City of Palo Alto

Palo Alto is located about 35 miles south of San Francisco; and 14 miles north of San Jose.  Palo Alto, known as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and global center of technology and innovation, is the corporate headquarters for many world-class companies and research facilities such as VMWare, Hewlett-Packard, IDEO, Tesla, and Skype. Home to Stanford University and a top-ranked public school system, Palo Alto also features beautiful and historic residential neighborhoods, vibrant shopping and retail districts.

 

Palo Alto has a highly educated and culturally sophisticated citizenry that is actively engaged in making a difference both locally and globally. Unique among city organizations, Palo Alto operates a full-array of services including its own gas, electric, water, sewer, refuse and storm drainage provided at very competitive rates for its customers.

 

26 job(s) at City of Palo Alto

City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 23, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The City of Palo Alto Utilities' (CPAU) Electric Engineering team has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Engineer with power systems experience. If you enjoy seeing the results of your work for years to come and want to be part of a mission to provide progressive, customer driven utility services to a vibrant community then this is the opportunity for you. You will work with an engineering team dedicated to providing safe, reliable, electric and fiber optic service to customers in the City of Palo Alto. A Power Engineer job with the City of Palo Alto will give you the opportunity to expand your job skills as you will be involved in all aspects of electric and fiber optic system design, construction, and operation (including projects to apply the latest technologies to the Electric utility systems); providing information directly to customers; and coordinating work with other City departments and outside Utility companies. This position performs advanced electrical design on a wide range of utility projects of a complex nature and may serve in project manager capacity, as required. This position develops electrical engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates; prepares written reports for electric utility maintenance and construction programs associated with various projects and facilities, works with the public and consultants providing direction and information on specific programs and projects, and works in a fast-paced collaborative, team-oriented office environment. This position is expected to perform these duties with minimal supervision and under the direction of a Senior Electrical Engineer. First review of applications will take place on February 4, 2020 so make sure you get your application in quickly! Ideal Candidate CPAU is looking for a responsible candidate who is interested in challenging opportunities and contributing to the vibrancy of our local community of customers through the valuable services that the Utilities Department strives to deliver. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others, able to perform independently with minimal supervision, but also work as an active team-member of a dynamic work group and take initiative to solve problems, knows when to ask for help and ready to help out a team member when needed. This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for assigned projects requiring engineering capability in the electric utility. Performs electrical engineering assignments for a wide range of activities. Manages electric utility construction projects, taking responsibility for contract administration, schedule coordination, political liaison, public relations, inter-utility coordination, and quality control. Field decisions and supervision of any and all tests may be required to assure specified results. Develops utilities' materials standards, equipment specifications, and operating procedures. Assists in rate and cost-of-service studies as required and formulates recommendations for electric utilities' rates. Performs load studies and prepares forecasts as required for utilities' system planning and budget preparation. Provides guidance and work supervision to technicians as required by projects, as well as outside consultants on major projects. Assists in the preparation of the utilities' annual budget, capital improvement programs, and quarterly financial and performance reports. Works with and provides guidance for the utilities' customers in establishing utilities' service requirements and efficient usage. To review the full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with power option or equivalent experience). and Four years increasingly responsible electric utility related engineering experience. Note: Masters degree or registration as a professional engineer may be considered in lieu of one year's experience. Special Requirements Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California required to attain top salary step. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 23, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The Utilities Safety Officer designs, implements, manages, and continually evaluates the Utilities Department's health and safety programs including utility-specific industrial safety, job-related training programs and investigations within the Department. This position ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local workplace safety and environmental regulations, including timely completion of mandatory training requirements for the City's electric, water, gas and wastewater utilities.This position works in the office and field, and requires independent judgment and knowledge of principals and practices of health and safety program administration, conducting audits, inspections, investigations and developing applicable training programs. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have an electrical background and technical knowledge of regulations and operations to ensure compliance with workplace safety and environmental regulations. Strong experience in developing safety training programs and determining training needs based upon audits of work sites and practices. The successful candidate will be an engaging leader to influence and build a work environment committed to an effective health and safety culture. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Design, develop, and manage the Utilities Department's safety/health program; manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the safety program in collaboration with others; identify resource needs; Lead Department managers and other staff in the development of a safety program; Conduct investigations and review injury/accident reports and evidence to determine cause, effect, liability, and prevention methods; recommend and implement modifications to working procedures as needed to reduce and/or eliminate the frequency and severity of accidents and incidents; Conduct training and/or arrange for outside vendors/consultants; schedule training and document attendance and maintain related records in a training database; manage contracts for contractors and vendors that provide training; Participate in safety inspections and audits conducted by outside agencies; Conduct independent audits of Department facilities/work locations to ensure compliance yearly and as needed to identify potential safety hazards and/or unsafe working conditions; Work with managers to identify job-content required training, certifications, and licenses; monitor employees' progress in acquiring or maintaining such requirements; Prepare safety information for dissemination to department employees through newsletters and other means; Foster employee involvement in workplace and public safety; Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service. To review the full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be; A Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university with major course work in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene or a closely related field; AND Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and administration of safety and training programs and experience in utilities operations OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential job functions and possession of the required knowledge and abilities. Closing Date/Time: 2/18/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 22, 2020
