City of San Jose

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9 job(s) at City of San Jose

City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.   The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is seeking to fill four (4) Associate Engineer positions in the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP). The Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) Development Division contributes to the Department’s mission through its primary focus on key areas of responsibility that include; public education and outreach services, investigation of fires to determine cause and origin, and code compliance activities such as plan review and inspection. For more information about BFP, please click here. Under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer, the Associate Engineer position performs a variety of professional engineering, plan review, and inspection work. Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following: - Examine plans, perform calculations and review specifications for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings for compliance with the California Building Code, California Fire Code, California State Fire Marshal regulations, and applicable NFPA standards and local ordinances. - Provide technical advice to consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, department officers and staff, and the Fire Marshal on the application or interpretation of fire safety codes/regulations, and on the resolution of fire safety issues found in the preliminary design of buildings. - Analyze and evaluate proposals for alternate materials, methods of construction, and/or variances to fire safety codes and regulations. - Conduct field inspections to ensure that the finished construction complies with approved plans. The subject of the incumbent’s tasks will be focused on one or more of the following Sections of BFP areas: Building Life Safety Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Detection/Fire Alarm Systems, Hazardous Materials and Site Development. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.  
City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 28, 2020
Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.    Industrial Process Control Specialist I: $66,456 - $80,870.40 Industrial Process Control Specialist II: $80,840.40 - $98,280 Industrial Process Control Specialist III: $89,253.20 - $108,867.20 The Energy and Automation Division is responsible for energy production and distribution and process automation and control. Staff located at the plant provide preventive and corrective maintenance, emergency repair to support 24/7 operation of the plant, and participate in the design and implementation of capital improvement projects. The division is organized in five sections: power & air, electrical, HVAC, instrument & control and plant process control.   The IPCS I/II/III classifications perform programming and related work in the design, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility distributed control, network and data historian systems used for control and/or study of municipal wastewater processes. Performs related work as required.   An incumbent in this position must operate and follow directions in all phases. This position involves communication with a wide range of staff at the plant as well as contractors and help other team members with network troubleshooting and installing equipment.  Industrial Process Control Specialists must maintain system documentation and backups, as well as continue to acquire skills and knowledge of process control applications through on-the-job and training classes.  This is essential to have the ability to identify system problems by employing hardware and software diagnostics programs, verify nature of system malfunctions and rectify or provide information required to effect repairs.  All DCS related cabinets and other equipment must be properly organized, tagged, labeled, and orderly. 
City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 19, 2020
Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers . The pay scale for this position is: $43.72 to $53.27 Hourly or $90,937.60 to $110,801.60 Annually. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate's qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Industrial Electrician classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. The San José - Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) is one of the largest advanced wastewater treatment facilities in the nation and treats water from homes and businesses in the cities of San José, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and unincorporated areas within Santa Clara County. The RWF serves a population of over 1.4 million people and has the capacity to treat 167 million gallons of wastewater per day. For more information visit our website at https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/environment/water-utilities/regional-wastewater-facility       The RWF is hiring Industrial Electricians . These positions will be located at the RWF at 700 Los Esteros Road, San Jose, CA 95134. The RWF is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The typical schedule for this position is day shift, Monday through Friday and infrequently the position may be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays if needed. Upon completion of probation, employees may elect to work a flexible work schedule such as four, ten hour days per week or an alternate work schedule of working nine hours each day with one day off every other week.    The Industrial Electrician performs journey-level electrical work in connection with the construction, maintenance, installation, inspection testing, repair and alteration of electrical power generating plant and substation machinery and equipment and other electrical equipment and systems found in the Facility and performing related work as required.   Key responsibilities and typical duties include but not limited to: maintaining, operating and adjusting electrical primary power substations ranging from 4160 to 115kv, including circuit breakers, relays, batteries and controls; testing low and high voltage electrical equipment including circuits, transformers, variable frequency drives (VFD’s), high voltage switches, phase shifters, and electrical components of process control, telemetering, cathodic protection systems and electronic equipment boards; diagnosing problems and determining needed repairs or modifications; installing conduit and pulling wires for motors, control panels and lighting fixtures; reviewing work orders, maintaining activity logs, preparing requisitions and obtaining approvals for various projects; designing, fabricating and installing electrical systems and components to ensure  code compliance; installing wiring and electrical equipment; determining precautions and following safe and effective work procedures; checking job sites for potential hazards; attending various meetings and acts as a liaison with contractors, vendors, and other departments; purchasing electrical supplies and filling out paperwork; coordinating purchases and choosing vendors; responding to emergencies including evaluating and taking required actions and determining if support is needed immediately; performing other duties of a similar nature or level.   This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. 
