign language may be required. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Basic concepts of infant, toddler, preschool, and early childhood development, growth and behavior. Motor skills and development fundamentals. Principles and practices of teaching in an early childhood setting. Classroom safety related to care and oversight of infant/toddler/preschool children. Safe work practices. Modern office equipment. Personal computer and software applications. Ability to: Assist with leading learning activities for children and parents. Assist with maintaining records. Support the screening and assessment of children. Assist with implementing developmentally appropriate activities for children. Learn and follow Head Start/Early Head Start and California State Licensing rules and regulations. Communicate effectively with children and parents. Follow oral and written directions. Work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment. Carry out routine tasks in conjunction with assigned staff to meet established deadlines pursuant to performance standards and departmental policies and procedures. Stand, walk, squat, kneel, bend, twist, reach above shoulder level and below waist level, push and pull, and lift up to 50 lbs. while monitoring children. Grasp and manipulate items such as writing utensils. Sit on the floor while working with infants, toddlers and children. Carry and bottle feed infants/toddlers. Walk from a parked car to a home site and climb up flights of stairs as necessary. Administer CPR and Pediatric First Aid. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Supplemental Information The Selection Process Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, transcripts, and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your college transcripts to your online application. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires. Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant's score (before residency, seniority and/or veteran points, if applicable) and may determine rank on the eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III. Stage III: The third stage may consist of a oral examination that may be preceded by a brief written exercise (weighted 100%) that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section. The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This is a continuous recruitment; additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list and referred to hiring departments according to rank. Candidates who are on an active eligible list may not re-apply for the duration of the eligible list. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. Date of Examination: Tentatively Scheduled for mid-August, 2022 The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer. The City complies with all Federal, State and local laws mandating Equal Employment Opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill five Head Start/Early Head Start Substitute Associate Instructor vacancies within the Human Services Department. Under direction in the Human Services Department, the ideal candidate will assist in instructing children enrolled in Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Programs; assist in educating parents on early childhood development concepts; assist in developmental assessments; assist in organizing and setting up education and play materials for classroom and/or supports home visits; and performs related duties as assigned. This is an entry-level classification. The incumbent assists assigned teacher(s) in planning, organizing and conducting developmentally appropriate activities for children in the Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Programs. This is a classification in the Head Start Instructor series and can be distinguished from Head Start/Early Head Start Instructor, which allows for the supervision of a Head Start Substitute Associate Instructor position, and Early Childhood Center Director, which is a full supervisory position. The incumbent receives general supervision from the Early Childhood Center Director and may receive lead direction from Head Start/Early Head Start Instructor. **Required at the time of application: Copy of college transcript(s). Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attach the required documents to your online application. This is a public contact position. Although no current vacancies require a specific language, bilingual skills are highly desirable, and the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within the City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable. * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland Examples of Duties Instruct children in basic infant/toddler/preschool education concepts. Assist in organizing and setting up developmentally appropriate education and play materials for the classroom and/or the home. Assist in conducting fire, disaster and safety drills in the classroom; inspect facility for safety standards and maintenance needs. Assist in planning, organizing and scheduling daily activities at the center classroom or in the home. Assist in conducting developmental screenings, on-going child observations, developmental assessments and devise Individual Development Plans (IDP) on all children enrolled in program; assist in developing Individual Education Plans (IEP) for special needs children. Maintain a clean and organized indoor and outdoor environment, including the food service area. Support the initial and final home visits; make additional/on-going home visits as needed. Prepare snacks and serve meals. Assist with conducting outreach and recruiting children and families for enrollment in the Head Start/State Preschool/Early Head Start Program. Observe and supervise children in activities and ensure their health and safety at all times. Observe children for unusual behavior or illness and notify parents. Support parent conferences. Keep routine records for daily attendance and progress of children in the classroom and/or the home. Collaborate with parents in providing an individualized educational program for their children. Support the parent education, planning, and goal setting for parents. Promote parent/child bonding and nurturing parent/child relationships through modeling developmentally and culturally appropriate interactions and communications. Administer Pediatric First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as needed. Minimum Requirements for Application Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education: Twelve (12) post-secondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development completed at an accredited or approved college or university. Candidates must have units that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child family and community, child and family, or program/curriculum; AND hold, or qualify for, an Associate Teacher Child Development Permit (or higher level permit) issued by the State of California. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM SUBSTITUTES : Education must include six (6) units of Infant/Toddler coursework. Experience: Four months of full-time work experience or equivalent part-time experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program. Copy of college transcript(s) is required and must be attached. Applications submitted without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attach the required documents to your on-line application. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Must obtain a State of California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit within 6 months of employment. Must demonstrate proof of application for Associate Teacher (or higher level) permit from the State of California upon hire. Failure to obtain relevant teaching permit within six months will be grounds for removal. Must obtain Pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications within one year of employment and maintain throughout tenure of employment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Depending on nature of assignment, candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Proficiency in a foreign language may be required. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Infant, toddler, preschool, and early childhood development, growth and behavior. Motor skills and development. Teaching in an early childhood setting. Classroom management with infant/toddler/preschool children. Safe work practices. Modern office equipment. Personal computer and software applications. Ability to: Lead learning activities for children and parents. Maintain records. Assist in screening and assessing children using developmentally appropriate tools; assist in inputting data into program management tracking software. Plan developmentally appropriate activities for children. Learn and follow Head Start/Early Head Start and California State Licensing rules and regulations. Communicate effectively with children and parents. Follow oral and written directions. Work as part of a team in a culturally diverse environment. Organize and complete work assignments to meet established deadlines pursuant to performance standards and departmental policies and procedures. Make objective observations of children and communicate the findings in writing. Stand, walk, squat, kneel, bend, twist, reach above shoulder level and below waist level, push and pull, and lift up to 50 lbs. while monitoring children. Grasp and manipulate items such as writing utensils. Sit on the floor while working with infants, toddlers and children. Carry and bottle feed infants/toddlers. Walk from a parked car to a home site and climb up flights of stairs as necessary. Administer CPR and Pediatric First Aid. Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Supplemental Information The Selection Process Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, college transcript(s), and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Be sure to scan and attach a copy of your transcripts to your online application. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires. Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant's score (before residency, seniority and/or veteran points, if applicable) and may determine rank on the eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III. Stage III: The third stage may consist of an oral examination that may be preceded by a brief written (weighted 100%) that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section. The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This is a continuous recruitment; additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list and referred to hiring departments according to rank. Candidates who are on an active eligible list may not re-apply for the duration of the eligible list. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oaklandca If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. Date of Examination: Tentatively Scheduled for the week of June 20, 2022 The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer. The City complies with all Federal, State and local laws mandating Equal Employment Opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: Continuous