Part Time
Description Working as part of the Art Center's Visitor Services team, the Visitor Services Assistant provides outstanding customer service to the public, community groups, and internal clients. The Visitor Services Assistant will provide staff coverage for the Art Center's front desk Thursday evenings, Sunday afternoons, and additional shifts as needed. Primary Responsibilities: Greets visitors and responds to in-person, phone, and email inquiries from the public about Art Center exhibitions, programs, facility rentals, classes, and workshops, as well as other Community Services Department programs. Processes class registrations and, clay and drop-in hour sales for the Adult Studios program. Contributes to monitoring systems and reporting regarding Art Center programs. Provides administrative support to Art Center programs as needed. Sets up equipment and provides staffing for Art Center programs and facility rentals as needed. Maintains security of the Art Center including opening and closing of Center. Work Hours and Schedule: This position is part-time, approximately 10 hours a week, working some weekends and evenings. Skills and Qualifications: Strong customer service skills, ability to use and/or learn class registration software. Strong Excel skills preferred. Under supervision, performs routine and repetitive computer inputting and clerical tasks, and performs related work as required. May require cash handling. Limited Hourly employees are non-union and non-benefitted employees. They are limited to working 416 hours per fiscal year. About the Palo Alto Art Center: The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to see and make art, activate your creativity, and expand your community. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 90,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 16, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department The City of Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position A Utilities Locator for the City of Palo Altoidentifies, locates, and marks the location of all City owned underground facilities. That includes: Water, Gas, Wastewater, Storm, Electric, Fiber, Street Light, Traffic Signals and Communications installations in conjunction with Underground Service Alert of Northern/Central California and Nevada (USA). A Locator must make use of considerable independent judgment as the accuracy of a locate depends heavily upon how the readings from the equipment are interpreted along with other resources such as mapping and system information. Using spray paint, colored flags, or whiskers the Locator marks facilities on the street, sidewalk, etc. to alert excavators that the City has buried subsurface utilities in order to facilitate safe excavation construction activities, minimize accidental damage, and disruption of service. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of locating municipality underground utilities and experience in using underground utility locating devices, utilizing GIS software, underground construction and have the ability to read maps and drawings, and possess basic computer software skills. Additionally, this candidate will need a strong work ethic, the ability to work independently, and have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as exceptional customer service skills. This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Verifies the field location of all facilities and marks those locations in the vicinity of the area delineated per the Underground Service Alert (USA) request(s). When assigned, access USA tags via the internet using the computer and, when assigned, organize and prioritize USA tickets in a timely and productive manner. Completes mark and locate requests within the USA priority guidelines and procedures. Reads and interprets maps and related material such as project plans, GIS, and DoxBrowser, to identify buried facilities and/or equipment. When assigned, updates the locating database(s) and submits map updates to the mapping division as necessary. Interacts with contractors, coworkers, and the general public to establish and maintain effective working relationships to ensure proper compliance under USA Law. To see the full job description click here. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Two years of field experience in the construction and installation of underground facilities. Must become Operator Qualified per Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR-192 and must pass a training program to become a Qualified Person per California Government Code 4216 within the first six (6) months of employment, which includes familiarization with Cal OSHA Title 8, Section 1509 Injury Prevention Program, USA North and Common Ground Alliance (CGA) and must maintain required certifications. Possession of certificate of completion course pertaining to locating underground utilities is preferred, but must be obtained within six months of employment. Special Requirements • Possession of a valid California Driver's License. This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position. Closing Date/Time: 2/5/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 16, 2020
Full Time
Description The Position Palo Alto is an award-winning City recognized nationally as innovative and well-managed, one of a small number of California cities with a AAA bond rating. City services and performance receive high marks from citizens in an annual citizens' survey conducted each year by the National Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. The City of Palo Alto is excited to be recruiting for a passionate, inspiring, and dynamic Assistant Director of Administrative Services.As a critical member of the City's leadership team, the Assistant Director has the unique opportunity to lead innovative solutions to financial, programmatic, and operational challenges encountered on the job. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess a solid background in all aspects of municipal finance coupled with a general understanding of city operations. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and eight (8) years of related experience, including five (5) years of management level experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Master's degree is preferred. CPA certification desirable. Apply Now For additional information please contact: Valeria Phillips, Recruiter Bob Murray & Associates (916) 784 - 9080 apply@bobmurrayassoc.com Closing Date/Time: 2/13/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 16, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The City of Palo Alto's Electric Operations team is currently recruiting for an Electrical Underground Inspector. Under the guidance and direction of the Utilities Supervisor, this position inspects electrical underground construction, alterations, and repairs. Incumbents have the responsibility to ensure compliance with the locations and the inspection requirements for electric underground construction. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison with private contractors, customers, and various City staff. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate for Electrical Underground Inspector is a person with previous experience installing and/or inspecting electric underground facilities and sub-surface equipment. Is knowledgeable of Underground Service Alert (USA 811). Has the ability to comprehend and communicate construction specifications and effectively communicate verbally and in writing/email with customers, contractors, and City personnel. Is well organized, timely with tracking job status and reports, and keeps detailed records of daily activities and modifications to the design of assigned projects. Attends field meets with various staff, contractors, and customers. Has willingness & availability for emergency work or pre-arranged work outside of regular scheduled hours is highly desirable. This positionis part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Ensures compliance with all City inspection requirements. Ensures all facilities are constructed in accordance with applicable plans and specifications Advise construction supervisors of anticipated construction problems and related City policies Certifies as to the acceptability of each project upon its completion Maintains a daily log of construction project activity, tracks job status and submits progress reports as required Ensures that all applicable utility rules, codes, and safety regulations are complied with Serves as liaison with private contractors, other City Departments, other Utilities, and property owners Orders, coordinates delivery, and inspects City supplied materials Using proposed plans, lays out the locations of all proposed work Locates facilities via the Underground Service Alert (USA North 811) Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. To review the full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Two years of field experience in the construction and installation of underground facilities. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. WORKING CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and construction site environment; exposure to dust, noise, and inclement weather Exposure to energized high voltage cables, heights Some climbing, stooping, light lifting and inspecting in confined areas Work around construction equipment Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 15, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The successful candidate will plan, organize, direct and manage City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) Palo Alto's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project and smart meter installation for the electric, gas and water utilities. Upon completion of the AMI implementation, the position will take on the responsibility of AMI and associated business systems maintenance and optimal utilization of systems/data for the benefit of utility operations and customers. The position will be reporting to the Utilities Strategic Business Manager and will be leading a AMI project implementation team made up of staff across various CPAU divisions and City's IT Department. During the implementation phase, this role will include managing the selection of AMI-systems vendors, vendor contracting, assembling an internal project team, and overall implementation management with assistance from the consultant project manager. Additional responsibilities will include working with the Utilities Director to lead organizational change management efforts and to identify staffing resources and training needs during both the AMI project implementation and the AMI program management phases. Ideal Candidate Proven Project/Program management and leadership skills and experience; In depth knowledge of AMI and smart grid technologies as well asgood working knowledge withutility operational technologies such as CIS, GIS, OMS and Asset Management systems; Experience working on utility customer billing system is highly desired; A strong desire to create and nurture a performance-based culture that supports efforts to accomplish the organizational mission and goals. Actively contributes to a positive work environment; At least six years of program or project management experience. Minimum of three years of experience in AMI or equivalent system implementation or operational management; PMI Project Management Certification (PMP) and/or PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP) Certification highly desired; A degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration or equivalent preferred. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Review and approve various work products by consultants, vendors and staff related to assigned projects. Recommend and monitor progress toward goals and objectives related to the implementation of the AMI project; establish schedules and methods for the implementation of AMI; define scope of AMI project and identify detailed work plan and tasks in coordination with project team and management. Plan, organize, and direct staffing and outside resources as necessary for implementation of City objectives associated with AMI implementation; manage the design and implementation of strategies through discussions and negotiations with key stakeholders. Plan and implement staff training and facilitate organizational change management. Produce or guide the development of presentations and written documents for various target audiences. Provide regular and timely updates to the Utilities Advisory Commission, City Council, and other appropriate parties. Research, compile and prepare reports and documentation on project activities; analyze project and develop corrective action; prepare periodic status reports. Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, external agencies, the community, employees, and/or other interested parties. Monitors compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Participates in the preparation and administration of division budget, which may include capital improvement program budgets; monitors and approves expenditures in accordance with applicable policies. To review the City's Utilities Supervisorjob classification, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and ten years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Licensing Requirements: Based upon area of assignment, some positions may require: Valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 2/18/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 14, 2020
Part Time
Description Join the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo as an undergraduate Intern or Graduate Level Fellow. This fellowship is part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded project, Working Together: Building a Model for Diversity and Inclusion in Small to Mid-Sized Institutions. The project is designed to engage diverse populations in meaningful museum work and volunteer experiences and address the endemic lack of racial, ethnic, gender, and ability diversity in many of today's museums. A new JMZ will open in October 2020, and this internship has the rare opportunity to participate during this exciting time! Depending upon the particular nature of your assignment (as discussed with your hiring manager), your duties will involve you in one or more of the following tasks/projects: Educational program support Social media and marketing Campaign fundraising Access and inclusion program support Exhibition design support When you will work... This position is approximately 10-30 hours per week, for a total of approximately 300 hours. Hourly Wage: Interns - $15.40/hour Fellows - $16.67/hour Working Together Commitment: The Palo Alto Art Center and the Junior Museum and Zoo are committed to fostering the next generation of arts and science professionals through teen engagement, internships, and fellowships. We value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, countries of origin, ability levels, religions, and gender expressions. We encourage individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the museum field to apply. Closing Date/Time: 1/28/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 13, 2020