City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 15, 2020
Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.   The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is seeking to fill four (4) Associate Engineer positions in the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP). Please note that three (3) positions are permanent and one (1) position is temporary limit dated, through June 30, 2020.The Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) Development Division contributes to the Department’s mission through its primary focus on key areas of responsibility that include; public education and outreach services, investigation of fires to determine cause and origin, and code compliance activities such as plan review and inspection. For more information about BFP, please click here. Under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer, the Associate Engineer position performs a variety of professional engineering, plan review, and inspection work. Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following: - Examine plans, perform calculations and review specifications for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings for compliance with the California Building Code, California Fire Code, California State Fire Marshal regulations, and applicable NFPA standards and local ordinances. - Provide technical advice to consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, department officers and staff, and the Fire Marshal on the application or interpretation of fire safety codes/regulations, and on the resolution of fire safety issues found in the preliminary design of buildings. - Analyze and evaluate proposals for alternate materials, methods of construction, and/or variances to fire safety codes and regulations. - Conduct field inspections to ensure that the finished construction complies with approved plans. The subject of the incumbent’s tasks will be focused on one or more of the following Sections of BFP areas: Building Life Safety Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Detection/Fire Alarm Systems, Hazardous Materials and Site Development. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.  
City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 15, 2020
Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The San José Fire Department is recruiting to fill a Fire Communications Dispatch Manager (Division Manager) in the Fire Communications Division of the department. This position is a management level position which receives direction from the Assistant Fire Chief and is part of the Fire Department Senior Staff team. The Fire Communications Dispatch Manager position is characterized by the responsibility to develop and implement policies, procedures, and operating standards and continuously evaluate the efficiency and maintenance of all communication equipment and systems in the Fire Communications Center (FCC). This classification has broad discretion and makes independent judgments within the overall policy guidelines established by the department.   Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to:   Oversees personnel in the proper performance of their duties, ensuring established policies, procedures, practices, techniques, and instructions are carried out in the prescribed uniform and standardized manner. Manages, supervises, and coordinates the programs and activities of the Fire Communications Center (FCC). Directs and oversees the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Oversees the development and review of the fire communications dispatch center work plan; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors workflow for assigned functions; reviews work products, methods, and procedures. Trains, motivates, and evaluates FCC personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends and implements discipline procedures. Conducts a variety of organizational and operational analyses; recommends modifications to FCC programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. Serves as liaison for the FCC with other City departments, bureaus, and outside agencies. Provides responsible administrative support to the Fire Chief; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Directs and oversees the administration of the FCC annual budget; recommends additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Coordinates and attends various meetings, including the Public Safety Communications Managers Association (PSCMA), Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVIRA), and meetings directed by the Fire Chief. Keeps abreast of developments in dispatch technology and makes recommendations for equipment hardware and software. Conducts short- and long-range strategic planning for the development, maintenance, and improvement of the fire communications system. The starting salary will be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.  In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Division Manager classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.    This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. 