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position ***Continuous Recruitment*** Recruitment may close at any time Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. Why join the City of Oakland? The City of Oakland is recruiting to fill multiple Assistant Engineer II (Office) vacancies in Oakland Public Works (OPW), Department of Transportation (OakDOT), and Planning and Building Department (PBD). The following section describes the various teams and their functions within the City. Candidates may be referred to interview with one or more teams that have a vacancy as part of the continuous eligibility list. Department of Public Works Wastewater Engineering Management Division: Oakland Public Works owns and operates over 934 miles of sewer mains, ranging from 6 inches to over 66 inches in diameter, 28,500 sewer structures, and 11 pump stations. Most of the system is more than 50 years old, and some parts are as old as 100 years. The Wastewater Engineering Management Division includes engineering planning, design of the City's public sanitary sewer system through its Capital Improvement Program, implementation, oversight of the 2014 EPA Consent Decree for sanitary sewer overflows, and management of the Private Sewer Lateral Permit Program. An Assistant Engineer I will work with engineers, sewer maintenance staff, and construction inspectors to ensure regulatory compliance and permit code compliance are met. Watershed and Stormwater Management Division (WSMD): Oakland has a large and complex watershed and storm drainage network that includes over 40 miles of open creek channel, approximately 400 miles of storm drainpipes and culverts, 18,000 structures, 11 pump stations, and a growing number of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) features and full trash capture devices. Many of the storm drainage assets are over 80 years old and are reaching the end of their serviceable life. The Watershed and Stormwater Management Division (WSMD) manages projects and programs involving, but not limited to, storm drainage rehabilitation and replacement, hydrology, hydraulics, erosion and sediment control, stream restoration, stormwater BMPs, GSI, and NPDES stormwater permit requirements. An Assistant Engineer I will work with professional staff, engineers, storm drainage maintenance staff, and construction inspectors to deliver capital projects. Additionally, this position provides technical support to both City maintenance staff and the City Attorney’s office related to various stormwater and drainage issues. Construction Management Division: Construction Management in Public Works provides construction management and inspection services for capital improvement projects for both the Public Works and Department of Transportation departments. The types of projects are street improvements, sanitary sewer and storm drain improvements, renovation and new construction of city-owned buildings (including earthquake-damaged buildings, fire stations, libraries, parking facilities, and park and recreation facilities), new traffic signals, and streetlights. An Assistant Engineer I will work with the Civil Engineer during the construction of these capital improvement projects as they monitor the construction budget and schedule, conduct daily field inspections to monitor work activities in progress, negotiate and execute contract changes, review and approve contract payment for completed work, and serve as the project liaison with the Contractor, other City divisions, and outside agencies. Department of Transportation (OakDOT) The Oakland Department of Transportation's (OakDOT) mission is to envision, plan, build, operate, and maintain a transportation system for the City of Oakland and assure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses, and visitors. OakDOT is committed to designing traffic and transportation solutions that work to meet the needs of all Oaklanders and reduce existing inequities. OakDOT staff apply strong engineering, planning, policy, and implementation expertise to advance mobility, accessibility, equity, safety, and sustainability in our transportation system. As Assistant Engineer I will contribute towards the City’s Bike & Ped masterplan, City’s paving plan, and creating a comprehensive multimodal corridor for transportation (bike lanes, vehicles, pedestrian/walking, buses) in the City. Additionally, this position will work on projects in Downtown Oakland, Jack London, around Lake Merritt, and areas near BART stations implementing traffic calming measures and innovative bike lanes and bus boarding islands. Planning and Building Department Building and Infrastructure Plan Check Division: Oakland has experienced a development boom as active construction continues throughout its communities. With over 220,000 buildings under the City’s jurisdiction, the Planning and Building Department maintains the public health and safety of buildings and private infrastructure by ensuring adherence to pertinent codes, ordinances, and regulations. We welcome bright and talented engineers seeking a dynamic and rewarding work environment. In this dynamic environment, an Assistant Engineer I in the Planning and Building Department assists Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and the community with their development projects. An Assistant Engineer will review plans, specifications, and supporting documentation associated with building permit applications for conformance to model building codes and regulations. Additionally, this position interacts and coordinates with several departments throughout the City including the Planning Bureau, Fire Prevention Bureau, Department of Transportation, Public Works, Housing and Community Development, and City Administration. * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! * Working for the City of Oakland We are looking for someone who is: A Team Player: You will be expected to work with others on your team for design decisions using everyone’s best engineering judgment. You will also be expected to collaborate with other teams in plan review and field issues in construction. Creative: You will be expected to find innovative and equitable solutions to challenging and technical problems. Eager to Learn: You will practice Engineering, which will take a substantial amount of time and effort to master. A Strong Communicator: You will engage with individuals and organizations within the community. You will also be expected to write clearly when communicating with various stakeholders and local agencies. Organized: You will be expected to ensure that everyone involved complies with project plans for a consistent and accurate outcome. What you will typically be responsible for: In the Planning and Building Department, you will be reviewing small residential development projects to ensure conformance with Building Codes and assist the public by answering questions about the Building Code. In OakDOT, you will be supporting Civil Engineers and Assistant Engineers II with street improvement projects including putting together plans, specifications, and estimate packages, reviewing plans from consultants, and providing construction support when projects are in construction. For some positions, you will be working on in-house design projects producing sheets for demo, civil, striping, electrical, and landscaping plans. In the Public Works Watershed and Wastewater Division, you will be assisting Civil Engineers and Assistant Engineers II with designing infrastructure rehabilitation projects and assisting oversight of their construction. In the Public Works Construction Management Division, you will be providing quality control and contract oversight for contractors hired by the City to perform construction work on simple infrastructure projects. Read the complete job description by clicking here . A few reasons you might love this job: You will have the opportunity to deliver projects, programs, and services that contribute to creating a city where diversity is maintained, racial disparities have been eliminated, and racial equity has been achieved. You will have the opportunity to design projects and see them through construction. You will also learn standards and codes in design, field issues, and how to address them in construction. This is a great place to learn and grow as an engineer! You will work in an environment where you are actively encouraged to obtain licensure, certifications, and education to grow as a professional within the organization. You will have the flexibility to work from home and have an alternative work schedule. A few challenges you might face in this job: Engineering codes standard operating procedures, and City-specific ordinances will take time to learn and understand. You may need to engage with members of the public who are frustrated due to long permit processing times or who are impacted by construction processes. Competencies Required: Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software application Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new and better ways of doing things Flexible Staffing: This classification has been designated for flexible staffing. Incumbents in the Assistant Engineer I classification may be eligible to advance without formal examination to the Assistant Engineer II classification in accordance with established City flexible staffing policies and procedures. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Minimum Requirements for Application This recruitment will produce two eligible lists. The restricted list will be for full-time, permanent part-time, or part-time City and Port of Oakland employees who meet the minimum qualifications. The open list will be for all other applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications may be acceptable: Education : A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology . OR A degree in civil engineering from a non-accredited college and possession of an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate . Experience : None required. License or Certificate / Other Requirements: Successful incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost-effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Desirable Qualifications: Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate (If your bachelor’s degree is not accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, an EIT certificate is required). Knowledge of engineering codes and manuals (e.g. Building Code, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Green Book). Knowledge of technical aspects of engineering, financial costs, and safety concerns. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be sent a writing exercise , w hich will then be evaluated and rated by subject matter experts . The tentative date that the writing exercise will be sent to based on the schedule below: Tentative Schedule: Applications Submitted During the Below Timeframe: Writing Exercise Sent to Qualified Candidates: May 1 - June 30, 2024 Week of July 8, 2024 July 1 - August 31, 2024 Week of September 9, 2024 September 1 - October 31, 2024 Week of November 11, 2024 November 1 - December 31, 2024 Week of January 13, 2025 Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. This is a continuous recruitment; additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list and referred to hiring departments according to rank. Candidates who are on an active eligible list may not re-apply for the duration of the eligible list. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance: 37.5 hour work weeks and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation: 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement: CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health: The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental: Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision: VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave: Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation: 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Alanna Butler, Assistant Human Resource Analyst at abutler@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Full Time
The Position ***Continuous Recruitment*** Recruitment may close at any time Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. Why join the City of Oakland? The City of Oakland is recruiting to fill multiple Assistant Engineer II (Office) vacancies in Oakland Public Works (OPW), Department of Transportation (OakDOT), and Planning and Building Department (PBD). The following section describes the various teams and their functions within the City. Candidates may be referred to interview with one or more teams that have a vacancy as part of the continuous eligibility list. Department of Public Works Wastewater Engineering Management Division: Oakland Public Works owns and operates over 934 miles of sewer mains, ranging from 6 inches to over 66 inches in diameter, 28,500 sewer structures, and 11 pump stations. Most of the system is more than 50 years old, and some parts are as old as 100 years. The Wastewater Engineering Management Division includes engineering planning, design of the City's public sanitary sewer system through its Capital Improvement Program, implementation, oversight of the 2014 EPA Consent Decree for sanitary sewer overflows, and management of the Private Sewer Lateral Permit Program. An Assistant Engineer I will work with engineers, sewer maintenance staff, and construction inspectors to ensure regulatory compliance and permit code compliance are met. Watershed and Stormwater Management Division (WSMD): Oakland has a large and complex watershed and storm drainage network that includes over 40 miles of open creek channel, approximately 400 miles of storm drainpipes and culverts, 18,000 structures, 11 pump stations, and a growing number of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) features and full trash capture devices. Many of the storm drainage assets are over 80 years old and are reaching the end of their serviceable life. The Watershed and Stormwater Management Division (WSMD) manages projects and programs involving, but not limited to, storm drainage rehabilitation and replacement, hydrology, hydraulics, erosion and sediment control, stream restoration, stormwater BMPs, GSI, and NPDES stormwater permit requirements. An Assistant Engineer I will work with professional staff, engineers, storm drainage maintenance staff, and construction inspectors to deliver capital projects. Additionally, this position provides technical support to both City maintenance staff and the City Attorney’s office related to various stormwater and drainage issues. Construction Management Division: Construction Management in Public Works provides construction management and inspection services for capital improvement projects for both the Public Works and Department of Transportation departments. The types of projects are street improvements, sanitary sewer and storm drain improvements, renovation and new construction of city-owned buildings (including earthquake-damaged buildings, fire stations, libraries, parking facilities, and park and recreation facilities), new traffic signals, and streetlights. An Assistant Engineer I will work with the Civil Engineer during the construction of these capital improvement projects as they monitor the construction budget and schedule, conduct daily field inspections to monitor work activities in progress, negotiate and execute contract changes, review and approve contract payment for completed work, and serve as the project liaison with the Contractor, other City divisions, and outside agencies. Department of Transportation (OakDOT) The Oakland Department of Transportation's (OakDOT) mission is to envision, plan, build, operate, and maintain a transportation system for the City of Oakland and assure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses, and visitors. OakDOT is committed to designing traffic and transportation solutions that work to meet the needs of all Oaklanders and reduce existing inequities. OakDOT staff apply strong engineering, planning, policy, and implementation expertise to advance mobility, accessibility, equity, safety, and sustainability in our transportation system. As Assistant Engineer I, you will contribute towards the City’s Bike & Ped masterplan, City’s paving plan, and creating a comprehensive multimodal corridor for transportation (bike lanes, vehicles, pedestrian/walking, buses) in the City. Additionally, this position will work on projects in Downtown Oakland, Jack London, around Lake Merritt, and areas near BART stations implementing traffic calming measures and innovative bike lanes and bus boarding islands. Planning and Building Department Building and Infrastructure Plan Check Division: Oakland has experienced a development boom as active construction continues throughout its communities. With over 220,000 buildings under the City’s jurisdiction, the Planning and Building Department maintains the public health and safety of buildings and private infrastructure by ensuring adherence to pertinent codes, ordinances, and regulations. We welcome bright and talented engineers seeking a dynamic and rewarding work environment. In this dynamic environment, an Assistant Engineer I in the Planning and Building Department assists Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and the community with their development projects. An Assistant Engineer will review plans, specifications, and supporting documentation associated with building permit applications for conformance to model building codes and regulations. Additionally, this position interacts and coordinates with several departments throughout the City including the Planning Bureau, Fire Prevention Bureau, Department of Transportation, Public Works, Housing and Community Development, and City Administration. * Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! * Working for the City of Oakland We are looking for someone who is: Detail-oriented: You will be expected to apply City, state, and national standards in all of our projects. A Team Player: You will be expected to work with others on your team for design decisions using everyone’s best engineering judgment. You will also be expected to collaborate with other teams in plan review and field issues in construction. Creative: You will be expected to find innovative and equitable solutions to challenging and technical problems. A Strong Communicator: You will engage with individuals and organizations within the community. You will also be expected to write clearly when communicating with various stakeholders and local agencies. Organized: You will be expected to ensure that everyone involved complies with project plans for a consistent and accurate outcome. What you will typically be responsible for: Reviewing small