Part Time
Description Palo Alto Public Works Zero Waste Palo Alto's Zero Waste mission is to help the community reach its Zero Waste goal of virtually eliminating waste being burned or buried. Zero Waste goes beyond recycling - it's a systems approach that first seeks to eliminate waste wherever possible, and then manages discards through reuse and recycling. The Position This part-time hourly position is unique to the Environmental Services Zero Waste Team. It is one of the main positions to conduct field inspections related to refuse enforcement and customer inquiries. This position investigates and resolves complaints related to neighbors leaving their waste containers out in the public right-of-way, illegal dumping, unauthorized debris boxes and customer waste sorting issues. This work includes conducting field inspections, taking pictures, communicating with residents and businesses through telephone, email and warning letters, maintaining information in a database and following up with customers as needed. The position proactively monitors the City including public alleys, parking lots, and problem areas and resolves refuse issues that are encountered. In addition, the position works with the City's contracted refuse hauler to conduct service audits in the field and resolve issues related to refuse containers, trash enclosures and deconstruction requirements. This position also has some community outreach responsibilities including representing Zero Waste at some special events and providing outreach on correct waste sorting. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess the following: Knowledge of zero waste principles and practices Experience in public communication and troubleshooting waste related issues Experience working with the public especially discussing regulations• Excellent communication and teamwork skills Positive, detailed oriented and with excellent organizational skills Able to work occasional weekends and early mornings Experienced in Microsoft Office programs and eagerness to learn. This is a part-time position not to work more than 999 hours per fiscal year. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Essential Functions: Communicate zero waste principals to businesses, the public, and City staff. Develop and implement zero waste outreach and technical assistance for residential, commercial, school, and multi-unit complex customers. Ensure commercial customers are properly sorting and managing their waste, and meeting municipal code requirements. Assist in writing letters, notices, compliance agreements, and administrative penalties. Conduct and document audit of waste containers. Review new construction plans and specifications as well as building plans for adherence to refuse enclosure and refuse waste station requirements. Perform field inspections of projects to ensure conformance with building plan requirements for refuse enclosures and refuse waste stations. Perform field inspections of businesses including meeting with managers or business owners to discuss proper procedures for when and how refuse carts are placed out for service. Conduct field inspections of construction projects to ensure compliance with the City's new salvage and deconstruction source separation requirements. Contact construction contractors and/or sub-contractors to communicate the City's debris box requirements. Coordinate development and research of solid waste reduction activities. Review and evaluate proposed legislation of interest to the City; including preparation of position paper. Keep abreast of current developments, trends, and practices in the field of zero waste and resource recovery. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 13, 2020
Full Time
Description DESCRIPTION: Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is home to global technology and business leaders, startups, Stanford University, and a highly educated and engaged constituency. The City is committed to cultivating a creative and progressive economy and is actively engaged in making a difference both locally and globally. At the City of Palo Alto, you will join a culture that strives for excellence and encourages leadership, new ideas, and creative solutions. As part of the City of Palo Alto's Administrative Services Department you will work alongside a highly collaborative team that reinforces City initiatives by acting as the central resource for financial and organizational strategy. As part of the administrative team for the Department, the candidate will step in to provide as-needed administrative assistance to various divisions, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Real Estate, Accounting, and Treasury. In the Administrative Services Department, we encourage team members to take on new challenges that facilitate professional development. Though generally responsible for administrative support functions, the individual selected will also be exposed to all facets of the City's operations and will have a unique opportunity to contribute to special studies through financial, organizational, and policy analysis of programs. We are seeking an enthusiastic professional that is able to accomplish a wide range of administrative support tasks while maintaining diverse responsibilities. The individual in this role must possess a commitment to exceptional service, must work well under pressure, and must respond productively in an environment with rapidly changing priorities. Success in this role requires sound judgment, critical thinking, discretion, and exceptional attention to detail. We are looking for a collaborative, creative problem-solver with a passion for innovation and teamwork to join our team. IDEAL CANDIDATE: Team player with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, curiosity, and humility. Exceptional relationship-building skills to deal effectively with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority. Adaptable and resourceful in a dynamic environment. Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to identify and correct errors in English usage, grammar, and arithmetic calculations. Master multi-tasker: ability to work effectively under pressure, multi-task, and organize work flow to deliver high-quality products within established deadlines. Detail-oriented with strong problem solving skills. Self-starter: can take projects of various size and complexity through to successful completion. Ability to stay on top of new tools and technologies with an interest and passion to constantly learn; proficiency in MS Office suite, Adobe Framemaker and Acrobat. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provides high-quality administrative, clerical, and professional support. Develop and assist with preparation of memos, letters, reports, presentations, and other documents, including confidential correspondence. Responsible for proofreading documents for proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting, and recommending improvements. Manage Outlook calendars, including scheduling meetings, organizing on-site meetings, events and trainings, screening and forwarding of phone calls, and notification of appointments. Ensure the maximization of available time while maintaining awareness of long-term commitments; prioritize obligations around changing deadlines. Monitor department or division budgetary expenditures and records; formulate, type, and prepare portions of department or division annual budget request(s). Establish, maintain, revise, and update department or division filing systems. Establish and maintain assignment or correspondence control logs, follow-up with appropriate staff members to ensure timely responses. Compile minutes for policy-making bodies, Boards or Commissions, and provide supportive secretarial services to Commission or Council members as needed. Serve as a resource for staff regarding policy, procedure, and informational or technical inquiries. Minimum Qualifications Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is: Equivalent to graduation from high school and minimum four years prior directly relevant experience performing high-level administrative support Special Requirements: Specified assignments may require possession of a valid California Driver's License. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 13, 2020