City Of San Jose San Jose, CA, USA
May 14, 2020
Full Time
The Police Communications Manager will report directly to the Deputy Chief of BOA and is an essential executive position within the Police Department. The San José Police Department Police Communications Manager will be responsible for operating and managing the largest Communications Center in Santa Clara County. The Police Communications Manager will set Division policy related to public dispatch protocol and will ensure workforce productivity through effective interpersonal skills and adherence to instituted procedures. The Manager will supervise shift managers assign and prioritize staff work, evaluate the performance of mid-level managers and monitor the evaluation process for all Division employees. The Manager will be responsible for preparing, administering and managing the Division budget. This will include the authorization of expenditures while complying with City protocols. The Manager will ensure the budget is kept within the appropriate authorizations. The Manager will manage all aspects of Communications projects such as CAD replacements and/or upgrades, telephone upgrades and radio upgrades. This will be accomplished by negotiating contracts, scheduling vendors and requesting services. The Manager will be responsible for holding contractors accountable in an expeditious and efficient manner. The Manager will prepare, and present department reports for Senior Management and City Council. This will include preparing Annual Performance Plans and Quarterly Program Management Reports that encompass measures, accomplishments and needs of the Division. The Police Communications Manager will work closely with other Department managers and must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, decision-making and collaborative skills. The Manager must be able to develop a cohesive work environment. The essential functions of this position are as follows: • A history of effectively managing communications staff and working in an environment in which senior department managers regularly balance competing expectations from groups with diverse points of views and interests. • Skill in creating new approaches to a variety of unprecedented and problematic situations. • Ability to manage a complex and critical operation, communicate well with an experienced staff, including the oversight of a public safety communications operation for both day-to-day operations as well as future development. • Politically astute and able to establish trust with other city departments, as well as outside public and private agencies. • Strong leadership ability relating to employee supervision, motivation, training, and hiring, including mentoring and coaching. • Understand and communicate information about complex systems to individuals with varying levels of experience. • Knowledge of modern public safety systems, including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), 9-1-1 telephone systems, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems and Next Generation 9-1-1 technologies. • Effective communication skills and approachability with staff at all levels. • Commitment to excellence and customer service. • Ability to clearly express ideas, verbally and in written form. • The Division operates 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year including holidays. As such, the Manager must be available via telephone at all times and may be scheduled to work evenings, nights and/or weekends.
City of San José’s San Jose, CA, USA
May 14, 2020
Full Time
The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.  In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is seeking to fill four (4 ) Associate Engineer positions in the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP).  Please note that three (3) positions are permanent and one (1) position is temporary limit dated, through June 30, 2020.The Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) Development Division contributes to the Department’s mission through its primary focus on key areas of responsibility that include; public education and outreach services, investigation of fires to determine cause and origin, and code compliance activities such as plan review and inspection. For more information about BFP, please click here . Under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer, the Associate Engineer position performs a variety of professional engineering, plan review, and inspection work. Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following: Examine plans, perform calculations and review specifications for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings for compliance with the California Building Code, California Fire Code, California State Fire Marshal regulations, and applicable NFPA standards and local ordinances. Provide technical advice to consultants, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, department officers and staff, and the Fire Marshal on the application or interpretation of fire safety codes/regulations, and on the resolution of fire safety issues found in the preliminary design of buildings. Analyze and evaluate proposals for alternate materials, methods of construction, and/or variances to fire safety codes and regulations. Conduct field inspections to ensure that the finished construction complies with approved plans. The subject of the incumbent’s tasks will be focused on one or more of the following Sections of BFP areas: Building Life Safety Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Detection/Fire Alarm Systems, Hazardous Materials and Site Development. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 02, 2020
Full Time