residential projects to ensure conformance with the model building codes. Assisting the public with answering building code questions. Supporting the Civil Engineer or Project Manager in street improvement projects including putting together Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) packages, reviewing plans from consultants, and providing construction support when projects are in construction. Leading AutoCAD efforts for in-house design projects producing sheets for demo, civil, striping, electrical, and landscaping plans. In Public Works Watershed and Wastewater Divisions, you will be assisting Civil Engineers and other Assistant Engineers II in designing infrastructure rehabilitation projects and assisting oversight of their construction. In the Public Works Construction Management Division, you will be providing quality control and contracting oversight for contractors hired by the City to perform construction work on simple infrastructure projects. Read the complete job description by clicking here . A few reasons you might love this job: You will have the opportunity to deliver projects, programs, and services that contribute to creating a city where diversity is maintained, racial disparities have been eliminated, and racial equity has been achieved. You will have the opportunity to design projects and see them through construction, learn standards and codes in design, field issues, and how to address them in construction. This is a great place to learn and grow as an engineer! You will have the flexibility to work from home and have an alternative work schedule. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will need to assess and understand the needs of citizens, businesses, stakeholders, partner agencies, and the community to determine an outcome. You will work with Capital projects with various funding sources that present challenges with accelerated deadlines and delivery requirements. It takes time to learn City procedures needed to advance work, but your team will be there to guide and train you. Competencies Required: Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter expertise to the job Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Mathematical Facility: Performing computations and solving mathematical problems Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Fact Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new and better ways of doing things Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Design Sense: Creating work products that are functional, intuitive, and aesthetically pleasing Flexible Staffing: This classification has been designated for flexible staffing. Incumbents in the Assistant Engineer I classification may be eligible to advance without formal examination to the Assistant Engineer II classification in accordance with established City flexible staffing policies and procedures. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Minimum Requirements for Application This recruitment will produce two eligible lists. The restricted list will be for full-time, permanent part-time, or part-time City and Port of Oakland employees who meet the minimum qualifications. The open list will be for all other applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications may be acceptable: Education : A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university. A Master's degree in a civil engineering-related discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Experience : Two (2) years of civil engineering experience. License or Certificate / Other Requirements: Successful incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost-effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of engineering codes and manuals (e.g. Building Code, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Green Book). Knowledge of technical aspects of engineering, financial costs, and safety concerns. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. This is a continuous recruitment; additional names of successful candidates may be added to the eligible list periodically; candidates’ names will be merged onto the existing eligible list and referred to hiring departments according to rank. Candidates who are on an active eligible list may not re-apply for the duration of the eligible list. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be sent a writing exercise , w hich will then be evaluated and rated by subject matter experts . The tentative date that the writing exercise will be sent to you for completion will be based on the schedule below: Tentative Schedule: Applications Submitted During the Below Timeframe: Writing Exercise Sent to Qualified Candidates: May 1 - June 30, 2024 Week of July 8, 2024 July 1 - August 31, 2024 Week of September 9, 2024 September 1 - October 31, 2024 Week of November 11, 2024 November 1 - December 31, 2024 Week of January 13, 2025 Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance: 37.5 hour work weeks and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation: 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement: CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health: The City of Oakland pays the full cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and other HMO and PPO plans Dental: Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision: VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave: Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation: 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance up to $200k & Employee Training. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner , applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) . Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs . If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday . You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Alanna Butler, Assistant Human Resource Analyst at abutler@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Part Time
The Position ***Continuous Recruitment*** Recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications are received Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees . Why join the City of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Department? With an emphasis on Oakland’s youth, the Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) Department, and its partners will provide best-in-class, relevant, and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all. OPRYD believes that communities thrive when they play with a purpose. Our purpose is to Expose, Enlighten, Empower, and Encourage Educational Excellence through recreational experiences. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill multiple part-time Lifeguard positions in the Oakland Parks and Recreation Aquatic Centers for both seasonal and year-round employment. Working hours will vary from week to week. Lifeguards perform a variety of duties at aquatics facilities including swimming instruction, preventative lifeguarding, and other aquatic activities. For a list of all OPRYD Pools click h ere We are looking for someone who is: Customer service oriented. You have a reputation for providing exceptional customer service, going above and beyond to meet the needs of every customer, and leaving a lasting impression on their experience. A team player. You are a strong collaborator skilled at building meaningful connections across various departments and divisions, at all levels of the organization, and throughout the community with a commitment to achieving OPRYD’s mission. Interested in community engagement. You are enthusiastic about playing an active role in the Oakland community. What you will typically be responsible for: Ensuring patrons' safety and well-being by enforcing facility rules, preventing accidents, and providing swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Completing all necessary records and reports, including accidents, control and discipline, time slips, and leaves of absence. Assuming assigned custodial duties and assisting in patron registration for instructional classes. Maintaining positive public relations with the community. Read the complete job description by clicking this Lifeguard, PT *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: You will be part of a fun team. You will engage with community members and build positive relationships. Your work will result in a safer environment for all. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will need to keep composure when responding to emergencies. You may have to travel to multiple/various sites/recreation centers. Competencies Required: Building and Maintaining Relationships : Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Listening : Fully comprehending spoken communication Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Presentation Skill : Formally delivering information to groups Safety Focus : Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Minimum Requirements for Application This is a public contact position. The City highly encourages all bilingual candidates to apply! Some positions may require bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Under the authority of Civil Service Rules Section 5.03, if a position requires bilingual language skills, only those candidates who have indicated they are bilingual in the required language(s) will be referred. Bilingual candidates will be required to successfully pass a language proficiency test if selected for hire. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education: Equivalence to the completion of the eighth grade. Certifications: Current Red Cross certification in CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, Lifeguard Training and First Aid. Please scan and attach this required certification to your application. Failure to submit this required certification will result in disqualification from the selection process. Other Requirements: Candidates must be at least sixteen (16) years or older to apply. Candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Work Permits: Minors will be subject to state guidelines and restrictions governing their employment while employed with the City of Oakland. This shall include applicable work permits, records, hours worked, and time reporting guidelines. Minor seeking information regarding work permits should contact their local school district. When applicable, work permits must be obtained prior to beginning employment. Supplemental Information This is a continuous recruitment. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. This is an at-will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules, per Charter Section 902. All applications received will be forwarded to the (insert department name) for further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualification requirements may not result in further consideration, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note: Subsequent Oral Interviews and Water Tests will be scheduled periodically. Upcoming Dates: - Wednesday May 15, 2024 at Temescal Pool 2:30pm-5:00pm? - Sunday May 19, 2024 at Temescal Pool 12:00pm-3:00pm? ?- Wednesday May 22, 2024 at Temescal Pool 2:30pm-5:00pm? Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner , applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) . Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs . If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday . You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Jasmine Finney at jfinney@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Part Time
The Position ***Continuous Recruitment*** Recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees . Why join the City of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Department? With an emphasis on Oakland’s youth, the Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) Department, and its partners will provide best-in-class, relevant, and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all. OPRYD believes that communities thrive when they play with a purpose. Our purpose is to Expose, Enlighten, Empower, and Encourage Educational Excellence through recreational experiences. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill multiple part-time Pool Manager positions in Oakland Parks and Recreation Aquatic Centers for both seasonal and year-round employment. Working hours vary from week to week. Pool Managers perform a variety of duties at the City's pools, including planning and implementing aquatics programs, training and direction of part-time staff, and communicating with the public. For a list of all OPRYD Pools click h ere We are looking for someone who is: A team player Enthusiastic Excited to play an active role in the Oakland community What you will typically be responsible for: Directing the operation of pool facilities and coordinating aquatics programs with the community and department. Auditing lifeguard fitness levels, documenting observations, and implementing fitness programs as necessary. Overseeing revenue collection, ticket security, and record-keeping. Training and supervising aquatics staff according to management directives. Coordinating patron registration for instructional programs and overseeing Water Safety Instruction (WSI) facility programs. Maintaining equipment, pool supplies, and inventory records, while completing accident, revenue, and discipline reports. Ensuring accurate operational and financial records, conducting in-service training, and overseeing staff conditioning programs, along with assigning and supervising custodial duties. Read the complete job description by clicking this Pool Manager, PT *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: You will be part of a fun team. You will engage with community members and build positive relationships. Your work will result in a safer environment for all. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will need to deal with customer complaints. You may have to travel to multiple/various sites/recreation centers. Competencies Required: Building and Maintaining Relationships : Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Listening : Fully comprehending spoken communication Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Presentation Skill : Formally delivering information to groups Safety Focus : Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Minimum Requirements for Application This is a public contact position. The City highly encourages all bilingual candidates to apply! Some positions may require bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Under the authority of Civil Service Rules Section 5.03, if a position requires bilingual language skills, only those candidates who have indicated they are bilingual in the required language(s) will be referred. Bilingual candidates will be required to successfully pass a language proficiency test if selected for hire. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable: Education: High school graduation or equivalent. Experience: Two years aquatic experience. Certifications: Current Red Cross certifications in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED. Please scan and attach these required certifications to your application. Failure to submit these required certifications will result in disqualification from the selection process. Other Requirements: Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years or older to apply. Candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Supplemental Information This is a continuous recruitment. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. This is an at-will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules, per Charter Section 902. All applications received will be forwarded to OPRYD for further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualification requirements may not result in further consideration, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note: Subsequent Oral Interviews and Water Tests will be scheduled periodically. Upcoming Dates: - Wednesday May 15, 2024 at Temescal Pool 2:30pm-5:00pm? - Sunday May 19, 2024 at Temescal Pool 12:00pm-3:00pm? ?- Wednesday May 22, 2024 at Temescal Pool 2:30pm-5:00pm? Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner , applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) . Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs . If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday . You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Jasmine Finney at jfinney@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 14, 2024
Part Time
The Position ***Continuous Recruitment*** Recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees . Why join the City of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Department? With an emphasis on Oakland’s youth, the Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) Department, and its partners will provide best-in-class, relevant, and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all. OPRYD believes that communities thrive when they play with a purpose. Our purpose is to Expose, Enlighten, Empower, and Encourage Educational Excellence through recreational experiences. The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill multiple part-time Water Safety Instructor positions in the Oakland Parks and Recreation Aquatic Centers for both seasonal and year-round employment. Working hours will vary from week to week. Water Safety Instructors perform a variety of duties at the City's pools including swimming instruction, coordination of the Water Safety Instruction (WSI) program, and other aquatic activities. For a list of all OPRYD Pools click h ere We are looking for someone who is: Customer service oriented. You have a reputation for providing exceptional customer service, going above and beyond to meet the needs of every customer, and leaving a lasting impression on their experience. A team player. You are a strong collaborator skilled at building meaningful connections across various departments and divisions, at all levels of the organization, and throughout the community with a commitment to achieving OPRYD’s mission. Interested in community engagement. You are enthusiastic about playing an active role in the Oakland community. What you will typically be responsible for: Ensuring pool patrons' safety and well-being by enforcing rules, preventing accidents, and administering first aid. Providing swimming lessons to all ages and abilities, following American Red Cross guidelines. Supervising and directing Water Safety Aides in the "Learn-to-swim" program. Assisting the Pool Manager in coordinating and implementing water safety instruction. Completing all necessary records, including accident reports, and time slips. Aiding in patron registration for swim classes and maintaining positive community relations. Read the complete job description by clicking this Water Safety Instructor, PT *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: You will be part of a fun team. You will engage with community members and build positive relationships. Your work will result in a safer environment for all. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will need to deal with customer complaints. You may have to travel to multiple/various sites/recreation centers. Competencies Required: Building and Maintaining Relationships : Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships Customer Focus : Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Listening : Fully comprehending spoken communication Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Presentation Skill : Formally delivering information to groups Safety Focus : Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards Minimum Requirements for Application This is a public contact position. The City highly encourages all bilingual candidates to apply! Some positions may require bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Under the authority of Civil Service Rules Section 5.03, if a position requires bilingual language skills, only those candidates who have indicated they are bilingual in the required language(s) will be referred. Bilingual candidates will be required to successfully pass a language proficiency test if selected for hire. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable: Experience: One year of aquatics experience. Previous experience as a swim coach or competitive swimmer is highly desirable. Certifications: Current Red Cross certifications in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED. Please scan and attach these required certifications to your application. Failure to submit these required certifications will result in disqualification from the selection process. Other Requirements: Candidates must be at least seventeen (17) years or older to apply. Candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance and have a physical examination including a TB screening. Work Permits: Minors will be subject to state guidelines and restrictions governing their employment while employed with the City of Oakland. This shall include applicable work permits, records, hours worked, and time reporting guidelines. Minors seeking information regarding work permits should contact their local school district. When applicable, work permits must be obtained prior to beginning employment. Supplemental Information This is a continuous recruitment. This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. This is an at-will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules, per Charter Section 902. All applications received will be forwarded to OPRYD for further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualification requirements may not result in further consideration, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note: Subsequent Oral Interviews and Water Tests will be scheduled periodically. Upcoming Dates: - Wednesday May 15, 2024 at Temescal Pool 2:30pm-5:00pm? - Sunday May 19, 2024 at Temescal Pool 12:00pm-3:00pm? ?- Wednesday May 22, 2024 at Temescal Pool 2:30pm-5:00pm? Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner , applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) . Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs . If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday . You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Jasmine Finney at jfinney@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 09, 2024
Full Time
The Position ***Recruitment Reopened*** This recruitment has been reopened to accept additional applications. Candidates who previously applied to this recruitment do not need to reapply. The City of Oakland is an equal-opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. The Planning & Building Department oversees regulations for the City's growth and development. By reviewing project plans, enforcing local ordinances, developing neighborhood plans, and responding to public concerns, we work to create an environment that supports the health and welfare of all Oaklanders. Our department seeks dynamic individuals with a positive outlook, outgoing personality, and the ability to adapt and excel in our fast-paced, yet detail-oriented team environment. We are looking for someone who: Able to handle stressful and sensitive situations: y ou will interact with diverse groups and must effectively manage each situation you encounter . Can coordinate functions and activities between departments: you will act as a liaison between different departments and facilitate teamwork. Can communicate effectively in both oral and written form: you will communicate with diverse groups with varying degrees of understanding. Prepare reports, proposals, and other written materials: your written materials will play a crucial role in informing decision-makers and communicating complex information effectively to stakeholders. What you will typically be responsible for: Assisting in performing Zoning Inspections of permitted construction projects as necessary to confirm planning compliance. Coordinating with Inspection Services staff to monitor project compliance with Zoning codes, planning conditions of approval, guideline requirements, and other applicable land use codes. Identifying planning compliance requirements applicable to permitted construction projects, as per planning approval letters, staff reports, CEQA documents, City Council Resolutions, Compliance Tables, etc. Generating complaint correspondence (i.e. Courtesy Notices, NOV, Billing Requests, Warrants, Liens, Compliance Plans. Issuing infraction citations for violations of approved conditions. Investigating alleged code violations and respond to complaints. Coordinating abatement strategy as needed with Zoning, CMO (Nuisance Abatement Unit), CAO, OPD, etc. Recording and documenting abatement progress on Accela (permit tracking system). Read the complete job description by clicking here: Planning Investigator Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: You will be part of a productive work environment that fosters growth, efficiency, and achievement. You will be making a positive impact on the residents of Oakland and the wider community. You will join a team that is both helpful and considerate, fostering an enjoyable and supportive work environment. A few challenges you might face in this job: You will need to navigate intricate issues and develop innovative solutions quickly and efficiently. You will need to manage stressful situations and interactions with internal and external customers. You will need to quickly evaluate and manage multiple demands ensuring efficient service and prioritizing critical tasks. Competencies Required: Critical Thinking : Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims Fact Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Professional & Technical Expertise : Applying technical subject matter to the job Attention to Detail : Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products Informing : Proactively obtaining and sharing information Oral Communication : Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing : Communicating effectively in writing Handling & Resolving Conflict : Managing interpersonally strained situations Interpersonal Savvy: Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations Professional Impact : Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization Teamwork : Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals Minimum Requirements for Application Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, zoning, architecture or closely related field. Experience: Two (2) years of planning, code enforcement, and/or inspection related work experience including public contact. Previous experience performing investigations is highly desirable. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE / OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Driver's License to be maintained throughout duration of employment. Certification by California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CASEO) must be obtained within 12 months of appointment to this position, unless the appointee is otherwise exempted based on California Building Standards Code 18949.28. The Planning Investigator is required to maintain possession of a valid inspector certification throughout tenure of employment with the City of Oakland and renew on or before expiration. Failure to maintain this certificate may result in dismissal from employment. Certification as a building inspector from the International Code Council (ICC) is desirable. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable. OTHER REQUIREMENTS May be required to conduct field visits on nights and weekends and outside of standard work hours. Must be willing to work outdoors and in a variety of weather conditions. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and HR staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be sent a writing exercise, which will then be evaluated and rated by subject matter experts. The tentative date that the writing exercise will be sent to you for completion is the week of June 24, 2024. For some recruitments, more than one type of assessment may be used. Depending on the number of candidates who pass the first assessment (writing exercise) you may be asked to complete a secondary assessment before the recruitment is finalized. If a secondary assessment is scheduled, you will be notified by email with specific details. If a secondary assessment is not scheduled, department hiring interviews will occur during this time frame. Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance : 37.5 hour work weeks, and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation - 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health - The City of Oakland pays for the cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care and other HMO and PPO plans Dental - The City of Oakland pays for Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision - The City of Oakland pays for VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Training, & possible Telecommuting. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Jessica Daubenmire-Chambers at: jdaubenmire-chambers@oaklandca.gov . The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 07, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal-opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. Exam Number: 24-PS169-07/JUL 197B The Oakland Police Department is hiring Police Officer Trainees. The ideal candidate will have the education and experience that demonstrate personal motivation, interest in others, and the ability to deal effectively and fairly with residents and co-workers. The ideal candidate will be able to identify problems and resolve them quickly while under pressure, and want to work in a fast-paced, urban environment. After successful completion of the academy, Police Officers receive step increases on an annual basis and may reach the top step after five years. Immediate benefits include city-paid health and dental insurance for employees and dependents. Upon graduation from the academy, the benefits package includes a pension provided by the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS); vacation leave, sick leave, and holidays; education tuition reimbursement; life insurance; employee assistance program; and deferred compensation plan. Examples of Duties Minimum Requirements for Application Minimum Qualifications Education: Diploma from an accredited U.S. high school or G.E.D. certificate. Age: Candidates must be 21 years of age upon graduation from the academy, which is six months in duration. Driver's License: Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License to operate an automobile at the time of application. Criminal Record: Candidates may not have any felony convictions or other misdemeanor convictions that would prevent carrying a firearm. Citizenship : Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible for and have applied for U.S. citizenship. Candidates may be screened out at any point in the process based on the position requirements. The Oakland Police Department reserves the right to waive selection components of individuals based on prior experience or certification. Application and Selection Procedures Step 1: Submit Application - Online Application Only Our online application system is provided by NEOGOV. Click on the link below to apply. You may be required to copy the link and paste it into your browser. Police Officer Trainee (197B) Application You must apply online prior to the close of the job announcement. If you do not have access to a computer, computer stations are available at any City of Oakland Public Library. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NEOGOV's Live Candidate Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. Once a candidate has submitted an online application via NEOGOV, any changes to contact information (name, address, phone number, etc.) should be updated immediately. To update contact information, send a detailed email to opdjobs@oaklandca.gov . List your full name and all new information that needs to be updated. Failure to maintain current contact information may result in loss of eligibility. Step 2: Self-Schedule Virtual Written Exam Self-Scheduled Virtual or In-Person National Testing Network (NTN) Written Exam The exam must be completed no later than July 26, 2024. The In-Person National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Written Examination is scheduled to be administered on various days and locations. To sign up for the test, visit the National Testing Network (NTN) website at: https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/index.cfm?mode=page/faq-virtual-testing . Written test scores must be submitted to the OPD Recruiting and Background Unit by July 26 , 2024. You can also complete National Testing Network (NTN) Frontline Written Examination virtually. Please review the Virtual Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page at: https ://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/index.cfm?mode=page/ faq-virtual-testing . If your computer system will not support virtual testing, please notify our office via e-mail at opdjobs@oaklandca.gov . Step 3A: OPD Physical Ability Test. The written exam must be submitted or scheduled no later than July 26 , 2024, to participate in the Physical Ability Test. When: Saturday, August 10, 2024 Where: Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Parking Lot C, Oakland, CA 94619 (Location Subject to Change based on weather conditions) If you have problems scheduling the written examination, the link for NTN Customer Support is: http://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/contact.cfm Note: OPD accepts the NTN and PELLETB written tests and WSTB Physical Agility Test offered by the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. If you have already taken the NTN or PELLET-B written test, and/or the WSTB Physical Agility Test, please see "Supplemental Information" below to learn how to submit your scores to OPD. Step 3B: Oral Exam Successful candidates will be invited to participate in an exam that is designed to evaluate job-related skills and abilities such as oral communication, interpersonal skills, and judgment. In addition to general questions, candidates will be presented with hypothetical scenarios and asked to explain how they would respond to each situation. The Oral Exam is scheduled for August 10 , 2024 , the same day as the Physical Ability Test . If candidate populations exceed the capacity for given Oral Exam date, the Oakland Police Department reserves the right to schedule candidates across the next, available, test date. Candidates who pass the Oral Exam will be placed on a ranked eligibility list for further consideration. Placement on the eligibility list neither guarantees nor implies that a candidate will be offered employment. The order of placement on the eligibility list does not determine the order in which candidates will be considered. Police Officer Trainee is an unclassified position. Preference points are awarded to Oakland residents and/or veterans. (See below for how to claim preference points.) Step 4: Background Investigation Process and Chief's Character Review & Interview Eligible candidates selected for a background investigation will be contacted by a background investigator who will assist them through the process. Candidates will also be required to submit to a polygraph examination. The Police Department reserves the right to disqualify individuals who have previously been rejected for hire based upon conditions that are not subject to change, e.g., non-correctable medical conditions or felony convictions. In addition, the Department may reject individuals who have previously been rejected for hire based on psychological testing or background factors. Upon successful completion and review of the background investigation, a Chief's Character Review Panel will make employment selections. Candidates selected will be scheduled for a Chief's Interview and if approved, will receive a conditional job offer of employment, contingent upon successfully passing a medical and psychological examination. Supplemental Information Candidates who have previously taken the NTN Front line written exam and wish to waive the written test portion must request that NTN provide their written test score to the OPD Recruiting and Background Unit by July 26 , 2024 , to be considered for this testing group. Minimum Passing NTN Written T-Score: Human Relations Video Score: 65%; Writing Score: 70%; Reading Score: 70%. Test dates older than July 26 , 2023 , will not be accepted. Candidates who have previously taken the PELLETB written exam, and received a score of 45 or higher , are eligible to waive the written test portion of the examination process. To obtain a waiver, the candidate must submit a letter (on agency letterhead) that states that the candidate has taken the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written exam. The letter must be submitted by uploading it with the online application or bringing it to the OPD Recruiting and Background Unit by July 26 , 2024 , to be considered for this testing group. The test results must contain the total T-Score AND the date of the test; test dates older than July 26 , 2023 , will not be accepted. POST T-Scores and test dates will be verified with POST. Candidates who wish to take the PELLETB written exam before July 26 , 2024, may find a schedule of upcoming dates at https://theacademy.ca.gov/tests . As mentioned above, written test results must be uploaded with the online application or brought to the OPD Recruiting and Background Unit no later than July 26 , 2024 , to be considered for this test group. All results will be verified. Candidates who have previously taken the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium and wish to waive the physical test portion of the examination process, must submit the official Verification Letter, either by uploading with the online application or bringing it to the OPD Recruiting and Background Unit by July 26 , 2024, to be considered for this testing group. The minimum passing score is 320. Test dates older than July 26 , 2023 , will not be accepted. All scores and test dates will be verified with South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. Additional Information Candidates should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned . The Oakland Police Department reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessities. Oakland Residency and Veteran's Preference Points Candidates claiming residency preference points will be required to show proof of Oakland residency at the Oral Exam. Acceptable forms of residency verification include a California Driver's License, California Identification Card, or a utility bill. Candidates claiming veteran's preference points must submit a copy of Form DD-214 at the Oral Exam. Selective Certification Some positions may require specific bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Candidates for those positions would have to demonstrate the required skill to be selectively certified to the positions. Fee Waiver NTN charges a nominal fee for its test. Candidates with demonstrated financial hardship may submit a request to have the fee waived by NTN prior to registering for the exam. Fee waiver requests must be submitted by Friday, July 26 , 2024, for this testing group. Late requests will not be accepted. To complete the Fee Waiver Request Form visit www.nationaltestingnetwork.com . Candidates will be required to mail the waiver to the address on the form. It will be forwarded to the OPD Recruiting and Background Unit for final decision. The process may take several weeks. It is the candidate's responsibility to allow sufficient time for waiver request review and processing. Submitting a fee waiver does not exempt the candidate from meeting testing deadlines. Candidates will be notified by email of the decision. See "Candidate FAQ #25" on the NTN website ( www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/faqs.cfm ) to learn more about how to apply for a fee waiver. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