Part Time
Description The Department: Public Works provides services integralto our community on a daily basis. The department's mission is to provide quality services with commitment, courtesy, and pride. In partnership with the Palo Alto community, Public Works strive to offer efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible services that make Palo Alto a beautiful, vibrant and appealing to live and work. The Position: The Maintenance Assistant works in the Fleet Division of the City of Palo Alto's Public Works Department and is responsible for performing scheduled maintenance to city vehicles while ensuring city vehicles are safe and dependable. In lieu of providing a medical plan, the City grants a medical stipend of $3.48 Example $17.54 (hourly rate) + $3.48 (medical stipend) = $21.02 per hour. This is anSEIU Hourly benefited (check benefit tab) position that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year (July - June). The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on the assignment. Essential Duties General shop housekeeping and building maintenance including, but not limited to: Sweeping and mopping garage floors. - Cleaning spills, shop and fuel station equipment. - Emptying trash barrels. - Maintenance and replacement of shop hose reels and lubrication equipment. - Other cleaning and painting as required. Repairs and replaces passenger and light truck tires, installs mounted tires on all types of equipment. Cleans vehicle engines, chassis and exterior using high pressure spray- wash equipment. Under direction, performs work such as oil changes, fluid level checks, chassis lubrication, replacement of lights and mirrors, installation of first aid kits and fire extinguishers, removing vehicles from service. Picks up and delivers vehicles and parts. Assists Motorized Equipment Mechanics as required. Ideal Candidate Two years of automotive experience preferred Closing Date/Time: 1/26/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 13, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position The Utilities department is looking for a candidate with strong mechanical and welding skills to repair, maintain and fabricate construction equipment and tools used by the Water Gas Wastewater Operations of the City of Palo Alto, Utilities. The successful candidate will need tomaintain Department of Transportation (DOT)regulations for proper operation of the Street Gas Distribution Key Valves for Emergency Response personnel. Job duties will include handling weld and fabrication requests as a team and under the direction of the Senior Mechanic/Welder and/or Supervisor for WGW Operations, Electric Operation, Public Works, Fleet and Facilities. Ideal Candidate Strong mechanical skills and welding experience; Knowledgeable of safe work practices and procedures and the appropriatePPE in accordance with Safety Policies; Comply with Safety Regulations according to Federal, State and City Policies; Produces quality work; Knowledge of oral communication skills to receive instructions and training, relay problems, ask questions; Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings used for fabrication and pressure and vacuum gages; Ability to work with dangerous substances such as methane, H2S, thinner; Ability to workfor emergency repairs and on weekends and Holidays occasionally; Ability to travel to different work locations and work in inclement weather. This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU). Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: When assigned to Water-Gas-Wastewater: - Updates City water and gas distribution maps to reflect inaccuracies. - Inspects, services and maintains: gasoline powered generators; 2-cycle, gasoline and diesel engine vibration plates; hydraulically-operated equipment; pneumatic tools; concrete saws. - Inspects, maintains and calibrates confined entry space monitoring equipment monthly and maintains inspection log for CalOSHA. - Measures, cuts and threads pipe for shop and field crews. -Orders and maintains shop inventory of parts, tools and equipment required for day-to-day and emergency use. To view full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Completion of 12th grade and 2 years experience in related shop practices. Willing to work overtime or on-call 4-8 hours per week for emergency repairs; work weekends occasionally; work in different locations; travel locally and out-of-town to pick up parts and attend training; attend meetings during work for work assignments and safety meetings; work with dangerous substances such as methane, H2S, thinner; provide own safety shoes; wear safety gear. For Water-Gas-Wastewater: - Ability to pass drug test as mandated by the Department of Transportation anti-drug program. - Must become certified to weld on natural gas lines within the first six months of employment and continue certification yearly. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 08, 2020
Part Time
Description DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision the primary responsibility for this position is assisting in the credit/collection functions of the Utilities Department, including customer billing, coordination of connection charges, processing returned checks and other functions. Exercises independent judgment within established policy framework to resolve payment or processing problems related to utility bills. Uses independent judgment to locate debtors and collect closing bills. Coordinates office and field collection procedures. Analyzes collection reports to determine further steps in collection effort. Assists with implementation of customer financial assistance programs. This is an SEIU Hourly benefitedposition (please see the benefits tab for more info) that is budgeted to not exceed 999 hours per fiscal year. The number of hours per week and schedule will be determined based on assignment. Essential Duties Maintain composure and emotional self-control in high stress situations. Review financial documents provided by customers to determine customer eligibility for financial assistance. Negotiate payment arrangements with delinquent customers. Research and correct misapplied utility payments, late fees and account postings. Monitor customer account balances to initiate collection procedures. Handle Credit / Collection problems that are referred by the Utilities Call Center. Conduct billing investigations involving account problems. Provide backup staff support to the Utilities Call Center staff. Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: A combination of previous training or/and education equivalent to completion of two years of college or business school. Two years of work experience involving public contact including sales, training, negotiation or other results-oriented position. A valid California Driver's License. Special Conditions: Work in an office environment; sustained posture in seated potion for prolonged periods of time. Closing Date/Time: 1/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 06, 2020