The Public Works Department is looking to fill two (2) Air Conditioning Mechanic vacancies. The Air Conditioning Mechanic position is responsible for performing HVAC duties at more than 200 civic building sites across San Jose. The position will be responsible for performing the operational support, adjustment, troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems and auxiliary equipment.   This position will require controls experience, mechanical equipment experience, and water treatment experience.   Duties include but are not limited to: Inspecting, repairing, performing preventative maintenance and routine testing of heating, cooling, air-conditioning, ventilating equipment and controls; and chiller and low pressure boiler maintenance.    Operating, diagnosing, and programming HVAC equipment and systems via computer controlled LON/BACKNET Energy Management Controls, such as Schneider Electric, Alerton, Johnson Metasys. Servicing DX refrigerant and hydronic chilled/hot water distribution piping systems and components and HVAC units for commercial facilities. Repairing/replacing actuators, valves, compressors, controls, etc. in a refrigerant or hydronic piping system or HVAC unit. Using safe job practices, including wearing the proper PPE and making the job area safe before proceeding to work. Conducting chemical tests on water and determining potential issues and causes of HVAC piping and connected components. Maintains cooling towers and sump basins as well as filtration systems. Responds to calls for emergency repair service. Maintains operating logs and related records. Replaces sub-assembly units; inspects safety cut controls. Performs other related work as required.   Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Incumbents should possess ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 50 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment.    Selected candidate will need to successfully complete a background check.   This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
City of San Jose San Jose, California, United States
May 02, 2020
Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.    Associate Engineer annual salary range is $93,662.40 - $118,580.80. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.  In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.      The Water Resources Division is comprised of three sections: Municipal Water System, South Bay Water Recycling, and Operations and Maintenance. The Water Resources Division provides potable water service through the Municipal Water System to the communities of Evergreen, North San José/Alviso, Edenvale, and Coyote. The Water Resources Division also provides recycled water service through the South Bay Water Recycling system to the cities of San José, Santa Clara, and Milpitas. South Bay Water Recycling includes 150 miles of pipeline and facilities, including four pump stations, three reservoirs, and Retail Agency Operations and Maintenance activities for over 960 individual customer connections. In addition, the Water Resources Division also leads water conservation efforts for the City of San José. The Environmental Services Department's Water Resources Division is currently seeking to fill one Associate Engineer positions in South Bay Water Recycling. This position is located at the Municipal Water System (MWS) office, at 3025 Tuers Road, San Jose.   The South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) section is responsible for system operation and maintenance engineering support, and design and construction of SBWR System pipeline and facilities. This includes supporting the water quality program,  providing development related support services, ensuring availability of recycling water supply, capital improvements, construction inspection, and engineering support to operations and maintenance.   Typical duties for this position include but are not limited to: Supervises staff including: prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Oversees the preparation and review of designs, improvement plans, estimates, specifications, and contract documents for construction projects or other engineering related projects that are prepared by subordinates and consultants engage by the City. Directs the collection and analysis of field data and prepares recommendations. Reviews plans and specifications for conformance to established standards and directs the inspection of major engineering projects.  Coordinates project management (i.e., oversees, controls and guides the engineering project). Assembles plans and specifications, prepares bidding documents, solicits bids, awards contracts, administers the contract, interprets plans and specifications, resolves field problems, gives final inspection, and follows through with acceptance of project. Participates in the formulation and preparation of master plans. Prepares and coordinates consultant and testing agreements. Represents the City with contractors, consulting firms, and public agencies, and at public meetings concerning City policy on engineering projects. Interprets plans and specifications, resolves field problems, gives final inspection and follows through with acceptance of project. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. Competencies   The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include:   Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Knowledge and experience with water supply, water quality, and utility design. Knowledge and experience with managing plans, specifications, budgets, administering consultant contracts and project development and implementation or construction. Analytical Thinking: Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.   Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.     Leadership: Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.   Planning: Acts to align own unit's goals with the strategic direction of the organization; Defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.   Problem Solving: Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome. Supervision: Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.   Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills: Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments.   Computer Skills: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.   Creativity: Addresses objectives and problems while questioning traditional assumptions/solutions in order to generate creative ideas and new ways of doing business; exhibits creativity and innovation when contributing to organizational and individual objectives; seeks out opportunities to improve, streamline, reinvent work processes.   Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions. Project Management: Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.