CITY OF OAKLAND, CA Oakland, California, United States
Jul 03, 2024
Full Time
The Position The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees. Why join the City of Oakland Planning & Building Department? The Development Planning and Zoning divisions process current planning entitlements. We process multiple design review, conditional use permits, variances and subdivisions, both at a staff level and before Planning Commission. Most of the zoning cases can utilize CEQA exemptions but sometimes more complex CEQA review is required. While zoning staff generally do not work the permit center, they will be expected to review applications for new zoning cases using Teams for live intake appointments. The Development Planning Division processes larger and more complex entitlement applications, typically requiring complex CEQA analysis, interdepartmental coordination and review, and discretionary action. Both divisions work dynamically to move high-quality housing, commercial and neighborhood development forward to serve the community. The Strategic Planning Division works on a variety of projects and policy change. The Division is starting on updating its Land Use and Transportation Element; Open Space, Conservation, and Recreation Element; Nosie Element, as well as a new Infrastructure Element. Planning and Zoning Code Amendments will accompany changes to implement these Elements. The Division continues to work on implementing many actions from the City’s recently adopted Housing, Environmental Justice, and Safety Elements. All of these updates are making major policy changes to allow for more housing in Oakland and looking at providing 15 minute neighborhoods that provide a variety of land uses for residents to easily access. Other types of projects currently in progress include Objective Design Standards and regulations for Short-Term Rentals. We are looking for someone who is: Knowledgeable about land use planning law in California Knowledgeable about CEQA and how it relates to entitlement review Able to coordinate work with departments with differing objectives and roles Able to work in a high-stress, fast-paced environment Able to formulate independent judgement related to zoning entitlement review, with backup as needed Able to communicate with the public on the phone, bye email, and through community engagement meetings. Able to do research on best practices and formulate recommendations based on the research. What you will typically be responsible for: Planning and conducting research studies regarding land use, zoning, subdivisions, environmental impact, and urban design. Processing planning permits, environmental review applications, subdivision modifications, and plan check modifications/additions/alterations to structures. Preparing environmental impact studies, working with consultants in the preparation of Environmental Impact Reports. Developing studies, designs, and plans of current projects or specific phases of the General Plan. Conducting rezoning studies, including background research, site visits, review of regulations, survey maps, and public meetings. Participating in all work levels of routine planning studies, including outline of work methodologies, conclusions, and recommendations. Providing information and assistance on projects to developers, property owners, and the general public regarding laws, policies, regulations, standards, and planning procedures. Responding to complaints from the public and developers. Read the complete job description by clicking the link below. Planner II *Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland! Working for the City of Oakland A few reasons you might love this job: Good camaraderie amongst staff in the Bureau of Planning, people share knowledge and help one another, seasoned staff mentor and support newer staff. This is a good place to grow. It’s tough and challenging but you will be exposed to a lot of complex conditions and experiences in Oakland that you might not ever experience in a smaller and less diverse jurisdiction. Being able to work on policy changes that can positively affect the growth of the City of Oakland by creating an equitable and just city. Zoning is rewarding in that you see proposals that you analyzed developed. Zoning is a good mixture of newer staff with new ideas and goals leavened with a core of seasoned veterans who know process and historical context. A few challenges you might face in this job: Working with the public can sometimes be difficult Working in a political environment within a bureaucracy Not all processes are well documented Demanding workload due to current vacancies which the city is actively working to fill Competencies Required: Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims. Fact Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications Adaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires Establishing Credibility: Doing what one commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others. Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue Writing: Communicating effectively in writing Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers Valuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplace Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals Minimum Requirements for Application This recruitment will produce two eligible lists. The restricted list will be for full-time, permanent part-time, or part-time City employees who meet the minimum qualifications. The open list will be for all other applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable. Education : Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, geography, or a related field. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in city or urban planning may be substituted for one year of experience. Experience : Three years of urban planning experience. License or Certificate / Other Requirements Successful incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Desirable Qualifications: CEQA experience. Knowledge of land use planning practices, particularly entitlement review. Knowledge of state subdivision regulations. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. Supplemental Information The Recruitment Process: The City of Oakland works with a Civil Service system. Applicants apply online, and Human Resources staff reviews their experience, education, and training listed on the application against the “minimum qualifications” listed for each position. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements are then invited to participate in an assessment process (or testing) to measure their knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualification requirements will have an opportunity to request a final review. Candidates must request a final review within 5 business days of being notified that they did not meet the minimum qualifications. In the final review, candidates may clarify information already provided on their application. No additional work history, education, or certifications will be accepted. Any decisions made during this review process will be final. For this recruitment, all qualified applicants will be sent a writing exercise, which will then be evaluated and rated by subject matter experts. The tentative date that the writing exercise will be sent to you for completion is the week of August 5, 2024. Candidates who pass each stage in the process will be placed on an eligible list. Some candidates may receive extra points, for example, if you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge, or if you are a current City of Oakland resident. If you’re applying to a “restricted” posting and you are eligible as a current City employee, you may also receive additional points for your City service. Extra points are only applied to passing scores, so if you do not pass every element of the testing process, you cannot use extra points to pass. The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process and date of examination as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. What’s in it for you? Work/Life Balance: 37.5 hour work weeks, and a flexible/hybrid remote schedule 15 paid holidays Vacation - 2 weeks per year minimum with the ability to accrue more depending on public sector years of service Retirement - CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) with a pension formula of 2.5% @ 55 (for Classic CalPERS members) and 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS members. Classic Employees contribute 8% of pre-tax wages. The City of Oakland does not participate in Social Security Health - The City of Oakland pays for the cost of employee and eligible dependent coverage at the Kaiser rate. Other plans include Anthem, Blue Shield, United Health Care and other HMO and PPO plans Dental - The City of Oakland pays for Delta Dental full premium for employees and eligible dependents Vision - The City of Oakland pays for VSP full premium for employees and eligible dependents Sick leave - Employees accrue 12 days per year Deferred Compensation - 457(b) pre-tax plan and an after-tax ROTH 401(k)plan Other benefits include a Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Training, & possible Telecommuting. Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Disaster Service Workers All employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. How to Apply Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm. If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*: • CalPERS Medical • Dental • Vision • Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu • Flexible Spending Accounts • Commuter Benefits • Group & Supplemental Life Insurance • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) • Pension Benefits • Deferred Compensation * Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements Closing Date/Time: 7/30/2024 11:59 PM Pacific