Full Time
Description The Department Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services. The Position Under general direction, this position performs skilled work in installing, arranging, disconnecting, and troubleshooting both cooper based communication cables for utility facilities and commercial customers. Incumbents utilizes testing equipment to troubleshoot service disruptions and make necessary repairs. The successful candidate will be required to possess the skills and knowledge necessary to maintain and update the database of installation, repair work, service requests and work orders, including maintaining the database of the City's dark fiber optic network. Ideal Candidate Knowledge of safe working practices and procedures; Qualified through education, training, and experience to work on or near energized electrical circuits and apparatus; IMSA level II certification is desired; General fundamentals of electrical theory andUnderstand electrical codes including NFPA 70E, OSHA Regulations and other codes as applicable; Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines; Ability to troubleshoot and analyze assigned systems; communicate accurately orally and written; possess the ability to read electrical and communication distribution maps. Essential Duties Essential Duties and Responsibilities - essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: Maintains inventory of material associated with assigned work. Maintains records concerning all functions of assigned work Use computerized maintenance management systems. Perform periodic inspections of assigned equipment and facilities and maintain appropriate records, including building, site and yard maintenance and housekeeping. Test, calibrate, maintain and repair indicating and recording instruments and measuring devices. Participates in policy and standards development. Participates in the development of standards and specifications with other agencies and industry representatives. May assume supervisory duties in the absence of immediate lead/supervisor. Troubleshoots communication cables using copper analyzing equipment, and optical time domain reflectometer, power meter, light sources, and various other testing tools. Installs, arranges, disconnects, and troubleshoots both copper based communication cable and fiber optical cable for utility facilities and commercial customers; utilizes testing equipment to troubleshoot service disruptions and make necessary repairs. Maintains and updates database of installation, repair work, service requests and work orders; maintains database of the City's dark fiber optic network. Engineers fiber optic installations, and provides technical expertise for the reconfiguration of networks for various commercial companies. Maintains and repairs traffic signal standards and associated electronic equipment. Programs engineering timing data into intersection controllers and other devices associated with the movement of control of traffic operations. Responds to emergency complaints and locates and repairs malfunctioning traffic signal devices. Performs tests on traffic signal electronic components; and repairs or replaces parts as necessary. Installs, organizes splices, terminates, and analyzes communication cables, including both copper based communication, and fiber optical cables.Install, test, maintain and repair 120v, 240v, and 480v power circuits. Installs, repairs, and replaces street light fixtures and lighting standards. To review full job description, go here Minimum Qualifications Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and Completion of an accredited apprentice program and IMSA level II certification is desired. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2020 11:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Jan 01, 2020
Full Time
Description We invite you to start an exciting career in a fast-paced environment where you make an impact of the lives, of people who live, visit, and work in the City of Palo Alto. Why a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Palo Alto This unique and exciting role as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Palo Alto is the unique variation of dispatching emergency and non-emergency equipment and personnel in response to calls for service including Police, Fire, Ambulance, Utilities, Public Works, and Animal Control services in a state-of-the-art 911 dispatch center! Qualities of a Successful Public Safety Dispatcher Are you highly motivated and able to find creative solutions? Are you a strong communicator with a skill-set to remain calm in stressful situations and elicit pertinent information? Are you people-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills? Are you able to multi-task in a fast paced environment? Are you able to apply your excellent computer skills to new state of the art technology? If you have what it takes to become a successful Public Safety Dispatcher, we invite you to step up and answer the call!Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply and will receive language incentive pay upon successful completion of a language test. WhatYou Will Need Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate the possession of the following knowledge skills and abilities which would typically be acquired through: Public Safety Dispatcher I/II EDUCATION: High school graduate or GED, and Public Safety Dispatcher II EXPERIENCE: One year of public safety dispatching experience comprised of law enforcement or fire service dispatch responsibilities. CERTIFICATE:Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Certificate and experience with emergency medical dispatching and computer-aided dispatching are preferred. For a complete job description please click on the links below. Public Safety Dispatcher I job description Public Safety Dispatcher II job description READY TO APPLY? First Step Prior to Applying Prior to submitting your application please complete the following steps: For the Public Safety Dispatcher I candidates, you must take the CritiCall test or The POST Dispatch Entry Test at the South Bay Regional Training Consortium in San Jose. These exams are held monthly. More information can be found at their website www.theacademy.ca.gov . Click on the Assessment Testing tab and then locate the Test link. The current fees to take the exams must be paid by you, the applicant. If you only take the POST Exam, you will also need to take a typing test. Once you have takeneither exam and passed, then you may proceed by applying to the position. Forthe Public Safety Dispatcher 1 candidate, if you have taken The Basic Dispatch Academy Class and passed, you can apply for the Public Safety Dispatcher 1 position. For the PublicSafetyDispatcherII candidates, you can proceed to the application process. How To Apply Congratulations on taking and passing theCritiCallexam orThe POST Dispatch Entry Test or The Basic Dispatch Academy class,the next step in the process is to submit your City of Palo Alto application. Click on the "apply" tab. For an online employment guide, please click here . When submitting your application, pleaseattach aresumeand your Critical Exam or The POST Dispatch Entry Test, along with a typing test or Basic Dispatch Academy Certificate (If we need other documents, we will let you know). If you are already a Public Safety Dispatcher at a Police or Fire agency in California with your Basic P.O.S.T. Dispatcher certificate and at least one year of experience in the previous 5 years, you will be considered for the Public Safety Dispatcher II level. Closing Date/Time: 3/31/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Dec 12, 2019
Full Time
Description The City of Palo Alto is looking for candidates to fill a Senior Engineer vacancy in the Office of Transportation.Reporting to the Chief Transportation Official, the Senior Engineer will develop creative solutions to traffic impacts and contribute to the design and renovation of rails infrastructure for the Rail Grade Separation and Intelligent Transportation System projects; collaborate with other local and regional transportation agencies; and provide direct supervision. This position is responsible for resolving complex customer service issues in addition to reviewing and preparing written and oral reports for management, boards and commissions, and City Council. First review of applications was extended to Friday, January 31, 2020. To learn more about this rewarding and exciting opportunity, click here Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Dec 10, 2019
Description City of Palo Alto Municipal Law Fellowship The Palo Alto Office of the City Attorney invites recent graduates and current judicial clerks to apply for a Municipal Law Fellowship.The Fellowship is a full-time, "at will" paid position beginning in Fall 2020 for a limited term of two years.The ideal candidate will have strong writing and speaking skills, a commitment to public service, and a willingness to engage in practical problem solving in a fast-paced environment. As part of a small team of attorneys, the Municipal Law Fellow will have an opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of municipal practice, including both litigation and advice in constitutional law, land use regulation, utilities regulation, public contracting, labor and employment law, government tort liability, public ethics, and airport law.While assignments and responsibilities may be tailored to the Municipal Law Fellow's specific interests, the Office of the City Attorney is committed to providing the Municipal Law Fellow with the breadth of training, experience, and professional development opportunities necessary to launch a successful career in public service. Salary and benefits for the Municipal Law Fellowship are highly competitive. Job posting will be open until filled with the first review of applications on or about December 16, 2019. Applicants are asked to provide a resume, cover letter, transcript, references, and writing sample at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/paloaltoca/default.cfm . Please direct any questions to cityattorney@cityofpaloalto.org . Essential Duties Representative duties and responsibilities of the past Municipal Law Fellows include: Legal review of and advice regarding a draft Environmental Impact Report for an update to the City's general plan. Drafting resolutions and ordinances related to transportation and neighborhood development. Drafting a Gun Violence Restraining Order. Weekly appearances in Santa Clara Superior Court representing the City in the prosecution of municipal code violations. Appearances in Santa Clara Superior Court defending the City's interests in Pitchess motions. Advice to the City's zoning code enforcement team and representation in administrative hearings. Updating the City's conflict of interest code. Researching legal issues and options for a Safe Parking program to support individuals living in vehicles. Drafting an ordinance incentivizing all- electric power for new construction. Minimum Qualifications Juris Doctorate. Applicants must be law students in their final year at an accredited law school or joint degree program, current judicial clerks recently graduated from an accredited law school, or attorneys in their first year of practice. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Member in good standing with the California Bar or willingness to seek admission to the California Bar upon eligibility.Failure to gain admission to the California Bar within one year of appointment may result in termination. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Full Time
Description LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED POLICE OFFICER LATERALS! Continue your career in law enforcement by joiningthe Palo Alto Police Department and make a difference in the Palo Alto Community! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Click here to learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach.The ideal candidate will havea sense of service, dedication, and commitmentto providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: - Patrols an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of laws, regulations and ordinances. - Responds as dispatched to scenes of disorder, disaster, or crime to take appropriate action. - Investigates and reports crimes, accidents, offenses, and damage to property. - Makes arrests. - Prepares cases and evidence for trial and appears in court as witness. - Participates in community relations activity. - Processes and serves warrants and subpoenas, compiles identification data, performs related tasks as required, not inconsistent with the attainment of departmental goals. Click on the following link to view entire job description - Police Officer Minimum Qualifications Minimum of 21 years of age Completion of a California POST certified police academy Regular Basic Course Possess a California POST Basic Certificate Must have worked as a Police officer within the last three years. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment. Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. Weight in proportion to height. Visual rating correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Possess normal color vision. If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Full Time
Description START AN EXCITING NEW CAREER WITH THE PALO ALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT! We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who welcome a challenge, and who will uphold our mission statement, "To proudly protect and serve the public with respect and integrity." To those who accept this challenge, we offer great pay and benefits, ample opportunities for specialty assignments and advancement, outstanding training, and the privilege to serve the community of Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to our community. Objectivity, integrity, equality, justice and honor are our guiding values in executing our duties and obligations, while ensuring the continuation of excellent customer service. Click here to learn more about our exceptional Palo Alto Police Department - PAPD Ideal Candidate: Palo Alto is looking for dynamic, community oriented individuals with a progressive team oriented approach.The ideal candidate will havea sense of service, dedication, and commitmentto providing quality customer service. We are looking for community oriented individuals with strong ethics and a commitment to integrity. Essential Duties Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:Essential Functions: -Attends P.O.S.T. certified basic academy, participating in and passing all required classes. -During training develops awareness and understanding of the functions and responsibilities of Police Officers. - Academy training may include: - Instruction on proper handling and firing of firearms; - Review of radio codes and applicable Penal Code sections; - Overview of the court system; - Writing and editing police reports; -Observing law enforcement activities such as maintenance of order, crime prevention, and protection of citizens and property; - Review of rules, regulations, and procedures; - Developing and maintaining high level of physical fitness; and - Learning and demonstrating competence in arrest and control technique. Click on the following link to view entire job description - Police Officer Trainee Minimum Qualifications Under close supervision, this position attends a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified police academy, participating in and passing all required classes for a period of approximately 25-27 weeks. Upon successful completion of academy, incumbent becomes a probationary Police Officer. To be considered for an entry-level position, the following requirements must be met: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment Must either be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship within the past year Must possess a California driver's license Must not have any felony convictions Must be able to legally posses a firearm in the State of California Take the POST examination (see below) Take a Physical Agility Test (See below) If your NEOGOV application is accepted and you are selected to go to the next phrase of testing, you will be notified by email to complete a POST PHS and submit it with the results from your POST examination and physical agility testing. The test results can not be more than a year old. Below is information on how to take the POST written exam and the physical agility test: Take the POST examination In order to be considered for employment as a police officer in Palo Alto, you must take the POST exam. The POST examination is administered at South Bay Regional Public Safety Consortium at 560 Bailey Avenuein San Jose, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it is the California POST exam. Please register for the examination online at www.theacademy.ca.gov . We require a "T" score of 50 or higher that is not more than a year old. Take a Physical Agility Test We require the passing of a Physical Agility Test (WSTB) which is also given by South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, however, we will accept results from any agency, as long as it is the same tests given at SBRTC. There is a fee and you must register on-line via the SBRPSTC website at www.theacademy.ca.gov . The results of the test will be mailed directly to you within two weeks of the initial testing date. Please provide us with a copy of the results along with your application. The minimum entry level requirement for the WSTB test is 384 and a 14 minute maximum time for the 1.5 mile run. Special Requirements: Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Weight in proportion to height; normal color vision; visual rating not exceeding 20/100 uncorrected, correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA, United States
Nov 06, 2019
Part Time
Description Level I Reserve Officers are held to the same standards as full-time regular officers. They may work alone and perform the same duties. Level I Reserve Officers must work an average of 16 hours per month. Position Overview: To preserve public peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, enforce all laws and ordinances of which the Department takes cognizance; to be involved in community relations and specialized work. Minimum Qualifications Minimum of 21 years of age GED or High School Diploma. Possession of a valid California Driver's License at time of application. Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison. Weight in proportion to height. Visual rating correctable to 20/30 in both eyes; Possess normal color vision. If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis. Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background, polygraph, and psychiatric examinations. Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship and complete within three years of appointment. Passing a WSTB Physical Agility Test with a score of 384 or above and a 14 minute maximum time for the 1.5 mile run. Completion of a California POST Basic Academy or a California POST Level I Reserve Academy (Modular I-III format) within 2.5 years of application date. Current police officers also qualify if they have a California POST Basic Certificate or higher. Requalification certificates received within 2.5 years of application date may also be considered. Some testing and training requirements may be waived for lateral Peace Officers recognized by P.O.S.T. MINIMUM TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS: Level I 1. Regular Basic Course (min. 727 hours) 2. Field Training Program (min. 400 hours) 3. Continuous Professional Training (24 hours every two years) Ideal Candidate Note: positions listed as "Open Until Filled" may be closed without notice SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. YOUR ONLINE INFORMATION (NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE AND E-MAIL) PLUS THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE REVIEWED, AND QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE MAILED A FULL APPLICATION PACKET. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE CITY OF PALO ALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT Thank you for your interest in a position with the City of Palo Alto Police Department. You will need to read and agree to a number of conditions before applying for this position. Many times applicants do not understand or realize the amount of time and level of commitment required to successfully complete the Reserve Police Officer process. The information given is to better help you determine your career path for the future. It is strongly suggested that you come to Palo Alto and take the time to find out about the City, it's priorities regarding public safety and the type of Police culture you are choosing. Competition is high and each candidate must be prepared and at their best in each level of the process in order to proceed to the next step. Listed below are the steps following acceptance of your completed Police Department application for the position of Reserve Police Officer. You must pass each step in order to proceed to the next step in the process: POST PHS Review Written Skills Examination Oral Panel Interview Thorough, detailed background examination will be conducted, which includes an extensive review of financial records and any criminal activity up to and including high school years. Polygraph testing. Psychological testing Medical Examination (POSTMHSand Exam) The process is intense and lengthy and knowing this up front can be helpful in reaching your decision to begin the process. Specific Disqualifiers The City and Police Department have a very strong commitment to equal employment opportunity and prohibitions against unfair employment practices under Title VII (41 U.S. Code 2000e), the Americans With Disabilities Act (42 U.S. Code 12112), the State Unruh Civil Rights Act (Government Code Section 12940) and other applicable fair employment practices as outlined in the California Labor Code. The dilemma facing the Department is one of developing a job-valid and nondiscriminatory set of policies, which will allow it to lawfully exclude persons who do not meet the City's or State's hiring standards. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commissions of California and Nevada (P.O.S.T.) have developed a list of guidelines, identified as "15 Job Dimensions", which are used as a professional standard in background investigations. Individual agencies have set their own standards (within applicable law) to interpret these guidelines. Supplemental Questionnaire: The standards on the following pages have been adopted by the Palo Alto Police Department as a prima facie disqualification for reserve police officer applicants. You must read and agree to ALL the conditions presented to apply for this position. If you have any inquires about this position please contact Sgt. Alex Afanasiev, Special Operations, at Alex.afanasiev@cityofpaloalto.org . Closing Date/Time: Continuous